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Vegas Weekender: March Madness hits Las Vegas

Sports fans can experience the NCAA college basketball tournament Vegas-style with viewing parties on the Strip and Fremont Street Experience through April 5 catering to all March Madness needs. There’s plenty of action for basketball fans, but the weekend also features a roster of top-name headliners. Sports books Sports books:…

Vegas Weekender: Maximize your Vegas trip

Now might be the best time to come to Vegas. The weather is perfect, you’ve got a group of your friends on board and you’ve set aside a few days for the ultimate long weekend. Start right in with much-needed therapy on Thursday night at First Food & Bar. Then…

Vegas Weekender: Get your body to Vegas for green beer

This weekend in Vegas, have a little fun with some of the baddest and best St. Patrick’s Day parties. Or, visit a few educational exhibits — including one that looks a lot like you. Green beer, astounding attractions, plenty of music and everything the Irish like is all happening this…

Vegas Weekender: Dinner and a show in Las Vegas

This weekend in Vegas, it’s all about dinner and a show — and we’ve got some great ones for you. Listen to musical legends like Barry Manilow or Bon Jovi. Dine on steak or stone crab at the Forum Shops. Or, just party the night away at Tao or Tabu.…

Vegas Weekender: Fast cars, hot bars and history too

The year is still young, so while you are too, come to Vegas and have some fun! There are plenty of shows to see and attractions to visit and the only problem you’ll face is finding time to do them all. Of course, there are plenty of NASCAR activities as…

Vegas Weekender: Shows, sweets and (for some) free drinks

Even though Valentine’s Day and the Big Game are already over, Vegas keeps the excitement going through the month of February. Events Happy Birthday to February babies McFadden’s Irish Pub at the Rio is throwing a big birthday bash on Saturday, Feb. 20. Those with February birthdays, who are 21…

Vegas Weekender: A weekend of holidays in Vegas

This weekend in Vegas is going to be one of the busiest ever. Not only is it a three-day weekend for President’s Day, but Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day both fall on Feb. 14. It’s just more of a reason to come to Vegas. Holidays Take a stroll through…

Vegas Weekender: Football frenzy and fun hit Vegas

It’s the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 7. You could go to your buddy’s house and veg in front of the TV. But we’ve got a better idea. Why not live it up, Vegas-style? Ditch the chips on the couch and head to Sin City for the best football weekend…

Matt Goss sets sail on Cleopatra’s Barge

Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace is getting a new face, international pop sensation Matt Goss. Rest assured he’s not going to be replacing the prominent gold Cleopatra figurehead that guests walk under while passing the bar, but he is going to be the new lounge act starting March 12.  “This…

Vegas Weekender: Magicians, Miss America, music acts

While Super Bowl Sunday and Valentine’s Day aren’t quite here yet, Vegas is still loaded with events that everyone can enjoy. Shows Legends, tribute legends and soon-to-be legends Grammy nominated French alternative rock band Phoenix (with special guests The Soft Pack) perform at the Joint at the Hard Rock on…

Jason Alexander as Donny Clay

By Caroline Fontein Vegas.com Everyone knows Jason Alexander as “George Costanza” from the hit sitcom “Seinfeld” but his new show at Planet Hollywood stars a different character, Donny Clay, the world’s fourth-best motivational speaker.  “I think the average person who has never met me at all and who only knows…

Vegas keeps the heat in January

Believe it or not, we’re already coming close to the end of January 2010. The holidays are over and Valentine’s Day isn’t quite here yet. So what’s left to do in Vegas? A lot! With the celebration of Chinese New Year, tantalizing brunch specials, headline acts, nightlife and attractions, Vegas…

Society of Seven and Jasmine Trias put on a lively show at the Gold Coast

Society of Seven is a well-known Hawaiian group whose show includes comedy sketches, celebrity impersonations, dance and renditions of music that ranges from popular standards to Top 40 and Broadway. The group is joined by Jasmine Trias, also from Hawaii, who was a third-place finalist on “American Idol’s” third season. After…

What’s cookin’ in Studio B

I thought it was innovative to have a studio-style kitchen within a buffet. But until now, not much was done with the Studio B at M Resort other than an occasional cooking demonstration. Now, much like “Emeril Live” or “Paula’s Party” on Food Network, Chef Tina Martini will host a 60-minute network television-style…

Teller talks

It’s Penn Jillette who does most, if not all of the talking in the magic show Penn & Teller at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas. But the quieter half of the duo actually has a lot of things to say: On being the quiet one … “If it needs…

Q & A with Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette, the taller, more talkative half of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller, performs in their show six nights a week at the Rio Hotel and Casino. (Read more about Penn & Teller’s show at the Rio). When he’s not busy entertaining Vegas audiences, he also finds time in…

Vegas Weekender: It’s New Year’s Day … Somewhere

So you were too busy to make it to Vegas for New Year’s, eh? Or you made it here, but want a do-over? Good news! Today is New Year’s Day for everybody still on the Julian calendar. It’s a little bit against the norm, but, hey, America’s still not on…

Center of attention: CityCenter marks an “evolution” of the Las Vegas landscape

By Aleza Freeman (aleza.freeman@vegas.com) Vegas.com There are Vegas resorts. There are mega Vegas resorts. Then there’s CityCenter: The urban development opened last month on 67 acres bringing Aria, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental hotel and Vdara Hotel & Spa; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail district to…

Vegas Weekender: Kick off 2010 with a Vegas trip

The holidays are finally over and it’s the first Thursday of a brand new decade. What better way to spend the start of 2010 than in Las Vegas? So, call in sick, find a sitter and pack your bags. Here’s a look at what we’ll have waiting for you once…

Vegas celebrates Elvis’ birthday

This weekend the city synonymous with  Elvis Presley is celebrating what would have been the performer’s 75th birthday on January 8. Fans of all ages won’t want to miss these events in honor of the King. On the Las Vegas Strip During the day Elvis fans can spend time looking…

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…