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Being an east coast transplant who hasn’t become completely jaded (yet) by the bright lights of the Strip, this writer is occasionally still in awe of nightclub and lounge culture. Aside from the obvious amazement over women who choose to wear shoes and clothes that look so uncomfortable in order to fit in at some of these venues, I still get excited about live music in nightclub/lounge settings.
That is why, on what turns out to be my nine-year Vegas-versary of when I arrived in Sin City, I’m excited Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas is finally open. I am especially hyped after hearing about Sayers Sessions at the outpost in LA and also the one-off events held at sister venue, Hyde Bellagio, featuring the Sayers Sessions band.
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Ridicula Imitatio is cashing in on the post-Great Gatsby remake buzz and lingering Roaring Twenties nostalgia by presenting a show by that name -- also the name of one of Charlie Chaplin's films -- starting next month at Plaza. Limelight’s website promises the production will take “the audience on a journey where contemporary burlesque meets old time ‘flicks.’” Think black-and-white silent films juxtaposed with modern burlesque and music... with a Chaplin and a Betty Boop impersonator thrown in.
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In Downtown Vegas, The Smith Center is a very classy place, known for bringing the stage to Sin City. Whether it be a hilarious, but blasphemous comedy, a Broadway show that brought kinky boots to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or just something that can only be described as "Shrektacular," the venue's Art Deco halls offer something for everyone, but are rarely graced by high-profile fine arts. Despite our image as a city of wild abandon and debauchery, we do have stunning jazz, philharmonic orchestras, and the incredible Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) troupe.
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A Facebook fan page for Las Vegas lounge lizard extraordinaire, Cook E. Jarr, is reporting the singer is about to hang up the mic. His last day at Harrah's is being reported as August 27. That leaves today, August 20, next Tuesday, August 26 and next Wednesday, August 27 as possibly your very last chances to see him.
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With Bunkhouse reopening August 25 in Downtown Vegas after a extensive remodel, much speculation and interest has surrounded the new dining menu of our favorite place for a dependable ruckus. Would it be strictly bar food? Should we expect it to be skimpy?
While the menu was formed by the Downtown Project food and beverage team (the mysterious, formless, defacto shadow government/illuminati of downtown), the kitchen itself will be helmed by former Herbs & Rye chef Robert Henderson. Robert recently left his position -- to which he was credited with really turning the off-Strip bar's food program around -- and, before that, had worked his way up to sous chef at STACK at The Mirage.
Sometimes, the best entertainment is when it's stripped down to its bare necessities, amirite?
While the Men of the Strip can now be termed reality stars thanks to a docu-soap on E!, Las Vegas -- the city these sexy sexersons have aligned themselves with since the start -- has only had one brief moment to
ogle see them in the flesh. That will change for the upcoming holiday weekend when Men will labor away at The D as part of a limited engagement.
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After a spate of recently cancelled performances, Las Vegas' long-reining lady of song, Celine Dion, has officially struck all performances from her schedule; and, not just at Caesars' Colosseum, but everywhere, including an upcoming tour of Asia.
Celine, who has been battling a throat aliment, cites her health as well as her husband's (Rene Angelil had a cancerous tumor removed last year) as impetus for the move. A press release states she will "postpone all her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family and recent health issues." The couple have three young children, aged 13 and three-year-old twins.
The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will be smokin' this year with the just announced addition of Snoop Dogg -- or is it still Snoop Lion? -- as its headlining act. (Yes, we went there.) This year's race weekend is set for November 14-16. Snoop will pump runners up at 3 p.m. that Sunday with a pre-race set. All-American Rejects headlined last year, if you were wondering.
When Life Is Beautiful announced its lineup earlier this year the big names prevailed. Self-described god Kanye West is, perhaps, the biggest and most polarizing draw, but Outkast’s first Vegas show in years is no small announcement. Other huge acts -- Foo Fighters, Skrillex, and Flaming Lips, among them -- also top off the festival, keeping the bill well-rounded.
With the Downtown Vegas festival quickly approaching (October 24-26), it's important to note there's a lot of talent in the smaller and less well-known acts. Here are the Life Is Beautiful acts not to be missed:
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If you've ever wanted to hang with Carrot Top (and have some cash to spare), your time is now.
Luxor now offers meet-and-greet sessions for the red-haired comedian who has been headlining at the pyramid-shaped
resort casino so long this writer tends to forget he's there. For $49, you can chat with Carrot Top and even take a photo with him about an hour prior to showtime Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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Bally's Indigo Lounge now features Chase Brown every Sunday evening. Who is Chase Brown? We've no idea. His Facebook page says he is "an extremely versatile singer/entertainer who caters to his audience's needs." Those needs apparently include seeing a man belt it out while straddling, gyrating and thrusting on a ladder.
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iHeart Radio. Amplified. Desert Hops. Route 91. Life is Beautiful.
Music lovers. Grape lovers. Beer lovers. Downtown lovers.
No matter your tastes or your interests, it seems as if Las Vegas will have a festival just for you before year's end. And, we've three more options for you to ponder while trying to decide which events are can't miss and which should be shuffled over to the 'maybe next time' pile. We've already mentioned a few here on Chatter, but have compiled them all together in an at-a-glance format before. The three fests we've yet to mention have been highlighted in blue.