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April 16, 2014

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Photo: Tom Bergeron, Derek Hough and Amy Purdy of Las Veg
Strip Scribbles: Jermaine Jackson on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ and Amy Purdy on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Donny Osmond and fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman praised Derek Hough and Amy Purdy, giving them 37 points out of 40, placing them third for the night. “I hope Disney will make their next princess like you,” said Carrie Ann.
Polaroid hits the Linq; Moon says good night
Polaroid hits the Linq; Moon says good night
Monday, April 7, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A new photo bar offers prints and a look at Polaroid history as a penthouse nightclub closes at the Palms. Meanwhile, a famous baker brings his treats to the Venetian ...
Photo: Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan rehearse for the 48th
Celebrity preview: Country’s biggest stars, ACM Awards, Michael Jordan, Rob Thomas and Teller’s ‘Tempest’
Friday, April 4, 2014
If country music and its superstars are not your cup of tea, then you’ve got a cornucopia of comedians and illusionist Teller’s magical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” as alternatives. If you love Nashville sounds, then you are in heaven this weekend.
Photo: Sammy DeMarco and Frank Coraci of the Travel Chann
Counter Intelligence: Portofino, ‘Chow Masters,’ UNLVino, Hecho en Vegas, Guy Fieri, Taste of Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Hot off the grill! Las Vegas chef Sammy DeMarco has landed a new, original Travel Channel series, “Chow Masters,” that debuts this month and seeks America’s best comfort foods. He’s filming 13 half-hour episodes on a cross-country trek.
Photo: Carlos Bakery by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro ope
Photos: Buddy Valastro opens Carlo’s Bakery with family, mayor and lobster tails
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Foodies — dating couples, parents, kids and babies — stood (or stretched out on the floor) awaiting the arrival and 6 p.m. opening of celebrity chef Buddy Valastro’s Carlo’s Bakery in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian/Palazzo, the first west of the Mississippi.
Photo: Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett, center, with Holly Madis
Strip Scribbles: Bikini tops drop as pool season opens; Daniel Boulud Brasserie confirmed; SHM film
Thursday, March 13, 2014
It’s opening day in Las Vegas of the new summer pool season for Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria and Tops Drop at Bare Ultra Pool adult pool in the Mirage. Friday is opening day for the renovated Wet Republic at MGM Grand.
Photo: Jeff Timmons, in the white T-shirt, and Men of the
Photos: Miss Nevada, Frank Mir and Jeff Timmons and Men of the Strip toast Rockhouse’s first anniversary
Thursday, March 13, 2014
All eyes were on 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, who wowed the crowd at the Venetian. Nia told me that she’s eagerly awaiting today’s announcement from Donald Trump of where the 2014 Miss USA Pageant takes place in June. Will it be back in Las Vegas?
Photo: An artistic interpretation of the Cleveland Clinic
Strip Scribbles: Graffiti artist Alec Monopoly, ‘Ink Master,’ Da Vinci and Bobby Flay
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Street artist Alec Monopoly will join DJ Avicii, top vegan chef Tal Ronnen and “Extra’s” Mario Lopez for the first Hi Festival party. Alec’s paintings, which often use satirical spins of the board game Monopoly, have sold for as much as $3 million.
Photo: Da Vinci: The Exhibition at the Venetian.
Photos: A sneak peek at new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Venetian
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
On Wednesday, “Da Vinci: The Exhibition,” a comprehensive look at Leonardo da Vinci’s life, work and Italian heritage, opens for an unlimited run at the Venetian, and it’s much bigger and better than the first exhibition in 2012.
Photo: Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Sa
Strip Scribbles: Master Chefs, First Friday, Yard House, Brooklyn Bowl, ‘Teen Swingers’
Monday, March 10, 2014
Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau (Honey Salt, Simon, Buddy V’s, Stewart +Ogden) was honored and named Dame de L’annee (Woman of the Year) for her nearly three decades of commitment and contribution to the betterment of the Las Vegas and U.S. culinary experience.
Photo: Clint Holmes with Kirk Whalum on sax in Georgia on
Clint Holmes meets the challenge of Ray Charles; a Ruvo birthday party revives the Venetian
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Writing from Mandalay Bay, the nexus for all sorts of happenings, we also touch on the Smith Center and Holly Madison’s ferret habitat. The reason I’m loitering-slash-typing at Mandalay Bay is that earlier, I visited with Cirque du Soleil artist Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar.
Photo: Executive chef Olivier Dubreuil shows his exciteme
Counter Intelligence: French Master Chefs; 2014 Vegas Uncork’d demand skyrockets
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Venetian and Palazzo executive chef Olivier Dubreuil, who also is a Master Chef of France, masterminded the five-day event at the Venetian and Palazzo. “Being a Master Chef of France is the most envied title that chefs aspire to have.”
Photo: Afrojack and Steve Aoki at XS in the Encore on Jul
Party on: Seven of 10 top-grossing U.S. nightclubs are in Las Vegas
Friday, February 28, 2014
Trade publication 'Nightclub & Bar' revealed its 2014 Top 100 list of the nation's top-earning nightlife venues, with the clubs and lounges of the Las Vegas Strip dominating the rankings.
Photo: The Leonardo da Vinci exhibit.
New Leonardo da Vinci exhibit opens at the Venetian on March 12
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tom Zaller, president of Imagine Exhibitions, which produced the show coming to North America for the first time, told me: “This will be a U.S. premiere and will be far more interactive than the earlier show — 65 life-size, fully built exhibits and mechanical machines.”
Photo: The Jacksons: Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Jermaine.
Celebrity preview: The Jacksons, 2 Chainz, Adam Carolla, UFC 170, George Lopez, Pixies, Shen Yun
Friday, February 21, 2014
It’s a clash-of-champions weekend in and out of the ring. Sports fans will revel with Ronda Rousey as she defends her world bantamweight title against Sara McMann in UFC 170 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Both women are Olympic medalists.

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