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Wynn Spends Millions on Decorations for Macau Resort

Wynn Resorts says it bought a set of rare antique Chinese vases for its newest resort in Macau. The company announced Friday that it paid more than $12.7 million for four porcelain vases at an auction in London. The vases will be on display at the resort which is under construction on Macau's Cotai Strip. The resort will open in 2015. The vases date from the late 1700s and early 1800s. The only similar examples belong to the British Royal Family. The resort says it paid more than double the world auction record for similar vessels. Share prices for Wynn Resorts have jumped lately after analysts gave it a "buy" rating based on its business in Macau and the improving Las Vegas market. (The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Girl Scouts a Hit on Strip Stage


Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada hosted a two-day workshop on June 17 and 18, where girls were challenged to learn about the music industry to earn their Making Music and Music Fan badges.

The girls participated in a three-hour program with musician Ryan Ahern, star of Piano! Las Vegas at his private rehearsal studio on June 17. Ahern worked with the girls to create musical instruments, rehearse for the performance, discuss the history of music and explore career possibilities.

The program culminated with 23 girls performing the song “Rainbow Connection” during Ahern’s show Piano! Las Vegas.

Registration Open for Women of Color Conference

Registration Open for Women of Color Conference

Registration is now open for the Fifth Annual Las Vegas Women of Color Conference presented this year by MGM Resorts Foundation.

The conference will be held at Mandalay Bay August 1 through 3. The response from the community has been so positive that this year the conference has been extended from one day to three. The conference is open to all women and men interested in career development and networking.  There will be several panel discussions and featured speakers at this year's gathering. The keynote speakers include Janet Murguia, President & CEO of the National Council of LaRaza;  Dr. Robin Smith, motivational speaker and best-selling author of “Lies At The Altar – The Truth About Great Marriages”, and Linda Clemons, motivational speaker and self-improvement expert.

Human Fuse Ignites Down the Strip


Stunts are nothing new to the Las Vegas Strip, but this one might just set itself apart.

At 8 pm Wednesday, Brian Miser - the “Human Fuse “ - will be lighting himself on fire and shooting himself more than 100 feet from a giant crossbow right on the Strip. The event will be taking place at Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue between Harley Davidson Cafe and CityCenter.

This is only the second time that Miser has performed this act outside. The first time was on the Late Show with David Letterman, as seen in the attached video.

The stunt is in preview of the Fully Charged Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus which takes place Thursday through Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Lennon Bus Offers Way to Record Original Songs

Lennon Bus Offers Way to Record Original Songs

A one of a kind music experience is on display until Saturday. 

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is camped out in front of  The Mirage. The bus is home to a recording studio and production facility. It allows people to write and record an original song. They can also record a music video for that original song.  
"It is all in an 8 hour period. It is all spontaneous collaboration, it is a beautiful project and the fact that John Lennon is tied in with this company makes it super unique," said producer and engineer Hans Tanner.
 The bus is on display to mark the 5th anniversary of the Cirque Du Soliel show "Love" at The Mirage. The show is built around the story of The Beatles and their songs. Guests of the bus can also enter to win a guitar signed by Yoko Ono. The bus is on display from 3 to 8 p.m. every day until Saturday.  


Special Pricing for Kids Extended at The Lion King

Kids can see The Lion King for $15 at select June performances at Mandalay Bay.

The show and resort are extending their locals ticket offer just for children through the end of June. In celebration of its second anniversary on the Strip, The Lion King will continue to offer each adult purchasing one full-price ticket the opportunity to purchase two child tickets for only $15 per ticket.  This applies to any weekend 4 p.m. matinee performance through June 26. 

Applicable shows are June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. 

To purchase tickets, call Mandalay Bay Box Office at 632-7580 or MGM Resorts Call Center at 877-632-7000. Mention “ROAR” and bring valid Nevada ID to pick up tickets.

Children must be 17 years of age or under; maximum two child tickets per one adult ticket. Recommended viewing age for The Lion King is 6 years and older.

Philharmonic Ends Season on High Note with Mahler

Philharmonic Ends Season on High Note with Mahler

The Las Vegas Philharmonic opens its next season in November.

Works by Gustav Mahler "are like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Superman, rolled into one and on crack," according to one conductor.

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