On Dec. 26, 1946, Flamingo Las Vegas opened its doors for the first time. The Flamingo originally cost $6 million. The hotel, and Las Vegas, have undergone a few changes since 1946. For many around the world, the iconic Flamingo symbolizes the essence of Las Vegas. A true classic.
We were delighted, but not surprised, to hear Miss USA Olivia Culpo captured the Miss Universe crown at Planet Hollywood on Dec. 19, 2012. Mainly because this blog predicted the contest’s outcome way back in June. See our incredible exhibition of prescience for yourself! Culpo beat out 88 competitors, several of whom we photographed at….
The best Las Vegas tribute show this blog has personally ever seen, “Legends in Concert,” will soon be taking up residence at Flamingo Las Vegas, beginning in Feb. 2013. After a successful, four-year run, the show’s last performance at its current venue, Harrah’s Las Vegas, will be Dec. 30, 2012. Prior to Harrah’s, starting in….
Recent improvements outside the Margaritaville Casino at Flamingo Las Vegas have resulted in a prime new spot for people-watching on the Las Vegas Strip. The new patio area, just outside the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar, has tables and seating, perfect for checking out the non-stop action on The Strip. Recent construction has also widened the….
We were giddy to receive news yesterday that massive parts of the High Roller observation wheel, the crown jewel of the even-more-massive Linq project, had arrived at the construction site behind the former O’Shea’s casino. The outsized segments, complete with inner scaffolding and ladders, will be assembled to form the support legs of the 550-foot….
This week at Flamingo Las Vegas, a very talented performer got to live out her dream. Appropriate, since Susan Boyle became a worldwide phenomenon with her stunning performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent.” Oh, come on, let’s watch the 100-million-views-plus video again. On Oct. 17, 2012, Susan Boyle joined Donny Osmond….
It was looking, for a minute, like an epic battle between two competing Las Vegas observation wheels, the High Roller in The Linq and another called SkyVue at the south end of The Strip. Now, it’s looking like the battle might be on hold. SkyVue has taken some hits in the media in recent weeks,….
Nathan Burton’s magic show at Flamingo Las Vegas has closed after four years at the Strip hotel. The longtime headliner opened at Flamingo Vegas in 2008, and has been performing on the Strip even as far back as 1999 when he appeared as one of the featured performers in “Showgirls of Magic.” Many American’s became….
Technically, the first day of fall was Sep. 22, but this blog doesn’t play by society’s (or the Autumnal Equinox’s) rules, so we’re going to drag out the summer as long as humanly possible, thanks. Here’s today’s way of squeezing every last bit out of summer: Spiked Sno Cones at Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas…..
We, like many, were saddened to hear about the passing of Andy Williams, who died on Sep. 25, 2012. The singer had a 75-year career in show business, and for people like this blog, his voice will forever be intertwined with some of our fondest memories, especially around the holidays. Perhaps not surprisingly, Andy Williams….
The Flamingo Las Vegas and soon-to-be-renamed Imperial Palace have introduced six new LGBT commitment ceremony packages at their chapels. Same-sex couples can make their commitment ceremony dreams a reality (although Nevada’s constitution still bans same-sex marriage, don’t shoot the messenger) at any of seven venues, including the Imperial Palace’s new Silver Sky chapel (which boasts….
Comedian Cedric the Entertainer popped in to see the Donny & Marie show at Flamingo Las Vegas on Sep. 12, 2012, and we’ve got some photographic proof. This blog has long said one of the best things about Donny and Marie Osmond’s show at Flamingo is the funny stuff (they sing and dance a little,….
The Empire Comedy show has closed up shop at the Napoleon Lounge inside Paris Las Vegas. No word yet on when, where or if Empire Comedy, which featured a revolving slate of comedians, might turn up again. The good news is that stand-up abounds on the Las Vegas Strip, so there’s no shortage of chortles…..