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Starting Oct. 1, Spa at The LINQ will offer seasonal specials to kick off autumn, complete with pumpkin spice and vanilla treatments. Located at the heart of the Strip, Spa at The LINQ is the official spa sponsor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon in November, featuring post-race massages for VIP participants, runner’s specials and the only Himalayan Salt Cave on the Las Vegas Strip to rejuvenate the respiratory system.

Fall Seasonal Special

Pumpkin Spice and Vanilla Face and Body Package – $249
Delight the senses and embrace the season with this lush massage and facial package.

  • 50-Minute Vanilla Desert Stone Massage – Tahitian vanilla body butter is paired with warm desert stones to ease muscle tension for the perfect state of calm.


  • 50-Minute Pumpkin Spice Facial – Natural pumpkin enzyme polish exfoliates the skin, and a rich, soothing organic mask application leaves the skin revitalized and radiant.

During the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon from Nov. 12-13, Spa at The LINQ will be conveniently located outside the finish line at the center of the Las Vegas Strip. On race days, the official spa sponsor will provide complimentary 10-minute post-race massages for Gold, Platinum and High Roller runners during the VIP party at The Vortex atop The LINQ Hotel & Casino, with a 20,000-sq. ft. terrace overlooking the courses. Additionally, all marathon runners will receive $25 in credit toward marathon-sponsored treatments at Spa at The LINQ.

Runner’s Specials – valid from Nov. 13-17

  • Runner Relief Pedicure
    50 minutes – $55 with credit (regular price: $80)
    Soothe tired and achy feet with a hydrating pedicure. Start your 50-minute treatment by soaking your feet in a warm mineral salt bath, followed by an organic sugar scrub exfoliation. Finish your service with a relaxing massage using Biofreeze and aromatherapy infused hot towels. Don’t forget your complimentary 30-minute Himalayan salt cave session included with your service.


  • Marathon Recovery Massage
    50 minutes – $125 with credit (regular price: $150)
    110 minutes – $245 with credit (regular price: $270)

    Reduce fatigue and re-energize the body with our Marathon Recovery Massage. This fusion treatment uses a combination of Swedish, sports and deep-tissue techniques to release lactic acid and repair tight muscles. Biofreeze and Prossage are then paired to warm and cool muscles along with aromatherapy infused hot towels. Remember to add your 30-minute Himalayan salt cave session included with your service.


  • Himalayan Salt Cave – the only one on the Las Vegas Strip
    Enjoyed by Europeans for centuries, salt therapy (also known as halotherapy) emulates the conditions inside a natural salt cave. This is done by infusing the air with small particles of the highest quality salt. Relax and breathe easier with each 30-minute session. Salt helps reduce injury repair time and alleviate many skin/respiratory ailments. The walls of the cave are lined with glowing Himalayan crystal salts to create a calming and tranquil environment. This unique experience is the perfect addition to your post-race recovery day.

Spa at The LINQ is a full-service facility offering facials, body treatments and massages, along with a modern salon and 2,000-sq. ft. fitness center. It is conveniently located on the sixth floor of the main guest tower elevators of The LINQ Hotel & Casino, in between Purple Zebra and Club Tattoo. For more information, please visitSpa at The LINQ.


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The longest-running show in Las Vegas, Legends in Concert, which performs 10 shows a week, year round in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas, unveils a phenomenal new cast of tribute artists just in time for the fall season. The elaborate production takes audiences on an electrifying journey through some of music’s most legendary performances of country, rock, pop and soul.  The new fall cast of legends includes country mega-star Garth Brooks, portrayed by the amazingly talented Dean Simmons, the ‘Man in the Mirror,’ Michael Jackson, performed by Damian Brantley and the unforgettable Whitney Houston reimagined by the incomparable Jazmine. Making his Las Vegas debut, Kevin Mills joins the legendary cast as Elvis Presley, the undisputed “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Recently voted Best Tribute Show in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas 2015 poll, Legends in Concert, celebrating 33 years of success, this year claims the title of longest-running production show in Las Vegas.  Owned and operated by On Stage Enterprises, LLC, Legends in Concert debuted at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in 1983 and later moved to Flamingo Las Vegas and Casino in 2013 in conjunction with the show’s 30-year anniversary. Initially introduced as a limited six week engagement, this Las Vegas staple now performs 10 shows a week, year round. Packed with all-star talent and powerhouse vocals from some of the world’s top tribute artists, the legendary show entertains audiences of all ages. The tribute artists perform using their own natural voices, and are backed by a live band that rocks the house with vivacious back-up singers and dancers who bring the performances to life.

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International music superstar, Mariah Carey, has announced the end of “#1 TO INFINITY,” her first two-year Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with her final performance  scheduled on May 13, 2017.   Since its premiere in May 2015, “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” has been met with praise and acclaim from fans and critics alike.   The final run of nine shows, April 26 through May 13, 2017

“Mariah is a phenomenal talent with ecstatic, global appeal,” said John Nelson, Sr. Vice President of AEG Live Las Vegas. “We adore Mariah and are honored she has called The Colosseum home over the last two years.  We look forward to working together again in the future.”


