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August 8, 1999
Regarding your article "Faulty Towers" (Weekend Escape, July 25), about the Venetian resort in Las Vegas, I couldn't agree more. After being enticed by the slick advertisements and a phone conversation assuring us that the hotel was complete, I opted for the Venetian over the Bellagio on Father's Day weekend. Although the beautiful room was ready upon our arrival, I found the hotel extremely disappointing, from the under-landscaped pool area to the close proximity to the Strip. The museum-like grand lobby area is pretty, yet completely void of seating or dramatic indoor greenery.
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November 4, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Megan Hilty has something to sing about! The "Smash" alum is now Mrs. Brian Gallagher! The "Sean Saves the World" star tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Brian Gallagher in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to the actress. "I married the love [of] my life tonight at The Venetian Chapel in Las Vegas!!!!!" Hilty tweeted on Saturday night. "#HeLikedItSoHePutaRingOnIt. " Hilty, 32, and Gallagher, 33, who met at a New York fitness class while they were working on Broadway, wed in an intimate ceremony.
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NEWS
August 12, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
"Phantom" fans, it's time to don the mask. The Las Vegas version of the cult musical about the tragic opera figure marks its fifth year at the Venetian with a free app that allows fans to place the famed mask over a photo of themselves. And first timers and those keen on seeing the show again can snag two tickets for $99. The deal: Anthony Crivello stars in the shorter, glitzier "Phantom, the Las Vegas Spectacular" ...
NEWS
October 10, 2013 | By Jay Jones
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.
NEWS
June 25, 2012 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The fictional Robert Langdon cracked the equally fictional "Da Vinci Code" by discovering clues hidden within the "Mona Lisa. " But it's a French scientist and art researcher, Pascal Cotte, who has uncovered the real secrets of one of the world's most famous portraits. His amazing work is revealed in a walk through “ Da Vinci - The Genius ,” an exhibition featured at the Venetian resort in Las Vegas . In a darkened gallery, panels reveal Cotte's discoveries about the masterpiece, painted not on canvas but on a plank of poplar.
NEWS
February 5, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Some of the world's most iconic National Geographic photographs will be showcased in an exhibition at the Venetian in Las Vegas . The “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” is scheduled to open Feb. 14 for a limited engagement. The exhibition will feature both familiar and never-before-seen images. Among those that guests will likely recognize are Steve McCurry's memorable “Afghan Girl” and Nick Nichols' photo of primatologist/anthropologist Jane Goodall with one of her chimps.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Get ready for the Las Vegas version of Carnevale. More than 300 events are planned at the Venetian and the Palazzo , where Carnevale continues through Sept. 8. The festival mimics celebrations of summer in Europe and the famed Carnevale in Venice, a Lenten observance that began more than 850 years ago. Each evening, the sister resorts will feature the Masquerade, during which costumed characters re-create the romance and mystery of the historic Venetian celebration.
NEWS
January 27, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Ready for an Italian getaway in winter? Well, look no farther than Las Vegas . The Palazzo and Venetian hotels are featuring an e-mail offer on rooms that start at $129 a night. The deal: The deal is in an e-mail invitation to join the hotels' Grazie rewards program. (You won’t find the rates listed on the Palazzo or the Venetian website.) You don't need to join the free program to take advantage of this sale; just click on this link . The sale room rates are $129 per night midweek and $169 per night on weekends; prices exclude tax and resort fees.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Megan Hilty has something to sing about! The "Smash" alum is now Mrs. Brian Gallagher! The "Sean Saves the World" star tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Brian Gallagher in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to the actress. "I married the love [of] my life tonight at The Venetian Chapel in Las Vegas!!!!!" Hilty tweeted on Saturday night. "#HeLikedItSoHePutaRingOnIt. " Hilty, 32, and Gallagher, 33, who met at a New York fitness class while they were working on Broadway, wed in an intimate ceremony.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2012
Taking its cues from Teatro La Fenice, an opera house in Venice, this Italian Renaissance-style estate was recently doubled in size. Five courtyards bring the living space outdoors to take advantage of the ocean and coastline views. Location: 6019 Avenida Cresta, La Jolla 92037 Asking price: $14.95 million House size: Six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet Lot size: 0.41 of an acre Features: Ornate wrought-ironwork, Venetian chandeliers and sconces, murals, lead- and stained-glass windows, home theater, wine cellar, two master bedrooms, butler's pantry.
NEWS
July 11, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Soon-to-be-brides and their girlfriends are invited to unwind at the World's Largest Bachelorette Party, coming to Las Vegas sister resorts July 19-21. The party will be at the Venetian and the Palazzo . It will be co-hosted by reality TV star Gretchen Rossi of “ Real Housewives of Orange County ” and Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett of “ Kendra on Top .” On July 20, the Venetian's Tao Beach will be transformed into Bachelorette Beach with a poolside lunch, complimentary chair massages and plenty of posing for pictures with the men of Chippendales . Inside TAO nightclub , professionals will provide pole dancing lessons.
