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September 21, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Patrice Sabourin of France poses for a photo with Jules Jordan Video stars at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2012 inside the Hard Rock Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012.
Porn Wars: Is Las Vegas the new Silicone Valley?
Sunday, September 21, 2014
A political battle over pornography is raging in California. Intent to keep the cameras rolling, industry players increasingly have set their sites on Las Vegas. Why Vegas stands to become the new porn capital...
Usher performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Fire it up — like Usher and Motley Crue — on Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival
MGM Grand:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The first night of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival has ended, and the evening closed with an impromptu dance-off at the back of the arena floor just off the MGM Grand Garden Arena soundboard.
Usher performs with dancers during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Fire it up — Usher and Motley Crue sure did — on Night 1 of iHeartRadio Music Festival
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The first night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival has closed, and the evening ended with an impromptu dance-off at the back of the arena floor just off the MGM Grand Garden ...
Jaymes Vaughan and Ryan Stuart of Chippendales stand on the Red Carpet for "RuPaul's Drag Race" at the Season 6 Finale Viewing Party featuring a live screening of the show at The New Tropicana on Monday, May 19, 2014.
Jaymes Vaughan takes a turn for the dramatic; Lacey Schwimmer reunites with ‘DWTS’
Friday, September 19, 2014
What is especially groovy about Jaymes Vaughan at the moment is he is to be featured on the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless” on Sept. 30. ...
Taylor Swift performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Celebrity preview: iHeartRadio, Mr. Olympia, 30 Seconds to Mars, Diana Ross, Chippendales
Las Vegas:
Friday, September 19, 2014
It’s brains, beauty, brawn and beer this weekend in Las Vegas, and even though 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival superstars will flash their magnetic appeal, it will be the competitors at Mr. Olympia who will flex their muscles along with the handsome hunks of Chippendales.
Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen McCrone arrive for the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Pia bemoans ‘Louboutin separation anxiety’; Newton to cap 150th anniversary all-star show
Friday, September 19, 2014
In the days since Pia Zadora was injured in a golf cart accident, the entertainer has regained her sense of humor, if not her actual footing. She is to undergo surgery to repair her ankle on Tuesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. It ...
The Quad headliner Jeff Civillico atop his unicycle at Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Jeff Civillico jumping off Planet Hollywood; Elvis returns to ‘Legends’
Las Vegas:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Juggler Jeff Civillico, who has a residency at the Quad, is determined to go one better than his two previous “insane” rappelling jumps with “Over the Edge” off the roof of Planet Hollywood to benefit Special Olympics Nevada.
Vocalist Michael Monge is shown greeting guests during a performance at Eastside Lounge at Encore on Aug. 4, 2014.
Michael Monge, Steve Wynn’s handpicked crooner, extended through ’15 at Encore
Thursday, September 18, 2014
In February, Michael Monge was singing at Bice Italian restaurant and lounge in Boca Raton, Fla. Steve Wynn happened to be in the audience that night and noted the vocal and even physical similarities between Monge and Wynn’s old friend ...
Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine performs during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
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.
Tiesto unveils a Bellagio Fountains show choreographed to an exclusive medley of three of his songs Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Bellagio.
Photos: Tiesto unveils exclusive three-song show at Bellagio Fountains
The Strip:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
DJ and producer Tiesto, a resident headliner at Hakkasan Las Vegas, brought the Bellagio Fountains to life with an exclusive three-song medley of “Footprints,” “Rocky” and “Red Lights” from his new album “A Town Called Paradise.”
Emily West, Mat Franco and host Nick Cannon on the Season 9 finale of "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, on NBC. Franco was declared the winner.
Magician Mat Franco wins Season 9 of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ to headline on the Strip
Television:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Las Vegas magic is hotter than ever on television and with U.S. viewers thanks in part to Henderson masked magician and teacher Jeff McBride, who taught Mat Franco ahead of his $1 million win on Wednesday night’s “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.
Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction perform at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.
Iggy Azalea, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Calvin Harris lead iHeart lineup
Music:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
It’s a bigger blast than New Year’s Eve as the kings and queens of music show their love for the three massive iHeartRadio Music Festival concerts this weekend. Be it pop, country, EDM, R&B, rock and rap, every genre is covered in the superstar lineup.
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.
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. ...
