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July 23, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.
Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears gets intimate … with apparel
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Pop princess Britney Spears is launching a sleepwear-apparel line, the Intimate Britney Spears, with retail partner Change Lingerie, a company with more than 180 stores worldwide. Intimate Britney Spears debuts Sept. 9 with an event in New York City.
Ellie Smith, left, gives a hug to her sister Amy Smith after Amy was named Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Theater on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Ellie Smith was later crowned 2014 Miss Nevada.
‘Scoring irregularities’ might send two Nevada contestants to national teen pageant
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
On June 1, Las Vegas Academy of Arts student Amy Smith was crowned Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen. Smith is representing our state at next week’s national competition in Orlando, Fla. If it were only that simple ...
The Food Network star Ben Vaughn.
Chef Ben Vaughn: Asada Taco is my new food crush in downtown Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Downtown Las Vegas is certainly thought-provoking. It’s an area of town that has craved consideration for some time, and it is finally getting the attention it deserves. I will admit, I’m a little confused by sections of downtown Las Vegas.
Cory Harwell, right, counts extra money that Nicholas Fortin has collected during the St. Baldrick’s Day head-shaving fundraiser for cancer Saturday, March 1, 2014, at McMullan’s Irish Pub.
Carson Kitchen’s Cory Harwell: Opening downtown restaurant ‘a whirlwind of excitement’
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
I met my dear friend Kerry Simon back when he was a regular customer at my Cana Tapas Kitchen & Bar in Town Square, and our mutual interests and passions quickly built the potential for a solid business partnership.
Actress and singer Pia Zadora and her husband, Michael Jeffries, on the red carpet after attending a performance of "Pawn Shop Live!" on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Golden Nugget.
Singer Pia Zadora: I’m ready to fire on all cylinders again with ‘Pia Reloaded’
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
What is wrong with this picture — Robin is on vacation, and I’m doing his work?! But for him, anything! When I asked Robin what I could write about while he was away, he said, “Anything you want; it’s your column for the day.”
Amy Newmark's granddog Riley, a rescued Pug.
Amy Newmark: Add a little ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ by adopting a pet
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I’m so excited to be coming to your fair city this week for SuperZoo 2014, a national pet retail conference at Mandalay Bay! Besides having fun, my focus will be to help promote dog and cat adoptions in Las Vegas through your local organization the Animal Foundation.
Tracey Gittins in the new-look “Fantasy” at the Luxor.
‘Fantasy’ star Tracey Gittins: ‘This is the sexiest time of the year in Sin City’
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I have lived in Las Vegas for more than eight years and have worked and played up and down the Strip as a dancer in “Fantasy” and as an instructor in Las Vegas’ hottest burlesque and pole-dancing class Night School 4 Girls.
Sean E. Cooper attends the 2014 “Fantasy” calendar-release party on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Luxor.
‘Fantasy’ comedian Sean E. Cooper: Why I have the best job on the Las Vegas Strip
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
There’s an abundance of cool jobs here in sunny Las Vegas, but none quite as awesome as mine. As the sole male in the topless show “Fantasy” at the Luxor — don’t worry, I leave the topless part to the ladies — I easily have the best job on the Strip.
Alison Ewing, Christine Sherril and Mary Callanan in "Mamma Mia!" at the Tropicana in May.
‘Mamma Mia!’ closes in less than three months at Tropicana
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The return of “Mamma Mia!” at the Tropicana lasted about six years less than the show’s original run at Mandalay Bay. The show is closing, effective ...
Lady Gaga, performing in Chicago on July 11.
Concert review: Lady Gaga’s ‘ArtRave’ is a surprisingly straightforward affair
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.
"Fantasy" at the Luxor star Lorena Peril and Ray Jon Narbaitz arrive for the "Showbiz Roast" of former Mayor Oscar Goodman on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Stratosphere Theater.
Lorena Peril’s next Vegas show is ‘Vegas! The Show’
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lorena Peril has experienced the thrill of performing for tens of thousands of fans in an open-air arena and 10 fans in the cozy confines of Rush Lounge at the Golden Nugget. She knows Las Vegas showrooms, too. ...
Brody Jenner makes his DJ debut Friday, July 18, 2014, at Hyde Bellagio.
Brody Jenner, with girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter, debuts as DJ at Hyde Bellagio
Monday, July 21, 2014
Reality-TV heartthrob Brody Jenner (“The Hills,” “Bromance,” “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”) made his debut as DJ on Friday night at Hyde Bellagio and was a sharp-dressed man in a blue suit, black T-shirt, trucker hat and sneakers.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish attend the official grand opening of Fizz on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
David Furnish: Our new lounge Fizz is all about champagne wishes and caviar dreams
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 21, 2014
It’s only fitting now that I fill in for my friend Robin Leach while he is on vacation because with my gorgeous new champagne lounge, Fizz at Caesars Palace, we are fulfilling champagne wishes and caviar dreams every day.
