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  • Criss Angel to host star-studded benefit to seek pediatric cancer cure

    Criss Angel to host star-studded benefit to seek pediatric cancer cure

    Revolutionary magician Criss Angel is about to embark on the most important cause of his life: raising money in search of a cure for pediatric cancer. “Every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer and that’s a crazy statistic we have to make disappear,” Angel said. Long before Angel’s son,...

  • Perfect pairings for an entertaining evening

    Perfect pairings for an entertaining evening

    They don't call Las Vegas the Entertainment Capital of the World without reason. It's the perfect place to enjoy big multimillion-dollar productions, jaw-dropping numbers or just your favorite artist on stage. It’s also home to thousands of restaurants to satisfy every taste bud imaginable. If...

  • Can’t-miss activities you’ll find at Life is Beautiful

    Can’t-miss activities you’ll find at Life is Beautiful

    Experience the beautiful life at the fourth edition of Downtown Las Vegas’ music and arts festival, Life Is Beautiful, which takes over 18 city blocks Sept. 23 to 25. Built around the pillars of music, art, taste and ideas, the all-ages event appeals to attendees with a range of interests. Hear...

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  • Grab a Drink and Relax

    Grab a Drink and Relax

    Las Vegas’ coolest attraction just got a whole lot cooler. Minus5 Ice Bar inside the Shoppes at Mandalay Place recently unveiled a new look, including new ice sculptures and an expanded ice bar and lounge. Now spanning more than 1,300 square feet, the ice bar at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place location...

  • A peek behind the doors of some of Las Vegas' most noteworthy hotel rooms

    A peek behind the doors of some of Las Vegas' most noteworthy hotel rooms

    It’s no secret Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s most eye-catching hotels, but there’s so much more to the resorts than just the striking architecture visitors see on the outside. From private villas to sumptuous suites, Las Vegas offers some of the most luxurious accommodations guests could...

  • Downtown's Plaza Gets a Facelift

    Downtown's Plaza Gets a Facelift

    It was only 11 years ago that then-Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman advocated the implosion of the city’s downtown Plaza Hotel & Casino. Yet today, following extensive renovations in 2010 and 2011 and recent management changes, it has recaptured its former glory, culminating in the opening of a multimillion-dollar...

  • Beyond Fremont Street Experience

    Beyond Fremont Street Experience

    Drawing more than 17 million visitors a year, Fremont Street Experience may be downtown Las Vegas’ most popular attraction. But there’s so much more to the revitalized area than just the popular five-block entertainment district.  In fact, just a five-minute walk from Fremont Street Experience,...

  • Cirque du Soliel honors the King of Pop with immersive, innovative experience

    Cirque du Soliel honors the King of Pop with immersive, innovative experience

    Michael Jackson’s music still resonates and sets records: The late King of Pop’s iconic “Thriller” album went 30 times platinum in the U.S., a first for any artist. “Michael created music that takes us places so magical that we are swept away into another world where life is vibrant and colorful,...

  • D Las Vegas, Golden Gate owner Derek Stevens discusses revitalizing downtown

    D Las Vegas, Golden Gate owner Derek Stevens discusses revitalizing downtown

    As owner and CEO of the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Derek Stevens has become a key part of the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas. His reinventing of the former Fitzgeralds as the D and his renovation of the historic Golden Gate, both in 2012, have helped to rejuvenate the old...

  • Spring break, strip style: 'Insider' Jennifer Whitehair dishes the deets on best places to party

    Spring break, strip style: 'Insider' Jennifer Whitehair dishes the deets on best places to party

    Sin City is spring break central, but it can offer almost too many options. So we asked Vegas.com “Vegas Insider” Jennifer Whitehair to highlight some of the city’s most party-hearty bars, nightclubs and pool clubs.   Bars “If you’re here for spring break you probably want a party bar,” Whitehair...

