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The Music of ABBA
Arrival from Sweden

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July 20th
8:00pm

Tickets: $39.00...$49.00...$129.00  (plus fees)

Golden Nugget
129 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas
(702) 385-7111
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Jim Gaffigan

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July 20th
8:00pm

Tickets: $55.00 to $99.50  (plus fees)

The Colosseum
Caesars Palace
3750 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(866) 277-5938
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Gwen Stefani

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"What Are You Waiting For"
"Rich Girl"
"Hollaback GIrl"
July 20th...July 21st
9:00pm

Tickets: $80.00 to $260.00  (plus fees)

Zappo Theater
Planet Hollywood
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 785-5555
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Tape Face

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July 20th...July 21st...July 22nd
8:00pm

Tickets: $47.07...$75.10...$106.00  (plus fees)

Bugsy's Cafe
The Flamingo Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 733-3111
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Tenors of Rock

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July 20th...July 21st...July 22nd
8:00pm

Tickets: $35.00...$55.00...$75.00...$99.00  (plus fees)

Main Showroom
Harrah's
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 777-2782
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Piff the Magic Dragon

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July 20th...July 21st...July 22nd
8:00pm
  
Tickets: $62.95...$103.00  (plus fees)

Bugsy's Cabaret
The Flamingo Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas
(702) 733-3111
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NITRO CIRCUS’ WILL OPEN AT BALLY'S IN SPRING 2019!

Nitro Circus, known worldwide for spectacular arena and stadium live shows, is creating its first-ever resident stage show, which will open at Bally's next spring. 

The original adrenaline-charged choreographed show featuring the most talented action sports athletes performing unbelievable stunts and feats will take over the Jubilee Theater, which is being redesigned and renamed the Nitro Circus Theater.

Nitro Circus Bally's Las Vegas coming 2019

The showroom will have a specially built, multi-million dollar set, ramps stretching throughout, a platform stage and side walls, and video screen installations. 

The idea will be to engage the audience in the action-sports playground. Nitro Circus, Base Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment are teaming up to co-produce the show, which Nitro Circus is creating. 

Tickets will go on sale in October 2018.
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MIRAGE HEADLINER MATT GOSS IS BUSY CREATING

Multi-platinum selling British singer-songwriter Matt Goss...

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... released his single “Red Flares”...


...which he recorded at Studio at the Palms. 

Goss with a full swing band, back-up singers and sexy dancers currently headlines his show, “Matt Goss at The Mirage,” four nights a week at the resort.

More news, Goss is currently co-writing the upcoming musical version of acclaimed British television series “Upstairs, Downstairs.” This fall, a feature documentary about him and his twin brother Luke's life titled “When the Screaming Stops” and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions, which is co-owned by James Corden, will be released. 

Goss has also written a children's book and is planning to release a Christmas holiday album of traditional classics.
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BACKSTREET BOYS RECORD-BREAKING RESIDENCY WILL END APRIL 27, 2019

The Backstreet Boys...

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.... the best-selling boy band of all time, will hold their final Las Vegas-residency shows at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Feb. 6-April 27, 2019.

General ticket prices begin at $55.

Since “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” debuted in 2017, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter have been setting records. 

Currently, the group has a chart-topping new single “Don't Go Breaking My Heart”...


... and will release a new album later this year.
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DIVAS CLOSES AT THE LINQ!

Rather suddenly, one of Las Vegas' longest running shows, “Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas,” closed at the Linq. 

Marino with his memorable Joan Rivers impersonation has been the show's host for the male cast of female lip-syncing impersonators paying tribute over 33 years to such superstars as Madonna, Cher, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, etc.

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The show starring Marino, now 54-years-old, opened in 1985 at the former Rivera as “An Evening at La Cage.” 

In 2010, the show moved to the Imperial Palace, which became the Quad and now the Linq.
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LIVE PAINTING DEMONSTRATIONS AT MAGICAL MEMORIES GALLERY

Professional artist Miss Mindy, known for her cartoon folk art with a vintage feel and expressive larger-than-life eyes, will be appearing at the Magical Memories Featuring Disney Fine Art Gallery inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Friday-Sunday, July 20-22.

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During her visit, Miss Mindy, whose work is described as “Cartoon Folk Art,” will spotlight all three of her collections including; the Disney Collection, Candy Circus Collection, and Deluxe Collection

She will be doing live painting and figurine signing at the free public events:

4-7 p.m. July 20

noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. July 21

noon-2 p.m. July 22. 

All three collections will be available to purchase at the gallery.
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COLIN KANE WILL DEBUT COMEDY RESIDENCY AT HARD ROCK



Colin Kane, recognized as a master insult comedian, has signed on for his first residency inside Vinyl at Hard Rock beginning on Friday, July 27 at 8:30 p.m



His new R-rated show, “The Wolf,” is a biting adult comedy experience with Kane tackling relationships, dating, adult-only memorable encounters, and anyone sitting in the front row. 



This attack comedian, who has made insult an art form, is an equal opportunity offender. 



Being a master of working-the-crowd, guarantees no two shows are alike.

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Kane is a Los Angeles resident, who was born and raised in New York. With his popularity proving contagious, Kane has been able to build a dedicated fan base by word-of-mouth.

Kane will perform again on Aug. 31 and Sept. 28 with more dates to be announced. 

Tickets start at $25.
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BRIAN McKNIGHT WILL LIGHT UP THE JOINT



R&B legend Brian McKnight will appear at The Joint at Hard Rock on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m



Tickets start at $39.50.



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McKnight's extensive catalog includes 19 albums released over the past 25 years. With 16 Grammy Award nominations, numerous chart-topping songs, and more than 30 million albums sold worldwide, McKnight has earned a viable spot in contemporary music history.

McKnight has also starred in the Broadway production of “Chicago” and been a red-carpet host for TV's “Extra!” 

In addition, the singer, songwriter and producer, is a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet.
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NEW EXHIBIT AT BELLAGIO TAKES A LIQUID VIEW



Primal Water: An Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art...



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...is the new exhibition with 28 works in various forms at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts (BGFA) running this year through Oct. 21


The exhibit curated by Midori Nishizawa highlights important works of post-war Japanese art using water as a motif to present a view of Japanese Contemporary art history by 14 featured artists spanning four generations. 

The approach to the water theme by the artists takes a myriad of directions including waters absence, abundance, existence, and relationship with humanity. 

General admission is $14.
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MGM RESORTS HOSTS JAPANESE ARTIST MWKAIYAMA IN PUBLIC STUDIO



Kisho Mwkaiyama, a notable Japanese artist, has begun work in a public studio at Bellagio on a new art installation, Vendarta 100: Six Elements and The Seasons



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Through January 2019, Mwkaiyama will work on a commissioned artwork comprised of 24 square gouache paintings, which upon completion will join the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection and be installed permanently at Mandalay Bay. 

The artist is working in space next to Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, which has a guest lounge for viewing and learning more about Mwkaiyama's artistic practice.
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ANITA BAKER COMING TO THE WYNN

Anita Baker...

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"Angel"
"You're the Best Thing Yet"
"Sweet Love"
"Body & Soul"

...who received the 2018 BET Lifetime Achievement Award, will headline the Encore Theater at Wynn for three shows Aug. 29-Sept. 2

The eight-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter's show is part of the Anita Baker – Farewell Concert Series.
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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TO APPEAR DURING WRANGLERS NATIONAL FINALS RODEO

Florida Georgia Line...

