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April 23, 2014

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Photo: Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John at the High
Photos: Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John’s champagne ride aboard the High Roller
Thursday, April 10, 2014
After her first preview show Tuesday night, Olivia posed for photographer Denise Truscello in front of the world’s tallest observation wheel (at 550 feet) and inside one of the 28 glass-enclosed cabins with a Moet & Chandon Imperial “champagne wishes” toast.
Photo: Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons in concert at th
Imagine Dragons, Lorde, Justin Timberlake lead 2014 Billboard Music Awards nods
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Lorde and Imagine Dragons lead with 12 nominations apiece in the 40 categories. Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow with 11, 10 and eight, respectively. The awards are at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18.
Photo: An Elvis tribute artist, Andy King, Lucy King and
Meat Loaf exits stage left at Planet Hollywood, Olivia Newton-John enters at Flamingo
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Ticket sales are so strong for both performers that in Meat Loaf’s case, he’s not only returning here May 8 to resume three more runs this year, but he also has been invited to take his “life journey through music” show to London’s West End.
Photo: The Killers, with frontman Brandon Flowers, close
In UNLV jacket reveal, Brandon Flowers is a Runnin’ Rebel with a cause
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A big fan of the UNLV team who won the 1989-90 NCAA national championship, Brandon Flowers of The Killers wore Rebel red during a performance Saturday at Reunion Park at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Photo: A Jimmy Kimmel Instagram shot of Brandon Flowers U
In UNLV jacket unveiling, Brandon Flowers is a Runnin’ Rebel with a cause
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
A big fan of the UNLV squad who won the 1989-90 national championship, Brandon Flowers of The Killers wore Rebel red during a recent performance at Reunion Park at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. ...
Photo: The Band Perry in the photo room at the 49th Acade
Photos: 2014 ACM Awards garners strong ratings for CBS; Jerry Jones defends move to Cowboys Stadium
Monday, April 7, 2014
Co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan were comedy cut-ups for a second consecutive year and really let the zingers fly leveled at other stars. They were immediately signed to repeat hosting duties for next year’s 50th anniversary ACM Awards at Cowboys Stadium.
Photo: Keith Urban performs during Day 2 of the 2014 ACM
Photos: Post-rehearsals, stars are set for 2014 ACM Awards fireworks, stunts and voting drama
Sunday, April 6, 2014
On Saturday, ACM Lifting Lives presented the second day of Party for a Cause to benefit military philanthropies. The festival at the Linq featured Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee.
Photo: George Strait performs onstage at the 49th Annual
Photos: George Strait wins Entertainer of the Year at 2014 ACM Awards
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Former Wynn resident headliner Garth Brooks, himself a legend, introduced Merle Haggard for a special Academy of Country Music Award at MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight and then led the crowd in a special singalong of “Happy Birthday.”
Photo: George Strait performs onstage at the 49th Annual
Inside Strait: Country icon takes top prize at 2014 ACM Awards at MGM Grand
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Former Wynn resident headliner Garth Brooks, himself a legend, introduced Merle Haggard for a special Academy of Country Music Award at MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight and led the crowd in a special song ...
Photo: Thomas Rhett at the 2014 ACM Party for a Cause on
Photos: Rock goes country with Vince Neil and Justin Moore at ACM Party for a Cause
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Among the stars performing during the day and into the night were headliners Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line and Justin Moore, plus Thomas Rhett, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradberry, Will Hope, Charlie Worsham, The Cadillac Three and handsome Chase Rice.
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: Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan rehearse for the 48th
Celebrity preview: Country’s biggest stars, ACM Awards, Michael Jordan, Rob Thomas and Teller’s ‘Tempest’
Friday, April 4, 2014
If country music and its superstars are not your cup of tea, then you’ve got a cornucopia of comedians and illusionist Teller’s magical version of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” as alternatives. If you love Nashville sounds, then you are in heaven this weekend.
Photo: Hunter Hayes, left, performs during the 2014 ACM W
Photos: Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Cole Swindell, Sasha McVeigh kick off Week Vegas Goes Country
Friday, April 4, 2014
The ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, a free, open-to-the-public concert, was headlined by 22-year-old heartthrob and rising star Hunter Hayes with performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh in the festival grounds.
Photo: From left, Corey Big Hoss Harrison, Austin Chumlee
Strip Scribbles: ‘Pawn Stars’ + tiara; Floyd Mayweather Jr.; world’s Top 100 restaurants; Holly Madison
Thursday, April 3, 2014
A fundraising blitz is underway in Ohio to buy back a tiara — now at Gold & Silver Pawn here — once owned by President William McKinley’s wife, Ida McKinley, who died in 1907. The metal headband is in co-owner and “Pawn Stars” star Rick Harrison’s safe keeping.
Photo: Hunter Hayes and Stevie Wonder backstage at the 48
Vegas Goes Country with 120 hours of Rascal Flatts, Hayes, Urban, Bryan and ACM Awards
Thursday, April 3, 2014
For the next 100 hours in the Entertainment Capital of the World, it’s nothing but Nashville in Las Vegas highlighted by five hours of CBS coverage of Academy of Country Music coverage from MGM Grand with satellite cut-ins from Mandalay Bay.

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