Articles Written By: Nicole Lucht

This author has written 98 articles

Diving the dream in ‘Le Rêve’ at Wynn Las Vegas

Vegas Expert Nicole Lucht scuba dives into Le Rêve – The Dream’s underworld as part of the Vegas show’s Diver’s Dream experience at Wynn Las Vegas. Concentrating on my breathing, I tried to focus as one of my tour guides described a fire ring submerged underwater. My exhaled bubbles of…

Jubilee to return March 17 at Bally’s Las Vegas

The last of the Vegas showgirl revues, Jubilee is returning to the Strip March 17. Jubilee opened in July 1981 and had remained virtually untouched since. Last year, Bally’s announced the iconic showgirl production would be refreshed under the direction of Frank Gatson Jr., noted for his work as singer…

Bring out your inner Valentine with a romantic show in Vegas

Hand-holding, kisses and whispered sweet-nothings — if you’ve been caught up in being oh-so-very-much in love, and have forgotten to plan a special night for your sweetheart, there’s still time. Vegas offers plenty of entertainment to make your Valentine’s Day one to remember. For those kindred hopeless romantics, the following…

50 years later, Beatles still rockin’ Vegas Strip

Fifty years after Beatlemania washed ashore on U.S. soil, The Beatles’ musical influence has not waned. Even some of the most youthful artists today credit the Beatles for being a major influence on their work. A few of the acrobats from Cirque du Soleil’s LOVE show performed Sunday night during…

‘Mamma Mia!’ prepares for return to Vegas showroom

Disco returns to Vegas this spring in the form of hit Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!” at the Tropicana on the Strip. Opening May 8, “Mamma Mia!” will take over the Tropicana Theater, formerly the home of showgirl revue “Folies Bergere.” Previously, the musical performed for six years at Mandalay Bay, closing…

Meat Loaf ‘born to do’ Vegas rock residency

One might say that Meat Loaf’s residency at Planet Hollywood is a calling, something he was born to do. That is, after all, the rock star’s own feeling on the matter. “I’m the least paid performer in Vegas. Trust me. I am,” Meat said while sitting outside the PH Showroom,…

Cirque to go dark in Vegas for One Night for One Drop

It’s just for one night, but dozens of Cirque performers, stagehands and celebrity performers are hustling to put on a theatrical production to raise money for Cirque du Soleil’s charitable foundation, One Drop. On March 21, all of Cirque’s resident shows on the Las Vegas Strip will go dark while…

Female rockers added to ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ lineup

For the first time since the show opened a year ago, “Raiding the Rock Vault” will feature two female singers, in addition to the other rock musicians performing nightly at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Stephanie Calvert, who is a vocalist for ’80s band Starship, and back-up singer Carol-Lyn…

Craft beer festival moving to downtown Las Vegas

The Great Vegas Festival of Beer is moving to downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont East Entertainment District April 26. According to festival organizer Motley Brews, the craft beer event is expanding to accommodate the local beer scene and to attract more breweries and beer-loving tourists. Last year’s event was held at…

Life is Beautiful music festival announces 2014 dates in Vegas

The 2014 dates for Life is Beautiful music festival have been announced as Oct. 24-26 in downtown Las Vegas. The three-day event is being billed as an “urban festival.” During last year’s inaugural festival, which included culinary, arts and speakers, some 60,000 people attended, according to the festival’s management. In…

Run away with Cirque in 5K at Springs Preserve

Cirque du Soleil is once again hosting a run and fun walk to raise money for One Drop, Cirque’s charitable arm that helps communities secure access to water with integrated water projects. The Run Away With Cirque 5K run and 1-mile walk start at 8:30 a.m. March 15 at the…

Cirque du Soleil launching theatrical division

Cirque du Soleil has created a new division to offer a more theatrical experience in the shows it is developing. Cirque hired Scott Ziegler to lead Cirque du Soleil Theatrical in an effort to expand the type of shows Cirque offers. Shows created under the theatrical division are expected to…

The Jacksons coming to Vegas for 40-show residency

Legendary Motown pop musicians The Jacksons are opening a residency as part of the RockTellz & CockTails series at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The Jacksons have been signed to perform 40 shows Feb. 20 to April 27; the run coincides with rocker Meat Loaf‘s…

Lounge your way to live music in Vegas

You come to Las Vegas for the glitz, the excitement, the rush of risking it all.  Sometimes, though, it’s nice to step back from the eager tourists carrying drinks by the yard and enjoy a quality cocktail or two while listening to live music. I’m not talking lounges with DJs…

Chinese production Panda! opens at Palazzo in Las Vegas

The Chinese-produced stage show Panda!, which tells the story of LongLong (a panda struggling to save his stolen bride from the evil Demon Vulture) through traditional Chinese performance arts, opens tonight at the Palazzo. Panda! director An Zhao said the show has been under production since 2011, when it was…

Bruno Mars opens The Chelsea at Cosmopolitan in Vegas

The energy was high opening night of Bruno Mars at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan and it never waned throughout a 75-minute performance. Grammy award-winning artist Mars opened the vintage-inspired concert venue with a sold-out concert delivering what he does best: an electric performance that included his hits and original…