Jubilee closes doors after 35 years

By Sharie Johnson | sjohnson@8newsnow.com, Jonathan Cisowski | jcisowski@8newsnow.com

Published 02/11 2016 06:11PM

Updated 02/11 2016 06:37PM

It's a bittersweet history making night in Las Vegas as the curtain is falling on one of the most well-known shows: "Jubilee". 8 News NOW reporter Sharie Johnson spoke to a former showgirl who dedicated much of her life to the Bally's production.

Cindy Tarte was a Jubilee showgirl for 25 of the show's 35 years. She says the show had all sorts of themes including patriotism, history, entertainment, old Hollywood and more.

“A pretty young lady said to me, oh I wish I could have brought my daughter to see Jubilee and now she's never going to be able to see that type of show and it just crushed my heart and I think that was the moment when I realized the reality of it,” Tarte said.

The show even had the first African American line of dancers and remembers the countless crystals used on their elaborate costumes and the comradery, but says nothing beats being in the entertainment capital of the world.

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