Sun City Anthem

Entertainment Bargains for Sun City Anthem Residents




"Tom Jones"
Starring
Steve McCoy


January 19th
8:00pm
 
Ticketts: $25.00
 
Italian American Club
2333 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas
(702) 457-3866
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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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Retro Mania
 
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January 19th
8:00pm
 
FREE
 
Coco Lounge
Fiesta Henderson
777 W. Lake Mead Pksy.
Henderson
(702) 558-7000
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Shaun South
 
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January 19th...January 20th
6:00pm to 9:00pm
 
FREE
 
The Cannery
2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas
(702) 507-5700
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Norm MacDonald
 
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January 19th...January 20th
7:30pm
 
Tickets: $35.00...$40.00...$45.00

South Point Showroom
South Point Hotel & Casino
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 796-7111
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Alter Ego


 

January 19th...January 20th
8:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE

1st Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Zowie Bowie
 
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January 19th...January 20th
10:00pm to 1:00am
 
FREE
 
3rd Street Stage
The Fremont Experience
Downtown
Las Vegas
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Randy Anderson Band
 
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January 20th
7:00pm to 11:00pm
 
FREE

Club Fortune Casino
723 Racetrack Road
Henderson
(702) 566-5555
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Sixties Mania
 
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January 20th
8:00pm
 
FREE

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


Comedian
(Language)


January 18th
8:00pm

Tickets: $30.00...$36.00...$46.00  (plus fees)

Orleans Showroom
The Orleans Hotel & Casinio
4500 W. Tropicana Blvd.
Las Vegas
(702) 365-1111
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Claudine Castro 
 
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January 20th
9:00pm

Tickets: $10.00  (at door)

The Club
The Cannery
2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas
(702) 507-5700
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Jef Leppard
 
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January 20th
5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
FREE
 
Main Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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80s Station
 
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January 20th
10:00pm to 1:00am
 
FREE
 
3rd Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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 Tony Marques
 
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January 20th...January 21st
2:00pm to 5:00pm
 
FREE
 
3rd Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Crush
 
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January 21st
2:00pm to 5:00pm
 
FREE
 
1st Street Stage
The Fremont Experience
Downtown
Las Vegas
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Monroy
 
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January 21st
5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
FREE
 
Main Street Stage
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown
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Tyler James as "Elvis"
with
The Memphis Experience

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 January 21st
8:00pm to 11:00pm

FREE

 1st Street Stage
The Fremont Experience
Downtown
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Garage Boys
 
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January 21st
10:00pm to 1:00am
  
FREE
 
3rd Street Stage
The Freemont Experience
Downtown
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‘THE VOICE: NEON DREAMS’ WILL BE A LAS VEGAS PRODUCTION

A cast of past contestants will be the headliners in “The Voice: Neon Dreams” when it opens in Las Vegas on June 4, 2018 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 5 p.m. cocktail hour Wednesday through Saturday

Tickets are $55

Locals are offered two-for-one-tickets with Nevada ID through Dec. 23 using promo code CKLOCAL.

Note that David Perrico's Pop String continues anchoring the venue with no-cover shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m.
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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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CHINA LIGHTS FESTIVAL PLANNED AT CRAIG RANCH REGIONAL PARK

The Sichuan Tianyu Culture Communication Co., Ltd., in cooperation with Zigong City and the Sichuan Provincial Department of Commerce and sponsored by Boyd Gaming and the City of North Las Vegas, will debut a world-class China Lights lantern festival at Craig Ranch Regional Park as part of a cultural trade mission. 


The campaign goal is to hold 100 light shows in 100 cities worldwide to spread Chinese traditional culture. 

From Jan. 19 through Feb. 25 and overlapping with Chinese New Year, Craig Ranch Regional Park will be illuminated with 40 larger-than-life lantern displays, comprised of more than 1,000 components using state-of-the-art LEDs and animation

The festival will also include cultural demonstrations and displays, traditional Asian and western dining options, and nightly live stage entertainment. 

