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January 19, 2019

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Brock Radke

Brock is an award-winning writer and reporter who has been documenting life in Las Vegas for 20 years. He currently leads entertainment coverage for Greenspun Media Group's family of publications including the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Weekly magazine and Las Vegas Magazine with a focus on Las Vegas Strip shows and concerts, nightlife, dining and celebrities. Brock is also the creator, producer and host of the All The Vegas and Sun on the Strip podcasts.

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Best Bets: Lady Gaga, Frankie Scinta, Chris Tucker and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
Lady Gaga brings her other resident production to Park Theater for the first time on Sunday.
Q&A: Mo'Nique
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
The comedian and Oscar winner is at home onstage at the Sayers Club.
Boyz II Men: Triple Threat
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
R&B group continues its smooth ways.
Wynn Nightlife announces lineup for Art of the Wild 2019
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
“This March, we will welcome back several returning brands and artists from last year and have made some incredible additions to the lineup."
Accelerating the evolution of the Las Vegas sports book
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
There were plenty of surprises last week when downtown developer Derek Stevens rolled out his ambitious plans for the Circa Resort & Casino, but the images and details surrounding its multi-level, stadium-style ...
Club Notes: Angello and Ingrosso return to Wynn, the Barbershop and more
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Jesse Saunders celebrates 35 years of On and On.
Derek Stevens hits all the right notes with his vision of Circa
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
"Well, we’re a couple guys from Detroit and we’re interested in buying a casino."
Weekend Rewind: Paul Stanley visits Criss Angel, a VGK party in Chicago and more
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
Plenty of Strip shows are on the move; get all the info right here.
Behind the scenes of Lady Gaga’s Vegas spectacular with production designer LeRoy Bennett
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
When Lady Gaga signed on for her first Las Vegas residency at Park MGM, the pop superstar immediately brought in ...
Best Bets: Dinosaurs, Disturbed, Mo’Nique and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
Fifty different dinosaurs will be roaming downtown Las Vegas this weekend.
Q&A: Marc Vetri
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
The celebrity chef brings his Philadelphia institution to Las Vegas.
Derek Stevens unveils Circa Resort & Casino for downtown Las Vegas to debut in 2020
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Derek Stevens has been building bits of buzz and excitement in downtown Las Vegas since he and his brother Greg bought a stake in the Golden Gate on Fremont Street in ...
‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Shin Lim finds a home at the Mirage
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
When he headlined a series of sold-out November shows at the Paris Theater, the annual “America’s Got Talent Live” productions that showcase the TV competition show’s winner and ...
Club Notes: Marquee turns eight, and the Palms imports monster art
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
Also, the first round of casting calls for pool club positions.
Mo’Nique kicks off her first Vegas comedy residency at SLS
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
"What’s our purpose? To make you laugh and make you feel better about your situation, whatever it may be."
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas turns 15 this month
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
More than 3 million guests have visited the massive beer hall and restaurant, which has served more than 750,000 gallons of beer, 450,000 pounds of sausage, 135 tons of sauerkraut and 1.5 million pretzels.
Weekend Rewind: Gaga’s Golden Globe, Paul Rudd at Golden Tiki and more
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
After the initial shock of Britney Spears’ cancellation of her Las Vegas concert residency on Friday, her would-be colleague at Park Theater Lady Gaga had a big weekend. Gaga won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song ...
Park MGM’s unique offerings could attract more locals to the Strip
Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
From nightlife to dining, the renovated resort is looking to captivate Las Vegans along with curious Vegas visitors.
Breaking down the Britney situation and its impact on the Strip
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
There’s no indication when Domination might actually happen, but it’s likely this is a postponed show and not a cancelled show.
Best Bets: Ice Vegas Invitational, Criss Angel, Celine Dion and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
You have two more weeks to check out the opening preview “Mindfreak” shows at Planet Hollywood.
Wayne Newton takes his show across the Strip to Caesars Palace
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
"Mr. Las Vegas" moves from Bally's to Cleopatra's Barge this month.
Club Notes: Drake, charity poker for Shade Tree, casting for the Palms and more
Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
The Palms is holding a casting call for its new dayclub and nightclub venues on January 2-6.
Best Bets: Dave Chappelle and John Mayer, Vince Neil and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
If you’re celebrating the arrival of 2019 in Las Vegas, you’ve already made your plans for Monday night. But there’s a mega-party weekend before New Year’s Eve stacked with superstar performers. Check out these entertainment offerings downtown and ...
Q&A: Gwen Stefani
Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
The pop superstar dishes about her ongoing Las Vegas residency.
The top Las Vegas entertainment stories of 2018
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
The rise of professional sports, musical residency chairs, trading dancefloors for video games and more.
