Jerry Seinfeld hits Vegas, Tove Lo talks about her success, and more culture-related news.
Tove Lo Talks Musical Success and More
Singer/songwriter Tove Lo has been a radio fxture ever since breaking into the US market with her 2014 hit “Habit,” a deceptively upbeat pop song about the self-destruction that often follows a breakup. As part of its Daytime Village lineup, she’ll appear alongside Hozier and Nick Jonas at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but before landing in Vegas, she answered a few questions for us. You really made a name for yourself in the US this year. “I grew up watching David Letterman, and now I’ve met him and played on his show. I’m still kind of pinching my arm that it’s all happening.” Your lyrics are extremely honest; how are American audiences receiving them? “Some people fnd my honesty refreshing and some people think it’s stupid, and I’m fine with that. I don’t need everybody to like me.” Any dream collaborators? “Courtney Love—she Instagrammed the lyrics of my song, saying she loved them. There are so many women I’d love to write with because I work mostly with guys, but I wish I could work with more female writers.” September 18–19. MGM Grand Garden Arena and MGM Resorts Village; ticketmaster.com
What's the Deal With Jerry Seinfeld?
If you have any doubts about comedy kingpin Jerry Seinfeld’s cachet in Vegas, just remember this: He’s one of only a handful of headliners to fill both Caesars Palace’s now-defunct 1,200-seat Circus Maximus Showroom back in the ’90s and the hotel’s 4,300-seat Colosseum, where he has performed yearly since 2003. The quintessential New York funnyman is still a formidable force in the industry, balancing a hit Web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, with the kind of manic touring schedule that would drive most comics into prolonged hiatus. Seinfeld will arrive in Vegas this month for a two-night stint at the Colosseum, where he’ll deliver his singular brand of observational humor, musing on—well, nothing of particular importance. September 18–19. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, 866-320-9763; axs.com
Donato Cabrera and the Las Vegas Philharmonic
World-renowned conductor Donato Cabrera returns to the podium at Reynolds Hall this month to kick off his second season as music director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Now in its 17th year, the orchestra will present its most extensive season yet—19 shows, fve of them frst-time weekend matinees—in the Smith Center’s Art Deco–style concert hall, performing works by legendary composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff, along with contemporary American talents like Philip Glass and D.J. Sparr. The symphony’s brand-new Spotlight Series, meanwhile, invites audiences to experience three smallscale performances—of Baroque, classical, and Romantic music—in the Smith Center’s intimate Troesh Studio Theater. September 12 through June 4, 2016. Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 702-749-2000
Must-See Items at UNLV's Barrick Museum
If you need yet another reason to venture off the Strip, now’s the time to make a beeline for UNLV’s Barrick Museum, where the spotlight is shining on a selection of rare glass objects from the collection of Ruth and Mel Wolzinger. Featuring pieces by a host of illustrious American and European glassmakers, including Tiffany, Quezal, Steuben, Loetz, and Daum Nancy, “Style Moderne” offers a look at decorative art produced primarily throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Through January 23, 2016. Barrick Museum, 702-895-3381