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An artist’s rendering of MGM Resorts International’s project the Park, which will connect New York-New York and Monte Carlo with an eight-acre outdoor experience.
The future of Las Vegas: See what’s coming on the Strip in 2015
Development:
Friday, December 19, 2014
Development along the Las Vegas Strip in 2015 will be important in subtle ways. Several projects that are changing the Strip’s physical dynamic will finish or edge closer to completion. The mix of tourism attractions will continue shifting more toward ...
Alan Feldman
Executive VP Alan Feldman: ‘Las Vegas is the least hypocritical place in the universe’
Q+A:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Fourteen days. Fourteen personalities. Fourteen questions. As 2014 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun questions.
Andrea Bocelli is flanked by soprano Maria Aleida and music conductor Eugene Kohn at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.
Andrea Bocelli to perform at Power of Love Gala for Keep Memory Alive
Philanthropy:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
When the Italian tenor was here for a concert at MGM Grand two weeks ago, Andrea and his wife, Veronica, toured the Frank Gehry-designed building, and because they lost a relative to Alzheimer’s offered to help the work of the brain center.
The exterior of Hakkasan at MGM Grand on Thursday, June 6, 2013, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Nightclub operator Hakkasan acquiring Light Group in $36 million deal
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Hakkasan Group initiated a major shakeup of the Strip’s nightlife business today with plans to acquire another prominent nightlife company, The Light Group, for $36 million. Morgans Hotel Group ...
Iggy Azalea performs at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
The Rolling Stones in L.V. in June? New residents Heart at HOB? Iggy at MGM on April 25
Music:
Monday, December 15, 2014
Who dat, who dat, you ask? Iggy Azalea has revealed that her new North American “Great Escape Tour” will play MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 25.
Kris Jenner celebrates her 59th birthday at 1 OAK on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in the Mirage.
Are lights dimmed for Light Group at MGM Resorts? Plus, Bill McBeath to Cosmo?
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Have the lights dimmed for the Light Group at MGM Resorts? There are major rumblings tonight that TLG has been booted from MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas.
Grand marshal and Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain and Santa Claus attend the 2013 Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Shania, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Jeff Foxworthy, Brody Jenner, NFR
Las Vegas:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Is country entertainment taking an ever-bigger role in the Las Vegas headliner scene? Tickets go on sale today for Kenny Chesney’s two-night stand at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in April. We’ve loved having the cowboys and cowgirls in town for the rodeo.
"Tabloid Junkies" menace "Sneaky," center, played by Xavier Mortimer, during a sneak preview of the "Michael Jackson One" show at Mandalay Bay Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Cirque du Soleil discusses recent financial obstacles in expansions
Entertainment:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
In an extraordinarily candid interview, top Cirque du Soleil executives admit that expansion plans have dramatically slowed in recent years. Now after three decades of high-flying — and, in some cases, dangerous — aerial stunts, it’s going to be less clowns and acrobats.
Cirque du Soleil performers in "Ka" perform the final Epic Battle Scene during a media event Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at MGM Grand.
Family of Sarah Guillot-Guyard ‘has been taken care of’ as Final Battle Scene returns to ‘Ka’
The Kats Report:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Final Battle Scene is the great, deceptive moment in “Ka” at MGM Grand. The Cirque du Soleil artists appear to be fighting, the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys, in the production’s epic, show-closing conflict.
Cirque du Soleil performers in "Ka" perform the final Epic Battle Scene during a media event Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at MGM Grand.
Sarah Guillot-Guyard’s family ‘has been taken care of’ as Final Battle Scene returns to ‘Ka’
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Final Battle Scene is the great, deceptive moment in “Ka” at MGM Grand. The Cirque du Soleil artists appear to be fighting, the Good Guys vs. the Bad Guys, in the production’s epic, ...
A model train travels around a giant snow globe in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Bellagio.
Flowery praise for Bellagio Conservatory; Andrea Bocelli asks for tender love at MGM Grand
Sunday, December 7, 2014
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the city’s longest-running arts organization. Appearing onstage ...
A model train travels around a giant snow globe in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Bellagio.
Flowery praise for Bellagio holiday display; Andrea Bocelli seeks tender love at MGM Grand
The Kats Report:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the city’s longest-running arts organization.
Cirque du Soleil performers in "Ka" perform the final Epic Battle Scene during a media event Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at MGM Grand.
Cirque exec discusses reintroduced Epic Battle Scene in ‘Ka’ at MGM Grand
Entertainment:
Sunday, December 7, 2014
It has taken nearly 18 months and more than $500,000 for Cirque du Soleil officials and performers to feel confident and comfortable about reintroducing the Epic Battle Scene that reaches the climatic finale of its spectacular “Ka” at MGM Grand.
Italian-born tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with conductor Eugene Kohn at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Lady Antebellum, Andrea Bocelli, NFR, NASCAR, Great Santa Run, Ultimo, UFC 181
Las Vegas:
Friday, December 5, 2014
Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John, entertainment legend Wayne Newton and Jaime Lynch of “Fantasy” at Luxor are stopping by the Great Santa Run to wish walkers and runners Happy Holidays. Elsewhere, will the cowboys take to Andrea Bocelli’s magical voice?
Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is interviewed after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: NASCAR Champion’s Week, troops salute, ‘Ink Master,’ Ana Julaton
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Las Vegas tattoo owner and artist Cleen Rock One from Chrome Gypsy Tattoo has made it to the Final Four on Spike TV’s reality-TV hit “Ink Master.” He was among 18 who started out in the quest.
Trevor Brazile became the most decorated cowboy in rodeo history when he claimed his 19th championship gold buckle in Round 6 of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV.
Our own 30 for the 30th anniversary of NFR in Las Vegas
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
National Finals Rodeo’s impact can be measured in the vast array of events in the valley, with more than 20 official sponsor hotels hosting events related to the rodeo and many more taking on a country theme.
Tom Colicchio and Andrew Zimmern, pictured here at MGM Grand Garden Arena, in the 100th episode of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" filmed in Las Vegas.
Tom Colicchio stars in Gordon Ramsay-produced ‘Best New Restaurant’ on Bravo
Television:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tom travels America as host, judge and executive producer to find the best new U.S. restaurant. In the end, only one of the 16 restaurants discovered in four foodie cities will be crowned Best New Restaurant with a $100,000 prize.
Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas is one of the favorites in Season 5 of “Ink Master” on Spike TV.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Ink Master,’ ‘Ka,’ Jeff Dunham, Robert De Niro, Joan Collins
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Wednesday is a big day for showbiz news in Las Vegas. First up, the new country music star to sign a residency at Caesars Palace, and buzz is already rampant that it won’t just be one lovely lady.

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