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Our 'Be A VegasChatter Critic' Winner Reviews 'Intoxicating Magic' at Planet Hollywood

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV [map], 89109
July 30, 2015 at 2:10 PM | by | ()

Since the beginning of VegasChatter, our goal has been to provide useful tips, breaking news and unbiased reviews...ways to make the most of your Vegas vacation. Our site included several ongoing features, like "My Vegas", "Just One Dish" and "Ask VegasChatter". As our final day of publication grows near (with very little warning, sorry to say), many of these series have already taken their parting bows. The following piece will most likely be our final reader-penned review. We hope you enjoy it, and thanks for the magical memories...

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Here's Your Chance to Be a VegasChatter Critic for One Night

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV [map], 89109
July 22, 2015 at 4:37 PM | by | ()

You may have wondered what it’s like to be a critic. If you’re a frequent visitor to VegasChatter, you know that we like to dish out our opinions with a bit of personal flair. This weekend we’re offering you a chance to be one of us...and attend the premiere of a new dinner show at Planet Hollywood Casino on our behalf. But you have to promise to tell us all about it in a publish-able review...and follow some strict guidelines.

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'Intoxicating Magic' Has Us Baffled...For All The Wrong Reasons

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV [map], 89109
July 14, 2015 at 5:20 PM | by | ()

Fans of dinner theater are about to get another heaping helping in Las Vegas. This one, entitled Intoxicating Magic, promises “an outstanding four-course meal with premium bar service followed by Chicago-style close-up illusions performed right at your table". If that mouthful doesn't jolt you into speed-dialing the reservations hotline, perhaps the headliner will. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the amazing “Master Magician” Danny Doyle!

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Pitbull Got 'Blessed'...with a Mini-Residency at Planet Hollywood

June 23, 2015 at 1:35 PM | by | ()

Pitbull, the man behind several catchy jams that you didn't want to like but can't get out of your head, has scored his own mini-residency here in Las Vegas at the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood.

Dubbed the "Time of Our Lives" show, the seven-night limited engagement will take place from September 23-October 7. (Our headline is a take on the lyrics of his "Time of Our Lives" song.) Tickets go on sale for the shows this Friday, June 26 at noon PT. The exact dates of the shows are Sept. 23, 25, 26, 30 and Oct. 2, 3, and 7, and all shows start at 9pm. Ticket prices start at $39 and go up to $169, plus fees. You can buy tix online at TicketMaster.com or in-person at The AXIS box office at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

If you're a Total Rewards member, there will be a presale happening from June 24 at 10am to June 25 at 10pm. No word on whether Pitbull's frequent collaborator Ne-Yo will perform but you gotta think he will make a surprise appearance at least one night.

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The New Recycled Percussion Show Might Just Be Re-donkulous

Where: 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
June 12, 2015 at 4:45 PM | by | ()

A sneak peek at RP's new ad campaign. Mr. Blue, we love you, but the goatee's gotta go.

One of the Strip’s most energetic shows is returning soon, this time at a new location. Recycled Percussion, the goofy drumming quartet (ok, one plays mostly guitar) you may remember from America’s Got Talent is bringing a new show to the Saxe Theater inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops.

Another ad shoot teaser. We hope this means they're bringing back Totally Random Cookie Time!

Their former show at The Linq (and Tropicana and Studio 54 before that) featured high energy drumming and an ADHD-fueled romp through classic rock hits. The show was called Recycled Percussion but it looks like that will change. The band posted a poll on its Facebook page asking fans to choose between the names Kaos The Show or Ridonkulous The Show. Eek. Not sure we can get on board with either of those names but hopefully the show is as fun as it was before, even though it will be on a smaller stage.

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Just One Dish: Chicken Mac 'N' Cheese At PBR Rock Bar

May 29, 2015 at 3:22 PM | by | ()

Sometimes, a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe we just don't want to spoil it all. Or, a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish worth writing about. A new one, an old one. A newsworthy one or a memorable one (for better or worse). It might be the one dish, or drink, out of the whole experience that gets us to return. Or, stay away.

Just in time for the warmer weather, PBR Rock Bar at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood has updated its patio. There’s now artificial turf, picnic tables and shade screens for those super sunny days which we have 98% of the time. If you go, the menu is full of tasty bar food treats like the Chili Cheese Taters ($9.95) but we ended up really liking an adult version of a kids’ classic.

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All The Details On JLo's New Residency at Planet Hollywood

May 13, 2015 at 1:30 PM | by | ()

Another day, another diva residency announced in Vegas.

The latest lady to take the stage is Jennifer Lopez who will kick off her Vegas residency on January 20, 2016 at Planet Hollywood in the AXIS Theater. Rumors have been swirling about a JLo residency since 2012 but this time, it's really happening. And the timing is good as American Idol, JLo's most recent gig, just got cancelled.

