In the Backstreet Boys’ swift-selling Strip residency, the guys have almost totally sold out Axis theater for shows this weekend — even as the theater has been opened to its full 6,200-seat capacity.
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The relentlessly popular Backstreet Boys reached the ticket limit in a charity partnership with The Animal Foundation in just three hours.
A new restaurant, Charlie’s Bar & Grill, is named after longtime Steve Wynn friend and casino host Charlie Meyerson.
Las Vegas freelance photographer and avid Golden Knights fan Shawn Hickey donned a suit of armor during the NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday.
“This city has a great hockey foundation and we’re really excited about hockey coming to Las Vegas,” Wayne Gretzky said. “This is tremendous organization. (Las Vegas Knights General Manager) George McPhee has done a tremendous job putting the team together. They are going to surprise a lot of people this year. As Nashville showed, if you finish in the top eight, anything can happen.”
The best-selling item at Chumlee’s Candy on the Blvd. is Big League Chew, the soft bubble-gum fashioned after leaf chewing tobacco. The boys needed to restock the shelves within an hour of opening at noon.
The executive producer of the NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft show knows that ice melts in the desert, but the NHL is unafraid of the heat.
The aquarium being designed by Raymer and King’s crew for the Animal Planet show “Tanked” is to be installed at the Sharks’ home arena, SAP Center, aptly known as The Shark Tank. The episode airs this fall on the Animal Planet series.
Apparently, what happens in Oakland, stays in Vegas. The Golden State Warriors were so ubiquitous this weekend I would not have been surprised to run into Draymond Green at the Midway at Circus Circus.
Odd fact about Electric Daisy Carnival: Its 140,000 nightly population would make it the fifth-largest city in Nevada.
On Friday and Saturday, any fan making a gift-card donation to Petco or PetSmart of a minimum of $100 receives two tickets to the “Larger Than Life” shows at Axis.
The Kats! Bureau remains Midtown Manhattan, dancing between the raindrops as the city today is under a drizzle. From my writing post I have a view of Marquis Theatre on 46th Street.
The Golden State Warriors won the NBA Finals in five games over the Cavs. Players are now taking a well-deserved vacation.
Pasquale Rotella is a force in the festival universe as the spin-master of Insomniac Events and founder of the EDC.
Ex-MMA superstar and rising film thespian Randy Couture had this to say of Conor McGregor’s chances against Floyd Mayweather: “I don’t think he’ll be knocked out, but I do think he’s going to get beat up.”