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Ride Recognizes Vets' Difficult Road

Ride Recognizes Vets' Difficult Road

Three different self-paced rides give people an opportunity to participate at their own level.

Cyclists can show their support of military veterans Saturday by biking alongside them during the Honor Ride Las Vegas.

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World Food Championships to Test Cooks' Grace Under Fire

Hosted by TV personality Adam Richman, the championships put a different spin on cooking competition.

Ever wonder if, say, being a top-notch chili cook is more challenging than being a better-burger cook, or somebody who specializes in super side dishes? Here's your chance to find out.

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Food & Wine All-Star Weekend to Feature Dinners, Demonstrations

Cooking and drinking rule the weekend on the Strip.

The third annual Food & Wine All-Star Weekend is today through Sunday at Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. Weekend events range from dinners to cooking demonstrations.

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Organizers: Electric Daisy Rave Gave $207M Boost

Organizers: Electric Daisy Rave Gave $207M Boost

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival rave say the event has pumped $207 million into the southern Nevada economy.

A report released this week and commissioned by production company Insomniac says 90 percent of attendees at this June's three-day party came from outside the Las Vegas area.

The festival brought $103 million in spending, including more than $29 million in accommodations, almost $20 million in transportation and nearly $20 million in dining. The event also brought extra income for workers in the Las Vegas area and additional tax revenue.

Organizers counted more than 320,000 fans when all three days' attendance was added up. That's a big jump over the 230,000 fans who came to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway the year earlier.

Tickets On Sale for NASCAR After the Lap Event

Tickets On Sale for NASCAR After the Lap Event

Tickets went on sale Tuesday for the fourth annual NASCAR After the Lap event at Planet Hollywood.

The top 12 Sprint Cup drivers will be at the event set for 5 p.m. November 29. It will be hosted by ESPN's pit reporter Jamie Little.

Fans will get a chance to talk with their favorite drivers and get unfiltered answers. People are still talking about last year's event which included Jeff Gordon's break dancing performance and Tony Stewart's car at the venue.

After the Lap is one of the biggest events in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week.

“Our top drivers take their helmets off and celebrate the season with our fans, resulting in a wildly entertaining evening and a unique platform for two of our long-standing partners, Ford and Coca-Cola,” Vice President of Partnership Marketing for NASCAR Norris Scott said.     

Comic Fans Will Find Lots to Love at Expo

A long list of guests highlights the local comic book extravaganza.

Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") and Thomas Jane ("Hung," "The Punisher"), as well as "Hellboy" creator Mike Mignola and Len Wein, co-creator of "Swamp Thing" and "The Wolverine," are scheduled Saturday and Sunday at the Las Vegas Comic Expo at the Riviera.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

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.