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April 16, 2014

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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.
Photo: Clint Holmes performs at Cabaret Jazz in the Boman
A Holmes-coming for Bill Fayne at the Smith Center; Teller’s take on venues is theatrical
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Drummer Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers was honored by UNLV’s College of Fine Arts as Alumnus of the Year, but it likely won't be his last award from his alma mater. This is the first step in the school awarding ...
Photo: Olivia Newton-John makes her official Las Vegas ar
Photos: It’s Greased Lightning! Olivia Newton-John arrives for ‘Summer Nights’ run at Flamingo
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Olivia was welcomed by Eileen Moore, regional president of the Flamingo, Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins, Las Vegas Host Committee Chairman Oscar Goodman, Chippendales at the Rio hunks and “Jubilee” at Bally’s showgirls and dancers adorned in Pink Lady jackets.
Photo: Brian McKnight arrives for Reggie Jackson's 8th Al
Q+A: Multitalented Brian McKnight wraps his world tour this weekend at Eastside Cannery
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
R&B singer-songwriter, producer and musician Brian McKnight plays eight instruments (piano, guitar, bass, percussion, trombone, tuba, trumpet and flugelhorn). In the past 90 days, he’s performed 25 concerts from San Francisco to Europe to Australia.
Photo: David Miller, Sebastien Izambard, Urs Buhler and C
Review: ‘A Musical Affair’ with Il Divo, Lea Salonga a master class in vocals, performance
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
There wasn’t a false note in the entire performance, but favorites of the night included “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Defying Gravity,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Bring Him Home,” “I Dreamed a Dream”/“On My Own” and “Music of the Night.”
Photo: Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII
Rock in Rio, whose headliners have included Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, heads to Las Vegas
Monday, March 31, 2014
Rock in Rio, the multiple-day event in Rio, Lisbon and Madrid billed as the world’s largest music festival, has featured headliners Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Muse and Alice in Chains.
Photo: Shania Twain presents the Entertainer of the Year
ACM Awards preview: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, George Strait face off
Monday, March 31, 2014
Executive producers Barry Adelman and R.A Clark and Jack Sussman, CBS exec, said it’s a feud of five made for Las Vegas: “Our two hosts, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, are up against each other, but then Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert, could topple both of them.”
Photo: Ne-Yo at Surrender on Friday, March 28, 2014, in E
Photos: Ne-Yo parties at Encore Beach Club and performs at Surrender
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Ne-Yo, sporting black cargo shorts, a black muscle T emblazoned with “This Is Stupid,” a black cap, black Chuck Taylors, a gold chain and sunglasses, arrived with a group of 10 and settled into a luxury bungalow overlooking the popular daytime pool party.
Photo: Sir Elton John, with Britt Eklund and Sharon Osbou
Q+A: Sir Elton John’s 67th birthday, Fizz grand opening, contract talks, May wedding
Sunday, March 30, 2014
In an exclusive one-on-one interview late Saturday night at Fizz, David Furnish told me: “We will fly to London to get married next month after this run of Caesars shows. It will be a much quieter, smaller ceremony than the party we had in 2005.”
Photo: Blues Traveler, with frontman John Popper, perform
Left fleeced and unconscious, John Popper’s traveling blues could have been far worse
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Blues Traveler frontman John Popper says he was lucky that he wasn't "cut up and served as a cannibal meal" the night last week he walked into Mandalay Bay ...
Photo: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen arrive at the Oscar
Review: All John Legend needs is love, a piano and a microphone at Smith Center
Friday, March 28, 2014
In Legend’s stripped-down acoustic set — he at the piano, plus one guitarist, three violinists and one cellist — he proved that an artist can captivate an audience for nearly 90 minutes without LED screens, dancers and DJs and instead with talent, sincerity and soul.
Photo: John Legend performs at Pearl at the Palms on Satu
Weekend best bets: John Legend, Extreme Thing and Lake Mead chili cook-off
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The weekend ahead is laid back and locals-friendly, with a number of concerts, plays and even a chili cook-off to keep the whole family entertained. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

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