Articles Written By: Jennifer Whitehair

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The bacchanal returns to Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The bacchanal is back! Caesars Palace’s famed Bacchanal feast is returning, this time in the form of a 25,000-square-foot buffet extravaganza. The original Bacchanal was Caesars Palace’s gourmet room where attendees took three hours to taste a variety of gastronomic extravaganzas while toga-clad waiters and waitresses served wine. It was…

Catch Olympic fever in Las Vegas

Watch the Olympics If you are looking to catch NBC’s coverage of the Olympics (time-delayed though it may be), Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood is airing select events on their Las Vegas Strip-side video screens. At 130-feet by 40-feet, the Olympics will enjoy an Olympic-sized screening on the Strip.…

Las Vegas gets unique stationery and card store

  On Saturday, Las Vegas became one five cities nationwide to be home to a Papyrus “Cherry Blossom” store.  Papyrus is a national brand focused on unique cards, stationery and gifts. Papyrus’ “Cherry Blossom” stores feature unique interiors with luxury flourishes — hardwood floors and custom chandeliers — to create…

Chuck is amuck in Vegas and the city is celebrating

[flagallery gid=78 name=”Gallery”] Can you contain creativity in 10,000 square feet? The folks at the Chuck Jones Experience in Circus Circus hope not. With a goal to educate, inspire and entertain, the newly opened Chuck Jones Experience wants to not only introduce folks to the legendary artist, animator and director…

Vegas hosts three historic motorcycle auctions

This week is a motorcycle enthusiast’s dream come roaring to life as Las Vegas hosts three major auctions featuring historic and celebrity-owned motorcycles from the 19th and 20th centuries. Two events run Jan. 12 – 14 and feature the auction of motorcycles owned by actor Steve McQueen. A third auction…

Photo tour of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan is Las Vegas’ newest resort. It features a 100,000-square-foot casino, 2,995 rooms, 36,000 square feet of shops, 10 restaurants and a buffet, the Marquee nightclub, a 43,000-square-foot spa and three pools. Enjoy a tour of the Cosmopolitan through this…

Cosmopolitan an intriguing new entry on the Vegas Strip

The Cosmopolitan surprised me. There, I’ve said it. As I headed over to the press tour today, I was prepared for a routine Las Vegas hotel press preview with lots of hype, but very little real payout. After attending more than 30 hotel premieres stretching back to the Excalibur, I’ve…

More than a fantasy

More than a fantasy: Powerhouse singing, dynamic dancing and comedy create an adult show that appeals to all By Jennifer Whitehair VEGAS.com Las Vegas is a city built on fantasies, but the reality is, few ever come true. “Fantasy,” a topless show at the Luxor hotel and casino on the…

Autumn comes to the Bellagio Conservatory

See how the Bellagio Conservatory is transformed in the timelapse video above. It’s the most popular show in Vegas; has a cast of thousands and a crew of more than 100 … And it’s free. Each year more than 5 million visitors, 15,000 – 18,000 per day, take time out…

Vegas Weekender: Make mom’s day memorable in Vegas

Sigh. So many parties, so little time. What’s a vacationer to do? Vegas has something going on for everyone no matter what you enjoy doing. It’s also Mother’s Day on Sunday and we have plenty of options for ways to spoil mom, from a trip to the spa to a…

Chazz Palminteri wows in A Bronx Tale

It’s a Bronx tale, but an American story. Chazz Palminteri has brought his critically-acclaimed one-man show – “A Bronx Tale” –  to Las Vegas. The semi-autobiographical story follows the adventures of Calogero ‘C’ Anello, a young Italian-American boy growing up in the 1960s in a working-class neighborhood of the Bronx.…

Desert Glory

Death Valley may be getting all the press with its third best wildflower blooming in 20 years, but an amazing explosion of desert color is far closer. Just 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the Springs Preserve’s gardens are awash in blooming cactus, wildflowers and perennials. The 180-acre cultural…

Puppet power

Puppetry may appear to be an incongruous fit with a town whose nickname is “Sin City.” It is often stereotyped as “for the kids.” For many, children’s televisions shows like “Howdy Doody,” “The Muppet Show,” and “Sesame Street” were their first introduction to puppetry. But puppetry occupies headline roles in numerous…

The power of puppetry

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com In 1989 a puppet army invaded the Las Vegas Strip. Using classic puppetry techniques, designer Michael Curry transformed 12 female dancers into a golden army of more than 160 marching figures for Siegfried & Roy’s show at the Mirage. Twenty years later, puppetry occupies headline roles…

Exploring puppetry with Michael Curry

Michael Curry has enjoyed a 20-year working relationship with Las Vegas entertainment, beginning with Siegfried and Roy’s show at the Mirage. Over the years he has worked on a number of shows designing puppets and props for Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ,” “LOVE,” and “Believe.” He has also produced work for…

Tour the Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas opened Dec. 4 with Asian-inspired festivities including a Feng Shui ceremony and a traditional lion dance. The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is a 47-story, non-gaming hotel inside of CityCenter, a 67-acre urban metropolis and one of the world’s largest green developments. Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas…

Autumn comes to the Springs Preserve

It’s not just spring that brings out the blooms at the Springs Preserve. The 180-acre cultural and historical attraction is awash in botanical color all year long. Fall brings a unique set of blooming plants to the Springs Preserve gardens including the familiar (roses) and the unique (calliandra, also known…

The mack daddy of glitz & glamour

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com Bob Mackie is bold, some may even say brazen when it comes to design. He once famously said, “A woman who wears my clothes is not afraid to be noticed.” It comes as no surprise that a designer noted for his exuberance and flash in clothing…

A do-it-yourself job

Part of a Cirque du Soleil performer’s job is to do their own makeup, so workshops in makeup techniques are part of the training provided to artists. Guitar player Lionel Hamel has one of the more complicated makeup designs in “KÀ” and it takes him about an hour and a…

Dolls of Japan Visit Henderson

The City of Henderson has welcomed 70 visitors from Japan as part of a unique cultural exchange between Nevada and the country. While these 70 visitors don’t talk, they do speak volumes about the history and culture of Japan. The guests are 70 unique dolls that make up “The Dolls…