This week at Flamingo Las Vegas, a very talented performer got to live out her dream. Appropriate, since Susan Boyle became a worldwide phenomenon with her stunning performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Oh, come on, let’s watch the 100-million-views-plus video again. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk] On Oct. 17, 2012, Susan Boyle joined Donny….
It was looking, for a minute, like an epic battle between two competing Las Vegas observation wheels, the High Roller in The Linq and another called SkyVue at the south end of The Strip. Now, it’s looking like the battle might be on hold. SkyVue has taken some hits in the media in recent weeks,….
Nathan Burton’s magic show at Flamingo Las Vegas has closed after four years at the Strip hotel. The longtime headliner opened at Flamingo Vegas in 2008, and has been performing on the Strip even as far back as 1999 when he appeared as one of the featured performers in “Showgirls of Magic.” Many American’s became….
Technically, the first day of fall was Sep. 22, but this blog doesn’t play by society’s (or the Autumnal Equinox’s) rules, so we’re going to drag out the summer as long as humanly possible, thanks. Here’s today’s way of squeezing every last bit out of summer: Spiked Sno Cones at Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas…..
We, like many, were saddened to hear about the passing of Andy Williams, who died on Sep. 25, 2012. The singer had a 75-year career in show business, and for people like this blog, his voice will forever be intertwined with some of our fondest memories, especially around the holidays. Perhaps not surprisingly, Andy Williams….
The Flamingo Las Vegas and soon-to-be-renamed Imperial Palace have introduced six new LGBT commitment ceremony packages at their chapels. Same-sex couples can make their commitment ceremony dreams a reality (although Nevada’s constitution still bans same-sex marriage, don’t shoot the messenger) at any of seven venues, including the Imperial Palace’s new Silver Sky chapel (which boasts….
Comedian Cedric the Entertainer popped in to see the Donny & Marie show at Flamingo Las Vegas on Sep. 12, 2012, and we’ve got some photographic proof. This blog has long said one of the best things about Donny and Marie Osmond’s show at Flamingo is the funny stuff (they sing and dance a little,….
The Empire Comedy show has closed up shop at the Napoleon Lounge inside Paris Las Vegas. No word yet on when, where or if Empire Comedy, which featured a revolving slate of comedians, might turn up again. The good news is that stand-up abounds on the Las Vegas Strip, so there’s no shortage of chortles…..
The first thing you notice when you step inside Carlos’n Charlie’s restaurant at Flamingo Las Vegas is all the smiles. That’s because this lively spot prides itself on creating a party atmosphere, augmented with frosty beverages, visitors won’t soon forget. This blog loves the quirky, self-deprecating humor the restaurant uses in its signage and ads,….
Today’s free Las Vegas meal idea comes from our friends at Carlo’n Charlie’s restaurant at Flamingo. Learn more about this irreverent restaurant on the official Flamingo Las Vegas site, or find them on Facebook.
You never know who’s going to turn up in Las Vegas. This weekend (Aug. 26, 2012), Flamingo Las Vegas magician Nathan Burton got some special guests at his show, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Want to know this blog’s favorite part of the photo, other than the Catherine Zeta-Jones part, of course? Nathan Burton’s classy….
This blog loves it some classic Las Vegas! Here’s a charming look at Sin City in 1956, narrated by Ray Lindstrom who shot the 8mm footage featuring some iconic Vegas hotels like the El Rancho, Flamingo, Sands, Silver Slipper, Desert Inn, Thunderbird and Sahara. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEa-ws-MjB0] Many of the landmarks shot in the video are gone,….
Center Cut at Flamingo Las Vegas might not have a celebrity chef’s name on its sign (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but each night, the restaurant serves up hearty fare in a lively atmosphere, completely free of anything even remotely stodgy or pretentious. At Center Cut, every meal begins with some fresh bread,….
It was a photo op that spawned a thousand laughs as comedy greats Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Kevin Nealon (everything else) dropped in on Donny and Marie Osmond after their show at Flamingo Las Vegas on July 6, 2012. Thanks to our friends at Cashman Photo for the pic. Donny and Marie can….
Today’s hooch is brought to you by the fun-loving folks at Carlos’n Charlie’s at Flamingo Las Vegas. How does this blog know they’re fun-loving? Because we’ve personally had fun there. Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight, Carlos’n Charlie’s offers $3 shots of El Jimador tequila. “El Jimador,” of course, is Spanish for, “How did I end….