What to do...Where to go...Who to see...in Las Vegas, ROUND THE CLOCK!
Twenty six year old magician Tommy Wind was presented with the prestigious Merlin Award for "Best Family Friendly Magic Show 2016" by Tony Hassini, President and founder of the International Magicians Society, which has over 37,000 worldwide members, on Monday evening, June 20.
LVRTC columnist Dianne Davis enjoyed an interview with Merlin Award recipient Magician Tommy Wind on the stage of the Tommy Wind Theater on the Las Vegas Strip on June 20 2016. Tommy joins an illustrious list of previous winners.
Idaho The Comedy Musical. Yes Idaho is a state. And now, it is a tongue in cheek play on words and a musical comedy debuting in Las Vegas. It is a little naughty, a big bit bawdy, and two potato sacks full of fun. You don't even have to read any further except that I suggest you run right down to the Smith Center in Las Vegas and see the brand spanking new show Idaho The Comedy Musical playing through Saturday, July 17, 2016.
Thursday evening, July 28, performers from Cirque du Soleil took home the coveted lip sync battle belt at BEER PARK’s second battle versus the cast members from Jersey Boys. • In honor of National Hot Dog Day, Pink's Hot Dogs at Planet Hollywood and Haute Doggery at The LINQ unveiled two new celebrity hot dogs.
More than 3 years after ending his run at Wynn Las Vegas, the world's most successful solo artist, country music superstar Garth Books has returned to Sin City. This go around its all about bringing his World Tour, in which he is joined by wife, fellow award winning country singer Trisha Yearwood, to the T Mobile Arena for six performances, beginning Friday evening, June 24.
The inaugural 2016 Ms. Asian North America pageant, created by the staff and volunteers of the Miss Asian Las Vegas organization, took place Saturday evening, July 9 at the Venetian Theatre.
Downtown Summerlin’s newest addition is the first-ever Las Vegas location for Dave & Buster’s, a 34,000 square foot, 180-game arcade, sports bar and restaurant (cleverly called Food with your Play) that merges flavor, fun, interactive entertainment, and athletic spectacle on a scale so large, it dwarfs football fields, Olympic-sized pools and basketball courts.
Garth Brooks had friends in low places, high places, and all over the place when he debuted his World Tour concert at the new multi-level 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena on June 24th. Performing six nights at the venue through July 4, the entertainer is also videotaping the concert for release later on. His first tour in 16 years since leaving the scene to be home with his children, not wanting to be on the road until his last daughter left for college, he appeared at a press conference before his opening night performance with his beautiful wife of 11 years, country star Trisha Yearwood. Always by Garth’s side in life and on stage, Tricia also did a book signing of her brand new cookbook on Saturday, June 25th at the arena.
Chris Phillips, the 50ish blond haired sort of rocker is letting the Vintage back out. The big band and show music that my generation loves. Using the name of Zowie Bowie, Chris is known for his Red Rock residency, appearances on the Third Street stage on Fremont Street, and other gigs around town in torn jeans and current music that would have some folks using earplugs. But go to the newly refurbished Classy Grandview Lounge at SouthPoint and catch his 10 p.m. every other Saturday night through August. The $15 ticket is well worth it to see a tuxedoed Chris backed by a ten piece band singing “Get me to the Church on Time” or “Who knows where or when” or - “This Could be the Start of Something Big”.
Rí Rá Irish Pub in Mandalay Place Las Vegas is a true Irish Pub serving a variety of Irish specialty food and drinks. My spouse and I visited Rí Rá in August to help celebrate its second anniversary in Las Vegas and sample some of its food and drink.
The recent Garth Brooks World Tour event was my first time to visit T-Mobile Arena which opened in April, 2016. Wow was I impressed. The 20,000-seat venue, located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International. Toshiba Plaza an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas.
Two new restaurants recently opened inside Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson. The first, Borracha Mexican Cantina, is a lively and spicy Spanish restaurant featuring a themed décor that pays homage to the dead. Festival skulls watch over guests while a hand-painted floor, dark wooden beams and a wraparound graffiti mural by famed Mexican artist Oscar Flores brings life to the space.
This Mexican restaurant is listed in the Huntington Press "Eating Las Vegas" book as one of the 50 essential restaurants in Las Vegas. It has been honored by Yelp as the top Mexican Restaurant in Las Vegas. That's pretty impressive for a restaurant which is celebrating two years of delicious healthy Mexican food.
It’s brewed, it’s black, it’s green, it’s herbal, it’s boba. At Tea Space, you and 15 of your closest friends can each order something unique, with no repeats. Then, another 20 customers could arrive and do the same.
Clint Holmes - one of Las Vegas' finest performers - is back on The Strip where thousands can enjoy and appreciate his talent. Clint takes entertainment up a notch as he weaves traditional and contemporary music and songs with significant vignettes of his unique family and personal history during “Clint Holmes: Between The Lines” in the newly redesigned Palazzo Theatre.
On Friday, August 5, Caesars Palace Las Vegas celebrated its 50th anniversary - exactly five decades from the day it first opened its doors - with a special birthday pool party with nearly 3,000 hotel and special guests hosted by award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay at the Garden of The Gods Pool Oasis. • Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and other cast members of SyFy’s “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” gathered for the official movie premiere and after-party at Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on Sunday evening, July 31. Keeping true to “Sharknado” tradition, the movie, which was filmed in part at the iconic property, featured numerous celebrity cameos including Carrot Top and Real Housewives stars Cynthia Bailey, Erika Jayne and Brandi Glanville.