NEWS
June 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Get ready for the Las Vegas version of Carnevale. More than 300 events are planned at the Venetian and the Palazzo , where Carnevale continues through Sept. 8. The festival mimics celebrations of summer in Europe and the famed Carnevale in Venice, a Lenten observance that began more than 850 years ago. Each evening, the sister resorts will feature the Masquerade, during which costumed characters re-create the romance and mystery of the historic Venetian celebration.
NEWS
April 24, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Priscilla and her camp crew are set to march into the Mojave Desert as “ Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical ” opens an 11-week run on June 18 at the Venetian in Las Vegas . Fans of the 1994 movie, which morphed into a musical in Sydney, Australia, in 2006, will want to dust off their feather boas and polish up on the lyrics to Gloria Gaynor's “I Will Survive” before opening night. The story features a trio of friends -- two drag queens and a transsexual -- as they traverse the Australian Outback in a battered bus, searching for love during the road trip of a lifetime.
NEWS
February 5, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Some of the world's most iconic National Geographic photographs will be showcased in an exhibition at the Venetian in Las Vegas . The “50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic” is scheduled to open Feb. 14 for a limited engagement. The exhibition will feature both familiar and never-before-seen images. Among those that guests will likely recognize are Steve McCurry's memorable “Afghan Girl” and Nick Nichols' photo of primatologist/anthropologist Jane Goodall with one of her chimps.
NEWS
October 23, 2012 | By Chris Erskine
Mammoth is reporting up to a foot of new snow, as the season gets off to a promising start. Opening day is set for Nov. 8 . . . . For the first time, Arlington National Cemetery is releasing a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there. Before 2010, the cemetery used paper records and maps. The smartphone app and map can be accessed through the cemetery's website, www.arlingtoncemetery.mil . . . . Vegas' McCarran Airport will conduct an emergency drill Wednesday morning, with an exercise simulating an incident using a Boeing 767 passenger jet . . . . . For the second year,  the Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas will stage  Winter in Venice, a 50-day celebration starting Nov. 18 that includes  a nightly parade, tree-lighting ceremonies and picturesque skating rink above the Venetian's outdoor Grand Canal . . . . The San Luis Obispo Wine Country Assn.'s 22nd Annual Rockin' Harvest Celebration is set for Nov. 2-4.   The weekend's signature event, the Grand Tasting and Wine Auction, takes place Nov. 3 ( a Saturday)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2012 | By Diane Haithman
Only in L.A.: Giuseppe Verdi's 1844 opera "The Two Foscari" meets the CBS game show "The Price Is Right. " On a recent day backstage at CBS Television City, one wall was dominated by a painting of sunny Venice, Italy, a set for Los Angeles Opera's production of "Foscari," a rarely produced work that opens the company's 2012-13 season Saturday. And slightly in front of this Venice scene stands the game board for a "Price Is Right" game called Switcheroo. Move those numbers into the correct positions on the board and you can win a travel mug, a panini press or a brand new car!
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2010 | By Richard Abowitz, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Las Vegas ? A sight rarely seen in one of Vegas' gambling palaces took place on Veterans Day at the Venetian. An honor guard from nearby Nellis Air Force Base stood in the casino lobby wearing dress uniforms, their bayonets glittering under the casino lighting, all in formation to greet 75 injured soldiers and their caregivers arriving from the airport by bus for a "Tribute to the Troops" weekend. FOR THE RECORD: "Tribute to the Troops": A caption last Sunday under a photo of a couple with the Movable Buffet column about the "Tribute to the Troops" weekend in Las Vegas misidentified Crystal and Todd Nicely as Kelsey and Larry Perry.
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Two decades in the making, “Da Vinci: The Genius - An Inspirational Exhibition” is the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's works, with 200 pieces, 75 large-scale machines and 11 themed areas dedicated to the different facets of Da Vinci's masterful mind. On display at the Venetian through Oct. 15, admission is $25  - Jamie Wetherbe, Custom Publishing Writer   Da Vinci: The Genius - An Inspirational Exhibition  The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino  702.414.1000 www.venetian.com  
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Two decades in the making, “Da Vinci: The Genius - An Inspirational Exhibition” is the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's works, with 200 pieces, 75 large-scale machines and 11 themed areas dedicated to the different facets of Da Vinci's masterful mind. On display at the Venetian through Oct. 15, admission is $25  - Jamie Wetherbe, Custom Publishing Writer   Da Vinci: The Genius - An Inspirational Exhibition  The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino  702.414.1000 www.venetian.com  
NEWS
June 25, 2012 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The fictional Robert Langdon cracked the equally fictional "Da Vinci Code" by discovering clues hidden within the "Mona Lisa. " But it's a French scientist and art researcher, Pascal Cotte, who has uncovered the real secrets of one of the world's most famous portraits. His amazing work is revealed in a walk through “ Da Vinci - The Genius ,” an exhibition featured at the Venetian resort in Las Vegas . In a darkened gallery, panels reveal Cotte's discoveries about the masterpiece, painted not on canvas but on a plank of poplar.
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