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So you're probably wondering...what does the "D" stand for?The resort's moniker, The D Las Vegas, pays tribute to its downtown location as well as to the Detroit roots of its owners, Derek (who is often called "D" by friends) and Greg Stevens. Among the things that make The D Las Vegas so cool is the way it melds the Motor City with Sin City.Although not specifically Detroit-themed, the Stevens brothers have persuaded a few Michigan-based businesses to set up shop at their resort. Take Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. This Detroit-area import is a true dining gem -- and you can indulge in a five-star meal here without the five-star price tag. All of the dishes are prepared from scratch daily. The Andiamo Grande Meatball and 32-ounce Andiamo Tomahawk ribeye steak are not to be missed, plus the cannoli is so good you'll leave the gun and take it.Known for serving hot dogs like no others you've had before, American Coney Island counts itself among the oldest businesses in Detroit -- and there's only one location outside of Michigan. Can you guess where that is? Positioned next to The D Las Vegas' east casino entrance on Fremont Street Experience, these specially seasoned wieners from The Dearborn Sausage Company are topped with a secret chili recipe that's three generations old.There are other nuances of Detroit at The D Las Vegas. Whenever the city's beloved teams -- the Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings -- play, you can expect to see the game broadcast at the Longbar, which is hailed as the longest watering hole in Nevada with 15 big flat-screen TVs lined up side by side. (And if any of those teams should make it to the championships, expect to find a party of epic proportions going on.)Actually the party spirit begins any time you approach The D Las Vegas. Outside on Fremont Street, you'll discover the modern-looking D Bar, where dancing girls in boots and fringed bikinis pour frozen alcohol-infused drinks into funny souvenir cups. Flair bartenders also flaunt their talents while mixing cocktails at the other end of the long counter.What else should you know about The D Las Vegas? Well, its showroom features some truly eclectic entertainment. Comedy magician Adam London and ventriloquism duo Patrick Murray and Matilda appear in the afternoons. You can get tickets to the interactive mystery dinner show "Marriage Can Be Murder" or the hilarious musical extravaganza "Frankie Scinta and The Scintas" in the evenings. (A little bit of trivia: The Scintas have a Michigan connection too. In their early days, they performed at Joe Vicari's Detroit restaurant.)The casino at The D Las Vegas mixes modern and vintage atmospheres. You'll hear dance-oriented music over the speaker system while playing the latest in slot machines and table games (some of which are manned by the sizzling "Dancing Dealers") on the first floor. On the second floor, it's a blast to the past. You'll discover discover classic coin-operated machines and the beloved Sigma Derby, an electronic horse racing game. The resort also houses a William Hill Sports Book.The D Las Vegas is located on Third Street between the Four Queens and Neonopolis. It's got a high-energy vibe -- one that reflects the energy of the revitalized downtown area. So we'd say the "D" really stands for "dynamic" or "dude, this is a fun and affordable place to stay."
 
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fromBelle River, ON, CA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
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Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
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Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
The D delivers again !
PostedMarch 4, 2014
I love the Fremont area and the D suits my needs and budget perfectly. The hotel and rooms are great, second time staying here
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Music: Classic rock.Cast: Howard Leese (Heart), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi), Robin McAuley (MSG, Survivor), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Andrew Freeman (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), extraordinary drummer Jay Schellen (Badfinger, Asia), Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford Band) Carol-Lyn Liddle (Masters of Rock) and Stephanie Calvert (Starship).Format: A concert experience designed to take audiences on a musical journey from 1960 to 1990 with performances of classic rock anthems.Bands/artists covered: The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Queen, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Journey, Toto, Free, Boston, U2, Foreigner and more.Audience: Anyone interested in the roots of rock 'n' roll."Raiding the Rock Vault" pays tribute to some of the greatest rock bands in history by creating an all-star supergroup. Not only do audiences get to listen to beloved songs made famous by The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and many others, but they'll also hear compelling narration. The show was written by Grammy Award-winning record producer David Kershenbaum and John Payne, who fronted the British band Asia for 14 years. The set list includes hits from 1960 to 1990 and provides an incomparable look at rock 'n' roll and the people who lived and shaped it. Previous special guests included Foreigner frontman Lou Gramm, original Toto frontman Bobby Kimball, Yes lead singer Jon Anderson and Mickey Thomas of Starship.
 
