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Treasure Island upgrades its Corner Market Buffet

The Vegas buffet isn’t threatened. In reality, there’s been a current spike in casinos updating their all-you-can-eat choices.

But how do you understand which buffets are simply brand-new and which are brand-new and enhanced? Go to breakfast. The most affordable meal of the buffet day, breakfast states a lot about a gambling establishment’s culinary method. They might provide something fresh and inventive, or toss out steam table pans of scrambled eggs and wilted bacon and call it an early morning.

Treasure Island’s new Corner Market Buffet ($24 at breakfast) serves eggs rushed with crème fraiche, a range of savory sausages and downright crispy bacon and so much more. I crowded my (very first) plate with absolutely decent dim amount, chewy pathiri rice flour pancakes topped with hearty chana masala, breakfast pizza and a maple-pecan Danish. I returned for a fruit-and-granola parfait and a green juice to make myself feel healthier, then improvised a smoked salmon salad (I’m creative like that).

At lunch ($28), Corner Market serves chicken meatloaf, shakshuka, protein bowls with tandoori salmon and more pizza alternatives, then supper ($34) provides Peruvian chicken, lobster ravioli, Korean beef bulgogi, porchetta and desserts from soufflés to gelato. TI really utilized less space in this remodel, opening up room for the brand-new Golden Circle sports bar next door, while creating a easy-access food line and dining-room. New and enhanced, check and double-check.

CORNER MARKET BUFFET Treasure Island, 702-894-7111. Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Guitar marvel Billy Gibbons talks the blues, ZZ Top and Las Vegas

You never rather understand where Las Vegas transplant Billy Gibbons might appear. In the previous few years, he’s been found at Golden Knights games, sat in with the Jimmie Vaughn Band and, naturally, introduced a residency at the Venetian with his long-running band ZZ Top.

Previously this year, Gibbons (calling himself Billy F Gibbons) released a new solo album, The Huge Bad Blues. As the name indicates, it’s a gritty collection of blues originals and covers of tunes written by Muddy Waters (“Standing Around Sobbing,” “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”) and Bo Diddley (“Crackin’ Up”). Accordingly, Gibbons’ companion Big Bad Blues Trip finds him carrying out songs from the album and select ZZ Top tracks with a trio that includes guitar player Austin Hanks and ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum.

With his usual mix of dry wit and musical information, Gibbons addressed some concerns by e-mail about The Huge Bad Blues, why he loves Las Vegas and ZZ Top’s future.

Your new album, The Big Bad Blues, is a rather smooth mix of originals and well-curated blues covers. How did the concept for this album happened? Our buddy John Burk at Concord Records wanted us to come up with an album to follow [2015’s] Perfectamundo, our trip into Afro-Cuban noises. He stated, “Why refrain from doing a blues album?” and our immediate response was, “Perfectamundo!” And the “Who’s on First?” conversation ensued. We immediately took him up on the deal, and back to the studio we went. You simply can’t state “no” to the blues!

Bo Diddley looms large on this album, between the cover of “Crackin’ Up” and your handle “Bring It To Jerome,” written by his maraca gamer Jerome Green. I know Bo also figures prominently in your individual history: You and ZZ Top helped induct him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and you have a reproduction of a guitar he provided you. How has your relationship to Bo’s music changed over the years? Bo remains a substantial impact, insofar as he showed how to do more with a guitar than just strum the strings. Bo was the consummate innovator. Keenly inspiring from the start. As a sonic stylist and sheriff-of-the-old-West fashionista, he was an original. It’s been recommended Bo wasn’t actually from this world, and it might be the case that Macomb, Mississippi, is a Martian station.

I guess we’re more analytical about his work now, and have actually invested countless hours trying to deconstruct his method. That was certainly the case attempting to unwind Bo’s menacing recording of “Crackin’ Up”– that was a Rubik’s Cube times 10– however we believe we cracked the code to a certain degree. There’s never been anybody like Bo Diddley, which is why we celebrate him whenever and however possible.