Alison Ewing, Christine Sherril and Mary Callanan in "Mamma Mia!" at the Tropicana in May.
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Alison Ewing: ‘I had gotten the bug … I was born to do this!’
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 21, 2014
Ever since I was a little girl, I can remember charging a ticket price for my performances. It was 5 cents for a show in my living room, me dancing around in my sister’s old, oversized dance-recital costumes while lip syncing to a worn-down record.
Steve Judkins and Mary Callanan in "Mamma Mia!" at the Tropicana in May.
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Mary Callanan: ‘I am lucky enough to play one of my dream roles here in Las Vegas’
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 21, 2014
We’ve now been here six weeks or so; the bags and boxes are emptied, pictures put up, dressing room decorated. Now what? Routine becomes your friend here. Wake up, coffee and breakfast, then a phone call home.
Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven May of "Jersey Boys" at the Paris arrive at the 2014 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Venetian.
Powerhouse stars, acts lining up for Nevada 150th anniversary show at Smith Center
Monday, July 21, 2014
Smith Center President and CEO Myron Martin was around for one of the greatest events ever in Strip entertainment, the USO benefit show from November 2001 titled “Las Vegas Salutes the Spirit of America.” ...
The official grand opening night of "Mamma Mia!" on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Tropicana Las Vegas.
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Joe Moeller: 10 Things That Make a New Yorker Feel at Home in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 21, 2014
Moving to Las Vegas from New York City is a bit abrupt, to say the least, but these Las Vegas staples make living here feel more like home every day. First of all, Las Vegas puts NYC to shame when it comes to 24-hour options.
Lady Gaga performs during her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour stop at United Center on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Chicago.
Lady Gaga proves that she’s the ultimate showgirl at MGM Grand
Review:
Monday, July 21, 2014
Lady Gaga was the very center of attention during every moment of the first of two Las Vegas shows in her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour Saturday night (Gaga returns to MGM Grand Garden on Friday, Aug. 1). “I’m like the ultimate showgirl!” a glittering Gaga shouted.
Lao Sze Chuan's signature three chili chicken packs serious heat.
Chicago chef Tony Hu brings Lao Sze Chuan to Palms
Monday, July 21, 2014
The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.
Shania Twain introduces the nominees for Top Rock Album during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Twain announced Monday, July 21, 2014, that her two-year residency at Caesars Palace will wrap up in December.
Shania Twain announces end of Caesars Palace residency
Monday, July 21, 2014
The last installment of the “Shania: Still the One” show at the Colosseum will be Dec. 13, ending the 100-show residency for the country music star that began in December 2012.
Melody Sweets lets a scarf dangle as a target during the video shoot for Sweets' "Shoot 'em Up" at Grand Canyon Ranch on April 22, 2014.
Melody Sweets to debut ‘Shoot ’em Up’ video with a bang
Monday, July 21, 2014
The purpose of this party and performance is to promote a video. And the purpose of the video is to produce a party and performance. If that all makes sense. The video is for Melody Sweets’ song “Shoot ’em Up.” ...
Frontman Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is pure audio gold; innovative Trent Reznor commands Axis stage
Review:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
What is up with Chris Cornell’s voice? How is the Soundgarden frontman still so strong, still that good? Pure audio gold that has the same magic that it always has carries on today two decades after Soundgarden’s bestselling album, “Superunknown,” was released.
Myron Martin, president and CEO of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, wears kinky boots while announcing the 2014-15 Broadway Las Vegas Series at the center Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. The Tony Award-winning "Kinky Boots" is coming to the Smith Center in September.
Smith Center’s Myron Martin: Performing arts center is ‘the living room’ for Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
It’s amazing to think that nearly two decades ago, with little more than the “can-do” spirit for which Las Vegas is known, community leaders set out to bring a performing arts center to our city, and two years ago the Smith Center opened with great fanfare.
Jack Colton.
Nightlife guru Jack Colton: How to survive and thrive after moving to Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Now that I’ve long sailed past my 10th anniversary of moving back to Las Vegas and working in the nightlife industry, I’ve seen my fair share of people who have moved here only to leave after a short time once they’ve decided that Las Vegas wasn’t ...
Zoe Thrall and Qiana Conley present a Grammy Signature Schools Gold Award to Las Vegas Academy of the Arts for achieving Grammy Signature Schools Gold status Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Thrall is director of Studio at the Palms and Conley is governor of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy.
Music producer Zoe Thrall: Behind these walls of Studio at the Palms
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Behind the doors of the city’s premier recording studio, things happen. Amazing things happen. Crazy, amazing and insanely cool things happen. These are some of my favorite moments in history since Studio at the Palms opened in December 2005.

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