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December 21, 2014

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Photo: Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain serves as gr
Weekend best bets: Great Santa Run, Train, Amy Schumer and NFR
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Las Vegas:
From rodeos to Santa runs to hard rock, there’s truly a little something for everyone in the days ahead as Las Vegas kicks into high gear for the holidays. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Photo: Jeff Dunham and Peanut.
Everyone is subject to ridicule at Jeff Dunham’s show — including the star
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Planet Hollywood:
It’s savage and scything sarcasm and ridicule at Jeff Dunham’s new show “Not Playing With a Full Deck” at Planet Hollywood, and everybody wants to be the target of invective from Jeff’s wacky collection of characters.
Photo: Brad Garrett and Robin Leach at Garrett's annual M
Brad Garrett, David E. Kelley lead a fast break back to network TV
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Brad Garrett, proprietor and frequent headliner at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in MGM Grand, can act, and not just in comedic roles.
Photo: Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas is one of the favorite
Strip Scribbles: ‘Ink Master,’ ‘Ka,’ Jeff Dunham, Robert De Niro, Joan Collins
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Las Vegas:
Wednesday is a big day for showbiz news in Las Vegas. First up, the new country music star to sign a residency at Caesars Palace, and buzz is already rampant that it won’t just be one lovely lady.
Photo: Burt Reynolds laughs as Jay Leno holds up a tabloi
Strip Scribbles: Burt Reynolds, NFR, Mac King, Holly Madison, Carson Palmer
Monday, December 1, 2014
Las Vegas:
Says Burt Reynolds: “I’ve collected so many things through my journey, but I find it very difficult to manage them all. It truly is time to downsize. It’s bittersweet for me to let them go, but I no longer have room for them ...”
Photo: Cars travel through the Glittering Lights holiday
Photos: Glittering Lights sets Las Vegas Motor Speedway aglow
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Holidays:
The 14th annual Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway features more than 1 million twinkling LED lights along a 2.5-mile course of colorful displays sure to please the young and young at heart.
Photo: Justin Timberlake's
Celebrity preview: Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Chrissie Hynde, ‘Pippin,’ Joan Collins
Friday, November 28, 2014
Las Vegas:
The entertainment schedule isn’t too crowded with offerings this Thanksgiving weekend because of Black Friday shopping insanity and for those not hunting bargains and still resting from overindulging on Tom Turkey and his trimmings.
Photo: Jeff Dunham at the inaugural American Country Awar
Q+A: Jeff Dunham brings ‘Not Playing With a Full Deck’ to Planet Hollywood
Friday, November 28, 2014
Comedy Ventriloquism:
Comedy ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is the first to admit that what he does for a living is not normal — and that explains why his new residency show at Planet Hollywood is titled “Not Playing With a Full Deck.” “I tip between nuts and not nuts,” he laughed.
Photo: Janel Parrish, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Mich
Strip Scribbles: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast is headed to Las Vegas
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Las Vegas:
The exciting Season 19 finale featured the Top Three celebrity couples of the season: Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson, runners-up reality-TV star Sadie Robertson with Mark Ballas and actress Janel Parrish with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
Photo: Hunter Hayes and Stevie Wonder perform during the
Weekend best bets: Stevie Wonder, UNLV vs. Albany, Justin Timberlake
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving is upon us, but if you’re looking to get away from leftovers and Black Friday madness this weekend, there’s plenty to do in town to help wear off the tryptophan. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Photo: Laugh Factory at the Tropicana headliner Murray Sa
Q+A: Murray Sawchuck’s blind drive leads to 21 escapes, TV appearances galore
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Magic:
Magician Murray Sawchuck’s contributions to magic on television were recognized at the Los Angeles Fame Awards show one week ago: He was presented with a Career Achievement Award in the Magic Arts.
Photo: Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas and nemesis Tim Lees o
Strip Scribbles: Cleen Rock One on ‘Ink Master’; ‘Zumanity’; 310,000 Thanksgiving visitors
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Las Vegas:
Casting for Season 6 of “Ink Master” began this week with a nationwide search for tattoo artists and human canvases. We’ll be back here Wednesday with the news of Cleen Rock One’s victory or loss with his own line of Monster DNA headphones.
Photo: Usher performs during the 2012 Billboard Music Awa
Celebrity preview: Usher, Jane’s Addiction, Steve Angello, Scott Disick, Miss Nevada
Friday, November 21, 2014
Las Vegas:
Is anybody skating on thin ice this pre-Thanksgiving Weekend? Perhaps so! Macau is far away, but beloved boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to have a tough fight against Chris Algieri, who has been training the past month here at the Venetian.
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.
Photo: The Quad headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico p
Jeff Civillico’s fundraising Headliners Bash takes over Penn & Teller Theater
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Philanthropy:
Our Strip showbiz stars have big and generous hearts, and Linq Hotel headliner comedy juggler Jeff Civillico on Friday brings them all together at Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio for his annual Headliners Bash.

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