Look, you’re just going to have to accept that for as long as I’m doing this column, you’re going to get a Disneyland website every so often. I love the place the same way you love nightclubs, minus the Rohypnol. This time out, it’s Theme Park Audio Archives, a site that collects the soundtrack elements from Disneyland attractions both past and present, along with some tracks from other, lesser theme parks, like everything Disney has in Florida. (Oh yes, I went there.) I don’t expect anyone but a true theme-park geek—or a “themepunk,” as I’d rather you call me behind my back—to get excited for the original soundtrack to Disneyland’s Enchanted Tiki Room, the sound effects and music from the Haunted Mansion, or Paul Frees’ narration from the trippy (and sadly, defunct) Adventure Thru Inner Space. But if you’re one of those, this site is intended for you. Just make some of these into ringtones and notification sounds, so that when we’re out in public and we get a text, we’ll recognize each other as kindred spirits.
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