“Over the past 50 years, Caesars Palace has served as home to the most iconic entertainers and we couldn’t be more proud to have Mariah Carey as part of our rich history, “ said Jason Gastwirth, Caesars Entertainment senior vice president of marketing and entertainment. “With each performance embodying a true Vegas spectacular, Mariah Carey reigns among the city’s long roster of legendary talents.”


The final “MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY” dates going on sale Friday, Sept. 23 at 12 p.m. P.T. are:

Apr.:  26, 28, 29

May:  2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13

Ticket prices are $250/$175/$140/$95/$55

“MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY,” embodies the true meaning of Vegas glitz and glamour. Designed exclusively for The Colosseum, the breathtaking production features18 of Mariah’s timeless and beloved Number One Hits performed in chronological order taking fans on a spectacular journey

through her life and career in an unforgettable evening.   “Vision of Love,” “Hero,” “Fantasy,” “We Belong Together” and “Touch My Body” to name a few, are among Mariah’s 18 songs to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles (17 self-penned), a feat that has not been achieved by any other solo artist in music history.


Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 220 million records sold.  As a singer, songwriter and producer, Carey has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, and 14 Billboard Music Awards among myriad others. Her docuseries “Mariah’s World” will premiere internationally this fall on E! and takes a look behind the scenes in her busy life. She has made substantial marks in film with critically acclaimed roles in Precious (2009), Lee Daniel’s The Butler (2013) and last year Mariah made her directorial debut in A Christmas Melody, a special festive feature for Hallmark, in which she also starred. A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children’s charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.


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Following another  astonishing season on NBC, last night  at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, America’s Got Talent named Grace VanderWaal the winner of the sensational Season 11. VanderWaal will headline an exclusive engagement of America’s Got Talent Live, a stage show version of the NBC #1 rated television show of the summer, in Las Vegas Thursday, Oct. 27, Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 in the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The starring role in America’s Got Talent Live is in addition to the million dollar prize VanderWaal won during the exciting live Season 11 finale. 

Grace VanderWaal is a 12-year-old singer-songwriter from New York. Her passion for music began early as she began to make up songs at the age of three and started piano lessons when she was four. Eventually, VanderWaal picked up the saxophone at 10 years old and played in her school’s marching and concert band. For her 11th birthday, VanderWaal bought a ukulele and learned to play the instrument from watching YouTube videos. From that moment, the ukulele has been her instrument of choice and she honed her talent by performing at various open mic nights in New York and New Jersey.

Joining VanderWaal on the Las Vegas stage will be the mystifying Season 11 runner-up act, The Clairvoyants, along with Top 10 comedic finalist, Tape Face.

When they first met, Tommy Ten and Amelie van Taas of The Clairvoyants discovered that they had a very special connection. What started as a heightened sense of intuition quickly grew into something far more intriguing. As the years passed, their incredible connection blossomed into a skill that they wanted to share with others. What began as intimate performances for friends and family soon developed into tours of schools and universities. As their audiences grew, so did their desire to bring this extraordinary talent to the biggest stages in the world.

Before he set out performing, Tape Face listened to every piece of music recorded in the 80s and 90s and went shopping at the local dollar store. Only after working out what order he should put things into his bag, did he start performing for audiences around the world, including a princess at the Royal Variety Performance in England. His comedy style incorporates audience interaction, surreal silences and finding ways to remind people that it’s never too late to not grow up.

Tickets for America’s Got Talent Live range in price from $55 to $185

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The legendary pop icon’s ninth studio album, “Glory,” is already a smash hit with rave reviews from critics and fans alike. After joining James Corden in his viral “Carpool Karaoke” segment on CBS’s Emmy-nominated “The Late Late Show,” Britney made her return to the VMA stage for the first time in nearly a decade with another iconic performance  at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards where she debuted the hit single, “Make Me…” live for the first time.

October 2016: Wednesday, October 19; Friday, October 21; Saturday, October 22; Wednesday, October 26; Friday, October 28; Saturday, October 29

November 2016: Wednesday, November 2; Friday, November 4; Saturday, November 5; Wednesday, November 9; Friday, November 11; Saturday, November 12; Wednesday, November 16; Friday, November 18; Saturday, November 19

January 2017: Wednesday, January 11; Friday, January 13; Saturday, January 14; Wednesday, January 18; Friday, January 20; Saturday, January 21; Wednesday, January 25; Friday, January 27; Saturday, January 28

February 2017: Wednesday, February 1; Friday, February 3; Saturday, February 4

March 2017: Wednesday, March 22; Friday, March 24; Saturday, March 25; Wednesday, March 29; Friday, March 31

April 2017: Saturday, April 1; Wednesday, April 5; Friday, April 7; Saturday, April 8

May 2017: Wednesday, May 3; Friday, May 5; Saturday, May 6; Wednesday, May 10; Friday, May 12; Saturday, May 13; Wednesday, May 17; Friday, May 19; Saturday, May 20

Since opening in Dec. 2013, “Britney: Piece of Me” has received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike, with the show being voted the “Best Overall Show”and “Best Bachelorette Party” by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2015. The record-setting show is sold out on a regular basis, and has been seen by over 500,000 guests.


