Vegas Seven


  • Conversations

    Bobby Brown’s New Prerogative

    By Zoneil Maharaj

    The R&B pioneer on life lessons, Bruno Mars and his meeting with a medium

  • stage

    Future Stars of Wrestling Provides Affordable, Visceral Family Entertainment

    By David G. Schwartz

    With no shortage of things to do in Las Vegas on a Saturday night—why not check out a night of pro wrestling action at the Silverton’s Veil Pavilion?

  • The Deal

    Casinos Offering the Tax Day Deals Uncle Sam Won’t

    By Anthony Curtis

    Tuesday is Tax Day—not a pleasant prospect for many, but good for those who are getting a little something back from Uncle Sam. And while the refund amount is the bottom line everyplace else, that’s not the case where casinos are involved.

  • The Deal

    Swimming Santas, Scuba Elves and Other Holiday Bargains

    By Anthony Curtis

    For a Vegas spin on St. Nick, head to the Silverton where, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through December 22, Underwater Santa will don scuba gear and pose for pictures in a 117,000-gallon aquarium filled with 4,000 tropical fish, sharks and stingrays.

  • The Deal

    The Steals of Summer

    By Anthony Curtis

    The torrid season always seems to bring out a lot of little deals, and a passel of ’em showed up this month.

  • Concerts

    Concert Review: En Vogue

    By Brjden Crewe

    The legendary "funky divas" of En Vogue helped reignite the flames for lovers celebrating Valentine's Day weekend. But if you were fans of the original lineup—Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson—you know that they've have had their disagreements, breakups and now legal battles that split the divas into two groups: Ellis and Herron vs. Jones and Robinson. According to news reports, they're heading into court to fight over which side deserves rights to the group name.

  • Twin Creeks

    Las Vegas takes its happy hours very seriously. So when a local wine-industry insider raved about the one at the Silverton hotel-casino's steak house, we dropped everything and declared a happy-hour emergency. Cocktails, house wine, beer and a substantial list of small plates—as well as an equally impressive list of specials—go for an unheard of 50 percent off in the lounge—at a time you would actually want to be there (8-10 p.m. Tue-Thu, 8-11 p.m. Fri-Sat). Try the stuffed mushrooms ($5), bacon-wrapped shrimp ($10) and calamari ($8). Now try to keep this on the DL …

  • Soundscraper

    Phoenix grind, Jamaican jams and Austin facials

    By Jarret Keene

    It’s all about scraping the underground’s underbelly for cool sounds this week.

  • Concerts

    Portugal. The Man

    By Craig Asher Nyman

    The audience was one flannel shirt and beard away from being mistaken for the Lumberjack World Championships. Despite their casual attire, they responded passionately to the Portland, Ore., rock band’s fervent jam session.

  • Concerts

    Umphrey’s McGee

    By Jordan Bruy

    Opening the show with a rare five-minute jazz odyssey known by fans as “Tango Mike,” the Chicago-based progressive rockers got the crowd jamming. They kicked off the first grooving set with a 15-minute instrumental rendition of “Wife Soup.” The two-and-a-half hour show consisted of 15 songs that ranged from their early jazzier style to the newer Dave Matthews-esque vibe. In true jam-band style, most of their songs were quite lengthy, and they often played several tunes back to back.

  • The Deal

    The 6-5 Jive

    By Anthony Curtis

    Do you play blackjack? If you do, you need to realize that an old blackjack rule of thumb ain’t what it used to be. For many years, the reliable assumption was the fewer the number of decks being dealt, the better the odds for the player. Following that rule led to single-deck blackjack’s reputation as the game to play for best results. But that’s no longer the case, due to a single rule change that showed up more than a decade ago and is now in place on almost every single-deck blackjack game in Las Vegas: paying 6-5 on a natural, as opposed to the standard 3-2.

  • Scene Stirs

    Seven reasons to lift up a glass

    By Xania V. Woodman

    1. Do you know Jack? Casa Fuente (731-5051) in the Forum Shops at Caesars sure does! The two have collaborated to bring you a limited-edition Casa Fuente single-barrel whiskey. A portion of the proceeds from each $85 bottle benefits the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation. Get your bottle engraved and have Carlos Fuente Jr. sign it at the 2011 Cigar Aficionado Big Smoke (, Oct. 28-30 at the Venetian.

  • Music

    Guided By Voices

    On the 10-12-hour road trips to his grandmother’s house in Kansas, Josh Huslig and his family would listen to a cappella music nonstop. Those long rides created an impression on Huslig’s young mind and showcased the diversity of the human voice.

  • Diner's Notebook

    A Mayoral beef, road food, Rochat gets technical and one hot roast By Max Jacobson

    By Max Jacobson

    Good news From downtown: We’re glad to hear that former Mayor Oscar Goodman will open his own steak house, Oscar’s, downtown at the Plaza in late fall. It will feature a domed entrance and lots of memorable photos from his tenure. It’s safe to say that the former mayor, who keeps kosher, won’t be having sour cream and bacon with his baked potato.

  • The Deal

    Scarfing at Silverton and singing with Simba

    By Anthony Curtis

    My research for the August Las Vegas Advisor newsletter turned up some terrific deals. Here are the highlights (and one lowlight): • Silverton is offering two-for-one entrées in all of its restaurants, including twofer buffets. No coupon is necessary, but you have to show a Silverton players card and you must be at least 21. Use this one at Twin Creeks to maximize the value.