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Saddle up for the world's best bull riders

     Bushwacker. Bones. I'm a Gangster. Code Blue.

     Those probably sound like the names of prime time TV dramas to some people, but to PBR fans, there is no mistaking what they refer to -- some of the sport's biggest, baddest stars -- the bulls.

The PBR Built Tough World Finals are Oct. 26-30 at Thomas & Mack Center.     The 2011 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals features the top bull riders in the world competing for more than $1 million in the ultimate man-vs.-beast showdown. This year's signature event takes place at Thomas & Mack Center Oct. 26-30.

     The event concludes with the PBR World Finals Awards Show on Oct. 30 at MGM Grand, where you can watch the sport's top stars receive their year-end awards at this special presentation ceremony.

     While you're in Vegas, be sure to swing by the PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. It's a great place to grab a bite and enjoy  spectacular views of CityCenter, Bellagio and the Las Vegas Strip.

     So saddle up and make your plans now to catch the PBR's season finale in Vegas!

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Kickin' it old school with Mr. Belding

     You never know who you'll see in Vegas, and this weekend, we're kickin' it old school -- with former "Saved By the Bell" principal Mr. Belding hosting two parties Friday night at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas and at Gallery at Planet Hollywood.

     Artisan HotelBut make no mistake, these campuses are strictly for adults, with prizes for the sexiest schoolgirl outfits and more. Dennis Haskins is scheduled to appear at Chateau around 10 and Gallery about 1 a.m. Come see who's at the head of the class!

      Get warmed up Friday at Palms Pool with Clinton Sparks, and catch other top DJs in the evening, including DJ R.O.B at Artisan Hotel, Chuckie at Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Bart B. More at Surrender inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Iyaz at The Bank at Bellagio and Serge Devant at Haze inside ARIA Resort.

     On Saturday, we've got a beer festival on tap -- Green Valley Ranch Resort hosts the Desert Hops Beer Festival. Check out 150 beers from around the world, including Anderson Valley, Anchor, Firestone, Full Sail, Hobgoblin, Kasteel, Murphy's, Nectar Ales, Pyramid, Shipyard, and many more! Food is also provided by some of Green Valley's popular restaurants including Terra Verde, Hank's, Tides, Sushi Lake, and Feast.

     Green Valley Ranch Resort & SpaMore sultans of spin can be found on Saturday night, including Calvin Harris at Surrender, Felix da Housecat at Rain inside the Palms, Arty & Kryder at Marquee and Doug E. Fresh celebrates his birthday at LAX inside the Luxor.

     On Sunday, Harris spins at Encore Beach Club to close out the weekend, so visit Las Vegas for excitement you won't find anywhere else!

 

Vegas Weekend -- Setting the scene: Stars, shows & spinmasters abound

Las Vegas is closing out July with celebrating celebrities, cast parties, concerts and star spinmasters, so spend your weekend in the most exciting destination on the planet and get your party on!

Surrender NightclubStart on Friday with Randy Boyer out by the pool at Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan. When the sun sets, you've got plenty of options -- Lifehouse goes 'All-In' at Red Rock Resort, Wynter Gordon performs at Bellagio's The Bank, the Bingo Players do a DJ set at Surrender at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Xzibit spins at Vanity at the Hard Rock; catch Jazzy Jeff at CLASH Fridays at Rain inside the Palms; and you can flash back to the '80s with Eddie MacDonald and Justin Hoffman at ARIA's Gold Lounge.

You can hit the pool scene on Saturday with LA Riots at ARIA's Liquid, Chris Lake at Marquee, Ivano Bellini at Encore Beach Club and Xzibit at the Hard Rock's Rehab.

Birthday celebrations are in order on Saturday night as former "Baywatch" beauty Pamela Anderson (Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas) and "Chuck" and "Killer Elite" star Yvonne Strahovski (Gallery Nightclub at Planet Hollywood) blow out the candles, Vegas style.  

You can also hang out with the cast of Absinthe at Blush, witness the Playmate Takeover at the Palms' Playboy Club, dance the night away at Perfecto with Ronski Speed at Rain, or Morten Breum at Surrender and ATB at Marquee.

Close out the weekend by the pool Sunday with Anjunabeats at the Venetian's TAO Beach, Calvin Harris at Encore Beach Club and The Captains of Industry at Marquee.

Las Vegas is the place for great pool parties and nightlife all summer long, so seize the summer in Vegas!

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Electronic music galore!

As you might expect with the Electronic Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Vegas this weekend -- top DJs and producers are all the rave. Here's a look at who you can see and where:

Encore Beach ClubThe EDC is an all-night event, but you still need something to do during the day, so check out the official EDC Weekend pool parties with Boyz Noise on Saturday at Aria's Liquid Pool Lounge and Avicii at Marquee at Cosmopolitan on Sunday. And for those who really want to cap off an amazing weekend, hit the official EDC After Party with Laidback Luke at XS at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on Monday night.

