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Strip Scribbles: Vegas Uncork’d sells out; Helen Reddy returns to L.V.; Motley Crue’s farewell tour
Monday, January 27, 2014
My Twitter spies alerted me: Have casino rivals Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn joined forces to form “LV2016” with prominent Republicans to explore the GOP Convention being held here? Did a blackjack player really turn a $200 investment into a $1.2 million win?
Photo: Dolly Parton performs the song
Celebrity preview: Dolly Parton, Calvin Harris, Smash Mouth, USA Sevens Rugby, Florence Henderson
Friday, January 24, 2014
Rugby players from 16 nations have been here this week for the 2014 USA Sevens International Tournament, which kicks off three days of matches at Sam Boyd Stadium beginning today. It’s a tough sport that I tried to skip in school because we didn’t play regular soccer.
Photo: Curling instructor Nick Kitinski shows his curling
All about curling: International athletes brush up on their skills on road to Olympics
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Dozens of Olympic athletes are in Las Vegas this week to compete in the World Financial Group Continental Cup at the Orleans Arena, the last major curling competition until next month’s Winter Olympics in Russia. “The best curlers in the world are going head-to-head here, and the next time they’ll see each other will be in Sochi in competition for Olympic medals,” said event co-manager Jon Killoran, CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition.
Photo: George Strait and Garth Brooks perform during the
Celebrity preview: Garth Brooks, Wayne Brady, Tiesto, Fedde Le Grand, L.A. Guns and Steven Wright
Friday, January 3, 2014
After all the excitement of the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, it’s nice to take a quiet break. It’s a two-night engagement after four years of solo performances, but Garth Brooks and his band will provide a glimpse of what we might expect when he hits the road this year.
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Celebrity preview: Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus take center stage on the Strip
Friday, December 27, 2013
Also in Las Vegas this jam-packed pre-New Year’s Eve Weekend: Katy Perry, DJ Pauly D, Boyz II Men, Adam Lambert, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Cedric the Entertainer, Brad Garrett, Brody Jenner, Holly Madison, Joe Rogan, UFC 168 and much, much more.
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Q+A: Austin Webb won’t slip on by; he’s ready to lead the party on Fremont Street
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Country singer Austin Webb, who just celebrated his 25th birthday, has no plans to “Slip on By,” which happens to be the name of his current single. Webb is part of the lineup of the Fremont Street Experience Country Party on Wednesday as Las Vegas goes country.
Photo: Buddy Valastro at Bella Notte at the 2013 La Cucin
Strip Scribbles: ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro plans 60-foot-tall wedding cake
Monday, December 9, 2013
Buddy Valastro surprised La Cucina Italian Food and Wine Festival fans when he wheeled out a cake replica of the Venetian. Then when I talked with him about it, he surprised one more time. “I’m going to make the world’s largest wedding cake next,” he told me.
Photo: Vince Neil performs at Fremont Street Experience i
Weekend best bets: Vince Neil, Great Santa Run, NASCAR and National Finals Rodeo
Thursday, December 5, 2013
From opera to racing to rodeos to hair metal, there’s something for everyone in one of Las Vegas’ most entertainment-packed weekends of the year. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Photo: D.J. Ashba, Vince Neil, Michael Godard and Carrot
Preview: Vince Neil and his motley crew rock Orleans Arena tonight
Thursday, December 5, 2013
It’s a powerhouse lineup of rockers for tonight’s concert at Orleans Arena that benefits Brennan Rock & Roll Academy. Dollar Loan Center owner and philanthropist Chuck Brennan, who lives and is headquartered in Las Vegas, recruited the rockers.
Photo: Selena Gomez performs during the 2013 Billboard Mu
Celebrity preview: Selena Gomez, 2013 Soul Train Awards and 2013 World Food Championships
Friday, November 8, 2013
Only in Las Vegas would you have the 2013 Soul Train Awards on the same weekend as pop princess Selena Gomez makes a Stars Dance tour stop here and Cirque du Soleil kicks off its seven-day, behind-the-scenes peek at all of its shows on the Strip.
Photo: Metro Police Officer Sean Malia poses with his K-9
Metro partners — one two-legged, one four-legged — ready for canine competition
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Fur will fly this weekend inside the Orleans Arena as dozens of four-legged competitors vie for the “top dog” title. Police dogs and their cop counterparts will put their job skills on show Sunday as part of the 23rd annual Metro Police K-9 Trials. Metro and the nonprofit Friends of the Las Vegas Police K9s are hosting the event, which is free to the public and begins at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Photo: A fan wearing a Mike Madill jersey sits in the aud
Take 5: Five players to watch as Las Vegas Wranglers open new season
Friday, October 18, 2013
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First-year Las Vegas Wranglers coach and general manager Mike Madill listed all of the things he had to learn on the fly. The tasks included finding housing for players, arranging work visas and, probably most important, finding the right players.
Strip Scribbles: Cancer charity rejects ‘Crazy Girls’ anniversary donation
Monday, September 30, 2013
Producer Norbert Aleman and his gorgeous girls, who have the longest-running adult-cabaret revue on the Strip, had planned to donate proceeds from the special performance to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, but officials there have turned down the offer.
Photo: Linkin Parks A Thousand Suns World Tour stop at th
Celebrity preview: Mr. Olympia, Jenny McCarthy, Kid Rock, Morimoto and STP with Chester Bennington
Friday, September 27, 2013
It’s a winning recipe for an all-star weekend of rockers, comedians, bodybuilders and top star chefs. Stir it all together, add the legendary Carol Burnett, and the tasty treat just can’t be beat.
Photo: Scott Disick, a friend, Kourtney Kardashian, David
Strip Scribbles: David Copperfield’s new film company; Mr. Olympia; and G2E’s casino awards
Thursday, September 26, 2013
The newest trick up mega-magician David Copperfield’s sleeve is the appearance out of nowhere of his own Las Vegas-headquartered movie production company, and it’s a multimillion-dollar gamble for the MGM Grand star headliner.

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