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Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year: Year of the Dragon

If you’re coming to Vegas for Chinese New Year, then you’re in for a treat. Chinese New Year falls on Monday, Jan. 23. Vegas celebrates with larger-than-life displays, traditional dances and headlining acts. And since it’s the Year of the Dragon, this stirs up plenty of excitement on its own. Regarded as the…

Holiday cocktails in Vegas

While in Vegas this season, you might indulge in an alcoholic beverage with dinner or at a nightclub. But, not just any cocktail will do. Creative infusions, syrups and garnishes have replaced much of the dull vodka cranberry drinks in Vegas. Even lobby bars, center bars and casual-dining restaurants are…

Souvenirs you can eat

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com You’ve partied at a nightclub, dined on lobster, hailed a taxi to the airport and just caught your plane — and then it hits you — you forgot to get souvenirs. They aren’t necessary, but souvenirs are usually the best way to let someone know: A. You…

Winter in Venice, Vegas style

Even after living half of my life in the desert I still miss my hometown, Seattle. Nothing compares to the winter seasons in the Northwest: The snow. The trees. The cool, crisp air. How can the desert compare to this?  While Vegas doesn’t offer the same atmosphere, my prayers for…

Bar hopping on the Strip has never been easier

A bar hop on the Las Vegas Strip has long been of the impromptu variety. Despite the plethora of watering holes, thirsty patrons are forced to plan their own bar-hopping strategy and pay for drinks at each stop along the way — until now. The Palazzo and the Venetian have…

Lasting blueprints

 By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Someone alert the press. Operation: Blue Takeover has commenced. A trio of 15-foot tall blue men has taken over the plaza in front of the Fashion Show mall. But wait, they don’t seem to be moving. In fact, they’re attracting a crowd, and people look like…

Rita Rudner dishes out sass with class

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Rita Rudner just might have the cleanest comedy show on the Las Vegas Strip. Aside from the rare swear word she doesn’t use vulgar language or offensive subjects to make people laugh. Instead she finds humor in everyday life. Dressed in her trademark sparkl ing, f…

Vegas Weekender: Vegas is home to great tunes and big laughs

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Vegas has been setting up to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year next week, with ornate displays throughout some of the city’s nicest resorts, most of which are already on display. Make it a point to take in some of these Chinese-inspired sights during…

Let’s talk turkey: Thanksgiving Day in Vegas

By Nikki Neu VEGAS.com Ah, Thanksgiving…I can taste the cranberry sauce already. It wasn’t long ago when we were carving pumpkins and floating ice eyeballs in our punch bowls. Now, we’re turning pumpkins into pumpkin pie and, well, using regular ice cubes in our punch bowls. Actually, strike that. Let…

Vegas Weekender: Celebrate Mexican Independence

Mexican Independence Day is a weekend-long celebration in Las Vegas thanks to the help of several Hispanic headliners. Hilarious comedian Carlos Mencia, who starred in the hit Comedy Central show “Mind of Mencia,” will bring in the laughs at TI on Friday. ­The humorous Gabriel Iglesias, also known as Fluffy…

Vegas audiences get to spin The Wheel

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com To kick off the show’s 28th season “Wheel of Fortune” came to Vegas to film six weeks of  episodes at the Venetian. The filming ocurred over six days with five episodes filmed each day with a live audience of about 1,800 people. During their visit VEGAS.com had an opportunity to…

Phantom celebrates its fourth anniversary in Vegas

Masked phantoms unite! That’s what happened on the evening of June 24 at the Venetian, and it wasn’t for a comic book convention. For one record-breaking moment 1,800 audience members wearing white masks became the largest “Phantom” gathering ever during a post-show photo to celebrate the fourth anniversary of “Phantom…

Reality vs. Vegas

Las Vegas has reinvented itself many times over the years. The 1990s were the heyday of the themed resort in Vegas, which resulted in a building boom of megaresorts modeled after famous places and monuments. Replicas of world-famous landmarks, statues and buildings popped up all over the Strip including the…

City of romance

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and you can just imagine the frenzy going on in Vegas. Historically, Valentine’s Day is the most popular day to get married in Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Marriage Bureau, 2,138 couples came to pick up their wedding license from Feb. 12 – 14, 2009.…

Madame Tussauds celebrates Black History Month

Where else can you see Martin Luther King Jr., Halle Berry, Barack Obama, Michael Jackson and James Brown — all in the same room? Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas inside the Venetian. During the month of February, Madame Tussauds proudly celebrates Black History Month. Visitors can see wax sculptures of…

Chinese New Year – Vegas style

In Vegas, we go all out for everything. And while we’re not in China, we sure celebrate like we are! Below are events for Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger) you don’t want to miss. Palazzo and Venetian The Palazzo and Venetian celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of…

The fashion behind the Phantom

Extravagant doesn’t begin to describe the costumes in “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” at the Venetian. Associate Costume Designer Sam Fleming revealed some of the secrets behind the show’s style in a workshop during the hotel’s “Phantom Fans Week” last month. There are 229 costumes worn by people in…

Take home a dinosaur

If you have millions of dollars to spare, you can actually take home a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil, yours to keep forever. But even if you don’t, you can see “Samson,” the T-Rex skeleton at the Venetian for free. In addition to Samson, other prehistoric fossils are available for viewing until the…

Fans celebrate the Music of the Night

There aren’t many musicals that are so popular fans from all over the world will gather for a convention to celebrate them, but “Phantom of the Opera” is one of those shows that can pull it off. “Phantom of the Opera” fans have converged on Vegas for the first “Phantom…

‘Phantom’ fans unite to celebrate show

There’s something about “Phantom of the Opera” that keeps people coming back to see it again and again. The show has played all over the world, is Broadway’s longest-running production, is still performing in London after 22 years and was even turned into a hit musical film in 2004. Maybe…

T-Rex comes to town

If you’re my age, then you were probably a fan of the popular dinosaur animated movie, “A Land Before Time.” I actually had a conversation with one of my work friends about this movie and we talked how we used to collect the dinosaur puppets. Who could resist Little Foot? Then there was the…