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    Everything Las Vegas Issue # 861

    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.

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    http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kat...nasty-musical/

    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... read more
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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:
    http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kat...nasty-musical/

    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.

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    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.​

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    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

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    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:
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    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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    Here is some more info about this limited run show:

    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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    SLS Las Vegas is open for business: ‘Let’s go have some fun!’
    BY: Don Chareunsy/Las Vegas Sun


    Photo credit: Steve Marcus

    After eight years and a $1.2 billion investment ($800 million for the Sahara and $400 million for the renovation), Sam Nazarian, the founder, chairman and CEO of SBE, the parent company of SLS Las Vegas, ended a Friday-morning news conference at his new Strip casino resort with the following instruction: “Let’s go have some fun!”

    In the hourlong gathering led by SLS President and COO Rob Oseland, who was onstage with Nazarian and financier Terry Fancher of Stockbridge at the former site of the Conga Room in the Sahara, the north-end-of-the-Strip property was introduced at Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue with multiple thanks and praise.

    Oseland, who was a guest columnist in July, in his opening remarks called SLS a “catalyst for investment on the north end of the Strip,” praised Gov. Brian Sandoval and Steve Hill, the executive director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, for their commitment and persistence, and said that SLS employs 3,400 people and started as a grass-roots effort in a depressed area that is now one of opportunity and the “doorstep to downtown.”

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    SLS Las Vegas celebration will be a night of champagne wishes and caviar dreams
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    Friday night’s celebration for the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas, followed by the midnight debut to the public, will be one epic fete — a true champagne-and-caviar blast.

    Forget the statistics for the construction transformation of the former Sahara; let’s look at the staggering party numbers.

    SLS reports that 2,600 hours of planning will have gone into the festivities with 3,500 celebrities, VIPs and local dignitaries attending from as far away as Paris, New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles. All 1,600 hotel rooms are booked solid.

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    SLS Las Vegas preview: Dancers in birdcages; 30-foot Cleopatra; peekaboo glass showers
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun

    Hotel tycoon Sam Nazarian promises that his new SLS Las Vegas will be “legendary” in every sense of the word as it opens Friday at midnight. He’s betting more than $500 million on the sleek chic casino resort that’s been transformed out of the 18-acre site of the old Sahara that closed in May 2011.

    My preview of the champagne-and-caviar grand-opening celebration Friday night was posted Wednesday.

    The new luxury hotel has 1,620 guest rooms created by cutting-edge French designer Philippe Starck, but it’s the restaurants, pool and nightclubs that will have the town really talking. Philippe is even bringing the celebrity-hit, hip-hangout Katsuya from Los Angeles to SLS.

    Star chef Jose Andres, who already established his Las Vegas reputation at the Cosmopolitan (Jaleo, China Poblano and E), will reign over SLS with Bazaar Meat and Ku Noodle Bar. Danny Elmaleh, who is one of our guest columnists today, will run the sparkling standout Cleo.

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    Live Blog: The Grand Opening Of SLS Las Vegas
    From: www.vegaschatter.com

    More than three years after closing, the Sahara hotel will officially be reborn as SLS Las Vegas at midnight tonight.

    When the iconic property first shuttered, skepticism was high regarding a promise by owners to be back soon. It wasn't soon, but it is back. We'll tour you around the completely redesigned and re-imagined resort via this live blog throughout the day and into the late hours of the evening. We'll also have live coverage on our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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    After 20 years, ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine at MGM Grand pays out $2.4 million jackpot
    BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun


    Photo credit: CRAIG MCCOOL / MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL

    A lucky New Hampshire couple leaves the Strip tonight for their flight home as winners of a $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand.

    The machine hit the big jackpot on Linda and Walter Misco’s last night in town — just before midnight this morning (or about the same time as the opening of SLS Las Vegas north of them on the Strip).

    One of the winners inserted $100 into the machine and was playing the $3 max bet for about five minutes when the three long-awaited green emblems lined up horizontally on the jackpot center pay line.

