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Purple Reign Headed To Westgate

Where: 3000 Paradise Rd. [map], 89109
September 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

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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Are The Wranglers Gone Forever?

May 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM | by | Comments (5)

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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Call A Buddy: Pawn Shop Live Is Picking Up, Erm, Shop

Where: 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 3, 2014 at 9:35 PM | by | Comments (2)

It aimed low and still missed the mark for us, but the Riviera apparently thinks there's a profit margin to explore.

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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Big Things Are Happening For Binion's... Cafe

Where: 128 Fremont Street [map], 89101
January 13, 2014 at 11:53 PM | by | Comments (4)

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 Phat Pack Trading Downtown For The Strip

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 12, 2013 at 4:04 PM | by | Comments (3)

With only two more shows at the Plaza, critic fave Phat Pack will live to harmonize again. But, this time they're trading downtown digs for a new Strip residency.

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.

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Mob Attraction Closing at Trop, 'Moving'

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 1, 2013 at 5:05 PM | by | Comments (2)

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:

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Purple Reign Switching Hotels Again

August 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM | by | Comments (3)

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:

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Where To Find Cook E. Jarr Once Bill's Closes

January 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM | by | Comments (3)

Yeah, you wish you were this bad a**...

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.

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The Jabbawockeez Theater Will Have A Bar In Case You Were Worried

January 17, 2013 at 1:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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Taylor Hicks Is Movin' On Up And There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With That

January 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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Recycled Percussion To Bang On At The Quad Starting January 26

January 9, 2013 at 9:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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Krave Headed To The Rio

December 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

Krave left the Strip for something massive in downtown Vegas and while the gay club will ring in the New Year in Neonopolis, the party will move closer to The Strip again for at least some of 2013.

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.

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