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August 29, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Dirty South.
Dirty South is ready to be the Life of the party at SLS Las Vegas
Friday, August 29, 2014
I caught up with Melbourne-based Serbian-Australian DJ, producer, director and remixer Dirty South, birth name Dragan Roganovic, this week ahead of his set Saturday night at Life, and he talked about his new album and film — and late-night chicken fingers.
Life Nightclub during the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
Nightlife at SLS Las Vegas: Life Nightclub, The Sayers Club and Foxtail
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tonight, the five-day LDW party at SLS gets underway with the grand opening of The Sayers Club with Swedish pop star Tove Lo. She’ll christen the Hollywood music venue’s stage with raw lyrics and candid performances including “Habits (Stay High).”
Men of the Strip.
Strip Scribbles: Miss Nevada, Men of the Strip, Mariah Carey, Adele, Ana Julaton
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Miss Nevada 17-year-old Henderson beauty Ellie Smith plans a Labor Day Weekend bon voyage party as she departs for the 2014 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. The pageant preliminaries for the 53 contestants are Sept. 9-11.
Keith Urban performs during Day 2 of the 2014 ACM Party for a Cause at the Linq on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Weekend best bets: Keith Urban, The Avett Brothers and Gregory Popovich
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Get out and celebrate the last days of summer with the locals this Labor Day Weekend, with events ranging from a celebration of a beloved Strip performer to a Hawaiian-themed fun run to an up-close-and-personal encounter with Las Vegas nightlife.
Performers wait to take the stage during "O" at the Bellagio on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
‘O’ artist released from hospital after suffering injury during Russian Swing act
Thursday, August 28, 2014
An artist in Cirque du Soleil’s production of “O” at Bellagio was injured Wednesday night after hitting the stage while dismounting from the show’s Russian Swing act. Cirque officials have ...
Greg Costello of PartyPetition: App is the Priceline of Las Vegas nightlife
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
As a professional in the Las Vegas nightlife industry, I’m constantly asked the same questions: “Which club has the better DJ on Friday night, Y or Z?” “Is there someone I can contact to get bottle-service prices for all the clubs?”
South Point GM Ryan Growney, in the suit, and South owner Michael Gaughan play blackjack with a Clydesdale named Elite and a Dalmatian named King at South Point on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.
South Point GM Ryan Growney: ‘Las Vegas Cowboy Central’ expands with Priefert Pavilion
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The city of Las Vegas, known for its endless events and entertainment options, has become the premier stomping grounds for cowboy boots and equestrian action as the center of the rodeo world each year. This didn’t happen overnight.
Michael Jackson performs during his "HIStory Tour Part II" across Germany and Europe at the Weserstadion in Bremen, Germany, on May 31, 1997.
New book ‘Remember the Time’ offers different take on Michael Jackson
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The King of Pop would be celebrating his 55th birthday Friday if he were still alive and hadn’t died in June 2009. Books have been written about Michael Jackson, shows have been staged, and a legion of lookalike dancers have tried to duplicate his moves.
The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
Dining at SLS: Bazaar Meat, Ku Noodle, Cleo, Katsuya, 800 Degrees, Griddle Cafe and more
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
SLS Las Vegas is unequivocally a restaurant-, bar- and nightclub-themed hotel, although the 74 casino tables and 790 slots are seeing action. Food, drink and parties are the big draw, but take time to peek into ...
Mark Brandenburg, president and co-owner of the Golden Gate Hotel, stands in front of a new mural in the new entrance of the Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, March 19, 2012.
Golden Gate President Mark Brandenburg: Which hotel is the greatest Las Vegas survivor?
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The story of this vintage Las Vegas property begins in 1905 when J.F. Miller attended the railroad auction that started the Las Vegas town site and paid $1,750 for a patch of dirt at One Fremont Street. Then he built this hotel (then called Hotel Nevada).
Las Vegas lounge legend Cook E. Jarr performs his final show at The Piano Bar in Harrah's on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.
Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
What is to become of Cook E. Jarr, whose name brings to mind the heyday of Las Vegas lounge schmaltz? He arrived more than 30 years ago toting the act Cook E. Jarr & The Krums, ...
Diana Ross at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Nov. 12, 2010.
Strip Scribbles: Diana Ross to add more Caesars shows in Celine’s absence?
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
“They’re definitely together looking at possible other dates,” I was reliably told — and might Katy Perry be there for the New Year’s Eve Weekend dates Celine will miss after her successful secret high-roller show there last Dec. 31?
The Cyril Kenny Craic Tour of Ireland.
