iheartradio Music Fest Closes Strong in Vegas

Vegas iheartradioFor the Vegas iheartradio festival, a sold-out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena witnessed the likes of Sublime with Rome, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Sting, Rascall Flats, Nicki Minaj, Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z, and Steven Tyler, among others.

It was a study in pop music and pop culture of the current generation, with some older artists thrown in for good measure. Lady Gaga headlined the weekend, dedicated to the revamp of the iheartradio music application. Reviews from the weekend came in at everything from “I loved it!” to, “I don’t know…” so we’re betting on that it was a good concert. It was sold out, and we’d be surprised if more of these events don’t spring up, given the success. An estimated 10 million people accessed the show through the iheartradio web site, and 25,000 more showed up through the festival (capacity).

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Caesars Ready to Start $500 Million Strip Project

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In the face of the recession, Caesars is doubling down. Construction will begin this month on a $500 million mid-Strip project called Linq that will include a restaurant-entertainment district (326,000 square feet) linking the Imperial Palace and Flamingo resorts, a “re-skinning” of Imperial Palace and O’Sheas, and a 550-foot “observation wheel” that is like a Ferris wheel, but houses 30 people per pod. This will also create 1,500 permanent new jobs and employ about 3,000 construction workers. We wish Caesars the best on this 18-month project. We have found some great deals on Caesars hotels, with rates as low as $99 a night. Don’t forget to check out our page on Caesars as well!