Jan 27 15

Jan Rouven starring in “The New Illusions”

by Connie Shearer

Jan Rouven IllusionsThe newly renovated Tropicana in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada will be offering shows Saturday through Thursday at 7p.m. with Friday’s dark.  This is a must see Vegas show that is a newly produced extravaganza that features some of the largest, never-before-seen illusions being performed today.   Named the Best Magic Show by Las Vegas Review-Journal in the 2013 Best of Las Vegas awards.  So what in their opinion made it the best show?  Other than being set to current musical hits, “The New Illusions” takes you on a roller coaster journey into the world of magic, mystery and imagination! Complete with heart-thumping music, dancers, and other amazing and thrilling acts that will never be reproduced at any other magic show on earth!  For all of your Jan Rouven “The New Illusions,” tickets come to vegastickets.com.  We will be able to get you amazing seats at affordable prices so you can come watch master magician Jan Rouven as he works his craft for the audience.  Doing such tricks as, Drill of Death, Hand Slab, Underwater Escape and many many more!

Jan and his entourage put on a dynamic show of illusions at the Tropicana where they are masters of their craft from how very punctual they are to how very interactive they are with the audience.  The total atmosphere was great and overall it is an entirely enjoyable and entertaining evening.  The illusions are much bigger than you originally anticipated leaving you feeling pleasantly surprised throughout the majority of the 90 minute show.  It is the whole experience from the dancing, to the bit of talking comedy Jan does to the overall effect was you leaving wishing for a few more minutes or wanting to ask for one more illusion.  If this sounds like the kind of evening you and your friends would enjoy hurry over and get your tickets now.  Remember this show is not for younger audiences.

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Jan 20 15

Claire Sinclair – New Pin Up show at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino

by Connie Shearer

The art of sexy will be revealed in the show “Pin Up” starring Playboy 2011 Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclaire.   The Burlesque and swing show features a live band with talented singers, incredible  dancers and the entire show is inspired by the classic pin up calendars from the 1940’s, ‘50’s and ‘60’s.  This show is high energy, sexy and encompasses everything we loved about pin up girls.  The glamour the fantasy all wrapped up in a beautiful show brought to you by a very young very beautiful starlet. You can find your Claire Sinclaire tickets at vegastickets.com her show is a guarantee great time.  Claire grew up celebrating Pin Up history living with a father who sold memorabilia so Claire grew up staring at the beautiful pin up pictures on their walls of Vargas, Elvgren, Petty and Olivia.  Whose pin up pictures intrigued young Claire and planted the seed in her mind to one day be one of those glamourous women in the pictures she loved so very much.  Sinclaire met Olivia De Berandinis while at the tender age of 18 and was asked to model for one of her sensual art pieces.  Eventually Claire became the main subject for several original pieces by Beradinis that appeared in Playboy Magazine.  Upon meeting Claire, Hugh Hefner wasted no time at all getting her in front of his camerapersons for a test shoot.  From there the now barely 19 year old became one of the youngest playmates in Playboy history to be crowned Playmate of the Year.  Claire has appeared as a recurring guest star on E Network’s reality shows “The Bunny House” “The Girls Next Door” and “Holly’s World”.   Playboy is just one of many well-known magazines that have featured Sinclair such as Stepping Out Magazine, Bachelor Pad, and Retro Lovely. Currently her headlining show Pin Up at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino makes her the youngest headliner in Las Vegas.

 

Jan 14 15

Fight of the Century happening at MGM. Pacquiao vs Mayweather

by Josh Moore

Pacquiao and mayweather fightTight-lipped as ever Top Rank chairman and longtime Pacquiao promotor, Bob Arum is not giving up any details about the up and coming 2015 fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.   A report in the New York Times online addition remarked that progress has been made between the camps and fight fans will be seeing the two boxers at the MGM Grand Garden sometime this year.   An agreement to the prefight drug testing protocol has been met and they are nearing agreement on how to distribute the $200 million purse.

For now no one is confirming but a source with knowledge of the deal has made it clear these details are correct.  As for the date well Mayweather usually has MGM reserved for the Cinco De Mayo weekend but reports have Canelo Alvarez wanting to fight in Vegas that weekend and Golden Boy Promotions president, Oscar De La Hoya has said he will do whatever it takes to get Alvarez the fight on the May 2 date.  So the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout could take place later in May or even on into June.  As of now there is nothing to stop this fight now except for the details.  Details such as will the Pay Per View be HBO or Showtime or both as there is precedent for a joint venture.  Both boxers usually fight for HBO, however Mayweather has two bouts on a six-fight deal left with Showtime.  This fight has been in the making now for quite some time with both camps goading the other sending barbs back and forth mostly over social media, but those remarks have stopped this week so is this a telling sign?  Could this be the sign we have all been waiting for? Keep your eyes and ears open for more details and dates as this epic battle unfolds.

