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The Plaza Might Push Other Vegas Burlesque Shows Out Of The Limelight

Where: 89101
September 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM | by | Comments (4)

The trouble with approaching anything with any sort of expectation is you’ll often be let down. Even if your own preconceived notions are all you’re battling, a good show might not live up to expectations based on your past experiences with the venue, a given performer, director, etc. It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised and even better to be (borderline) blown away!

Limelight opened this past weekend at Plaza in Downtown Vegas. With it came the stigma of the venue’s failed productions and the challenge of getting people to go see a downtown show in the first place. Luckily, this isn’t your average burlesque revue. For starters, it’s from LA producers so it’s literally bringing a fresh perspective to Vegas.

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Die Antwoord Coming To The Cosmopolitan

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 12, 2014 at 1:46 PM | by | Comments (7)

Quite possibly one of the strangest musical acts in pop culture since Ozzy ate a bat, Die Antwoord is difficult to describe. The facts are: They are South African, they are ghetto fabulous, and they are coming to the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan September 28.

Since their explosion on to the scene in 2009, Die Antwoord (which translates into "the answer") has popularized the niche genre of "zef-rave rap." (Zef is named after the Ford Zephyr which became synonymous with the African working class and is considered derogatory slang.) The group makes themselves into a parody of over-the-top "commodity rap" braggadocio while still sending their message about how absolutely bizarre it is live and be raised in South Africa.

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The Aquabats! Landing at Hard Rock Live This October

Where: 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
September 11, 2014 at 2:21 PM | by | Comment (1)

You may have listened to them during your 90s ska obsession, or your kids could be current fans of their children's show projects (The Aquabats! Super Show or lead singer Christian Jacob's Yo Gabba Gabba). Either way, the band known for wild stage shows, in-character superhero antics, and putting out inhumanly catchy songs for going on twenty years is coming to Hard Rock Live on The Strip.

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Bellagio Fountains To Leap To The Sound Of Oontz

Where: 89109
September 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

From the alternate universe files: Bellagio will dive into The Strip's obsession with superstar DJs (albeit a few years late) with the debut of a new fountains production featuring an "exclusive three-song medley" by Tiësto.

The new show will premiere September 17 at 7 p.m. As a press alert details:

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Purple Reign Headed To Westgate

Where: 3000 Paradise Rd. [map], 89109
September 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

The next time we see Prince tribute band Purple Reign, we may slip a tracking device onto the group's lead performer, Jason Tenner.

The much-loved but constantly on the move lounge act will pop up at Westgate's Shimmer Cabaret beginning October 1, according to the Las Vegas Sun. This after just moving to the D in July. And, that after spending a few months at Planet Hollywood. And, if you're really a fan of the act, you may remember them at Boardwalk, Monte Carlo, House of Blues, South Point, Hard Rock, and Hooters, too. And, yes, we've left a few out.

We couldn't find any listing for the show on the Westgate website just yet so ticket prices are unknown.

(PHOTO: Jason Tenner on Facebook)

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Hold On To Your Codpieces: Absinthe's Gazillionaire Has His Own Web Series

September 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM | by | Comments (2)

If you love Absinthe anywhere close to the way we love Absinthe, you’re always keeping an eye open for something new from the show or its producer, Spiegelworld. Now, there's something we can all enjoy and you don’t even have to visit Las Vegas to do it.

Beginning September 23, the host of Absinthe, the incomparable Gazillionaire, will unleash a new YouTube series upon us. New episodes will begin airing Tuesdays at 7 p.m. PST. Gazillionaire's raunchy sense of humor is what really sets the tone for one of the most fun shows in town. Sure, Absinthe has a beautiful Green Fairy, a sock puppet-toting assistant and a slew of other artistic performers, but Gazillionaire is the richest and most famous character in the cast. His risque humor will also be on display in the web series Spiegelworld has put together.

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Sh*t You May Have Missed Wondering How Viva Veracruz Could Close Before It Opened

September 5, 2014 at 7:56 PM | by | Comments (2)

A lot of sh*t comes and goes in Las Vegas and some of it actually sticks (although, not in the case of Planet Hollywood's Viva Veracruz which folded before it even began last month.) Since the flow of updates can come fast and furious, each month we'll point out Sh*t You May Have Missed as an easy way to keep score of what's new, who's coming soon, which doors may have closed and what you better catch now before it's gone forever.

NOW OPEN

HOTELS-CASINOS
· SLS Las Vegas (formerly Sahara)
· Delano Las Vegas (formerly THEhotel)

RESTAURANTS, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE
· Bunkhouse (Downtown)
· Chili's (Center Strip)
· Made.LV (Tivoli Village)
· 17° South (Tahiti Village)
· Mochiko Chicken (Off Strip)
· Wiener's Circle (Santa Fe Station)
· Bad Beat Brewing (Henderson)
· Giada's for lunch (The Cromwell)
· Guy's Vegas Kitchen for breakfast (The Quad)

SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS
· Spirit of the King (Four Queens)
· "Superman" Line of Slotzilla (Downtown)
· Chase Brown (Bally's)
· Ja-Makin’-Me Laugh (the D)

SHOPPING
· Mulberry (Forum Shops)
· Columbia Sportswear (Las Vegas South Premium Outlets)
· Spanx (Fashion Show Mall)

OTHER SH*T
· Interactive Pro Table (The Mirage)
· GameWorks (Town Square)
· Ride Genie app

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Eric Jordan Young Is Shakin' Things Up At Planet Hollywood

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 3, 2014 at 6:28 PM | by | Comment (1)

EJY gets his own show at Planet Hollywood.

This Vegas-based writer has family members who were Broadway producers yet I’ve never seen a show on Broadway, or even been to the Big Apple yet. For now, I’m obviously curious about what NYC has to offer, but I’m more than happy with the Broadway-caliber singers and dancers who grace the stages of various Las Vegas shows nightly.

A sucker for powerful voices and exuberant smiling faces, I’ve long been a fan of Eric Jordan Young, a former lead vocalist in VEGAS! The Show. In that role, he took on a wide range of songs from famous singers like Sammy Davis Jr. and Sonny Bono. Since leaving VEGAS! The Show, Young has kept busy with various projects including prepping for his new show: Shakin' - Classic Vegas Remixed with a Twist.

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At SLS Las Vegas, Will Sayers Club Be As Cool As They Say?

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
August 26, 2014 at 9:18 PM | by | Comments (4)

It's nice to kick back and enjoy live music on the Strip.

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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Plaza Is Ready For 'Limelight'

Where: 1 Main Street [map], 89101
August 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM | by | Comments (7)

Sex sells and burlesque seems to sell even better at the moment with Vegas resorts all looking for their moment in the “limelight.” And soon, at downtown's Plaza, that will be with a capital "L."

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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Dream Away The Time In Downtown Vegas

Where: 361 Symphony Park Ave. [map], 89106
August 26, 2014 at 4:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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Fans Of Cook E. Jarr Report Last Shows For The Vegas Lounge Legend

August 20, 2014 at 1:11 PM | by | Comments (6)

Nobody puts this musical genie back in the bottle, err, jar!

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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