Adult tickets are $20 and youth and seniors $12.
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Crooner Tuesday
with
Mark OToole

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Every Tuesday through March 2018
6:00pm to 9:00pm

 FREE

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

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Every Wednesday in January
6:00pm to 9:00pm

 FREE

Club Fortune Casino
723 Racetrack Road
Henderson
(702) 566-5555
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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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PLAZA HOLDS PICKLEBALL MIXERS


The Plaza downtown is partnering with the city of Las Vegas Parks and Recreation Department to hold free a Pickleball mixer on Thursday Jan. 4 from 6-9 p.m. on the rooftop courts at the pool


Before each mixer from 5 to 6 p.m., a beginner's Pickleball clinic will be held. 

Guests can play for free while enjoying music from a local DJ, pizza and water from Pop Up Pizza, and drink specials.

Attendees can bring their own equipment or rent for a nominal fee. 
Play is open to ages 18 and older. 

Advanced reservations for the mixers are not necessary.

Starting Jan. 11, Parks and Recreation will hold weekly Pickleball scramblers. 

The Pool at the Plaza offers 12 permanent Pickleball courts and a tennis court that can be converted into four more.
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BARENAKED LADIES' 2018 TOUR WILL VISIT RED ROCK RESORT



Barenaked Ladies...



... will make a “Last Summer on Earth 2018 Tour” stop at the Red Rock Resort with special guests Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall at the Sandbar Poolside Stage on Saturday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m

Tickets are $56 with fans receiving a download of BNL's new 15th studio album “Fake Nudes,” which is available on Vanguard Records.
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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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THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME

The Burlesque Hall of Fame...



... located at 1027 S. Main Street is open Tuesday through Saturday selling merchandise from 10 a.m.-6 p.m

The actual grand opening featuring the museum's displays of classic costumes, set pieces, posters and other memorabilia is expected to happen next year.


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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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FEMMOLOGY STRIKES A VEGAS' POSE

Female empowerment group Femmology recently debuted its theatrical music performance at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center.


The dynamic group will return with performances at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26, and Feb. 22.

The group is comprised of more than a dozen singers, dancers, instrumentalists and even gymnasts and aerialists.

Tickets are $40  at:


What really stands out is the amazing individual talent in the show.
The singers, each a superstar in their own right, take turns doing solo routines.

For example, Tamyra Gray was a finalist on the first-season of “American Idol” and demonstrates the amazing level of talent.

Musically the show is diverse with sounds covering pop, soul, rap and a touch of gospel.

The group's motto of empowerment is:

It's not just a band, it's a movement!”
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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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FRANK MARINO'S ‘DIVAS LAS VEGAS’ CELEBRATES EIGHT YEARS

Las Vegas' longest-running headliner Frank Marino and his “Divas Las Vegas” cast of female impersonators...

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... are celebrating eight years with Caesars Entertainment.

In addition, Marino announced the show has signed a multi-year extension to continue at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

The Divas' show is offering an all-new drink package, including tickets and a free drink served in a special souvenir cup.

Currently scheduled to air in March on ITV, Marino and the cast are in the midst of filming a reality show, “Last Laugh in Vegas,” where Marino helps a group of British celebrities transform into Vegas headliners and put on a show.

Divas” is performed at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on various dates.
Tickets start at $24.99.
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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...

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... 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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 GALLERIA AT SUNSET TO OPEN "RAIDERS" STORE

The Raider Image...

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... the official store for Raiders merchandise, will open in November on the lower level by the shopping plaza's entrance.

The 3,600-square-foot space will be owned and operated by The Raiders. 
Sideline, on-field and exclusive products and apparel for all ages will be available for purchase.
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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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DOWNTOWN GOLDEN GATE RENOVATION AND EXPANSION COMPLETED

The Golden Gate...

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...in downtown Las Vegas  unveiled its new casino expansion, which includes:

a completely re-imagined façade on Fremont Street.
a new 5,000-square-foot casino floor.
a rewards center for the loyalty program Club 1906.
a 20-foot extension to the outdoor bar, One Bar at One Fremont Street.

