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Vegas Residencies / Britney Spears / Planet Hollywood / Music / Events / Concerts / Shows / Entertainment / → All Tags
Britney Spears officially arrived in Vegas tonight and was welcomed to her new home at Planet Hollywood with a 'blink and ya missed it' appearance. Where outrageous and traffic-stopping was expected, instead crowds received a brief performance by some Britney impersonators before the real deal arrived. But, seeing as how she likely has a lot of work, b*tch before her December 27 debut (oops, we did
see what we did it, again), we're sure her true fans understood the brevity of her ceremony.
When she did appear, Brit Brit greeted a swell of onlookers with this address:
Openings / The Cosmopolitan / The Chelsea / Events / Music / Concerts / Bruno Mars / Vegas Residencies / → All Tags
Described as inspired by an "Eastern European glass factory," The new Chelsea would be the true concert venue The Cosmopolitan never had. The old, original Chelsea was just a ballroom. Complaints about the quality of its events were frequent. The new Chelsea had been planned for Cosmo and its current destiny all along. Somewhere along the line, though, it never happened.
The Fremont Street Experience is rocking' a new Viva Vision show: The Who: Miles Over Vegas. Which, when read too quickly, had us imagining the legendary trumpet of Mr. Miles Davis reigning over Fremont. Which then got us thinking about the activity this lady linked to a cool Miles Davis. Which then had us mourning the fact that Chris Farley never got to perform the role he was born to play. Anyway.. err.. Who were we talking about? Ah, you see what we did there in the end, don't ya now?
Yes, it's never too early to think about the next big rave, or when to avoid it.
VegasChatter Reviews / Music / Events / Hard Rock / Metalachi / Vinyl / → All Tags
This writer loves Mariachi music.
I just can't help it. After reading a book by Elijah Wald called Narcocorrido some years back and, subsequently, diving into the history and culture of Mexican music, I somehow hooked myself.
For a guy who came up on a steady diet of midwestern punk rock and heavy metal, this is a bit unorthodox. Maybe, it was the years working in restaurant kitchens that sparked the interest. Recently, after being offered a chance to review Hard Rock's new(ish) Monday night act, Metalachi, and looking them up on Google, I couldn't say “yes” fast enough.
Events / Music / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Life Is Beautiful / → All Tags
Editor's Note: VegasChatter sent contributor Nick Holliday to the weekend's inaugural Life Is Beautiful festival in Downtown Vegas. Today, he relays the sights, experiences and impressions made as one attendee in a sea of tens of thousands.
When I first heard about Life is Beautiful, I was just as excited as anyone else. While I hoped for the best, I was scared of how such a colossal event could actually be pulled off in Downtown Vegas. Let the record show that I had nothing to worry about. This past weekend, a reported 60,000 attendees packed into a 17-block area in the heart of downtown. Although security was spotty inside the festival, I never saw any serious situations that needed attention (save for the drunk idiot that literally fell on top of me in the secret garden).
The lineup varied pretty greatly, but the distance from the Downtown Stage (near Stewart & 6th) to the Ambassador Stage (10th & Ogden) led to some hard decisions in deciding who to watch. While the sound was, for the most part, great at the Ambassador Stage and mostly good at the Downtown Stage, the Huntridge Stage was mostly unlistenable. While seeing Haim (shown below) play their first ever show in Las Vegas, I was legimately bummed out with the mix during their set. The Joy Formidable was also affected when their huge guitar washes completely took over the sound, outshining Ritzy Bryan’s vocal delivery.
Events / Christmas / Thanksgiving / Eating / Drinking / Music / → All Tags
It's never too early to start planning for holiday cheer in Las Vegas. We've rounded up some Thanksgiving Day menus for you followed by some Christmas and Holiday themed events so you can start making your Vegas list now. No need to check twice.
