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February 27, 2015

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Photo: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend arrive at the 2014
Celebrity preview: John Legend, OneRepublic, Billy Idol, Joey Fatone, Donny Osmond, Bob Seger
Friday, February 20, 2015
Las Vegas:
All eyes will turn this weekend to the glamour and glitz of a man called Oscar: It’s Academy Awards weekend in Tinseltown. But Las Vegas has its own salute to the coveted gold statuette with three events.
Photo: The USA Sevens Rugby Parade of Nations at Fremont
Celebrity preview: Jenny McCarthy, The Weeknd, USA Sevens, Marilyn Manson, Date-A-Thon, Engelbert
Friday, February 13, 2015
Las Vegas:
It is the weekend when love is in the air. We have music and song and a hoped-for world record of speed dating with the downtown Date-A-Thon hosted by NBC’s “State of Affairs” hunk Chris McKenna, plus Cupid’s Undie Run, also downtown.
Photo: Actor Chris McKenna.
Valentine’s Day preview: Date-A-Thon with Chris McKenna, $30K dinner, romantic meals, guns
Friday, February 13, 2015
Las Vegas:
As gorgeous as blonde-bombshell newlywed Jenny McCarthy is, I have a feeling that she’s going to take second place to the giant Date-A-Thon this Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Photo: Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo.
Marilyn McCoo + Billy Davis Jr.: How we keep music playing after 45 years of marriage, work
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Orleans:
Fifth Dimension singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. have shared nearly half a century of togetherness, and it’s appropriate as Valentine’s Day nears that they’re still singing love songs to each other.
Photo: Engelbert Humperdinck.
Q+A: Engelbert Humperdinck — ‘I’ve tried all kinds of music, but my forte is romance’
Monday, February 9, 2015
The Smith Center:
Engelbert Humperdinck, “The King of Romance,” has released his first duets CD, “Engelbert Calling,” with tracks with Sir Elton John, Cliff Richard, Lulu, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Gene Simmons and Olivia Newton-John.
Photo: Wrangler forward Matt Tassone (16) attempts to set
Wranglers finished in Las Vegas as options, time run out
Friday, January 30, 2015
In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the Las Vegas Valley in search of a new home.
Photo: Former Las Vegas Wranglers goaltender Marc Magliar
Billy Johnson’s new goal has nothing to do with hockey
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Having left the Las Vegas Wranglers after more than a decade as its president and COO, Billy Johnson has taken the position as director of the University Medical Center Foundation.
Photo: Stassi Schroeder, second from right, with Jeremy D
Celebrity preview: Willie Nelson, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Marie, Grand Funk Railroad, Bobby Rydell
Friday, January 9, 2015
Las Vegas:
Las Vegas is often referred to as Hawaii’s “Ninth Island” because so many Hawaii residents travel here. In fact, Las Vegas is the top travel destination for Hawaiian tourists with 250,000 visitors making the five-hour flight from Honolulu to McCarran every year.
Billy Johnson, Las Vegas Wranglers team president, exits after 11 years
Billy Johnson, Las Vegas Wranglers team president, exits after 11 years
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
About a year ago, Billy Johnson announced that the Las Vegas Wranglers were leaving Orleans Arena. Today, Johnson, the team president, said that he has left the Wranglers.
Photo: Usher performs during the 2012 Billboard Music Awa
Celebrity preview: Usher, Jane’s Addiction, Steve Angello, Scott Disick, Miss Nevada
Friday, November 21, 2014
Las Vegas:
Is anybody skating on thin ice this pre-Thanksgiving Weekend? Perhaps so! Macau is far away, but beloved boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to have a tough fight against Chris Algieri, who has been training the past month here at the Venetian.
Photo: Jane's Addiction at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, May
Weekend best bets: Jane’s Addiction, David Sedaris and Anjelah Johnson
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Before the holidays hit, get in one last weekend of fall festivities with entertainment options ranging from top-notch comedy and concerts to homegrown Las Vegas talent.
Photo: Macklemore crowd surfs during Surrender and Encore
Celebrity preview: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Whoopi, Aaron Lewis, Judas Priest, Toad, Wale
Friday, November 14, 2014
Las Vegas:
This weekend is no laughing matter because the Strip will be shut down and downtown is blocked off. However, we have plenty of comedic rivalry, literally next door to each other, to ensure that amid the grumbling, laughter doesn’t vanish altogether.
Photo: Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio
Strip Scribbles: Opportunity Village honors Penn Jillette; Soul Train Awards
Monday, November 10, 2014
Las Vegas:
Renowned Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette, who had partner Teller and magic consultants Johnny and Pam Thompson at his table, even joined The Lon Bronson All-Star Band onstage to perform one of their rock numbers.
Photo: Kim Kardashian, second from left, celebrates her 3
Celebrity preview: Kris Jenner, Bret Michaels, Roseanne Barr, Soul Train Awards, Burlesque Weekend
Friday, November 7, 2014
Las Vegas:
Eyebrows will raise over the blossoming romance between Kardashian matriarch and momager Kris Jenner celebrating her 59th birthday at 1 OAK in the Mirage and new beau music manager Corey Gamble, who at 33 is 25 years younger than her.
Photo: CEO Seth Schorr, right, gives Steve and Andrea Wyn
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn, Burlesque Festival, Soul Train Awards, Roseanne, Penn
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Las Vegas:
Tickets go on sale today for the Dec. 16 premiere of “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” with 34 singers and dancers performing Broadway’s biggest hit songs with a 30-piece orchestra.

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