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2014 Year-In-Review: Local Arts & Entertainment

December 24th, 2014

From Electric Daisy Carnival to Kinky Boots, the last 365 days in Vegas A&E.

  • Film

    No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.

  • A&E

    Sharing the stage for a production with live camels from a nativity scene? All in a (holi)day's work for a showgirl.

  • Dining

    Jim Begley focuses on five most memorable bites, from bar snacks to escargot pie.

  • Film

    Fans of the Broadway musical will be sorely disappointed.

  • A&E

    Plus: Robin Williams, finding Vivian Maier and thirty years after Purple Rain.

  • Incidental Tourist

    Years from now, we might look back at 2014 as the year momentum on the Strip began to build again.

  • Music

    Weekly music critics pick their favorite live shows of the year.

  • Nightlife

    From big-name beatmeisters (Zedd! Calvin Harris!) to celeb-studded soirees (Iggy! Miguel!), where to get your party on this New Year's Eve.

  • Dining

    From celebrity chefs to food-truck pilots, these are the culinary artists who shined brightest in 2014.

  • Music

    Aside from the "Baby Got Back"-sampled "Anaconda," Minaj's latest is amost entirely wistful and introspective.

  • As We See It

    Will 2015 be the year of Hendo? Can Cosmo keep its cool? And how will we decide where to get our weed?

  • Nightlife

    Find the new SCB brew on tap only at the CityCenter resort.

  • The Kats Report BlogAggregate

    Half of the long-running and market-topping KXMB 94.1 “The Mix” morning radio team has announced a departure. Mark DiCiero, who teamed with Mercedes Martinez for ...

  • Dining

    What’s a girl to do when she knows her Las Vegas days are coming to an end? Eat up!

  • Film

    No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.

  • Dining

    With all of that decorating and shopping, who has time to make dinner? Make a reservation instead.

  • Dining

    We have some surprises—only five of our 14 choices are on the Strip this year.

  • Nightlife

    From big-name beatmeisters (Zedd! Calvin Harris!) to celeb-studded soirees (Iggy! Miguel!), where to get your party on this New Year's Eve.

  • Christmas

    A longtime volunteer firefighter has come up with a new use for his family-owned goat herding business – eating old Christmas trees.

  • FeaturedBusiness

    The business a growing set of services that helps prisoners and their friends and family keep in touch through photos and phone calls.

  • Dining

    The Christmas Eve tradition is available two nights at the celeb chef's eponymous Cromwell restaurant.

  • Stage

    For weeks, rumors of the Onyx’s demise have been circulating ...

  • Incidental Tourist

    Years from now, we might look back at 2014 as the year momentum on the Strip began to build again.

  • Dining

    Check out these standout dinner options for the big night.

  • As We See It

    Will 2015 be the year of Hendo? Can Cosmo keep its cool? And how will we decide where to get our weed?

  • As We See It

    The Lopez is no ordinary sneaker. It involves innovative materials, a teen designer and a hopeful ripple-effect for education.

  • Music

    Las Vegas producer/DJ duo collaborate with Diplo on 'Unapologetic Bitch'

  • Nightlife

    The gold-foil bottles. The satisfying pop of the cork. The gush of bubbles spilling into a flute (or plastic cup).

  • FeaturedNewsPolitics

    Bees attacking an airplane out of McCarran? Yep, that happened, too.

  • Christmas

    Published Thu, Dec 25, 2014 (2:41 p.m.)

    A longtime volunteer firefighter has come up with a new use for his family-owned goat herding business – eating old Christmas trees.

  • Nightlife

    Published Wed, Dec 24, 2014 (midnight)

    You can still keep it on the cheap for the Big Night.

  • FeaturedNewsPolitics

    Published Wed, Dec 24, 2014 (midnight)

    Bees attacking an airplane out of McCarran? Yep, that happened, too.

  • Nightlife

    Published Wed, Dec 24, 2014 (midnight)

    The gold-foil bottles. The satisfying pop of the cork. The gush of bubbles spilling into a flute (or plastic cup).

  • Dining

    Published Wed, Dec 24, 2014 (midnight)

    Check out these standout dinner options for the big night.

  • Nightlife

    Published Wed, Dec 24, 2014 (midnight)

    From big-name beatmeisters (Zedd! Calvin Harris!) to celeb-studded soirees (Iggy! Miguel!), where to get your party on this New Year's Eve.

  • Music

    Published Wed, Dec 24, 2014 (midnight)

    The Roots, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga or a free four-band bill.

  • As We See It

    Published Tue, Dec 23, 2014 (8 p.m.)

    Will 2015 be the year of Hendo? Can Cosmo keep its cool? And how will we decide where to get our weed?

  • As We See It

    Published Tue, Dec 23, 2014 (8 p.m.)

    The Lopez is no ordinary sneaker. It involves innovative materials, a teen designer and a hopeful ripple-effect for education.

  • As We See It

    Published Tue, Dec 23, 2014 (5:08 p.m.)

    Alll it takes is a referee or player crossing your path, and the shot can be ruined.

  • As We See It

    Published Tue, Dec 23, 2014 (4:15 p.m.)

    Keep your eyes peeled for 1,000 brown-paper boxes meant to "spread a little cheer and #LocalLove around town."

  • As We See It

    Published Tue, Dec 23, 2014 (4:14 p.m.)

    “We wanted to do a Las Vegas Christmas."

  • As We See It

    Published Tue, Dec 23, 2014 (3:51 p.m.)

    Justin Favela at the Mexican Consulate

  • Incidental Tourist

    Published Tue, Dec 23, 2014 (1 p.m.)

    Years from now, we might look back at 2014 as the year momentum on the Strip began to build again.

  • The Kats Report BlogAggregate

    Published Thu, Dec 18, 2014 (6 p.m.)

    Half of the long-running and market-topping KXMB 94.1 “The Mix” morning radio team has announced a departure. Mark DiCiero, who teamed with Mercedes Martinez for ...

  • Dining

    Published Thu, Dec 18, 2014 (12:01 a.m.)

    What’s a girl to do when she knows her Las Vegas days are coming to an end? Eat up!

  • FeaturedBusiness

    Published Thu, Dec 18, 2014 (midnight)

    The business a growing set of services that helps prisoners and their friends and family keep in touch through photos and phone calls.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, Dec 17, 2014 (6:51 p.m.)

    Linq Promenade features acrobatic contestants from America's Got Talent.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, Dec 17, 2014 (6:15 p.m.)

    Changing lives one dreamer at a time.

  • As We See It

    Published Wed, Dec 17, 2014 (1:49 p.m.)

    How about some three-chili chicken from Lao Sze Chuan to complement your next bottle buy?