mgm grand – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 02:18:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scapa-lv.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4-150x150.png mgm grand – Scapa LV http://scapa-lv.org/ 32 32 A show of Ukrainian stars is coming to the Strip https://scapa-lv.org/a-show-of-ukrainian-stars-is-coming-to-the-strip/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 02:18:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/a-show-of-ukrainian-stars-is-coming-to-the-strip/ The Kats! Office at the time of this writing is the red carpet entrance to “America’s Got Talent Live!” in Luxor. Show Creator Simon Cowell and judge of the TV show “AGT” Howie Mandel are in town to accept the key to the Las Vegas Strip, and also to review the show. Mandel asked earlier, […]]]>

The Kats! Office at the time of this writing is the red carpet entrance to “America’s Got Talent Live!” in Luxor. Show Creator Simon Cowell and judge of the TV show “AGT” Howie Mandel are in town to accept the key to the Las Vegas Strip, and also to review the show. Mandel asked earlier, “What if you lock your car key? I also want the Coat-Hanger for the Strip.

Howie is always on, believe it. More from this scene and beyond:

Ukrainian Stars Show Set

In April 2011, during the opening night of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, I experienced a premiere in Las Vegas. For the first time, I gave an act a standing ovation – twice. And that was even before the end of the act.

We are talking about the marvelous skater Aratas who spin endlessly, or Victor and Jenny Arata, amazing artists and proud Las Vegans. The couple are now a favorite act on “V – The Ultimate Variety Show” at the V Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood. Email boxoffice@vtheater.com for tickets and details. Get there fast, as it should easily sell out.

The Aratas are preparing a star production of Ukrainian acts for their V Theater stage at 9 p.m. on March 31. Jenny’s family is originally from Kiev. Her sister was safely out of the country and is now in Poland.

The Aratas have participated in protest and support events in Las Vegas since the launch of the Russian invasion, including a Feb. 26 event on the Strip.

They have also been busy reaching out to actors in the war-torn region. Each act of the March will come from Ukraine. Balance Artist Vladimir Dovgan and acrobatic juggler Vladik Myagastupov (also a Cirque du Soleil touring artist) are signed. Rhythmic Gymnast World Champion Tamara Yerofeeva should also occur.

The artists present videos describing their hometowns. The Aratas will also perform.

As Jenny said on Saturday, “We will work hard to continually raise funds for Ukraine, because rebuilding will take years after the destruction that has been caused.” Jenny waves the Ukrainian flag at every show. “We have great support.”

Place for sweets

“You are truly unique. I’ve never met someone like you before,” was by Jeff Goldblum quick review of Melody Candy after Goldblum headlined two shows Saturday night at 24 Oxford at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Sweets donned a dress with a giant heart as a cape (and pulled smaller hearts out of her bra, tossing them to the crowd).

With Sweets offering curves and charisma, Goldblum and his band went through “My Baby Just Cares for Me”, “Love Me or Leave Me”, “Come On-A My House” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right”.

Goldblum riffed on Sweets’ name, “She’s Sweets, so sweets…” and the two displayed true chemistry onstage. Offstage there were bubbly conversations about the Rat Pack, Elvis and Jerry Lewis (Golblum spoke with Lewis about the role of Lewis’s son in “Max Rose” before the role went to Kevin Pollack).

Goldblum – a terrific jazz pianist – met each audience member before and after each show. We would support more of this show. The buzz about a possible return, even an extended engagement, starts here.

Keith in Utah

Sadness falls on the column as Randal Keith leave our town.

As Keith said on his Facebook page, “It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that I am leaving Las Vegas.” He was engaged for six months at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts at Snow Canyon State Park in Ivins, Utah.

We caught up with the great actor and bellowing baritone just after he arrived in town to open “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” at The Venetian. Keith also co-starred in “Showstoppers” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot”, both at the Encore Theatre; and in “Baz” at the Palazzo Theatre. Keith was known across the country as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” on tour and on Broadway.

We’ve also seen Keith in several appearances as The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas, as part of The Phat Pack of former “Phantom” performers. bruce Ewing, Randal Keith and Kevan Patriquinwith Phil Fortenberry at the piano.

