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September 20, 2014

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Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Buddy Valastro, Lisa Valastro, Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla at Buddy V’s Ristorante in Palazzo on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
Counter Intelligence: Made L.V., Wolfgang Puck, Luciano Pellegrini, Max Jacobson
Dining:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Hot off the grill! It’s an unusual name for a restaurant, but Made L.V. describes how it was “hand made” with Las Vegas solely in mind. It’s the newest creation officially opened this week from the husband-and-wife restaurant team of Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau.
The Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots” is at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Sept. 4-14, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Harvey Fierstein: ‘You will float out of the theater after seeing ‘Kinky Boots’ — I guarantee it’
The Smith Center:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The national-tour premiere of “Kinky Boots” on Thursday night is a remarkable and major achievement for our two-year-young Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and it gives Broadway’s seal of approval to our upstart appearance in America’s theatrical industry.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: Caesars denies Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert $1 million reports
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Officials at Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live have officially denied reports about country superstar husband-and-wife Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert turning down a $1 million concert offer. Star names are floating to fill in during Celine Dion’s absence.
Band leader and trumpet player David Perrico poses following a media preview of "Pin Up," a new show at the Stratosphere, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. The show, featuring Claire Sinclair, Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year, is scheduled to open March 2.
David Perrico’s departure trumpets end of era at ‘Pin Up’
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
David Perrico, the highly regarded and extensively experienced music director of the production show at the Stratosphere, has told the show’s producers that he would be ...
Delano Las Vegas employees pose for a photograph inside the main entrance of their new hotel during a ceremonial opening Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
Photos: A tour of Delano Las Vegas on opening day
The Strip:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Morgans Hotel Group executives exclaimed, “We’re open!” — and Delano Las Vegas officially opened with a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning at the former site of The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.
"Peepshow" celebrates its third anniversary with creator, director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, lead stars Josh Strickland, Cheaza and Holly Madison and the cast and crew at Planet Hollywood on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Jerry Mitchell laces up ‘Boots’ in his return to Las Vegas
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
“Kinky Boots” won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Choreography (marking Jerry Mitchell’s second Tony Award in a 25-year career, the first being for “La Cage Aux Follies” in 2005) and also for Best Score. ...
Ryan Lochte, center, and friends at Encore Beach Club on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Ryan Lochte toasts birthday weekend at Tao, Encore, Andiamo and — Men of the Strip
Photos:
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
What would Ryan Lochte do? The Olympic swimming champion turned The Big 3-0 on Aug. 3, and belated birthday plans called for a celebration over Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas, one of the heartthrob’s favorite party destinations.
Keith Urban performs at The Chelsea on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Keith Urban is happier, healthier and hotter than ever in concert at The Cosmopolitan
Photos:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Country superstar Keith Urban was the epitome of happy, healthy and hot Sunday night at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in a sold-out, four-hour concert with opening acts Brett Eldredge and Jarrod Niemann.
"Vegas Nocturne" at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at the Cosmopolitan.
Cosmopolitan fires back with $6M countersuit in ‘Vegas Nocturne’ fight
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In all, The Cosmopolitan specifies a half-dozen claims against Spiegelworld and is seeking more than $6 million in damages — not including punitive awards and legal fees. Cosmopolitan reps are declining comment outside the language of the 39-page complaint.
"Vegas Nocturne" at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at the Cosmopolitan.
Cosmopolitan fires back at Spiegelworld with $6M countersuit in ‘Vegas Nocturne’ dispute
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In all, The Cosmopolitan specifies a half-dozen claims against Spiegelworld and is seeking more than $6 million in damages — not including punitive awards and legal fees. ...
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of One Direction accept the award for Favorite Album, Pop/Rock, for "Take Me Home" at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Strip Scribbles: iHeartRadio lineup; Britney talks cheating ex; Blake and Miranda say no to Caesars
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hometown hero Vince Neil and Motley Crue lead off Friday night of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival with Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Coldplay, Zac Brown Band, Usher, Bastille and Steve Aoki, and more celebrities are to be announced.
Chuck Bowling, president and COO, Mandalay Bay; Josh Fluhr, COO, Morgans Hotel Group; Matthew Chilton, general manager, Delano Las Vegas; Corey Sanders, COO, MGM Resorts International; and employees cut the ribbon to officially open Delano Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
Delano Las Vegas opens with South Beach chic, no gaming and no smoking
The Strip:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Today, the all-suite Delano Las Vegas debuts at Mandalay Bay in a $100 million makeover of the former The Hotel at Mandalay Bay that began in April. The boutique property brings the glamour and celebrity of Miami’s South Beach to the Strip for the first time.
Dirty South at Life Nightclub on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in SLS Las Vegas.