There's also plenty to do in between all around town. Steve Aoki, Sidney Samson, Calvin Harris and Afrojack are part of the DJ Magazine 20-year anniversary weekend parties at Surrender and Encore Beach Club. On Friday night, Samantha Ronson provides the sound at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas, Armand Van Helden is on the turntables at Gallery inside Planet Hollywood, Twista performs at 1OAK at The Mirage and Alexandra Richards spins at The Bank at Bellagio. DJ Chuckie is also celebrating his birthday with a performance at Marquee.

Jay Sean is at Pure inside Caesars Palace Friday for a live performance, and Gavin DeGraw is at Red Rock Resort for an outdoor show. You can also party the night away with Solange Knowles as she celebrates her birthday at Lavo at The Palazzo.

You can also pump your fists all day as DJ Pauly D launches his residency at Ditch Fridays at the Palms pool and later that evening at Rain for Clash Fridays. He'll also be at Moon on Saturday night.

Benny Banassi is the special guest DJ at TAO Beach on Saturday for Lo Bosworth hosting her sister's bachelorette weekend, and over at Bare pool at The Mirage DJ Erra is doing a live set. Martin Solveig is at MGM Grand's Wet Republic and Yolanda Be Cool is at Encore Beach Club.

The celebrities come out on Saturday night as Nicki Minaj heads to the Gallery, Taio Cruz performs at Chateau, Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls fame celebrates her birthday at Tao at the Venetian and Shaq holds his retirement party at Moon.

Seize the summer like never before. The party is on all over Vegas this weekend!

If you love sushi, Vegas has some great choices

Sushi is the ultimate three-dimensional visual art, rooted in thousands of years of history and tradition. In Las Vegas, we take our sushi seriously, and you can enjoy the best and tastiest sushi options in many Vegas restaurants.

Take Sushi Roku inside Caesars Palace for example. Indulge in exceptional specialty sushi and modern Asian cuisine in this tranquil, serene setting. Or head over to Bellagio and try the delicacies at Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant & Bar, where you can overlook the breathtaking lake and enjoy seasonal fish and ingredients flown in daily. From the finest world markets, seafood is prepared and elevated to exquisite sushi by the best chefs in town.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at The Cosmopolitan features a variety of bistro favorites and RA Sushi Bar Restaurant at the Fashion Show Las Vegas serves fresh sushi, Japanese-fusion cuisine and signature dishes.

Off the Strip, find a magnificent presentation of sashimi and nigiri at Sushi + Sake inside Green Valley Ranch Resort. Koji Sushi Bar & Chinese Bistro at the Orleans features a variety of Oriental delicacies.

Wherever you go for sushi in Vegas, you're sure to have a memorable meal!

Summertime is the right time for music, shopping and more

Life is short. Summer is shorter. The season will be over before you know it, so make the most of it with a memorable getaway to the world's most exciting destination ?? Las Vegas.

If you love the music of the 1980s, you can relive it with Nina Blackwood's Absolutely '80s summer concert series and festival. This 100-day Fremont Street Experience promotion kicks off Memorial Day weekend and will run through Labor Day. Hosted by original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood, this series of free headliner concerts Downtown features several acts that helped define the decade in music, including Terri Nunn & Berlin, Dale Bozzio & Missing Persons, Loverboy, Howard Jones and more!

Summer is also the perfect season to do some shopping, and no place does shopping like Vegas! Great deals are waiting at the Fashion Show Las Vegas, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Las Vegas Premium Outlets.

Stay cool this summer with some unique beverage and dessert options. Start with a Pomegranate Lemonade at the Tropicana or see if the Witch Doctor is the perfect potion for you at the Rio's Voodoo Lounge. Try some gelato from Jean Philippe Patisserie locations at Bellagio and ARIA, or grab a shake at Roxy's Diner in the Stratosphere or Holstein's at The Cosmopolitan.

Seize the summer before it's too late - plan the perfect trip to Las Vegas and enjoy amazing music, shopping, food and more!

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- EC Twins, Khloe, Heidi, Nas & more

In Las Vegas, the concert is often just the beginning.

Tonight, after Bruno Mars performs at the Palms, you can join him for the official concert afterparty at Tao Nightclub at the Venetian.

There are a plethora of top DJs, producers and celebrities in town this weekend, too. On Friday night, double your pleasure when EC Twins provide the music at Marquee inside Cosmopolitan, or catch Diplo spinning at Rain inside the Palms for Clash Fridays.

