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The second anniversary of “Rock of Ages” on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in the Venetian.
Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 | 1:55 p.m.
The 2015 Labor Day edition of Monday By the Numbers (MBTN is now the shorthand reference) invokes the 1,000th performance of “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian, which is to be marked Sept. 19.
Also, we note the World Wrestling Championships at Orleans Arena today through Saturday, and a look at the haps — past, present and future — at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center.
20,000: “Save Our Strip” flyers thrown to the audience during “Rock of Ages” in 1,000 performances.
8,000: Set changes in the show.
32,000: Batteries used in the show’s microphones.
60,000: Wig changes by the cast.
3,000: Pounds of confetti shot and thrown into the crowd.
1,000: Pairs of panties thrown to the audience by Stacee Jaxx.
1,000: Llama dances in the show.
950: Approximate shows performed by Mark Shunock as Lonny Barnett, the show’s narrator.
950: Approximate times Shunock has recited his favorite line, “Sometimes the dreams you come in with may not be the dreams you leave with … but they still rock.”
2: Years to be celebrated for the charity show “Mondays Dark,” launched and hosted by Shunock, at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel on Dec. 14.
1: Performance canceled at “Rock of Ages” for a malfunctioning soundboard.
150: Mismatched socks placed on chairs and instruments as props in Martin Kaye’s “Odd Socks” showcase at Art Square Theater on Saturday night.
1: Time since 2003 that the World Wrestling Championships have been held in the U.S. (counting this year’s event).
100: Nations represented at the World Wrestling Championships.
3: Olympic disciplines represented in the sport: Greco-Roman, women’s freestyle and men’s freestyle.
24: Medals awarded in the competition.
25: Years to be celebrated by The Lon Bronson All-Star Band at Cabaret Jazz on Oct. 17.
0: Songs by Chicago produced by David Foster in the 1980s that Bronson will perform that night.
20: Performances by Frankie Moreno at Cabaret Jazz, all registered as sellouts by the venue, by the end of his “Under the Influence” series Tuesday night.
1: Show in which beach balls were tossed into the audience for requisite batting.
0: Times we will see again beach balls batted around Cabaret Jazz.
293: Songs that Moreno and his band have learned and performed during “Under the Influence.”
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In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
Entertainment at the Venetian includes shows such as Tim and Faith - Soul2Soul, featuring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Rock of Ages.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.
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