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Neon Reverb Friday: Leslie's journal

March 12th, 2011

The Vibrant Sound gets it on

  • The Beat, the Bunkhouse and a childlike finale

  • Enthusiasm and technical difficulties mark the short film fest.

  • Local band Imagine Dragons had a little public band practice to start off their year.

  • Don't worry. The bassist is still tweeting, and the band plans to reschedule its London dates.

  • The outdoor Sevendust concert has been canceled due to a band emergency.

  • Nobody likes a bunch of pissed off musicians simply walking off stage.

  • It wasn’t a lack of swagger that failed to draw a sizable crowd for N*E*R*D at the Joint on Saturday night.

  • It makes perfect sense for a video game set in post-apocalyptic Las Vegas to celebrate its release with the help of indie darlings.

  • To be part of this experience defies description; suffice it to say nothing like this is ever likely to happen in our lifetime again.

  • That’s a wrap: A surreal night at Beauty Bar

  • Julie checks out the Beat, Las Vegas County Saloon, the Aruba and Boomers.

  • Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

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

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

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

  • 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."

  • Linkin Park, John Legend, The Deftones and ticket presale also included in Times Square announcement.