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David Blaine Is Bringing His Magic Show to Las Vegas’ Strip for the First Time

Diversifying its resident show roster, magician and stunt artist David Blaine is joining the pantheon of performers (Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Michael Bublé and Luke Bryan) who call Las Vegas’ Concerts West / AEG Presents Resorts World Theatre home. The illusionist tells The Hollywood Reporter he will launch his first show on the Strip beginning Sept. […]

Inside Chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s First U.S. Restaurant in Las Vegas

Importing the best chefs from around the world isn’t a new concept in Las Vegas — or at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, which for more than two decades has counted within its pantheon of chefs names such as David Chang and Emeril Lagasse (currently), and Charlie Trotter and Daniel Boulud (past). On June 25, […]

Amy Schumer Calls Will Smith “Ali” and Slapping Incident “Just a F***ing Bummer” in Las Vegas Stand-Up Show

Amy Schumer and friends performed for a packed house at Las Vegas’ Mirage Theater as part of the Aces of Comedy series on Saturday. In her first public appearance since hosting the 94th Academy Awards, the comedian talked about Will Smith, motherhood and her surgery last fall to remove both her uterus and appendix. The […]

Seen, Heard and Tasted at South Beach Wine & Food Festival

While The James Beard Awards have been compared to the Oscars of the culinary world, it could be said the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is the Grammys of eating and drinking. Much like music’s biggest night, SOBEWFF — which ran from Feb. 24 to 27 — features cross-collaboration […]

DJ Cassidy’s “Pass The Mic” to Make Live Concert Debut at 2022 Pegasus World Cup (Exclusive)

Three legendary hip-hop acts will join DJ Cassidy for the first-ever live concert version of his viral sensation “Pass The Mic” at the Pegasus World Cup, the star-studded horse racing event at Miami-adjacent Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida. Ja Rule, Lil Kim, Mase, surprise guests, and host DJ Cassidy, will pass the mic from performer […]

Las Vegas Moves Ahead With New Year’s Eve Parties Amid Omicron

New York and L.A. may be putting a damper on New Year’s Eve revelry in light of the Omicron surge, but it seems as if nothing will dim the lights of the Las Vegas Strip on Dec. 31. It might be the only place on Earth where, for 24 hours, depending on your tolerance for […]

Bootsy Bellows Aims to Open First Nightclub in the Metaverse (Exclusive)

It’s not enough for The H.wood Group to host some of the universe’s most popular parties and nightclubs — now they are planning to become stewards of the Metaverse’s red ropes. John Terzian and Brian Toll, the duo behind H.wood Group, have teamed up with Alex Shultz, founder of Looks Rare Studio and Sounds Rare […]

Jonas Brothers to Open Southern-Style Las Vegas Restaurant

Las Vegas holds a special place in the hearts of Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas. It’s not only where Joe married Sophie Turner, but it’s also where the Jonas Brothers almost had a residency in April 2020 — had shows not been shut down amid the pandemic. Now, Las Vegas will be where the brothers […]

Las Vegas Enters Caviar Craze With Chef Shaun Hergatt’s New Restaurant

Australian Chef Shaun Hergatt knows how to make hits, whether it’s at his newest Michelin-star winner Vestry in SoHo, his private restaurant at 432 Park Avenue — known as New York City’s Billionaire’s Row — or as culinary director of The Surf Lodge in Montauk, N.Y.. Now Hergatt is taking his talents and mother-of-pearl spoon […]

Lady Gaga Returns to Las Vegas Residency “652 Days” Since Last Show

“You know it’s been 652 days since I have seen this audience,” said Lady Gaga Thursday night at Las Vegas’ newly minted Dolby Live theater at Park MGM. Delivering a triumphant return to the stage this past weekend with three performances, Lady Gaga resumed her Jazz & Piano residency after a 21-month hiatus. On the […]

Nobu Expands Partnership With Caesars, Adds New Restaurants and Hotels

Does a city need three Nobus? If we are talking about Las Vegas, the answer is yes. It will be the second place in the world to have a Nobu trifecta, behind London. Nobu Restaurant and Lounge at Paris Las Vegas will open in early 2022, joining Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, and Nobu Hotel at […]

Spiegelworld to Unveil Superfrico Dining Concept at The Cosmopolitan (Exclusive)

This fall, live entertainment production company Spiegelworld is throwing a disco pizza party in Las Vegas. Ross Mollison, head of Spiegelworld, creators of the hit Las Vegas show Absinthe, tells The Hollywood Reporter in an exclusive interview that the company will premiere a fully integrated dining and cocktail concept, Superfrico on Sept. 24 at The […]