LAS VEGAS (April 11, 2000) - Luxor Las Vegas announced today it has signed incredible musical talent Jimmy Hopper to join its hot entertainment lineup. Recently named entertainer of the year, Hopper brings his unique vocal abilities and powerful performance style to the showroom at Ra beginning May 2.

With an incredible four-octave range, Hopper takes audiences on a musical journey with artists as varied as Sinatra and Sting to Beethoven and Bocelli. He interprets popular songs and performs original music, all backed by a five-piece band.

Luxor lured Hopper away from a recent standing-room-only gig at another Las Vegas property. "We know a remarkable talent when we see one, and we knew Jimmy would be a perfect addition to the entertainment lineup offered at Luxor," said Mike Hartzell, director of entertainment.

Since coming to Las Vegas in 1999, Hopper has been garnering much media attention, both in Las Vegas and on the national scene. For example, during a recent profile, "Entertainment Tonight" called Hopper "Las Vegas' hottest late-night entertainer."

Local press has been equally embracing. Gaming Today says Hopper gives "one of the most remarkable performances I have ever witnessed." ShowBiz magazine raves Hopper is "an incredibly versatile singer." And the Las Vegas Review-Journal says, "Hopper's time has come."

Hopper says, "I am very pleased with my new association with Luxor, and I am looking forward to presenting my unique form of entertainment for all those who have visited me before, as well as my new friends who will be joining me in the showroom at Ra beginning May 2."

Now your time has come to see Jimmy Hopper live in the showroom at Ra inside Luxor. Performances begin May 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (dark Sunday and Monday). Tickets are $32.50 plus tax and are available at any Luxor box office, or charge by phone at 702-262-4400.

Luxor Las Vegas is home to the critically acclaimed Blue Man Group, Ra Nightclub, award-winning restaurants, and 4,400 rooms and suites. Luxor is owned and operated by Mandalay Resort Group.