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Mandalay Bay Events Center

  • Sports

    Seven Things To Know About the WNBA In Las Vegas

    By Tyler Bischoff

    The influx of professional sports in Las Vegas continues, as the WNBA will relocate the San Antonio Stars here starting in the 2018 season.

  • concerts

    Rihanna’s Anti World Tour Makes a Statement

    By Ian Caramanzana

    It was an anti-stadium/arena tour. There were no long-winded speeches, no off-putting pyrotechnics. It was just Bad Gyal Ri Ri, a few voguing backup dancers and a nine-piece band.

  • Tour Buzz

    Get Ready for Ariana Grande, the Melvins and My Morning Jacket

    By M. Scott Krause

    There’s no denying Ariana Grande has vocal chops—the comparisons to Whitney and Mariah have plenty of merit. Plus, she grew up a lot on "My Everything," which spawned five hit singles.

  • Concerts

    Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa Fall Flat

    By Ian Caramanzana

    What do a weed-loving rapper and a pop rock band have in common? Two things: Wiz Khalifa rapped on the remix of Fall Out Boy’s “Uma Thurman,” and both relied on over-the-top production to make up for sloppy co-headlining performances on their Boys of Zummer tour.

  • Concerts

    Neil Diamond Gives a Sweet Performance

    By Melinda Sheckells

    All ages, demographics, races and genders came together to celebrate one of the top selling contemporary artists of all time. The show was a mix of hits and new music, all of which were belted in the trademark smooth-as-velvet Diamond style.

  • Tour Buzz

    Get Ready for Chris Brown, Trey Songz and OK Go

    By M. Scott Krause

    Legal problems aside, Chris Brown still knocks out hits that make ladies scream.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Comedian Aziz Ansari

    By Camille Cannon

    The Parks and Recreation star on conducting sociological research, getting upstaged by Beyoncé and Tom Haverford’s future

  • Music

    Raising Brows

    By Camille Cannon

    Last November at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Lila Downs dominated the Latin Grammys’ stage with her earth-trembling vocals among a throng of colorfully adorned Mexican folk dancers, not to mention her winning Best Folk Album for 2011’s Pecados y Milagros (Sins and Miracles).

  • Concerts

    Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan

    By Craig Asher Nyman

    Two members of rock royalty—Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame and the legendary Bob Dylan—performed to a crowd that spanned generations. Warming up the audience, Knopfler came out firing with “What It Is” and “Corned Beef City.” Backed by an über-talented seven-piece band, Knopfler displayed his slick guitar skills and distinct vocals. He encored with the Dire Straits jam “So Far Away”; the crowd was singing, dancing and primed for Dylan. Donning a flat brim hat and black suit with white trim, Dylan appeared spirited and happy, jamming with his band.

  • Music

    Tour Buzz

    By Geoff Carter

    BON TIGER: As it turns out, Tiger Jam is not just something that happens when Charlie Sheen doesn’t drink enough water. This annual concert, a benefit for the Tiger Woods Foundation, brings out heavy hitters the likes of No Doubt, Prince and John Mayer for one-off shows. On April 28, Jon Bon Jovi headlines Tiger Jam 14 at Mandalay Bay Events Center ($86-$163). American Idol winner David Cook opens, and that’s really all I know about the show.

  • Concerts

    Brad Paisley

    By Agnes Poliquin

    On the Las Vegas stop of his Virtual Reality tour, Paisley gave more than a great musical performance. The 39-year-old award-winner also offered many laughs. “Celebrity” came with jokes about Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage and Charlie Sheen’s “winning” moments. And when introducing the song, “I’m Still a Guy,” Paisley riffed on female television-watching habits (“Don’t make us watch The Bachelor and ask us to analyze it with you”).

  • Concerts

    Zac Brown Band

    By Agnes Poliquin

    The Southern country band made a flamboyant opening, playing “Keep Me in Mind” behind a cover, which blew off to reveal the band, a runway, several changing backdrops and enough colored lights to give one convulsions. Zac Brown Band played several of their No. 1 hits, such as “As She’s Walking Away” and “Highway 20 Ride,” to an enthusiastic crowd that often sang along. The live versions included extra instrumental solos. But when the band offered a high-energy cover of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” complete with added instrumental jams, the crowd really lost it.

  • Stage

    Immortal, A Second Opinion

    By Jason Scavone

    With a verse from “Somebody’s Watching Me,” you can’t say that Immortal doesn’t dig into Michael Jackson’s career. (Also, apparently, Rockwell’s career.) So deep, in fact, that Bubbles the Chimp is a major part of the show and there’s a scene when some Cirque performer has to set aside whatever modicum of dignity he or she had, dress up like a giant sequined glove and dance around. To say nothing of the twin dancers who prance as Jackson’s loafers.

  • ConcertsKaty Perry

    Katy Perry

    A day after her California Dreams tour stopped in Vegas, Perry was recognized by the American Music Awards for being the first female singer to have five No. 1 hits off the same album. The award may have signified that the pop princess is ready to assume a grander title, but her Vegas performance had already assured it. The would-be Queen of Pop introduced the arena to her realm: a colorful, cartoon dream world filled with rainbows, candy canes and, depending on the song, a lot of classic Vegas imagery. It even smelled like cotton candy!

  • Concert Review

    Selena Gomez

    By Chanelle Hayes

    What better place to have a tour called We Own the Night, than in Las Vegas! Dressed in a gold sequin gown, pop princess Selena Gomez and her band, The Scene, performed her hits while dancers worked the stage and the crowd spun glow-sticks. Costume changes and music videos added a visual flair to her dynamic, soulful voice. She covered Nicki Minaj and paid tribute to Britney Spears by performing a medley of her idol’s hits. Gomez finished with “Magic” as confetti shot into the air and the princess made her royal exit.

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