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The Strip’s first zipline tourist attraction Fly Linq opens this week

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Courtesy The Linq The Fly Linq zipline opens on November 9.

. A dynamic alleyway stacked with home entertainment experiences, bars and restaurants in between 2 Las Vegas Boulevard casino-resorts, the Linq Promenade was developed to attract Strip pedestrians to walk through the fun on their way to ride the High Roller Observation Wheel. On November 9, Vegas visitors (and residents, too) will be able to make that journey in a matter of seconds.

Fly Linq is the Strip’s very first zipline and it makes its launching this week. Riders will purchase tickets inside the Linq hotel and gambling establishment (or at any Caesars Home entertainment ticket office or online) before taking a set of elevator rides to the top of a new, 12-story structure at the mouth of the promenade, getting harnessed and prepped for a seated or “superhero-style” flight, then soaring 1,080 feet above the Strip all the way over the boardwalk to the High-stakes gambler.

With Fly Linq joining the High Roller and other experiential locations along the boardwalk like VR Experiences and Brooklyn Bowl, Caesars Entertainment officials believe they have actually further diversified a small location of the Strip that’s everything about fast, easy-access enjoyable that can draw in all different types of visitors.

” The boardwalk uses multiple things to do that fast and that really satisfies today in Las Vegas, particularly for millennials,” says Shaun Swanger, senior vice president of destinations, retail and leasing. “The charm of Fly Linq is that the flight time is about 30 seconds and the whole experience can be carried out in thirty minutes or under. You can do the High Roller and Fly Linq and have lunch in under two hours and that’s really what the Linq is everything about, the ability to remain all day and hang out if you want or have these quick experiences in a safe, nice environment.”

The Linq Boardwalk opened in 2014 and Fly Linq was not part of the project’s original strategies. Working around the existing structures made the construction of the zipline a challenging venture.

” As we ended up being 100 percent leased on the ground, taking up area in mid-air ended up being an efficient use of space to produce a brand-new experience, but being wedged in between the Flamingo and Linq hotels and starting it essentially right on the Strip developed a complicated process,” Swanger states. “We worked carefully with Clark County authorities throughout to work out the most effective method to construct and operate it. We also needed to construct [the tower] to complement the structures around it and it was critical that the view of the High Roller [from the Strip] wasn’t blocked.”

There are two more big pieces pertaining to the Linq Promenade in 2019: A brand-new area of I Love Sugar that Swanger says will be the biggest sweet-shop worldwide, and Jimmy Kimmel’s Funny Club, set to open in the spring. These experiences ought to continue to develop the boardwalk’s credibility as a tourist-driven location that also appeals to residents.

” I think we have actually found a sweet spot for that market of residents who like to come when they have visitors in the area,” Swanger says. “The High-stakes gambler, naturally, is the best location in Vegas to see all of Vegas, and Brooklyn Bowl has strong local appeal too. It’s been fantastic to see that locals have a place on the Strip they have a passion for.”

Fly Linq will be open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. For additional information, call 702-777-2782.

Strip shooting survivors, lifesavers reunite as Oct. 1 anniversary approaches

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=” Image”/ > John Locher/ AP Amanda Peterson, right, welcomes nurse Marlena Ryan during a reunion occasion for victims of the Oct. 1 shooting and their healthcare providers at Dawn Hospital, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. Ryan assisted take care of Peterson after she was injured in the mass shooting.

Stories of survivors transported to the healthcare facility in pickup trucks, doctors and nurses working all the time and other brave information from the Oct. 1 mass shooting were recounted today by those who endured the disaster.

Sunrise Health Center and Medical Center hosted a reunion for more than 100 individuals– hospital staffers, first responders and victims– whose lives were permanently altered when a shooter opened fire on a Strip c and w festival, killing 58 individuals and leaving more than 800 injured.

” It was our biggest advantage to intervene in the terrible aftermath of 1 October,” stated Todd Sklamberg, ceo at Dawn. “We’re here to honor the strength of our neighborhood, the strength of our survivors and the dedication of our caretakers and responders.”

Those who collected today still handle the physical and psychological scars of the shooting but have actually sought to turn a negative into a positive. People whose lives crossed courses in the most tragic of ways have formed long-lasting bonds.

