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November 23, 2014

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Usher performs during the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Celebrity preview: Usher, Jane’s Addiction, Steve Angello, Scott Disick, Miss Nevada
Las Vegas:
Friday, November 21, 2014
Is anybody skating on thin ice this pre-Thanksgiving Weekend? Perhaps so! Macau is far away, but beloved boxer Manny Pacquiao is expected to have a tough fight against Chris Algieri, who has been training the past month here at the Venetian.
President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
Obama’s immigration speech to cut into 2014 Latin Grammys on Univision
Television:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
President Barack Obama’s immigration speech will officially cut into as many as 40 minutes of today’s live Univision telecast of the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley, Miranda Lambert, Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill and Reba McEntire backstage after Twain's "Still the One" at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Reba McEntire at Caesars? Derek Jeter, Jessica Alba, Mac King
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Former Las Vegas builder and developer Ron Pratte built up one of the world’s greatest collections of automobilia and collector cars over the past two decades. Now he’s selling more than 1,500 pieces and 140 cars.
Miss Mississippi Paige Nicholson won the 2014 Miss Rodeo America Pageant at South Point on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, and was crowned by 2013 Miss Rodeo America Chenae Shiner. Miss Colorado Sara Wiens was runner-up.
It’s glitz, glamour and guns at NFR’s Miss Rodeo America pageant
MGM Grand:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Off come the chaps and jeans in favor of fancy gowns, although the 10-gallon hats and the guns seem to be a permanent fixture. This year, 27 gorgeous ladies vie for the crown of reigning Miss Rodeo America Paige Nicholson.
MGM, Station announce charitable gifts for military families
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
In the spirit of Veterans Day, two Las Vegas casino companies recently announced major charitable contributions to the military community. MGM Resorts International said today it’s committing ...
Penn Jillette, Paris Hilton and Teller at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Opportunity Village honors Penn Jillette; Soul Train Awards
Las Vegas:
Monday, November 10, 2014
Renowned Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette, who had partner Teller and magic consultants Johnny and Pam Thompson at his table, even joined The Lon Bronson All-Star Band onstage to perform one of their rock numbers.
Donny Davis and Britney Spears backstage at Beacher’s Madhouse in MGM Grand on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
What did Britney Spears do for Halloween in Las Vegas?
Nightlife:
Sunday, November 2, 2014
After a performance of her resident show “Britney: Piece of Me” at the Axis at Planet Hollywood, Britney Spears partied in a naughty schoolgirl outfit at Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse in MGM Grand on Friday night.
Trey Anastasio of Phish sings during the band’s concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Halloween night on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
Review: A prime Phish captures spirit of Halloween at MGM Grand
Music:
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Even the craftiest Las Vegas oddsmaker couldn’t have predicted Friday night’s costume: a musical interpretation of “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House,” an obscure album of Halloween sound effects released by Disneyland Records in 1964.
Domenick Allen, Leigh Zimmerman, Eva Longoria and Robin Leach attend the Nevada Ballet's 2012 Woman of the Year event at CityCenter's Cartier in Aria on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Eva Longoria was honored at the 28th annual event.
Celebrity preview: Eva Longoria, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Erasure, Phish, Halloween parties g(al)ore
Las Vegas:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Happy 150th birthday, Nevada! Today officially marks the anniversary of our Silver State. It’s Nevada Day, and Las Vegas celebrates with its first-ever parade. Don’t confuse that sesquicentennial celebration with the fifth-annual Halloween Parade along Fremont Street.
Cirque du Soleil artist Greg Pennes and dancers perform in "The Ballet," choreography by Jacqui Lynn Guimond, during "A Choreographers' Showcase," a presentation by Nevada Ballet Theater and Cirque du Soleil in the Mystere Theater at Treasure Island on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Another performance is scheduled for Oct. 13.
Weekend best bets: Phish, Life in Death festival and Choreographers’ Showcase
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Halloween is upon us, but if trick-or-treating and haunted houses aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty to do this weekend in Las Vegas — no costumes required. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
DJ R3hab.
Star DJ R3hab gives Life at SLS something to dance about
Thursday, October 30, 2014
SLS Las Vegas is placing a lot of hope and emphasis on R3hab’s appearance this weekend, kicking off three nights of electronic dance music with Borgore on Saturday night and Richie Hawtin on Sunday. R3hab has ...
An exterior view of the Bellagio, June 6, 2013.
MGM Resorts reports loss of $20.3 million in 3rd quarter
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sometimes the house doesn't win as much as it hopes. MGM Resorts International earned $40 million less in revenue from its casinos, largely table games, in the third quarter compared to a year ago. That, plus losses the casino-entertainment company expected from ...
Rock in Rio CEO Luis Justo listens to Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts, during a Rock in Rio news conference Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The event was held to unveil a mock-up of Rock Street, one of three thematic streets that will be featured inside the City of Rock.
Choudhry and Baldizan: A couple of Las Vegas insiders who have taken it outside
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Rehan Choudhry and Chris Baldizan are two kings of the asphalt jungle in VegasVille, Choudhry as founder of the Life Is Beautiful festival and Baldizan as a high-level entertainment exec with MGM Resorts. ...
Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina, right, talks with Rafael Lazarini, senior vice president of global business development for Rock in Rio, during a Rock in Rio news conference Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. The event was held to unveil a mock-up of Rock Street, one of three thematic streets that will be featured inside the City of Rock. The music festival venue at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sahara Avenue opens in May 2015.
Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina says of Las Vegas: ‘This is the place’
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Rock in Rio USA is an extended engagement on the Strip, and this is no understated operation. Six stages will be in play during the festival, with the main acts on the Main Stage and Sunset Stage. ...
Rock in Rio CEO Luis Justo speaks during a Rock in Rio news conference Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The event was held to unveil a mock-up of Rock Street, one of three thematic streets that will be featured inside the City of Rock. The music festival venue at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sahara Avenue will open in May 2015.
Rock in Rio USA: 100 acts, 300,000 fans, 47-acre City of Rock, Bruno Mars
The Strip:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Bruno Mars, Joss Stone and Ed Sheeran were announced Monday as the newest performers to join already-set Taylor Swift, Metallica, Linkin Park, John Legend and The Deftones. More concert artists will be revealed in December and January.
Selena Gomez and her Stars Dance tour stop Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Star Surveillance: Selena Gomez minus Justin Bieber; Joey Fatone; Von Miller; Warren Sapp
Las Vegas:
Monday, October 27, 2014
Fright Dome at Circus Circus owner Jason Egan escorted Ozzy Osborne and Sharon Osbourne through the haunted attraction. No word if Ozzy scared the ghosts! Kerry King of Slayer dined at La Cave in the Wynn.
Kim Kardashian, second from left, celebrates her 33rd birthday with Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian Odom on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Tao in the Venetian.
Celebrity preview: Kim Kardashian, Brody Jenner, Steve Aoki, Joe Jonas, Jimmy Buffett, LIB
Las Vegas:
Friday, October 24, 2014
Weekend highlights include Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, who celebrates her birthday at Tao. There’s Five Finger Death Punch at the Joint and another NBA preseason game, this one between the L.A. Lakers and Sacramento Kings at MGM Grand.
The International Model Search pageant at Hakkasan on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in MGM Grand Las Vegas.
International Model Search winner Angela Byrd has lived in L.V. for one month
MGM Grand:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
“It was my first time in a national pageant, so you can imagine my disbelief,” Angela told me moments after being crowned at Hakkasan in MGM Grand. She walked away with a $25,000 check, modeling agent and photography bookings.

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