October 24, 2013 |
Princesses and zombies will mingle peacefully during Halloween In Las Vegas in an array of costume parties and even a parade. Here are five of our favorite happenings: • Marilyn Manson hosts an irreverent “Halloween Horror Bash” at Hyde Bellagio . One of the hippest nightclubs in Las Vegas will be transformed into a house of horrors on Tuesday evening. Guests are encouraged to party in their scariest costumes. Cover is $30. • Kick off Halloween night (Oct.
October 23, 2013 |
Weekend visitors to Las Vegas seeking a less-frenetic experience may want to grab this bargain: an all-inclusive stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa, overlooking a beautiful lake about 40 minutes east of the Strip. The deal: The All-Inclusive Weekend Package is priced at $199 per couple per night. The special rate, which the hotel says represents a 44% savings, includes a breakfast buffet, plus lunch and dinner in Rick's Café. All non-alcoholic drinks are also included.
October 21, 2013 |
One person was killed and two more injured in a shooting at an after-hours nightclub at the Bally's casino on the Las Vegas strip early Monday morning, according to police and local media. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting happened about 5:45 a.m. at Drai's After Hours, a club with a $30 cover charge for men that opens at 1 a.m. and closes at dawn. Police told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the shooter fired three or four shots after being denied entry to the club, and that the shooter was rushed and subdued by other patrons.
October 21, 2013 |
Enterprise Rent-a-Car is now renting Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Las Vegas, providing yet another way to go hog wild in Sin City. The company that promises “we'll pick you up” will, indeed, pick you up in Las Vegas and take you to its location that stocks the Harleys . (It's at 4517 W. Flamingo Road, just off the Strip and about half a mile from Palms Casino Resort ). Rates begin about $150 a day (no mileage is charged) for a selection of bikes that includes Road Kings, Ultra Classics and Softtail Classics, among other touring bikes.
October 21, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas nightclub patron, hailed by police as a good Samaritan, was killed early Monday while helping security guards subdue an armed man during an argument over a $30 cover charge, police said. The club manager, a security guard and the shooting suspect were injured during the predawn mayhem at Drai's After Hours club at Bally's casino. All were hospitalized, but their conditions were not released Monday evening. The suspect, identified as Benjamin Frazier, 41, faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials said.
October 20, 2013 |
Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour's new wraparound season. Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a five-under-par 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round. Ryo Ishikawa and Jason Bohn tied for second.
October 19, 2013 |
Webb Simpson maintained a four-stroke lead Saturday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, birdieing four of the last seven holes at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Simpson shot a four-under 67 to reach 19 under. He opened with rounds of 64 and 63. Chesson Hadley was second after a 67, reaching 15 under with an eagle on the par-five 16th. The Web.com Tour Championship winner last month, Hadley is making his fourth career PGA Tour start. Jeff Overton was third at 14 under after a 68. Anna Nordqvist of Sweden shot a two-under 70 to remain tied for the lead with Katherine Hull-Kirk of Australia after the second round of the KEB HanaBank Championship at Incheon, South Korea.
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October 16, 2013 |
A UC Berkeley law school graduate student was sentenced to six months at a prison boot camp Wednesday for beheading an exotic bird during a drunken chase at a Las Vegas Strip resort. Justin Alexander Teixeira, 25, will serve his sentence at a prison boot camp at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs outside Las Vegas. Upon successful completion of the program and three to five years of probation, his felony charge could be reduced to a misdemeanor, the Associated Press reported.
October 16, 2013 |
For folks who can't get enough of George Wallace onstage in Las Vegas, the veteran comic will soon be providing even more laughs in his new book, “Laff It Off,” due out Monday. George Wallace , a familiar face on late-night TV, is in his ninth year headlining in the Flamingo Las Vegas showroom. He will be peddling the book after his performances; it also will be available through publisher Chaite Press . Several well-known celebrities sing the book's praises, including Jerry Seinfeld, who wrote the foreword.
October 10, 2013 |
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are returning to Las Vegas to reprise last winter's successful run at the Venetian. The country superstars' performances begin in late October and continue on select weekends into next spring. The pair's “Soul2Soul” tours began more than a decade ago and continue to sell out at various venues despite chart-topping ticket prices. With their on-stage chemistry, it's probably not surprising that, in 2006, McGraw and Hill set a record for the top-grossing North American tour in country music history. The duo return to the Venetian's 1,815-seat theater beginning Oct. 25 for a series of Friday and Saturday night gigs over 10 weekends, wrapping up April 12, 2014.