Dominica Zeolla, a Los Angeles local, was at the performance with buddies when she was shot in the back. The bullet– fired from the 32nd floor of a hotel tower throughout the street– pierced her lung, and she reached the medical facility in serious condition.

The medical professional’s and nurses at Sunrise conserved her life. She spent more than 2 weeks in the healthcare facility and befriended many of the team member.

” I started to follow (the nurses) on social networks,” she said. I didn’t wish to leave, since they were just incredible. It’s incredible to be back here and incredible to stroll down the hallways once again where I might barely stroll in the past. Now I’m power walking down the hallways laughing.”

Dwayne Taylor, a brand-new medical facility worker, wasn’t even supposed to start work till Oct. 2. However when he found out about the shooting, he volunteered to leap in right away.

” He didn’t know anybody’s name, however he took control of things and essentially managed the provision of (surgical) instruments,” stated Dr. Nick Fiore, a pediatric surgeon.

A military surgical tech throughout the Gulf War, Taylor’s battlefield experience entered into play as casualties put into the hospital.

” Simply thinking of the battleground situation, we pushed whatever that was trauma-related to the front of the line and everybody just fell into place,” Taylor said.

Seeing the community come together in the consequences of the shooting didn’t shock U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, who spoke at the occasion.

” We showed the rest of the world who we are as Las Vegas and exactly what it means to be Vegas strong,” Cortez Masto said. “It has been a hard time for all of us … but we will always be there as part of your family.”

MGM to execute service fee at all strip medspas, salons

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” Our policies are based upon industry standards and concentrate on supplying superior service and an unforgettable visitor experience,” Director of Business Media Relations Brian Ahern stated. “The Medical spa and Salon policy will assist enhance facilities and service, enhance interactions, and enable visitors to focus much more on the experience they opt to get.”

Ahern stated the policy would be in result at all homes by the end of Aug.

. Five residential or commercial properties including Mirage and MGM Grand added the 20 percent service fee a couple of years earlier, inning accordance with Ahern. Five more consisting of Aria and Bellagio will follow suit.

By contrast, a licensed therapist with MGM said the business’s choice to broaden the service fee will do more harm than excellent.

” It’s basically a cash grab,” the employee who asked to stay confidential stated. “It’s doubtful practices. We’re charging additional charges on top of extra charges. I think it will make an effect.”

” When you take a look at Las Vegas, and exactly what people are complaining about, it’s resort charges, parking fees and the game chances,” Director of UNLV’s center for video gaming research David Schwartz said. “Long term it may not be the best method, however short-term, you might see a bump in earnings.”

The Wynn and Repetition stated they do not have service fees or added fees for medical spa payments. Caesars Home Entertainment and Sands did not reply to requests for comment.

Copyright 2018 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights scheduled.

Target opening Las Vegas Strip store at Display Mall

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Target An artist’s rendering of a Target shop planned for the Las Vegas Strip. The store is set up to open in 2020 at the Display Shopping mall.

Big-box merchant Target has its sights set on the Las Vegas Strip.

It plans to open a scaled-down, 20,000-square-foot store at the Display Shopping Center near the MGM Grand on Las Vegas Boulevard.

” With more than 42 million people checking out Las Vegas each year, Target is developing this store with the unique requirements of organisation travelers, tourists and nearby citizens in mind,” stated Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Target residential or commercial properties.

” Our Las Vegas Display store will offer convenience and motivation for pedestrians on the Strip, as well as surface area parking to make shopping even easier,” he stated.

The store is set to open in 2020 and is expected to utilize 150 people.

Target is opening small-format stores in areas where a full-size store might not fit, such as in urban locations, dense rural communities and near college schools.

The Strip store will carry quick-trip shopping products including beauty items, traveler merchandise, apparel and grab-and-go food and beverages.

