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First expected to debut this December, the Delano won't officially take over THEhotel at Mandalay Bay until early 2014 now. But, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to wait until the new year to check in.
Snooping around the main Delano website lead us to this surprising declaration:
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Everyone’s tastes are different, especially when asked for opinions on the must-see bars in Vegas. With that in mind, we thought it would be good to get out in front of this frequently asked question with a new segment called Sip or Pour.
"Sip" will provide a guide to bars with the tastiest drinks, and most talented bartenders around, where you can chill with a great cocktail and a little ambiance. "Pour" will give you the lowdown on some of the most happening bars, places to get
hammered your groove on, party the night away, and ensure you wake up with the true Vegas hangover experience. Without further delay, here are our first two picks:
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You won't be bored. Cirque du Soleil previewed four Michael Jackson ONE production numbers to the press, opening the doors of their Mandalay Bay theater for the first time since December 2011. Four songs and lots and lots of stuff going on. And, lots to review.
We personally forgot what we had already told you: Michael Jackson ONE plots "four misfits" on a "transformative adventure." Took us a minute to work out the roles of the three geeky dudes and a teenage girl on the stage. But, then it all made sense. Last month, we were first to show you artist renderings of the production. And, they looked exactly the same as the scenes unveiled before our very eyes. But, with more lights and lasers. Lots more. This might be brightest show we've ever seen.
The show's premise is rooted in the "spirit and energy" of Jackson and, pondering the notion, if you possessed the spirit of his hat, his glove or his shoes what could you do? Could you fly? (We thought sell them on eBay, but...)
The preview began with paparazzi characters running through the audience and harassing spectators with lights, cameras and microphones. If you've never warmed to Cirque clowns approaching you, these camera guys make perfect sense. We then watched four numbers choreographed to Jackson's songs. These numbers are played all the way thorough. No 60 second K-Tel greatest hits commercial edits.
"Tabloid Junkie" faces head-on the Jackson newsprint rumor factory. Headlines projected on the walls write of his attempt to buy the "Elephant Man's bones" and Joseph Merrick's skeleton stands there on the stage. Michael's supposed oxygen chamber is also wheeled across the stage. "Stranger in Moscow" spotlights a flown-in crescent moon lady and an aerialist. Behind him drifts snow and ghostly images of Liz Taylor, Michael and Diana Ross. "Bad" is a more literal re-imaging of the music video, with a kind of street gang, a New York subway backdrop and graffiti and B-Boy stances. And, you'll also learn the correct spelling of Cha'mone. "Smooth Criminal" includes a group synchronized leaning you'll be puzzling over for days.
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There's seeing a show in Vegas and then there's being among the first ever to see it. Soon, three new productions will make their Strip debuts and, for two of them, you can still scoop up opening night tix. And, while opening night is sold out for a third, tickets are still available for its second night of life.
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As the last of the Vegas pools prepare to open and the outdoor concert lineups start to roll out, we know we're getting pretty damn close to summer.
Mandalay Bay and the Fremont Street Experience have released their initial lineups, and there will no doubt be more shows announced as we get closer to Memorial Day (Fremont is apparently still working on their plans for July, for example). So, get your blankets and bathing suits, or in Fremont's case your flip flops and yard-longs, ready!
Here's the rundown on what's already booked, and we'll be sure to update the list as more shows pop up:
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Mandalay Bay isn't done reinventing itself.
With LIGHT nightclub, Daylight Beach Club, Kumi restaurant and Cirque's Michael Jackson ONE all opening soon(ish) and the Delano replacing THEhotel next year, the south Strip resort is still finding time to ask, what else? (And, let's not forget the renovation of Red Square, the planned renos of its food court and Mizuya, the opening of Citizens Kitchen and that still empty space once home to Shanghai Lilly.)
She was fully aware that the dress code was "Toptional" but this being Vegas and not the French Riviera or wherever Kate Middleton likes to vacation, the scene was decidedly, well, Vegas-y. Her three observations are below:
#1: "Sad, lonely, hooker sitting by herself, topless desperately waiting for anyone to give her some notice."
#2: A Bachelorette party sporting hot pink DIY pasties.
#3: A couple engaging in nonstop PDA while taking selfie after selfie on their phones and in between heavy kissing, chomping down on SHRIMP nachos."
After reviewing a photo that she sent us (which we sadly cannot publish because someone's topless lady bits are in the way), we have an observation of our own to add: the lounge chairs are VERY close to each other. Which means that you could be minding your own business reading your Economist or New Yorker mag and someone could plop down right next to you and whip out their ta-tas. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing we guess. Anyways, just something to know before you go.
Have you your own observations on the Vegas Toptional Pool Scenes to add? Whip 'em out in comments below!
[Photo: Moorea Beach Club/Facebook]
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Daylight Beach Club won't welcome the scantily clad until Memorial Day weekend, but you know we're way too curious to wait until then to see it.
The adults only pool scene will call Mandalay Bay home and, no, it won't replace toptional Moorea Beach Club. We popped by this morning to see how things were shaping up about one month out. A green privacy fence obscured a lot, but wasn't tall enough to conceal a sea of new cabana structures, among other buildings (shown above). We also spied concrete being poured and more than 20 palm trees waiting to be moved into position.
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If you had the same thoughts we did upon hearing Mandalay Bay was getting its own reality show in which models did the work of employees, then your
sarcasm imagination is about to become reality when "Model Employee" debuts on VH1 in just a few weeks.
A new teaser video shows models screeching, gagging and freaking out while stressing over split nails and worrying about catching diseases. In other words, get ready for every cliche and stereotype you can imagine:
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The five-story restaurant-slash-club-slash-lounge welcomed a sea of oontz lovers for its inaugural evening. Food lovers, however, must wait 'til May 3 to beat it to Hakkasan's resto for "modern Cantonese cuisine."
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The first weekend in May has been one of the great weekends in Las Vegas for years. The Vegas Strip is always a little more electric when there's a big fight (MMA or boxing), but when you combine that with the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo, you have a recipe for awesome.
This year's big fight is between Floyd Mayweather and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4. The fight isn't sold out just yet, but you won't find any tickets available under $600 on Ticketmaster.
The answer? On May 4.
While the rest of Vegas is slowly upping their tequila limit in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, The House of Blues at Mandalay Bay plans on getting you wasted the day before with their May the 4th Be With You party. (A reference to Star Wars for the non-geeks. Although, we know you already knew that.)
The happening, done as a cross-promotion with the Las Vegas Yelp community, starts at 8 p.m. with the original version of Star Wars Episode IV set to play on all HOB TVs and a giant projector screen. There will be a DJ (sponsored by Red Bull), Star Wars-themed foods and drink, and chances to win prizes from HOB, Mandalay Bay and other sponsors like tickets to An Intimate Evening with Santana and a one-night stay at Mandalay Bay.