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Nevada Wild Fest Coming to Rio Next Month

Nevada Wild Fest Coming to Rio Next Month

The Nevada Wild Fest returns to southern Nevada next month, bringing an array of entertainment options over a long weekend.

Music fans, food lovers, thrill riders and animal enthusiasts can find something at the event. For the first time, the four-day festival will be on the grounds of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Interstate 15.  Nevada Wild Fest will donate 100 percent of the net proceeds to the Lili Claire Foundation, supporting special needs children and their families.

Admission to the Nevada Wild Fest is $9 for adults, $7 for Senior Citizens (65 and up), Military and College Students with ID. Children ages 3 and under are free. For additional information, go to www.nevadawildfest.com or call 862-8141.

From October 25-28, Nevada Wild Fest will feature free musical acts including The Farm, Katie Arminger, JT Hodges and Collette Carr. (Music is free with festival admission.)

Consider yourself a foodie or foodie wanna-be?  A variety of celebrity chefs from Las Vegas restaurants will be conducting cooking demonstrations and providing samples and cooking insights. Chefs include Chef Geno Bernardo of NOVE Italiano, Chef Chris Conlon of FIX, Chef Mike Armstrong of TAO, Chef Massimiliano of LAVO and Chef Dave Middleton of Marche Bacchus. If you're looking for food a little less formal, 15 Las Vegas food trucks will be present. in addition to other carnival food.

Coco Austin to Take Lead at Vegas Burlesque Show

Coco Austin to Take Lead at Vegas Burlesque Show

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The star of reality TV show "Ice Loves Coco" is taking the lead in a Las Vegas Strip burlesque show as a pregnant Holly Madison bows out.

Organizers of "Peepshow" announced Tuesday that Nicole `Coco' Austin will assume the role of "Bo Peep" on Dec. 3. Austin is a model, actress, dancer and entrepreneur who is married to rapper Ice-T.

Holly Madison is performing in the show at the Planet Hollywood resort until Oct. 21. An ensemble cast will be filling in before Austin takes the stage.

Madison announced this summer that she and her boyfriend, Electric Daisy Carnival creator Pasquale Rotella, are expecting a baby in the spring.

Madison previously worked for Playboy and dated the magazine's creator, Hugh Hefner.

 

The Killers to Play Cosmopolitan Weekend Before New Year's Eve

One of the valley's own returns to play two big shows at the end of 2012.

The band known for hits including "Mr. Brightside" and "Somebody Told Me" is returning home to Las Vegas for two shows the weekend before New Year's Eve.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Madison's Last Day in 'Peepshow' is October 21

Madison's Last Day in 'Peepshow' is October 21

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas Strip burlesque star and mother-to-be Holly Madison is taking her final bow at "Peepshow" on Oct. 21.

The 33-year-old announced last month that she and her boyfriend, Electric Daisy Carnival creator Pasquale Rotella, are expecting a baby in the spring.

Organizers of "Peepshow" have said tickets would be available through the end of the year, although they haven't announced Madison's replacement.

"Peepshow" debuted in March 2009 and runs at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Madison previously worked for Playboy and dated the magazine's creator, Hugh Hefner.

Legendary Cyclist Featured in New Madame Tussauds' Display

Legendary Cyclist Featured in New Madame Tussauds' Display

A legendary sports figure has been added to the collection at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian, at least for a few weeks.

In celebration of Lance Armstrong's 40th birthday, his wax figure will be on display at the attraction from now until October 14. The figure features Armstrong riding a bike in a racing uniform.

The cyclist's birthday is September 18, but on October 2, which is Livestrong Day, the first 100 visitors to the exhibit will get a free Livestrong wristband. Madame Tussauds is open at 10 a.m. every day.

The display was planned before the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from cycling. The decision was made after Armstrong refused to take the charges of doping that the agency had made against him to arbitration. 

Las Vegas Burlesque Star Holly Madison Pregnant

Las Vegas Burlesque Star Holly Madison Pregnant

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Burlesque performer and Las Vegas Strip star Holly Madison has announced she's going to be a first-time mom.

The 33-year-old star of "Peepshow" told Us Weekly she and her boyfriend of nine months, party promoter Pasquale Rotella, are expecting. Her publicist, Steve Flynn, confirmed the report with the Associated Press.

Madison previously announced that she'd be finishing her run with "Peepshow" at the Planet Hollywood resort on Dec. 30. Show officials say tickets are still available through the end of the year, but they're working with Madison, who's 12 weeks into her pregnancy, to determine how much of that time she'll be performing.

"Peepshow" debuted in March 2009 and runs at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Madison previously worked for Playboy and dated the magazine's creator, Hugh Hefner.

Hollywood Horror Coming to the Las Vegas Strip

Hollywood Horror Coming to the Las Vegas Strip

 

A Hollywood horror superstar is at the center of the newest Strip attraction.

Horror director Eli Roth is behind the Goretorium haunted hotel attraction set to open in September. The horror-themed show, which is being housed in a building across the Strip from the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, will feature actors and animatronics to create a truly terrifying experience.

The experience starts in the lobby of a haunted hotel called Hotel Delmont. Guests guide themselves through the labyrinth-like attraction watching for past hotel guests that just can’t leave and the serial-killing family behind the horror.

Tickets are available now, go to goretorium.com to get tickets and to see a 30-second video of what visitors can expect. The video is graphic.

Roth is best known for “Cabin Fever” and “Hostel.” He also appeared in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” and “Death Proof.”