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September 23, 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: Il Divo, John Fogerty, Daniel Tosh and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
The iHeartRadio Music Festival isn't the only mega-concert coming to Las Vegas this weekend.
Creative flavors await at Salud Mexican Bistro
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Don’t skip the Octopus Salteado, tender seafood drenched in a tongue-tingling romesco-lime sauce.
Exploring the dynamic seafood at Cevicheria El Diamante
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
The casero is the most popular ceviche—shrimp marinated in lime with avocado, onion, cucumber, cilantro and plenty of spicy bits of serrano pepper.
Filling up with Food Junky at Banger Brewing
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
The Mexican Sloppy Jose is a zesty gut-buster, a spicy mélange of chorizo and ground beef contrasted by cool and creamy avocado.
Best Bets: Santana, the Beach Boys, Mike Tyson and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Louie Anderson performs two shows at Red Rock Resort and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new season.
Masterful meat: It’s tough to compete with Sin City Smokers
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
The ribs are rich and smoky, and the brisket is just fatty enough, moist and tender with a thin layer of savory bark.
Interview: Kendra flying high as 'Sex Tips' show gets good news
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
If your first time acting in a play live on stage resulted in that play getting an extension from a three-month run to an eight-month run, you’d be pretty hyped up about it ...
The charming Zenaida’s Cafe brings back the days of the diner
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
This eastside spot with a rainbow-tiled floor and a funky jazz soundtrack is dishing up some hearty food in the mornings and afternoons.
Five places to get an early jump on Oktoberfest
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Brooklyn Bowl, Beerhaus and, of course, Hofbräuhaus.
Las Vegas sounds a lot like the current Latin pop music craze
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
It’s the hook from “Despacito”—the recent monster smash by another Puerto Rican artist, Luis Fonsi—that’s fueling the current surge.
The Back of House Brawl returns, bigger than ever
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
The always-interesting food journey of Jolene Mannina continues.
The biggest Latin music lineup ever
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Maná and many other big names are in town to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
Grab a fantastic deal with Lunch Like a Spaniard at Jaleo
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Don’t skip the colorful, creative cuisine on the Cosmopolitan’s third floor.
Artistic director Ria Martens maintains the wonder of ‘O’
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
“To me it’s all about the growth of the artist, the team being together and moving in one direction.”
Mike Tyson brings new ‘Truth’ to the MGM Grand
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Iron Mike’s new version of his one-man show at MGM Grand shares stories from his life beyond the ring.
Michelle Johnson returns to the Smith Center with ‘Tapestry Unraveled’
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
Las Vegas' first lady of jazz is ready to bring another dose of Carole King hits to Cabaret Jazz.
The hits keep on coming with Human Nature’s ‘Jukebox’
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
The foursome's new show "Jukebox" just signed up for an extension at Venetian that stretches into 2019.
Best Bets: Big Blues Bender, ‘The Jungle Book,’ Hoopfest and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
The Henderson Pavilion kicks off its 15th anniversary season with the rock spectacular "Hairball."
Refreshed ‘Le Rêve’ offers a one-of-a-kind experience
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
It's a great time to revisit this show, or see it for the first time, as a comprehensive enhancement project was recently completed, including adding all-new costumes and music.
Lyndsay Hailey is finding her niche in the Vegas scene
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
The Magic Mike Live host can teach you a thing or two about being funny.
Luis Fonsi brings ‘Despacito’ to Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
The Latin star is starting off the U.S. portion of his tour at the Pearl
The JLo show brings more hip-hop than the Strip has ever seen
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Jennifer Lopez returns to her All I Have production at Planet Hollywood this month.
Boyz II Men’s Mirage residency is a musical gem stacked with surprises
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Boyz II Men is the last great Motown group, and not only because they are perpetually inspired by the iconic record company’s classic sound and style.
Best Bets: Bruno Mars, HartBeat Weekend, Idina Menzel and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Kevin Hart's annual Labor Day weekend celebration brings Usher and Dave Chappelle to the Chelsea.
French Montana’s ‘Unforgettable’ summer runs through Marquee
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
“I knew when I heard it for the first time it was a big record. I just fell in love with it.”
Isiah Thomas brings Cheurlin Champagne to Bellagio
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
The NBA legend knows a thing or two about the best bubbly.
