Entertainment Flashes

Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment at The Mirage has a five-year extension through 2021 and a new cast member, the very suave Latin Fernando V. Francisco.

PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood is getting two new shows. Former Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno opens Under The Influence Wednesday, April 20. NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 10 winner Paul Zerdin and his sharp-tongued puppet characters debut a headlining residency production Saturday, April 30.

John Fogerty will have an encore residency at The Venetian Theatre with his Fortunate Son in Concert Sept. 14-Oct. 1.

Steely Dan will tour this summer with special guest Steve Winwood and stop at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sunday, June 19. Celine Dion will return in May for shows through June 4.

Rock band Boston will celebrate its “40th Anniversary Tour” at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday, July 15 with Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung. Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls, supported by Collective Soul and Tribe Society, will perform there on Friday, Sept. 16.

The third Route 91 Harvest will return with country heavyweights Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, and Chris Young at the Las Vegas Village Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Sister-act Heart will headline June 2-4 and Oct. 6-8 in House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. More dates are added later this year for Billy Idol’s first residency there.

Supporting music release “BLOW,” Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses will stop at the Palms Saturday, April 16.

Rockhouse Las Vegas at The Venetian added Bonkerz Comedy Club Wednesday through Saturday.

After a five year break, comedian David Cross is returning to touring with Making America Great Again! and stopping at The Joint at Hard Rock Saturday, May 7.

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, a five-day festival downtown, will run May 26-30.

Recording artist and DJ Kaskade has exclusive 2016 residency dates at Wynn’s Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub April 9 through Sept. 4.

Local country DJ, Damian Kane is back at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country four nights a week.

Sunset Station is presenting rock band OTHERWISE with brothers Adrian and Ryan Patrick monthly; next dates April 16 and May 21.

Clint Holmes backed by 10-piece Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns headlines M Resort Saturday, April 23.

Dining Scoops

Former Border Grill dream team, Kent Harman and Chef Mike Minor will open new Latin-Mexican restaurant Bandito Latin Kitchen / Cantina.

Kahunaville at Treasure Island closed after 15 years.

The annual Las Vegas Epicurean Affair will be held May 26 at The Palazzo pools.

PT’s Entertainment Group opened its newest concept PT’s Brewing Company at 3101 N. Tenaya Way.

Studio B Buffet at M Resort is offering a prime rib brunch on Fridays.

California-based Dog Haus Vegas opened its first Nevada location near the Hard Rock.

The Huntridge Shopping Center started Food Truck Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Marriage Can Be Murder at the D started slaying audiences with a Mimosa and Murder Sunday Brunch.

Sprinkles Cupcakes at The LINQ, founded by Food Network’s Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson, celebrated its two-year anniversary.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria with five Las Vegas locations is the first family-owned, multi-location upscale pizzeria receiving The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ Five Star Diamond Award.

Family-owned Momenti Spirited Ice Creams is launching in Las Vegas the only plant to manufacture spirit-infused super-premium ice cream in the United States.

Development Updates

Caesars Entertainment Corporation will upgrade around 4,800 hotel rooms this year at four Las Vegas resorts including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Paris and Harrah’s.

Wynn Las Vegas will develop luxury retail complex Wynn Plaza by fall of 2017.

The Park on the Strip opened serving as the official gateway to T-Mobile Arena with 16 color-changing shade structures lining the walkway.

Graceland Presents: Elvis the Exhibition at the Westgate closed last month.

Riviera Boulevard running from the Strip to the Westgate will be renamed Elvis
Presley Way

Dual-level nightlife destination JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA will open Thursday,
May 19.

Minus5 Ice Bar at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place revealed its bigger frozen ice cave and expanded adjacent Ice Lounge with two private rooms.

The new IKEA store will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

The portrait photography exhibit “Yousuf Karsh: Icons of the 20th Century” at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art runs through Sept. 5.

The Mob Museum’s temporary display “El Chapo’s Great Escape” is on view for five months.

Essence Vegas’ second valley location is the first and only marijuana dispensary on the Strip.

REHAB Beach Club after renovations starts at Hard Rock April 23-24 with EDM artists, DJ residencies and returning Crystal Hefner and Pauly D.

Kangamoo Indoor Playground opened at 1525 E. Sunset Road with play spaces for kids and adult attractions.

Planet Fitness opened its eighth and largest Southern Nevada location in Henderson.