Sun City Anthem

Entertainment Bargains for Sun City Anthem Residents



George Thorogood
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The Destroyers

Rock Party Tour

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"Bad to the Bone"
"I Drink Alone"
"One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer"
July 20th
7:00pm

Tickets: $30.00...$40.00...$50.00   (plus fees)


Outside Amphitheater
Sunset Station
1301 W. Sunset Road
Henderson
(702) 547-7777
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Voodoo Cowboys

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July 20th
7:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE

 Club Fortune Casino
723 Racetrack Road
Henderson
(702) 566-5555
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The Original Lakeside

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"Fantastic Voyage"
"All the Way Live"
"Raid"
"Outrageous"
"Something About that Woman"

July 20th
8:00pm

Tickets: $18.35...$24.77 (plus fees)

Sam's Town Live
Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas
(702) 456-7777
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The Music of The Beatles



July 20th
8:00pm

FREE

Rocks Lounge
Red Rock Hotel & Casino
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 797-7777
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July 20th

8:00pm

FREE

Coco Lounge
Fiesta Henderson
777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy.
Henderson
(702) 558-7000
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Jamm Band

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July 20th
8:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE

1st Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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 Gregg Austin's
M-Town & More

 
July 20th
9:00pm

FREE

Texas Station
2101 Texas Star Lane
North Las Vegas
(702) 631-1000
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Yellow Brick Road

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July 20th
10:00pm 

Tickets: $10.00  ($5.00 with Boarding Pass)

Club Madrid
Sunset Station
1301 W. Sunset Road
Henderson
(702) 547-7777
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Alter Ego



July 20th
10:00pm to 2:00am

FREE

3rd Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Zowie Bowie

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July 20th
11:15 pm

Tickets: $10.00  (Cover)

Rocks Lounge
Red Rock Casino
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 777-7777
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Peter Noone's
Herman's Hermits

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"Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter"
"Henry VIII"
"Leaning on the Lamp Post"
"Can't You Hear My Heartbeat"
"There's A Kind of Hush"
"Listen People"
July 20th...July 21st...July 22nd
7:30pm

Tickets: $40.00...$45.00...$50.00

The South Point Showroom
South Point Hotel & Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 796-7111
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Dean Bradley

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July 20th...July 21st
8:00pm

FREE
The Cannery
2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas
(702) 507-5700
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Rhythm Nation

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July 20th..July 21st
8:0pm to 11:00pm

FREE 

Eastside Cannery
255 Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas
702) 856-5300
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Tony Marques

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July 21st
2:00pm to 5:00pm

FREE

Main Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown

July 23rd
2:00pm to 5:00pm

FREE
3rd Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Gregg Peterson Band

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July 21st
7:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE

Club Fortune Casino
723 Racetrack Road
Henderson
(702) 566-5555 
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Jefferson Starship

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"Somebody to Love"
"White Rabbit"
"Layin it On the Line"
July 21st
7:30pm to 9:00pm

FREE CONCERT

1st Street Stage
Fremont Street Expeience
Downtown
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Eric Paslay


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July 21st
8:00pm

Tickets:  $34.00   (plus fees)

Club Madrid
Sunset Station
1301 W. Sunset Road
Henderson
(702) 547-7777
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Sixties Mania

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July 21st
8:00pm

FREE

Coco Lounge
Fiesta Henderson
777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy.
Henderson
(702) 558-7000
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Vince Neil of Motley Crue

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"Girls GIrls Girls"
"Smokin' in the Boys Room"
"Dr. Feelgood"

July 21st
9:00pm

Tickets:  $29.95...$39.95   (plus fees)

The Cannery
2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas
(702) 507-5700
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 Hal Savar Band

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July 21st
9:00pm 

FREE

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas
(702) 456-7777
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Yellow Brick Road

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July 21st
11:00pm

Tickets: $10.00  ($5.00 with Boarding Pass)


Rocks Lounge
Red Rock Hotel & Casino
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 797-7777
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Eddie Money

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"Baby Hold On"
"Two Tickets to Paradise"
"Shakin"
"I Think I'm in Love"
"I Wanna Go Back"
"Take Me Home Tonight"
"Walk on Water"
July 21st
9:00pm to 10:30pm

FREE CONCERT

3rd Street Stage
Fremont Street Expeience
Downtown
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 Blue String Theory

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July 22nd
5:00pm to 8:00pm

FREE

Main Street Stage
The Fremont Experience
Downtown
Las Vegas
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Wonder Boogie

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July 22nd
6:00pm

FREE

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas
(702) 456-7777
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 Crush

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July 23th
2:00pm to 5:00pm

FREE

Main Street Stage
The Fremont Experience
Downtown
Las Vegas
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Empire Records

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July 23rd
8:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE
1st Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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80s Station
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July 23rd
10:00pm to 1:00am

FREE

Main Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Monroy

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July 23rd
10:00pm to1:00am

FREE

3rd Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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CASA de SHENANDOAH CLOSES

Wayne Newton's former home and ranch estate, Casa de Shenandoah, which opened to the public in 2015...

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...is now closed for tours and as a public attraction.
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SOUTH POINT CAR SHOW WILL BENEFIT SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES

The South Point Car & Truck Show...
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 ...presented by Star Nursery, which will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, is set for Saturday, Aug. 18 at the South Point's Exhibit Halls from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

The event housed in a climate-controlled environment will feature cars, trucks, bikes, semi-trucks and an array of exotic vehicles on display. 

Admission, which will include family entertainment, is free for spectators.

Registration for vehicles is $35 and a variety of awards will be up for grabs including Best Club Participation, Children's Choice, People's Choice and South Point Choice. 

Vendor booths are available to rent at the show.
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PAULA ABDUL'S 2018 TOUR WILL VISIT RED ROCK RESORT

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop superstar Paula Abdul...

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... will bring her “STRAIGHT UP PAULA!” 26-city 2018 North American Tourto the Red Rock Ballroom Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m

This is the ‘80s icon's first solo outing in more than 25 years. 

Last year, Abdul toured 45 cities in the United States on the sold-out “Total Package Tour” with Boyz II Men, and New Kids on the Block. 

Tickets start at $30.

Abdul is forever famous as an original judge on “American Idol” in the early 2000s.

She began her career as a Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader at age 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought choreographer at the height of the music video era. Abdul went on to score a string of pop music hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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WESTIN HOSTS PADDLE & PLANKS YOGA EVENT AT LAKE LAS VEGAS

Want to really test your balance? 

So-Fit Events is holding Paddle & Planks, a stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) yoga event for all levels, at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa on Saturday, July 28 at 8 a.m

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This event combines stand-up paddle boarding with an invigorating yoga class taught by Tiffany Zoldan with Lake Las Vegas Water Sports. 

All participants will receive a swag bag and a digital photo. 

The prize drawing will include a swimsuit and rash guard, dining certificates, and more. 

Tickets, which include the equipment rental, are $35 on Eventbrite.
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SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN OPEN OFFER BOGO TICKET

Tickets are on sale for Shriners Hospitals for Children Open...
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... Las Vegas' official PGA TOUR event, which is part of the FedExCup regular season. 

The week long charitable tournament will be held Oct. 29–Nov. 4 at TPC Summerlin highlighting 132 of the world's best golfers.

There are two BOGO - two buy-one-get-one ticket – offers available through Sunday, July 15; call 702-873-1010. 

The general admission daily ticket allows access to the tournament grounds for $15

The Hill daily tickets offer views overlooking holes 16-18 from a 10,000-square-foot pavilion for $35.

Fans 18 and younger receive free admission to the tournament grounds when accompanied by an adult.

Additionally, military and first responder personnel can receive complimentary admission to the tournament grounds.
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BOOK AND AUDIO/VIDEO SALES


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Shoppers will discover thousands of books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs, LPs and more items. 

All proceeds and donations go to fund new resources and priority projects for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and Foundation. Book sales are free and open to the public.

Several future book sales include

The Teacher's Book Sale - Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Clark County Library

Centennial Hills Library Book Sale - Aug. 24 and 25

Sahara West Winter Sale - Dec. 6, 7, and 8. 

Hours for each sale are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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QUILTS FOR VEGAS EXHIBIT

A Quilts for Vegas exhibit....

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... showcasing 250 quilts created by volunteer quilters for victims of the Oct. 1 - Route 91 Harvest festival shooting is on display in the Clark County Government Center's rotunda through July 20

Afterwards, the handmade creations will be shipped to survivors and family members of the victims who were killed.
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TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING OPENS AT BUCA DI BEPPO AT BALLY'S



"Tony N' Tina's Wedding”...



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... is an interact dinner show, which has been around what seems like forever. 



The wedding-themed satire has appeared in many different locations in Las Vegas over the past couple decades; however, this new location at the Buca de Beppo Italian Restaurant in Bally's is a winner.



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While the dinner event is held in an elongated dining room away from the main restaurant, it's the confined area making it a fun environment. 



There is no way to be left out of the ad lib action taking place all the time. 


Participants are treated like guests at a real wedding reception, but this is anything but normal. 

The cast helps makes it fun with characters such as a stripper girlfriend, pregnant bridesmaid and drunken priest.

The dinner show is Friday through Wednesday at 7 p.m

Tickets start at $119.75.
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NEON MUSEUM NEWS AND ELVIS' STAR



With the Neon Museum garnering national and international attention, it has gotten to the point where visitors have been turned away because tours have been sold out.



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This prompted in early June, offering self-guided tours with Historical Interpreters (guides) on hand to answer questions regarding the collection from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-time admission of $19.



There was a significant change made to peak-time nightly tours. 



