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Southwest Airlines And The 'Free' Ultimate Vegas Experience

July 21, 2015 at 12:15 PM | by | Comments (10)

Lately, lots of folks have been feeling less-than-loved by MyVEGAS...especially for the reduction in awards being offered by MLife (the MGM Resorts loyalty program) and Cirque du Soleil. Well, for one weekend in September, Southwest Airlines has come up with a way to feel more “LUV” (that's a SW reference) from MGM and Cirque. They’re calling it “The Ultimate Vegas Experience”. And if you meet some specific criteria, you can have this all-inclusive luxury weekend without spending a single dime.

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Cirque's 'BAZ' is Dazzling, Dizzying and Heart-Wrenching

Where: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89119
July 3, 2015 at 2:20 PM | by | Comments (7)

A few weeks back, we told you about the upcoming new show at Mandalay Bay's LIGHT Nightclub. Called "For The Record: BAZ", it had us hoping that this Cirque Theatrical production would fill the void created by the demise of Cosmo’s Vegas Nocturne.

Now that we’ve attended two performances, we can tell you that it's "Spectacular! Spectacular!" (a Moulin Rouge reference).

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Vegas News Briefs: What Happened at EDC, Will End Up on 'Missed Connections'

June 23, 2015 at 7:05 PM | by | Comments (6)

There's so much going on in Vegas, we can't get to all of it so here's a nifty news round-up for you instead. Enjoy!

· Inside Look at What Went Wrong with KA: "In 2012, in Las Vegas alone, 53 performers in Cirque shows were injured, causing a total of 918 missed workdays. (Many more minor injuries are not required to be reported to the government.)" (Vanity Fair)

· EDC is Too Expensive: “Everything is too expensive. Everything. A margarita costs $18. That is too much for a margarita. Hats are $30.” (Las Vegas Sun)

· EDC is Also Dangerous: "A 24-year-old man died at the Electric Daisy Carnival overnight Saturday, police say. Of 408 medical calls reported from day two of the three-day carnival, seven people were transported to area hospitals and one person died just before 4 a.m., Metro wrote in a statistical summary Sunday morning." (LVRJ)

· WTF: Walter White Was at EDC?: "Bryan Cranston appeared at the Electric Daisy Carnival dance music festival in Las Vegas during a set by British trance group Above & Beyond." People)

· NHL in Vegas, For Good? : " It feels like a safe bet that the NHL will become the first major professional sports league to plant a franchise in Las Vegas." (Las Vegas Sun)

· And just because, this "Missed Connection" from EDC:

"I met you EDC 2015 day 3, Kinetic field, on the left side, right before Calvin Harris. You asked if you could get on the side rail to use your GoPro. I refused at first and told you I would lose my spot if I did. Even though I refused to allow you entrance onto the side rail, you were the only person in 3 days who PLUR'd me. You gave me a Captain America kandi with a shield charm, and I gave you a "URAQT" kandi. Regardless if I were to lose my spot or notou weren't rolling, and I told you I had just popped one, but hasn't hit me yet. You left sometime after Calvin and thanked me, and I went the rest of tht for that moment. I want to thank you. @e night knowing I didn't need to roll, because you allowed me to connect with others, relieve my social anxiety and fear of rejection, even if it was jus"...

Ed. Note: It gets cut off there so I don't know what happens after this. Don't do drugs, kids.

(EDC Missed Connections)

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Hollywood Comes to Life and LIGHT with 'BAZ'

Where: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89119
June 2, 2015 at 6:09 PM | by | Comments (12)

UPDATE June 18, 2015: For the Record: BAZ will actually begin performances on June 26, not June 19 as previously expected. The shows start at 8pm nightly, but is dark on Tuesdays. Go here to buy tickets or for more information.

Vegas is about to down another shot of Cirque du Soleil (try to hold back your groans). Well, sort of. Imagine what would happen if you took hit songs from various eras and staged them as familiar movie scenes inside a cabaret-style theater.

That's what happens in “For The Record: BAZ”, which Cirque is bringing to Mandalay Bay's LIGHT Nightclub this month. If BAZ is anything like the film director who inspired it, your senses might never be the same.

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Will The Girls of Seamless Get Some New Professional Dance Moves?

Where: 4740 Arville St, Las Vegas, NV [map], 89103
May 8, 2015 at 11:50 AM | by | Comments (6)

Here's a little background information, for readers who are uninitiated in the secrets of strip club culture. At strip clubs nationwide, the dancers do not receive any formal training in the art of stage dancing. Instead, dancers are expected to choreograph their stage performances on their own.

