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Green Valley Ranch

  • Green Felt Journal

    Where the Grass Is Greener

    By David G. Schwartz

    Green Valley Ranch cast the mold for local casinos when it opened 15 years ago

  • A Small Bite

    Mercadito Hospitality Out, Clique Hospitality In At Station Casinos

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Clique Hospitality has reached a management agreement with Station Casinos to open and operate three more venues in 2016.

  • Concerts

    Roberta Flack Spreads the Love

    By Brjden Crewe

    Flack and her band delivered inspired versions of “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Where Is the Love,” which could not have made fans happier.

  • Dining

    Green Valley Ranch to Welcome Tippling Hall, Even More Mercadito

    By Grace Bascos

    Last week, Red Rock Resort announced a $35 million expansion, which includes importing two Chicago residents: the notorious Wieners Circle and Mercadito. But parent company Station Casinos apparently isn’t done yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Best Free Show

    His talent is bigger than the small venues that contain him, which is a win for music fans on a budget. Franky Perez, the barrel-voiced singer-songwriter-guitarist and Las Vegas native has just begun two free residencies, at Quinn’s Irish Pub at Green Valley Ranch and at Jacks at Palace Station (9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, respectively). If you’ve never heard of him, blame past substance-abuse issues, which slowed his career but, in retrospect, have given his musicianship extra depth.

  • Concerts

    Richard Cheese

    By Cindi Reed

    Why doesn’t the creamy-voiced crooner have a permanent gig in Vegas? That’s the question that wouldn’t go away while Richard Cheese dolled out his signature shtick—singing lounge versions of popular songs—in the very same place that Steel Panther, his hair-metal counterparts, perform Saturday nights. The cheese-meister displayed all the makings of a Vegas star. He pleased the Old Vegas nostalgists with his swingin’ rhythms, tuxedo jacket changes and prop martini glass.

  • Concerts

    Asia

    By Sean DeFrank

    Thirty years after the release of its chart-topping debut album, the prog-rock “supergroup” no longer can fill arenas, but instead is playing clubs and theaters this tour. With the foursome filling the small Ovation stage, they played much of that 1982 album, opening with “Only Time Will Tell” and “Wildest Dreams,” before delving into the rest of their catalog, including three songs from their latest album XXX. Guitarist Steve Howe played an acoustic set, and singer/bassist John Wetton and keyboardist Geoff Downes performed a couple of newer songs without further accompaniment.

  • Music

    Tour Buzz

    By Geoff Carter

    THE NEXT MISTER VEGAS: I like Mötley Crüe, love Elton John and I know Rod Stewart. That said, I’ve long wondered why Vegas has never offered residencies to those performers who can’t resist touring here. Where’s Social Distortion’s residency? Brian Setzer’s residency? And when is someone going to get Chris Isaak to stay here longer than one night, as he will when he plays Green Valley Ranch on April 7 ($38-$81)? Isaak is a natural for the Vegas stage.

  • Concerts

    Loophole

    By Jack Halloween

    Blending soul-searching lyrics and a Christian-acoustic-rock sound, this local band brought a feel-good vibe to their set. With three “lead” singers in a four-piece band, the group of multi-instrumentalists sound kind of like Crosby, Stills & Nash with a touch of Audioslave. Loophole’s songs featured incredible three-part harmonies and eternity-minded lyrics that asked “Where ya gonna be when the big man finally comes?”

  • Henderson/Summerlin

    Henderson/Green Valley Avoid the Strip altogether and dance the night away at Green Valley Ranch, where DJ Hyphy Crunk will spin at Ovation Lounge (10 p.m., $75 in advance, $100 day of) and DJ Seany Mac takes over the Lobby Bar (8 p.m., $50 in advance, $75 day of). GreenValleyRanchResort.com.

  • 2011 Beer Issue

    Beer Me!

    By Xania V. Woodman

    1. Go around the world in 150 beers without ever leaving the Backyard at Green Valley Ranch. Southern Wine & Spirits’ lineup features many domestic breweries, from Oregon’s Full Sail to Shipyard of Portland, Maine; from elsewhere in the New World, including Brazil’s Palma Louca and Canada’s Unibroue; and from across the pond—Spain’s Estrella Damm, Germany’s Warsteiner, Scotland’s Belhaven and Murphy’s of Ireland.

  • Diner's Notebook

    Back at Table, fall for Andre’s, Myers’ best pizza and Desert Hops

    By Max Jacobson

    Project Dinner Table has become one of our city’s premier food events, and the dinner series kicks off its fall lineup with Nove Italiano’s chef Geno Bernardo at the helm Sept. 10. This is your chance to dine with artisans, restaurateurs, local community members and farmers. Benefits from the dinner go to the Animal Foundation. Bernardo is known for his rustic Italian cooking at Nove, atop the Palms—crudo, thin-crust pizzas and Sunday gravy. It will be held at the outdoor space of the El Cortez Hotel, the Jackie Gaughan Plaza.

  • Concert Review

    B.B. King

    By Sean DeFrank

    It’s wise to temper expectations when going to see B.B. King in concert these days. Just one month shy of his 86th birthday, the blues legend kicked off a two-month U.S. tour in Henderson with a concert that was light on performance but heavy on personality. After his band warmed up the crowd up for 15 minutes, King was escorted to his chair onstage and gently handed his famous guitar, Lucille. He then spent another 10 minutes introducing his eight-man band and talking about his recent tours of Australia and Europe.

  • Music

    It Came From a Cowboy Hat

    Aaron Benward pulled a slip of paper out of a white cowboy hat. “Here’s a good one,” he roared, and read it aloud. “‘Let Me Wipe the Grass off Your Balls!’”

  • Bars & Booze

    Best Place for Beer Pong

    Beer pong probably won’t qualify as an Olympic sport anytime soon, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting local bars, where it ranks somewhere between video golf and video poker as our drinking game of choice. Our venue of choice is Quinn’s Irish Pub, which offers a laidback atmosphere (read: competitive players need not apply) and ample opportunity to get a game in (six tables are available). Purchase a pitcher of beer ($10 domestic, $15 imports) and the game is free, with bartenders providing the cups, ping-pong balls and seltzer water to clean your balls.