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Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa team up for tour
Friday, July 31, 2015
Spend a ‘zummer’ night with the ‘Boys of Zummer’
Everclear calls upon ’90s rockers for Summerland tour
Friday, July 31, 2015
The band's frontman Art Alexakis keeps their legacy—and the love of alternative rock music—alive.
'Rogue Nation' upholds the quality of the 'Mission: Impossible' series
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
With twisty plotting and robust action, the latest installment is a strong example of the best in blockbuster filmmaking.
The new ‘Vacation’ is a poor addition to the series
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Starring Christina Applegate and The Hangover's Ed Helms, it's a sad re-creation of a once-beloved comedy franchise.
Ziggy Marley brings island vibes to Mandalay Bay Beach
Friday, July 24, 2015
The Grammy Award-winning artist continues to push the envelope in providing feel-good reggae music for the soul.
Say Anything infuse pop-punk sounds at Hard Rock Live
Friday, July 24, 2015
Following the success of their ...Is a Real Boy 10th anniversary tour, Say Anything hits the road again with Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Hard Girls as opening acts.
CineVegas returns in partnership with the Las Vegas Film Festival
Thursday, July 23, 2015
CineVegas went on hiatus following its 2009 edition.
Alice in Chains successfully mix the old and the new
Monday, July 20, 2015
William DuVall and singer-guitarist Jerry Cantrell harmonize nearly as well as Cantrell and former lead singer Layne Staley did.
Lyle Lovett brings eclectic mix of sounds to The Smith Center
Friday, July 17, 2015
The singer-songwriter never shrinks from challenge as his blend of music—country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues—show off his artistic abilities.
Rush: Creating a complexity in rock
Friday, July 17, 2015
With 40 years behind them, rock group bring decades of of fan favorites to latest tour.
'Ant-Man' proves that smaller can be better
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
It's not your average Marvel film.
Feel the on-stage love and rhythm of ‘Dirty Dancing’
Friday, July 10, 2015
Cult classic brings high heels and high lifts to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Marilyn Manson and the Smashing Pumpkins join forces for ‘End Times’
Friday, July 3, 2015
’90s cult bands cutting swath through new material on latest tour.
Adler celebrates early Guns N’ Roses material
Friday, July 3, 2015
Get ready for a mix of band originals, GNR hits and hard rock covers.
'Magic Mike XXL' is a dreadful sequel
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
XXL has about as much dramatic complexity as Thunder From Down Under, turning Magic Mike into a franchise that shamelessly caters to fans who crave only a parade of beefcake.
311 rocks Las Vegas Fourth of July weekend
Friday, June 26, 2015
The band turns 311 Day into a two-night stint this weekend with a mix of rock, reggae, hip hop and funk sounds.

It’s Charlie Murphy’s world now
Friday, June 26, 2015
From 'Chappelle's Show' to leading man of funny.
Bill Burr brings unique comedic styling to The Mirage
Friday, June 19, 2015
The F Is For Family star brings his stand up show to The Mirage for two nights this weekend.
'Dope' is an exuberant teen comedy-drama
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Think Adventures in Babysitting meets Boyz N the Hood.
Fanboys and fangirls, unite! Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con is back
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
It’s a bit like prom, Lollapalooza and Black Friday all rolled into one.
Reba, Brooks & Dunn unite for ‘Together in Vegas’ residency
Friday, June 12, 2015
It's the first time a trio has taken up residence at the Colosseum, and it should rock.
'Jurassic World' inserts dinosaurs into generic blockbuster action
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
It doesn't help that special effects that were groundbreaking in 1993 are now commonplace.
Country star John Michael Montgomery returns to the Golden Nugget
Friday, June 5, 2015
John Michael Montgomery, one-half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, comes to Las Vegas for one night only.
Tedeschi Trucks Band combines blues and rock at The Pearl at Palms
Friday, June 5, 2015
A mix of blues and rock, Tedeschi Trucks Band bring their sounds to the Las Vegas stage.
