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RX Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay (COURTESY: RONI FIELD-MOONEN)

Our take: Rick Moonen's new RX Boiler Room

The transformation of the upstairs portion of Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood into the RX Boiler Room wasn’t a magic trick, but it was close. Two months ago, the celebrity-chef seafood restaurant with sleek...
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Things to know about Beyonce's MGM concert

With flowing blonde hair and several spectacular costume changes, sometimes-demure, sometimes-fierce pop superstar Beyonce rocked the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 29, as part of her The Mrs...

Bands to help out on Huntridge fundraising effort

In an effort to stoke more enthusiasm — and help raise more money — for the Save the Huntridge campaign, a sizable handful of (mostly) local bands will throw down outside the shuttered theater for...

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Revelers atop the Dancetronauts 'Strip Ship' art car (COURTESY PHOTO: ERIK KABIK/RETNA)

EDC, Night 3: Peaking until the end

I’ll save a broader analysis for the print version due out Wednesday. The instant takeaway, though, is Insomniac Events not only outdid itself, but arguably every other festival promoter...

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They worship the Daisy (COURTESY PHOTO: ERIK KABIK/

EDC, Night 2: Thwarting EDM

On the second night of Electric Daisy Carnival:

On arriving early: This is the second EDC where I walked in more than halfway into a Green Velvet slot and regretted it. Why can't I get it...

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A view of the Kinetic Field main stage (COURTESY PHOTO: ERIK KABIK/RETNA

EDC, Night 1: Bigger, and a little better

Electric Daisy Carnival, you’ve outdone yourself.

Whether due to the increasing competition of other large scale electronic music festivals — such as Ultra Music Festival...

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"The Bling Ring"

Review: Another Sofia Coppola fishbowl with 'The Bling Ring'

Contrary to popular belief, Paris Hilton is not famous for no reason. She’s famous because people pay attention. That’s the only reason that matters. What people drink up about Hilton and other...

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The zombie dossier: Read this before you see World War Z

Zombies have come a long way since they first lurched onto the screen in the Silent Era.One of the first true horror films, the German expressionistic, silent masterpiece, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari...
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The Circuit Grounds stage at Electric Daisy Carnival 2012 (COURTESY: ERIK KABIK)

EDC news: Schedule up, Live Nation partnership and awards show announced

A slew of Electric Daisy Carnival-related news came out today, early in what's now referred to as EDC Week.  

First: The schedule for this weekend's big festival is up here.


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James Turrell's 'Akhob' installation at Louis Vuitton at CityCenter (COURTESY: LOUIS VUITTON)

An excuse to visit Crystals mall: James Turrell's 'Akhob' exhibit

Renowned L.A. artist James Turrell recently made his Strip debut inside CityCenter, with a permanent installation entitled “Akhob,” which means “pure water” in Egyptian. The artwork lives up to...

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