Dazzling fans with show-stopping performances for more than 15 years, Britney has truly brought her most spectacular show to Las Vegas. A celebration of one of the most illustrious careers in music history, the jaw-dropping production is a compilation of more than 20 of Britney’s worldwide hits, including “Baby One More Time,” “Oops I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Circus,” “Womanizer,” “Slave 4 U” and her newest #1 single, “Make Me…,” “Britney: Piece of Me” is the most cutting-edge pop concert experience ever produced for Las Vegas, featuring a four-piece band, 14 dancers, elaborate sets, unforgettable costumes and state-of-the-art technology.

In mid-February, Britney unveiled a substantial re-imagination of her show. From fresh, seductive costumes to explosive new choreography, Britney is better – and sexier – than ever. With the addition of fan-favorite songs, such as “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “Breathe on Me,” “Touch of My Hand” and “If U Seek Amy,” the international superstar has once again taken her spectacular show to new heights. Taking to the stage with jaw-dropping production elements and showcasing visually stunning, cutting-edge technology, the audience experiences Britney as they’ve never seen her before.

Britney was the first artist-in-residence housed in The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which features one of the largest indoor video and projection installations in the world. With its innovative layout and exclusive table and bottle service provided by Drai’s Management Group, The AXIS is set apart from any other venue in Las Vegas. The smaller, more intimately-sized theater allows Britney’s fans to see her as they’ve never seen her before.

General ticket prices range from $59 to $229, plus service fees.


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Caesars Entertainment offers a long list of Football viewing locations in a recent press release. Details below.

Caesars Palace:

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill– Celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay offers fans the authentic pub experience from across the pond. Dine on elevated British pub food in the comfortable and lively bar, restaurant and lounge while catching all the gridiron action. On Saturdays and Sundays during football season, a special Tailgate Menu will be available at the bar with stadium-inspired bites like Chicago-Style Hotdogs, San Diego Fish Tacos and Oakland Fried Chicken Bites.  During the game, guests can imbibe on Belvedere Bloody Marys, Chandon Mimosas, 100-ounce tubes of their favorite beer and more.


Montecristo Cigar Bar- Recently named one of Playboy’s “Top Bars of 2016,” Caesars Palace’s newest destination bar, Montecristo Cigar Bar, offers all the necessities of a perfect viewing location- premium cigars; 135 bourbons, whiskies and scotches; Old Homestead’s famous burger; and a giant video wall made up of 12 large screen TVs.  Book VIP food and beverage packages now at


Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace. Credit: Caesars Palace

Race & Sports Book- Known as one of the best sports books in Las Vegas, the Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book is undergoing major upgrades to uphold that title. The addition of a brand-new LED video wall, the largest on the Las Vegas Strip, will transform guests’ experience into a visual masterpiece. Recently debuted new screens, along with a number of other updates, including 4 different sound zones and “Listen Technology” through your phone, perfectly complement the recently upgraded Race & Sports Book Bar and Poker Room. VIP food and beverage packages with reserved seating can be booked

Bally’s Las Vegas:

Bally’s Race & Sports Book is the perfect football lover’s hideaway, located on the lower level of the hotel and casino. With multiple big-screen projections and high-definition televisions, the action is non-stop. Stadium seating allows for each seat to feel like a premium view.

The Cromwell:

Football fans wanting to catch all the playing field action at the Strip’s only stand-alone boutique hotel, Interlude and Bound by Salvatore has them covered. The Cromwell’s central casino lounge will be the go-to spot for Saturday and Sunday games, with a tailgate of drink specials and more. Bound by Salvatore not only offers craft cocktails by “The Maestro” Salvatore Calabrese, but also drinks specials and GIADA bites for Monday and Thursday night games.

Flamingo Las Vegas:

Garden Bar­- Located at the heart of Flamingo Las Vegas, Garden Bar features a laid back atmosphere and tropical twist. Featuring a projector big screen and several other high-definition televisions, guests can tune into several games at once. In addition to an array of specialty cocktails, drink specials will be offered all season long.

Harrah’s Las Vegas:

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar– Just in time for football season, “Hangover Sunday” specials are launching at the newly renovated Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar with:

  • A build-your-own Bloody Mary bar
  • From 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., choose from unlimited Bloody Marys, domestic draft beer and mimosas for $25
  • A betting kiosk opens on site at 9 a.m.
  • Miller Lite hosts the Sunday football parties so enjoy Miller Lite drink specials, prize giveaways and food specials


Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Credit: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Harrah’s Race & Sports Book– Guests can take in all the football action at the recently updated Race & Sports Book at Harrah’s Las Vegas.  With more than 40 new HD TVs, and new bar stools and lounge chairs throughout the book, guests will enjoy watching the game from any seat in the house.