Weekend Rewind: Salt-N-Pepa and good friends bring the ’90s to the Strip, Jim Gaffigan catches the Pop Strings Orchestra and more

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With two shows closing recently at the Paris Theater– “Marilyn The New Musical” on June 17 and “Inferno” on July 14– there’s clearly a space on the Strip. On Sunday night, something totally different was revealed to fill that space: A huge Vegas version of the popular I Love the ’90s nostalgia performance tour. Salt-N-Pepa, Rob Base, All-4-One and Sisqo surprised Paris guests with a pop-up performance to reveal I Love the ’90s: The Vegas Show, set to open on Oct. 12. The official announcement explains the show as a 90-minute immersive dance party including a live DJ, dancers, throwback videos and other preferred artists including Mark McGrath, Kid ‘n Play and more turning through different dates. Produced by UD Factory and Universal Attractions Company and set for select dates at 9 p.m., the new performance production might leave room for another program at the place. While “Marilyn” has actually been rumored for a resurgence in a various space, it was slated to return on Sept. 4 to the Paris Theater, according to the resort’s home entertainment calendar’s Monday listings.

I finally made it to the Westgate International Theater to see the legendary Barry Manilow on Friday night, but had I returned on Saturday I might have been seated next to previous young boy banders Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees fame. Unlike me, they got their picture taken with Barry after the program, undoubtedly real Fanilows.

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When pop stars collide: Half of 98 Degrees with Barry Manilow.

Bearded funnyman Jim Gaffigan stayed after his Friday set at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and discovered the David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra, the powerful 14-piece band that infuses all sort of vibrant energy into familiar tunes at Cleopatra’s Barge Fridays and Saturdays. Gaffigan is officially a fan.

Discuss a power table: Prior to his show at Drai’s Bar Saturday night, rapper Meek Mill joined New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Sixers star Ben Simmons for dinner at the age-old (and tasty) Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian.

More Saturday night sports stars: Dallas Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan celebrated his birthday at Repetition Beach Club flanked by NBA pals Kevin Durant and Matt Barnes while The Chainsmokers rocked your house.

” Little Miss Sunlight” star Abigail Breslin, now 22 and preparing yourself to shoot “Zombieland 2” with initial castmates Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jessie Eisenberg, was spotted at the Cosmopolitan’s stylish eatery Appeal & & Essex Sunday night sharing onion rings, chicken meatballs and steak with her partner Ira Kunyansky.

” Menopause The Musical” marked a milestone at Harrah’s Las Vegas on Friday when it commemorated performance No. 5,000 at the cozy Harrah’s Cabaret room. Showing up for the celebrations were next-door neighbors The Bronx Wanderers from Bally’s, “Soundtrack” star Clint Holmes and fellow Harrah’s headliners Tenors of Rock, to name a few. “Menopause” stars “Laverne & & Shirley” legend Cindy Williams with Vita Corimbi, Jacquelyn Holland-Wright, Lori Tradition and Lisa Mack and exists at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday plus matinees at 4 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays.

Strip star Frank Marino explains the closing of ‘Divas Las Vegas’

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Scott Roeben Frank Marino, visualized here at Imperial Palace on Sept. 30, 2010, is The Strip’s longest-running headliner.

” As some know, I have traditionally given a portion of the earnings from the sales of certain ‘Queens Las Vegas’ merchandise to the Make-A-Wish foundation. … I’m saddened to state that due to my own neglect, Make-A-Wish has actually not received a check from me for a long time,” Marino said in the statement. “I am personally embarrassed and embarrassed. I take full duty and am seriously apologetic for this situation. I have actually confirmed the figure which I would have customarily donated to them from a portion of my product sales and have provided to considerably increase that many times over.

” Make-A-Wish is an essential charity and my preferred on the planet due to the fact that it raises the hearts and spirits of kids frantically in need of happiness, comfort and empathy. I hope my mistake will not avoid others from contributing generously to this company and I pray that I will be able to deal with them for many years to come.”

Caesars Entertainment, operators of the Linq and the Mat Franco Theater where “Divas Las Vegas” was carried out 7 days a week, sent a declaration on Monday explaining that Caesars and Marino’s production company had equally accepted close the long-running show. Early Tuesday afternoon, Caesars sent an extra declaration:

” Caesars Entertainment holds itself to the greatest standards and offered the non-payment of donations to Make-A-Wish by ‘Queens,’ we identified that a relationship with this show was no longer suitable. Upon discovering and completely examining this issue, we instantly took all proper actions in reaction. Caesars took pleasure in a long, mutually successful relationship with the ‘Divas’ production team which it hoped would have continued for many more years and the show’s cancellation is due solely to these circumstances.”

