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April 17, 2014

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Photo: Emin's I Promise to Love You at the Cosmo
British artist Tracey Emin sends her love
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
“I can’t believe how much I love you.”
Photo: The world premiere of William Shakespeare's
Photos: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ premiere is ‘pure brilliance’ and Broadway bound; more Shakespeare to come?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When our silent Rio headliner magician Teller decided to produce his vision of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” you knew that there’d be magic — and what incredible illusions he has created to weave naturally into the story that England’s preeminent dramatist envisioned in the 1600s.
Polaroid hits the Linq; Moon says good night
Polaroid hits the Linq; Moon says good night
Monday, April 7, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A new photo bar offers prints and a look at Polaroid history as a penthouse nightclub closes at the Palms. Meanwhile, a famous baker brings his treats to the Venetian ...
Photo: Musical director for
The unconventional percussion of Kenny Wollesen; boxer becomes a ‘sox’ symbol
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The instruments being used in “The Tempest” at Symphony Park are a mix of traditional music-making devices and such household items as coffee cans, hand cranks, shoes, wooden boxes, aged dress shoes and vacuum hoses ...
Photo: Aaron Posner and Teller, pictured here Tuesday, Ma
Strip Scribbles: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ triumph; Michael Jordan’s golf benefit; George Clooney’s tequila
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Teller hosts his star-studded premiere and celebration Saturday at the new 500-seat tent theater in Symphony Park outside the Smith Center, and even with “The Tempest” being extended from two weeks to one month, people are still fighting for tickets.
Photo: Sheldon Adelson and Elaine Wynn at Buddy Vs Ristor
Strip Scribbles: ‘Area 52’ film, Elaine Wynn’s $142 million painting and Las Vegas Sin
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Elaine Wynn has never officially confirmed her purchase of the $142 million Francis Bacon three-paneled painting of Lucian Freud studies last fall. However, art insiders say she now owns the valuable 1969 oil on canvas triptych.
Photo: Cirque du Soleil's
Photos: Cirque du Soleil looks ahead to third ‘One Night for One Drop’ benefit
Monday, March 24, 2014
I MC’d the first “One Drop” onstage auction. Criss Angel placed a winning bid of $80,000 for a week with 30 guests at Guy Laliberte’s Hawaii estate; a high-tech racecar watch raised $150,000; and two lovely ladies battled to $100,000 for Lady Kenilworth jewelry.
Joe Downtown: Plug pulled on music events leading up to Life Cube burning
Joe Downtown: Plug pulled on music events leading up to Life Cube burning
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Joe Downtown:
Six nights of music leading up to a widely heralded, public performance art exhibit in downtown Las Vegas is likely to be canceled because...
Photo: Da Vinci: The Exhibition at the Venetian.
Photos: A sneak peek at new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Venetian
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
On Wednesday, “Da Vinci: The Exhibition,” a comprehensive look at Leonardo da Vinci’s life, work and Italian heritage, opens for an unlimited run at the Venetian, and it’s much bigger and better than the first exhibition in 2012.
Photo: First Friday seeks out local filmmakers for its Fi
With a film competition and more, First Friday spotlights the cinema in March
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Local filmmaker? Get the details here. Plus, a makeshift "drive-in"!
Photo: Outside the box: Nicky Watts' Isolation.
Boxed in: Performance artist Nicky Watts explores emotional isolation
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Catch the socially experimental exhibit at Brett Wesley this month.
New trailer shows ‘Godzilla’ is the latest film to destroy Las Vegas on the big screen
New trailer shows ‘Godzilla’ is the latest film to destroy Las Vegas on the big screen
Friday, February 28, 2014
Judging by the new trailer for May's “Godzilla,” the blockbuster will be the latest film to partake in the time-honored tradition of blowing Sin City to bits on the silver screen. Can you guess any on our list of eight flicks alongside “Godzilla”?
Photo: Holly Madison and Mario Lopez present during the 2
Holly Madison to perform a shear act at New York-New York; L.V. Phil to honor Siegfried & Roy with ‘Meditation’
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Holly Madison is shaving the head of this scribe in an effort to raise money and awareness for St. Baldrick's Foundation. Events at New York-New York begin at noon Saturday and run through 11 p.m. in the fight against childhood cancer.
Photo: The Leonardo da Vinci exhibit.
New Leonardo da Vinci exhibit opens at the Venetian on March 12
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tom Zaller, president of Imagine Exhibitions, which produced the show coming to North America for the first time, told me: “This will be a U.S. premiere and will be far more interactive than the earlier show — 65 life-size, fully built exhibits and mechanical machines.”
Photo: A passer-by peers into a plywood barrier now prote
Neighbors foil attempt to steal wall, Banksy mural
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Neighbors in New Orleans foiled what police say was an attempt to steal a chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting created by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy.

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