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THEhotel in Vegas switches to new name Delano

Twitter: @DelanoVegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The sign atop the Delano Las Vegas hotel is set to flick on as the renovated property officially takes on its new name.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday morning at the former THEhotel on the campus of Mandalay Bay.

The 1,100-room, all-suite hotel underwent an $80 million makeover this summer and was rebranded after the Delano hotel in South Beach, Florida.

New touches include airy, white decor in the bedrooms and two massive boulders from the Nevada desert in the grand entryway. The Delano also features new restaurants including the Franklin lounge, Della's Kitchen for breakfast and lunch and the 3940 Coffee + Tea bar.

The hotel has stayed open under its old name while the renovations took place.

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Family of deadly nightclub shooting victim suing club and Bally's

Victim Kenneth Brown

LAS VEGAS -- The family of a man who was killed during a shooting at a Strip nightclub has filed a lawsuit against the owners of the club and Bally's Las Vegas, where the club is located.

The family of Kenneth Brown filed the suit in district court earlier this week, accusing Drai's Management Group and Bally's Las Vegas of negligence and wrongful death.

The shooting happened outside Drai's After Hours in October 2013. According to Metro Police, 41-year-old Benjamin Frazier got into an argument with the club's manager over the cover charge. Police said Frazier took out a gun, shot the manager in the arm and a security guard in the stomach.

Brown tried to wrestle the gun away from Frazier, which is when he was shot and killed, police said.

A trial date for Frazier is set for January 2015.

Fashion Show mall to undergo redevelopment, expansion

LAS VEGAS — Fashion Show mall announced on Friday plans for an "extensive redevelopment and expansion" of the mall's exterior plaza along Las Vegas Boulevard.

Gone will be the current open plaza design, instead replaced with a walking pathway, more outside dining terraces, small free-standing shops, and seating areas.

The redevelopment will include a 22,000-square-foot addition, adding five additional restaurant spaces: three full service restaurants with outdoor dining terraces facing Las Vegas Boulevard and two bistro-sized venues with outdoor patios. 

Six unique free-standing retail “Cabanas” will be added, along with a new lush landscape re-design that will include shade trees and an exterior passenger elevator at the main parking level. 

Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s

Grooving to the end, legendary lounge singer hangs up the mic at Harrah’s.

Cook E. Jarr is playing right now. He’s playing out the string, playing the fool, playing the music box in the corner, all at The Piano Bar at Harrah’s.

Read more in the Las Vegas Sun

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Trial reset to Sept. 8 in 'Thunder' shooting case

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A retrial was pushed back to Sept. 8 for a 25-year-old man accused of firing a gun backstage while trying to steal costumes and props from members of the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Joey Kadmiri's defense attorney, Joshua Tomsheck, said Tuesday that a Sept. 2 hearing is set to determine whether a jury can hear Kadmiri's statement to authorities following his March 18 arrest at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino.

Authorities say well-muscled members of the Australia-themed show restrained Kadmiri until police arrived after he fired one shot that lodged in a wall and narrowly missed the face one male dancer.

Kadmiri has pleaded not guilty to burglary, robbery, battery and weapon charges.

He could face decades in prison if he's convicted.



Jury finds man guilty in Strip shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County jury has found a Las Vegas man guilty of five counts of attempted murder in connection with shooting on the Strip that happened seven years ago.

The jury convicted Robert Jackson of the attempted murder charges and four counts of battery with use of a deadly weapon Monday afternoon.

Jackson fired at a group of opposing gang members who were in a crowd of people outside the old O'Shea's casino in August 2007. Jackson hit four people.

One of the bullets hit Brittney O'Dale who was in Las Vegas for her bachelorette party. The bullet shattered a bone in her leg.

Meet the new neighbor: SLS Las Vegas ushers in new era

LAS VEGAS - After more than a year of construction, the SLS Las Vegas is ready for its grand opening. The casino resort at Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard opens at midnight. 

The rooms are located in three towers: Story, World and Lux. SLS representatives say the Story tower is designed to be fun and vibrant. The World tower offers a sophisticated and sleek vibe. The Lux tower provides a plush experience.

The casino stretches 60,000 square feet. The gaming area offers 800 of the latest slot and poker machines and 70 classic table games.

The entire property encompasses 2 million square feet. The price tag on the SLS Las Vegas is $415 million.

SLIDE SHOW: Take a sneak peek inside SLS Las Vegas