Rock mainstay Whitesnake still has bite
Friday, May 29, 2015
David Coverdale continues his reign as front man of heavy metal group.
Vegas gets a visit from Canada’s Kids in the Hall
Friday, May 29, 2015
These ultra-influential comedians may be older, but this isn't a nostalgia act.
Robert Plant brings his continued experimentation to Brooklyn Bowl
Friday, May 22, 2015
He could rest on his Led Zeppelin laurels, but Plant is never satisfied.
The Script and Mary Lambert continue to build on past successes
Friday, May 22, 2015
Both started out small but have proven themselves musical forces in their own right.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s mini-residency played to a small but appreciative crowd
Friday, May 15, 2015
A weird night: More costume changes than Lady Gaga, video interludes and an audience ready for some polka.
Martin Short never lacks for genius creations
Friday, May 15, 2015
Comedian brings in full complement of characters to every energetic show.
'Pitch Perfect 2' offers diminishing returns
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The freshness of the original has been replaced by a dutiful retread. And "Cups" will again be in your head for weeks.
Mad Max is back in the intense, satisfying ‘Fury Road’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The latest installment is a marvel of action choreography, even if the crashes and explosions get a little repetitive after a while.
Metal takes over: Three standout acts from day two of Rock in Rio
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sepultura, Deftones and—of course—Metallica bring the rock to the festival's rock weekend.
Bryan Adams brings a little heaven to Vegas
Friday, May 8, 2015
From MTV to rock collaborations, his long, varied career continues to flourish.
Rock and pop take center stage for massive two-week Rock in Rio festival
Friday, May 1, 2015
From Metallica and Sepultura to No Doubt and Taylor Swift, there's something here for every musical taste.
Cobain as he was: ‘Montage of Heck’ is an uncomfortably comprehensive documentary
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Thorough, sympathetic and often heartbreaking.
The Marvel superheroes have another supersized adventure in ‘Age of Ultron’
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The latest Avengers film can be a little unwieldy, but when it works, it works really well.
Mandalay Bay’s concert brings audiences back to the ’90s
Friday, April 24, 2015
New Kids on the Block headlines with TLC and Nelly rounding out the sounds of the decade.
2015 Summer Movie Preview!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
A bank-robbing Zach Galifianakis, superheroes galore and the return of that swearing teddy bear.
Vegas is the only bright spot in ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’
Friday, April 17, 2015
The sequel suffers from indifferent plotting and apathetic jokes that often don’t appear to have punchlines.
Zappa Plays Zappa gives us new takes on ‘Baby Snakes’
Friday, April 17, 2015
Son of late rock musician keeps the genius going year after year.
Sturgill Simpson makes the jump from Stagecoach to the Strip
Friday, April 17, 2015
The acclaimed alt-country singer comes to Brooklyn Bowl, April 23.
A reunited Fleetwood Mac proves its continued vitality at MGM
Monday, April 13, 2015
Having Christine McVie back after a 16-year hiatus seems to have reinvigorated the group.
Bridging gap between old and new, Bad Religion spans decades at House of Blues
Friday, April 10, 2015
The literate SoCal punks return to Vegas for a two-night stand.
A familiar Marvel hero gets a solid new start in ‘Daredevil’
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Clearly influenced by Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, Daredevil is dark both thematically and visually.
Whether it’s albums or concerts, Steely Dan always worth the wait
Friday, April 3, 2015
As Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue to prove, you can't rush perfection.
‘Wild Tales’ is an inconsistent but mostly compelling anthology film
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
It features six segments that start with mundane events before building to violence, betrayal and (sometimes) death.
‘Effie Gray’ turns a historical scandal into a stuffy bore
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
It's like watching paint dry on an exquisite masterpiece.
Minnesota folk-bluegrass quintet fitting right into current music trends
Friday, March 27, 2015
Trampled by Turtles brings their Americana sound to Brooklyn Bowl.
Diana Ross comes out with first Vegas residency
Friday, March 27, 2015
Celebrated singer gives fans a personal tour through her most loved hits.

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