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July 21, 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 Las Vegas Weekly, Industry Weekly and Las Vegas Sun.

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Best Bets: Hall & Oates, Buckingham & McVie, Pitbull and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, July 21, 2017
Head downtown to catch the latest version of the I Love the 90s Tour, headlined by TLC.
Pitbull talks about his Vegas connection and returning to the Axis stage
Thursday, July 20, 2017
"I’m having the time of my life up there, and what better place to have it than Sin City? Vegas has a special place in my heart."
Go brunch crazy at Aria’s all-you-can-eat all week long
Thursday, July 20, 2017
For $20 more you can get unlimited mimosas or rum punch or bloodys or Champagne or margaritas or beer. Now we’re brunching, people.
Emerge is the latest sign of Vegas’ musical coolness
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Live Nation Las Vegas President Kurt Melien is one of the music industry figures helping with Emerge.
Expect expanded entertainment worldwide from the Cirque du Soleil-Blue Man Group deal
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The transaction gives Cirque another well-known creative asset and should provide BMG with the resources and vision to expand its show to new parts of the world.
Nick Cannon launches a summer party series at Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The one-man entertainment empire is bringing music and vibes to the Planet Hollywood pool
The timelessly talented Earth, Wind & Fire lights up the Pearl
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
You know what’s going to happen, what it’s going to sound like and feel like, but it can still catch you by surprise.
Best Bets: Bruno Mars, Goo Goo Dolls, Chic and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, July 14, 2017
New male revue Men of the Strip lands at Hard Rock Live this weekend.
Jermaine Dupri talks Atlanta influence and musical originality
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The songwriter and superproducer returns to his Tao DJ residency this weekend.
SZA’s long-awaited debut plays like an emotional masterpiece
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The singer and songwriter will perform in Las Vegas on September 8 at Vinyl.
Green Valley Ranch Resort gets brighter with its latest revamp
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The lobby space once home to Whiskey Sky has a fresh new look.
Even after 18 No. 1 hits, Las Vegas could use more Mariah Carey
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Not all of her fellow headliners can or will perform anywhere near Mariah’s level.
Immersive show ‘Alice’ takes up at the Red Rock Resort
Monday, July 10, 2017
The show takes over the Rocks Lounge on the second Monday every month, beginning July 10.
Chef tips and recipes for overcoming kitchen intimidation
Sunday, July 9, 2017
The kitchen is calling you. Yeah, you. Even those who've reached full-blown adulthood mastering nothing outside of the microwave can still be saved. Americans are cooking less and less, losing control of how they eat and their deeper connections to food. But talented chefs with local restaurants are here to help, having once been ...
Best Bets: NBA Summer League, soccer, Sinbad and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, July 7, 2017
Lena Prima performs at the Suncoast and downtown gets a hard rock show from Deftones and Rise Against.
‘Circus 1903’ brings emotional, old-school entertainment to Paris Las Vegas
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Don't think Cirque du Soleil. Think turn-of-the-century traveling circus, complete with ringmaster, high-wire daredevils and elephants.
Frank Marino’s ‘Divas Las Vegas’ takes on afternoon showtimes
Thursday, July 6, 2017
"People have asked all the time over the years for this, saying that the show was so late and they wish they could see it but they have to work in the morning."
J. Cole brings his singular talent to MGM Grand
Thursday, July 6, 2017
His versatility and vision place him apart from the other huge names in today’s rap game.
When the sun goes down, these Vegas pool parties heat up
Thursday, July 6, 2017
From Wynn’s Nightswim to the Hard Rock Hotel’s Friday Night Live concerts.
Taco time: fun and bomb edition
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Throw up a sign that reads “tacos,” and I’ll be there. Not “taco,” because I don’t want one taco.
Drai’s Bobby Minkoff has spent a decade on the After Hours scene
Thursday, July 6, 2017
The industry-defying party brings a singular vibe to the Vegas nightlife landscape.
How Wynn Nightlife stays ahead of the pack
Thursday, July 6, 2017
From the DJ roster to the facilities, the biggest experiences keep getting bigger.
Drai’s Cafe offers fresh flavors for a day at the club
Thursday, July 6, 2017
The delicious and seasonal menu at Drai’s Beachclub is a bit of a secret.
Michael and David Morton spark a Hard Rock Hotel resurgence
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Their striking, two-story MB steak took over a space on the newer, western end of the resort.
