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December 22, 2014

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Photo: Debbie Maynard, left, and her daughter Brittany Ma
Strip Scribbles: Brittany Maynard, Carrot Top, Mark Shunock, Britney Spears, ‘Ink Master’
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Las Vegas:
Just days before 29-year-old Brittany Maynard took medication to end her life under Oregon’s “Death With Dignity Act,” she had one of her last wishes fulfilled here. Brittany battled terminal brain cancer but wanted to see the Grand Canyon.
Photo: Mark Shunocks debut Mondays Dark benefiting Opport
‘Mondays Dark,’ Mark Shunock’s charity juggernaut, to spotlight 24 charities
Monday, November 3, 2014
Surviving an inauspicious start in which he scrambled to find a suitable venue for his monthly philanthropic shows, Mark Shunock is celebrating the first year of “Mondays Dark” on Dec. 15 with his largest show yet. ...
Photo: Domenick Allen, Leigh Zimmerman, Eva Longoria and
Celebrity preview: Eva Longoria, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Erasure, Phish, Halloween parties g(al)ore
Friday, October 31, 2014
Las Vegas:
Happy 150th birthday, Nevada! Today officially marks the anniversary of our Silver State. It’s Nevada Day, and Las Vegas celebrates with its first-ever parade. Don’t confuse that sesquicentennial celebration with the fifth-annual Halloween Parade along Fremont Street.
Photo: Kim Kardashian West, right, with Robin Antin, Simo
Tao gets million-dollar menu and venue makeover at the Venetian
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Dining:
Restaurant Business reported weeks ago that Tao generated $64.6 million in sales in 2013, making it the highest-grossing independent restaurant in America. Normally, the rules are don’t mess with success and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Photo: Kim Kardashian West, Khloe Kardashian, Stephanie S
Kim Kardashian West toasts her 34th birthday at Tao
Monday, October 27, 2014
The Venetian:
The group, which also included Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Malika and Khadijah Haqq, Robin Antin, Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck, watched Kanye’s performance at LIB downtown before heading to the birthday celebration on the Strip.
Photo: Buddy Valastro and Daniel Boulud attend the grand
Daniel Boulud, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, $16,000 Cognac, Crave
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Counter Intelligence:
Can-can girls and French fanfare will be on the menu at DB Brasserie in the Venetian when star chef Daniel Boulud arrives for a weekend Nov. 14-16 inspired by the spirit of the French.
Photo: Kim Kardashian, second from left, celebrates her 3
Celebrity preview: Kim Kardashian, Brody Jenner, Steve Aoki, Joe Jonas, Jimmy Buffett, LIB
Friday, October 24, 2014
Las Vegas:
Weekend highlights include Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, who celebrates her birthday at Tao. There’s Five Finger Death Punch at the Joint and another NBA preseason game, this one between the L.A. Lakers and Sacramento Kings at MGM Grand.
Photo: Sauber driver Adrian Sutil of Germany, left, and C
Strip Scribbles: Grand Prix street race, Santana, UFC, Buffalo Trace Whiskey
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Las Vegas:
Motorsports insiders are whispering that a Grand Prix race may well be organized for the streets of our city. Pitpass and Autoweek blogs report that F1 track designer Hermann Tilke has already visited Las Vegas several times.
Photo: Melody, Emma and Jeff Leibow arrive at The NF Hope
Strip entertainers lend talent, support to ‘NF Hope Concert’ at Venetian
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Music:
Led by “Jersey Boys” star Jeff Leibow, the show included Veronic, Clint Holmes, Jasmine Trias, Ben Stone, Kristen Hertzenberg, Jeff Timmons, Marc Savard and “Jersey Boys,” “Million Dollar Quartet” and “Rock of Ages” cast members.
Photo: Spencer Hawes, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J.
L.A. Clippers party at Tao; Bruno Mars, J.Lo and Matt Damon at Marquee
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Nightlife:
Spotted in Bruno Mars’ VIP area at Marquee: Oscar winner Matt Damon with a group of friends and Jennifer Lopez in a black crop top, pants and sneakers. J.Lo’s manager Benny Medina joined her.
Photo: Tinashe hosts and performs at Tao on Thursday, Oct
Tinashe hosts her ‘Aquarius’ album release party at Tao
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The Venetian:
Up-and-coming R&B singer Tinashe partied at Tao Beach in the Venetian on Thursday afternoon. Joined by a small group of friends, the singer soaked up the sun and enjoyed dishes from Tao.
Photo: Travis Cloer, Jeff Leibow and Deven May of
Jeff Leibow delivers another dash of hope with NF all-star show at Venetian
Friday, October 17, 2014
“The NF Hope Concert” has been around long enough that it has developed a genuine tradition. ...
Photo: The Zac Brown Band performs Night 1 of a two-eveni
Celebrity preview: Zac Brown Band, Ne-Yo, Khalifa, Hagar, CP3, Buffett, Rucker, Marbles
Friday, October 17, 2014
Las Vegas:
To say it’s a blockbuster weekend is an understatement. You really need 144 hours to enjoy everything rather than jamming it all into 72 hours. Fighting words don’t even begin to describe all the rivalries in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Photo: UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
Venetian, Palazzo, Sands Expo donation ends wait for veterans seeking dental service
Thursday, October 16, 2014
UNLV:
A big bravo to team members of the Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo who presented a check for $70,000 to The Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic for Veterans at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
Photo: Nazanin Mandi, Miguel, Khloe Kardashian and French
Strip Scribbles: Twenty of 100 top-grossing U.S. restaurants are in Las Vegas
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Dining:
Twenty of America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants are located here in Las Vegas and only bested slightly by those in the Big Apple. Sales of menu items and wine and spirits combine for jaw-dropping and eyebrow-raising statistics.

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