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Too much awesome? Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, All-4-One and Nelson play Vegas this weekend

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, All-4-One and Nelson all play Vegas this weekend.

There are days in Las Vegas where there is simply too much awesome to absorb, and November 27 is one of those days. The Joint’s West Coast Feast (8 p.m., $45-$125) nods to the roots of West Coast hip-hop, with DJ Quik, Tha Dog Pound and Collie Buddz sharing a bill with ’90s melodic-rap thrillers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Hearing about the show in a staff meeting, I didn’t hesitate, belting the “bone, bone, bone” intro to megahit “Crossroads.” Born in the ’60s or the ’90s, everyone in the room flashed to Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Flesh-N-Bone doing their thuggish, ruggish thing.

Celebrating 20 years and anniversary album Twenty+, LA-based R&B smoothies All-4-One are at the Suncoast November 27 and 28 (7:30 p.m., $18-$44). Known best for indestructible ballad “I Swear,” their current sound has pop shimmer and the vocal richness that has always been signature.

And the final flourish comes November 27 to 29 at the South Point, where the twin blond brothers of Nelson perform a spirited tribute to their father, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson (7:30 p.m., $25-$35). They may have chopped off their mermaid-worthy locks (and ditched the pirouetting bikini girl), but watching Nelson’s nostalgic-cheese-laden old videos makes me long for the heyday of all these bands, when the world just seemed sweeter.

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