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'A New Day' ...Two Years Later

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 21st March 2005 1:39am
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Sometimes you just gotta give credit where credit is due. Credit singer Celine Dion with making one of the smartest business decisions in years by any major recording artist. For upward of $100 million, she inked a deal in 2000 with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to perform in concert exclusively at the desert resort/casino for three years beginning in 2003. More than a million concertgoers later, Dion has just extended her run for an additional year (through March 2006), for an undisclosed sum. As the French-Canadian pop superstar might say, "C'est magnifique!"

Dion has indeed emerged on top of the world despite the onslaught of critics who scoffed at the unprecedented top-ticket price of $225 for her "A New Day" concert extravaganza. She stood resolute against endless stories that claimed she demanded a helicopter at her beck and call for the 20-minute commute to and from Caesars ("not even close to the truth"). She now laughs at the amount of time she had to devote to quashing stories that construction of her home -- often alluded to in the press as the biggest and most ostentatious in the tony suburban enclave of Lake Las Vegas -- brought her neighbors to the edge of rioting ("not true ... the home in question was not even mine").

And for ably weathering all the media storms, Dion can smile. On March 25, "A New Day" will celebrate its two-year anniversary at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. For all her detractors, there are millions of supporters -- the fans who flock to the desert to catch Dion in a multimillion-dollar spectacle, with its cast of 48 singer-dancers and nine musicians in a 4,000-seat theater that boasts the world's largest Jumbotron. Though massive in scope, the theater nonetheless was designed with intimacy in mind and to be the perfect showcase for the star.



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