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August 21, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

"Purple Reign" at D Las Vegas on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Jason Tenner’s 17-year tribute-show career as Prince started with Halloween costume
Q+A:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
“I certainly didn’t start out planning to be his double. In fact, I didn’t love his music back then. I was more into classic rock,” Jason Tenner told me. “I became aware of the reaction as people at the party first noticed the lookalike. That’s when I really fell in love with his music, too.”
Jaime King and husband Kyle Newman enjoy the annual Simon G. Soiree at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Sin City’ star Jaime King; ‘Panda!’; Steve Martorano; Ted Baker; Chloe Crawford
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jaime King’s big break came as Johnny Depp’s daughter in “Blow” and quickly followed playing a nurse in “Pearl Harbor.” Jaime admits that she turned down the “Sin City” role several times before agreeing to the unique shooting situation.
Bryan Chan.
AFAN fills an LMNT-al need with Black & White Party host Bryan Chan
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Maybe LMNT was a big deal for boyband fans, but the troupe is but a memory today for Bryan Chan, who spent several years as the frontman for Chippendales at the Rio and Saturday night co-hosts the 28th annual AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint. ...
Bryan Chan.
AFAN fills LMNT-al need with Bryan Chan, Black & White Party host
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Maybe LMNT was a big deal for boyband fans, but the troupe is but a memory today for Bryan Chan, who spent several years as the frontman for Chippendales at the Rio and Saturday night co-hosts the 28th annual AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint.
Sven Nys crosses the finish line of CrossVegas.
Cyclocross race director Brook Watts: CrossVegas returns to Las Vegas on Sept. 10
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In a town that’s known for the biggest, boldest and most spectacular events, it should come as no surprise that the biggest, boldest, most spectacular and most prestigious cyclocross race outside Europe takes place right here in Las Vegas every September.
Gene Woods of Gene Woods Racing Experience in Las Vegas.
Gene Woods of Gene Woods Racing Experience: Racing around in track and life’s circles
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I never get twisted in life going around circles. Whether I am racing Las Vegas Motor Speedway circles or speeding through social circles, the circle of life is the most important for my family and me. It all started in the late 1950s. My parents lived in Las Vegas.
The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
SLS Las Vegas celebration will be a night of champagne wishes and caviar dreams
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday night’s celebration for the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas, followed by the midnight debut to the public, will be one epic fete — a true champagne-and-caviar blast. Let’s look at the staggering party numbers.
Seth Yudof.
Manager and producer Seth Yudof: Las Vegas entertainment then and ow!
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
If today’s shows featured current entertainers and modern music, then they might not be losing out to nightclubs in their battle for a young audience. They might even be able to sell tickets at full price rather than having to hock tickets through discount outlets.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation secretary and South Point's director of food operations Michael Kennedy stands with a few of the organization's scholars at this year's scholarship event MENUS on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Luxor.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s Melissa Arias: Supporting future industry leaders
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
As the executive director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas, I am honored to work with 25 of the most respected hospitality and food-and-beverage leaders in the industry who make up the ECF board.
“Ghost Adventures” with Nick Groff, Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin on Travel Channel.
Zak Bagans’ hit ‘Ghost Adventures’ returns for Season 10 on Travel Channel
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
“We’re going big this season,” said Zak Bagans, who is the lead investigator. “From the massive Queen Mary ship in California to Ireland’s Leap Castle and Mexico’s Island of the Dolls, each location is embedded with layers of paranormal activity to explore.”
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the manager of the Hammersmith Apollo on Monday, June 23, 2014, in London.
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Murray Sawchuck, Nathan Burton on TV; Miss Nevada pageants
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Magic and its Las Vegas magicians are everywhere you look on television this week in what’s become known as the “Wizard Wars,” which also is one of the shows premiering tonight on Syfy and is hosted by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller.
Beyonce performs during the "On the Run Tour" stop at the Georgia Dome on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Atlanta.
Star names are surfacing to fill in for Celine Dion at Caesars Palace
Monday, August 18, 2014
Celine’s absence started rumors as to whom might fill her shoes and walk in her footsteps. Many of the Asian arenas and theaters on Celine’s now-canceled November tour have opened up for Mariah Carey, and she could be added to the open dates at Caesars.
Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano Las Vegas, shows a rendering of what the newly designed hotel will look like Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Delano Las Vegas, a South Beach-style hotel experience, will have its grand opening in September.
Delano Las Vegas GM Matthew Chilton: Transporting chic South Beach style to the Strip
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 18, 2014
I’ve had my hand in the local hospitality scene since the age of 15 and have been fortunate to be involved with some of the city’s most iconic brands. I’m incredibly proud that I was asked to lead the team bringing the Delano Las Vegas vision to life.
