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All sides are denying it's anything close to being official (or are just avoiding comment altogether), but we're hearing that the possibility of an NHL team for Vegas is legit enough that ESPN is capturing the journey for posterity.
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On the heels of the much raved about and successful Pawn Stars-inspired production, Pawn Shop Live, it's no surprise to hear another popular reality TV show is (possibly) making its way to the Las Vegas stage. (Yes, today is opposite day. Or, sarcasm day. They're interchangeable, regardless.)
The New York Times is reporting that the Duck Dynasty family is planning a musical for Vegas about, yep, Duck Dynasty.
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Everyone is starting to put their cards on the table about a bid for a NHL team in Vegas.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports today that National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that he has "met again with a potential ownership group that has expressed an interest in owning a franchise" and even toured the construction site for MGM Resort's forthcoming arena. Recently, MGM officials acknowledged interest in using the arena (due to open early 2016) for a hockey franchise during a company earnings call. As the Star Tribune states:
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Whether you scoff or are the eternal optimist, rumors of a NHL team for Las Vegas continue to capture everyone's attention.
On Friday, VegasChatter fan Joe C. pointed us to new rumblings on Facebook that billionaire William Foley is in "advanced talks with the NHL about bringing a team to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season." The trigger behind the new rumors was an article in the New York Post that day which stated one scenario would be for "Foley to buy the money-losing Arizona Coyotes and move them to Las Vegas." An idea that both an NHL spokesman and a Coyotes co-owner denied when asked by the Post. Foley remained silent on the topic.
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Performers are excitedly reporting to Wynn this week for what a casting call described earlier this year as a 'Broadway-style' production. Wynn ID badges are now being proudly shared on social as the cast assembles ahead of the show's debut.
Actress/singer Lauren Molina -- who has been seen on Broadway in Sweeney Todd and Rock of Ages, according to Wikipedia, and is known for her role in The Skivvies (best explained by watching the video below) -- has been sharing her enthusiasm for being part of the production on social, describing it as featuring "4 other fabulous singers, 28 dancers, a 30 piece orchestra and so much sparkly jewelry that there will need to be strobe warnings." Even more interesting is that her commitment seems to only be six months, indicating the show will likely boast a revolving cast of featured singers.
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The top stars of Big Bang Theory have made headlines for making a mil per episode and, if rumors are true, fans may have a way to reach their own payday.
We recently heard talk that the uber popular CBS sitcom would be making its way to the casino floor as a slot machine next year. A quick Google found a 2013 thread on SlotFanatics.com that reports the slot as being in the pipeline for Aristocrat.
On a recent visit to The Linq, this writer became very curious about the outdoor mall’s next tenants, after seeing several wrapped storefronts and vacant spaces. A few questions to an assistant manager of one of the existing venues yielded some possible answers.
Naturally, staff from some of the existing venues have been speculating about their eventual neighbors. According to this employee, three venues are expected in the coming months: a (likely Asian-themed) restaurant called Pearl, a sushi restaurant, and a small club/ultralounge that’s being compared to the late Blush at Wynn Las Vegas.
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A VegasChatter tipster tells us a T-Mobile flagship store has been signed for the corner across from The Cromwell. It will join some 150+ brands at the outdoor mall that will mostly feature retailers of the tiny kiosk variety but with a few larger shops and a handful of eateries sprinkled in, too.
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VegasAuditions.com’s Facebook page contained a post that caught our eye recently. It noted, “Wynn Las Vegas is casting DANCERS who sing, and DANCERS who do not sing, for a new production. Director: Phil McKinley.”
Another post on the page stated, “Wynn Las Vegas is casting for Broadway-style singers (male and female) for a stage production, with rehearsals beginning October - open ended contracted.”
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It’s been ten years since the iconic, exaltation-inducing Vermont quartet known as Phish last delivered a brain-melting performance in the city of Las Vegas. But as gamblers in this town are keenly aware, all streaks — hot or cold — are inevitably destined to be broken.
In the midst of a 3.0 summer tour confined mainly to the east coast and on the heels of their first studio album release since 2009’s Joy, VegasChatter has learned from a high-ranking source at MGM Grand that Phish are finally ready to return to Sin City for the first time since rocking the Thomas & Mack Center in 2004 with a run of shows at MGM Grand Garden Arena for this fall’s yet-to-be-announced tour.
It's the inevitable question when we talk about the quickly approaching debut of SLS Las Vegas, dreams for the All Net Arena and Resort, or even the coming construction of MGM's City of Rock and Genting's Resorts World. What about that blue hotel? Or, if you know your Vegas history, what about Fontainebleau?