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Lounging around Vegas

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com During the ’50s and ’60s casino lounges provided the majority of entertainment at hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. While there were some recurring production shows in operation including “The Lido” at the Stardust and “Minsky’s Follies,” which opened as the first topless show on the Strip…

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.…

Vegas Weekender: Vegas is home to great tunes and big laughs

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Vegas has been setting up to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year next week, with ornate displays throughout some of the city’s nicest resorts, most of which are already on display. Make it a point to take in some of these Chinese-inspired sights during…

Vegas gambles on public art

By Jorge Labrador VEGAS.com There is a new wave of headliners in Las Vegas. You won’t see their names on the Las Vegas Strip’s big marquees, even though some of them are known around the world. You won’t find them in the city’s showrooms, theaters or lounges. Instead, you can…

Bellagio Conservatory gets even greener

Millions of visitors admire the plants, flowers and trees of the Bellagio conservatory each year. More than 100 employees work around the clock to put up the elaborate displays that change beginning with Chinese New Year in January and rotate through spring, summer, fall and finally winter. You’ve read about…

Guide to Vegas: City has something for everyone

One of the best things about Las Vegas is that there is something for everyone to enjoy no matter what your interests are. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Vegas regular, or you’ve never been here, there’s always something new to check out and probably something you haven’t tried yet.…

Figuratively Speaking inspires

Keith Haring’s “Elvis Presley” (Date unknown). Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. I remember nodding off in art history class during college, only to be called out by my professor in front of the entire auditorium — on more than one occasion! But can you blame me? This…

A piece of Paradise, for brunch

Few things are more awe-inspiring than the Fountains at Bellagio. It’s not every day you see 1,214 water jets shooting up to 460-foot streams in beautifully choreographed synchronization to Andrea Boccelli. But hey, you’re in Vegas, baby. On any given day, a flood of tourists gather on the sidewalk in…

City of romance

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and you can just imagine the frenzy going on in Vegas. Historically, Valentine’s Day is the most popular day to get married in Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Marriage Bureau, 2,138 couples came to pick up their wedding license from Feb. 12 – 14, 2009.…

Chinese New Year – Vegas style

In Vegas, we go all out for everything. And while we’re not in China, we sure celebrate like we are! Below are events for Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger) you don’t want to miss. Palazzo and Venetian The Palazzo and Venetian celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of…

Vegas Classifieds: The city is home to many unique careers

Vegas is a conglomeration of unique and exciting experiences, and a slew of unique jobs naturally goes along with the territory. Showgirls, Elvis impersonators, lounge singers. It’s all commonplace here. But there’s also a lot of unique Vegas jobs you’ve probably never heard of. For instance, when’s the last time…

Chill out with refreshing indoor attractions

Let’s face it. Las Vegas is going to get super hot, especially during the next few months. But chill out: There are ways to beat the heat, even at blazing, triple-digit temperatures. Besides making sure that you’re getting enough liquids, how about checking out all of the water-related attractions to help keep…