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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

This March 27, 2010, file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at the 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams has died in an apparent suicide.
Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63
Monday, August 11, 2014
Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in ...
88.1 KCEP-FM General Manager Craig Knight stand with Robin Leach and his NBA Ambassador Award during the 19th annual Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame gala Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame gala is a champagne wishes and caviar dreams affair
Monday, August 11, 2014
On Saturday night, I was glad to be present as the man I refer to as Ubiquitous Robin Leach (URL for short) was honored with the inaugural Mark Smith Ambassador Award by the Nevada Broadcasters Association at the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
Cheaza Figueroa.
Cheaza departs ‘Jubilee’ for yearlong tour dates in Asia, Europe and Middle East
Monday, August 11, 2014
“You never know if it’s the right move, but I love the challenge of change. I think the aspect of the challenge is what I need at this moment,” Cheaza told me moments after ending her run in “Jubilee” at Bally’s last week.
Darin Feinstein is seen outside Beauty Bar on Friday, July 18, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas. Feinstein recently purchased the venue.
After updated Facebook post, Beauty Bar owner drops lawsuit
Monday, August 11, 2014
The lawsuit issued by Beauty Bar co-owner Darin Feinstein against club patron Megan Trivette has been withdrawn. The settlement was reached as Trivette, a customer who had posted on her personal Facebook page ...
Frontman Adam Duritz and his band Counting Crows at Mandalay Beach Beach on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket stick to the hits at Mandalay Bay Beach
Monday, August 11, 2014
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, who celebrated his 50th birthday this month, was upbeat and in fine voice as he dug into set opener “Round Here,” twisting the phrasing of the lyrics as he prowled the edge of the stage.
King of cars Josh Towbin.
Josh ‘The Chop’ Towbin: Las Vegas’ king of cars offers auto-buying tips
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Summer is the perfect season to buy the new car that you’ve had your eye on all year. Buying a car should be a fun and exciting process, but, as we all know, it can sometimes be stressful. In order to avoid the anxiety, I have created a list of advice and tips.
Olivia Newton-John and Kevin Burke in Nassau, Bahamas.
‘Defending the Caveman’ star Kevin Burke: My year away from Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
It’s been a year since Las Vegas and I broke up and I said goodbye to your sweet sexy neon and scenic vistas in infinite shades of brown — 365 days and change since I left you and my role in “Defending the Caveman” at Harrah’s.
2013 UNLVino's Grand Tasting honoring Elizabeth Blau with the Dom Perignon Award of Excellence at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau: Chefs have helped build and grow community of Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
I have lived in Las Vegas for 15 years now and have been lucky enough to have a front-row seat to the growth and development of this valley. I have been lucky to see most of it through the eyes of the restaurant community.
Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Déjà vu: Justin Timberlake is still a solid showman in ‘20/20’ return to MGM Grand
Sunday, August 10, 2014
In a return visit to Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” on Friday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena, one of the best live entertainers in music today kept the template nearly the same — and it was as solid and spectacular as the first time.
Adam Duritz
Adam Duritz of Counting Crows: ‘You’re always competing with your own level of quality’
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz isn’t shy about revealing the inspiration behind his most famous songs. Ask him about his band’s first original material in six years, however, and he becomes noticeably guarded, defensive even.
Musical director Richard Oberacker.
Can a musical from Las Vegas make it in New York? Richard Oberacker is finding out with ‘Bandstand’
Friday, August 8, 2014
Maybe the most apt way to describe Richard Oberacker’s emotions at the moment are “mitigated excitement.” His new musical “Bandstand: A Musical,” co-created with lyrics-writing partner Robert Taylor, could become "something extraordinary." ...
Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Will.I.Am, Justin Timberlake, Jake Owen, Mario, Counting Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday, August 8, 2014
If laughter is the best medicine, we’ll have a lot of very healthy people on and off the Strip this weekend. The kings and queens of comedy are reigning along with crown prince of pop Justin Timberlake, who leads a music invasion that includes a two-day ukulele festival.
2014 Tropic Beauty Model Search contestants at D Las Vegas and SlotZilla with D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens: I am proud to be part of all the exciting changes downtown
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
I smile when I walk around The D and see the casino floor buzzing with people. This is exactly how I imagined it when I first undertook what seemed like a mammoth task of transforming the historic Fitzgeralds into The D.
2014 Tropic Beauty Model Search contestants at D Las Vegas and SlotZilla with D Las Vegas headliner Frankie Scinta on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
D Las Vegas star Frankie Scinta: ‘I’m truly fortunate to do what I love in the city where I belong’
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 7, 2014
There is nothing in life more important than family. That includes the opportunity to perform at a venue where we’re treated like part of the family. Thank you, Derek Stevens and everyone at the D, for making my family feel at home in your home.
