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March 4, 2015

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Photo: Nancy Rubins'
CityCenter is a walkable, drinkable art museum
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Incidental Tourist:
A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.
Photo: Michael Mina at the All-Star Feast on Saturday, Ma
Q+A: Star chef Michael Mina toasts opening of Bardot Brasserie at Aria
Thursday, January 15, 2015
“It was time to change it up,” explained Michael. “This is my 26th restaurant, but I’ve never done a truly Parisian one. I have RN 74 in San Francisco, which is a salute to the Burgundy countryside, but that’s modern interpretations of regional French cuisine. I wanted the real deal.”
Settlement reached in lawsuit over flawed Strip hotel tower
Settlement reached in lawsuit over flawed Strip hotel tower
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A last-minute settlement avoided trial Tuesday in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors on ...
Photo: Chef Todd English and Le Cordon Bleu student Todd
Chef Todd English charged with intoxicated driving
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants across the country — including at Bellagio and CityCenter — and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said. ...
Photo: Farid Matraki.
Farid Matraki of Crystals: Celine, Sisley, Lalique new luxury stops; fall-fashion trends
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Guest Columnist:
The Shops at Crystals in CityCenter continues to be the epicenter for luxury shopping in Las Vegas. We regularly seek to bring the best designers to the city, and this year was no exception. Celine is the most recent addition to our roster.
Photo: Tom Bergeron, Amy Purdy of Las Vegas and Derek Hou
Strip Scribbles: Amy Purdy’s surgery; Lalique opening; ‘Ink Master’; Piff the Magic Dragon
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Thursday’s invitation-only opening of the jewel box 2,200-square-foot Lalique store at Crystals in CityCenter will be an appropriately sparkling affair. The store has been designed by one of the world’s wealthiest women, Lady Tina Green.
Photo: Barry Williams, Florence Henderson and Christopher
Florence Henderson splashes color over NBT’s Black & White Ball
Monday, January 27, 2014
Florence Henderson joked about Viagra, dusted off a joke about George Burns and sang a cappella at Saturday's NBT fundraising gala at Aria.
Photo: Barry Williams, Florence Henderson and Christopher
Photos: Florence Henderson honored as NBT Woman of the Year; Elaine Wynn donates $1 million
Sunday, January 26, 2014
It was a glittering 30th anniversary celebration, a night of glamorous legends topped off with a $1 million donation from our leading lady Elaine Wynn. The annual Black & White Ball for our Nevada Ballet Theater at Aria sparkled from start to finish.
Photo: Corky Ballas and Florence Henderson rehearse for S
Q+A: Florence Henderson, Nevada Ballet Theater’s Woman of the Year — her lifelong love of dance
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Growing up in a small Midwest town, poverty prevented actress Florence Henderson from fulfilling her dream to become a dancer. On Saturday, she will be honored as Woman of the Year by Nevada Ballet Theater celebrating the 30th anniversary of its glittering Black & White Ball.
Photo: Ryan Lochte, right, with an unidentified guest, DJ
2013 New Year’s Eve photos: Olympic champion Ryan Lochte hosts at SHe
Friday, January 3, 2014
The Olympic swimming champion and heartthrob, who stayed at the D Las Vegas while in town, donned a gray suit jacket, a T-shirt and kicks and partied with Olympic swimming pals Cullen Jones and Ed Moses and two other friends.
Photo: The Harmon Hotel at CityCenter sits unfinished wit
Demolition of flawed tower at CityCenter delayed again
Friday, December 6, 2013
A judge has further delayed demolition of the Harmon Tower to allow the company behind its insurance policy to provide an update on its investigation of CityCenter’s $393.8 million claim that the hotel is a total loss. Inspectors discovered flaws in the steel rebar running through its concrete.
Photo: Tiffany Masters and friends.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Innocent’ pre-Thanksgiving parties rankle Native Americans
Monday, November 25, 2013
It’s the latest absurdity of political correctness overstepping reality and trying to squash the fun of Las Vegas. A group of Native Americans is protesting plans by Las Vegas nightclubs over themed Thanksgiving parties where guests will dress as Pilgrims and Indians.
Photo: George Kotsiopoulos of
Preview: Fashion and philanthropy at Crystals with George Kotsiopoulos
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Fashion never looked smarter and sexier, and giving never looked so good. On Thursday, George Kotsiopoulos of E! Entertainment’s “Fashion Police” hosts the collision of fashion and philanthropy at Crystals in CityCenter.
Photo: Jim Murren, CEO and chairman of MGM Resorts Intern
Q+A: Jim Murren — ‘We came through the worst recession that ever hit Las Vegas’
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The head honcho of MGM Resorts International says the Las Vegas landscape has changed as a result of the economic downturn that began in 2007. “Gaming revenues will never be the same again.”
‘Zarkana’ at Aria to close temporarily as Cirque refreshes show for 2014
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I’ve learned that characters will be added along with new music and a new acrobatic act. “What was dark and mysterious and enthralled audiences in New York and Russia will give way to a lighter and more comedic show for Las Vegas audiences,” I was reliably told.

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