Late night tours, previously available only on weekends, are now available seven nights a week



The last tour begins at midnight and finishes at 1 a.m.



Hot Yoga has returned to the Neon Boneyard on Saturdays with an expanded schedule this summer. 



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The cost is $18 with Neon Museum members receiving $8 off

Starting time is 4:30 p.m. for all sessions.

Elvis Presley's star has been installed on the Electric Promenade donor's walk, which leads from the distinctive La Concha visitor's center to the main Neon Museum Boneyard. 

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The star was originally part of the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in front of the now-demolished Riviera. 

When the Riviera's sidewalk portion of the Las Vegas Walk of Stars was dismantled in early 2015, the Viva Las Vegas Club received possession of the Elvis star, which was slightly damaged. 

Club members decided to donate the original star to the Neon Museum, while a new star was created and reinstalled along the Walk of Stars.

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CANNABITION WILL BE CITY'S FIRST IMMERSIVE CANNABIS MUSEUM!

Note: This is for those individuals in "high" places !  

Nevada's “Canna-versary,” the one-year mark since the sale of recreational cannabis was legalized, was celebrated on July 1. 

To celebrate, Cannabition - Las Vegas' first and only immersive cannabis-themed museum will open Aug. 2 at Neonopolis.

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Cannabition will feature elaborate cannabis-inspired installations created by leading experiential art and exhibit designers. Visitors will be able to interact with monumental art pieces including a slide emptying into a pool of handmade foam “nugs” and at 23 feet, the world's largest water pipe known as “Bongzilla.” 

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There will be 10 educational and photogenic exhibits exploring the historic, botanical and lifestyle aspects of cannabis.
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JEFF CIVILLICO NAMED SPOKESMAN FOR NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Family-friendly entertainer and Strip headliner of his own show at The LINQ, Jeff Civillico has been named “Ambassador” for the Las Vegas Natural History Museum. 

This is the first time in the museum's 27-year history a celebrity has partnered to further promote local and national recognition for the educational venue's current growth and expansion. 

Civillico's role will include being the celebrity ambassador in marketing, special events, corporate development and special programming.

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The museum's current signature annual events include

The Dinosaur Ball on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Enclave, which will feature Civillico as the evening's entertainer and emcee this year; and "December to Remember", a cultural celebration, which converts the museum's Grand Hall into a gallery of lights, trees, and wonderful traditions from around the world for a five-week celebration. 

The museum also produces the annual Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival boosting awareness and education on science and technology citywide partnering with many local businesses and establishments with nine days of events and happenings each May.
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Crooner Tuesday
with
Mark OToole

With a Special Guest Each Week

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Every Tuesday through July 2018
4:00pm to 7:00pm

 FREE

Club Fortune Casino
723 Racetrack Road
Henderson
(702) 566-5555
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Mark OToole




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Every Wednesday in July
4:00pm to 7:00pm

 FREE

Club Fortune Casino
723 Racetrack Road
Henderson
(702) 566-5555
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TRUFUSION LAUNCHES "YOGA WITH A VIEW" AT LINE AT TOPGOLF

Topgolf Las Vegas and TruFusion...

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... are partnering and launching Yoga with a View atop the fourth floor of the venue. 

Yoga with a View classes for all skill levels are taking place at 10 a.m. every other Sunday for guests 21 and over. The next session will be July 22nd.

Class size is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

All yogis are required to bring a yoga mat and towel with them; however, the first 10 guests to come to each class receive a free Topgolf yoga mat. 

Classes are free and open to the public.

After the class, yogis can cool off by the third-floor Hideaway Pool...

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... for Topgolf's Mimosa Summer Sundays and enjoy $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys and a special poolside brunch menu. 

Guests can also enjoy complimentary golf lessons by a Topgolf professional during brunch in one of the poolside bays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Admission into Hideaway Pool is free and open to the public.
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BEER PARK WILL SPONSOR OUTDOOR MOVIES

Beer Park at Paris...
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...has started a night at the drive-in movie, with outdoor showings of cult classics like “Vegas Vacation,” “Mean Girls,” and “Ghostbusters” at 9 p.m. every Monday night through Aug. 27.
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THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES GROUP TOUR TO HAVANA, CUBA

The Mob Museum is offering an educational opportunity with its “Explore Havana” trip led by Museum Advisory Council Member Scott M. Deitche, who is an organized crime expert and author of seven books on the topic. 

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The tour takes place Oct. 18–21, 2018

This trip is operated by Cuba Executive Travel, Inc., a licensed travel service provider. 

Cost is $1,535 per person, with $500 deposit needed no later than July 5.

The Mob loved Havana and in the 1950s.

American crime bosses invested millions to make it the Las Vegas of the Caribbean. 

For a short time, Havana was a Las Vegas rival until Fidel Castro extinguished the Mob's dreams in 1959 when he seized control, shut down the casinos, and sent the mobsters packing.
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LIFEHOUSE WILL PERFORM AT M POOL

American rock band, Lifehouse...

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... will perform at the M Pool on Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m. as part of M Resort's summer concert series. 

Lifehouse with singer-songwriter and group founder Jason Wade, Bryce Soderberg on bass, and Ricky Woolstenhulme Jr. on drums has sold more than 15 million records worldwide since they released their debut album, “No Name Face,” in 2001. 

Tickets start at $29.99.
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COMEDIAN BILLY GARDELL RETURNS TO GREEN VALLEY RANCH

Billy Gardell...

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...Emmy nominated actor and comedian, is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m

Ticket range is $25-$55.
Gardell is most famous for playing Officer Mike Biggs in the hit TV series “Mike & Molly” from 2010-2016. 

Going the dramatic route, he has played Elvis' manager Colonel Tom Park in the CMT series “Sun Records,” inspired by the Broadway musical. 

In 2016, Gardell received a Daytime Emmy nomination as Best Gameshow Host for “Monopoly Millionaires Club.”

Gardell's entertainment career began as a stand-up comedian. He material includes stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life. His comedy specials, “Billy Gardell: Halftime” premiered on Comedy Central and “Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs” on Showtime.
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AL DI MEOLA WILL BRING OPUS TOUR 2018 TO SANTA FE STATION

Guitar legend Al Di Meola...

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... is bringing the Al Di Meola Opus Tour 2018 with special guest Jordan Rudess to the Chrome Showroom inside Santa Fe Station on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.

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Tickets are $45.

During a 40-plus year career, Di Meola has regenerated the jazz idiom three times over. And at age 63, this guitar master was inspired to begin a new chapter in his career with the release of “OPUS” on EAR Music in February 2017.

Rudess is best known as the keyboard player for the Grammy-nominated rock band Dream Theater.
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COMPOSERS SHOWCASE’ IS MONTHLY NONPROFIT MUSICAL SHOWCASE

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas” is a monthly musical showcase held in Myron's Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center at 10:30 p.m. 

Performances feature original music by some of Las Vegas' best composers and songwriters and performed by some of top musicians and talent locally. 

This is an amazing opportunity for composers to present original musical material to a supportive audience in an informal cabaret-style setting. 

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates: 

July 25

Sept. 5

Oct. 17

Nov. 28

Jan. 16

Feb. 20

March 20

Tickets are $20 to $25.

The nonprofit was created as an entertainment forum co-founded and hosted/emceed by Keith Thompson of PK Entertainment, who produces “The Cocktail Cabaret” at Caesars Palace. 

He's also been musical director for “Jersey Boys” and “Idaho! The Comedy-Musical,” and was voted “Best Composer” 2016 by “Vegas Seven.”
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MORE TALENT ADDED TO DOWNTOWN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Downtown Rocks, the free summer concert series on Fremont Street, has added more name talent to this year's lineup.

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Added concerts will include:

July 21 – Jefferson Starship and Eddie Money on 1st Street Stage

Aug. 31Melissa Etheridge on 3rd Street Stage.
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MARVEL AVENGERS  S.T.A.T.I.O.N

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N...

... inside Treasure Island has launched the first-ever Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Super Hero shuttle bus

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The complimentary 25-person decked-out bus picks up S.TA.T.I.O.N. ticket holders and transports them directly to the attraction. 

The shuttle bus runs every Friday through Sunday from noon until 6 p.m

In addition, the bus will also sell tickets to the attraction, so fans can avoid box office lines and go straight into the exhibit from the bus.
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CINDY WILLIAMS RETURNS AS ‘MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL’



Actress Cindy Williams, of the famous “Laverne and Shirley” television duo...



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... has once again returned as the guest star of “Menopause The Musical” at Harrah's



Her return coincides with the 13th anniversary of the celebrated production, which is the longest-running scripted musical in the city's history. 



In addition, the show will celebrate its 5,000th Las Vegas performance at the end of this month.



Williams first appeared as the Las Vegas show's special guest star in July 2016 playing the fifth girlfriend.



She joins current cast members: Vita Corimbi, Earth Mother; Jacquelyn Holland Wright, Soap Star; Lori Legacy, Iowa Housewife; and Lisa Mack, Professional Woman. 



Another note, Williams recently released her book, “Shirley, I Jest!: A Storied Life.”



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VIRGINIA STILL’ IS NAME FOR MOB MUSEUM'S MOONSHINE STILL

Following an Instagram still-naming contest, The Mob Museum downtown announced The Underground distillery's artisan copper-pot moonshine still will be called “Virginia Still”...

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... which is a playful twist on the name of one of the more intriguing and notorious organized crime figures with a Las Vegas connection, Virginia Hill.
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Referred to as the “Queen of the Mob,” Hill was a courtesan and entrusted cash courier for American gangsters in the 1930s and '40s. In 1945, she joined Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel for the historic Flamingo opening and turmoil on the Strip. 