A particularly memorable show was a Phat Pack show several years ago for around 50 people at the Plaza Showroom. I said at the time that it was the best collection of talent in front of a small crowd that I had ever seen. Keith was just as awesome in Enoch Augustus Scott The production of Baritones of Love, another show that should play for the masses.

Keith said in his outgoing message, “I will miss the incredibly talented community I have been blessed to be a part of over the past 15 years.” Dozens of friends on the Vegas entertainment scene feel the same way.

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John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. To follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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Fontainebleau prepares to take on the iconic Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/fontainebleau-prepares-to-take-on-the-iconic-las-vegas-strip/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:26:23 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/fontainebleau-prepares-to-take-on-the-iconic-las-vegas-strip/ The pandemic has deprived Las Vegas of an important part of its economic model. Even after casinos were allowed to open (at first with lots of restrictions), big events stayed away. Conventions, involving large gatherings of people, made no sense in a time of social distancing and cancellations piled up, leaving Las Vegas without a […]]]>

The pandemic has deprived Las Vegas of an important part of its economic model. Even after casinos were allowed to open (at first with lots of restrictions), big events stayed away. Conventions, involving large gatherings of people, made no sense in a time of social distancing and cancellations piled up, leaving Las Vegas without a draw.

Conventions give people an excuse to go to Las Vegas. It’s very different from asking your partner or loved one to take a trip to Las Vegas for no other reason than to “have” to go to work.

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LAS VEGAS MONORAIL ONLY PROVIDES BAND TRANSPORT DURING THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LAS VEGAS HALF MARATHON AND 10K https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-only-provides-band-transport-during-the-rock-n-roll-las-vegas-half-marathon-and-10k/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 22:33:43 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-only-provides-band-transport-during-the-rock-n-roll-las-vegas-half-marathon-and-10k/ LA VEGAS – The Las Vegas Monorail will once again be the only transportation option on the Strip available during the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon and 10K running on Sunday, February 27. This unique nighttime racing experience allows attendees to take full charge of one of the world’s most iconic streets, […]]]>

LA VEGAS – The Las Vegas Monorail will once again be the only transportation option on the Strip available during the 2022 Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon and 10K running on Sunday, February 27. This unique nighttime racing experience allows attendees to take full charge of one of the world’s most iconic streets, as the only private event to close Las Vegas Blvd.

In addition to ensuring participants have easy access to the race course and all of the weekend’s events and activities, race participants will also be able to take advantage of an exclusive discount on all multi-day passes. Tickets can be purchased here.

The Las Vegas Monorail offers seven stations along the Strip, with the Paris/Bally station being the closest to the Start Line Village, located behind Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Electronically purchased tickets can be downloaded directly to passengers’ mobile devices for added convenience. More information about this option is available at https://www.lvmonorail.com/mobile-ticketing/

The race schedule and locations are as follows:

Thursday February 24

Health & Fitness Expo presented by Resorts World Las Vegas
Location: Resorts World Las Vegas
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday February 25

Health & Aptitude Expo presented by Resorts World Las Vegas
Location: Resorts World Las Vegas
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Access to the party for runners and spectators (with runner benefits bracelet)
Location: Jewel Nightclub at Aria Resort & Casino
Time: 10:30 p.m.

Saturday February 26
Health & Fitness Expo presented by Resorts World Las Vegas
Location: Resorts World Las Vegas
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 5K
Location: Downtown Las Vegas / Las Vegas Blvd.
Start time: 5:00 p.m.

Saturday night concert and festival (Again Entertainment)
Location: Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Party: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Access to the party for runners and spectators (with runner’s perks wristband)
Venue: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand
Time: 10:30 p.m.

Sunday February 27

Half Marathon & 10K
Location: Start Village (located behind Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino)To start up
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Access to the party for runners and spectators (with runner benefits bracelet)
Location: Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Time: 10:30 p.m.

