Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 | 5:35 p.m.
Canadian superstars took over MGM Grand Garden Arena this weekend, and up first was 27-year-old rapper and singer Aubrey Drake Graham, aka Drake, on Friday night.
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was onsite for a photo gallery of the profanity-laced sold-out concert, at which Drake kept it casual in a black jacket, a black tank top and sweatpants-like trousers.
It was a return to MGM Grand for Drake, who was a featured performer in September’s two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival. Be sure to check out Las Vegas Weekly colleague Brock Radke’s review of Drizzy’s concert.
Fellow Canadian Michael Buble performed at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. Check back for a report and a photo gallery, also from Donoghue, in a show that was vastly different than Drake’s.
To say the least.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.