I was brought in by the Liberace Foundation and Museum to photograph their Cabaret benefit last night. The event included many members of the Broadway-Las Vegas community with much of the event being organized by Jersey Boys' conductors Philip Fortenberry and Keith Thompson. The goal of the event was to raise money to help maintain and promote the Cabaret room at the museum. The photo above is of Christopher Joel Carter during a standing ovation he received at the event. Carter is the featured pianist at the M Resort and winner of the Showmanship division of the 2008 Liberace Piano Competition. Space was tight so they stuck me in a corner in the back, but the event was still very entertaining.
Les Grossman is a longtime concert promoter and entertainment executive who has worked with acts like The Who and Led Zepplin. He is such an interesting guy that he is portrayed by Tom Cruise in the movie Tropic Thunder. He lives on the edge of Vegas, so I decided to meet him at his home for the photo. I took a bunch of photos, but liked these the best because of a the great light you get at night in Las Vegas when the city's lights bounce off the clouds.