Thursday, September 30, 2010

Marquee - Coldplay and Jay-Z at Cosmo

The nightclub at Cosmopolitan will be called "Marquee" named after the successful New York City club. Marquee will be operated by the Tao Group. The 63,000-square-feet indoor and outdoor venue will be open 18 hours a day, and is sure to become one of the hottest spots in Vegas once it opens in time for New Year's Eve.

In other Cosmo news, Jay-Z and Coldplay will be performing for Cosmopolitan's grand opening New Year's Eve bash. No matter what you think of them, both Jay-Z and Coldplay are huge acts, and I think it's good for the city to have some high profile artists there for the opening of the new hotel. I don't remember if Aria / CityCenter even had any musical acts to open that huge project last year, so in comparison it looks like Cosmopolitan is doing a good job building some hype and anticipation for their opening.

Source: Robin Leach.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cher Announces Final Colosseum Dates

Cher's residency at Caesars Palace will be coming to an end in February 2011. She will be performing at the Colosseum from now through October, then taking a two month break and returning in January up until her final show on February 5th.

The timing coincides with Celine Dion's return to the Colosseum at Caesars March 15, 2011. Dion will perform about 70 dates a year, and already has 50 dates booked through August.

With Cher leaving and Celine only doing a limited schedule there have been rumors of possible headliners that will join the Caesars lineup for 2011. Neil Diamond and Madonna have been mentioned, but they both seem highly speculative at this point. Rod Stewart is also playing some shows at the Colosseum in November, so he might be a candidate for a permanent residency.

Source: Sound Spike.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vdara Death Ray

A story has been making the rounds about the pool area at Vdara being exceptionally hot. It appears that the sun has a way of reflecting off the curved building and converging directly onto the pool area, causing temperatures to soar 20 degrees above normal. The buildings architects foresaw this problem somewhat and coated the glass with a film that was supposed to disperse the sun, but apparently this isn't doing the trick. The sun can routinely melt plastic bags and cups around the pool area. The hotel is planning on installing more sun umbrellas and planting some trees, but it is unclear weather this will be enough to protect visitors from what is being called the "Vdara Death Ray." I'm guessing with fall on its way there won't be many complaints for the next six months or so, but it will be interesting to see if this phenomenon remains when triple digit temps hit next summer.