Matt Sorum– who I understand you have actually played with in the past with Kings of Chaos– is playing drums with you on this present trip. The program is letting him show off a various side to his playing: He’s an expressive drummer who deals with a great deal of this blues-based material well, with his own flourishes. What makes him such a good drummer for this trip and the material you’re doing? Matt’s got both power and nuance, which is precisely what’s required. Technically, he’s at the top of his video game, and he manages the subtleties in a remarkable and soulful way. He constantly comes up with what’s proper while making it seem effortless. What can I say? He’s a total pro.

The band configuration in general for this trip is unique: There are 2 guitarist– yourself and Austin Hanks– and the 2 of you are compromising bass responsibilities in an intriguing fashion. As a technology lover, tell us about the advanced tech/instruments that you and Austin are utilizing to have the bass [sound]– without having a bass gamer. Utilizing the Little Thunder pickups, we can select the bottom strings to get a double octave drop, while keeping the normal guitar signal intact. Andy Alt is the developer, and his crack group of audio researchers from LA have developed a special variation just for this tour that has some innovative tech. It senses the lowest notes being played and drops ’em right into the bass guitar range. What the audience gets is double the bass, while experiencing the camaraderie straight with our left-handed guitarist, Austin Hanks. Then we include some amplified “dirt” with 4 stacks on either side of our mighty powerhouse drummer, Matt.

Joe Hardy, who you’ve been dealing with for over 3 years now, co-produced this brand-new record. Why do you work so well together? Joe has belonged to our Foam Box Recording group for twenty years now, and he’s just a really instinctive feline. When you think about something, Joe’s immediately on to it and how to achieve the “whatever,” in a sonic sense. He’s a truly simpatico service technician and artist– a rare mix that makes his efforts for this project all the more valued.

You’ve been refurbishing a house in Vegas– as I understand it, the location where Brigitte Bardot got wed in 1966– and plan on moving here full-time. What is it about the city that interest you/that you’re drawn to? Are you joking? I mean, “Vegas, infant” … and all that suggests. It’s a terrific location to have a really good time with practically no constraints, however also a fantastic location to live thanks to the diversity the city offers. If you can consider it, it remains in Las Vegas– and when you think of Billy F Gibbons, you know he’ll be there, too.

Musically, you’ve had many memorable Vegas minutes– from playing at Slash’s birthday party to being in with the Jimmie Vaughan Band to covering “Viva Las Vegas” with ZZ Top live. What makes Vegas such a lively, amazing music town? Why do you like playing/performing here? Yes, Vegas has been “the scene of the criminal activity” many times over, and we just love the ambiance. The majority of everyone appears to motivate enjoying due to the fact that when you remain in Las Vegas, an unique state of mind presents itself. The lingering question always comes around to, “Why not have a good time?” … and, invariably, there just isn’t any reason not to! Just go for it.

However, [it] may be an outcome of all that electrical power coming out of the Hoover Dam or, perhaps, some necromancy Howard Hughes (a fellow Houstonian, by the way) might have made a while back. Whatever it is, it’s great mojo!

You recorded a variation of “Viva Las Vegas” for ZZ Top’s Greatest Hits album in the ’90s. The video, of course, is over the top, but it looks like it was unforgettable and enjoyable. What do you keep in mind about the experience of working on that video? We rode around the Strip in a fire truck red ’53 Cadillac convertible and satisfied the ghost of Elvis. Isn’t that enough? We shot a great deal of it late in the evening, which actually makes no distinction in Las Vegas … the crowds were thick, and it was something of a public efficiency piece other than for the poolside scenes– the wedding chapel segment. Although the song was discussed 55 years ago, it still explains what’s going on today quite fittingly. Viva!

You have actually collaborated and had fun with numerous people over the decades. Any dream artists you have not had the ability to link up with yet you ‘d like to– and, if so, who and why? We’re huge fans of ZZ Ward for apparent factors, so that may be a worthwhile collaboration. We enjoy Mississippi blues experienced Bobby Rush whose long-ago soul struck “Chicken Heads” got our attention. He put the “onk” in fonky.

ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary remains in 2019, which is rather a turning point. Do you have any strategies in the works for anything yet– and, if not, would you like to do something? Our strategy is to keep keepin’ on. It’s worked for the past 49 years, so we have actually just got to presume it will work for the next 51.

BILLY F GIBBONS with Seth Loveless. November 16, 7:30 p.m., $39-$69, Brooklyn Bowl, 702-862-2695.

