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November 16, 2018

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Best Bets: Lionel Richie, the Gipsy Kings, Niall Horan and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Lionel Richie receives the Keys to the Strip at Zappos Theater on August 14.

Some of the biggest names in music converge on and around the Strip this weekend. Find your favorite sound and take it all in.

REBA, BROOKS & DUNN Reba McEntire will join fellow Las Vegas Strip resident headliner Cher in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors in December, an event that will be broadcast in a two-hour CBS special the day after Christmas. Catch Reba with her country music cohorts Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for two shows this weekend and three more this month. Aug. 17-18, info at thecolosseum.com.

LIONEL RICHIE The four-time Grammy winner and hit-making machine was presented with the Keys to the Strip this week at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, the home of his “All The Hits” resident production. Richie is wrapping up his Vegas gig this year with shows this weekend, Aug. 21-28 and Oct. 3-20. Aug. 17-18, info at caesars.com.

THE GIPSY KINGS Always anchored by the musical Reyes and Baliardo families, the Gipsy Kings bring their innovative blend of Flamenco, Latin jazz, salsa and pop rhythms to Encore Theater for two performances. Aug. 17-18, info at wynnlasvegas.com.

NIALL HORAN The 24-year-old singer/songwriter behind hits “Slow Hands,” “This Town” and “Too Much To Ask” has officially cleared the ex-boy-band hurdle and is moving in his own direction. His Flicker World Tour brings him to the Pearl at the Palms Saturday night, with support from country-pop phenom Maren Morris (“The Middle”). Aug. 18, info at palms.com.

LLOYD Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on the Linq Promenade launches its new Neo Soul Series Saturday with a concert from New Orleans-born R&B singer Lloyd (“Get It Shawty,” “You”) plus local openers Cameron Calloway and B. Rose. Aug. 18, info at brooklynbowl.com.