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Mirage becomes Motownphilly with new Boyz II Men show

Boyz II Men have joined the ranks of Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Santana, Guns N’ Roses, Celine Dion and CeeLo Green in announcing an extended residency in Las Vegas. Beginning March 1, the four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group (now composed of Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris…

Avast, ye mateys – here be gingerbread!

Through the many holiday seasons I have attempted to build a gingerbread house. But despite my best festive intentions, they all ended up looking like a shantytown for laid-off elves. Where I may be gingerbread-challenged, Treasure Island’s executive pastry chef Debra Mitchell and her team are the five-star contractors of the holiday…

Yogurt favorite Pinkberry opens in Las Vegas Aug. 30

Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas kicks off in a delicious way on Aug. 30 when California yogurt phenomenon Pinkberry opens its first Las Vegas shop in Crystals at CityCenter. To celebrate the store is offering three hours of free yogurt from 5 – 8 p.m. (limit of one small Pinkberry yogurt…

The bacchanal returns to Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The bacchanal is back! Caesars Palace’s famed Bacchanal feast is returning, this time in the form of a 25,000-square-foot buffet extravaganza. The original Bacchanal was Caesars Palace’s gourmet room where attendees took three hours to taste a variety of gastronomic extravaganzas while toga-clad waiters and waitresses served wine. It was…

Chuck is amuck in Vegas and the city is celebrating

[flagallery gid=78 name=”Gallery”] Can you contain creativity in 10,000 square feet? The folks at the Chuck Jones Experience in Circus Circus hope not. With a goal to educate, inspire and entertain, the newly opened Chuck Jones Experience wants to not only introduce folks to the legendary artist, animator and director…

Cosmopolitan an intriguing new entry on the Vegas Strip

The Cosmopolitan surprised me. There, I’ve said it. As I headed over to the press tour today, I was prepared for a routine Las Vegas hotel press preview with lots of hype, but very little real payout. After attending more than 30 hotel premieres stretching back to the Excalibur, I’ve…

Autumn comes to the Bellagio Conservatory

See how the Bellagio Conservatory is transformed in the timelapse video above. It’s the most popular show in Vegas; has a cast of thousands and a crew of more than 100 … And it’s free. Each year more than 5 million visitors, 15,000 – 18,000 per day, take time out…

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…

The power of puppetry

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com In 1989 a puppet army invaded the Las Vegas Strip. Using classic puppetry techniques, designer Michael Curry transformed 12 female dancers into a golden army of more than 160 marching figures for Siegfried & Roy’s show at the Mirage. Twenty years later, puppetry occupies headline roles…

Exploring puppetry with Michael Curry

Michael Curry has enjoyed a 20-year working relationship with Las Vegas entertainment, beginning with Siegfried and Roy’s show at the Mirage. Over the years he has worked on a number of shows designing puppets and props for Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ,” “LOVE,” and “Believe.” He has also produced work for…

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 mack daddy of glitz & glamour

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com Bob Mackie is bold, some may even say brazen when it comes to design. He once famously said, “A woman who wears my clothes is not afraid to be noticed.” It comes as no surprise that a designer noted for his exuberance and flash in clothing…

A do-it-yourself job

Part of a Cirque du Soleil performer’s job is to do their own makeup, so workshops in makeup techniques are part of the training provided to artists. Guitar player Lionel Hamel has one of the more complicated makeup designs in “KÀ” and it takes him about an hour and a…

Dolls of Japan Visit Henderson

The City of Henderson has welcomed 70 visitors from Japan as part of a unique cultural exchange between Nevada and the country. While these 70 visitors don’t talk, they do speak volumes about the history and culture of Japan. The guests are 70 unique dolls that make up “The Dolls…

Hotel32 puts VIP service in your hands

You’ve already added the iPod Touch or iPhone app for dog whistling and swine flu alerts, and you’re looking for something new. How about an app to assist you with your Las Vegas hotel stay? At Hotel32, guests are presented with an iPod Touch with a specialty application that does just that.…