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Entertainment Roundup: More Summer Nights And A Lost Episode

July 8, 2014 at 6:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

A Vegas residency isn't over yet, a bit of Vegas past meets Vegas present and a Vegas parody aims to garner more laughs. Here's how Vegas is entertaining us now:

Olivia Newton-John wouldn't mind a little more love at Flamingo. Her Summer Nights residency, originally due to run through August, has been extended into January 2015. Tickets for new dates go on sale this Friday, July 11. (Although, Total Rewards members can purchase beginning tomorrow.) Pricing ranges from $70 to $350 if you add in a meet-and-greet.

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Downtown's Life is Beautiful Festival Reveals 2014 Lineup

June 23, 2014 at 12:10 PM | by | Comments (6)

Life is about to get even more beautiful again in Las Vegas. The Life is Beautiful Festival, held in downtown Las Vegas, is back for its second edition October 24-26, featuring headliners including Foo Fighters, Kanye West and Outkast. The fest calls itself “an inspirational social platform dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams,” a.k.a. a music, arts and food fest that, along with the Electric Daisy Carnival, has helped to put Las Vegas on the music festival map.

Last year’s event featured The Killers, Kings of Leon and Imagine Dragons, plus delicious food from the likes of Cat Cora, Hubert Keller and Jet Tila. This year’s culinary lineup again features those three plus Giada De Laurentiis, José Andrés, Bruce and Eric Bromberg, Shawn McClain and Duff Goldman, among others. Early bird tickets are already sold out, but general tickets go on sale Thursday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Three-day passes (there will be no single-day admissions) will range from $199.50 to $595, depending on how special you want to be regarded.

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Open Containers Still Popping Up Downtown

June 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM | by | Comments (4)

Fremont Street may be cracking down on liquor laws, but downtown plans to offer up opportunities this summer to get your open container on. Just perhaps not the OC you be (normally) see...ing.

Motley Brews, local creators of beer-centric festivals and events has created a downtown three event series titled Open Container. It's a coincidental play on the Fremont drinking crackdown going down. Instead, it's meant as an intentional play on its host location, the Container Park. However, since the open-air mall is restricted to those 21 and over after 9 p.m. when this series is set to begin, it probably doesn't work in that regard, either.

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Not Until May 2015, Rock In Rio Already Sending Vegas Hotel Rates Soaring

June 18, 2014 at 8:44 PM | by | Comments (11)

The dates for the Las Vegas (also the US) debut of Rock in Rio, one of the world's biggest music festivals, have been floating around on the Internet.

Set to fall over two consecutive weekends in May 2015, the exact dates will be May 8-9 and May 15-16. After examining rate calendars for MGM Resorts, erm, resorts (the company will be the official host of the landmark event and is building a City of Rock for it across from SLS Las Vegas), it looks like pricing is already being impacted with Bellagio at a starting rate of $599 for one of those nights while Circus Circus checks in at the $250 a night range.

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Coming To Golden Nugget: A Watermelon Smasher And Smash Mouth

June 18, 2014 at 1:14 PM | by | Comments (4)

Gordie Brown goes dark this summer for select dates in July and August, but the Golden Nugget Showroom he headlines won't be mothballed until his return.

Gallagher, the comedian with a thing for (or against?) watermelons takes over July 8-19 for a string of 8 p.m. shows. Tickets start at $21.95 and go up to $54.95 for a VIP meet and greet. Book them online or by calling 866.9.GOLDEN (866.946.5336).

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The Hard Rock And Vegas Residencies

Where: 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
June 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM | by | Comments (5)

Hard Rock has been (forgive us) rockin' the Vegas residency with limited engagements by Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Guns N' Roses as well as an upcoming fall residency by KISS.

Guns N' Roses just wrapped up its second residency at The Joint and did really good business. How good? Take a look at the ticket sales released by Billboard for the band's last three nights at HRH:

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CONFIRMED: Purple Reign Out At Planet Hollywood, Jeff Dunham On Way In

June 13, 2014 at 7:16 PM | by | Comments (5)

Earlier this year, we wondered if the Purple Reign was coming to an end at Planet Hollywood. A few weeks later, we also reported on the likelihood Jeff Dunham would become PHamous this November as part of a Las Vegas residency. We can now confirm both.

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If You Can't Wait For Life Is Beautiful, Tomorrow Is Your Day

June 11, 2014 at 5:36 PM | by | Comment (1)

Life will be beautiful once again October 24-26 when the second annual music and food festival returns to Downtown Vegas.

While the only thing we know so far are the dates for Life Is Beautiful, if you're planning to go regardless of who plays, you should be in front of your computer or smart phone tomorrow morning, June 12 at 10 a.m. sharp. That's when early bird passes will go on sale to the public.

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¡Viva Ska Vegas! Coming To Downtown Vegas This September

June 11, 2014 at 1:34 PM | by | Comments (3)

Diversity isn’t the first thing people think of when Las Vegas comes to mind. The music scene here would like to disagree. In addition to concerts at various clubs, pools and concert venues, there’s a huge EDM festival, a huge arts, music and food festival, a blues fest, a reggae fest, tons of resident concerts and, coming September, a huge indoor/outdoor fest called Viva Ska Vegas.

There will be skankin' all over Downtown Vegas beginning Friday, September 19. A kick-off party/concert will take place that night from 8 p.m. to midnight at downtown's Container Park. The event will feature The Debonaires, California Celts and Isolated Victims. Since the show is after 9 p.m., all guests must be 21 and over with valid ID.

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At The Smith Center, Great, Cheap Book Of Mormon Seats Available If You Feel Lucky

June 10, 2014 at 1:21 PM | by | Comment (1)

Tie optional for the lottery.

A little bit of South Park comes to The Smith Center tonight when The Book of Mormon kicks off a run through July 6. The popular musical is a multiple Tony award winner from the same folks behind the also popular Comedy Central cartoon. So popular is the BOM (think about it...) that the show will institute a same-day tickey lottery, a system it has successfully used in other cities as well.

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Five Things We Love About Brooklyn Bowl

Where: 89109
June 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (7)

Brooklyn Bowl is undoubtedly the second coolest thing in The Linq (after The High Roller, of course).

For those unfamiliar, it is a mid-sized music venue with a two-story bowling alley next to the stage. It also has fantastic food thanks to Blue Ribbon and offers several bars as well. As someone who has frequented many music venues around the country, this writer can say with certainty that this space absolutely captures that special thing that connects entertainers to the audience. Brooklyn Bowl is easily the most fun venue of its kind in Vegas, and we are lucky to have it. With that, here are five reasons why I love Brooklyn Bowl:

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KISS Residency At Hard Rock Rumored For...

June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

No, this is not the real KISS... yet.

KISS has long been rumored to be doing a Vegas residency and those whispers were rekindled recently. Going back to last December, KISS frontman, Paul Stanley, mentioned they were considering a Vegas residency. That rumor surged back to life last month when Stanley didn’t deny the possibility when asked by a fan:

Over the weekend, this poster at the Hard Rock really amped up the discussion.

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