Mary56
 
 
 
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    April 12, 2013
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Get ready to feel the heat. And we don't mean from the sun. There's a lot of hot stuff going on at The Mirage.The resort's iconic attraction (and really one of the more popular attractions on the Las Vegas Strip) is a volcano. It sits right in front of the property in a tranquil lagoon...at least this lagoon is tranquil until the volcano erupts, which happens several times a night. Steam rises. Water shoots up. Lava spews. And flames dance. Seriously, they do. Choreographed to a soundtrack created by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and tabla player Zakir Hussain, these little fireballs have some smokin' moves.The volcano isn't the only attraction at The Mirage. Everyone who enters usually stops to snap a photo in the tropical atrium. Under a towering dome just inside the resort's front doors, it's teeming with exotic flowers. And then over behind the front desk, you'll become engrossed with a huge aquarium that houses more than 450 fish.Speaking of where the wild things are, you can't leave the resort without visiting Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Built for education and preservation, these two habitats offer you the rare chance to view leopards, white tigers and white lions (say hello to the adorable white lion cubs -- Madiba, Timba-Masai and Freedom for us when you go) as well as bottlenose dolphins. Bet you didn't think you'd see all those animals in Vegas?And then there's the entertainment at The Mirage. The Beatles "LOVE" by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator, Boyz II Men: each one is a truly remarkable show. So what should you do about them? See all three!"LOVE" takes place in a circular, custom-built theater. Not only will the music wow you (it comes from The Beatles' original recordings), but the imaginative props and costumes will transport you to another time. Fator, a singing ventriloquist, and his collection of puppets (characters like Winston the Impersonating Turtle and country singer Walter T. Airdale) will have you in stitches. And ladies will swoon in the aisles at the "Mowtownphilly" melodies of Boyz II Men -- those smooth-as-silk singers!Plus, thanks to the ongoing Aces of Comedy series, comedians like Jay Leno, Ray Romano, Tim Allen, Kathy Griffin and Daniel Tosh swing by the resort on select weekends to crack audiences up with their antics.Dining at The Mirage is another pleasure. In just a short walk, you'll pass by Stack Restaurant & Bar by chef Brian Massie; Japonais, where East meets West in a wonderful way; and Portofino, which features Italian classics with a modern twist. At Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak, all kinds of meats are prepared over open flames in either wood-burning ovens or on charcoal grills. Go ahead...try and choose...all of these restaurants are delicious!More eateries are tucked into other corners of The Mirage. Open to the casino, the smells coming from Samba, a Brazilian steakhouse that serves rodizio-style meals, will make your mouth water. The Chinese restaurant Fin showcases live seafood -- steamed, baked or wok-fried. For a sandwich stuffed beyond belief, head to the Carnegie Deli.  And then there's the resort's buffet, Cravings, where you'll feel like you're strolling down a street crammed with international cuisine.Actually, if you want to spend time on a famous street, check out Rhumbar. This cool lounge has an outdoor patio where you'll have a fabulous view of the Strip. Kick back here with either a refreshing mojito or a cigar and just take it everything in.Looking for a place to party? Then go to 1 OAK Las Vegas, a nightclub imported from New York City. Divided into two separate rooms with their own bars and music formats, you never know who you might see. Maybe hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis? Or one of the Kardashians? The list of celebrities who have passed through 1 OAK's doors is endless.When The Mirage opened in 1989, it was one of the first true megaresorts on the Las Vegas Strip. A hottie of a property way back then, today it continues to fan those flames.
 