Marino’s declaration continued: “Numerous other false claims have been circulated, they are unreliable; ‘Divas’ agreed with Caesars to end the production. … I personally want to state that Caesars Entertainment and the ‘Divas Las Vegas’ show have always preserved an extremely favorable and professional working relationship. I likewise wish to go on record and state that the last eight years of performing at the Linq has been nothing less than a wonderful and fantastic experience for myself and the cast.”

In a statement from Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, President and CEO Caroline Ciocca said: “While we were very dissatisfied to learn more about this situtation, our understanding is that things will be made right. We are so grateful for the numerous corporations and people in our neighborhood who support our kids by assisting us grant life-altering dreams. This circumstance will not prevent us from our mission of assisting as many kids as possible.”

Learn more about the regional chapter of the organization or donate at snv.wish.org.

Gwen Stefani glams it up for opening night of her Las Vegas Strip residency

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. There were many concerns heading into the debut production of “Gwen Stefani: Simply a Lady” at World Hollywood’s Zappos Theater Wednesday night, none more vital than this: When would Stefani present some extra-large banana props for a performance of her 2004 hit “Hollaback Lady,” which invested a month at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100? And when, not if, that happened, would this show be bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S?

The former No Doubt frontwoman and current judge on “The Voice” rolled out the big yellow items from the dive, appearing onstage at 9:19 p.m. atop a grand black-and-white staircase flanked by dancers and showgirls equipped with stated bananas. It was a splashy Vegas arrival to be sure, one that prompted an audience of varied ages from their seats clapping and singling along.

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=” gallery31180″ href =” https://lasvegassun.com/photos/galleries/2018/jun/28/20180627_lvnb_Gwen_Stefani_red_carpet/662093 “> Gallery Stefani is not a pop star along the lines of Britney Spears or the Backstreet Boys, nor is she an all-around entertainer like Jennifer Lopez. In between No Doubt’s stockpile of rock hits and her dance and pop-oriented solo work, she has plenty of music, however it was difficult to anticipate exactly what her program would feel and look like. After night one, it’s clear Stefani and her team have a vast appreciation of Vegas-style glitz and glamour and have fashioned excessive visuals that link the dots with her style and brand name. For the brassy “Spiderwebs,” the staging is a speaker-stocked neon houseparty. For “Wind It Up,” the entire theater ends up being a colorful cupcake-rainbow explosion. Digital teardrops fall during the climax of “Used to Love You” and Stefani is elevated on a rose-covered platform for the ballad “Do not Speak.” Numerous videos played between sets of songs allowed her to inform little bits of her life story and describe where she discovers motivation.

Stefani’s opening night enjoyment was palpable. After getting here with “Hollaback Woman” and following it with the funky No Doubt track “Bathwater,” she dove into the more current “Infant Don’t Lie,” exclaiming, “I can’t believe you’re here!” She revealed thankfulness to the first ticket purchasers and guaranteed an impressive night. By my count she reeled off 23 tunes, including covers of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and “The Tide Is High,” made well-known by Blondie in 1980. Her greatest performances came in the 2nd half of the show with the Dr. Dre-produced track “Rich Woman,” the energetic electro-pop single “Exactly what You Waiting on?” and “Do not Speak,” which triggered the most significant crowd action of the night.

Stefani closed in a sparkly cowgirl getup, one of a number of spectacular outfits, with “Make Me Like You,” “Hey Infant” and “Just a Lady.” Prior to the finale, she teased her partner in the audience: “You don’t know exactly what it’s like to use a cowgirl costume in front of Blake Shelton right there. It’s my dream become a reality.” For Stefani and her many different, faithful fans, the first big Vegas program satisfied the ultimate fantasy.

” Gwen Stefani: Just a Lady” continues at 9 p.m. June 29 and 30, and July 3, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21 at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood (3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-777-2782) and more information can be discovered at caesars.com.