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July 25, 2014

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Photo: Styx rocks Pearl at the Palms on Sunday, Jan. 19,
Weekend best bets: Styx, ‘The Voice’ and Summer Santa Rampage
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Dust off your Santa suit and grab your air guitar: The weekend ahead is packed with entertainment options sure to please just about anyone, whether you’re a bar crawl enthusiast, a classic rock fan or just looking for a few laughs.
Photo: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Fr
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
Friday, July 18, 2014
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole sun, won’t you come and wash away the rain.” Turning off the iPod now. For now. Music is in the forefront in Las Vegas this weekend.
Photo: George Wallace, second from left and with Donny Os
Comedian George Wallace: My seven favorite new things in Las Vegas are …
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Guest Columnist:
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.
Photo: Shane Sice, 25, of Ireland, pictured here Friday,
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.
Proposal at Hard Rock, separation at Cosmo and dalliance with Wendy Williams at Venetian
Proposal at Hard Rock, separation at Cosmo and dalliance with Wendy Williams at Venetian
Saturday, July 12, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau has been an uncommonly mobile unit today, starting with Rehab Pool at the Hard Rock Hotel and winding up at the Cosmopolitan. Rehab was a celebratory experience, as I’m helping judge the Ultimate Bikini Contest. ...
Photo: Jenny McCarthy, with boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg, ho
Celebrity preview: Jenny McCarthy, NKOTB, MKTO, Crystal Hefner, Mike Posner, Wendy Williams
Friday, July 11, 2014
it’s a mixed and varied bag this weekend, from Jenny McCarthy hosting a pool party to Wendy Williams kicking off the all-female standup-comedy series Lipshtick to New Kids on the Block performing concerts through Sunday.
Photo: Steve Wynn, Andrea Wynn, Trisha Yearwood and Garth
Strip Scribbles: Garth Brooks takes control; Giada to serve lunch; Ray Nisi dies; Lipshtick debuts
Thursday, July 10, 2014
If you don’t like the way things are done, then do it yourself — and that’s exactly what superstar and former Wynn Las Vegas headliner Garth Brooks did this morning in offering his music for the first time online without the help of iTunes.
Photo: Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says
Strip Scribbles: Kerry Simon’s Carson Kitchen, Bastille Day at Bouchon, Jabbawockeez, ‘Sydney’
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Hot off the grill! Celebrity chef Kerry Simon can now welcome Las Vegas residents home with his new Carson Kitchen in the old John. E Carson Hotel at 124 S. 6th St. in downtown Las Vegas. “I’m psyched that Carson Kitchen is finally open,” Kerry said.
Photo: Monica L. Patton, David Larsen and Cody Jamison St
The Book of Myron: Outgoing musical ‘far, far exceeded’ expectations
Monday, July 7, 2014
Most touring musicals require a few performances to generate positive buzz in a community. But not “The Book of Mormon” in its boundlessly successful run at the Smith Center. ...
Photo: Kim Kardashian, center, with sisters Khloe Kardash
Celebrity preview: Khloe Kardashian, Papa Roach, Queen, Pauly D, Nick Cannon, Thunder
Friday, July 4, 2014
Today’s packed excitement is just the start of the three-day holiday weekend with plenty of fun set for Saturday and Sunday. Even Khloe Kardashian is in town to celebrate her 30th birthday at Tao in the Venetian.
Photo: Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida attend a news conf
Strip Scribbles: UFC Fight Week, Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas Sin, Hot Chicks vs. Hot Wings
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
For the next six days, UFC rules the Las Vegas Valley with its International Fight Week of events that include a takeover of the High Roller at the Linq by UFC fighters Wednesday night. Events also include two meet-and-greets.
Photo: 311 frontman Nick Hexum performs at the Joint in t
Celebrity preview: 311, Shaq, NeNe Leakes, Taboo, Kraftwerk and Spoon
Friday, June 27, 2014
Some weeks, it’s all about singers and musicians or kings and queens of comedy. This weekend is really a unique one because the headliners are normally doing something else elsewhere and hardly thought of as Strip headliners.
Photo: Shania Twain is flanked by The Backstreet Boys at
Strip Scribbles: Angel Management Group, ‘Book of Mormon,’ Jabbawockeez and Victor Drai
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Nightlife conglomerate Angel Management Group (Hakkasan at MGM Grand, Pure at Caesars Palace and LAX at Luxor all in Las Vegas) has relinquished management of Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.
Photo: Bill Burr.
Bill Burr’s latest Las Vegas comedy stop is the Mirage
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bill Burr remembers those days 15, 16 years ago when he was a young comic performing at comedy clubs on the Strip. Not fondly, in every instance. But he does remember. “I had a horrific run at the Comedy Stop at the Trop, just horrific,” says Burr. ...
Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the ma
Strip Scribbles: Prince Charles, Penn & Teller; ‘Marriage Can Be Murder’; WFC downtown
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
It was a case of life imitating art imitating life at Monday’s performance of “Marriage Can Be Murder” at the downtown D Las Vegas. One of the actors planted in the audience performed his “death” but actually passed out and fell to the ground.

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