Las Vegas singer Lisa Marie Smith commemorates brand-new music at Luxor

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Courtesy Lisa Marie Smith’s brand-new EP will be released by Fervor Records on November 16.

contact) Friday, Nov. 9, 2018|2 a.m. From the time she remained in elementary school, Lisa Marie Smith grew up in Las Vegas wanting to be an entertainer. However she had to circumnavigate the world and return to get her very first big gig on a Vegas stage.

A vocalist known for her powerful efficiencies in “Pin Up” at Stratosphere and “Baz” at Palazzo, Smith recently signed with Fervor Records and taped her first EP, which will be commemorated with a program and release party on November 12 at the Esports Arena at Luxor. It’s the first live music occasion available to the public to be held at that Las Vegas Strip venue, previously LAX bar.

After graduating from the Las Vegas Academy and the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, Smith was preparing to go back to Las Vegas and find her way in the robust music and showbiz landscape. “I hit the ground keeping up a lot of auditions and I generally made it to the final callback, however I wouldn’t get cast,” she states. “The feedback was always that I looked too young. I started working as a mixed drink server at the Rio’s bever-tainment program where I would serve and get up and sing, however after a while it simply felt like, this is not what I went to school for.”

She began working cruise ship gigs, taking a trip as far as Europe and Africa, until one day when she was set to take a trip house to Las Vegas and got a random call from a friend about an audition. “I got on a layover in Rome, flew home 14 hours, got to Vegas, slept 4 hours and went to this audition. I didn’t have a headshot or a resumé or a tune or anything,” Smith states. “It was ‘Pin Up’ and I was cast within a week. I got super lucky.”

Her natural talent and soulful style may have had something to do with it. She carried out in the Stratosphere’s sultry show for three years and then did “Baz” for a little less than a year, delegating rest and rehabilitate her singing cables after an injury. More just recently she’s been singing with long time Las Vegas lounge preferred Pop Rebels, previously called Generation, where that talent and style grabbed the attention of Eagerness, a Phoenix-based independent label.

Smith’s self-titled launching EP comes out on November 16. “I would say it’s dark pop and what I imply by that is it’s a little bit more brooding, with a lot of soul, but certainly pop-based,” she says of the sound she developed. “It’s simply a darker, rounded sound, not extremely bubblegum. When you listen to pop artists now, a lot of that music is not as simple to pinpoint, where back in the day it would resemble, you are bubblegum, you are acoustic rock or whatever. Now there’s a great deal of crossing categories, which I like since I like to be a chameleon.”

You can hear it for yourself by having a look at the single “Get Closer to Me” on YouTube, or better yet, catching her show at Luxor. She started hosting the Esports Arena’s brand-new 70h2uesday Residents Night recently and realized the online gaming-based location would be the best spot for her album release show, a totally free occasion set for 7:30 p.m. November 12. To find out more, see < a href=" https://www.esportsarenavegas.com/" target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > esportsarenavegas.com or singlisamarie.com.

KSNV sportscaster accused of lewdness, indecent exposure

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North Las Vegas Authorities on Tuesday detained a local TELEVISION sportscaster on counts of open gross lewdness and indecent exposure.

Randy Howe, a press reporter at KSNV Channel 3, was scheduled at the Las Vegas Detention Center, North Las Vegas Policeman Aaron Patty said.

A search through jail logs shows he’s considering that bailed out.

Patty said further information on the claims was not offered late Tuesday, including the place and time of the arrest.

Reached by phone, the TELEVISION station declined to comment.

Howe, a Minnesota native, has actually been with KSNV considering that 2008, according to the station’s site

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Weekend Rewind: Santana in Henderson, Diana Ross at Wynn and more

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David Becker/Las Vegas News Bureau Carlos Santana ponders a question throughout an interview at the unveiling of a third in a series of benches at the Henderson Town Hall Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Henderson. The wood bench entitled “Peace” eventually will live within Environment for Humanitys historical task in the Pittman neighborhood of Henderson.

