Articles Written By: Justin Lawson

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Vegas Weekender: Vegas celebrates Mexican Independence

Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends take the top billing for holidays in Las Vegas but Mexican Independence Day isn’t far behind. While Sept. 16 marks the anniversary of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain, the only thing tourists will be fighting for in Vegas is what event to attend.…

Electronic music finds its new home in Vegas

Las Vegas isn’t just the Entertainment Capital of the World. It’s the reinvention capital of the world. The city has remade itself time and time again. What started out as a dusty railroad stop became a gaming mecca where the biggest entertainers in Hollywood hung out. Las Vegas then bucked…

Vegas Weekender: Close out summer with one last Las Vegas stand

Summer is coming to a close. Soon you’ll be back in your regular grind, whether it be going back to school, the no-vacations-through-the-New-Year policy your boss invoked or saving for that Christmas vacation with family members you don’t even like. Such is life. One last summer stand in Las Vegas,…

1OAK set to take over JET Nightclub in time for New Year

JET Nightclub inside the Mirage has seen it all during its nearly five-year run; outlandish parties like “Pole-a-palooza,” a stripper pole competition with a large cash prize, and celebs from Justin Timberlake to Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian. Like every nightclub in Vegas, though, the excitement must come to an…

DJ AM to be remembered at Vanity

DJ AM was loved by other DJs. He was loved by his fans. Heck, he was loved by Iron Man. Unfortunately, for his friends, family and fans he’s no longer here to see that love. DJ AM died of a drug overdose Aug. 28, 2009 at his New York City…

Spin your way into a Vegas nightclub

You mastered the DJ Hero video game and pinched enough pennies to buy your first set of turntables. It was a used set but after enough practices you managed to get a few gigs: bar mitzvah, sweet-16 parties and proms. Before you know it, your local dive nightclub gave you…

Bar hopping on the Strip has never been easier

A bar hop on the Las Vegas Strip has long been of the impromptu variety. Despite the plethora of watering holes, thirsty patrons are forced to plan their own bar-hopping strategy and pay for drinks at each stop along the way — until now. The Palazzo and the Venetian have…

Pauly D takes on turntables, critics

Love it or hate it, MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” and its cast of greasy haired, muscle-bound Guidos and curvaceous, emotionally-charged Guidettes have become a cultural phenomena that have influenced our clothing, language and views of the young Italian demographic — for better or worse. The hard-partying bunch has taken over the…

Setting the bar high: Vegas bars with a view

When your city has one of the most recognizable skylines in the world, it’s easy to be the go-to backdrop for movies, television shows, advertisements and calendars. The bright lights and diverse structures make Las Vegas’ landscape undeniable. The picturesque views are part of the reason why Vegas is able…

Exercise your rights in Las Vegas during Fourth of July weekend

The meaning behind Fourth of July may get caught up between red, white and blue bikinis, backyard barbeques and fireworks, but when you come to Las Vegas this weekend to celebrate your independence, you should remember what our country was built on: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that…

Plenty of beers on tap in Las Vegas

It’s easy to grab a beer in Las Vegas. Room service will bring you whatever flavor you desire, cocktail waitresses will bring you a bottle while you feed money into the machines on the casino floor and if you walk three steps on the Las Vegas Strip you’ll probably find…

Baila at these Latin music hot spots

Las Vegas is one of the few cities outside of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami that you can stand on one corner and hear half a dozen different languages within minutes. One of the languages you will hear most, though,  is Spanish. So it only makes sense…

Moon’s latest resident DJ wants you to ‘Get Familiar’

You’ve probably heard him spin beats for Diddy, Joey McIntyre, on his syndicated radio show or nightclubs worldwide. Perhaps you’ve seen him on E! Entertainment interviewing Eminem or Taio Cruz. Maybe you heard his lyrics or beats for artists like Notorious B.I.G., Lady Gaga and Pitbull. Clinton Sparks has been…

Plunge into Vegas’ pool party scene

Despite triple-digit temperatures through summer, Las Vegas pools were an afterthought. If tourists had time they would take a dip in the pool, catch some sun or use it as a break from the party atmosphere. But with the advent of daylife as a new partying genre and revenue stream…

Vegas Weekender: Entertainment options heat up with weather

The weekend before Memorial Day is normally subdued in Las Vegas, but with the Billboard Music Awards returning to Las Vegas, an invasion of Gleeks, appearances by Jerry Seinfeld, Cee Lo Green and the celebration of one of the most seductive shows on the Las Vegas Strip, this weekend is…