Rumors by 1947 were Siegel had skimmed $2 million of the Flamingo's building “costs” of $6 million and gave the money to Hill to hide in a Swiss bank.

The Underground's still was custom-made for the Museum by CARL Artisan Distilleries and Brewing Systems in Germany, the country's oldest fabricator. 

The system distills corn-mash moonshine, which is available at the speakeasy bar and for sale in The Underground.
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SCENIC AIRLINES OFFERS NEW EXCLUSIVE GRAND CANYON TOUR

Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines new year-round Antelope Canyon Expedition tour is the first and only excursion now offering nonstop flights to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend from Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. 

From Las Vegas, guests fly to Page, Ariz., where they experience a guided tour of Antelope Canyon...

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...followed by seeing the famous Horseshoe Bend...

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... from the edge of the Colorado River. 

The adventure lasts approximately 11 hours, including transportation, flights and time in the canyon

Cost is $499 and $479 for children 11 years old and under.
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"SWEETEST LITTLE MOVIE SERIES" AT FASHION SHOW MALL




The Fashion Show mall on the Strip will hold its complimentary summer family-friendly “Sweetest Little Movie Series” ...



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PG-rated movies will be every Wednesday through July 25 in a park-like setting at 6 p.m. with seating in The Great Hall on first come, first served basis.

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AMERICAN IDOL: LIVE!’ TOUR STOPS AT ORLEANS ARENA

The “American Idol: Live!” 2018 tour, which will stop in more than 40 cities this summer, will visit the Orleans Arena on Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

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The 2018 tour follows the hit show's return to television and will feature performances from this season's top seven finalists, including Cade FoehnerCaleb Lee HutchinsonCatie TurnerGabby BarrettJurneeMaddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard

“American Idol” Season 8 winner, Kris Allen, will be a special guest on the tour. 

Tickets start at $39.
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GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS HEADLINE AT  SUNSET STATION

Rock legends George Thorogood & The Destroyers are returning to Las Vegas for a special poolside performance at the Sunset Amphitheater at Sunset Station on Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m

Standing room tickets are $25 and reserved seating starts at $35.

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Over the course of 16 studio albums, the band has amassed an unmatched catalogue of hits including the ultimate anthem, “Bad To The Bone.” 

Their powerhouse live performances including appearances on “SNL” and Live Aid and the opening slot on the Rolling Stones' historic '81 tour, have made the group legendary.
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"Breaking Bread with Bono"
Coming to The Bootlegger this Summer

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Many of you know that I a good friend of Dennis & Lorraine Bono for the past 12 years and I'm proud to announce that Dennis will begin ANOTHER show shortly...

...a talk show at the legendary Bootlegger Bistro.

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 Here's the latest announcement we received:

"I promised that I’d be making a more formal announcement about the format of my newest show that will begin before the summer. 

First, I’d like to remind all of our loyal fans that The Dennis Bono Show will continue on our regular schedule at The South Point where Michael Gaughan and his staff have treated us like family and given us wonderful home for the Dennis Bono Show. 

The new show will be a one on one talk show emanating from The Bootlegger and each week will feature an up close and personal visit with a celebrity from the world of entertainment, sports, etc, while having a comfortable and relaxing dining experience where we will share stories, laughs, food, and of course, wine ! 

The name of the new show will be “BREAKING BREAD WITH BONO” and will air on the CRN Network. 

Stay tuned for more details. 

And please remember that this new show will not be a musical variety show and that The Dennis Bono Show will continue on our regular schedule every Thursday at 2pm at The South Point. 

And once again thank you all for your loyalty and support and see you Thursday at The South Point !"

Note:

The projected time and day of the week has not yet been determined; however, the new show is expected to begin sometime after the 4th of July holiday.

Though the final details have not yet been determined, this new show will take place in a specific "VIP" booth at the Bootlegger...

...and will take place during normal lunch hours.

General seating will NOT be available in the restaurant area as that seating in the Bootlegger will be limited to those who dine.

Lunch Reservations will be accepted.

The bar area will be open; however I've been made aware that viewing will be limited from that location.  Also there will be no speakers other than used during the radio broadcast. 

We'll keep all of you posted as to the date and time of this new show as more details become available.

We wish our friend, Dennis Bono, the very best in this new endeavor.

For 18 years he has continued to offer the best in local entertainment free of charge to the senior community.
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DIVE-IN MOVIES AT RIO

Dive-in movies will be held for free at VooDoo Beach at the Rio on select Fridays throughout the summer beginning at sunset

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Movie dates are: 

July 20 
“Star Trek” 

Aug. 3 
“Jurassic World”

Aug. 24 
“Cars 3”
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THE COMEDY LINEUP RECRUITS JOHN CAPARULO AND TOM GREEN

Comedians John “Cap” Caparulo and Tom Green are now The Comedy Lineup regulars at Harrah's performing 10 p.m. shows

Caparulo is Thursday-Saturday and Tom Green every Sunday and Monday. 

Tickets start at $36.99.

Tom Green and John Caparulo

Caparulo is known as the “under-dressed every man” and presents a sarcastic and often self-deprecating view on topics such as marriage and fatherhood with a quick-witted approach to reflections on daily life. 

Green is recognized for his uncensored rants on everything from the economy and politics to the pitfalls of social media and technology with a sharp wit and “anything goes” attitude. He incorporates videos and music into his act.
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M RESORT HOSTS SUMMER ‘DIVE-IN’ MOVIES
  

 M Resort started hosting “Dive-In” family-friendly movies on select Friday nights at the outdoor M Pool throughout the summer



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Featuring back-to-back flicks, doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the first film at 8:30 p.m., followed by a second blockbuster picture after a 10-minute intermission. 

Selected Saturdays.



$2 cover for all ages is charged at the door



 Swimming is permitted for those in proper attire, but floats, tubes, noodles, and oversize rafts are not allowed.

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NEW LOCATION FOR THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME

Moving from the Emergency Arts building, the Burlesque Hall of Fame downtown has a new much larger location at 1027 S. Main Street

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The traditional ribbon cutting for the grand opening was a pink boa.
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Barry Manilow
"Ready to Take a Chance Again"
at Westgate

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He's coming back...

...and...hopefully...

...this time he'll stay, as Barry Manilow will be back at the Westgate for a residency.

Tickets now on sale for the following shows:

July 19th thru July 21st
July 26th thru July 28th
September 27th thru September 29th
October 4th thru October 6th

Tickets will range from $19.75 to $329.75 plus fees.

The show is 85 minutes and filled with his greatest hits.

The Westgate, previously known as The Las Vegas Hilton, welcomed Barry Manilow for his original February 24, 2005 Las Vegas residency debut before he moved to Paris Hotel & Casino.

For those who saw him numerous times over the years, we can only say:

"It's a Miracle"

Welcome back Mr. Manilow. We sure missed you !

Got a favorite Barry Manilow Song?

Let us know.  Send us your favorite !

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THE UNDERGROUND AT THE MOB MUSEUM

Zappos.com has signed on to serve as the sponsor of The Underground, the new Prohibition history exhibition at The Mob Museum.

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As The Underground's signature sponsor, Zappos will enjoy other unique privileges and onsite exposure. 

For example, one of The Underground's monthly beer selections available to the public will be crafted in collaboration with the Zappos team and will be known as “Zap on Tap.”
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A MOB STORY’ WILL DEBUT AT PLAZA

An original production, “A Mob Story,” will open at the Plaza downtown in July

Set to today's popular music, the show will follow the exciting role mobsters played in Las Vegas' history. The host taking the audience on the journey will be the last Godfather, former Colombo family capo, Michael Franzese, along with 180-degree visual effects and themed choreography. 

Former Las Vegas Mayor and famous mob attorney, Oscar B. Goodman will be an ambassador to the show and make special appearances.

A Mob Story

Jeff Kutash, the mob show's producer and director, is known for creating “Splash” at the former Riviera, which won “Las Vegas Show of the Year” 12 times. 

For his new creation, Kutash has recruited a first-class team of dance masters and Broadway theatrical designers along with a cast of 25 singers, actors, and dancers. 

Tickets start at $59.99 general admission$79.99 VIP, and $150 for platinum.
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HOOTERS HAS NEW SHOWS

Two new shows  are at Hooters in the Night Owl Showroom, which are joining an established roster with master impressionist Gordie Brown, the quirky 4 p.m. “Worst Show in Las Vegas,” and “The Dirty Joke Show” starring Geechy Guy.

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One show is “Cons of Comedy,” with an unconventional mix of standup comedy and acrobatics. 

Theming the show, “Cons of Comedy” takes place in a maximum-security prison where three talented inmates sitting on death row. 

Overseeing the inmates all wearing orange jumpsuits is a twisted warden. 

Shows are Thursday through Sunday at 9 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday.

Cons of Comedy - Hooters


Electric Candy” is a late night 10:30 p.m. sultry and sexy tour through a sensual dream world. 

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The show is an interactive vignette style production blurring the line between relaxing lounge, nightclub and stage show. 

With an all-girl non-topless cast of fabulous beautiful dancers, the audience can even wander around and dance.
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GUITARIST JESSE COOK WILL PERFORM AT RED ROCK RESORT

Master guitarist Jesse Cook...

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... will return to Las Vegas for a special performance at Red Rock Resort inside Rocks Lounge on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m

Tickets start at $45.

Cook was born in Paris before his parents moved back to their homeland Canada where he started guitar lessons. He studied classical guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Music, moved on to York University, and studied jazz at Berklee College in Boston. 

