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August 22, 2014

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Photo: Bruno Mars at Chelsea on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in
Weekend best bets: Bruno Mars, SLS grand opening and Restaurant Week
Thursday, August 21, 2014
It's not every day that we welcome a new casino to the Strip. The opening of the new locals-friendly SLS Las Vegas highlights a weekend packed with exciting entertainment offerings on the Strip and beyond. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets. ...
Jason Tenner’s 17-year tribute-show career as Prince started with Halloween costume
Thursday, August 21, 2014
“I certainly didn’t start out planning to be his double. In fact, I didn’t love his music back then. I was more into classic rock,” Jason Tenner told me. “I became aware of the reaction as people at the party first noticed the lookalike. That’s when I really fell in love with his music, too.”
Photo: Intimate listen: The Sayers Club will present live
SLS' Sayers Club promises a unique live-music experience
Thursday, August 21, 2014
"I approach live music as a party, not a concert," says Jason Scoppa, the man behind the venue's design and concept.
Photo: Seth Yudof.
Manager and producer Seth Yudof: Las Vegas entertainment then and ow!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Guest Columnist:
If today’s shows featured current entertainers and modern music, then they might not be losing out to nightclubs in their battle for a young audience. They might even be able to sell tickets at full price rather than having to hock tickets through discount outlets.
Photo: Epicurean Charitable Foundation secretary and Sout
Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s Melissa Arias: Supporting future industry leaders
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Guest Columnist:
As the executive director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas, I am honored to work with 25 of the most respected hospitality and food-and-beverage leaders in the industry who make up the ECF board.
Photo: Beyonce performs during the
Star names are surfacing to fill in for Celine Dion at Caesars Palace
Monday, August 18, 2014
Celine’s absence started rumors as to whom might fill her shoes and walk in her footsteps. Many of the Asian arenas and theaters on Celine’s now-canceled November tour have opened up for Mariah Carey, and she could be added to the open dates at Caesars.
Photo: Las Vegas band Rusty Maples at Austin Ale House fo
Max Plenke of Rusty Maples: Downtown is savage, aural hotbed of new, powerful art
Monday, August 18, 2014
Guest Columnist:
We released our second EP at the Bunkhouse in December 2012. We’d driven through snow, feet of it, miles of it, before steering our rented minivan across the state line, the snow still hanging on from somewhere above Reno.
Photo: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Britney Spears and Mis
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears is baaack; ‘American Ninja Warrior’ in Las Vegas
Monday, August 18, 2014
As Britney Spears promised, there were new costumes and dance routines, and she changed up the song set to include new material mixed in with her big hits. Everybody, though, was talking about her new slimmed-down, trimmed-down, taut-and-toned body.
Photo: Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Britney Spears and Mis
Alex Pettyfer, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA watch Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Singer Britney Spears returned to Axis Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood this weekend for her residency “Britney: Piece of Me,” and stars continued to flock to the show. Spears’ latest run takes her through Sept. 10.
Photo: Fall Out Boy.
Celebrity preview: Britney Spears, Fall Out Boy, Al Pacino, ZZ Top, Cesar Millan, Big Knockout Boxing
Friday, August 15, 2014
Call this one incredible knockout weekend! Britney Spears is back, legendary Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino makes his Las Vegas premiere, and a new sport, Big Knockout Boxing, also debuts on the Strip. Plus, concerts by Fall Out Boy, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck and more.
Photo: Celine Dion
Our hearts will go on: With Celine out, acts we want to see at Caesars
Friday, August 15, 2014
Performers we want to see on the Colosseum stage.
Photo: Alice Cooper's
Concert on-sales: Nas, Culture Club, Alice Cooper, Heart and more
Friday, August 15, 2014
Also, Travis Tritt at Downtown Container Park and another locals' show at the Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool.
Photo: Tony Sacca and his wife arrive at the red carpet f
Longtime entertainer Tony Sacca ruminates on the changing landscape of Las Vegas
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Guest Columnist:
My unexpected move to Las Vegas came in 1981. I was touring the world performing in nightclubs and hotels with my identical twin Robert when Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy discovered us at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico.
Photo: Molly (Katie Postotnik) and Sam (Steven Grant Doug
Special effects and cast’s soaring vocals lift ‘Ghost’ story of love and heartbreak
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tall and athletic Steven Grant Douglas, as Sam, commands the stage with his physical and vocal presence — his gorgeous voice is strong and soaring and his range wide — and is the standout of “Ghost the Musical” now at the Smith Center through Sunday.
Photo: The Beatles are ushered to their room at the Sahar
Five things you didn’t know about The Beatles’ only Vegas tour stop
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Did the Fab Four see anything besides the Sahara and the Las Vegas Convention Center?

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