Entertainment Evolves

The official name for the Las Vegas Arena opening April 6 with The Killers is T-Mobile Arena. Dixie Chicks returning to touring will stop there Saturday, July 16.

Reminder, the Strip’s longest-running show Jubilee! closes Feb. 11.

Beginning in February, French superstar Alex Goude will debut his new interactive large-scale production show Twisted Vegas at theWestgate with The Kristef Brothers, impersonator Costic and aerialist Katya.

Unruly comedy production Puppet Up! - Uncensored will debut this spring at the Sands Showroominside The Venetian with theHenson puppeteers.

Pitbull will return to The AXIS atPlanet Hollywood with his show,Time of Our Lives Las Vegas, March 12-26.

America’s Got Talent finalist Seth Grabel joined the adult revueFANTASY at the Luxor on Tuesday nights with comedian Sean E. Cooper continuing the other nights.

NBC’s The Voice finalist Barrett Baber will join Rascal Flatts for their nine-show Rhythm & Rootsresidency at The Joint at Hard Rock Feb. 17-March 5.

Wiz Khalifa launched an exclusive residency with TAO Group’s Las Vegas venues including TAO Nightclub appearing on Feb. 6 and March 18 as his DJ alter-ego, DJ Daddy Kat.

The rescheduled date for The Who’s postponed North American tour date is Sunday, May 29 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

U.K. art-pop quartet The 1975 will headline The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan with The Japanese House on Saturday, April 23.

Italian teen pop opera trio Il Volo has a tour stop planned at The Pearl inside the Palms
March 25.

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, on his North American tour will stop atBrooklyn Bowl at The LINQ on Saturday, April 16.

Legends in Concert at the Flamingo will change its lineup beginning Feb. 13 by debuting live tributes to Adele and Prince and having the Blues Brothersand Sinatra return.

Dining Changes

This summer, Alicart Restaurant Group will expand in Las Vegas with the addition of Virgil’s Real Barbecue at The LINQ Promenade.

Brigg’s Oyster Co. has premiered at the Suncoast. The brightly illuminated interior is centered around an open exhibition kitchen.

Station Casinos’ seafood bar concept, The Oyster Bar, is opening an intimate location at Santa Fe Station.

Harvest by Las Vegas Chef Roy Ellamar is open nightly in Bellagio’s Spa Tower showcasing a glass exhibition kitchen.

Renowned restaurant, Mr. Chow, is open at Caesars Palace making the seventh location for the luxurious Beijing cuisine eatery.

A fairly new breakfast-lunch daily dining spot is Gambler’s Café located inside the Gambler’s General Store at 800 S. Main Street with signature hero sandwiches.

Stoned n Baked is new at Container Park opening daily at 11 a.m. and serving handmade artisan pizzas and baked goods.

Fuku Burger is opening a new restaurant in Chinatown offering burgers with a Japanese twist.

STK inside The Cosmopolitan started Sunday Brunch Club last month blending music, food, cocktails, fashion and fun from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

News Updates

LA-based sbe will launch exclusive Hyde Lounge nightclub at the T-Mobile Arena in April 2016.

Rockin’ Jump trampoline park will open its first franchise in Las Vegas this month.

SPEEDVEGAS, the new 100-acre motorsports complex, will open the 1.5-mile supercar track in March.

Aria is collaborating with guest service software company Crave Interactiveto launch unprecedented in-room technology with the installation of the provider’s in-room hotel tablets in every guestroom.

Caesars Entertainment is debuting new fully-integrated self check-in kiosks at its Las Vegas resorts beginning with The LINQ, Flamingo and Caesars Palace.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is planned for the Silverton and expected to open in late 2016.

The Plaza downtown is undergoing a multi-million dollar extensive renovation to its rooftop pool with dining areas, bars, live entertainment and gaming.

Noted footwear designer Sam Edelman opened a fifth location at The Forum Shops at Caesars.

Yahoo Sports Radios Game Night with Matt Perrault debuted at The Palazzo Broadcast Studio inside Lagasse’s Stadium with live week night broadcasts from 7-10 p.m.

Events on the Horizon

Actor Chazz Palminteri, a partner of BiVi Vodka, will open the expo hall at the 2016 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show running March 7-9.

On March 12, Cirque du Soleil will hold its 15th annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

The inaugural St. Baldrick’s Lepre-Con 2016 with the largest number of leprechauns in one place and a 5K run/walk will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 atTown Square.

The Color Run with its Tropicolor theme will take place downtown on Saturday, Feb, 27 with a color throw celebration.

The annual Scale the Strat race day will be held Sunday, Feb. 28 with climbers tackling 108 floors of the Stratosphere.