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Downtown / Downtown Vegas / The Smith Center / Concerts / Music / Events / John Legend / → All Tags
A lot of money is going into the redevelopment of Downtown Las Vegas to lure not just tourists, but locals, too. It's not as if downtown has been ignored by any means of late, but it still lives in the shadow of the Strip for many.
Vegas Residencies / The Jacksons / Planet Hollywood / Music / Events / Shows / Entertainment / RockTellz And CockTails / Michael Jackson / → All Tags
Planet Hollywood isn't quite done dishing out Meat Loaf just yet (we'll get at least one more serving when the icon returns for a new run beginning next month), but that isn't stopping the resort from joining the city's obsession with the King of Pop.
VegasChatter Reviews / Prissy Girls / Britney Spears / Planet Hollywood / Shows / Music / Entertainment / The Axis / Vegas Residencies / → All Tags
When a man in drag performs a better Britney Spears than Britney can, you know there's something wrong.
After seeing Spears' "Piece of Me" last week, this VC writer was impressed with everything about the show’s production, but found the iconic pop singer's performance a bit lackluster. The Britney I came to know and love did back flips in her music videos (which I learned all the choreography to). The Britney I idolized set the bar for controversial, coming of age performances on the MTV VMAs (sorry, Miley). The Britney I saw on E’s documentary was quirky, likeable and sweet. To be way harsh, these aspects of Britney were nowhere to be found in her Vegas show.
Here are some of the “Gimme More” and “Oops!” moments I observed:
VegasChatter Reviews / Dudes in Vegas / Britney Spears / Music / Entertainment / Planet Hollywood / The Axis / Piece of Me / Vegas Residencies / → All Tags
Britney has been in the entertainment industry since 1992, but most of us didn’t know about her until the release of ...Baby One More Time in 1999. That album has since sold 12 million copies in America and 30 million worldwide. Britney's toured for many years since then, but she’s never been known for singing live. She protests that comment, but we all know what's up. Furthermore, with each tour, her limited dancing skills have diminished. That happens with age.
This writer first saw Britney Spears in 2004 on the Onyx Hotel tour. She lip-sync'd much of the show as she’s always done. Even five years into her career, fans knew that to expect her to sing every note would be ignorant. The Onyx Hotel concert was amazing. Production for the show made up for the lack of singing. My friends and I had a great time. Fast forward 10 years and "Piece of Me" is a lot of the same with more hits.
Openings / The Chelsea / The Cosmopolitan / Events / Music / Concerts / → All Tags
Just released images reveal a striking lobby, tiled from floor to ceiling, where a grand iron staircase and massive 21-foot chandelier immediately catch the eye. The Cosmo describes the design of the 40,000-square-foot space as "an abandoned glass factory turned working theater."
Well, we indulged our way through Thanksgiving so we suppose it is time to keep the train a rollin' as the holiday season really ramps up. The time to eat, drink, and be merry has officially arrived so let's take a look at what's happening around town this month. As if this city needed another reason to party, right? But, Vegas during the holidays is twice as nice! Be sure to check back as we update our list as new events are announced.
JINGLE BELL BLOCK (Downtown Grand, Downtown Third)
✫A Downtown winter wonderland will be found on 3rd Street between Stewart and Ogden
✫Visitors will find holiday beverages for all ages, handcrafted gifts from Downtown 3rd's Farmers' Market, Downtown's only Christmas tree lot, festive food offerings, a bounce house, special guests, and more
✫Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 10 p.m.
✫Admission is free to all
ICE SKATING (Caesars Palace)
✫Now through January 12 on the Bella Luce Terrace
✫Hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
✫Admission is $10, plus another $5 for skate rentals
MORE ICE SKATING (Venetian)
✫Now through January 5
✫Hours are daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
✫Admission is $14.95, discounts offered to players club members, locals
EVEN MORE ICE SKATING (The Cosmopolitan)
✫Now through January 5
✫Hours are daily from 3 p.m. to midnight
✫Admission is $15 for tourists, $10 for residents; skate rentals are an additional $5
HOLIDAY CACTUS GARDEN (Ethel M Chocolates, Henderson)
✫Now through January 1, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily
✫Illuminated cacti pathways free and open to the public to experience, local choirs and Santa on select nights
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.