Sun City Anthem

Entertainment Bargains for Sun City Anthem Residents




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 January 18th
8:00pm

FREE

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

January 18th
8:00pm

FREE

Coco Lounge
Fiesta Henderson
777 W. Lake Mead Pkwy.
Henderson
(702) 558-7000
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April Wine
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Steelheart

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January 18th
9:00pm

Tickets: $34.95...$49.95...$59.95  (plus fees)

 Orleans Showroom
Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W. Tropicana Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 365-7111
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 Gregg Austin's
M-Town & More

 
January 18th
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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January 18th
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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80s Station

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January 18th
10:00pm to 1:00am

FREE
3rd Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Joey Vitale

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January 18th...January 19th
5:00pm

FREE

Pin Ups
The Cannery
2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas
(702) 507-5700
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 Frankie Scinta
The Showman

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January 18th...January 19th
7:30pm

Tickets: $20.00

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

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January 18th...January 19th
8:00pm

FREE

Pin Ups
The Cannery
2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas
(702) 507-5700
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Alter Ego


January 18th...January 19th
8:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE

1st Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Rhythm Nation

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January 18th...January 19th
9:0pm 

FREE

Eastside Cannery

255 Boulder Hwy.Las Vegas
702) 856-5300
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Stefnrock

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January 19th
7:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE

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

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Heart by Heart

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January 19th
8:00pm


Tickets: $28.95  (plus fees)

The Cannery
2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas
(702) 507-5700
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The Everly Set

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January 19th
8:30pm
Tickets: $19.95...$22.94...$24.95  (plus fees)

Suncoast Showroom
Suncoast Hotel & Casino
9090 Alta Drive
Las Vegas
(702) 636-7111
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 Klique

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January 19th
9:00pm

FREE

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

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9:00pm

FREE

Club Madrid
Sunset Station
1301 W. Sunset Road
Henderson
(702) 547-7777
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Zowie Bowie
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January 19th
10:00pm to 1:00am

FREE

3rd Street Stage
The Fremont Experience
Downtown
Las Vegas
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Tony Marques

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January 20th
2:00pm to 5:00pm

FREE

3rd Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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The Roxy Gunn Project 

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January 20th
4:00pm to 7:00pm

FREE

Main Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Crush
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January 20th

7:00pm to 10:00pm

FREE

1st Street Stage
The Fremont Experience
Downtown
Las Vegas
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HURRY....BOGO AVAILABLE AT GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND AT RIO FOR SHORT TIME

Global Winter Wonderland...

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...the spectacular lantern festival and multicultural theme park outside at the Rio, is offering a buy-one, get-one free offer on their Unlimited Carnival Ride passes through Mon., Jan. 21.

 Normally $25 per person, the BOGO unlimited carnival ride offer is available when purchased at the on-site box office.
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NASCAR CHAMPIONS WILL PARTICIPATE IN TWO-DAY TEST SESSION

Four NASCAR Cup Series champions with a combined 10 titles will be among 14 drivers tentatively scheduled to participate in a two-day test session at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jan. 31-Feb. 1
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This track activity will be a month before the speedway's first NASCAR tripleheader weekend of the year.

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, Las Vegas-born Kurt Busch (2004) and Kyle Busch (2015), as well as 2012 champ Brad Keselowski, will be on-hand along with other drivers for testing.

The sessions are open to the public free of charge

A section of the main grandstands and pit road will be open to fans. 

Tentatively the schedule will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday

Food and beverage options will be provided for purchase at the track.
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL HOLDS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER AT SPRINGS PRESERVE

Characters from the six Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas, will once again be present during the 18th annual “Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5K run and 1-mile walk on Saturday, March 2 at Springs Preserve

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All proceeds will benefit the Spring Preserve and Cirque du Soleil foundations.

The popular event opens at 7 a.m. and begins with pre-race programming at 7:30 a.m. followed by the race at 8:30 a.m. 

At 9:30 a.m., there are special performances, awards and raffle drawings. 

Early bird registration is $37 for adults and $27 for children (3 to 12) for the 5K, and $27 and $17 for the walk

Price increases by $3 on Feb. 17 and there are military and senior discounts.

Participants are encouraged to dress in a Cirque-inspired look for a chance to win a prize for a Cirque show. Interesting note, this year's event will be the final chapter of “Run Away with Cirque du Soleil,” because 2020 will introduce a new tradition and format.
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WYNN MASTER CLASSES CONTINUE

How fabulous is it for the public to have access to a series of behind-the-scenes workshops led by master chefs, vintners, bakers and artisans held exclusively at Wynn

Registration is required and there is a cost with tax and gratuities included, call (702) 770-7070

On the resort's website, classes are currently listed through May 3.

