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April 20, 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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Best Bets: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, the Stray Cats and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Palms' Pearl theater was recently renovated and Vance Joy performs there Friday night.
When you think of Italian, think of Osteria Costa
Friday, April 20, 2018
New restaurant at The Mirage recalls the spirit of the cuisine.
Swedish electronic duo Galantis joins the Wynn nightlife party
Thursday, April 19, 2018
When they come together to form Galantis, irresistible singles like “Runaway (U & I),” “Gold Dust” and “Firebird” ensue, and award nominations follow.
Gwen Stefani’s new residency leaves no doubt about the Strip’s vibrancy
Thursday, April 19, 2018
She’ll share the Zappos Theater this year with the Backstreet Boys, Lionel Richie and Pitbull. Next year, who knows?
Hey Mr. DJ: Tinashe’s ‘Me So Bad’ ft. Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The best reason to spin this one: its breezy beat and catchy hook, ideal for poolside head nodding, shoulder swaying and hip rolling.
Ohjah’s newest Japanese steakhouse is a neighborhood gem
Thursday, April 19, 2018
This restaurant skips the sushi available at other Ohjah locations, so there’s more focus on tasty appetizers.
Drai’s doubles up with Snoop Dogg and Rae Sremmurd
Thursday, April 19, 2018
2 Chainz and Trey Songs previously shared a bill at the Cromwell club.
Lit Sundays keeps Daylight’s programming moving in fresh directions
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Jeezy headlines the pool party on April 22.
Drink the Zodiac way at Mandarin bar
Thursday, April 19, 2018
These libations are created with our astrological characteristics in mind.
Blues-rock stalwarts ZZ Top ready for a big run in Vegas
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Definitely expect some Elvis if you check out their five-show run at the Venetian starting this weekend.
Weekend Rewind: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton take the town, Kelly Clarkson at Justin Timberlake and more
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Chester Lockhart and Tony Dovolani check out "Absinthe" and an exciting new Italian restaurant is coming to Summerlin.
Aldean, Stapleton win big but women rule the stage at ACM Awards
Monday, April 16, 2018
Miranda Lambert received her Female Vocalist of the Year award from Olympic ski legend Lindsey Vonn.
Justin Timberlake’s polished Man of the Woods tour takes T-Mobile by storm
Sunday, April 15, 2018
His new record has been out for just 10 weeks and yet so many fans knew all the words.
Best Bets: ACM Party for a Cause, UNLVino, Highland Games and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, April 13, 2018
Old Dominion plays poolside Friday night in just one of several country music concerts around town.
'Absinthe' celebrates seven years of bawdy fun
Friday, April 13, 2018
Spiegelworld's Caesars Palace production continues to defy expectations.
Don’t let Justin Timberlake’s odd new album keep you from dancing through his show
Thursday, April 12, 2018
I’m not here to defend Man of the Woods, but it’s probably gonna come off that way.
Strip snack alert: Tokyo street fries at the Trop
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Duck in and crush these now.
China Tang reinvents the fancy Chinese casino restaurant
Thursday, April 12, 2018
If there’s a special, order it. I tried a mindblower of soft tofu, braised seabass and a pork-tomato relish in a chile oil broth.
Cultivating style and sound with Chase B
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Known best as Travis Scott’s childhood friend and touring DJ, he’s one of the hottest names in the game.
New Wynn resident Jauz gets ready to unleash a tidal wave of music
Thursday, April 12, 2018
He’s back on the Strip to play Encore Beach Club at Night on April 13.
Chase Rice anchors the ACM’s big day party at the Go Pool
Thursday, April 12, 2018
“I see it at my shows all the time—somebody holding up a flag that says ‘Route 91 survivor.’”
‘Opium’ brings the right amount of weird to the Cosmopolitan
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The new show is cut from the same cloth as "Absinthe" but has crucial differences like a live band and a storyline.
Gwen Stefani is the latest Las Vegas headliner with ‘Just a Girl’ at Zappos Theater
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Stefani kicks off her very own Vegas show June 27, and tickets go on sale Friday, April 13.
Weekend Rewind: Michelle Wie at Hyde, Ray Romano at the Comedy Cellar, Ricky Martin for Billboard and more
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
More performers have been announced for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Logic to play free concert outside T-Mobile Arena to launch NHL Playoffs
Monday, April 9, 2018
Portions of the concert will air during the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia and Minnesota-Winnipeg game broadcasts.
