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Las Vegas pub attempts record for longest concert

Las Vegas pub attempts record for longest concert

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An Irish pub on the Las Vegas Strip hopes to break a Guinness World Record by hosting 16 days of nearly nonstop live music.

The concert is set to begin Wednesday afternoon at the Ri Ra pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay.

Numerous bands are scheduled to fly in and keep the music going, including Irish musician Dave Browne and Liam Reilly of the Irish rock band Bagatelle.

The artists will play nonstop with no more than a 25-second break between songs and a five-minute break between sets.

The current world record for longest concert by multiple artists is 15 days. Bands began playing at a Michigan cafe on March 19, 2011 and ended April 3 of that year.

 

Haze nightclub on Las Vegas Strip to close

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Officials say Haze Nightclub at the Aria will be closing at the end of October to make way for another business.

MGM Resorts International released a brief statement Tuesday confirming the closure of the Las Vegas Strip club, which is located inside the Aria resort.

They said a new concept will be moving into the space in 2015, but didn't provide an exact date or description of the plans.

Haze is Aria's flagship club and is run by The Light Group.

Ross’ return to Caesars: First and last or first of many?

Music icon Diana Ross returns to Caesars Palace.

R&B legend Diana Ross has all the checkmarks needed to take over dates Celine Dion canceled.

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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.

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Shuttered 'Vegas Nocturne' sues The Cosmopolitan

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The producer of a shuttered Las Vegas Strip show that featured stylized circus-style after-dinner performances is accusing the casino-hotel that hosted it of sabotaging its short life.

"Vegas Nocturne" producer Spiegelworld CSC LLC alleges in a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed Wednesday that The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas failed to pay severance to show employees and attempting to block the show from moving to a competing venue.

The lawsuit claims hotel management company Nevada Property 1 LLC owes Spiegelworld some $500,000, failed to return props and costumes, and failed to prevent misappropriation of show funds.

Cosmopolitan officials issued a statement promising to defend the hotel from what they called a meritless lawsuit.

Vegas Nocturne opened on New Year's Eve and closed July 12 at the restaurant and entertainment nightspot Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

 

Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace to close for remodel

Pure nightclub is closing for a full remodel.

The high-profile Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace will close May 26 for extensive remodeling, the Hakkasan Group is expected to announce Wednesday.

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Britney Spears adds shows to Las Vegas residency

Britney Spears adds shows to Las Vegas residency

NEW YORK (AP) -- Britney Spears is going to hit you one more time, Las Vegas. A bunch more times actually.

Caesars Entertainment said Sunday that the singer is adding more than 30 dates to her Las Vegas residency. "Britney: Piece of Me" will now play shows in October through December and February. Shows have also been added in August and September.

Tickets to the new shows go on sale Friday.

The Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino says the first round of shows in August and September sold out.

The 31-year-old Spears kicked off the two-year residency late last year around the time she released her eighth album, "Britney Spears."