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War’s Lonnie Jordan promises smokin’ show in Las Vegas with Cheech & Chong

War’s Lonnie Jordan promises smokin’ show in Las Vegas with Cheech & Chong

You’d think the band that has several tour dates with perennial potheads Cheech & Chong would be all about the ganja. After all, War’s hit song, “Low Rider,” was the opening track in the duo’s first movie, “Up in Smoke,” 36 years ago. And they have a bonus track on War’s first album release in [...]

Pick your poison at 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque in Las Vegas

Pick your poison at 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque in Las Vegas

The Jazz Age is alive and well in a speakeasy tucked away on the Las Vegas Strip. Just off the casino floor in Mandalay Bay, you’ll spot a classic 1920s Model T Ford. There, a couple of bouncers, complete with suspenders and fedoras, will meet you. Tell them Frankie sent you. If that doesn’t work, [...]

MGM Resorts, AEG break ground on arena project

MGM Resorts, AEG break ground on arena project

In two years time, a 20,000-seat indoor arena is expected to open just off the Las Vegas Strip, between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. The $375-million privately-funded project is expected to house 100 to 150 events per year — about two shows every weekend. The 650,000-square foot arena is designed to host many large-scale [...]

The heat’s back and so are poolside concerts in Las Vegas

The heat’s back and so are poolside concerts in Las Vegas

With winter but a distant memory and the sale of sunblock spiking, Las Vegas resort pools have opened. For many, a day at the pool means relaxation, a fruity drink and people-watching. On select nights, though, a few of Vegas’ pools open to a different crowd: the music fan. We’re not talking about the pool [...]

Guns N’ Roses shooting for ‘kick-ass’ residency in Las Vegas

Guns N’ Roses shooting for ‘kick-ass’ residency in Las Vegas

Not a lot is being revealed about the upcoming Guns N’ Roses residency at the Hard Rock Hotel, but it will have lots of surprises, lead guitarist DJ Ashba said. When asked what will be different from the band’s first Hard Rock residency, he said mischievously, “just live sex shows.” And this is why we [...]

Tom Green keeps it outrageous in stand-up residency in Las Vegas

Tom Green keeps it outrageous in stand-up residency in Las Vegas

Comedian Tom Green is done pranking his parents, who have retired from his barrage of more-than-annoying stunts. Green’s fans will quickly recall such pranks as the “slutmobile,” a not-safe-for-work piece of sexual art Green had airbrushed on the hood of his parents’ car. The paint job was shot for his controversial, yet popular, MTV show, [...]

Guns N’ Roses to work on new album during Vegas residency

Guns N’ Roses to work on new album during Vegas residency

For the three weeks that Guns N’ Roses is performing a nine-show residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, the band will also be working on a new album. The last album GN’R released was “Chinese Democracy” in 2008. DJ Ashba, the band’s lead guitarist since 2009, said the band already has more [...]

Enjoy a gluten-free stay on the Las Vegas Strip

Enjoy a gluten-free stay on the Las Vegas Strip

Anyone with a gluten allergy knows how tricky it can be to find a safe place to eat while traveling. If you’re someone who has Celiac disease or a sensitivity or intolerance to gluten, dining out can be like stepping on to a minefield. A wrong step, one cross-contaminated meal, and the vacation you looked [...]

Rock in Rio to build ‘theme park for music’ on Las Vegas Strip

Rock in Rio to build ‘theme park for music’ on Las Vegas Strip

The northern end of the Las Vegas Strip is expected to see a boost in traffic when music festival promoter Rock in Rio opens the City of Rock in May 2015. Rock in Rio USA announced a partnership on April 21 with MGM Resorts International and Cirque du Soleil to build and market the four-day [...]

Rock and funk find a home at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Rock and funk find a home at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Where else on this planet can you eat a heaping plate of soul food, slip on some bowling shoes, hit a few pins and watch great performers, such as Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction wail through the band’s 1988 album, “Nothing’s Shocking?” Turns out Brooklyn, London and now, Las Vegas. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas recently [...]

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