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Brett's Vegas View

Spotlighting Entertainment

Britney Spears has announced her final 18 dates from Sept. 3-Dec. 31 for her four-year run at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood

Céline Dion has added 37 more show dates to her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace including New Year’s Eve. 

Sir Rod Stewart, who opened his residency seven years ago at The Colosseum, added nine more shows to his summer schedule Aug. 15 - Sept. 3. 

Enrique Iglesias will return to The Colosseum for his third year celebrating Mexican Independence Day weekend Sept. 15 and 16. 

Comedy impressionist Gordie Brown opened his show May 9 inside The Cabaret at Planet Hollywood

Boyz II Men have dates through 2017 at The Mirage. The trio will resume their residency after touring with New Kids On The Block and Paula Abdul and stopping at T-Mobile Arena on May 28.

Mel Brooks will headline at Wynn June 30 and July 1 in the Encore Theater providing a look into his extraordinary life and career. 

Jarrett & Raja, magician and pianist on Season 7 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, opened their own show with a dinner option at Hooters.

The Paul Lynde Show starring impersonator Michael Airington opened in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s.

Bob Saget, who was Dad on TV’s Full House, will bring his signature off-color comedy style to Brooklyn Bowl Friday, May 26. 

Tyson Beckford is bumping and grinding again in the Chippendales show at the Rio for a couple more months.

Divas Las Vegas starring Frank Marino as Joan Rivers, and a cast of female impersonators has introduced an all-new 9:30 p.m. show at The LINQ Theater

Keith Sweat will return for an additional run of his limited engagement in the Flamingo showroom July 5-22. 

Longtime collaborators and Fleetwood Mac members, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, will visit the Park Theater at Monte Carlo with The Wallflowers Saturday, July 22.

Gary Clark Jr., whose “Live / North America 2016” album was released in March, is returning to Brooklyn Bowl Tuesday, June 20.

The 15th Annual Summer of Fun Kick Off, a concert and festival event at the Cannery, will feature The Vogues, The Diamonds, The Outsiders and Shades of Blue Saturday,
May 27.

The Night Jams concert series on Sundays at the Flamingo GO Pool will feature Sugar Ray on June 25. Everclear will appear on Sunday, July 16.

The Mandalay Beach Concert Series has booked Randy Houser on June 2 and Ziggy Marley on June 17.

Restaurant Mentions 

Proof Tavern is a new upscale gaming and dining establishment in the MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas serving breakfast, lunch
and dinner.

As part of Wynn’s Master Class Series, on Friday, June 9, you can learn behind-the-bar secrets from Wynn’s resort mixologist Damian Cross at 2 p.m. for $125. On Thursday, June 15, it’s grilling with David Walzog, executive chef of SW Steakhouse and Lakeside at 1 p.m. for $150.

At Caesars Palace, Stripside Café & Bar with Strip views opened and has a Grab & Go counter.

The ‘Healthy’ and ‘Happy’ split-menu-concept restaurant SkinnyFATS will open a fourth Valley location at Downtown Summerlin this summer. 

Evolving News

Renovation at Palace Station is dismantling its train theme and this spring producing a new “mid-century modern meets contemporary” façade and a new 362-seat bingo room. The current bingo room will be turned into new restaurants.

Remaining open, The Mob Museum’s improvement project this year affects the basement and first level adding exhibits and a Prohibition Era history experience with a working distillery and speakeasy. 

The Luxor’s closed LAX nightclub is being converted into the Strip’s first multi-level e-sports arena opening next year with capacity to host 1,000 people. 

Enclave Las Vegas is a new $15 million, high-tech 75,000-square-foot, 22-room venue suited to a wide range of events near McCarran Airport.

The Gold Spike downtown has unveiled its newest amenity “The Sugar Shack.” Vegas’ only Traveler XL Tiny Home nestled in the backyard can be booked with sleeping space for five.

The Nerd created by the owner of the Voodoo Zip Line attraction at Rio is a new nightlife concept at Neonopolis downtown with a 12-lane bowling alley and dance floor.

The 16-foot Blue Angel statue with the halo that stood 61 years over a motel on Fremont Street is being refurbished and will be re-installed on the median near Fremont Street and Charleston Boulevard.

The Neon Museum demolished the adjacent L.A. Street Market building to expand and house 30 more signs in a new outdoor exhibit area opening later this year. 

Previously known as the “Private Study,” Hyde Bellagio, the nightlife venue overlooking the Fountains of Bellagio, is transforming the space into a glamorous “Selfie Studio” with a larger-than-life backlit tile mosaic mural. 

Wet Republic at MGM Grand is holding its 16-week “Hot 100” bikini contest again on select Fridays ending Aug. 18. 

The Aquatic Club is a new weekend day-club pool experience debuting at The Palazzo and offering poolside fare from Wolfgang Puck

The sixth annual Health, Healing & Happiness conference at the Tuscany Friday-Sunday, June 9-11 is Nevada’s largest nutrition and natural solutions event.

Casa De Shenandoah, Wayne Newton’s home is introducing new kid-friendly animal adventure tours.

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