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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Matthias Merges’ Yusho has opened at Monte Carlo.
Chef Matthias Merges of Yusho at Monte Carlo: Food, photos and philanthropy
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I was guilty of being a troublemaker as a child, but most of the trouble I found myself in revolved around food. From a very young age, I was attracted to food, and much of my younger years involved the kitchen and cooking.
Al Pacino with Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson One" cast members on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Mandalay Bay.
It’s a return to ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ on the Strip
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I first caught The Fab at the late swill house Mad Dogs & Englishmen and also at the late lounge at Palace Station, spending quite a few addled evenings shouting such requests as “Rocky Raccoon!,” “Revolution No. 9!” and “Anything By The Rutles!” ...
Molly (Katie Postotnik) and Sam (Steven Grant Douglas) embrace in their new apartment during “Ghost The Musical” at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Special effects and cast’s soaring vocals lift ‘Ghost’ story of love and heartbreak
Review:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tall and athletic Steven Grant Douglas, as Sam, commands the stage with his physical and vocal presence — his gorgeous voice is strong and soaring and his range wide — and is the standout of “Ghost the Musical” now at the Smith Center through Sunday.
Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna.
Home beauty expert Heather Marianna: Kitchen pantry is the best medicine cabinet
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I have a passion for fashion and all things related to beauty. I turned my shopping addiction into an all-natural, pampering body skincare line, Beauty Kitchen. With all the fancy verbiage and scientific lingo, it’s easy to get caught up in the pressures.
Host Geechy Guy sets the stage for laughter before the comics perform for a packed house at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club in MGM Grand on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Comedian Geechy Guy offers his picks for non-fancy side of Las Vegas dining
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I’ve been living in Las Vegas since 2010, and I dine at some of the best restaurants in the city. But you can’t eat at RM Seafood in Mandalay Bay all the time. So, once again, here are some more of the everyday restaurants that I frequent.
Duane "Dog" Chapman of the reality TV show "Dog the Bounty Hunter."
Strip Scribbles: Dog the Bounty Hunter, Corey Harrison target missing ex-MMA fighter
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Watch out, Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver. The former “The Ultimate Fighter” and MMA athlete is wanted for the alleged beating of girlfriend and adult entertainer Christy Mack in Las Vegas, and two high-profile people have joined the manhunt.
Stuart Pitz places his thumb over his head in this shot from The Beatles' Aug. 20, 1964, appearance at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pitz attended the show with his sister and also was on hand at at the 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatles' visit to Las Vegas at the Convention Center on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.
From Las Vegas Convention Center to ‘Love,’ it’s a Beatles life
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
“Unbelievable,” says Stuart Pitz, who was in the audience at the Convention Center for The Beatles on Aug. 20, 1964. “Deafening. Crazy. And what I remember at the start of that show was poor Jackie DeShannon, who was basically booed off the stage.” ...

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