A Master Dumpling Class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at noon in restaurant Wing Lei

Master dim sum Chef Sandy Chi will join Chef Chen Wei Chan of Red 8 at Wynn for an encore of their popular dim sum workshop with a lunch following. 

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Attendees will cover wontons and wrappers to fillings and dipping sauces, and pan frying to crispy perfection. 

Cost is $175.

The class with a pizza lunch on Thursday, Jan. 24 will be Pizzaiolo For A Day held in Allegro at 11 a.m

This will be Wynn's first Master Pizza Class with chefs Jonathan Bauman of The Buffet at Wynn and Enzo Febbraro of Allegro sharing secrets for making flawless dough and then shaping and building classic Margherita, deep dish and thin crust pizzas. 

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Cost is $150.
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SUPER SUMMER THEATRE PRESENTS ‘TRUNK SONGS’

Trunk Songs” ....

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...will be presented by Super Summer Theatre Jan. 10-20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4340 South Valley View, Suite 208

The production features songs cut from shows during try-outs and previews from original shows or cabaret productions. 

The songs are written by three critically acclaimed composers; Gerald (Jerry) Sternbach; Faye Greenberg' and John Kroner. 

“Trunk Songs” stars some of Las Vegas' finest talent: 

Kellie WrightGret MenziesBen LoweyKaralyn Clark and Jay Joseph

General admission is $20.
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WINDMILL LIBRARY PRESENTS TWO FREE SHOWS

Two free theatrical shows with unlikely topics coming to the Windmill Library at 7060 W. Windmill Lane may make you stop and think. 

Curie Me Away

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...on Friday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. is a musical of all things based the fascinating life of the first woman to win the Nobel Prize Madame Marie Curie. 

The next day Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. will be a one-man drama presentation about electrical giant Nikola Tesla, known for harnessing the power of Niagara Falls and lighting the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. 

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Seating is first come, first-served.
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POP VEGAS WILL FEATURE ROTATING EXHIBITS

Pop Vegas will be a brand-new, trailblazing exhibition space opening at The LINQ Promenade this winter. 

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The indoor exhibition venue is being designed to house a rotating lineup of changing exhibitions themed around pop-culture topics and trends. 

The opening date and names of its first exhibitions will be announced soon.

Pop Vegas will partner with local artists, performers and personalities to engage in live performances, artist demonstrations and other interactive experiences to enhance each exhibition. 

Pop Vegas will also be able to accommodate group buyouts for corporate receptions, weddings and other private events.

Pop-up museums have become popular the past two years. This will be the first permanent venue created specifically to house an ongoing rotation of this new kind of exhibit experiences.
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MOB MUSEUM HOLDS MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Presentations at The Mob Museum in January will focus on crime and the mob. 

On Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in The Courtroom, Las Vegas journalist/author John L Smith will cover the Gus Greenbaum Murder

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Greenbaum ran the Flamingo and Riviera for the Mob, siphoning millions of dollars for crime bosses across the country. His influence earned him the title, “Mayor of Paradise,” the name of the township where the Las Vegas Strip is located. 

In December 1958, Greenbaum and his wife were murdered in their Phoenix home and no one was ever prosecuted.

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Wiseguy Speaker: Phyllis Karas on "Boston Mob Women will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in The Courtroom

Attendees will learn about the trials and tribulations of women in the brutal world of South Boston mobsters. 

“New York Times” best-selling author, Karas will discuss her book, “The Women of Southie.” 

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Karas has written 11 books and is a professor of journalism at Boston University.
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THURSDAY NIGHTS WITH “THE SPAZMATICS”

The Spazmatics...

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...will present an ‘80s dance party the last two Thursday nights in January on 24 and 31 at 8 p.m. in the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton

General admission is $10.
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LANCE LIPINSKY AND THE LOVERS WILL VISIT M RESORT

Entertainer-songwriter Lance Lipinsky will deliver a piano performance showcasing his 1950s and 60s influences alongside “The Lovers” at the M Resort inside the M Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m

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Tickets start at $15.

The Chicago-based group takes a modern approach to timeless classics and original numbers with a throwback style combing such sounds as rockabilly, classic country and 60s pop. 

