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Photo: An up-close look at Cirque du Soleil's
OSHA investigating ‘Zarkana’ accident; Strip entertainers boost Las Vegas Academy; Lacey Schwimmer back onstage
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
OSHA is conducting another investigation into a Cirque du Soleil show after a "Wheel of Death" artist was injured Friday night at Aria.
Photo: Steve Cutler poses with a small sampling of his co
Photos: All that’s missing from Steve Cutler’s Casino Legends Hall of Fame is a hall
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Steve Cutler’s multimillion-dollar casino-memorabilia collection has been in storage for years, and he’s making another push to put it on display in Las Vegas.
Photo: An ink-stained towel, which was ruined by a secret
Unsolved mystery: Who is sabotaging the Strip’s sheets and towels with dye bombs?
Friday, November 1, 2013
Business:
For three months, someone has been dropping dye bombs into Marty Martin’s dirty laundry. Martin is the guy in charge of laundering thousands of pounds of sheets and towels soiled in Strip hotels. The culprit’s identity remains a mystery, but the message is clear.
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Strip Scribbles: Boyz II Men, ‘Crazy Girls,’ ‘Mamma Mia!’ and Veronic DiCaire
Monday, October 21, 2013
Congratulations to my Grammy Award-winning pals Boyz II Men on the renewal of their Mirage contract through 2014. I was away in New York as they got the news that I’d rumored weeks ago.
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Hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ is returning to the Strip at Tropicana
Friday, October 18, 2013
The renovated Tropicana Theater is hosting that hotel’s first resident musical production since “Folies Bergere” closed four years ago, and it’s a proven hit on the Strip. “Mamma Mia!” is returning to Las Vegas, set to open at the Trop in the spring of 2014.
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‘Mamma Mia!’ returning to Las Vegas Strip at the Tropicana
Friday, October 18, 2013
The renovated Tropicana Theater is hosting that hotel’s first resident musical production since “Folies Bergere” closed four years ago, and it’s a proven hit on the Strip. “Mamma Mia!” is returning to Las Vegas, set to open at the Trop in the spring of 2014.
Photo: Day 2 of the 2012 Food & Wine All-Star Weekend on
Celebrity preview: Depeche Mode, Avett Brothers, Temptations, Sensation, Food & Wine, Lucky Rice, ‘Showbiz Roast’
Friday, October 4, 2013
As we change from summer heat to cooler fall weather, it’s a weekend for doing good. But Frank Marino, the ultimate Strip Diva and star of “Divas Las Vegas” at the Quad, will still feel the heat as he’s roasted in an all-star showdown at the Stratosphere tonight.
Photo: The exterior of the Tropicana on Thursday, June 6,
Tropicana offers first-of-its-kind locals deal: dedicated parking
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Business:
The Tropicana opened a locals-only parking lot today. The Strip resort recently launched a rewards program stacked with locals-only deals, including 20 percent cash return on all losses — and the dedicated locals lot just off Tropicana Avenue.
Mob Attraction moving out of Tropicana on Nov. 3 for a new home on the Strip
Mob Attraction moving out of Tropicana on Nov. 3 for a new home on the Strip
Monday, September 30, 2013
The Mob Experience opened with a grand party in March 2011, but soon became bogged down in lawsuits and financial losses, as well as a rebranding.
Photo: Cover shoot for Las Vegas Magazine, featuring The
Mob Attraction moving out of Tropicana on Nov. 3 for a new home on the Strip
Monday, September 30, 2013
The Mob Experience opened with a grand party in March 2011 at the Tropicana but soon became bogged down in lawsuits and financial losses, as well as a rebranding.
Photo: Diddy hosts his Fight Night After-Party at Rain an
Strip Scribbles: Diddy’s $1 million gambling loss; Bret Michaels filming; downtown nightclub scam; and ‘Mamma Mia’ returns?
Monday, September 16, 2013
Diddy posted an Instagram video of his bet gone bad: “I just lost a million dollars. It ain’t nothing.” Rick Ross responded with an Instagram: “I had Puff write me a contract for the 1million$$ I won from him rollin’ dice.”
Photo: Mark Nelson performs with Nate Morris, Wanya Morri
Strip Scribbles: The Boyz (II Men) are back in town and might be staying another year
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
After a hiatus from their weekend residency shows at the Mirage, Boyz II Men are back after tour dates with New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees. Their residency was extended through year’s end, and now I’ve learned that they are near finalizing a new extension to take them through 2014.
Photo: The Wanted arrives at 1 OAK in The Mirage on Tuesd
Celebrity preview: The Wanted, Jonas Brothers, Ne-Yo, Emeli Sande, Brantley Gilbert and Claire Sinclair
Friday, August 9, 2013
Expect a collision between paparazzi and teen-beat pop fans this weekend when two sets of heartthrobs get flashbulbs a-popping. First up is The Wanted at Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photo: LeBron James, center, celebrates his first NBA cha
Celebrity preview: LeBron, NKOTB, UFC 162, WSOP and Fourth of July fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Miami Heat MVP LeBron James will be at Tao in The Venetian to celebrate the team’s repeat NBA championship, over the San Antonio Spurs, and there are as many DJs back on the Strip as were here for 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival weekend.
Photo: US Thrill Rides LLC filed an application in April
Move over, NY-NY Roller Coaster: Another roller coaster - the Polercoaster - is proposed for the Strip
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A Florida roller coaster company wants to build a towering roller coaster in Las Vegas, but the project has a long way to go before becoming a reality. US Thrill Rides LLC filed an application in April with the Federal Aviation Administration to build a 650-foot-tall observation deck and roller coaster called the Polercoaster. The FAA is reviewing the application, agency spokesman Ian Gregor said.

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