A look at the eclectic lounge Franklin at the new Delano Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
Delano Las Vegas, with its hot desert theme, is cool, hip and South Beach chic
The Strip:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The influence of our neighboring 54,000-square-mile, hot, hot, hot Mojave Desert with 120-degree temperatures in Death Valley permeates much of the new Delano Las Vegas, yet the renovated property is as cool — and hip and South Beach chic — as can be.
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff compete in Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on ABC.
Strip Scribbles: Randy Couture, Cleen Rock One, Motley Crue and First Friday
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
It’s difficult to believe that the ginormous Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is celebrating not only its second anniversary but also its 2 millionth guest. The venue serves a mind-boggling 3,500 guests on average every day.
Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Lou Ruvo Center news: Expansion, Michael Buble, NIH meetings + Kerry Simon MSA project
Health:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ambitious expansions plans are on the drawing board over the next five years at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health now celebrating its fifth anniversary in downtown’s Symphony Park.
Felice Garcia performs during opening night of “Limelight” on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the downtown Plaza.
Felice Garcia’s career spans Aguilera, ‘MDQ,’ Betty Boop and Laughlin — and she’s not finished yet
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Felice Garcia is a little bit country, rock ’n’ roll, pop, showgirl and now even burlesque, and she is keeping busy all over the city (Harrah’s and Plaza) and beyond (Laughlin). ...
Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel is joined by Clark County Commissioners Chris Giunchigliani and Tom Collins at the unveiling of the sign for the former LVH on Wednesday, July 22, 2014.
Westgate Las Vegas renovations are underway; timeshares selling well
David Siegel:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
“Our nightclub plans are a work in progress, but we’re getting ready to welcome our award-winning Edge Steakhouse from our Westgate resort and spa in Park City. It’s a cutting-edge culinary experience that won three best-of awards last year statewide in Utah.”
2013 Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho, front and center, with contestants in the 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant at Azure Luxury Pool in Palazzo.
2013 Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho describes herself as role model, mentor
Q+A:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Our Asian community is abuzz now that the 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant, the second one, is Sept. 28 at Palazzo. It brings to an end the reign of the first winner, UNLV student Catherine Ho, 21, who will crown the new titleholder.
Chefs Jose Andres and Ferran Adria.
Counter Intelligence: Jose Andres, Border Grill, Taste of the Nation, Nobu, World Food Championships
Dining:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hot off the grill! Celebrity chef Jose Andres, who is revolutionizing Las Vegas dining at SLS Las Vegas and the Cosmopolitan, has more ambitious plans for the future. He’ll take over a downtown block for his Life Is Beautiful restaurant setup.
Jodie McDonald, Kevin Burke, Sabina Kelley and Danial Brown arrive at opening night of “Limelight” on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the downtown Plaza.
High-octane ‘Limelight’ at the Plaza captures spirit of The Roaring ’20s
Review:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
“Limelight” is a high-octane, frenzied entertainment package with some of the most dynamic dancing seen in Las Vegas. Some of its excitement is right in your face as the gorgeous glamor girls dance among the audience and their legs barely miss your head.
Three and 4-week-old lion cubs are shown with Keith Evans at Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Keith and his wife Beverly own the ranch. The habitat used to provide lions to the lion habitat at MGM Grand but is now open to the public. MGM's lion habitat closed in January 2012.
Keith Evans, the city’s lion king, still working to keep his habitat alive
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It was in July 1999 when I met Keith Evans and a few of the big cats he had just led into the then-new MGM Grand Lion Habitat. The attraction was about a week old then, a $9 million operation just off the casino floor. ...
“The Naked Magicians.”
Strip Scribbles: ‘The Naked Magicians,’ Liam Payne, Wynn, Adelson, Murren
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It’s an eye-grabbing title, among other body parts, and, yes, three close-up magicians and an improv comedienne could lose their clothes while performing close-up magic in a new show coming to the Strip near MGM Grand.
Britney Spears arrives at Planet Hollywood on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Two-year contract extension for Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood?
Music:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Pop princess Britney Spears is racking up such impressive ticket sales with her resident show “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis Powered By Monster at Planet Hollywood that she’s become the top-selling Strip artist for Caesars Entertainment.
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff compete in Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on ABC.
Photos: ‘Dandy’ Randy Couture foxtrots into fifth place on Night 1 of ‘DWTS’
Television:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
UFC legend Randy “The Natural” Couture proved his skills outside the Octagon and on the ballroom floor on the first night of the new Season 19 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

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