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January 2023

Come on…2023! Baby needs a new pair of shoes…

2022 seemed to be a year of rebuilding as we move away from a pandemic burdened
world. We declared that Covid was over…except for all of the people who
continue to get sick. We were beat up for two years, and we moved through 2022
like trauma victims. It was a year where we were metaphorically looking over
our collective shoulders. For me, it was a year of reflections and lessons. It
was an introspective year, steeped in a search for inner peace. It was a
frustrating year because whenever I made progress, the goal post moved. It was
a year of moving forward, and yet feeling like I wasn’t moving at all.

We always want the New Year to be a fresh start…the beginning of some new
adventure that will make us better people. We look at ourselves and try to
figure out what we should do (or not do) to make our lives better…which is
usually fairly easy. For the most part, we already know what our shortcomings
are, and we know what we need to do to fix them, (i.e. weight and exercise,) and
we use the New Year to recommit to those things. I realized, however, that all
resolutions are really about the same thing…working to be the best version of
ourselves that we can be. Sadly, the average time before a resolution is
broken…? Seventeen days.

I want this year to be about of quality rather than quantity. I want to
surround myself with fans, and in turn, become a fan of something or someone
else. I want to see my play produced. I want to discover a new dream, a new
inspiration. I want to pick up and finish something that I had put aside. The
New Year is a new beginning, and it is a chance to look forward to the best of
ourselves.

January is:
National Bath Safety Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Braille
Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month, and
National Soup Month
1 New Year's Day and National Hangover Day.
2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day
3 Festival of Sleep Day, Fruitcake Toss Day, and Humiliation Day
4 National Spaghetti Day and Trivia Day
5 National Bird Day
6 Bean Day and Cuddle Up Day
7 Old Rock Day
8 Bubble Bath Day and Male Watcher's Day
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day
12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day and National Pharmacist Day
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
16 Appreciate a Dragon Day and National Nothing Day
17 Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day
18 Thesaurus Day and Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A.
Milne
19 National Popcorn Day
20 National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese Lover Day, and Penguin Awareness
Day
21 National Hugging Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day
22 National Blonde Brownie Day
23 National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day, Measure Your Feet Day- we only
ask...."Why!?!"
24 Beer Can Appreciation Day, Compliment Day
25 Opposite Day
26 Spouse's Day
27 Chocolate Cake Day and Punch the Clock Day
28 Data Privacy Day, Fun at Work Day, National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day and National Corn chip Day
30 National Inane Answering Message Day
31 Backward Day and Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Bat out of Hell lasted three months and is now closed at the Paris hotel.

Comedian, actor and television host Bill Maher will perform four additional 2023
show dates inside the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. In
addition to his previously announced February 17 – 18 and June 16 – 17 show
dates, Maher will bring his unflinching honesty and hilarious comedy to Las
Vegas September 15 – 16 and November 3 – 4. For more than 25 years, Bill Maher
has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk goes on American
television with performances including "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central,
ABC, 1993 – 2002) and "Real Time with Bill Maher" (HBO 2003 – present). Maher
has been recognized with numerous Emmy nominations for "Real Time with Bill
Maher" and "Politically Incorrect" as well as several of his 12 solo HBO stand-
up specials. His most recent special, "#Adulting," aired in Spring 2022.

Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows, will return to The City of Entertainment starting
Jan. 19, 2023, with his one-man residency show, in the Renkus Heinz Theater at
Notoriety, the live performance complex located in downtown Las Vegas at the
world famous Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. Alain Nu has entertained
audiences worldwide with his uncanny feats that blur the line between science
and the paranormal. This international man of mystery uses his untold powers to
seemingly foretell our actions, reveal unspoken thoughts and create
unexplainable phenomena.