The LINQ Hotel & Casino:

O’Sheas Casino is the prime spot for playing field showdowns, complete with plenty of drink specials during the games including:

  • Buckets of five, 16-ounce Coors or Miller beers for $30
  • $13 Irish Handcuffs
  • $4 draft beers
  • $8 shots of Jameson, Jägermeister and Fireball

TAG Sports Bar– Named one of the “Best Sports Bars in America” by Travel + Leisure, TAG Sports Bar takes the average sports bar experience to the next level. The 24-hour hot spot features more than 200 bottled, can and large format brews from the United States and around the world. Guests can bet at the live sports betting kiosk right on site so they don’t have to miss a minute of the action. Drink specials include:

  • Miller and Coors buckets of five, 16-ounce beers for $29
  • Bloody Marys and mimosa specials
  • Stadium-style food items available


Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar– Featuring 17 high-definition televisions and boasting a delectable menu full of Food Network star Guy Fieri’s creations, the LINQ Hotel & Casino hot spot makes the perfect pigskin paradise. In addition to an exemplary game-watching atmosphere, the restaurant will also have Miller and Coors beer bucket specials on game days.


Paris Las Vegas:

Burger Brasserie – Burger Brasserie offers a French interpretation of a classic American staple – the hamburger – in a lively sports bar environment. Guests can enjoy gourmet burger creations in a casual, laid-back atmosphere lined with plasma televisions. Don’t miss Burger Brasserie’s daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with 2-for-1 on any drinks in the bar area.

Beer Park – With its selection of more than 100 beers and All-American cuisine, Beer Park is a great place to catch all the gridiron action. New this season, an onsite live sports betting kiosk, allowing guests to place bets within steps of their seats.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino:

Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders– Adjacent to the sports book, Ringer brings tailgate-inspired food such as chicken wings, New York-style pizza, all-beef sliders, waffle fries and more, with a premium view. The sports haven offers some of the best drink prices on the Strip, with beer options starting at $6 for draft and bottled, $24 bucket specials and a variety of specialty cocktails.

Ringer at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Ringer at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Ringer at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Credit: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:

All-American Bar & Grille– This restaurant’s name speaks for itself, making it the perfect game day spot. Guests who want to take their football viewing up a notch can book special packages complete with all the bells and whistles. The Ultimate Sunday Package ($100 per person) includes four hour open draft beer bar, as well as assorted flatbread pizza, wings, nachos and subs for guests to nosh on throughout the game.


The recently renovated Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Race and Sports Book features ten large screen HD TV’s, 18 wide screen race TV’s and plush seating with 12 booths, 24 lounge chairs and 14 bar seats, all ideal for catching all the big games.

If you want a great food, at a reasonable price, then head to locals casino, the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is located about a mile off the Strip, across from The Rio and Palms casinos.

Ping Pang Pong Sign

Ping Pang Pong, a funny name for a restaurant, that serves great Chinese food, including dim sum daily from 10 am to 3 pm. The restaurant shuts down from 3pm to 5pm daily, and then reopens at 5pm and remains open until 3am. Lines tend to form during dim sum hours, but the line moves quickly.

Ping Pang Pong Menu

Ping Pang Pong Menu

Gourmet Magazine, the venerable foodie magazine that is sadly no longer published, rated Ping Pang Pong as one of the best Chinese Restaurants in the country! The local Las Vegas Chinese population must agree, as they seem to dominate the clientele.

Gourmet Magazine Review

Gourmet Magazine Review

Gourmet Magazine Cover Best Restaurants

Gourmet Magazine Cover Best Restaurants

A great essay about Ping Pang Pong can be found on,

The second great Chinese Restaurant is The Noodle Exchange. The best Singapore Noodles I’ve ever had! The portions are LARGE.

Noodle Exchange at Gold Coast Casino

Noodle Exchange at Gold Coast Casino


Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles

If you like the idea of cooking your food at the table, then you’re in luck! Hot Pots are available all day.



Hot Pot

Hot Pot

Counter and table seating is available. Counter seating offers of great view of the open kitchen.

Noodle Exchange Kitchen

Noodle Exchange Kitchen

Noodle Exchange Menu

Noodle Exchange Menu

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The upcoming winner of NBC’s top-rated summer series America’s Got Talent will be rewarded by headlining an exclusive engagement of America’s Got Talent Live, a stage show version of the NBC #1 rated television show of the summer, in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 in the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The starring role in America’s Got Talent Live is in addition to the million dollar cash prize being sought by a diverse group of acts from around the country who are currently competing in the eleventh season of the hit NBC variety competition series. With an assortment of singers, magicians, comedians and innovative variety acts still vying for the prize, America will decide who will go on to star in America’s Got Talent Live.

Tickets will go on sale to the public Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. PST. A special pre-sale will be held from 6 a.m. to 5:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Tickets range in price from $55 to $185 plus additional taxes and fees and can be purchased online at or by phone at (702) 777-2782 or 1 (855) 234-7469.

After wowing audiences all season long from the America’s Got Talent new home at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the yet-to-be-announced Season 11 winner will take to the stage in Las Vegas, showcasing the act that America chooses as their fan favorite.