On his albums and in concert, Cook developed his signature synthesis of world music. He's released 10 genre-defying albums, garnering 11 Juno (Canada's Grammy) nominations - and one win in 2001 for “Free Fall.”
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R&B AND NEO SOUL SERIES STARTS UP AT BROOKLYN BOWL

Brooklyn Bowl...

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...in partnership with entertainment company Neo Soul Vegas, is starting an ongoing concert series featuring the best Neo soul and R&B talent. 

Crooner Lloyd on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.

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New Orleans-born Lloyd Polite Jr., better known as Lloyd, began his solo career in 2003 after the preteen boy band N-Toon disbanded and released his solo debut single “Southside” in 2004. 

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The single, featuring Ashanti, quickly charted and became a Top 40 hit. 

His second album “Street Love” in 2007 featured top-twenty hits “You” and “Get It Shawty.” 

Some other Lloyd hits include “Bed Rock,” “Lay It Down,” and “Dedication To My Ex.” 

Tickets start at $25.
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FREMONT STREET HOLDS FREE SUMMER ROCK CONCERTS
The Fremont Street Experience has announced its powerhouse summer series lineup of chart-topping headliners.

The FREE concerts offer a diverse range of musical genres for audiences of all ages.

The upcoming lineup includes:

July 14
The Cult

Aug. 11
Molly Hatchet

Aug. 25
Halestorm

Sept. 29
RATT and Sebastian Bach.
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NEW OFFER AT NEON MUSEUM

The Neon Museum...

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... is now offering paired tickets, which combine a tour of the Boneyard with a museum interpreter, followed by the 30-minute presentation of “Brilliant!” in the outside North Gallery. 

Up to 50 guests are transported directly at one time into Las Vegas' history.
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 SEAQUEST INTRODUCES ASIAN SMALL-CLAWED OTTER PUPS

SeaQuest Las Vegas...

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...an interactive aquarium located inside the Boulevard Mall not far from the Strip, now has two new Asian small-clawed otter pups, which is following the addition of two coatimundi and two capybaras. 

These otter pups are the smallest of the 13 otter species, grow approximately three feet long from head to tail, and weighing on average 12 pounds as adults. 

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They are classified as “vulnerable” because they are likely to become endangered unless threatening circumstances improve.

For a limited time, SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium is offering discounted tickets online starting at $8.95

To purchase a discounted ticket, search Vegas visit SeaQuest online.

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MINT TAVERN REVISES VINTAGE VEGAS

The MINT Tavern has opened at 332 W. Sahara Ave., a few doors down from the Golden Steer, which is the oldest operating steakhouse in town, with a classic Las Vegas-lounge atmosphere. 

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The local-friendly spot offers time-honored libations, a variety of live entertainment and 24-hour gaming.

The establishment has been conceived by nightlife mogul Todd Worz and Jonathan Fine, owner of FINE Entertainment. Both men conceptualized the space based on their mutual appreciation for the roots of Las Vegas, blending classic hospitality with a progressive tavern experience. 

The name is inspired by The Mint, which originally opened its doors downtown as a hotel and casino in 1957.

Currently, The MINT Tavern is featuring free weekly swing dancing lessons on Fridays from 7:30-9 p.m. and will have a rotation of other entertainment such as a pianist and vocalist, three-piece band, acoustic guitarist, comedy shows and big bands.
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TOTO WILL BRING WORLD TOUR TO SUNSET STATION

TOTO...

... in support of the band's 40th Anniversary will bring “The 40 Trips Around The Sun” world tour to the Sunset Amphitheater at Sunset Station on Friday, Aug. 10

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"Africa"
"Rosanna"


Tickets are $25 (standing room), $35$45, and $55.



TOTO's new greatest hits package titled “40 Trips Around The Sun” was recently released while the band is currently in the middle of an extensive European tour. 



In addition, TOTO announced the release of their definitive box set “All In” via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music).



With more than 40 years together, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world, as well as one of the few 70's bands to endure changing trends and styles. 



As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5,000 albums.

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Smith Center Announces 2018-2019 Broadway Musicals Series

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(August 7-12, 2018)

Andrew Lloyd Webber delivers 14 new songs to augment the tunes featured in the 2003 movie hit about how a wannabe rocker turned substitute teacher transforms his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping band.


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 (September 4-9, 2018)

Get ready to conga with this jukebox musical, which follows Emilio and Gloria Estafan from Cuba to the US, tracing their quest for success on the pop charts....and...their determination to return there after an auto accident almose wrecked their future. 

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 (October 9-14, 2018)

Adrienne Shelly's 2007 indi hit inspires this musical adaptation, featuring a score by singer/songwriter, Sara Bareilles, about a pucky small-town waitress (and expert pie maker) who dreams her way out of a loveless marriage. 

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(November 7-25, 2018)

Disney’s six time Tony winner, powered by an Elton John score and director Julie Taymor’s imaginative staging, returns with its tale of lion prince Simba discovering his true identity — and power. 

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(January 15-20, 2019)

A lonely, depressed high-school student inadvertently becomes a social media sensation in this six-time Tony winner featuring ascore from “La La Land” Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. 


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(February 19-24, 2019)

Set during the week following the Sept. 11 attacks, this fact-based musical portrays the efforts of the residents of Gander, Newfoundland, to welcome, house and feed almost 7,000 stranded passengers whose planes were diverted there following the Sept. 11 attacks. 


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(March 19-24, 2019)

Betty Buckley (a Tony winner for “Cats”) takes over the starring role of sassy matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, belting such classic Jerry Herman tunes as “Before the Parade Passes By,” in the national tour of the Tony-winning Broadway revival. 


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(April 18-24, 2019)

Described as the illegitimate Broadway baby of Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python, this madcap murder mystery recounts the disastrous production of a 1920s stage thriller, missed cues, forgotten lines, collapsing sets and all. )


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(June 4-9, 2019)

Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and team (“The King and I”) work their magic on Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s Broadway classic about the travails of Jewish milkman Tevye, his family and his neighbors in an early 20th-century Russian shtetl named Anatevka. 


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(June 18-30, 2019)

Roald Dahl’s beloved tale inspires a stage adaptation of the beloved 1971 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” with a new score augmenting such favorites as “Pure Imagination” and “The Candy Man.” 

Current Broadway Las Vegas season subscribers may renew for the 2018-19 season now at

...or by telephone (702)749-2847 or at the box office at 361 Symphony Park Ave. 

Sales for new subscriptions will be announced this spring.

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NEVADA CASINO MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY AT STATE MUSEUM



The Museum of Gaming History...



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... exhibit debuted in the main entry hallway at the Nevada State Museum in the Springs Preserve



The exhibit is comprised of three large sized display cases filled with Nevada casino ashtrays, matchbooks and playing cards.



The exhibit will run through September 2018 and may be extended



A second exhibit phase is already planned showcasing items from the five casinos featured in the 1960 “Oceans 11” movie



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Mini-museums are now also located at the El Cortez, Plaza, Neon Museum and Mob Museum. 

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MOB MUSEUM REVEALS MAJOR FIRST-FLOOR RENOVATION!
The Mob Museum downtown has debuted its major first-floor renovation, which includes a brand-new exhibition space called Organized Crime Today, focusing on the modernization and evolution of organized crime in the present day. 

Also new are two experiential spaces:

Use of Force Training Experience and Crime Lab, which present methods employed by law enforcement to apprehend and prosecute criminals and their organizations. 

These new exhibits and experiences represent the first phase of the Museum's largest capital improvement project since opening on Feb. 14, 2012.

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The Organized Crime Today Exhibition, which is included in the general admission price, features artifacts, graphics and a large, interactive, 17-foot-wide Global Networks touchscreen wall, bringing the story of organized crime into the present day. In addition to covering present-day rackets, 

Organized Crime Today explores active crime groups such as outlaw motorcycle gangs, Yakuza, Mexican cartels, Eastern European mafias and MS-13—and the international array of law enforcement agencies that seek to eradicate them. Exhibits and corresponding digital content on the Museum's website will be regularly updated to reflect the latest global organized crime developments.

The price for admission to the Use of Force Training Experience, which places guests in the shoes of law enforcement officers, is $12 in addition to regular admission

Admission to the Crime Lab, which is a hands-on, interactive exploration of five different forensic science topics, is $7 plus regular admission

An All-Access Pass, combining general admission and both experiences, is $41.95, with special reduced pricing for Nevada residents, law enforcement, military, teachers, seniors and students.
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RAIDERS' PREVIEW CENTER OPENS IN TOWN SQUARE

The Raiders' won't even be playing in Las Vegas for a couple years but now the team's past, present and future is housed under one roof for all to see. 

The Raider Preview Center, which is like a mini-museum with memorabilia including championship rings and trophies, opened in Town Square this month.

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The Raider Image, the team's official store, has retail outlets at Town Square and at Galleria at Sunset in Henderson.
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WRECK ROOM OPENS DESTRUCTION EXPERIENCE

A new rage room destruction experience opened in Las Vegas called Wreck Room offering guests a 30-minute “smashing good time” in a controlled hassle-free environment. 



Wreck Room has four separate rooms available for gatherings of one to six participants.

Items to be pulverized are provided along with full suit, face mask, gloves and bootie protection and a wrecking weapon. 

Participants must be 18 years or older, provide identification, wear closed toe shoes, and sign a waiver.

Operating hours are daily from 2 to 10 p.m

Standard packages start from: $35 single packages$75 double packages; and group of six $165

Custom Wreck sessions are available.

Wreck Room is in Chinatown at 4090 Schiff Drive

Bookings can be made by calling (702) 405-6408, emailing nfo@wreckvegas.com, or online.

