Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 | 1:03 p.m.
There couldn’t have been a better and smarter way to promote their upcoming mini-residency at the Venetian. Country king and queen Tim McGraw and Faith Hill previewed new songs at the 2012 Country Music Association Awards last Thursday in Nashville, and more than 13.5 million viewers tuned into the 3-hour ABC special, giving the Alphabet Network the night’s big win.
The platinum pair joined forces to duet for a tribute to legendary Willie Nelson. They are so much in love, you just know they’re flirting while singing together. We’ll get to experience that emotional, loving magic when they start their residency Dec. 7 in the former theater of “Phantom -- the Las Vegas Spectacular.” “Soul2Soul” has a preliminary 10-week run.
Faith performed “American Heart” solo on the 46th annual CMA Awards, and Tim performed his new single “One of Those Nights.”
Also on the red carpet in Nashville, 2012 Miss America Laura Kaeppeler, who won the pageant at Planet Hollywood last January. The Wisconsin beauty is back to crown her successor Jan. 12 at the 86th annual pageant. She won raves in a gold Joseph Ribkoff dress.
Laura was the guest of ABC, Miss America’s TV partner, as was 2012 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Rachel Wyatt. ABC airs the pageant from PH Live! (formerly the Theater for the Performing Arts).
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In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.