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TV Personality RuPaul; Host of TLC’s “Love, Lust or Run,” Stacy London; 2015 “America’s Got Talent” teen dancer, Benjamin Yonattan; Founder/CEO of Spartan Race, Joe De Sena and more participate in the transformational IDEAS Series during the three-day festival

The fourth installment of the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival announces a newly designed IDEAS Series, featuring live discussions and interactive Q&A sessions with globally-recognized leaders who impact the world through transformation, innovation and passion. Headlining this year’s IDEAS Series is television personality, model, author and drag queen, RuPaul, who will appear on the Troubadour Stage on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.

TV Personality RuPaul; Host of TLC’s “Love, Lust or Run,” Stacy London; 2015 “America’s Got Talent” teen dancer, Benjamin Yonattan; Founder/CEO of Spartan Race, Joe De Sena and more participate in the transformational IDEAS Series during the three-day festival

The 2016 IDEAS Series, curated by CatalystCreativ, highlights three different daily themes over the multi-day festival: “Self Transformation,” showcasing speakers telling their own journey of personal growth, inspiring listeners on how they can transform their own lives; “Local Transformation,” surrounding topics on how to make an impact in your local community, whether through exercising one’s right to vote or creating a new company; and “Global Transformation,” informing listeners on how to impact and transform societies and old ways of thinking through big ideas, movements and community service.

“When the Life is Beautiful team came together to write its brand manifesto, we asked ourselves what the festival means to us, and to Las Vegas, and why we’re committed to creating an even better experience for fans each year,” said Amanda Slavin, founder and CEO of CatalystCreativ. “We’re Las Vegans and we’re proud of our city, but most of the world has a misconceived perception of Las Vegas. We want to transform that view by showcasing the creative, brilliant and talented minds that both live in and visit our incredible city. Guided by that goal, the daily themes for IDEAS focus on various levels of ‘transformation’ that will impact listeners on a local, national and global scale.”

Life is Beautiful’s IDEAS Series will offer festival attendees the opportunity to experience a variety of powerful voices in today’s generation including, but not limited to, CEO and founder of Lumoid, Aarthi Ramamurthy; Las Vegas-based spoken word poet, Audeo Piouz; actress on CW’s “Jane the Virgin” and entrepreneur, Azie Tesfai; sensational teen dancer on “America’s Got Talent,” Benjamin Yonattan; founders of Two Blind Brothers,  Brad & Bryan Manning; New York Times best-selling Author, Cal Fussman; HBO Def Poetry Jam star and actor on “Inside Man,” Carlos Andrés Gómez; Lifetime’s “Little Women: LA” reality star, Christy McGinity Gibel; multimedia street artist, D*Face; founder of do-it-yourself lifestyle brand P.S. – I Made This, Erica Domesek; co-founder of I AM THAT GIRL, Emily Greener; founder and CEO of Spartan Race, Joe De Sena; founder and CEO of YING Bank, Karla Ballard Williams; digital interface innovator and founder of Novalia, Dr. Kate Stone; vice president of marketing and creative for Rock the Vote, Luis Calderin; entrepreneur and blogger, Maren Kate Donovan; actress and comedian, Maysoon Zayid; artist and author of I Can See Your Beauty,  Nathanael Lark; American contemporary street artist, graphic designer and illustrator, Shepard Fairey; fashion expert and host of TLC’s “Love, Lust or Run,” Stacy London; American voice actor known for playing Phineas in Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb,” Vincent Martella; top-selling author of “Flying without a Net,” Vital Germaine; and more to be announced.


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For the first time at Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, ticketholders will laugh until their sides hurt with the addition of THE KINDHOUSE, offering a daily standup comedy lineup. Located inside Place on 7th, the comedy showcase brings the venue to life with popular comedic acts, DJ performances, spa services, a lounge and bar, food trucks and more.

“We have music, art, learning, theatrical performances and now comedy for our fans to explore,” said Ryan Doherty, chief experience officer for Life is Beautiful. “The addition of the comedy lineup allows us to offer something new for our festival goers and continue to create an all-encompassing experience for our attendees.”

Friday’s entertainment, sponsored by Zappos and hosted by Sam Tallent, will begin at 2:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m., featuring performances by comedic masterminds Joe Gorman, Clare O’Kabe, Eddie Pepitone, Sean Keane, David Gborie, Todd Glass, Josh Androsky, Caitlin Gill, Kaseem Bently and Baron Vaughn.

Presented by Crapshoot Comedy, Saturday will include three showcase style performances at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. lead by comedic stars, DJ Douggpound, Byron Bowers, Sean Patton and Emily Heller.

Hosted by comedian Bobby Wayne Stauts, Sunday will feature local Las Vegas comedians, with two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. Comedians on the lineup include Ari Phillips, Matt Markman, Jozalyn Sharp and Jason Harris.

Life is Beautiful will fill the streets of Downtown Las Vegas Sept. 23-25.

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Live performances will take place throughout the day on Friday, Sept. 23

In a return to their roots, Cirque du Soleil will thrill the streets of Downtown Las Vegas at Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, bringing performers from all seven resident shows in Las Vegas to the festival footprint on Friday, Sept. 23. Similar to Cirque du Soleil’s humble beginnings in 1984, where artists and fans were face-to-face, the landmark live entertainment creator and Las Vegas Strip staple will dazzle with acrobatics, dance and even more surprises throughout the evening.

