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Diana Ross. Venetian. OMG.

January 26, 2015 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (3)

Venetian is seeing Caesars' Mariah Carey residency announcement and raising it with a supreme diva of its own, the incomparable Diana Ross.

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Rock In Rio Sells Out VIP Tickets For Metallica Date

January 22, 2015 at 2:25 PM | by | Comments (5)

For many, the most rockin' part of Rock in Rio's lineup will be the appearance of Metallica.

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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Check-Out Folio: More Mob, A Taco Challenge And Where Noodles Are In The House

January 16, 2015 at 9:30 PM | by | Comments (3)

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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Caesars Files For Bankruptcy, Announces Mariah Carey Residency On Same Day

January 15, 2015 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (13)

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.

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Rock In Rio Announces More Acts, Facebook Not Impressed

January 14, 2015 at 1:14 PM | by | Comments (13)

Rock in Rio is having a tough time satisfying with its first US lineup. A new round of artists was announced on Tuesday, but the response likely wasn't what organizers had hoped.

Sam Smith, Magic!, Jessie J, Empire of the Sun, Foster The People, Charli XCX, Gary Clark Jr, Echosmith, Hollywood Undead, Ivete Sangalo, Bleachers, Tove Lo, Saints of Valory, Of Mice & Men, James Bay, Mikky Ekko, Sepultura and The Pretty Reckless will all join the two-weekend mega-concert event in Vegas. Those artists will join already announced headliners, No Doubt, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Joss Stone, Deftones, Mana, Coheed and Cambria and Ed Sheeran.

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For 2015, Pick A Music Festival, Any Music Festival

January 5, 2015 at 8:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

Though, the Vans Warped Tour isn’t coming through Vegas this year and Extreme Thing has come to an end (sorry, pop punksters), there will be plenty of music festivals and events to keep music lovers of all varieties busy on and off the Vegas Strip in 2015.

Rock in Rio

Where: Rock in Rio’s Las Vegas edition takes place at the City of Rock at the north end of the Strip across from SLS.

When: May 8-9, 15-16

Details: MGM Resorts is building a massive festival space and will launch it with Rock in Rio. For the two-weekend, mega-concert event, the space will feature a “Rock Street” with different areas dedicated to the sights, sounds and tastes of various parts of the world like London and Brazil. Headliners announced so far include No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against and Mana (first weekend) plus Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran (second weekend). Stay tuned for another round of performers to be announced soon.

Tickets: Start at $298 per weekend, per person

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JLo Show At Caesars Promises 'Best Is Yet To Come'

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
December 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM | by | Comments (7)

The rumor about a JLo residency for Las Vegas has been around forever, but Jenny might be closer than ever to hanging around the block of 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

It's been announced that Jennifer Lopez will perform a one-night-only concert at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on New Year's Eve entitled, "The Best Is Yet To Come." I haven't checked Twitter yet, but that might come with a hashtag of #residencytest. A press release states Lopez will perform all her smash hits with the help of 25 musicians and dancers.

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Olivia Newton-John To Have More Summer Nights In Vegas

Where: 89109
December 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Olivia Newton-John is proving how devoted she is to Vegas. The songstress/actress is extending her residency at Flamingo through September 2015.

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Santana Is About To Get Really Intimate With Us Again

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89119
December 3, 2014 at 5:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

Icon and musical legend Carlos Santana will return to Las Vegas next month to continue his residency at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay. Santana has performed his greatest hits at HOB since 2012, but if you haven't seen it yet, what should you expect?

During the two-hour production, Santana (obviously) plays his greatest hits in an intimate setting (hence, the "Intimate Evening with Santana" name). Each show is unique and different from the others. One cool aspect (besides the man candy in his band) is that Santana plays a variety of songs, not just his own. One day he will add Michael Jackson, the next he will throw in Christmas music or a random song from your childhood like the theme from The Addams Family. And, it sounds damn good! He pretty much makes anything sound sexy.

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Reba, Brooks And Dunn To Be 'Together' In Vegas

December 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (2)

Garth has done Encore. Tim and Faith have been Soul2Soul at Venetian. Shania will still be the one at Caesars until December 13. Rascal Flatts will incite a Vegas Riot! at Hard Rock beginning this February. And now, Reba, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn will be "Together in Vegas," too.

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Punk Rock Bowling Announces Impressive List Of Headliners For May Return

December 1, 2014 at 6:20 PM | by | Comments (3)

Downtown Vegas will once again be overrun this May by the mohawked, safety-pinned, pierced and tattooed when the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival (PRB) returns May 22-25 for its 14th consecutive year.

Tickets will go on sale in next month for the fest which features live music, a two-day bowling tournament, and a punk rock poker tournament. Festivalgoers can expect nine bands to play each day, as well as dozens of small club shows and after-parties featuring some of punk rock’s finest. Crowd favorite, Rancid, will count among 2015's headliners. They last played PRB in 2012.

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The One Where We Were Reminded Of Some Vegas Faves

November 25, 2014 at 7:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

Over the weekend, headliner Jeff Civillico from the Imperial Linq Quad Palace (as he likes to put it) hosted a charity fundraiser for his Win-Win Entertainment organization. The group hooks up entertainers with good causes such as performing shows in children’s hospitals.

Win-Win’s Headliner Bash featured an array of Vegas stars and reminded us of just why we loved some of them. One of the standout performances was from Human Nature (pictured above), the Aussie Motown group who perform at Venetian. When it comes to amazing vocals, these guys are some of the best in Vegas. Their pitch-perfect harmonies and a capella skills are truly impressive. After performing a Motown standard, the group moved to Christmas music from their “Christmas Album” and reminded guests of their upcoming holiday themed shows. If you hadn't heard, their Christmas, Motown and More show runs December 12-24.

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