Elvis

Weird & wacky: The statuesque side of Vegas

Weird & wacky: The statuesque side of Vegas

Vegas gets a bad rap for not having much culture, like wearing a yard-long version of the Eiffel Tower around your neck should be considered a faux pas or something. We have tons of culture, especially art. Just look at all the graffiti painted frescos, living sculptures, delicate cuisine and…
Shows we wish were still in Vegas

Shows we wish were still in Vegas

While we admit that there is more than enough chill to go around in Vegas, the difference between Sin City and Netflix, another entertainment mecca, is that you simply cannot rewind Vegas to relive some of the most epic entertainment moments in history. With Don Arden’s “Jubilee” bowing out of…

Happy 81st Birthday Elvis Presley

For some of you, this is going to make you feel really old. But don’t try and drown yourself in your coffee cup, I’m going to break this to you as gently as possible. Today would have been the 81st birthday of Elvis Aaron Presley, the man who was the…
10 of our favorite signs at the Neon Museum

10 of our favorite signs at the Neon Museum

The neon boneyard: where classic Vegas neon signs go to die, or do they? We may have a reputation for everything being flashy and new, but that doesn’t mean we just throw stuff out when we’re finished with them. Unless of course, it’s a one-night stand. More than 120 of Las…

Elvis spotting: Festival to celebrate the King

The spirit of Elvis returns to Las Vegas — and the very hotel where he performed more than 800 shows — during the Las Vegas Elvis Fest at the Westgate Las Vegas Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14. The four-day festival, sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., is a…

Meat and marriage meet in Las Vegas

Oh, for the love of burgers. If you are off the meat market and ready to take a bite out of marriage, Smashburger is offering you a chance to win a hamburger-inspired Vegas wedding officiated by Elvis on Nov. 12, 2013. To enter, couples (over the age of 21) must…

Wax poetic with Elvis in Las Vegas

It was 57 years ago to this day that Elvis Presley performed his first show in Las Vegas. Elvis was just 21 years old when he was booked in the Venus Room at the New Frontier hotel. But it wasn’t until The International hotel opened in 1969 (later the Hilton and now…

Elvis sightings abound

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com The Elvi have left the building, and they’re heading out to Fremont Street. This weekend downtown Vegas is all about pompadours, sideburns and bedazzled jumpsuits. If you’re hoping to experience an Elvis sighting in Vegas, get ready for an eyeful. On May 6 and 7, Fremont Street will be…

Top 10 Vegas Must-dos

When you visit Las Vegas, the choices can be overwhelming. The city offers some of the best restaurants, shops, nightclubs, entertainment and sightseeing in the world. Everywhere you look there’s something new and exciting to do, so where do you start? To make it easier for you, our staff has…

2010 Elvis Week in Vegas

There’s a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” when it comes to Elvis in Vegas. August 16 marks the 33rd anniversary of the King’s passing, and the city he once called home is paying tribute to the entertainer who has become synonymous with Vegas. Here are places we recommend you visit…

Vegas Weekender: King reigns supreme in Vegas

The greatest entertainer was The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and he returns to the stage Aug. 3 with the release of “Elvis on Tour” on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital download. In addition, 460 select movie theaters across the nation will showcase the film tonight at 7 p.m. In Vegas,…

Sculpting Las Vegas

Las Vegas likes to pay tribute to things. The city has a replica of the Eiffel Tower in its skyline and is home to a giant Sphinx. There’s a whole museum dedicated to Liberace and there are shows starring Elvis and Beatles impersonators. Another way Vegas recognizes famous things and…

From blings to kings: museums show off city

Paris is known for the Louvre. New York City is home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles has the Getty Center. And though Las Vegas doesn’t seem like a place concerned with preserving historic relics, the city is actually home to several unique museums and exhibits. Many of…

‘Viva Elvis’ a spectacle both onstage and off

“Viva Elvis,” the latest show from Cirque du Soleil, holds its world premiere tonight at Aria and while the audience will be wowed by everything happening onstage, what happens backstage is pretty amazing too. We were given a peek behind the scenes at some of what happens backstage to make…

Viva Elvis!

Cirque du Soleil hasn’t revealed much about its Elvis-themed show that will be staged at the new Aria hotel at CityCenter, but today the company unveiled the name of the production: “Viva ELVIS.” The show, billed as “a tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley,” will be staged…

Buy a little piece of Elvis in Vegas

Through the end of June when you come to Las Vegas you can remember the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll the way America intended: by perusing a collection of his personal firearms and prescriptions drugs. Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions are presenting 45 pieces of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia from the collection of Elvis’ personal…