Shows

Tried and true: Las Vegas’ love affair with live music

Las Vegas has loved live music from the beginning. The El Rancho, Vegas’ first resort-style casino (It opened in 1941.) was owned and operated by Thomas E. Hull.  Hull, a former member of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, designed the El Rancho to include the “Opera House” — the resort’s showroom. The…

Former 90210 heartthrob to host Chippendales

The hearts of “90210” fans around the globe simultaneously fluttered when beloved Vegas male revue Chippendales announced its newest guest star yesterday. Actor Ian Ziering, who played heartthrob Steve Sanders on the hit ’90s teen drama and later charmed audiences on “Dancing With the Stars,” will soon don a coveted…

Vegas Weekender: Enjoy drinking and debauchery in Sin City

This Friday is National Margarita Day. Numerous bars and restaurants in Las Vegas have plans to pay tribute to the tequila-laden drink. Visitors can add to their spirits this weekend by checking out some of the crazy comedians and legendary musicians in town. Or there are special events scheduled showcasing…

Vegas Weekender: Tiaras, treats and trippy beats

Whether you’re here to watch the annual Miss America pageant, eat your heart out at one of Vegas’ newest restaurants or dance all night to a variety of DJs, Vegas is the place to be. Shows and events If you’re here a little earlyy before the weekend, Gilley’s Saloon and Dance Hall…

Human Nature bring their Motown show to the Venetian

The new year means a new venue for Australia’s Human Nature in Vegas. The vocal group, which consists of Toby Allen, Phil Burton, Andrew Tierney and Michael Tierney, previously headlined at The Quad Resort & Casino (formerly the Imperial Palace). Beginning Jan. 19, 2013, the guys from Down Under will…

NFR 2012 brings big names in country music to Vegas

Shine up your boots and pull out your prized belt buckles. It’s rodeo time in Vegas! The National Finals Rodeo is coming to town December 6 – 15 for another stellar event at the Thomas & Mack Center. The NFR made its Vegas debut in 1985 and has continued to…

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Zarkana’ opens in Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is home to another Cirque du Soleil production, “Zarkana.” The show opened for preview performances on Nov. 1 in the former “Viva Elvis” theater at Aria at CityCenter, giving Cirque a total of seven productions in Vegas. Before performing in Vegas, “Zarkana” was a touring production.…

Spooktacular shows for Halloween in Vegas

Halloween is right around the corner, and Vegas has plenty of sinsational ways to celebrate from costume parties to haunted attractions and even Halloween-themed shows. If you want to be entertained by sexy, topless vampires or singing zombies, Vegas is the place to be. Here’s a listing of spooktacular shows…

Vegas Weekender: New beginnings for Blue Man Group and The D

This weekend in Vegas the Blue Man Group break in their new stomping grounds at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino. It’s also the official grand opening of The D Las Vegas, formerly Fitzgerald’s, located on Fremont Street. To celebrate the newly renovated and revamped hotel and casino, Poison frontmand…

Catch ‘Batman Live’ in Vegas

You’ve seen him in the pages of your favorite comic books and on the silver screen. Now you can see Batman and other iconic DC Comics characters on stage in Vegas in “Batman Live” at the Thomas & Mack Center Oct. 3 – 7. The $15 million stage production is…