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: The mystery of the ‘Sydney After Dark’ grand-opening cancellation
Thursday, August 7, 2014
I’m reliably told that much has changed with the Australian production since I watched its first night at Planet Hollywood. The Aussie girls are gorgeous, striking and sensual, and it’s a wonderful 75 minutes with erotic thrills from Down Under.
Militia of New Zealand performs during the preliminary round of the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships at Red Rock Resort on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Weekend best bets: Kathy Griffin, Nick Waterhouse and World Hip-Hop Dance Championships
Thursday, August 7, 2014
There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the mild August weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of music offerings and more highlighting the days ahead. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Jon Taffer stars in “Hungry Investors” on Spike TV.
Two Las Vegas cafes face off Sunday on Jon Taffer’s ‘Hungry Investors’ on Spike TV
Thursday, August 7, 2014
“Top Chef” star Tiffany Derry and chef-restaurant owner John Besh join Jon as cameras filmed at Kailyn’s Kitchen and Rambo’s Kitchen. Kelly and Bob Reyes pit their 1960s-styled Rambo’s against the Robert Polk and Carolyn Jones kitchen named for their daughter.
Lance Pekus competes on NBC’s “America Ninja Warrior” Season 5 in Las Vegas.
Photos: ‘Le Reve’ dancer among Season 5 finalists on ‘American Ninja Warrior’
Thursday, August 7, 2014
One of the most ambitious — if not the largest ever — reality-TV contests is set to give Las Vegas extraordinary exposure during four weeks of finals and a wrap-up special of NBC’s “America Ninja Warrior” Season 5 with a $500,000 prize at stake for the winner.
Sabina Kelley performs with Ryan Kelsey during her run as a guest star for Claire Sinclair in "Pin Up" at the Stratosphere on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Sabina Kelley hopes for new stage career after ‘Pin Up’ guest-starring week
Thursday, August 7, 2014
After Sabina Kelley exited stage left as the curtain came down on her final — for now — performance standing in for Claire Sinclair at “Pin Up,” she told me: “Man, I loved this. I feel so good, it’s been so fun; the cast has been amazing.”
Grumpy Cat rides the High Roller Observation Wheel after her book signing at Kitson in the Linq on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Grumpy Cat on the High Roller!
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Arriving in purr-fect style, Grumpy Cat pulled up to the Linq Promenade in a stretch limousine and walked the red carpet — the, ahem, catwalk — into Kitson Las Vegas for an appearance on her book tour for “The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations from Grumpy Cat.”
Franky Perez sings the national anthem during the Las Vegas 51s season opener against the Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Singer-songwriter and entertainer Franky Perez: It’s not in the water; it’s in the dry heat
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
At age 38, I have been a professional musician for the majority of my life. I was blessed with a couple of things that have allowed me to have a long and, at times, fruitful career. One is the ability to endure constant rejection, and the other is how well I digest Top Ramen.
Chef Shirley Chung.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Top Chef Duels,’ ‘Ink Master,’ ‘Dating Naked’ and plans for Pure at Caesars
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
It’s a TV battle of another kind when the kitchen heat gets turned up on Bravo’s new “Top Chef Duels” premiering tonight with Las Vegas star chefs Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud and pop princess Pink as judges and former Cosmopolitan chef Shirley Chung as a contestant.
"Crazy Girls" 25th anniversary celebrations at the Riviera from Oct. 1-3, 2012.
Jennifer Aleman, company manager of ‘Crazy Girls’ at the Riviera: What is a dancer?
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The first type of Las Vegas dancer who comes to mind for most is the classic showgirl. These are the girls who wear elaborate costumes with feathers and rhinestones weighing as much as 40 pounds! Imagine gliding elegantly down a set of stairs in these costumes.
Mario Lopez attends “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Spiegelworld takes the Cosmopolitan to court over ‘Vegas Nocturne’
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
On the night “Vegas Nocturne” closed at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Spiegelworld founder and self-styled impresario Ross Mollison raised a champagne glass and proclaimed, “ ‘Vegas Nocturne’ is a hit!” Since that night on July 12, the show has not been heard from ...
The dream closet of Holly Madison as photographed for Life & Style Magazine.
Photos: Holly Madison shares her dream closet of Disney and sparkle
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
In the new issue of Life & Style on newsstands now, former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood star Holly Madison provided Las Vegas-based photographer Erik Kabik with an exclusive tour inside her 500-square-foot dream closet.

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