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... will headline five nights inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood around the time of the Wranglers National Finals Rodeo running Dec. 6-15. 

Dates for “Florida Georgia Line Live From Las Vegas” with Big Loud Records and Atlantic Records artist Mason Ramsey as the opening act are Dec. 1, 5, 7, 8 and 11.
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WYNN LAS VEGAS SCHEDULING “THE HOLIDAY SHOW” THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

Wynn Las Vegas is planning to get aboard the Christmas holiday train with its first-ever seasonal production “The Holiday Show.” 

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The musical with holiday hit tunes, comedy and multi-genre dance numbers will be staged in the Encore Theater Nov. 30-Dec. 30.
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TROPICANA WILL HOST 64th MISS RODEO AMERICA PAGEANT

The 64th  Miss Rodeo America Pageant...

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... will be held at the Tropicana this Dec. 2-9

The seven-day contest will return to Las Vegas and feature more than 30 contestants. 

The competition will be held in conjunction with the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. 

Reigning State Rodeo Queens will enter to win the sought-after crown by competing in the areas of appearance, horsemanship and personality. 

The winner will receive more than $20,000 in scholarships and become the official representative of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association appearing at more than 120 rodeo performances as well as schools, children's hospitals, civic groups and other events to educate the public about the sport of rodeo. 

Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 15.
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GEORGE WALLACE RETURNS WITH A NEW RESIDENCY AT WESTGATE

Comedian and star of stage and screen, George Wallace...

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...is returning to Las Vegas with a new residency show at the Westgate Cabaret. 

Wallace will perform Tuesday through Thursday at 8 p.m. inside the cozy Westgate Cabaret at Westgate

Tickets are $65$75 and $95.

Wallace derives his material from everyday life and shares the moments. 

He finds humor everywhere he turns from media to relationships and at all costs avoids standard opening lines. 

Wallace began his career as a writer for “The Redd Foxx Show” and made a huge splash on the stand-up scene as one of 150 competitors on the cable television special “The Big Laugh Off.” 

Wallace captured first prize, which included club gigs all over the country.

Recently, Wallace appeared on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld and starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the film “Just Getting Started.” He will be appearing in the upcoming movie “The Last Laugh,” with Richard Dreyfus and Chevy Chase.
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WORLD CUP PARTIES AT DOWNTOWN PLAZA HOTEL

Free World Cup viewing parties are being held at Brightside Breakfast & Burgers...

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...inside the Plaza downtown starting at 7 a.m.

Games during the knockout phase now thru July 14, will be aired in Brightside at 7 and 11 a.m., with the final match at 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 15. 

With the Plaza being the official hotel partner to the professional soccer team Las Vegas Lights FC, players will join the party on Wednesday, June 27.
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SHOWS CLOSING



Shows not lasting long are somewhat common in Las Vegas. 



The newest production to bite the dust closed on June 17 is “Marilyn! A New Musical” at Paris. 



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The show opened May 23 and according to reports some sets hadn't even arrived on time. 



It's been announced the show is on hiatus and will reopen on Sept. 4, but it's probably best not to place a bet on it.



Ruby Lewis who played the title Marilyn role left “Baz: A Musical Tour de Force” at the Palazzo Theater; however, she doesn't have to feel bad because the show will close on Sunday, July 29



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At least “Baz” as it's casually referenced has had a good run. 



It originally opened in 2015 at Light Nightclub in Mandalay Bay and closed after a couple months. 



Surprising everyone, it reopened in July 2016 at the Palazzo and enjoyed success especially with the musical talent being so outstanding. 



So maybe there is hope for “Marilyn.”

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A SHOW THAT LIVES ON



The cult-classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show - Live!”...



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... returned to House of Blues at Mandalay Bay



The memorable 1975 musical will come to life in a completely immersive, off-the-stage Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience presented by an assemblage of talent from shows on the Strip and from around the city. Fans will be doing the Time Warp again. 



Tickets start at $10.

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PROJECT ENCHILADA IS DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PLAN

Project Enchilada will not be a new restaurant. 

The revitalization program planned for Downtown being dubbed as such will be a master plan project to boost curb appeal with new landscaping, vintage signs being restored, more greenery and retail development. 

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The first area of the plan to get spruced up will be a high-profile stretch of East Fremont Street from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street where there are many closed motels and properties.
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TREE OF MANY COLORS WILL BRIGHTEN FRONT OF ‘ABSINTHE’

A standout visual at Burning Man 2017 was an enormous tree illuminated with 25,000 LED leaves of constant-changing colors. 

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The Gazillionaire from the “Absinthe” show at Caesars Palace has been working with the designers of that tree from Symmetry Labs in San Francisco to create his own 35-foot tall arborous art installation to be planted on the forecourt outside the show's distinctive tent. 

The Wormwood Tree will be launched in September with a music soundtrack, which will be synchronized with the colorful patterns.
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MADAME TUSSAUDS OPENS THE HANGOVER BAR

The Hangover Bar...
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 ...is the latest addition to The Hangover Experience at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, which currently features the infamous hotel suite and wedding chapel along with wax figures of Alan / Zach Galifianakis, Phil / Bradley Cooper, and Mike Tyson. 

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The full-service bar offers specialty drinks inspired by "The Hangover" including the Wolf Pack, the Buttery Nipple, the Royal Flush, and the 3 Leg Monkey.

The Hangover Bar takes guests to the scene of movie characters' rooftop toast, which kicked off “The Hangover” film's crazy series of events. Industrial design elements include the roof of Caesars Palace, where the scene takes place, ducting tables and pipes, an aircon feature, an LED backdrop of the Vegas skyline, plus more.

An option is The Highroller Package for $75, which includes admission into Madame Tussauds, a half-hour open bar at The Hangover Bar, and a day-time admission ticket to the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel at The Linq, with an in cabin open bar and bartender for 30 minutes.
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BLUE MOON BAR WILL OPEN AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT

A new spot for beer lovers will open this month. 

Blue Moon Bar at Planet Hollywood Resort...

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... situated adjacent to Zappos Theater will feature Blue Moon's flagship beer, Blue Moon Belgian White, as well as seasonal and limited-release beers from Blue Moon Brewing Company. Inside the new space will be bar and lounge seating with video poker machines and multiple televisions.
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GONDOLA SINGER IS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS STANDOUT

The inaugural Vegas Golden Knights (VGK) season has created a new singing sensation Carnell “Golden Pipes” Johnson

His initial singing of the National Anthem at a VGK's game has had him repeat his rendition since February by popular demand. 

Johnson is a gondola singer at The Venetian and The Palazzo.

The resorts honored him with fellow employees, resort executives, and representatives from the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation honoring him at the hotels' three-story atrium. Johnson was given a plaque and hockey stick fashioned from an authentic gondola oar.

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Johnson, or Pippo, as he's known on the Venetian waterways, works Monday through Friday at The Venetian's outdoor gondola attraction, which runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Schedule is subject to change.
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CELINE DION RELEASES 24 NEW SHOW DATES INTO 2019

Superstar Celine Dion...

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...who has performed more than 1,000 shows to over 4 million fans at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace since March 2003, has just added 24 performances to her Las Vegas-residency. 

The new scheduled shows run Oct 30 through Nov. 17 and Dec. 28 through Jan. 20, including a performance on New Year's Eve. 

