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October 1, 2014

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Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
The favorite hotel of multimillionaires? Hint: It’s in Las Vegas
Travel:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Where does a multimillionaire stay when he or she needs a break from the mansion in Malibu, penthouse in New York, bungalow in the Bahamas, chateau in Switzerland and palace in Paris? According to New World Wealth, a wealth watch group, the wealthy prefer accommodations in Las Vegas and New York.
Monica Fung is crowned 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Palazzo Theater.
Monica Fung is crowned 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas at pageant in Palazzo
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
It was a take-your-breath away moment as the contestants walked onstage for introductions in their cultural costumes. The crowd cheered as outfits from China, Cambodia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam and more dazzled under the lights.
Comedian Matt Kazam is headlining at the Riviera.
Journey back in time with Matt Kazam in ’40 Is Not the New 20’ at Riviera
Comedy:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
It’s frightening to think that 40 years ago, iPhones didn’t exist, and instead we held up a Get Smart shoebox-sized phone with a 6-foot antenna to our ears. Worse is that online dating sites didn’t exist back then.
Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip. The jackpot had not been won in 20 years.
History, legend of ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine come to a close at MGM Grand
Gaming:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The “Lion’s Share” was the oldest mechanical-reel machine in the casino. Custom made for the resort’s opening, it slowly gained a cult following as it held onto its top jackpot as the years went by. It grew to become the most popular slot machine.
Cheryl Burke, Antonio Sabato Jr., Jonathan Bennett, Allison Holker, Karina Smirnoff and Randy Couture on Week 3 in Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, on ABC.
Strip Scribbles: Randy Couture exits ‘DWTS’; farewell, Circo, hello, Lago at Bellagio
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Meantime, Las Vegas tattoo artist Cleen Rock One from Chrome Gypsy Tattoo continues tonight with his “Ink Master” quest for the $100,000 prize on the Spike reality-TV competition hosted by Dave Navarro.
Lynda Carter takes a selfie in front of the Wonder Woman slot machines during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
‘Wonder Woman’ star Lynda Carter takes on L.V. slot machines at G2E
Gaming:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The world’s most powerful woman takes over the Strip today. No, it’s not former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama or former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It’s Wonder Woman!
New Zealand singer Lorde performs during Night 2 of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Lorde and Jerry Lewis face off in Las Vegas tonight
Entertainment:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tonight is a remarkable evening in Las Vegas entertainment as a newcomer goes up against a veteran. The terrifically talented twosome is two-time Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling ”Royals” singer Lorde and Hollywood screen legend Jerry Lewis.
Katy Perry parties at Surrender on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Encore.
Katy Perry watches beau DJ Diplo’s set at Surrender post-MGM Grand concert
Nightlife:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Arriving just shy of 1 a.m. Saturday, Diplo, Katy Perry, her team and their mutual friends made their way into the Encore nightclub. Diplo took to the wheels of steel, and Perry was pretty in pink — including pink hair.
Chef Steve Martorano and 2011 Miss USA Alyssa Campanella at an event for the 2012 Miss USA Pageant contestants at Cafe Martorano on Monday, May 21, 2012, in the Rio.
Martorano, Lagasse, Bonefish Grill, Casa Fuente, Taste of the Nation
Counter Intelligence:
Monday, September 29, 2014
Celebrity chef Steve Martorano has opened his second Las Vegas restaurant, Martorano. The Cafe Martorano at the Rio chef’s new hip hangout spot is at the Paris, and the late-night crowd is having a fun time dancing to his DJ music.
Bella Notte at the 2013 La Cucina Italiana Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
The Venetian replaces annual Winter Carnivale with luxurious Ultimo
Dining:
Monday, September 29, 2014
Instead of a Winter Carnivale, the Venetian this year will present the ultimate Las Vegas experience celebrating luxury, fine food, rare liquors and celebrity chefs. Ultimo stands for ultimate, ultra, utmost in a world of gorgeous jewelry and fast cars.
Eric Jordan Young, shown with dancers Sarah Short, left, and Claudia Mitria, rehearses for his show "Shakin'," at Dance Factory on West Sahara Avenue, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
What’s ‘Shakin’? Eric Jordan Young’s fiery show at Sin City Theater
Monday, September 29, 2014
Where driven and talented Eric Jordan Young resides today is the home where all artistic streets meet. ...
Singer John Legend, with model wife Chrissy Teigen, hosts at Haze on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Aria.
Strip Scribbles: Haze at Aria to close? New Planet Hollywood shows, $1.65M auto at Barrett-Jackson
Las Vegas:
Monday, September 29, 2014
Joe Vargas is reporting that the Light Group’s Haze nightclub in Aria will shut down after Halloween weekend, and it is closing indefinitely with remodeling plans canceled — at least for now. I’m also hearing that Gold Lounge will get a makeover.
Festivino on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Palazzo Atrium.
Festivino at Palazzo celebrates French chefs and old and new world wines
Food:
Monday, September 29, 2014
Old and new world wines and delicious dishes from Master Chefs of France, some of them based here in Las Vegas, marked the return of Festivino, a full-bodied festival, at the Palazzo Atrium on Friday night.
