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May 29, 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: New Kids on the Block, Dead & Company, Smash Mouth and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, May 26, 2017
XS Nightclub is celebrating its eighth anniversary in a big way for Memorial Day weekend.
The transplanted Metro Diner does nostalgia and more
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Ready for J.C.’s Vortex Burger, a patty piled with pickle slaw between two bacon-tomato grilled cheese sandwiches?
Bill Bellamy brings the laughs to Green Valley Ranch Resort
Thursday, May 25, 2017
"If you’re not playing Vegas, you’re just not doing it, you know? That’s the spot."
John Fogerty rocks Encore Theater like never before
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The rousing classic rock concert returns this weekend, when Fogerty celebrates his 72nd birthday.
Soccer in the city? Don’t count out Cashman Field as a home for a new pro team
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The city recently received a proposal from a United Soccer League expansion project to lease the site.
Dining news & notes: Chef Carlos Buscaglia’s new gig, Ferraro’s new menu and more
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Also: Morimoto does omakase.
Where to spend your Memorial Day Weekend ‘off-hours’
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Take a break from the Strip, and find great food and strong drinks.
Rao’s E. 114th cocktail always hits the spot
Thursday, May 25, 2017
It’s a celebration in a glass, or it’ll give you the reason you need to celebrate.
Memorial Day Weekend guide: The parties, shows and concerts you need to know about
Thursday, May 25, 2017
From J. Cole by the pool to Diplo in the club.
The Billboard Music Awards dazzle at T-Mobile Arena
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Nicki, Celine, Drake and Cher … we caught every minute of one of music’s biggest nights.
Soul singer and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius visits the House of Blues
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
She’s worked with a who’s who of modern soul and R&B.
The most memorable performances at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards
Monday, May 22, 2017
Drake won everything, but Celine stole the show at T-Mobile Arena.
Rascal Flatts signs on for extended engagement at the Venetian
Monday, May 22, 2017
The country trio is set for eight shows in October at the Venetian Theatre.
Best Bets: SPF Festival, John Fogerty, Billboard Music Awards and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, May 19, 2017
Billy Ray Cyrus plays a small acoustic show at the Red Rock Resort on Friday.
Create your own backyard cookout at Jared’s at Pawn Plaza
Thursday, May 18, 2017
In a city of infinite toppings and flavor combinations, I find myself craving simple and classic.
Morton brothers bring luxury to the steakhouse with new MB Steak
Thursday, May 18, 2017
There’s a new hot spot at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Strip-walking tourists get a bounty of new options at Boulevard Food Court
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Local favorite El Dorado Cantina’s fast-casual expansion is among the offerings.
Magician Mat Franco is feeling very much at home at the Linq
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Performing in a Las Vegas Strip showroom with his name over the door was never a goal for Mat Franco. For that matter, neither was winning "America’s Got Talent" and its $1 million prize. The 29-year-old magician was perfectly happy making a living by showing his stuff at small shows across the country before ...
Art gone Vegas: The Neon Museum hits the Strip and Cirque’s artists exhibit at Neonopolis
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Red Barn sign — from one of Las Vegas' first gay bars — will be the first Neon Museum piece to visit the Fashion Show mall.
Best Bets: Helldorado Days, Trevor Noah, ‘Peter Pan’ and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, May 12, 2017
The weekend forecast looks sunny and warm, so take advantage of pleasant Vegas weather while you can before the heat arrives ...
Summer is the season for DJ mom Jenna Palmer
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Find her at Flamingo’s Go Pool or Palazzo’s Aquatic Club.
Sin City’s Brewmaster has witnessed the Valley’s beer boom
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Rich opened his first “tasting bar” at the Miracle Mile Shops and now operates three others on the Strip, too.
Jamie Iovine’s creative pursuits lead to Las Vegas
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The DJ and comic book store co-owner returns to Rehab this weekend.
At the Venetian, the party starts at the Dorsey
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The drinks tempt you to stay and the surroundings close the deal.
From Puck to Eat, Summerlin dining has come a long way
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The second edition of Eat will likely open in a few months in the Trails Village Center.