Ri Ra Irish Pub ambassador Cyril Francis Martin Kenny’s Craic Tour of Ireland
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Although I’ve lived in Las Vegas for 3 1/2 years working as a bartender at Ri Ra Irish Pub, I was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. Every year, I go on a journey — not just any journey, but a journey with our customers and staff on a mission to find the real Craic in Ireland.
Melody Sweets, Ross Mollison, The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of “Absinthe” celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
‘Absinthe’ is setting up for second, touring production
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
“Given the ever-growing demand for the production and its lauded reputation globally, we decided to engage in discussions with promoters in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan about the ‘Absinthe’ tour,” Spiegelworld founder ...
John Legend at The Chelsea on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Charismatic John Legend fits The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan like a glove
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
John Legend is a master pianist, storyteller and charmer, and his flirty glances and smiles (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model and newlywed wife Chrissy Teigen needn’t be concerned, though) sprinkled the perfect Sunday evening.
John Saccenti, the new executive director of the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, kicks back at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. He's been working in sports in Las Vegas for the past 16 years, starting out as the mascot for the Las Vegas Thunder hockey team and working his way up.
Executive Director John Saccenti: Why locals should love the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
For more than two decades, the Las Vegas Bowl has been an integral part of the postseason college football landscape. Our hometown bowl game has seen many changes over the years, but one constant remains: Las Vegas.
Holly Madison rides the High Roller on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Linq Promenade.
Holly Madison rides the High Roller at the Linq Promenade
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
On Sunday afternoon, reality-TV star and former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison made the prettiest of pictures when she took her first ride aboard the High Roller at the Linq Promenade.
Wayne Newton at Opportunity Village on Oct. 6, 2011.
Add The Wayner to the Nevada 150 all-star show; Cook E. Jarr closes run at Harrah’s
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin landed Mr. Las Vegas for the upcoming sesquicentennial all-star show Sept. 22 at Reynolds Hall: Wayne Newton has agreed to ...
Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, Austin “Chumlee” Russell, Richard “The Old Man” Harrison and Rick Harrison on the red carpet after attending a performance of “Pawn Shop Live!” on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Golden Nugget.
Strip Scribbles: New cause for Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’; Phil Varone’s 3,000+ women
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rick Harrison is partnering with a major pharmaceutical company to launch a national awareness campaign now that he realizes he has a medical condition that requires a drug, not a dietary deficiency that needs to be supplemented.
Riviera Comedy Club.
Charlyne Corvino, Riviera entertainment manager, has a passion for standup comedy
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
In addition to running the other great showrooms at the legendary Riviera and working with so many talented and wonderful entertainers, I was given the fortune in 2008 of taking over the booking duties for Riviera Comedy Club from Steve Schirripa.
The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
SLS Las Vegas opening: Iggy Azalea, Bahamas prime minister, Joe Francis, Pamela Anderson, Tiesto
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
There were a number of eyebrow-raising moments during the star-studded opening of SLS Las Vegas over the weekend. Where else would you simultaneously see the prime minister of the Bahamas and notorious Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis? ...
Artists from "The Beatles’ Love" by Cirque du Soleil perform Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in baggage claim at McCarran International Airport in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' only Las Vegas appearance.
‘The Beatles’ Love’ cast takes Southwest flight from S.F. to L.V. to mark anniversary
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Cast members from Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles’ Love” at the Mirage joined with Southwest Airlines and our McCarran International Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ historic Las Vegas arrival in 1964.
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.
N.H. couple hope $2.4 million ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine will be shipped to them as gift
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
If Nevada and New Hampshire regulatory authorities permit it, the “Lion’s Share” one-armed bandit that finally paid out its $2.4 million jackpot after 20 years Friday night at MGM Grand will be shipped as the ultimate souvenir to Linda and Walter Misco.
"Absinthe" performer Penny Pibbets gets ready in a trailer outside Caesars Palace on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
From downtown to Sunset Station, the creative among us are cranking it up this evening
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rare is it in VegasVille that we are treated to such a spate of groovy events on a Tuesday night. Tonight is one of those rare nights, as some hyper-creative artists are performing downtown, in Green Valley and on the Strip. ...
Eric Church performs at the Chelsea on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Cosmopolitan Entertainment VP Fedor Banuchi: I truly have a dream job — live music is my passion
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 25, 2014
With the support of my fellow entertainment team and our entertainment partner C3 Presents, we’ve doubled the number of headliner shows year over year since we opened, and our goal is to be the market leader for live music entertainment on the Strip.

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