Deana Martin Celebrity Roast honors actor Joe Mantegna at the South Point
Monday, April 9, 2018
Mantegna portrayed Deana's dad in the 1999 HBO film "The Rat Pack" and earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Best Bets: The Comedy Cellar, the Doobie Brothers, the Great Vegas Festival of Beer and more for your Las Vegas Weekend
Friday, April 6, 2018
A new room opens at the Rio and hundreds of beers converge on downtown Las Vegas.
Let's do brunch
Friday, April 6, 2018
Experience over-the-top weekend meals that offer a spectacular variety of sweet and savory eats.
You say you want a revolution?
Friday, April 6, 2018
Take a spin on the High Roller at The Linq Promenade.
Downtown’s Great Vegas Festival of Beer raises a glass to the community
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Joseph James is bringing 25 different beers to the Grand Tasting.
Catching up with Sak Noel, Drai’s newest resident DJ
Thursday, April 5, 2018
“My music is very danceable, not like what you hear at festivals, where it’s people jumping up and down and taking off their shirts.”
Producer Tegan Summer brings Marilyn Monroe and other legends to the Vegas stage
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Also in the works: an EDM-themed musical with musical partner Steve Aoki.
Club Notes: A Camden Cocktail preview, RÜFÜS DU SOL joins Wynn’s roster and more
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Place on 7th, Downtown Project’s special-events space, has launched.
Steak ’n Shake’s Vegas takeover brings it to Hooters Casino and the southeast Valley
Thursday, April 5, 2018
In the plans: five new locations in the next five years.
Las Vegan 3LAU brings big energy and ‘Ultraviolet’ textures to Brooklyn Bowl
Thursday, April 5, 2018
This weekend marks Justin Blau’s first headlining show here outside of a nightclub.
The Westin’s Jake & Eli serves up a tasty near-Strip experience
Thursday, April 5, 2018
It’s perfect for a pre-party meal and/or post-show whiskey nightcap.
‘Magic Mike’ runs like a machine after 500 shows at Hard Rock
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
There's no telling what will happen next at the Hard Rock but "Magic Mike" deserves to stick around.
Weekend Rewind: ‘Marilyn!’ set for Paris, J.Lo gets Jones’d, Richard Branson celebrates and more
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
"Marilyn! The New Musical" is a partnership with Prospect House Entertainment and Authentic Brands Group, owner of the estate of Marilyn Monroe.
Cirque du Soleil brings Clowns After Midnight to Vegas Theatre Hub
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Cirque artists performing in these shows were hand-selected by the company's senior artistic director.
Carnegie Deli still packs in the pastrami-loving crowd at the Mirage
Monday, April 2, 2018
Recent years have brought a lot of change to the food and beverage offerings at the Mirage. But one of the casino’s most popular dining options is standing strong since ...
Hospitality students add a special touch to 44th annual UNLVino fundraiser
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Much of the preparation for UNLVino is done by the students who have reaped the benefits of the event’s decades of success.
Best Bets: Jewel, John Mayall, William Michael Morgan and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, March 30, 2018
Country phenom Morgan starts the weekend off right with a show at the Foundry at SLS.
Terry Fator: The thrill is ours
Friday, March 30, 2018
Ventriloquist adds Michael Jackson and Sir Paul McCartney to his hit show.
Q&A: Kevin Glass
Friday, March 30, 2018
The Downtown Grand's general manager has big plans for entertainment.
Martial artist Laidback Luke also finds time for some DJ gigs
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The DJ and Kung-fu fighter recently collaborated with Steve Aoki and UFC octagon announcer Bruce Buffer.
The Dorsey Collective is emblematic of Venetian's cool, new offerings
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Venetian has inched toward becoming one of the rare Strip destinations that can attract a local crowd.
Digging into the country-dance crossover with Dee Jay Silver
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Country has been bleeding into dance music for a while now, but things have come to a head: “The Middle,” Zedd’s latest track pop with rising star Maren Morris.
Ricardo Zarate breaks new ground with Peruvian Nikkei on the Strip
Thursday, March 29, 2018
If you don’t get excited about food when listening to Ricardo Zarate talk about what he’s doing at his new Once restaurant at the Palazzo, you might be dead inside.
The Linq’s forthcoming immersion experience could break new ground in Vegas
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The hard part is describing the mysterious project headed up by rocker Perry Farrell.
Weekend Rewind: Drake at Marquee, Ricky Martin at Park Theater, Giada at Mat Franco and more
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
If you haven't seen Ricky Martin's show at Park Theater, you're falling behind.

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