Cirque du Soleil is one of the most iconic elements of Las Vegas and their involvement over the last four years has helped Life is Beautiful become the diverse experience it is today,” said Justin Weniger, CEO of Life is Beautiful. “Not only do we have a multi-generational and multi-genre lineup, but we also offer the unique experience that is Cirque du Soleil, allowing us to blend the gap between music, art and performance, which is exactly what our festival is about.”

Life is Beautiful ticketholders will be treated to 30 minutes of live performances inside the festival grid every hour, occurring at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. with a special finale at 9 p.m. 35 world-class performers from Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino and MINDFREAK® LIVE! at Luxor Hotel & Casino will astound fans as they dance, tumble and create memories for inspired crowds with performances rarely experienced at a festival.

Cirque du Soleil has shifted the landscape of what is possible in live entertainment, here in Las Vegas and all over the world, with shows that continue to push the boundaries of human performance and theatrical wonder,” said Pierre Parisien, senior director of show quality. “The story of our success will always start with street performance. The opportunity to engage with fans on an intimate level, just feet in front of our incredible artists, brings an exciting chance to partner with Life is Beautiful again and share the magic of Cirque with our community.”


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North America’s First In-Cabin Chocolate Tasting with Ethel M Chocolates Began Thursday, Sept. 1

Chocolate has the power to transform a casual bite into a deep, multi-sensory experience. Journey 550 feet into the air on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, as it launches the in-cabin chocolate tasting experience with Ethel M Chocolates on Thursday, Sept. 1. This is the first tasting experience of its kind in North America where guests will learn about the origins of chocolate and how the pieces were created, all while focusing their attention on the aroma, taste and texture. The 30-minute (one rotation) adventure includes a chocolatier ambassador showcasing five different types of pieces and the story behind them.

Upon arrival, each guest will receive one voucher for a complimentary glass of wine which can be picked up in the Sky Lounge prior to boarding. From there, they embark upon the High Roller where their immersion into the world of chocolate begins. The chocolatier will advise guests to clear their minds and palates as the first piece is featured. They will be encouraged to smell then savor every single bite. Interaction and engagement are encouraged so participants can compare and contrast their sensations and textures. Ethel M will set out various signature and popular pieces, as well as exclusive seasonal pieces when available.

“We love creating new and exclusive ways for guests to experience the best views of the city. In this particular case, it’s all the more unique since Ethel M is also based in Las Vegas,” says Bob Morse, president of hospitality, Caesars Entertainment. “It was obvious that with Ethel M’s history, loyal customer base and incredible attention to detail, they would be an excellent partner to make this vision a reality.”

“We’re excited to introduce and share Ethel M Chocolates in a unique way to new and loyal customers,” says Oren Young, general manager of Ethel M Chocolates. “Only in Vegas can guests ride the world’s tallest observation wheel while enjoying locally handmade gourmet chocolates.”

Tastings are available every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the final experience of the night taking place at 8 p.m. Standard admission pricing is $52 per person. A private cabin can be purchased for $1,500. Each chocolate tasting cabin can accommodate up to 15 guests.

Press Release


For the second consecutive year, Insomniac’s Troubadour Stage will bring incredible production, awe-inspiring special effects and world renowned artists to the three-day Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival. The all encompassing music, art, culinary and learning experience is set to take over 18 city blocks in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas Sept. 23 – 25, 2016.

“Life Is Beautiful is a festival that is so unique and inspiring in all areas of creative expression from art and music to food and learning,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “We are proud to be collaborating again and we look forward to bringing back the massive Troubadour Stage for fans to enjoy a weekend of incredible dance music performances.”

Standing 120 feet wide and 240 feet long, the domed Troubadour Stage features more than 10 lasers, 200 lighting fixtures and 590 video tiles hanging from its towering ceiling. Fans will be taken on a multi-sensory musical journey as 25 diverse artists perform unforgettable sets. Musical highlights from last year include Porter Robinson (live), Carnage, Cashmere Cat, Giraffage, Jauz, Madeon, The Magician, What So Not and more.

In addition to the spectacular Troubadour Stage, Insomniac’s iconic art cars will roam the festival grounds, treating fans to pop up performances throughout the streets each night.

About Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is an annual celebration where people from all walks of life (generations, orientation, race, religion, and nationality) come together and create an experience centered in music, art, taste and ideas. That gathering of people, by very nature, becomes a platform in which positivity prevails, culture and creativity thrive and transformation occurs.

Life is Beautiful launched in October 2013 featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful attracted more than 100,000 attendees in 2015.

About Insomniac

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.

Throughout its 23-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,000 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees across three continents. Insomniac’s events are held in California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Brazil. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2016.

The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.

Caesars Palace’s newest destination lounge, Montecristo Cigar Bar, is proud to welcome football legend Eric Dickerson on Friday, May 13 from 7- 8 p.m. Dickerson will be on-hand for autographs and to take photos with fans.

