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Cirque du Soleil brings Elvis back to the Strip with "Viva ELVIS" at Aria in CityCenter.

Chef Todd English and Le Cordon Bleu student Todd Huelsman compete during 2013 Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit's Bellagio Block Party on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Chef Todd English charged with intoxicated driving
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants across the country — including at Bellagio and CityCenter — and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. ...
Barry Williams, Florence Henderson and Christopher Knight attend Nevada Ballet Theater’s 30th anniversary Black & White Ball honoring Henderson on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Aria.
Florence Henderson splashes color over NBT’s Black & White Ball
Monday, January 27, 2014
Florence Henderson joked about Viagra, dusted off a joke about George Burns and sang a cappella at Saturday's NBT fundraising gala at Aria.
An interior view of STK at the Cosmopolitan.
STK, Tao and Todd English P.U.B. named among top U.S. restaurant bars
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Dining website OpenTable.com has named three Las Vegas hotspots among the best restaurant bars in the country as part of the site’s annual Diner’s Choice Awards.
Randy Anderson and Jenni Lafollette of Minneapolis, Minn. look at a photo on their digital camera after getting married Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Las Vegas wedding chapels were busy all day as many couples wanted to get married on the date of 12-12-12.
New chapel at Aria brings modern edge to Las Vegas weddings
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
If you're looking for a Las Vegas wedding without the kitsch, a new chapel is bringing a contemporary option to the Strip.
Kim Kardashian hosts Valentine's Day at Marquee at The Cosmopolitan on Feb. 14, 2011.
Hot Spots: Kim Kardashian at Wet Republic, Liquid opens and more
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Also, it's Boot Camp at Tao at the Venetian tonight, with clubgoers in camo receiving an open bar; the season opener at Krave is a foam party, so dress in ...
Brad Womack of ABC's "The Bachelor" is photographed during a group date at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The episode, which was taped, airs Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.
Las Vegas Strip, Speedway featured in tonight's 'The Bachelor' episode
Monday, January 31, 2011
Brad Womack’s search for love in the reality show “The Bachelor” takes him to Las Vegas for dates with the girls fighting for his affection — and the hard-to-get rose, which means they are safe during the end-of-the-show elimination.
Shawn Hummel, "crimsonflarepath"
Art for locals only
Monday, April 5, 2010
Exhibit at Mandarin Oriental offers opportunities for Las Vegans.
Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis at MGM CityCenter's Aria.
Critical Divide: Are out-of-town reviewers blinded by the lights?
Friday, March 5, 2010
After "Viva Elvis" opened, local reviewers were highly critical and out-of-town critics could not have been more thrilled.
Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis at MGM CityCenter's Aria.
Review: Cirque repackages rock 'n' roll icon in 'Viva Elvis'
Show at CityCenter's Aria is Cirque's seventh in Las Vegas
Saturday, February 20, 2010
"Viva Elvis," which officially opened at CityCenter’s Aria Friday night after weeks of paid previews and adjustments, joins six other Strip-resident shows, and it’s likely to be lucky number seven for Cirque du Soleil.
Priscilla Presley and Cirque du Soleil unveil Viva Elvis at Aria in CityCenter on Dec. 15, 2009.
Priscilla: Elvis would have been honored by 'Viva Elvis'
In Larry King interview, Presley's former wife says she had input in final production
Thursday, February 18, 2010
During an inteview on "Larry King Live" Thursday evening, Priscilla Presley talked about helping to make changes in the new version of "Viva Elvis" by Cirque du Soleil, which opens Friday night at CityCenter's new Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Middle school students from Beijing tour the "Looking Back after 30 Years" photo exhibit Tuesday morning at Crystals at CityCenter. The exhibit is on display until Feb. 22.
Photo exhibit at CityCenter highlights U.S.-China relations
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Nestled between the high-end retail shops of Crystals at CityCenter are photos of U.S. presidents shaking hands with Chinese leaders and the historic 1971 Ping-Pong match between the two countries.
Artist Henry Moore's "Reclining Connected Forms" is seen Wednesday in the pocket park between Aria and Crystals at CityCenter.
At CityCenter, art for the masses right next to the slots
GAMING: Sculptures and paintings sprinkled with great care throughout Las Vegas’ newest Strip attraction
Thursday, December 17, 2009
CityCenter's $40 million modern art collection has instantly put the resort on the map as one of the world’s largest public installations of corporate-owned art. Although some industry observers worry CityCenter isn’t revolutionary enough to generate strong profits in a recession, art publication artdaily.org recently hailed it as a “cultural destination of worldwide significance.”
A couple looks over "Glacia" a water and ice feature at CityCenter 's Crystals retail mall Tuesday, December 15, 2009. The feature is one of five designed by WET, a water feature and fountain design firm based in Los Angeles. Aria, the centerpiece of the $8.5 billion project, will open after a fireworks display Wednesday night. The development is a partnership between MGM Mirage and Dubai World.
Water — swirling, spewing, frozen — to entertain visitors at CityCenter
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Most Las Vegas residents already know the work of Mark Fuller, chief excellence officer of Southern California-based WET. Millions of Strip visitors have been awed and entertained by the fountains of Bellagio, one of the signature attractions of the hotel that debuted in 1998, and by the renovated Mirage volcano, redesigned with a grander eruption just last year.
Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis. The costumes were designed by Stefano Canulli.
Tickets on sale today for Cirque's 'Viva Elvis' at Aria
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Las Vegas visitors are one step closer to a glimpse inside Cirque du Soleil’s latest creation.
 Jim Murren, the CEO of MGM Mirage and a transplanted New Yorker, stands in front of the Aria at CityCenter, a project he conceived based on what he thought Las Vegas lacked: a world-class urban gathering place for the city's  residents. "We were missing so many important quality of life building blocks -- what I would consider to be not extras but essentials, culturally and medically. The diversity that I grew up with in New York isn't here."
CityCenter: One man's concept of a real city
To Jim Murren, a CEO who had studied art and architecture and lived in New York, Las Vegas needed a true urban center
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Visitors to CityCenter, the Strip’s newest spectacle, will be driven to look up at the glistening glass and steel. It is an inexorable pull, to cock your head backward and take in the sweep of six high-rise towers — including two that lean — that create an urban scene unlike any other. The man who conceived of this place, however, would like to draw your attention to a small park bench. It is found near the center of the 67-acre site, alongside Aria, the flagship high-rise filled with 4,004 guest rooms.

