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August 21, 2014

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Photo: Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celeb
Strip Scribbles: L.V. stars chill for ALS ice-bucket challenge; The Beatles; Men of the Strip
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The ALS charity ice-bucket challenge is spreading in leaps and bounds across Las Vegas, and Strip entertainers aren’t walking away from the cold water. In less than 24 hours, ‪#CrissAngel’s ALS IceBucketChallenge garnered 100,000 views.
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. ...
Photo: Mio Danilovic celebrates his birthday at the seaso
SBE Nightlife VP Mio Danilovic: Creating memories to last a lifetime on the Strip
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
The landscape of Las Vegas nightlife is ever evolving. Some would say our local industry is defined by the constant changing of trends, but I like to think that innovation is a much more appropriate descriptor for the wheels that make this city spin.
Photo: Danny Elmaleh of Cleo at SLS Las Vegas.
Chef Danny Elmaleh: SLS Las Vegas brings taste of Mediterranean to the Strip
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Born in Haifa, Israel, to a Moroccan father and a Japanese mother, I learned to cook from my Lebanese grandmother. These experiences expanded my knowledge of global cuisine and fine-tuned my tastes for exotic flavors.
Photo: SLS Las Vegas.
SLS Las Vegas preview: Dancers in birdcages; 30-foot Cleopatra; peekaboo glass showers
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The luxury SLS Las Vegas has 1,620 guest rooms created by cutting-edge French designer Philippe Starck, but it’s the restaurants, pool and nightclubs that will have the town really talking. Philippe is even bringing hip-hangout Katsuya from Los Angeles to SLS.
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: The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on F
SLS Las Vegas celebration will be a night of champagne wishes and caviar dreams
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Friday night’s celebration for the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas, followed by the midnight debut to the public, will be one epic fete — a true champagne-and-caviar blast. Let’s look at the staggering party numbers.
Photo: Jaime King and husband Kyle Newman enjoy the annua
Strip Scribbles: ‘Sin City’ star Jaime King; ‘Panda!’; Steve Martorano; Ted Baker; Chloe Crawford
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jaime King’s big break came as Johnny Depp’s daughter in “Blow” and quickly followed playing a nurse in “Pearl Harbor.” Jaime admits that she turned down the “Sin City” role several times before agreeing to the unique shooting situation.
Photo: Bryan Chan.
AFAN fills LMNT-al need with Bryan Chan, Black & White Party host
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Maybe LMNT was a big deal for boyband fans, but the troupe is but a memory today for Bryan Chan, who spent several years as the frontman for Chippendales at the Rio and Saturday night co-hosts the 28th annual AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint.
Photo: Sven Nys crosses the finish line of CrossVegas.
Cyclocross race director Brook Watts: CrossVegas returns to Las Vegas on Sept. 10
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Guest Columnist:
In a town that’s known for the biggest, boldest and most spectacular events, it should come as no surprise that the biggest, boldest, most spectacular and most prestigious cyclocross race outside Europe takes place right here in Las Vegas every September.
Photo: Gene Woods of Gene Woods Racing Experience in Las
Gene Woods of Gene Woods Racing Experience: Racing around in track and life’s circles
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I never get twisted in life going around circles. Whether I am racing Las Vegas Motor Speedway circles or speeding through social circles, the circle of life is the most important for my family and me. It all started in the late 1950s. My parents lived in Las Vegas.
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: Ghost Adventures with Nick Groff, Zak Bagans and A
Zak Bagans’ hit ‘Ghost Adventures’ returns for Season 10 on Travel Channel
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
“We’re going big this season,” said Zak Bagans, who is the lead investigator. “From the massive Queen Mary ship in California to Ireland’s Leap Castle and Mexico’s Island of the Dolls, each location is embedded with layers of paranormal activity to explore.”
Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the ma
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Murray Sawchuck, Nathan Burton on TV; Miss Nevada pageants
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Magic and its Las Vegas magicians are everywhere you look on television this week in what’s become known as the “Wizard Wars,” which also is one of the shows premiering tonight on Syfy and is hosted by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller.

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