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Tuesday
Feb222011

Celine to Sing Billy Joel Song in New Vegas Show

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- Despite the hype surrounding the impending debut of Celine Dion's new show in Las Vegas next month, not much is actually known about what it will look like, or even sound like.  Originally, the show was described as a tribute to the music of Hollywood, but that's no longer the case.  The show's director, Ken Ehrlich, tells Las Vegas Weekly, "We started out making it with a very definite kind of Hollywood theme, but as the show began to take on a life of its own, we realized that to some extent, that was limiting."  He adds, "We [realized we] could still incorporate some great songs of Hollywood, but we didn't have to plaster it on a marquee [as] 'Celine Goes Hollywood,' y'know."

Ehrlich says the show will include Celine's hits, as well as "a mix of songs she's always wanted to sing."  One of the songs she'll be performing, he reveals, is Billy Joel's "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)," a touching ballad which appeared on his 1993 album River of Dreams.  The song is very personal to Billy, since it was inspired by his daughter Alexa Ray, but Celine is making it her own.  Ehrlich says, "It's just one of those songs that on its own is extremely emotional, and when she sings it, you know she's singing it to her kids.  It's really something."

The new show, which is currently untitled, opens March 15 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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