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Off The Record

Neon Reverb: Big Talk's big surprise

September 13th, 2011

Seeing an old friend in a completely new way.

  • Outside for the Teenage Riot and back indoors for some Stars.

  • Vegas' comedy community might be even more tightly knit than we thought.

  • Hip-Hop and reggae at Azul Tequila

  • A long, strange night at Beauty Bar.

  • The Beat, the Royal and the Bunkhouse—a whirlwind tour.

  • Tippy Elvis gets the music started, tuba style

  • The most unpredictable element in a good comedy show is a fun audience. Enter Krikor.

  • Putting the wrap on it, poolside

  • An all-night dance party at Beauty Bar and beyond

  • A food truck convergence and Big Friendly fun

  • The race Downtown: Was it worth it?

  • Will people stand for 10 hours in the sun just to see Kanye West? Yes.

  • Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

  • LIB's learning element is stacked with inspirational speakers.

  • One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • Orchestral renditions of "Eleanor Rigby" and professional aerialists? You won't want to miss this.

  • It's renditions of well-known songs, but she makes them her own.

  • One writer's reasons for sticking with the social media website.

  • A nine-piece band and dancers in industrial-inspired costuming take Vegas down the rabbit hole once again.

  • “Life is sh*t for a lot of people. And sometimes you gotta embrace that.”

  • “Las Vegas has truly become the world’s restaurant capital,” said celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. “Las Vegas has the best collection of celebrity restaurants and chefs of any city in the world.”

  • Twinkies for breakfast and applauses that are "almost" better than sex. Almost.

  • Because if you're a true fan, you'll work your way through the good and the bad.

  • Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand (along with other Hakkasan locations) is celebrating Golden Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 12) with an authentic and special set menu — and it is special and cause for celebration.

  • LuckyRice is a highlight of the annual culinary calendar, and Saturday night did not disappoint with delectable Asian street food and modern variations. Also, the autumn weather could not have been more cooperative.

  • From concert posters to old-school gadgetry, Vic Wilburn has fine-tuned his favorite spot in the house.

  • Her legendary character will be featured on some Bally slot machines.

  • Prince makes up for lost time with Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum.

  • "My plan is to play the first show, gauge the reaction and season to taste after that."