Britney Spears begins long-term Las Vegas gig

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 5:04 AM

Updated Saturday, Dec 28 at 5:05 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas has a new pop fixture.

Britney Spears began her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday night, just in time to catch the town's massive New Year's Eve crowds.

The audience stayed on its feet for the entire 90 minute show, dancing to airbrushed versions of the 32-yer-old Spears' top hits, including "Toxic" and "I'm A Slave 4 U."

The young-for-Vegas crowd was there for the spectacle, which included acrobatics, a ring of fire, confetti, and a frequently airborne Spears.

The Grammy-winning singer will perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015. She is performing in a 7,000-seat theater that has been shrunken to 4,500 seats by closing the balcony.

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