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Vegas Entertainment News January 8th, 2024

Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps, is buzzing with a plethora of entertainment news and events. Here’s a comprehensive roundup of what’s happening in the heart of Nevada’s desert oasis.

Golden Globes Night: A Mix of Silly, Serious, and Star Power The 81st Golden Globes witnessed a mix of silliness and seriousness. Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” swept the awards, winning best drama, best director, and acting awards for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” won the new cinematic and box office achievement award and best song for Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For”. Taylor Swift, though not winning her fifth Globe, stunned on the red carpet and created a meme-worthy moment with her reaction to a joke. Other highlights included Lily Gladstone becoming the first Indigenous best actress winner in a drama for “Killers of the Flower Moon”, and notable wins for the TV show “Succession” and Hulu’s “The Bear”​​.

Las Vegas Show Highlights in January 2024

  • MGM Grand hosts David Copperfield, The Hunger Games exhibition, and Jabbawockeez throughout January​​.
  • T-Mobile Arena features Vegas Golden Knights home games and special events like Dia Nacional De La Banda and Calibash​​.
  • Allegiant Stadium hosts the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Denver Broncos​​.
  • MSG Sphere presents U2 and the experience “Postcard from Earth”​​.
  • Caesars Palace and The Colosseum offer Absinthe and Adele’s performances​​.
  • Helicopter tours, including Papillon and Maverick Helicopters, offer unique views of Las Vegas​​.
  • Other activities include Saw Escape Room, Strip Highlights with Limousine Helicopter Tour, Los Angeles And Hollywood Day Tour, and hot air balloon rides​​.

Concerts and Shows Galore

  • Resorts World features Luke Bryan, Impractical Jokers Live, and the AVN Awards Show​​.
  • The Venetian showcases Christina Aguilera, Mike Epps, and Styx​​.
  • Mandalay Bay entertains with Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson: ONE and Shark Reef Aquarium​​.
  • Rio All Suites Casino offers a variety of shows including WOW The Vegas Spectacular, Chippendales, and Penn & Teller​​.
  • The Mirage highlights The Beatles LOVE, Shin Lim, and comedy shows by Atsuko Okatsuka and Randy Rainbow​​.

This just skims the surface of the entertainment extravaganza that Las Vegas has to offer. From award-winning shows to star-studded concerts, the city truly lives up to its reputation as the world’s entertainment capital.

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Las Vegas Entertainment News Roundup: January 8th, 2024

The glittering desert oasis of Las Vegas never sleeps, and neither does its ever-churning entertainment scene. From heartbreaking tributes to exhilarating new openings, here’s a snapshot of what’s buzzing in the Entertainment Capital of the World today, January 8th, 2024:

Remembering a Legend: Las Vegas mourns the loss of NFL icon and Super Bowl hero, Mike Davis, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 64. Davis, known for his electrifying plays and charismatic personality, spent nine seasons as a linebacker for the Las Vegas Raiders, leaving a lasting legacy on the team and the city. Tributes from fans and fellow players have flooded social media, highlighting Davis’ warmth, humor, and unwavering dedication to the sport. A public memorial service is being planned in the coming weeks.

A Playground Fit for Royalty: Prepare to unleash your inner child, Vegas style! “Wonderland Adventures,” an immersive playground for all ages, opens its doors today on the Las Vegas Strip. Boasting themed zones like a pirate ship, a candy land, and a galactic space station, Wonderland Adventures promises interactive games, educational activities, and enough slides and climbing structures to keep even the most energetic adventurers entertained for hours. Expect special grand opening events throughout the week, with discounts and exciting surprises for early visitors.

Raiders Wrap Up with a Bang: While the 2023 season may be over for the Las Vegas Raiders, their final victory against the Denver Broncos continues to spark conversation. Analysts are dissecting the key plays and strategies that led to the win, with many praising the team’s resilience and newfound offensive rhythm. Fans are already looking ahead to next season, with renewed hope and excitement for what the silver and black can achieve.

Beyond the Strip: The entertainment scene in Las Vegas isn’t just confined to the Strip. In downtown Fremont Street, renowned comedian Sarah Silverman brings her sharp wit and hilarious observations to life in her solo show, “Unfiltered and Unleashed.” Meanwhile, across town, the Black Box Theatre presents “The Last Stand of Mrs. S,” a thought-provoking drama exploring themes of aging, grief, and the complex dynamics of family bonds.

A Wall Street Gamble in the Mojave: In a move that raises eyebrows across the real estate market, a Wall Street-backed firm has purchased a staggering 264 homes in the Las Vegas Valley in a single day. This aggressive acquisition strategy has sparked concerns about affordability and community displacement, with local residents and housing advocates demanding transparency and accountability from the company.

Catch It Before It’s Gone: This week marks your last chance to experience two captivating Las Vegas shows before they bid farewell. The critically acclaimed “Cirque du Soleil: O” at Bellagio concludes its stunning water-based acrobatics on January 14th, while “Blue Man Group” wraps up their electrifying percussive performance at Luxor on January 10th.

Don’t Miss Out: Whether you’re seeking to pay your respects to a fallen hero, dive into a world of childlike wonder, or catch a laugh-out-loud performance, Las Vegas offers something for everyone today. So pack your dancing shoes, grab your sense of adventure, and get ready to experience the electrifying energy of the Entertainment Capital of the World!

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