Viva Elvis

Cirque du Soleil celebrates 20 years in Las Vegas

Twenty years after opening “Mystère” at Treasure Island, Cirque du Soleil continues to thrill audiences with gravity-defying acrobatics, amusing and risqué clowns and gymnasts with superhuman strength. Cirque’s first show in Las Vegas, though, was not on a stage, but in a tent set up in Treasure Island’s parking lot.…

The best Cirque du Soleil show for you in Vegas

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com You’re in Vegas, and you want to see a Cirque du Soleil show. With seven productions on the Las Vegas Strip, it can be hard to figure out which one you’ll like the best. All of their shows are amazing, but they each offer something different,…

Cirque du Soleil taps Zarkana to replace Viva Elvis

  Cirque du Soleil is heading to the sky to replace “Viva Elvis” at Aria Las Vegas with “Zarkana.” “Zarkana,” one of Cirque’s touring shows that has appeared in Madrid, Moscow and Radio City Music Hall, is an acrobatically and aerially intense show, featuring trapeze, the wheel of death, high…

Vegas Weekender: Moms, margartias, amazing food

Not only does this weekend lend itself to another reason to consume plenty of Coronas and tequila on Cinco de Mayo, but Las Vegas is also playing host to Mother’s Day, a championship boxing match and the biggest foodie event of the year. Shows for everyone in a mixed-bag weekend…

Wigging Out in Las Vegas

Welcome to the city of fabulous stage hair By Renée LiButtiVEGAS.com The wigs you see onstage in Las Vegas have no equal in the world of theater. Some are like works of art, while others are the results of ongoing experiments in mane technology. Long or cropped, gleaming or streaming,…

Dance takes center stage in Vegas

Hip-hop, ballroom, burlesque – dance moves from chorus line to headline act In Las Vegas, dancing isn’t reserved exclusively for nightclubs. Showcasing everything from b-boy style and ballroom tomodern burlesque and African dance, Vegas offers an array of shows with unusual and creative routines. With popular television shows like “So…

Vegas Weekender: King reigns supreme in Vegas

The greatest entertainer was The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and he returns to the stage Aug. 3 with the release of “Elvis on Tour” on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital download. In addition, 460 select movie theaters across the nation will showcase the film tonight at 7 p.m. In Vegas,…

‘Viva Elvis’ a spectacle both onstage and off

“Viva Elvis,” the latest show from Cirque du Soleil, holds its world premiere tonight at Aria and while the audience will be wowed by everything happening onstage, what happens backstage is pretty amazing too. We were given a peek behind the scenes at some of what happens backstage to make…

Center of attention: CityCenter marks an “evolution” of the Las Vegas landscape

By Aleza Freeman (aleza.freeman@vegas.com) Vegas.com There are Vegas resorts. There are mega Vegas resorts. Then there’s CityCenter: The urban development opened last month on 67 acres bringing Aria, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental hotel and Vdara Hotel & Spa; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail district to…