Las Vegas band Rusty Maples at Austin Ale House for 2014 SXSW on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Max Plenke of Rusty Maples: Downtown is savage, aural hotbed of new, powerful art
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 18, 2014
We released our second EP at the Bunkhouse in December 2012. We’d driven through snow, feet of it, miles of it, before steering our rented minivan across the state line, the snow still hanging on from somewhere above Reno.
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Britney Spears and Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears is baaack; ‘American Ninja Warrior’ in Las Vegas
Monday, August 18, 2014
As Britney Spears promised, there were new costumes and dance routines, and she changed up the song set to include new material mixed in with her big hits. Everybody, though, was talking about her new slimmed-down, trimmed-down, taut-and-toned body.
Wendy Albert is the marketing manager for Miracle Mile Shops. Seen in the background is the Miracle Mile LED billboard advertising their tweeting campaign "Follow Friday" on Friday Oct. 12, 2012, outside Planet Hollywood.
Wendy Albert of Miracle Mile Shops: No two days at shopping centers are alike
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
As an intern, I took on a variety of odd jobs at the mall. I would dress up as Clifford the Big Red Dog for a back-to-school promotion one day and stuff goodie bags for a special event the next. My days definitely don’t lack variety.
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Britney Spears and Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
Alex Pettyfer, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA watch Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Singer Britney Spears returned to Axis Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood this weekend for her residency “Britney: Piece of Me,” and stars continued to flock to the show. Spears’ latest run takes her through Sept. 10.
Magician Jan Rouven performs in his showroom at the Riviera in Las Vegas on Monday, March 5, 2012.
Riviera illusionist Jan Rouven: I am blessed to have a successful show and live in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I moved from Germany to Las Vegas three years ago and on July 1 celebrated my third anniversary of performing nightly in this wonderful city. Before relocating, I toured throughout Europe performing in a large-scale illusion production nearly every day.
Al Pacino and host John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Mirage.
Al Pacino at the Mirage: A frenetic, powerful and unforgettable night
Sunday, August 17, 2014
You watch everything until your mind is filled with Al Pacino’s image. Pick any scene — the retrieval of the pistol in “The Godfather” when he blows away Virgil Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey in the diner, the improvised shouting of “Attica!” in “Dog Day Afternoon.”
Al Pacino and host John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Mirage.
A frenetic, powerful and unforgettable night with Al Pacino at the Mirage
Sunday, August 17, 2014
You watch everything until your mind is filled with Al Pacino’s image. Pick any scene — the retrieval of the pistol in “The Godfather” when he blows away Virgil Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey in the diner, the improvised shouting of “Attica!” in “Dog Day Afternoon.” ...
Fall Out Boy.
Celebrity preview: Britney Spears, Fall Out Boy, Al Pacino, ZZ Top, Cesar Millan, Big Knockout Boxing
Friday, August 15, 2014
Call this one incredible knockout weekend! Britney Spears is back, legendary Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino makes his Las Vegas premiere, and a new sport, Big Knockout Boxing, also debuts on the Strip. Plus, concerts by Fall Out Boy, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck and more.
Dirk Vermin.
‘Bad Ink’ tattoo star Dirk Vermin shares his guide to Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I’m busy as hell the rest of summer finishing my upcoming and soon-to-be New York Times-bestseller autobiography titled “The Devil and Dirk Vermin.” (An unapologetic and not-so-modest history of growing up in and surviving Las Vegas.)
Tony Sacca and his wife arrive at the red carpet for the 2013 Canon USA and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children benefit at the Bellagio on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
Longtime entertainer Tony Sacca ruminates on the changing landscape of Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
My unexpected move to Las Vegas came in 1981. I was touring the world performing in nightclubs and hotels with my identical twin Robert when Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy discovered us at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico.
Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Slimmer Britney Spears set to return to ‘Piece of Me’ at Planet Hollywood
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Pop princess Britney Spears has transformed herself with a dramatic weight loss thanks to regular yoga workouts and a low-carb diet and will proudly show off her new toned and slim, trim look for the resumption of her residency.
Viva Veracruz, a music and dance show debuting Aug. 11, 2014, at Planet Hollywood, is an exploration of the culture and folklore of Veracruz, a state on Mexico's Gulf Coast. The show was funded by the state government of Veracruz.
Weekend best bets: Al Pacino, National Roller Coaster Day and Viva Veracruz
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Take a break from the usual headliner fare in the Entertainment Capital of the World with a slate of unique options across town this weekend, from Academy Award winner Al Pacino to roller coasters. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

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