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BRILLIANT!’ EXPERIENCE IS NEW AT THE NEON MUSEUM

The Neon Museum unveiled “Brilliant!” audiovisual immersion experience using technology advances to re-electrify 40 monumental examples of the museum's vintage signs. 

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The 30-minute experience is open to the public nightly except Tuesday with shows at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m

Guests are escorted to the newly opened Neon Museum North Gallery, which is an open-air outdoor theater with famous signs all around. After gathering in the first walkway inside, folks are escorted around the corner to where the light show takes place.

Not knowing what to expect, it was indeed a pleasant surprise to first-hand experience the show's superb visual and sound execution created by noted artist Craig Winslow. 

The standing audience is transported directly into the history of Las Vegas through sight and 3D sound

Static signs come to life, splashed with iconic Las Vegas images and accompanied by the soundtrack of some of the greatest musical performers in history with a Vegas-connection such as Liberace, Elvis and members of The Rat Pack

After the show, visitors have about 10 minutes to take photos of the signs and to view them up close.

Note that shows times may change in summer months. 

Tickets are sold separately for “Brilliant!” 

Tickets are $23, and $15 locals, seniors, students, and military

Museum members have free access.
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FORMER ‘VOICE’ CONTESTANT JOINS TUSCANY'S ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

Ryan Whyte Maloney...






...a contestant on season six of the hit series “The Voice,” has joined the weekly entertainment lineup at Tuscany becoming a regular performer at Piazza Lounge on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m



He joins regulars including Kenny DavidsenKelly Clinton and Michael Grimm.



Maloney is an accomplished singer, songwriter and producer. At age 21, he self-produced and engineered his first album before joining the band "Indulge" in 2005. 



Maloney spent 10 years touring the band before breaking off as a solo artist and songwriter and auditioning for “The Voice” in 2014. 



With a four-chair turn, Maloney chose Team Blake and made it to the team's top five. 



He has shared the stage with big names including Tim McGraw, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Rascal Flatts and others.

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NEVADA STATE FOSSILS RETURNED FROM CALIFORNIA


More than 20,000 Ice Age Fossils with some dating back 190,000 years, which were excavated from Las Vegas' own Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and surrounding areas in Nevada, have been stored in California museums for the past 20 years. 







The artifacts came back to Nevada and to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum



The Las Vegas Natural History Museum will house these excavated materials to be used for research and learning purposes as well as to be included in exhibits.

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       BUILDING BOOM CONTINUES WITH AREA 15!

While traditional shopping malls are struggling, a new 126,000-square-foot retail/entertainment venture called AREA 15 is on the horizon aligning with the current cultural shift into new dimensions of experience. 

A new entertainment and retail complex will come to life in mid-2019 with a concept of a wholly re-imagined world weaving immersive experiences, themed events, art installations, restaurants, bars, and nightlife together. 

AREA 15 is a development project led by a joint venture between real estate development firm Fisher Brothers and creative agency Beneville Studios, both of New York.


Area 15 Complex Las Vegas

Meow Wolf, a multimedia-production company based in Santa Fe, N.M., has signed on as the anchor tenant. 

Game of Thrones author and Santa Fe resident George RR Martin is one of Meow Wolf's biggest investors. 

The business creates immersive, interactive experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. 

Meow Wolf's first permanent exhibition, House of Eternal Return, in Santa Fe has welcomed nearly a million visitors its first two years.

Complementing the retail and event space and tying elements together will be the interconnected 30,000-square-foot “Spine,” an immersive bizarre and promenade destination as well as a canvas for artists to showcase their work. 

One example is Las Vegas-based sculptor Henry Chang who has found a permanent home in AREA 15 for “The Flux Capacitor,” one of his cars originally built for the Burning Man festival.

AREA 15 will be located on vacant land at the southwest corner of Sirius Avenue and Rancho Drive near Palace Station

A sales and marketing center is open at 3230 W. Desert Inn Road, Suite 180, for leasing and sales inquiries
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THE DOWNTOWN GRAND AND TENAYA CREEK BREWERY PARTNER

The Downtown Grand has created the city's first “Bed & Brewski” hotel room package, which offers private tours of the nearby Tenaya Creek Brewery



Guests who book the experiential package will be greeted with a six-pack of their chosen brewski upon check-in, as well as a ticket to privately tour Tenaya Creek Brewery.

The tour will include a five-beer sampler and 25% off additional food and beverage at the Tenaya Creek bar plus 25% off all Tenaya Creek beers at Downtown Grand's Freedom BeatTriple George Grill, and Citrus Grand Pool Deck during their stay.
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CLINT HOLMES AND EARL TURNER TEAM UP AT WESTGATE

A new show opened at Westgate  featuring celebrated Las Vegas entertainers Clint Holmes and Earl Turner taking the stage together in 

“SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show.” 

This collaboration will highlight the chemistry and camaraderie between two powerful performers. 

These two entertainers have often shared each other's stages as headliners and for more than two decades, lent their voices to each other's award-winning shows.

Clint Holmes and Earl Turner

Turner and Holmes will combine their amazing energy, voices, humor and life experiences to bring new life to the music that makes up the soundtracks of our lives. 

With them will be a live eight-piece band under the musical direction of Christian Tamburr, a three-time Down Beat Magazine Music Award winner.

Holmes is a consummate entertainer, performer and recording artist scoring a No. 1 hit in 1972 with “Playground in My Mind.” 


His latest album “Rendezvous” was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2018.

Thirty-year veteran Turner is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor. 

He was inducted in the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.

Performances will be Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. in the International Westgate Theater at Westgate

Tickets are $48$58$78 and $98.
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‘THE VOICE: NEON DREAMS’ WILL BE A LAS VEGAS PRODUCTION

A cast of past contestants are the headliners in “The Voice: Neon Dreams”  at The Voice Theater located at 4455 Paradise Road. 



The innovative concert experience will be the continuation of the musical journey for some of the show’s hottest contestants, bringing fans up-close to their favorite performers and right into the world of “The Voice,” allowing them, through an interactive pre-show experience, to take the first steps on their very own “Voice” journey.

The show’s all-star cast of vocalists will be led by season 10 winner Alisan Porter and feature Chris Mann (season two), Mary Sarah (season 10), Matthew Schuler (season five), and Matt McAndrew (season seven). 

They will be joined by future winners of “The Voice” and backed by a versatile band led by Michael Sanchez (season 11) that collectively plays more than 50 instruments.

The Voice: Neon Dreams” will be performed Sunday through Wednesday at 8 p.m. with 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday in a custom built, state of the art venue

Tickets will start at $42.

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‘THE COCKTAIL CABARET’ LIVENS UP CLEOPATRA'S BARGE

The Cocktail Cabaret”...



... a new live 70-minute musical show, is the first ticketed residency at the 140-seat Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace since Matt Goss closed his show in September 2016. 

It is also the first show on the Strip created and produced by musical team Keith Thompson (“Jersey Boys,” “Idaho! The Comedy-Musical” and “The Composers Showcase” at The Smith Center) and pianist Philip Fortenberry with multiple Broadway credits and who was also the Liberace hand/body double in HBO's “Behind the Candelabra.”

It's quite thrilling and invigorating to be sitting so close to four mesmerizing performers who move all over the tiny intimate room singing solos, duets and as a foursome re-imaging modern standards backed by a four-piece band led by Fortenberry. 



The two ladies, Broadway veteran Niki Scalera and Maren Wade, make continuous costume changes, which pleasantly augment each song. 

The animated onstage host is another Broadway veteran Eric Jordan Young, who many may remember from “Vegas! The Show.” 

Youthful multilingual classical/pop cross-over vocalist Daniel Emmet, who has commanded stages such as The Staples Center in Los Angeles and Palais Todesco in Vienna, is like Pavarotti. 

There are many wonderful reasons to see this show and his voice alone is one.

The show is performed during the 6 p.m. cocktail hour Wednesday through Saturday

Tickets are $55
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THE TWILIGHT ZONE BY MONSTER MINI GOLF IS OPEN AT BALLY'S



The indoor monster themed glow in the dark 18-hole miniature golf course is open now at Bally's and called The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf



Patrons can play the course with custom and animated props at every turn. 

The venue also offers arcade games, four lanes of candle pin bowling, a DJ to keep spirits uplifted, a small gift shop area, and a private event room. 

Pricing is $11.95 and $9.95 for locals.

The other glow in the dark themed miniature golf course is KISS by Monster Mini Golf at the Rio.
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"Masters of Illusion” ....



...the hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show, debuted a live stage show at 7:0pm in the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s

Tickets start at $49.

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Television personality, actor and designer Carson Kressley, best known  “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” recently took in his former co-star Jai Rodriguez’s comedy “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” at Paris. 



The show was a surprise smash-hit in New York City, before making its Las Vegas debut with reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson and Rodriguez earlier this year.
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Classic Lounge Wednesday
with
Wes Winters

6:00pm to 9:30pm

 FREE

Roxy's 
Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas
(702) 456-7777
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MICHAEL GRIMM JOINS TUSCANY'S ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP


Michael Grimm...


... winner of “America's Got Talent” season five, has joined the weekly entertainment lineup at Tuscany performing every Tuesday night starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Piazza Lounge

Grimm has toured with Stevie Nicks, Heart and Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers in addition to opening for BB King, Doobie Brothers and Little River Band.
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The Las Vegas Connection Live Radio/stage Show...



...taking place every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Grandview Lounge at South Point is free and open to the public with new guests being interviewed each week. 

Audience members have a chance to ask questions and to win prizes.
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LAS VEGAS LIGHTS FOOTBALL CLUB UNVEILS TEAM LOGO

The Las Vegas Lights Football Club (FC) unveiled its logo...


