Feb 23 15

New Resort Coming to the Las Vegas Strip in 2018

by Connie Shearer

James Packer’s Crown Resorts will possibly be a part in opening a new Resort on the prime real estate of the Vegas Strip that was once occupied by the New Frontier hotel and casino. Andrew Pascal, nephew of Steve Wynn’s ex-wife, Elaine Wynn, will head up the company. Pascal was also formerly the president and chief operating officer of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas. US hedge fund giant Oaktree will be providing “financial support” for this venture while it still owns half the loan tied to a casino at that site that collapsed when the recession hit.

Mr. Packer said “As we have built Crown Resorts into a thriving international company with successful casino ventures in Australia, Macau, and London, we’ve always kept our eye on Las Vegas.” “You can’t be in the gaming industry and not have a special reverence for Las Vegas – that’s where it all began.”

Oaktree President Bruce Karsh said “When Andrew approached us and shared his vision for the site and his partnership with Crown, we were eager to invest a portion of the proceeds from our debt investment and become an equity partner.” Both parties have agreed they think the land they acquired is the best piece of underdeveloped land on the Las Vegas Strip currently. Sitting almost directly in the middle of the four corners and Fremont Experience downtown it really is possibly the best place to start building. With the downtown revitalization project underway and with “Rock In Rio” coming just down the road at the corner of Sahara and LV BLVD this May and hopefully every year after this idea could be the perfect timing. The new mega-resort is slated to open a year after Genting is slated to open its $4 billion Resorts World Las Vegas just up the street at the site of the former Stardust. Keep your eyes open Las Vegas your skyline is soon to be changing once again!

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Feb 17 15

NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas

by Connie Shearer

You can purchase your NASCAR Las Vegas weekend tickets for a chance to see all of your favorite drivers in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada for the March 6 – 8, 2015 weekend. Fans will get an opportunity to experience the one-of-a-kind Neon Garage which features live music and entertainment that only Las Vegas can offer during their all weekend long event. Driver introductions and Lucky 7 preferred parking passes are available. Included in this event will be the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Series race, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Stratosphere Pole Day.   You can purchase ticket packages that include admission for Friday’s Pole Day event held at the Stratosphere, Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series event and Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series event. If you buy the whole weekend pass you get 20 – $1 coupons toward concessions and an opportunity to renew the same tickets each year. If you choose to upgrade your package to the Earnhardt/Petty Terrace tickets you will be sitting in style high above the front stretch and able to enjoy some of the best views of the unfolding competition as it rounds the 20-degree banking. Each terrace features wide, flip down seats each with cup holders and a private concourse with restrooms, concessions and elevator access. Pricing for all tickets increase by $5 at start of race week, March 2nd. Clubhouse Weekend packages include the best seats in the grandstand with access to the Neon Garage & Pre-Race Pit Road access for 3 days, 1 VIP parking pass, souvenir gift bag with event program, beer and wine, water and soda included and a special driver, crew chief or team owner appearance each day. If it’s “A Suite Deal” you’re more interested in they have just that. Look for “A Suite Deal” when purchasing your tickets to get an individual seat in a luxury suite above section 2 (3 days), all you can eat, food and beverage (beer, wine, soda, water) Neon Garage & Pre-Race Pit Road access for all 3 days, VIP parking (1 for every 2 tickets) a souvenir program, guided NASCAR Garage tour and a pass to Pre-Race and driver introductions. If you are a NASCAR fan this event will be sure to get your motor running! If you have never been to a NASCAR event this will be exciting, fun filled and full of cars, cars, cars and fun only the way Las Vegas knows how to put fun into any event! So hurry now and get your tickets for the most fabulous 3 day weekend.

