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The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Celebrates Milestone 10 Year Anniversary

March 21, 2013 by  



Pictured with Celine from left AEG Live's HC Rowe, Executive Director of The Colosseum, John Nelson, Vice President Las Vegas and John Meglen, president and co-CEO
What do Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld all have in common besides being among the greatest entertainers in the world? They all grace the stage of the iconic theatre The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as ground-breaking resident artists – forever changing the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net)

Celine Dion celebrates the 10th Anniversary of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace before her 847th performance on Saturday, March 16.  The venue will mark 10 years since opening on March 25, 2003.

Celine Dion celebrates the 10th Anniversary of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace before her 847th performance on Saturday, March 16. The venue will mark 10 years since opening on March 25, 2003.

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

In the decade since opening  on March 25, 2003 for the premiere of Celine Dion A New Day…, the world-class $95 million venue has hosted more than 1,750 live performances from more than 70 performers for nearly seven million fans; all sitting within 120 feet of the impressive 7,000-square-foot stage. In addition to being the home to award-winning performers (the past and present artists appearing at The Colosseum have a combined 495 Grammy nominations and 126 Grammy awards to their credit), The Colosseum has a notable list of accolades itself, including the Billboard Touring Awards Venue of the Decade in 2010 and eight consecutive Billboard Touring Awards for Top Small Venue.

Pictured with Celine from left AEG Live's HC Rowe, Executive Director of The Colosseum and John Meglen, president and co-CEO.

Pictured with Celine from left AEG Live’s HC Rowe, Executive Director of The Colosseum and John Meglen, president and co-CEO.

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

To mark the 10-year milestone, Celine Dion incorporated a special tribute to The Colosseum in her Saturday, March 16 show.  The short video contained taped messages from The Colosseum’s current roster of resident artists Shania Twain, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and of course Celine herself congratulating The Colosseum on 10 amazing years.  The taped messages, combined with photos and videos from unforgettable moments throughout the theatre’s history, made evident the impact the theatre has had not only on music fans across the world, but also on the performers that call the building home.

A cake of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace was presented to employees of AEG, Caesars Palace and Celine Dion on Saturday, March 16 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the award-winning venue.  The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is currently home to resident artists Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain, Rod Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld.

A cake of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace was presented to employees of AEG, Caesars Palace and Celine Dion on Saturday, March 16 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the award-winning venue. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is currently home to resident artists Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain, Rod Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld.

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Earlier in the day on March 16, hundreds of employees of The Colosseum, AEG and Caesars Palace, gathered for a festive afternoon of sharing memories and looking back on fond times.  The party was a thank you to staff for their endless support of The Colosseum in reaching the special milestone and was a way for everyone to share in the special day.  Since opening in 2003, 62 original employees still call The Colosseum home and all were on hand to mark the anniversary.

Pictured with Celine from left AEG Live's HC Rowe, Executive Director of The Colosseum, John Nelson, Vice President Las Vegas, John Meglen, president and co-CEO and CDA Productions' Management Associate, Dave Platel.

Pictured with Celine from left AEG Live’s HC Rowe, Executive Director of The Colosseum, John Nelson, Vice President Las Vegas, John Meglen, president and co-CEO and CDA Productions’ Management Associate, Dave Platel.

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Looking to make the celebration continue past March, The Colosseum is commemorating its history by looking to the future. The venue will launch a multi-faceted community partnership in support of Las Vegas Academy (LVA), a public magnet high school dedicated to the performing and visual arts.  LVA promotes an interdisciplinary foundation for lifelong learning by motivating, empowering, and challenging students to be academic, artistic, and compassionate individuals.

To kick-off the partnership, The Colosseum, along with resident artist Celine Dion, presented LVA with a check for $40,000. “Music is such a vital part of The Colosseum and in the lives of our residents that there is no better way to celebrate our success than by furthering the music education of the world’s next generation of resident artists,” said John Meglen, president and co-CEO of AEG Live.

The partnership will continue throughout the year, with LVA receiving proceeds from the sale of The Colosseum’s commemorative 10th Anniversary poster, musical and technology equipment donations, and by The Colosseum offering music education clinics and events tailored to the curriculum of LVA students.

As part of the anniversary celebration, a special micro-website will also be launched at www.thecolosseum.com/10years. The website will house Colosseum trivia, a timeline and chronology of the development of the venue and an exclusive contest sponsored by AXS.com, the new ticket source at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Contest entrants will have the opportunity to win one of 10 great prizes featuring a grand prize package that includes a pair of tickets to any show at The Colosseum, a two-night stay at Caesars Palace, dinner at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, round-trip airfare for two to Las Vegas and more.

In addition to its ground-breaking resident artists, the venue is marking its rich history by celebrating the incredible list of legendary performances enjoyed over the past decade including such notable names as Bette Midler, Cher, Luis Miguel, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Rain, Paul Simon, Janet Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Mariah Carey, Dave Chappelle, Stevie Nicks, Jamie Foxx, Jeff Dunham, Chris Rock, Kylie Minogue, Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan among many others. The Colosseum continues to provide music fans worldwide with not only the best in entertainment, but also the best venue for enjoying the superstar talent, events and special performances.

For ticket and show information for events at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace visit www.thecolosseum.com, www.AXS.com, or call 888.9.AXS.TIX.

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