Archive for February, 2012

Santana Gets Intimate

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Each concert is different. That is Carlos Santana’s approach. Normally, when you find something that works, it’s good to stick with the tried and true. But when you’ve been doing concerts as your career for over five decades, maybe what ever little different things he’s doing aren’t such a bad thing. Not to say that Santana veers off into something totally different, just that for him, he likes to bring something different to each of his concerts. His latest stint is at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.

“We will be playing the songs people want to hear, but in the middle, we’ll provide a musical experience that is unique,” Santana said yesterday at House of Blues where he announced the first set of dates for his upcoming residency in Las Vegas. “People will hear what they want to hear, but they will be pleasantly surprised, too.”

Santana’s first opening day is fast approaching, as it is May 2. He’ll be opening at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, and the show is titled “An Intimate Evening With Santana: Greatest Hits Live — Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”

From May 2, 2012 to November 11, 2012, a total of 31 shows have been announced. There will be 16 shows in May through June, and the other 9 dates will be added later. There will be a total of 40 show dates for 2012, and also 40 show dates in 2013.

Get your tickets as early as this Saturday at the House of Blues box office, or call them at (800) 745-3000. You can also buy tickets through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices start at just $89, so don’t miss out!

GameWorks Closing On Strip

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Within the next month, GameWorks arcade will be closing it’s doors at it’s current location. The time had to come sooner or later, and despite the lure of the bright lights, the cheerful chime of bells, the silly buzzers and other fun annoying sounds, it has not been enough to draw the crowds it once used to bring in.

A low foot traffic is one the biggest contributing factors as to why GameWorks is closing up shop. There is the high rent and lack of customers. The part- arcade, part-restaurant opened up it’s doors 15 years ago as the flagship location, and as a flagship location, they also had a prominent spot on the Las Vegas Strip.

Currently, GameWorks is in the middle of M&M’s World and the giant Coca-Cola bottle. Their lease expires at the end of March, and the company has said they do not plan to renew it, according to Mark Wiley, director of sales and marketing for GameWorks Entertainment.

Despite the closure of GameWorks on the Strip, it does not mean it can’t find another home in Las Vegas. GameWorks is headquartered locally, and they are looking at potential new spots to reopen GameWorks arcade. This time around, they are looking to focus more on locals, and not just tourists.

Commenting on the new bussiness strategy, Wiley said “We always wondered what it would be like to be more in touch with the locals market instead of relying on tourists. It’s really a strategic move to sustain the company in Las Vegas.”

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Friday, February 24th, 2012

You would think that the newly opened Mob Museum in Las Vegas would have everything it should have, but apparently it doesn’t.

So now the question is, what is missing?  Well, for one thing, although there were brief mentions of Chicago Outfit boss Paul “The Waiter” Ricca, there should have been way more. The biggest thing missing though, which definitely should have made an appearance in the Mob Museum is “Mr. Clean Face”, a famous U.S. senator from Nevada, Harry Reid.

Despite missing some things, it is still worth a visit to this unique museum. Located downtown in the old courthouse, the Mob Museum charges an $18 entrance fee, which is not too bad, considering how unique the museum really is. It certainly is more bang for your buck, especially when you can spend a few hours in the museum looking at everything, instead of gambling that $18 away.

No Mob Museum would be complete without some real bricks from the wall of a certain Chicago garage where in 1929, the St.Valentine’s Day Massacre happened. According to the exhibit, the killers were dressed up as cops, making the story that much more chilling.

The Mob Museum opened on February 14th and is located on 300 Stewart Avenue. They are opened Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7p.m., and Friday as well as Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8p.m.