...with elements inspired by hundreds of fan submissions and team colors – blue, yellow and pink.

The result is a logo capturing the essence of the city that Lights FC will represent when it begins play in the United Soccer League (USL) in February 2018.

Season tickets start at $200, with each full season ticket purchased receiving a free Lights FC jersey.
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RTC BIKE SHARE DOWNTOWN CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) launched RTC Bike Share last year and is celebrating its first birthday.



There are 21 stations and 180 bikes located throughout downtown Las Vegas.

RTC Bike Share sold more than 9,000 passes in its inaugural year with riders completing more than 18,000 rides.

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) took notice of the healthy benefits and last month partnered with the RTC for a one-year sponsorship to brand 10 RTC Bike Share bikes.

To celebrate Bike Share's first birthday, a special gold bike has been introduced.

The RTC offers clues to its location on its social media accounts encouraging Bike Share users to find the gold bike.

Users who post a photo of themselves riding the gold bike with the hashtags #RTCBikeShare #VegasGoesGold will be entered to win prizes.

Also, riders can purchase a 30-day Bike Share pass for $1 through Dec. 31 on the RTC Bike Share website for the first month when selecting the auto-renew option and using promo code: BDAY1 at check out to receive the first month's discount.

All subsequent months will be charged the regular $20 per month.
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EXCALIBUR LAUNCHES ‘ULTIMATE 4-D EXPERIENCE’ ATTRACTION

Excalibur added the "Ultimate 4-D Experience" to its Fun Dungeon entertainment portfolio.

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The 72-seat special effects theater is created by SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, the market leader in cinematic attractions specializing in 4-D Theaters.

The Ultimate 4-D Experience will open with three 15-minute film shows created in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

The initial lineup putting guests in the middle of the action will include: San Andreas; Journey 2; The Mysterious Island; and The LEGO Movie, a custom-made animated film taking place in the world of The LEGO Movie.

The Ultimate 4-D Experience will be open daily from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Shows will run every 20 minutes, with each experience playing once an hour.

Guests can see one show for $9.99, two shows for $12.99, or three shows for $14.99.
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VEGAS ACES VOLLEYBALL CLUB UNVEILS FIRST TRAINING CENTRE

Vegas Aces Training Centre...

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 ...which recently opened, is Southern Nevada's first dedicated volleyball facility and the first-of-its-kind facility in the region.

It is the new home of the Vegas Aces Volleyball Club...


... which despite lacking a dedicated training facility until now has nonetheless amassed impressive accolades and rankings.

Located in Henderson, the new two-story facility began construction in October 2016.

It features 28-foot-high ceilings with three courts on the first floor, dedicated viewing areas for guests from the second floor balcony and office space.

The court features the same padded faux wood floors used at the Beijing Olympics.
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 ‘BRUNCH TO BROADWAY’ IS NEW EXPERIENCE AT RED ROCK RESORT

Brunch to Broadway,” which is a 50-minute journey through the history of Broadway with live renditions of some prevalent and celebrated hits, debuted at Red Rock Resort.
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The show is performed by a six-person, Broadway-caliber cast and live five-piece band at noon and 2 p.m. on alternating Sundays in the Rocks Lounge.

Tickets for the show are $20 and the brunch/show ticket combo, which includes a ticket to the Feast Brunch Buffet, is $32.
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ZAK BAGANS WILL OPEN HAUNTED MUSEUM

Zak Bagans...
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...who hosts the Travel Channel's “Ghost Adventures” series and with his team investigate the paranormal, opened his Haunted Museum, where otherworldly aficionados can see his extensive collection of macabre, bizarre and haunted objects and artifacts.

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Museum visitors will explore his collection via hour-long guided tours through a 30-room, 11,000-square-foot mansion built in 1938 in the historic downtown Las Vegas district.
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The Mob Museum...

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...has been named No. 20 on TripAdvisor's list of the Top 25 U.S. Museums in its 2017 Traveler's Choice Awards.

It is the only Nevada museum to appear on the list.

The museum has been open five years and this is the secod year in a row it has made the list.
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EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL REOPENING AT BALLY'S

The ghoulish “Evil Dead The Musical” cult production...

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...reopened at the Windows Showroom in Bally's.
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HARD ROCK CAFÉ GUITAR SIGN RETIRES TO NEON MUSEUM

Hard Rock Cafe's 80-foot-tall neon Gibson guitar sign...

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... displayed at the corner of Paradise and Harmon for 27 years is moving to the Neon Museum and will be displayed in January with other historic decommissioned landmarks.
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FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE OPENS ZOMBIE ATTRACTION

The new zombie-themed walk-through attraction “Fear the Walking Dead Survival,” inspired by AMC’s hit TV series, “Fear the Walking Dead™,” opened downtown at the Fremont Street Experience.

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The multi-sensory experience is a combination of motion rides, mazes, and interactive video games transporting visitors into a zombie apocalyptic world.

Tickets start at $30.

Hours of operation are daily Sunday–Thursday 1 p.m.–1 a.m. and weekends until 2 a.m

The collaborative project is by the Fremont Street Experience, AMC and Triotech, a Canadian company known for producing technologically advanced, interactive award-winning attractions.
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Celebrity Cars...

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... hosts a car show every Saturday morning with 200-plus cars gathering from 7-10 a.m. at 9500 S Eastern Ave. in front of Twin Peaks. 

 It’s free to attend and proceeds benefit Rotary Club of Las Vegas. 
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DOWNTOWN OFFERS FREE LOOP SHUTTLE SERVICE

The city of Las Vegas started a free six-month pilot shuttle service program, dubbed the Downtown Loop, running daily and stopping at seven downtown spots: Bonneville Transit Center; The Arts District; Pawn Plaza; Fremont East Entertainment District; Mob Museum; Fremont Street Experience; and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

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The Loop runs 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
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COMEDY-MAGICIAN ADAM LONDON INTRODUCES "PRESTO MAGIC" TICKET

After almost five years headlining at the D downtown, whimsical magician Adam London will now teach magic tricks to audience members opting for a new ticketing option…Presto Magic.

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This deal allows magic-lovers the opportunity to arrive at the theatre an hour early to learn up to three beginner-level tricks and to participate in a Q&A with London.

Presto Magic tickets are $49.95++ and include a rubber duck, a commemorative photo and first seating at “Adam London’s Laughternoon” show.
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BALLY’S WILL INTEGRATE MINI-GOLF AND BOWLING INTO RESORT MIX

The operator of the Rio mini-golf course, which is themed for the Kiss rock band, will open a second Las Vegas location at Bally’s with a different theme to-be-determined.

Opening this fall in the property’s lower level with retail shops, the project will include the 10,000-square-foot mini-golf, arcade and bowling attraction. 
The Monster Mini Golf operator has 30 18-hole miniature golf courses nationwide and has plans for a third location in the Las Vegas area.
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TOM DEVLIN’S MONSTER MUSEUM OPENS IN BOULDER CITY

 You can now visit Boulder City to see Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum...

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... at 1310 Nevada Highway.

Devlin is a professional makeup and special effects artist who wants to preserve the art form and feature information and artwork on practical effects artists like John Chambers, who created the prosthetics for the original “Planet of the Apes” movies.  

Some of the displays include Devlin’s original artwork, highlighting television shows and films including “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Creature of the Black Lagoon,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Army of Darkness,” “Poultrygeist,” “The Walking Dead,” “Child’s Play,” and “Puppet Master.”

Admission is $13.
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Mondays Dark

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The Space


New Las Vegas Entertainment Venues

by
Norm Johnson
A little information about Mark Shunock, founder and creator of the Mondays Dark program, and his new venue The Space.
 A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada, Shunock spent almost 10 years in New York City performing on America’s premiere stages and has even earned himself a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as "Timon" in Disney’s “The Lion King.” 
Mark recently starred in the Broadway hit “Rock of Ages” originally at The Venetian in Las Vegas, but can now be seen nightly as the emcee in “Magic Mike Live” at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Instead of settling within Las Vegas, performing, and living the good life, Shunock had the desire to change the theatrical landscape of Las Vegas and in November 2013, created Mondays Dark.
Twice a month, Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, The Strip, musical acts, and celebrity chefs for mingling, entertainment, and a lot of laughs, with the goal of raising $10,000 in 90 minutes.
Since its launch, Mondays Dark has collaborated with over 40 local charities including Opportunity Village, Nevada SPCA, Orion Cancer Foundation, Keep Memory Alive, AFAN Aid for Aids of Nevada, and Habitat for Humanity to name a few and has raised over $400,000, one event and ticket at a time.
It was Shunock’s other goal to provide the community with a sizzling mix of entertainment, music, and comedy to benefit local charities.
Shunock took his theatrical concept even further in 2017 with the opening of The Space, Vegas’ new community-driven, charity-based arts complex.
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It is set to be the haven of all arts and artists in Las Vegas and designed to accommodate a wide variety of events including the award-winning Mondays Dark, plays, musicals, intimate concerts, readings, workshops of all kinds, ancillary fundraising events, parties, and photo shoots.
The new arts complex features a 3,000-sq. ft. raw performance space, a black box theater, two rehearsal studios, podcast/recording studio, and a vintage piano bar and lounge.
For additional information on Mondays Dark, including updates on The Space, programming and charitable events, please visit:
                                           https://www.mondaysdark.com/
Mondays Dark is a 501(c)3 organization, located at:
3460 Cavaretta Ct., La Vegas

(702) 903-1070                                   

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RETIRED PALACE STATION SIGNS MOVE TO NEON MUSEUM

Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Station Casinos’ first casino, is currently undergoing a property-wide modernization and eliminating its well-established, 30-plus year train theme.