certainly been guilty of tossing it around generously. But I’m usually warranted; Las Vegas is definitely ruined when it pertains to hosting performances by real legends and I’m fortunate enough to see and hear most of them. It looks like one of the greatest names in music is playing the Strip weekly so it’s difficult to select which one you should invest your money and time to see, however it ‘d be a shame if you don’t capture Diana Ross at Encore Theater. I captured the show once again Saturday night and her efficiency was a lot more effective the 2nd time around. She sang” Missing You”( from 1984 album “Swept Away”) in addition to Billie Vacation’s” Do not Discuss,” two songs I don’t recall from her previous shows, both stunners. Ross keeps it streaming through the Motown and disco periods, sprinkling in hits and favorites and so much attractive design. She’s back at Wynn November 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, and ideally she’ll sign on for more dates next year. Home of Blues headliner Carlos Santana and spouse and drummer Cindy Blackman Santana joined Henderson Mayor Debra March at Henderson Town hall Thursday morning to unveil the third bench, titled”

Peace,” in a series of five developed by artist Justin Leppar for Habitat for Mankind’s historic task in the city’s Pittman neighborhood. Santana is back at the Mandalay Bay music hall November 7, 9, 10 and 11, then he’ll resume his residency in January. The tables were turned on comedian Doug Benson Friday night. He’s used to producing the laughs however he went to” Opium” at the Cosmopolitan and hilarity took place, area odyssey-style.

After the program Benson went backstage to satisfy the ludicrous and gifted team of the OPM 73. Carlos Santana Unveils ‘Peace’ Bench Carlos Santana sits on the < a class="

playButton” href =” https://lasvegassun.com/photos/galleries/2018/nov/01/20181101_lvnb_Santana_Habitat_Bench/embed/” title=”Carlos Santana Reveals’ Peace’ Bench” id=”make_slideshow_link_20181101_lvnb_Santana_Habitat_Bench” > Launch slideshow” The Funny Cellar at the Rio has been running full-speed considering that opening in the spring, packing in huge happy audiences and all the very same stars that struck the prominent initial underground location in NYC’s Greenwich Town. Now it’s broadening with 7 and 9 p.m. programs on Mondays and Tuesdays, kicking into a complete nightly schedule. This week’s comics are Mike Lawn, Usama Siddiquee, Nicole Aimee, Rich Vos and host Mark Cohen and Whitney Cummings returns November 12 and 13.

Caesars Home entertainment made headlines Thursday when it announced CEO Mark Frissora will be leaving the company in February, but that may have eclipsed other huge news recently. Caesars will be the very first starting partner of the Las Vegas Arena, the future house of the Las Vegas Raiders currently under construction simply throughout from the Strip near Russell Roadway. The collaboration marks the very first Raiders deal with a gaming and hospitality company and will provide choose Caesars clients and Total Benefits members access to exclusive experiences like the Caesars-branded Owners Suite at the 50-yard-line, VIP suppers on the field, arena trips, game tickets and more.

The Palms has launched new details about its 3 upcoming dining establishments. The rustic Italian Vetri Cucina, helmed by Philadephia-based chef Marc Vetri, is set to open November 19 including signature meals such as Swiss chard gnocchi with ricotta salata and brown butter. Veteran Vegas chef Josh Bianchi will be on responsibility in Vetri’s cooking area. Celebrity chef Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BARBEQUE will expand from Cleveland in December, a high-energy restaurant with barbecue favorites, a food truck on the back outdoor patio and live home entertainment. And longtime Strip star Bobby Flay will debut Shark in March, a seafood restaurant with sushi and raw bar offerings and a menu influenced by components from South America, Mexico and the Mediterranean. Likewise planned for 2019 openings are Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan and a new, unnamed principle replacing the spot where New york city City’s Vandal was initially slated.

Speaking of dining at the Palms, pro golf enthusiast Rickie Fowler struck the resort’s location Scotch 80 Prime on Saturday night and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger ate there on Friday.

” Raiding the Rock Vault,” the repeating live music extravaganza at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel, is going on trip. Along with its sis production “Raiding the Nation Vault” of Branson, Missouri, the program will be released as an around the world performance tour next year across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe, Japan and South America, produced by “Sir” Harry Cowell and Simon Napier-Bell. “Rock Vault” has actually logged more than 1,300 efficiencies in Las Vegas given that launching in 2013. Latin and metal-focused spin-off programs are prepared in the coming years.

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.