THANKSGIVING (November 28)
SKINNY FATS (Off Strip)
✫Fully cooked Thanksgiving feasts can be ordered for pick-up on Thanksgiving morning
✫Meals will include one main course, five sides, and one dessert, feeds four
✫Order by November 19 for pricing beginning at $200
✫Tofurkey options available for vegans/vegetarians
✫Mention VegasChatter to receive a complimentary ½ gallon of apple cider
✫Order by calling 702.250.8997
✫Holiday menu offers such selections as a Thanksgiving Roll (Hawaiian Bread, Peking Duck Dressing, rolled with Soy Paper and topped with Turkey Breast and Crispy Shallots) and Plymouth Rock Shrimp
✫Available on the 27th as well
✫ Specialty cocktail “Gone ‘tip November” ($10) offered throughout month
✫Comprised of Stoli Peach Vodka, St. Elizabeth All Spice Dram, egg whites, lemon juice and honey syrup
JERRY'S NUGGET (North Las Vegas)
✫Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop to offer a Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
✫Patrons can enjoy Roast Tom Turkey with stuffing and choice of sides ($14.98), Virginia Baked Ham with choice of sides ($13.98) or Roast Leg of Lamb with choice of sides ($17.89)
✫All meals also will include soup or salad and a slice of pie
D GRILL (The D Hotel)
✫D Grill will offer a traditional turkey feast, featuring herb-roasted turkey, sage bread dressing, garlic rolls, whipped potatoes, green beans almandine and a slice of pie, for $12.99
✫The special menu can also be ordered November 25-December 1 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
✫Roasted prime rib dinner also can be ordered for the same price, minus the pie
DU-PAR'S (Golden Gate)
✫Holiday meal priced at $19.95 per person, $11.95 for children under 10 to offer oven-roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and more as well as a slice of homemade pie
✫Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., no reservations will be accepted
✫A special take-out meal for 8-10 will be available for $175; half-turkey feasts to feed 4-6 can be purchased for $110
✫To place a take-out order, call 702.777.6941
HOFBRAUHAUS (Off Strip)
✫Special holiday fixings to include Butternut Squash Cream Soup, German Potato Pancakes, Roast Turkey and Traditional Pumpkin Pie
LA CAVE (Wynn)
✫Four-course menu ($59) to feature butternut squash soup, dried berry salad, turkey, and pumpkin pie; wine pairings available for additional $35
STRIP HOUSE (Planet Hollywood)
✫Seasonal dishes to include Warm Artichoke Caesar Salad ($18), Butternut Squash Gnocchi ($12) and a traditional turkey dinner ($38)
PALMS (Off Strip)
✫Nove Italiano to offer a la carte menu, ranging from $11-$69, from 6 p.m. to close; choices include bone-in rib eye, farm-raised turkey, and more
✫Simon to offer three-course menu ($49) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; featuring such selections as butternut squash soup and roasted turkey
SPAGO, WOLFGANG PUCK PIZZERIA, TRATTORIA DEL LUPO, POSTRIO, WOLFGANG PUCK BAR & GRILL (Forum Shops, Crystals, Mandalay Bay, Venetian and MGM Grand, respectively)
✫Spago to offer three-course menu ($55) from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria to offer three-course menu ($45) from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Trattoria del Lupo to offer a la carte menu
✫Postrio to offer three-course menu ($45) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill to offer three-course menu ($45) plus a la carte selections from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
HASH HOUSE A GO GO (The Quad, Plaza and M Resort)
✫Holiday menu, ranging from $5.95 to $21.95, to include Pumpkin Bisque, Roasted Turkey Breast and Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf
✫Turkey Dinner To Go Go available through the Sahara location; priced at $115, the feast feeds 6-8
CENTRAL (Caesars Palace)
✫Three-course meal, priced at $45, to include choice of three appetizers (chestnut soup, Caesar salad or beet salad), three entrees (roasted turkey, prime rib, or Mediterranean sea bass), and three desserts (spiced pumpkin pie, apple tatin, or a banana split)
HONEY SALT (Off Strip, Summerlin)
✫Thanksgivukkah (November 25-December 2, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday)
✫Menu to include potato latkes, red wine braised short ribs, pumpkin cheesecake, and more
✫$45 per person, add wine pairings for $25
ALIANTE (Off Strip, North Las Vegas)
✫Thanksgiving Day menu items at MRKT, Bistro 57, FARM 24-7 and Medley Buffet on November 28
✫MRKT to offer $25 Thanksgiving meal, includes roasted turkey, traditional or oyster stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and pecan pie
✫Bistro 57 to offer $17 meal, Medley Buffet to offer $16 pricing with Players Club card; new FARM 24-7 cafe to offer $15 meal
✫Coronado Café: C$16.95 Traditional Roast Turkey Platter; to include choice of corn chowder or a dinner salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, glazed yams, cranberry sauce, cocktail of guest's choice, and pumpkin pie with coffee or tea (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
✫Garden Buffet Champagne Buffet: $15.95 with a Casino Club Card; buffet service to include unlimited champagne (11 a.m.-9 p.m.)
✫Baja Miguel’s Mexican: $16.95 roast turkey meal to include complimentary cocktail of guest’s choice (11 a.m.-9 p.m.)
