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    Everything Las Vegas Issue # 861


    Duck! The Robertsons are heading for the Rio in ‘Dynasty’ musical
    By John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Sun

    The most famous bearded entertainers to hit the national scene since ZZ Top released “Eliminator” are beating a path to VegasVille.

    The gentlemen from the A&E reality-TV series “Duck Dynasty” are reportedly backing a musical based on their story. The show is to be titled “The Duck Commander Family Musical,” and it is to be staged at the Rio beginning in February, according to a story about the production in The New York Times.

    The show is to be a 90-minute adaptation of the family’s uniquely American saga stemming from humble beginnings in the swamps of Louisiana to a lucrative hunting-merchandise business. No formal announcement has been made by the show’s producers or Caesars Entertainment officials, but out of New York the show is being described as a done deal.

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    Linq Hotel Debuts by Rick Garman

    For years, this hotel operated as The Imperial Palace, a stalwart, if not particularly nice, hotel/casino that catered to budget minded travelers. Then, a couple of years ago, they started remodeling the place, giving it a whole new look and feel in the public areas including a completely revamped casino, new restaurants, bars, and more. That new look came with a new name: The Quad. Nobody knows why.

    Now, the hotel has gotten even more remodeling and yet another new name, becoming The Linq Hotel & Casino in deference to the neighboring shopping plaza of the same name. In fact, it is all considered one big thing now - The Linq is the hotel, the casino, the shopping and entertainment plaza and the giant High Roller observation wheel out back.

    Almost all of the public areas of the hotel received an extreme makeover designed to remove all traces of the IP's worn Asian theme with something lighter, brighter, and more modern. The exterior has gotten an eye-searing multi-hued paint job that is capped off by a light feature at the front that appears to spin and twirl like a vortex (which is what the thing is called) but rest assured that the inside is much more subdued than that.

    The porte cochere was relocated to the north side of the building facing Harrah's, which means you can't enter from Las Vegas Boulevard anymore - you have to drive in through the rear of the property. That may be a bit of an inconvenience for those who aren't familiar with the back ways to get around town. It is done with sleek... read more
    Steve 11-14-2014, 07:09 AM


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