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fromBelle River, ON, CA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Business/Convention
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
This show ROCKS !
PostedJune 7, 2013
I am a huge fan of rock music, from the 60's right up until today, when you can find new "good stuff".
This show was everything I read in reviews and more ! While the LVH theatre does not have a poor seat in the house, I chose to do the Meet and greet with a front row seat ! I am sure that added to the experience as well, it was worth every penny !!!
The guys were very gracious and took time to chat with you. They brought me right back to the 80's as a teen.
The music sound and quality was second to none, while it was perfectly loud, it wasn't overloud at all !
Tracii Guns is an under rated guitarist, in my books, he really puts his all into it. All the guys were great performers, really enjoy still doing this and didn't seemed belittled by performing in Vegas in a small venue.
I would recommend ANYONE that like rock to see it, its not just the music, but the extra story that makes it entertaining.
The crowd that night varied, but there were people in their twenties, up to people in their 80's, and that's what rock is about, its for everyone, like this show !
Thanks guys for an amazing "ROCKIN" evening of music !
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What would a magician do when his act gets mixed reviews for having too much going on and too much filler?He'd make those parts disappear, of course.And in true magical fashion, he makes them re-appear as something much better.The recently revamped Criss Angel Believe from Cirque du Soleil brings out more of what Angel's fans have been clamoring for in the first place: magic.This production has seen some significant changes in response to feedback from guests and critics alike, and the end result is a highly focused and entertaining show.Criss Angel Believe takes his illusions and stage presence, combined with the flair and artistry Cirque is best known for -- with just enough of each to make fans of both happy.Although the magic acts in Criss Angel Believe form a loosely-connected narrative, this story is secondary to wowing the audience with illusions. From levitation to "how'd-he-do-it?" disappearances, Angel brings out all the acts he has made famous on "Mindfreak" and then some, along with some more traditional illusions with an added "Mindfreak" twist to them.From the theater itself to the set pieces used during Angel's performance, the whole atmosphere is dark with gothic accents, reminiscent of old-fashioned circuses and carnivals with a morbid twist.Angel's back-and-forth interaction with the audience throughout the show keeps things interesting, but his bumbling assistants -- four "ushers" named Maestro, Luigi, Slim and Lars --  ensure that the whole experience, from start to finish, inspires both awe and laughter. Expect lots of dark humor, as Angel has snappy commentary to accompany many of his illusions."You're applauding this woman being cut in half. Really, that's horrible. Just horrible," he says with a sarcastic grin, after a scaled-up take on the classic "saw a woman in half" trick. We've never thought about it like that, but Angel generally has an entirely different way of thinking about these illusions than your average magician does.If you've ever wanted to be a part of a larger-than-life, stage version of Angel's "Mindfreak" program -- this is the show to see.-- Staff report
 
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fromBelle River, ON, CA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Criss Angel show, minus the Cirq
PostedNovember 21, 2012
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I thought based on the title there would be more involvement with former Cirq performers. While I found the show highly entertaining, I was a bit misinformed , as I read it.
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Bringing you classics such as "Mr. Roboto" and "Babe," the rock band Styx is bringing their unique concert experience to The Pearl Theater inside of the Palms Casino Resort. Leaving a stamp on the heart of rock 'n' roll in their heyday, this progressive rock band is still alive and well to give their fans one hell of a performance with music from their two most legendary albums, "The Grand Illusion" and "Pieces of Eight."Composed of Tommy Shaw, James "J.Y." Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo), the group has performed more live since 1999 than all of the previous years of the group's combined career.If you grew up in the '70s, you can probably name quite a few Styx songs...or you might have done everything in your power to block out Kilroy. Regardless, the band was one of the most popular in the United States during the '70s and early '80s.The band rose to mega-fame when their song "Lady" from "Styx II" caught nation-wide attention. Shortly after their recognition, they released "The Grand Illusion" in 1977, which featured another huge hit, "Come Sail Away," as well as another radio staple, "Fooling Yourself."One of the band's best known and most memorable songs, "Babe," came from 1979's "Cornerstone."Styx's hits kept coming during the '80s and it wasn't long before the band became one of the most popular live acts around with, for example, their 1981 hit "Paradise Theatre," which was yet another triple-platinum success, reaching No. 1 on the strength of Top 10 hits such as "Best of Times" and "Too Much Time on My Hands."Two years later Styx returned with "Kilroy Was Here," which featured the hits "Mr. Roboto" and "Don't Let It End."The band broke up in 1984 while many band members pursued successful solo careers. Styx reformed in 1990 and released "Edge of the Century," which spawned a No. 3 hit, "Show Me the Way," and have since continued to keep the music coming!
 
