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Best Bets: Jack White, Abba the Performance, Lights FC and more for your Las Vegas weekend


Amy Harris/Invision/AP Jack White performs in New Orleans in May.

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018|2 a.m.

. This one’s for the residents. Next week brings another huge Vegas vacation weekend with Labor Day on Monday, September 3, meaning the Strip’s clubs, dayclubs and concert halls will be loaded with visitors trying to find one last enjoyable summer fling. However these next 3 days are the correct time for Las Vegans to take advantage of the valley’s different entertainment offerings with a little less traveler traffic.

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Brooklyn Bowl stays of the music-loving local’s preferred performance destinations and this Friday show from among the world’s most popular acoustic instrumental acts is just another reason why. August 24, info at brooklynbowl.com.

JACK WHITE Infamously reclusive artist and actor Tom Waits came out of hiding to go to Jack White’s concert last week in San Francisco. Who understands who will show up to see the enigmatic blues rocker’s second of two programs today at the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea theater Friday night? August 24, info at cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

LAS VEGAS LIGHTS VS. FRESNO FC You just have six more opportunities to capture a Cashman Field match throughout the Lights’ historic inaugural season and there’s no time like today. Saturday night’s contest against Fresno starts at 8 p.m. and also features pre- and post-match fireworks, plus barbecue at the Zappos Tailgate Party. August 25, info at lasvegaslightsfc.com.

ABBA THE CONCERT If you have actually already seen “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” a couple times this summer season and you’re still hungry for more music, hit the Tropicana Theater Saturday for 21st Century Artists’ long-running ABBA tribute program. From “Dancing Queen” to “Waterloo,” this program will cover all the bases in celebratory fashion. August 25, information at < a href="

https://www.troplv.com/entertainment/abba-the-concert” > troplv.com. ROB ZOMBIE & & MARILYN MANSON The “Twins of Evil: Second Coming” tour reunites these two controversial, genre-bending rock legends at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this weekend. The tour opener in Michigan saw Manson and Zombie covering the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” and the appearance of at least one huge robot puppet. August 25, details at mgmgrand.com.

Las Vegas Lights’ Chelis gets 8-game suspension


Steve Marcus Chelis, technical director of the Las Vegas Lights, enjoys the team take on the Colorado Switchbacks during a game at Cashman Field Saturday, June 2, 2018. The Lights beat the Switchbacks 4-1.

Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, the Las Vegas Lights FC technical director, has actually been handed an eight-game sideline suspension following an occurrence with a fan after a game in Phoenix, the team revealed today.

For the second time in the Lights’ inaugural season, Sola, commonly known as “Chelis,” finds himself suspended by the United Soccer League.

After a 4-0 loss Wednesday to Phoenix Rising FC, “there was an occurrence with a fan who screamed a profanity, to which Chelís inappropriately responded by positioning his hand on the individual while asking the fan to repeat what he said,” team spokesperson Ryan Greene said in a declaration. “Both the club and Chelis are sorry for the occurrence.”

On May 4, the USL suspended Sola for 7 video games, which was later on was reduced to 4 for “short contact with an official.” He finished serving that suspension on May 26.

Best Bets: Lights FC, Reba, Brooks & & Dunn, ‘Love Never Passes Away’ and more for your Las Vegas weekend


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Image”/ > Courtesy Image Las Vegas Lights FC goalkeeper Angel Alvarez made his expert soccer debut on Feb. 13 in a preseason game against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Friday, March 23, 2018|2 a.m.

There’s a new group in town and the home opener is here. Make plans to head downtown Saturday night to take in some Las Vegas sports history, and consider these other musical weekend highlights as well.

JEFFREY OSBORNE Among the top R&B vocalists of the ’80s in fact started his career as the drummer of a funk and soul band referred to as Love Men Ltd. It wasn’t long before he went out from behind the set and stepped in front of the mic, which is why you know Jeffrey Osborne from his hits like “You Need to Be Mine,” “On the Wings of Love” and “Stay With Me Tonight.” He’ll perform at the Golden Nugget Display room Friday night. March 23, info at < a href=" https://www.goldennugget.com/las-vegas/entertainment/" target=

_ blank “> goldennugget.com. REBA, BROOKS & DUNN Reba McEntire will be back in town April 15 to host the 53rd yearly Academy of C and w Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena, where she’s also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. Watch her show off those abilities with partners-in-residence Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn this weekend at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. March 23-24, information at < a href=" http://www.thecolosseum.com/events/detail/345525" target=

_ blank” > thecolosseum.com. LOVE NEVER DIES This weekend brings your last chance to see and hear the premiere North American trip of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s follow up to “The Phantom of the Opera” at The Smith Center. There are five performances spread over the next 3 days so seize the chance. March 23-25, info at < a href=" https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/loveneverdies/" target=" _blank “> thesmithcenter.com. Associated content

LIGHTS FC VS RENO 1868 FC The Las Vegas Lights opened their launching season with a St. Patrick’s Day success in Fresno. Now the group comes back to Cashman Field to play its first routine season USL home video game while at the same time beginning a new Nevada competition, inviting Reno 1868 to downtown Las Vegas. Soccer triggers will fly. March 24, details at

lasvegaslightsfc.com. BLACK COFFEE You may have heard that nobody dances in Las Vegas bars anymore. That’s going to change Sunday night with South African house music star Black Coffee makes his Strip launching and begins his new residency at XS at Encore. March 25, information at xslasvegas.com.

