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August 30, 2014

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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?
Photo: Rough crowd: When The Beatles came to Vegas in 196
Fifty years later, looking back at The Beatles’ only Las Vegas tour stop
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
For some, it might be the biggest, coolest single event ever to happen in Las Vegas.
Photo: Stuart Pitz places his thumb over his head in this
From Las Vegas Convention Center to ‘Love,’ it’s a Beatles life
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
“Unbelievable,” says Stuart Pitz, who was in the audience at the Convention Center for The Beatles on Aug. 20, 1964. “Deafening. Crazy. And what I remember at the start of that show was poor Jackie DeShannon, who was basically booed off the stage.” ...
Photo: Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the
Celine Dion cancels Caesars Palace shows through March, Asia tour
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Superstar Celine Dion confirmed the news at 6:25 a.m. today, over fears that began in December, that she will cancel her Caesars Palace shows and postpone all her showbiz activities indefinitely, including a planned fall tour to Asia.
Photo: Robin Leach and Robin Williams.
Strip Scribbles: Talking about Robin Williams with Fox News; Bob Markworth; The Beatles
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I joined Greta Van Susteren on her Fox News TV show this afternoon (4 p.m.) to talk about my memories of working with Robin Williams and the great charity work he did here in Las Vegas for Keep Memory Alive, Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children and many more.
Photo: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons star in AMCs 4th & L
Las Vegas brothers star on AMC’s ‘4th & Loud’ with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley of KISS
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
When the new AMC series “4th & Loud” premieres tonight, it will feature two Las Vegas brothers, Beau Bell and B.J. Bell, former UNLV athletes who play for the Arena Football League team the L.A. Kiss. The team’s inaugural season was documented for the TV series.
Photo: Ghost The Musical is at the Smith Center for the P
‘Ghost The Musical’ brings movie magic and romance to the Smith Center stage
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
“Ghost,” nominated for five Academy Awards, brought new meaning to the art and skills of pottery and starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and the comedic talents of Whoopi Goldberg, who won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. ...
Photo: Carrie Megan Gross and Ben Carey.
Ben Carey of Lifehouse: ‘Chandelier Sessions’ is about fellowship, mentorship and community
Monday, August 11, 2014
Guest Columnist:
A goal for me this summer is to bring a music culture to downtown Las Vegas, similar to what you might find in Austin, Nashville, Memphis, Sunset Boulevard in L.A., New York City, Chicago and New Orleans. What Las Vegas needs is a home for musicians.
Photo: Cheaza Figueroa.
Cheaza departs ‘Jubilee’ for yearlong tour dates in Asia, Europe and Middle East
Monday, August 11, 2014
“You never know if it’s the right move, but I love the challenge of change. I think the aspect of the challenge is what I need at this moment,” Cheaza told me moments after ending her run in “Jubilee” at Bally’s last week.
After updated Facebook post, Beauty Bar owner drops lawsuit
After updated Facebook post, Beauty Bar owner drops lawsuit
Monday, August 11, 2014
The lawsuit issued by Beauty Bar co-owner Darin Feinstein against club patron Megan Trivette has been withdrawn. The settlement was reached as Trivette, a customer who had posted on her personal Facebook page ...
Photo: Frontman Adam Duritz and his band Counting Crows a
Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket stick to the hits at Mandalay Bay Beach
Monday, August 11, 2014
Review:
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, who celebrated his 50th birthday this month, was upbeat and in fine voice as he dug into set opener “Round Here,” twisting the phrasing of the lyrics as he prowled the edge of the stage.
Photo: Justin Timberlakes The 20/20 Experience World Tour
Déjà vu: Justin Timberlake is still a solid showman in ‘20/20’ return to MGM Grand
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Review:
In a return visit to Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” on Friday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena, one of the best live entertainers in music today kept the template nearly the same — and it was as solid and spectacular as the first time.
Photo: Flume at Brooklyn Bowl
Four thoughts: Chromeo and Flume at Brooklyn Bowl (August 7)
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Chromeo was only a “Brick House” cover away from becoming a wedding band.
Photo: Adam Duritz
Adam Duritz of Counting Crows: ‘You’re always competing with your own level of quality’
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Q+A:
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz isn’t shy about revealing the inspiration behind his most famous songs. Ask him about his band’s first original material in six years, however, and he becomes noticeably guarded, defensive even.
Photo: Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Are
Celebrity preview: Will.I.Am, Justin Timberlake, Jake Owen, Mario, Counting Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday, August 8, 2014
If laughter is the best medicine, we’ll have a lot of very healthy people on and off the Strip this weekend. The kings and queens of comedy are reigning along with crown prince of pop Justin Timberlake, who leads a music invasion that includes a two-day ukulele festival.

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