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Mariah Carey is our pick for the new Vegas showgirl

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When that icon of fabulousness Jubilee closed this month, many described its last curtain call as the passing of the Vegas Showgirl. But we know better. Today we have Britney. We have J.Lo. We have superstar showgirls, legendary performers who’ve taken up residencies on the Strip and revolutionized the idea of Vegas-style entertainment.

And Mariah Carey is the key, the transcendent siren linking one generation’s big Vegas show to the future. Blasting through her record-setting 18 top hits in Mariah #1 to Infinity at the Colosseum, her powerhouse voice and instantly recognizable range unwavering after nearly three decades, Mariah in Vegas is a timeless yet fresh fit. It’s almost as if she was always here.

Las Vegas seems to be having quite the effect on Mariah, too. She’s returning to 1 OAK to host another party capping her most recent run at Caesars this weekend, and she’s become engaged to James Packer, the Australian mogul who’s readying his first Vegas casino resort, Alon, for a 2018 opening. What could possibly be more showgirl than that? Mariah Carey’s wrap party at 1 OAK at Mirage, February 20. Mariah #1 to Infinity at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, February 20-21 & returning in June.

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