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August 1, 2014

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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.
Photo: Neil Patrick Harris is flanked by Penn & Teller at
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Steve Rossi, Vince Neil, Britney Spears and … Oksana Baiul?
Monday, June 23, 2014
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller perform for Britain’s future king Prince Charles at Windsor Castle tonight. It’s a charity fundraiser and also includes a Monty Python reunion, which the duo watched in rehearsals Sunday.
Photo: Steve Rossi and Marty Allen backstage at the Sands
Entertainment legend Steve Rossi of Allen & Rossi dies of cancer at 82
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Steve Rossi, half of the legendary comedy team of Allen & Rossi, died this afternoon of cancer at age 82 in Las Vegas. Rossi had been in hospice care since June 11. The two were an immensely popular duo on TV variety, game and talk shows.
Photo: DJ Tiesto during Night 2 of the Electric Daisy Car
Celebrity preview: 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival, Icona Pop, Jeff Bridges and Bridget Marquardt
Friday, June 20, 2014
Las Vegas is ground central in the entertainment world this weekend, and not solely because of the 130,000 electronic dance music fans nightly at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the bigger-and-better, three-day 2014 Electric Daisy Carnival with its 200+ DJs.
Laughter on His Mind
Laughter on His Mind
Friday, June 20, 2014
Fan favorite Bill Burr hits the Vegas stage
Stand-up remains the focus for Mirage headliner Bill Burr.
Photo: Al Pacino with Cirque du Soleil's
Strip Scribbles: Al Pacino to headline at Mirage, plus L.A. Kings, ‘Kinky Boots,’ Vans Warped Tour
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Legendary Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino will be up close and personal in a unique one-man show at the Mirage on Aug. 16. His “One Night Only” show celebrates his long and illustrious career that began off-Broadway in the 1960s.
Photo: Vince Neil's new strip club Vince Neil's Girls, Gi
Strip Scribbles: Vince Neil’s arena football team expansion; Jeff Dunham’s $100,000 donation
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Las Vegas will get a new Arena Football League expansion team in time for the 2015 season. Rocker Vince Neil, now away on his Motley Crue farewell tour, has won approval from AFL officials and rival team owners to “build a Las Vegas team from scratch.”
Photo: Jeff Dunham.
Q+A: After 30 years on the road, Jeff Dunham is ready for a run at Planet Hollywood
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Skeletal doll Achmed the Dead Terrorist frightened Malaysian censors so much that they banned ventriloquist Jeff Dunham from using the puppet on a stick when he was there a few months ago. Fret not here on the Strip in Las Vegas.
Photo: Monica L. Patton, David Larsen and Cody Jamison St
Strip Scribbles: ‘Book of Mormon’ to welcome 1 millionth visitor to Smith Center; SLS to open Aug. 23
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Myron Martin, president of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, calculated this morning that sometime during the current run of the Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” through July 6, he will welcome the 1 millionth guest to the Smith Center.
Photo: A sneak peek of Cirque du Soleil's
Strip Scribbles: Cirque du Soleil’s 30th, Frankie Moreno’s 500th and Jeff Civillico’s 2nd
Monday, June 16, 2014
It began with two circus dreamers on June 16 about 30 years ago and grew into the Cirque du Soleil we know today as a global entertainment company with 1,300 performing artists from 50 countries and eight spectaculars on the Strip.
Photo: Chippendales stars Jon Howes, Jaymes Vaughan, gues
Celebrity preview: Ian Ziering + Chippendales, Gavin DeGraw, Rick Springfield, ‘The Book of Mormon’
Friday, June 13, 2014
Dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. Glamour girls and heartthrob hunks take on comedy kings and queens this Father’s Day Weekend when $1 billion is spent on gifts for him. It’s only appropriate that the guys have options this weekend.
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Strip Scribbles: Scleroderma event raises $300K; ‘All By Myself’ video; Hakkasan takes L.A.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The first-ever Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine fundraiser in Las Vegas for the Scleroderma Research Foundation with Jay Leno, Bob Saget, Ben Folds, Bill Bellamy and “Top Chef Masters” stars Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken and Rick Moonen raised $300,000.
Photo: Celine Dion arrives at the
Strip Scribbles: Celine Dion viral video; Miss USA Nia Sanchez; Guy Fieri and Giada
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Canadian tourist and Celine Dion fan Richard Dunn wound up all by himself in our McCarran Airport overnight Friday after missing two return flights and waiting for a Saturday morning departure. So how do you pass a lonely night?

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