Progress can be cruel sometimes. A drive by the former O’Sheas casino is proof. The good news, and there’s lots of good news, is that dramatic progress has been made on the Las Vegas Strip to make way for The Linq, the $550 million development project that will include an entertainment and dining corridor, as….
Bosomy bombshell Holly Madison, star of reality TV’s “Holly’s World” and the Playboy mansion-based “The Girls Next Door,” has announced she’ll hang up her corset, leaving “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood at the end of 2012. Madison has been the star of “Peepshow” for more than three years in the titular role of Bo Peep. Before….
It’s not set to open at Planet Hollywood until preview performances start on June 11, but “Surf, The Musical” is already poised to become the talk of the summer entertainment scene in Las Vegas. The cast and creative team behind this homage to surf culture and the music of The Beach Boys gave a preview….
There’s a lot to love about Yolös Mexican Grill at Planet Hollywood, but today, we’re going to share just four. Why four? Because four is the first positive non-Fibonacci number*, of course. First up, the Margarona! Let’s just say, right now, we’re not making this cocktail up. Oh, that’s right, it’s a cocktail that looks….
The new Nobu Restaurant and Nobu Hotel (a hotel-within-a-hotel, actually) will be unveiled at Caesars Palace later this year, but in the meantime, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has shared a glimpse into his new 11,200-square-foot restaurant. Click here for a larger version of the image. Chef Matsuhisa has 24 signature restaurants around the world, combining “the….
Hey, you define “breaking news” your way, and we’ll define it our way. Fifty-one ridiculously-fit Miss USA 2012 contestants have been making a splash around Sin City leading up to their pageant on June 3 at Planet Hollywood. (The contest will be broadcast on NBC.) Among their stops was a recent visit to the pool….
Not long ago, we shared the “Dog Casino,” a quirky dog “puzzle” that had as much in common with a real casino as Las Vegas showgirls have in common with buffalo curd. (Hint: Almost nothing in common.) Read more about the Dog Casino. Read more about buffalo curd. The Dog Casino involves removing a plastic….
Think you know your Vegas casino table game jargon? We did, too, until we heard about the blackjack “plug.” When you’re playing blackjack from a “shoe” (the device that holds multiple decks of cards), two “cut cards” are used. One of these plastic cut cards is inserted toward the end of the shoe, so the….
Sin City’s newest chef, Gordon Ramsay, suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized for a brief time resulting from his participation in a charity soccer event in the U.K. for UNICEF on May 27, 2012. The “Hell’s Kitchen” star, and creator of the new Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, had a collision with a….
The 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has kicked off its 43rd installment at Rio Las Vegas. The longest-running and richest poker event in the world features 58 events spanning 50 days, through July 16, 2012. This year’s World Series of Poker even has a fancy new Main Event winner’s bracelet. Learn more, and possibly….
This Las Vegas blog loves it some neon! Today’s sign lives in downtown Las Vegas, on Fremont Street, as part of a free outdoor gallery overseen by The Neon Museum. A little history of the sign: “The Red Barn began its existence in the late 1950s as an antique store at 1317 Tropicana Avenue. In….
Just try to find a city that does frosty beverages better than Las Vegas. Go ahead, we’ll wait. Thought so! Today, we’ve got three colorful cocktails from VooDoo Beach at Rio Las Vegas sure to prove, once and for all, when it comes to libations, Las Vegas is a master libator! Or something. First up….
No, literally. Miss USA Alyssa Campanella and 51 Miss USA hopefuls have been living it up in Las Vegas, including at the Flamingo pool (above), as the Miss USA pageant on June 3 nears. The reigning Miss USA will hand over her crown to the new Miss USA at Planet Hollywood. The ceremony will be….
The “Queen of Soul” herself, Aretha Franklin, is coming to Caesars Palace on July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Rolling Stone magazine put the iconic singer at the top of their “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” and she’s been entertaining audiences for decades. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom,….
World-champion juggler Jeff Civillico will hit the stage at Imperial Palace for a new show, starting May 26, 2012. Civillico’s comedy-fueled show includes physical humor, stunts and juggling with audience interaction. At least that’s what the news release says. The show hasn’t opened yet, and this blog is incapable of seeing into the future. It….