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  • SLS Las Vegas

    Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

    Sam Nazarian has created just what he thinks Las Vegas deserves with SLS: A shiny new playground (that locals might be able to afford!).

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

    The lawsuit issued by Beauty Bar co-owner Darin Feinstein against club patron Megan Trivette has been withdrawn. The settlement was reached as Trivette, a customer who had posted on her personal Facebook page ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    On the night “Vegas Nocturne” closed at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Spiegelworld founder and self-styled impresario Ross Mollison raised a champagne glass and proclaimed, “ ‘Vegas Nocturne’ is a hit!” Since that night on July 12, the show has not been heard from ...

  • Features

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • A&E

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    Made official this morning with a release from the show’s host hotel, the Cosmopolitan, is that “Vegas Nocturne” indeed played its last shows Saturday night at the restaurant, lounge and entertainment fortress Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    Amid chatter about the unsteady future of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan, an online report posted today says the show is effectively being put to sleep. The same story said the show might surface at the soon-to-open SLS. ...

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    He's really looking forward to a movie role where he doesn't sing.

  • A&E

    Friday, May 2, 2014

    The new pedestrian project the Park will be filled with wondrous effects and, we are told, a lot of live entertainment.

  • Music

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Indulge your nostalgia, take a spin on the dancefloor or just rock out with a cocktail.

  • Music

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    The lounge singer strides onstage for his 4 o’clock gig, and man does he look good. The light hits his tuxedoed, 6-foot-3 frame so that he appears in black and white.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    A big fan of the UNLV team who won the 1989-90 NCAA national championship, Brandon Flowers of The Killers wore Rebel red during a performance Saturday at Reunion Park at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Comedian Tom Green talks his new show at Vinyl, why he loves performing in Vegas and how a universal sense of humor is "a sad thing."

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

    It has the casual air of a parlor party, the slap-dash coordination of a barn dance and the frenetic pace of a rock show at Whisky a Go Go. It is Frankie Moreno's Stifler, and you never know who'll take the stage.

  • A&E

    Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

    Elvis Costello & The Roots are the first in an impressive list of acts set to open the 2,000-seat music venue at Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq. The 80,000-square-foot bowling and live-music venue wonderland is throwing a heavyweight opening party March 15-16.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

    Brian "Paco" Alvarez took over as chairman of the Liberace Foundation in 2011 but resigned abruptly today after three years of service when a no-confidence vote was taken among his fellow board members.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

    Jeff Ray played multiple roles as a musician in “Jersey Boys.” He died, tragically and inexplicably, after being struck by a train Saturday afternoon in Washington state.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    An elephant blasting little people out of its butt? Yeah, it has that.

  • Features

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

    Expect a soaring, unscripted night for Las Vegas Weekly's 15th Anniversary Party!

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain caught up with a famous former mayor and a not-so-famous, but terrific, lounge performer during his sweep of Vegas. Bourdain also stopped at Atomic Liquors, Lotus of Siam in the Commercial Center and Raku in Chinatown on Spring Mountain Road. His take on the quick tour? “I think snarky food writers are wary of the fact that (Lotus) has been overpraised, but it has not been overpraised. I’ve been to Northern Thailand, and it’s a very specifically delicious type of Thai food. It really is a great restaurant. It’s as good as they say.”

  • A&E

    Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

    The "Wheel of Death" in "Zarkana" is, as its name indicates, one of Cirque du Soleil’s riskier acts. The injuries do not seem serious, and Cirque says “Wheel of Death” is to return to the show upon the artist’s return.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

    Nevada OSHA has concluded that “Ka” artist Sarah Guillot-Guyard fell after the wire rope suspending her during the show’s Final Battle scene broke, causing her to fall a reported 94 feet to the floor.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

    There was a moment when entering a downtown speakeasy was not so easy, but Life Is Beautiful has opened the door to downtown to everyone.

  • Features

    Friday, Oct. 25, 2013

    The women behind the Life Is Beautiful speaker series are doing their part to help Downtown make you smarter.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

    There’s nothing like an acute case of fatigue to force you to step back and evaluate your life.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

    It's a cross-pollination of artists young and old.

  • Dining

    Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

    It'll be like a county fair—with way better food.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

    The new Chelsea, opening in late December, seems every bit as impressive as similar Las Vegas entertainment venues.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

    No official reason has been given for the ceasing of operations at the ultra-risqué club the Act, which opened in October 2012 as a much-hyped outpost of the Box in New York and Box Soho in London.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

    Reportedly, the winning bid was at or around $10.5 million and was issued by a party who is not a Turnberry Place resident.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

    The compound is known as Little Bavaria, but referring to this sprawling estate as “little” seems farcical. This is a staggering hideaway of connected mansions, with fields as vast as a dozen soccer pitches, an aquatic park that rivals the Bellagio fountains, and miles of interlocking walkways that encircle and cut through the property. Hip-high rails have been constructed along those winding sidewalks, so Roy Horn has something firm and steady on which to lean as he makes his way around, visiting Little Bavaria’s animal kingdom. Siegfried Fischbacher ordered those rails built, once more providing support to his friend, life companion and performing partner.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    Memo to Cirque: Build a show for Ke$ha.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

    The first night of the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival filled MGM Grand Garden Arena with an array of acts — and it was just the beginning. The most apt assessment came from Keith Urban, who on Friday night said, “It’s all engine. It’s all engine.

  • Style

    Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

    At Jillette's home, "the Slammer," it's all about freedom—and real human skeletons.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

    Josh Strickland spent more than four years in "Peepshow" and will remain at Planet Hollywood playing a number of famous roles for David Saxe.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

    Britney Spears appeared in an adventurous "Good Morning America" stunt to announce her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood.

  • A&E

    Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

    Jimmy Kimmel remembers when the UNLV Runnin' Rebels reached No. 1 and feeling a unique pride in being a Las Vegan.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

    Brody Dolyniuk is performing again at Smith Center, but don't expect the same songs in his new version of Symphonic Rock Show.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

    With the death of Dixie Evans and the closing of "Peepshow," two chapters in the history of burlesque have ended in Las Vegas.

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

    The Black and White Party drew 3,500 to the Joint, and the partying didn't stop there.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

    Clint Holmes is always looking for new ideas for his shows at Cab Jazz. He's getting an avalanche this month.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

    The first AFAN Black & White Party was a success in the sense that organizers collected a lot of food. Today, the organization is still collecting — and giving.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

    Fit Labs was where Sarah Guillot-Guyard taught children the art of acrobatics, including on the final afternoon of her life.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    Meatball Spot is leaving Town Square for Planet Hollywood, and Sugar Factory is moving in by the fall.

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

    Holly Madison wants to return to the stage, and Adam Steck knows all about putting shows on stages. They could well partner in a Las Vegas show.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013

    Lorena Peril was the singer in "Fantasy" for three years. Now she's prepping to play Sandy in a European tour of "Grease."

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

    George Takei was a member of the groundbreaking cast of "Star Trek," which spent three years on NBC but has lasted many lifetimes.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

    “We’ve been listening to what people want, and people have questioned why there has been so little skin for a Playmate in a 10:30 show in Las Vegas,” Claire Sinclair said today in a phone interview. “I agree. We’re going to give them a little bit more, and I’m happy for it.”

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Zowie Bowie is charging $39.99, a record for the act, at Windows at Bally's.

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Andrew "Dice" Clay has been hopping around Las Vegas clubs for years. Today, he's enjoying a remarkable rejuvenation.

  • Sunday, July 28, 2013

    The company that produces "Peepshow" and many other Strip shows has seen a number of productions close recently.