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Celine Dion: She’s Back!

Some people really know how to throw a party.

"I heard Celine is back." Photo by: Adam Jones, Ph.D.

International pop diva Celine Dion, and her longtime manager, René Angélil, married in 1994 in front of five hundred guests at Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica. At the $500,000 reception at the Hotel Westin, artificial snowflakes drifted to the floor, reminding everyone it was a cold December day.  However, a twenty-one piece orchestra kept everyone movin’ and groovin’.

In 2000 the couple renewed their vows after five years of marriage in a quiet, private ceremony at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  They were celebrating love and life. Angélil had just recuperated from cancer.  Afterwards they threw a $2 million extravaganza for two hundred friends and family members.

The Moroccan-theme event was part Marrakech street scene and part desert nightlife. The walls of the hotel ballroom housing the event were draped in jewel-toned fabrics, fostering the fantasy of being inside the tent of an Arabian prince. For the five-course meal guests sat on cushy pillows at lowered tables and ate off  China flown in from Morocco.  For entertainment belly dancers danced, snake charmers charmed, and magicians made magic while a camel caravan paraded around the perimeter of the room.

Even for a Las Vegas wedding or renewal of vows ceremony it was over the top.

Three years later Celine returned to Vegas to put on a show.  Collaborating with Franco Dragone, the original director behind the success of Cirque du Soleil, “A New Day” featured world renown choreography for forty-eight dancers, acrobatic interludes, theatrical lighting, dramatic staging, state-of-the-art technology, and Dion singing her heart out at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on a stage built just for her.  Between 2003 and 2007 she performed more than seven hundred shows for over three million fans.

"Where do we get tickets?" Photo by: jasejc

And now Celine is back, and everyone’s invited.

Critics can’t stop raving. “A magnificent masterpiece,” wrote the Las Vegas Sun.  ”It’s the show of shows,” stated the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  “Dion isn’t here to perform.  She’s here to kill it,” declared USA Today.

Celine sings her biggest hits and covers timeless classics backed up by a full orchestra and band.  An opulent, twinkling chandelier appears against a backdrop of blossoming flowers when she sings, “You are the Reason.”

A circular waterfall surrounds her when performing “My Heart Will Go On.”  It’s romantic.  It’s classy.  From start to finish, it astonishes and delights.

Opening night on March 15, 2011 sold out within minutes, and the crowds have been filling the 4,000 seats at Caesars’ ever since.  She is under contract to perform seventy shows per year for three years.

Celine is going to break records.  There’s no doubt about it.  Elvis Presley, watch your back!  You, too, Frank.

© 2011 Susan Marg – All Rights Reserved

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  1. Cheering headline of the post! I’m seeking to hear her new number. Hope she is more rocking after this short break. Good luck for her new tour and thanks for the information.

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