For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to buy tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672) or visit www.LVMonorail.com.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS MONORAIL

The Las Vegas Monorail provides a fast and convenient connection along the Las Vegas Strip, connecting passengers to world-class restaurants, shows, shopping, nightclubs, spas, hotels and casinos. Within minutes, monorail riders can cruise the famous Las Vegas Strip in a safe, comfortable, and clean environment without the hassle of traffic or wasted time. Currently, the privately funded Monorail system consists of seven stations: MGM Grand; Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo/Caesars Palace; Harrah’s/The LINQ; Las Vegas Convention Center; Westgate Resort & Casino and SAHARA Las Vegas. Las Vegas’ “green” public transportation choice, the Monorail’s electric trains are zero-emission vehicles. Hours of operation are Mondays, 7 a.m. to midnight; Tuesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail or where to buy tickets, call 866-4-MONORAIL (866-466-6672); visit www.LVMonorail.com.

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New Las Vegas foodie spots to bite into in 2022 https://scapa-lv.org/new-las-vegas-foodie-spots-to-bite-into-in-2022/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 02:15:23 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/new-las-vegas-foodie-spots-to-bite-into-in-2022/ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new year brings the opportunity for new adventures and Las Vegas is definitely known for its wide array of unique activities. For foodies, this opportunity could mean trying a number of tasty treats. The Valley has no shortage of better places to try, as several new restaurants in the Las […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A new year brings the opportunity for new adventures and Las Vegas is definitely known for its wide array of unique activities.

For foodies, this opportunity could mean trying a number of tasty treats. The Valley has no shortage of better places to try, as several new restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley are set to open in 2022.

Here’s a roundup of a few restaurants that are sure to chase away the winter blues this time of year.

Freed’s Bakery in the Arts District – Now Open

Freed’s recently opened a new dessert shop in downtown Las Vegas at 60 E. California Ave., in the heart of the Las Vegas Arts District. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman will recognize the family business during the ceremonial portion of the City Council agenda.

Freed Bakery

Freed’s opened in 1959 and is now a third generation bakery. The business started with a small bakery and has expanded to six locations with another coming soon.

Jonas Brothers – early 2022 – MGM Grand

The Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers family is opening a new restaurant, Nellie’s Southern Kitchen, in early 2022 at the MGM Grand.

According to a press release, the family said the restaurant honors their grandmother Nellie and celebrates Southern comfort food.

“Opening a restaurant in the heart of the iconic Las Vegas Strip is exciting, and I know my grandmother Nellie would be truly amazed to see her name in the limelight,” said Kevin Jonas, Sr.

Vanderpump in Paris – Winter Season 2022 — Paris Las Vegas

Vanderpump is about to open a second restaurant in Las Vegas (Facebook/Lisa Vanderpump)

According to the British restaurateur and reality TV star’s Facebook page, her latest restaurant is set to open inside The Paris hotel later this winter.

Vanderpump a Paris will offer delicious dishes, cocktails and Parisian-inspired treats.

This will be Vanderpump’s second restaurant, the first is known as her cocktail garden at Caesars Palace.

Emmitt’s – Spring 2022 — The Fashion Show Mall

Emmitt’s Las Vegas

Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith announced the launch of Emmitt’s Las Vegas, a vibrant 30,000+ square foot restaurant and event venue overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and surrounded by numerous world-class resorts .

The new spot will be located at the Fashion Show mall.

Emmitt’s will be located at the Fashion Show Mall and is expected to include fine dining, live concerts, watch parties and other elite events.

The Bedford by Martha Stewart – Spring 2022 — Paris Las Vegas

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This spring, global lifestyle guru Marth Stewart will bring his acclaimed Martha Stewart lifestyle brand to life with his first-ever restaurant. Martha Stewart’s Bedford will be designed to bring Stewart’s famous country farmhouse in Bedford, NY to life.

The restaurant’s signature menu items will include Stewart’s personal favorites, including Las Vegas Farmer’s Market and Vermont Creamery, among others.

“Our menu will be delicious, representing the exact same types of foods that I serve my friends and family. Dining at Bedford will be immersive, fun, unexpected and utterly delicious,” Stewart said.

The New Boss Café by Buddy Valastro – Early 2022 — The LINQ Hotel

Lisa Valastro and Buddy Valastro arrive at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Award. (Photo by: Amy Sussman/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank)

Buddy Valastro’s love of Las Vegas just got sweeter with the opening of his fourth restaurant concept in the Valley in early 2022.