Best Bets: Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan, Journey and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, May 5, 2017
Cinco de Mayo weekend in Las Vegas calls for a lot of laughs. Sure, the obligatory big fight is here — the sold-out T-Mobile Arena showdown between ...
Five bueno Cinco de Mayo parties
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Beer Park, SLS … and don’t forget it’s also First Friday.
Embassy and Rehab bring Tego Calderon back to Vegas
Thursday, May 4, 2017
The club collaboration will bring the Puerto Rican hip-hop legend to town for Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Forget the ’fil-A and head for these great fried-chicken sandwiches
Thursday, May 4, 2017
From Momofuku to Goodwich, the word on great bird.
DJ Wellman has been doing it in Vegas for more than a decade
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Catch him spinning from 1 Oak and the Bank to Tao and Lavo, along with dayclubs like Liquid and Bare.
Todrick Hall brings ‘Straight Outta Oz’ to the Red Rock Resort
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hall sold out Saturday's show and added a second production for the Rocks Lounge on Sunday.
Journey’s Jonathan Cain on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame glory and rocking Las Vegas again
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Journey returns to the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel for nine shows starting May 3.
New restaurants Hell’s Kitchen, Primrose announced during Vegas Uncork’d
Friday, April 28, 2017
Gordon Ramsay is set to open his fifth Vegas restaurant Strip-side at Caesars Palace.
Best Bets: Wynonna at the Trop, Chita Rivera at the Smith Center and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, April 28, 2017
Catch the last Steely Dan shows at Venetian or a local production of Hedwig & the Angry Inch at the House of Blues.
Costa di Mare showcases pristine seafood on its new James Beard House menu
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The eight-course tasting includes butter-poached langoustine, grilled octopus and Mediterranean turbot.
The new Aquatic Club elevates dayclub cocktailing
Thursday, April 27, 2017
These carefully crafted libations are unlike the quickie well drinks and frozen sweet things you’ll find at most pool clubs.
The Impossible Burger makes a tasty debut at Andrea’s
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
But how does it taste?
Talking about the Heart of Education Awards, ‘Madam Secretary’ and more with Erich Bergen
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The TV star and former Jersey Boys favorite is back in Vegas this week.
Best Bets: Las Rageous, Hans Zimmer, Clint Black and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, April 21, 2017
Save your Sunday for the Animal Foundation's Best in Show event at the Thomas & Mack, where you can watch puppies frolic then take one home.
With a new label and more music, Brillz brings the beats
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The lord of twonk plays Encore Beach Club this weekend.
Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn.’ offers raw power
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The music world is still reeling from Kendrick’s album release and Coachella finale set two days later.
Zuma adds a dramatic take on the izakaya to the dining landscape
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Momofuku stole the spotlight, but the new Japanese offering at Cosmopolitan is worth your time.
Find out why Nobu Caesars Palace is a big deal
Thursday, April 20, 2017
If you really want to immerse yourself in the experience, grab one of the sought-after teppanyaki seats.
7 Sinful Subs is the college sandwich shop of our dreams
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Chef Vic “Vegas” Moea’s latest offering is perfect for hungry students
Wilson Gabrielle reflects and elevates the Vegas lifestyle
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The fashion and lifestyle blog launched by Kelley and Victoria Fertitta is bright, fresh and full of energy, not unlike the sisters themselves.
Empire of the Sun throws a mini-chella inside the Chelsea
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
With its ample dancefloor pit and varied perspectives, the Chelsea may be the right venue for a festival-suited act like Empire of the Sun.
Neil Moffitt stepping down as CEO of Hakkasan Group
Monday, April 17, 2017
"The business is now primed for continued success and ready to move into its next exciting phase of development."
Steely Dan strips it down to the music at Venetian residency
Saturday, April 15, 2017
While sitting dead-center in the Venetian’s cavernous Opaline Theatre and allowing the warmth of Steely Dan’s 1977 jazz-rock opus “Aja” to wash over me ...
Best Bets: Las Vegas 51s, Steely Dan, Kool & The Gang and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, April 14, 2017
Broadway takes Vegas this weekend with An American in Paris at the Smith Center and Alice Ripley at the Space.
Twin takeover: LA duo Deux is building its own musical brand
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Deux spins at Light at Mandalay Bay on April 14.

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