The Strip’s newest high-powered headliners, TENORS OF ROCK have opened their first-ever resident production in the Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The five burly Brits, backed by a shredding band and a bevy of beautiful dancers from famed Sunset Strip burlesque troupe, Little Miss Nasty, were met with countless standing ovations from the packed theater throughout the evening, as they delivered reimagined renditions of the most beloved rock anthems and biggest songs of all time.
Las Vegas-based fine art photographer Jon Rouse will premiere his collection “PRIMER: Art of Weaponry”, a study of power vs. beauty, to the public for the first time since its recent Hollywood film debut in box office hit John Wick 2. The ultra-high-resolution modern art collection of rare firearms, ammunitions and explosives opens a new dimension of creativity on the Fine Art spectrum by showcasing unorthodox subject matter that is photographically-translated into a visually-stunning opus.
The fully renovated rooftop pool and recreation deck at the Plaza Hotel & Casino that opened July 4th weekend last year to rave reviews has even more to offer guests this summer with an additional $25,000 upgrade to its furnishings, a $300,000 renovation to five hotel suites with direct access to the pool deck, and various special events, including a Hawaiian Luau and the debut of “Plaza Pool Nights.”
A new nightlife offering has opened at downtown’s Neonopolis, The Nerd. The Nerd nightclub takes up residence in the former Drink & Drag space and offers bowling, pool and frosty beverages. No drag queens, but you’ll survive.
- Former Home Of Las Vegas Strip Club Owner Sells For $6.2M – PHOTOS
- Tech Upgrades Coming With $1.4B Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion
- Mr. Las Vegas .. Airport? The Trick To Naming Places After People Is To Keep Politics Out Of It!
- The Sin That’s Not Welcome In Sin City
- Las Vegas Strip To Get Esports Arena With Luxor Club Overhaul
- Legislation May Push Light-Rail Between Airport, Las Vegas
- It Has Begun: What You Need To Know About Caesars Entertainment’s Parking Fees
- Bellagio And Aria Increasing Parking Fees Again
- Nevada Senate Signs Permission Slip For Las Vegas Light Rail
Hello From Las Vegas! – The winds are (mostly) dying down, the days are lengthening, and cold nights are a thing of the past. Pack a bathing suit, not a jacket!
I’m pleased to report that we’re making major progress on our new password-protected members area. We project to have it open for you in two weeks. (Keep in mind, the transition of getting everyone set up may take just a little longer. Moving everyone to the new system is a major undertaking).
The bottom line is that you’ll eventually be able to not only access any back issues you desire, but we’ll have a special section with years worth of helpful tips, sorted for easy reference. It will be perfect for those of you in pre-trip planning to bone up on things you have forgotten, or tips we gave out before you may have become a member. We’re excited!
So, About Our New Stadium – The NFL Raiders are indeed headed to Las Vegas, and construction will soon begin on a badly-needed 65k seat stadium. Most likely across the freeway from Mandalay Bay (although downtown is still lobbying hard, and willing to donate Cashmen Center, which would save the stadium construction around over $200 million in land acquisition costs).
We’ve been over most of this (and soon will be able to direct you to specific archives in the members area). However, I want to firmly correct the gibberish the national media spreading about the stadium financing.
We need this stadium. We’ve needed this stadium. A tourism destination of our magnitude is undeserved in this area. (35k seat Sam Boyd stadium is way out on the edge of town, and does not have a roof). We need it for everything from traveling concerts which will only play stadiums to major sports events (the kind you always see broadcast from Glendale, Arizona and Dallas, Texas) to convention meeting space where the many huge conventions we garner each year can put everyone in the same venue for an evening pep-talk and entertainment event.
The national media continues to decry that we’re subsidizing an NFL team with the largest amount ever for stadium construction. Actually, it is the other way around. This stadium was in the early planning stages, without mention of an NFL team. We needed the stadium. We were going to build the thing one way or another. The reality is that The Raiders are bringing around 60% of the construction costs to the table, despite only using the facility 10 times per year (not including playoff games). Their prospected usage is 20% of stadium event dates, while kicking in 60% of the cash.
Let me ask you: Who got the best of who?!?!?!?
February, Not So Good – February’s numbers, ranging from gaming win to room rates to airport flyers, wasn’t so good. Especially with all the news about tourism records and similar. Could it be an anomoly? Possibly. Could it be the tip of the “we’re reducing our number of yearly Vegas visits?” Might be. We’ll keep our eyes on it,
As I’ve noted, we’re going to continue our quest to make sure no matter how many (or few) times you visit, you’ll know what is going on and be able to get the best bang for your buck. Downtown is booming. Near-Strip casinos are upgrading. Ride-sharing services (Uber, Lyft) are making it affordable to visit properties who still care about offering you great value and welcome you with open arms!
Karma Donations – No, not to us! We appreciate your support with your yearly subscription. As some of you know, “Karma Donations” are something good you can do prior to a Las Vegas visit to help improve your luck. We don’t know if they work or not, but for those of you who want to give it a whirl, we have two suggestions:
1. The Las Vegas Rescue Mission does great work with feeding and housing the homeless. Despite how much it may tug at your heart strings, many of the panhandlers on The Strip and downtown are in no way homeless. You can make a good-enough tax free living doing this to afford a rent-by-the-week apartment (most of which come with free cable and wi-fi), food, clothes, and enough to Uber or ride the bus to The Strip every day.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission actually provides services to the truly down-and-out. You can donate online at http://www.vegasrescue.org/ways-to-give/; and then walk by the “homeless” on The Strip and downtown guilt free.
2. If you have an issue with giving to a faith-based organization, consider Three Square Food Bank. They help provide food to needy persons and familier in the Las Vegas area. While you are enjoying your visit, you know that a family just a couple of miles from you is able to cook up dinner because of your generosity. You can reach them at https://www.threesquare.org
Hope that you are enjoying this issue!
Ted Newkirk, Publisher
Editor: Rick “VegasZiggy” Ziegler
Associate Editor, News Researcher, Concerts and Headliners: Amy Rayner-Cooley
Watch the installation of beautiful dragon glass sculpture being installed over the course of two weeks at the new Lucky Dragon casino. The Lucky Dragon is across the corner, as viewed, from the SLS Casino at The Strip and Sahara. Las Vegas’ newest hotel casino!
Some vacation memories are better left behind – bed bugs, for example. Consumer Reports’ experts show you simple ways to check for signs of bed bugs in your hotel room and what to do if you spot them.
In today’s Vlog the family and I take Kaydence to Floyd Lamb Park in Las Vegas to feed the birds and let her have a horse ride. Floyd Lamb Park has a petting zoo, horse ride and bounce house all for $10.00. Later that night Christa and I go downtown Las Vegas to First Friday which is down near Fremont Street Experience on the first Friday of each month. First Friday Las Vegas has food trucks, arts and crafts, art and much more to check out.
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