Clint Holmes Returns to Suncoast Showroom Aug. 28-30
July 30, 2009 by VegasNews.com
The smooth, charismatic Clint Holmes returns to the Suncoast Showroom in An Evening of Romance with Clint Holmes, musically directed by Bill Fayne, August 28, 29 and 30.
Audiences can look forward to hearing a variety of songs with the shared theme of romance. Holmes will perform a range of old standards, treasures from “The Great American Songbook” – featuring songs that tell the story of the first 50 years of American popular music from New Orleans jazz to Broadway musicals – and selections from the likes of Sting, John Mayer, Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder. Holmes will also sing romantic originals from his own repertoire.
In addition, singer and guitarist Jerry Lopez of the popular group Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns will make a guest appearance. Holmes and Lopez are expected to perform an exciting duet that embodies the evening’s theme – romance.
Holmes returns to the Suncoast Showroom on the heels of the wildly popular debut of Vocal Soup, in which he partnered with long-time friends Susan Anton, Domenick Allen and Martin Nievera for a showcase of solo performances, duets and group numbers. The show had a sell-out weekend in June, a testament to Holmes’ singing and showmanship skills, plus the realization of the group’s dream of rekindling the Las Vegas tradition of entertainers coming together in an “anything can happen” atmosphere.
Holmes’ fans know him as more than just a singer. He’s famous for making every performance an original and captivating audiences with his signature style. Among his many recordings is the Top 10 smash hit “Playground In My Mind (My Name Is Michael).” His album “Edges” produced many other standout songs, including “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” the romantic “Shouldn’t It Be Easy By Now,” the playful “Gotta Get Up” and the thought-provoking “Let My Son See Africa.”
Known best in Las Vegas for his recent six-year run in Clint Holmes at Harrah’s, during which he was named Las Vegas’ “Best Singer” by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Holmes’ fame stretches far beyond Southern Nevada. Named Atlantic City’s “Entertainer of the Year” three times, Holmes starred in Clint Holmes’ Sophisticated Rhythms, a dynamic stage show that traveled through music from the 1940s to the present. His 1996 critically acclaimed musical Comfortable Shoes, which opened in New Jersey, was a poignant and uplifting journey into Holmes’ interracial family’s struggle to find its identity. In 2002, an updated version of the musical opened at The Royal George Theatre in Chicago. Among the show’s rave reviews, the Chicago Tribune called it “a night of fully realized theatrical entertainment.”
In a career that began with an invitation from Joan Rivers to be her sidekick and announcer on The Late Show, Clint Holmes has proven himself as a well-respected performer, even earning the honor of being the featured performer at the Democratic National Convention on the evening of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential nomination.
Tickets are now available starting from $29.95, plus tax. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 702.636.7075 or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.
(Photo credit to Jerry Metellus).
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