Jan 14 15

50 Shades! The Parody of Fifty shades of grey

by Connie Shearer

50 shades parodyThe naughty satire inspired by E.L. James’ adult novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” opens February 3, 2015 inside Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas, Nevada.  It would seem only natural the parody would open in Sin City.  Audiences will love the hilariously steamy persiflage used to explore the relationship between billionaire businessman Christian Grey and literature student Anastasia Steele, as seen through the eyes of a trio of schoolgirls reading the novel at a book club meeting.  As they make their way through the book, the character’s risqué relationship comes to life before them.

Featuring a bold saucy original score, including such songs as “Open Your Book,” “I Don’t Make Love” and “There is a Hole inside of Me.”  The music and costumes are amazing this show is expected to be one of the greatest shows released in 2015 and destined to be one of the Entertainment Capital of the World’s hottest productions.  Scott Armstrong, vice president and managing producer of BASE Entertainment said his company is thrilled to bring the nationwide smash-hit ’50 Shades! The Parody’ to Bally’s Las Vegas.  You can find your “50 Shades! The Parody” tickets at vegastickets.com for an evening that is sure to leave your sides aching from all the laughter.

Proclaimed “filthy and funny” by New York Daily News and “clever and wildly entertaining” by Variety “50 Shades! The Parody” opens just days before the much anticipated release of Universal Pictures and Focus Features film of “Fifty Shades of Grey” The movie.  Already taking the world by storm, James “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print.  Although 50 Shades! The Parody” is not associated with, endorsed or authorized by E.L. James or Vintage Books, like the popular novel it is based on please know this show is for mature audiences.  So come out and bring your friends for a wildly fun sassy entertaining time.

Jan 13 15

Best Ways To Save On Cirque Du Soleil Tickets In Las Vegas

by Mike Shackil
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With Las Vegas being one of the premier adult travel destinations in not just the United States, but rather the world you can bet there are quite a bit activities to do at night with all the concerts, shows and gambling that Vegas has to offer. Of all the potential ways to spend an evening in Las Vegas there are few better options than attending one of seven the world-renowned Cirque Du Soleil shows that take place on the strip just about every day. Here we highlight the five best ways to save on Cirque Du Soleil tickets in Las Vegas.

1)      Check the Primary Market: Cirque Du Soleil tickets in the primary market can be purchased through their own website at www.cirquedusoleil.com or through Ticketmaster for all 19 shows that are showcased all over the world.  Ticket prices may vary depending on demand and type of show patrons attend.  For instance, their shows in Las Vegas are some of the top priced shows of the year as the Zarkana show at the Aria Resort & Casino has a face price of $75.90 as the cheapest face price ticket to $198 as the most expensive face price ticket.

2)      Check Secondary Market sites: In North America, secondary market ticket sites like Vegas Tickets and Stubhub has been the way to go for ticket buyers over the past few years.  Purchasing Cirque Du Soleil tickets on these websites are simple as consumers simply use a credit or debit card for purchasing tickets.  Once a consumer makes a payment, they have the option of having a ticket delivered to their mailing address or the ticket can be instantly downloaded and printed out.

3)      Check Aggregators: Aggregator ticket websites are those that list many sellers in one easy to find place so consumers can have the most information at the time of purchase and there get the best deals on tickets.  These sites provide a number of options for Cirque Du Soleil tickets with no charge of additional fees to buyers and should be checked out .

4)      Check Craigslist:  Ticket buyers also have the option of looking on Craigslist for Cirque Du Soleil tickets as there are some posts for tickets daily for all 19 Cirque Du Soleil events.  However, consumers must take caution when going this route as there is a lot of fraud surrounding this type of market.  Buyers should use good judgment and do not pay by via mail order.

5)      Buy from a scalper in front of the Venue: Ticket buyers should leave this as a last resort for purchasing tickets from a scalper as there is no guarantee that these tickets are legit.  However, if necessary consumers should be able to spot these sellers around any venue that Cirque Du Soleli may be performing at.

Tips: If looking to attend these events it’s encouraged that consumers plan in advance to purchase Cirque Du Soleil tickets in order to get the best seats possible at the most affordable prices.  Tickets go fast for these shows as there is limited ticket inventory for all the scheduled Cirque Du Soleil events this month.

