by MATT KELEMEN
LAS VEGAS MAGAZINE
Originally Published: December 15, 2017
PAUL SHAFFER AND THE SHĀF-SHIFTERS PLAY THE PALACE
Paul Shaffer first visited Las Vegas with his parents when he was 12 years old. The city made an indelible impression on David Letterman’s future late-night foil and bandleader, from Shaffer’s Rat Pack-inspired lingo to his eclectic musical range to his natural showmanship. After 33 years as one of the most recognizable figures in late-night television, he finally gets to “play the Palace” via a mini-residency when Paul Shaffer and the Shaf-Shifters take over Cleopatra’s Barge for a series of Friday through Sunday shows.
“I have made fun of lounge performers all my life,” he told Jimmy Kimmel during an October episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! “This is like fulfilling my destiny, to open at Caesars Palace’s lounge. … You’ve got to do your show and get the people out to the tables, and that’s what I intend to be doing.”
Trumpeter David Perrico will be joining legendary bandleader, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and comedian Paul Shaffer as he brings his trademark musical style to the intimate Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace for a limited three-week run.
Supported by a full band known as The Shāf-Shifters, Shaffer delivers a hard-hitting set of pop, funk, and R&B classics and covers mixed with anecdotes and stories from over four decades of working with the biggest names in music, film and television.
Tickets on sale for the following performances:
December 2017: 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
January 2018: 4, 5, 6
Limited number of meet & greets available. All performances begin at 8PM. Show is approximately 90 minutes long. Only 21 and over will be admitted.
Tickets: $49 - $149 (plus tax & fees)
Show Time: 8:00PM
Address: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
David Perrico & Pop Strings Orchestra are excited to announce that they have been renewed at Cleopatra's Barge, Caesars Palace for another YEAR!!!
Check the CALENDAR for upcoming dates....note: the Barge will be dark Dec 8, 9, 15 & 16, but David Perrico & Pop Strings Orchestra will return, as regularly scheduled, on the 22nd!
David Perrico & Pop Strings Orchestra will be headlining at the 9th Annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots benefit at Westgate Hotel & Casino (main showroom) on Saturday, Dec 16th!!
This EXCITING show will feature the talents of Murray SawChcuk, Zowie Bowie, Lily Acre, Lon Bronson, Lorena Peril, Jennifer Romas & The Cast of SEXXY, Michelle Johnson, Serena Henry, Skye Dee Miles, Kathleen Dunbar, MOSAIC, and many more!!!
Red Carpet begins at 6pm, Doors at 6:30pm, and the show begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 at Box Office OR bring a new unwrapped toy ($20 Value or Greater) to Findlay Cadillac (5185 W Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89146) in exchange for tickets!!
Join us for dazzling performances and guest appearances; all for a great cause!
On Thursday, November 30th, David Perrico & Pop Strings Orchestra will be returning to Myron's Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center to present "Songbook of the Soul" Concert, Volume 2, featuring vocalists Fletch Walcott, Lily Arce, Noybel Gorgoy, Skye Miles, & Serena Henry. This concert will showcase classic sounds and new arrangements of the "Songbook of Soul" featuring music by artists: James Brown, Barry White, Percy Sledge, Sam Cooke, Etta James, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder , Al Jarreau, Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, and new originals by David Perrico.
The show begins at 8:00pm, with tickets starting at only $20...so don't wait, seats are going fast!!
This past Friday, June 9th, David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra blew the roof off the Cabaret Jazz room at The Smith Center!! Featuring Skye Dee Miles, Michelle Johnson, Serena Henry, Lily Arce, Ken Fletch Walcott, Eric Sean, this concert showcased classic sounds and new arrangements of the "Songbook of Soul" by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Temptations, Tower of Power, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Al Jareau, to name a few, plus some original compositions by David himself. But even if you couldn't make the show at the Smith Center, we have good news for you. You can catch a little bit of it right HERE!
Simply click on the image ABOVE to watch a short video of Pop Strings' performance of "Turn Your Love Around" from the other night!
And check out these GREAT photos from the show.
By MIKE WEATHERFORD
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Originally Published: March 7, 2017 - 10:07am
It’s not just any boat with oars extended into a few inches of questionable water, dry-docked in the middle of a bar, surrounded by acres of Caesars Palace.
“She’s a time machine to our past,” says Branden Powers. As the managing partner of two time-traveling bars beyond the Strip — the Golden Tiki and Evel Pie — Powers is an understandably vocal fan of Cleopatra’s Barge. The nightspot from 1970 is the last iconic piece of classic Vegas architecture still in use on the Strip (though original casino areas survive at Caesars and the Tropicana). “They keep destroying it. If I wanted to go on vacation and stay in an airport, there’s plenty of places now,” Powers says. But the Barge?
“She endured the test of time,” he says. “Vegas needs more Vegas....”
By JOHN KATSILOMETES
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOUNAL
Originally published February 2, 2017, 7:23pm
TOP OF THE POP
You can thank David Perrico and Pop Strings Orchestra for the delay in the long-anticipated renovation of Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. Just this week, Perrico signed a contract extension with Caesars Entertainment to continue headlining at the hotspot for another year. Pop Strings also will continue its 10 p.m.-midnight Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays schedule....
There is no cover for these shows; it will soon cost more to park at Caesars than to see this great band of top-notch musicians and singers.
Eventually, plans for the Barge include partnering with a well-known nightclub . But as long as Perrico and fellow late-night act Zowie Bowie (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) are making waves behind the moat, there is no hurry to shut it down and spruce it up.
By JOHN KATSILOMETES
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOUNAL
Originally Published: October 2, 2016 - 3:02pm
Outdoor festivals have descended on VegasVille over the past two weekends, with Life is Beautiful downtown last weekend and Route 91 Harvest at the Village this weekend. But we ducked inside, where “The Barge” rocks anew.
The first show in the post-Matt Goss era at Caesars Palace played out late Saturday night, and it was a barn-burner (or barge-burner) from David Perrico’s Pop Strings orchestra. For the first time since Goss took over in 2010 with his largely closed-off, ticketed show, the famed Cleopatra’s Barge threw open the curtains so a mass of folks could amble in for a free show.
The scene, and act, were worth the trip. Perrico’s band, which also plays the Lounge at the Palms and Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center, features a rotation of top Vegas singers – Sina Foley, onstage Saturday; Lily Arce (who swings in “O” at the Bellagio); Noybel Gorgoy of Holmes’ “Between The Lines” at Palazzo Theater, and Rockie Brown of the Rockie Brown Band. The Pop Strings gig runs Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 p.m.-midnight, in October....