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Elton John starts 3-year Vegas run at Caesars

September 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Grammy Award winner Elton John has returned to Las Vegas for a three-year headlining gig at Caesars Palace.

John debuted his new show, "The Million Dollar Piano" Wednesday night. John took the stage in a dazzling, sequined cape and garnered standing ovations from parts of the crowd after each song. John spent about two hours going through hit after hit from his lengthy catalogue.

The singer's last Las Vegas run, "The Red Piano," wrapped up in 2009 after five years.

So far, only the first 16 performances for John's new show have been announced.

John says the show is named for his new piano, which took manufacturer Yamaha four years to build.

He said the grand piano, black with a video screen on its side, is named Blossom, after jazz singer Blossom Dearie,

The Associated Press contributed to this report.