Las Vegas continues its renaissance in the 21st century by adding a Super Bowl-caliber football stadium. Sin City has already revolutionized its entertainment scene, with huge acts like Elton John and Celine Dion putting on sold out performances at the resorts and Cirque du Soleil keeping the oasis in the desert one step ahead of even New York. Now, plans have been proposed to give every UNLV football fan quite a view, as the blueprints feature a 100-yard long video screen.
In addition to the biggest television screen ever, the stadium would have two clubs, six VIP suites with 300 seats, and 50 conventional suites. This is truly a venue built for a city thriving when it is partying. These plans were drawn up in conjuncture with Majestic Realty, a developer with ties to the NFL. Fittingly, the result is a stadium that will bring the Super Bowl to the desert.
This may also be the first step in bringing an NFL franchise to Las Vegas. Cities have been known to build wonders of the world to become a part of this very special and very lucrative club. Currently, Las Vegas only plays home to the best sports books in the world and sets the odds for the nation. Soon, the city that had to make due with the XFL could be getting a Cirque du Soleil-caliber upgrade. The fans could cheer on their own team instead of having to live through the joys and perils of other cities.
Is there anything Cirque cannot do? Is there any Las Vegas-based group that will not tap the Montreal organization for help? The answer is apparently no as the Light Group, the hospitality group, is tapping Cirque du Soleil to re-launch Light, a massive 38,000-square-foot club in Mandalay Bay, with an equally massive concept.
Come March 2013, this will be an interactive experience, combining world-renown DJs with performers in elaborate costumes and a combination of sound, video-mapping, and lighting more appropriate for a major arena concert. And, what’s more, the performance will change just about every time, making every night a special event and allowing Light to keep on trend in the most intense hub of nightclubs in the United States.
Fans need not worry – Jerry Seinfeld will not be talking about Ovaltine on December 26 and 27, 2012. Neither will he be playing marriage ref or a neurotic bee. Instead, he will be taking the kind of talent that helped him re-emerge in the post-Seinfeld world as a comedian as good as his reputation to the stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. This is a holiday treat for many, especially those needing a break from family post-Christmas.
The appearance is just the beginning for the comedian, whose schedule is packed with stand-up dates seemingly each weekend from the holidays through the spring. This could be the beginning of something very big for the rumored billionaire. He has not been an avid touring performer since his days leading up to the iconic show about nothing, so whenever more than a couple shows a month show up on his itinerary the rumors start compounding.
Las Vegas is professional fighting’s home, whether it be the latest title match between pugilists or the next big MMA fight. Sin City’s next big fight features the octagon, with UFC 155 on December 29, 2012. Billed as the rematch between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, this event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena gives Velasquez a chance to earn a little redemption.
Not too long ago, Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez tickets witnessed Dos Santos take the heavy weight belt from Velasquez in a mere 64 seconds. The fight left a little to be desired, with what should have been a calculating battle between to two masters of their arts and instead lasted a little more than a minute. Obviously, for Velasquez a rematch would be necessary to recover at least some of the lost ground. This rematch was supposed to be scheduled for this past September during UFC 153, but instead the fighters get to give the fans a gift just before the New Years.
Peep Show has a new star and her name is Coco Austin. The star of Ice Loves Coco has branched out and become the second E! Reality television star to headline the longest running show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. From this December to March 2013, she will take the stage and embark on a sexual awakening. Unlike many of the big names to come through and play Bo Peep,CoCois going topless, awakening the audience.
She seemed an intriguing choice from the beginning of these talks.CoCo certainly may be the most amply endowed of the former stars to take on the role, being stacked on top and on bottom. She has made it clear that she is always searching for a way to extend her brand, but only if Ice T can remain by her side. The two rarely spend time apart and Ice still has a career. So, though this gig is definitely within her wheel house, it seemed a long shot. Then again, so did her brief stint as a weather girl on Good Day New York.
She has made it work, channeling her previous experience as a glamour model and as a dancer and owning the stage. Now, when I write she has a background as a dancer, this does not mean she has even slid down a pole for money. Always with an eye toward stardom, her childhood inAlbuquerque,New Mexicowas spent learning to move to jazz, ballet, and tap. If anything, CoCo Austin may be the most qualified celebrity ever to where the white corset and translucent white stockings, making this a chance to find Peepshow tickets to see the best of all the babes live during the 12-week limited engagement.
If one has the chance, experiencing the 10-day affair known as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is a must. For those who cannot make their way to the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas from December 6-15, 2012, they now have two options. Rodeo fans can either catch every event, rodeo related or not, on ProRodeoLive.com or watch it on television on GAC (Great American Country). Still, like music, the experience is better live.
At least that is the case for another couple of years. The Thomas and Mack Center has hosted the event since 1985, but after the year 2014 the National Finals Rodeo will be moving to Oklahoma City. OKC is a great place, but it is nothing quite like Vegas. One has to look for something to do in Oklahoma City. In Las Vegas, one is overwhelmed with options.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV
The first time the Philippines congressman and pugilist and the Mexican mayhem machine met in Las Vegas they were fighting for the Featherweight Title. It ended in a no-decision. The second time Pac-Man and Dinamita fought in Las Vegas they were duking it out for the Super Featherweight Title. This time Pacquiao won a split decision. The third time these two met in Sin City, they fought for the Welterweight Title. Once again Pacquiao walked away the winner.