Newly hired dancers watch the other girls dance, and imitate their moves. They check out routines on the internet, and they practice them in their spare time. They sometimes practice pole tricks on an empty stage during slow times at the club. Or, as many unimpressed customers have witnessed, many strippers just don't know how to dance very well, and they just walk around the stage with one hand on the pole.

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KA's Battle Scene Returns A Year And A Half After Tragic Accident

Where: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
December 4, 2014 at 7:07 PM | by | Comments (4)

Yesterday, emotions were high in the KA Theater at MGM Grand, but the energy was even higher. At a press preview of the newly reworked “battle scene” from the well-loved Cirque du Soleil production, minds were on the events of a year and a half ago when artist Sarah Guyard-Guillot fell to her death during a performance when the cable attached to her safety harness came out of its track and was severed.

In the wake of the tragedy, Cirque officials worked with OSHA and two independent groups to analyze exactly what happened. They then met with their artists who wanted to honor Guyard-Guillot’s legacy and the integral scene in the storyline of their show by bringing back the epic battle.

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Pulled After Deadly Fall, KA Reintroducing Final Battle Scene

Where: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
November 25, 2014 at 5:27 PM | by | Comments (3)

In June 2013, Cirque artist Sarah Guillot-Guyard died after a tragic fall during KA's ending battle scene. Due to safety concerns, the act was replaced with another number. Now, Cirque du Soleil officials have announced it will return.

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How To Vegas Like Mindy Kaling

June 25, 2014 at 9:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

The VegasChatter corporate offices went on high alert when actress/producer/writer Mindy Kaling indicated on social media that a Vegas trip was imminent. It's always interesting to see what a celebrity will do in Sin City and usually pretty (although, for most, unintentionally) entertaining, too.

While Prince Harry still holds the honor of cheekiest visit to date, Mindy kept fans enthralled through a constant stream of social media updates. After following (obsessively) along, here's a quick guide on how to do Vegas, Kaling style:

1. Pack the appropriate essentials.

Vegas dress? Check. Bling? Check. Multiple bathing suits? Check.

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Matinee Performances Of MJ ONE Begin This Weekend

June 25, 2014 at 5:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

Until now, if you wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas, the night time was the right time. And, the only time. That changes this Sunday when Michael Jackson ONE, the one Cirque show we deemed you just can't miss, launches matinee performances on Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

The move means the production will only have one nighttime production on Sundays instead of two like the rest of the week. See it at 7 p.m. on Sundays if the matinee doesn't work. MJ ONE also can be viewed Saturdays through Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The show is dark Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets begin at $69 and can be purchased by calling 877.632.7400 or visiting CirqueDuSoleil.com/MJOne.

(PHOTO: Matthew on Foursquare)

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Zarkana Returns From Hiatus A (Somewhat) Changed Production

Where: 3730 South Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89158
March 10, 2014 at 3:31 PM | by | Comments (4)

No, it will not be performed outdoors now...

After a one-month hiatus dedicated to upgrading the popular variety act, Cirque du Soleil's production of Zarkana re-opened its doors to the public in February. New characters, music and an additional acrobatic act were among the key changes made to the ocular spectacle that debuted at Aria in late 2012.

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New VIP Seating Now At 'O'

February 7, 2014 at 7:36 PM | by | Comments (3)

Allow us to introduce our newest VegasChatter contributor, LuckyDucky. She hails from a beach town in the south, but ended up loving land-locked Las Vegas more than she expected, and has stuck around for eight years. Though her tourist time is behind her, she never tires of corny souvenir glasses, the Bellagio fountains, and the Luxor beam. For her first assignment, she experienced a new way to view a Vegas favorite.

Front row seats to Cirque shows may feel luxurious but with performances on such a large scale, it can be difficult to see all of the elements when sitting close to the stage. Enter the new VIP suites at Bellagio’s Cirque show, "O."

If you want to kick it up a notch for your Vegas show experience, be prepared to shell out the big bucks. This VIP experience will cost you $295 per person ($335.45 with tax and fees), but can you really put a price on legroom? Many Las Vegas theaters sardine you in, even when you’re paying top dollar for those front row seats.

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The Best Tickets In Town

December 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM | by | Comments (4)

It's time for the fourth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we begin to bring you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2013 -- the good, the bad, and the mind-boggling.

In 2013, Vegas kept us quite entertained. Sometimes better than others. The year came in with a bang for The Quad, brought a vault full of rock to LVH, gave us some Boyz who wanted to hold us tight at The Mirage, brought an epic journey with Loberace, saw a Pin Up with potential at the Strat, had us hearing voices at Bally's, and made us feel awful for Broadway at the Four Queens, among many, many other entertainment experiences. But which new show was the best for 2013? And, which keeps knocking our sock puppets off? Here are our picks:

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