Vegas club pioneer Paul Oakenfold ushers in New Year’s Eve weekend at Chateau
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
“No one was doing electronic music at that time, and certainly not as a resident. I had a wonderful team of people and guys who went on to be pioneers in their own right, but they helped me start this residency that ended shaping dance music in Las Vegas.”
Las Vegas’ best new restaurants of 2018
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
Esther’s Kitchen, NoMad, Cleaver, Block 16 and beyond.
Concerts, albums and Las Vegas releases: recapping a busy year in music
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
Janelle Monáe, David Byrne, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Robyn and more.
Park MGM’s On the Record will offer multiple nightlife experiences in one intimate venue
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
It begins when you enter a two-story record store off the main casino, across from Park Theater. After the Lady Gaga afterparty on the 28th, expect to see many more collaborations between the theater and music shop, which will operate four days a week.
Acclaimed chefs bring new flavors to the Palms
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018
The comprehensive renovation of the Palms has been one of the most talked about Vegas developments of 2018 and the buzz has spiked once again thanks to the arrival of ...
Best Bets: College basketball, Thom Yorke, Googoosh and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
Make your pre-Christmas weekend as merry as it can be. Head to the Strip to take in some of the most festive and ornate holiday landscapes anywhere, including the Bellagio Conservatory and the Linq Promenade. There’s a new Christmas festival to be ...
Q&A: Shawn Stockman
Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
The Boyz II Men member is making some smooth moves.
Welcome to Eataly!
Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
The Italian marketplace at Park MGM combines multiple dining offerings with retail.
Sound by SoulCycle brings The Chainsmokers to a different kind of studio
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart pedaled along with everyone else, to a playlist curated by the Wynn Nightlife mainstays.
A Strip star is born: Lady Gaga will revolutionize the Las Vegas residency
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
No modern resident has opened with two distinctly different shows as she will, and she’s playing at the hottest property on the Strip.
It’s been a big year for the producers of ‘Absinthe’ and ‘Opium’—and 2019 should be even bigger
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
Spiegelworld impresario Ross Mollison is negotiating to finalize a venue and timeline for the opening of We Are Here, which he projects will land in a space that holds around 600 people.
Weekend Rewind: Jonathan Scott and Mat Franco, 'Opium' on ice and more
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018
Murray the Magician celebrated his YouTube success at the Golden Tiki.
Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Loggins returning to the Strip
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
Tickets for both limited engagements go on sale Friday.
Criss Angel is bringing an all-new, immersive ‘Mindfreak’ show to the Strip
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
It’s crunch time for Criss Angel. After originally planning to launch his all-new “Mindfreak” magical spectacle at Planet Hollywood on December 19, the veteran Vegas performer has pushed the date for preview shows to December 26 ...
Best Bets: UNLV basketball, Kane Brown, Dave Koz and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
NFR wraps up with the official Hooey Party at Brooklyn Bowl starring Dwight Yoakam.
Criss Angel has a whole new bag of tricks
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Illusionist begins a new residency show at Planet Hollywood Resort.
Q&A: Ross Mollison
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
'Absinthe' and 'Opium' producer is expert in variety of life.
Interactive sensation ‘Fuerza Bruta’ is coming to the Excalibur
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
“We know Las Vegas audiences will fall in love with the spectacular production that must be seen to be believed.”
Chef and humanitarian José Andrés on covering more than the blind spots and betting big on Las Vegas
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
Spanish-born, Washington, D.C.-based chef and restaurateur José Andrés has been widely recognized and honored for his work through his nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in the wake of natural disasters and other crises ...
Criss Angel prepares to fire up his new Planet Hollywood production
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
“I want to make things that connect to people emotionally, things that will leave their mouths open and they’ll say, ‘I’ve never experienced anything like this.’”
Masso Osteria has rolled out a stunning Sunday brunch
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
You won’t be able to stop eating the pillowy lemon ricotta pancakes or the rich baked eggs with herb-spiced tomato sauce and crisp toast.
Everything you need to know about Eataly Las Vegas
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018
Eataly Las Vegas, a 40,000-square-foot culinary destination and Italian marketplace fronting Las Vegas Boulevard, opens at Park MGM on Dec. 27. It marks the sixth ...
Weekend Rewind: Cosmo’s Barbershop, a supermodel at ‘Magic Mike’ and more
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
John Fogerty has something new planned for his next performances at Encore Theater.
The Las Vegas Bowl continues to help set the standard for sports entertainment
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018
Held every December since 1992, the game offers all the pageantry of college football with plenty of extra Vegas — and it starts well before kickoff. When the teams arrive on Tuesday, the players are greeted by ...
Best Bets: George Strait, Tanya Tucker, Golden Knights and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
The Knights play Dallas Sunday before a four-game road trip.

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