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August 23, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

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
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.” ...
Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the "Veronic Voices" premiere at Bally's on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Celine Dion cancels Caesars Palace shows through March, Asia tour
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Superstar Celine Dion confirmed the news at 6:25 a.m. today, over fears that began in December, that she will cancel her Caesars Palace shows and postpone all her showbiz activities indefinitely, including a planned fall tour to Asia.
Jen Selter celebrates her 21st birthday at Tao on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in the Venetian.
Star Surveillance: Jen Selter, Henry Rollins, Floyd Mayweather Jr., John Popper, Uncle Kracker
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Instagram sensation Jen Selter kicked off her birthday weekend at Tao in the Venetian on Friday. As the clock struck midnight, the newly 21-year-old headed upstairs to the nightclub to continue her celebration weekend with friends and family.
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood.
Reprieve might save topless ‘Sydney After Dark’; changes are in the works
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
One knowledgeable Strip-show insider told me: “The girls are gorgeous, but the production numbers and costumes were too ambitious. They planned it in Australia as a big spectacular when it should have stuck to a sexy vibe in the intimacy of a cabaret room.”
Maren Wade.
Singer-dancer Maren Wade: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I want to expose a dark, mysterious and gripping subculture that exists deep within the world of Las Vegas that isn’t talked about often. It’s not a place where everyone can go, and those who do have a unique vantage point. They hold the special key to the green door.
Sanders Family Winery in Pahrump, Nev.
Jack Sanders of Sanders Family Winery: Pahrump is Nevada’s wine country
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
“What the heck’s a winery doing in the middle of the desert?” I can’t remember how many times I’ve been asked that question by thousands of tourists who visit our wineries here in Pahrump. Yes, Pahrump has become Nevada’s wine country, and why not?
Robin Leach and Robin Williams.
Strip Scribbles: Talking about Robin Williams with Fox News; Bob Markworth; The Beatles
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I joined Greta Van Susteren on her Fox News TV show this afternoon (4 p.m.) to talk about my memories of working with Robin Williams and the great charity work he did here in Las Vegas for Keep Memory Alive, Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children and many more.
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons star in AMC’s “4th & Loud.”
Las Vegas brothers star on AMC’s ‘4th & Loud’ with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley of KISS
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
When the new AMC series “4th & Loud” premieres tonight, it will feature two Las Vegas brothers, Beau Bell and B.J. Bell, former UNLV athletes who play for the Arena Football League team the L.A. Kiss. The team’s inaugural season was documented for the TV series.
“Ghost The Musical” is at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Aug. 12-17, 2014.
‘Ghost The Musical’ brings movie magic and romance to the Smith Center stage
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
“Ghost,” nominated for five Academy Awards, brought new meaning to the art and skills of pottery and starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and the comedic talents of Whoopi Goldberg, who won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. ...
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood.
‘Sydney’ might not go dark; Cheaza headed to China; fetching notes at Nevada SPCA charity event
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Starbucks on Sunday at Planet Hollywood, where upstairs the new adult revue “Sydney After Dark” from SPI Entertainment is performing its final show later at the old “Peepshow” showroom. ...

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