Max Jacobson with fellow food critics John Curtas and Al Mancini.
Max Jacobson makes appearance at Carson Kitchen fundraiser for him
Dining:
Monday, September 29, 2014
After months of rehabilitation in Denver, Omaha and here, food critic Max Jacobson made his first appearance back in town for the Chefs to the Max fundraiser for him at Kerry Simon’s downtown Carson Kitchen on Sunday night.
Katy Perry's "The Prismatic World Tour" stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Last Friday night, Katy Perry was super fun at MGM Grand
Review:
Monday, September 29, 2014
Katy Perry performed “Hot N Cold” in a pink cat costume — she entered the stage atop a ball of purple yarn — and the single was slowed down, jazzy and very Broadway a la “Cats.” Before “By the Grace of God,” Perry “changed into something more glittery.”
Andy Samberg, center, and two friends outside The Sayers Club on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in SLS Las Vegas.
Andy Samberg, Jesse McCartney, Criss Angel, Erick Morillo at SLS Las Vegas
The Strip:
Sunday, September 28, 2014
At Life on Saturday night, singer and actor Jesse McCartney with a a group of friends, and Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor headliner magician Criss Angel, as Erick Morillo’s nonstop mixes kept the party going.
Avril Lavigne celebrates her 30th birthday at the Bank on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Bellagio.
Avril Lavigne toasts The Big 3-0 at the Bank minus hubby Chad Kroeger
Music:
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Singer Avril Lavigne celebrated her milestone 30th birthday at the Bank in Bellagio on Saturday night noticeably without husband Chad Kroeger, frontman of Nickelback, and her engagement and wedding rings.
Singer Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performs during their Mechanical Bull Tour stop at MGM Resorts Village on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Kings of Leon, Young the Giant and Kongos at MGM Resorts Village
Music:
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Kings of Leon, with opening acts Young the Giant and Kongos, brought its Mechanical Bull Tour to MGM Resorts Village, formerly The Lot, across from the Luxor on Saturday night as part of the 2014 Boulevard Brew Fest.
Crosby, Stills & Nash at Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Hall of Famers Crosby, Stills & Nash jam at Pearl at the Palms
Music:
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Crosby, Stills & Nash — David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash — took to the stage Saturday night at Pearl at the Palms with a setlist that included “Helplessly Hoping,” “Teach Your Children,” “Our House” and “Long Time Gone.”
Fans pack the circuitGROUNDS as Calvin Harris performs during the final night of the 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, June 22, 2014.
As mass gatherings go, Las Vegas is the place to be
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The theme this weekend is crowds, mass gatherings as they are now known, and how to lure and entertain such. I am reminded of this as waves of people ...
Jerry Lewis addresses the audience during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Dress up, sit down and settle in: Jerry Lewis is playing the Smith Center
Saturday, September 27, 2014
As usual, Jerry Lewis is wearing the famous red shirt with the cursive “JL” stitched into the pocket. He’s fired up on this particular afternoon, lively and forceful, and he seems not to have shaved for at least one day. ...
The band No Doubt, from left: Adrian Young, Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal and Tom Dumont appear during an event in Times Square in New York announcing the band's participation in the May 2015 Rock In Rio music festival on the Strip.
Rock in Rio, the ‘City of Rock,’ lures Taylor Swift, Metallica, No Doubt, Linkin Park to L.V.
Friday, September 26, 2014
If the Rock in Rio festival staging is anything like what we saw in Manhattan today, this should be a remarkably impressive event. Efficient, too. The Rock in Rio team built a fully functional, LED screen-backed stage with a booming sound system ...
Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour stop at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Nov. 19, 2011.
Celebrity preview: Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Jenny McCarthy, Bill Cosby, ‘AGT’
Las Vegas:
Friday, September 26, 2014
The summer pool season winds down this weekend, but the party scene continues in overdrive indoors with music and comedy stars. Add the 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant, and we have a glamorous weekend with something for everybody.
Mel B at the premiere of "Peepshow" in Planet Hollywood in April 2009.
‘AGT’ judge Mel B on winner magician Mat Franco: ‘He amazed everybody’
Planet Hollywood:
Friday, September 26, 2014
Mel B, judging for her second year on “AGT,” told me: “Mat really brought magic back in a big way. The audiences at home and in the theater loved him. He had a little bit of edginess to himself in performing. I loved what he did.”
Tianna Scartabello, “America’s Got Talent” Season 9 winner magician Mat Franco, Season 2 winner Mirage headliner ventriloquism impressionist Terry Fator and his wife Taylor Makakoa on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Mirage.
‘AGT’ Season 9 winner Mat Franco: ‘I felt like David Copperfield for a moment’
Magic:
Friday, September 26, 2014
At 4 years old, Mat Franco dreamed of making it big in magic by starting to teach himself card tricks. At 12, he became the youngest student ever in Henderson magician Jeff McBride’s Magic Academy classes. One week ago, he made TV history.

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