Las Vegas Loves ANACHRONISM. We supported Elvis in the age of The Beatles and we support The Beatles in the age of Gaga. Sinatra’s cocktail chauvinism was cool here when the “broads” elsewhere were burning their bras and declaring their liberation from cats like him. So it is that the Miss America pageant, cast adrift from its longtime home in Atlantic City, has found a safe port in the desert. At the 2012 pageant at Planet Hollywood on Jan. 14, it was the turn of Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaepeller, to don the crown, shed the tears and set off on a year traveling the nation and speaking out on behalf of her favorite cause—helping children of incarcerated parents.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products