Dragonette will be performing their hits at The Bank at Bellagio, or enjoy an outdoor concert with Steel Pulse at Red Rock Resort poolside at the Sandbar. You can also keep up with one of the Kardashians -- Khloe will be celebrating her birthday at Chateau Nightclub at Paris Las Vegas.

Do more celebrity spotting on Saturday as Heid Montag hosts a party at MGM Grand's ultrapool, Wet Republic, while Taylor Armstrong of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills celebrates her birthday at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA Resort.

Saturday night, pro skateboarder Bam Margera hosts a party at Gallery Nightclub inside Planet Hollywood featuring a performance by Chingy. The New Boyz are special guests at Revel Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel Rehab pool, Jeremih will be entertaining the crowd at Haze inside ARIA, Nas hosts the evening at Paris Las Vegas' Chateau, Cosmic Gate performs at Marquee at Cosmopolitan and you can even get some "ice, ice baby" when Vanilla Ice performs live at LAX inside Luxor.

Miss USA 2011: Along the Eastern shore

Note: This is the fifth in a series of blogs leading up to the Miss USA 2011 competition on June 19 at Planet Hollywood. In this entry, we're highlighting contestants from the East Coast.

MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA USA: HEATHER DANELLE SWANN

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: Elvis! I want to take a picture with an Elvis impersonator.

Q: If you had to pick five things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: Money, a Redbull or some type of energy drink, the cutest cocktail dresses in my closet, the cutest set of comfortable heels and a camera to document the time of my life!. 

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: Trump International Hotel Las Vegas!

MISS CONNECTICUT USA: REGINA TURNER

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: Seeing the dolphins at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage!

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: Bank at the Bellagio

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: I hear that the pools at the MGM Grand are exquisite.

MISS MAINE USA: ASHLEY-LYNN MARBLE

Q: What is the first thing you want to do when you get off the plane in Vegas?
A: Cruise down the Las Vegas Strip in a convertible.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: Sage (at ARIA Resort) because of its fresh farm-to-table ingredients. 

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I have heard that the M Resort is amazing!

MISS MARYLAND USA: ALLYN ROSE

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: I am most excited about competing in the Miss USA pageant! I will also be extremely excited to see the legendary "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign!

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: My favorite Vegas icons are Penn and Teller! Their shows are amazing! 

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: Sushi is my favorite food, so I would love to visit Shibuya and I hear Alize is amazing.

MISS MASSACHUSETTS USA: ALIDA D'ANGONA

Q: Where do you love to shop in Las Vegas?
A: I'd love to go to Le Boulevard at Paris Las Vegas!

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: As a DJ, I would love to go to the nightclub that has my icon DJ Tiesto rocking the dance floors. 

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: Girls' night out with Ellen DeGeneres. She's hilarious and is the only person who could make Vegas better!

MISS NEW HAMPSHIRE USA: LACYJANE FOLGER

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: Donald Trump, of course!

Q: What restaurants are you most excited to try in Vegas?
A: I have never been to Vegas before, but anyone that knows me knows that I am a steak and potatoes girl. My friends who have been to Vegas recommend I go to Craftsteak

Q: What are your must-see shows in Vegas?
A: Miss USA, of course, David Copperfield and The Ultimate Variety Show.

MISS NEW JERSEY USA: JULIANNA WHITE

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: I would go to Surrender at Encore. It seems like the perfect place to visit for a night of dancing!

Q: What is the most unique experience you've had in Las Vegas?
A: The most unique experience I had in Vegas was when I solved a crime at MGM Grand's CSI: The Experience. It was so fun to be a part of what I see in the television series! 

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: The best advice I could give to someone visiting Vegas is just have fun -- go everywhere you can and make sure you go to all of the amazing clubs! Also, don't forget Band-Aids for your feet after all of the sightseeing and dancing!

MISS NEW YORK USA: AMBER MARIE COLLINS

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: Rehab at the Hard Rock because it has great cabana service.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Vegas?
A: Tao Asian Bistro because I love the giant fortune cookie dessert. 

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: Definitely New York-New York so I could get a taste of home while I was in Vegas!

MISS RHODE ISLAND USA: KATE MCCAUGHEY

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: Currently, my favorite Vegas icon is Holly Madison, star of Peepshow at Planet Hollywood. She seems so kind and has an incredibly outgoing personality, perfect for Vegas!

Q: Who would be your dream dates for a night out in Vegas?
A: My dream dates for a night out in Vegas would be my best friends. I love girls' nights out, but if Zach Efron or Justin Timberlake happen to be there, I wouldn't hate that either! 

Q: What's the one thing in Vegas you can't miss?
A: I can't miss seeing Paris Las Vegas because I have been to the city of Paris and can't wait to see the Eiffel Tower replica and relive some amazing memories.

