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July 31, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

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.
Dancers rehearse for the new production “Sydney After Dark” on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
Belinda Chapple of ‘Sydney After Dark’: We have ‘some of the sexiest women Australia has to offer’
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood producer Belinda Chapple says, “I’ve been in the entertainment industry since I was 13 years old. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and accomplish many milestones as a model and singer.”
Clint Holmes, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Gregg Field discuss plans for an upcoming album in Studio A, aka the “Grammy Studio,” at Capitol Records on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Clint Holmes sweeps through L.A.: The man is not done yet
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Clint Holmes was invited to “Jazz at the Bowl,” as he is very much a jazz singer these days, his continuing evolution as a singer having branched to that genre from his standards-driven period as a headliner at Harrah’s a decade ago. ...
‘Absinthe’ starlet Melody Sweets’ Top 10 Favorite Things to Do in Las Vegas
‘Absinthe’ starlet Melody Sweets’ Top 10 Favorite Things to Do in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
If you’re in Las Vegas, you must visit the Neon Museum. It holds the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, which is home to retired iconic signs and marquees from famous Las Vegas hotels and other businesses.
Andrew Adams, Lijana Wallenda, Almas Meirmanov and Paul Lopez at the official grand opening of Meirmanov’s Intermix Fitness on Monday, April 21, 2014, in Henderson.
‘Absinthe’ high-wire performer Almas Meirmanov: ‘Life is all about balance’
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Performing has been a part of my life since the age of 5. Now at 29, it’s second nature. I grew up traveling all over the world and came to the United States from Russia with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the 1990s.
Shane Sice, 25, of Ireland, pictured here Friday, March 8, 2013, is part of the exchange program at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place in Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: International Beer Day, National Tequila Day, Alibi, Matthew Koma, AVN Novelty Expo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Drink up! On Friday, Aug. 1, partygoers can raise a pint to International Beer Day with an #InstaGuinness party at Ri Ra Las Vegas in Mandalay Place. The celebration marks the popular Irish pub’s fourth year as an official IBD participant.
Cadence Alexia and Linde of Duo Fevrier in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace.
Acrobat Cadence Alexia of Duo Fevrier in ‘Absinthe’: ‘Our minds can really mess with us’
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
We perform 15 feet above the audience; we can’t make out faces at first, just outlines of people. I love when a fluorescent shirt stands out and catches my eye. We get to see faces when our lights change, wide eyes and open mouths.
Clint Holmes with Nneenna Freelon in “Georgia on My Mind: A Tribute to Ray Charles” on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center.
Clint Holmes’ ray of sunshine is a Charles tribute at the Venetian
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
In his first residency on the Strip since leaving Harrah’s in 2006, Clint Holmes is part of the artistically robust lineup delivering “Georgia On My Mind” to the Venetian Theater from Sept. 18-Oct. 29. ...
Carlo’s Bakery by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro opens in the Grand Canal Shoppes on Monday, March 31, 2014, in the Venetian/Palazzo. Valastro is pictured here with Mayor Carolyn Goodman, his wife Lisa and Amanda Cooper of Make-a-Wish Foundation Southern Nevada.
‘Cake Boss’ star chef Buddy Valastro: Bringing Hoboken style to the Strip
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
It was always a dream of my dad and I to make Carlo’s Bakery a household name. We would talk about it all the time back in the day while decorating wedding cakes and mixing batter at the bakery in Hoboken, N.J. ...
Amanda Avila sings the national anthem before the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara super-welterweight fight Saturday, July 12, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mexican national team goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is at left, and boxing legend and promoter Oscar De La Hoya is next to him.
On fight night, singer Amanda Avila also comes away with a split decision
Monday, July 14, 2014
Amanda Avila likens the experience to climbing into a roller-coaster. “You know it’s going to be fun and scary, all at the same time,” she says. “There’s so much energy. It’s amazing.” Avila gained national fame as a Season 4 finalist on “American Idol.” ...
Jenny McCarthy hosts at Azure Luxury Pool on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Palazzo.
Photos: Jenny McCarthy basks in the Las Vegas sun at Azure Luxury Pool
Monday, July 14, 2014
The blond-bombshell actress, comedienne, talk-show host, model (she appeared in Playboy years ago) and author donned a black bathing suit with a matching wrap and plunging neckline at the luxury pool at Palazzo.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Canelo won a split decision. Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is at left, and Oscar De La Hoya is at right.
Photos: Guillermo Ochoa steals spotlight at Canelo-Lara fight at MGM Grand
Monday, July 14, 2014
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 12-round, split-decision, super-welterweight victory over Erislandy Lara on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena drew a star-studded crowd that nearly overshadowed the boxing action in the ring.
Skye Dee Miles and her men arrive at the grand opening of 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Singer Skye Dee Miles: ‘Perform with passion, perform with purpose, and perform for the people’
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 14, 2014
“We live for the applause, applause, applause! We live for the applause, ’plause, ’plause!” Just put Lady Gaga’s song on repeat. I have limited space, but you get my point. This is a catchy phrase that refers to all of us in the entertainment business.
Celine Dion and Bailey Dunn, the daughter of Richard Dunn, at the Colosseum on Friday, July 4, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Strip Scribbles: Richard Dunn vs. Jimmy Fallon? Plus, John Mayer, Ana ‘Hurricane’ Julaton, KISS
Monday, July 14, 2014
Dunn emailed our vacationing Robin Leach: “I tried, to no avail, to get bumped on Friday. But I thought you might be interested in a fun little clip I did to try and entice Jimmy Fallon to have me on ‘The Tonight Show’ for a lip-sync battle.”
Hall of Fame Inductees KISS — Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley — speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014, in New York.
Shout it, shout it, shout it out loud: KISS rolls into the Joint in November
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and one of rock’s most enduring live acts, are celebrating their 40th year as an active band with a set of shows aptly titled “KISS rocks Vegas,” running Nov. 5-23. That’s a total of nine dates. ...
Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block performs in the Axis at Planet Hollywood on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Photos: Are New Kids on the Block joining the list of Las Vegas headliners?
Monday, July 14, 2014
Powering through hit after hit, plus a ballad section in the nearly 90-minute show, NKOTB, who are thankfully up-to-date with their fashion (white tuxedo jackets, boleros and denim), are rock stars in their predominately female fans’ eyes.

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