Nico & Vinz at Foxtail Nightclub; Dirty South, Deep Dish, Pete Tong at Life Nightclub
SLS Las Vegas:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The grand-opening weekend of the nightlife venues Life Nightclub and Foxtail Nightclub continued in star-studded fashion Saturday and Sunday nights at the new SLS Las Vegas.
Puff Daddy launches his Pineapple Ciroc vodka with a pool party at Rehab on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Puff Daddy launches Pineapple Ciroc with pool party at Rehab
Photos:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Music mogul Puff Daddy, aka Sean Combs, aka P.Diddy, celebrated his new Pineapple Ciroc hosting and performing at Rehab in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon to a packed crowd while holding his drink of choice in a festive pineapple cup.
Miguel, with Nazanin Mandi, arrives at Hyde Bellagio on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.
Miguel, with girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, performs at Hyde Bellagio
Photos:
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Miguel arrived at the nightspot after midnight alongside model and actress girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, who was celebrating her birthday. The couple took to the red carpet in style, with Miguel in an all-black ensemble and Mandi in a sexy, low-cut white halter dress.
Jason Derulo performs at Body English on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Jason Derulo has double-duty at Rehab and Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel
Photos:
Monday, September 1, 2014
Jason Derulo had double-duty this Labor Day Weekend, as the singer-songwriter, dancer and significant other of “American Idol” champion Jordin Sparks hosted and performed at Rehab by day and then Body English by night at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
The Avett Brothers at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in the Linq Promenade.
The Avett Brothers perform back-to-back-to-back shows at Brooklyn Bowl
Photos:
Monday, September 1, 2014
It was a triple-header this Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas for North Carolina band The Avett Brothers — banjo player and vocalist Scott Avett, guitarist and vocalist Seth Avett and their bandmates performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at Brooklyn Bowl.
David Gray performs at The Joint on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
David Gray at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
Photos:
Monday, September 1, 2014
British singer-songwriter David Gray, best known for his songs “Babylon,” “This Year’s Love,” “Please Forgive Me” and “Sail Away,” performed at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Saturday night. Gray’s latest album, “Mutineers,” was released on June 17.
Ed Sheeran performs at The Chelsea on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Ed Sheeran performs back-to-back shows at The Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan
Photos:
Sunday, August 31, 2014
On Friday night, Ed Sheeran, who kept it casual in colorful flannel, a black T-shirt and black jeans, had the sold-out crowd singing along to songs including his hits “A Team” and “Sing,” as well as a cover of “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears. ...
Brad Paisley performs at Boulevard Pool on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Brad Paisley brings ‘Moonshine’ to Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan
Photos:
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Brad Paisley, in blue jeans, black short-sleeve button-up and white cowboy hat, deemed the concert for “Moonshine in the Trunk” an album-release party, and it was 75 minutes of his hits, new cuts from “Moonshine” and, in Paisley’s words, a night of partying and drinking.
Nina DiGregorio.
Nina DiGregorio: Learning to love Las Vegas through the eyes of a small-town New Yorker
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Ten years ago, I would have ripped into a scathing diatribe about all that I disliked about Las Vegas. But not today. Today, I am here to defend the city that I have learned to love as if it were my own.
Crooner Mark OToole performs at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Mark OToole: ‘It’s a pleasure to work in this city as a performer’
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 31, 2014
After two decades of performing on the Strip to my most recent endeavor at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, I have been blessed and most fortunate to be one of those performers who believes that they have the privilege to say I have made it in Las Vegas.
The shuttered Crazy Horse Too gentlemen's club on Industrial Road, as seen Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Club kingpin Mike Galam is out as Crazy Horse Too sits dark
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Um, maybe it’s the location? Maybe the parcel on which Crazy Horse Too is simply cursed? Not likely, but that enclave of debauchery ...
Tove Lo at The Sayers Club on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in SLS Las Vegas.
Tove Lo toasts grand opening of The Sayers Club; Rebecca & Fiona at Foxtail
Photos:
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Sweden took over SLS Las Vegas on Thursday night with two grand-opening soirees. The intimate lounge, nightspot and live-music venue The Sayers Club celebrated its official grand opening with Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo and her five-song, 30-minute performance.
Jerry Lewis mugs behind his famous director's chair at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, as he is admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia, the highest civilian honor awarded by that country. Lewis was recognized for his work with the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Australia.
As Jerry Lewis accepts Australia’s top honor, rare MDA Telethon video surfaces
Saturday, August 30, 2014
There was once a time when the entire country was tuned in to Jerry Lewis on Labor Day Weekend, but on Friday afternoon it was a handful of dignitaries who joined Lewis at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts ...

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