As part of that effort, several signs are being retired to the Neon Museum.
Retired Palace Station signs, which adorned the exterior of the property beginning in 1983, were officially unveiled in the museum’s new Boulevard Gallery exhibit and event space.

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Signage includes the train, which is approximately 8 feet wide by 17 feet tall and weighing 1,800 pounds, and the Palace Station letters, which measured approximately 50 feet in total length.
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THE MOB MUSEUM’S NEW DISPLAY IS ‘MOB AT THE MOVIES

Now on display at The Mob Museum is a new exhibit “Mob at the Movies,” which explores how organized crime has been portrayed in popular culture.

One artifact with an interesting local connection is a 1952 poster from the film “The Captive City” featuring John Forsythe and Joan Camden.

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Senator Estes Kefauver, who held one of the 1950s U.S. Senate hearings into organized crime in the Museum’s courtroom, provided the epilogue to the film, which was filmed entirely in Reno.

Other artifacts on display include "The Godfathermemorabilia; screen-worn suit from the television show “The Sopranos;” and posters from mob movies, movie lobby cards and more.
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NEON MUSEUM’S RED BARN SIGN ON DISPLAY AT FASHION SHOW

A new partnership will now have restored historic signs from the Neon Museum’s collection displayed for the first time on the Las Vegas Strip.

First on display is the Red Barn neon sign...

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... on the Fashion Show’s newly renovated Plaza on a platform near   Neiman Marcus. 

After several months, the Red Barn sign will be replaced with a different restored sign from the Neon Museum’s collection.

The Red Barn opened in the late 1950s as an antique store at 1317 Tropicana Avenue and was converted into a bar in the early 1960s.

By 1969, it had evolved into one of the first openly gay bars in Las Vegas featuring drag shows, such as “RB Follies.” The bar closed in March 1988.
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WATCH "MYSTERE" REHEARSALS AND RECEIVE SHOW DISCOUNT

The new schedule for visitors to witness open cast rehearsals of Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystère” at Treasure Island is Mondays from 4-4:30 p.m. 

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Attendees also receive an exclusive offer, tickets starting at $49.50 by presenting a special voucher at the box office.
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CASA De SHENANDOAH 

Casa De Shenandoah, Wayne Newton's home, introduced new kid-friendly animal adventure tours lasting close to two hours and highlighting Arabian horses, the exotic animal exhibit featuring Penguin Island, Monkey Manor, Wallaby World and more.

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The Neon Museum just updated its pricing schedule and night tours are $26 for regular admission.

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The Neon Museum/The Mob Museum ticket combination is now $32 for daytime and $39 for nighttime - online sales and in lobby purchase only.

Last week in preparation for its expansion, the Neon Museum demolished the L.A. Street Market building, which was adjacent to the La Concha visitor's center and museum store.

The expanded space will house 30 more signs, which have been in storage, including those from the Las Vegas Club, Spearmint Rhino, Longhorn Casino, Sahara Saloon, Opera House Saloon and Riviera.

Once construction on the 0.27-acre parcel is completed later this year, the new outdoor exhibit area and events center will host a variety of private events and public programs.
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THE MOB MUSEUM PLANS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

The Mob Museum downtown...

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...has announced plans to make substantial capital improvements.
This improvement project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018 and while construction is underway the museum will remain open.

Renovations will affect the museum’s basement level, which currently houses administrative offices, as well as the first level.

Improvements will encompass additional exhibits, interactive venues and a brand-new integrated retail and food service experience developed with the museum’s long-term partner Event Network.

Listed on the Nevada and National Register of Historic Places, the museum has assembled experts including Robert Chattel of Chattel, Inc., Historic Preservation Consultants, who served on the museum’s original development team. 

Together, the project team will honor the historic nature of the building and ensure the project abides by local, state and federal historic preservation requirements.

A sample of the new exhibits and experiences includes: Organized Crime Today; The Crime Lab; Firearms Training Simulator; and Expanded Retail and Dining.
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Boomtown 1905
Exhibit
at
Springs Preserve

Be transported back to the era of Las Vegas as a burgeoning railroad town at the new Boomtown 1905 exhibits.

 Walk through historic re-creations of the original train depot, Arizona Club, Majestic Theatre, First State Bank, Lincoln Hotel and a mercantile.


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Encounter interpretive, interactive exhibits and period décor to learn about life in 1905 - 1920 Las Vegas.

Take the Preserve’s trackless train to tour an original restored cottage, built by the railroad in 1910, and visit early businesses as you explore the faces and the places of Las Vegas’ past.


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Watch this video:

Springs Preserve
333 S.  Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89107
(702) 822-7700
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Red Rock Canyon
A Natural Beauty in Your Own Backyard

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Have you ever visited Red Rock Canyon? 

If you haven't, or if you're new to the community, or if you have a guest in town and looking for something "different" to experience, it's a "must see" for any one.
Red Rock Canyon offers a scenic drive, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, road biking, picnic areas and nature observing opportunities.
Here's a peak at what you can expect if you visit this magnificent aspect of Las Vegas ! 
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For full information including hours of operation.....
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LAS VEGAS GAINS SECOND NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE!


It's been years in the making but at last the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) will hold a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race beginning in the fall of 2018.

In addition the LVMS will become the first facility on the NASCAR schedule to host two annual event weekends with all three national touring series - the Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Cup Series.

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Next year, Speedway Motorsports (NYSE: TRK) will realign the September Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races from New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the September NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Kentucky Speedway to create the two triple-header weekends in Las Vegas.
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 GRANT WILL ALLOW NEON MUSEUM TO GROW

A $425,000 grant from the city of Las Vegas is going to allow the Neon Museum...

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...to purchase .27 acres of land adjacent to the existing Neon Boneyard and La Concha visitor center and to expand.

With a collection of more than 500 neon signs and many in storage, the extended area will become an open-air exhibit displaying another 30 signs and events space designed by SH Architecture.

Some historic signs, which will go on display, will include the Las Vegas Club, Spearmint Rhino, Longhorn Casino, Sahara Saloon, Opera House Saloon and Riviera.
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BIG ELVIS IS NEXT LAS VEGAS WALK OF STARS RECIPIENT

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Pete Vallee, who stars as Big Elvis at Harrah’s, will be the recipient of a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars with a ceremony.

He’s performed more than 7,000 times on the Strip with his classic impersonator show.

His show has Elvis’ hits plus other tunes spanning six decades, and interaction with the audience.

Big Elvis’ show is free with performances Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m.
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FIRST NEVADA CYCLEBAR NOW OPEN IN HENDERSON

CycleBar, the only Premium Indoor Cycling franchise in the United States, opened its first Nevada location at The District in Green Valley at 2280 Paseo Verde Pkwy #160, offering a high energy workout in a concert-like atmosphere.

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CycleBar Henderson is one of 100 CycleBar studios to open in 2017.

The multi-sensory tiered CycleTheatre features 50 custom bikes, LED lighting, wide-screen graphics, and advanced audio technology with a DJ booth.

CycleBar offers amenities provided at every visit including a complimentary water bottle, towels, and cycling shoes.

Leading up to the opening, CycleBar Henderson will offer 10 days of free rides.

Registration is required.
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CITY OF LAS VEGAS UNVEILS NEW LOGO AND BRAND

For the first time since 1979, the city of Las Vegas has a new logo.

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It will be used throughout the city of Las Vegas on all new signs, work wear, vehicles, online and digital media as well as in all collateral and promotional materials to market the city.

The new logo does not replace the existing official city seal but as items are replaced they will reflect the new look designed by Victoria Hart, president and creative director of Pink Kitty Creative, after an extensive vetted logo search and challenge.
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A Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver with a distinctive pearl grip once owned by mob boss Al Capone...

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... is on loan and on display at The Mob Museum downtown.

The revolver was shipped from the factory in 1925 and sold by Wolf & Klar Co. of Fort Worth, Texas.

It was confiscated in an arrest of Capone while he lived in Miami in 1928.

After changing hands several times, the gun was finally seized and forfeited to the IRS in 2004.
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NEON MUSEUM ADDS SELF-GUIDED TOUR

The Neon Museum...

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... is now offering a brand-new tour option allowing visitors to get up-close-and-personal with part of its iconic neon sign collection at their leisure Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The new, self-guided tour option is in the museum's North Gallery, which is home to 60 historic signs.

Tickets are $10 as an add-on to the Neon Boneyard tour or $19 as a standalone tour.

The following two tours depart on the hour and half-hour:

Neon Boneyard Guided Day Tours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Boneyard Guided Night Tours 6:30-9 p.m.

For information, call (702)387-6366.
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Las Vegas Review Journal Salutes Dennis Bono Show


Dennis Bono Variety Show
A Must See for Many

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On August 8, 2016, John Przybys of the Las Vegas Journal published the following article in the Neon Section of the Las Vegas Review Journal.
We are prohibited from printing it, but what we can do is bring it to you by simply clicking on this link:

I have been a friend of Dennis Bono and his wife, the former Lt. Governor of Nevada, Lorraine Hunt Bono, for years...

... and after each Thursday show, Dennis and I always find spend time together to talk about "the world" while "popping a few".

The Dennis Bono Show is performed each Thursday at 2:00pm, and is one of the highlights of each week for many who enjoy what Dennis refers to as "The Great American Songbook".  

You'll see valley show headliners and local entertainers each week.

So...join us...it sure beats the boredom of a Sun CIty Anthem Board meeting where somewhere between 30-50 people attend.

It's FREE, and there's also a  "no play requirement" senior slot tournament that South Point provides from 10:00am to 4:00pm on each Thursday.