Tickets start at $51.

This summer, the Grammy-Award winning singer will head overseas with her Celine Dion Live 2018 Tour for 22 shows across the Asia-Pacific region starting off in Tokyo on June 26.
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COCKTAIL CABARET SUMMER CAST, TIME, & PRICE CHANGE

The Cocktail Cabaret” at Caesars Palace on Cleopatra's Barge has a new summer schedule with show time moving to 6 p.m

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Wednesday-Saturday and new ticket prices $39 and $59 VIP
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VAN MORRISON WILL RETURN FOR FIVE SHOWS NEXT YEAR!

Van Morrison has had multiple sold-out weekends at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which has prompted a return engagement for five nights Jan. 25-Feb. 2, 2019.

Legendary British R&B singer and composer Morrison in 1964 formed the group Them, which recorded hits “Gloria” and “Here Comes the Night.” 

A few years later, he released the Top 40 pop sensation “Brown Eyed Girl”...

...and began his career as a successful solo musician.

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This year in his career marks the 50th anniversary since of the release of the “Astral Weeks” album in 1968. 

Morrison continues to work on new material including the release of his latest album, “You're Driving Me Crazy,” a musical collaboration with Hammond organ virtuoso and trumpet master Joey DeFrancesco, which was released April 27, 2018.
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TERRY FATOR'S "WINSTON" HAS SPECIAL OFFERING

For the second year in a row, Winston the Impersonating Turtle...

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...is extending an invitation to Las Vegas locals and tourists to stay cool with him by offering a Summer of Winston ticket discount to Terry Fator's show at The Mirage

Now through Sept. 20 fans can receive 40-percent off standard ticket prices by using code:

 WINSTONSUMMER

 This promotion also brings discounts to Winston-themed merchandise.
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MSG SPHERE IS NEXT ARENA IN THE WORKS!
Keep an eye on building activity this summer behind The Venetian-Palazzo resorts when there will be a groundbreaking for the planned MSG Sphere Las Vegas arena

The 360-foot-tall spherical venue will seat up to 18,000 people for musical acts and special events. In addition to the striking sphere-shape, the exterior will be illuminated with programmable LED lights that can produce graphics, and the interior will feature the world's largest and highest-resolution LED screen with 170,000 square feet of display area wrapping around the inside.

MSG Sphere Las Vegas arena project

The facility will be developed by Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) and Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the latter slated to contribute $75 million. 

Completion is expected by New Year's Eve in 2020.
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL WILL BECOME A WALDORF ASTORIA

Nothing stays the same in Las Vegas. 

Now the 47-story, 392-room Mandarin Oriental at City Center will in August become a Waldorf Astoria, which is under the Hilton umbrella. 


Accordingly, the plan is a $50-million renovation to reimagine the hotel. 

Purchased for $214 million, this will become the Waldorf's first property in Las Vegas. 

The Mandarin Oriental opened in December 2009 during the recession.
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REGGAE YOUTUBE STAR CONKARAH WILL VISIT RED ROCK RESORT

Reggae YouTube star Conkarah will return to Las Vegas for a performance inside Crimson at Red Rock Resort on Saturday, July 21

Standing room tickets are $25 and $65 for VIP.

Conkarah Reggae YouTube star

From Kingston, Jamaica, culturally-diverse Conkarah aka Nicholas Murray was born to a British mother and Jamaican father. 

He earned a degree in Broadcasting at The University of Charleston in West Virginia. 

Today, Conkarah's YouTube channel boasts more than 70 million combined views and 250-plus thousand subscribers. 

His original covers of Billboard chart toppers such as Adele's hit single “Hello” ...

...have gone viral introducing millions of music listeners to reggae music.
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STEVIE WONDER WILL PERFORM FIVE SHOWS AT PARK THEATER

Legendary music veteran Stevie Wonder...

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"Superstition"

.... with a show titled, “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music,” will headline The Park Theater at the newly named Park MGM casino-resort on Aug. 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11

Tickets on sale NOW starting at $69.

Wonder recently teased a new track titled “Song Party” at a private concert in Los Angeles. 

The pianist-singer plans to release a new studio album, “Through the Eyes of Wonder,” later this year. 

His last Las Vegas performance was as a headliner for the Life is Beautiful event in September 2015.
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MONTE CARLO IS NOW OFFICIALLY PARK MGM!

Monte Carlo officially shed its name with the lighting of new marquee and hotel tower signs and took on its new identity - Park MGM

The property-wide transformation, which is a partnership between Sydell Group and MGM Resorts International, is planned for completion later this year. 

When the project is finished, it will comprise two new distinct experiences: Park MGMand a Las Vegas version of the renowned NoMad, a standalone 292-room hotel encompassing the tower's top four floors, which is like the Four Seasons shared space at Mandalay Bay.

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When NoMad opens, it will include

A dedicated entrance and lobby high-limit gaming a private pool environment the city's eatery debut by Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, who are the visionaries behind Eleven Madison Park.

The switchover changes began in December 2016 with the opening of the 5,200-seat Park Theater where Bruno Mars, Cher, Ricky Martin - and soon - Lady Gaga have headlining residencies. 

The resort has unveiled several new amenities including completely reimagined guestrooms and suites, food and beverage offerings, lounges, pools, meeting spaces and more.

Dining experiences to be added include a new Roy Choi dining concept and an Eataly marketplace designed specifically for Las Vegas. These dining experiences will join current ones: Primrose Restaurant located within the lobby; and Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar created by the Chicago-based Hogsalt Hospitality.
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HEADLINING MAGICIAN JEN KRAMER DEBUTS AT WESTGATE

"The Magic of Jen Kramer” starring magician Jen Kramer debuted inside the Westgate Cabaret

This will make Kramer the only current female headlining magician in Las Vegas. Named “Female Magician of the Year” by the International Magicians Society, Kramer graduated with honors in theater from Yale University and has been featured on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Masters of Illusion” on The CW Television Network. 

Tickets are $19.99 and $29.99.

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Kramer's shows will be Wednesday through Saturday at 6 p.m.
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AMY SCHUMER SETS SERIES OF DATES AT THE COSMOPOLITAN

Amy Schumer and Friends will headline an exclusive series of comedy shows at The Chelsea theater inside The Cosmopolitan commencing Aug. 10 and 11 followed by performances Nov. 2 and 3

Tickets start at $59.

Amy Schumer

Schumer is a current leading force in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. 

Recently she hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the second time while her comedy “I Feel Pretty” is currently playing in movie theaters.
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QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT WILL CHAMPION PARK THEATER

Surviving members of legendary rock band Queen and “American Idol” star Adam Lambert are set for a 10-date limited engagement of “The Crown Jewels”...

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... at the Park Theater running Sept. 1-22

Queen picked up Lambert as their powerful permanent front man after a performance of “We Are the Champions” on the eighth season of “American Idol” when he was a finalist. 

Tickets range from $79-$350.
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COMEDIAN EDDIE GRIFFIN TAKES UP HEADLINING RESIDENCY AT SLS

Actor and comedian Eddie Griffin...

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... began a headlining stand-up comedy residency titled, “The Eddie Griffin Experience,” inside The Sayers Club at SLS

His shows will run weekly, Monday through Wednesday, at 8 p.m. with occasional dark dates: July 25, Sept. 12, Oct. 9, 15 and 17, and Nov. 12 and 14

Tickets start at $69.

