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August 30, 2014

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Photo: Keith Urban performs during the Academy of Country
LDW celebrity preview: Keith Urban, Nico & Vinz, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Lil Jon, Puff Daddy
Friday, August 29, 2014
It’s a holiday weekend almost as big as New Year’s and certainly with as many big-name entertainers and star-DJ party people as you would expect for Dec. 31. Our LVCVA is predicting that LDW will attract 313,000 visitors, giving us a $208 million economic boost.
Photo: Corey Big Hoss Harrison, Austin Chumlee Russell, R
Strip Scribbles: New cause for Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’; Phil Varone’s 3,000+ women
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rick Harrison is partnering with a major pharmaceutical company to launch a national awareness campaign now that he realizes he has a medical condition that requires a drug, not a dietary deficiency that needs to be supplemented.
Photo: Riviera Comedy Club.
Charlyne Corvino, Riviera entertainment manager, has a passion for standup comedy
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Guest Columnist:
In addition to running the other great showrooms at the legendary Riviera and working with so many talented and wonderful entertainers, I was given the fortune in 2008 of taking over the booking duties for Riviera Comedy Club from Steve Schirripa.
Photo: Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014
Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Sharon Stone, Dita Von Teese, John Legend, Bruno Mars, AFAN
Friday, August 22, 2014
Music heavyweights Bruno Mars and John Legend have back-to-back concerts at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, and Saturday night’s 28th Anniversary AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel will be all showstoppers.
Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the ma
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Murray Sawchuck, Nathan Burton on TV; Miss Nevada pageants
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Magic and its Las Vegas magicians are everywhere you look on television this week in what’s become known as the “Wizard Wars,” which also is one of the shows premiering tonight on Syfy and is hosted by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller.
Photo: Fall Out Boy.
Celebrity preview: Britney Spears, Fall Out Boy, Al Pacino, ZZ Top, Cesar Millan, Big Knockout Boxing
Friday, August 15, 2014
Call this one incredible knockout weekend! Britney Spears is back, legendary Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino makes his Las Vegas premiere, and a new sport, Big Knockout Boxing, also debuts on the Strip. Plus, concerts by Fall Out Boy, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck and more.
Photo: Al Pacino with Cirque du Soleil's
It’s a return to ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ on the Strip
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I first caught The Fab at the late swill house Mad Dogs & Englishmen and also at the late lounge at Palace Station, spending quite a few addled evenings shouting such requests as “Rocky Raccoon!,” “Revolution No. 9!” and “Anything By The Rutles!” ...
Photo: Host Geechy Guy sets the stage for laughter before
Comedian Geechy Guy offers his picks for non-fancy side of Las Vegas dining
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I’ve been living in Las Vegas since 2010, and I dine at some of the best restaurants in the city. But you can’t eat at RM Seafood in Mandalay Bay all the time. So, once again, here are some more of the everyday restaurants that I frequent.
Photo: Jen Selter celebrates her 21st birthday at Tao on
Star Surveillance: Jen Selter, Henry Rollins, Floyd Mayweather Jr., John Popper, Uncle Kracker
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Instagram sensation Jen Selter kicked off her birthday weekend at Tao in the Venetian on Friday. As the clock struck midnight, the newly 21-year-old headed upstairs to the nightclub to continue her celebration weekend with friends and family.
Photo: Robin Leach and Robin Williams.
Strip Scribbles: Talking about Robin Williams with Fox News; Bob Markworth; The Beatles
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I joined Greta Van Susteren on her Fox News TV show this afternoon (4 p.m.) to talk about my memories of working with Robin Williams and the great charity work he did here in Las Vegas for Keep Memory Alive, Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children and many more.
Photo: Lori Milken, Camille Ruvo, Larry Ruvo, Susan Schne
We have lost an incredibly talented and kind star in Robin Williams
Monday, August 11, 2014
Tribute:
Robin Williams was often here in Las Vegas — with fellow comic Eric Idle at Steve Wynn’s rebirth of Monty Python at Wynn Las Vegas. He was here for the HBO Comedy Festivals in a celebrity event with Billy Crystal. And he supported Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children.
Photo: This 1987 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in
In Las Vegas, Robin Williams remembered as ‘one of the most beloved and respected comics ever’
Monday, August 11, 2014
Jerry Lewis learned the news of the death of comic great Robin Williams this afternoon while Lewis was watching CNN. A phone call to Lewis at his Las Vegas home was ...
Photo: Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her Chippendales friends
Strip Scribbles: Red Bull BC One, Great Santa Run, Rita Rudner and Murray Sawchuck
Monday, August 11, 2014
Las Vegas will be one of six global cities hosting an epic breakdancing showdown before November’s world finals in Paris, France. On Friday, Red Bull BC One, the world’s most prestigious one-on-one B-Boy competition, is at Brooklyn Bowl.
Photo: Olivia Newton-John and Kevin Burke in Nassau, Baha
‘Defending the Caveman’ star Kevin Burke: My year away from Las Vegas
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Guest Columnist:
It’s been a year since Las Vegas and I broke up and I said goodbye to your sweet sexy neon and scenic vistas in infinite shades of brown — 365 days and change since I left you and my role in “Defending the Caveman” at Harrah’s.
Photo: Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Are
Celebrity preview: Will.I.Am, Justin Timberlake, Jake Owen, Mario, Counting Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday, August 8, 2014
If laughter is the best medicine, we’ll have a lot of very healthy people on and off the Strip this weekend. The kings and queens of comedy are reigning along with crown prince of pop Justin Timberlake, who leads a music invasion that includes a two-day ukulele festival.

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