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Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth in Vegas

Last weekend, tattoo mogul Mario Barth brought his record-breaking Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth to the Mirage. The show ran from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 and featured some of the world’s top tattoo artists from around the globe. Barth is also the creator of King Ink, the tattoo studio…

All-Star Cochon: The perfect piece of pork

It starts with 14 pigs, 10 chefs and the heavy scent of bacon in the air. All-Star Cochon brought the goods this past weekend when the national pork-loving tour stopped at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. From bacon cotton candy to an adult Manhattan SnowCone with bacon-infused bourbon, the creativity at Sunday’s main event seemed…

Hoover Dam: Then and Now

When we acquired a roll of photos from 1936 that included photos of a visit to Hoover Dam, we knew we had to try to re-create as many as we could or try to get the most similar vantage point available, just to see how much (or how little) things…

Flowers in the desert

Hot, arid, dusty and lifeless are usually what comes to mind when people think about the desert. Mother Nature is full of surprises. With just the right amount of rain in the winter and early spring months, some desert plants will produce beautiful flowers when the weather is just right.…

Cosmic rockers still out of this world

They look a little older. Their hair is a little grayer, but after more than four decades of performing, The Moody Blues still know how to rock. “I just had a birthday. I’m 70 years old. How the heck did that happen?” said drummer Graeme Edge at The Moody Blues concert…

The Sahara, a Vegas icon, over the years

The Sahara closes May 16, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a trip through the famed resort’s storied past. Here’s a look at the exterior of the Sahara and its surrounding area over the  years. It certainly came a long way from the Club Bingo years, but as they…

Insert Coin(s), Press Start

If somebody combined a chic bar/lounge with a vintage arcade, you’d end up with something like Insert Coin(s), the “videolounge gamebar” that opened last week and brings yet another fresh venue to Downtown Las Vegas’ rising nightlife scene. As a pretty avid gamer, this is a pretty exciting prospect. Patrons…

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomes spring

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens rolled out its spring look recently, taking on the appearance of a lovely garden and fairgrounds, with butterflies, ferris wheels, a merry-go-round and storks representing the new season. [flagallery gid=54 name=”Gallery”]

Fountains of Bellagio dazzle audiences

The Fountains of Bellagio is a highly-choreographed water feature set to light and music and is among one of the largest, most intricate musical fountains in the world. The show takes place every 30 minutes in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight.…

Welcoming the year of the rabbit

Las Vegas rolls out the red carpet to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This is the year of the rabbit and bunnies can be found in displays and decorations at the Bellagio Conservatory, Palazzo Hotel and Casino and Crystals shopping center. This year, Chinese New Year festivities start on Feb.…

Take a look at these amazing wigs used in Vegas shows

Long or cropped, gleaming or streaming, flaxen or waxen…hair plays an essential role in the city’s most revered shows. Usually it enhances a sense of time and spirit. The free-flowing locks in “LOVE” add to the counter-culture ambiance. The exquisite period coiffures in “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular” transport audiences…

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…

Hot Halloween couture comes to town

Halloween is just around the corner and some of you are still in need of costume inspiration. Thankfully, all you divas and fashionistas are in luck: be inspired by checking out the hottest Halloween couture creations at Fashion Show mall. Fashion design students from International Academy of Design and Technology…

Liberace Museum shutting its doors

After 31 years of operation the Liberace Museum closed its doors on October 17. The decision to close the museum came as a result of the poor economy and decline in visitors. A famous entertainer and pianist Liberace made a name for himself with his extravagant wardrobe and matching ornamented pianos. During…

Exploring The Neon Boneyard

  Las Vegas’ historic signs get a second life By Renée LiButti Vegas.com The handsome metallic hustler who once stood on the roof of Doc ‘N’ Eddy’s Pool Hall is perpetually leaning in to take a shot. Gold coins are forever falling from the hands of the steel Coin Castle…

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…

Tour Vegas’ newest resorts at CityCenter

CityCenter is a 67-acre urban metropolis and one of the world’s largest green developments. The property includes Aria, a 61-story, 4004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental, Vdara Hotel & Spa and Veer Towers; and Crystals, a 50,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. The Harmon boutique hotel will open in 2010. Enjoy…

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 Little Mermaids

Behind the scenes at the Silverton Aquarium, mermaids Heather Carrasco and Rosalie Raymond are assisted by mermaid Tamee Simon as they prepare to swim with the fish and entertain guests. All mermaids at the Silverton are dressed in a nude colored wet suit with sea-shell bra, a 15-pound weight belt…