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November 16, 2018

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Brock Radke

Brock Radke has been writing about Las Vegas for almost two decades. He currently serves as editor-at-large covering entertainment and nightlife for the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Weekly magazine and Las Vegas Magazine and he's the creator and host of the Weekly's entertainment podcast All The Vegas.

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Engelland completely committed to the Golden Knights, and the city that made them
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Deryk Engelland has made it his job to meet even more Las Vegans by creating the Engelland’s Vegas Born Heroes Foundation this year. Its mission is to publicly recognize and reward local charities and community members who selflessly help others.
Best Bets: Blink-182, Billy Gibbons, Ghost and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
A Perfect Circle is back in town, playing the Chelsea Sunday night.
Q&A: Olivia Nicole
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
'"X" Country' dancer is making her dreams come true.
Piff the Magic Dragon turns up the heat
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Comedy magician and his canine sidekick, Mr. Piffles, are blazing trails on the Strip.
DJ Hollywood warms up for New Year’s Eve at Hyde
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
The pioneering Las Vegas nightclub entertainer performs on November 17 before returning December 31.
Club Notes: Wax Wednesdays, Art of the Wild returns and more
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
A GoFundMe campaign to help DJ Presto One with medical costs.
Fine China: Mott 32 and Red Plate carry forth a Vegas culinary tradition
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
If you want to bring in the big-spending Asian clientele, you have to create an elegant experience and serve all the classics.
Treasure Island upgrades its Corner Market Buffet
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
I crowded my (first) plate with totally respectable dim sum, chewy pathiri rice flour pancakes, breakfast pizza and a maple-pecan Danish.
Boyz II Men might be the most underrated headliner on the Strip
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
I’ve been recommending this residency to strangers, friends, tourists and locals since I saw it for the first time last year.
98 Degrees brings the holiday spirit to Green Valley Ranch
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018
One-fourth of 98 Degrees, singer Jeff Timmons, has lived in Las Vegas for almost seven years.
Weekend Rewind: Imagine Dragons, Rick Moonen, Backstreet Boys and more
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
One door opens and another closes, all in one weekend on the Las Vegas Strip. We reported for duty at Park MGM Saturday night for the grand opening gala for NoMad Las Vegas ...
Las Vegas singer Lisa Marie Smith celebrates new music at Luxor
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Recently she’s been singing with longtime Las Vegas lounge favorite Pop Rebels, formerly known as Generation.
Best Bets: PBR World Finals, Paula Abdul, Cher and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
PBR World Finals and the Toyota Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon are taking over the Strip this weekend.
Whitney Cummings cancels upcoming performances
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Refunds for her upcoming Nov. 13 concert will be available at the original point of purchase.
Barry Manilow creates magic onstage
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Dynamic singer remains as charismatic as ever.
A walk around the new Waldorf Astoria Skybar
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
It’s still one of our favorite Strip hideaways, and those floor-to-ceiling windows remain the stars.
Salt-N-Pepa head up a new Paris theater production
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
I Love the’90s: The Vegas Show is being billed as the first hip-hop residency on the Strip.
Motor to Sticky Chicken for tasty snacks at the Linq
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
The “street fries” are a buffet-in-a-box, especially the savory “mess” variety, covered in smoked brisket chili, cheese, green onions and bacon.
DJ Crooked is carving a different path in music and fashion
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
“I think this has been one of the worst years for club music I’ve experienced.”
Weekend Rewind: Santana in Henderson, Diana Ross at Wynn and more
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
"Raiding the Rock Vault" is getting ready to hit the road.
The Strip’s first zipline attraction Fly Linq opens this week
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
A vibrant alleyway stacked with entertainment experiences, bars and restaurants between two Las Vegas Boulevard casino-resorts, the Linq Promenade was created to entice Strip pedestrians to stroll through the fun on their way to ride the High Roller Observation Wheel. On November 9, Vegas visitors (and locals, too) will be able to make that journey in a matter of seconds. Fly Linq is the Strip’s first zipline and it makes ...
Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf talk Vegas sports and helping children around the world
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
The husband-and-wife tennis legends welcomed a new Longines store to the Las Vegas Strip on Halloween.
Best Bets: Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Grandmaster Flash and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
Postmodern Jukebox brings different eras of music to the Mirage this month.
‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Shin Lim is ready for Vegas stage
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
The sleight-of-hand artist headlines five shows at Paris Las Vegas this weekend.
Club Notes: NYE bookings, a mixed-drink record try and new Aoki
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
The Chainsmokers, Dillon Francis and Ludacris are just a few of Las Vegas’ December 31 club options.
The Love Goddess Judy Tenuta gets a star on Las Vegas Boulevard
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Judy Tenuta, 61, has been around all sorts of stars through nearly four decades in comedy, but there’s a special star in Las Vegas waiting for her next week. She’ll be honored on her birthday, November 7, when her name is added to ...
