There are not many hotels in the budget category left in Vegas. The Clarion had been a choice for last minute travelers for a while now so it is not such a big loss but the more budget inventory that leaves Las Vegas, the more the median price will rise.
The implosion did not go as planned. As You can see the elevator column stayed upright. Looks like they might have underestimated the strength of that section.
With more shows to choose from than any other City in the World, You might feel overwhelmed deciding on one. But if You narrow Your preference to a category, You can make Your decision much easier. If Your interest is in a Cirque du soleil show, why browse through the Comedy and Adult shows? If You want to see Britney or Mariah or JLo just browse the Concerts and headliners.
Don't like huge theaters and big crowds? Choose an afternoon Show for a much lower price.
A Dinner and Show combo is a great value and saves time to do other things that day.