The star of the hit TLC series cake boss will open The Boss Café by Buddy Valastro at the LINQ Hotel + Experience. The Boss Café will join the famiglia of Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bakery and PizzaCake with casual takeout meals capturing the savory and sweet side of the famed New Jersey chef and restaurateur.

The highlight of the restaurant is the Mozz Bar, where diners can grab their favorite creation of fresh mozzarella served with warm rustic bread and their choice of topping of basil pesto, roasted peppers, tomato-olive relish or tomato, fresh basil and aged balsamic.

The café is designed as a perfect take-out concept for people looking for a quick bite or to bring home delicious treats for the family.

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Some Vegas Strip casinos will have new facades, household names https://scapa-lv.org/some-vegas-strip-casinos-will-have-new-facades-household-names/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 02:48:45 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/some-vegas-strip-casinos-will-have-new-facades-household-names/ LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some shake-ups among owners could lead to rebranding, tearing down, rebuilding and adding household names to some of the Las Vegas Strip’s most iconic properties. Caesars Entertainment Inc., owner of the venerable Bally’s Las Vegas, announced this week that it plans to rename its towers in the heart of the Strip […]]]>

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some shake-ups among owners could lead to rebranding, tearing down, rebuilding and adding household names to some of the Las Vegas Strip’s most iconic properties.

Caesars Entertainment Inc., owner of the venerable Bally’s Las Vegas, announced this week that it plans to rename its towers in the heart of the Strip the Horseshoe Las Vegas, taking inspiration from a name made famous at a downtown gambling hall. -city that was the original home of the World Series of Poker.

A few blocks from Las Vegas Boulevard, the famous Tropicana Las Vegas could be demolished or renovated, according to the director of the company proposing to buy Bally’s Corp., owner of a Rhode Island-based casino. Bally’s Corp. buys the nearly 1,500-room resort – a Rat Pack-era attraction once known for its mob ties.

“We’re open to anything,” Soohyung Kim, founding partner at investment firm Standard General, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, including possibly leveling the tower and redevelopment of the 35-acre Strip property. to give Bally’s Corp. Address of the Las Vegs Strip.


“It’s hard to be a national gaming company without having a Las Vegas presence,” Kim told the newspaper.

At the Mirage Hotel & Casino, the iconic volcano that has been spitting fire since the hotel opened in 1989 is destined to be extinguished once Hard Rock International acquires the Polynesian-themed property’s operations in a deal in cash with MGM Resorts International worth nearly $1.1 billion. .

Hard Rock, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, plans to build a huge guitar-shaped hotel.

At the new Horseshoe, Caesars Entertainment said work will begin this spring to renovate and rename the 2,800-room Bally’s, which opened in late 1973 as the MGM Grand Hotel, then move the World Series of Poker to the Strip for the first time.

The tournament began in 1970 at the Horseshoe Club, a downtown hotel founded by Texas gambler Benny Binion in 1951. It moved in 2005 to the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, where the pandemic-delayed 52nd version of the tournament marquee event was held last November.

This year, it will be at the Horseshoe and adjacent Paris Las Vegas from May 31 through July 19, Caesars said in a statement Wednesday.

“As we are moving the WSOP to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time, having it happen at Horseshoe makes it incredibly special,” said Ty Stewart, senior vice president and tournament executive director of Caesars.

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Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak bring Silk Sonic to the Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/bruno-mars-and-anderson-paak-bring-silk-sonic-to-the-las-vegas-strip/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 03:40:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/bruno-mars-and-anderson-paak-bring-silk-sonic-to-the-las-vegas-strip/ Bto run March was set to revisit its production at Dolby Live in 2022. It does that, and more, with an all-new show, igniting the funk with Sonic Silk and partner Anderson Paak. “An Evening with Silk Sonic” takes over the old Park Theater from February 25-26, continuing for select dates from March 2-31 and […]]]>

Bto run March was set to revisit its production at Dolby Live in 2022. It does that, and more, with an all-new show, igniting the funk with Sonic Silk and partner Anderson Paak.

“An Evening with Silk Sonic” takes over the old Park Theater from February 25-26, continuing for select dates from March 2-31 and again on April 2. Although more dates are planned this year, the shows are billed as an extension engagement and not a residency (these descriptions of superstar engagements are generally the responsibility of the artists themselves).