Fat Joe brings the boom-bap to Drai’s
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Chatting with the Bronx rapper about music, movies and more.
Paul Reiser is back on the stand-up stage at Aliante Casino
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Paul Reiser hasn’t performed in Las Vegas for three years and like this weekend’s show, his last appearance was at a neighborhood casino, the Suncoast. On Saturday, the veteran comedian and actor will take the stage at Aliante’s Access Showroom for a stand-up set.
Weekend Rewind: Criss Angel wraps at Luxor, Catch catches all the stars and more
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
Aria’s new restaurant made quite the splashy debut over the weekend. Catch, an Asian-influenced sushi, seafood and steak destination known for attracting celebs in Los Angeles, New York City and Playa Del Carmen, got started with a grand opening party Friday night featuring visits from ...
Piff the Magic Dragon continues his Vegas takeover
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
A year ago, comic magician Piff the Magic Dragon solidified his presence in Las Vegas by moving to five shows a week at the Flamingo and cutting back on his busy touring schedule to spend more time on the Strip. The results include breaking all box office records at ...
'This place has a special soul': Westgate's new president talks about her path to Las Vegas and the team that keeps her here
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
Las Vegas is built on being a welcoming and friendly destination, but it can be a little intimidating. That’s the effect it had on Cami Christensen when she arrived in 2001 looking to build a career in hospitality.
Best Bets: Blink-182, Christina Aguilera, Toby Keith and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game comes to Orleans Arena Saturday.
Q&A: Carlos Santana
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
The legendary guitarist’s musical evolution continues.
Tao Group and the Palms end relationship
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
The Palms has confirmed its club and restaurant plans “are still moving forward with the timeline mentioned,” which means the off-Strip resort plans to open the new venues at the end of the first quarter of 2019.
Celebrate Halloween early at Foxtail’s Thriller: Everything ’80s bash
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
Why miss the chance to throw on Madonna’s bustier or your hidden pair of parachute pants?
Wynn Nightlife leader Alex Cordova, on setting the pace in Las Vegas and worldwide
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
In the always up-and-down nightlife industry, this team has discovered consistency while leaving space for experimentation and growth.
The newest Las Vegas residency show is Lady Antebellum at the Palms
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
The band's "Our Kind of Vegas' show kicks off in February at the Pearl Concert Theater.
The ambitious, original 'A Mob Story' is worth a visit to the Plaza
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
The brand-new, original show at the Plaza is the first made-in-Vegas production to hit Fremont Street in years, but it’s also a completely fresh take on the conventional variety show that wisely takes advantage of the public’s ongoing fascination with organized crime.
Weekend Rewind: Nobu and Robert De Niro at Caesars Palace, Pitbull at SLS and more
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
The annual audio company-sponsored JBL Fest closed out three days of music and more with the Sound Splash pool party at SLS’ Foxtail Pool Club Friday night featuring a live performance from Pitbull. Among the celebs in the house were ...
The big Broadway voice of Shoshana Bean is set to shine at The Space
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Bean’s new record "Spectrum" is a unique twist on the big band sound.
It’s all about the family as Willie Nelson returns to the Vegas stage
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
He finally played the Cosmopolitan again after performing there in 2016 and rescheduling shows from January to October, but no one was complaining.
Best Bets: Willie Nelson, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the NF Hope Concert and more for your Las Vegas weekend
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
System of a Down takes over T-Mobile Arena Friday night before the Vegas Golden Knights try to win three in a row Saturday.
Christina Aguilera's creativity has been liberated
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Pop vocalist is back and stronger than ever.
Burgeoning visionary ZHU doubles up at the Palms
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Well-reviewed sophomore album Ringos Desert features diverse guest spots from the likes of Tokimonsta and Majid Jordan and dabbles in disco beats, futuristic-western atmospherics and sprawling storytelling.
Krewella gears up for its first-ever show at Hyde Bellagio
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
“[Vegas] was like our second home for a while, and now we’ll be able to see it with a completely new perspective from all our traveling and experiences with different cultures and scenes and people around the world.”
Club Notes: On the Record karaoke, Insomniac’s new festival and more
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Also: XS’ Drain the Pool Party and a major award for Victor Drai.
MGM Resorts amps up programming at Las Vegas Festival Grounds
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
Most people probably think of the Las Vegas Festival Grounds as the big empty lot where the first and only edition of Rock in Rio USA was held in 2015. But last month brought the iHeartRadio festival to the site and October has three big events, including ...
‘Legends in Concert’ moving to the Tropicana in 2019
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
The longest running show on the Strip will start over at the Trop in February.
Weekend Rewind: Terrell Owens at the Linq, Pink at 'Absinthe' and more
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
The Mob Museum welcomed its two millionth visitor on Friday.
Frankie Scinta gets comfortable at the South Point Showroom
Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
"Where else do you go in Las Vegas these days and hear a real horn section and those classic, iconic songs? It’s beautiful to have that kind of band behind you.”

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