Griffin has more than 50 movie and television credits, including starring roles in feature films “Undercover Brother” and “John Q,” as well as his own television series currently in syndication, “Malcolm & Eddie.” 

Griffin's current Showtime special is “Eddie Griffin: Undeniable” reflecting on his long-standing career and his next feature film, “A Star is Born,” will be released this fall and stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
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MARIAH CAREY RETURNS TO CAESARS PALACE!
Best-selling female artist of all time Mariah Carey with more than 200 million records sold is returning to Las Vegas with a new residency show “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning Thursday, July 5

Her new project will highlight a more intimate performance featuring her extensive catalogue of music. 

The first 12 dates are: 

July 14, 15

Aug. 1

Sept. 1, 2, 5, 9, 10 

General ticket prices begin at $55 and all shows begin at 8 p.m.

Mariah Carey

Carey with her distinct five-octave vocal range has garnered 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles with 17 self-penned.
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THE LINQ PROMENADE ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENTS

There are new developments at The LINQ Promenade in addition to recent high-profile announcements, including future attractions King Heaven and Fly LINQ.

Virtual Reality Adventures...

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...which plunges guests wearing high-tech goggles into a three-dimensional virtual world, recently moved to a new location along the mall and will feature nine experiences for guests of all ages, including VRoller Coaster. 

VR requires gamers to use hand movement, walk, sidestep or jump to explore or fly through the virtual world. 

The attraction also has four virtual reality motion simulators featuring adventures such as whitewater rafting.

Socks & Bottoms will be a trendy retail store opening in June highlighting popular and unique brands of socks and underwear.

Also, in June, Marshall Retail Group will open their new retail concept, 

Welcome to Las Vegas Gift Shop...

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 featuring Las Vegas souvenirs. 

The permanent location will be unveiled this summer.
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DR. NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON WILL VISIT THE SMITH CENTER

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson...

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... the host of StarTalk Radio and FOX's docu-series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” author of 10 bestselling books, and the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, will be giving a talk and multi-media presentation at The Smith Center on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m

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Tickets are $39 to $250.

Renowned astrophysicist Tyson's newest book is “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” 

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In 2001 and 2004, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on commissions studying the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and the implementation of the U.S. space exploration policy, respectively. 

Tyson has 18 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to non-government citizens.
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ZHU AT THE PEARL

Grammy-nominated electronic musician ZHU...

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...is confirmed to perform a live set at the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m

Tickets start at $49.
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ROCK BAND YES WILL BRING 50 ANNIVERSARY TOUR TO WESTGATE

Legendary rock band YES, featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman, are celebrating their remarkable decades-long career with a new world tour. 

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The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will bring their “Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour” to Westgate's International Theater on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $40$65, $85 and $125.
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GOO GOO DOLLS 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR WILL STOP AT HARD ROCK

Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will stop at The Joint at Hard Rock on Saturday, Nov. 10 with their “Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour.” 

The tour will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their music album, “Dizzy Up The Girl” with the band performing the record in its entirety at each show, along with additional surprises and more of their many memorable hits. 

Tickets start at $35.

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The album was first released on Sept. 22, 1998, via Warner Bros. Records and catapulted the band into mainstream success. 

The record sold six million albums worldwide and had five top 10 singles.
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STAR WARS ATTRACTION OPENS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES

The VOID, the global leader of a new category of immersive location-based experiences, has teamed up with ILMxLAB, a Lucasfilm's Immersive Entertainment division, to create "Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire". 

This attraction opened in the Grand Canal Shoppes at St. Mark's Square at The Venetian and The Palazzo

This fully immersive VR fantasy adventure in Las Vegas will be the second Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire location following the success of the first in Glendale Galleria in California. 

Hours are daily opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and midnight on Friday-Saturday.

The multi-sensory interactive adventure will transport guests deep into the Star Wars universe virtual world: where they can walk freely untethered; see, touch and interact with the environment; feel the turbulence of the skiff below their feet; and smell the smoke. 

Under the rebellion's order, teams of four must work together to infiltrate an Imperial base with help from familiar Star Wars characters along the way.
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FRANK MARINO'S ‘DIVAS’ SHOW INITIATES INTERACTIVE SHOW

LINQ headliner Frank Marino with his “Divas Las Vegas” cast of female impersonators will become an interactive show allowing the audience to give direction. 

For each performance, Marino will give a behind-the-scenes look from his dressing room via Facebook Live, and give the audience an opportunity to vote who in his cast will perform that night. 

No two shows will be identical.

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Marino and cast debuted their reality show, “Last Laugh in Vegas” on ITV One Tuesday, April 3. 

In the show, Marino mentors a group of British celebrities to transform them into Las Vegas headliners. 

In May, Marino will debut his newest book, “Drags to Riches," an in-depth look at the life of the “Queen of the Strip.”

The Divas show features 17 different performers nightly and later this spring, there will be new cast members such as Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani and a new Cher number.

Divas performs daily at 4 and 9:30 p.m

Tickets start at $24.99.
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OPIUM BLASTS OFF AT THE COSMOPOLITAN

The galactic premiere of "OPIUM” at The Cosmopolitan....

... happened on April 8 with the crew of the Orbital People Mover 4.2 (OPM 4.2) blasting off on their inaugural interplanetary flight from the planet Uranus and successfully landing on Earth. 

The revealing crew includes: commander Captain Ann Tennille; her right-hand man Lieutenant Lou Tenant; newest recruit Chip; the latest in android technology Rob the Robot; cruise director Leslie; medical team and amateur magicians Dr. Roger Regis and Nurse Raquel; and maintenance man Scottie. Onboard the voyage are entertaining guests, celebrity chanteuse Dusty Moonboots, whose alien ancestors founded Las Vegas many light-years ago, as well as the great band from Quasar System 5, The Many Moons.

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OPIUM” performances are Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m

The performance schedule is subject to change without notice. 

Tickets start at $79.
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HARD ROCK RESORT WILL BECOME VIRGIN BRANDED HOTEL

Billionaire Richard Branson and partners are purchasing the Hard Rock hotel and casino. 

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The property will continue as the Hard Rock through 2019 before it is transformed into Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Plans are for the hotel to undergo “hundreds of millions of dollars” worth of renovations over multiple phases.

With the announcement, concern has been what will happen to the giant Hard Rock guitar sign. 

Branson admits it may be history at the site and not survive. He says in its place, a giant “V” may be the new look.
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JEFF DUNHAM PERFORMS FOUR SUMMER SHOWS AT CAESARS PALACE

Superstar ventriloquist Jeff Dunham...

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... will return to Las Vegas this summer for three shows of his “Passively Aggressive” tour on Aug. 29, and Sept. 12 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Tickets are $49.50$60.50 and $89.50.

Recently on Netflix, Dunham released his latest standup special, “Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster,” featuring his ill-behaved characters Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut considering what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean.

Dunham has built an entertainment empire from his non-stop touring. 

He’s a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour.” 

He’s amassed more than a million YouTube subscribers and a billion views.
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LUXOR OPENS ESPORTS ARENA LAS VEGAS

The Strip's first permanent multidimensional esports venue, Esports Arena Las Vegas

...opened at the Luxor elevating Las Vegas as a leader on the global esports stage. 

The multilevel 30,000-square-foot arena is set up to host every form of competitive gaming from daily play to high-stakes esports tournaments. 

