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    Everything Las Vegas Issue # 863

    2015 Vegas Uncork’d preview: Gordon Ramsay, new chefs and attractions
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    Do you have what it takes to go up against “Hell’s Kitchen” tormentor Gordon Ramsay? Could you take his ferocious temper and abusive screaming while you cooked? Would you dare give him back as good (or bad) as he venomously dishes out?

    You will have that opportunity when Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit returns to the Strip from April 23-26. Star chefs including Michael Mina, Masa Takayama, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Guy Savoy will join Gordon. Julian Serrano also will debut his restaurant Lago at Bellagio.

    “This is truly the only weekend each year when world-class chefs gather in one destination to host intimate dinners where they push culinary innovation and mix and mingle with their fans and peers,” said Adam Rapoport, Bon Appetit editor in chief. First-ever auto sponsor Buick will join returning sponsor Chase Sapphire Preferred for the feasting festival now in its ninth year.

    More here:
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    ‘STEVE WYNN’S SHOWSTOPPERS’
    BY Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    When Steve Wynn officially opens “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in the Wynn on Dec. 20 with 34 jazzed-up singers and high-energy dancers and a blistering, onstage 30-piece orchestra, the remarkable show will have been put together in only six months. It’s a musical masterpiece that will have you singing along with the cast, and it all began on a private plane ride to New York.

    Steve commissioned a Broadway show tunes-styled birthday party this year for his wife Andrea. He was so impressed with the event that he decreed it would form the basis of “Showstoppers.” Steve gathered his troops to fly to New York and spent the entire time in the air having them all sing their favorite Broadway numbers.

    By the time they landed, he had down on paper all 30 hits he needed for the show from “A Chorus Line,” “Chicago,” “Cabaret,” “Guys and Dolls” and more. We’ll post our preview of the dazzling scenery, fabulous costumes and collection of showstopping songs next week. You’ll stand up, cheer and sing along just like all the concierges and limo and taxi drivers who saw the dress rehearsal Tuesday.

    Bellagio’s holiday display is a breathtaking winter wonderland
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    The annual holiday display at the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a breathtaking winter wonderland with its 42-foot-tall tree and decorations made with 28,000 poinsettias all lit up by thousands of twinkling lights.

    The majestic holiday tree is decorated with 7,000 warm white LED lights and 2,500 ornaments. Below it, a model locomotive runs past four chocolate houses and through two chocolate stations that were created by Bellagio’s pastry team.

    Two 12-foot-tall animated snow globes stand on each side of the tree showcasing classic winter scenes. In one globe, ice skaters glide across an ice pond, while in the other... read more
    Steve 12-12-2014, 01:02 PM

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    Everything Las Vegas Issue # 862

    ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ parody heads to Bally’s
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    Even before the erotic romance movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” opens on Valentine’s Day, the scandalous film starring Dakota Johnson, the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and hunky Jamie Dornan has kicked up controversy, just like the original 2011 book that set summer reading ablaze with previously taboo sex tales of bondage, domination and sadomasochism.

    Here are two trailers for the film posted on YouTube:

    Now our Strip entertainment scene is about to step up its sex quotient with the Las Vegas debut of “50 Shades! The Parody” and its 10-day jump on the steamy film’s release. The hilarious parody, which has played to sold-out audiences across the country, will move into Windows Showroom at Bally’s on Feb. 3.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdelu...-changes-stri/

    Colosseum opts for real country in Reba and Brooks & Dunn booking
    BY: John Katsliometes/Las Vegas Sun

    Announced this morning is the real deal is playing the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, sharing the bill and the performance with a similarly famous country music superstar, Reba McEntire. The show is titled “Reba and Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas.”

    The news is now, but the dates are far off: June 24 and 26-27 and July 1-2 and 3. The trio returns Dec. 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11-12 of 2015. Tickets are $205, $155, $105, $85 and $59.95 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at websites axs.com and thecolosseum.com and by calling (866) 320-9763.

    The conversation among the trio of superstars about playing dates in Las Vegas started several months ago. They agree on the environment, which was just before a concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena, but not exactly when it was or who they were going to see.

    More here:
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    Las Vegas of yesteryear is revived every week with ‘The Dennis Bono Show’
    BY: John Katsliometes/Las Vegas Sun

    Bono knows all the old tricks, as he should. He is both the pilot and navigator of one of the last remaining genuine Old-Vegas entertainment pleasures, “The Dennis Bono Show,” which is performed 2 p.m. Thursdays and broadcast at 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. Saturdays and 8 p.m. Sundays on KDWN 720-AM, and also at 7 p.m. Sundays on KJUL 104.7-FM.

