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Nightlife News & Notes: Snoop Dogg’s cabaret, After leaves TW Theater and more

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Wave your hands in the air, but don’t spill that ‘20s-era beverage. Snoop will be watching when he brings his cabaret vibe to Tao.

Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub recently announced its 17 exclusive DJs, which include progressive house icon Eric Prydz, buzzing EDM duo Adventure Club, Vegas resident and big-room upstart 3lau (aka Justin Blau), and electro/bass duo Showtek. Talent buyer Alex Soifer opted for on-the-rise acts as opposed to DJ superstars, per Victor Drai’s wish to make the club the center of attention and not the performer.

Speaking of Drai, his upcoming LGBT party spot Liaison—currently where Drai’s Afterhours takes place at Bally’s—has hired openly gay promoter Eduardo Cordova as a managing partner.

Snoop Dogg is establishing his Las Vegas residency in more ways than one. His new Snoopadelic Cabaret—a six-party promo to start May 3 at Tao—will have the look and feel of a 1920s speakeasy, and patrons are encouraged to dress themselves up accordingly. Dogg will both perform and DJ, accompanied by Roaring Twenties-inspired specialty acts and dance numbers.

Sunrise party After has left TW Theater—the Strip venue formerly known as Club Utopia and Empire Ballroom—and is preparing to reopen at a new location. Future DJ bookings remain on the calendar. TW Theater subsequently named its replacement afterhours Equilibrium Nightclub.

MGM Resorts and Hakkasan Group (formerly Angel Management Group) have formed MGM Hakkasan Hospitality, a hotel-management group set to establish international non-gaming luxury resorts and residencies, and will involve the MGM Grand, Hakkasan, Bellagio and Skylofts brands. Hakkasan head Neil Moffitt will be the group’s CEO.

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