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October 21, 2014

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Photo: Tom Green and Criss Angel arrive at the 2014 Billb
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel, Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Route 91 Harvest
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Las Vegas:
It was supposed to be a quiet and anonymous donation, but whispers slipped out that “Believe” at the Luxor headliner magician Criss Angel donated $25,000 to kids with cancer.
Photo: The Los Angeles Kings and the Stanley Cup at Beach
Strip Scribbles: Jeff Beacher, Sabina Kelley, Criss Angel, Barbra Streisand, Rick Harrison
Monday, October 6, 2014
Las Vegas:
Showman Jeff Beacher is deliberately keeping his Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand open only Fridays while he is in L.A. recuperating from a stomach operation. He’ll switch to a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday schedule as of Oct. 21.
Photo: DJ Dee Jay Silver.
DJ Dee Jay Silver of Las Vegas will keep the country music party rockin’
Friday, October 3, 2014
Route 91 Harvest:
“I’ve always been the guy who played country music, whether it was Studio 54, Tabu, Voodoo or House of Blues back in the day to Hakkasan, Wet Republic and Body English now.”
Photo: Singer Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performs d
Kings of Leon, Young the Giant and Kongos at MGM Resorts Village
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Music:
Kings of Leon, with opening acts Young the Giant and Kongos, brought its Mechanical Bull Tour to MGM Resorts Village, formerly The Lot, across from the Luxor on Saturday night as part of the 2014 Boulevard Brew Fest.
Photo: Ariana Grande performs with dancers during the 201
Photos: Taylor Swift and Usher bookend Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival
Sunday, September 21, 2014
MGM Grand:
All eyes were on Taylor Swift on Friday night as she kicked, kicked, kicked, kicked, kicked off the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival — mega festival, really — at MGM Grand Garden Arena, the fourth year for the music extravaganza on the Strip.
Photo: Taylor Swift performs during the second day of the
Celebrity preview: iHeartRadio, Mr. Olympia, 30 Seconds to Mars, Diana Ross, Chippendales
Friday, September 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s brains, beauty, brawn and beer this weekend in Las Vegas, and even though 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival superstars will flash their magnetic appeal, it will be the competitors at Mr. Olympia who will flex their muscles along with the handsome hunks of Chippendales.
Photo: Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Di
Iggy Azalea, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Calvin Harris lead iHeart lineup
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Music:
It’s a bigger blast than New Year’s Eve as the kings and queens of music show their love for the three massive iHeartRadio Music Festival concerts this weekend. Be it pop, country, EDM, R&B, rock and rap, every genre is covered in the superstar lineup.
Photo: Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celeb
Strip Scribbles: L.V. stars chill for ALS ice-bucket challenge; The Beatles; Men of the Strip
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The ALS charity ice-bucket challenge is spreading in leaps and bounds across Las Vegas, and Strip entertainers aren’t walking away from the cold water. In less than 24 hours, ‪#CrissAngel’s ALS IceBucketChallenge garnered 100,000 views.
Photo: Jaime King and husband Kyle Newman enjoy the annua
Strip Scribbles: ‘Sin City’ star Jaime King; ‘Panda!’; Steve Martorano; Ted Baker; Chloe Crawford
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jaime King’s big break came as Johnny Depp’s daughter in “Blow” and quickly followed playing a nurse in “Pearl Harbor.” Jaime admits that she turned down the “Sin City” role several times before agreeing to the unique shooting situation.
Photo: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Britney Spears and Mis
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears is baaack; ‘American Ninja Warrior’ in Las Vegas
Monday, August 18, 2014
As Britney Spears promised, there were new costumes and dance routines, and she changed up the song set to include new material mixed in with her big hits. Everybody, though, was talking about her new slimmed-down, trimmed-down, taut-and-toned body.
Photo: Maren Wade.
Singer-dancer Maren Wade: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I want to expose a dark, mysterious and gripping subculture that exists deep within the world of Las Vegas that isn’t talked about often. It’s not a place where everyone can go, and those who do have a unique vantage point. They hold the special key to the green door.
Photo: Casino Sign Quiz
How well do you know the casino signs of Las Vegas? Here’s a test
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
No city does signage like Las Vegas. Signs are part of our DNA, to the point we have a museum dedicated to preserving our neon heritage. So how well do you know the casinos of Las Vegas? See if you can identify these signs using only ...
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Tom Zaller: Las Vegas wants daytime cultural entertainment and great event spaces
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Seeing the success of Las Vegas exhibitions, it is clear that locals and tourists in Las Vegas want more access to arts and culture. To meet their demand, I opened Imagine Exhibitions Gallery in June 2012 in partnership with the Venetian.
Photo: Lady Gaga performs during her ArtRave: The ArtPop
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Koz, Crystal Hefner
Friday, August 1, 2014
It’s music mayhem because in addition to Lady Gaga’s second time at MGM Grand in two weeks, there’s Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and The Plain White T’s at Red Rock Resort; Journey and The Steve Miller Band at Mandalay Bay; Aerosmith at MGM Grand; and more.
Former Strip performer gets life in ‘Fantasy’ dancer’s murder, dismemberment
Former Strip performer gets life in ‘Fantasy’ dancer’s murder, dismemberment
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Jason Griffith was sentenced today to a maximum of life in a Nevada prison, the latest chapter in a headline-grabbing case involving two former Las Vegas Strip performers, one of whom ...

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