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By Dianne R. Davis
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Photos by Dianne R. Davis or Burt Davis unless otherwise indicated.

Chris Phillips – Vegas... Straight up

Chris Phillips, the 50ish blond haired sort of rocker is letting the Vintage back out. The big band and show music that my generation loves. Using the name of Zowie Bowie, Chris is known for his Red Rock residency, appearances on the Third Street stage on Fremont Street, and other gigs around town in torn jeans and current music that would have some folks using earplugs. But go to the newly refurbished Classy Grandview Lounge at SouthPoint and catch his 10 p.m. every other Saturday night through August. The $15 ticket is well worth it to see a tuxedoed Chris backed by a ten piece band singing “Get me to the Church on Time” or “Who knows where or when” or - “This Could be the Start of Something Big”.

And this could be the start of something good for fans of this genre of music and Chris does it at South Point with class and a little sass too. Chris told me long ago that he came to Las Vegas to bring back, “the maverick spirit that was Vegas”. And it looks like that's exactly what he is doing.

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Jennifer Turco and Chris Phillips
Photo courteesy of Chris Phillips - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Chris Phillips
Photo courteesy of Chris Phillips - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Chris Phillips
Photo courteesy of Chris Phillips - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

What fun and great entertainment it was when Chris Phillips was joined on stage by Frankie Scinta who appears at the Plaza and Martin Kaye who plays Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah's. It was like a throw back to the schtick that the Rat Pack used to do on stage. When the three sang “Luck Be A Lady Tonight”if felt a bit like a modern day rat pack, hanging out and letting us in on the fun.

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Martin Kaye, Frankie Scinta, and Chris Phillips
Photo courteesy of Chris Phillips - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The legendary Rich Little was there and did a few minutes of some of the material that made him famous. Chris's sometime singing partner Nieve Malandra sang as well and fellows it is well worth the price of a ticket just to see this beautiful lady on stage or off. Her duet with Chris of Bei Mir Bistu Shein will bring back memories of the days of Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme. And then there was the shapely and talented Jaime Lynch who starred as the female singer in Fantasy.

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Nieve Malandra
Photo courteesy of Chris Phillips - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Rich Little
Photo courteesy of Chris Phillips - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

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Jaime Lynch
Photo courteesy of Chris Phillips - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The $15 price of admission includes your first drink. And Chris will steal your hearts. So do yourself a favor and check out the dates when he'll be playing in the Grandview Lounge at South Point. You never know who will show up to be a guest at his show. And dress up. This one is old Vegas the way we want it to be again. Go see Chris Phillips – Straight Up in the Grandview Lounge at South Point for his upcoming appearances on July 9th and then July 23rd at 10 p.m.

 
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