Michele Quinn, right, who oversees CityCenter's art collection, sits with Nicole Moffatt, who has been tapped as director of CENTERpiece.
A place to buy a piece of CityCenter style
ART: Design center will feature works of notable artists, architects
Thursday, November 12, 2009
CityCenter officials announced this week that a design center will be created to stitch together the high-end architecture, design and public art program at the $8.5 billion project.
Viva Elvis at Aria in CityCenter.
'Viva ELVIS' is name of Cirque du Soleil's new show
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Elvis is coming to The Strip - Cirque du Soleil style. Cirque du Soleil announced Thursday that its new show in Las Vegas will be called "Viva ELVIS."

Artist Maya Lin is on hand as her silver sculpture of the Colorado River is installed Thursday over the registration desk at CityCenter's Aria.
Sculpture at CityCenter's Aria designed to provoke thought about water
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Artist Maya Lin watches as her 87-foot rendition of the Colorado River is installed behind the registration desk at CityCenter’s Aria.

Art handler Brent Sommerhauser plugs in "Four Corner: Truisms, Living" by Jenny Holzer, part of the "12+7: Artists and Architects of CityCenter."
A peek at coming attractions
Bellagio gallery exhibit showcasing art and design of CityCenter
Friday, September 18, 2009
At the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art an art handler is on a ladder making some final adjustments to a Jenny Holzer installation while colleagues look on with anticipation.
Workers install a sculpture by Nancy Rubins at MGM Mirage's City Center project Thursday.
CityCenter’s crown jewel
ARTS: Vivid, boat-centric sculpture in roundabout is complete
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Artist Nancy Rubins stands in the middle of the CityCenter construction site — a vast valley of gravel, concrete and machinery surrounded by towering glass architecture.