    Bono debuted the show 15 years ago, securing a locals crowd at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid even as he worried that the show would fizzle within two months. But the show soars right along, showing no signs of ebbing. He celebrates his sixth year at South Point, where the room is regularly at capacity, in January.

    In October, the classic crooner signed a syndication deal with the CRN Network. As a result, Bono now reaches 30 additional radio stations in 11 million more households across CRN’s 11 states, primarily those in California.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kat...ek-dennis-bon/

    Behind-the-scenes of the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan
    By Don Chareunsy/Las Vegas Sun


    Photo Credit: MIKAYLA WHITMORE

    It was quite a build-in this month before the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan had its ice-skating area, fire pits, s’mores and warm cocktails in place for its grand opening to the public on Nov. 21.

    Las Vegas Sun photographer Christopher DeVargas captured much of the design, construction and work that went into building the Ice Rink with a visit on Nov. 13.

    Photo coordinator Mikayla Whitmore returned for the grand opening one week later to capture the finished product — and the joyful and fearful looks of ice skaters above the Strip at the Cosmopolitan’s remade Boulevard Pool.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdelu...-cosmopolitan/

    Despite protests, Dirk Arthur debuting his own production of cats
    By John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Sun



    The Kats Report Bureau this weekend has been ensconced at the Riviera, and that hotel is happening this weekend with a couple of conventions that helped fill the lobby with hundreds of guests on Friday afternoon.

    Yes, the 59-year-old Riviera is positively bouncing with activity as we close out November. Soon to arrive at Versailles Theater, where the continuing renovation is apparent even at the vacuumed and polished entrance, are “The Rat Pack Is Back” and “MJ Live.”

    These satisfying, resilient and adaptable shows are being swept out of the Rio’s Crown Theater to make room for the new “Duck Commander” musical, and I am tapping my watch while wondering when the contract will be signed and we can get to planning for that proverbial call of the wild.
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    2015 Vegas Uncork’d preview: Gordon Ramsay, new chefs and attractions
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    Do you have what it takes to go up against “Hell’s Kitchen” tormentor Gordon Ramsay? Could you take his ferocious temper and abusive screaming while you cooked? Would you dare give him back as good (or bad) as he venomously dishes out?

    You will have that opportunity when Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit returns to the Strip from April 23-26. Star chefs including Michael Mina, Masa Takayama, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Guy Savoy will join Gordon. Julian Serrano also will debut his restaurant Lago at Bellagio.

    “This is truly the only weekend each year when world-class chefs gather in one destination to host intimate dinners where they push culinary innovation and mix and mingle with their fans and peers,” said Adam Rapoport, Bon Appetit editor in chief. First-ever auto sponsor Buick will join returning sponsor Chase Sapphire Preferred for the feasting festival now in its ninth year.

    More here:
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    ‘STEVE WYNN’S SHOWSTOPPERS’
    BY Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    When Steve Wynn officially opens “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in the Wynn on Dec. 20 with 34 jazzed-up singers and high-energy dancers and a blistering, onstage 30-piece orchestra, the remarkable show will have been put together in only six months. It’s a musical masterpiece that will have you singing along with the cast, and it all began on a private plane ride to New York.

    Steve commissioned a Broadway show tunes-styled birthday party this year for his wife Andrea. He was so impressed with the event that he decreed it would form the basis of “Showstoppers.” Steve gathered his troops to fly to New York and spent the entire time in the air having them all sing their favorite Broadway numbers.

    By the time they landed, he had down on paper all 30 hits he needed for the show from “A Chorus Line,” “Chicago,” “Cabaret,” “Guys and Dolls” and more. We’ll post our preview of the dazzling scenery, fabulous costumes and collection of showstopping songs next week. You’ll stand up, cheer and sing along just like all the concierges and limo and taxi drivers who saw the dress rehearsal Tuesday.

    Bellagio’s holiday display is a breathtaking winter wonderland
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    The annual holiday display at the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a breathtaking winter wonderland with its 42-foot-tall tree and decorations made with 28,000 poinsettias all lit up by thousands of twinkling lights.

    The majestic holiday tree is decorated with 7,000 warm white LED lights and 2,500 ornaments. Below it, a model locomotive runs past four chocolate houses and through two chocolate stations that were created by Bellagio’s pastry team.

