Updated November 26, 2021 - 8:38 pm
Delilah is putting on a new holiday show, “Christmas With The Worm.”
But Dennis Rodman did show up at the glorious Wynn Las Vegas supper club on Thanksgiving night.
This was not a billed appearance. Rodman did not sing or rap, according to John Terzian. The nightspot exec explained, said simply, “He jumped up.”
Maybe “The Worm,” as he has been known since his playing career, is already working on a sequel to his “48 Hours In Vegas” biopic. That feature film is based on Rodman’s infamous hopscotch through our city during a break in the 1998 NBA Finals.
Rodman played for the Bulls at the time. He also played the tables.
On Turkey Day at Delilah, Rodman did found himself alongside club chanteuse and column fave Savannah Lynx and ace musicians Steve Flora (bass) and David Siegel (keys).
Rodman tipped the band a total of $300, all singles, which Lynx said was “very generous.” Rodman was reportedly smiles all the whiles. Lynx said the ex-NBA great’s message was “something along the lines of, it was a super-sexy time and he loved Delilah.”
We’ll call Rodman’s participation an undefined, spoken-word appearance, and eagerly await the movie version.
‘Backstory Pass’ is back
The show-before-the show is returning with Usher’s residency at Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Seven shows are set for Dec. 23-Jan. 1.
“Backstory Pass” is a multi-venue collection of experiences that relate Usher’s back story (hence the name), before you file into the show at Caesars. The attraction should be the same structure as in Usher’s prior shows, with some internal changes. We should still enjoy the Block Party dance festival on what is otherwise the Colosseum loading dock. Ushh City.
Usher’s Vegas adaptation of Magic City adult club in his hometown of Atlanta, is also being returned.
We’re glad also to know peerless vocalist Skye Dee Miles, and the great, former Olympic athlete (a qualifier in the long jump from 1964-1972) and a longtime Caesars Palace casino dealer Martha Watson are back in the production. Watson is the Den Mother in the Counting Room, a wonderful addition to the experience.
“Backstory Pass” is a separate ticket. You can hit the pre-show with or without the Usher performance. Save up and catch both, I say.
Great moments in social media
Seriously, check out Madonna’s Instagram feed. She’s feeling it, no question.
Cool Hang Alert
The psychobilly scene shall run amok — amok, I tell you! — at The Space with for The Reverend Horton Heat. Services commence at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
If you haven’t “scene” The Reverend, know it is a genuinely religious experience. Musically, anyway. I caught him on a show years back at House of Blues, with opener Southern Culture on the Skids. There might have been moshing, or maybe that was just an aggressive square dance.
Tuesday, Reverend brings it with Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys and Voodoo Glow Skulls. The cost (aside from any physical wear and tear) is $30 and $50, not including fees. Better than being owed 400 bucks.
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