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  1. MGM & AEG Building a 20,000-Seat Arena on the Las Vegas Strip

    June 19, 2013 6:11 AM EDT Years of talk about building an arena capable of hosting professional sports and big-name concerts yielded an announcement Tuesday that casino giant MGM Resorts International and entertainment company AEG will build a privately financed 20,000-s ...

  2. Can Brooklyn Bowl Be Exported To Las Vegas?

    November 28, 2012 9:30 AM EST A Tale of Two Bowls: The original Brooklyn Bowl (left) and an artist rendering of LINQ (right), the Las Vegas entertainment complex where Brooklyn Bowl plans to open in 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl; Caesar's Entertainment) Within t ...

  3. Casinos Betting Big On Music

    August 30, 2012 5:10 PM EDT As gambling revenue declines, casinos are looking to superstar artists (and DJs) to usher in a new era. The view from above is equal parts privileged and treacherous: A singular perspective, but dizzying in its height, and occasional obstacles-lad ...

  4. Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Team Up For 40-Show Vegas Run

    August 07, 2012 3:16 PM EDT LAS VEGAS - Two country superstars, 10 weekends, 40 shows, one historic location. When Faith Hill sang "Let's Go To Vegas," it's doubtful she envisioned this. Hill and husband Tim McGraw unveiled Tuesday their plans for a much- ...

  5. Appeal of Small Venues Drives Midyear Success

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Thanks to performances by newcomers, veterans and other special events, midsize venues enjoyed steady ticket sales during the midyear period. In addition to the top 10 venues recap of 15,001-plus-capacity arenas, Billboard's midyear touring c ...

  6. Ultra Music Teams With Wynn Las Vegas For New Label, Releases Featuring Afrojack, Avicii, deadmau5, More

    June 12, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Ultra Music is collaborating with upscale hotel Wynn Las Vegas to create a new label dedicated to releasing a series of EDM compilation albums and new releases. The label will be called Ultra/Wynn, and the compilation releases on tap will be direc ...

  7. 'American Idol's' Taylor Hicks Announces Las Vegas Residency

    April 19, 2012 9:13 PM EDT "American Idol" season 5 winner Taylor Hicks will return to the city where he first auditioned for the show that made him famous: Las Vegas. The Birmingham, Alabama native has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally's Hotel ...

  8. Exclusive: Skrillex, David Guetta, Diplo, Many More Added to Wynn Resident-DJ Roster

    March 20, 2012 10:27 AM EDT Deadmau5 and Skrillex at XS Nightclub Labor Day (Photo: Danny Mahoney/XS Nightclub) Las Vegas hotel group Wynn has locked 34 electronic dance artists into exclusive residencies for 2012- some of them established live acts that usually play concert ...

  9. This Week in Music History: So There's This Band Called The Beatles....

    December 28, 2011 10:48 AM EST : So There's This Band Called the Beatles... Billboard, Dec. 28, 1963, page 4 Most Americans had never heard of the Beatles when the Dec. 28, 1963 issue of Billboard hit the stands, but the page 3 story was right on the money. The article ...

  10. Deadmau5 Day: Las Vegas Names Jan. 2 For Electronic Dance Music DJ/Producer

    December 22, 2011 8:05 AM EST Yesterday (Dec. 21) Mayor Carolyn Goodman officially proclaimed Jan. 2, 2012 "deadmau5 Day" in the city of Las Vegas. The date marks the launch of an exclusive partnership between Wynn Las Vegas and the electro/house DJ from Canada. Dead ...

  11. Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch To Be Recreated in Las Vegas

    April 28, 2011 7:55 AM EDT LAS VEGAS - Cirque du Soleil wants to recreate Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Sin City. The Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip plans to open a sprawling entertainment complex that includes a Jackson-themed lounge, an inter ...

  12. Elton John Returning to Las Vegas for 3-Year Run

    April 19, 2011 7:17 AM EDT Elton John is returning to the Las Vegas Strip for a three-year run at Caesars Palace. The five-time Grammy winner announced Monday he'll return with his "Million Dollar Piano" show to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas st ...

  13. BACKBEAT: BMI LATIN MUSIC AWARDS

    March 18, 2011 10:00 AM EDT BMI honored Latin music's creators during the 18th annual BMI Latin Music Awards, held March 10 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Hosted by president/CEO Del Bryant and VP of Latin music Delia Orjuela, the ceremony also saluted the writers and pu ...

