Country singer Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas Friday for his first concert in the city since the fatal October 2017 mass shooting that took place while he was performing at an outdoor country music festival. Aldean took the stage at Las Vegas' Park MGM Friday night, making reference to the shooting that left 58 dead while addressing the sold out audience. 'It’s a real special night for us,' Aldean said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, adding that 'We got a lotta people in the crowd tonight who are family to us, so welcome out everybody. It’s good to be back in Las Vegas. This is our first show back, and make no mistake about it, we came back to blow it out for you tonight.' Jason Aldean performed his first show in Las Vegas since the 2017 mass shooting which took place during his set at an outdoor music festival. Aldean is pictured during Friday's concert Aldean didn't mention the shooting directly when addressing the audience, but … [Read more...] about Jason Aldean returns to Las Vegas for first concert in city since 2017 mass shooting that left 58 dead while he was performing
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LAS VEGAS — When Sheryl Thornton-Burnham moved to Las Vegas in 1995, she didn’t think the Raiders would someday follow. Thornton-Burnham had worked for the Raiders for several years in Los Angeles. She was aware of the NFL’s long resistance to basing a team in Las Vegas, a hub for legal sports gambling. Now, however, Thornton-Burnham need only look at the framework of the nearly $2 billion stadium going up near the Strip to be reminded that in less than a year, this city will become the new home of the Raiders, who are playing out their expected final season in Oakland. “People are excited,” said Thornton-Burnham, who leads a Raiders booster club here. “There are people who are not Raider fans who are still excited about it because they know what the influx of a team will do for a city. “Las Vegas is turning into a world-class city. It’s not Sin City anymore. It’s a bona fide city that can compete with anybody.” Optimism about … [Read more...] about Las Vegas prepares to welcome Raiders, but is it a bad bet?
Filmmaker Tim Burton has a love affair with the City of Light — not the new Las Vegas, but the old one. "I love the neon, you know, the old signs, and the beauty of them, and the sort of artistry of them are very important to me and part of my sort of artistic development in a way," said Burton. And so the brains behind films like "Batman," "Beetlejuice" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas" threw his artistic expression into the one place he says still represents it: the boneyard of the city's abandoned landscape. In October, at the only museum in the nation dedicated to neon, Burton debuted his own artwork. The "Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum" includes an assortment of animatronic sculptures, holographic drawings and signs of all sizes, mixed in with the museums permanent collection. "This exhibition is an immersive experience into the mind of Tim Burton," said Jenny He, the "Lost Vegas" exhibition curator. "What he puts on screen or … [Read more...] about Inside “the mind of Tim Burton” at Neon Museum in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — As the Raiders kicked off Sunday in London, playing a home game a continent and an ocean away from Oakland, Dorne Jeffers sat in a room at the Jackpot Bar and Grill in Las Vegas, sipping a drink and watching the team that will soon take up permanent residency here. Jeffers, too, is a Bay Area transplant. He moved from San Jose to Las Vegas 18 years ago, used to be a math teacher and now drives for Uber. Not long ago, Jeffers, 49, had a massive health scare that he was told should have killed him. He also now DJs on a party bus. Sunday morning, Jeffers wore a Raiders jersey featuring the number 5 he wore at Humboldt State and his last name and spoke with the anticipation of a fan whose team is coming to him. “They’re going to be well supported,” Jeffers said. “When the (NHL’s) Golden Knights came the kids ate it up. Now all the kids, high school and down, are wearing Raiders jerseys. They couldn’t be more excited. I think … [Read more...] about Raiders fans in Las Vegas: Excitement and pride mixed with a hint of sadness
EXCLUSIVE! By & by Corinne Heller & Spencer Lubitz | Sat., 7 Dec. 2019 11:36 AM Share Tweet Email David Becker/Getty Images Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas on Friday for his first headlining concert in the city since he took the stage at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival, where 59 people were killed in what marked the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.The country singer was performing at the annual country music event on Oct. 1, 2017 when a gunman opened fire from his 32nd-floor suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel into the crowd of 22,000 festivalgoers. In addition to killing 59 people, one of whom died earlier this year from her injuries, he wounded over 800 before turning one of his weapons on himself. Aldean was unhurt. No Route 91 Harvest festival has taken place since the massacre.Aldean began his Ride All Night Vegas three-show residency at the Park MGM hotel on Friday."Tonight's a really … [Read more...] about Jason Aldean Honors Route 91 Survivors at First Las Vegas Concert Since 2017 Shooting
Beyoncé is tipped to be preparing for a Las Vegas residency in 2020. The Halo hitmaker, 38, could become the highest paid star on the Nevada strip if she takes a place amongst the plethora of acts in the resort city next year. She will be joining the likes of Robbie Williams and Bruno Mars in the famed casino capital, according to a LoveBScott source. Star: Beyoncé, 38, could become the highest paid star on the Nevada strip if she takes a place amongst the plethora of acts with Las Vegas Residencies in the resort city next year The residency, which is expected to be announced in the next couple of months, is not the first time Beyoncé has performed in Las Vegas. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'It would be amazing': I'm A Celebrity's Kate Garraway... 'Don't diss our queen!' Billie Eilish faces the WRATH of... Lady Gaga models OUTRAGEOUS jeweled mega-talons as she wows... Inside I'm A Celeb WAGS' five-star trip: Roman Kemp's... … [Read more...] about Beyoncé is tipped to announce a 2020 Las Vegas Residency early next year… as she is muted to become the highest paid act to perform on the strip