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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.
You may have listened to them during your 90s ska obsession, or your kids could be current fans of their children's show projects (The Aquabats! Super Show or lead singer Christian Jacob's Yo Gabba Gabba). Either way, the band known for wild stage shows, in-character superhero antics, and putting out inhumanly catchy songs for going on twenty years is coming to Hard Rock Live on The Strip.
While art fans continue to duke it out over how much Sin City needs/deserves/should have/should support museums, lovers of fine art can still visit Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (about to get Fabergť with it) and see fun pieces at CityCenter, Wynn Las Vegas and The Cosmopolitan, among other spots on The Strip. Another fun art attraction is the Polaroid Museum above the Polaroid store at The Linq.
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A Chili's with a patio overlooking Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford and Fendi?
Yep, the newest restaurant on The Strip is of the chain variety, has a multi-million dollar view, and is best known for its babyyyy, baby back ribs. (Yes, our sole reason for mentioning that was to get that jingle stuck in your head, too.) Chili's has set up shop in the Hawaiian Marketplace across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Crystals high-end shopping mall as well as Aria and Mandarin Oriental.
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Torn down for expansion (and for, yes, another Strip-front pharmacy), Denny's should return to the center Strip sooner than we thought.
A representative of the 24/7 diner chain tells us the Casino Royale location -- which sees $8 million in revenue a year! -- is tentatively scheduled to reopen this November. Until now, we thought a return wouldn't happen until 2015.
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While the masses of excited children and quasi-drunk tourists who regularly pass through The Adventuredome at Circus Circus are a tad scary, itís time for something truly frightening as the metallic pink dome shifts into Halloween mode with Fright Dome. Opening Friday, October 3, Fright Dome will celebrate the 40th anniversary of classic horror flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by dedicating one of its six haunted houses to the theme.
Horror director Tobe Hooper and writer Kim Henkel are teaming up with Fright Dome to, hopefully, deliver quite the terrifying haunt. Attendees will see scenes from the flick as well brave the over-the-top sets and eerily accurate actors Fright Dome has become known for.
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The Griddle Cafe at SLS Las Vegas might feel like it's in the frying pan as much as its eye-poppin', plate-sized pancakes are on the griddle. Since opening this weekend, we've heard of long lines and waits. Even when we strolled up around 10:30 a.m. Monday -- after passing a near empty casino -- we found every table taken. (Granted the room is small, by Vegas standards.)
Being an east coast transplant who hasnít become completely jaded (yet) by the bright lights of the Strip, this writer is occasionally still in awe of nightclub and lounge culture. Aside from the obvious amazement over women who choose to wear shoes and clothes that look so uncomfortable in order to fit in at some of these venues, I still get excited about live music in nightclub/lounge settings.
That is why, on what turns out to be my nine-year Vegas-versary of when I arrived in Sin City, Iím excited Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas is finally open. I am especially hyped after hearing about Sayers Sessions at the outpost in LA and also the one-off events held at sister venue, Hyde Bellagio, featuring the Sayers Sessions band.
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The Strip of today is not the Strip of tomorrow. And, when we say tomorrow, we don't just mean the near|distant future, we mean tomorrow tomorrow.
On-going construction continues to bring us a slightly different Vegas each day. Last week, we checked up on six different projects, from the tear-down of a never-completed resort to a casino remodel. The 18 photos below, snapped by Greg C. and @paperposter, were captured between August 19 and August 22. So, yeah, expect five of these projects to be slightly more advanced today.
At The Harmon, the latest phase of a year-long demolition brings a crane and black barrier drapes. The condo-hotel never opened due to construction errors.