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Weíre happy to report that Raiding the Rock Vault hasnít lost its luster after a trip to The Strip, moving from Westgate (formerly LVH) to Tropicana. What could easily be seen as a rocker retirement home is, instead, a fun and upbeat trip through the hits of the past few decades.
If you didnít catch it in its last incarnation, Raiding the Rock Vault is a show featuring rock legends performing the hits of the Ď60s, Ď70s and Ď80s. Buffered by a loose framework about rock fans and roadies, the show lets different rockers take the lead in the songs best suited to their voices.
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Locals in the know and anybody who has done their research on the best drinking spots in Vegas will tell you the singular best tasting experience in town is found at Whisky Attic. Itís the secret clubhouse atop Freakiní Frog, the bar across from UNLV.
If youíre just finding out about this bar, youíre about to miss out on it entirely as the Frog is croaking on Halloween (puns always intended.) Get there now to help clear their inventory as all beers are on sale in the expansive cooler, including many rare and harder to obtain Belgians. Prices seem to be a 30-40% discount off their usual rates so bring yourself a cooler (and warm clothes) and go on the ultimate beer loverís treasure hunt.
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The RV park at Circus Circus has closed... but, not for good.
While KOA has motored to Sam's Town to take over the off-Strip property's campground, folks who love the open road won't have to travel that far afield forever. The Circusland RV Park was shuttered to make way for MGM Resort's City of Rock festival grounds, but we were surprised to learn that it will -- eventually -- reopen. Albeit, as a much smaller operation.
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The Boulder Strip hotel-casino has had an RV park of its own, but will now lease it to Kampgrounds of America. The park will boast the new, search engine-friendly name of Las Vegas KOA at Sam's Town. The partnership brings KOA full circle in Vegas as its first location was on Boulder Highway back in the 70s. A press release details what lovers of the open road will find at its new locale:
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The next time we see Prince tribute band Purple Reign, we may slip a tracking device onto the group's lead performer, Jason Tenner.
The much-loved but constantly on the move lounge act will pop up at Westgate's Shimmer Cabaret beginning October 1, according to the Las Vegas Sun. This after just moving to the D in July. And, that after spending a few months at Planet Hollywood. And, if you're really a fan of the act, you may remember them at Boardwalk, Monte Carlo, House of Blues, South Point, Hard Rock, and Hooters, too. And, yes, we've left a few out.
We couldn't find any listing for the show on the Westgate website just yet so ticket prices are unknown.
(PHOTO: Jason Tenner on Facebook)
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After losing their home at Orleans Arena, the Wranglers teamed up with the Plaza to bring minor league hockey to Downtown Vegas. First, the plan was to erect a tent on the Plaza's pool level. That was soon scratched for a tent in the parking lot. Then, both sides apparently realized that neither had the funding to pull it off.
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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).
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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.
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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: