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July 18, 2018

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 18 years. He currently serves as editor-at-large covering the Strip and the Vegas entertainment scene for Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Weekly and Las Vegas Magazine and he's the creator and host of the Weekly's entertainment podcast All The Vegas.

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Magic, music and an extra X: Three shows in one night at Westgate Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
There are so many new shows at Westgate, it's almost too much to keep up with. Almost.
Weekend Rewind: ‘Opium,’ Matt Goss, Eddie Griffin and more
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience is coming to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in October.
Bite Now: Momofuku’s extravagant new menu items
Monday, July 16, 2018
Executive chef Shaun King and his crew have created new dishes for you to sample.
Best Bets: Jackson Browne, Brother Noland, Local Brews Local Grooves and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, July 13, 2018
Some truly diverse music is on tap on the Strip this weekend, and that’s just at the annual beer and music fest at the House of Blues. You can also catch an island legend and hitmakers ...
Q&A: George Wallace
Friday, July 13, 2018
Beloved comedian returns to Vegas stage.
Can't smile without Barry Manilow
Friday, July 13, 2018
Expect lots of music and passion during the legendary singer's residency.
Gordon Ramsay gives Vegas his world
Friday, July 13, 2018
Celebrity chef offers five different dining options on the Strip.
TLC hits Red Rock Resort for a poolside concert
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Chilli is hoping TLC can set up a Las Vegas residency sometime soon.
Spotlighting the peak moments from Marshmello’s ‘Joytime II’
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The happy, helmeted DJ plays XS and Encore Beach Club July 14 and 15.
Paris Baguette’s makes snacking fun, on and off the Strip
Thursday, July 12, 2018
The selection of ready-to-go sandwiches and pastries included the hearty mozzarella onion bread, essentially an exploded baguette bursting with cheese, herbs and onions.
Flamingo’s dayclub stacks Mase and Rita Ora in one weekend
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Saturday brings a set from one of the classic voices of Bad Boy’s golden era.
Hey Mr. DJ: Drake’s ‘Summer Games’
Thursday, July 12, 2018
It’s a breakup song that makes you feel good, especially in the still-hot wee hours of a summer night.
Talking to Spiegelworld boss Ross Mollison about upcoming show ‘We Are Here’
Thursday, July 12, 2018
I think people are looking for the next thing [in Las Vegas], and this could be that next thing like Absinthe was in 2011.
Food truck flavors go pro at Border Grill’s BBQ Mexicana
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Mike Minor pretty much invented a new kind of food when he launched Truck U Barbeque in 2014, blending his passion for slow-smoked awesomeness with authentic Mexican flavors.
Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters have a new album to play at the Red Rock Resort
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The actor's bluesy rock-and-roll show comes to the Red Rock Resort on July 13.
Weekend Rewind: Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus take the Strip, Kevin Hart celebrates and more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The new Nitro Circus stunt show will take over the Jubilee Theater at Bally's in 2019.
Mariah does it her way for ‘The Butterfly Returns’
Monday, July 9, 2018
Carey explained she’s working on a new album before launching into “Make It Happen.”
Learn the ways of luxury with the Wynn Master Class Series
Monday, July 9, 2018
Hospitality professionals make Las Vegas look easy. It's not.
Catch it while you can: The beautiful ‘Baz’ wraps this month at Palazzo
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Don’t be one of those people who will only wish they saw that one cool show on the Strip everybody was talking about.
David Copperfield continues to captivate with his juggernaut magic show at MGM Grand
Friday, July 6, 2018
“Forgotten” is certainly the wrong word. “Overlooked” would be better, or maybe “neglected.” But all of these descriptors seem inappropriate when searching for the right way to characterize the long-running and ever-changing Las Vegas show from the most famous magician in the world. No one would ever forget ...
Best Bets: NBA Summer League, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, July 6, 2018
This year's Summer League includes all 30 NBA teams, a first for the Vegas event.
Q&A: Michael Franzese
Friday, July 6, 2018
Former major crime family official uses experiences in ‘A Mob Story’ at Plaza.
The Cult is ready to rock the Fremont Street Experience
Friday, July 6, 2018
British group headlines this week's Downtown Rocks free concert series.
Wolfgang Puck brings world-famous Spago to Bellagio
Friday, July 6, 2018
With its elegant interior and impeccable menu, it fits right in with its new surroundings.
Around the Strip with Brock Radke: TLC, 'Zumanity' and more
Friday, July 6, 2018
A new WNBA 'free agent'; Shaquille does DJ duty.
Smith & Wollensky plans a new steakhouse on the Strip in 2019
Thursday, July 5, 2018
