Articles Written By: Nicole Lucht

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‘Britney: Piece of Me’ opens in Vegas

Pop diva Britney Spears opened her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas to a sold-out theater Dec. 27. “Britney: Piece of Me” opened with Spears entering the stage suspended inside a spherical cage, exiting to join her 14 dancers in a high energy dance number of her 2013…

Cirque du Soleil celebrates 20 years in Las Vegas

Twenty years after opening “Mystère” at Treasure Island, Cirque du Soleil continues to thrill audiences with gravity-defying acrobatics, amusing and risqué clowns and gymnasts with superhuman strength. Cirque’s first show in Las Vegas, though, was not on a stage, but in a tent set up in Treasure Island’s parking lot.…

‘Le Reve’ lifts the curtain and adds backstage tour

“Le Rêve — The Dream” audiences will soon have another way to experience — and perhaps better appreciate — a show that features acrobats, synchronized swimmers, dancers and other artists performing feats that have left thousands of theatergoers in awe. In January, “Le Rêve” will begin offering backstage tours of…

Rocker Aaron Lewis keeping true to outlaw country roots

A couple years have passed since Staind frontman Aaron Lewis announced he was going country. Although some might wonder how he balances the two genres – Staind hasn’t officially broken up – Lewis said he has been focusing entirely on country music, an appreciation for which he developed while living…

Get your country shows fix during NFR in Vegas

Cowgirls and cowboys, dust off those boots and get ready for a hog-killin’ time. Las Vegas is the place to be for country music fans when the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo comes to town Dec. 5 – 14, 2013. Highlights: Catch cowboy comedian Rodney Carrington when he performs his hilarious songs…

Britney Spears arrives in Vegas to prepare for residency

Britney Spears’ fans have something to celebrate. A day after her 32nd birthday, the pop diva released her eighth studio album, “Britney Jean,” and arrived at Planet Hollywood in a 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible to prepare for her Las Vegas residency. Britney: Piece of Me Location: Planet Hollywood Showing: 9…

$50 or less: Vegas shows don’t have to break the bank

Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, with world-class performances to cap off your trip to our fabulous desert outpost. But you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy some of the best Vegas has to offer. Based on our own experiences and those of reviews posted…

Panda! director: Vegas audiences will love Chinese show

(Editor’s note: The interview with Panda! Director An Zhao was conducted with the assistance of a translator.) The director of the Chinese theater production of Panda! is banking on Las Vegas audiences’ boredom of Cirque du Soleil shows and a desire to experience Chinese culture to draw them to the…

Behind the 50 voices of Vegas headliner Véronic

Véronic DiCaire wows audiences with her spot-on impressions of such legendary singers as Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Cher, Whitney Houston and Annie Lennox, along with pop stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Pink and Katy Perry. During her performance inside the Jubilee! Theatre at Bally’s, she effortlessly moves…

Strip headliners joining forces in the name of charity

Charities often struggle with raising money and can fall victim to the old adage, you need money to make money. Some Las Vegas charities decide to host events to raise money, but if the entertainment is sparse to non-existent, selling tickets to people other than ardent supporters can be tricky…

MGM, AEG release renderings of proposed arena in Las Vegas

The developers of a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment arena released the first images of the privately funded venue. Arena partners AEG and MGM Resorts International also released details of the venue, which is expected to be built between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, extending west from Las Vegas Boulevard…

Mamma Mia! returning to Las Vegas in spring 2014

If you missed Mamma Mia! the first time it was around, you’re in luck. Five years after closing, the hit Broadway musical is returning to the Las Vegas Strip. Mamma Mia! is scheduled to open in a recently renovated theater at Tropicana Las Vegas this coming spring, though no date has…