Not Your Usual Gig

When In Las Vegas on a night out, you’d usually find yourself at a club dancing to the sounds and tunes of the big djs. All these big clubs and big names competing against each other to host your best Las Vegas experience. One night out, walking through the lobby of the Luxor Hotel, I was drawn to the musical sounds of a violin. At first, I thought it was just some violin version of a song being played by the hotel. But the closer I got to the source of the sound, the more I realized it’s live music! I walked past Centra (a bar on the casino floor), and the violin sound kept going on and off. Then there she was! Lydia Ansel, in the dj booth, playing tracks and busting out her violin once in a while to play the same song on her violin! I was amazed and very entertained with her talent and energy! Definitely not something you’d see everyday and not the usual type of gig you’d catch at a night club.

Lydia has performed alongside some big stars like Rod Stewart, Jordin Sparks and Ricky Martin. She has also performed in the Latin Grammys, Billboard Awards and internationally as well. You can find her at Centra at the Luxor Hotel & Casino every Friday and Saturday until the end of March 2020.

** Photo Credits to Lydia Ansel's FB page

Lydia Ansel


IG: @LydiaAnsel

Kent Golangco

Kent Golangco was born and raised in the Philippines. He moved to Las Vegas in 2016. Graduated from DLS-College of Saint Benilde in Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing Management. Kent has never limited himself by taking up different types of jobs - from banking to operations to compliance and teaching. Believe it or not, he was also into modeling, hosting and a radio personality. He absolutely loves basketball and once in his life, dreamed of being a professional basketball player.