Plan ahead for laughs in 2023 as the raucous, hilarious antics of Jeff Ross,
best known as the "Roastmaster General" for his insult comedy, comes to town!
Comedian Jeff Ross will take to the M Pavilion stage bringing his social
commentary to M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Jeff is making a
stop in Henderson as he tours the country with his stand-up and plans to bring
his own brand of speed-roasting to audiences both stateside and abroad. Jeff is
a comedian, writer, actor, director, and producer. His television projects
include Roast Battle for Comedy Central, a series which Ross produced and
starred for three seasons. Ross also starred in the 3-episode comedy special
BUMPING MICS with Dave Attell for Netflix. This rapid-fire, two-man stand up
series has a joke-per-minute ratio and continues to tour the country as a live
show. Ross also produced and starred in six episodes of Netflix's Historical
Roasts. Nobody is safe from the insults, even if they are dead. Ross and some of
his comedic friends don period-appropriate garb to roast historical figures in
this comedy series.

Iconic GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum-selling R&B supergroup New Edition
closed out 2022 with the highly successful "The Culture Tour," nominated as one
of the Top R&B Tours in the country by Pollstar. Selling out arenas across the
country, the icons and The Black Promoters Collective (BPC) are happy to
announce the 30-city "Legacy Tour" with a must-see lineup that includes a New
Jack Swing reunion with Keith Sweat and the original members of GUY (Teddy
Riley, Aaron Hall, and Damion Hall) as well as Tank. The tour will make a stop
at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Friday, April 7, 2023.

Following an incredibly successful first year entertaining America's Got Talent
fans inside Luxor Theater at Luxor Hotel and Casino, the newly christened
America's Got Talent Presents SUPERSTARS Live will usher in 2023 with jaw-
dropping new talent joining a selection of current headliners.
America's Got Talent Presents SUPERSTARS Live pairs current showstoppers such as
Kodi Lee, Deadly Games, Light Balance and The Silhouettes with new cast members
including:
Celia Munoz – singing ventriloquist who stunned the judges and live audiences
with her performances on Season 17 of America's Got Talent television show.
Pack Drumline – Season 17 semi-finalist drum and percussion group who received a
standing ovation from all four judges for its unforgettable audition.
Mervant Vera – rapping magician from Season 17 who left the judges in awe each
week with his effortless and inspiring performances.
Aidan Bryant – breathtaking aerialist who finished second in Season 16 and will
be competing in the upcoming season of America's Got Talent: All-Stars,
scheduled to premiere in January.
Week-long guest appearances by previous "Got Talent" franchise Superstars will
be a consistent theme of the year's performance schedule.

Award-winning creator and star of Broadway hits HAMILTON and IN THE HEIGHTS,
Lin-Manuel Miranda, will return to the stage for FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at The
Summit Showroom inside The Venetian® Resort on Thursday, Jan. 12, Friday, Jan.
13 and the 7:00 p.m. showing on Saturday, Jan. 14. The show was conceived by
Anthony Veneziale and created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail and Anthony
Veneziale 20 years ago, and features a non-stop blend of hip-hop,
improvisational comedy, music and vocal stylings.

Pops Fernandez, Jaya and Kuh Ledesma are set to take the stage to repeat their
successful show, 3 Divas, at M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
The three powerful singers are making a stop in Henderson as they tour the world
with their first-ever collaboration together on stage with 3 Divas. Fans can
experience an unforgettable concert featuring three of the top Filipino Divas.
Queen of Soul Jaya, Concert Queen Pops Fernandez, and Pop Diva Kuh Ledesma
complete an ensemble for the live stage at M Pavilion. Bringing together Pops
Fernandez, dubbed as the Philippines' Concert Queen, who has performed for the
last four decades internationally and locally in sold out shows, along with
Jaya, Asia's Queen of Soul, known around the world as a powerful songstress of
soul, a rapper, a record producer, actress, dancer and presenter, and, of
course, Kuh Ledesma performing hits from her 35 year music career of more than
1,000 concerts, numerous awards, and 20 albums.

South Korean hip-hop trio EPIK HIGH will make their Las Vegas headliner debut at
The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, April 14, 2023.
Widely recognized as one of the most influential artists in Korean
entertainment, EPIK HIGH is a hip-hop trio composed of Tablo, Mithra, and DJ
Tukutz. They have released 10 studio albums that have topped both the Korean and
international charts and were the first Korean artists to ever play Coachella.

