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January 30, 2015

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Photo: The Jeff Koons statue of Popeye the Sailor Man, wh
Strong to the finish on the Strip, Steve Wynn’s Popeye moving to Massachusetts
Monday, January 5, 2015
This Popeye sculpture is no ordinary statue. It is made of stainless steel, weighs 2,000 pounds and stands 6-feet-5 inches. And last spring, Steve Wynn paid $28.2 million for the gleaming piece of pop art by Jeff Koons.
Photo: Rehearsals for Jennifer Romas'
Review: Stripper pole, bathtub dancing win raves in ‘Sexxy’s’ first night
Monday, January 5, 2015
Westgate Las Vegas:
Westgate Las Vegas CEO David Siegel was first to his feet Sunday night to lead the midnight standing ovation for dancer Jennifer Romas and the cast of her new adult burlesque “Sexxy” at his hotel. “Bravo,” he told me.
Photo: The first Woman in Black was a familiar h
‘The Woman in Black 2’ is a redundant horror sequel
Friday, January 2, 2015
The spooky original boasted an impressive cast and a simple but effective story, but the sequel features a B-level cast, a recycled story and a relative lack of scares.
New Year brings new look to the Buffet at Excalibur
New Year brings new look to the Buffet at Excalibur
Monday, December 29, 2014
Openings & Closings:
The Buffet at Excalibur reopened Dec. 23 after a remodeling effort that began in the fall. Also in the valley, a luxury boutique expands at the Bellagio, a cosmetics retailer enters the fold of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and ...
Photo: The second anniversary of Rock of Ages on Thursday
‘Rock of Ages’ at Venetian toasts two years, is better than ever
Friday, December 26, 2014
Theater:
There was a standing ovation from the crowd, and raucous narrator Mark Shunock, who portrays Lonny, thanked the audience and Las Vegas community for their continued support of the production.
Q+A: Art collector Patrick Duffy, philanthropist and president of Las Vegas Art Museum Board
Q+A: Art collector Patrick Duffy, philanthropist and president of Las Vegas Art Museum Board
Thursday, December 25, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words ...
Photo: Spies like us: Franco and Rogen are in over their
‘The Interview’ is a dumb comedy that became an international incident
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.
Photo: Artist JK Russ lays atop part of her installation/
Artist JK Russ and the bird women of Cosmo’s P3Studio
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Leggy and feathered bird women, chic and defiant on the harsh landscape.
Photo: Ali Fathollahi places the Blue Angel sculpture
Celebrating Christmas, Vintage Vegas style: The Blue Angel of Glen Heather
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
“We wanted to do a Las Vegas Christmas."
Photo: Justin Favela's nativity scene on display at the M
Artist Justin Favela’s piñata-inspired Nativity—Vegas, Mexico and Bethlehem
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Justin Favela at the Mexican Consulate
Photo: Vocalists Kerry OMalley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole
Q+A: Steve Wynn reveals secrets at ‘Showstoppers’ premiere
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Encore Theater:
Everybody in Saturday’s premiere audience had been singing, some even dancing while standing, as the 31-strong orchestra and 35 singers and dancers closed the show with two ultimate, show-stopping numbers.
Photo: The Penny Pibbets Show at Art Square Theater on Su
From sock puppets to solo stardom: Penny Pibbets, HRH of lowdown, wicked humor
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Art Square Theater:
In her new, one-woman “The Penny Pibbets Show” downtown, she has the cheapest set imaginable partly sponsored by a crowdfunding experiment, which she says enabled her to buy a bicycle to decorate with silver sparkles and a unicorn‘s horn.
Photo: Steve Wynn attends the press conference for Steve
Steve Wynn throws his haymaker as ‘Showstoppers’ bows at Encore Theater
Monday, December 22, 2014
“Showstoppers” is personally pertinent to Steve Wynn. He’s been an impassioned fan of musical theater since his days as a student at Penn (where he studied English lit) and was introduced to great Broadway musicals ...
Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs dur
Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
Friday, December 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the most of the peace because next weekend it all explodes again in preparation for New Year’s Eve.
Photo: Steve Wynns Showstoppers at Encore Theater in Wynn
Q+A: Steve Wynn talks ‘Showstoppers’ ahead of Saturday grand opening
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Encore Theater:
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn is the most excited he’s ever been in his life with the creation of his “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” spectacular that after previews has its official opening gala Saturday night at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.

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