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Worth It? Breaking Down The Value Of The New Vegas Attraction Passport

January 27, 2015 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (4)

There's a new way to save a few bucks on keeping yourself entertained in Vegas. Today, a press release touted the launch of the Vegas Attraction Passport.

The new offering bundles admission to five attractions that may or may not be on your Vegas list -- Madame Tussauds, Mob Museum, CSI: The Experience, Venetian's outdoor gondola ride, and a one-day, unlimited bus ticket for Big Bus Tours -- at a discount of "over 40 percent." The cost? $79.99. We wondered if we could do better with a few clicks around the Internet or if the passport really does provide some value so we gave it the ol' college try.

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Diana Ross. Venetian. OMG.

January 26, 2015 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (3)

Venetian is seeing Caesars' Mariah Carey residency announcement and raising it with a supreme diva of its own, the incomparable Diana Ross.

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Check-Out Folio: Hot, Grumpy Craig Ferguson Headed To Vegas, And More

January 23, 2015 at 9:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements and happenings around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 19:

Dirk Arthur will bring even more Wild Illusions to Riviera beginning February 21. That's when matinee performances of his magically cheesetastic production will be added. Look for 4 p.m. shows to take place Saturday and Sunday. Tickets begin at $40. Children must be at least five years old to attend and anyone under 15 will need to be with an adult. Call 800.634.3420 to purchase. The show also runs at 7 p.m. Saturday through Thursday.

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Rock In Rio Sells Out VIP Tickets For Metallica Date

January 22, 2015 at 2:25 PM | by | Comments (4)

For many, the most rockin' part of Rock in Rio's lineup will be the appearance of Metallica.

Set to span two weekends this May as part of the mega-concert event's first US production, Rock in Rio will be the inaugural event for the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds currently under construction across from SLS on the north Strip (recent photos above and below). Today, officials released proof (in a roundabout way) that the most buzz is for Metallica out of a lineup that also touts No Doubt, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars as additional marquee acts -- they've sold out of VIP tickets for the day Metallica will perform, May 9.

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Weird Al's Back And This Time It's Mandatory

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 21, 2015 at 7:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

Weird Al Yankovic finally managed to top the charts (Billboard’s top comedy albums and top 200) with his newest album, Mandatory Fun. Despite this being his first chart-topping album, the kooky comedic singer has been cranking out silly and beloved hits for the better part of the last four decades. New videos released last summer made waves on the interwebs including "Foil," his parody of Lorde’s “Royals.”

Now that their accompanying album has come out, Weird Al is hitting the road in support of it with his aptly named tour, the “Mandatory World Tour.” If you missed his previous Vegas shows at The Cannery, you’ll have to cough up double or triple the price to catch him this time around at Planet Hollywood. He'll kick off his world tour in Las Vegas May 12-16 with showtimes at 8 p.m.

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From The 'That Didn't Take Long' Department: Menopause To Return To Strip

Where: 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 21, 2015 at 2:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just when you think the hot flashes have ended and menopause is over, it pops right back up again. We’re talking about Menopause The Musical, of course, and fans will likely be happier to hear of the show’s return than they would be the actual condition.

After closing up shop Sunday at Luxor, Menopause will reopen soon at The Improv at Harrah’s. Preview performances kick off February 3 and a grand opening is scheduled for February 20. The same cast from the Luxor version of the production will appear in the new Harrah’s production. The updated version will feature an expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting plus a new set and costumes. Despite the new venue being more “intimate” (read: smaller), it sounds like this will actually be an upgrade for the show that’s nearing a decade in Las Vegas.

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On The Vegas Strip, Two Shows Close Their Doors

Where: 89109
January 19, 2015 at 5:43 PM | by | Comment (1)

Defending the Cavemen was set to celebrate its fourth anniversary in the showroom at Harrah’s, but instead has closed its doors. The show’s star, Kevin Burke, announced the news to friends and family via social media today.

Burke was at the helm of the one-man show for most of its time in Vegas, taking a year off in the middle to spend time with loved ones. In the summer of 2013, Chris Allen took over for a year, but Burke returned last year to reclaim the role he seemed so comfortable in. After refreshing the show upon his return, it appears the show has just run its course.

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Check-Out Folio: More Mob, A Taco Challenge And Where Noodles Are In The House

January 16, 2015 at 9:30 PM | by | Comments (2)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 12:

Downtown: Now With More Mob: The Mob Museum is on the move in Downtown Vegas. Kinda. A traveling exhibit, basically a 1972 Jaguar XKE convertible once owned by John Gotti, can now be found at the Plaza through June 30.

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NASCAR Weekend Will Be Here Before You Know It

January 16, 2015 at 12:30 PM | by | Comments (4)

The annual NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas is more than just a race. A week-long celebration leads up to a race weekend set for Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8 this year.

Reader Ryan K. asked if we could keep him up-to-date on NASCAR week events. Since most won't be announced until after the Big Game we’ll start today and continue to update this list as driver appearances, specials and other events are announced.

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Caesars Files For Bankruptcy, Announces Mariah Carey Residency On Same Day

January 15, 2015 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (13)

After months of negotiations and even longer of speculation, Caesars Entertainment has finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Paperwork placing its operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., into bankruptcy was filed in Chicago.

The casino giant is billions upon billions in debt, but while some creditors are on board with the bankruptcy, others are fighting against it. Bloomberg reports that "lower-ranking creditors.. say the restructuring accord Caesars worked out with a select noteholder group unfairly protects the company's interest at their expense." Caesars listed about $20 billion in liabilities and is looking to halve that.

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Rock In Rio Announces More Acts, Facebook Not Impressed

January 14, 2015 at 1:14 PM | by | Comments (13)

Rock in Rio is having a tough time satisfying with its first US lineup. A new round of artists was announced on Tuesday, but the response likely wasn't what organizers had hoped.

Sam Smith, Magic!, Jessie J, Empire of the Sun, Foster The People, Charli XCX, Gary Clark Jr, Echosmith, Hollywood Undead, Ivete Sangalo, Bleachers, Tove Lo, Saints of Valory, Of Mice & Men, James Bay, Mikky Ekko, Sepultura and The Pretty Reckless will all join the two-weekend mega-concert event in Vegas. Those artists will join already announced headliners, No Doubt, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Joss Stone, Deftones, Mana, Coheed and Cambria and Ed Sheeran.

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Got Talent? AGT Wants To See Your Skills

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
January 14, 2015 at 12:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

NBC’s reality series, America’s Got Talent, has begun a nationwide search for season 10 acts and is looking in Las Vegas! The show that made Terry Fator (Season 2 winner) a lot of money a household name and a Las Vegas headliner will hold auditions February 12 at Bally’s.

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