News

Spears’ Vegas arrival includes fire-breathers, snake charmers

Spears’ Vegas arrival includes fire-breathers, snake charmers

VEGAS, BABY!: Britney Spears arrives at Planet Hollywood. Photo: Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Britney Spears’ arrival in Las Vegas for her two-year residency in Sin City came complete with the kind of glitzy entertainment the town’s known for. Appearing with her were fire-breathers, contortionists, snake charmers and hunky dancers.

A block of the bustling Vegas strip was closed down as a convoy of SUVs carrying Spears and her entourage showed up at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Her run there begins on Dec. 27, just in time for the large crowds expected for New Year’s Eve.

PHOTOS: Britney Spears arrives in Las Vegas

She plans to do 50 shows each in 2014 and ’15.

Casino officials hope having Spears around will draw younger customers to the city for the show — and hopefully, to spend the weekend.

Local Headlines

in Local

Excelerate Estherville Contest Winner Revealed

excelerate

The winner of the Excelerate Estherville contest was announced during Sweet Corn Days this weekend.

in Local

Iowa Tax Collections

dollar sign

Iowans paid over a quarter of a billion dollars in personal income taxes to the State of Iowa last month.

in Local

O’Brien County Accident

Car Accident 1280

Two Primghar women were taken to the hospital following a Saturday morning accident.

in Local

Winner of Pitch and Grow Event

pitch

The Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute hosted the Pitch and Grow event on Monday.

in Local

Spray Plane Shooting

plane

Investigation is underway into an individual shooting at an aerial spray plane.