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Project Jackpot: The E Las Vegas

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Jun 2015
The M, The D, The MGM, The SLS, The FLRG... amidst this sea of casino consonants almost came The E Las Vegas. Designed by architectural firm Klai Juba, The E Las Vegas was the Elvis Presley...

Tagged: project jackpot   the elvis casino   sfx entertainment   klai juba   the e las vegas   

Video: The International Under Construction

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 Jul 2014
Check out this amazing video of The International Hotel & Casino under construction in 1969, as Elvis Presley signs his contract to perform at the hotel's grand opening and beyond. Amazing! Big thanks to Misnomer for the...

Tagged: elvis   vegas history   construction   international   hilton   westgate   

Ballys Digs The Ghetto

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jan 2014
As the dust flies, on a cold and gray Las Vegas morn and a poor little shopping mall is born called the Get Tow. And Gary Loveman cries, cause if there's one thing that he don't...

Tagged: ballys   grand bazaar   construction   elvis   

Las Vegas Hilton: The End of An Era

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jun 2012
It may not be the original name of the property, but the Las Vegas Hilton has enough years under its belt to warrant the shedding of at least a thimbleful of tears as the name...

Tagged: las vegas hilton   lvh   casino chips   elvis   

Last Call: Viva Elvis August 31st, Phantom Sept 2nd

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2012
For those lollygaggers who haven't made it over to ARIA to witness the spectacular that is Viva Elvis!, your final chance will be August 31st. Viva Elvis opened along with the rest of...

Tagged: aria   viva elvis   venetian   phantom of the opera   shows   pink floyd   

CityCenter Demolishing Marquee, Union Closing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Jan 2012
Here's something interesting. VT superfriend JohnD braved freshly enacted Nevada statutes banning the use of devices while driving to snag this photo of the CityCenter marquee, apparently undergoing demolition. Check it: VT reported a year and...

Tagged: aria   citycenter   union   marquee   elvis   light group   

Sayonara Viva Elvis!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Nov 2011
The great and powerful Norm! is reporting that: Cirque du Soleil informed "Viva Elvis" cast at 3 p.m. meeting today that MGM Intn'l will replace Aria show @ CityCenter at end of 2012. We all knew from...

Tagged: aria   viva elvis   cirque do soleil   

Cirque Du Soleil De-Elvising ARIA's Viva Elvis

Posted by Chuckmonster on 10 Aug 2011
Here's a hoot and a half.... the great and powerful NORM! has learned that Cirque du Soleil has decided to shutter and revamp Viva Elvis at ARIA, replacing the Elvis plot line with acrobatic acts...

Tagged: cirque   viva elvis   aria   ouch   

Take Your Picture With The King

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Nov 2010
Sometime during our "we're not back until they fix stuff" strike, the folks at ARIA have moved the bust of Elvis Presley from where it was stashed on the second floor outside the Viva ELVIS...

Tagged: aria   elvis presley   photo opportunity   

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas: The New Vegas Anthem?

Posted by JohnH on 22 Sep 2010
In case you hadn't noticed, Brandon Flowers - The Killers front man and Las Vegas native - recently kinda-sorta, not really pulled a John Lennon and came out with a new solo album. While...

Tagged: las vegas   brandon flowers    elvis   

Coming Soon: Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis - The Album

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Jul 2010
Cirque Du Soleil has announced that the soundtrack album to Viva ELVIS, the show currently starring at ARIA, will be released in November 2010. Here's teaser: Sounds pretty good... but with one major oddity....

Tagged: viva elvis   cirque du soleil   aria   

WTF: Metal Elvis!!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Apr 2010
Following in the footsteps of Dread Zeppelin - a reggae band with an Elvis impersonator singer that played Led Zeppelin covers - comes another great King related mash up... Metal Elvis. Guitar player dresses like...

Tagged: metal elvis   van halen   metallica   metal   

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