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Posts in the Month of April, 2012:

Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Paris Las Vegas

Vegas Hook-Up: 2-for-1 Tickets to Empire Comedy

If you’re a fan of Foursquare app check-ins, you’re about to get even fannier. Which is not, technically, a real word, but that’s never stopped us before. Now, when you check in at Napoleon’s Lounge at Paris Las Vegas, you’ll get 2-for-1 VIP tickets to Empire Comedy, featuring some of the hottest comedians on the….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood Resort, Rio Las Vegas, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Drink & Drag Vegas is Dressed Up and Ready to Party

Although Drink & Drag Las Vegas, billed as the “first-ever fully drag queen-staffed bar,” won’t officially open until May 5, 2012, the downtown establishment quietly began to welcome guests this weekend, and we were there. Unfortunately, because it was just a “soft launch,” we were told we weren’t allowed to take photos. So, naturally, we….

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Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, The Cromwell

Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee Moves from Bill’s to Harrah’s

A Vegas institution, Pete “Big Elvis” Vallee, who has performed for thousands of people at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon (formerly the Barbary Coast) for a decade has stunned his fans by announcing he’ll be moving to Harrah’s Las Vegas on May 3, 2012. The final “Big Elvis” show at Bill’s will be May 1,….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Paris Las Vegas

The Best $2 We Ever Spent in Las Vegas

Say what you will about Las Vegas buskers, those enterprising individuals (often in costume) who pose for photos for tips on the Strip and downtown, but at times their services are worth every penny. We bumped into Skylor and Ruby outside Paris Las Vegas, and for a mere $2 tip, we got to take a….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife, Planet Hollywood Resort, Shopping

Today’s Thing We Wish We Had Our Mouth On

We’re writing this blog post at 10:00 a.m., and in Las Vegas, that means it’s time to start thinking about our next cocktail! Today, we vote for the Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum Toasted Colada at Cabo Wabo Cantina in The Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood. (Say that five times fast.) Hey, we even took notes….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Today’s Random Las Vegas Photo

Las Vegas, you’re always doing something to make our eyes pop our of our head. Click here for a closer look. That sculpture in the foreground at Las Vegas’ City Center is a massive (57 feet wide and 75 feet long) piece of artwork called “Big Edge,” by Nancy Rubins, and is made of 200….

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Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows

“American Idol” Champ Taylor Hicks Comes to Bally’s

Singer Taylor Hicks, winner of the fifth season of “American Idol,” will perform an eight-week engagement at Bally’s Las Vegas starting June 26, 2012. Hicks announced his series of shows on “American Idol” when he commented to show host Ryan Seacrest, “I’ve got a great announcement. I’m going to be doing Vegas this summer. I’m….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, The Cromwell

Today’s Las Vegas Oxymoron

Check out this sign at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon. So, this blog’s thinking, isn’t it highly unlikely the “best-kept secret” in Las Vegas also appears on a giant sign on Flamingo Boulevard? Then we went into the place and took the photo below. Now, we’re thinking that sign might not be quite as oxymoronic….

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Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Pet-A-Palooza: A Great Excuse to Share Dog Photos

The 13th annual Pet-A-Palooza event, a festival dedicated to animals and their owners, will be held April 21, 2012 near the Las Vegas Strip at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium. This event provides this blog an excellent excuse to share dog photos. Pet-A-Palooza is hosted by Vegas radio station Mix 94.1, and Caesars….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas

Paris Vegas Arch Gets Gordon Ramsay Treatment

The two-thirds scale Arc de Triomphe at Paris Las Vegas has a new look. The much-photographed arch is now draped in larger-than-life, semitransparent banners touting celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s soon-to-open restaurant at Paris, Gordon Ramsay Steak. Click here to see a larger image. Gordon Ramsay Steak is slated to open May 11, 2012 in the space….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Nightlife

Carlos’n Charlie’s Las Vegas Opens at Flamingo

The new Carlos’n Charlie’s restaurant has officially opened its doors at Flamingo Las Vegas, to much fanfare. Which is oddly appropriate, because this blog is already a “fan” of its “fare.” And just about everything else at this lively, liquor-fueled, tongue-in-cheek dining experience. Why do we call it an experience? The best analogy we can….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Planet Hollywood Resort

“Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood Turns Three

“Peepshow,” the flesh-filled “striptease spectacular” at Planet Hollywood, celebrated its third anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip with some sort of peculiar cupcake “cocktails” and a photo op on April 16, 2012. The show’s featured performers, Holly Madison and Josh Strickland (also co-stars of the popular reality show, “Holly’s World”) were on hand to toast….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Sahara’s Roller Coaster Makes a Move South

Our friends at the Five Hundy by Midnight podcast alerted us to some news likely to perk up the ears of Las Vegas thrill-seekers. The now-closed Sahara hotel’s “out and back”-style roller coaster, “Speed: The Ride,” is being relocated to the south end of the Strip, specifically, to a retail center not too far from….

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Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

Today’s Vegas Thing We Wish We Had Our Mouth On

Oh, baby. Central restaurant at Caesars Palace may be known for its cuisine, but its signature cocktails are no slackers either. Today’s temptation: The Bluberry Blitz. The Bluberry Blitz ($13) consists of Stoli Bluberry Vodka, lemon juice, muddled blueberries, Champagne and simple syrup. We’d explain what a muddled blueberry is, but we are a Las….

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels

Today’s Thing You Didn’t Know About Las Vegas

The 40-acre site currently occupied by Flamingo Las Vegas was originally owned by one of the early settlers of Las Vegas, Charles “Pops” Squires. The Las Vegas thing you may not have known: Squires paid a whopping $8.75 an acre for the land. It’s worth several dollars more than that now, from what we understand.

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