On Twitter, Mars called the show “The sexiest party of the year!”

Without expressly applying this vernacular, the international vice president of entertainment at MGM Resorts Chris Baldizan said the company was expanding its promotion of the show across the station.

“We’re excited for Silk Sonic’s upcoming shows and the energy this talented, Grammy-nominated duo will bring to the stage,” Baldizan said in a statement, indirectly referencing the upcoming Grammy Awards television broadcast scheduled for Saturday. April 3 at the MGM Grand. Garden. “We are honored that Bruno Mars has made Dolby Live his home for the past five years and look forward to this new entertainment experience that he and Anderson .Paak will create for their fans. We’re working on some really fun plans for the resort so we can all take a little time travel back to the 70s.”

Tickets start at $125 (no charge) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketmaster.com. Ticket holders will need to pack their phones or leave them behind and adhere to the state’s indoor mask mandate, but are not required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Independently, Mars has been headlining Park MGM since December 2016. He and Bailiff performed from the Dolby Live stage on December 30, with Mars announcing that evening that Usher will also perform a series at Park MGM. Expect the new production to launch this summer. Usher wrapped up his lavishly produced and well-received series at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on New Year’s Day.

Recurring Dolby Live headliners such as Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Dear have not announced dates for 2022 but are expected to return. Comic Kat Williams (Friday and Saturday), country superstar Garth Brooks (February 4-5) are booked, but the theater program from May to the end of the year is still open.

Silk Sonic released “Leave the Door Open” nearly a year after the act’s premiere date on the Strip. The song spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 18 weeks in the top 10. The video for the song, directed by Mars and Florent Dechardwon Best R&B Video and Best Editing at the 2021 MTV Music Video Awards.

The release was followed by the #LetSilkSonicThrive social media campaign, which earned the duo their first live performance at the 2021 Grammy Awards show. The performance was also fueled by a tribute to the late Little Richard.

The shows will focus on Silk Sonic releases, but with only one album to choose from, expect more selections from both artists. We’re planning a cover of the joyful “I Took Your Phones Away”, an underground single from Mars. Listen to it only in Dolby Live.

Wayne on schedule

Keep track of Mr. Las Vegas in the middle of the schedule change. wayne newton is on track to return to its namesake theater in Flamingo at 7 p.m. Monday. His autobiographical show “Up Close and Personal” has not performed since March 2020. Newton brings back music director and drummer Marc Atkinsonkeyboardist Mariano Longo and bassist Danny DeMorales.

Rivera’s “Fantasy” Promotion

We have long said that Mariah Rivera is someone to watch on the entertainment scene. The actor and entrepreneur of “Fantasy” in Luxor has been promoted to co-producer of the show. Rivera joins beverly janethe original co-producer of the production, working with the creator, producer and director Anita Mann.

It’s a big move, fraught with new responsibilities, as Rivera will lead the show’s social media planning and cast appearances; supervise the entire range of “Fancy” products; and also continues to perform nightly in the topless revue.

“Mariah makes immeasurable contributions to the ‘Fantasy’ family. Not just in her tremendous work ethic, but in the way she inspires and motivates the entire cast and crew,” Mann said in a statement. “It is my sincere honor to promote and reward his hard work and leadership, which has been instrumental in our continued success.”

Rivera is looking forward to a career in entertainment beyond performance. I would bet on it.

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A big problem. Favorite column Sarah Hester Ross launches its second residency at Notoriety Live on February 10. “Viral Live With Sarah Hester Ross” collects viral sensations at 9 p.m. every Thursday through March 24.

The TikTok star with 1.8 million followers has lined up online sensations such as Tom McGovernfamous donald trump copycat John Di Domenico; Toilet paper T.; Matt Donnelly, aka The Mind Noodler; Morgan Jay; Elisabeth Wykert; Austin Archer; Cearra OSullivan; Gwenna Laithland, Brian Moller, Christina Balonek, Scott D Henry, Charlie Quinn Starling and Playboy Manbaby’s Robbie Pfefer. Tickets are on sale now, starting at $35, go to sarahhesterross.com/shows.

