Legendary R&B singer-songwriter Roberta Flack has spent the better part of the past 50 years creating some of the most popular love songs ever produced. So as she took the stage at Green Valley Ranch, she had an arsenal of records at her disposal that entertained a stuffed ballroom. Posted up behind her piano, Flack and her band delivered inspired versions of “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Where Is the Love,” which could not have made fans happier. Accompanied by her talented male and female backup singers, Flack played the background on piano and allowed them to show off their vocal skills on songs such as the Bob Marley classic “No Woman, No Cry” and Flack’s own classic duet with the late Donny Hathaway, “The Closer I Get to You.” But Flack’s greatest moments came when she performed the Beatles’ classics “Yesterday” and “Here Comes the Sun,” as the audience swayed back and forth in a daze of love and approval. ★★★★✩
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.