Jewel is an American multi-platinum, singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, author, and poet. She was discovered by Inga Vainshtein in August 1993 when John Hogan, lead singer from the local San Diego band Rust, whom Ms. Vainshtein was managing, called about a girl surfer who sang at a local coffee shop. Ms. Vainshtein drove to The Inner Change with a rep from Atlantic Records, and after the show they called Danny Goldberg, the head of Atlantic Record's West Coast operations, and asked him to pay for Jewel's demo. Vainshtein, who at the time was working as a film executive at Paramount, eventually became Jewel's manager and was instrumental in creating a major bidding war that led to Jewel's deal with Atlantic Records. Jewel's debut album Pieces of You was released in 1995 when she was only 21. The album became one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 12 times platinum. Part of the album was recorded live at The Inner Change Cafe in San Diego, where she had risen to local fame. The album stayed on the Billboard 200 for an impressive two years, reaching number four at its peak. The album spawned the Top 10 hits "You Were Meant for Me", "Who Will Save Your Soul", and "Foolish Games". The album was a huge success and eventually sold over 12 million copies in the United States alone, more than all of her subsequent albums put together. Jewel has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2008, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Plain White T's is an American pop punk band from Lombard, Illinois, formed in 1997 by high school friends Tom Higgenson, Dave Tirio, and Ken Fletcher. They were joined a short time later by Steve Mast. The group had a mostly underground following in Chicago basements, clubs and bars in its early years. The band is best known in the USA for the number-one hit song "Hey There Delilah", which achieved platinum status in 2007 and earned two Grammy nominations, as well as "1234" and "Rhythm of Love", which were certified platinum in 2009 and 2011.
Absinthe is the critically acclaimed acro-cabaret variety show, performed in the round with unobstructed sightlines and in intimate proximity of the world-class artists performing amazing feats of strength, balance, danger and unfathomable flexibility. The show features outrageous comedy and a cast of wild and outlandish acts performing amazing feats of virtuosity within mere feet of the audience. Absinthe has been hailed as “The most inventive and daring show to open on the strip in years!” The show is recommended for anyone who enjoys a hip, irreverent world filled with amazing physicality, musical buoyancy and thunderous applause. Absinthe plays in front of Caesars Palace in the Roman Plaza.
Bella Electric Strings, led by rock violinist and arranger Nina DiGregorio, has rocked audiences worldwide with their blistering solos, unique arrangements—not to mention their beauty and charm. The girls have performed with some of the biggest names in the business, from BEYONCE to SHAKIRA to ANDREA BOCELLI, and have appeared on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT SEASON. Bella Electric Strings were recently featured in a DAVID FOSTER AND FRIENDS concert alongside the legendary songwriter and producer. They keep a busy corporate schedule and are one of the most sought-after acts in North America.