  • Exercise, Vegas Style: Feel the burn after burning the midnight oil

    Exercise, Vegas Style: Feel the burn after burning the midnight oil

    What’s the most Vegasy of Vegas exercise? Pole dancing, of course. Discover your inner stripper goddess while getting an intense workout at Pole Fitness Studio, where pole dancing as exercise all began. Studio founder Fawnia Dietrich is considered the world’s first pole dancing instructor and runs...

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  • Downtown Las Vegas revitalization brings artists together

    Downtown Las Vegas revitalization brings artists together

    Over recent years, downtown Las Vegas has been revitalized in part through artistic and cultural attractions that have brought new visitors to the old heart of the city and offered a more organic alternative to the Strip’s sleepless glitz. For seekers of an incongruously intimate and cerebral Sin...

  • Saddle up - the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is heading back into town!

    Saddle up - the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is heading back into town!

    Widely acknowledged as the premier rodeo and held annually in Las Vegas since 1985, the competition showcases the very best riders, barrel racers and livestock in the world. This year, the 10-day event returns to the Thomas & Mack Center from Dec. 3 through 12. “The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo...

  • Curling players, fans converge in Las Vegas for World Financial Group Continental Cup

    Curling players, fans converge in Las Vegas for World Financial Group Continental Cup

    When the World Financial Group Continental Cup came to Las Vegas in 2014, eyebrows raised throughout the curling community. Could a winter sports competition draw a crowd in the middle of the Nevada desert? The short answer was yes, and a resounding one at that. More than 50,000 spectators turned...

  • (Someone's) Got to Give: For Andrea Bocelli, charity is an operatic high

    (Someone's) Got to Give: For Andrea Bocelli, charity is an operatic high

    Somehow, amid his hectic touring schedule — including his return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 5 — and the general demands of being a household-name opera star, Andrea Bocelli makes time for extensive charity work. As well as founding the Andrea Bocelli Foundation in 2011, the Italian tenor...

  • Forgotten Dreams: Three Vegas megaprojects that remain unfinished

    Forgotten Dreams: Three Vegas megaprojects that remain unfinished

    The recession of 2007-09 froze construction on around 20 partially built Las Vegas Strip structures, leaving them as hard-to-miss monuments to hard times. So it’s a testament to the city’s resurgence and resilience that only a handful of these expensive eyesores remain (the rest have been completed...

  • Step into the colorful world of Baz Luhrmann's imagination

    Step into the colorful world of Baz Luhrmann's imagination

    Imagine the characters from Baz Luhrmann’s movies got together one night and put on a concert. Produced by Cirque du Soleil Theatrical, “For The Record: Baz” is a live reimagining of three of the celebrated director’s films: “The Great Gatsby,” “Romeo + Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge.” “It’s really...

  • Cirque du Soleil's shows delight longtime fans, evolve for a modern Vegas

    Cirque du Soleil's shows delight longtime fans, evolve for a modern Vegas

    In the early 1990s, Las Vegas hardly seemed like fertile ground for a Canadian circus specializing in hauntingly beautiful acrobatics and artistry. Kitschy shows and Vaudeville-style acts ruled the day. But Vegas has a way of bringing out the gambler in just about everyone. So the performance troupe...

  • Cruise the Strip this summer with Vegas' auto attractions

    Cruise the Strip this summer with Vegas' auto attractions

    Flashy cars are integral to the Las Vegas vibe. Whether it's a stretch bachelorette-party Hummer limo or a Bentley being gingerly handled by a valet outside a see-and-be-seen nightclub, wow-factor wheels are part of the city's over-the-top allure.Even if you fly to Sin City, there's no need to...

  • Sin City Serenity: Say 'namaste' to these Vegas yoga experiences

    Sin City Serenity: Say 'namaste' to these Vegas yoga experiences

    Las Vegas may be known as a city of excess, but it’s also home to tranquil yoga classes for visitors. Here are a few standouts where you can purify your body and spirit after a night of partying hard. At Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, guests can soak up stunning Strip views from its eighth-floor...

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