When the massive 650-seat Smith & Wollensky steakhouse inside its own three-story building closed last summer after nearly 20 years of business on the Las Vegas Strip, it seemed to leave a big hole. There aren’t many free-standing restaurants on Las Vegas Boulevard, especially fine-dining destinations. The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group never really saw the move as ...
Pub 1842’s new weekend brunch really satisfies
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
There isn’t a barbecue restaurant in the Valley doing dishes like these.
Checking in on nightlife changes with MGM Resorts’ Sean Christie
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
“On the Record will definitely offer a unique experience that hasn’t been replicated in this city.”
The dance music world awaits Wynn resident act Major Lazer’s next move
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire are constantly touring and traveling, learning what sounds work in different parts of the world.
Strip star Frank Marino explains the closing of ‘Divas Las Vegas’
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Three-decade-plus Las Vegas Strip headliner Frank Marino’s show “Divas Las Vegas” at the Linq casino-resort closed suddenly over the weekend ...
Weekend Rewind: ‘Divas’ shutters, Flo Rida parties at Hard Rock, Ne-Yo sings at Palms and more
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Frank Marino's drag show at the Linq suddenly closed over the weekend after more than eight years there.
Get a closer look at the wonders of ‘KÁ’ with free open house viewings
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The stunt-filled spectacular has performed more than 6,000 shows over 13 years at MGM Grand ...
Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Fourth of July concert is back with the Star-Spangled Spectacular
Monday, July 2, 2018
The Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates its 20th anniversary on July 4 with the Star-Spangled Spectacular, a live outdoor concert backed by fireworks at TPC Summerlin presented by the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation and Bank of Nevada. Wednesday’s family friendly event marks ...
Gwen Stefani glams it up for opening night of her Las Vegas Strip residency
Friday, June 29, 2018
it’s clear Stefani and her team have a vast appreciation of Vegas-style glitz and glamour and have fashioned over-the-top visuals that connect the dots with her style.
Best Bets: Vans Warped Tour, the Dirty Heads, Steve Martin & Martin Short and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, June 29, 2018
Comedian Wanda Sykes returns to the Treasure Island Theatre Friday night.
Conquering comic Kevin Hart ready to make Las Vegas laugh
Friday, June 29, 2018
He's dominated movies and TV and even released a book last year, yet he still finds time to do stand-up.
Exploring the Strip’s biggest and baddest pool club packages
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hang with The Chainsmokers, or load up on Dom.
Add Migos to your list of must-see Vegas headliners
Thursday, June 28, 2018
The hip-hop group reached a new level of cultural saturation in May, when Donald Glover, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd portrayed them in a riotous Saturday Night Live sketch called “Friendos.”
Checking in with Wanda Sykes on ‘Roseanne,’ humor in the age of Trump and more
Thursday, June 28, 2018
“I have to talk about school shootings and police shooting unarmed black people and all these things or I’m not doing my job.”
Scotch 80 Prime is the jewel of the new Palms (so far)
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Recommended steaks include the juicy rib cap known as Chef Barry’s Steak and a perfect, 18-ounce, dry-aged, bone-in filet.
Weekend Rewind: A big deal for the Aces, a new disco show by Spiegelworld and more
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The Vegas Golden Knights and other NHL stars parties at Intrigue with Diplo.
Dita Von Teese’s latest burlesque revival splashes into the House of Blues
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
"The show I’m touring with is the biggest burlesque show in history and it needs to continue to move around the world.”
Comedian George Wallace returns to the Vegas stage at Westgate
Monday, June 25, 2018
"I always thought it’s not how much money you make, it’s how much you enjoy life while you’re living."
Janelle Monáe brings a futuristic, funky love-fest to the Palms
Monday, June 25, 2018
The actress and musician performs at the Pearl Theater Tuesday night as part of her "Dirty Computer" tour.
Golden Rainbow’s annual Ribbon of Life show goes on at SLS
Friday, June 22, 2018
This year's benefit production boasts a cast of 150 from 30 different Las Vegas shows.
Best Bets: Alanis Morissette, Trevor Noah, Las Vegas Aces basketball and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, June 22, 2018
Post Malone and 21 Savage make a tour stop at Park Theater.
Welcome Scotch 80 Prime to the neighborhood
Friday, June 22, 2018
Steakhouse brings imaginative menu to inventive space.
Around the Strip with Brock Radke: Janelle Monáe, Wanda Sykes and more
Friday, June 22, 2018
Singer's eclectic style entrances; Wanda Sykes keeps it sharp
Dita Von Teese: Intoxicating burlesque
Friday, June 22, 2018
Get ready for some of her biggest production numbers ever at the House of Blues.
Q&A: Barry Manilow
Friday, June 22, 2018
The legendary singer-songwriter is looking forward to a triumphant Vegas return.

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