Make a day of it...slots, tables, lunch or dinner, and Dennis Bono...

...a fun afternoon at little to no cost...just for us seniors who LIKE PEOPLE and came here for the entertainment...

....not association politics !

Anthem Opinions also publishes the show's guest list each week prior to each show.  

All you need do is go to our "Information Page" entitled "Dennis Bono Show Weekly Guest List"  or click on this link" for the latest !

Dick Arendt
Anthem Opinions Administration
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For you old pinball lovers, did you know we have the "Pinball Hall of Fame" right here in Las Vegas?
Ever Get the Urge for to Play an Old Pinball Machine ? 

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Remember how you used to play those wonderful old pinball machines years ago...hour and after hour, day after day...until of course, "technology" allowed you to PLAY computerized versions of them on your I-Phone?

Want to be a kid again

Want to show your grandkids what it was like "in the old days" next time they visit?

Then get in the car and take a ride over the next time you're looking to do something different...and...fun !

The "Pinball Hall of Fame" is NOT A MUSEUM.

It's a huge pinball complex where you can find many of the old favorites you once loved....and...play them at "old time" prices....from .25 to .75 a game.

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Remember ?????

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Pac-Man

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Mario Brothers

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Donkey Kong

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Tron

...even...

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Electronic Bowling

They're all there to enjoy.

Here's a walk through tour to see ALL of the games available.


They even sell popcorn, candy and soda...most for only a quarter as well !

...and they have change machines to get all the quarters you need.

The "Pinball Hall of Fame" is located at 1610 E. Tropicana Blvd.


 (on the north side of Tropicana Blvd. between Maryland Pkwy and Spencer Ave.)

Hours are 11:00am to 7:00pm  Sunday through Thursday, and from 11:00am to MIDNIGHT on Saturdays and Sunday.

Check out the "Pinball Hall of Fame"...have some fun...and become a..

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So...

...if you're a game player....

STOP IRRITATING OTHERS at restaurants, shows,  and even while driving a car...with those "adult play toys" called I-Phones...

... and check out the real thing at the "Pinball Hall of Fame"

You'll enjoy yourself more than you think !

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 "Up Close & Personal"
Wayne Newton

by
Norm Johnson

Got an invitation to attend a new show at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip last week.

The entertainer was not new to me, nor was he new to the Strip. It was from my friend of more than 45 years, Mr. Wayne Newton and the show is, “Up Close and Personal.”  

What has brought this legendary entertainer back to a Las Vegas stage?

After all at 74 Newton has had it all. I can tell you only what I think—he loves the stage, people, and he needs that feeling only an audience’s applause can deliver (like one of his personal icons, Al Jolson did).

Wayne has owned the Strip for more years than even he wants to remember, having started his Las Vegas career at the Fremont Hotel, downtown, when he was a teenager, with his brother Jerry, and moving to the Flamingo Hotel for his first Strip appearance in the mid-sixties.

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I have to tell you also, that this is not one of those 2 ½ hour shows he used to do at the Frontier Hotel, or the Howard Hughes hotels on the Strip, nor is it like his late shows at the old Hilton Hotel.  

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But it is the “Midnight Idol,” doing what he always has done: “delivering a great show to his audience.”

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This particular performance had a special guest, Neal McCoy, a well-known country singer who joined with Newton when he did USO tours for the troops overseas.

The premise of the show is simple:

...talk about his career of more than 60 years, show film clips of the many celebrities he has met over that span of time, tell how important certain people were to his climb up the ladder to success, and sing a couple of   songs.

There are important clips of him with Jackie Gleason,  Dean Martin, and an interesting story on how Bobby Darin and he became friends, and what Darin did to give him the song, “Danke Schoen.

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Bobby Darin & Wayne Newton



There was a special clip that was rather important to this writer, and that is how Wayne and Robert Goulet would tease each other on stage during a performance.

In the good “Old” days headliners did two-shows a night, six-nights a week. And to break up the tedium, various entertainers would sneak on the others stage and do something crazy behind the stars back, without the star knowing it.

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It was a crazy, wonderful world during those times. But, you can get a bit closer to it when you attend Newton’s new show.

There are so many stories that time just flew by, and before you knew it he was singing his closing song.

He’s the complete entertainer he’s always been.

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You can’t see a better show on the Strip, believe me!


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Genevieve Dew performs on Wednesday nights from 8-11 p.m. at Trattoria Reggiano's outdoor experience at Downtown Summerlin.
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Variety Toast of the Town Show 

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Every Sunday afternoon
1:00pm

FREE

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas
(702) 456-7777
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LIBERACE GARAGE OPENS AT THE HOLLYWOOD CARS MUSEUM

The new Liberace Garage museum opened to the public last week at The Hollywood Cars Museum located at 5115 Dean Martin Drive.

The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts unveiled legendary automobiles from his stage acts.

The new experience features vehicles such as the 1961 Rolls Royce Phantom V limousine, which was used for his acts at the Las Vegas Hilton and shown in the award-winning HBO movie, “Behind the Candelabra.”

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The idea for the Liberace Garage grew out of the success of an exhibit of the entertainer's famous costumes and cars at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in 2014.

Due to overwhelming public demand, the expected six-week run of “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful” was held over for nine months.

Liberace is the only person recognized by the Library of Congress as being a cultural influence on Las Vegas, a city he came to define.

The new 5,000-square-foot space also includes event space.

Hollywood Cars Museum is open seven days per week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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WAYNE NEWTON'S RANCH OPENS AS A TOURIST ATTRACTION


After a couple years of legal battles, Wayne Newton's 52-acre Casa de Shenandoah estate is now open to the public at Sunset and Pecos for tours starting at 9 a.m. with prices starting at $35.

Visitors start the tour at a visitor's center and then shuttle across the street to the ranch to see the crooner's memorabilia, jet, cars, house, gift shop and animals including Arabian horses, the capuchin monkey and penguins.

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Newton moved to Las Vegas in 1959 and purchased the first five acres of the estate in 1966.

The first house built between 1966 and 1968 was the one where Newton, his parents and his brother lived.

Newton purchased additional adjoining acreage and then built the mansion that was completed in and in 1976.
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REE KÀ OPEN HOUSE!


Cirque du Soleil is now offering an insider view of its “” show at the MGM Grand inside the theatre every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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The KÀ Theatre Spectacular is a free open house that highlights the impressive work, inspiration and unprecedented technology used in this $165 million production.

For information, call the box office at 702-891-7940.
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Senior Tuesdays
at
The Linq
 (Entertainment)
 
Have you been to The Linq yet?  
Make sure you go on Tuesdays...because senior specials are everywhere! 
Here are some of their best in entertainment !

 High Roller
 50 percent off regular admission (all day).

The Spa at The LINQ
 20 percent off all treatments.

Legends in Concert
$9.95 plus taxes and fees.
 Bella Scarpa
10 percent off women's shoes.
 Ruby Blue 
10 percent off women's purses and fashions.
 Goorin Bros
15 percent off stylish vintage-inspired hats.
 12AM Run
15 percent off shoes and apparel (begins at 2 p.m.; cannot be combined with any other offer or discount).
  *A valid Nevada ID must be presented for all offers.
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SMITH CENTER OFFERS FREE GUIDED TOURS

The Smith Center offers free, guided walking tours throughout the year, where visitors can learn about the center's art, architecture, and history.

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Tours are typically available Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m., limited to 20 patrons, and last approximately one hour.

The tours are FREE.

Participants must register online and tours are listed about 30 days prior to the tour date.

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HISTORIC KIEL RANCH BEING PRESERVED AS A PARK

A groundbreaking was held for the first phase of construction at Kiel Ranch Historic Park, a seven-acre historic site near the corner of Carey Avenue and Commerce Street that is the last remnant of the original 240-acre homestead settled by Conrad Kiel in the mid-1800s.

With $2 million in construction funding, the site will eventually include the preserved historic site, a park and open space area.

Kiel Ranch was placed on the list of the National Register of Historic Places in October 1975.

The present-day site has an adobe structure that is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Nevada, a shed referred to as the “Doll House,” and a natural artesian pond.
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Wes Winters

 Don't forget, Wes Winters performs from 6 to 9 p.m. in Addison's Lounge at the Rampart, every Tuesday.  

To see Wes' performance dates, please visit www.weswinters.com, and click on Shows & Schedule.
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Orleans Showroom...A Hidden Local's Deal

Like various forms of musical and comedy entertainment ?  When was the last time you visited The Orleans Hotel & Casino, off the Strip, located at:

4500 Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas
(corner of Tropicana and Decatur Ave.)

Did you know that LOCALS CAN RECEIVE A 30% DISCOUNT on Showroom tickets?

...but there is something you have to do when you buy them.

First,  this deal applies to purchases made AT THE BOX OFFICE only.

Second, just mentioning you're a "local" will get you nothing but a BLANK STARE...you have to say "I'm a Local, and the Promotion Code is the word....STAY".  

No, it doesn't mean you have to be a hotel guest, it's just a PROMO WORD that has to be used when you buy the tickets.

No promo word "Stay"...No discount.

Third, have your Players Card and Nevada ID handy.

That's all there's to it.

If you've never been to their Showroom, the acoustics are great and you can't get a bad seat, no matter where you it's located....and you won't find a more comfortable seat in Las Vegas.

..and the entertainment venues are the best ! 

Here's a virtual tour of the Orleans showroom. and their upcoming guests.

Just another reason to get out of here...and see entertainment available, only in this great town we live it.....Las Vegas !
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1 comment:

  1. My wife and I took our family to Chris Angel and it was HORRIBLE...not Cirque style show AT ALL.

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