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March 5, 2015

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Yoko Ono and her son, Sean Lennon, chat aboard a bus on the way to visit fracking sites Jan. 17, 2013, in Pennsylvania.
Photos: The Cosmopolitan features digital work by Yoko Ono, Sarah Rara
Feb. 10, 2015
“Imagine Peace” is associated with Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland, an outdoor tower of light emanating wisdom, peace and joy. The words “Imagine Peace” are inscribed on the well of the tower in 24 languages.
DJ Avicii performs for a record-size crowd at XS on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Encore.
Seven of Top 10 U.S. nightclubs are in Las Vegas; XS is No. 1 again
Feb. 9, 2015
For the fifth consecutive year, XS at Steve Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas has been ranked as the top-grossing nightclub in the country based on $100 million-plus annual revenue in Nightclub & Bar’s new Top 100 list for 2015.
Sebastian Ingrosso at Daylight Beach Club in Mandalay Bay.
Tao taking over Light? Changes at Cosmo? From Chargers to L.V. Outlaws?
Feb. 2, 2015
Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte and supermarket mogul Ron Burkle have reportedly initiated discussions with The Tao Group to take over management responsibilities of Light Nightclub and Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.
Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Strip Scribbles: DiCaprio, De Niro, Scorsese paid $60M to shoot video?
Jan. 26, 2015
When you hire superstars Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese for a promo video for your new hotel, you must know that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
Eric Church brings his “The Outsiders World Tour” to the Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Church takes the stage Saturday, as well, in a second sold-out show.
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Jan. 25, 2015
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with a shellfish platter that included oysters, lobster bisque and mahi mahi.
Eric Church brings his “The Outsiders World Tour” to the Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Church takes the stage Saturday, as well, in a second sold-out show.
Review: Take me to church — Eric Church — at the Cosmopolitan
Jan. 17, 2015
On Friday evening, Eric Church’s “The Outsiders World Tour” stop was an enjoyably loose, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, jam-band performance with one of country’s more charismatic and baddest boys (he’s back at the Chelsea tonight, as well).
Eric Church performs at the Chelsea on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Eric Church, Elton John, Mary Wilson, Styx, Brody Jenner and Scott Disick
Jan. 16, 2015
The excitement in the past few days has been all about Mariah Carey’s addition to the Caesars Palace lineup, but we mustn’t forget that Sir Elton John is still the “Rocket Man,” and Britain’s musical lord is back at the Colosseum from Friday through Jan. 24.
Miss Nevada USA turned Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Henderson preps for the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Miami this week.
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA at Miss Universe; Rio turns 25; Justin Timberlake with gum
Jan. 15, 2015
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez of Henderson, who went on to become our first Miss USA, has been on a whirlwind schedule with her 87 Miss Universe Pageant rivals in Florida.
Drake hosts and performs at Marquee on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: Drake at Marquee, Snoop Dogg at Tao, DJ Khaled at Lavo
Jan. 11, 2015
Hip-hop ruled Tao Group’s sold-out venues in Las Vegas as thousands of partygoers ushered in 2015 with Drake at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan, Snoop Dogg at Tao in the Venetian and DJ Khaled at Lavo in Palazzo.
Nick Jonas, accompanied by girlfriend Olivia Culpo, hosts Halloween at 1 OAK on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in the Mirage.
Star Surveillance: Nick Jonas, Nick Cannon, Nicolas Cage and Nicole Murphy
Jan. 9, 2015
To celebrate his 51st birthday, Academy Award-winning actor and Las Vegas resident Nicolas Cage and his wife, Alice Kim, watched the late performance of “Jubilee” at Bally’s on Wednesday night.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform classic jazz standards from their album “Cheek to Cheek” at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
2014 NYE: Tony Bennett + Lady Gaga: Terrific show and venue, wrong (NYE) crowd
Jan. 6, 2015
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s “Cheek to Cheek” is a coveted and divine gift of the holiday season, with Bennett’s legendary voice, hits and gentlemanly demeanor complementing Gaga’s sass, wit and colorful costumes by Brandon Maxwell.
Ricky Martin arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Strip shows for Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin?
Jan. 5, 2015
Global-superstar singers Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin may all be getting mini-residencies on the Strip early this spring if plans work out.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform classic jazz standards from their album “Cheek to Cheek” at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga swing across the ages at the Cosmopolitan
Dec. 31, 2014
For a moment, you have to wonder if he’s still got it. Is he still great, or has he become a figure from an era long passed? Then Tony Bennett sings, really sings, at times so forcefully that in the rows closest to the stage, you ...
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
2014 NYE: J.Lo, Tony Bennett + Gaga, Maroon 5, Iggy, Drake, Macklemore + Ryan Lewis
Dec. 30, 2014
You can buy a $500,000 VIP champagne table at Hakkasan and a $250,000 package at Hyde Bellagio that includes programming one song at the Bellagio Fountains. There’s even 23-karat gold lasagna being served at $100 a slice at Portofino.
Two housekeepers who declined to give their names, watch as the California School Employees Association, in town for a convention, join Culinary workers to picket the Cosmopolitan Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
Union: Cosmopolitan workers remain employed through sale
Dec. 19, 2014
The new ownership of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will undoubtedly institute changes to the resort. But the resort’s workforce, apparently, will remain intact. The Culinary Union ...