    Two 12-foot-tall animated snow globes stand on each side of the tree showcasing classic winter scenes. In one globe, ice skaters glide across an ice pond, while in the other ...
    by Published on 12-05-2014 06:41 AM
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    ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ parody heads to Bally’s
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    Even before the erotic romance movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” opens on Valentine’s Day, the scandalous film starring Dakota Johnson, the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and hunky Jamie Dornan has kicked up controversy, just like the original 2011 book that set summer reading ablaze with previously taboo sex tales of bondage, domination and sadomasochism.

    Here are two trailers for the film posted on YouTube:

    Now our Strip entertainment scene is about to step up its sex quotient with the Las Vegas debut of “50 Shades! The Parody” and its 10-day jump on the steamy film’s release. The hilarious parody, which has played to sold-out audiences across the country, will move into Windows Showroom at Bally’s on Feb. 3.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdelu...-changes-stri/

    Colosseum opts for real country in Reba and Brooks & Dunn booking
    BY: John Katsliometes/Las Vegas Sun

    Announced this morning is the real deal is playing the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, sharing the bill and the performance with a similarly famous country music superstar, Reba McEntire. The show is titled “Reba and Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas.”

    The news is now, but the dates are far off: June 24 and 26-27 and July 1-2 and 3. The trio returns Dec. 2, 4, 6, 9 and 11-12 of 2015. Tickets are $205, $155, $105, $85 and $59.95 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at websites axs.com and thecolosseum.com and by calling (866) 320-9763.

    The conversation among the trio of superstars about playing dates in Las Vegas started several months ago. They agree on the environment, which was just before a concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena, but not exactly when it was or who they were going to see.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kat...ks-dunn-booki/

    Las Vegas of yesteryear is revived every week with ‘The Dennis Bono Show’
    BY: John Katsliometes/Las Vegas Sun

    Bono knows all the old tricks, as he should. He is both the pilot and navigator of one of the last remaining genuine Old-Vegas entertainment pleasures, “The Dennis Bono Show,” which is performed 2 p.m. Thursdays and broadcast at 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. Saturdays and 8 p.m. Sundays on KDWN 720-AM, and also at 7 p.m. Sundays on KJUL 104.7-FM.

    Bono debuted the show 15 years ago, securing a locals crowd at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid even as he worried that the show would fizzle within two months. But the show soars right along, showing no signs of ebbing. He celebrates his sixth year at South Point, where the room is regularly at capacity, in January.

    In October, the classic crooner signed a syndication deal with the CRN Network. As a result, Bono now reaches 30 additional radio stations in 11 million more households across CRN’s 11 states, primarily those in California.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kat...ek-dennis-bon/

    Behind-the-scenes of the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan
    By Don Chareunsy/Las Vegas Sun


    Photo Credit: MIKAYLA WHITMORE

    It was quite a build-in this month before the Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan had its ice-skating area, fire pits, s’mores and warm cocktails in place for its grand opening to the public on Nov. 21.

    Las Vegas Sun photographer Christopher DeVargas captured much of the design, construction and work that went into building the Ice Rink with a visit on Nov. 13.

    Photo coordinator Mikayla Whitmore returned for the grand opening one week later to capture the finished product — and the joyful and fearful looks of ice skaters above the Strip at the Cosmopolitan’s remade Boulevard Pool.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdelu...-cosmopolitan/

    Despite protests, Dirk Arthur debuting his own production of cats
    By John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Sun



    The Kats Report Bureau this weekend has been ensconced at the Riviera, and that hotel is happening this weekend with a couple of conventions that helped fill the lobby with hundreds of guests on Friday afternoon.

    Yes, the 59-year-old Riviera is positively bouncing with activity as we close out November. Soon to arrive at Versailles Theater, where the continuing renovation is apparent even at the vacuumed and polished entrance, are “The Rat Pack Is Back” and “MJ Live.”

    These satisfying, resilient and adaptable shows are being swept out of the Rio’s Crown Theater to make room for the new “Duck Commander” musical, and I am tapping my watch while wondering when the contract will be signed and we can get to planning for that proverbial call of the wild.
    ...
    by Published on 11-14-2014 07:09 AM
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    THE NEWS

    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.

    More here:
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    Linq Hotel Debuts by Rick Garman
    www.vegas4visitors.com



    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 ...
    by Published on 11-01-2014 06:00 AM
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    Celine Dion says she is ‘getting ready to come back to work’
    BY: Robin Leach/LVRG

    The good news is that superstar singer Celine Dion has told Caesars Entertainment officials she will definitely be returning to the Colosseum to resume her residency shows. The bad news is that we don’t know yet if she’ll be back before March 22.

