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Celebrating Day of the Dead in Vegas

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Vegas

The Day of the Dead, or rather El Día de los Muertos in Spanish, is a beloved tradition in Mexico and other Latin countries. A celebration of death, it’s a time to lovingly remember friends and relatives who have passed away. The spirits of the dearly departed are believed to visit their families on Nov. [...]

Slackliner breaks world record during highline walk along Las Vegas Strip

Slackliner breaks world record during highline walk along Las Vegas Strip

“Yeah, Mandalay Bay!” That was the victorious cry on Wednesday by daredevil Andy Lewis after walking across a 360-feet long slackline stretched between Mandalay Bay and the House of Blues’ Foundation Room 480 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. Lewis’ stunt kicked off the 2013 World Slackline Federation’s Slackline World Cup Finals being held in the [...]

Hollywood stars to receive key to Las Vegas

Hollywood stars to receive key to Las Vegas

The world famous fountains won’t be the only spectacle fronting the Bellagio hotel on Friday, Oct. 18. “Last Vegas” stars and Academy Award winners Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen will accept the key to Las Vegas from County Commissioner Chair Steve Sisolak and Mayor Carolyn Goodman  in honor [...]

Just a typical day at work: Rappelling on the Las Vegas Strip

Just a typical day at work: Rappelling on the Las Vegas Strip

My spidey senses were tingling — well, really that was probably just my legs shaking. It’s not every day you rappel 350 feet down Britney Spears’ face on the side of Planet Hollywood hotel in Las Vegas. I’m not afraid of heights. I’ve jumped off the Stratosphere on SkyJump Las Vegas and flown high above [...]

Treat yourself to Halloween candy in Las Vegas

Treat yourself to Halloween candy in Las Vegas

It’s not Halloween without candy. So how about trick-or-treating, Vegas style? Here are some of the top sweet spots for tempting your sweet tooth during the Halloween season in Las Vegas. Krispy Skremes Krispy Kreme is offering jack-o-lantern, spider web and Halloween sprinkled doughnuts through Thursday, Oct. 31 at its Las Vegas locations, including  Castle [...]

It’s the last hurrah of summer as Vegas’ pool clubs set to close for the season

It’s the last hurrah of summer as Vegas’ pool clubs set to close for the season

With the recent arrival of autumn, temperatures are rapidly falling. So now is the time to squeeze every last drop of summer-style fun out of Vegas! What does that mean? Enjoy swimming, sunbathing and partying in as many of the city’s pool clubs as you can because this weekend may be your last chance. Although [...]

From queen to zombie, create your Halloween look at a Las Vegas salon

From queen to zombie, create your Halloween look at a Las Vegas salon

Didn’t pack a costume for your Vegas vacation? Have no fear! Sometimes a professional hair and makeup job is all the costume you need.

Great expectations! Take a gander at new renderings for Gansevoort Las Vegas

Great expectations! Take a gander at new renderings for Gansevoort Las Vegas

With construction progressing toward an early 2014 opening, new renderings of Gansevoort Las Vegas were presented to the media at a party held in Drai’s After Hours at Bally’s last night. These images depict the latest version of the resort’s exterior as well as some interior design elements in its rooms and corridors. Necessitating a [...]

One Drop walk in Las Vegas to raise awareness about lack of water

One Drop walk in Las Vegas to raise awareness about lack of water

Help turn the Las Vegas Strip blue this weekend and help raise awareness for the millions of women and girls who are forced to walk miles and risk their lives to haul water to their families. Nonprofit organization One Drop is organizing the Oct. 5 charity walk, which starts at 8 a.m. at South Point [...]

Las Vegas thrills: Rappel Planet Hollywood for a cause

Las Vegas thrills: Rappel Planet Hollywood for a cause

People admire the towering hotels and bustling excitement of the Las Vegas Strip everyday from the ground. But rarely do they get a chance to enjoy the scenery while rappelling more than 350 feet down the side of one. On October 11-12, 2013, Special Olympics Nevada will host its fourth annual Over the Edge event [...]

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