Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana resumed his residency at House of Blues last night and to celebrate his return, a “Wings of Legend” guitar saluting the famed musician was unveiled at Mandalay Bay. The statue, which measures 13-feet is a replica of Santana’s signature PRS guitar. It is made out of steel, glass and bronze and also commemorates the 20th anniversary of House of Blues.
The unveiling of the guitar has put a focus on the need for instruments in local schools and Carlos, the Herme Music Foundation and House of Blues Foundation are planning to donate 200 guitars to several schools in need.
Madame Tussauds is doing something they’ve never done before – creating four models in celebration of Whitney Houston’s illustrious career. Beginning next month, Whitney’s wax figures will be unveiled here, New York, Washington D.C. and Hollywood. It’s taken four months to complete the attractions but I have a feeling it will be worth the time.
Rumor has it that Criss Angel has new plans for his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor and that we might be getting a glimpse into the changes very soon, like before the end of the month soon! The rumors are that he is working on a new opening for the show and adding music throughout as well as a revolutionary levitation illusion at the end.
“2013 is off to a great start and with what’s coming will get even better,” Criss summed up. “I believe everybody will be thrilled when I reveal the big news at the end of the month. Sorry to keep you guessing, but it has to be disclosed officially, so even I can’t say a word until then!”
Stay tuned for more details on Criss’ “Believe” changes.
Dennis Haskins, otherwise known as Mr. Belding from the hit show “Saved By the Bell” was spotted with chef Kerry Simon at his Palms Place restaurant Simon and then again at Shutters in Caesars Palace.
Dennis Rodman signed autographs and memorabilia and posed for photos at TriStar Sports Memorabilia yesterday and will continue through Monday at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
In upcoming celebrity news, reality TV star and DJ, DJ Pauly D will make his debut as new resident DJ at Haze Nightclub in Aria this Saturday with his TURNT Up Party and “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks is moving his popular show to Napoleon’s at the Paris beginning Monday, Jan. 21.
That’s all of the celebrity news I have for today. Check back tomorrow for more and this weekend’s celebrity preview.
Las Vegas, NV - 1/17/13