Jackie Brett

Journalist

Jackie is a freelance public relations specialist and writer specializing in the Las Vegas entertainment and travel scene. Her writings have appeared in magazines and newspapers nationwide and on numerous websites. 

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DINING EXPLOSION Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar paying homage to Gilded Age opulence opened as part of the Monte Carlo’s makeover into Park MGM. Rosina being unveiled at The Palazzo this month Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Dec 1, 2017

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT SCENE Adam Sandler will be the first exclusive resident comedic performer at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Jan. 27 with future dates TBA. Sandler Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2017

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT FLASHES Shania Twain touring next year in support of her new album “NOW” will headline the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Aug. 4. Lionel Richie, a Kennedy Center Honoree Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Oct 1, 2017

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CONSTRUCTION BOOMThe Cosmopolitan is gutting and upgrading its rooms: first the Boulevard Tower this year and then the Chelsea Tower in 2018.Caesars Entertainment Corp. is upgrading thousands of hotel Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Sep 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT HAPPENINGSInternational comedy The Miss Behave Gameshow opened in the converted Back Room at Bally’s with Miss Behave hosting and audience games.CIRCUS 1903-The Golden Age of Circus debuted at Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Aug 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

About Town NewsGolden Entertainment is buying American Casino Entertainment Properties… the Stratosphere, two-Arizona Charlie’s, and Aquarius in Laughlin.Grand Sierra owners in Reno are buying the SLS Las Vegas, formerly Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTSJanet Jackson’s four-month State Of The World fall tour will visit Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Oct. 14. Il Divo - This is Your Night: Live in Las Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jun 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

Spotlighting EntertainmentBritney 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 Read more ›

Jackie Brett on May 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

Blossoming Entertainment Backstreet Boys opened their exclusive Las Vegas residency Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life show at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood.Cher added 18 dates—Aug. 2-19 and Nov. 8-25—to Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Apr 1, 2017

In Memoriam

Entertainer, Singer, TV Host, Producer, Ad Man and Restaurateur Las Vegas recently lost entertainer Tony Sacca, an energetic health conscious person, to a shockingly sudden heart attack. He was Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Mar 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

Focusing On EntertainmentLady Gaga with her global Joanne World Tour has two dates at T-Mobile Arena Aug. 11 and due to demand, Dec.16. Together again, Queen + Adam Lambert Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Mar 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

Dining ScoopsGiordano’s Famous Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza opened its first Las Vegas location at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s with a second-floor dining room above Starbucks and an Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Feb 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment SpotlightNews about The Colosseum at Caesars Palace headliners…Jeff Dunham will perform 15 Perfectly Unbalanced shows beginning Wednesday, March 8 and one show a week from June 16-Sept. 13. Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jan 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

Dining-Beverage RevelationsMasaharu Morimoto, Iron Chef America star, opened Morimoto Las Vegas at the MGM Grand with three distinct dining experiences: sushi bar, main dining room and Teppan tables, plus Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Dec 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment SpotlightStevie Nicks will be the debut artist at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo with The Pretenders when it opens Saturday, Dec. 17. Bruno Mars has signed Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Spotlighting EntertainmentBand of Magicians with Australia’s James Galea, Stuart MacLeod from the UK, and Brett Loudermilk and Joel Ward of the United States, will take up residency at the Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Oct 1, 2016

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EntertainmentAbsinthe will fold its tent at Caesars Palace Oct. 21 and open a new production in the former Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ballroom space at The Cosmopolitan in late 2016.Steve Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Sep 1, 2016

Dave & Buster’s Opens Powerful Brand at Downtown Summerlin

Nevada’s first Dave & Buster’s opened last month at Downtown Summerlin but for the successful Dallas-based chain founded in 1982, it is number 87. The restaurant-arcade franchise company has Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Sep 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Dining-Beverage SceneIn early 2017, brothers Michael and David Morton will introduce a steakhouse concept with all-new construction at the Hard Rock Hotel.PUB 365 is a new craft beer haven Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Aug 1, 2016

Contagious Mantra

Most people visit Las Vegas to go crazy but certainly not to improve their health, unless they were one of nearly 1,000 folks who attended the 5th Annual Health, Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 1, 2016

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Area DevelopmentsMonte Carlo Resort will undergo a $459 million renovation by the end of 2018 and become two hotels: Park MGM with 2,700 rooms and the 292-room NoMad Las Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 1, 2016

Laughlin’s Chefs Fest Delivers Community Dining Extravaganza

One of the best ways to experience the soul of a destination is through its food, and the 29th annual Chefs Food Fest in Laughlin more than delivered the Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Front Line NewsStation Casinos is acquiring the Palms Casino Resort this year for $312.5 million. Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming is buying two Cannery Casino Resorts for $230 million and Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jun 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Dining RevelationsBeauty & Essex opening May 16 at The Cosmopolitan is a partnership between TAO Group and personality chef/restaurateur Chris Santos. James Beard Award-winning chef Shawn McClain will open Read more ›

Jackie Brett on May 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment FlashesTerry 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 Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Apr 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment CaptivatesJennifer 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 Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Mar 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment EvolvesThe official name for the Las Vegas Arena opening April 6 with The Killers is T-Mobile Arena. Dixie Chicks returning to touring will stop there Saturday, July 16.Reminder, Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Feb 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment Flourishes and DiminishesAfter a 34-year run, Jubilee! at Bally’s will close Feb. 11 and the iconic show’s backstage tour will also go away. Rock Of Ages ends its Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jan 4, 2016

Boss of Bars 2015

The third-annual Boss of the Bars cocktail contest was held at The Mob Museum downtown and Velveteen Rabbit won the coveted Repeal Day Cup. Andrew Shumaker competed on behalf Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jan 4, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Prevailing Entertainment With “new” music, design, technology and finale, Blue Man Group opened at the Luxor in their renovated theater where they first started. Rock of Ages will close Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Dec 1, 2015

Brett’s Vegas View , November 2015

Paramount Entertainment George Strait will be one of the first to perform April 22-23 and Sept. 9-10 at the new $375 million, 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena opening next April. Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2015

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment News Britney Spears extends her residency show and Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Oct 1, 2015

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Entertainment Draws Caesars Palace resident headliner Rod Stewart continues Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Sep 1, 2015

Brett’s Vegas View

Happening Developments MGM Resorts will open a 5,000-seat flexible concert venue at Monte Carlo at the end of 2016 adjacent toThe Park and 20,000-seat arena under construction behind New Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Aug 1, 2015

Chefs Food Fest Is Laughlin’s Major Community Feast

The 28th annual Chefs Food Fest took place Thursday, June 11 inside the Aquarius Pavilion at the Aquarius Casino Resort. It’s a special time when locals and visitors enthusiastically Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 1, 2015

Brett’s Vegas View

In the Know NewsHooters is opening the company’s largest location poolside at the Palms with a two-story main dining room inside. IKEA broke ground for its Durango Drive store Read more ›

Jackie Brett on May 1, 2015

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment HappeningsSuzanne Somers of Three’s Company fame opens her residency at Westgate in May. MJ LIVE Michael Jackson tribute show formerly at Rio opened at the Stratosphere Theater with Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Apr 1, 2015