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High Roller – Largest Ferris Wheel in World

The outer shell of what will be the world’s largest Ferris wheel was
erected Monday on the Las Vegas Strip, a locale already notorious for inducing sensory overload.

The top of the High Roller ride, placed across the street from Caesar’s Palace, will soar 55 stories over Sin City. When the new landmark is completed early next year, it will
be adorned with 1,500 LED lights.

“It’s going to be an icon,” Project Director David Codiga told The Associated Press. “It’s going to
be a part of your visit to Las Vegas if you ride it or not. It’s more or
less impossible not to see it if you come here.”  READ  MORE

World’s Largest Gay Nightclub, Krave Massive will Open June 15th, 2013

KRAVE MASSIVE – World’s Largest Gay Nightclub, opens June 15th, 2103!


Soon
to become the world’s largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive will mark
its official grand opening in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 15, 2013, just
in time for summer vacation season.

 

Krave
Massive’s parent company Phantom Entertainment, LLC has also announced
that a group led by Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project has taken a minority
equity stake in the brand. Phantom Entertainment also owns and operates
Krave at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Drink & Drag Lounge,
Boys Social Lounge and GayLV Magazine.

“We
are excited to be a part of helping bring more energy to Downtown Las
Vegas,” said Don Welch, director of Small Business Investments for
Downtown Project. “Downtown Project strives to facilitate bringing
unique, story-worthy, and diverse
experiences and perspectives to the community. This project epitomizes
all of those qualities, and we look forward to the addition.”

In
addition, Phantom Entertainment has announced an exclusive partnership
with Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts. Krave Massive club-goers
may book “The Massive Package” at Caesars Palace or Flamingo Las Vegas.
“The Massive Package” provides club-goers a number of benefits,
including room accommodations, two resort spa and health club access
passes, free admission for two to Krave Massive, as well as shuttle
service to and from the resort to the club. For pricing or to purchase
“The Massive Package,”
visitCaesars.com.

“Krave
has become a ‘must attend’ attraction for members of the LGBT
community, both for locals and those visiting Las Vegas,” said Richard
Brower, director of LGBT marketing for Caesars Entertainment. “Our
commitment to our LGBT employees, guests and neighbors is strong,
including being the only casino company with a 100% on the Human Rights
Campaign Corporate Equality Index for six years running. We are
delighted to partner with Krave to continue bring exemplary LGBT
entertainment experiences to Las Vegas.”

The
enormous 80,000-square-foot venue will present party-goers with five
themed dance rooms, each marked with its own individual design and
state-of-the-art sound system, LED lighting, high-tech laser equipment,
high output CO2 blasts and huge video walls.

It
will also feature three separate bars, a martini lounge, a members-only
VIP lounge, a gay comedy club, a performing arts theater, a retail
store, a multi-purpose
room, a lesbians-only dance lounge and Guest House Theaters, the
country’s only LGBT movie theater, which will be run by leading film
production and distribution company Guest House Films.   

Much
like its sister club, Drink & Drag – the country’s first drag queen
bowling alley, which opened last May, Krave Massive is expected to also
become a major draw for downtown Las Vegas and will be opening on the
third level of Neonopolis (450 Fremont St.), neighbored by recent
tenants that include the Heart Attack Grill, Denny’s on Fremont,
Rockstar Tattoo and the recently announced Liberace Museum.

Prior
to relocating, Krave’s award-winning service and nightlife experience
on the Las Vegas Strip earned it its status as the country’s No. 1 gay
nightclub. It is currently being hosted at Crown Theater and Nightclub
inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, prior to opening as Krave
Massive in June.

 Is it TOO BIG  for Las Vegas??

For more information, visit www.kravemassive.com or www.kravelasvegas.com, or call (323) 386-2300, ext.
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Caesars Octavius Tower Moves Full Speed Ahead

It’s funny, in 2008-2009, many projects were put on hold or canceled in Las Vegas. Or at least it appeared that way. Some projects inched their way forward anyways, despite the economy!

CityCenter, which includes Vdara, ARIA and Mandarin Oriental, slowed down a bit in 2009-2010, but still moved forward.

Cosmopolitan opened.
M Resort opened.
Rumor Boutique Hotel opened.

And Caesars have announced that come January, they will be hiring 450+ people.

They began  taking  reservations for their new  600+ room tower a couple months back.

 The
Octavius Tower, named after the given name of the Emperor Caesar
Augustus, keeps with the Roman theme with elegant, austere marble floors
made warm and inviting by extensive traditionally patterned carpets.

Completion of the addition to Caesars was put on hold more than a year ago as the company waited for
what it imagined would be the right time to make more rooms available.

The exterior and lower level public areas were completed so that most people would never know there was
nothing happening on the upper levels.

Las Vegas – The City That Never Stops!

Siegfried and Roy Honored Oct. 15th

 

Retired Ilusionists Siegfried & Roy  were honored at the 14th annual Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow carnival and gala at Caesars Palace.

Celebrities, corporate leaders and politicians turned out to salute the magnificent magicians. Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared Oct. 15 as Siegfried & Roy Day with an official proclamation signed by the Las Vegas City Council recognizing the duo’s extraordinary and selfless contributions to our community and charities.