The design features a competition stage, 50-foot two-story LED video wall, telescopic seating, PC and console gaming stations and a network TV-quality production studio.

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Accompanying elements like virtual reality platforms, retro gaming consoles and a comprehensive practical gaming environment menu by Chef José Andrés set the arena apart as an unrivaled esports entertainment experience.

A collection of arcade favorites and throwback classics create a retro vibe in the arena's first floor bar. 

Beneath a 360-degree video wall and custom-built gaming controller chandelier is the History of Gaming exhibit. Eight generations of consoles give visitors the chance to play history's most beloved games for free.

Available for renting are five VIP rooms with their own gaming systems, dedicated server and catering as well as other areas including the front lobby, second floor, main hall and the entire arena.

For daily gamers there are more than 100 gaming stations housing PCs and consoles. 

All-day gaming passes are $25 and local discounts are available.

The arena hours are: noon to 1 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday

There is no fee to enter the arena during standard operating hours, excluding ticketed events.
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MYSTÈRE’ OFFERS OPEN SATURDAY REHEARSALS

The new open rehearsal schedule for Cirque du Soleil's original must-see production “Mystère” at Treasure Island...


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... is every Saturday 3-3:30 p.m

in the showroom. Fans will have the opportunity to watch cast members rehearsing for the evening's performance and receive a special show voucher. 

Spectators are encouraged to post photos on social media, but video and flash photography will not be permitted. 

Note open rehearsals are subject to cancellation so confirm with the box office at (702) 894-7722.
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PURPLE REIGN ADDS SHOWS AND TALENT AT TROPICANA

Purple Reign...

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...the amazing Prince tribute show at the Tropicana is adding two more weekly shows to its Las Vegas-residency. 

The show runs Tuesday through Sunday, six days a week at 9 p.m

Tickets start at $49.99.

Another change will have a second Prince tribute artist Julian Stefoni... 

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...headlining along with Jason Tenner, who originated the role. 

Stefoni isn't new to the scene and since Prince's death, demand has been high. 

Portland-based musician Stefoni has been leading the Erotic City Prince Tribute band.

He's performed Prince tributes for the past 26 years, and in 2000, he met the late artist and appeared on stage with him.
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ALICE COOPER BRINGS ‘A PARANORMAL NIGHT’ TO THE PEARL
Alice Cooper released his 27th album “Paranormal” last July via earMUSIC and now plans a summer tour “A Paranormal Night with Alice Cooper” with a stop at the Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms on Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m

The Vegas stop is one of two on the tour featuring special guest guitarist Ace Frehley. 

Tickets start at $59.

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KIND HEAVEN EXPECTED TO TRANSFORM LINQ PROMENADE

Kind Heaven...

 will be a new family-friendly entertainment venture opening at The LINQ Promenade in 2019 and it is expected to transform the attraction's streetscape. 

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The new project is a three-way partnership with Perry Farrell creator of Lollapalooza, Immersive Artistry and Caesars Entertainment.

Farrell created the touring festival Lollapalooza in 1991 and brought the underground to the forefront of popular culture. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter is best known as the lead man for the legendary alternative rock band Jane's Addiction formed in 1986. He will curate the soundscape for Kind Heaven.

Los Angeles-based Immersive Artistry (IA) creates immersive, multisensory, communal experiences for audiences taking them on journeys by combining state-of-the-art technology with Hollywood storytelling and 360-degree experiences involving all the senses.

Kind Heaven is supposed to be a sensual exotic journey featuring the best of Southeast Asian culture, music, food, drink and fashion, etc. It will leverage RF technology and advanced wearable tech to create a personalized experience, and cash free environment.
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HOLMES AND TURNER CONFIRM THE MAGIC OF COLLABORATION

When two of Las Vegas' best entertainers team up on stage, it can mean only one thing “music magic” at its very best. 

Both tenors Clint Holmes, who was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2018 for his latest album “Rendezvous,” and Earl Turner have been headliners in town for years, appeared onstage in each other's shows, and been buddies. 

In addition to both being great singers, they pour so much energy out on stage in their performances that as an audience member, you're even exhausted. 

Putting these two tornado-like forces together in the Westgate International Theater Thursday-Sunday in “SOUNDTRACK: Your Songs. Our Stories. The Show.” at 7 p.m. is ingenious and possibly long overdue.

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The amazing chemistry, camaraderie and showmanship begins with the first song “The Boys are Back in Town” followed by “Lovely Day/Just the Two of Us.” 

Each performer takes a compelling solo turn on stage and receives standing ovations. 

There are many standout special moments throughout the show with “Hallelujah” and “Mr. Bojangles” being a couple.

As always, the men are backed by great musicians under the musical direction of Christian Tamburr, a three-time Down Beat Magazine Music Award winner, along with backup singer Serena Henry. 

Tickets are $48$58$78 and $98.
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ZAPPOS AND CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER
Zappos.com is teaming up with Caesars Entertainment, beginning with the renaming of The AXIS 7,000-seat live entertainment venue at Planet Hollywood. 

The second-highest grossing theater in the United States will now be known as Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.

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The theater boasts one of the largest video and projection installations in the world. 

Projections come from 60 ultra-high-definition projectors covering more than 200 degrees of the audience chamber.
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LIONEL RICHIE ANNOUNCES NEW 2018 DATES

Multi-platinum-selling artist and four-time Grammy Award winner Lionel Richie...

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... has announced additional 2018 dates of his residency, “Lionel Richie - All the Hits” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Aug. 15 through Oct. 20

General ticket prices begin at $59.
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COMEDY CELLAR DEBUTS AT THE RIO!
Comedy Cellar...

...the longest-running comedy club in New York City opened its first West Coast location at the Rio

After 36 years, The Cellar as insiders call it, will bring its underground Greenwich Village vibe with brick wall, stained glass, and low ceiling design to its new, intimate 300-seat club inside Rio. 
Food and bar service will be provided by Rio's chefs and bartenders.

The Comedy Cellar discovered household names such as Dave ChapelleRay RomanoJon StewartDave AtellAmy Schumer and Chris Rock as well as virtually every important comedian of the last 30 years. 

This club uses a showcase format featuring five headliner-level comics, each doing their best 15-20 minutes. 

Shows are Thursday - Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m. with an additional 11 p.m. performance on Saturdays

General tickets begin at $45.

The comedians lined up to open the club April 8 include

Mo Amer who toured with Dave Chappelle; Kyle Dunnigan, a regular on Howard Stern; Jessica Kirson who starred in “The Comedian;” and Nathan McIntosh known from appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
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THE FONTAINEBLEAU WILL BECOME THE DREW

New York developer Steve Witkoff, who last summer bought the never-completed blue-tinted Fontainebleau on the Strip for $600 million, plans to turn it into The Drew Las Vegas 

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...and open in late 2020. 

When completed, it's reported the 3,900-room resort will offer three different hotel experiences: The JW Marriott; the exclusive boutique chain Edition; and the Drew

More amenities will include 20 restaurants, a large pool deck, casino, convention space, and connection to the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion to the south.
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ROLLER COASTER AT NEW YORK-NEW YORK ADDS VIRTUAL REALITY

At New York-New York, the 21-year-old Big Apple Roller Coaster ride...



... has been modernized with a new 3½-minute Virtual Reality Experience

Riders can now choose to wear wireless virtual reality headsets, which transport them via immersive 3D graphics (in 4K resolution) through a remarkably synchronized virtual experience. 

