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November 26, 2015

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Penn National to pay $360 million for the Tropicana
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Penn National Gaming said this morning that its acquisition of the Tropicana will cost $360 million. The day after the sale was first reported by VEGAS INC, Penn began to shed light on its vision for the classic property. Penn, a regional gaming company that operates the M Resort in Henderson, reiterated ...
Tropicana to be sold to Penn National Gaming
Tropicana to be sold to Penn National Gaming
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
M Resort operator Penn National Gaming is buying the Tropicana, a classic but money-losing resort, according to an internal letter. The sale gives Penn its first resort in Las Vegas’ main casino corridor ...
Photo: Liaison at Ballys.
Even without a gay bar, LGBT tourists have options on Strip
Monday, March 30, 2015
The fate of Liaison, the Strip’s first gay nightclub inside a casino, exemplifies how difficult it is for a gay venue to become a hit on Las Vegas Boulevard. Liaison closed after less than a year. But that doesn’t mean the Strip has given up catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourists. In fact, Strip resorts long have found success with events geared toward the LGBT market ...
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Kudos to ‘Raiding the Rock Vault,’ Rick Moonen, Stacey Linde, Tiffany Masters
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Strip:
Congratulations to the cast of “Raiding the Rock Vault” for raising $3,500 for the Cultural Arts Training Foundation during a Rock and Rise charity performance to support the foundation’s programs for the One Billion Rising global campaign to empower women.
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‘Titanic’ displays a long-lost piece; Sammy Shore splashes down at Laugh Factory
Friday, February 6, 2015
A rarity among rarities has been installed at “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at Luxor. A cherub that was one of two such pieces flanking the grand staircase leading to the ship’s first-class deck has been restored …
Photo: John Payne and Robin McAuley perform with other ba
John Payne, ‘Rock Vault’ settle it down; 1923 summons DJ duo in official ‘relaunch’
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The lawsuit filed by John Payne against his former “Raiding the Rock Vault” collaborator Sir Harry Cowell and officials with the former operators of LVH has been settled.
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If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, it’s probably ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ at Trop
Monday, November 17, 2014
Now at the Tropicana, "Raiding the Rock Vault" is comfortably familiar, ever-rocking and absent the notorious "Orkin Scene." ...
Photo: KISS begins their residency at The Joint on Wednes
KISS gives away the house; Steve Wynn recalls the days of going full throttle
Thursday, November 6, 2014
During a rare quiet moment in the KISS opening-night performance Wednesday night at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, the band broke between “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. ...
Photo: Laugh Factory at the Tropicana headliner Murray Sa
‘The Dennis Bono Show’ airs it out; Sawchuck goes on his Murray way
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Popular among locals since it debuted 15 years ago at Sunset Station, “The Dennis Bono Show” has been buoyed by a new syndication deal Bono signed with the CRN Network. He now reaches 30 additional radio stations ...
Photo: John Payne and Robin McAuley perform with other ba
In one magic stroke, Trop lures ‘Rock Vault’ and Jan Rouven
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In a sweep affecting three hotel-casinos — so far — “Raiding the Rock Vault” is vacating the theater at Westgate Las Vegas and moving to Tropicana Theater. ...
Photo: Lady Gaga performs during her ArtRave: The ArtPop
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Koz, Crystal Hefner
Friday, August 1, 2014
It’s music mayhem because in addition to Lady Gaga’s second time at MGM Grand in two weeks, there’s Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and The Plain White T’s at Red Rock Resort; Journey and The Steve Miller Band at Mandalay Bay; Aerosmith at MGM Grand; and more.
‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The return of “Mamma Mia!” at the Tropicana lasted about six years less than the show’s original run at Mandalay Bay. The show is closing, effective ...
Photo: Alison Ewing, Christine Sherril and Mary Callanan
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Alison Ewing: ‘I had gotten the bug … I was born to do this!’
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Ever since I was a little girl, I can remember charging a ticket price for my performances. It was 5 cents for a show in my living room, me dancing around in my sister’s old, oversized dance-recital costumes while lip syncing to a worn-down record.
Photo: Steve Judkins and Mary Callanan in
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Mary Callanan: ‘I am lucky enough to play one of my dream roles here in Las Vegas’
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
We’ve now been here six weeks or so; the bags and boxes are emptied, pictures put up, dressing room decorated. Now what? Routine becomes your friend here. Wake up, coffee and breakfast, then a phone call home.
Photo: The official grand opening night of
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Joe Moeller: 10 Things That Make a New Yorker Feel at Home in Las Vegas
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Moving to Las Vegas from New York City is a bit abrupt, to say the least, but these Las Vegas staples make living here feel more like home every day. First of all, Las Vegas puts NYC to shame when it comes to 24-hour options.

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