Articles Written By: Justin Lawson

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Vegas Weekender: Pre-summer shows still pack punch

Summer is inching its way closer and that means more visitors coming to the Las Vegas Strip, but those who can beat the rush will be welcomed with legendary headliners, premiere parties and shorter lines than what you would find in July. Headliners Country music legend Merle Haggard performs at…

Vegas Weekender: Moms, margartias, amazing food

Not only does this weekend lend itself to another reason to consume plenty of Coronas and tequila on Cinco de Mayo, but Las Vegas is also playing host to Mother’s Day, a championship boxing match and the biggest foodie event of the year. Shows for everyone in a mixed-bag weekend…

DJ Vice keeps records spinning, crowds hopping

The dream is the same for most people, pick up a baseball bat and become a professional baseball player, wear a fire hat and become a fire fighter or grab a Fisher Price stethoscope and become a doctor. But for Eric Aguirre, aka DJ Vice, his dream of spinning music…

Las Vegas bachelor parties mean plenty of sin, sun

It took awhile, but you found a woman who looked past your idiosyncrasies — like belching the alphabet in Spanish and waiting outside a store until midnight to get the first copy of Madden. Knowing that it’s unlikely you can convince another woman that you are a mature adult, you…

Drop the parka, it’s pool season in Las Vegas

Punxsutawney Phil climbed out of his hole on February 2 and, luckily, didn’t see his shadow. While the prediction of an early spring is welcome news to most, let’s be honest, the East Coast will have at least one more big winter storm and rain will hit California hard before…

Spring breakers take over Sin City

Las Vegas doesn’t grab the Spring Break headlines yearly like Ft. Lauderdale, Cancun and New Orleans do, but that’s because Sin City parties like it’s Spring Break all year long. This year, though, spring breakers were treated to an MTV party at the Palms with the likes of Jason Derulo…

Chateau impresses in star-studded grand opening

If we’ve learned just one thing about new nightclubs in Las Vegas, it should be that spectacular grand openings don’t correlate to the club’s overall success. But, as the old adage goes: First impressions are everything. And, wow, did Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas make an impression…

Kick back a cold one in the Downtown Pub Crawl

Themes dominate the bar scene in Las Vegas with everything from the high-tech features at Eyecandy to wasting away again at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville to girls dancing on the bar at Coyote Ugly. Tourists go on a Tour de Force trying to experience the hundreds of bars up and down…

Satisfy your need for speed in Las Vegas

Racing fans aren’t your typical breed of diehards. This isn’t baseball where you’re lucky to go to one stadium to watch your team play half of their games. This isn’t football where you can grab a piece of your team’s garb at any corner store. This isn’t basketball where you…

Big-name DJs storm Las Vegas nightlife scene

Las Vegas is a distribution hub. Not in the usual sense that involves UPS and warehousing, but in the thought that this city is the one place that exposes people from every corner of the world to new ideas, names and movements. The alcohol-drinking and women-loving antics of the Rat…

The Big Game means big parties in Vegas

Sure, the NFL gave Dallas the Super Bowl. But everyone knows that the real party goes down in Las Vegas. Not only can you make the game more interesting by putting real cash on the line, but you can watch the game in style with a number of buffets, open…

Vegas Weekender: Enjoy a star-studded weekend in Vegas

While you may have seen your fair share of beauties on the Las Vegas Strip, once a year every state in America sends its best-of-the-best to Vegas in hopes of winning the crown and title of Miss America. This year’s show, which will take place Jan. 15 at Planet Hollywood,…

Chew Fu brings his ‘refixes’ back to Rain

When you ask a DJ who they were influenced by, odds are you’re going to get a number of answers that could include names like Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, Daft Punk and Paul Oakenfold. Rarely do you hear names like Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, but that’s exactly what prompted…

Weekender: Start off the New Year in Vegas

It’s a new year and there’s no better way to start 2011 than with a trip to Vegas. The town will be packed this weekend with convention goers  here for the Consumer Electronics Show. It’s also the final weekend for college football, so if you want to watch all of…

Golden Nugget looking to trade your cash for gold

The recession has taught us some valuable lessons and among them was that investing in gold was one of the few ways to make your money work for you or if you were short on money you could cash your gold in. The perfect spokesman for exchanging you gold for cash was…