Their new dramatic entrance is vintage glamorous with 500-pound golden velvet drapes and a marble-floor rotunda.

The eye-catching focal point is a 24-foot tower of televisions.
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PALAZZO HOSTS ROLLING STONES EXHIBIT

Exhibitionism,” the Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, will have a limited exclusive U.S. West Coast engagement at The Palazzo Lower Lobby, now through Jan. 31, 2018.
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General admission is $36.50.

This is the first time the band has unlocked its vast private archive.

Large scale “Exhibitionism” includes 500 rare artifacts and memorabilia spanning the band's 54-year career and is more like an event.

The Las Vegas-engagement follows premieres in London, New York City and Chicago.
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DATE CHANGE-NEW EXPERIENCES PLANNED FOR ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL IN 2018

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), North America's largest dance music festival, will move from June to cooler dates in 2018, Friday-Sunday, May 18-20 and introduce an array of new experiential elements.

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Returning to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for its 22nd edition, the three-day dusk till dawn mega-event will offer camping options for the first time, extended festival hours with early-entry opening ceremonies, multiple ticketing tiers, and brand new experiences.
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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.

The café closed last New Year's Eve.
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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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"MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS" SALE

Following a highly successful first quarter in Las Vegas, tickets for 2018 performances of “Magic Mike Live Las Vegas” through April are now on sale. 

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Currently performances are Wednesdays through Sundays at 8:00pm and 10:30pm.

The prices start at $49, with weekend prices starting at $55.
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HARD ROCK MEMORABILIA CASE REMEMBERS CHESTER BENNINGTON

Chester Bennington,  the American singer and songwriter best known as the front man for the platinum-selling hard rock band Linkin Park...

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... is being remembered at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with a special memorabilia case.

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He recently passed away in his home near Los Angeles at age 41.

The case includes a Ve’cel by Chester Bennington shirt, which belonged to the singer and was gifted to Hard Rock from Bennington and the band.

The shirt was noted as “stage worn.”

Bennington’s last performance at The Joint inside Hard Rock was in January of 2014.

Linkin Park also rocked The Joint two nights, back-to-back in March 2008 and August 2011.

He was also the lead singer for Dead by Sunrise and fronted Stone Temple Pilots from 2013 to 2015.
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Steve Wynn and his designers are putting the finishing touches on drawings, plans and permits for the $1.5 billion first phase of the Paradise Park project...

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... which will include a lagoon for water sports, surrounded by white-sand beaches, a convention facility and new hotel rooms.

The forecast is to break ground late this year or in early 2018.
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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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MACHINE GUN HELICOPTERS IS NEW ADVENTURE TOUR


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... offers the only experience over the Nevada desert and privately owned 71-acre shooting range where civilians can shoot a fixed M249 (SAW) belt fed machine gun from a Eurocopter AS350 B2 A-Star helicopter, specially modified for aerial shooting.

With guidance from MGH’s Helicopter Range Masters, guests can have this adrenalin rush with the Door Gunner package for $689.

Spectator packages allow friends to watch from afar.

Participants undergo a comprehensive briefing and rehearsal of the shoot prior to getting in the helicopter in MGH simulator.

Guests then engage in various static targets on the mountainside while looking down an EO Tech scope with a holographic reticle, which repositions itself based on the viewpoint of the shooter’s eye.
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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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MOB MUSEUM'S PROHIBITION DISPLAY WILL HAVE DISTILLERY-SPEAKEASY

Part of The Mob Museum's improvement project downtown will be a comprehensive Prohibition Era history experience with a working distillery and speakeasy.

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The new immersive exhibits with multimedia displays, objects and artifacts will debut in 2018 and occupy the museum's basement level.

Prohibition famously shut down thousands of breweries and distilleries across America, but it didn't eliminate the public's desire for alcohol. Instead brewing and distilling of booze became the purview of organized crime syndicates. 

