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'Mamma Mia!' closing on Strip after just 3 months

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The hit Broadway musical "Mamma Mia!" is closing early next month after only three months on the Las Vegas Strip.

The show, which features the music of Abba, will go dark after Aug. 3.

The Tropicana casino had welcomed the musical into a newly remodeled, 1,100-seat theater in May. Tickets ranged in price from $49 to $135.

"Mamma Mia!" has enjoyed success around the world, including a nearly six-year run at the Mandalay Bay casino that ended in 2008. It has grossed more than $600 million in the U.S. and is one of the longest-running shows on Broadway.

David Kirvin of public relations firm Kirvin Doak said the decision to close was a difficult one and happened in spite of "the very best efforts" of the musical and casino teams.



Dancer gets 10 years to life in ex's murder

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas judge has given a former Las Vegas Strip performer the maximum sentence for killing and dismembering his dancer ex-girlfriend in 2010.

Judge Kathleen Delaney sentenced Jason Omar Griffith to 10 years to life, with a possibility of parole in 10 years, during a hearing Wednesday morning. Griffith was found guilty of second-degree murder in May for killing Debora Flores Narvaez.

Flores' family spoke at Wednesday's hearing. They begged the judge for the maximum sentence.

"He took her from her friends, canceled her dreams and future plans, my last I love you and a kiss on the forehead," said Celeste Flores Narvaez, her sister.





2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup announced

LAS VEGAS — The lineup for the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival was announced on Wednesday morning. The two-day festival is being held Sept. 19 and 20 at the MGM Grand here in Las Vegas.

The lineup includes:

  • Taylor Swift
  • Coldplay
  • Usher
  • Ariana Grande
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Motley Crue
  • Zac Brown Band
  • One Direction
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Paramore
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Train
  • Eric Church
  • Lorde
  • Calvin Harris
  • Bastille
  • Steve Aoki

Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday at 10 a.m. PT. Pre-Sale tickets for Mastercard holders go on sale at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.



For more information on the show, visit their website.

Garment district growing in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- More world-class shopping could be making its way just off of the Strip. City development groups are trying to improve Las Vegas’ garment district.

If you didn't know the valley had a garment district, it is in the works.

Right now, there are only a couple of fashion designers and manufacturers in the three block radius around Western and Sahara avenues.

The businesses hope to be the first to stake their claim in the Las Vegas garment district.

Don't be fooled by the look of the basic work uniforms and aprons being sewn together at the Dapper Factory, working with the large casinos pays the bills but the real dream is in fashion.

"I always wanted to make a unique statement with my own brand in fashion and be able to manufacture things here locally. Not having to go to California. Not having to go to China and wait for three months and hope that it's good quality," Derek Smoot with Dapper Factory said.

Truck fire at Bellagio Hotel parking garage

 LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Fire Department is on the scene of a fire in the parking garage of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

The fire started on the top deck of the parking structure just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. A truck in the garage is on fire.

 

Police release photo of person of interest in mall shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking to find a person of interest in connection with the shooting at the Fashion Show Mall last week.

Police released pictures and surveillance video of the man they are looking for.

One person was shot in the neck after a fight between two groups of young men inside the mall’s food court Tuesday evening. The suspect and the victim ran from the scene.

The victim was critically hurt. Metro's Gang Unit is investigating, but the incident does not appear to be gang motivated.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Gang Unit (702) 828-3309, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Fred Segal holding job fair Wednesday

The iconic Southern California retailer Fred Segal will be holding another job fair this week for the stores it is opening inside the SLS Las Vegas.

Fred Segal Collective will have a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Marshall Retail Group, 5385 Wynn Road.

The retailer is looking to fill 60 positions for seven planned boutiques inside the hotel and casino. The job opportunities include everything from store manager to sales associate for both part time and full time.

Those interested can apply online at marshallretailgroup.com/sls-careers.