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We'll have to wait a tad longer to see what singer and dancer Eric Jordan Youngís got ďShakiníĒ in the Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood. Youngís new show has been pushed back a week to get all the details finalized. It will now open Saturday, October 4.
The former Vegas! The Show standout will now have his own show. Expect a live band and modern renditions of popular pop, rock, funk, R&B and jazz songs as Young puts his own spin on classic hits with the help of other Broadway-caliber co-directors and technical crew.
Just beyond the shadow of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, a massive Harley-Davidson has been not-so-quietly taking shape. On Thursday, October 2, it will open its doors.
This week's debut of Harley's Strip location means the closure of the off-Strip locale at Eastern and Sahara. The new shop spans some 55,000 square feet and will handle both sales and rentals and feature retail, too. The Associated Press reports visitors will also be able to avail themselves of a snack bar with free WiFi and that they're welcome to juice up their devices, too. There is no crosswalk from the Welcome sign to Harley so please don't try to beat the traffic.
Openings / Dining / The Strip / Martorano's / Restaurants / Eating / → All Tags
How do you say ďYo, cuz!Ē in French? South Phillyís Steve Martorano and his amusing tagline now can be found on the Las Vegas Strip with the newest outpost of Martoranoís at Paris Las Vegas. The restaurant first established itself at Rio and now makes the move to another Caesars Entertainment property.
When one thinks Paris, French-inspired restaurants like Burger Brasserie and Mon Ami Gabi may come to mind before Italian food does but this new restaurant, which opened over the weekend, should still be a welcome addition to the hotelís dining scene.
Located near The Linq's Strip entrance, the now 24-hour Starbucks offers a late-night happy hour. Drop in between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., buy two drinks, and receive 50 percent off the cheaper of the two. (If they're both the same price, you'll still get the discount.) And, yes, with markup, you're probably still paying for two drinks, but if you were Jonesing for a late-night caffeine fix and would have picked up some, anyway, why not save a few bucks?
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So, the Rock Ďn Roll Wine Amplified Festival moves itself from Mandalay Bay Beach across the street to MGM Resorts Village only to decide to haul in 125 tons of sand, palm trees and a waterslide. Makes sense. No really, we get why the expanding festival needs a larger venue, but itís pretty amusing the hoops it will jump through to recreate part of the venue it outgrew.
This new beachy environment will feature recently announced acts like New Beat Fund, Magic Giant, Van Lady Love, Pet Tigers, Avalon Landing, The Dirty Hooks, Almost Normal, Jordan Mitchell, Ryan White Mahoney and The Perks. The two-day festival (October 10-11) also will feature main stage music from Train, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Better than Ezra, Of Verona and Ayron Jones & The Way as well as Blink 182, Violent Femmes, Magic!, The Mowgliís, and Mystic Roots Band.
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Raiding the Rock Vault has seen its ups and downs at
LVH Westgate. Las Vegas Sunís John Katsilometes has followed the saga as one of the showís creators, Asia frontman and bassist John Payne, was given the glam rock boot this summer by fellow Raiding the Rock Vault producer Harry Cowell. Other performers have come and gone over the showís run. Of course, many of them were only contracted for short stints, but several of the more longstanding performers have had their contracts come to early ends.
Tonight will be the last performance of Raiding the Rock Vault, according to Westgate hotel officials. If youíre unfamiliar with the show, itís a literal rock of ages, as in it takes guests through a rockíníroll odyssey with a sampling of hits from the various eras. All the music is performed live by musicians and singers who used to make up the likes of bands such as Bon Jovi, the aforementioned Asia, LA Guns, The Offspring, Heat, Deep Purple, Quiet Riot, and many others. You might think itís like a pre-retirement home for washed-up rockers, but this writer didnít find that to be true. Iíve seen the show several times and was always impressed by the level of musicianship. The odd storyline the show struggled to incorporate seemed a little cumbersome, but the music was great. Iíll probably see it again at its new home at Tropicana where it begins November 1.
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You may have never dined there, but you may still be all about Wahlburgers, whether you're a fan of the famous Wahlberg brothers or just of reality TV in general.