More than 700 register for Lights FC player integrate


Thanks To Las Vegas Lights FC José Luis Sánchez Solá, who was named the first coach of the Las Vegas Lights FC on Nov. 13, 2017, postures for a picture in downtown Las Vegas.

. The Las Vegas Lights FC have actually closed registration for their local player combine after more than 700 sign-ups.

The event, which will be Dec. 9 and 10 at the Kellogg Zaher Soccer Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave., lest regional soccer gamers showcase their abilities in front of Lights coaches and scouts.

“The action to this gamer combine from Las Vegas is tremendous,” Lights FC head coach José Luis Sanchez Solá said. “I naturally am out to discover local skill to make our team have real Las Vegas taste, but this outstanding action to our combine alone shows simply how starving the city is for professional soccer. Now, we want to give them a team that matches the city’s desire.”

Registration for the occasion is now closed. Gamers who were unable to sign up and would like consideration from the Lights can contact the club through email at [ e-mail protected]

The Lights become the 33rd group in the United Soccer League and will begin play at Cashman Field in February.

Why ‘d the lights dim? The Las Vegas mystery behind the death of G.L.O.W.

“When I see a lady onstage, I desire my tongue to hang out and my body to quiver,” Riviera owner and organisation magnate Meshulam Riklis informed People magazine in 1981.

The then-57-year-old was going over the best ways to best show off the sex appeal of his then-25-year-old then-wife, singer Pia Zadora. Determined to make her a star, he put her onstage at the Riviera … and instructed Bob Mackie to make her outfits skimpier. Describing her as “extremely prudish,” he told People how he persuaded her to do a nude scene in the softcore incest movie Butterfly, directed by his pal Matt Cimber. Zadora’s breakout function as a nymphette earned her both a Golden World and a Golden Raspberry, for finest and worst brand-new star, respectively. (Long-lasting scuttlebutt declares that one of those 2 awards were “bought.” Can you guess which one?)

Fast forward almost 10 years. Riklis and Cimber have actually a struck TELEVISION program on their hands, however it does not include Zadora: It’s G.L.O.W.: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The syndicated program, which ranged from 1986 to 1990, featured the very best excesses of the ’80s: shine, spandex, huge hair and some now really cringe-worthy stereotypes.

Thanks to a 2012 documentary and new Netflix drama G.L.O.W. (starring Mad Guys’s Alison Brie, with comedian/podcaster Marc Maron as a fictionalized Cimber), the campy wrestling phenomenon is back on the popular culture radar.

All accounts say that by 1990, G.L.O.W. was a phenomenon, with countless individuals lining up to see live tapings. Riklis, who funded the business, used the program to advertise his lots of holdings, from makeup brands to the Riviera. In fact, throughout the first two seasons, the wrestlers lived and shot at the Strip casino (they moved a few miles east for the last two seasons). But if you don’t remember seeing these outlandishly dressed ladies at the clubs, that’s since they abided by stringent curfews.

Inning accordance with the documentary G.L.O.W.: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Riklis pulled financing at the height of the show’s popularity. He provided no warning or explanation. The cast didn’t even get a possibility to state their goodbyes.

Almost Thirty Years later, the concern stays: Why would he do that? It seems so out of character. Here’s a shrewd entrepreneur with Montgomery Burns-level wealth who had no qualms about investing huge sums in assistance of lovely ladies’s professions. The G.L.O.W. cast numbered about 60 performers, divided into 2 camps of “great women” and “bad women.” Seems like a dream come to life for a guy like him. Why stop the glitter train?

One theory is that despite the program’s appeal, it just wasn’t that profitable. Riklis had actually experienced cash issues in the past, and utilizing the program to promote his own ventures would restrict advertising profits. So he might have simply run out of funds. But would not he have at least attempted to profit from his financial investment before ending?

The other theory is that Zadora became envious and made the classic ultimatum that all young trophy other halves need to eventually make: It’s either me or 60 more youthful acrobatic lady wrestlers. If this theory is true, credit should be provided to Riklis for picking his wife (although they did divorce 3 years later). Zadora didn’t react to a request for remark. Nevertheless, the documentary makes a strong case for this holding true, even showing an old gossip post about an affair between Riklis and a GLOW wrestler. The most damning hint: The wrestler’s name is redacted. G.L.O.W. safeguards their own.

'' Blood moon ' lights early fall sky in Las Vegas– PICTURES

Skywatchers around Las Vegas and the world experienced the supermoon eclipse Sunday night, when the shadow of Earth cast a reddish glow on the moon, the result of uncommon combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year. Skies in the valley, though, were partly obscured by early night clouds. The total “supermoon” lunar eclipse, also called a “blood moon” is one that appears larger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth.

Bright lights, huge booms on the Strip– IMAGES

Fireworks blew up all around the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday night.

Southern Nevada commemorated America’s self-reliance in a variety of methods. The biggest parade in the area, with 35,000 people enjoying, marched down the streets of Summerlin. And citizens of Rock City commemorated with the 67th yearly Damboree.