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Mamma Mia! Trop's Curse Continues

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM | by | Comments (11)

It's another grand opening, grand closing for Tropicana.

After debuting May 8, Trop's version of the Broadway hit, Mamma Mia!, has turned into a big miss. It's been announced the show will close August 3. We once had high hopes that the production would finally turn things around for the WTF-plagued property, but that changed after we actually saw it and felt the vocals (kind of a major thing here) did not stand out.

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Still Some Concerns For MGM's City Of Rock

July 22, 2014 at 6:28 PM | by | Comments (6)

Despite worries about parking, security, noise and traffic, MGM Resorts' $20 million City of Rock is moving forward.

Last week, government officials gave the project the green light for use permits while acknowledging it still needs to work through the above concerns of nearby stakeholders, from condo owners and residents of Allure and Sky Las Vegas to executives at Wynn Resorts. During a county zoning meeting, commissioners stated that Wynn Resorts had several concerns about the project which would have zero on-site parking spots including the fact that it would have zero on-site parking spots.

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Rock 'n Roll Wine Cranks It To 11 For 2014's Expanded Amplified Festival

Where: 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89119
July 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

For fans of the Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Festival who have been in years past, expect big changes October 10 and 11 as the fest crosses the Strip to The Lot (the parking lot turned events center across from Luxor) for the first time. Formerly held at Mandalay Bay Beach, the festival’s main event was a rock concert and wine tasting preceded by a special champagne and desserts night called Bubbles and Chocolate. While the bubbles night is no longer its own separate event, the owners of RnR Wine promise there will be plenty of champagne and sweet treats rolled into their new festival which has grown to two full eight-hour days of booze and music.

The event’s founders, Chris Hammond and Sonny Barton, took a few minutes to discuss the changes with VegasChatter. In response to the reason for expansion, Barton had this to say:

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Entertainment Roundup: Still The One, But Not For Long To Georgia On Our Mind

July 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM | by | Comments (3)

The Vegas PR machine was in high gear today cranking out entertainment news from up and down The Strip. From the coming end of Twain's resident twang to another new show for the Riv, here's a roundup of what's closing and what's just ahead:

Shania Twain will stop stealing the limelight from Celine Dion by year's end. (Twain was recently named best resident performer by a Vegas publication so you know sh*t was getting serious.) Her two-year residency at Caesars Palace will officially mark its last night December 13. Tickets for the final 16 shows -- ten dates in October and six in December -- are on sale now. She's also here for a short run beginning tomorrow. Catch Shania July 22-23 and 25-26 if you can't wait that long to see her feel like a woman. Tickets begin at $55.

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If You've Never Heard Of Bunkhouse, Here's Why It Should Be On Your Vegas Radar

Where: 124 S. 11th Street [map], 89101
July 21, 2014 at 3:54 PM | by | Comments (5)

In 2009, we hailed it as our favorite place for a dependable ruckus. The Downtown Project’s re-imagination of Downtown Vegas continues with the reopening of Bunkhouse Saloon.

Purchased and closed by Tony Hsieh and company in 2013, the music venue will open again August 25 with a performance from Indie Rock stalwarts, Built To Spill. Heavy remodeling is lengthening the building to allow for a new kitchen serving sloppy joes, deviled eggs and other bar food. Guests will also find a new entrance from Fremont Street and a brand new sound system.

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Festivus Maximus: Festival Announcements Are Running Amok In Vegas

July 18, 2014 at 8:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

If Seinfeld’s Festivus didn’t refer to a specific day that’s more or less become an accepted parody holiday, it would surely refer to this third week of July where more Las Vegas festivals were announced than new Weird Al songs.

Almost true. We’ve known about the lineup for late October’s Life is Beautiful Festival for a bit now, but in the past week, details have emerged on two popular returning festival events and one brand new one coming to Sin City this fall.

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Sabina Kelley Bringing Tattoos And Pasty Bling To The Strat

Where: 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89104
July 16, 2014 at 12:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

You may know her from Oxygen Network’s “Best Ink.” You may know her from her stunning pin-up photos. Heck, you may just want to see a lovely tattooed dancer strip down to pasties and a G-string. Either way, we won’t judge you as we’re also eager to check out Sabina Kelley as she takes over for the equally stunning Claire Sinclair July 24-31 in Pin Up.

Sinclair, the Playboy model and female lead in Stratosphere's show, will be off in San Diego to promote her new comic book, “Wondrous: The Adventures of Claire Sinclair,” at Comic-Con. Known for her Bettie Page good looks, Sinclair has been at the helm of Pin Up since it opened a year and a half ago.

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Vegas Nocturne Ends At Cosmo, But Is This Really It?

July 14, 2014 at 8:01 PM | by | Comments (12)

Adieu, sexy bathtub guy.

This is Vegas. Things open and close. And, oftentimes, both are greeted with the same level of enthusiasm. This closure, however, may go in the VegasChatter annals as the shittiest.

Saturday, Vegas Nocturne -- the entertainment portion of Rose.Rabbit.Lie.'s "grand social experiment" -- marked its final performance. Rumors of its closure were already in the wind so it wasn't a surprise. It was, however, a disappointment of horror scream proportions, especially to those who had experienced it and recognized it among the best of Las Vegas.

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KISS Residency For Hard Rock Now Official

Where: 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
July 14, 2014 at 1:27 PM | by | Comments (2)

Once again our tipsters prove to be on point as the Hard Rock officially announced today what we told you about a month ago -- a KISS residency will take over The Joint this November.

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Absinthe's Melody Sweets Takes Her Burlesque Back To The Old West

Where: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
July 11, 2014 at 8:06 PM | by | Comment (1)

If you just can’t get enough of the Green Fairy from Absinthe, get excited to see sultry star Melody Sweets in a different type of costume. On July 22, grab your boots and spurs and hit the tent in front of Caesars Palace for Melody Sweets’ Wild Wild West Burlesque Show.

The show (and music video premiere) features Absinthe’s vocalist as well as other cast members from the show including The Gazillionaire and Penny as Cowboy Summerlin Sam and his trusty steed, Phallus. It would be hard to imagine raunchier, rowdier dialogue than the two exchange in Absinthe, but if Penny’s character is named Phallus, our guess is this will be at least equally over-the-top.

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Entertainment Roundup: More Summer Nights And A Lost Episode

July 8, 2014 at 6:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

A Vegas residency isn't over yet, a bit of Vegas past meets Vegas present and a Vegas parody aims to garner more laughs. Here's how Vegas is entertaining us now:

Olivia Newton-John wouldn't mind a little more love at Flamingo. Her Summer Nights residency, originally due to run through August, has been extended into January 2015. Tickets for new dates go on sale this Friday, July 11. (Although, Total Rewards members can purchase beginning tomorrow.) Pricing ranges from $70 to $350 if you add in a meet-and-greet.

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At Planet Hollywood, Viva Veracruz And Viva Discounts

July 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM | by | Comments (5)

It's probably not a good sign when the link provided for a new Vegas show opens up to a Go Daddy page.

Viva Veracruz! The Show will open at Planet Hollywood in the PH Showroom on July 28. Tickets will go on sale July 14. It's touted as the American debut of a "window to the beautiful and magical folklore of Veracruz, Mexico." That's cool and all, but it's also a window into the increasingly random nature of Planet Hollywood's bookings. The resort came out strong with PH Live and Britney as well as subsequent concerts and mini residencies but now apparently wants to us to know it has culture!... puppets!... and hot babes, too!

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