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Get ready for 9 nights of music and memories at XS

XS will commemorate its ninth anniversary with nine nights of the greatest celebrations possible from May 17 to May 28. These mega music occasions are taking place over Electric Daisy Carnival and Memorial Day weekends and will feature the greatest stars in the Wynn Night life galaxy– David Guetta on May 17 and 26, Kygo on May 18 and 27, Diplo on May 19, Marshmello on May 20 and 28 and The Chainsmokers on May 21 and 25.

To check out each of these artists’ significance to XS and Las Vegas, we spoke to the market leaders that understand them finest: Wynn Nightlife Executive Director of Talent & & Programs Kevin Clark and Executive Director of Artist Advancement & & Method Zee Zandi.

We’ve seen and heard these flexible DJs on the decks at XS before, but bringing them together for nine nights across the most memorable club weekends of the year marks a new peak.

DIPLO

Clark: “Musically, Diplo is the ultimate tastemaker. He’s always on the cutting edge of new sounds, and it speaks with the fact that his strength is his capability to comprehend what’s next.”

Zandi: “He’s belonged to the Wynn family for so many years now, and his sound is so diverse. He has entirely embraced this city– he does not just can be found in and play; he really makes the rounds and does all sorts of cool things. If you look at what he reveals socially, he’s type of made Vegas his second home.”

THE CHAINSMOKERS

Clark: “Exactly what’s unique about a Chains show is that it’s more than a DJ set; it’s actually a performance-based program. You’ve got Andrew [Taggart] up there singing along to his tracks, and it’s like the audience is getting 2 shows. And then it’s in this blended environment at XS, where you can be within or outdoors. It resembles seeing a huge arena act inside XS, and it feels really intimate and special.”

Zandi: “They’re utilized to playing shows to 15,000 or 20,000 people, and here it’s a couple of thousand. They really are [Vegas] headliners, and we deal with all our residents because way.”

DAVID GUETTA

Zandi: “I believe David has done such a great job of being out there with the new talent, supporting the newer guys through social media and passing their sets. He’s a legend, he’s been around and they appreciate him. He does an excellent task keeping himself connected. He’s always changing up his musical design and playing to the crowd.”

Clark: “The nature of our organisation mandates that you have to remain existing with patterns, and for us and all our artists, David is someone we deal with and lean on to provide us input.”

KYGO

Clark: “He talks to a different audience. His design of music is more melodic and simply not the typical sound, however still with really high strength. There’s just a different type of energy. And the majority of the music he plays is his own, a program that really represents his catalog. He’s truly at the leading edge of his genre.”

Zandi: “We have numerous artists that have been with us for a while, and Kygo is someone fresh that hasn’t been viewed as much in town. I discover individuals at his programs have a various familiarity with the music– there are more individuals singing together with his set.”

MARSHMELLO

Zandi: “His team is very involved with everything we do, and they’re constantly hiring and dealing with us on new ideas and things to keep him going.”

Clark: “Mello has an eager capability to take advantage of exactly what is now, making his music very pertinent and existing. That’s why he’s achieved a lot in such a short amount of time– he hits that sweet spot with his music. He’s getting in touch with everybody.”

Harry Connick Jr. takes a TELEVISION timeout for some musical nights at Wynn

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Chris Pizzello/AP Harry Connick Jr. at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards.

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Recording artist and star Harry Connick Jr. included a new title to his resume last year when he introduced his syndicated daytime talk show “Harry” on CBS. As it ends up, a talk program requires quite a bit of work. “I didn’t have a great deal of time to do much else due to the fact that we were figuring a great deal of stuff out,” he says, but he’s back onstage for 2 programs this weekend at Encore Theater. “Now I have time to play and I’m thrilled. I have fun with my band every day on the show but there’s nothing like taking it on the roadway, and I like Vegas and I like that space. I have actually always had an excellent time out there. Exactly what I love most is you can do nothing or you can do tons of things. There are many choices.”

Here’s the rest of my discussion with the New Orleans born pianist, vocalist, bandleader and more:

You’re getting your very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Congrats! It’s extraordinary. I’m simply blown away, because that’s something I’ve never ever actually thought of. It’s an incredibly pleasant surprise.

You’re being inducted with some excellent company: Snoop Dogg, Weird Al, Jack Black, Jennifer Lawrence, Richard Branson, and Erick McCormack, your co-star from “Will & & Grace. “That I didn’t know. That’s great.

Exactly what was it want to reprise your function as Leo in the “Will & & Grace” reboot? It was so fun despite the fact that I only did one episode. The cool thing was that it was nearly like time stopped– the set looks he same, the cast looks the exact same, much of the authors are back. It’s an experience I have actually never ever had before in program service. To be part of a huge hit like that one time is unusual, to have the experience twice was novel and I was thrilled to be welcomed back.

You’ve got a year of doing your daytime talk show under your belt. How has it progressed? We learned a lot the very first year. It was a time for us to discover exactly what we are aiming to say and the best ways to state it, and we attempted a great deal of various things and had a good time doing it. We kinda figured it out and were getting ready to opt for the 2nd year whether we got picked up or not, and we were lucky to get 5 Emmy nominations and got gotten [for another season], so I’m simply delighted. I feel like we understand the show and everyone is having a good time.

And you’re intending on having a fun time in Vegas? Me? For sure. The dining establishments out there, the shows, plus it’s a terrific household town … there are a lot of diverse things to do. If you want to you can just relax by the swimming pool, or you can see some remarkable entertainers. I like it out there.

You’re staying busy with TELEVISION however are you planning to get back in the studio to produce a new album at any time soon? I have some ideas floating around in my head. At some time in the future I’ll be making a record, and I’m also looking at scripts for movie and Broadway. I just need to choose exactly what the next thing is going to be and keep arranging through them. But it won’t be long prior to we’re back in the studio.

Harry Connick Jr. performs at Wynn’s Repetition Theater at 8 p.m. November 17 and 18 and December 1 and 2. For info, check out wynnlasvegas.com.

Travelers purchased to spend 10 nights in darkness on cruise to avoid pirates

(MEREDITH)– A dream vacation turned into a genuine nightmare for 1,900 travelers who spent countless dollars to take a 104-day cruise worldwide.

Passengers aboard the Sea Princess were bought to close their curtains and turn off any intense lights as the ship took a trip through the Indian Ocean and Suez Canal, the Telegraph reports. The cruise went through 10 nightly blackout durations due to the worry of being attacked by Somali pirates.

Carolyne Jasinski, a traveler on the ship, wrote an essay on

news.com.au, detailing her experience on the”ghost ship.” She wrote that when the sun started to set, cruise activities were put on pause.

“No deck celebrations, no films under the stars, no late-night outside bar hopping or pool dipping,” Jasinski composed.

During the drill, travelers were told to sit on the flooring and “hang on to hand rails in case the ship needed to steer far from pirate ships.”

“In case of a genuine danger, those guests in outside cabins were informed to close and lock their terrace doors, then lock their entryway door to their cabin and nestle in the corridors,” Jasinski composed.

The United Nations has actually had several conference for many years to go over the concern of piracy, which continues to be a “powerful risk” in certain locations all over the world.

In April 2017, the UN released a declaration urging commercial vessels to use caution when taking a trip off the coast of Somalia, home to increased pirate activity.

The cruise line that owns Sea Princess, told the New York Daily News their security steps “were simply taken out of an abundance of caution.”

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