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November 20, 2014

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Photo: Jane's Addiction at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, May
Weekend best bets: Jane’s Addiction, David Sedaris and Anjelah Johnson
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Before the holidays hit, get in one last weekend of fall festivities with entertainment options ranging from top-notch comedy and concerts to homegrown Las Vegas talent. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Photo: Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Miranda Lambert,
Strip Scribbles: Reba McEntire at Caesars? Derek Jeter, Jessica Alba, Mac King
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
Former Las Vegas builder and developer Ron Pratte built up one of the world’s greatest collections of automobilia and collector cars over the past two decades. Now he’s selling more than 1,500 pieces and 140 cars.
Photo: Comedy juggler Jeff Civillico serves up laughs at
Jeff Civillico’s greatest juggling act: The annual Win-Win ‘Headliners’ Bash’
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jeff Civillico is finding it easier to stage a charity production for his Win-Win Entertainment Foundation than it was a couple of years ago. ...
Photo: In this image released by Sony Pictures, Kevin Jam
Strip Scribbles: ‘Mall Cop 2,’ Frank Marino, ‘Ink Master’ and Celine Dion
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Las Vegas:
“Divas Las Vegas” at the Linq Hotel headliner Frank Marino is keeping a secret project with Oprah Winfrey under wraps after their weekend in California where the Strip headliner was part of her show “Life You Want to Live.”
Photo: Macklemore crowd surfs during Surrender and Encore
Celebrity preview: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Whoopi, Aaron Lewis, Judas Priest, Toad, Wale
Friday, November 14, 2014
Las Vegas:
This weekend is no laughing matter because the Strip will be shut down and downtown is blocked off. However, we have plenty of comedic rivalry, literally next door to each other, to ensure that amid the grumbling, laughter doesn’t vanish altogether.
Photo: Columnist John Katsilometes plays comedian Martin
Talk has become the talk of Las Vegas; Penny Pibbets and Gaz focusing on solo scenes
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Fashioned after the TED Talks series of brief monologues, “ENTSpeaks” is part stage presentation, part party at Inspire. In each instance, it’s a groovy way to learn more about those among us who are ubiquitous, yet ...
Photo: Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio
Strip Scribbles: Opportunity Village honors Penn Jillette; Soul Train Awards
Monday, November 10, 2014
Las Vegas:
Renowned Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette, who had partner Teller and magic consultants Johnny and Pam Thompson at his table, even joined The Lon Bronson All-Star Band onstage to perform one of their rock numbers.
Photo: Kim Kardashian, second from left, celebrates her 3
Celebrity preview: Kris Jenner, Bret Michaels, Roseanne Barr, Soul Train Awards, Burlesque Weekend
Friday, November 7, 2014
Las Vegas:
Eyebrows will raise over the blossoming romance between Kardashian matriarch and momager Kris Jenner celebrating her 59th birthday at 1 OAK in the Mirage and new beau music manager Corey Gamble, who at 33 is 25 years younger than her.
Photo: CEO Seth Schorr, right, gives Steve and Andrea Wyn
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn, Burlesque Festival, Soul Train Awards, Roseanne, Penn
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Las Vegas:
Tickets go on sale today for the Dec. 16 premiere of “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” with 34 singers and dancers performing Broadway’s biggest hit songs with a 30-piece orchestra.
Photo: Debbie Maynard, left, and her daughter Brittany Ma
Strip Scribbles: Brittany Maynard, Carrot Top, Mark Shunock, Britney Spears, ‘Ink Master’
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Las Vegas:
Just days before 29-year-old Brittany Maynard took medication to end her life under Oregon’s “Death With Dignity Act,” she had one of her last wishes fulfilled here. Brittany battled terminal brain cancer but wanted to see the Grand Canyon.
Photo: Eva Longoria, with DJ Vice in costume, hosts at Ta
Strip Scribbles: Baja 1,000 at LVMS; Britney Spears’ love slave; Eva Longoria at Tao
Monday, November 3, 2014
Las Vegas:
Mexico’s beautiful but unrelenting and unforgiving Baja desert peninsular is being re-created on a 3.6-mile course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for 30 top racecar drivers seeking to qualify for the 47th-annual actual race in one week.
Photo: Domenick Allen, Leigh Zimmerman, Eva Longoria and
Celebrity preview: Eva Longoria, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Erasure, Phish, Halloween parties g(al)ore
Friday, October 31, 2014
Las Vegas:
Happy 150th birthday, Nevada! Today officially marks the anniversary of our Silver State. It’s Nevada Day, and Las Vegas celebrates with its first-ever parade. Don’t confuse that sesquicentennial celebration with the fifth-annual Halloween Parade along Fremont Street.
Without A Filter
Without A Filter
Friday, October 31, 2014
Roseanne Barr is The Venetian's latest comic
Speaking her mind helped secure her place as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time.
Photo: Jeff Civillico
Moving Comedy
Friday, October 31, 2014
Juggling and balancing acts are the easy parts for Jeff Civillico
Jeff Civillico throws a knack for juggling into show that hinges on audience interaction.
Photo: Google executive Alan Eustache parachutes to Earth
Strip Scribbles: Voyage to the edge of space; Grand Canyon bucket-list trip; ‘Ink Master’
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Las Vegas:
Days ago, courageous Internet executive Alan Eustache, who works for Google, made a record-breaking 135,908-foot dive from the edge of space over New Mexico. It made headlines around the world.

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