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December 17, 2014

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Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Criss Angel, Mr. Piffles and Piff the Magic Dragon at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan.
Piff the Magic Dragon fires up Rose. Rabbit. Lie.; Brian Wilson without pier at Venetian
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A member of “Vegas Nocturne” performed at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. last week. Lest you get all giddy over this concept, it was actually a former member of that wildly imaginative production, Piff the Magic Dragon, along ...
The "Property From the Life and Career of Burt Reynolds" auction is at the Palms on Thursday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Palms hosts extensive Burt Reynolds auction for two days
Entertainment:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Items include an 18K gold antique inscribed pocket watch given to him by Sally Field; his “Smokey and the Bandit” red jacket; a Walter Payton signed NFL Hall of Fame induction football; a signed baseball from Mickey Mantle; and autographed Muhammad Ali boxing gloves.
Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor Makakoa attend opening night of "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters" at The Mirage on Friday, June 28, 2013.
It’s Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator in voice-throwing throwdown on the Strip
Comedy Ventriloquism:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
“I started doing this when I was 10 years old, and I really had an obsession with it. When I was about 15, I told myself that I wanted to be one of the greatest ventriloquists ever,” Terry Fator once said during an episode of “Kats With the Dish.”
Jimmy Johnson, Terry Fator, Troy Aikman and Taylor Makakoa attend opening night of "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde ... A Life in Four Quarters" at The Mirage on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator in voice-throwing throwdown on the Strip
Thursday, December 11, 2014
“I started doing this when I was 10 years old, and I really had an obsession with it. When I was about 15, I told myself that I wanted to be one of the greatest ventriloquists ever,” Terry Fator once said ...
Singer Ne-Yo laughs during an interview at the John Kish Boys & Girls Club in Henderson on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.
Ne-Yo draws on his past as he gives back to Las Vegas children
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Children lined up outside a building in Henderson, giddy to receive presents and spend a few moments chatting with the well-known man behind the gifts. No, Santa Claus didn’t make an early stop.
Carts are lined up at registers and down aisles as Tryst at Wynn and XS at Encore employees contribute to the "16th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive" on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, by buying toys for needy kids at Walmart on West Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas.
Nightclub workers spread holiday cheer with toy donations
Thursday, December 11, 2014
More than 500 bikes made their way into a convoy of semitrailers Wednesday along with several thousand toys, ranging from "Frozen" dolls to coloring books to Hot Wheels.
Jeff Foxworthy.
Jeff Foxworthy: Making people laugh is ‘the greatest job in the world’
Comedy:
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Jeff Foxworthy is the biggest-selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of more than 26 books. He hosts Game Show Network’s “The American Bible Challenge,” which premiered in 2012.
2014 Salute Our Troops at the Venetian on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Troops receive salute, all-expense-paid trip to L.V. by Venetian
Military:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
‘Tis the season of giving! Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, joined their hotel team members in a partnership with Southwest Airlines and Omaha Steaks for the ninth Salute Our Troops with the Armed Forces Foundation.
Oscar Goodman sits in a booth at Oscar's Beef Booze & Broads inside the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
Oscar Goodman hungry to celebrate pre-Venetian Venetian Pizzeria
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
One could argue, and Oscar Goodman would, that the spine of Las Vegas’ history is the pork neckbone recipe of Angie Ruvo.
Britney Spears and Kristin Cavallari at Axis at Planet Holllywood on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears’ eyes, Kathy Griffin, Steve Wynn, Natalie Gulbis, XS + Tryst toy drive
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
New E! “Fashion Police” host Kathy Griffin has proven that she’s right for the job taking over from the late Joan Rivers. She held nothing back with her comedy insults on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night TV talk show regarding Britney Spears.
Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas works on a human canvas in Season 5 of “Ink Master” on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, on Spike TV.
Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas makes finals of ‘Ink Master’
Spike TV:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
After 15 weeks of competition among 18 contestants on Spike TV’s “Ink Master,” the final three is left standing for Tuesday’s live finale, and Las Vegas tattoo artist Cleen Rock One, owner of Chrome Gypsy Tattoo, is getting ready to fly to New York to compete.
Karl Stressman at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Strategy of PRCA Commissioner Karl Stressman: Rope ’em while they’re young
The Kats Report:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Karl Stressman finished his annual NFR Week news conference. Stressman has been the PRCA commissioner for seven years now, and I’ve only known him during the times when his organization was bulldogging with Las Vegas Events and Las Vegas NFR board members.
Karl Stressman at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
The PRCA strategy: Rope ’em while they’re young
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Karl Stressman finished his annual NFR Week news conference. Stressman has been the PRCA commissioner for seven years now, and I’ve only known him during the times when his organization was bulldogging ...
