Date: April 2004

Las Vegas is expecting about 36 million visitors this year, and not all of them are coming to see a lounge act and bet a few bucks on Fremont Street. With a few glaring exceptions, Vegas has increasingly moved away from the Wayne Newton-type star showcases (which is still going strong at the 50-year-old Stardust Hotel & Casino) to major theatrical productions at the new resorts on the Strip.

"We are hot in the public awareness," said Rob Powers, vice presiden...


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