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Story Archive

  • As We See It

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Apparently showgirl head dresses and Elvis jumpsuits are not considered fashionable.

  • Food

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    The Plaza Hotel and Casino announced today that it is adding Hash House A Go Go to its lineup of restaurants when it reopens at the end of the summer.

  • Museums

    Friday, June 10, 2011

    A Las Vegas developer has plans to turn one of the most beloved movie franchises of all time into an attraction on the Strip. Plans were submitted with the Clark County Planning Commission this week to build a “Star Wars” museum between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York on the Strip.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    At first glance, Suite 1168 in Hard Rock’s Casino Tower looks like any other Las Vegas high roller suite. There are flat-screen TVs, a full-size bar and a hot tub large enough for whatever party might wander back to your room.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    It’s the time of year when packs of bikini-clad 20-somethings descend on Las Vegas Strip resort pools with yard-long drinks and hundreds of dollars to spend. It’s pool party season and the most profitable time of year for nightclub operators who are also dabbling in the daylife trend.

  • Business

    Thursday, March 31, 2011

    We’ve all likely stood behind one at McCarran International Airport security — travelers who purge their carry-on bag of shampoo bottles and suntan lotion because they don’t understand the TSA’s 3.4-ounce liquid restriction.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    The company plans to rebrand and redesign the Fontana Bar.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    Los Angeles-based hospitality company SBE Entertainment announced today it is expanding its Hyde Lounge nightlife brand to Las Vegas. The company plans to rebrand the Fontana Bar at the Bellagio.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

    When your hotel’s former owners include a roster of colorful mob bosses like Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky, ignoring the past is practically sinful.

  • El Cortez

    Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

    High above the casino floor where customers are tethered to the slot machines, the El Cortez has spent months revamping its hotel to attract the young, hipster crowd finding its way to the new downtown.

  • A&E

    Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

    New Year’s Eve is about looking forward to the new year and making a few self-improvements along the way. And like many others in the Las Vegas Valley, notable residents have their own set of changes they hope to achieve in 2011.

  • Fashion

    Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010

    The Swedish retailer's largest shop worldwide opens this weekend. Brace yourself.

  • Casinos

    Monday, Nov. 29, 2010

    The secret to success may be in improving the most basic of hotel amenities — the room itself.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

    How Holly Madison, Human Nature, the boys of 'Thunder Down Under' and others are celebrating

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

    Check out these fashionistas from this year's MAGIC.

  • Music

    Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

    The nightlife and concert venue will close before spring 2011 to make room for a new race and sports book.

  • Real Estate

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Lofty views and steep prices on display as Mandarin reveals model condominiums.

  • New Years

    Friday, Jan. 1, 2010

    From eating more ice cream to watching less "Jersey Shore," Vegas celebs share 2010 resolutions.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

    Cirque's most expensive resident Las Vegas show will begin regular performances in late January.

  • Dining

    Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

    After paying to be Top Chef's home base for the Las Vegas season, M Resort is cashing in on its small screen exposure.

  • Dining

    Monday, Sept. 7, 2009

    Hard Rock International's second Las Vegas location, smack in the middle of the Strip, serves up rock and roll memorabilia with interactive technology.

  • Friday, June 19, 2009

    Ringo Starr, Russell Crowe, Van Morrison, ZZ Top and Cirque du Soleil: The troupe and its founder will join a slew of stars receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    A cake and a few balloons is how many companies celebrate a landmark event. But Cirque du Soleil's employees saw its silver anniversary as a chance to create a spectacular scene — and even set an acrobatic world record.

  • Dining

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    If Martha Stewart were a hot dog, she'd come with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut and sour cream.

  • Saturday, June 6, 2009

    Raise your mai tais in memory of Trader Vic's inside the Miracle Mile Shops.

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    Bravo has finally confirmed that Top Chef's sixth season will take place in Las Vegas. Say it with me, now: "Duh."

  • Friday, May 22, 2009

    Company buys rights to add Rogue name to the concert venue’s logo.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2009

    Starting today, your Nevada driver's license is the only VIP card you'll need to cash in on locals deals on show tickets, restaurant meals, nightclub admissions, spa treatments and hotel rooms.

  • Friday, April 10, 2009

    If heaven has a place on Earth, it’s probably called Serendipity. Now, the legendary New York restaurant has a new location right on the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Thursday, March 12, 2009

    Recession? What recession? An survey conducted last month showed 45 percent of Americans plan to enter at least one college basketball tournament pool. Twenty-two percent had more faith in their wager than their 401k.

  • Monday, March 2, 2009

    Amid fireworks and cheering crowds, M Resort opened its door Sunday night. “I’ve been waiting to see those cars lined up for a long time," chairman and chief executive officer Anthony Marnell III said.

  • Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009

    At Las Vegas’ fashion conference week, everyone comes with an agenda: To buy, to sell, to promote and to get noticed. But some designers and companies came with a greater mission -- one they hope betters the world and sends a message.

  • Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

    As a Grammy-winning rapper, actor, activist and part-time ad model, it seems like Common has a lot on his plate these days. But in December, the artist added clothing designer to his list of talents. And Microsoft ally.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

    President Barack Obama seemed larger than life this morning to a crowd watching on the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009

    A New Year's Eve crowd of about 290,000 visitors packed Las Vegas into the early morning, ushering in a new year and saying goodbye to 12 months that some hoped to forget.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008

    "It wouldn’t be proper to send it off with a whisper; we felt we had to send it off with a bang,” said vice president of entertainment Paul Davis. Who better than Motley Crue?

  • Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008

    After months of the Mirage’s volcano lying dormant, the hotel and casino reignited the fiery icon in a public ceremony, showcasing a new look and a new sound.

  • Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

    Superstar wrestler Hulk Hogan caught a break from his recent string of bad publicity when he received an unlikely award at unlikely place Wednesday afternoon.