Best known for his role as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Tony Award winning musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” Lipinsky debuted his first original album “The Roll” with The Lovers in early 2017.
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ORLEANS ARENA HOSTS WORLD CURLING EVENT

The World Financial Group (WFG) Continental Cup of Curling...

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... will return to the Orleans Arena Wednesday-Sunday, Jan. 16-20

The Grand March of Athletes at 7:30 p.m. and Opening Ceremonies at 8 p.m. will be free and open to the public on Jan. 16. 

This curling competition, which will include a new mixed doubles event, will pit six of the top women's and men's teams from North America, up against six of the best teams from the rest of the curling world. 

Competitors will include Olympic gold medal winners Team John Shuster of the U.S.A. 

Single draw tickets start at $20.
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CANNERY FEATURES HEART BY HEART AND TINA TURNER TRIBUTE

The Club showroom at the Cannery in North Las Vegas will welcome rock band Heart By Heart ...

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...on January 19th.

Steve Fossen and Michael Derosier, former Heart rock band members and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, put together Heart By Heart to create music authentic to the original group's sound and style. Heart By Heart's impressive current lineup includes: bassist Fossen; drummer Derosier; powerhouse vocalist Somar Macek; guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Lizzy Daymont; and veteran guitarist Chad Quist.

Tickets start at $24.95.

...and a Tina Turner tribute with singer Cookie Watkins...

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...on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m.

Cookie Watkins, known for her high-energy and powerful vocals, will recreate legendary singer Tina Turner's hits including “What's Love Got To Do With It,” “Better Be Good To Me,” and “Higher”. 

With Watkins' talent, she has been the hand-selected Turner tribute artist for “Legends in Concert” in Las Vegas, the TV Show “The Next Best Thing,” and several other shows nationwide. 

Tickets start at $19.95.
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DISCOVERY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM”

Discovery Children's Museum and Junior League of Las Vegas...

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... are combining forces again to host the fourth annual fundraising Night at the Museum on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m

The museum will be transformed into a tropical paradise for a party. 

Tickets are $60 general admission, which includes one drink.
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LAS VEGAS AVIATORS IS NEW NAME FOR PRO-BASEBALL TEAM

The Howard Hughes Corporation, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, the city's professional Triple-A baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), last week announced the team's new name - the Las Vegas Aviators

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While the Aviators name was well received, the new logo has met with resistance. Time will tell because newly branded merchandise and apparel are available for purchase at the Las Vegas Ballpark Sales Center at Downtown Summerlin, as well as online.

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The Las Vegas Aviators name was chosen from hundreds of names submitted by the general public through a competition in which the community participated. Aviators was a popular nominated name.
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ARTS DISTRICT HAS NEW ILLUMINATED PORTALS DISPLAY

Portals...
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... is a new pop-up installation in the heart of the Las Vegas Arts District running through Jan. 31

The display by local contemporary artist James Stanford is another way to view the complex photomontages of Las Vegas landmarks and neon signs. 

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Several of the “digital painter's” illuminated works are being exhibited in the vacant storefront windows of the Quivx Building at 1 E. Charleston Blvd. The installation is visible from the street during the day but is particularly impressive at night.

Stanford combines traditional photography with innovative technology and layers original photographs to reimagine them as rich digital mosaics. His abstract style features bold colors and mesmerizing visual networks.

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ACTRESS-MUSICIAN KATEY SAGAL WILL PERFORM AT RED ROCK

Katey Sagal...

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...a Golden Globe winning actress and musician, will return to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Rocks Lounge inside the Red Rock Resort on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m

Tickets are $35$47 and $59.

Sagal, the “Sons of Anarchy,” “Shameless” and “Married With Children” star, has a first love, which is singing and songwriting. 

She started her show biz career as a singer and songwriter. 

In 1973, she worked as a backup vocalist for various singers including Bob Dylan and Tanya Tucker. In 2004, with the support of her record label Valley Entertainment, she released her second album “Room.”
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COMEDIAN BRAD WILLIAMS HEADLINES AT RED ROCK

Comedian Brad Williams...

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... is set for two shows at the Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2 at 8 p.m

Tickets are $35.

California native, Williams started doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and has been touring successfully ever since. His first one-hour special, “Fun Size,” was the highest rated on Showtime. 

He followed with “Daddy Issues,” and most recently, Williams' new half-hour special for Netflix's stand-up comedy showcase “The Degenerates” premiered in October 2018. Williams creates humor from inspiring observations on disability, relationships, sex, and race while proving anyone can overcome their shortcomings.
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FRIENDS” MUSICAL SET TO OPEN

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody” ....

