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July 28, 2014

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Photo: Sir Elton John and David Furnish attend the offici
David Furnish: Our new lounge Fizz is all about champagne wishes and caviar dreams
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
It’s only fitting now that I fill in for my friend Robin Leach while he is on vacation because with my gorgeous new champagne lounge, Fizz at Caesars Palace, we are fulfilling champagne wishes and caviar dreams every day.
Photo: Alison Ewing, Christine Sherril and Mary Callanan
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Alison Ewing: ‘I had gotten the bug … I was born to do this!’
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Ever since I was a little girl, I can remember charging a ticket price for my performances. It was 5 cents for a show in my living room, me dancing around in my sister’s old, oversized dance-recital costumes while lip syncing to a worn-down record.
Photo: Steve Judkins and Mary Callanan in
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Mary Callanan: ‘I am lucky enough to play one of my dream roles here in Las Vegas’
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
We’ve now been here six weeks or so; the bags and boxes are emptied, pictures put up, dressing room decorated. Now what? Routine becomes your friend here. Wake up, coffee and breakfast, then a phone call home.
Photo: Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven
Powerhouse stars, acts lining up for Nevada 150th anniversary show at Smith Center
Monday, July 21, 2014
Smith Center President and CEO Myron Martin was around for one of the greatest events ever in Strip entertainment, the USO benefit show from November 2001 titled “Las Vegas Salutes the Spirit of America.” ...
Photo: The official grand opening night of
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Joe Moeller: 10 Things That Make a New Yorker Feel at Home in Las Vegas
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Moving to Las Vegas from New York City is a bit abrupt, to say the least, but these Las Vegas staples make living here feel more like home every day. First of all, Las Vegas puts NYC to shame when it comes to 24-hour options.
Photo: Lady Gaga performs during her ArtRave: The ArtPop
Lady Gaga proves that she’s the ultimate showgirl at MGM Grand
Monday, July 21, 2014
Lady Gaga was the very center of attention during every moment of the first of two Las Vegas shows in her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour Saturday night (Gaga returns to MGM Grand Garden on Friday, Aug. 1). “I’m like the ultimate showgirl!” a glittering Gaga shouted.
Photo: Shania Twain introduces the nominees for Top Rock
Shania Twain announces end of Caesars Palace residency
Monday, July 21, 2014
The last installment of the “Shania: Still the One” show at the Colosseum will be Dec. 13, ending the 100-show residency for the country music star that began in December 2012.
Photo: Melody Sweets lets a scarf dangle as a target duri
Melody Sweets to debut ‘Shoot ’em Up’ video with a bang
Monday, July 21, 2014
The purpose of this party and performance is to promote a video. And the purpose of the video is to produce a party and performance. If that all makes sense. The video is for Melody Sweets’ song “Shoot ’em Up.” ...
Photo: Frontman Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs Sat
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is pure audio gold; innovative Trent Reznor commands Axis stage
Sunday, July 20, 2014
What is up with Chris Cornell’s voice? How is the Soundgarden frontman still so strong, still that good? Pure audio gold that has the same magic that it always has carries on today two decades after Soundgarden’s bestselling album, “Superunknown,” was released.
Photo: Zoe Thrall and Qiana Conley present a Grammy Signa
Music producer Zoe Thrall: Behind these walls of Studio at the Palms
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Behind the doors of the city’s premier recording studio, things happen. Amazing things happen. Crazy, amazing and insanely cool things happen. These are some of my favorite moments in history since Studio at the Palms opened in December 2005.
Photo: Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor performs July 19 at
Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden at Planet Hollywood: concert review + setlists
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Although the two bands played for almost the same amount of time, NIN came off like the main attraction.
Photo: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Fr
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
Friday, July 18, 2014
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole sun, won’t you come and wash away the rain.” Turning off the iPod now. For now. Music is in the forefront in Las Vegas this weekend.
Photo: Same Sex Mary vinyl
11th Street Records brings vinyl shop and a recording studio Downtown
Friday, July 18, 2014
Ronald Corso and Downtown Project have partnered for the multi-faceted new music project.
Photo: Lead vocalist Rockie Brown performs with The Rocki
Rockie Brown, Sand Dollar and Tuscany forge an unplanned symmetry
Friday, July 18, 2014
As we say, all roads lead through Tuscany Suites. Unless they all lead through the old Sand Dollar, which over the years also has been called Bikini Bar, Bar 702 and is now once more known as the Sand Dollar. ...
Photo: Veronic DiCaire and Shania Twain on Wednesday, Oct
Bally’s headliner Veronic DiCaire: ‘Las Vegas has been so good to me’
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Guest Columnist:
When Robin Leach approached me about writing a guest column for him, my first thought was, “OMG, replace Robin Leach? How will I do that?!” Then I said to myself, “Veronic, you re-create the voices of others for a living. You’ve got this, girl!”

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