Feb 9 15

SHEN YUN 2015 at The Smith Center Las Vegas

by Josh Moore

shenyun las vegasSHEN YUN is an experience of music and dance that one would only hope to experience while alive. This visually stunning display of beauty takes you on a 5,000 year journey through Chinese culture. The story takes on a life of its own while weaving a tale of history, ancient legends, and modern hero’s. To see a SHEN YUN performance is to witness some of the world’s foremost classically trained dancers. East meets West when this unique orchestra integrates several traditional Chinese instruments, including the pipa, a four string belonging to the plucked category of instruments.
Come be inspired by seeing into a long-lost world that can rarely be witnessed except maybe in anyone of the 100 cities this New York City based classical dance company performs in. Moving quickly through regions, dynasties and legends ethnic folk dance fill the stage with color and energy. With over 400 costumes that adorn the bodies of some of the most athletic dancing and gifted singers you will hear this side of heaven. It is a grand production that patrons around the world are calling “breathtaking” “mesmerizing” and “inspiring”. You can get your SHEN YUN tickets at vegastickets.com there is no age requirement so come let SHEN YUN inspire you.
Chinese artists have been creating art forever, but they believe to create true art worthy of the heavens purity must be on the inside of the artist. Today the creators of this SHEN YUN follow this noble tradition and the result is a performance of beauty, purity and absolute goodness this show will nourish your very soul. Allow yourself to be taken away to distant lands and foreign ways. Come experience a way of life whose heritage has been destroyed in its own homeland but you can see it live and in person at The Smith Center in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada come this Monday, March 2, Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March, 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Let SHEN YUN take you away. Get Tickets Here

Feb 9 15

NHL Commissioner to Attend Ticket Drive Kickoff in Vegas

by Connie Shearer

Getting prepared for next year’s grand opening of the new 17,500 seat arena that will be accessible by a new project known as “The Park” currently under development by MGM Resorts International and AEG Live in the space between New York-New York and the Monte Carlo Casino hotels. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s presence on scene will be to show support for the ticket drive that he along with the league have approved for Bill Foley and the Maloof Brothers who are spearheading this entire expansion project to run a ticket drive to gauge the cities actual interest in the sport of hockey.

With a goal of selling 10,000 of the 17,500 seats as season tickets with prices ranging between $150 – $900 per seat. The idea began with the hope of Founding 50 people who would commit to either buying or finding other people to buy 60 season tickets each. Surpassing that by 33 they actually have a Founding of 83 and that’s almost 5,000 season tickets right there.

The Founders have almost all made 10 year commitments and bought at high prices. The interest has been overwhelming as also 22 of the 44 Suites and all 8 bunker suites near the ice have all already been sold out – with multi-year commitments.  Foley while not being arrogant is confident that the whole project is going beautifully and they haven’t even started yet, but the outpouring of support from the local community has been promising. Foley noted that 6,500 people have submitted their contact information through the website VegasWantsHockey.com but none of those people have been sold tickets as of yet.

This Tuesday’s press conference will be the first show of a push forward in this project since the arena began construction on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is expected to be completed in early 2016 and there is no word yet but this arena may give the Las Vegas Wranglers a new arena to call home.   Because of confidentiality agreements with future Wrangler partners the team is unable to reveal all the details about where their new home actually is. So this is only speculation for now about a possible National Hockey League expansion team in Vegas. However, not speculation is word that UFC president Dana White said he has been “promised” the privilege of hosting the first sporting event at the arena, and that MMA would consider holding more events there.

Feb 3 15

Bid Farewell to Barry Manilow

by Connie Shearer

With more than three decades worth of material Barry Manilow is on the road again in his Farewell Tour that will launch early this year and span through most of the summer.   Coming to the MGM Grand in April to re-visit his old stomping grounds.  Manilow spent much of his time in various Las Vegas residencies over the past several years and so this tour is meant to give North America an opportunity to see him without travelling to far.   The 25-plus city trek kicks off February at the Century Link Center in Omaha, Neb.

Most famous for songs like “Mandy” “This Ones for You” and “Can’t Smile Without You” these songs plus many from his new material among many others.  Get your Barry Manilow tickets here for the show of a lifetime.  You can get VIP, Platinum, front row and club seats  Barry has added two more albums to his discography in 2014 titled “Night Songs” and “My Dream Duets”  While  the former features piano-only versions of handpicked standards while the latter completely lives up to its title.  For the 11-track album, Manilow was digitally paired with late artists like Whitney Houston and Louis Armstrong to create the amazing work of art with artist he had always loved and dreamed of doing duets with.  It is an amazing show and while he says it’s his last.  Many if not all of his fans are hoping that is not the truth of the matter as with many artists who retire they soon realize they miss their fans as much as we miss them.  If you want to see one of the last great power singers in the world do not miss Barry Manilow’s final goodbye..

With a voice so strong, beautiful and full of love for the whole world Barry Manilow brought to music what life brought to each of us.

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.

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.