Jan 12 15

Medieval Themed Tournament of Kings Show

by Connie Shearer

tournament of kingsTournament of Kings the medieval themed show at the Excalibur hotel and Casino takes place with daily shows at 6 and 8 p.m.  Highly recommended for anyone with interests in a fun time at dinner.  The show and dinner are both fit for a king with jousting, sword fighting, and skilled horsemanship all combined for a extremely entertaining evening for you and your guests.  The performers use the entire arena for events so there isn’t a bad seat in the house.  Dinner is served without cutlery so it is full hands on and you really get the full experience from that time era.  Each section is given a “king” to root for and the only recommendations would be to be aware of the loud fx effects that some have nearly been scared out of their seats with.  The somewhat excessive loud bangs can be a bit much and slightly startling if you’re not ready for them.  So keep that in mind and you won’t be taken by surprise.  You can get your Tournament of Kings tickets here for an overall fun and entertaining evening out.

There are other shows like Tournament of Kings that try to compare and rival this one and none come close to the magnificent job of this show.  Performers keep the audience involved throughout the entire show making for an exciting and thrilling experience.  This show will fulfill all childhood fantasies many of us had of getting to play Knight or Lady Maiden.   One more recommendation would be for shorter patrons there is a high wall on Row A that some may have trouble seeing over.  The horses can get a little friendly with the dirt tossing so for the not so animal friendly patrons may want to sit a bit higher also.  This is a very interactive show!  There is no age restrictions the dancing lady maids keep it classy while keeping the show very kid friendly.

Jan 12 15

Looking At The Top Vegas Concert Tickets Of 2015

by Mike Shackil
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Now that the holidays have come and gone, so has the slowest part of the season in Las Vegas for show business as the New Year kicks in, so will the entertainment for concert shows all over the Las Vegas Strip as Sin City will definitely be one of the places to be for show business in 2015.  There are hundreds of upcoming events all over Las Vegas in the coming months and here is a preview of the five most expensive Las Vegas concert tickets in 2015 for all five events are in high demand with an asking average price of over $500.

The top priced Las Vegas show in 2015 will be on May 15 when the Rock in Rio music festival comes to Sin City for one week beginning on May 9 and concluding on May 16 at the new open air venue City of Rock where some of the biggest names in the music industry will be present including the likes of No Doubt, Metallica, Bruno Mars, and Linkin Park to name a few.  Tickets for the May 15th Rock in Rio show have a current average price of $867.20 on the secondary market, with a get-in price of $588.  Taylor Swift will be in action on this day and she will headline with Ed Sheeran.

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For three days beginning on June 19, the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival will be in Las Vegas playing host to multiple stages of electronic music and events at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as tickets are currently at a secondary average price of $663.38, with the least expensive ticket to get-in at $448.

Big names in R&B and hip hop will also be coming to Las Vegas to perform as multi-platinum selling artists Chris Brown and Trey Songz recently announced a new “Between the Sheets” tour featuring rapper Tyga which kicks off this month on January 27 at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia.  Their Las Vegas show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center is scheduled for March 7as tickets have a current average price of $569.08 on the secondary market, with a get in price of $134.

Long time performer singer and actress Bette Midler will also pay a visit to Sin City this year to perform a show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 22 as tickets for this event have a current average price of $506.79 on the secondary market, with a get in price of $115 as her show at the MGM Grand is the most expensive show of Bette Midler’s tour.

Finally, the last top priced ticket in Las Vegas for 2015 is when Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band perform a show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 21 as Bob Seger has a career spanning five decades as he founded the Silver Bullet Band, a group of Detroit Musicians with whom Seger became successful on a national level.  Tickets for the Las Vegas show in February have a current secondary average price of $500.66, with a get-in price of $140.

Jan 10 15

2014 NFR Las Vegas Winners

by Connie Shearer

NFR Las Vegas Winners

 

ALL AROUND THE WORLD CHAMPION – Trevor Brazile

BAREBACK RIDING – Kaycee Field

STEER WRESTLING – Hunter Cure

TEAM ROPING (Header) – Clay Tryan

TEAM ROPING (Heeler) – Jade Corkill

SADDLE BRONC RIDING – Chad Ferley

TIE-DOWN ROPING – Shane Hanchey

BARREL RACING – Sherry Cervi

BULL RIDING – J.W. Harris

Jan 7 15

After Decline in 2013, Blue Man Group Tickets in Vegas Exhibit Small Increase in 2014

