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Keith Urban performs during the Academy of Country Music's "Party for a Cause Festival" Saturday, April 5, 2014.
LDW celebrity preview: Keith Urban, Nico & Vinz, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Lil Jon, Puff Daddy
Friday, August 29, 2014
It’s a holiday weekend almost as big as New Year’s and certainly with as many big-name entertainers and star-DJ party people as you would expect for Dec. 31. Our LVCVA is predicting that LDW will attract 313,000 visitors, giving us a $208 million economic boost.
Richard Shaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions; Steve Sisolak, Clark County commissioner; Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International; boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.; Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG; Bill Walton, sportscaster and former NBA player; Luke Robitaille, president, business operations for the Los Angeles Kings; and Dana White, president of UFC, break ground on a new indoor arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 1, 2014. The 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue will be located near New York-New York and Monte Carlo and adjacent to I-15.
NHL says no credibility to report of Las Vegas expansion team
sports:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
National Hockey League officials today denied a late Tuesday report suggesting Las Vegas is one of four teams in line for ...
Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip. The jackpot had not been won in 20 years.
N.H. couple hope $2.4 million ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine will be shipped to them as gift
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
If Nevada and New Hampshire regulatory authorities permit it, the “Lion’s Share” one-armed bandit that finally paid out its $2.4 million jackpot after 20 years Friday night at MGM Grand will be shipped as the ultimate souvenir to Linda and Walter Misco.
Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary Lion’s Share slot machine at MGM Grand on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip. The jackpot had not been won in 20 years.
After 20 years, ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine at MGM Grand pays out $2.4 million jackpot
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
A lucky New Hampshire couple leaves the Strip tonight for their flight home as winners of a $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand. The machine hit the big jackpot on Linda and Walter Misco’s last night in town.
Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis co-host a Master Series dinner at his Mesa Grill on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Caesars Palace.
A record 151 businesses are participating in Las Vegas Restaurant Week
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Las Vegas Restaurant Week, one of the most-anticipated food events on the calendar, starts Friday and continues through next Thursday. Some 151 Las Vegas businesses, a record, will serve delicious prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation secretary and South Point's director of food operations Michael Kennedy stands with a few of the organization's scholars at this year's scholarship event MENUS on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Luxor.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s Melissa Arias: Supporting future industry leaders
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
As the executive director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas, I am honored to work with 25 of the most respected hospitality and food-and-beverage leaders in the industry who make up the ECF board.
Lori Milken, Camille Ruvo, Larry Ruvo, Susan Schneider, Robin Williams and Michael Milken at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Downtown Las Vegas.
We have lost an incredibly talented and kind star in Robin Williams
Tribute:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Robin Williams was often here in Las Vegas — with fellow comic Eric Idle at Steve Wynn’s rebirth of Monty Python at Wynn Las Vegas. He was here for the HBO Comedy Festivals in a celebrity event with Billy Crystal. And he supported Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children.
This 1987 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in character as disc jockey Adrian Cronauer in director Barry Levinson's comedy drama "Good Morning Vietnam." Williams has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
In Las Vegas, Robin Williams remembered as ‘one of the most beloved and respected comics ever’
Monday, August 11, 2014
Jerry Lewis learned the news of the death of comic great Robin Williams this afternoon while Lewis was watching CNN. A phone call to Lewis at his Las Vegas home was ...
Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Déjà vu: Justin Timberlake is still a solid showman in ‘20/20’ return to MGM Grand
Review:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
In a return visit to Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” on Friday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena, one of the best live entertainers in music today kept the template nearly the same — and it was as solid and spectacular as the first time.
Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Will.I.Am, Justin Timberlake, Jake Owen, Mario, Counting Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday, August 8, 2014
If laughter is the best medicine, we’ll have a lot of very healthy people on and off the Strip this weekend. The kings and queens of comedy are reigning along with crown prince of pop Justin Timberlake, who leads a music invasion that includes a two-day ukulele festival.
Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Spending war over online gaming rages among Nevada casino companies
Friday, August 8, 2014
Online gaming remains a divisive issue for Nevada casino companies, which are pouring money into lobbying on the issue while they joust over a potential ban. The proposed ban, contained in a measure championed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has helped trigger hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending from the gaming industry. One side, led by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson, is...
This is an exterior photo of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM Resorts returns to profit in 2nd quarter
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
MGM Resorts International, the owner of such iconic Strip properties as the MGM Grand, Bellagio and New York-New York, announced its second-quarter earnings today. The company also has
Challenger Daniel Cormier, right, prepares to shove UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones during a UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Monday Aug. 4, 2014.
UFC fighters Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier brawl in MGM lobby at press event
fighting:
Monday, August 4, 2014
UFC fighters Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have taken to social media over the past few weeks to express their dislike for each other. Today, during a press conference promoting the fight...
Lady Gaga performs during her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour stop at United Center on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Chicago.
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Koz, Crystal Hefner
Friday, August 1, 2014
It’s music mayhem because in addition to Lady Gaga’s second time at MGM Grand in two weeks, there’s Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and The Plain White T’s at Red Rock Resort; Journey and The Steve Miller Band at Mandalay Bay; Aerosmith at MGM Grand; and more.
This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo of an artist rendering provided by MGM Resorts International via The Republican shows part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield, Mass.
MGM Resorts finalizes purchase of 2 Massachusetts properties
Friday, August 1, 2014
MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two city-owned properties in downtown Springfield as it plans to build an $800 million casino there. City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino giant closed on the...
A view of the Aria during a tour of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.
MGM Resorts fined $100,000 over gaming complaint at Aria
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Nevada Gaming Commission fined MGM Resorts International $100,000 in connection with a complaint that gaming agents were blocked from observing ...
Lady Gaga performs during her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour stop at United Center on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Chicago.
Lady Gaga proves that she’s the ultimate showgirl at MGM Grand
Review:
Monday, July 21, 2014
Lady Gaga was the very center of attention during every moment of the first of two Las Vegas shows in her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour Saturday night (Gaga returns to MGM Grand Garden on Friday, Aug. 1). “I’m like the ultimate showgirl!” a glittering Gaga shouted.
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
Friday, July 18, 2014
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole sun, won’t you come and wash away the rain.” Turning off the iPod now. For now. Music is in the forefront in Las Vegas this weekend.

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