MISS VERMONT USA: LAUREN CARTER

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back home?
A: Six-inch high heels and a swimsuit ... together! Nobody does that in Vermont.

Q: What restaurants are you most excited to try in Las Vegas?
A: I haven't been, but I would love to go to Margaritaville (at Flamingo Las Vegas). I'm a huge Jimmy Buffett fan! 

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: Mandalay Bay. An amazing gym, pool and spa -- what more could I ask for?

All Miss USA contestants surveyed are over 21 years of age.
Images courtesy of Miss Universe Organization

Miss USA 2011: West Coast, represent!

Please note: The Lion King at Mandalay Bay has closed.

Note: This is the first in a series of blogs leading up to the Miss USA 2011 competition on June 19 at Planet Hollywood. In this entry, we're highlighting contestants from Western states.

The contestants for Miss USA are used to answering questions, so we threw some Vegas-related Qs their way. Here are some selected answers:

 MISS ALASKA USA: JESSICA CHUCKRAN

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: The city lights at night.

Q: What's the one thing in Las Vegas you can't miss?
A: Shopping.

Q: What are your "must-see" shows in Vegas?
A: The Lion King.

MISS OREGON USA: ANNA PROSSER

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: Vegas wouldn't be Vegas without Elvis.

Q: If you had to pick 5 things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: I'd pack a unicorn, an invisible cloak, a humanoid robot, my dog and a massage therapist. Anything is possible in Vegas... right?

Q: What is the first thing you want to do when you get off the plane in Vegas?
A: When I get off the plane I want to whip out my sunglasses and take off my coat. Looking forward to that warm weather! 

MISS CALIFORNIA USA: ALYSSA CAMPANELLA

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: I've heard great things about Blush and it has a very catchy name, too.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: I love Tao at the Venetian.

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: Breathe, then dive right in.

MISS NEVADA USA: SARAH CHAPMAN

Q: Where do you love to shop in Las Vegas?
A: I love to shop at the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. They have everything you could ever want or need on the Las Vegas strip.

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: My dream date in Vegas would be if I could go back in time to the 1940s and hit the town with Frank Sinatra!

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: Encore Beach Club always has a fun and exciting crowd with great DJs on the weekends. I love that their decor is all bright and happy colors, too!  

MISS MONTANA USA: BRITTANY WISER

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back  home?
A: String bikinis with high heels!

Q: What's the one thing in Vegas you can't miss?
A: I always have to take a few minutes to see the spectacular botanical garden exhibits at the Bellagio.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: The Planet Hollywood Westgate Towers has an incredible quiet and laid-back atmosphere that is essential for long stays in Vegas.

MISS ARIZONA USA: BRITTANY DAWN BRANNON

Q: Where do you love to shop in Las Vegas?
A: I really enjoy Caesars Palace for shopping. The whole ambiance makes shopping enjoyable and fun.

Q: Who would be your dream date(s) for a night out in Vegas?
A: I honestly would like to do a girls-night-out instead of a date with a guy. I have a great group of girlfriends and I think we would have an absolute blast in Las Vegas together.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I would love to live at the Mandalay Bay. It's sophisticated and has a tropical island atmosphere.

MISS NEW MEXICO USA : BRITTANY TOLL

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which night club would you choose?
A: If I only had one night to spend in Vegas I would go to Tao (at Venetian), Pure (at Caesars Palace) and Moon at the Palms.

Q: What's the most unique experience you've had in Vegas?
A: The most unique experience I've had was attending a private 3 Doors Down concert on New Year's Eve at the Hard Rock.

Q: What's the one thing in Vegas you can't miss?
A: One thing in Vegas you cannot miss is Fremont Street; everyone should experience the old-town Vegas.

MISS WASHINGTON USA: ANGELINA KAYYALAYNEN

Q: If you had to pick 5 things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: Camera, swimsuit, sunglasses, little black dress, credit card.

Q: What restaurants are you most excited to try in Las Vegas?
A: I'm excited to eat at Yolos and Strip House.

Q: What are your "must-see" shows in Vegas?
A: Would love to see Terry Fator and his famous celebrity impersonation shows.

All Miss USA contestants surveyed are over 21 years of age.
Images courtesy of Miss Universe Organization.

Vegas Minute: A taste of Jean Philippe Patisserie

In this week's Vegas Minute, get a taste of Jean Philippe Patisserie at the Bellagio. Then, grab some sun at Bare pool at The Mirage and enjoy one of Las Vegas' premier hotspots for nightlife with a look at PURE inside Caesars Palace.  Plan your trip at http://www.lasvegas.com/. Vegas Minute produced by http://www.vegas.com. See the Vegas Minute and other great videos on our official YouTube page.

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