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August 23, 2014

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Olivia Newton-John and Kevin Burke in Nassau, Bahamas.
‘Defending the Caveman’ star Kevin Burke: My year away from Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
It’s been a year since Las Vegas and I broke up and I said goodbye to your sweet sexy neon and scenic vistas in infinite shades of brown — 365 days and change since I left you and my role in “Defending the Caveman” at Harrah’s.
Martin Kaye portrays Jerry Lee Lewis in “Million Dollar Quartet” on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Harrah’s.
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ star Martin Kaye: Nine attractions that I love in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 4, 2014
Four years ago, I was plying my trade around the world on cruise ships dreaming of hitting a big stage like the one on which I currently have the honor of performing at Harrah’s. I’m grateful to be here, and not just because of the realization of a dream.
Felice Garcia performs during Mark Shunock’s “Mondays Dark,” benefiting Nevada SPCA, at Vinyl on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ star Felice Garcia: Girls Rock Vegas creates a band and a future
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 4, 2014
Once upon a time, I entered a local pageant and won the title of Miss Henderson. But that’s another story for another day. As part of my platform for Miss Henderson, I was a big supporter of keeping arts and music in education.
Benjamin D. Hale performs as Johnny Cash during "Million Dollar Quartet" on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Harrah's.
‘Million Dollar Quartet’ star Benjamin D. Hale: Finding my Nashville in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 4, 2014
In the fall of 2012, my life took an unpredictable turn when country music icons Tim McGraw and Faith Hill opened a show at the Venetian. They were to replace the wildly successful 6 1/2 year run of “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular.”
Principal dancer Tara Palsha reacts to a pending kiss by a Wayne Newton character played by Josh Strickland while performing with the cast during her final night in "Vegas! The Show" on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
Tara Palsha’s teary departure; SLS finds fast friend in Monorail; ‘MDQ,’ ‘Jersey Boys’ represent on tavern scene
Monday, July 28, 2014
Tara Palsha cried her way through her final performance at “Vegas! The Show” on Friday night. Palsha is leaving this week for New York, to start a new life with her fiance, model Scott Moats, and to take a shot at ...
Clint Holmes, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Gregg Field discuss plans for an upcoming album in Studio A, aka the “Grammy Studio,” at Capitol Records on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Clint Holmes sweeps through L.A.: The man is not done yet
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Clint Holmes was invited to “Jazz at the Bowl,” as he is very much a jazz singer these days, his continuing evolution as a singer having branched to that genre from his standards-driven period as a headliner at Harrah’s a decade ago. ...
Clint Holmes with Nneenna Freelon in “Georgia on My Mind: A Tribute to Ray Charles” on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center.
Clint Holmes’ ray of sunshine is a Charles tribute at the Venetian
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
In his first residency on the Strip since leaving Harrah’s in 2006, Clint Holmes is part of the artistically robust lineup delivering “Georgia On My Mind” to the Venetian Theater from Sept. 18-Oct. 29. ...
2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned 2014 Miss USA by 2013 Miss USA Erin Brady of Connecticut at the 2014 Miss USA Pageant at Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La.
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada returns to town July 17-20
Monday, July 7, 2014
For the first time since winning the 2014 Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge, La., in June, hometown beauty Nia Sanchez is returning to Las Vegas for a pageant models reunion with former Miss Nevada USA contestants.
Sammy Shore on the blue carpet for the "Viva Elvis" world premiere at Aria in CityCenter on Feb. 19, 2010.
Notes from the scene: Sammy (Shore) keeps the beat; Sammy (Hagar) pours it on
Friday, July 4, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau on this Independence Day is Terrace 1 (which is the only terrace) at our Newport Lofts office. Sirens have been blaring already today, and from our high perch, we feel the heat of another 110-degree ...
In this July 30, 2013, file photo, some of the Delta's casinos beckon players in Tunica Resorts, Miss., along Casino Strip Boulevard.
Once biggest casino between Las Vegas and Atlantic City closes its doors
Monday, June 2, 2014
The dice are no longer rolling and the slots aren’t spinning at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica. The casino lights went out for good a little after midnight Sunday, meaning...
Melody Sweets sings "My Boy Elvis" as a guest star in "Million Dollar Quartet" at Harrah's on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Photos: Melody Sweets of ‘Absinthe’ plays it cool in ‘MDQ’ rockabilly session
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Green Fairy in “Absinthe,” the latest guest star to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” upped the temp with a take on “My Boy Elvis,” closing tonight’s performance at Harrah’s. Melody Sweets picked the 1956 rockabilly track for the performance.
Jason Alexander prepares for his one-man show at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
Jason Alexander’s new one-man show at Harrah’s reveals ‘Seinfeld’ secrets, pokes fun at Las Vegas
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Producer Seth Yudof told me: “He also does a Q+A session with the audience about the 14 years of ‘Seinfeld.’ It’s really funny. He’s really good off the cuff and with his improv material. He’ll answer any question about that show.”
Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Chefs Week: Kerry Simon to open downtown Las Vegas restaurant next month
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Kerry has taken over the old John E. Carson Hotel for his innovative cuisine at Carson Kitchen: “I have long wanted to open a true neighborhood restaurant, and, as downtown is now the social center for locals, it is the perfect spot for this concept.”
Planes are seen during a static display of jets at the Henderson Executive Airport Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 as part of the National Business Aviation Association convention.
Sales tax slice: The house really does always win — Las Vegas casino purchases airplanes, escapes sales and use taxes
Friday, March 28, 2014
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Brad Garrett's Maximum Hope Foundation Poker Tournament included Annie Duke, Jason Alexander (pictured here), Ray Romano, Larry and Camille Ruvo, Cheryl Hines and Jose Canseco at the Tropicana on Sept. 17, 2011.
Q+A: Jason Alexander talks hair, his new Strip show, ‘House of Cards’ and politics
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Jason Alexander begins a one-month run April 11 at Harrah’s after the resident show “Million Dollar Quartet.” Referring to his last Las Vegas run, the one-man show “The Donny Clay Experience,” about a mixed-up motivational speaker, he said, “This will not be him. This is me.”

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