  14. Celine Dion Returning To Las Vegas In 2011

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter AEG Live has announced that Celine Dion will return to Las Vegas for a three-year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, beginning March 15, 2011. Dion ended a five-year residency at the 4,100-seat Las Vegas venue on Dec. 1 ...

  15. Beyonce Talking Vegas Shows With Wynn

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Wynn Las Vegas officials say they're in preliminary talks with Beyonce to bring the singer back to the Las Vegas resort. Wynn Resorts spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne says there's no deal yet, despite published rumors of a lucrative, long-term ...

  16. Garth Brooks Says He Will Resume Music Career

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks, the best-selling solo musician in U.S. history, said on Thursday he was coming out of retirement and was expected to announce an extended concert run at the Wynn Las Vegas casino and hotel. "I know this is a young industry, so I ...

  17. Influential Touring Exec Dennis Finfrock Dies

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Influential Las Vegas sports and entertainment executive Dennis Finfrock died Saturday at 62 after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Finfrock was the first executive director of the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada L ...

  18. Beyonce Unveils Summer Tour Dates

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and her all-female band will kickoff a 22-date North American tour at New York's Madison Square Garden in June and will wrap with a four-night residence at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas July 30-August 2. Winners of her "Single Ladies& ...

  19. Elton John To Close Las Vegas Show

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elton John is playing his final notes on the red piano in Las Vegas. Promoters say the pop singer will close his Las Vegas Strip show, "The Red Piano," on April 22. The show made its debut in February 2004 at the Colosseum theater at Cae ...

  20. Luis Miguel On-sales Set For This Week

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tickets go on sale this week for several dates of Luis Miguel's "Complices" tour, which will take the Mexican crooner to such venues as Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre and Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. On sale this Friday are Migu ...

  21. Still Ailing, Braxton Scraps Vegas Performances

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Las Vegas hotel has announced that the rest of Toni Braxton's scheduled shows have been canceled so the singer can focus on her health. The show, "Toni Braxton: Revealed," at the Flamingo Las Vegas had been dark since the 40-year- ...

  22. Cher Hunkering Down For Vegas Concerts

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, actress/singer Cher has been added to the roster of headliners at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Through a partnership with concert promoter AEG Live, which oversees programming at the 4,100-capacity facility, the 61-ye ...

  23. Celine's 'Taking Chances' Sales Strong

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST A five-year residency in Las Vegas and an unusually long lead-time between onsales and play dates seem to have had zero impact on demand for Celine Dion's upcoming Taking Chances world tour, which begins Feb. 14 in Johannesburg, South Africa. ...

  24. ACM Awards Set For Vegas

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS. It's the first year the ACM Awards will take place on a Sunday, the third year t ...

  25. Dion Plots Post-Vegas Tour Schedule

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST With Celine Dion's long-term residency at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace coming to an end Dec. 15, the Canadian singer has unveiled a 45-date North American arena tour in support of her first English-language album in three years ...

  26. AEG, Harrah's Partner For Las Vegas Arena

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based AEG and Harrah's Entertainment have entered into a partnership to develop an approximately 20,000-seat arena that will sit one block east of the Las Vegas Strip. Scheduled for a 2010 completion date, the privately financed a ...

  27. Rock, Seinfeld Headlining Comedy Festival

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third annual edition of HBO's and AEG Live's the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas in November will feature Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld headlining back-to-back shows at the Colosseum, organizers said Tuesday. The festival is set to take ...

  28. Midler To Replace Dion In Las Vegas

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bette Midler will replace Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, officials announced today (May 3), answering the lingering question of who would be chosen to step into some big shoes and the 4,100-seat Colosseum, which Dion ...

  29. AEG Live, Hard Rock Enter Exclusive Deal

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based AEG Live has inked a deal, revealed today (Feb. 21), to be the exclusive booker and promoter for live entertainment at the Joint, located inside Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The pact is with the Morgans Hotel Gro ...

  30. McEntire Returns As ACM Host

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set for May 23 at the MGM in Las Vegas. Set for May 23 at the MGM in Las Vegas. News ...

  31. Rod Stewart Ordered to Pay $3 Million

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stems from a canceled Vegas show in 2000. A federal judge has ordered Rod Stewart to pay a Las Vegas casino more than $3 million for a canceled show in December 2000. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks ordered the British rocker's lawyers to pay ...

