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George Strait will be one of the first to perform April 22-23 and Sept. 9-10 at the new $375 million, 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena opening next April.

Janet Jackson will bring her Unbreakable World Tour to the Las Vegas Arena Saturday, May 14 for rescheduled dates replacing her two cancelled shows at AXIS Theatre due to illness.

Reba, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn added a performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Monday, Dec. 7 along with six shows from May 3-14, 2016.

Another mini-residency with about 20 shows next year is heading to The Axis at Planet Hollywood on April 27 starring Lionel Richie. He’ll appear in the same theater where Britney Spears will continue headlining for another two years and Jennifer Lopez will pick up her residency on Jan. 20, 2016.

During the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Dec. 3-12, the Golden Nugget will host 10 p.m. shows with country superstars Tanya Tucker, Big and Rich, Trace Adkins, Terri Clark, Merle Haggard, LeAnn Rimes and Alabama.

After 11-months, Frank--The Man, The Music starring Bob Anderson with a 32-piece orchestra will close Saturday, Nov. 28 in the Palazzo Theater. In December, The Venetian will begin preparing the stage for a new show in 2016.

Carlos Santana 2016 performance dates at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay will mark his fourth year there.

Resident DJ Tiësto will be the headlining artist for New Year’s Eve Thursday, Dec. 31 at Hakkasan Nightclub at the MGM Grand.

Celebrity Items

Pop superstar Bruno Mars was immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas to celebrate his 30th birthday.

Alternative rock band Blue October was honored with a memorabilia case at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John will be the Woman of the Year for Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 32nd Annual Black & White Ball on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Wynn Las Vegas.

Minus5 Ice Bar celebrated Golden Nugget headliner Gordie Brown by creating a cocktail in his honor.

Britney Spears premiered her Aristocrat’s Britney Spears Slot Game at Planet Hollywood.

Dining-Beverage Developments

The new Pete Rose Sports Bar and Grill open for breakfast, lunch and dinner has an outside Strip-side patio and features his historic baseball career memorabilia.

Sensi closed at Bellagio and will open in December as Harvest by Roy Ellamar with an open atmosphere and exhibition kitchen.

Buffalo Wild Wings opened the brand’s first Las Vegas Strip 24-hour wings and sports bar location inside Miracle Mile Shops with a retail section.

The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge at The Mirage closed to develop a new concept in 2016.

Stoney’s Rockin’ Country reopened in Town Square.

Shake Shack, a modern day “roadside” burger stand, opened its second Las Vegas location off the Strip in Downtown Summerlin.

Big Ern’s BBQ opened a second location at the Fiesta with country barn and picnic table decor mirroring that of its first location at Downtown Container Park.

34th Floor Hospitality introduced two new concepts offering breakfast, lunch and dinner downtown at Rick Harrison’s Pawn Plaza: Inna Gadda di Pizza and Pawn
Donut & Coffee

The D and Golden Gate are bringing Not Your Father’s Root Beer alcoholic beverage to Downtown.

The 24/7 Born and Raised BAR opened at 10050 Eastern Ave. in Henderson.

Evolving News

Wayne Newton’s 52-acre Casa de Shenandoah estate is now open for tours at Sunset and Pecos.

Siegfried & Roy introduced four tiger cubs Liberty, Maharani, Hirah and Justice at their Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at
The Mirage.

Sea Monsters Revealed opened adjacent to Shark Reef Aquarium inside Mandalay Bay and runs through October 2016.

SPEEDVEGAS a 100-acre speed and supercar experience broke ground on the $30 million motorsports complex.

The Ferrari dealership at Wynn Las Vegas will close to make room for a different attraction.

The 11th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run benefitting Opportunity Village will be held downtown Saturday, Dec. 5.

On Nov. 10, Ethel M Chocolates will light its 22nd annual Holiday Cactus Garden.

The Range 702 shooting facility recently moved to a new nearby location.

Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada’s 5th Annual Suite Holidays fundraiser on Dec. 5 features exclusive VIP hotel suites tours.

Food Tours of America from Dallas expanded to Las Vegas with tours focusing on popular restaurants.

Los Angeles-based retailer Fred Segal closed his seven stores at SLS while the resort opened three replacements: Etc., Goods and Her.

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima debuted his 18-foot-high mirrored pagoda work “HOTO” in the United States at The Shops at Crystals.

Celebrating its 31st year, the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show will return to Las Vegas March 7-9.

Las Vegas will host the presidential candidate debate Oct. 19, 2016, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV Campus.