The Big Apple coaster trains and track are equipped with sensors synchronizing the visuals with the ride to reduce the chances of motion sickness while wearing the headset. 

The Big Apple Virtual Reality Experience costs $20, while a regular ride is still available at $15.
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WYNN RESORTS ACQUIRES SMILING KING BEAR SCULPTURE

Wynn Resorts has added Smiling King Bear... 


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..a pop-surreal sculpture created by the famed Spanish contemporary artist Okuda San Miguel, to its world-class art collection. 

The towering 16-feet tall creation executed in the artist's signature prismatic style is a multicolored geometric masterpiece featuring a whimsical bear with a spiked crown, holding an equally imposing smiling ball.

Fashioned from fiberglass, aluminum, and highly pigmented synthetic enamel, Smiling King Bear originally arrived from Spain as part of an outdoor art exhibition in Downtown Las Vegas curated by global creative house, Justkids. 

The sculpture is now on display in the Wynn Plaza rotunda as part of the resort's continued appreciation and commitment to public art.
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‘ABSINTHE’ PERFORMING TWO SHOWS DAILY

In celebration of seven record-breaking years on the Strip, Las Vegas' No. 1 show, “Absinthe”...



... will now perform two shows per night, seven days a week, and 365 days a year at Caesars Palace

This will take the performance schedule from 10 to 14 shows per week.
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STEVE WYNN IS BUILDING ANOTHER HOTEL

Casino magnate Steve Wynn is planning for another 2,500-room hotel in Las Vegas to be built on the site of the former Frontier hotel and across the Strip from his two existing properties Wynn and Encore. The new property, Wynn West...



...will feature 24-foot-wide window views, his-and-her bathrooms and 80-inch TVs. 

It will connect via an “air conditioned umbilical hallway” over Las Vegas Blvd. to the Beach Club outside of Encore and Wynn

In December, Wynn Resorts Ltd. acquired the 38-acre parcel for $336 million.

Meanwhile, his company is also building a 47-story, 1,500-room hotel, convention center and lake resort, Paradise Park...


...behind the current properties. 

A lagoon surrounded by a one-mile boardwalk and white-sands beach is going to replace the 130-acre Wynn Golf Club land.

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SUPERSTAR LADY GAGA MAKES TWO-YEAR DEAL WITH PARK THEATER!


Six-time Grammy Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee superstar entertainer Lady Gaga is well worth the wait. 




She will bring her talent and creativity to the 5,300-seat Park Theater at Park MGM beginning in December 2018, which will launch a two-year, multi-date residency following a year that will included a Super Bowl performance and sold-out tour.




Lady Gaga has amassed an extraordinary 30 million global album sales and 150 million single sales. 



She is one of the biggest living forces in social media with more than 60 million likes on Facebook, 75.3 million followers on Twitter and 26.9 million followers on Instagram. 



Her fifth studio album “Joanne” was recently released and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, marking her fourth consecutive No. 1 album - the first female to do so in the last seven years.



Gaga’s performance dates and ticket information will be announced in the coming months.

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A STAR WARS EXPERIENCE OPENS AT GRAND CANAL SHOPPES




The VOID opened two new VOID Experience Centers in partnership with retail real estate company GGP Inc. 







One is located at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo. 



Each new VEC features the critically acclaimed hyper-reality experience “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,” which allows up to four players to immerse themselves in the world of “Star Wars,” complete with customized VR headsets and a stage with walls, doors and props that can be explored without being tethered to a computer.

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ADAM SANDLER HAS EXCLUSIVE RESIDENCY AT COSMOPOLITAN
Adam Sandler will be the first exclusive resident comedic performer at The Chelsea theatre in The Cosmopolitan.


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Sandler is a successful actor, writer, producer and musician.

His films have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide.

In 2014, he signed a deal with Netflix to produce and star in four original movies. The first three to date are the most-watched movies on Netflix.
Sandler is in production on the Netflix comedy, “The Week Of,” which co-stars Chris Rock and premieres in 2018.

Sandler will co-star in Noah Baumbach's “The Meyerowitz Stories,” this October in theatres and on Netflix.
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‘THE COCKTAIL CABARET’ AT CLEOPATRA'S BARGE!



The Cocktail Cabaret,” a new live 70-minute musical show, opened at the famed 140-seat Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace


This will be the first show on the Strip created and produced by Las Vegas-based PK Entertainment founded 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 biopic, “Behind the Candelabra.”


The Cocktail Cabaret

The 6:00 p.m. cocktail hour experience Wednesday through Saturday will feature a combination of live original music and well-known stylized and re-imagined modern standards. 

The singers will be joined on stage by a four-piece band led by Fortenberry.

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The singing talent will include: Broadway veterans Niki Scalera (“Hairspray,” “Tarzan,” “Footloose”) and Eric Jordan Young (“Rock of Ages,” “Vegas! The Show,” “Ragtime,” “CHICAGO,” “Seussical the Musical,” “Look of Love,” “Dreamgirls”); rising multilingual classical/pop cross-over vocalist Daniel Emmet who has commanded stages from The Staples Center in Los Angeles to the Palais Todesco in Vienna; and also Maren Wade (“America's Got Talent,” “Confessions of a Showgirl,” “Pin Up,” “50 Shades! The Parody”).

Tickets are $55
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THE LINQ WILL INTRODUCE FIRST ZIPLINE ON THE STRIP



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 plans to build the approximately $20 million Fly LINQ with 10 side-by-side zip lines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. Construction is expected to begin next spring with completion in late 2018.

Fly LINQ will be constructed at the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district. 

Guests are expected to begin their ride experience by taking an elevator designed to provide open Strip views from the Vortex at The LINQ Hotel & Casino to the top of the 122-foot-tall launch tower. Riders will be able to ride in either a “superman” or seated position and will travel 1,080 feet above The LINQ Promenade.
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‘MASTERS OF ILLUSION’ OPENS IN JUBILEE THEATER AT BALLY'S



Masters of Illusion,” the hit CW television series and America's largest touring magic stage show...



...debuted in the Jubilee Theater at Bally's

The show features a rotating cast of veteran and rising star magicians and has been performed around the United States and in more than 125 other countries over the past six years. 

The initial ensemble cast will include: Jason BirdTommy WindFarrell DillonGreg Gleason and Chris Randall

Tickets start at $34.
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PURPLE REIGN STARTS A NEW RESIDENCY AT THE TROPICANA

Purple Reign,” the world's No. 1 Prince tribute-show starring Jason Tenner, closed at the Westgate and started a new Strip residency at the Tropicana headlining 9 p.m. shows Wednesday through Saturday in the showroom.
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Tickets start at $49.99.

Tenner opened at the Westage Cabaret in October 2014 and moved into the larger International Theater in August 2016.

Over 20-some years, the Prince tribute-artist has appeared all around town in venues at such locations as House of Blues, Monte Carlo, Hooters, various Station Casinos, Planet Hollywood and the D Las Vegas.
On Nov. 17, 2008, Tenner became the first-ever tribute/impersonator act to appear as the musical guest on “Late Show with David Letterman.”
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CAESARS PALACE HONORS LINE RENAUD WITH STREET SIGN

Caesars Palace recently honored legendary French performer and activist Line Renaud with a namesake street sign at the Las Vegas resort.