by Mike Shackil
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After bouncing around various Las Vegas resorts such as the Luxor and Venetian amidst various controversies throughout the 2000’s, Blue Man Group seems to have finally found at home at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.  “Smokin” premiered at the Monte Carlo in December of 2012 and is currently in the midst of one of The Las Vegas Strip’s most popular residencies.
Demand for Blue Man Group tickets in Vegas was particularly strong during the debut year. Seeing as shows were often sold out for the popular performance, the secondary market was the place to go for Smokin tickets. During 2012, tickets were listed at an average price of $188.75 on the secondary market, making it one of Vegas’ highest price resident acts, trailing only a handful of Cirque du Soleil acts that dominate the market. The highest priced average ticket for any performance of Smokin was the July 11th show, which carried an average of $243.42. This figure put it on par with the top Cirque du Soleil acts. The lowest priced show of 2012 was on September 1st, checking in at $147.50.
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Although the average price of Blue Man Group Vegas show tickets declined 7.2% from 2012 to 2013, to an average of $175.11, demand was more consistent and less volatile than Smokin’s inaugural season. Interestingly enough, the highest priced and lowest priced shows of the year took place within 10 days of each other and exhibited a much narrower spread than the previous year. The December 21st show was the highest priced of 2012 at an average of $198, while December 31st was the lowest priced at an average of $156.05. Unlike 2012 when the highest priced show exhibited a 65% premium over the lowest priced show, the margin between 2013’s highest and lowest priced shows was just 26.9%.
With the show settling into the Vegas scene and losing some of its novelty, prices took a wider spread in 2014. However, they ultimately settled at a very similar average of $175.69, barely above the average of 2013. The highest priced show of the past year took place back on February 3rd, which carried the highest average of any performance of Smokin since it began its run back in 2012. The average ticket for this show carried a price tag of $245.43, 39.7% above the average price for the year. The lowest priced tickets for Smokin were once again available at the end of the year during the New Years celebration time, when Vegas visitors tend to be more interested in the various parties around town than spending the night taking in a show. Smokin had its least expensive tickets ever just three nights ago on December 30th, when they were averaging $134.18 on the secondary market.
While Blue Man Group’s resident Vegas performance is still a hot ticket, as these figures reveal, deals can be found if you are willing to take in the show on an off night. The show runs every night at both 7pm and 930pm. Tickets are available on the primary market between $85 and $165 for any given show, but quantities tend to be limited well in advance, particularly for the two lower seating levels.
Jan 7 15

How to Save on Vegas Concert Tickets at the Cosmopolitan Theater

by Mike Shackil
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Since opening in December of 2010, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (commonly referred to as “The Cosmo”) has become one of the hottest luxury resort hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. In fact, Gogobot announced The Cosmo as being rated “The Best Hotel in the World” during 2013.
One of the biggest attractions at The Cosmo is The Chelsea, also referred to as The CosmopolitanTheater. According to The Cosmo’s management, an abandoned glass factory turned working theater was the inspiration behind the design of The Chelsea. The 40,000 square foot venue seats 1,800 and makes for a very unique and intimate venue to see top performers on tour while in Vegas.
Because The Chelsea is a smaller, more intimate venue with less seating capacity than other concert venues on The Strip, tickets for major acts can sometimes be hard to come by. As such, shopping on and navigating the secondary market becomes critical when looking to purchase tickets for shows at The Chelsea of The Cosmopolitan Theater. Naturally, ticket prices can be pretty expensive with the limited supply for any given show.
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While tickets for shows at The Chelsea regularly check in at average prices well above $100, deals can certainly be found on occasion. One way to score a deal on Vegas concert tickets at The Cosmo is to purchase tickets for a show on an off day. Typically Friday and Saturday shows carry substantially higher price tags than Thursday, which is cheapest day to attend a concert or show at The Cosmopolitan.  Thursday tends to be an arrival day for Vegas visitors, which naturally results in less demand and lower prices for many shows on The Strip.
There are quite a few examples of great deals on concert tickets at The Cosmopolitan Theater as a result of attending a Thursday performance. Haim, one of the hottest pop-rock acts around, rocked The Cosmo on a Thursday back in May, and tickets were available for an average of $48 on the secondary market—well below the price of other shows at far less intimate venues. Legendary hip hop act Jurassic 5 stopped by back in July, and tickets for that show were also very affordable, checking in at an average price of $56. Even Grouplove tickets the very next week were selling for an average of $60, well below the average price for the band at many other venues.
The next major act to make a Thursday stop at The Cosmo as advertised on their official website will gospel/blues/rock singer-songerwriter Hozier. He will be performing on April 9 at 8pm. While all seats are currently sold out, there is still GA Standing Room availability for Hozier tickets direct from box office for $42.75. This represents an affordable option relative to the seats, which are currently listed for an average of $258.80 on the secondary market. Vegas visitors who want to attend the Hozier show and don’t mind standing would be wise to purchase GA tickets from the box office before they run out, as even those are averaging over $70 on the secondary market. Undoubtedly Hozier figures to be one of the biggest Thursday draws of the year for The Cosmopolitan Theater, but even secondary market seat tickets are still far below the average of Hozier’s other upcoming shows, including the Beacon Theatre in New York, where the 310 tickets currently available on the secondary market are listed at a whopping average of $1,404.50, making it potentially one of the most expensive concert tickets of the year.