    Caesars execs received the official word Tuesday, and I heard that they breathed a collective sigh of relief. “The pressure is off in trying to find replacement artists for her,” I was told reliably. Celine had postponed all of her showbiz activities indefinitely in order to focus 100 percent on her vocal chord illness and her husband Rene Angelil’s battle with throat cancer.

    In December, he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, and the couple has remained home in Lake Las Vegas raising their three children while dealing with the stress and difficulties of the day-to-day challenges of fighting the ailments.

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    Elton John extends residency at Caesars Palace through 2017
    BY: Robin Leach/LVRJ

    As previously rumored here, Sir Elton John has signed a new, three-year agreement on top of his original three-year contract to continue his “The Million Dollar Piano” residency at Caesars Palace.

    The new, three-year run of shows at the Colosseum starts Jan. 16, and tickets for performances from Jan. 16-24 , March 18-31 and April 3-14 go on sale Sunday.

    I reported several weeks ago that the superstar singer-songwriter and performer had offered to play extra dates in Las Vegas while fellow Colosseum headliner Celine Dion is away recuperating from a serious vocal-cord illness and caring for her husband Rene Angelil, who is battling throat cancer.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdelu...s-palace-2017/

    Review: ‘Zombie Burlesque’ is dead-on fun, frivolity and flirtatiousness
    BY: Robin Leach/LVRG



    It’s a preposterous proposition for a theater show: Zombies make peace with the president and in exchange for the undead allowed among the living, they open a notorious nightclub with a burlesque show.

    You could die laughing from the absurd premise, and you will laugh a lot during David Saxe’s “Zombie Burlesque” at his V Theater in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops. But it’s the hysterically funny songs, outrageous MC Enoch Scott and the mind-numbing contortionist Alonzo Jones (Turf) that will keep you in a high-octane state.

    Long-legged ex-“Jubilee” and “Bite” topless dancer Lora Kelsey as Lola Gangrene and former Pussycat Dolls singer Sophia Monica as Sophia LaMorte will seduce you with their ...
    by Published on 10-17-2014 10:37 AM
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    Jeff Civillico to go ‘Over the Edge’ at Planet Hollywood
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun



    Daredevil juggling headliner Jeff Civillico will throw himself off the roof of Planet Hollywood on Friday afternoon in a crazy, never-been-done-before stunt to raise funds for Special Olympics of Nevada.

    “It’s completely crazy,” Jeff told me. This will be his third year of the “Over the Edge” insanity rappelling down the side of the casino resort.

    Last year, the Quad stage star rode his unicycle off the roof, but this year he will top that by juggling — or as he calls it “rappuggling” — the entire way down.

    “I’m passionate about giving back to the Las Vegas community, so we’re hoping the stunt will raise significant funds and more awareness for Special Olympics here,” he added.

    Within hours of posting the challenge on his website, Jeff’s fans had raised the $1,000 minimum he needed to participate. Now it’s a question of how much more money the wacky stunt can generate.

    I’ve thrown in $100 just because he’s so crazy!

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    After less than one month, ‘Georgia on My Mind’ to close Oct. 15 at Venetian
    BY: John Katsliomentes/Las Vegas Sun

    This is what happens when you run out of time to sell enough tickets to turn a profit: You "adjust."

    Laden with talent but stagnant at the box office, “Georgia on My Mind” is closing next Wednesday at the Venetian Theater.

    In a statement issued this afternoon, the hotel announced: “The show calendar for 'Georgia on My Mind — Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles' has been adjusted to better reflect audience sales patterns for the groundbreaking show. This limited-engagement production will wrap at the Venetian Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 15, giving fans an opportunity to enjoy a final performance before the show officially ends its Vegas run.”

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    Bellagio remodeling 403 main-tower suites
    BY: J.D. Morris/vegasinc.com

    The Bellagio is beginning to remodel all 403 suites in its main tower, the final piece of a major project that started about three years ago, the resort announced today.

    The suites will be spruced up with “high-style surfaces” and a new color palette, among other changes, according to a statement from the Bellagio. Work should be finished in February, with reservations available in early November.

    “A great deal of thought went into every element of these spaces and we’re thrilled to begin the final phase of this project,” Randy Morton, the Bellagio’s president and chief operating officer, said in the statement.

