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March 30, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

This steak fortunately was not photographed with a cell phone with the flash on — and therefore is not pea green in color.
No more pea-green steak: Ben Vaughn’s tips on snapping food photos
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
While I don’t particularly care to share every waking moment of my life on social media, I do like to share my food from time to time. Speaking of, follow me on Twitter @benvaughn.
Michael Jackson performs during his "HIStory Tour Part II" across Germany and Europe at the Weserstadion in Bremen, Germany, on May 31, 1997.
Memories of 60 years of the Riviera: Michael Jackson’s stamp of approval
The Strip:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
For many years, the Walk of Fame outside the Riviera featured handprints and autographs by celebrities including Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, The Smothers Brothers, Robert Goulet, Sugar Ray Leonard and Don King.
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller address the audience during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Remembering Greg Brady at the Riv; the secret is out about Penn & Teller’s magic pasture
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
To be constructed into the Penn & Teller Theater is the Secret Pasture of Penn & Teller, a none-too-oblique take on the Secret Garden of Siegfried & Roy.
Dan DeLuca, center, stars at Jack Kelly in the Tony Award-winning "Newsies" at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts from March 17-22, 2015.
Review: Dancing, music propel high-energy ‘Newsies’ at Smith Center
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
You will marvel at the dance number on torn newspaper front pages. You will wonder where the energy and enthusiasm come from racing up and down those sets. Why they never tripped, fell or collided was a miracle unto itself.
Comedy-hypnotist Justin Tranz.
Strip Scribbles: Comedy-hypnotist Justin Tranz; ‘Alice: A Steampunk Rock Opera’; Ressler’s ‘Brave’
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
For more than 40 years, comedy-hypnotist Justin Tranz has put more than 150,000 people “to sleep” in his more than 8,000 stage shows. He also headlined on the Strip for more than a decade.
Sam A. Thompson, Loanne Miller Parker and Dick Grob participate in a panel discussion on "The Life and Times of Elvis Presley in Las Vegas."
Q+A: Loanne Miller Parker talks former husband Col. Tom Parker, Elvis Presley
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Loanne Miller Parker was married to Col. Tom Parker from 1990 until his death in 1997 here after catching his eye during the Elvis years. Tom had previously been married to Marie Mott from 1935 to 1986. I talked with Loanne about the new Elvis attractions.
Singer-songwriter Charli XCX, one of the artists to appear at the Rock in Rio USA festival in May, performs an acoustic set at The Village Studios on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Walk — don’t drive — to Rock in Rio USA, organizers say
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
In a city where valet parking is taken for granted and limo and taxi front-door drop-off is a given, there’s going to be grumbling that fans must walk to Rock in Rio USA during the weekends of May 8-9 and 15-16.
DJ Martin Garrix at Omnia on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Did Omnia pay $500,000 for Justin Bieber and Martin Garrix?
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Wicked Whisper & Racy Rumor is that as many as 2,000 revelers were given free admission to ensure Omni’s hot reputation as the only place to party and that as a result the company’s flagship club Hakkasan at MGM Grand suffered an attendance dip.
Richard Cheese, second from right, and Lounge Against the Machine.
Want Cheese with that? In Las Vegas, the answer is yes for Lounge Against the Machine
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Richard Cheese is developing a tribute album to The Beatles to be released in 2016. The title: “Let It Brie.” The man has not lost his penchant for puns.
Mirage headliner ventriloquism impressionist Terry Fator introduces Rusty the Robot on Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Mirage.
Strip Scribbles: Terry Fator’s new doll; Joe Jonas; Russell Wilson; Patrick Dempsey
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Congratulations to Mirage headline entertainer and ventriloquist impressionist Terry Fator, who celebrated his sixth year at the Mirage on Monday night with the debut of the doll Rusty the Robot.
Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for One Drop" rehearsal with director Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar and twin U.K. brothers Kevin and Andrew Atherton, of "Zarkana" at Aria, on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Mirage.
Preview: Will Bill Gates drop in on ‘One Night for One Drop’ at Mirage?
Cirque du Soleil:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The third edition of “One Night for One Drop” is set for Friday night at “The Beatles Love” theater in the Mirage, and Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Legend is among the stars taking part in the annual Cirque du Soleil fundraiser.
The Tony Award-winning "Newsies" is at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts from March 17-22, 2015.
Preview: Breaking news! Award-winning ‘Newsies’ is at the Smith Center
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Stop the presses! Extra, extra, read all about it! In the olden days, those were the war cries that sold newspapers on the streets — decades before an Internet was even imagined. When I started out in my journalism career, keyboards clattered in noisy newsrooms.
