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Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 2:59 p.m.
Pop superstar Prince, who died this morning, will be honored at the downtown Fremont Street Experience with a audio/pictorial retrospective on the Viva Vision canopy, North America’s largest graphic display system.
The tribute for Prince, who was a headliner at the Rio from 2006-2007, will feature the songs “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” along with 68 historical photos.
The Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo turn their signs purple in honor of Prince, and the High Roller at the Linq Promenade will be illuminated in purple to honor the music genius.
Wayne Newton opens at Windows Showroom in Bally’s.
Human Nature premieres “Jukebox” at the Venetian.
Scottish electronic trio Chvrches and opening act Wolf Alice take a Las Vegas vacation from bookend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performances last weekend and this weekend in Indio, Calif., by raising the roof at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade.
Comedy star Warren Durso (“Cutoff,” “Even Money”) headlines at Bonkerz Comedy Club in Double Barrel Roadhouse at the Monte Carlo.
Worldwide broadcaster Dennis Bono has booked legendary The Platters lead singer Sonny Turner, comic Eric Schwartz and Reva Rice (“Vegas! The Show” for his show taping at South Point.
And the Winter Dance Party pays tribute to the late Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper at South Point Showroom.
Country king George Strait begins his series of semi-residency shows at T-Mobile Arena with Kacey Musgraves, and Frankie Moreno launches his residency at Planet Hollywood, plus, a Q+A with Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix, who headlines at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night.
Next week, the “Dancing on the Ceiling” arrival of Lionel Richie for the beginning of his new residency also at Planet Hollywood, and we have a Q+A with the superstar.
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In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.