    The work is part of a $165 million project. In 2013, Bellagio finished remodeling 928 rooms in the hotel’s Spa Tower and in 2012, it finished work on 2,568 rooms in the Bellagio Tower.​

    http://vegasinc.com/news/2014/oct/08...799.1401478538

    Limelight

    Limelight brings the world of black and white silent films to vivid technicolor life through the art of contemporary burlesque in a mix of singing, dancing, comedy and magic that rekindles the feel and energy of the roaring 20s with a seductive edge.

    Tickets are on sale now for a limited engagement at The Plaza Hotel & Casino every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m.

    Event is ongoing: Until Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Thursdays at 10 p.m.
    Fridays at 10 p.m.
    Saturdays at 10 p.m.
    Where: Plaza Hotel and Casino, 1 Main Street, Las Vegas

    Cost: $30 - $40

    Fright ...
    by Published on 10-03-2014 01:07 PM
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    WAHLBURGERS TO OPEN THREE RESTAURANTS IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

    Wahlburgers, the popular fast casual burger restaurant founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg and the focus of A&E Network’s Emmy-nominated reality show of the same name, announced a three restaurant franchise agreement with Vegas American Hospitality Inc, successful operators in Las Vegas, Nevada and nationwide.

    Wahlburgers will debut in Las Vegas in early 2015 with the opening of its first restaurant at a location soon to be disclosed. Two others will follow within the next five years, all in locations consistent with the company’s desire to locate Wahlburgers in premiere, high traffic areas.

    “My brothers and I have been committed to doing things right with high standards of quality from the beginning. We are glad to have found partners who will uphold our values and create something really special for Las Vegas residents and people from all over the world who visit this incredible destination,” said co-founder and executive chef Paul Wahlberg.

    “We are pleased to be taking this important step in our expansion with a proven partner in Las Vegas,” said Rick Vanzura, CEO of Wahlburgers. “Over coming months, we look forward to taking further steps toward building relationships that will establish Wahlburgers as one of America’s great restaurant brands.”

    According to Vanzura, Wahlburgers has attracted very high interest among potential franchisees, having received thousands of inquiries since opening in 2011. Despite the high demand, owners and management remain focused on partnering with proven multi-unit operators who ensure quality execution and are aligned with the brand culturally. In anticipation of securing additional deals in the United States by year’s end, Vanzura and his team are in the process of building systems and infrastructure to support growth.

    The Las Vegas restaurants are planned to be over 4,400 square feet with sizable outdoor patios and offer all the signature characteristics of the flagship restaurant in Hingham, Massachusetts, including full-serve and quick-serve dining options, take-out and a full bar.

    ‘Marriage Can Be Murder,’ now at The D Las Vegas, celebrates 15 years of interactive theater
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun


    Photo credit: WWW.ERIKKABIKPHOTO.COM

    There were two murders the night I had dinner at The D Las Vegas downtown, and the suspect sat just a few tables away until a police investigator exposed his identity.

    Don’t be too shocked because it wasn’t real-life ugliness. This was the scripted shenanigans at “Marriage Can Be Murder” now celebrating 15 years as the longest-running Las Vegas dinner-theater show.

    For about $100, you get a three-course meal, two alcoholic beverages, souvenir photo, T-shirt and premium seating that could put you in the cast of the show’s wacky characters. That’s true value, and on the 15th of the month through next July, it gets even better with a $30 locals ticket offer.

    More here:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/vegasdelu...years-interac/

    Sinatra returns to the Strip as Bob Anderson signs for a year at Palazzo
    BY: John Katsliomentes/Las Vegas Sun


    Photo credit: TOM DONOGHUE / DONOGHUEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

    As Bob Anderson hung out in his dressing room at the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert at the Smith Center on Sept. 22, he looked at the mass of folks who had crammed in to say hello.

    “Jerry Lewis, Wayne Newton, Vinnie Falcone, the Jersey Boys, Deana Martin, everyone was in this room,” Anderson says. ...
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    The pit is closed for the Dealertainers at the Quad
    BY: John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Sun

    The show’s closed for the once-groundbreaking Dealertainer lineup at the Quad.

    The approximately 30 dealers and performers who worked the Dealertainer pit at the hotel were reportedly told in a meeting Monday that the program would be ending effective immediately.

    The Dealertainer Pit was introduced in September 2003 at the then-Imperial Palace (now the Quad). Those who performed in the Dealertainer Pit were told that they could continue as dealers on a part-time basis.

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    New burlesque musical cast is ready for ‘Limelight’ at Plaza
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun


    Photo credit: TOM DONOGHUE / DONOGHUEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

    Charlie Chaplin with his “Little Tramp” persona was one of the most important figures of the film industry’s Silent Era. His fame came after a London childhood of poverty hardships, an absent father and a mother who was sent to a mental asylum. Twice before the age of 9, Charlie was in a workhouse.