John Katsilometes’ column airs daily in Section A. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. To follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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🌱 When We Were Young Festival + Upcoming Grammys on LV Strip https://scapa-lv.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-when-we-were-young-festival-upcoming-grammys-on-lv-strip/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:22:30 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/%f0%9f%8c%b1-when-we-were-young-festival-upcoming-grammys-on-lv-strip/ Rise and shine, Las Vegas! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Wednesday off to a good start. Here’s what’s happening in town today. First, today’s weather forecast: Partially sunny. High: 63 Low: 43. Here are today’s top three stories in Las Vegas: My Chemical Romance and Avril Lavigne are among the headlining […]]]>

Rise and shine, Las Vegas! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Wednesday off to a good start. Here’s what’s happening in town today.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Partially sunny. High: 63 Low: 43.

Here are today’s top three stories in Las Vegas:

  1. My Chemical Romance and Avril Lavigne are among the headlining artists of a new Las Vegas music festival inspired by the 2000s. The “When We Were Young Festival” is scheduled for October 22 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on January 21. (News3LV)

  2. The Grammys are coming to Las Vegas Strip for the first time this year, after the originally scheduled January 31 broadcast of the Crypto.com Arena was canceled due to COVID-related uncertainty. On April 3, the music industry’s largest annual awards show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden. This year’s show will be hosted by Trevor Noah. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

  3. Sam Hunt will perform as part of reopening weekend at a nightclub on the Las Vegas Strip. After a nearly two-year closure, Light Nightclub at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has announced its grand reopening over the weekend. Featured performances throughout the weekend will include Wyclef Jean on Friday February 11 and Sam Hunt on Saturday February 12. (FOX5 Las Vegas)

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From my notebook:

  • Las Vegas Fire and Rescue firefighters were at the scene of a two-alarm fire in 804 East Sahara Ave. on Tuesday morning. (Facebook)

  • the Nevada Gaming Control Board released its annual report, which showed some economic losses, but an overall increase statewide.Downtown Casinos had a Revenue increase of 462.2% year over year from fiscal year 2020 to fiscal year 2021. (Twitter)

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Las Vegas Monorail to Run 44 Straight Hours for NYE, Offers $ 1 Rides | News https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-to-run-44-straight-hours-for-nye-offers-1-rides-news/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 21:26:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/las-vegas-monorail-to-run-44-straight-hours-for-nye-offers-1-rides-news/ LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The Las Vegas monorail will operate for 44 straight hours during the New Years holidays. It will operate continuously from 7 a.m. on Friday, December 31 through Saturday, January 1, 2022, until 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Locals can purchase […]]]>


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The Las Vegas monorail will operate for 44 straight hours during the New Years holidays.

It will operate continuously from 7 a.m. on Friday, December 31 through Saturday, January 1, 2022, until 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Locals can purchase $ 1 one-way tickets at all stations except the Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on December 31 with a Nevada ID card. The monorail will regularly be priced at $ 5 each way for tourists.

“Visitors who plan to stay for the weekend can save $ 3 off a 3-day unlimited pass by purchasing tickets in advance through December 30,” they said in a press release. More information can be found here.

LVCVA reminded riders of certain requirements:

  • Face masks are mandatory at all times throughout the system
  • Customers are encouraged to maintain social distancing where possible
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at each monorail station
  • No strollers, rucksacks or glass bottles will be allowed

The monorail has five stations along the Las Vegas Strip: MGM Grand; Bally’s / Paris Las Vegas; Flamingo / Cesar Palace; Harrah’s / The LINQ and SAHARA Las Vegas.

Copyright 2021 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Company). All rights reserved.


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Hard Rock buys Mirage casino on Las Vegas Strip for $ 1.1 billion https://scapa-lv.org/hard-rock-buys-mirage-casino-on-las-vegas-strip-for-1-1-billion/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 00:21:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/hard-rock-buys-mirage-casino-on-las-vegas-strip-for-1-1-billion/ Hard Rock International has agreed to acquire Mirage Casino operations on the Las Vegas Strip from MGM Resorts International MGM -2.58% for nearly $ 1.1 billion with plans to build a giant guitar-shaped hotel on Glitzy Boulevard. The deal with Hard Rock, owned by the Seminole tribe of Florida, is the latest of several financial […]]]>


Hard Rock International has agreed to acquire Mirage Casino operations on the Las Vegas Strip from MGM Resorts International MGM -2.58%

for nearly $ 1.1 billion with plans to build a giant guitar-shaped hotel on Glitzy Boulevard.

