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Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

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.
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, ...
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.
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.
Female Tatiana Alvarez, aka male DJ Musikillz.
Strip Scribbles: Female DJ disguised as male lands movie; Barry Manilow; new topless cabaret
Las Vegas:
Monday, December 8, 2014
It’s an amazing story, and definitely an “only in Las Vegas” tale, of a disguised, cross-dressing female DJ. It took a year for EDM DJ Musikillz to break into the business, and only then could he reveal that he is a she.
The 2014 Opportunity Village Las Vegas Great Santa Run with Matt Marshall, Monica Jackson, Holly Madison, Wayne Newton, Olivia Newton-John, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Santa Claus and James Davis on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
Great Santa Run with Holly Madison, Chippendales, Wayne Newton, Olivia Newton-John
Opportunity Village:
Monday, December 8, 2014
It was a very early morning, star-studded turnout for Opportunity Village’s 10th Annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run on Saturday. Fremont Street and its cross streets were a sea of Santa-suited runners and walkers as far as the eye could see.
Zach Swon and Colton Swon of The Swon Brothers.
Q+A: The Swon Brothers headline NFR at MGM Grand, tour with Brad Paisley in 2015
Music:
Monday, December 8, 2014
The Swon Brothers — siblings Colton Swon, 26, and Zach Swon, 29 — who placed third on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice,” are about to realize a dream in the New Year when they go on tour with country superstar Brad Paisley.
A model train travels around a giant snow globe in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Bellagio.
Flowery praise for Bellagio Conservatory; Andrea Bocelli asks for tender love at MGM Grand
Sunday, December 7, 2014
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the city’s longest-running arts organization. Appearing onstage ...
A model train travels around a giant snow globe in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Bellagio.
Flowery praise for Bellagio holiday display; Andrea Bocelli seeks tender love at MGM Grand
The Kats Report:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the city’s longest-running arts organization.
Hank Williams Jr. performs during the recording of a promo for NFL Monday Night Football on Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Winter Park, Fla.
Review: Hank Williams Jr. brings old country to Golden Nugget
Music:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Old-school Bocephus rallied the crowd singing a rendition of his politically charged “We Don’t Apologize for America,” where he told the crowd, “Get the hell out and go quit your crying.”
Cirque du Soleil performers in "Ka" perform the final Epic Battle Scene during a media event Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at MGM Grand.
Cirque exec discusses reintroduced Epic Battle Scene in ‘Ka’ at MGM Grand
Entertainment:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
It has taken nearly 18 months and more than $500,000 for Cirque du Soleil officials and performers to feel confident and comfortable about reintroducing the Epic Battle Scene that reaches the climatic finale of its spectacular “Ka” at MGM Grand.
"The Symphonic Rock Show," featuring Brody Dolyniuk, a band and 25 orchestral musicians, at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
A-ha: Dolyniuk embraces ’80s, adds symphony for Smith Center show
Saturday, December 6, 2014
"I'm a workaholic," says Brody Dolyniuk, but there is a lot of fun mixed with this show that evokes The Tubes, Oingo Boingo, INXS and other '80 acts at Reynolds Hall.
Jennifer Lopez, left, is embraced by Pitbull at the end of her performance at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
J.Lo talk es en fuego at Caesars; Steve Wynn seized advice in naming ‘Showstoppers’
Friday, December 5, 2014
Jennifer Lopez is hot — hot, I tell you! — as a topic of discussion around Caesars Entertainment venues.
Italian-born tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with conductor Eugene Kohn at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Lady Antebellum, Andrea Bocelli, NFR, NASCAR, Great Santa Run, Ultimo, UFC 181
Las Vegas:
Friday, December 5, 2014
Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John, entertainment legend Wayne Newton and Jaime Lynch of “Fantasy” at Luxor are stopping by the Great Santa Run to wish walkers and runners Happy Holidays. Elsewhere, will the cowboys take to Andrea Bocelli’s magical voice?
Actor George Wendt participates in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents An Evening Honoring James Burrows panel, on Monday, October 7, 2013, at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, Calif.
With ‘Re-Animator’ at Smith Center, George Wendt is a member of the grateful dead
Friday, December 5, 2014
George Wendt was introduced to TV audiences as if he just happened to saunter into a neighborhood tavern. Actually, that is exactly how it happened. The trajectory of Wendt’s career ...
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum arrive at the 48th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.
Q+A: Hillary Scott on the joys of motherhood and Lady Antebellum
Music:
Friday, December 5, 2014
Hillary Scott — Lady Antebellum lead vocalist, mother to a 16-month-old girl and die-hard shopper — chatted over the phone Monday about Cyber Monday, the trio’s new album “747” and the porn star who shares her name.

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