In the museum's speakeasy, guests will encounter exhibits documenting the culture of the 1920s while enjoying the ambiance of a fully operational tavern.
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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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NEWEST LAS VEGAS DANCE STUDIO

There was much excitement at the grand opening of the new Dance With Me dance studio at Tivoli Village.

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The big reason was three of “Dancing with the Stars” famous professionals Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani were prominently in attendance.

The three men are dance studio business partners with eight more Dance With Me studios located in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Texas. Brothers Maks' and Val's father, Sasha Chmerkovskiy, and other studio partners, cut the ribbon with Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers.

Dance With Me is a dance experience with all types of dance lessons, group classes, showcases and competitions in a classy environment.
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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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MOB MUSEUM EARNS AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS ACCREDITATION

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), which has existed since 1906, has awarded the Mob Museum downtown accreditation, which is the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums.

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Of the nation’s estimated 35,000 museums, just over 1,000 are currently accredited by the AAM.

This distinction means the museum meets National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. museums and delivers high-quality exhibitions and educational materials.

The Mob Museum is one of only five AAM-accredited museums in Nevada.
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Smith Center Announces

2017-2018 Broadway Musical Series



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Rent

20th Anniversary Tour



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January 30--February 4, 2018




Love Never Dies



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March 20-25, 2018




The Color Purple



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April 24-29, 2018




Hamilton



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May 29--June 24, 2018




Become a Season Subscriber:

Reynolds Hall
The Smith Center
361 Symphony Park Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Season Ticket Hotline
(10:00am to 7:30pm)
(702) 749-2847
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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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AXE THROWING COMES TO VEGAS

Axe Monkeys....

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... is Las Vegas' first and only axe throwing facility located at 3525 E. Post Rd., Suite #110.

The new facility has 23 indoor axe throwing lanes, where customers can practice or learn to throw from the trainers. There will be more information on this facility in the future.

Hours are daily 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

One-hour rates are $25 for adults and $20 for ages 17 and younger; two-hour rates are $40 for adults, $25 for children ages 7 to 12, and $32 for youths 13-17.
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FREEDOM BEAT STARTS THE GIBSON BISCUITS AND JAM SESSIONS

Freedom Beat...

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...at the Downtown Grand is introducing their newest music and food program The Gibson Biscuits and Jam Sessions. The open-stage/mic night takes place every Monday night from 10 p.m.–1 a.m.

Sign-ups are first come, first served at Freedom Beat and performance time will vary based on number of acts and musicians.

Gibson will be hosting and providing the instruments so local and touring musicians can plug-in and play or shred with their own instrument of choice.

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Chef Scott Commings, the Season 12 winner of “Hell's Kitchen,” has created a special menu with house-made biscuits including; Chicken and Biscuit, Biscuits & Gravy, Smothered Pot Roast Biscuit, and the Assortment of Biscuits & Jam.

Each dish is $10 and there's a variety of drink specials including $1 draft beers.
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STONEY’S HIGHLIGHTS RISING COUNTRY STARS ON FRIDAYS

Stoney’s Rockin’ Country...

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... located close to the Strip in Town Square features up-and-coming country music stars on Friday nights.
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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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GAMEWORKS DEBUTS XD DARK RIDE EXPERIENCE




 GameWorks located next to the movie theater AMC 18 at Town Square has debuted a multi-sensory adventure ride.

The XD Dark Ride takes participants on an adrenaline-charged interactive journey complete with real-time 3D graphics, motion, lights and sound.
Each player uses a “light gun” attached to each seat to obtain high scores in various adventures including Alien Asteroid, Forbidden Mine, Zombies, Gigamon and Pirates.

This is TRIOTECH’s first XD Dark Ride interactive theater in Las Vegas.
The ride accommodates up to eight riders at a time and costs $7.00.
XD Dark Ride received an award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for “Best New Product” in the category of Family Entertainment Centers.
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Do We Have Any Fishermen (women)
Out There?
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We're new to the community and looking for Sun City Anthem residents who may have a boat and willing to go fishing on Lake Mead or the Colorado River.