The deal with Hard Rock, owned by the Seminole tribe of Florida, is the latest of several financial deals on the Strip, which was hit hard during the pandemic shutdown but has seen a rebound in tourism. The sale of the Mirage business is expected to be finalized in the second half of 2022, pending regulatory approvals.

A render of Hard Rock’s plans for a guitar-shaped hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.


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The Mirage, known for its tropical theme and erupting volcano on the Strip, opened in 1989. MGM Resorts,

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who bought the casino-hotel in 2000, had announced plans to sell in November as it focuses on growth areas, such as sports betting and the pursuit of a new casino in Japan.

“This transaction is an important step for MGM Resorts,

and for Las Vegas, ”said Bill Hornbuckle, Managing Director of MGM Resorts. “As a member of the team that opened The Mirage in 1989, I know how special it is and what a great opportunity it represents for the Hard Rock team. “

Mirage real estate is owned by MGM Growth Properties LLC, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that MGM Resorts established in 2016. MGM Growth Properties, which owns real estate in several resorts on the Strip, is in the process of closing a deal to be acquired by Vici Properties Inc.

for approximately $ 17.2 billion, of which 5.7 billion is debt. This agreement was to be finalized in the first half of 2022.

Hard Rock said it plans to enter into a long-term rental agreement for Mirage real estate with Vici Properties.

MGM Resorts said it expects the net proceeds from the sale, after taxes and fees, to be around $ 815 million. It will retain the Mirage brand and license it to Hard Rock royalty-free for up to three years, while Hard Rock finalizes the rebranding of the property, the company said.

Even though it sells its Mirage business, MGM Resorts continues to invest some of its energies in the Strip. The company agreed earlier this year to buy the Cosmopolitan operations for around $ 1.6 billion from Blackstone. Inc.

Other MGM Resorts Strip casinos include the Bellagio, MGM Grand, Luxor, and New York-New York.

Write to Katherine Sayre at katherine.sayre@wsj.com

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Appeared in the print edition of December 14, 2021 under the title “Hard Rock to Buy Vegas Mirage Casino”.


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Police make progress in tackling violence on the Las Vegas Strip https://scapa-lv.org/police-make-progress-in-tackling-violence-on-the-las-vegas-strip/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 14:12:00 +0000 https://scapa-lv.org/police-make-progress-in-tackling-violence-on-the-las-vegas-strip/ Just over a year ago on the Las Vegas Strip, a spate of violent crime made headlines in a tourist corridor emerging from an unprecedented economic shutdown. Despite police efforts, sporadic acts of violence on the Strip persisted until 2021 as millions of visitors returned. Last year there was a shootout in Aria’s valet, gunfire […]]]>


Just over a year ago on the Las Vegas Strip, a spate of violent crime made headlines in a tourist corridor emerging from an unprecedented economic shutdown.

Despite police efforts, sporadic acts of violence on the Strip persisted until 2021 as millions of visitors returned.

Last year there was a shootout in Aria’s valet, gunfire on the MGM Grand casino floor, a stab in The Venetian, a shootout in front of Paris Las Vegas, a shootout in front of the Miracle Mile Shops, and a scrum in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas.

“We’ve had unique crime waves that hit Las Vegas and quite frankly it’s been happening across the country,” said Metropolitan Police Department captain Dori Koren, who oversees the area command. from the convention center which includes the Strip. “Like any other big city, we started to see an increase in some crime. We managed to manage it and get it under control. It kind of resurfaced last year, and I’m proud to say we’ve made a lot of progress in dealing with it.

Police responded to the wave of crime by conducting Operation Persistent Pressure, using a strong officer presence on the gang to combat an increase in aggravated assaults. This year, they made 52,000 pedestrian and vehicle stops across the convention center area command, confiscating more than 500 guns and making more than 9,000 arrests, Koren said.

In January, a shootout seriously injured a man outside The Venetian. In March, a Wynn Las Vegas employee shot dead a security guard before killing himself on the property. In August, a man was shot and killed at a motel on the 3900 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South. On September 22, a gun battle seriously injured a man in the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South. And, on November 7, a man was shot and paralyzed in a morning shootout on Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.

