Las Vegas Sun

May 1, 2016

Currently: 75° — Complete forecast


Photo: Riverdance.
Preview: ‘Riverdance’ tap dances its way to Smith Center
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
It’s difficult to believe that the Irish dance phenomenon “Riverdance” celebrates its 20th year this year. On a world tour, the global dance show is at the Smith Center tonight through Sunday after sold-out stops in Asia and Europe.
Photo: Riverdance Lead
‘Riverdance’: In step for 20 years
Friday, January 22, 2016
The Irish dance and music production has been a cultural hit across the globe for more than two decades.
Photo: Benjamin Tucker and Alissa Dale rehearse for Nevad
Q+A: Dancers Alissa Dale and Steven Goforth of NBT talk ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Smith Center:
Nevada Ballet Theatre’s annual “The Nutcracker” is an exquisite holiday gem at the Smith Center. The production — from the cast, choreography and costumes to the music, staging, sets and story — is gorgeous and lush — a perfect Christmas concoction.
Photo: Jubilee! at Bally's photographed by Denise Truscel
Q+A: As ‘Jubilee’ plans its exit, what’s next for Bally’s?
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Caesars Entertainment:
Caesars Entertainment Senior VP Jason Gastwirth told me: “Yes, it was an extremely difficult decision. Obviously, we’ve been really proud of “Jubilee” the last 34 years. It’s not a decision that we’ve taken lightly.”
Photo: Jubilee! at Ballys photographed by Denise Truscell
Preview: ‘Legacy of ‘Jubilee’ to live on,’ Caesars exec says
Monday, December 14, 2015
Caesars Senior VP of Marketing and Entertainment Jason Gastwirth told me: “We’re exploring what an even more modernized showgirl production would really be … one where you could expect the grandeur of what ‘Jubilee’ is.”
Photo: Jubilee! at Ballys photographed by Denise Truscell
The end is near, but ‘Jubilee’ still shines
Monday, December 14, 2015
This show has been a Las Vegas institution for 34 years, so entrenched in the city’s entertainment mythos it could be one of the state’s historic places. The Old Mormon Fort, Hoover Dam and “Jubilee.” But for the first time ...
Photo: Jubilee! at Ballys photographed by Denise Truscell
‘Jubilee’ at Bally’s to close Feb. 11 after 34-year run
Saturday, December 12, 2015
The longest-running show on the Las Vegas Strip is closing on Feb. 11. The cast and crew of “Jubilee” at Bally’s were rocked with the unexpected news shortly before midnight Saturday, but there’s hope that a new showgirl spectacular at its Bally’s home could arise from the ashes.
Photo: Michael Flatleys The Lord of the Dance at New York
Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’ to end at Caesars on March 17
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Irish dance phenomenon and Guinness World Record holder Michael Flatley will cap his 20-year career at Caesars Palace on St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 will be the closing night of his upcoming “The Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games Tour.”
Photo: Kid Rock at The D Las Vegas on Fremont Street on S
Celebrity preview: Kid Rock, Godsmack, The Fat Jew, Gary Sinise, Village People, Whoopi Goldberg
Friday, November 13, 2015
Las Vegas:
We’re on the run this weekend — the Geico Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half-Marathon takes over the Strip on Sunday. I’m not expecting to see the TV gecko running 26 miles, but with the insurance company as headline sponsor, its image will be everywhere.
Photo: LVCDT in Simply Ella
Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater celebrates the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The performance features vocalists Reva Rice and Clint Holmes.
Photo: Nevada Ballet Theatre
Nevada Ballet Theatre celebrates Balanchine's brilliance at the Smith Center
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
A program that demonstrates the breadth of the late choreographer’s interests.
Photo: Ten of the original Le Reve  The Dream cast member
Strip Scribbles: Changes at ‘Le Reve’? Plus, Terry Fator, Andrew Sasson, Aussie Food Network
Monday, October 26, 2015
Las Vegas:
Steve Wynn reportedly wants to change the musical score with a fresh, new upgrade and new music now that “Le Reve” has hit its 10th anniversary, and that means changes to the water-bound dance routines and more than 100,000 musical cues in computers.
Photo: Fantasy at the Luxor.
Q+A: ‘Fantasy’ unveils Mandy Moore opening for 16th anniversary show
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Adult Entertainment:
Tonight under the direction of producer Anita Mann, the topless temptresses at the Luxor celebrate their 16th anniversary, and their show will open with a bang — a brand new opening dance number by “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Mandy Moore.
Photo: Festivino on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Palazz
Celebrity preview: Underwood, Young, ‘Pawn Stars,’ MENUS, Wine Amplified, Festivino, Garbage
Friday, October 9, 2015
Las Vegas:
Key attractions this weekend have to do a lot with drinking and dining — after all, this is Las Vegas. There is Festivino at the Venetian, Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s MENUS at Mandalay Bay Beach, Wine Amplified at Las Vegas Village for two nights — and more.
Photo: Alexis Caruso (13) auditions for A Choreographers
Monday By the Numbers: NBT, Cirque in step for ‘A Choreographers’ Showcase’
Monday, October 5, 2015
The performances are Sunday, and again Oct. 18, at Mystere Theater in Treasure Island. These one-of-a-kind showcases are at 1 p.m.; tickets are $25 and $45 and available at