R. Kelly performs at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Say what you like about R. Kelly, but the man is a hell of an entertainer.
The full-blown cultural icon was at his best (or worst, depending on your point of view) in a boisterous show at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, strutting his stuff, taking every opportunity to mingle with his female fans, and at the end of the day earnestly demonstrating that he’s got the goods, particularly with his naturally gifted voice.
R. Kelly (Photo by Christian Lantry)
Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, is on tour, and he visits MGM National Harbor on Sunday, May 21.
Ricky Martin at a press conference in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2016. (Photo by Denise Truscello)
Last fall, Latin superstar Ricky Martin announced a residency, “Ricky Martin ALL IN,” at Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, and MGM Resorts International, owner and operator of Monte Carlo, also booked him for two dates at our own MGM National Harbor on May 5 and 6. You can still buy tickets to see Ricky Martin in The Theater at MGM National Harbor this Friday or Saturday!
Classic Cher (Photo courtesy Cher)
Cher is a bit of a contradiction. The actress/musician is very fond of grand statements, elegant costumes, and soaring songs. But at the same time, she’s also disarmingly down to earth.
Both sides of the world’s first modern pop diva were on display over the weekend as Cher brought her Classic Cher show to MGM National Harbor for a run of six dates ending Sunday, March 26. She reprises the residency for another six dates at the end of this summer.
Cher (Photo courtesy Warner Bros. Records)
What can we say about Cher that already hasn’t been said? Well, we first should mention that she’s begun her local residency in a production called “Classic Cher” at MGM National Harbor, where she will play Thursday, March 23, Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26, before returning for six more dates at the end of summer.
Sting (Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson)
Last fall, Sting released his 12th solo album, 57th & 9th, via A&M/Interscope Records. Currently, Sting is on a tour to celebrate the occasion, and he will perform locally at MGM National Harbor on Sunday, March 12.
Verdine White and Philip Bailey perform with Earth, Wind & Fire at MGM National Harbor on Feb. 18, 2017. (Photo by Mickey McCarter)
Philip Bailey absolutely stunned me at MGM National Harbor on Saturday, when gave the full range of his voice to a sold-out crowd in The Theater.