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August 1, 2014

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Photo: Michael Sam celebrates at Tao on Saturday, May 10,
Photos: Michael Sam, boyfriend Vito Cammisano party at Tao post-NFL draft signing
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Boyfriend Vito Cammisano, who swam competitively for the University of Missouri, joined Michael Sam, a defensive end from the college who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round Saturday and was congratulated by President Obama.
Photo: Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, with Robin Lea
Photos: Night Market at Venetian, DB Brasserie, Giada opens June 3, Gordon Ramsay’s fourth L.V. venue
Friday, May 9, 2014
The world’s best chefs kicked off the first day of the eighth-annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit with a nonstop parade of culinary genius at the Venetian all to coincide with the opening of kitchen king Daniel Boulud’s new DB Brasserie there.
Photo: Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain attends Roun
Strip Scribbles: Shania Twain’s cause, Mr. Chow in Las Vegas and Jon Taffer’s ‘Hungry Investors’
Thursday, May 8, 2014
“Bar Rescue” host Jon Taffer tells me that they will film here, in L.A. and Dallas at struggling restaurants that have “amazing potential to succeed.” They will make life-altering investments into restaurants that demonstrate the most promise for success.
Photo: Marlena Shaw
Weekend Best Bets: Kevin James and Ray Romano, Marlena Shaw and ‘Coppelia’
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Celebrate Mother’s Day in style by taking Mom out for a day (and night) of great local entertainment and tasty cuisine in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Photo: The saber-off for the eighth-annual Vegas Uncork'd
Photos: Chefs kick off eighth-annual Vegas Uncork’d with sabers for sparkling ceremony
Thursday, May 8, 2014
It was the kindest, cleanest, fastest and sharpest cut of all. It took French master chef Daniel Boulud one single “swoop rapide” of his very own super-sharp saber to pop the cork off the top of a bottle of prosecco to launch today’s eight-annual Vegas Uncork’d.
Photo: Gordon Ramsay, Francois Payard, Guy Savoy and Mich
2014 Vegas Uncork’d begins with four days of food, wine and star chefs
Thursday, May 8, 2014
In all, 70 of the world’s best chefs, 20 of the most talented master sommeliers and 50 culinary temptations and delights start today and continue through Sunday. “My idea of a perfect weekend,” said Adam Rapoport, editor in chief of sponsor Bon Appetit.
Photo: The 2014 Miss Nevada United States Pageants on Sun
Strip Scribbles: Miss Nevada United States pageants, Debbie Allen and Bob Anderson
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Youngsters from age 8 to glamour girls age 39 competed in six categories of the 2014 Miss Nevada United States pageants at South Point over the weekend. Las Vegas entrants did especially well, and now six of them will go on to compete in the national finals.
Photo: Bob Anderson in
Bob Anderson plays among the stars at the Venetian, but what’s next for his Sinatra show?
Monday, May 5, 2014
Evoking the image of Frank Sinatra, Bob Anderson donned the makeup and the tux and sang with chilling perfection Sunday night at the Venetian. Now he awaits Las Vegas suitors for his ambitious production. ...
Photo: Bob Anderson performs a sound check during a rehea
Bob Anderson takes a shot (of Jack) with Frank Sinatra at the Venetian
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Bob Anderson is reviving the music and image of Frank Sinatra at the Venetian for a show he hopes to stage permanently on the Strip.
Photo: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and
Celebrity preview: Mayweather, Juan Pablo, Snoop, Ditch Fridays, Eclipse, XS Night Swim and Azure
Friday, May 2, 2014
It’s a knockout weekend and not just because fight fans expect Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. to deliver a winning punch against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana in their 12-round world championship battle at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.
Photo: Honoree Gloria Estefan, Keep Memory Alive founder
From KMA Power Tables: Estefans set date for ‘On Your Feet’; Steve Schirripa has no plans to visit ‘the old neighborhood’
Monday, April 28, 2014
Steve Schirripa has not walked into the Riviera since he was the hotel's entertainment director and remembers the days of multimillion-dollar lounge budgets. ...
Photo: Chefs David Middleton and Daniel Boulud are openin
Preview: Daniel Boulud’s DB Brasserie at the Venetian — c’est magnifique
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
It’s a take-your-breath-away moment when you walk into Daniel Boulud’s stunning, new and contemporary French restaurant at the Venetian. And the food at DB Brasserie is just as striking. It’s the perfect recipe for a remarkable dining experience. The official opening is set for ...
Photo: Jason Derulo, with a cocktail server, girlfriend J
Photos: Jason Derulo, with Jordin Sparks, kicks off Tao Beach season, toasts new album at Tao
Monday, April 21, 2014
Taking over the mic and stage, Derulo told the crowd that they were “kicking off summertime right” at Tao Beach. The singer’s daytime setlist included “Whatcha Say,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “In My Head,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “The Other Side” and “Talk Dirty.”
Photo: The 2014 UNLVino Founders Grand Tasting on Saturda
Photos: First four-day UNLVino is a sparkling scholarship-fundraising success
Thursday, April 17, 2014
More than 7,500 enthusiasts turned up for the largest-ever Founder’s Grand Tasting, which capped the expanded four days of wine-and-food experiences marking the 40th annual scholarship fundraiser UNLVino.
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.

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