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November 25, 2014

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Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas and nemesis Tim Lees of San Diego compete in Season 5 of “Ink Master” on Spike TV.
Strip Scribbles: Cleen Rock One on ‘Ink Master’; ‘Zumanity’; 310,000 Thanksgiving visitors
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Casting for Season 6 of “Ink Master” began this week with a nationwide search for tattoo artists and human canvases. We’ll be back here Wednesday with the news of Cleen Rock One’s victory or loss with his own line of Monster DNA headphones.
Laugh Factory at the Tropicana headliner Murray Sawchuck, who leaves that venue after his show on Oct. 30, poses in front of Buffalo Bill's in Primm
during his "world tour" of prospective venues for his show.
Q+A: Murray Sawchuck’s blind drive leads to 21 escapes, TV appearances galore
Magic:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Magician Murray Sawchuck’s contributions to magic on television were recognized at the Los Angeles Fame Awards show one week ago: He was presented with a Career Achievement Award in the Magic Arts.
Lucie Arnaz plays the role of Berthe in the musical "Pippin," which runs from Tuesday through Nov. 30 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Preview: Circus-themed ‘Pippin’ features Lucie Arnaz upside down on trapeze
The Smith Center:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
You’ll recognize some TV faces in this high-energy production: The late Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s daughter Lucie Arnaz plays Berthe, and Sasha Allen, the Season 4 breakout star from NBC’s “The Voice,” is the Leading Player.
Katy Perry's "The Prismatic World Tour" stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Caesars prepares to name first of two Colosseum headliners in Celine’s absence
Music:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Caesars Palace executives confirmed today our previous Vegas DeLuxe stories that a new headliner for the Colosseum is about to be announced. The identity and contract terms are still cloaked in secrecy.
The Dressing Ritual, which has replaced the Final Battle, at "Ka" in MGM Grand on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
‘Ka’ set to return full version of Final Battle Scene to MGM Grand stage
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Eighteen months after it was pulled down for a tragedy, the Final Battle Scene is returning to Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” at MGM Grand. A formal unveiling of the new scene is set for Dec. 3 ...
The 2015 Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA pageants Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at UNLV. Brittany McGowan, second from left, was crowned Miss Nevada USA, and Geovanna Hilton, second from right, won Miss Nevada Teen USA. Reigning Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada, 2011 Miss USA Alyssa Campanella of California and state pageant director and 1995 Miss USA Shanna Moakler are with the newly crowned beauty queens.
2015 Miss Nevada USA, Miss Teen Nevada USA crowned; Miss USA preps for Miss Universe
Pageant:
Monday, November 24, 2014
Brittany McGowan was crowned by 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, who went on to become Miss USA, the first from the Silver State. Miss Clark County Teen USA Geovanna Hilton was crowned 2015 Miss Nevada Teen USA by 2014 Miss Nevada Teen USA Alexa Taylor.
The 2015 Miss Nevada USA Pageant contestants host a meet-and-greet at The D Las Vegas on Fremont Street Experience on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
2015 Miss Nevada USA hopefuls at The D Las Vegas, Jabbawockeez, Crush, Life
Pageant:
Monday, November 24, 2014
Over the weekend, the 2015 Miss Nevada USA Pageant contestants had a packed schedule in addition to the grueling rehearsals and judges’ interviews for Sunday’s contest at UNLV.
Ben Vereen at Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" in New York-New York on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Zumanity’ firings, plus Katy Perry at Caesars? Resident DJs Pharrell, Paris Hilton?
Las Vegas:
Monday, November 24, 2014
First is the shocking and surprising news that Cirque du Soleil has decided that its adult “Zumanity” at New York-New York will undergo major changes starting Jan. 3 when all of its dance cast has been told to pack up their dancing shoes.
"Le Reve -- The Dream" unveils its $3 million show element Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Wynn Theater.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy of ‘DWTS’: ‘Le Reve’s’ new $3 million sequence is ‘historic’
Wynn Las Vegas:
Monday, November 24, 2014
Former “Dancing With the Stars” heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who choreographed the sequence, is in awe of the 16 fire shooters and 172 high-powered water fountains firing more than 100 feet into the air lit by 120 individual, colored LED lighting spots.
Rob Riggle walks the red carpet at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Awards honoring six-time champion Jimmie Johnson at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
Rob Riggle takes over Lagasse’s Stadium; Imagine Dragons go acoustic; Steve Wynn snaps up Kenny Rogers’ old estate
Monday, November 24, 2014
Imagine Dragons held a fundraiser and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young bought a dog for $6,000 on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. The “Goldendoodle” (a poodle and golden lab mix) was up for bid during ...
“Le Reve — The Dream” unveils its $3 million show element Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Wynn Theater.
Fire and rain usher in ‘Le Reve’s’ 10th anniversary
Monday, November 24, 2014
This $3 million upgrade to the show is titled “Denouement,” itself a mini-production lasting about four minutes. Sixty designers worked 3,000 hours over 18 months, developing first an idea that has exploded ...
Eddie Shaw, 76, and Gloria Durling, 68, re-created Rocky and Adrian for a calendar that will benefit Keep Memory Alive.
