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Author James Patterson's newest book, Private Vegas, is the fifth most downloaded tome on iTunes a week after its debut. Co-authored with Maxine Paetro, the book is a continuation of the Private series and, from the teaser video below, seems to prove true that old saying, we cliche because we love. Or, something like that.
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At last word, an implosion of the aging 12-story tower is still set for the early morning hour of 2 a.m. that day. It's been a long time since Vegas has witnessed an explosive end to a hotel-casino. Specifically, more than seven. The Frontier was imploded in November 2007 so it's not surprising to see lots of interest in seeing this building, small as it may be, come down.
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 26:
March Madness: Yes, the Big Game isn't even over but folks have been talking about March Madness in Vegas since the end of last year. (Shout-out to the March Madness in Las Vegas Facebook group! Holla!) If you're dying for info, we can now share TI's plans. The resort will host basketball fans March 19-21 in its ballroom. Entry will be free and seating will be banquet-style (first come, first serve). There will be a cash bar, concessions and satellite betting stations so you won't miss a moment of action (unless you're in the restroom). Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. each day.
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Sad news for fans of the Las Vegas Wranglers who lost their home at Orleans Arena last year and couldn't realize a dream that would have moved them downtown. The professional hockey team has withdrawn its membership to the ECHL. A Facebook post broke the news to fans earlier today:
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A new billboard campaign in Vegas asks passersby what happened to this town, without stating anything more. With nary a logo, brand or web address in sight, it perplexed enough folks that it made the local TV news.
It's now been revealed that Stratosphere is behind the signage which is in promotion of its self-proclaimed "Take Vegas Back" movement. What does that mean, exactly? A YouTube video rants all about it:
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements and happenings around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 19:
○Dirk Arthur will bring even more Wild Illusions to Riviera beginning February 21. That's when matinee performances of his magically cheesetastic production will be added. Look for 4 p.m. shows to take place Saturday and Sunday. Tickets begin at $40. Children must be at least five years old to attend and anyone under 15 will need to be with an adult. Call 800.634.3420 to purchase. The show also runs at 7 p.m. Saturday through Thursday.
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Folks disappointed to hear that The Harmon would not be imploded now have not one, but two explosive events to choose from this February in Vegas.
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If you really want NHL in Vegas, mark your calendar for February 10. That's the date set for the start of a test to see if there's enough interest in tickets and, subsequently, a team.
Billionaire businessman Bill Foley, behind the NHL push, is hoping some hockey fans buy in and "plunk down $150 to $900 for a season ticket deposit," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He hopes at least 10,000 tickets are spoken for. Foley told the RJ that he's already reached lease terms with MGM Resorts and AEG for the 20,000-seat arena they're building behind New York-New York. Foley would share ownership of the team with the Maloof family, best known for bringing Vegas the Palms.
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 12:
○Downtown: Now With More Mob: The Mob Museum is on the move in Downtown Vegas. Kinda. A traveling exhibit, basically a 1972 Jaguar XKE convertible once owned by John Gotti, can now be found at the Plaza through June 30.
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After months of negotiations and even longer of speculation, Caesars Entertainment has finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Paperwork placing its operating unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., into bankruptcy was filed in Chicago.
The casino giant is billions upon billions in debt, but while some creditors are on board with the bankruptcy, others are fighting against it. Bloomberg reports that "lower-ranking creditors.. say the restructuring accord Caesars worked out with a select noteholder group unfairly protects the company's interest at their expense." Caesars listed about $20 billion in liabilities and is looking to halve that.
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. Starting today and continuing each Friday, we'll take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 5:
All of the Lights: XS Nightclub at Wynn has stepped up the oohh, dropping $10 mil on new, state-of-the-art technology, from a new pyro system and lasers to movable LED screens.
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If 2014 was the year of the new hotel, 2015 will be the year of the restaurant in Las Vegas. A billion (rough estimate) new dining destinations will fire up around Las Vegas this year and, for the most part, that's about it. Yes, we'll also see the arrival of Hakkasan North, erm.. Omnia.. and the Delano Beach Club, but otherwise, you're going to have some eating to do. And, by some, I mean you need to buy extra stretchy pants now.
So yeah, dining. You won't be able to walk in any direction without running into a new eatery this year. Aria will welcome Michael Mina's BARDOT Brasserie (January 16). Casino Royale will be all about that White Castle (expected later this month). Bellagio will bring the Lago (March). Caesars Palace will launch Searsucker and MR CHOW (both this spring). Gordon Ramsay will bring his Fish & Chips to The LINQ (spring). Morimoto will finally fire it up at The Mirage (summer). Rivea will replace miX at Delano (September?).