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Led by Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner, the street naming ceremony included a proclamation by Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who also presented Renaud with the Key to the Las Vegas Strip.

Line Renaud Road is located near the resort's Augustus Tower valet entrance, off Flamingo Road.

Renaud boasts a versatile career as a recording artist, performer and actress spanning more than 70 years.

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Her contributions to the Strip include assisting the founders of Caesars Palace with designing various aspects of the resort's guest rooms and showroom before it opened in 1966, including the selection of linens, marble, flooring and stage platforms.

In addition to her partnership with Caesars Palace, Renaud starred in “Casino de Paris” at the Dunes in the 1960s.

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She was also instrumental in the creation of a second Caesars Entertainment resort, Paris Las Vegas, and its Eiffel Tower replica in the late 1990s.
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GERTIE, THE GIMP IN A BLIMP, JOINS ‘ABSINTHE’!


The raucous cast of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace has a new act, Gertie, The Gimp In a Blimp.

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Since the show's debut in 2011, a string of showgirls have cavorted with he giant weather balloon.

Continuing to push boundaries and the wild side, Gertie exhibits her flexibility and jaw-dropping sensuality in strips of black PVC.
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... headliners in the Sands Showroom at The Venetian, has extended their contract to perform their “Jukebox” show through March 2019.

Soon they will add a new segment called “Juke Joint” and turn the stage into a little tavern with the band moving closer to the audience and let some folks call out song choices.
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NEW SHOW ‘WOW SPLASH’ OPENS AT THE RIO

The new show in the Rio Showroom...featuring a custom-built stage and pool.  

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This will mark the North American debut for a show that has been seen by more than 2.5 million people in Israel.

The long-running, circus-styled show on water was created and directed by famed director Hanoch Rosènn, known globally for his extravagant and large-scale production including “Festigal” where he directed “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot in her stage-acting debut in 2008.

The WOW cast with more than 30 international performing artists, acrobats and dancers will include “America’s Got Talent: semi-finalist, archery act Sylvia Sylvia.

The water spectacular will play Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. with additional shows at 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Tickets range from $49-$169.
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CARLOS SANTANA’S RESIDENCY AT HOUSE OF BLUES EXTENDED

House of Blues at Mandalay Bay has been home to Carlos Santana’s live concert since 2012.



His residency, “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live”...


...is extended into 2018.

Tickets start at $99.50.

A portion of ticket sales are donated to Santana’s charitable foundation The Milagro Foundation to benefit children worldwide.

Another contribution is made to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation.
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CIRQUE REVEALS NEW MAGICAL TECHNICAL TOUR FOR ‘LOVE

It’s been 10 years since Cirque du Soleil opened “The Beatles LOVE” at The Mirage in 2006, and now folks can get a free peek behind the curtain to see the creative process.
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LOVE’s new Magical Technical Tour is a complimentary open house held every Saturday from 1-1:30 p.m. showcasing the production’s state-of-the-art technology, one-of-a-kind set pieces, epic sound system and more.

Attendees get a demonstration of the show’s powerhouse opening number “Get Back” without the artists to highlight the production’s immense capabilities.

Guests receive an exclusive ticket offer, which may be redeemed at the box office.

All ages are welcome.
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COMEDY & DOLLS’ HAS NEW FEATURED TALENT

Since opening in January, “Comedy & Dolls” ...

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...at The Cabaret Show Lounge at Planet Hollywood has featured a wide array of headline comics and variety acts.

The show has two veteran acts joining the recurring cast, “The TV Guy” – Mr. Joe Trammel and acrobatic comedian Uber Macaggi Rossi

Trammel and Rossi will continue to be joined by an ever-changing lineup of comedians and the sexy dolls for the nightly 9 p.m. shows. 

Joe Trammel has a reputation as being a staple performer on the Strip including 10 successful years as the closing act in “V” The Ultimate Variety Show and three years as the marquee star of “Crazy Girls” when it was at the Riviera. 

Uber Macaggi Rossi is a third generation variety entertainer with a lifetime of experience on stage. He began his acrobatic and comedic career performing at the Lido De Paris at the age of 12.
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 TROPICANA'S HAVANA ROOM WILL OPEN ‘MEN OF THE STRIP’ REVUE

This spring the Tropicana will be following the entertainment trend in Las Vegas and launching the multi-faceted all-male cabaret show “Men of the Strip” in the resort's Havana Room.
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Tickets will be $49.99 for general admission, $59.99 for a table, and $79.99 for a VIP table.

“Men of the Strip” first emerged in 2012 with Jeff Timmons, Emmy nominated celebrity choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard, and Mike “Money Mike” Foland.

Their male revue toured to 42 cities while cameras followed to create a sexy two-hour docu-movie special that aired on the E! Network and garnered more than a half-million viewers.

Timmons was part of the internationally-renowned boy band 98 Degrees.
Packard worked with legendary performers like Michael Jackson, Pink, Usher, and Ricky Martin.
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DIVAS LAS VEGAS’ UNVEILS NEW PRODUCTION AT THE LINQ

Las Vegas’ longest-running headliner Frank Marino...

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...who impersonates comedic icon Joan Rivers, and his cast of female impersonators in “Divas Las Vegas” are introducing an all-new show at The LINQ Theater at The LINQ. Shows are Monday – Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $77.70 to $97.88.

“Divas” has continually evolved throughout the years and will now bring a brand-new production to the stage with the addition of female impersonators taking on the roles of Pat Benatar, Barbra Streisand and Adele.

The show will also feature a new opening and new songs.

The show features 17 different performers a night all sporting new costumes.

There’s also a new exotic number showcasing Shannel, from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race,” performing a routine from the Broadway musical, “Jekyll & Hyde.”
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TERRY FATOR STARTS MEET AND GREET OPPORTUNITIES

Celebrity impressionist and Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator is started exclusive meet and greets in his private dressing room at The Mirage for the first time.
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Fans will meet Fator and his puppets from the show and receive a complimentary commemorative photo.

 Meet and greets will be available on select Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Note meet and greet tickets are $64 and sold separately.

They do not include admission to the 7:30 p.m. show, which starts at $59.
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‘SPY ESCAPE & EVASION’ SHOW RETURNS TO STRATOSPHERE

Jason Hanson, a former CIA officer, performed his life-saving skills show “Spy Escape & Evasion” at the Stratosphere this year with much success. He's back with 75-minute shows weekly Thursday through Saturday at 5 p.m. inside the Stratosphere Theater.

Ticket prices start at $25 for general admission and $49 for special VIP seating.

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Hanson teaches fascinating life-saving skills to protect yourself and your family from danger.

After almost a decade in the CIA, Hanson incorporates his real-world spy safety experience and techniques directly into an entertaining stage show with valuable information.

Hanson has been featured on dozens of national and international news outlets and ABC's reality business show “The Shark Tank.”

Some of the things you can learn include:

...how to escape duct tape, rope, and zip ties, in five seconds or less; tactical pen self-defense techniques; how to become a human lie detector; and how to protect your identity.

It performs Saturday to Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $69.
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JOKESTERS COMEDY CLUB OPENS AT D HOTEL


Jokesters Comedy Club...





... formerly at the Windows Showroom at Bally's, is now getting down and dirty downtown at the D Las Vegas with nightly 10:30 p.m. performances by Las Vegas' top comedians.


The show is a carnival of comedy with a rotating list of comedians presenting racy, raunchy, and dirty bits weekly.


Doors open at 10 p.m. for a pre-party with music, drink specials, games and giveaways hosted by house M.C., Mario Z.


Tickets start at $29.95.


Rotating laugh masters will include: Don Barnhart, award-winning comedian and bestselling author; Derek Richards, a veteran of several USO tours; Rob Sherwood, 15-plus years of headlining national comedy clubs; Heath Harmison, trained Improv performer and veteran stand-up comedian; Linda Vu, Las Vegas Comedy Institute co-founder; Keith Lyle, craps dealer and actor as seen in “The Hangover” as the blackjack dealer; and Ron Coleman, veteran to comedy stages including The Improv and Catch A Rising Star.

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‘BAND OF MAGICIANS’ OPEN AT TROPICANA 

Coming from a recent tour across Australia and New Zealand, the world's first magic super-group, “Band of Magicians” took up residency at the Tropicana Las Vegas and perform Wednesday through Monday at 7 p.m.

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The production brings together four of the brightest young magicians from across the globe including James Galea of Australia, Stuart MacLeod from the UK, and Brett Loudermilk and Joel Ward of the United States.

The quartet of magicians have been featured on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” “TODAY,” “Access Hollywood,” “The Late Late Show,” and “Tosh.O.”

Collectively they have had many viral hits on YouTube with their signature tricks racking up more than 50 million hits.
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THE VENETIAN STARTS GONDOLA UNIVERSITY FOR VISITORS

Guests now have the opportunity to pilot a gondola at The Venetian through the resort's new Gondola University. The new program, limited to nine participants per day, begins with a primer on the history of Venice followed by the “ins and outs” of piloting a gondola, “Rowing 101,” and the hands-on experience actually rowing a vessel.


The experience ends with an official Sash and Scarf Ceremony, modeled after the actual ritual used by The Venetian for new gondoliers after their training.


Participants also receive a gondola hat and t-shirt, a souvenir photo and a degree certificate from Gondola University.



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Here are a couple fun gondola facts at The Venetian:



...there is an indoor ride and outdoor ride with 14 gondolas used between the two canals; each gondolier knows about a dozen songs to serenade their guests and make about 20 rotations per sift; and more than 500,000 visitors annually ride the gondolas at The Venetian.


Gondola University is in session daily between 8 and 10 a.m.


Enrollment begins 48-72 hours in advance of class and costs $199 plus tax.


Students must be 13 years of age or older, call (702)607-3982.

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MARVEL'S AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. IS NEW ATTRACTION!



Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) is a new immersive and educational experience at Treasure Island allowing guests of all ages to gain access to intelligence files, classified studies and experiments that explore the history and scientific origins of the characters.

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Visitors are taken deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On display is an extensive range of Avengers special equipment. There's also an opportunity to map out the stars to Asgard and to learn to operate Iron Man's suit.
Attraction is open daily at 10 a.m. with the last ticket sold at 9 p.m.

Admission is $34 adults, $24 children.

Open Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
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Rockhouse Las Vegas at The Venetian added stand-up comedy from Bonkerz Comedy Club at 8 p.m. four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday.

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Rockhouse transforms into a comedy club for an hour of laughs with a talented rotation of comedians.

Dinner and a Show packages are $50, with dinner hour from 7-8 p.m. and comedy from 8-9 p.m.

General admission tickets for the show are available at the door for $20 plus a two drink minimum.


In addition, Rockhouse also features live music during their Sunday Rock Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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NEVADA'S GAS CHAMBER CHAIR IS ON DISPLAY AT THE MOB MUSEUM



The newest exhibit at The Mob Museum downtown is the execution chair from Nevada's gas chamber, which is on loan from the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Nevada.




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The first state to execute criminals using lethal gas was Nevada.

Its last gas chamber, built in 1951, was modeled on California's gas chamber at San Quentin.



Nevada executed a total of 32 people in its gas chamber through 1983, when the state switched to lethal injection as its method of execution.


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COMEDIAN CARROT TOP GETS FIVE-YEAR EXTENSION AT THE LUXOR

After an unprecedented 10-year run, the Luxor has signed a contract renewal through 2020 with resident comedian Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson.

Carrot Top performs six nights a week inside the Atrium Showroom.


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Carrot Top's storied career has allowed him to develop a genre of comedy that is self-explained as a combination of George Carlin for his “observational humor,” Steven Wright for his “dark, sick humor,” and Gallagher for his use of props.

His resident show is ever-evolving reflecting current headlines, consistently poking fun at pop culture, politics and music.
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JENNIFER ROMAS STARS IN ‘SEXXY’ AT WESTGATE

Jennifer Romas stars in the topless revue, “Sexxy” in the Westgate Cabaret at the Westgate Hotel.

The show features six “sexy” ladies, plus Romas who absolutely stands out with her incredible Pole Dance routine.

“Sexxy” is performed at 10:45 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

General Admission is $32.95, VIP $65.95.

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After months of Romas proposing various entertainment opportunities to Westgate's owner David Siegel, she got the opportunity to produce this show after he watched her perform in the hotel's “Purple Reign” show.

However, the challenge was she only had three weeks to create “Sexxy.”

Romas with the help of many completed the task as creator, producer, choreographer and star of the show.

Since moving to Las Vegas in 1997, Romas has never stopped dancing.
She was the lead dancer in “Splash,” and danced in numerous other shows including “Xposed,” “Striptease the Show,” and “Monster Circus.”

 She also danced with the lounge band “Kristine W &The Sting” when it was at the Shimmer Cabaret.

Ramos garnered national exposure when she competed with then-husband Mario Ferreira on NBC'sAmerica's Got Talent” as the Mario & Jenny, Sexy & Dangerous acrobatic, chainsaw, fire act duo, finishing in 11th place.

More recently, she created the choreography for the arrival of Britney Spears' at Planet Hollywood for her “Britney: Piece of Me” residency show.
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MANDY MOORE CREATES FANTASY'S NEW OPENING NUMBER

Fantasy” at the Luxor celebrating more than 15 successful years on the Strip will have two-time Emmy Award-nominee Mandy Moore jazzing up the show by choreographing a new opening number.

Moore, best known for her and role as a guest judge on TV's “So You Think You Can Dance,” is a world-class director, choreographer and dancer.

Her new routine will be set to a music mash-up of Little Mix's “Salute” and Jordin Sparks' “I Am Woman.”


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Moore's most recent work can be seen in Target and Amazon commercials and she is currently choreographing routines for the upcoming musical comedy “La La Land,” starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and J.K. Simmons.

In addition, “Fantasy” will also introduce three fresh routines.

Headliner Jaime Lynch will sing “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding accompanied by a graceful solo number.

There will be a new country number set to Miranda Lambert's “Little Red Wagon,” with vocals by Lynch.


The show's director and producer, Anita Mann, will add new staging to Elvis Presley's “Viva Las Vegas” performed by the entire cast.

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Comedy magician Mac King has had his show at Harrah's extended until 2019, which will make a record-breaking 19 years for a solo performer at the same property.
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1 comment:

  1. It will be interesting to see what happens on/after April 1 when the Strip casinos start charging $10 to park in their lots......of course MGM says they are charging the $10 to "enhance the parking experience" - what a lot of crap. AND it will cost $17 to valet park - so I wonder how many of the valet parking attendants will ever get another tip. Let's see if the casinos just slit their own throats!

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