Due to popular demand, Cindy Williams will extend her run as a guest star in Menopause The Musical® at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Originally scheduled to perform through May 29, Williams has received such a positive audience response that show producers have asked her to continue performing for an additional three months through Sept. 2, 2017.
- Jennifer Lopez’s Las Vegas Show Brings Out The Stars – Click For Jennifer Lopez Tickets
- Britney Spears Announces End Of ‘Piece Of Me’ Shows In Las Vegas – Click For Britney Spears Tickets
Pink Taco, the mega-hip Mexican cantina at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas,has launched new, irresistible brunch and happy hour menus crafted by distinguished chef Crystal Parker. Featuring bold, authentic flavors, residents, visitors and foodies alike can enjoy mouthwatering cuisine inside the Día de los Muertos decorated cantina or outside on the chic patio overlooking Hard Rock Hotel’s world-famous pool scene.
- Chefs At Beer Park And Hexx Serve Barbecued Gator On The Las Vegas Strip
- Old Vegas Lives On At Golden Steer Steakhouse
- 10 Questions For Mario Batali’s 10th Anniversary In Las Vegas
- Gordon Ramsay Steak Celebrates Fifth Anniversary In Vegas
The first gallery in the world to focus solely on food photography by a single artist is now open. Introducing the Modernist Cuisine Gallery, where the groundbreaking works of photographer, chef, scientist, and author Nathan Myrhvold transports beholders to the intersection of fine art, food photography, and science. Located at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, the gallery sells limited-edition prints of food photography taken by Myhrvold and found in the books he has authored: Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and the forthcoming Modernist Bread, on sale fall 2017.
- This View Of Death Valley Really Wows
- Beyond The Strip: The Essential Guide To Downtown Las Vegas
- Always-Evolving Las Vegas Offers More Deals And Spots To Stay And Dine Than Ever
Keno has made its official debut at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas.
- Raiders Owner To Push For Las Vegas Super Bowl 2023 Or 2024
- Unanimous Vote Avoids Delays For Raiders’ Move To Las Vegas In 2020
- Raiders Sell Out Season Tickets Despite Impending Move To Las Vegas
- Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Expected To Be Completed By June 2020
- Raiders Score Coliseum Season-Ticket Sellout On Way To Las Vegas
- Fountainebleau Las Vegas Plans To Cover Exposed Portions Of Building
- Fox Orders Comedy Series Set On Flight To Las Vegas
- Recreational Marijuana Sales In Nevada A Month Away Barring Delays, Could Be A Boon For Las Vegas
- Scorpions Taking Over Las Vegas Apartment Complex
- Investing In Tech To Tackle An Awful Annoyance: Lost Luggage
- Casino Still Holding Elvis Presley Items Sought By Estate
- Lonnie Hammargren’s Las Vegas Collectibles Losing Legendary Home
- Clark County May Install Steel Posts Along Strip Sidewalks
- Number Of Young, First-Time Visitors To Las Vegas On The Rise
- Here’s How To Stay Safe In The Las Vegas Summer Heat
Hello From Las Vegas! – We hit 117 on Tuesday, which tied the record for the third time ever. I’ve been here for all three ties, but wasn’t here (nor born) in 1942 when it was first set. As I write this, it is Wednesday afternoon, and only 110F, which really isn’t that bad. Temps should be dropping back to normal as we get into next week.
I did have a bit of a scare yesterday when I lost power and it was still 113 out. Power came back in 5 minutes, which I was very thankful for. Outages like that happen a few times a year, and are presumably linked to part of the grid being shut down for a quick repair or transformer swap-out.
I’ve been keeping an eye on NV Energy’s Outage Website, and have to say that our power company does a remarkable job of keeping the juice on, even in record heat (which blows old transformers) or in high winds. Most outages today have a 3 hour resolve window. Granted, we have smart meters. Which means they know exactly when and where power is lost.
Don’t get me wrong: Three hours is a LONG TIME to go without AC in this heat. In the five minutes I didn’t have power, the temp in my home jumped 2 degrees!
Despite the heat, plenty of people continue to visit the Las Vegas sign for photos! At 117F out yesterday, I checked the Las Vegas Sign Live Cam and there was a group of people waiting for their photo op!
Las Vegas Strip Churches Keep Parking Free – Few take note, but the Las Vegas Strip (generally speaking), is home to two churches: Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer sits across from Mandalay Bay, and Guardian Angel Cathedral is just north of Wynn Las Vegas. Both do not mind people parking in their lots as long as they respect the lot hours. Although ironically enough, Wynn and Tropicana (just north of Shrine) still offer free lot parking. In keeping with the tradition of Las Vegas, Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer even has a gift shop! Click For Details
219 Miles Per Hour – Nevada is one of the very few states which still allows an open speed event on a state highway. Route 318 starts just about two hours north of Las Vegas, and a 90 mile stretch is designated for the run each year. The most recent winner also set an open road speed record in the process. The speed? 219 miles-per-hour. You may be thinking that at some point in the race, he made it up to 219, right? Nope. He AVERAGED 129 over the course of 90 miles, covering the entire distance in less than 25 minutes. Wow!
Here’s a quick clip:
Just for a comparison, the jet you fly into Las Vegas on is doing about 160 MPH (140 knots) upon landing and take-off.
Delish.com Best Nevada Sports Bar – I was going to tell you that the best sports bar was an easy walk from The Strip. But, I just heard they closed! (They have locations in other parts of town, but all in the suburbs). BJ’s Cocktail lounge was on Tropicana, just past the end of the MGM parking garage. As more of you don’t mind getting just off The Strip to play and eat like the locals (at local’s prices), we’ll be featuring these bar and grills.
Third Fastest Growing – Las Vegas is the third-fasted growing metro area in the country. Only Austin and Orlando are growing at a faster pace. Orlando also continues to barely edge us out for conventions. And yes, Las Vegas has enough water to keep growing. Due to restrictions on lawns and outdoor watering, we’re staying well within our allotment. Arizona would take the first cuts to their agriculture industry if things get really bad.
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Vegas Videos You’ll Enjoy
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 Las Vegas’ newest hotel casino, located (more or less) across the intersection from SLS on the Las Vegas Strip.
This drive begins on Interstate 215, and soon exits onto Las Vegas Boulevard, AKA “The Strip”. I drove up the strip into Downtown Las Vegas, then wandered around a bit until finding my way over to Interstate 15, for the drive out of town.
Millenial Life Crisis documents their 48 hour trip to Las Vegas!
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