Thursday, September 16, 2010

Liberace Museum to Close

The once popular Liberace Museum is closing it's doors on October 17th. The museum was in operation for 31 years. Plans are underway to maintain the memorabilia at the museum and turn it into a traveling exhibit.

I'm kind of sad to see this go. I had never been in the place but driving by I always thought it looked interesting, and had the kind of glitz and glamor that Las Vegas represented. I wonder if the memorabilia will be making an appearance on the Strip at one of the hotels. An exhibit there might make more sense than a standalone museum.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Real World Returning to Las Vegas

The Real World is rumored to be returning to Las Vegas for its 25th season. This time the MTV reality show will be located at the Hard Rock.

In 2002 The Real World put the Palms on the map when the show was located in a penthouse suite at that hotel. The success of that show led to the Palms becoming a hot spot for the 20-something Vegas club crowd.

This should be a mutually beneficial relationship between MTV and the city of Las Vegas. From what I understand the show's ratings have been a bit down recently, and so having it in a city like Vegas could boost that a little. On the other side having Las Vegas in a popular TV show will definitely create some buzz and might expose Las Vegas to the younger MTV viewers.

Source: MTV Real World News Blog.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monte Carlo replaces Lance Burton with Jabbawockeez

With Lance Burton's run at the Monte Carlo coming to an end, the hotel has replaced him with dance troupe Jabbawockeez.

The Jabbawockeez show will be titled "Mus.i.c" (pronounced "muse I see") and starts Oct. 7, with five shows per week through December. The troupe had a successful run at the MGM Grand earlier this year, which prompted MGM Resorts International to bring them back "by popular demand."

Lance Burton hasn't announced any plans yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him back on the Strip eventually.

Source: AP via Yahoo News.