Dickerson played professionally for more than a decade, and throughout his impressive career, made history, broke records and set new ones, including setting the record for most yards rushed in a single season (2,105 yards). In 1999, Dickerson was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.EricJ

Montecristo Cigar Bar pairs notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys, small bites and more, in a contemporary, organic 4,000 sq ft environment. The cigar retail shop features a spacious 400 sq ft humidor can store up to 1,000 cigars in a climate controlled environment, one of the largest in the city. Intended to reflect and compliment the fine selection of cigars, Montecristo Cigar Bar offers guests sensible and classic beverages, as well as rare, highly-coveted spirits. Nearly 135 bourbons, whiskies and scotches are featured behind the bar. For connoisseurs, the Captain’s List carries the best of the best, including Pappy Van Winkle vintages, 18 year-old Elijah Craig Single Barrel, Thomas H Handy Sazerac “Antique Collection” and more. Montecristo Cigar Bar was designed by the award-winning architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, and executed by Bergman, Walls & Associates.

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace

Montecristo Cigar Bar is open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday- Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday to Sunday.

Ten years ago, Michelin-starred chef, Guy Savoy, made his American debut at Caesars Palace with Restaurant Guy Savoy. In honor of this momentous occasion, Savoy has created a five-course anniversary menu, available now through May 31.

At $300 per person, the celebratory menu features:

Golden” Osetra Caviar, Langoustine Tartare and Cauliflower Bavaroise

Roasted Turbot, Asparagus and Smoked Sabayon Turbot Rôti

Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup, Toasted Mushroom Brioche and Black Truffle Butter

Veal Chop, Seasonal Vegetables and Black Truffle Purée

Strawberry La Fraise

Caesars Palace welcomed Michelin three-star French chef Guy Savoy in May 2006 to its Augustus Tower, making this the famed chef’s sole U.S. restaurant.  His coveted three Michelin stars are widely recognized as the pinnacle in culinary achievement.  In 1997, he was honored with a “Guy Savoy” entry in the prestigious Larousse encyclopedia.  In 2000 he received the Legion d’ Honneur – his country’s highest honor – from the French Minister of Agriculture, and, in 2009,  was named “Officier” of the Legion d’Honneur.  In 2002 Savoy was awarded his third Michelin star and voted “Chef of the Year” by his French peers.

Keeping up with the Chinese tradition, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will host more than 15 customary and lively Lion Dances across the city, beginning with daily performances at The LINQ Promenade on Monday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 14. At each of the nine resorts, additional Lion Dance performances will start at the porte cochère and make their way through the casino from Feb. 12-17.

Lion Dance

Chinese Lion Dance

Lion Dance Schedule

Feb. 8-13
7 p.m. – The LINQ Promenade

Feb. 12

5 p.m. – Caesars Palace
8 p.m. – The LINQ Hotel & Casino
9 p.m. – The Cromwell

Feb. 13

Noon – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
1 p.m. – Paris Las Vegas
2 p.m. – Bally’s Las Vegas
5 p.m. – Harrah’s Las Vegas
6 p.m. – Flamingo Las Vegas

Feb. 14

2:30 p.m. – The LINQ Promenade

Feb. 17

7 p.m. – Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino


Fit to Flex at Bellagio Spa

Fit to Flex at Bellagio Spa

JUKARI Fit to Flex at Bellagio Spa

If you have ever left a Cirque du Soleil show looking for a more participatory experience, the Bellagio Spa has something that is sure to appeal to you. Cirque du Soleil and Reebok have combined their respective expertise to create a rather unique exercise program called JUKARI Fit to Flex. The Press Release makes the program hard to resist for any fitness minded Cirque du Soleil fan:

Inspired by the strong controlled movements performed by Cirque artists, this cardio-infused program works to enhance flexibility, muscle tone and coordination. Using the specially designed JUKARI Band and set to custom-mixed Cirque du Soleil music, participants get a taste of the training Cirque performers undergo while developing long, lean muscles and powerful core strength.

Fit to Flex at Bellagio Spa

Fit to Flex at Bellagio Spa

Fit to Flex at Bellagio

Fit to Flex at Bellagio

Fit to Flex

Fit to Flex

Cost: $40 per person Time Length: 50 minutes; Wednesday – Friday at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Indoor Hike at Aria

While it is not uncommon to feel that the walk from your Vegas hotel room to the Strip is the equivalent of a long walk through the wilderness, in terms of walking distance, not scenery. Aria has turned this seemingly negative aspect of a  humongous hotel casino complex into a more positive and healthful experience. The Spa and Salon at Aria offer The Indoor Hike which takes participants throughout the CityCenter Complex. This is a real workout as the Press Release details:

This heart-pumping workout focuses on the whole body as guests perform yoga and various exercises along the way. This exhilarating workout focuses on the whole body with a sprint through the convention center, jumping jacks in front of HAZE nightclub and pushups in the garden areas. While working out, guests also have the chance to admire ARIA’s art collection, one of the largest public art programs in the world.