Celine Dion, Maria Shriver and Terry Fator were joined by MGM chief Jim Murren, hotel mogul Steve Wynn, Southern Wine and Spirits head honcho Larry Ruvo and MGM executives Bobby Baldwin and Felix Rappaport for a video salute to the longtime Las Vegas headliners and residents.

Elton John Back in Las Vegas Next Week – Not Selling Out


ELTON JOHN
 IS BACK in LAS VEGAS….

NOT  to be confused with “The Red Piano,” the 242 exclusive-to-Caesars shows did from 2003 to 2009….

He is back now with “The Million Dollar Piano”. – The show’s name comes from the custom instrument that Yamaha is building.

Britain’s top piano man signed on for another round of concerts in Vegas back in the Spring, and the first show is happening next week. At Caesars, of course. But will he sell out? Is the demand still there?


“The show will be a gargantuan feast of music and imagery,” John said in a statement released by Caesars.

When I checked today, there were still tickets available online for opening week. 
At $250  a pop – I will wait for the DVD….These live shows are getting ridiculous.




She’s Back! Get in Line for Celine Dion Tickets. Again.

Call me a bad gay – 
but I am sorry, I just don’t get what all the fuss about Celine Dion is all about.

I have never counted her among my all time favorite diva’s. I know I am going to get BOO’s for that!

Last night she returned to the Las Vegas stage at Caesars and they can’t print the tickets fast enough this time round. She is already selling out shows 10 months out!  AND  16 shows have been  added over New Year’s from Dec. 28 through Jan. 22. Is she not going to sleep?

People from around the world, flock to Las Vegas to see her. It’s like when Siegfried and Roy held court at the Mirage. People would fly in from around the globe to see them and plan their trips around when tickets were available.

Celine and manager husband Rene Angelil are already thinking of extending the new three-year contract by two additional years to make it another five-year stay.


“We are ready for the opening,” Rene told LAS VEGAS SUN  after the final rehearsal. “This is now it. Both Celine and I are very happy it is all together and ready. Celine says it is the perfect show for the fans, and I know they will love all the music and the special effects. She really excels singing live. She is outstanding and feels she is at the peak of her career. I believe people will want to see this spectacular again and again.”

WOW –  that’s all I can say!

Final Shows for Cher’s Three Run at Caesars

THREE YEARS!? 
Can you believe it?!

Cher’s final run of about a dozen shows.  Cher closes Feb. 5,  and she’ll have performed some 200 shows during those three years at Caesars Palace. 90 minutes a night and it’s been nearly standing room only each performance for the 4,300-seat theater.

She actually gets jittery nerves! Cher   tweeted  this week, “Going 2 Vegas Tues. ! You’d think that after 46 yrs ( God i didn’t even know I WAS 46 yet !) I’d be tripping over my Last NERVE !….But Alas …… I AM ! u think Barbara or Celine or Dolly or ANY OF the OTHER DIVAS SHAKE IN THEIR ALMOST NON EXISTENT COSTUMES ?”

* by the way, she was BORN in 1946!


It has been an extraordinary, record-breaking run.  She says in Burlesque, You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me. But it’s a guessing game is she will ever perform another concert.

She’s told her closest friends that she’s happier at home in Malibu, Calif., than strutting the stage in thigh-high boots, ripped fishnets and garter belts on The Strip, although she has enjoyed her run and the acclaim.

What a great space Caesars is for a show. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a contemporary interpretation of one of antiquity’s architectural wonders. Built at a cost of $95 million, The Colosseum is a striking landmark. With seating for up to 4,300, The Colosseum is designed to  provide audiences with an extraordinary entertainment experience. No fan is more than 120 feet from Cher while seated for the show.





“Cher is an entertainment legend,” John Meglen, co-CEO and president of AEG Live/Concerts West, said. “We are delighted that she has called The Colosseum at Caesars Palace home for three years. We wish her luck in future endeavors and thank her and the cast and crew for their dedication.”


“Every performance by Cher has been as fresh and energetic as opening night. She has reigned among the best of our city’s long roster of legendary talents,” said Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. “Nobody will want to miss these grand finale performances.”

If you want to see her one last time, there are still some tickets left . But hurry! The clock is ticking!

Celine Dion, is returning to her Colosseum home in March. AEG producers have talked with Shania Twain about a series of 2011 dates, and they are awaiting word from Rod Stewart for new mini-residency run dates.

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$1 Billion for Madonna to Play Caesars Palace? Seriously?

MTV reports Madonna has been offered $1 billion for a five-year Las Vegas residency.

Seriously??

How much money do these celebrities need to make? And how high will ticket prices go, before we say enough is enough? It’s ridiculous that ticket prices are 5  times as expensive as they were 20 years ago.  Yet, our wages, for MOST of us, have not even doubled or tripled in the last 20 years.

But regardless of what we make, the singer could follow the footsteps of acts such as Celine Dion , Elton John and Cher who relocated to the gambling capital of America to performing nightly shows in Sin City.
 
Celine’s five-year residency drew nearly three million people to 717 performances, but it’s thought Madge would surpass that. Ticket prices would be expected to be  $150-$300.

Barbra Streisand has rejected a whopping $100 million, three year deal from Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.  Is any performer really  worth  $1 Billion? 

It could all be a rumor who knows. But if the deal goes ahead, Madonna would become the third highest paid female entertainer in the world, behind Oprah Winfrey and American homemaking entrepreneur Martha Stewart.

Is she worth it?  We’ll see……

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