    By 1918, he had become one of the most famous figures in the world and in 1919 co-founded United Artists, which gave him complete control of his movies including “The Kid,” “The Gold Rush” and the satire of Adolf Hitler with “The Great Dictator.” He wrote, directed, produced, edited, composed the music and starred in most of his films, including the epic “Limelight” in 1952.

    However, because of FBI investigations into allegations that he was a Communist sympathizer, it wasn’t until 1972 that it was honored at the Academy Awards. In “Limelight,” Charlie played the role of a once-famous stage clown who becomes a washed-up drunk.

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    High-octane ‘Limelight’ at the Plaza captures spirit of The Roaring ’20s
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    The Roaring ’20s celebrated a decade of booms and prosperous economic times. It was a nonstop party fueled with music, dancing, burlesque, vaudeville and movie stars, and the new burlesque show “Limelight” at the downtown Plaza captures it all.

    “Limelight” is a high-octane, frenzied entertainment package with some of the most dynamic dancing seen in Las Vegas. Some of its excitement is right in your face as the gorgeous glamor girls dance among the audience and their legs barely miss your head.

    To say the choreography is great is an understatement: It’s fun, fast, furious, delightful, dangerous, decadent and totally sexy. A topless “Benny Hill” burlesque chase is hysterical. Three beauties atop a raised metal bench are erotic, and three girls in bathtub barrels are hilarious with bubbles in place of bras.

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    LIMELIGHT, Las Vegas' newest show, opened this past weekend at the iconic showroom at the Plaza Hotel & Casino with a VIP reception on Saturday. A high octane mix of burlesque and vaudeville, LIMELIGHT's dynamic dancing incited cheers from the crowd throughout the night. As the performers literally stepped out of the black and white screen into technicolor life, the feel and energy of the Roaring 20s was rekindled with a seductive edge.

    Sabina Kelley, international pinup model, celebrity judge on Oxygen's "Best Ink" and guest star in Stratosphere's PIN UP and Kevin Burke of "Defending the Caveman" walked the red carpet with the cast before producers and performers Jodie McDonald and Danial Brown thanked guests for attending.

    Evoking a beautiful silent film starlet in full black and white makeup, Felice Garcia sang "I Wanna Be Loved By You" and "Walk of Shame." Baton twirling cadet major Amy Toliver stunned the crowd with her skills while Brown, playing a bad boy Charlie Chaplin, drew laughs with his cheeky performance in a bubble bath scene. Other standout dances included a feather striptease to Squirrel Nut Zippers' "My Drag," and Janelle Monae's "Tightrope."

    The full cast, including Priscilla Trammel, Carlynn Mazon, Kaitlyn Morgan and Taylor Huggins, ended the show to will.i.am's "Bang Bang" before stepping back into the world of black and white.

    Tickets are on sale now at plazahotelcasino.com or 702.386.2507 for a limited engagement until Nov. 1 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 10 p.m. For more information, visit limelightshow.com and follow LIMELIGHT on Twitter and Instagram at @LimelightVegas and Facebook at facebook.com/limelightshow.

    Delano Las Vegas Debuts on Las Vegas Strip

    The highly anticipated luxury, all-suite Delano Las Vegas debuted today bringing a touch of South Beach to The Strip. This morning, executives and employees of MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group gathered to officially unveil Las Vegas’ newest hotel.

    “Delano Las Vegas marks a new chapter in the Las Vegas hotel experience, ushering in elevated levels of personalized service, style and attention to detail,” said General Manager Matthew Chilton. “We’re challenging the quintessential over-the-top Vegas experience by introducing a new brand focused on understated luxury, appealing to in-the-know travelers.,” added Chilton.

    Intimate and stylish, Delano’s public spaces envelop guests in a welcoming ambiance punctuated by eclectic, playful details and a modern sensibility. Complemented by sophisticated accommodations, the non-smoking, non-gaming hotel appeals to discerning travelers from around the globe.

    Jason Kalisman, Chairman of The Board of Directors at Morgans Hotel Group, stated, “The arrival of Delano to the Las Vegas Strip is a historic moment for Morgans. A Delano is so much more than just a physical structure; it is a special experience that transports guests into a world that combines fantasy and modern luxury. We are both excited and honored to be partnering with MGM Resorts International, a leader in hospitality and entertainment, ...
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