Brett’s Vegas View
Jennifer Lopez has added 19 additional 2016 performances of her Jennifer Lopez: All I Have show at The Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Mike Tyson is returning to the MGM Grand with his one-man Undisputed Truth show March 3-June 26 in Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club.
Guns N’ Roses reunite on stage for the first time in 23 years over the opening weekend, April 8 and 9, of the new T-Mobile Arena.
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3.
The Righteous Brothers now featuring Bill Medley with Bucky Heard will bring the original legendary duo’s sound to Harrah’s Showroom Wednesday through Saturday starting March 23.
GRAMMY nominated Cameo debut their new residency in the Westgate Cabaret March 2 performing Wednesday through Sunday.
The Scintas opened their music-comedy show in the Plaza’s showroom for a limited engagement with four monthly dates through May.
Flamingo headliner Jeff Civillico started hosting a weekly entertainment/news TV show Las Vegas Good News that tapes in front of a live audience at The LINQ Promenade fountain stage every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
The 20th anniversary Electric Daisy Carnival EDC will happen at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 17-19. For the buildup, Insomniac has launched the weekly “EDC 20-Year Playlist Series,” highlighting memorable dance music.
Island Heat at Kahunaville in The Mirage closed.
MGM Resorts International will debut a new park, dining and entertainment district on the Strip April 4. Beerhaus, an American beer hall remix with bar games and an outdoor patio, will also open. Other dining partners include: Shake Shack, California Pizza Kitchen, Sake Rok and fast-casual, gourmet waffle restaurant Bruxie.
Classically modern steakhouse Alder & Birch is the first of five new dining concepts debuting at The Orleans in 2016 as part of Boyd Gaming’s ongoing $30 million resort enhancement. Ondori Asian Kitchen is next.
Family-owned Nora’s Italian Cuisine celebrating 25 years is building a new two-story restaurant near its existing west-side location with completion this August.
Loco Cantina opened at Town Square serving lunch and dinner daily with a happy hour and live entertainment nightly.
The build-your-own pizza concept, Southern California-based PizzaRev launched its first Nevada location in Henderson.
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Beer Park at Paris is the Strip’s first rooftop bar and grill open daily from lunch through late night.
MGM Resorts is launching a major $90 million parking strategy that includes charging, expanding and enhancing parking infrastructure, and using new parking technologies. The company will build a $54-million, 3,000-space parking structure with completion in 2017.
The Mandalay Bay’s Convention Center $70 million expansion is complete now with the opening of the 70,000-square-foot Oceanside Ballroom. The final phase of Mandalay Bay’s resort-wide, multi-year transformation is the $100 million redesign of more than 3,000 guest rooms and suites.
Beginning April 1, “Moe-Bot,” a BeamPro telepresence robot, will enable The Mob Museum’s guests to “visit” via their computer screen or mobile device.
The Race & Sports SuperBook at Westgate is newly renovated and features the world’s largest HD LED video wall and an innovative new mobile app.
The Spa and Salon at the Golden Nugget was recently enhanced by an $800,000 renovation.
In May a new expanded poker room with 28 tables having USB ports for charging will open on the Encore side of the Wynn resort.
Donny and Marie Osmond were Madame Tussauds first 2016 wax figures wearing wardrobe the stars donated.
KISS By Monster Mini Golf closed at Harmon and Paradise Road after four years and will reopen this spring in an expanded space in the Masquerade Village at the Rio.
Drybar, stylist Alli Webb’s nationwide blowout phenomenon, will open a flagship shop at the Miracle Mile Shops in July.
HEXX Chocolate at Paris with new milk chocolate bars is the first bean-to-bar chocolate maker on the Strip and offers daily kitchen tours.
The Animal Foundation’s 13th annual Best in Show will return to the Orleans Arena Sunday, April 10.
The Tropicana will open its brand new weekend pool club, Sky Beach Club, on April 8.
Aliante will open The Deck on March 21 and start hosting its monthly concert series, Jazz Under The Stars, on Thursday, April 28.
World Famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Town Square started a special “Twosdays” promotion: $2 cover along with $2 well, wine and draft on Tuesday nights.
Four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler will attend Las Vegas City Athletic Club’s 2016 Jay Cutler Desert Classic NPC national qualifier competition at the Palms on Saturday, March 26.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum unveiled its updated African Savanna Exhibit featuring donated rare pieces from the Gary and Matthew Primm Family Wildlife Collection.