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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. 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 February 23:
Route 91 Tickets On Sale Soon: Country lovers, mark your calendars. The Route 91 concert series will return to the MGM Resorts Village (the
parking events lot across from Luxor) October 2-4 and tickets go on sale March 13. For its second Vegas stop, the three-day, two-stage event will feature Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and more. Purchase tickets online. Make sure you check out the upgraded VIP options (now with shade and better restrooms!) before you buy.
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The tour, entitled Symphony of the Goddess - Master Quest, celebrates the 28-year-old video game franchise. This sounds both nerdy and quite interesting, at the same time. During the production, The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform orchestral arrangements of music from a variety of games from The Legend of Zelda universe. There will also be video content from the classic game, as well as the most recent addition to the series, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (which is available for Nintendo 3DS).
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If you missed his Dancing with Stars appearance a few seasons ago, are a fan that misses his recently completed residency at the Stratosphere or have missed the Las Vegas orig altogether, Frankie Moreno will once again lather that Tangerine in Honey next month.
The singer isn't yet headlining another Strip resort, but he is taking over two different venues that are bound to immerse audience in his high-energy style.
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The idea is simple: guests who dine at Brooklyn Bowl's Blue Ribbon restaurant can now "jump" to the front of the concert line afterwards. They just need to show their receipt to security and they will be allowed entry into the concert area ahead of the general public. We wonder how long until other venues copy this concept.
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Unlike sculptures and other works of art, live productions are organic creations. They grow and evolve over time. This is especially true inside the showrooms at Wynn Las Vegas.
The Broadway-themed ShowStoppers has promised a frequently changing experience and the aquatic Le Reve - The Dream has been especially fluid (we’re so punny) throughout its lengthy run. As much as this self-proclaimed Le Reve junkie (26 times and counting) would like to boast about having seen it all, those bragging rights belong firmly to the show's drummer, Jean Ainsley.
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Almost three weeks after VIP tickets for Rock in Rio's Metallica date sold out, another swath of upgraded passes are gone. Organizers now say all the single-day, $498-per-person tickets for its Bruno Mars date have been spoken for as well (4,000 in all).
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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 February 2:
Love is in the air at the Titanic Exhibit: Just in time for Valentine's Day, a cherub sculpture is on display at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition inside Luxor. The rare artifact will be on display through February 28. While there were many cherub statues on the ship, this bronze is the only one to have been recovered. It is suspected that this specific piece was part of a light fixture on one of the staircases. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and tickets are $32 ($29 with local ID).
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With no on-site parking and nearby garages at SLS Las Vegas, Circus Circus, Stratosphere and Riviera likely to already be packed by guests, the majority of Rock in Rio ticket holders will need to consider public transportation options before they rock out on the north Strip.
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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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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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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.