Archive for February, 2009

Vegas Art Museum Closure

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

The Las Vegas Art Museum will be closing this Saturday. The museum is among one of the many culturally attractions that is closing throughout the city of Las Vegas as well as throughout the remainder of the United States in the current state of this economy that the world is facing. The Museum has been open and operating in Las Vegas since 1997 and has had fair attendance in the beginning of its existence but has dwindled down in recent years.

Libby Lumpkin who was the Museums executive directive had resigned several months ago when word was announced of the budget cuts throughout the entire company and that there would be reduced salaries and a salary freeze throughout the whole entire company.

The museum functions primarily on the donations of American citizens and companies in the surrounding area with the downturn in the economy donations have been running short over the last period in time. Since it is just a bad time all around the company simply cannot afford to continue to function and pay all the employees.

The museum featured artwork from several American artists as well as some pieces from abroad. While this news has saddened many, there is just no way to keep the company running as it used to. Perhaps a new one will open in its place in years to come once the country has again stabilized and comes around. The culturally entertaining industry is often times the first to suffer when something like this happens. Companies that look for donations to run their businesses always feel the worst end of the stick when the country faces a poor economy.

Las Vegas Hotel Project Continues Despite Recession

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Getting away to Las Vegas has always been a great idea and renting a time share in Las Vegas is now easier and more accessible than ever. While most companies seem eager to cut costs and enable some sort of across board cost savings the Marriot is planning and continuing with their expansion of the timeshare condo villas just of the strip in Las Vegas.

The hotel and resort which is mostly made up of time share units plans to double in size this year and says there are plans to break ground in the next few months. The company reports that despite the recession, the Las Vegas properties are the most lucrative and happen to bring in the most income for the company within the US timeshares.

Many Las Vegas projects that were in the plans for the past several years have come to a strict halt from orders from senior management and this has created a serious financial situation in Las Vegas as many of the cities jobs are focused around the entertainment and travel industries making construction and function of the hotels a major part of the economy.

The news of Marriot continuing the project and planning on doubling the physical structure brings a glimpse of hope for the construction workers and other property staff throughout the city. IF this project does turn out to be as lucrative as projected than perhaps other companies will see the light and also reinstate the original plans for projects that they had hoped for previously.

Falling in Love with Elton in Vegas for One Last Time

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Lights, glitz and glamour!! That is what most Las Vegas shows are about and when you are visiting Las Vegas a staple to your trip is likely some live entertainment in the form of a show or a concert. Well if you are planning a trip to the city of lights sometime before April, one show that most will recommend and a concert that is sure to please would be “The Red Piano” performed entirely by Elton John.

While this concert is full of all time favourites from Elton and classics that are sure to touch anyone’s hearts it also aims (and does a heck of a job) at entertaining the whole audience.

The show features some tasteful props as well as a stage that is changing constantly throughout the entire performance while Elton is almost always sitting in front of his very red piano performing to his hearts delight.

Those that enjoy an encore performance when they request it will often get their request as Elton John is known not to close the show without leaving the room wanting more.

The show is set to close in April of this year and has been held at Caesars Palace for several years running. The last show is nearly sold out as fans from throughout the globe will be there to cheer for the red piano one last time.

There is no exact news of whom will be replacing Elton but it is sure to be a tough act to follow.