There isn't a recognized fishing club which works through the Anthem Center and were trying to locate avid fishermen who need good company to enjoy the outdoors.

Even though it's winter, the fishing is still going strong on the lake.

We'd be willing to share the expenses for anyone who wants to take us out occasionally.

Both of us are natives of southern California and fishing on the Pacific. Randy lived over a decade in Ketchikan, Alaska, and is an expert angler.

If anyone is interested please contact us.

Thanks,

Mike Solomon
Meadow Vista Village
Tel . (702) 343-3026
msolomon235@gmail.com


Randy Cooper
Canyon Crest Village
Tel. (702) 465-6144
 randycooper1014@gmail.com


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Rockhouse Las Vegas, the “ultra-dive bar” inside the Venetian, is enjoying its tenth anniversary, and on Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight...

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...celebrates with live-band karaoke.
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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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The Las Vegas Monorail...

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... has a new website...

... aimed at making planning visits to the destination even more hassle-free with a robust hotel guide, easier navigation, and an abundance of destination information.
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The Galleries at Lake Las Vegas...

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... opened in the MonteLago Village featuring three different collections.

Two dimensional art in a variety of traditional and digital media by more than 25 local and regional artists is represented there.
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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM CREATES HANDS-ON WORKING LAB

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum...

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... is converting a 1,200-square-foot space into a working laboratory that will have three objectives: to serve as a pale ontological and archaeological prep lab for college students; a research facility for science professionals; and a live exhibit for museum visitors.

The Richard Ditton Learning Lab, the only one of its kind in Nevada, will align with the museum's mission to inspire, through educational exhibits and programs, a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world. 

Last year, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) declared the museum a federal repository for archeological and pale ontological materials removed from BLM lands in southern Nevada.
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 ROLLER HOSTS FIRST IN-CABIN ETHEL M CHOCOLATES TASTING

The High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, launched North America's first in-cabin chocolate tasting experience with Ethel M Chocolates.

Guests will learn about the origins of chocolate and how the pieces were created and focus attention on the aroma, taste and texture.

The 30-minute (one rotation) adventure includes a chocolatier ambassador showcasing five different types of pieces and the story behind them.

Upon arrival, each guest will receive one voucher for a complimentary glass of wine, which can be picked up in the Sky Lounge prior to boarding.

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This experience, which can accommodate up to 15 guests, may be booked in advance or by upgrading a general admission ticket for an extra $15.

Tastings are available every Thursday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. with the final experience at 8 p.m.

 Standard admission pricing is $52 and a private cabin $1,500.
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TOP SHOT IS NEW NON-LETHAL SHOOTING RANGE

Top Shot Las Vegas is the first non-lethal shooting range in Las Vegas located at 3084 S. Highland Drive, Suite C.

Now instead of shooting at a static paper target, participants can practice realistic scenarios with the target moving.

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For all skill levels, the goal is to provide the opportunity to become firearm proficient free of live ammunition.

The non-lethal training ammo with real recoil and shell ejection is used on virtual ranges and in the Shoot House.
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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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HOOTERS HAS ENTERTAINMENT AGAIN IN NIGHT OWL SHOWROOM

Three shows that have been around Las Vegas for years have moved to the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters.

The King starring Trent Carlini” plays Wednesday through Monday at 5 p.m. with a live band.

Carlini has spent years presenting an uncanny portrayal of Elvis Presley. 

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Priced at $34.95 and $49.95.
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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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MONORAIL STATIONS NOW HAVE MOBILEQUBES CHARGING DEVICES

There are new MobileQube charging kiosks at all seven Las Vegas Monorail stations and also at the Flamingo and The LINQ to provide a convenient solution for a drained phone battery.
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MobileQubes is a network of fully automated, self-service kiosks that allow customers to rent their device type (Apple, Android or Blackberry) and return compact, battery “Qubes” at any of their kiosks.