Reimagining the classics: Keep Memory Alive patients, caregivers create calendar as a fundraiser
Monday, November 24, 2014
Patients and caregivers at our downtown Keep Memory Alive center, some in their 80s and 90s, have transformed into movie stars in a fundraising effort that at the same time has helped improve their brain health.
Hole No. 9 at Shadow Creek Golf Course. So vast. So mysterious.
How many presidents have played golf at Shadow Creek? Four!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Today’s reported golf round at Shadow Creek Golf Course involving President Barack Obama, ex-Yankee Derek Jeter, Diamond Resorts International founder Stephen Cloobeck and Greenspun Media Group owner Brian Greenspun is ...
Lucie Arnaz plays the role of Berthe in the musical "Pippin," which runs from Tuesday through Nov. 30 at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
In ‘Pippin,’ Lucie Arnaz has finally run off with the circus
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Lucie Arnaz will always be known and recognized for being the daughter of entertainment legends, the reality of being born to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. But around the production of “Pippin,” the touring musical in which Lucie Arnaz appears, …
Bassist Ben McKee, singer/drummer Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon and drummer Daniel Platzman of Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons perform at Bellagio Fountains on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Imagine Dragons gives something back; Oscar Goodman sticks his neck out
Friday, November 21, 2014
Imagine Dragons hit Sunrise Hospital on Friday afternoon. Not as patients, mind you, but to meet with that hospital’s board to discuss a partnership with the band’s chosen charity, the Tyler Robinson Foundation. ...
Usher performs during the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Celebrity preview: Usher, Jane’s Addiction, Steve Angello, Scott Disick, Miss Nevada
Las Vegas:
Friday, November 21, 2014
Is anybody skating on thin ice this pre-Thanksgiving Weekend? Perhaps so! Macau is far away, but beloved boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to have a tough fight against Chris Algieri, who has been training the past month here at the Venetian.
San Diego chef Ricardo Heredia wins the overall title at the 2014 World Food Championships on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
World Food Championships winner Ricardo Heredia is a rising star
Guest Columnist Ben Vaughn:
Friday, November 21, 2014
This year’s top honors went to San Diego chef Ricardo Heredia. A two-time finalist at the event, when Ricardo is asked about how he got into the business of food, he likes to say he “hustled” his way into the kitchen.
2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned 2014 Miss USA at the 2014 Miss USA Pageant at Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Runner-up 2014 Miss North Dakota Audra Mari is at center and 2013 Miss USA Erin Brady is at right.
Miss Nevada (and Miss USA) Nia Sanchez crowns successor Sunday at UNLV
Pageant:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Nia Sanchez never thought that she would win the Miss Nevada USA Pageant a year ago, but then she went on to become the first Nevada delegate in history to win the ultimate crown of Miss USA.
Singer and actress Pia Zadora performs during a guest stint in "Million Dollar Quartet" on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Harrah’s.
Strip Scribbles: Pia Zadora, Rick Moonen, Burt Reynolds, Vegas Rocks! Awards
Las Vegas:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
It’s not quite a performance from a hospital bed, but pretty darn close. Feisty singer Pia Zadora has a miracle return to her cabaret shows at Piero’s this weekend a few months after serious injuries sustained when her golf cart overturned.
Jane's Addiction at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Linq.
Weekend best bets: Jane’s Addiction, David Sedaris and Anjelah Johnson
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Before the holidays hit, get in one last weekend of fall festivities with entertainment options ranging from top-notch comedy and concerts to homegrown Las Vegas talent.
People stroll through Opportunity Village's Magical Forest Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest opens Friday; official tree lighting Nov. 28
Holidays:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will flip the switch to reveal a brilliantly lit forest announcing the official start to the holiday season in Las Vegas. Mirage headliners Boyz II Men, Venetian headliners Human Nature, yours truly and many more will join Madame Mayor.
The Quad headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico performs at the closing-night party for IPW 2013 at Garden of the Gods pool at Caesars Palace on June 12, 2013.
Jeff Civillico’s fundraising Headliners Bash takes over Penn & Teller Theater
Philanthropy:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Our Strip showbiz stars have big and generous hearts, and Linq Hotel headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico on Friday brings them all together at Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio for his annual Headliners Bash.
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
Obama’s immigration speech to cut into 2014 Latin Grammys on Univision
Television:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
President Barack Obama’s immigration speech will officially cut into as many as 40 minutes of today’s live Univision telecast of the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Clint Holmes performs during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Clint Holmes returns to Harrah’s — for a song — in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Clint Holmes is the latest in the line of guest vocalists to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” as he’ll sing “All Shook Up,” the Elvis classic, at the end of the performance on Dec. 4. Holmes closed out ...
Santa Claus, Jace Crispin of Chippendales at the Rio, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Gavin McHale attend the 2013 Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.
Great Santa Run: Hostess Holly Madison, mayor’s $10K challenge, grand marshals Chippendales
Opportunity Village:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Along with marking 10 years of the Great Santa Run, Opportunity Village is commemorating its 60th anniversary. The beloved nonprofit provides unparalleled opportunities, enrichment and support to nearly 3,000 valley residents with disabilities and their families.

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