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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
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.
Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain attends Round 8 of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV.
Wrangler NFR: 280 consecutive sellouts; renewed through 2024; $90 million
Monday, December 1, 2014
The world’s richest and most prestigious rodeo has called Las Vegas home for 30 years, and now it’s going to be here for at least another decade. It’s time to celebrate in a big way!
Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" tour stop Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Stevie Wonder takes the keys and leads MGM Grand crowd on a wild ride
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Stevie Wonder was terrific, and his alter-ego, DJ Tick Tick Boom, wasn't bad, either, on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" tour stop Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Photos: Stevie Wonder takes keys, leads MGM Grand audience on wild ride
The Kats Report:
Sunday, November 30, 2014
On Saturday night, thousands of Stevie Wonder’s fans who had grown right along with him poured into MGM Grand Garden Arena for a revival of “Songs in the Key of Life,” the album that Wonder has said is his “celebration of song, life and love.”
Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" world tour stop on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Celebrity preview: Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Chrissie Hynde, ‘Pippin,’ Joan Collins
Las Vegas:
Friday, November 28, 2014
The entertainment schedule isn’t too crowded with offerings this Thanksgiving weekend because of Black Friday shopping insanity and for those not hunting bargains and still resting from overindulging on Tom Turkey and his trimmings.
Organist Ronnie Foster performs during Stevie Wonder's 18th annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert. Foster said, “Stevie and I are friends, we have been for a long time, and we actually did this last year in L.A. at Nokia Theater. It was a thrill."
For keyboard master Ronnie Foster, reunion with Stevie Wonder is just human nature
Friday, November 28, 2014
Ronnie Foster is the cornerstone of Funk Foundation, the band who backs Human Nature at Sands Showroom in the Venetian. Foster is the band’s music director.
Hunter Hayes and Stevie Wonder perform during the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Weekend best bets: Stevie Wonder, UNLV vs. Albany, Justin Timberlake
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving is upon us, but if you’re looking to get away from leftovers and Black Friday madness this weekend, there’s plenty to do in town to help wear off the tryptophan. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
The Dressing Ritual, which has replaced the Final Battle, at "Ka" in MGM Grand on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
‘Ka’ set to return full version of Final Battle Scene to MGM Grand stage
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Eighteen months after it was pulled down for a tragedy, the Final Battle Scene is returning to Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” at MGM Grand. A formal unveiling of the new scene is set for Dec. 3 ...
The Game, a restaurant which replaced T.G.I. Friday's at Suncoast, has more than 100 TVs, according to a news release.
Restaurant undergoes transformation at Suncoast; retailers flock to Miracle Mile
Openings & Closings:
Monday, November 24, 2014
A restaurant new to the Suncoast is boasting more than 100 linear feet of TVs for sports viewing. The former TGI Fridays at the resort has transformed into the Game, which is designed to combine the sports-frenzied atmosphere of a sports book with the intimacy and comfort of an upscale sports bar and grill. ...
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
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.

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