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December 19, 2018

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Tonight in L.V.: Riviera implosion, GTA, RL Grime, Las Vegas 51s vs. Reno Aces

Riviera Implosion Preparation

Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau

Dan Havens of Fireworks by Grucci packs loading-lift charges for the “Sky Etching Countdown” on Saturday, June 11, 2016, as the Riviera’s Monaco Tower is readied for implosion Tuesday morning. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority purchased the Riviera as part of its expansion plans.

Preparation for Riviera Implosion

A backhoe frames the front of the Riviera Saturday, June 11, 2016, as the its Monaco tower is readied for implosion Tuesday morning. The Las Vegas and Convention Authority purchased the Riviera as part of their expansion plans. Launch slideshow »

‘Crazy Girls’ Statue Removed From Riviera

The “Crazy Girls” statue is removed from the Rivera on Monday, May 4, 2015, the final day of business for the 60-year-old casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Launch slideshow »

TONIGHT’S TIPS

Partying begins at midnight for the planned 2:30 a.m. Tuesday implosion of the Riviera’s Monaco Tower, a 24-story explosion with Fireworks by Grucci.

The new nightclub Jewel at Aria kicks off its first EDC Week with the DJ duo GTA behind the wheels of steel.

DJ RL Grime spins for EDC Week’s start at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore.

Kelly Clinton Holmes hosts her Open Mic Cabaret at Bootlegger Bistro.

Unlock Your Mondays with the special promotion key is at STK, Beauty & Essex, Clique, Marquee and Boulevard Pool all at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

It’s a state battle when the Las Vegas 51s host the Reno Aces in the first of four baseball games at Cashman Field.

TOMORROW’S TEASE

We’ll have photo and video coverage of the Riviera explosion, plus Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey, and Las Vegas chefs mourn the death of French culinary king Roger Verge, who helped create nouvelle cuisine in the South of France.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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