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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the SMITH CENTER

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by GREGRIO, Jun 17, 2012.

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  1. GREGRIO

    GREGRIO Tourist

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    Wow, what a great Show! Folks were singin', dancin'...it was simply one of
    the best evenings of Las Vegas entertainment I've had there in quite a while.

    A Tuesday night shortly before Christmas 1956, Four legends...JOHNNY CASH,
    JERRY LEE LEWIS, CARL PERKINS (he wrote Blue Suede Shoes), and ELVIS PRESLEY,
    gathered at the Sun Records studio in Memphis Tennessee, where they'd launched
    their careers. Word soon leaked out of an impromptu jam session. A newspaper
    man who was there wrote, "This quartet could sell a million." Soon, they were dubbed
    the Million Dollar Quartet. This was their only performance, a cultural flashpoint that
    caught rock 'n roll at the moment of creation. Sun Records owner SAM PHILLIPS
    discovered and produced the Million Dollar Quartet. That's why he, together with Presley
    and Lewis were among the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame's charter inductees. Perkins and
    Cash soon joined them.
    It's all LIVE MUSIC. Everyone plays, sings and...looks the part. It moves quick with history,
    music, comedy, flash backs scattered everywhere...all under one stage set...the studio.

    Most of the group has or will have, other recording contracts in the works and Sam is left with nothing
    but this loud mouth kid Jerry Lee who has a couple songs...'Great Balls Of Fire' and
    'Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On' and Sam isn't too sure where his future lies...
    Oh, and there's this other new guy Sam was told to check out. Funny lookin' kid with an even funnier
    voice.........................Roy Orbison.

    The Show is done at SMITH CENTER now...next stop LA but here's the curious part. In a recent
    Robin Leach column of his 'Vegas Deluxe' www.vegasdeluxe.com he writes his 'rumor spies' have
    it on good authority that around September 30th...'LEGENDS IN CONCERT', the long running Show
    at Harrah's will be moving into the RIO and...MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is rumored to be moving
    into Harrah's!
    GOODNESS GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...this could be very cool!
    Course...Harrah's might want it cut to 90min. Normal running time/no intermission is 1hr.45min.
    Guess we'll have to wait and see huh...
     
  2. beckers

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    That show sounds like a lot of fun. I have a question about the Smith Center. Are cabs readily available after a show? We want to see Wicked and will be staying at the Golden Nugget. Thanks for any info.
     
  3. GREGRIO

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    Hey 'beckers'...their still working on the cab thing, it's hit 'n miss.
    First Show I saw there, we waited for over an hour.
    Second Show, they were lined up at least 10 deep. My experience
    is there's usually around 17-20 fares waiting for cabs after the
    Shows I've seen.
    This last trip...nothing outside after the Show. VALET/Security all
    would say..."we've called 'em", but they still only showed up one
    or two at a time, then you'd wait another 10-15min.
    It'll improve, but they're still getting their act together and...you
    can't walk over to the Nugget from there, you need a ride.
     
  4. beckers

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    Thanks Greg. Might have to think about it. We never rent a car but we aren't going until mid Sept. so I may read the kinks are worked out by then.
     
  5. GREGRIO

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    Kinks or no kinks, a visit and a Show and The SMITH CENTER
    is worth the experience. Hell, even if you need to wait a bit after the
    Show, you'll have company. The Security and VALET folks know you're
    waiting and always on the phone to the cabs until everyone gets one.
    As I said, other nights the cabs are waiting for you so.........
     
  6. beckers

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    OK Greg as long as us old ladies aren't stranded I'm game! Show is back on and thanks so much for pointing out someone will be hailing us a cab!
     
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