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Lady Gaga returns to Encore Theater to close out 2016

Lady Gaga closes out the year in style on the Strip.
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Lady Gaga has spent lots of time in Las Vegas over the past year. First, she performed (with Tony Bennett) at the Frank Sinatra 100th birthday tribute show at Wynn’s Encore Theater last December. She returned in the spring, to UNLV, with Vice President Joe Biden to raise awareness of sexual assault and perform the Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You.” Now she’s back at Encore Theater, performing an intimate, one-night-only set of favorites, classics and jazz standards with Brian Newman and his quintet on December 30.

Still flying high from this year’s release of her genre-spanning fourth solo studio album, Joanne, Gaga will take one of the world’s biggest stages in February when she performs at the Super Bowl halftime show. Though rumors persist that she could be interested in a Las Vegas Strip residency along the lines of Celine Dion or the more recently announced show from Ricky Martin, it seems unlikely Lady Gaga is ready to slow down and post up in one place for long. She’s still just getting started. Lady Gaga at Encore Theater at Wynn, December 30.

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