  32. ACM Awards Get New Home

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Remains in Vegas, changes venues. The 41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards have been scheduled for May 23, 2006. While the show will remain in Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, it will change venues from the Mandalay Bay Events Cen ...

  33. Viva La VSDA

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 25th annual Video Software Dealers Association's Home Entertainment conference will take place July 11-13, 2006 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The 25th annual Video Software Dealers Association's Home Entertainment ...

  34. 2005 VSDA Conference Pulls In High Numbers

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer, exhibitor attendance jumps from 2004. The Video Software Dealers Association reports today (Aug. 16) that retailer attendance at it's annual home entertainment conference increased 10% over last year. Home Entertainment 2005, which ...

  35. Bonnaroo Organizers Head West With Vegoose

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event scheduled for Oct. 29-30 in Las Vegas. Event scheduled for Oct. 29-30 in Las Vegas. News ...

  36. Elton John Extends Vegas Run

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New deal adds 125 'Red Piano' shows. Elton John has inked a deal to continue his hugely successful stint at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas through 2008. John's production, "The Red Piano," was originally sche ...

  37. Elton John Extends Vegas Run Through 2008

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New deal adds 125 'Red Piano' shows. Elton John has inked a deal to continue his hugely successful stint at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas through 2008. John's production, "The Red Piano," was originally sche ...

  38. Elton John Extends Vegas Run

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New deal adds 125 'Red Piano' shows. Elton John has inked a deal to continue his hugely successful stint at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas through 2008. John's production, "The Red Piano," was originally sche ...

  39. Clear Channel Launches New Division

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment unveiled today (May 5) the formation of a new division called Clear Channel Entertainment Productions. Former CCE head of theatrical Scott Zeiger will head the new arm. Clear Channel Entertainment unveiled today (May 5) ...

  40. Collective Soul On 'Road To Vegas'

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Collective Soul. The 100th birthday of the city of Las Vegas will be celebrated with the "Road to Vegas" tour, featuring Co ...

  41. Caesars, AEG Team With Stevie Nicks

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exclusive four-day stint will take place in May. Caesars Palace and AEG Live are jointly presenting an exclusive four-day Stevie Nicks concert event this May. "Dreams" will take place May 10, May 11, May 13 and May 14 at The Colosseum at ...

  42. CCE On Board With Planet Hollywood

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Companies partner on two Vegas venues. Clear Channel Entertainment and Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas have announced a partnership that will include the modernization of the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts and the developm ...

  43. CBS To Air ACM Anniversary Special

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to tape May 18. CBS-TV has agreed to air a special celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music. The show will be taped May 18 at the Events Center at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the day after the live ...

  44. NARIP Set For Las Vegas Launch

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Government officials will be on hand for the National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals' launch event for its Las Vegas operations tomorrow (Jan. 20) at the Bellagio Hotel. Federal special-events Government officials will be on hand for ...

  45. Manilow To Get $60M For Vegas Shows

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow's yearlong engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton, announced yesterday (Dec. 15), is believed to be one of the most lucrative live performance contracts ever. Barry Manilow's yearlong engagement at the Las Vegas Hilton, announc ...

  46. VSDA July Convention Set For Las Vegas

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Video Software Dealers Association's (VSDA) annual convention will take place July 26-28 at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Video Software Dealers Association's (VSDA) annual convention will take place July 26-2 ...

  47. Toby Keith Plans Vegas Venue

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three Harrah's partnerships in works. Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel is planning a themed bar, restaurant and entertainment venue with country singer Toby Keith. It is first of three U.S. venues being developed in partnership with the ...

  48. Ronstadt May Return To Vegas Stage

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to negotiations yesterday (July 21) between the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) and the prospective new owners of Las Vegas's Aladdin Theater, expect to see RAC member Linda Ronstadt back at Thanks to negotiations yesterday (July 21) ...

  49. Hill Sets Four-Night Stand At Caesars

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Engagement set for mid-August. Faith Hill is the latest act to sign up for a multiple-night engagement at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, with four shows set for Aug. 10, 11, 13 and 14. Hill joins such acts as Elton John, Jerry Seinf ...

  50. Palms Resort To Build Recording Studio

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is to build a two-room, 8,000-square-foot recording studio as part of its planned expansion. The facility is being designed by Fran Manzella of FM Design, based in The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas is to bui ...

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