This fourth fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 8, 2012 will be one fought for old times’ sake, with no title on the line. This is a battle between two of the sport’s biggest stars, two fighters with complimentary styles that always make for a great fight.
Steve Wynn is not only a Vegas hotel tycoon, but a taste maker on the Strip. Over a decade ago he was among the first to welcome Cirque du Soleil, recognizing the end of the feather boa and Elvis impersonator era. A few years ago he realized Sin City could attract big time acts and not just homages to them, thus bringing artists of Garth Brooks’ caliber to the stage. Now, he is set on offering a competitor to the Cirque franchise, and he is likely to succeed with Funhouse.
The new show has been kept under wraps and deemed a super-secret, one Wynn gladly blew the lid on at the party following Brooks’ last show at Encore Theatre. He has recruited acclaimed show director Kenny Ortega (of High School Musical and This Is It fame), master puppet designer Michael Curry (of Lion King the Musical fame), and set designer of the rock stars Mark Fisher (who has worked with Pink Floyd and U2 but also has worked on the set of Ka).
The exact details are not yet clear, but Wynn has alluded to a Ziegfeld Follies-type show with a huge dance company, no wires, and a focus on the ups and downs of life. This certainly has piqued the curiosity of a city built on pushing bounds and will keep the city (and the competitors on edge) until Funhouse begins rehearsals in February 2013.
The Killers are doing their best to keep out of the American spotlight, refusing to make a statement with regards to the presidential election (though lead singer Brandon Flowers has stated each camp is free to like the Killers music). Instead, they have been using these controversial few months to ramp up their UK and European presence. They will be there until the end of their European leg of the Battle Born World Tour on November 17, 2012, performing on Jools Holland and at the Season 9 finale of the British X Factor before coming back to start the North American Leg.
This makes sense as the Killers have always been a bigger hit across the Atlantic Ocean. Hot Fuss went triple-platinum in the United States, but went 6-times platinum in the UK and 7-times platinum in Ireland. Sam’s Town, the follow-up album, made it to platinum status, but went 4-times platinum in the UK and Ireland. Day and Age fell on deaf ears in the United States, but thrived, again, across the ocean, repeating its 4-times platinum status in the UK and Ireland. Battle Born is well on its way to a repeat performance in the UK, if the number one album status means anything.
The Killers will return and they are bent on recreating the success they enjoy in the UK. For, being a star in the United States is much more glamorous and financially rewarding than being a star in the UK. Why do you think every A-List television actor over there has to do at least two series to make a living? Meanwhile an actor like Charlie Sheen can make a million an episode before throwing a tantrum and moving to a show on FX, and probably doing as well as the most successful BBC actor or actress. True success is American success and the Killers are trying to get back into their nation’s good graces.
Vicente Fernandez has cancelled all of his concerts for the rest of the year. A lump was found on his liver a few days ago and he has to undergo surgery to get it removed. He made the following statement:
“I feel calm, with a lot of optimism and much faith that all will turn out fine in the operation. I’ve been very pampered by my whole family, who have been at my side all through this process.”
“I give infinite thanks to you for your displays of affection, to the public, to the communications media, for keeping an eye out and being concerned for me. I ask everyone to keep praying for my health.”
Hopefully Vicente will make a fast and safe recovery so we can see him soon in Las Vegas.
Is Wiz Khalifa a star or a superstar? His first major-label studio album featured three platinum singles (“Black and Yellow”, “Roll Up”, and “No Sleep”). He is engaged to hip hop supermodel Amber Rose and now has a child with her. He is headlining his own tour (the 2050 Tour). He has started his own independent music label (Taylor Gang Records) and has signed his high school buddies. Wiz is even considered a bit of a fashion mogul.
Put this all together and, on the eve of the release of O.N.I.F.C., he is at least worthy of star status. If Khalifa is not quite considered a superstar, then this new album, at least based on the popularity of its first single (Work Hard, Play Hard), is going to elevate his status. Really, I would venture that one more platinum single a superstar makes, especially in the hip hop industry.
Hip hop is a music genre resembling country in the 1980s and 1990s. Platinum albums are rare in comparison to rock and pop, with singles being the focus of the industry. These singles are often collaboration on these albums, and O.N.I.F.C. is expected to rely quite heavily on those imported names.
In anticipation for this new album, Wiz Khalifa has released a mixtape, Cabin Fever 2. The mixtape has a number of his Taylor Gang label mates making appearances, specifically Juicy J. the mixtape is a pretty gruff affair, featuring plenty of the Lex Lugor Sound. The full length album is expected to have much softer sound, one that, when combined with break in bass and the association with another name in the hip hop game, will take Wiz Khalifa to superstardom.
Wiz Khalifa Tickets are going fast for his upcoming concert in Las Vegas which will be at the Thomas & Mack Center. This will be a huge concert and you definitely don’t want to miss this if you’re going to be in Las Vegas, NV.