Zarkana

Betcha didn’t know this about Vegas’ acrobatic shows

OK, so you’re at the bar and somehow have managed to find yourself buying a drink for a seemingly-out-of-your-league eight whose caramel brown eyes have miraculously chosen to lock in on your baby blues and you’re definitely not mad about it. Your drinks have been served and you’re about to…

Cirque du Soleil launching theatrical division

Cirque du Soleil has created a new division to offer a more theatrical experience in the shows it is developing. Cirque hired Scott Ziegler to lead Cirque du Soleil Theatrical in an effort to expand the type of shows Cirque offers. Shows created under the theatrical division are expected to…

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.…

Tried and true: Las Vegas’ love affair with live music

Las Vegas has loved live music from the beginning. The El Rancho, Vegas’ first resort-style casino (It opened in 1941.) was owned and operated by Thomas E. Hull.  Hull, a former member of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, designed the El Rancho to include the “Opera House” — the resort’s showroom. The…

Cirque shows to benefit ONE DROP charity

Cirque du Soleil is committing the energy and inspiration behind its breathtaking shows toward the goal of improving quality of life for people around the world by helping to make clean water available everywhere. In its effort “One Week for ONE DROP,” Cirque du Soleil will donate proceeds from 10…

Vegas Weekender: Another opening, another show!

Get ready for another big opening in Vegas. “Zarkana” by Cirque du Soleil is set to unleash its fantastically bizarre world on the Strip this weekend. And that’s not the only new show in town. Fans of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy can check out a sexy yet hilarious parody of…