Showing posts with label Las Vegas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Las Vegas. Show all posts

17 April, 2024

Viva Las Vegas! 10 must-see stops on a West Coast road trip

This June, Manchester will become the only city in the UK outside London to have direct flight to the West Coast of the US as Virgin Atlantic’s new service from Manchester Airport to Las Vegas gets underway.

Many visitors will be headed to Vegas to enjoy its casinos, sports and family attractions, but for others, the city will make the perfect springboard for an epic adventure across the states of Nevada, Arizona and California.

Here, we round up some of the essential pitstops on any West Coast itinerary. You could tick off all of these highlights, and more, on a two-week trip.

12 February, 2024

Donny Osmond extends Las Vegas residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Legendary entertainer and music icon Donny Osmond extends his award-winning solo residency inside Harrah’s Las Vegas Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas through November of 2024

DONNY recently won Best Production Show, Headliner and Family-Friendly Show in the 2023 Best of Vegas, awards the production has received since its debut in 2021. Osmond’s show is a dynamic, energy-filled musical journey of his unparalleled life as one of the most recognized entertainers in the world. Additionally, Fans are treated to Osmond’s engaging performances throughout the show including the fan favourite and showstopping "Auto-rap-ography" – a rap song accompanied by milestone photos and videos from his impressive career of six decades. Donny also does a full Broadway production of his classic Disney hit from Mulan, "I'll Make A Man Out Of You." The show also includes an audience interactive segment where anyone can request any song he's ever recorded.

Newly announced performance schedule:

August 2024: 27-31
September 2024: 3-7, 10-14, 17-21
October 2024: 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26
November 2024: 5-9, 12-16

Performances take place nightly from Tuesday to Saturday with all shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets for Donny’s Pre-Show VIP Experience will also be available.

Osmond’s residency is directed by Raj Kapoor who has produced The GRAMMYs, Latin GRAMMYs, The Academy Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards and Emmy Awards. Kapoor has also directed and produced hit Las Vegas residencies for Shania Twain, Mariah Carey and the Backstreet Boys. The show is choreographed by Emmy Award-winning duo, NAPPYTABS. DONNY is produced by Mojave Ghost. Greg Young of Mojave Ghost has produced Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning productions on Broadway, as well as more than 2,500 concerts, 40 Broadway shows, national tours and IP exhibitions throughout the domestic U.S. Mohave Ghost has also produced Donny’s tours for the past decade.

Las Vegas is a city that is known for its casinos, entertainment, and nightlife. But how did it become the “Sin City” of today? Here is a brief history of Las Vegas, from its origins as a desert oasis to its transformation into a mega resort.

The name Las Vegas means “the meadows” in Spanish, and it was given by a trader named Antonio Armijo, who explored the area in 1829. He found springs and grasses that supported life in the arid landscape. The first settlers were Mormons, who built a fort in 1855, but they left two years later. The fort was then bought by a rancher named Octavius Gass, who called it the “Los Vegas Rancho”.

In 1905, the railroad arrived in Las Vegas, connecting it to Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. The town was founded and incorporated in 1911, and became a stopover for travelers and farmers. In 1931, two events changed the fate of Las Vegas: the construction of the Hoover Dam, which brought thousands of workers and tourists to the area, and the legalization of gambling, which attracted mobsters and entrepreneurs who opened casinos and hotels along Fremont Street and later the Strip.