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Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
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Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Styx and the Palms....
PostedNovember 21, 2012
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Styx is an amazing show of music and showmanship. They were having a really great time and the whole audience was into it and singing along.
The Palms was made for sound and we had great seats, but there really isn't a bad seat in the house !!
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So you're probably wondering...what does the "D" stand for?The resort's moniker, The D Las Vegas, pays tribute to its downtown location as well as to the Detroit roots of its owners, Derek (who is often called "D" by friends) and Greg Stevens. Among the things that make The D Las Vegas so cool is the way it melds the Motor City with Sin City.Although not specifically Detroit-themed, the Stevens brothers have persuaded a few Michigan-based businesses to set up shop at their resort. Take Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. This Detroit-area import is a true dining gem -- and you can indulge in a five-star meal here without the five-star price tag. All of the dishes are prepared from scratch daily. The Andiamo Grande Meatball and 32-ounce Andiamo Tomahawk ribeye steak are not to be missed, plus the cannoli is so good you'll leave the gun and take it.Known for serving hot dogs like no others you've had before, American Coney Island counts itself among the oldest businesses in Detroit -- and there's only one location outside of Michigan. Can you guess where that is? Positioned next to The D Las Vegas' east casino entrance on Fremont Street Experience, these specially seasoned wieners from The Dearborn Sausage Company are topped with a secret chili recipe that's three generations old.There are other nuances of Detroit at The D Las Vegas. Whenever the city's beloved teams -- the Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings -- play, you can expect to see the game broadcast at the Longbar, which is hailed as the longest watering hole in Nevada with 15 big flat-screen TVs lined up side by side. (And if any of those teams should make it to the championships, expect to find a party of epic proportions going on.)Actually the party spirit begins any time you approach The D Las Vegas. Outside on Fremont Street, you'll discover the modern-looking D Bar, where dancing girls in boots and fringed bikinis pour frozen alcohol-infused drinks into funny souvenir cups. Flair bartenders also flaunt their talents while mixing cocktails at the other end of the long counter.What else should you know about The D Las Vegas? Well, its showroom features some truly eclectic entertainment. Comedy magician Adam London and ventriloquism duo Patrick Murray and Matilda appear in the afternoons. You can get tickets to the interactive mystery dinner show "Marriage Can Be Murder" or the hilarious musical extravaganza "Frankie Scinta and The Scintas" in the evenings. (A little bit of trivia: The Scintas have a Michigan connection too. In their early days, they performed at Joe Vicari's Detroit restaurant.)The casino at The D Las Vegas mixes modern and vintage atmospheres. You'll hear dance-oriented music over the speaker system while playing the latest in slot machines and table games (some of which are manned by the sizzling "Dancing Dealers") on the first floor. On the second floor, it's a blast to the past. You'll discover discover classic coin-operated machines and the beloved Sigma Derby, an electronic horse racing game. The resort also houses a William Hill Sports Book.The D Las Vegas is located on Third Street between the Four Queens and Neonopolis. It's got a high-energy vibe -- one that reflects the energy of the revitalized downtown area. So we'd say the "D" really stands for "dynamic" or "dude, this is a fun and affordable place to stay."
 

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