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November 18, 2017

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years. He currently covers entertainment, music, nightlife, food & drink and the Strip for the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Weekly, Industry Weekly, Las Vegas Magazine and The Sunday.

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Best Bets: Paul Anka, So You Think You Can Dance, the Emerge benefit show and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Brunch to Broadway brings favorite tunes from the stage to the Rocks Lounge for a Sunday matinee.
Relive some fond memories with 'Circus 1903'
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
The Paris production captures the innocence of a bygone era.
Talking watches, Blue Ivy and crossing over with reggaeton star J Balvin
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
The "Mi Gente" hitmaker is nominated for two awards and set to perform at the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Don’t look now, but the Palms appears poised to recapture its early charm
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
The Tao Group will create a nightclub and a dayclub, and new restaurants are coming from Bobby Flay and Vegas newbies Michael Symon and Marc Vetri.
The iconic Canter’s Deli returns to Las Vegas at Tivoli Village
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
I have a hard time deviating from pastrami, but there are soups, bagel platters, burgers and other entrées.
Nug up at stoner sandwich heaven Cheba Hut
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
There’s a patio with a bar counter, where it just feels like college again.
Fried appetizers have become a fast favorite at the new Primrose
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Expectations were high when award-winning chef Bryce Shuman took control of the first new restaurant at Park MGM.
The Backstreet Boys give their fans what they want at Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
The point of this show is to take fans on a trip back through time to when we were all younger, and these songs were plastered all over the radio and MTV’s “TRL.”
Harry Connick Jr. takes a TV timeout for some musical nights at Wynn
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
The New Orleans-born singer performs this weekend and again in December at Encore Theater.
Bad Bunny updates the sound of Latin hip-hop
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
The rising Puerto Rican trap star performs at Drai’s after the Latin Grammy Awards.
Tao Group, Clique Hospitality and celebrity chefs generate excitement at the Palms
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
“When you think about Las Vegas, few places are more iconic than the Palms.”
Talking with the Eagles’ Joe Walsh, back at the House of Blues
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
"I love being in a small club where everybody has a good seat and we don’t look like ants. And you can feel the audience, which makes it kind of magical and I miss that."
Celine Dion’s dominant Colosseum show is not letting up
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
She couldn’t have a greater impact on Las Vegas.
Best Bets: Adam Sandler, Cher, Peter Cetera and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
The Vegas Golden Knights return home to T-Mobile Arena to face the Winnipeg Jets.
Mecum Auctions revs up excitement
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
The Las Vegas Convention Center turns into Disneyland for car lovers.
Q&A: Brad Garrett
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Comedian’s history with Las Vegas keeps growing.
The Strip has welcomed the Backstreet Boys with open arms
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
We caught up with new Las Vegas resident Nick Carter.
You can bet on Charlie’s Black & Blue Burger
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Key to this masterpiece are the fluffy black pepper challah bun, the tangy dijoinaise and the perfect fried egg.
Rose.Rabbit.Lie exists in a delicious alternative dimension
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
The modern supper club at the Cosmopolitan continues to push the boundaries.
Aesthetik Marketing focuses on creativity and efficiency
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Digital marketing specialists Sameya Hito and Karalyn Zamora are expanding their reach.
Five standout Vegas casino coffee shops
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Bellagio, Stations, Cosmo and more.
Chef Akira Back snags a Michelin star for his restaurant in South Korea
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
He came to town to run Yellowtail at Bellagio in 2008 and also maintains Kumi at Mandalay Bay.
Whoopi Goldberg is all about Christmas sweaters and love for Las Vegas
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
She's back at Treasure Island on November 10.
The 30th annual Soul Train Awards celebrates in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Tune into BET on November 26 to catch the music spectacular held at Orleans Arena on November 5.
Valentino Khan brings the party with ‘Gold’
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
The diverse DJ and producer takes over at Intrigue November 10.
Best Bets: Tony Bennett, PBR, the Vegas Cares benefit and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
"The Tom Green Show" is up and running in the Back Room at Bally's.
Human Nature’s ‘Jukebox’ is a hit machine
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Updated show ensures an ever-changing stream of classics.
‘Donny & Marie’ show is a nonstop singing fest
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Enjoy a medley of dance-pop hits from several different musical eras.
Rita Rudner gets some family time at Red Rock Resort
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Rudner performs at the Rocks Lounge Friday and Saturday.
Catching up with 13-year-old ‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Darci Lynne Farmer
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
She headlines "America's Got Talent Live" for four sold-out shows at the Planet Hollywood Showroom.
Ryan Weaver gets his shot during PBR World Finals Week
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
The first artist signed to PBR’s record label headlines at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.
Jesse Saunders sets up for a new house residency at Embassy
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
“There’s going to be costumes and atmosphere and the whole nine yards, almost like a Studio-54-in-2017 kind of thing.”
Kygo is back in the spotlight with ‘Kids in Love’
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
We caught up with the Norwegian super-producer to talk about creating new sounds and more.
Summerlin’s hockey headquarters serves up Mackenzie River Pizza
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Creative pies include the corned beef, ’kraut and caraway-coated Reuben and the Thai pizza with peanut sauce, chicken and mandarin oranges
Talking with Robert Reynolds about The Killers’ continued success
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
“At first, breaking in Vegas seemed almost insurmountable. Now, it’s become a celebration.”
Transport yourself at the House of Alchemy
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
What city are we in again?
‘The Voice: Neon Dreams’ is coming to the Hard Rock Hotel
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
A brand-new custom-built theater will host a concert experience based on the popular NBC singing competition show.
‘Purple Reign’ makes the move from Westgate to Tropicana
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
This is the first time the long-running Prince tribute show will be performed at the iconic south Strip resort.
Adam Steck’s SPI Entertainment empire is built on a pioneering approach
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
The company currently has eight shows and attractions in Las Vegas.
Tony Bennett is back in Las Vegas at Encore Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
"I love being in Las Vegas because you run into so many performers you love. It’s a great feeling to be part of the whole scene there."
Best Bets: The Temptations, ‘The King and I,’ John Carpenter and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Steven Wright returns to the Treasure Island stage and Trey Anastasio brings his band to Brooklyn Bowl for two nights.
In the world of hip-hop, Jay-Z stands alone
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
His body of work is a similarly solitary monument, one he continues to sculpt.
DJ Franzen’s shoe collection packs sentimental (and real) value
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
The Drai’s resident DJ has been hooked on sneakers since his teenage years.
Strategic placement: MGM has captured the latest Vegas energy with sports
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
The town’s first major league pro sports team has become a phenomenon.
What’s this, an Asian food district inside Paris Las Vegas?
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
It started with the opening of Yong Kang Street, a dumpling and noodle house.
LANY focuses on crafting memorable songs
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
“Every single song plays an important role in who we are as a band.”
‘Masters of Illusion’ to bring multiple layers of magic to the Jubilee Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
The Vegas version of the TV and touring show opens at Bally's on December 6.
How Cosmo landed Adam Sandler’s comedy residency
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Sandler plays the first of three scheduled shows at the Chelsea on November 10.
The Dorsey launches an exciting new industry night
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
The Dorsey Collective brings bartenders, artists and musicians to the Strip from other cities.
Britney Spears, Blue Man Group, Mike Tyson, Carrot Top and more to participate in Vegas Cares benefit
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Proceeds will go to a commissioned memorial to be created by local artist Tim Bavington.

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