Tony Dovolani and Suzanne Somers compete in Week 1 of Season 20 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, March 16, 2015, on ABC.
‘DWTS’ photos + recap: It’s a shaky start for Suzanne Somers and Redfoo
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Our two Las Vegas stars, actress-singer Suzanne Somers and DJ Redfoo of LMFAO, wound up in the bottom slots of the leader board on Monday night’s Season 20 premiere of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
The O’Sheas Bloq Party at the Linq Promenade on Monday, March 16, 2015, in Las Vegas.
St. Patrick’s Day in Las Vegas: Green beer, parades, firefighters, High Roller
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Las Vegas literally becomes a suburb of Ireland with fountains — and beer — dyed green for what is one of the biggest and luckiest parties of the year. Call this a revered and rowdy holiday.
Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men hands out roses during a performance at the Mirage.
Boyz II Men add guitars to show after residency renewal at the Mirage
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I stopped in to see them Saturday, and once again they were mobbed at the front of the stage by a stampede of fans fighting one another to get the red roses the guys hand out at every show.
The 2015 Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational red carpet on Friday, March 13, 2015, in Aria.
Photos: Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament red carpet at Aria
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
MLB star Derek Jeter’s first Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament at our prestigious Shadow Creek Gold Course for his Turn 2 Foundation brought out a slew of stars last week and over the weekend.
The Chicago Cubs sweep the Oakland A's 5-3 on Friday, March 13, 2015, and 3-1 the next day at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. The Cubs' roster includes Kris Bryant of Bonanza High and Donn Roach of Bishop Gorman High.
Photos: Chicago Cubs sweep Oakland A’s at Cashman Field
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Chicago Cubs were in town over the weekend at our Cashman Field, and they swept the Oakland A’s, winning 5-3 on Friday and 3-1 on Saturday.
The Las Vegas Outlaws practice with owner Vince Neil on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Summerlin Soccer Complex.
Photos: Vince Neil’s Arena Football League team Las Vegas Outlaws practice
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Practice makes perfect! Motley Crue rocker and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil was up early Thursday morning for the first full pads and helmets practice of his new Arena Football League team the Las Vegas Outlaws.
A wax figure of Miley Cyrus is unveiled at Madame Tussauds on Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Photos: Madame Tussauds unveils Miley Cyrus atop wrecking ball
The Venetian:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
It’s likely one of the wildest wax figures ever created by Madame Tussauds at the Venetian, and it’s understandably stopping traffic. It shows pop superstar Miley Cyrus balanced provocatively on a wrecking ball.
Chadwick Johnson is shown during a team-roping session in Sandy Valley. Johnson headlines the Italian American Club on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Chadwick Johnson steers his passion from rodeo to supper-club singing
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A singer of great merit, Chadwick Johnson has long dreamed of performing in Las Vegas — in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. As a contestant. A team roper, specifically.
Carrot Top, second from right, with Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts at the Joint on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
At Rascal Flatts show: Vince Neil, Carrot Top, Dakota Meyer proposes to Bristol Palin
Hard Rock Hotel:
Monday, March 16, 2015
USMC veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer proposed to his girlfriend, Bristol Palin, during the second-to-last Rascal Flatts “Vegas Riot!” residency show at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday night.
Justin Bieber celebrates his belated 21st birthday at Omnia on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Photos: Justin Bieber toasts 21st birthday at Omnia grand opening
Caesars Palace:
Monday, March 16, 2015
After the cake presentation, the birthday boy, who turned 21 on March 1, was escorted to the exclusive Heart of Omnia, where Miguel, Kris Jenner and “Scorpion” stars Katherine McPhee and Elyes Gabel joined him.
Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Kerry Simon on ‘The Doctors’; Clint Eastwood; ‘Pawn Stars’
Las Vegas:
Monday, March 16, 2015
Celebrity chef Kerry Simon’s incredible fight against the neurological disease Multiple System Atrophy is set to receive national coverage on the TV series “The Doctors” this week.
Hakkasan Group CEO Neil Moffitt and Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner officially open Omnia on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Hakkasan Group’s relaunch of Omnia shows company’s ability to cross party lines
Monday, March 16, 2015
Over the weekend, Omnia opened at Caesars Palace, showing off its high-performance horsepower in a four-night spree as Justin Bieber celebrated his belated 21st birthday and several thousand partiers flooded the club.
DJ Martin Garrix at Omnia on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Monday By the Numbers: Jerry Lewis’ age (and long-ago sleeping habits); Omnia at Caesars; wax figure Miley Cyrus
Monday, March 16, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers marks the birthday of Jerry Lewis, breaks down Omnia at Caesars Palace and notes an anniversary worth noting for Matt Goss. Read on, stat geeks.

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