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Vegas Moves / Closings / Openings / Pawn Shop Live / Pawn Stars / Riviera / Golden Nugget / Shows / Entertainment / → All Tags
After officially opening at the Golden Nugget on January 21, Pawn Shop Live! -- the Pawn Stars parody -- is already moving. Beginning April 21, the show will call the Riviera home with performers taking to the stage daily at 4:30 p.m. inside the Starlite Theatre (where illusionist Jan Rouven performs at night).
Renovations / Binion's / Cafes / Eating / Dining / Closings / Vegas Moves / → All Tags
Binion's isn't renovating its hotel rooms (yet?) but it is giving its cafe a big revamp that will include more square footage.
A renovation is underway that will double the cafe's size. The expanded space should debut around the first week of March, according to Binion's Facebook page. In the meantime, folks can now find cafe fare downstairs in Binion's old coffeeshop which has been closed since 2009. The downtown casino shuttered its 365-room hotel tower a year later.
Vegas Residencies / Vegas Moves / Shows / Entertainment / Phat Pack / Plaza / Bally's / Windows Showroom / → All Tags
The trio, comprised of Phantom of the Opera castmates from when it ran at Venetian, belt out everything from Broadway standards to originals. An almost year-long run at Plaza is coming to an end, however, it's not over 'til it's over. And, in this case, it's not over, at all. Phat Pack will take to the stage at Bally's beginning next month. Pretty awesome door/window if you ask us.
In a mobster turf war, downtown's Mob Museum won our vote over the Strip's Mob Attraction. Although, truth be told, we enjoyed both. But, we probably weren't the only ones to continue wondering if two mob attractions, umm.. experiences.. (ok, we can't win this one) could really exist in the same town.
Well, the time has come for a possible answer. Tropicana's Mob Attraction has announced it will close on November 3. But, it's promising to live again. Somewhere else on The Strip. The news was met with mostly silence from its fan base. @MobAttractionLV on Twitter, followed by more than 16,000, only received one RT after sending out the announcement:
Prince tribute band, Purple Reign, has been a long-running entertainment fave in Las Vegas, appearing on and off The Strip over the years. And now the group is headed to a new hotel once again, after turning up at Hooters last November and before that conducting a brief stint at The D.
TripAdvisor user @jarrardp was the first to point out the change:
Vegas Moves / Closings / Bill's Gambling Hall And Saloon / Harrah's / Shows / Entertainment / Big Elvis / → All Tags
Not too long ago we wondered what would happen to long-time Vegas lounge lizard Cook E. Jarr once Bill's closed. Caesars Entertainment couldn't give us an answer at the time, but now we're happy to share the news that his act will live on. And, just three hotels down.
That's right, the Jarr will follow Big Elvis to Harrah's. Pulse of Vegas, the blog of Caesars Entertainment, reports that Cook E. Jarr will rock his new home starting February 9. Catch him in the piano bar every Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Openings / Vegas Moves / Luxor / Jabbawockeez / Entertainment / Shows / → All Tags
All the way back in May of last year we accidently discovered the Jabbawockeez dance group would be moving into the former Luxor "Motion Ride Theater" that used to host the "In Search of the Obelisk" attraction. Last year, this writer didn't know it it was actually a former ride theater. Pointy pyramid-y space was more our assessment. But, yes, the Jabbawockeez will be moving there in the spring. The fancy construction plywood we found on a recent walkthrough negates any doubts. We have no new date details, but we do have an update on the space itself.
The Jabbawockeez crew have been on hiatus from Las Vegas since their Monte Carlo tenure ended last summer. They've been touring the country. When they arrive back at Luxor, the former motion ride apparatus will be gone and 17,171 square feet of theater will have been built for 16 dancing feet. (See, there's eight members in the group.) Still got your tape measure out? Look for 1,000 square feet of retail space, 1,500 square feet of lobby and a 350-square-foot bar. Which sounds small. But it is a family friendly show.
Vegas Moves / Bally's / Paris Las Vegas / Taylor Hicks / Shows / Entertainment / Vegas Residencies / Music / → All Tags
He didn't make our list of hunkiest headliners (despite an unsubtle lobbying attempt by yours truly), but Taylor Hicks still has reason to brag. He's being
rescued promoted from Bally's to Paris Las Vegas.
Openings / Vegas Moves / Recycled Percussion / Music / Shows / Entertainment / The Quad / → All Tags
Despite trying to mindfreak us, Recycled Percussion really will head to The Quad as one of newly renamed, erm, resort's headliners. Rumors of the move have made headlines since November. While no official announcement has been made, The Quad sent out an email earlier today announcing presale tickets and also added the group to its website.
Best known from their almost winning run on America's Got Talent which showcased their unique 'junk' rock (basically, turning anything into an instrument), Recycled Percussion will make their Quad debut on January 26. Presale tix are available here (use code TRRP) now through January 11 at 10 p.m. PST. General public tickets will go on sale the next day, January 12. Seats will start at an eyebrow-raising $65.98.
Vegas Moves / Construction / Openings / Krave / Krave Massive / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Neonopolis / New Year's Eve / → All Tags
Krave Massive will bring the party to downtown for the first time on New Year's Eve, but what's being billed as the world's largest gay club will only be ready to party for one night only. It will hold a NYE bash in its movie theater turned ballroom (and is still selling tickets if you're interested), but will head to the Rio in January "for a limited time" while construction continues.
On the Strip, it's still long-running favorite switcheroo season.
Jersey Boys went from the Palazzo to the Paris. Blue Man Group from the Venetian to the Monte Carlo. Jabbawockeez have left Monte Carlo for Luxor. Human Nature is trading Imperial Palace for Venetian. And, now Legends in Concert will move from Harrah's to the Flamingo.
Vegas Moves / Salons / Kim Vo / The Mirage / The Palms / → All Tags
His may not be one of the most recognizable names in hair. But, if you've watched a fair amount of reality TV, you probably recognize his face.
Celebrity colorist (not stylist) Kim Vo (nary a lock does he cut) opened his first Vegas salon in The Mirage back in 2008. Now, four years later, he's ditching one tropically inspired resort for another with a defection to the Palms (where another celebrity colorist, Michael Boychuck, recently pulled out roots).