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Neon Reverb: Big Talk's big surprise

September 13th, 2011

Seeing an old friend in a completely new way.

  • Outside for the Teenage Riot and back indoors for some Stars.

  • Vegas' comedy community might be even more tightly knit than we thought.

  • Hip-Hop and reggae at Azul Tequila

  • A long, strange night at Beauty Bar.

  • The Beat, the Royal and the Bunkhouse—a whirlwind tour.

  • Tippy Elvis gets the music started, tuba style

  • The most unpredictable element in a good comedy show is a fun audience. Enter Krikor.

  • Putting the wrap on it, poolside

  • An all-night dance party at Beauty Bar and beyond

  • A food truck convergence and Big Friendly fun

  • The race Downtown: Was it worth it?

  • Robin Barcus Slonina, owner of Skin City Body Painting is a producer and judge on Skin Wars premiering August 6.

  • The 25-year-old Vegas native talks his climb to the top (hat) with Slash, Alice Cooper and ... dinosaurs?

  • O'Malley's followup is just as inventive as Scott Pilgrim.

  • Read it with Spotify open, so you can hear the past come alive.

  • Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue is dull, predictable and flat, with decent animation but lifeless characters.

  • If any reviewer ever deserved to have a documentary made about his life, it’s Roger Ebert.

  • Timing and characterization are critical—but both are lacking across the board.

  • The Sheffield singer and bassist talks playing the U.S., comparisons to The Smiths and more.

  • Don't let your fine mind become a liability, Virgo.

  • Made official this morning with a release from the show’s host hotel, the Cosmopolitan, is that “Vegas Nocturne” indeed played its last shows Saturday night at the restaurant, lounge and entertainment fortress Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ...

  • Considering Las Vegas' sexy Sin City image, how provocative can performance be on Las Vegas Boulevard?

  • As great nights with old friends tend to, it flew by, leaving the audience buzzing but also a bit bummed.

  • Amid chatter about the unsteady future of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan, an online report posted today says the show is effectively being put to sleep. The same story said the show might surface at the soon-to-open SLS. ...

  • The Weekly's Spencer Patterson points you to Carla Bozulich, Morgan Delt, Innercity Ensemble and more.