Rock of Ages Las Vegas

Rock of Ages Las Vegas by www.carlosmeliablog.comRock of Ages Las Vegas  |  Las Vegas, United States  |  Following my four reports on the shows I saw during my last visit to Las Vegas, Rock of Ages ranked second as my favorite production along the Vegas Strip. Fun, engaging, well performed, and entertaining, although being the longest show I’ve seen ever in Las Vegas. Rock of Ages plays at The Venetion Resort & Casino. For those of you not familiar with the story,  Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! See my reviews on the other shows: Michael Jackson ONE, ZARKANA and ANSINTHE. Just a little warning and constructive criticism to all Las Vegas Strip shows, in particular to Cirque du Soleil. Sometimes having seven OK shows at the same time, does not equal to having one that is GREAT. And to the rest in general, well I felt most shows lacked of energy, and they all felt over-rehearsed, where you could tell the cast had to perform twice a day, at least 6 days a week. You know like when you go horseback ridding, and the horse walks knowing by hard the way to go, and you are just there pretending…. well that is how I felt. But hey shaded me right. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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ABSINTHE Las Vegas

ABSINTHE Las Vegas by www.carlosmeliablog.com ABSINTHE  |  Las Vegas, United States  |  I must say after having seen four shows along the strip during my stay in Las Vegas, last week, I must say this was the one with the least production, and the one with the most excitement and entertaining of them all. Naughty, fun, exotic, erotic, wild and wacky are just a few words to describe this acro-Burlesque cabaret show, recommended only for adults over 18+.  Sassy and debauching comedy, sexy cast and wild acts happening merely feet away from the audience. I will let the videos say the rest. TIP is you are black, asian or white, gay or straight…. regardless what you are, be ready to be the center of the jokes, and they are ruthless with a very sharp but funny sense of humor. ABSINTHE plays in front of Caesars Palace in the Roman Plaza. For more information visit their website – www.absinthevegas.com. Enjoy the show. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends







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ZARKANA by Cirque du Soleil

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil Las VegasZARKANA by Cirque du Soleil  |  Las Vegas, United States  |  Last night I went to see ZARKANA, after a previous night of Michael Jackson ONE also produced by Cirque du Soleil, which left me wanting more acrobatics and signature WOW moments. Both the last and newest productions/shows by Cirque. Zark, the ringmaster of an extraordinary circus coming back to life, guides us in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. Among other attractions, he introduces the Mutants, four sirens as sinister as they are fabulous. Zarkana,  playing at the Aria Resort & Casino, an acrobatic rock experience that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil by www.carlosmeliablog.comMichael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil  |  Las Vegas, Nevada, United States  |  So today I arrived to Las Vegas, and right after checking in at my hotel, invited by Cirque du Soleil and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, I got myself to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino right on time to enjoy my first show while in town. Michael Jackson ONE, is one of the six current productions by Cirque de Soleil, being performed along The Strip. Developed between Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson.  ONE is heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.


The producers claim to be a reinterpretation of the King of Pop’s influence, infused with theatrics and acrobatics for which Cirque du Soleil is known. During and hour and a half, you will go through the entire repertoire of Michael Jackson’s classics. So if you are a fan, you will love it and have a blast. Now if you are like me, who likes the artist enough, but more the show he used to deliver on stage, perhaps ONE fell a bit short on acrobatics, dance and a few rather dull moments with excess of paraphernalia, basic visuals and flying acrobats. My favorite moments of the show were Beat itBillie Jean and Man in the Mirror when the spirit of Michael is brought to the stage to dance with the the cast. And of course, the moment everyone was waiting for in the crowd, Thriller. Worst moments, were to me, every single time the Guitarist dress in yellow showed on stage, looking as fake as the wind blowing her wig.

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil by www.carlosmeliablog.comMy verdict is… if you are a fan and/or come to listen to Michael Jackson and have a great time, then DO NOT MISS IT. If you are looking to see the best exponent of Cirque du Soleil acrobats, dance and performance, then keep your options open to the other five Cirque productions along The Strip. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour by Maverick

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour by Maverick | Las Vegas, Nevada | Do you want to WOW yourself and have an unique experience of Las Vegas ? Like a friend of mine told me last night “…OH you were in Vegas, that doesn’t count as a trip…”. Well guess WHAT, the Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour by Maverick Helicopters made it worth it indeed.

An over 3 hours tour of the Grand Canyon with the added value of Hoover Dam, Lake MeadMojave Desert, the Valley of Las Vegas and the sunset overview of The Strip (aka. Las Vegas Boulevard). My TIP, instead of taking only the sunset Helicopter Tour of The Strip, which I did the day before (see here), I suggest taking the Grand Canyon Tour which at the end includes also the Night Tour of The Strip. From USD 409 x person on.

Descend and land 3,500 feet into the Grand Canyon in Hualapai Indian Territory. Champagne, beverages and light snack on an exclusive panoramic bluff some 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River in one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Fly back and conclude your adventure with an exciting flight over Downtown Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Strip. Duration: approximately 4 hours (hotel to hotel). Departure Point: Las Vegas terminal (includes complimentary transportation to and from hotels within five miles of the Strip). Items To Bring: Camera, sunscreen, photo ID (for anyone 18 yrs or older) and if you should forget anything visit our gift shop.

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