The Boston-based burger joint by Mark
ie, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg is the subject of an eponymous, and popular, cable TV series now in its second season. With Chef Paul overseeing the grill, expansion plans are already in the works for more eateries not only in Boston, but in Toronto and Philly. Clearly aiming for world North American domination, today the chain announced plans to bring not one, but three locations to Las Vegas as well.
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The LMFAO song ďSexy And I Know ItĒ was awesome for many of its one-liners, not least of all the gem, ďno shirt, no shoes and I still get service!Ē Chateau Nightclub at Paris, or more specifically its rooftop party pad known as The Deck, is embracing a variation of this song lyric. While you still have to wear a shirt and shoes, itís not the typical Vegas club dress code. Jeans, flip flops and T-shirts are A-okay. Tank tops for men are welcome as well.
While new to Vegas, this writer was just beginning to wrap her head around the nightclub clothing culture eight or nine years ago when a group of friends tried to get into the now defunct Tangerine lounge at TI. I knew flip flops were a no-no and I wore a dress just to be safe. I watched my guy friends go into a mild panic when the group of men in front of them was turned away for lack of proper footwear. We regrouped and hatched a plan to have one guy (in proper shoes) enter with a girl with a big purse and then she would ferry the pair of shoes back out to the next guy (in flip flops) so we could get our whole group inside. This eventually sounded as ridiculous to us as it likely sounds to you and we just decided to go elsewhere. Unfortunately, this dress code issue can become a real impediment in Vegas, especially when you want to visit a club on the fly and simply donít have the right clothes on, even if you do know the ďrules.Ē
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TiŽsto, the superstar DJ whose name is practically synonymous with Las Vegas nightlife, is moving on up on The Strip.
Usually, TiŽsto can be found at MGM Grand where he has a residency with mega-club Hakassan and the party pool, Wet Republic. But now, Vegas visitors who stroll along the picturesque Bellagio Fountains will be treated to a medley of three of the DJ's songs, accompanied by soaring blasts of water.
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There's still no official word on any of the acts (oh, but the whispers), but if you're going to the US debut of Rock in Rio here in Vegas in May 2015 no matter the names the pre-sale begins Friday, September 19.
Folks who signed up for first chance at the (expected) $295 per weekend tickets began receiving emails alerting them to the pre-sale earlier this week. Those eager beavers will have from September 19 to the 25th to lock in up to two general admission weekend passes or one VIP day pass. On September 26, the general public will get their first go at tickets with what's being termed as a "limited pre-sale" for them as well. That will begin at 5 p.m. PT.
While we were busy the last few months shaking our heads at the confusing and borderline obnoxious changes to downtown Vegas drinking laws, the Clark County Commission voted today to ban glass bottles on the Strip, from Sahara Avenue (around SLS Las Vegas) to Russell Road (around Mandalay Bay). While this certainly isnít Prohibition, it will be a big change, one that will be even more difficult to enforce due to the geographical expanse of the Strip.
We get it. Officials are seeking measures to increase safety and decrease litter. Glass bottles are inherently hazardous and especially so in the hands of mobile and
likely possibly inebriated Strip-goers. They can be used as weapons and that presents a danger to the rest of the crowds happily sipping from their plastic half yard-tall Eiffel Towers or footballs. Itís unfortunate that a few bad apples are ruining the bunch, or at least the bunchís chances of drinking from their desired containers. Metro Police have been handling an increased number of violent crimes involving glass bottles, hence the ban.
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Quite possibly one of the strangest musical acts in pop culture since Ozzy ate a bat, Die Antwoord is difficult to describe. The facts are: They are South African, they are ghetto fabulous, and they are coming to the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan September 28.
Since their explosion on to the scene in 2009, Die Antwoord (which translates into "the answer") has popularized the niche genre of "zef-rave rap." (Zef is named after the Ford Zephyr which became synonymous with the African working class and is considered derogatory slang.) The group makes themselves into a parody of over-the-top "commodity rap" braggadocio while still sending their message about how absolutely bizarre it is live and be raised in South Africa.