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    CELINE DION PERFORMANCES AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE CANCELED

    It is with great regret that we inform you that Celine Dion has canceled all scheduled performances, including those at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Affected performances include all announced shows scheduled through March 22, 2015.

    Celine Dion has decided to postpone all of her show business activities indefinitely, in order to focus 100% of her attention on her husband Rene, their family, and recent health issues. Since Rene's surgery last December to remove a cancerous tumor, it's been a very difficult and stressful time for the couple as they deal with the day-to-day challenges of fighting this disease while trying to juggle a very active show business schedule, and raise their three young children.

    Celine has also been fighting an illness that has caused inflammation in her throat muscles, and has not been able to perform any of her scheduled shows in Las Vegas since her last show on July 29. She has still not recovered from this condition.

    "I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband's healing, and to do so, it's important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children. I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their love and support," said Celine. “I also appreciate the understanding of my long-term partners AEG and Caesars Entertainment during this difficult time.”

    Besides canceling her shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace until further notice, Celine will also cancel her tour of Asia, previously scheduled for the fall of this year.

    Celine, Caesars Palace, and AEG apologize for any inconvenience this causes ticket holders.

    Ticket holders for the canceled performances should be aware of the following:

    Credit Cards – Orders purchased with a credit card for the canceled performance will be refunded to the credit card used for purchase.

    Cash - Those who purchased tickets with cash may present tickets at the original point of sale for a refund.

    Please note that Celine, The Colosseum, AXS, Caesars Palace, and AEG Live are not responsible for hotel, travel or other expenses related to the cancelations of these performances.

    Australian casino mogul takes second chance on north Strip with Frontier site deal
    BY: Eli Seagall/www.vegasinc.com

    Australian casino mogul James Packer took a bath on the Fontainebleau, sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into the doomed Las Vegas resort that now sits blighted and unfinished.

    But that didn’t turn him off from the north Strip — especially when there’s a bargain to be had.

    Packer, the billionaire chairman of Crown Resorts, has teamed with former Wynn Resorts executive Andrew Pascal and investment giant Oaktree Capital Management to acquire a controlling stake in the vacant 34.6-acre former New Frontier site, just north of Fashion Show mall, with plans to build a resort there.

    Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but Packer’s group reportedly paid $280 million — a fraction of the $1.24 billion that Israel’s El-Ad Group paid for the property in 2007, at the peak of the real estate bubble.

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    The Venue Las Vegas Breaks Ground in Downtown Las Vegas

    The Venues Group, a premier special event and entertainment facility group, celebrated the development of its downtown Las Vegas location with a ceremonial ground-breaking event today. Executives from The Venue Scottsdale including Owner and Founder Victor Perrillo and Vice President David Twigger, along with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, commemorated The Venue Las Vegas with a brief press conference and VIP event to reveal information about the space and showcase architectural renderings of its future location, scheduled to open in February of 2015.

    Since 2006, The Venue Scottsdale has been known as one of the most upscale and high-profile locations in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area to host special events, including music concerts, entertainment shows, charity galas, wedding ceremonies and receptions, meeting conventions and tradeshows, as well as social events such as proms, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Expanding on its success in Scottsdale, The Venue Las Vegas will offer the same capabilities as the original location at its new property in the heart of downtown Las Vegas in the Fremont East District.

    The Venue Las Vegas will feature 36,000 square feet of unique and versatile special event and meeting space with two full stories and a rooftop patio, including six indoor and outdoor event spaces for parties that can accommodate as little as 30 or up to 2,000 guests. Featuring exterior stone work and interior urban chic décor, the state-of-the-art event space will also include a built-in stage and entertainment hall with full audio and lighting production, on-site gourmet catering with limitless culinary options, private rooms, outdoor patios, a VIP and billiards area, and V2 = Virtue & Vice Lounge, an upscale bar and lounge featuring specialty drinks and small plates. V2 = Virtue & Vice Lounge will be open to the public on a nightly basis unless occupied for a special event buyout. Primed with a highly experienced in-house event design team, The Venue Las Vegas can customize and execute creatively themed ...
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