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October 24, 2014

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Photo: Bella Notte at the 2013 La Cucina Italiana Food an
The Venetian replaces annual Winter Carnivale with luxurious Ultimo
Monday, September 29, 2014
Instead of a Winter Carnivale, the Venetian this year will present the ultimate Las Vegas experience celebrating luxury, fine food, rare liquors and celebrity chefs. Ultimo stands for ultimate, ultra, utmost in a world of gorgeous jewelry and fast cars.
Photo: Festivino on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Palazz
Festivino at Palazzo celebrates French chefs and old and new world wines
Monday, September 29, 2014
Old and new world wines and delicious dishes from Master Chefs of France, some of them based here in Las Vegas, marked the return of Festivino, a full-bodied festival, at the Palazzo Atrium on Friday night.
Photo: Clint Holmes, center, and Take 6 perform during th
‘Georgia on My Mind’ and ‘America the Beautiful’ cap thrilling Ray Charles tribute show
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Venetian:
Hometown award-winning singer Clint Holmes gets the biggest praise not only for masterfully performing the Ray Charles songbook, but also for marshaling the storyline of Ray’s life and the musicians onstage and offstage for their solos.
Photo: Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis waves from the
Kerry Simon, Giada and Buddy Valastro win Silver State Awards
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Counter Intelligence:
Wheelchair-bound “Iron Chef” winner Kerry Simon received a little respite in his brutal and debilitating battle against the brain disorder Multiple System Atrophy when he won Best Chef at the fourth Silver State Culinary Awards on Tuesday night.
Photo: Sax great Kirk Whalum, Nnenna Freelon and Clint Ho
Strip Scribbles: ‘Georgia on My Mind,’ Mat Franco and ‘Ink Master’
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s appropriate that the grand opening of “Georgia on My Mind,” a celebration of the music of Ray Charles, is tonight at the Venetian because it marks the Sept. 23, 1930, birthday of the beloved blind singer-songwriter, composer and pianist.
Photo: Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Sa
Preview: Kerry Simon nominated in three categories at Silver State Culinary Awards
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Competition will be tough tonight at the Silver State Culinary Awards benefiting the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. More than 13,000 votes from the culinary community have been cast for top chefs and restaurants battling in 16 categories.
Photo: Sax great Kirk Whalum, Nnenna Freelon and Clint Ho
‘Georgia on My Mind’ deserves a full house, but will it get one?
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The sound of singers is fueled by the band behind, and the artists turn to one another as if carrying on an animated conversation rather than singing a song in the Ray Charles tribute show “Georgia on My Mind” at ...
Photo: Lisa Song Sutton, Miss Nevada United States 2014,
Volunteers helping disaster victims with a target of 100,000 relief kits
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Madison Teague knows exactly what to write on the small green cards. "A lot of 'God blesses' and prayers," she said. The cards slowly pile up on her table until another volunteer comes and whisks them away ...
Photo: Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine performs during t
Weekend best bets: iHeartRadio, Wu-Tang Clan, Nevada Ballet and Jennifer Coolidge
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Whether you’re a pop enthusiast or prefer to kick back with some live jazz, music fans of all tastes and styles can take their pick of live shows with a bevy of offerings in Las Vegas this weekend.
Photo: Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven
Jeff Leibow to leave ‘Jersey Boys’ for role with NF Network
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Entertainer Jeff Leibow told the sold-out crowd at Composers Showcase in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Wednesday night that he will be leaving “Jersey Boys” when his contract expires in November. ...
Photo: Macklemore crowd surfs during Surrender and Encore
Celebrity preview: Mayweather Jr., Macklemore, Marc Anthony, Luis Miguel, ‘Limelight’
Friday, September 12, 2014
Las Vegas:
We’ll be seeing stars this weekend no matter how the second fight in four months is called between our Las Vegas boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. defending his championship titles against Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Photo: Production designer Andy Walmsley at the set he de
Emmy winner Andy Walmsley hopes glamorous Old Vegas shows will return
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I have designed some of the biggest shows the TV industry has ever seen: “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” “America’s Got Talent,” “The Biggest Loser,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” for which I was honored to win an Emmy.
Photo: Members of Arsenal wait backstage before a perform
Real rockers Arsenal fuel ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Venetian
Saturday, August 30, 2014
“Rock of Ages,” which is deep into its second year at the Venetian, features a dynamite cast of Broadway-caliber performers but leans heavily on a live band at the back of the stage. ...
Photo: Keith Urban performs during the Academy of Country
LDW celebrity preview: Keith Urban, Nico & Vinz, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Lil Jon, Puff Daddy
Friday, August 29, 2014
It’s a holiday weekend almost as big as New Year’s and certainly with as many big-name entertainers and star-DJ party people as you would expect for Dec. 31. Our LVCVA is predicting that LDW will attract 313,000 visitors, giving us a $208 million economic boost.
Photo: Carlo's Bakery by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro op
Restaurant designer Vincent Celano talks Buddy V’s, Carlo’s Bakery and Mercadito
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I’m extremely proud of the work we have done and the team I am fortunate to work with at Celano Design Studio. I have designed for hotels, nightclubs and restaurants and have worked with brands like Mercadito Hospitality, Buddy V’s Ristorante and Carlo’s Bakery.

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