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fromAustin, Tx
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Oldie Goldie stills shines
PostedAugust 29, 2017
Mirage is now a classic hotel, older than many, better than most. Very comfortable rooms and a great strip location. My only complaint is the new parking policy. MGM has decided to now make you pay to park in the garage as well as valet park. Having been a Las Vegas visitor for decades, as well as a resident at one time, I find this highly offensive. I guess they are trying to cut down on the number of visitors or are just having trouble paying their bills. But I won't be staying at a property in the future that charges me to park on top of the resort fee. I usually rent a car and can easily stay off strip to avoid this onerous fee. When they get rid of it I'll come back. I love the Mirage and am saddened by the greed exhibited by it's current owner.
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Get ready to clap your hands, stomp your feet and maybe even learn some new dance moves at Human Nature Jukebox. Mixing pop classics with Doo-Wop, Motown, soul standards and more, Human Nature, Australia’s top selling pop vocal group and Las Vegas headliners, is bringing audiences a show experience unlike any other on the Strip. Effortlessly blending retro cool with contemporary sounds, Jukebox takes audiences on an unforgettable journey through various genres.Starting with the classics of the Doo-Wop era, Human Nature pays tribute to the legends of Motown and soul and carries through to today’s breakout sensations. With song selections ranging from "Under the Boardwalk" to "Uptown Funk," the four men of Human Nature will have everyone dancing in their seats and tapping their toes along to the beat.Human Nature's smooth vocals and flawless harmonies have skyrocketed their popularity and success on the Las Vegas Strip for nearly a decade. Together the four entertainers; Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney are undeniably one of the world’s greatest pop-vocal groups, having entertained millions worldwide and releasing 23 best-selling albums in their 25-year career. Their latest multi-platinum album, "Jukebox" is the influence for the brand new show at the Venetian Las Vegas. Human Nature were voted "Best Singers" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and have appeared on Oprah, "Dancing with the Stars," "The Chew" and headlined their own PBS Special "Human Nature Sings Motown."Although audiences in Vegas may not be that familiar with Human Nature, they are one of the most popular acts from Australia. The group formed in 1989 as a Doo-Wop band in Sydney. In 1994 they signed with Sony Music and released their debut album, "Telling Everybody" in 1995. The album was an instant hit, selling four times platinum and became the most successful debut album ever released in Australia. Human Nature released their fourth consecutive No. 1 album, "A Symphony of Hits," in 2008.As a result of their outstanding showmanship, Human Nature has performed as the opening act for Celine Dion and Michael Jackson. In 2000, they had the honor of performing the Australian National Anthem at the Sydney Olympics. During their Vegas show, the members of Human Nature get personal with their audiences and between songs greet audience members and tell stories. They explain since they were young they always aspired to be as great like The Temptations and The Miracles. Part of that inspiration came from the positive message they got from hearing Motown music and then wanting to share that experience with others.Audiences watch the group in awe, mesmerized by their four voices resounding throughout the showroom. There are several moments when Human Nature performs without the band; these songs spotlight each performer's amazing voice and the ability to perform in perfect harmony. Human Nature keeps everyone on their feet and dancing to tunes while they create an entertainment experience with feel-good messages that are found in  timeless songs.Don't miss your chance to catch Human Nature perform at the Venetian. 
 
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fromAustin, Tx
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Purchase Frequency:More than 6 times a year
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
A slow start, but once they got going, it was fantastic!
PostedMay 22, 2014
At first I thought I would be disappointed, a bunch of white guy wannabes. But after the third song, I was sold. They are likeable gentlemen, they have terrific harmony and they dance their tushes off! The band was outstanding and the patter was funny. I think this is a great show for anyone to see. My 95 year old friend said she didn't know when she had seen a better show.
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Truth is, there’s a Cirque du Soleil production for just about every personality, mood and interest out there. And “KA,” is for the action-loving, adventure-seeking show goers that can appreciate an age-old story of good versus evil. The storyline illustrates the journey of a brother and sister twin duo that becomes separated during a siege of their Far Eastern palace by evil warriors. Yep, this is a royal battle, y’all and they’ve pulled out all the stops.The entire theater is designed to fit the theme so no matter where your gaze takes you, you’ll be looking at the set. But you’re really gonna love this: the stage is made up of two massive moving platforms that not only float, but turn completely vertical. Did you hear that? That was the sound of our minds being blown. And just wait until you see the suspended fight scenes.Also, while it’s insanely cool, not all the stunts are done in the air. The Wheel of Death, for example (ohmagah can you believe they have a Wheel of Death?), is positioned firmly on the ground while the daredevil performer flings himself into dangerous heights, where one misstep could lead to his demise. A story of intense battle, and a question of triumph or defeat to the very end, KA is entertainment on an entirely new level. Forreal.
 
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fromAustin, Tx
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Business/Convention
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:More than 3 times a year
Gambler:Yes
Yes, I recommend this product.
KA moves you
PostedApril 12, 2013
I have been to most of the Cirque shows in Vegas, but had missed this one. So my friend and I went this time. We were blown away! I thought "O" and LOVE were the best I'd seen, but this ranks right up there with them. Great theatricality, acrobatics (even the stage moves!), costumes and thrills. You should go if you're in LV and haven't seen it. It was well worth the price of the ticket! Mary M.
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Truth is, there’s a Cirque du Soleil production for just about every personality, mood and interest out there. And “KA,” is for the action-loving, adventure-seeking show goers that can appreciate an age-old story of good versus evil. The storyline illustrates the journey of a brother and sister twin duo that becomes separated during a siege of their Far Eastern palace by evil warriors. Yep, this is a royal battle, y’all and they’ve pulled out all the stops.The entire theater is designed to fit the theme so no matter where your gaze takes you, you’ll be looking at the set. But you’re really gonna love this: the stage is made up of two massive moving platforms that not only float, but turn completely vertical. Did you hear that? That was the sound of our minds being blown. And just wait until you see the suspended fight scenes.Also, while it’s insanely cool, not all the stunts are done in the air. The Wheel of Death, for example (ohmagah can you believe they have a Wheel of Death?), is positioned firmly on the ground while the daredevil performer flings himself into dangerous heights, where one misstep could lead to his demise. A story of intense battle, and a question of triumph or defeat to the very end, KA is entertainment on an entirely new level. Forreal.
 

My child is 2.5 years old can he attend the show?

Yes, but it will be loud in places. There is enough movement to keep him interested. You will be keeping him up late, even if you go to the early show. FYI
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