Casa de Shenandoah
Attention Wayne Newton fans! If you've ever wanted to see the crooner's lavish Las Vegas estate, now is your chance. Tours at the sprawling ranch range from 90 minutes to four hours and promise to give Graceland a run for its money.
Inside the gold and white gates that guard the mansion, guests are invited to explore the 52-acre property composed of 53 stables filled with champion horses, natural artesian ponds, a car museum, an extensive memorabilia collection and a jet terminal with a private plane.
"My parents always drilled into my brother and me: It's always better to share than to receive," Newton told the Vegas Guide. "I can now tell you they were right. ... I have been constantly asked, both in person and in mail about my home. ... Because I love it so much, I decided to share it."
Situated at the intersection of Sunset and Pecos roads, this home is not to be missed. Who knows? You might even see Mr. Las Vegas himself. Check out www.casadeshenandoah.com for more information.
Just south of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, home to the History Channel's reality TV show "Pawn Stars," is the pawn empire's latest venture: Pawn Plaza.
The shopping center opened this summer, with new tenants So-Cal Speed Shop and Vegas Flip Flops joining Rick's Rollin Smoke BBQ on the upstairs deck.
"Being a family-owned business ourselves is the heart of our success and we are thrilled to welcome two more family-owned businesses to Pawn Plaza," plaza owner and "Pawn Stars" patriarch Rick Harrison said.
Pawn Plaza is located at 725 Las Vegas Blvd. South. For news and information, visit www.pawnplaza.com.
'The Book of Mormon'
Hallelujah! After a record-breaking four-week run last year, "The Book of Mormon" is back at the Smith Center by popular demand. The musical begins its run on Sept. 22 and ends Oct. 18.
This is just the latest triumph for the nine-time Tony Award-winning production penned by Matt Stone and Trey Parker of "South Park" and "Avenue Q" co-creator Robert Lopez. Just as on Broadway, the religious satire follows two missionaries sent to a remote region of Africa.
Tickets are available at the Smith Center box office, by visiting www.thesmithcenter.com or by calling 702.749.2000. For preferred seating and special rates for groups, call 702.749.2348.