Sunday, May 25, 2014

360 Vegas Reviews: Veronic Voices @Bally's Fall 2013

Like most people fortunate enough to have an amazing voice, Veronic DiCaire started as a singer.  She was in a group, and then did musical theatre and eventually did 2 solo French-speaking albums for which she won awards. 

But more than singing, Veronic loved signing like other people.  Correction, she liked to imitate other female singers in voice and mannerisms.  All told, Veronic is known for her virtual pitch perfect vocal impersonations of 50 of the biggest female recording artists with some of the biggest voices in history.

Veronic went on tour as an opener for Celine Dion in 2008 during a stretch in Montreal.  It isn’t clear if she was performing material from her albums or if she had made the full move over to impersonations at this point.  Whatever it was, it caught Celine’s eye and she used her pull at Caesars Entertainment to get Veronic a shot at a residency at Bally’s.  Two weeks into that month long residency, the run was extended indefinitely.

  • Bally’s Jubilee Theatre
Run time
  • 90 minutes
Performance times
  • Fri & Sat at 7 pm, Thurs at 9:30 pm
Ticket Cost
  • $36-$135
Theatre capacity & configuration
  • This is an old school Vegas theatre complete with booth seating, up close
  • Drinks
    • Drink service is available before and during park of the show
  • Food
    • None available
  • 6-8 accompaniment dancers
  • Amazing vocal impersonations of Celine Dion, Adele, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton and Christina Aguilera, never skips the high notes
  • Along with her vocal impersonation Veronic likes to also impersonate the mannerisms of such iconic performers as Madonna, Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner and more
  • Had some background projection to help production value, compliment the numbers she was doing
  • Also plays piano
Vegas Mate Rating - 4/5 chips

Mark and Keren Rating - 4/5 chips

Sunday, May 18, 2014

E-134: Infused

Random Vegas
May 30th, 1985 the Nevada Devices Law is signed into law as an emergency measure against blackjack and roulette devices that can be used to cheat the casinos.  The law bans use or possession of any device that can predict the outcome of any casino game or keep track of the cards played.
Vegas Mate Review of the Week
This week’s review is Ian’s May 15th review of Aria – 5/5chips

Twitpic of the week

This week’s winner makes it pretty clear to me that, like women, I have a type when it comes to Vegas pics.  The winner comes to us from @MGMGrand and it’s an aerial view of the property, looking from West to East.  It doesn’t just offer a unique and awesome view of MGM but grabs parts of Tropicana. Excalibur, NYNY and Monte Carlo.  I think these are my favorites because it isn’t easily attained.  It requires extra effort.  Or perhaps it is more primitive, relating back to my taste in women and one of my favorite public amenity views.  Whatever it is, I absolutely love this photo.  This could easily be another screen print I would allow to adorn the walls of the 360 Vegas Office.


Coming Attractions

Jimmy Cliff - 7/22   Gallagher - 7/8-19th   311 - 6/28
Offspring with Bad Religion - 8/27   Eagles - 10/11