Articles Written By: Haley Etchison

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‘American Storm’ to put on free show

The super-sexy stars of “American Storm” will give a special free performance at 9 p.m. on June 14 at their home at Palms. Portraying soldiers, cowboys, and businessmen, the guys will make all your fantasies come true. “American Storm” has been touring the U.S., flaunting the charm and chiseled physiques…

Fusion is in fashion at Tao Beach

Tao Beach, tucked between Venetian and Palazzo in the midst of the larger pool area’s labyrinth of arbors, offers European luxury with an Asian twist. Decked in orange, brown and white, the space teems with intrigue. Whether you seek out sun or shade, drink whiskey or wine or go topless…

Downtown Life is Beautiful festival sets music and food lineups

Downtown Las Vegas’ first Life is Beautiful Festival will feature more than 50 musical acts and 60 chefs and restaurants. The Oct. 26-27 festival will show off the city’s best art and offer up wisdom from diverse speakers, alongside recognized and emerging musicians, and purveyors of tastes from simple to…

Rock Paper Photo takes a ‘shot’ at a physical shop

The rare images of music and pop culture figures curated in the online Rock Paper Photo gallery can now be seen and purchased in physical space. Rock Paper Photo’s first brick-and-mortar shop opened last week at the Hard Rock Hotel. Museum-quality prints of the gallery’s limited-edition photos are on display…

Free rock concerts to fire up Fremont all summer long

The 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience will be lit up all summer, with big-name bands playing free shows all season. This weekend, Memorial Day celebrations will hit a high with a joint concert by Fuel and Lit on Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. Fuel rocked the early…

Vegas entertainment set to rock Memorial Day weekend

Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly getaway or a raucous party, Vegas is the place to be this Memorial Day weekend. Headlining the holiday is the official launch of Cirque du Soleil’s newest creation, “Michael Jackson ONE,” at Mandalay Bay on Thursday. The show brings the music and spirit of…

Louie Anderson announces Plaza residency

Emmy Award-winning comic Louie Anderson will begin an open-ended residency at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas on July 10. Anderson just finished a run with the ABC celebrity diving show “Splash.” But even as he launched himself off platforms and springboards, he had comedy on his mind. “Diving is…

Dance crew ‘wock’s into the light with ‘PRiSM’

The space at Luxor that used to house IMAX motion simulation rides lay fallow for three years while casino executives waited for the right show to come along to fill the void. Tomorrow night, when Jabbawockeez takes the stage in a brand-new theater on the site, it will be clear…

Marquee Dayclub the perfect place to chill or be thrilled

I asked Dimitri Mitropoulos to describe Marquee Dayclub in three words. He picked: “energy,” “excitement,” “relaxation.” Mitropoulos is the assistant general manager at the dayclub. He says it provides people a chance to “let loose” and a place to be amazed. Asked to describe a moment that encapsulates the club’s…

House of Blues Las Vegas honors Carlos Santana

Crossroads at House of Blues Las Vegas unveiled a new portrait sculpture in its gallery of stars yesterday to commemorate the start of Carlos Santana’s shows at the venue, billed “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live — Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” The artwork, called a “bas relief,” was…

Cirque’s “Michael Jackson ONE” preview dazzles

Opening night for “Michael Jackson ONE,” the latest creation by production masters Cirque du Soleil, is still more than a month away, but the cast and crew gave a few guests a sneak peek today at what looks to be a stunning production in the works. The show will open…

Garth Brooks to return for six summer shows at Encore

Country music hero Garth Brooks ended a three-year run at Encore in November, but country music fans and the Las Vegas Strip are calling him back. Brooks will perform on two holiday weekends this summer at the Encore Theater. To commemorate his three years at the venue, the performances will…

Terry Fator celebrates one-millionth guest at Mirage

Celebrity impressionist Terry Fator lends his voice to lots of puppet “guests,” but he welcomed his show’s one-millionth human guest last night. “It’s incredible to reach such a large number of people,” Fator said in a statement. “I give thanks every day I am able to wake up and go…

‘Naughty Mommy’ wins Riviera Comedy Club headliner contest

“Naughty Mommy” Maria Walsh beat out 225 comics to win a week headlining at the Riviera Comedy Club. Walsh’s hilarious commentary on parenting and marriage kept judges laughing through every round of the contest, which lasted more than a month. The Long Island, N.Y. resident has toured the country, driving…

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…

Jabbawockeez announce May launch of ‘PRiSM’ at Luxor

America’s favorite faceless dance crew, Jabbawockeez, is launching preview performances of its new show “PRiSM” at Luxor next month. The group rose to fame on “America’s Best Dance Crew” and has since captivated  audiences and the dance community with its unique style. In white masks and gloves, the Jabbawockeez direct…

Vegas’ favorite drag queen puts a face to a new name

Queen of the Strip Frank Marino is the new face of Dagarcamelle Cosmetics — a makeup line that caters to transgendered individuals. “It’s also for anybody, but it’s … brighter colors [and] it’s really theatrical,” Marino said. He compared the products, which he uses on stage, to MAC and Makeup…

Robert Davi makes the Great American Songbook soar

Robert Davi sees the world changing. He knows that music today is different than it was and that most new music won’t last. But he’s hopeful, because he believes in the Great American Songbook, in the power of the American spirit and in voices like his mentor’s soft, smooth tenor.…