The Palms’ potential lures Jon Gray back to Vegas
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
“To see Station Casinos acquire it was really exciting, because in my mind that gives it the best chance to take it to a level it’s never experienced.”
Dining News & Notes: S&P closes and Shake Shack opens in Henderson
Monday, July 3, 2017
Another significant loss of deliciousness: Gelato Messina shuttered at Downtown Summerlin.
Best Bets: Fireworks, Foghat, Puff Daddy, Iron Maiden and more for your Las Vegas holiday weekend
Friday, June 30, 2017
The weekend runs through Tuesday, so don't miss the 23rd annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade.
SG Bar has quickly become a neighborhood favorite
Thursday, June 29, 2017
The knockout punch is the Lorenzo Burger, a thick patty with peppered bacon, mushrooms and a creamy mushroom sauce, as hearty and homey as it gets.
NYC DJ Sean Perry singles out French Montana’s latest
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Perry is back in Las Vegas at Heart of Omnia.
Future brings the Nobody Safe tour to T-Mobile Arena
Thursday, June 29, 2017
He’s the first artist to notch back-to-back No. 1 debuts in consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart.
The Palms prepares to open its vibrant new café Lucky Penny
Thursday, June 29, 2017
There’s a wok-fired Asian menu including General Tso chicken and walnut shrimp. Could go great with a burger and a boozy shake at 3 a.m.
Flosstradamus tinkers with the trap music sound
Thursday, June 29, 2017
New single “How You Gon’ Do That” is a smooth summer track.
Five memorable moments from The Revolution’s Brooklyn Bowl show
Friday, June 23, 2017
To say something was missing is the mother of all understatements, and that’s kind of the point.
Best Bets: Ricky Martin, Queen & Adam Lambert, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, June 23, 2017
TV, movie and TV legends stop off at the Westgate for the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con.
Talking ’90s nostalgia, music and minivans with Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sugar Ray plays a concert at night at the Flamingo's pool June 25.
Nightlife icon Victor Drai celebrates 20 years of After Hours
Thursday, June 22, 2017
“I’ve made lots of changes but they are changes people don’t see.”
Pollo Campero out-birds that other chicken chain
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The sides also shame the competition, from zesty Campero beans to creamy coleslaw.
Sinaloan-style Sushi Culiacan brings bold fusion to town
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Take your friends and order something silly, just for kicks, but focus on the delicious seafood dishes.
MGM’s Beerhaus is in the right place at the right time
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Stopping in for a bite and a brew is as easy as a walk in the Park.
Frank Walker does Vegas for the first time at Intrigue
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Frank Walker broke through in March with his 24 EP and now he’s ready for his Vegas debut.
Miguel returns to the Drai’s Live stage
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The singer has kept busy in the two years since his Wildheart album.
Hitting the road with comedian Kathleen Madigan
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The veteran stand-up performer returns to the Mirage's Aces of Comedy series this weekend.
Lobster in Las Vegas: After 23 years, the Palm keeps serving it up at the Forum Shops
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Forum Shops is celebrating 25 years of changing the Las Vegas experience this year, having opened in May 1992 when luxury retail was not a significant element on the Strip. What seemed like an ambitious and possibly unnecessary project turned into the highest grossing shopping mall in the United States. But the dramatic destination with the talking Roman statues and ceiling made to replicate a Mediterranean sky didn’t just ...
Catch Wolfgang Puck’s Summer Tiki Menu while you can
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The reliable restaurant at MGM Grand has some surprises in store.
Talking Prince, the Revolution and celebrating the music with Wendy Melvoin
Monday, June 19, 2017
The reunited Revolution brings Prince's beloved music to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on June 21.
Best Bets: Roger Waters, Ziggy Marley, Def Leppard and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, June 16, 2017
EDC is here, but dance music isn't the only sound of the Strip this weekend.
How does EDC take over Vegas? Let us count the ways
Thursday, June 15, 2017
With big visitation numbers and a very party-ready crowd, EDC has become like a second, slightly smaller Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Super-cool local eats for Restaurant Week
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Las Vegas’ restaurant greatness is not limited to Las Vegas Boulevard.
Five places for perfect pancakes
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
We've got stacks on stacks.
Chatting with Robert Irvine as he readies his restaurant at the Trop
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
"I’ll be in Vegas a lot more than other people, and you’ll see me. I won’t be an absentee owner."

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