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July 28, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Steve Judkins and Mary Callanan in "Mamma Mia!" at the Tropicana in May.
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Mary Callanan: ‘I am lucky enough to play one of my dream roles here in Las Vegas’
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 21, 2014
We’ve now been here six weeks or so; the bags and boxes are emptied, pictures put up, dressing room decorated. Now what? Routine becomes your friend here. Wake up, coffee and breakfast, then a phone call home.
Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven May of "Jersey Boys" at the Paris arrive at the 2014 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Venetian.
Powerhouse stars, acts lining up for Nevada 150th anniversary show at Smith Center
Monday, July 21, 2014
Smith Center President and CEO Myron Martin was around for one of the greatest events ever in Strip entertainment, the USO benefit show from November 2001 titled “Las Vegas Salutes the Spirit of America.” ...
The official grand opening night of "Mamma Mia!" on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Tropicana Las Vegas.
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Joe Moeller: 10 Things That Make a New Yorker Feel at Home in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 21, 2014
Moving to Las Vegas from New York City is a bit abrupt, to say the least, but these Las Vegas staples make living here feel more like home every day. First of all, Las Vegas puts NYC to shame when it comes to 24-hour options.
Lady Gaga performs during her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour stop at United Center on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Chicago.
Lady Gaga proves that she’s the ultimate showgirl at MGM Grand
Monday, July 21, 2014
Lady Gaga was the very center of attention during every moment of the first of two Las Vegas shows in her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour Saturday night (Gaga returns to MGM Grand Garden on Friday, Aug. 1). “I’m like the ultimate showgirl!” a glittering Gaga shouted.
Lao Sze Chuan's signature three chili chicken packs serious heat.
Chicago chef Tony Hu brings Lao Sze Chuan to Palms
Monday, July 21, 2014
The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.
Shania Twain introduces the nominees for Top Rock Album during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Twain announced Monday, July 21, 2014, that her two-year residency at Caesars Palace will wrap up in December.
Shania Twain announces end of Caesars Palace residency
Monday, July 21, 2014
The last installment of the “Shania: Still the One” show at the Colosseum will be Dec. 13, ending the 100-show residency for the country music star that began in December 2012.
Melody Sweets lets a scarf dangle as a target during the video shoot for Sweets' "Shoot 'em Up" at Grand Canyon Ranch on April 22, 2014.
Melody Sweets to debut ‘Shoot ’em Up’ video with a bang
Monday, July 21, 2014
The purpose of this party and performance is to promote a video. And the purpose of the video is to produce a party and performance. If that all makes sense. The video is for Melody Sweets’ song “Shoot ’em Up.” ...
Frontman Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is pure audio gold; innovative Trent Reznor commands Axis stage
Sunday, July 20, 2014
What is up with Chris Cornell’s voice? How is the Soundgarden frontman still so strong, still that good? Pure audio gold that has the same magic that it always has carries on today two decades after Soundgarden’s bestselling album, “Superunknown,” was released.
Myron Martin, president and CEO of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, wears kinky boots while announcing the 2014-15 Broadway Las Vegas Series at the center Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. The Tony Award-winning "Kinky Boots" is coming to the Smith Center in September.
Smith Center’s Myron Martin: Performing arts center is ‘the living room’ for Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
It’s amazing to think that nearly two decades ago, with little more than the “can-do” spirit for which Las Vegas is known, community leaders set out to bring a performing arts center to our city, and two years ago the Smith Center opened with great fanfare.
Jack Colton.
Nightlife guru Jack Colton: How to survive and thrive after moving to Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Now that I’ve long sailed past my 10th anniversary of moving back to Las Vegas and working in the nightlife industry, I’ve seen my fair share of people who have moved here only to leave after a short time once they’ve decided that Las Vegas wasn’t ...
Zoe Thrall and Qiana Conley present a Grammy Signature Schools Gold Award to Las Vegas Academy of the Arts for achieving Grammy Signature Schools Gold status Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Thrall is director of Studio at the Palms and Conley is governor of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy.
Music producer Zoe Thrall: Behind these walls of Studio at the Palms
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Behind the doors of the city’s premier recording studio, things happen. Amazing things happen. Crazy, amazing and insanely cool things happen. These are some of my favorite moments in history since Studio at the Palms opened in December 2005.
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
Friday, July 18, 2014
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole sun, won’t you come and wash away the rain.” Turning off the iPod now. For now. Music is in the forefront in Las Vegas this weekend.
Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills
Friday, July 18, 2014
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told …
Interior designer Melissa Roche of Las Vegas competes in Season 2 of “Brother vs. Brother” on HGTV. Drew Scott, left, talks with his team, from left, Eric Eremita, Rick Schwarz and Roche about their renovation options in the family room of the Heravi home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Roche was crowned the champion on the finale Sunday, July 13, 2014.
‘Brother vs. Brother’ winner Melissa Roche of Las Vegas talks Scott twins, SLS, $50K
Friday, July 18, 2014
Interior designer and Minnesota native Melissa Roche, now based in Las Vegas with her company Parlor 430 on East Sahara, was crowned Season 2 champion of HGTV’s “Brother vs. Brother” on Sunday night.
Lead vocalist Rockie Brown performs with The Rockie Brown Band at the Sand Dollar Lounge, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014.
Rockie Brown, Sand Dollar and Tuscany forge an unplanned symmetry
Friday, July 18, 2014
As we say, all roads lead through Tuscany Suites. Unless they all lead through the old Sand Dollar, which over the years also has been called Bikini Bar, Bar 702 and is now once more known as the Sand Dollar. ...
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf on the red carpet for the 2012 Keep Memory Alive "Power of Love Gala" tribute to Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
Andre Agassi takes center court at Governor’s Mansion
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sometimes the nuttiest ideas also are the most inspired. Turning a common pair of tube socks, something you’d buy in a three-to-a-pack plastic bag at Target, into pure genius in a Strip production show is such an example ...
Michael Boychuck, 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, Matt Goss and 2014 Miss Nevada Teen USA Alexa Taylor at Color in Caesars Palace.
Michael Boychuck talks Online Hair Academy, Hairdreams Laserbeamer, new LifeSpa + Salon
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s that time of year again when my longtime friend Robin Leach enjoys his annual trip to Italy. I am happy to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to what’s to come while Robin enjoys some well-deserved R&R!
Veronic DiCaire and Shania Twain on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.
Bally’s headliner Veronic DiCaire: ‘Las Vegas has been so good to me’
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, July 17, 2014
When Robin Leach approached me about writing a guest column for him, my first thought was, “OMG, replace Robin Leach? How will I do that?!” Then I said to myself, “Veronic, you re-create the voices of others for a living. You’ve got this, girl!”
Bill Murray, center, takes a selfie with Lady Gaga and David Letterman during "The Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in New York. The singer had Murray, Letterman and the entire audience over to the Roseland Ballroom for her performance.
Weekend best bets: Monty Python, ‘Lipshtick,’ Lady Gaga and Nine Inch Nails
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Need cheering up? This weekend’s entertainment options will give you plenty to smile — and laugh — about with an array of comedic theater and standup offerings, as well as music heavy-hitters.
Siegfried Fischbacher holds a white lion cub at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Mirage. Las Vegas residents Fischbacher and Roy Horn introduced the three 14-week-old cubs born in South Africa on April 14.
Photos: Siegfried & Roy welcome three white lion cubs to Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at Mirage
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Siegfried Fischbacher, Roy Horn and Franz Kallao, VP of hotel operations at the Mirage, presented the three brothers to VIPs and media this morning. The 14-week-old cubs were born in South Africa on April 14 and transported to the Strip last month.
The Gazillionaire, James Franco and Penny Pibbets at "Absinthe" on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Caesars Palace.
‘Absinthe’ sock-puppet seductress Penny Pibbets talks National Sock Puppet Day
Thursday, July 17, 2014
National Sock Puppet Day is Friday, and Las Vegas sock-puppet extraordinaire Penny Pibbets, who stars in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace with her sock puppets, talks sock puppets, Raku Sweets, “Guess Who?” and Lamb Chop.
Jason Aldean performs at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Route 91 Harvest fest launches with Aldean, Shelton, Lambert in Las Vegas from Oct. 3-5
Thursday, July 17, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.
2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez.
Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez returns to Las Vegas for first time since winning Miss USA
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Reigning Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez of Henderson returns to town today for the first time since making history June 8, the night she was crowned 2014 Miss USA in Baton Rouge, La., becoming Nevada’s first pageant queen to take the tiara.
Carson Kitchen is the first executive chef position for Matt Andrews.
Chef Matt Andrews on opening Carson Kitchen
Chef Talk:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.
George Wallace, second from left and with Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond and Terry Fator, celebrates his 10th anniversary at the Flamingo on Friday, March 21, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Comedian George Wallace: My seven favorite new things in Las Vegas are …
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Las Vegas is waiting for you. If you haven’t experienced Las Vegas in the last six months, you need to do it again. What a change! New things to do are waiting for you — some new and somewhat new establishments to enjoy.

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