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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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  • 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...

  • Just ask a local: How do we have a romantic Valentine's Day in Las Vegas?

    Just ask a local: How do we have a romantic Valentine's Day in Las Vegas?

    With its Sin City moniker, many people think of Las Vegas for bachelor/bachelorette parties or a weekend getaway with the guys/girls rather than for romantic trip with your significant other. That's why I often get asked what couples can do in Las Vegas to set the mood for romance. While there...

  • Ring in the year -- or ringing in your ears -- with these rockin' Vegas NYE concerts

    Ring in the year -- or ringing in your ears -- with these rockin' Vegas NYE concerts

    With a storied 2017 in the books, what better way to ring in 2018 than to raise your glass and rock this New Year's Eve weekend? "New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is the West Coast's version of the ball drop in Times Square New York," Fedor Banuchi, vice president ofentertainment at the Cosmopolitan...

  • Downtown Vegas bars offer style, substance

    Downtown Vegas bars offer style, substance

    Forget the velvet rope, forget the dress code -- you just want a drink! Head downtown for a casual, classic take on Vegas' intoxicating bar scene. Corduroy: Unpretentiously hip Corduroy, opened this year in hip Fremont East, is a delightfully unpretentious neighborhood joint that serves its Moscow...

  • Vegas superstars give back during the holidays, all year long

    Vegas superstars give back during the holidays, all year long

    The holiday season is all about giving, but many Las Vegas headliners share their generous spirit with others year-round. One of Vegas’ most philanthropic casts is Luxor’s female revue “Fantasy,” who have worked with many charities over the past decade. The women donate a portion of their calendar...

  • Dear Johns: Vegas' most opulent bathrooms shine

    Dear Johns: Vegas' most opulent bathrooms shine

    In an extravagant city like Las Vegas, it should come as no surprise that the hospitality extends to lavish public lavatories. From uncommon urinals to a loo with a view, several Vegas johns make a trip to the bathroom memorable for all the right reasons. One of the most eye-catching restrooms...

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  • Encore, Encore! Vegas' Wynn hosts music legends in intimate venue

    Encore, Encore! Vegas' Wynn hosts music legends in intimate venue

    Like Wynn Las Vegas itself, the resort’s luxurious and intimate Encore Theater reflects decades of sophisticated hospitality and entertainment experience. Wynn’s ability to attract A-list performers to this 1,500-seat, state-of-art venue for multi-night “mini residencies” means a rare chance for...

  • 'Prost up' at these Fall Vegas beer celebrations

    'Prost up' at these Fall Vegas beer celebrations

    Las Vegas has a long history of adopting international celebrations, from St. Patrick's Day to Chinese New Year, and doing them proud in the heart of the Nevada desert. The annual German Oktoberfest - the world's largest Volksfest (part beer festival, part traveling fun fair), held in Munich- is...

  • It's okay, Dad, Vegas has music acts you'll like too

    It's okay, Dad, Vegas has music acts you'll like too

    Let's face it - Vegas' entertainment options can seem a little ... Millennial. Whether it's Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys or Ricky Martin residencies, or long, half-naked lines at the ultra lounge, the focus seems less and lesson classic acts that made music legendary prior to 1990. But fear...

  • Ask a local: Oh jeez, what are we gonna eat?

    Ask a local: Oh jeez, what are we gonna eat?

    Las Vegas may be the Entertainment Capital of the World, but in between shows, nightlife and drinks, visitors have to eat. Unsurprisingly, the one question I get asked the most by those planning a trip to Las Vegas is where they should eat. I always ask for more information: What are you in the...

  • The Hot List: Vegas by land (bus), air (show) or 'see' (an axe throwing)

    The Hot List: Vegas by land (bus), air (show) or 'see' (an axe throwing)

    Desert skies: Nellis Air Force Base will present Nevada’s largest free outdoor event,Aviation Nation 2017,on Nov.11and 12from 10:30 a.m. to 5p.m. Families can enjoy an open house featuring an array of both static displays and aerial acts, including an flight by U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at their...

  • Get in 'textual contact with Vegas' new sassy robot concierge

    Get in 'textual contact with Vegas' new sassy robot concierge

    Meet the newest addition to the staff at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Rose. A uniquely designed robot concierge, Rose is on hand to answer any questions guests staying at the hotel have, via text message 24 hours a day. Here's how it works. Upon check in, guests are given a mysterious card in...

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