Women of Intrigue: Kelley & Victoria Fertitta
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
The sisters have established the Wilson Gabrielle brand as a combination of their separate styles, and now they're going bicoastal.
MB Steak is primed for true destination dining
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
Michael Morton has teamed with Chicago-based brother David on the new restaurant inside the Hard Rock Hotel.
Basketball legend Isiah Thomas thinks Las Vegas is ready for the NBA
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
The two-time NBA champ was in town to debut his Champagne at Bellagio.
Comedian Jo Koy is always ready to reconnect with his Vegas roots
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
The former UNLV student and Boulevard Mall employee returns to the stage at Treasure Island this week.
Best Bets: Rod Stewart, Gipsy Kings, Foreigner and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Foreigner plays with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience to cap the weekend at the Cosmopolitan.
Dining news & notes: Epicurean honors Hubert Keller, and Downtown spots expand
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Also, which Vegas favorite is headed to Taiwan?
Jjanga’s new “burgers” embrace the sushi-shaping trend
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
The bun’s molded out of sushi rice, and fillings include spicy tuna and crab with seaweed salad, eel with avocado or cucumber, or a cooked option of Korean-style bulgogi beef slathered in yum-yum and eel sauces.
A spin around Circus Circus, the strangest venue on the Strip
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
A savage journey to the heart of totally unironic fun.
Mighty Mi’s ‘OG House’ brings classic hip-hop into the mix
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Hip-hop icons such as Grand Puba, Chubb Rock, Talib Kweli, Large Professor, Bushwick Bill and more collaborated on the album.
EDX brings tons of new music to his Wynn residency
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Despite his hectic touring schedule, Maurizio Colella has managed to make 2017 all about his own music.
Find your flavor at House of Blues’ Rockstar Karaoke Fridays
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
The frontman of this band is the Southern Fish and Chips, one of the biggest and boldest versions of this familiar dish you’ll find on the Strip.
Checking in on the evolution of ‘Absinthe’
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
A locals-first marketing approach helped the show build an audience. Now Spiegelworld is looking to expand with more Las Vegas productions.
Smash Mouth brings its inescapable hits to Flamingo for a pool party concert
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
The band's debut album arrived 20 years ago this summer. You know, the one with "Walkin' on the Sun."
Are you ready to party like it’s 1983 with Steel Panther?
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
“The most important thing is that we bring the party wherever we go, really bring back what the ’80s was like."
Boy George is getting ready for a Las Vegas residency
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
"I want to be able to treat the audience like friends, to have that kind of warmth, because that’s another great thing about Vegas shows."
Wolfgang Puck’s Spago to move from Forum Shops to Bellagio
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, the restaurant often hailed as the genesis of Las Vegas’ dining renaissance, will close the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace location it has inhabited since 1992 and reopen at Bellagio in spring 2018.
‘Michael Jackson ONE’ throws a free party and performance for the King of Pop’s birthday
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Check out a free performance of an all-new number not from the show on August 29 at Mandalay Bay.
Imagine Dragons to perform at fourth annual Believer Gala at Caesars Palace
Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
“To see how much the foundation has grown is so inspiring. It’s bigger than us or anything, to get people to come together to help families."
The phenomenon continues: ‘Sharknado Live’ is coming to the Las Vegas Strip
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
The film series' producers are teaming up with Caesars Entertainment and Bernie Yuman, among others, for a new "Sharknado" experience.
Best Bets: Richard Marx, Boz Scaggs, Dave Koz & Larry Graham Jr. and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
The Cannery hosts a 70s Soul Jam starring the Stylistics on Saturday night.
New Chinatown hot spot Sparrow + Wolf delivers in every way
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
This is the coolest restaurant in Las Vegas at the moment.
311 rolls into Mandalay Bay Beach
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Frontman Nick Hexum says 311's fans have enabled the band to move beyond "the whims of radio and press."
Killers and Dragons and Spotify, oh my! Emerge’s curators help set it apart
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds says: “They know how to help the artists—and those who are coming to listen—have an incredible experience.”
Voice of the city: Vegas native Mr. Bob found his space on the air
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
He’s born and raised Vegas, and he’s all personality.

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