✫Don Vito’s Italian, Silverado Steak House and Primarily Prime Rib to also offer pre-set menus ranging from $29 to $45
COMME CA (The Cosmopolitan)
✫Three-course menu on November 28 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. priced at $55 per person, $85 with wine pairing
✫Offerings to range from Roasted Duck and Chickory Salad or Cinderella Pumpkin Soup to Confit of Goose Leg Pave or Pan Roast of Goose Breast
CARMINE'S (Forum Shops)
✫Thanksgiving to-go meal, feeding up to eight, is priced at $239.95
✫Order at 702.473.9700
HOLSTEINS (The Cosmopolitan)
✫ Stop in for a Billy Burger, a New England Turkey Burger on a bun with cranberry relish, bread stuffing and giblet gravy; and/or a Pumpkin Pie Bamboozled Shake (shown below) made with Pumpkin Pie filling, Crown Royal Maple, Graham Crumble and Pepitas Brittle
✫Drink specials Nov. 27-29 to include $5 cocktails
✫Thanksgiving menu to include $17 holiday meal (turkey leg dinner with potatoes and domestic draft beer)
PBR ROCK BAR (Miracle Mile Shops)
✫Turkey breast with mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, sautéed green beans and a side of cranberry sauce served all day for $19.95 per person
✫Football will be shown on 105 high-def TVs
LA CAVE WINE & FOOD HIDEAWAY (Wynn)
✫Four Course Menu: Butternut Squash Soup; Dried Berry Salad; Turkey; Pumpkin Pie
Music / Events / Hard Rock Live / Hard Rock Cafe / The Strip / → All Tags
Punk rock troubadour Frank Turner tore into his first song and the crowd lit up, moving as one with raucous sing-a-long and finger points. Taking in a genuine rock show with devoted fans like Turner's, it was more apparent than ever that the right venue can make or break an experience like this. This writer did a quick spin and realized how much I really love Hard Rock Live.
There’s no shortage of venue choices in Las Vegas. From the gargantuan arena at MGM to the outside stage at Beauty Bar, you can see the biggest bands in the world or the best local bands the valley has to offer. Based on location, amenity and cost, it’s this writer’s stance that Hard Rock Live is the best in town.
Britney's still months away from taking the stage in her Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood, but that's not stopping media outlets from seeking
Amy stories. Before we leave you for the week, we thought we'd share a few of the more interesting ones. Left on the editing floor, the articles where Brit Brit says she'll sing live. Happy reading. We'll see you back here on Monday!
●The Value of Overpaying Britney Spears in Las Vegas (Forbes, 10.04)
●Céline Dion Offers Britney Spears Words of Wisdom for Las Vegas Residency: "Try to Find an Emotional Balance" (E! Online, 10.2)
●Britney Spears and the New Allure of a Las Vegas Residency (Analysis) (Hollywood Reporter, 10.3)
●Viva Residencies: 19 Music Superstars Who Rocked Las Vegas (Hollywood Reporter, 10.3)
There was a huge drop in
VegasChatter worker productivity today when The Cosmopolitan announced a Bruno Mars residency and we, we mean, everyone started texting and emailing friends and family with the news. Or, so we assume.
After recovering from a dead swoon, this writer can now
reluctantly share the news that Mars will ring in the New Year at The Cosmo with concerts on December 29 and 31 in the resort's new Chelsea events venue. He'll return in February, May, and August for more performances. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 27 at 10 a.m. PDT and will start at $150 for the NYE shows and $95 for the 2014 dates (Feb. 15 and 16, May 23 and 24 and Aug. 22 and 23, specifically). Purchase via cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.
(PHOTO: The Cosmopolitan)
Even Britney knew this would be no surprise to anyone. Except Good Morning America which let us know we heard about Britney's Las Vegas residency there first earlier this morning. Planet Hollywood. Two years. Starting New Year's Eve weekend. General on sale this Friday, September 20 at 10 a.m. although Amex holders can purchase today and Total Rewards members can buy beginning September 19. Tickets range from $59 to $149, without tax. Four VIP packages will also be offered with unknown pricing at this time.
Here are the announced show dates so far:
December 2013: Friday, Dec. 27; Saturday, Dec. 28; Monday, Dec. 30; Tuesday, Dec. 31
January 2014: Wednesday, Jan. 29; Friday, Jan. 31
February 2014: Saturday, Feb. 1; Tuesday, Feb. 4; Friday, Feb. 7; Saturday, Feb. 8; Wednesday, Feb. 12; Friday, Feb. 14; Saturday, Feb. 15; Tuesday, Feb. 18; Wednesday, Feb.19; Saturday, Feb. 22
Please.. oh, please.. oh, please.. let this be true so we can all move on with our
The Internets are starting to go cray cray (slipping into our assumed Britney speak) with news that Caesars Entertainment has reportedly invited employees to "come play a part in the biggest announcement in Las Vegas Entertainment History" on September 17.