“I can’t say it’s perfect, but we always strive to be perfect,” Koren said. “Each crime, each victim is a priority for us. This is not a zero sum game. It’s not like the crime goes to zero. We are constantly trying to reduce it. But we are much better off than we were.

Aggravated assaults

In the area command of the convention center, which also includes important areas to the east and west of the strip, the number of aggravated assaults continued to increase in 2021. As of November 26, there are had 426 aggravated assaults, up from 412 in 2020, representing a 3.4 percent increase. Authorities see this as a success given the increase in visitors to the Strip in 2021, as well as the fact that last year, when the Strip reopened, police faced a 29% increase. the same type of assault.


Murders, meanwhile, rose 58% across Metro’s jurisdiction, mimicking a national trend in rising homicide rates across the country. Murders have also increased in the convention center area to 11 in 2021, from 1 in 2020, though the majority of those homicides took place off the Strip.

“A lot of our violent crimes don’t happen on the Strip where tourists go to dine,” Koren said. “It’s happening on the outskirts, maybe a bit to the east, maybe a bit to the west, pockets of residential areas.”

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo cautioned against comparing 2021 crime statistics with 2020, given that the Strip and much of the Las Vegas economy have been closed for decades. month. In all of Metro’s jurisdictions, violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault declined nearly 12% in 2021 from the previous year, while violent crime increased. increased by 4.3% in the command of the convention center area.

Property crime on the rise

Lombardo said police are seeing another “embarrassing” increase in 2021 in property crimes such as burglaries, theft and motor vehicle theft.

“Significant increase in motor vehicle theft to the tune of over 20 percent,” Lombardo said. “Theft, an increase of 8%. It’s embarrassing and it’s an integral part of supply chain and parts and parts issues in and out of stolen vehicles, vehicle theft for transportation due to the unavailability of new cars and cars from opportunity. We know it, we are aware of it, and we are devoting resources to addressing it. “

Lombardo said a trend of stealing catalytic converters from vehicles and then reselling them on the black market has also played a role in the rise in the number of property crimes.

“The problem with the catalytic converter – it hasn’t diminished,” Lombardo said. “We have taken a significant number of individuals into custody as a result of this particular crime. People are taking advantage of the shortage of parts and parts.

In the convention center area command, property crimes increased 49% in 2021 compared to 2020, with motor vehicle thefts increasing by almost 75%, burglaries by 50% and theft by 46%. Koren, however, said the numbers were inflated against the backdrop of the 2020 economic shutdown.

“When you compare it to 2019, we do pretty well when it comes to burglaries and theft,” Koren said. “Auto theft, however, is a problem. We recognize it and we have made it a priority. We are seeing more and more stolen vehicles no matter what year you compare it to.

A delicate balance for tourism

Christopher Herrmann, an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, said many large metropolitan areas in the United States are grappling with an increase in crime.

“It’s definitely not a good image,” Herrmann said. “We had a very significant increase in crime in 2020, and many of us expected crime to decrease once society started to reopen again, people went back to work and students returned. at school. The economy improved, but crime remained high. “

Anecdotal evidence indicates that some of the crimes are linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health stress, Herrmann said. This does not explain everything, however.

Peter Tarlow is President of the World Tourism Network and a global expert in tourism safety. He said he believed Las Vegas was doing a great job protecting tourists on the Strip and that no city was safe from acts of violence in the aftermath of the pandemic.

An important aspect of tourism security, he said, is preventing major episodes of crime, which in turn protects the city’s reputation. He believes part of the increase in crime in the United States is due to reforms in the criminal justice system and the reluctance of prosecutors to be tough on crime.

“Last week I was in Israel and one of the questions I was asked was, ‘Is it safe to go to the United States?’ Said Tarlow. “Most Americans are sort of laughing about it, but they (foreign tourists) read that the car hit in a Christmas parade, people stabbed in the New York subway. Crime statistics are exploding in the United States. If you are in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, do you want to go to the United States for sightseeing? “

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Dr Miriam Adelson, the majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands Corp., which operates The Venetian.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. To follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.



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