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December 22, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

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 ...
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 is embraced by Pitbull at the end of her performance during the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater 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.
Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the "Veronic Voices" premiere at Bally's on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Celine Dion’s return to Caesars Palace is delayed again
Music:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
On Dec. 17, Caesars Palace superstar headliner Celine Dion and her husband and former longtime manager Rene Angelil will celebrate their 20th anniversary at home here in Lake Las Vegas with their three children.
Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, competes in tie-down roping during the first go-round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Las Vegas.
2014 Wrangler NFR: Concerts galore, fan fest, Night 1 competition
Rodeo:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Tonight is the first performance of the 2014 Wrangler Nationals Final Rodeo cowboys and cowgirls as they face bucking broncos, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding and other competitions at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Kevin Harvick burns out at Harmon Avenue during a NASCAR Victory Lap on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. The annual event is part of the NASCAR Champion's Week.
NASCAR Champion’s Week: Victory Lap, ‘After the Lap,’ Kevin Harvick, fan fest
Las Vegas:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
First-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick has led the sixth-annual Champion’s Week post-season celebration since arriving here Tuesday.
In this photo provided by the South Beach Comedy Festival, comedian Adam Carolla performs during the South Beach Comedy Festival at Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Thursday, March 3, 2011.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Catch a Contractor,’ toy drive, ‘Celebrity Idols,’ Jaymes Vaughan
Las Vegas:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Spike TV has ordered a 10-episode third season of its successful original series “Catch a Contractor” starring Adam Carolla. It will be filmed in Los Angeles and, for the first time, hit the road and travel to Las Vegas.
Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain serves as grand marshal for the 2013 Las Vegas Great Santa Run in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Weekend best bets: Great Santa Run, Train, Amy Schumer and NFR
Las Vegas:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
From rodeos to Santa runs to hard rock, there’s truly a little something for everyone in the days ahead as Las Vegas kicks into high gear for the holidays. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Jeff Dunham and Peanut.
Everyone is subject to ridicule at Jeff Dunham’s show — including the star
Planet Hollywood:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
It’s savage and scything sarcasm and ridicule at Jeff Dunham’s new show “Not Playing With a Full Deck” at Planet Hollywood, and everybody wants to be the target of invective from Jeff’s wacky collection of characters.
Terry Fator and Winston the Impersonating Turtle perform during the ceremonial opening of the Glittering Lights show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Terry Fator’s Christmas show promotes peace and good will to all
The MIrage:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Remember when Andy Williams, Perry Como and The Osmond Family welcomed guests to their home to sing around the Christmas tree, or as Terry Fator’s beautiful wife Taylor jokes, “I am too young to remember them.”
Iconic chef Daniel Boulud returned to Las Vegas this year, opening new restaurant DB Brasserie at the Venetian.
The Weekly interview: Daniel Boulud
Chef Talk:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
"This is the entertainment business, but for us what the customer will get still matters the most."
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan on the set of "Fifty Shades of Grey" due out Feb. 14, 2015.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ parody heads to Bally’s; changes at Strip shows
Entertainment:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Even before the erotic romance movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” opens on Valentine’s Day, the scandalous film starring Dakota Johnson, the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and hunky Jamie Dornan has kicked up controversy.
Famed butcher Dario Cecchini, Robin Leach and chef Mario Batali hang out at La Cucina's Grand Banquet on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Venetian.
Ultimo Weekend, star chefs’ celebration of luxury at Venetian, is fit for royalty
Fine Dining:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
“The grandest meal ever served in Las Vegas.” That was the description celebrity chef Mario Batali declared a year ago at the Grand Banquet in the Venetian. It was a staggering sight as nearly 200 guests sat down to his deluxe dinner.
Robin Leach interviews Ronnie Dunn, Reba McEntire and Kix Brooks at the Colosseum on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Caesars Palace. The trio begin their new residency "Reba and Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas" next June.
Q+A: Reba McEntire, with Brooks & Dunn, at Caesars: ‘This is not our last hurrah’
Music:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
“This is not our last hurrah,” Reba McEntire, sitting next to Brooks & Dunn, told me this morning at Caesars Palace. “This isn’t going to be us going off into retirement. None of us are even ever thinking about retiring.”
Country singer Easton Corbin.
Q+A: Easton Corbin releases ‘Baby Be My Love Song,’ looks forward to album in new year
Music:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Country singer and Florida native Easton Corbin is back at the Mirage this weekend to perform during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 10-day extravaganza for the second consecutive year.
Brad Garrett and Robin Leach at Garrett's annual Maximum Hope Foundation Charity Poker Tournament at MGM Grand on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Brad Garrett, David E. Kelley lead a fast break back to network TV
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Brad Garrett, proprietor and frequent headliner at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in MGM Grand, can act, and not just in comedic roles.
Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is interviewed after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: NASCAR Champion’s Week, troops salute, ‘Ink Master,’ Ana Julaton
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Las Vegas tattoo owner and artist Cleen Rock One from Chrome Gypsy Tattoo has made it to the Final Four on Spike TV’s reality-TV hit “Ink Master.” He was among 18 who started out in the quest.
Ronnie Dunn, Reba McEntire and Kix Brooks respond to questions during a news conference in the Colosseum on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Caesars Palace. The new residency "Reba and Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas" is scheduled to begin next June.
Colosseum opts for real country in Reba and Brooks & Dunn booking
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The conversation among the trio of superstars about playing dates in Las Vegas started several months ago. They agree on the environment, which was just before a concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena, but not exactly when ...
Trevor Brazile became the most decorated cowboy in rodeo history when he claimed his 19th championship gold buckle in Round 6 of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV.
Our own 30 for the 30th anniversary of NFR in Las Vegas
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
National Finals Rodeo’s impact can be measured in the vast array of events in the valley, with more than 20 official sponsor hotels hosting events related to the rodeo and many more taking on a country theme.
Trevor Brazile became the most decorated cowboy in rodeo history when he claimed his 19th championship gold buckle in Round 6 of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV.
Thirty for the 30th anniversary of National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas
The Kats Report:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
National Finals Rodeo’s impact can be measured in the vast array of events in the valley, with more than 20 official sponsor hotels hosting events related to the rodeo and many more taking on a country theme.

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