January 3, 2013 |
Remember when Vegas was cheap? It can be again, except it's not Vegas, it's Reno. There are better reasons to come here than its reputation for quickie divorces might have you believe. For instance, big casinos just like in Vegas but not as pricey and definitely not as raucous. The bed We chose the Tuscany-flavored Peppermill (2707 S. Virginia St.,  821-9996) and had a price flashback. Even though it was a holiday weekend, our small suite at this AAA four-diamond property was $130 for Friday night and $160 for Saturday.
February 22, 2011 |
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight-loss "strategies" on Jan. 10 . I have the lowest self-esteem sometimes. I have no idea why because most of the time what I try to make happen happens. Even if it's really hard. The formula is easy: prepare, study, surround yourself with smart people, then be fearless. Unfortunately, even though I had surrounded myself with smarties en route to Vegas, that was the only thing I had going for me as I continued my journey to lose weight.
May 17, 2013 |
Here's what to do when you win big in Vegas: reserve the new Krug Chef's Table at Michelin two-star Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace. For two to six guests, the multiple-starred French chef will create a menu of up to 13 courses paired with Krug Grande Cuvée and Krug Rosé. Guests watch their meal being prepared in the kitchen via a live video feed and "enjoy the company of" Olivier Krug and Guy Savoy via an iPad application. The surroundings are certainly first class.
August 10, 2012 |
Despite Dwight Howard joining the Lakers., Vegas odds-makers believe there's a Kryptonite that Superman can't stop. The Miami Heat. The Lakers' odds have increased substantially from 7-1 to 3-1 to win the NBA championships, according to RJ Bell of Pregame.com. But that's not enough in the eyes of sports bookies for the Lakers to take their talents to South Beach and leave with the Larry O'Brien trophy. Miami still remains the favorite with 2-1 odds. PHOTOS: Dwight Howard's Magic days "You have the defending champion that is expected to be better with Ray Allen," Bell told The Times in a phone interview.
June 27, 2012 |
The Vegas round of "America's Got Talent"kicked into higher gear on Tuesday, with a second night of call-back performances that weren't bad and, finally, some verdicts as to who would advance to the live shows in New York and who would be sent home. Speaking of which, the episode saw the elimination of Tim Poe, the country singer-soldier who showed up to auditions with a stutter that he said he'd developed in Afghanistan after being injured in an incident that, turns out, may never have occurred.
June 26, 2008
Steve Friess' article on gays and lesbians in Vegas was right on ["Come as You Are, the Party Is a la Carte," June 19]. It quoted a study stating Sin City was the No. 2 most popular travel destination for gays and lesbians before Vegas even made an attempt for the gay dollar. So, no matter what your sexual orientation is, Vegas welcomes all of it with open arms and hungry pockets, which is a good thing. Where else on this planet can you find a venue that loves everybody not for what they are, but for how much money they are willing to lose, while at the same time having fun doing it?
March 18, 2010
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July 8, 1985 |
The names heralded in humongous letters on billboards further up the Strip belong to Johnny Mathis, Debbie Reynolds and Engelbert Humperdinck. But the conspicuous attraction on the supersign outside the Aladdin Casino is none other than Mikhail Baryshnikov. There his likeness flies in the glitzy sky, frozen in a grand jete amid the neon splendors of quaint neo-penal Bagdad architecture. It isn't a mirage.
July 4, 2010 |
Producer, director and venue owner David Saxe agrees with a reality he fully intends to ignore: Despite months of hard work by cast, crew and his other employees, "Vegas the Show" is not ready to open. But open it will the next night at his new theater at the Miracle Mile mall at Planet Hollywood. Saxe is in good spirits at the dress rehearsal yet also morbidly fascinated by the position in which he has placed himself not only with "Vegas the Show" but by acquiring the theater, his second at the mall.