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New York-New York officially launches outdoor plaza

New York-New York officially launches outdoor plaza

It’s been less than a year since MGM Resorts International announced plans for a $100 million outdoor plaza that involves remodeling the Las Vegas Strip-facing exteriors of New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. The company began construction on this pedestrian-oriented district in April 2013. It will eventually wind between [...]

Da Vinci does Vegas with visionary inventions at the Venetian

Da Vinci does Vegas with visionary inventions at the Venetian

To say that Leonardo da Vinci was ahead of his time is the understatement of the century — well, five centuries really. The visionary Renaissance artist and inventor was so forward thinking and well-traveled back in the 16th Century, one can’t help but wonder what he would think of a progressive town like Las Vegas. Would [...]

Another first for The Linq: The ACM music festival

Another first for The Linq: The ACM music festival

The ACM Party for a Cause Festival marks the first major event offering by The Linq, an open-air shopping and entertainment district, and is expected to draw tens of thousands of country music fans April 4 and 5 to the Las Vegas Strip. The two-day festival, headlined by country music stars Rascal Flatts and Keith [...]

Stage set for unique ‘One Night’ Cirque du Soleil performance

Stage set for unique ‘One Night’ Cirque du Soleil performance

In just a few days, all Cirque du Soleil shows on the Las Vegas Strip will go dark for the second annual One Night for One Drop, the circus and theatrical company’s annual philanthropy event benefiting water access programs. Some 100 performers from each of Cirque’s eight residency shows on the Strip have been rehearsing [...]

Olivia Newton-John residency in Vegas to have classic feel

Olivia Newton-John residency in Vegas to have classic feel

As Olivia Newton-John prepares for her “Summer Nights” residency at the Flamingo starting April 8, she holds one Vegas memory close to her heart: her trips to the Strip with her recently departed sister, Rona. “She loved Las Vegas and we used to go there to go shopping and to have lunch and to go [...]

Five ways to be Irish in Vegas on St. Paddy’s Day

Five ways to be Irish in Vegas on St. Paddy’s Day

On March 17, everyone is Irish. Named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has always been celebrated with great enthusiasm. Although Las Vegas is not on the Emerald Isle, it’s still a fabulous city to be in for what is essentially one of the world’s largest keggers. Along with drinking, you’ll find [...]

Diving the dream in ‘Le Rêve’ at Wynn Las Vegas

Diving the dream in ‘Le Rêve’ at Wynn Las Vegas

Concentrating on my breathing, I tried to focus as one of my tour guides described a fire ring submerged underwater. My exhaled bubbles of air competed with the sound of his voice as he spoke through a mask. Looking at the gauge attached to my vest, I could see the needle hadn’t budged much. I [...]

Light up the night with The Linq and High Roller

Light up the night with The Linq and High Roller

The High Roller was officially lit last week and the Las Vegas skyline will never be the same. A big milestone for the The Linq shopping and entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip, the High Roller (which is not yet open) illuminates the sky with 2,000 LED lights every night at sunset. The High [...]

Raise a glass to wine events in Las Vegas

Raise a glass to wine events in Las Vegas

Wine lovers have several reasons to raise their glasses in Vegas over the next month. First up is Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group’s 54th National Wine Week March 10 – 14. The seasonal event offers guests the opportunity to discover new wines from some of the world’s most exclusive winemakers like Ferrari-Carano, J.Lohr and Beringer. [...]

Spring blooms in Bellagio Conservatory

Spring blooms in Bellagio Conservatory

Raindrops on tulips, caterpillars of flowers — these are just a few of our favorite new things in the Bellagio Conservatory. Spring has blossomed in the Conservatory courtesy of Director of Horticulture Andres Garcia and a staff of more than 100 who five times a year transform the space into a botanical wonderland. Each day [...]

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