Of course we would augment the Hike with a few more exercises in the casino areas, such as: sprint through the Cashier’s Cage, I doubt Casino Security would be thrilled with that addition, and perhaps push-ups in the Poker Room would be a bit distracting, but you would think Jumping Jacks by the Wheel-Of Fortune machines would be amusing for one and all.

Cost = $50; Time = 60 minutes

Yoga with Dolphins at the Mirage

Yoga with Dolphins at the Mirage

Yoga with Dolphins at the Mirage

For something on the more tranquil side, with just a hint of new age mysticism, The Mirage is offering a Yoga with Dolphins experience. The Yoga Class takes place in the underwater viewing area within Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. In addition to their preternatural smiles Dolphins are conscious breathers. The close proximity of these ‘smiling’ conscious breathers seemingly enhances the breath-work espoused in the Yoga class. Yoga mats, water and towels are provided for the 60-minute session which ends with a delicious smoothie to help kick-start the day.

Cost = $50; Time = 60 minutes Friday- Sunday 8:30am

Shania Twain fans should prep their voices and study their Shania lyrics, as one lucky winner will receive a trip to Las Vegas to see the multi-platinum artist‘s new show, SHANIA: STILL THE ONE, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The winner will also be given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on his or her own for up to a week in a Caesars Entertainment venue on the Las Vegas Strip.

Fans will be able to audition by singing their favorite Shania song in a custom-designed singing space in Caesars Entertainment’s Total Rewards booth at the CMA Music Festival June 7-10. The booth will be located in Fan Alley off Broadway and 4th Avenue, and will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 7, 8 and 9 and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 10.

Shania kicks-off her highly anticipated Las Vegas residency show SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Dec. 1, 2012. With STILL THE ONE, Shania joins fellow Canadian national-treasure Celine Dion, and international superstars Elton John and Rod Stewart as resident headliners at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Total Rewards

Total Rewards

Island Shirts for Jackpot Winners in June

Throughout June, Club Cortez players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on a video poker ten-cent or high denomination machine or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno will receive a free El Cortez logo Island Shirt. All jackpot winners will also receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information and to redeem tickets.

Free Slice of Fresh Marie Callendar’s Apple Pie– Thursday, June 14 at El Cortez

El Cortez Hotel & Casino will serve free slices of fresh Marie Callendar’s apple pie in honor of Flag Day for all Club Cortez members on Thursday, June 14 from noon to 6 p.m.  Club Cortez members can enjoy the treat game side while playing slots and table games.

Free Daily Slot Tournament at El Cortez – now automated 24 hours a day

Any Club Cortez member earning 500 Club Points in a single day is eligible to play in the daily slot tournament the following day.  Available 24 hours a day, players insert their Club Cortez card in any tournament machine, play the session and check their standing beginning at 10 a.m. the following day.  New Club Cortez members staying at the El Cortez also get a complimentary entry into the slot tournament.  Highest daily tournament point winner receives $250, the second highest receives $150 and the third highest $100.  The daily top ten players receive an entry into the weekly Saturday night 40” LCD HDTV giveaway and $2,000 cash prize drawing.  See Club Cortez for additional details.

Weekly Saturday Night 42” LCD HDTV & $2,000 Cash Prize Drawing

Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win a 42” LCD HDTV or one of four $500 cash prizes every Saturday.  During the week, players winning a jackpot of $200 or more on a slot machine, a $200 or more jackpot on a video poker five-cent or lower denomination machine, a $300 or more jackpot on video poker ten-cent or higher denomination machine, or a $200 or more jackpot on live keno are awarded one entry for the Saturday night drawing at 8 p.m.  Winners have two minutes to claim their prizes at the Club Cortez Booth from the time each winning ticket is drawn.  Please see Club Cortez for additional information.


Weekly High Noon “Wheel and Deal” Drawing

Club Cortez players have an opportunity every week to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips.  There will two $100 prizes offered in total for fourth and fifth place.   During the week, entry tickets in the drawing can be earned during blackjack, roulette and baccarat.  During blackjack, tickets are distributed to players when the dealer receives a blackjack, during roulette, tickets are distributed to players when a 0 or 00 is hit, and during baccarat, players receive a ticket every time a “tie” hand is dealt.  Double tickets will be given to players every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Players can only win one prize per drawing.  There is no limit to the number of entries a player may submit.  Winners are drawn every Saturday at 12 p.m.  Winners have two minutes to redeem their prize.  Promotional chips may be placed on any even money bet on blackjack, roulette or baccarat.  Please see Club Cortez for additional details.

El Cortez Sign

El Cortez Sign

Fans of the popular show are invited to watch the two-night season premiere event asaward-winning chef Gordon Ramsay spices up the 10th season of Hell’s Kitchen with 18 new competitors on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 on FOX.  The newly opened restaurant Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas will be the site of thelife-changing grand prize: a head chef position working under Executive Chef Kevin Hee. Viewers can enjoy a properly cooked beef Wellington, the dish Gordon Ramsay calls the best measure of a cook’s ability, while watching the fiery chef instruct the culinary hopefuls in proper technique and cooking time.


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