Las Vegas is famous for its wide variety of entertainment. Our history is filled with names like Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Cher. There are always big name headliners like Garth Brooks, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, and Tim Magraw performing on the stip. Las Vegas also boasts several large production shows from Cirque du Soleil. While these shows may help attract tourists to our city it isn’t always an option for Las Vegas residents. For some it is the cost and others don’t want to face the hectic traffic on the Strip. But as Las Vegas has grown so have the entertainment options for locals.
Maybe you would like to see a free Jazz concert in the park, go see the latest blockbuster film, play a round of miniature golf, or maybe just stay home and watch TV. If you like or want to try live theater there are several local theater groups that put on several productions each year. And if there is a show on The Strip that you just have to see you might be able to find some discounts that apply only to locals. But entertainment has a much wider effect on our lives than we give it credit for. It creates businesses, sells products, drives fashion trends, and makes household names of people we wouldn’t otherwise give a second thought. Entertainment even affects the way we speak and communicate with each other.
So the next time you are laughing hysterically at the latest commercial campaign or repeating a phrase you heard in a song, TV show, or movie, think about what our lives would be like without the entertainment we have come to crave.