"I've been preparing for this moment my entire life,” said Lopez. “The show is going to be a multifaceted high energy Jenny from the Block party, mixing all aspects of what my fans and I love - Dance, Hip Hop, Latin and Pop. It’s going to be the show I’ve always dreamt of creating.”

The show plans on featuring all her hit songs, along with a live band and dancers and of course, extravagant costumes. No word on whether Pitbull makes an appearance.

Tickets for the first 20 performances will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. PT. American Express® Card Members can actually purchase tickets today starting at 10 a.m. PT through Friday, May 15 at 10 p.m. PT. An exclusive pre-sale for Total Rewards members will also be available starting Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m. PT.

Here are the dates for the show should you want to plan your next trip about JLo. Every show will start at 9pm and run nearly two hours. This will also be your only chance to see Lopez perform live in North America during this time.

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It's Ok to Ogle The Pin-Up...Pizza

May 11, 2015 at 9:34 PM | by | ()

With all the renovations happening at the Planet Hollywood sportsbook, it seems like a good time to remind everyone about Pin-Up Pizza.

The spot has been open for just under a year and a half, but it has already become a fairly regular stop for this contributor and my friends if we are at PH or are in that center-strip area during the daytime hours. With an entrance that leads directly to it from the sportsbook, the smell of freshly baked pizza also provides quite a lure when we are there getting some action in on games.

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Some Crazy People Stole the 'Crazy Girls' Costumes and Props

May 5, 2015 at 12:55 PM | by | ()

Does anyone recognize this truck? They stole our costumes last night around 3am.

Posted by Crazy Girls Lv Show on Monday, May 4, 2015

UPDATE: Fox5 reports that the truck wasfound but the items inside were missing.

Yesterday, the iconic "Crazy Girls" butts statue outside The Riviera was taken down and moved to Planet Hollywood where the show (and butts) will live on. That's the good news. The bad news is that someone apparently stole the Crazy Girls costumes and props in the early hours of Monday morning.

According to the show's Facebook page, a white truck with a flatbed was caught on a security camera driving away with a big black box. The show's publicist, Wayne Bernath, told Fox5Vegas that following the show's final performance at the Riviera on Friday, all items were placed in a truck (not the one pictured here) and stored at Stage Crew Productions near Paradise and East Sunset roads. Apparently, the thieves broke a window on the truck and then hotwired it, thus driving off with all the show items, over $300,000 worth.

Who wants "Crazy Girls" costume items? We have no idea. Maybe they were hoping the butts were in the truck. As the investigation and recovery efforts continue (the show's producer has put out a reward for the items return), word is the show's debut at Planet Hollywood, set for May 13, may now be delayed. Eek.

[Photo via Crazy Girls/Facebook]

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Au Revoir Riviera: Some Snapshots of the Casino's Last Day

May 4, 2015 at 12:31 PM | by | ()

Well, the day has come. No, not "May the 4th Be With You" (although that's happening for you Star Wars nerds today too.) No, we're talking about saying goodbye to another long-standing casino on the Strip.

Although The Riviera's closure hasn't warranted the tears and outrage that came with the closing of The Sahara, it's still a sad day on an already sad end of the Las Vegas Strip.

VegasChatter resident lensman Greg C. has snapped a few shots of the nearly emptied-out joint yesterday. We'll have more updates on the last moments inside The Riv for you tomorrow.

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Don't Overlook This Great View Of The Strip

Where: 89119
April 24, 2015 at 11:46 AM | by | ()

Looking down the Strip from the top.

Just a quick note to everyone that you should stop by the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay if you get a chance. Many visitors tend to overlook the high-end lounge since it is over on the south side of the Strip and sometimes feels either too far out of the way or otherwise unapproachable, but let me tell you that it is worth the time to make it up there, even if just to enjoy the view.

Recently, I took my first trip up there, and while I had read @East Coast Gambler’s 2014 story about his first time up, I had to take his advice and check it out for myself. All I can say is, it did not disappoint.

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Planet Hollywood's New Sportsbook Restaurant, Ringer, Off To A Good Start

April 17, 2015 at 3:27 PM | by | ()

The Planet Hollywood sportsbook had undergone some renovations this past March, including some major ones to the bar area. (I first noted it a few weeks ago as a tip to VegasChatter. I am now one of the team's newest contributors.)

During that same trip, my friends and I were able to check it out and see how they were faring during their first weeks of operation. The weekend that we were there was the first round of the NCAA 2015 tournament, and the new restaurant, Ringer, and book were undergoing a trial by fire, as the crowds associated with March Madness and spring break were present in full force.

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