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A Fresh Batch of Sin City Quickies

Last updated: February 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm. Posted by in Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Las Vegas Shows. Comments Off on A Fresh Batch of Sin City Quickies.

There’s obviously too much Vegas for any one blog to juggle, so we’re about to drop it like it’s hot. Whatever that might actually mean. Translation: Here’s all the Vegas news we can humanly fit into one post. Pace yourself.

* The World Series of Poker has announced its 2011 schedule, with action starting May 31. Get the details.

* Magician Dirk Arthur, and his big cats, are back from vacation. His shows run at O’Sheas Monday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Cat fact: Dirk Arthur’s cats consume more than 2,000 pounds of meat per week. Lately, none of it in the form of tourists. Find out more. Here’s a video taken during a recent visit with one of Arthur’s buddies.


* Comedian Gilbert Gottfried was spotted dining with his wife at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Vegas, recently. Les “Survivorman” Stroud was also seen at the popular restaurant.

* Peepshow at Planet Hollywood star Holly Madison dropped in on the Donny & Marie show at Flamingo on Jan. 22. She was treated to a backstage tour and met Donny and Marie. See below.

Holly Donny Marie

Some of the brightest smiles on the Las Vegas Strip, all in one place.

* Everyone in Sin City is gearing up for the Super Bowl, including The Miracle Miles Shops at Planet Hollywood. Find out all the details on Facebook.

* A few words about Flamingo headliner George Wallace.

* Sadly, Cher ends her run at Caesars Palace on Feb. 5. Read more at Las Vegas Magazine.

* A couple of Primm Valley casinos (excluding Whiskey Pete’s), about 40 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, are getting a facelift.

* Here’s a nice write-up about “Zen Magic,” a family-friendly show at Saxe Theater inside Planet Hollywood.

Zen Magic

Just because "Zen Magic" is family-friendly, it doesn't mean you won't see attractive women. It's still Vegas.

* “Phantom” celebrated its 2,000th performance at The Venetian on Jan. 28. The full story.

* Robin Leach is reporting the Food Network is putting together a Vegas-set series featuring Flamingo magician Nathan Burton. Read more. We have no idea if this is true. Nobody tells us anything.

* Some big name Vegas restaurateurs, including the co-owners of Rao’s at Caesars Palace, will help judge the festivities on “Top Chef.” See more.

Rao's at Caesars Palace

We love that Rao's at Caesars Palace keeps its holiday decorations up all year long.

* Hard times for the Hard Rock? Lenders have filed a foreclosure notice against the Hard Rock Hotel. More words about it.

* Ready for a blast from the past? Journey comes to Planet Hollywood on Feb. 23. Get tickets.

* Here’s an interesting story about those insidious “resort fees” you often get jammed with. Not at Caesars Entertainment resorts, of course. They’re a resort fee-free zone.

* Joey Fatone, currently hosting The Price Is Right Live at Bally’s, visited Rio Vegas to see Penn & Teller in action. Penn Jillette and Fatone first met through their mutual dance partner, Kym Johnson, on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Penn Fatone Teller

Penn, Fatone, Teller. Trouble is definitely afoot.

* A lucky player hit a $12.8 million jackpot on a Megabucks slot at Aria inside CityCenter after playing just $6. Sweet! Read the details.

* Restaurant Guy Savoy, at Caesars Palace, has been named one of the “Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.” by Gayot for the fifth consecutive year. It made the “2011 Top 10 U.S. Hotel Restaurants” for the first time, too. Read more.

* The mammoth-brained Stephen Hawking was seen in Vegas. Insert head-scratch here.

* The resort formerly known as the Ritz-Carlton, at Lake Las Vegas, will re-open as Ravella on Feb. 11. Lake Las Vegas is about 30 minutes from the Strip. More scoop.

* Lots of interesting stuff about the 60th anniversary of the Nevada Test Site here. Dive in, history buffs.

We’d post more, but we’ve lost the feeling in our fingertips. The things this Las Vegas blog does for you.

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