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December 19, 2014

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Photo: The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of Absinthe ce
Strip Scribbles: ‘Absinthe’ Down Under, ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical, EDC sales
Monday, December 15, 2014
Las Vegas:
I’m reliably hearing that after Australia, The Gazillionaire will travel to Europe to open two, maybe three other versions of “Absinthe” in major cities. Penny Pibbets will reportedly be with him for three months.
Photo: Rat Pack Is Back
Theater scene feels ripple as ‘Rat Pack,’ ‘MJ Live’ move to Riviera
Monday, December 15, 2014
They may have been given a later checkout time, but the shows “MJ Live” and “The Rat Pack Is Back” are leaving the Rio and headed to the Riviera.
Photo: The 2014 Opportunity Village Las Vegas Great Santa
Great Santa Run with Holly Madison, Chippendales, Wayne Newton, Olivia Newton-John
Monday, December 8, 2014
Opportunity Village:
It was a very early morning, star-studded turnout for Opportunity Village’s 10th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday. Fremont Street and its cross streets were a sea of Santa-suited runners and walkers as far as the eye could see.
Metro kills robbery suspect at the Rio
Metro kills robbery suspect at the Rio
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Detectives from Metro Police's Repeat Offenders Program have been following a subject believed to be the suspect in a number of casino robberies in the Las Vegas Valley over the past several months. They learned he was at the Rio on Sunday morning and confronted him ...
Photo: In this photo provided by the South Beach Comedy F
Strip Scribbles: ‘Catch a Contractor,’ toy drive, ‘Celebrity Idols,’ Jaymes Vaughan
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Las Vegas:
Spike TV has ordered a 10-episode third season of its successful original series “Catch a Contractor” starring Adam Carolla. It will be filmed in Los Angeles and, for the first time, hit the road and travel to Las Vegas.
Photo: Mayor Carolyn Goodman is flanked by Chippendales a
Robin Leach vs. Carolyn Goodman at Slotzilla; Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest
Monday, December 1, 2014
Holidays:
It’s a battle of epic proportions: Mayor Carolyn Goodman and I have challenged each other in a dare to fly the zipline above Fremont Street. Each of us will donate $5,000 to Opportunity Village if the other is brave enough to take the flying ride at Slotzilla.
Photo: The Quad headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico p
Jeff Civillico’s fundraising Headliners Bash takes over Penn & Teller Theater
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Philanthropy:
Our Strip showbiz stars have big and generous hearts, and Linq Hotel headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico on Friday brings them all together at Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio for his annual Headliners Bash.
Photo: Santa Claus, Jace Crispin of Chippendales at the R
Great Santa Run: Hostess Holly Madison, mayor’s $10K challenge, grand marshals Chippendales
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Opportunity Village:
Along with marking 10 years of the Great Santa Run, Opportunity Village is commemorating its 60th anniversary. The beloved nonprofit provides unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 3,000 valley residents with disabilities and their families.
Photo: Willie Robertson, his wife Korie Robertson, Missy
The quack attack uproots ‘MJ’ and ‘Rat Pack,’ but they’ll be back
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
This is a full-scale, authorized, licensed and big-budget musical in which the Robertsons are to be played by actors who can sing and dance. One of the show’s producers is Tommy Mottola, the Sony music exec and former husband of Mariah Carey. So this is a show that has some serious ...
Photo: Willie Robertson, his wife Korie Robertson, Missy
Veteran Broadway team behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical; 14 original songs?
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Theater:
The 90-minute production with actors playing members of the Robertson reality-TV show family will be a celebration of their rags-to-riches saga and is based on the family book written by Willie and Korie Robertson published in 2012.
Photo: This 2012 photo released by A&E shows Phil Roberts
Duck! The Robertsons are heading for the Rio in ‘Dynasty’ musical
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The most famous bearded entertainers to hit the national scene since ZZ Top released “Eliminator” are beating a path to VegasVille. The gentlemen from the A&E reality-TV series “Duck Dynasty” are reportedly backing a musical based on ...
Photo: This 2012 photo released by A&E shows Phil Roberts
Duck! The Robertsons are en route to the Rio in ‘Dynasty’ musical
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Television:
The most famous bearded entertainers to hit the national scene since ZZ Top released “Eliminator” are beating a path to VegasVille. The gentlemen from the A&E reality-TV series “Duck Dynasty” are reportedly backing a musical.
Photo: Martin Jacobson, 27, of Sweden stands with cash af
Martin Jacobson wins $10 million at 2014 WSOP: ‘It just felt like it was meant to be’
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Rio:
It was a night of 10s: The winner, Martin Jacobson, won the $10 million top prize as the Rio celebrated its 10th anniversary of hosting the poker pros. Martin, 27, is from Sweden and now lives in London.
Photo: Finalists Felix Stephensen, 24, of Norway, Jorryt
2014 WSOP final three — all Europeans — battle for nearly $19 million
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Rio:
The winner walks away with a whopping $10 million, and it could be the player who entered, because he won a World Cup bet, for $1,000. Play Monday began at 4:30 p.m. and concluded at 4:25 a.m. today after 244 hands.
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.

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