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Top bathrooms in Las Vegas

Top bathrooms in Las Vegas

If you’ve been reading the news or social media lately you’ve seen the stories from the Sochi Olympics about some of the city’s less-than-stellar restrooms. Non-existent plumbing, signs warning not to flush the toilet paper and bathrooms sporting two toilets in a single stall are just some of the odd things people are experiencing. A U.S. [...]

50 years later, Beatles still rockin’ Vegas Strip

50 years later, Beatles still rockin’ Vegas Strip

Fifty years after Beatlemania washed ashore on U.S. soil, The Beatles’ musical influence has not waned. Even some of the most youthful artists today credit the Beatles for being a major influence on their work. A few of the acrobats from Cirque du Soleil’s LOVE show performed Sunday night during a 50th anniversary special honoring The [...]

Shopping centers popping up all over the Las Vegas Strip

Shopping centers popping up all over the Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is quickly becoming a one stop shop for … shopping. Here’s a look at some of the new retail destinations that will open on the Strip over the next year or so: 1. TI “retail-tainment” center Target opening date: Fall 2014 Treasure Island Hotel & Casino attracted quite a bit of attention [...]

Tie the knot in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day

Tie the knot in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and a lot of lovestruck couples are headed to Las Vegas — the marriage capital of the world. We have hotel chapels, non-hotel chapels,  romantic weddings, outdoor weddings and even themed weddings. In Vegas there really is a wedding for everyone. The possibilities are as endless as your future [...]

Craft beer festival moving to downtown Las Vegas

Craft beer festival moving to downtown Las Vegas

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is moving to downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont East Entertainment District April 26. According to festival organizer Motley Brews, the craft beer event is expanding to accommodate the local beer scene and to attract more breweries and beer-loving tourists. Last year’s event was held at Sunset Park in southeast Las [...]

Life is Beautiful music festival announces 2014 dates in Vegas

Life is Beautiful music festival announces 2014 dates in Vegas

The 2014 dates for Life is Beautiful music festival have been announced as Oct. 24-26 in downtown Las Vegas. The three-day event is being billed as an “urban festival.” During last year’s inaugural festival, which included culinary, arts and speakers, some 60,000 people attended, according to the festival’s management. In 2013, the festival was spread [...]

Harley-Davidson is shaking up the Las Vegas Strip

Harley-Davidson is shaking up the Las Vegas Strip

The ground vibrated for about 10 minutes this morning as more than 50 members of the Southern Nevada Harley Owners Group revved their engines at a “ground shaking” event in honor of the Las Vegas Strip’s first Harley-Davidson dealership. The 50,000-square-foot Las Vegas Harley-Davidson facility projected to open in late October (in honor of Nevada Day), will serve [...]

Rugby teams, fans take over Vegas for USA Sevens Tournament

Rugby teams, fans take over Vegas for USA Sevens Tournament

Teams from around the world will converge on Las Vegas for the USA Sevens Rugby Week and Tournament at Sam Boyd Stadium Jan. 21 – 26. Rugby fans can catch all of the exciting action of the matches as well as an array of special events and parties around town during the week. The annual [...]

Run away with Cirque in 5K at Springs Preserve

Run away with Cirque in 5K at Springs Preserve

Cirque du Soleil is once again hosting a run and fun walk to raise money for One Drop, Cirque’s charitable arm that helps communities secure access to water with integrated water projects. The Run Away With Cirque 5K run and 1-mile walk start at 8:30 a.m. March 15 at the Springs Preserve. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn [...]

Lounge your way to live music in Vegas

Lounge your way to live music in Vegas

You come to Las Vegas for the glitz, the excitement, the rush of risking it all.  Sometimes, though, it’s nice to step back from the eager tourists carrying drinks by the yard and enjoy a quality cocktail or two while listening to live music. I’m not talking lounges with DJs — those are a dime [...]

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