The cost to rent a fully-charged Qube is $4.99 for a 24-hour period.
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HIGH ROLLER OBSERVATION WHEEL BEGINS OFFERING YOGA SESSIONS

The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade began offering yoga sessions on the world's tallest observation wheel. The experience includes a one-hour yoga session, which is two rotations, with an instructor from Silent Savasana and welcomes up to six guests per cabin.

Wearing a headset guests will be guided through the experience listening to the instructor and music.

Guests can bring their own mat or borrow a mat that's been provided by lululemon athletica™ at Fashion Show Mall.

They'll also receive a High Roller branded water bottle.

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Guests must book at least 24 hours in advance with up to four people required.

Sessions will be available daily from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $75.

A premium sunset option Monday through Wednesday is $85.

Private one-on-one yoga sessions are $250 or $300 for a couple.
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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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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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WEST COAST CONFERENCE SIGNS EXTENSION AT ORLEANS ARENA

The West Coast Conference after eight years in Las Vegas and Boyd Gaming have made a three-year contract extension that will keep the West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena through 2019.

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As part of the new agreement, The Orleans will make several venue enhancements, highlighted by the installation of a new center-hung high-definition video board.
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SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS IS NEW PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION

Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone's Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation located approximately 10 miles south of Las Vegas near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15.

The creative expression of human presence in the desert is comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than 30 feet high.
The exhibition will be on view for two years.
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SPEEDVEGAS' TRACK OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

SPEEDVEGAS officially opened the track for the public marking the first in a series of opening events for Las Vegas' newest adrenaline attraction.

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This summer the rest of the $30 million motorsports complex will open, including the 22,000-square-foot, two-story welcome center with indoor and outdoor observation decks, café and meetings and event space.

SPEEDVEGAS is located at 14200 S. Las Vegas Blvd., just minutes south of the world-famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.
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At the Tivoli Village Main Stage, David Barton Gym is hosting a heart-pumping boot camp class every Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and relaxing yoga class every Sunday from 10-11 a.m.

Classes are free and no reservation is required.
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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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THE MOB MUSEUM IS INTRODUCING ‘MOE-BOT’ TELEPRESENCE SYSTEM

Your next tour of The Mob Museum could be via a robotic device you control from your own home.

Moe-Bot,” a BeamPro telepresence robot created by Suitable Technologies, will enable guests to “visit” the museum via their computer screen or mobile device and direct their exhibit experience almost as personally as if they were physically there.


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Once a user logs onto the system, their face appears on Moe-Bot's screen, which is mounted on a mobile stand whose movement the user controls.
In this way, the visitor gives the impression of being physically inside the museum.

A museum guide accompanies the Moe-Bot visitor to answer any questions, point out must-see displays and ensure each tour experience is interactive and personalized.

In the case of school groups using Moe-Bot, the teacher can control the device while its video feed is projected for his or her class to watch.
 For information, call 702-229-2734.
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PLAZA OPENS TWO NEW EXHIBITS INSIDE LAS VEGAS CLUB GALLERY

The innovative and internationally renowned photography company LUMAS launched a new flagship store/gallery at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo.

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LUMAS was established by two collectors in 2003 and has grown with 40 galleries worldwide featuring more than 1,800 hand-signed limited edition works at affordable prices.
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WORLD'S TALLEST OBSERVATION WHEEL UNVEILS NEW ANNUAL PASS

The High Roller observation wheel is debuting an annual rider pass.

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The cost is $79 for adults and $49 for youths ages 13-17.

The pass includes unlimited standard ride access on the observation wheel for one calendar year from date of purchase.

Additional pass benefits include:

... a $10 Happy Half Hour upgrade per visit

... 20 percent off at the Sky Lounge

...50 percent off a standard ticket for up to three guests per visit

...20 percent off High Roller branded merchandise in the Sky Shop

...50 percent off a private standard cabin or 30 percent off a private bar cabin during the annual pass holder's birthday month.
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PRIMM FAMILY DONATES FAMILY WILDLIFE COLLECTION TO MUSEUM

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum has acquired a prestigious museum quality animal collection from Nevada casino developer and wildlife enthusiast, Gary E. Primm.