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...which is a comedic spin-off of the hit TV show, made its Las Vegas-premiere at the D downtown.

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FLY LINQ OPENS


Time is approaching for Fly LINQ...

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... the 10 side-by-side ziplines, opened at The LINQ Promenade. 

Advance tickets are available online.

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COMEDYSPORTZ DEBUTS AT THE SPACE

ComedySportz, the acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe featuring two teams of professional comedians competing for laughs, points and audience support, premiered at The Space

Tickets are $15 and $12 for military and seniors

Shows are from 7 to 9 p.m.

Space ComedySportz

Las Vegas is the 31st city to join the ComedySportz family, which was started in 1984. 

The Space at 3460 Cavaretta Court is just west of the Strip.

The ComedySportz team is also offering eight-week classes to learn the basics of improv, focusing on characters, storytelling, teamwork and more from Sept. 18 to Nov. 7 for $250.
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DATES AND NEW LOGO ANNOUNCED FOR ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL

Insomniac has announced next year's dates for the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), North America's largest dance music festival, will be May 17, 18 and 19

The massive three-night dusk-to-dawn music event will again be held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Last year was the inaugural Camp EDC, which was sold out and will return this year providing a fully-immersive camping program situated next to the Speedway. 

At the heart of Camp EDC will lie the Mesa, a bustling hub of entertainment, activities and amenities including daytime pool parties, a curated guest speaker series, group classes for exercising the mind, body, and spirit, etc.
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M RESORT OPENS FIRST TOPGOLF SWING SUITE IN VEGAS

Teaming up with Topgolf Swing Suite, M Resort opened the first indoor interactive, two-bay Topgolf Swing Suite virtual gaming experience. 

Guests will be able to play hitting at a screen in a spacious, temperature-controlled room with comfortable lounge seating.

Players will be offered various golf and multi-sport games including TopContender, modeled after Topgolf's signature game, which tracks shot accuracy while awarding players points for hitting targets and playing some of the world's best golf courses.

Located across from Baby Cakes Artisan Bakery, Topgolf Swing Suite's food and drink menu will offer burgers, pizza, craft beer, specialty cocktails and gourmet milkshakes.

All equipment will be provided

Hourly pricing starts at $30

Opening hours will be Monday - Friday at 10 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closing will be 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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HEADZUP IS OPEN AT BOULEVARD MALL

HeadzUP...

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... which took over space at the Boulevard Mall formerly occupied by a major department store, is open with more than 40,000 square feet making up an amusement center environment. 

The massive area features the first 3D Trick Art Museum in the United States with more than 40 fun Trick-Art interactive original paintings making ideal optical illusions for taking selfies or portraits. 

Admission is $10 and $20 general admission for 12 years and older.

Inside HeadzUP there are several themed activity arenas. 

In the “Coat of Arms Archery Tag,” players can put on armor and hone their knight skills in the forest, shooting and dodging foam-tipped arrows with friends. 

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Archery Tag is $25.

Especially intriguing are six interactive themed escape rooms adjoining the museum. 

Participants have 60 minutes to solve the mystery to get out of a themed room wearing costumes and role-playing. 

There are themes like “The smoking gun” Wild West Room, and the “High Roller” Casino Room. 

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Cost is $30.
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NEON MUSEUM RESTORES SILVER SLIPPER SIGN 
PAINT COLOR


The Silver Slipper...

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...one of the Neon Museum's cherished signs, has been repainted to its original color combination. 

The eye-catching bulb-studded high heel had its original home on top of the Silver Slipper casino. 

First appearing in the mid-1950s, the shoe was painted silver, gold and blue and remained that way into the early 60s. Then it was painted silver, gold and red.

Today, the Silver Slipper resides in the median on Las Vegas Boulevard North just west of the Neon Museum Boneyard

It is part of nine restored and operational signs included in the Neon Museum's Las Vegas Signs Project and located on a street designated as a National Scenic Byway.
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FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET AT SILVERTON

The Farmers and Makers Market...

...is held every Sunday at The Green at the Silverton featuring more than 30 food and crafts vendors, plus live music from 9 a.m.-3 p.m

Parking and admission are free.
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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. 



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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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: 

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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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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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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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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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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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. 
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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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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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Smith Center Announces 2018-2019 Broadway Musicals Series

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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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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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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.


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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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‘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 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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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


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... 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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Jerry & Wayne Newton

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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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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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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