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4th of July in Vegas is explosive excitement

No matter when you arrive, Las Vegas offers a pretty combustible atmosphere. But it’s especially explosive during Independence Day, when it becomes one of America’s finest places to see fireworks. The great thing about celebrating the 4th in Las Vegas is the fact that it’s a weeklong affair, the...

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  •  ‘Absinthe’ roars into seventh year with new acts

    While “Opium” offers a truly out-of-this-world experience, returning audiences will discover something new to enjoy over at “Absinthe.” The show recently extended its performance schedule and added several new acts to its lauded lineup. Included is an oddly sensual burlesque number involving a...

  • Artist in residence: New music acts bring multiple shows to the Las Vegas Strip

    Artist in residence: New music acts bring multiple shows to the Las Vegas Strip

    Barry’s Back After 10-plus years, singer Barry Manilow returns to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino for shows May through in October. “Barry Manilow is an icon and one of the world’s greatest performers,” said Westgate founder and CEO David Siegel. “Our guests will be delighted by his repertoire...

  • Dogs allowed: These Vegas resorts have everything for Rover or Rex

    Dogs allowed: These Vegas resorts have everything for Rover or Rex

    The worst part about going on vacation is leaving behind your best friend, right? No matter how much fun you’re having while you’re away, there always comes a point where you find yourself eager to get back home because you miss your dog so much. Fortunately, several Las Vegas resorts offer dog-friendly...

  • The Hot List: Burlesque, Star Wars, Speakeasies

    The Hot List: Burlesque, Star Wars, Speakeasies

        Burlesque Hall of Fame Perfect for “Sin City,” the Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s only museum giving visitors a peep into the late 1800s beginnings and the future of the art of striptease. The exhibit features thousands of artifacts and memorabilia, over-the-top costumes, rare images,...

  • Step into it: Zappos Elevates Vegas' Theater Experience

    Step into it: Zappos Elevates Vegas' Theater Experience

    When the popular The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reopened this spring as Zappos Theater, this state-of-the-art, intimate auditorium will host the innovative, rotating A-list residencies that have become its signature over the past four years and add major new headlining performers...

  • Reigning Supreme: Drag Diva Frank Marino is Vegas' Longest-Running Headliner

    Reigning Supreme: Drag Diva Frank Marino is Vegas' Longest-Running Headliner

    He’s Las Vegas’ longest-running headliner, so it’s hard to imagine Frank Marino not performing center stage. That said, the superstar drag queen and diva was originally studying to be a doctor. While working as a junior pharmacist, fate intervened, in the form of a makeup counter at his pharmacy....

  • A Perfect Pair: Zuma's Eclectic Cuisine and its Masterful Sommelier

    A Perfect Pair: Zuma's Eclectic Cuisine and its Masterful Sommelier

    Daniele Tavernaro was practically born to be a sommelier. Currently pouring at Zuma, the Japanese izakaya restaurant inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Tavernaro said he’s been studying the art of wine his whole life. “It was part of my upbringing,” the native Las Vegan, whose father was also...

  • Sarah Jessica Parker Puts Some Spring in Vegas' Step

    Sarah Jessica Parker Puts Some Spring in Vegas' Step

    Move over, Manolo, and get a clue, Choo. Sarah Jessica Parker is the new coveted shoe designer in town! The “Sex and the City” actress has opened her first West Coast standalone: the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker boutique at Bellagio Resort & Casino. It’s one of only two locations in the country...

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  • 'New School' Vegas Buffets Hone in on Foodie Cravings

    'New School' Vegas Buffets Hone in on Foodie Cravings

    There was a time when Las Vegas buffets shared Strip marquees with production shows. Comedians joked about these bland, questionable buffets, especially the “Plate of Plenty” at Circus Circus and its low, low prices: breakfast $1.40, brunch $2.49 and dinner $3.49. Today buffets still promote endless...

  • Earth Wind & Fire Offer Up Classics, Charity

    Earth Wind & Fire Offer Up Classics, Charity

    Soul and funk legends Earth, Wind & Fire will be transforming the Venetian into their very own “Boogie Wonderland” this spring, starting May 2. The shows not only mark the band’s first ever residency, but their performances will also benefit a good cause. For every ticket sold, Earth, Wind & Fire...

  • Reach the Sky with Only in Vegas Heliyoga Experience

    Reach the Sky with Only in Vegas Heliyoga Experience

    We all know that what happens here stays here. Deeper exploration of that mantra reveals that visitors to Las Vegas loosen up when they land in the desert, whether they sip, game, club or explore. To truly get loose and to have a once-in-a-lifetime trip, give yoga via chopper a chance. Combine...

  • Vegas Does St. Paddy's in Style With These Lucky Events

    Vegas Does St. Paddy's in Style With These Lucky Events

    Known for its historic Irish population, New York City definitely throws some wild St. Paddy's celebrations. Not surprisingly, the resort based on the city is also no slouch on the holiday, with a weekend-long party, Vegas style. New York-New York ushers in the holiday with their Celtic Feis Festival,...

  • Undoing Overdoing It: Hangover Help Available in Downtown Vegas

    Undoing Overdoing It: Hangover Help Available in Downtown Vegas

    Okay. So last night was a blast and you don’t regret (or remember?) a minute of it. But if your morning after is a different story and you’re now woozy and the room is spinning, perhaps a visit to Claim Jumper will make those hangover woes go away. Open 24 hours and located at the Golden Nugget...

  • The Hot List: Beers, 'Bots and Breakage

    The Hot List: Beers, 'Bots and Breakage

    Beers with a bed Las Vegas' first "Bed & Brewski" room package is a partnership between the Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino and nearby Tenaya Creek Brewery. Guests booking the minimum two-night experiential package will be greeted with a six-pack of their chosen brew upon check-in. A private brewery...

  • Spending the holidays in all-out Vegas glitters and sparkles

    Spending the holidays in all-out Vegas glitters and sparkles

    Las Vegas goes big, and the holidays are no exception. The city's signature events vary wildly, but are heavy with wonder. Where else can you find a massive gingerbread village or a Christmas cactus wonderland? Desert ice skating or a drive-thru light show at a famed racetrack? Just 10 minutes...

  • With new teams and new ways to watch, Vegas is your sporting destination

    With new teams and new ways to watch, Vegas is your sporting destination

    Las Vegas is serious about sports. In the past, it was about placing bets on the Super Bowl, March Madness and the Kentucky Derby. Now, the city is host, or soon-to-be host, of several professional sports franchises. Las Vegas goes all out when tackling a tourism market segment. Once thought of...

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