The rare Gary and Matthew Primm Wildlife Collection features approximately 99 exotic and domestic species including a pride of lions, buffalos, bears, giraffe, crocodile, baboon and more.

The value of this exclusive, one-of-a-kind collection is estimated at $650,000 according to Unmatched Appraisal Services.

Select pieces of the Primm Wildlife Collection are available for viewing now at the museum.
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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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LOCAL HISTORIC RAILROAD TRAIL RECEIVES NATIONAL DESIGNATION

The Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Hoover Dam has received a national recreation trail designation, which recognizes trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across the nation.

A total of 10 trails nationwide received the designation.

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The local 3.5-mile, multi-use trail connects the National Park Service's visitor center within Lake Mead National Recreation Area with the Bureau of Reclamation's Hoover Dam.

The trail is constructed on an old railroad grade that goes through five tunnels used during the building of Hoover Dam.

Panels along the trail provide educational information.
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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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The Magic of Motown & More

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And speaking of the South Point...


The Magic Of Motown & More, hosted by Gregg Austin, performs at the Showroom at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, at 8 p.m.

The revue opened in the Grandview Lounge at South Point in October of 2012.

Due to the positive response and the growing audience, the show is moving into the showroom to accommodate the crowd each week.

The Motown sound dramatically changed American music and influenced the world. With superstars, such as the Jackson 5,   Michael Jackson, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye, on its music roster with platinum selling albums and hit records, Motown is truly the soundtrack for many lives.

"Motown music has been a part of my life...all my life," Austin said. "I am excited to have this opportunity to share this music with our South Point family and now even more excited to move to the showroom.

With the audience spilling out of the lounge each week, we want everyone to have a chance to enjoy the show."

Austin moved to Las Vegas in May 1986 and performed at the Flamingo Hilton continuously until March 1993.

He became a featured act in the showroom of the Flamingo Hilton Reno, where his group, Second Wind, was known as the Las Vegas Temptations because of their incredible tribute to The Motown Temptations.

 His Tribute to the Temptations has also toured overseas in Asia and Europe.

Austin, as a solo artist, has performed as a headliner act for Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines.

He was also the producer for the very successful ShowStoppers, which had a 10 year run at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 In upcoming weeks, The Magic Of Motown & More will also feature Second Wind's Tribute to the Temptations, with special celebrity guest appearances.

Tickets to the show are $5, which includes $5 Match Play and a drink.

For more information:  www.southpointcasinio.com
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The Neon Museum, but to those who know Las Vegas, for years it's affectionately called "The Boneyard".


...and if you've never seen it, you are missing an art form unique to our exciting city;  namely,  the fabulous hotel marquees that decorated Las Vegas over the years...that have gone the way of time.

It's where the famous old hotel marquees "go to die", yet remain alive for those who enjoy looking at the glory days of the past.



...and here's an idea of what you can expect once you get there.


Until recently the Neon Museum was closed to the public; but now, tours are available most any day.

With over 150 rescued signs of the past, take a walk down memory lane and feel the presence of The Rat Pack, Louie Prima & Keely Smith, and so many others who made Las Vegas, the "Entertainment Capital of the World" while they performed at these legendary locations.

Over the past couple of years, thank goodness, a number of these landmarks have been restored and line Fremont Street as a reminder of days gone by, but there are so many more for you to see !



The "Boneyard" is located at 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, just south of Cashman Field.

Admission for Seniors and/or Nevada residents is only $12.00, and is available only through guided tour, Monday through Saturday, starting at 10:00am and closing at sunset.

Here's the tour information.

Check it out...

It's a part of the unique history of our town; and I might add, would be a great spot to see when friends and relatives "invade".
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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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