Gordon Ramsay mans the grill at the Grand Tasting of 2014 Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Garden of the Gods in Caesars Palace.
2015 Vegas Uncork’d preview: Gordon Ramsay, new chefs and attractions
Dining:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit returns to the Strip from April 23-26. Star chefs including Michael Mina, Masa Takayama, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Guy Savoy will join Gordon Ramsay. Julian Serrano also will debut his restaurant Lago at Bellagio.
Nevada Ballet Theater's "The Nutcracker" is an annual holiday favorite in Las Vegas.
A show in motion: Something old and new in NBT’s ‘The Nutcracker’
The Smith Center:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
“Some of these kids have been with the production for three years now, and we want to keep them interested,” says James Canfield, artistic director. “As the show is evolving, so is the dancing.”
Suzanne Somers.
Dr. John Salerno at Anti-Aging conference: Eternal youth, living to 120
Health:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
More than 25,000 physicians and scientists from 120 countries who believe in alternative medicine for anti-aging solutions and regenerative medical cures arrived here today for the annual world congress of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Lady Antebellum — Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood —performs at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.
Review: Lady Antebellum heats up cold night at DLVEC
Music:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Singers Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, whose onstage chemistry Friday night was palpable and has improved greatly over the years, were dressed for the occasion in black leather jackets, although guitarist Kelley would ditch his after the second song.
Peter Lik's photograph "Phantom" has sold for $6.5 million.
Strip Scribbles: Peter Lik photo sells for $6.5 million; ‘Ink Master’s’ Final Four
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Landscape photographer Peter Lik, who has several galleries on the Strip, today sold the most expensive photograph in history. An anonymous L.A. collector shelled out $6.5 million for “Phantom,” then snapped up two other photos.
Milford Buckner, left with red cap, hits a button to turn on the lights during the third-annual Tree Lightning Ceremony in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Bellagio.
Photos: Bellagio’s holiday display is a breathtaking winter wonderland
The Strip:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The annual holiday display at the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a breathtaking winter wonderland with its 42-foot-tall tree and decorations made with 28,000 poinsettias all lit up by thousands of twinkling lights.
"Tabloid Junkies" menace "Sneaky," center, played by Xavier Mortimer, during a sneak preview of the "Michael Jackson One" show at Mandalay Bay Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Cirque du Soleil discusses recent financial obstacles in expansions
Entertainment:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
In an extraordinarily candid interview, top Cirque du Soleil executives admit that expansion plans have dramatically slowed in recent years. Now after three decades of high-flying — and, in some cases, dangerous — aerial stunts, it’s going to be less clowns and acrobats.
Cirque du Soleil performers in "Ka" perform the final Epic Battle Scene during a media event Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at MGM Grand.
Family of Sarah Guillot-Guyard ‘has been taken care of’ as Final Battle Scene returns to ‘Ka’
The Kats Report:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Final Battle Scene is the great, deceptive moment in “Ka” at MGM Grand. The Cirque du Soleil artists appear to be fighting, the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys, in the production’s epic, show-closing conflict.
Cirque du Soleil performers in "Ka" perform the final Epic Battle Scene during a media event Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at MGM Grand.
Sarah Guillot-Guyard’s family ‘has been taken care of’ as Final Battle Scene returns to ‘Ka’
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Final Battle Scene is the great, deceptive moment in “Ka” at MGM Grand. The Cirque du Soleil artists appear to be fighting, the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys, in the production’s epic, ...
The 2014 Opportunity Village Las Vegas Great Santa Run with Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John, Wayne Newton, Holly Madison and Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
Olivia Newton-John is the one Flamingo wants, renews into 2015
Music:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I talked with my longtime friend when she received the renewal news: “I am so looking forward to it. I’ve had a really nice time this year taking audiences on a musical journey through my life in film and music. Now we can continue for next year.”
Shania Twain arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Jose Canseco proposes to Shania; Britney adds to show; Mark Wahlberg in L.V.
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Monday, December 8, 2014
Twitter erupted when former MLB player Jose Canseco, 50, proposed marriage to country superstar Shania Twain, who is wrapping up her two-year residency this weekend at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. Shania also is happily married.
Sebastien Silvestri, Daniel Boulud, Buddy Valastro, Robin Leach and Emeril Lagasse attend the 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.
Ultimo at the Venetian: Star chefs prepare dinner fit for royalty
Fine Dining:
Monday, December 8, 2014
Star chefs Emeril Lagasse and Daniel Boulud created the ultimate in fabulous food with five courses before “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro wheeled in one of the largest 10-story cakes ever made for the Strip.

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