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January 31, 2015

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The Sex and Love World Tour of co-headliners Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Celebrity preview: Enrique Iglesias + Pitbull, Jackie Evancho, Burt Bacharach, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Tinashe
Las Vegas:
Friday, January 30, 2015
Yes, our streets will be deserted as 185 million viewers tune in to watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49, as well as John Legend, Idina Menzel, Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform before The Big Game and at halftime in Phoenix.
DJ, producer and actor DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Q+A: DJ Jazzy Jeff talks Hakkasan Group, traveling, Seahawks and Bonnie Raitt
Thursday, January 29, 2015
From “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star to being a much-sought-after DJ and producer and multiple Grammy Award winner, Philadelphia’s DJ Jazzy Jeff is thankful upon reflecting on his long career and recent 50th birthday.
Roberta Medina of Rock in Rio.
Q+A: Rock in Rio’s Roberta Medina: ‘We’re going to bring something different to Las Vegas’
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Since its inception in 1985, Rock in Rio with 1.38 million concertgoers has been a cultural phenomenon. Thirteen festivals have taken place in three countries with more than 7 million ticket-buyers and more than 1 billion watching at home.
Calvin Harris arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Confirmed! Calvin Harris signs three-year deal with The Hakkasan Group
Monday, January 26, 2015
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris will hold down residencies at three Hakkasan Group venues in Las Vegas: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, nearby Wet Republic at MGM Grand and, after its Spring opening, the new Omnia nightclub in Caesars Palace.
Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada competes in the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Miami.
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada dazzles in national costume
Las Vegas:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
There were raves Wednesday night at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries for our hometown beauty Nia Sanchez, who after winning Miss Nevada USA went on to win Miss USA for our Silver State for the first time.
Carlos Santana during a ceremony at House of Blues on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Mandalay Bay. Santana and Hermes Music U.S. were honored for their donation of 80 guitars to Monaco Middle School's music programs.
No ‘Mr. Roboto’ for Santana; Brad Garrett turns cool in ‘Fargo’; ice follies at Sin City Theater
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Carlos Santana, given the Key to the Strip during a ceremony at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, said work is continuing with the long-anticipated album “Santana IV.”
Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in MGM Grand.
Calvin Harris to get $400K a night at Hakkasan, Omnia? Pharrell at Hakkasan, too?
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Las Vegas insiders are agog this morning with rumors that in the continuing war among rival Strip nightclubs, The Hakkasan Group is about to announce that it has locked up 31-year-old superstar DJ Calvin Harris for a new, three-year exclusive deal on the Strip.
Holly Madison, seated, backstage with other performers at the grand opening of 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
1923 edges back toward Ivan Kane vibe; Gold Coast pulling apart showroom
Monday, January 19, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Yard House at Town Square, just a handspring from Baobab Stage Theater, where the venue’s proprietor, Wassa Coulibaly, is heading up another of her “Midnight Cabaret” burlesque shows.
Bermane Stiverne vs. Deontay Wilder at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Deontay Wilder defeats Bermane Stiverne at MGM Grand
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Heavyweight boxing returned to the spotlight on the Strip and in the sports world Saturday night when Deontay Wilder defeated Bermane Stiverne at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The MGM Arena construction site on the Strip behind New York-New York and Monte Carlo on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, as seen aboard a Maverick Helicopter.
Photos: Rock in Rio USA, MGM Arena construction sites progressing on the Strip
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Construction at the Rock in Rio USA site at the north end of the Strip opposite SLS Las Vegas and the 20,000-seat MGM Arena behind New York-New York and Monte Carlo is progressing at a rapid rate.
Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in MGM Grand.
Photos: Hakkasan ushers in 2015 with Hardwell, Tiesto and Calvin Harris
2014 NYE:
Sunday, January 11, 2015
There’s no denying that Hakkasan at MGM Grand is one of the hottest nightclubs in Las Vegas, the country and the world when three of the world’s top DJs — Hardwell, Calvin Harris and Tiesto — headline at the mega-club the week of New Year’s Eve.
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
Friday, January 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.
Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: America’s most expensive restaurant menus; Elvis’ 80th birthday; ‘The Hangover’
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Two Las Vegas restaurants and two chefs with Las Vegas outlets have wound up on Daily Meal’s annual Top 10 list of the most expensive restaurant menus in America.
Nick Cannon celebrates his 34th birthday at Drai’s on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, atop the Cromwell.
2015 CES: Parade of stars includes Nick Cannon, Tiesto, Ryan Seacrest, 50 Cent, Neil Young
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Actor, TV and radio host, singer and entrepreneur Nick Cannon is serving as the ambassador for the Entertainment Matters program at CES, the content-focused segment developed for film, TV and digital communities.
Journey performs at Pearl at the Palms on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
Journey embarks on nine-show escape at the Joint; Hakkasan bolsters DJ roster
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Journey and a series of EDM artists are set to perform at major Las Vegas resorts this year. The Hard Rock Hotel is bracing for Journey. MGM Grand is prepped for a lineup of DJs at Hakkasan.
Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" world tour stop on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Review: Justin Timberlake ends ‘20/20 Experience Tour’ on a high note
MGM Grand:
Monday, January 5, 2015
Other than the wardrobe and hyped-up delivery, Concerts No. 2 and No. 3 were Wonder Twins. Justin Timberlake’s talent and charisma are undeniable and limitless. His dancing, even 2 1/2 hours into a 3-hour show, is astounding.
Tiesto and Randy Morton, president and COO of Bellagio, unveil a Bellagio Fountains show choreographed to an exclusive medley of three of Tiesto's songs Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Bellagio.
Strip Scribbles: Tiesto renews contract at Hakkasan; $10 million makeover at XS
Las Vegas:
Monday, January 5, 2015
Hakkasan Group CEO Neil Moffitt, who announced Tiesto’s renewal today, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with such a talented and creative artist, particularly on the heels of the monumental year he just experienced.”
Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Las Vegas.
J.T. plays to cameras at MGM Grand; Marie Osmond announces D&M world tour; Felice Garcia leaving ‘MDQ’
Monday, January 5, 2015
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” on New Year’s Day, Marie Osmond told affable co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford that she and brother Donny (preach it, Brother Donny!) will take on a world tour in 2015.

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