Multi-platinum, pop-rock outfit American Authors are bringing their Best Night
of My Life Tour to Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8
p.m., alongside special guest Billy Raffoul.
Since releasing their debut album Oh, What a Life in 2014, New York-based pop-
rock outfit American Authors have experienced milestones most bands only dream
about. They've watched their music climb to the top of the charts, and seen
singles go multi-platinum. They've played awards shows, hit the stages of
legendary venues all over the world, and toured the world with bands such as
Andy Grammar, OAR, OneRepublic, The Revivalists, and The Fray. Their anthemic
hit single "Best Day of My Life" has been featured in over 600 movie trailers,
TV shows, commercials, and as a theme song for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite
these accolades, however, lead singer Zac Barnett vows that the best day of
their lives is still yet to come. "We just want to keep going," he says. "We
can't wait to continue this adventure."

Irish American punk outfit Flogging Molly will return to The Cosmopolitan of Las
Vegas on Thursday, March 16, 2023 for an exclusive St. Patrick’s Day celebration
alongside Anti-Flag and Skinny Lister.
About Flogging Molly
Formed by Dave King (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran), Bridget Regan
(violin, tin whistle, vocals), Dennis Casey (guitar, vocals), Mat Hensley
(accordion, concertina, vocals), Nathan Maxwell (bass guitar, vocals), Spencer
Swain (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals) and Mike Alonso (drums, percussion),
Flogging Molly started as a house band for Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles.
Through endless touring, the band has built a loyal following within the punk
scene starting with their debut album “Swagger.” Since then, the band has
released six more studio albums and made numerous late-night television
appearances.

Critically acclaimed comedian, actor and New York Times bestselling author Tom
Segura will perform at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for a
two-night engagement as a stop on his massive 200+ city “I’m Coming Everywhere -
World Tour,” March 17 and 18, 2023.
Best known for his Netflix specials “Ball Hog (2020)”, “Disgraceful (2018)”,
“Mostly Stories (2016)” and “Completely Normal (2014)”, Segura is one of the
biggest names in comedy today. A natural storyteller, his reach extends past the
stage, hosting two wildly successful podcasts, “Your Mom’s House” with his wife,
Christina Pazsitzky and “2 Bears 1 Cave” with Bert Kreischer. In July 2022,
Segura released “I’d Like to Play Alone, Please,” his New York Times bestselling
book, earning high praise with Forbes calling it “laugh out loud funny” and
Paste Magazine describing him as “having a natural and capable storytelling
ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants
them firmly in hilarious ground.”

Louis Tomlinson announced the North American Tour dates for his headlining world
tour in addition to his recently announced UK and European Arena tour for 2023.
The “Faith In The Future World Tour” will span across North America from May to
July and include a stop at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on
Saturday, July 1, 2023.

T-Mobile Arena
Friday, Jan. 27: Día Nacional de La Banda
Saturday, Jan. 28: Calibash
March 8 – 11: Men’s Pac-12 Basketball Tournament
March 23 &25: NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball West Regional
Thursday, March 30: Depeche Mode
Saturday, April 8: Muse
Sunday, Sept. 17: Maná
Vegas Golden Knights 2023 Regular Season Home Schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 21: VGK vs. Arizona Coyotes
Friday, Dec. 23: VGK vs. St. Louis Blues
Saturday, Dec. 31: VGK vs. Nashville Predators
Thursday, Jan. 5: VGK vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Saturday, Jan. 7: VGK vs. Los Angeles Kings
Thursday, Jan. 12: VGK vs. Florida Panthers
Saturday, Jan. 14: VGK vs. Edmonton Oilers
Monday, Jan. 16: VGK vs. Dallas Stars
Thursday, Jan. 19: VGK vs. Detroit Red Wings
Saturday, Jan. 21: VGK vs. Washington Capitals
Sunday, Feb. 12: VGK vs. Anaheim Ducks
Thursday, Feb. 16: VGK vs. San Jose Sharks
Saturday, Feb. 18: VGK vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Thursday, Feb. 23: VGK vs. Calgary Flames
Saturday, Feb. 25: VGK vs. Dallas Stars
Wednesday, March 1: VGK vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Friday, March 3: VGK vs. New Jersey Devils
Sunday, March 5: VGK vs. Montreal Canadians
Thursday, March 16: VGK vs. Calgary Flames
Sunday, March 19: VGK vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Tuesday, March 28: VGK vs. Edmonton Oilers
Saturday, April 1: VGK vs. Minnesota Wild
Thursday, April 6: VGK vs. Los Angeles Kings
Tuesday, April 11: VGK vs. Seattle Kraken

MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand
January 28: JJ Lin
February 18: Power of Love Gala
March 4 &11: Jimmy Buffett ***Rescheduled Dates***
Sunday, March 5: The Slam: Nadal vs. Alcaraz

Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay
Saturday, Jan. 28: JermellCharlo vs. Tim Tszyu Championship Boxing
March 1 – 3; 5: Women’s Pac-12 Basketball Tournament
Friday, Sept. 15: Banda MS& Eden Muñoz

Las Vegas Desert Dogs (National Lacrosse League) 2023 Regular Season Home
Schedule
Friday, Jan. 6: Desert Dogs vs. Philadelphia Wings
Friday, Jan. 20: Desert Dogs vs. Vancouver Warriors
Saturday, Feb. 4: Desert Dogs vs. Colorado Mammoth
Friday, Feb. 24: Desert Dogs vs. Calgary Roughnecks
Saturday, March 11: Desert Dogs vs. Vancouver Warriors
Saturday, March 25: Desert Dogs vs. Rochester Knighthawks
Saturday, April 8: Desert Dogs vs. San Diego Seals
Saturday, April 29: Desert Dogs vs. Saskatchewan Rush

House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
Gospel Brunch
January 8; 22
February 19; 26
March 12; 26
Carlos Santana
January 25; 27 – 29
February 1; 3 – 5
May 17; 19 – 21; 24; 26 – 28
November 5 – 6

Dolby Live at Park MGM
December 24 – 25: A-Mei
February 17 – 19: Jonas Brothers

2023 Extended Engagements
Bruno Mars:
January 25; 27 – 28
February 1; 3 – 4; 8; 10 – 11; 14
Usher:
February 24 – 25
March 1; 3 – 4; 8; 10 – 11; 15; 17 – 18
April 14 – 15; 19; 21 – 22; 26; 28 – 29
June 28
July 1; 2; 4; 7 – 8; 12; 14 – 15
Maroon 5:
March 24 – 25; 29; 31
April 1; 5; 7 – 8
July 28 – 29
August 2; 4 – 5; 9; 11 – 12

The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Saturday, Dec. 31: The Killers
Thursday, March 16: Flogging Molly
Friday, March 17: Tom Segura
Friday, April 14: EPIK HIGH
Friday, May 19: Dermot Kennedy
Saturday, July 1: Louis Tomlinson

MGM Grand
David Copperfield Theater
Bill Maher
Dates & Times: February 17 – 18; June 16 – 17 | 8 p.m.
David Copperfield
Dates & Times: Sunday – Friday | 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday | 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Dark Dates: January 16 – 22
Additional Performances: 4 p.m. matinee performance scheduled December 22 – 31
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
Dates & Times: Monday – Sunday | 8 p.m.
Additional Dark Date: Sunday, Dec. 25
Note: Brad Garrett is scheduled to perform January 11 – 13;15; 26 – 29

New York-New York
Liberty Loft
Terry Fator: Who’s The Dummy Now?
Dates & Time: Sunday – Thursday | 7:30 p.m.
Additional Show Date: Saturday, Dec. 24
Additional Dark Dates: Sunday, Dec. 25; December 28 – 31; January 1 –14

Luxor
Luxor Theater
America’s Got Talent (AGT) Presents Superstars Live
Dates & Times: Wednesday – Sunday | 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Additional Show Date: Monday, Dec. 26
Special Performance Times: 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows scheduled Saturday, Dec.
31
Note:Beginning 2023 the show will perform Wednesday, Saturday – Sunday at 6 p.m.
and 8:30 p.m. as well as shows scheduled Thursday – Friday at 7 p.m.

Remember, too, Elvis' was born on January 8, 1935. He will be 88!

Igoshows.com is, of course, the place to read the reviews of all of the shows
that are in town so that you can be better informed as to what you should expect
from a certain production. The reviews are updated as needed to give you the
knowledge you need to spend your entertainment dollars better.




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