Articles Written By: Haley Etchison

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Burlesque experts to open new show

The minds behind the popular topless revues “X Burlesque” and “Raack ‘N’ Roll” are unveiling a new sexy show. “X Rocks” will premier at the Rio on Thursday, Aug. 29. Husband-and-wife team Matt and Angela Stabile have created and produced striptease spectaculars on the Strip and downtown ever since Angela…

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Marie Osmond

During the month of July, this series has introduced you to five incredible artists who represent the women who perform in theaters and showrooms in Las Vegas every night. From the comic to the showgirl, these women have given you a window on their lives on-stage and off. The series…

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Showgirl Kat Day

Kat Day is a living testament to the glamour that built the Las Vegas Strip and to the power and perfection that allowed Vegas showgirls to become icons of feminine strength and beauty. “When they opened the El Rancho, they really didn’t have anything but a dirt road to pull…

Kid Rock to headline The D’s birthday celebration

Five-time Grammy nominee Kid Rock will take a short hiatus from his summer tour to headline The D Las Vegas‘ anniversary celebration in September. The D in downtown Vegas will celebrate its first birthday with a three-concert series at the Third Street Stage. Country rocker Uncle Kracker, who recorded hits…

Spinning a spectacle: Gen Cleary designs dreams for DJs

When Calvin Harris performed at Hakkasan on May 4, he was backed by a crew of dancers wearing TVs on their heads. “I don’t know what I did there,” said production designer Gen Cleary,” but I really created a monster.” Cleary’s company, Belluscious, creates stage performance spectacles for everything from…

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Jersey Girls’

Like all professional musical theater performers, the actors in the Las Vegas production of “Jersey Boys” spend their lives becoming lots of different people on stage. But the changes come faster for the four women in this show than for most. “Within the first act, I get shot out of…

Rock star tell-all show to replace ‘Peepshow’ at Planet Hollywood

An intimate, interactive show that features true stories from rock ‘n’ roll stars will replace “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood beginning in September. “RockTellz & CockTails” will deconstruct the lives and careers of some of the world’s greatest musicians, in a stripped-down setting. The show will include live performances, and the…

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Introduction

Jan Laverty Jones, the first woman mayor of Las Vegas, was recording a political ad for a local TV station when an entertainment manager was overheard saying, “Isn’t it amazing that only in Las Vegas could you find a mayor who, in her past life, had been a showgirl?” Jones…

‘Michael Jackson ONE’ brings namesake’s spirit to the stage

More than a tribute or a memorial, “Michael Jackson ONE” carries forward its namesake’s vision of peace and global oneness and makes the audience enthusiastically a part of the effort. The show’s simple plot — four friends’ good-versus-evil battles and their journey through inspiration and self-discovery — is a backdrop…

Fireworks displays will light up Vegas for the 4th

From the suburbs to the Strip, Las Vegas will be alight with fireworks this 4th of July, celebrating the 237th birthday of the U.S.A. Sporting events will kick off the celebration July 3. After they trounce the Fresno Grizzlies in a 7:05 p.m. game, the Las Vegas 51s will celebrate…

Vegas’ top 10 family-friendly shows

Travelling with kids or adults who act like kids? Vegas is home to a host of shows that appeal to audiences young and old. Here are our top 10 suggestions. They’re all excellent shows, so we ranked them roughly according to the age group they would appeal to most —…

Initial plans to re-open historic Huntridge Theatre announced

Developers are looking to crowdfunding to support their efforts to bring back a beloved downtown Vegas music venue The Huntridge Revival team has released plans for a food and beverage outlet, a music education facility and a fully restored arts venue. Initial estimates say the project could cost upwards of…

Poolside concerts light up Vegas summer nights

Las Vegas comes alive at night, when the sun sets and the neon shows brightest. A handful of venues on and near the Strip have put a finger to the city’s pulsing nighttime energy and found a way to turn up the beat as the sun turns down the heat.…

2013 Best Musical ‘Kinky Boots’ to make a stomp in Vegas

“Kinky Boots,” the Broadway hit about fetish footwear, will have Vegas kicking up its heels when it comes to The Smith Center September 2014. The show won the 2013 Tony Awards for “Best Musical” and “Best Score.” (It also won for its leading man, choreography, orchestration and sound design.) A…