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Vegas Weekender: Dazzling acrobatics, timeless music and more

From Cirque to science, variety is what it’s about this weekend It’s no mystery why “Mystère” continues to dazzle audiences almost 20 years after its debut in Las Vegas. Cirque’s ever-dazzling storytelling and acrobatic work come to a perfect union in “Mystère,” which explores universal themes from birth and rebirth…

Las Vegas goes country for ACM Awards

Country music fans will be in heaven this week in Las Vegas. The 47thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand on Sunday, April 1 at 8 p.m. The show, hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire, will feature performances by the hottest country…

Michael Jackson Fan Fest photos

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com As The King of Pop, Michael Jackson always put on a good show. He’s no longer here to entertain us, but his belongings on display for Michael Jackson Fan Fest at Mandalay Bay are a spectacle unto themselves. Everything from his outfits to the performer’s cars…

Celebrity chef profile: Michael Mina

Recently, I chatted with Chef Michael Mina about everything from quality controlling his 18 restaurants in eight states to the surprising tunes on his iPod. Mina has established himself as a culinary powerhouse here in Las Vegas, with five restaurants in four properties: Stripsteak at MGM Grand, Michael Mina at…

Vegas Weekender: Vegas celebrates Mexican Independence

Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends take the top billing for holidays in Las Vegas but Mexican Independence Day isn’t far behind. While Sept. 16 marks the anniversary of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain, the only thing tourists will be fighting for in Vegas is what event to attend.…

Vegas Weekender: Close out summer with one last Las Vegas stand

Summer is coming to a close. Soon you’ll be back in your regular grind, whether it be going back to school, the no-vacations-through-the-New-Year policy your boss invoked or saving for that Christmas vacation with family members you don’t even like. Such is life. One last summer stand in Las Vegas,…

Picture yourself here

Whether you’re an avid planker, or you want to get the perfect Facebook profile picture or just want to impress your friends and prove that “Yes, I was there,” there are many spots in Vegas for breathtaking, silly or otherwise unique portrait opportunities. Here is but a sampling of locations:…

Bring on the vino: Aureole’s Wine Weekend is here

It’s no secret celebrity Chef Charlie Palmer makes wine a big feature in his restaurants. Anyone who’s been in Aureole, his Las Vegas restaurant in Mandalay Bay, can tell you that. Aureole contains a massive three-story wine tower in the middle of the restaurant, complete with flying wine angels and a sommelier…

I scream, you scream — something about ice cream

My memory of ice cream starts with the Carvel Flying Saucer. Soft serve ice cream between two chocolatey cookies brings me back, every time.    But ice cream and other frozen treats never get old. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, about 1.52 billion gallons of ice cream were on the market…

Summer concerts sound off in Vegas

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com The weather is heating up, and with that comes a string of outdoor concerts in Vegas. This is especially good news for any beach-music fans. More reggae acts always roll into town during the summer months. There’s no better way to spend your evening than jamming to some…

Food with a flourish

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally things work out better than expected. You fill up your gas tank while winning at a round of slots. You kill three birds with one stone, not two. Your wait at the DMV is an hour and 20 minutes – and so is the…

Mandalay Bay to be mecca for Michael Jackson fans in Vegas

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com At a press conference today it was announced that Mandalay Bay will be the new home to everything Michael Jackson in Las Vegas. Through the hotel’s partnership with The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil, Mandalay Bay will offer the next-best thing to Neverland…

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…

Vegas goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com It’s that time of year again when green beer flows like wine and everyone regardless of their heritage has an excuse to drink. That’s right St. Patrick’s Day 2011 is almost here, and Vegas is celebrating well, Vegas style. From Mexican cantinas to authentic Irish pubs,…

Vegas Uncork’d: Food festivities

Culinary greats including Rick Moonen, Bradley Ogden, Jet Tila, and François Payard are headlining 2011’s Vegas Uncork’d, taking place May 5 – 8. The lineup was announced at a press conference Tuesday. The four-day festival of events promises to attract a large food-loving crowd. Various events take place all day…

Corey Feldman’s Lost Boys Ball

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Everyone knows Corey Feldman for his work in memorable films such as “The Goonies” and “Stand by Me.” What you may not know is that Feldman is also a singer in his band Truth Movement.  The band is hitting the road and making a stop in Vegas for Corey…

Dive into the action in Vegas

People who want to scuba dive and swim with ocean creatures on their vacation probably don’t put the desert city of Las Vegas high on their list of places to visit, but they should.  Several attractions in Vegas are letting you get in the water and get up close and…

Minus5 puts Vegas heat on ice

If you’ve tried walking down the Strip, even a relatively short distance, like say from the Mirage to TI, you know the Vegas heat can be unrelenting. We have all longed for the day that the city decides to install misters along Las Vegas Boulevard. But, we’re still waiting for…

Celebrate with sharks and friends at Mandalay Bay

Sharks in Las Vegas? Really? Yes – for 10 years to be exact! Known as North America’s only predator-based aquarium, The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay celebrates its 10-year anniversary with summer-long celebrations. Reduced admission prices, birthday parties with free activities, plus food and beverage specials are sure to keep you…