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September 18, 2014

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Billy Joel at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Gavin DeGraw was the opening act.
Billy Joel shows that this music vocation is a pretty cool job
Monday, June 9, 2014
Billy Joel gazed at the thousands in attendance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night and leered mischievously, as if he’d just been given a paycheck for doing what he loved instead of doing work. And that was the case, naturally. ...
The official opening night of "CeeLo Green Is Loberace" at Planet Hollywood on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Billy Joel, CeeLo, Lionel Richie, Kid Rock, Ryan Lochte, Miss USA and burlesque
Friday, June 6, 2014
It’s music of all sounds for all people this weekend, which is why poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said decades ago, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” So without any more “notes” to interrupt, let’s play our own Royal Robin Rundown.
The forever fabulous and newly 68-year-old Cher at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Review: Cher is ‘Dressed to Kill’ and fabulous as ever at 68; Lauper berates audience member
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
There were myriad faces of Cher on display Sunday night during her “Dressed to Kill” tour stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena, and there will be no plastic-surgery jokes allowed here because the Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner is a diva and icon.
Metro Police cars and ambulances are shown outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena after a crush of fans caused a series of injuries following the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana title fight at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, May 3, 2014.
MGM Resorts says fans to be ushered to ‘underutilized’ exits at Grand Garden Arena
Saturday, May 24, 2014
MGM Resorts International officials have reviewed safety measures at MGM Grand Garden Arena after the crush of spectators led to a scene of panic following the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana fight May 3. ...
Ryan Lewis and Macklemore celebrate Surrender's third anniversary at Encore on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Cher, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nicki Minaj, Rixton, world’s top DJs
Friday, May 23, 2014
There are more multimillionaire headliner DJs spinning in our beach clubs, dayclubs and nightclubs for the next 96 hours than there are big-time Hollywood and sports entertainers, and that’s something that could only happen in Las Vegas.
DJ Martin Garrix at Hakkasan in MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Q+A: DJ Martin Garrix, newly 18, aims to bring ‘loads of energy’ to Hakkasan
Friday, May 23, 2014
DJ Martin Garrix was 8 years old when he saw fellow DJ and Dutchman Tiesto perform at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the first DJ to grace the lineup of the Opening Ceremonies in the sports games’ history.
Chippendales' 10th anniversary with guest host Jake Pavelka at the Rio on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.
Star Surveillance: Jake Pavelka, Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn, Ricky Martin, Shania Twain, Jeremy Lin
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Former “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars” star Jake Pavelka dined at Stack in the Mirage and enjoyed oysters, hot rocks and wings before watching Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles Love.” Fans mobbed handsome actor Josh Henderson at the D Las Vegas.
Ben Vereen at Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" in New York-New York on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: NeNe Leakes in ‘Zumanity’; ‘Once’ at Smith Center; Strip changes
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
If the short run of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes as the Mistress of Ceremonies in Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” at New York-New York is a success, expect a revolving cast of additional reality TV characters to pop up from time to time.
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
2014 BBMAs: M.J.’s hologram; Shakira’s near wardrobe mishap; Kendall’s goof; Robin Thicke’s plea
Monday, May 19, 2014
The Disastrous Flub of the Night Award goes to reality TV starlet and model Kendall Jenner, who will now probably never be given a visa to enter Australia. All she had to do was remember the name of the Down Under boy band 5 Seconds of Summer. She didn’t.
Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons accept their Top Rock Album award during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
Live from the Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson hologram blows minds
Sunday, May 18, 2014
At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Michael Jackson song "Slave to the Rhythm," replete with 104 dancers and a hologram M.J., rose to the hype from the past week leading up to the awards hosted by Ludacris. ...
Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons accept their Top Rock Album award during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
2014 BBMAs: Imagine Dragons win first, Justin Timberlake dominates, Michael Jackson astounds
Sunday, May 18, 2014
At the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Michael Jackson song "Slave to the Rhythm," replete with 104 dancers and a hologram Jackson, is rising to the hype from the past week leading up to the awards hosted by Ludacris.
Scott Disick, a friend, Kourtney Kardashian, David Copperfield and Kris Jenner at Copperfield's show at MGM Grand on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Face-off! Michael Jackson and Billboard Awards vs. David Copperfield and ‘The Amazing Race’
Sunday, May 18, 2014
In one corner, Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand resident headliner and illusionist David Copperfield is banking on his incredible magic to make the late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s hologram image “disappear” in the other corner.
In this March 5, 2009, file photo, U.S. singer Michael Jackson speaks at a press conference at the London O2 Arena.
Billboard Awards preview: Michael Jackson imagery is ‘as if he’s still alive’
Saturday, May 17, 2014
A “real-life” Michael Jackson will appear halfway through the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday at MGM Grand Garden Arena despite last-minute lawsuits and court filings to block the spectacle. “It’s as if he’s still alive. He’s totally real. It’s absolutely uncanny.”
Madonna backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Celebrity preview: BBMAs, Tiger Woods, John Legend, HRC Gala, Phillip Phillips, ‘Mamma Mia!’
Friday, May 16, 2014
In space parlance: Las Vegas, we have a problem! It’s a sexually charged battle of the vivacious vixens. Breakout female rapper Iggy Azalea is likely to get very explicit Sunday at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with her hit “Fancy.”
The Helldorado Days Parade makes its way down Fourth Street in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 14, 2011.
Weekend Best Bets: Lewis Black, Helldorado Days and Billboard Music Awards
Thursday, May 15, 2014
From local bands and artists (Sabriel, Moksha, Rhyme and Rhythm) to chart-topping pop stars (Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons, Miley Cyrus), the weekend ahead is all about music in Las Vegas. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
DJ Calvin Harris at Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Is $10 million on the table to keep DJ Calvin Harris at Hakkasan?
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Execs at MGM Resorts International fear that Calvin Harris — birth name Adam Richard Wiles — who is only one year into his two-year deal, might be grabbed by rivals as bidding wars on the Strip go into overdrive.
Michael Mina hosts an outdoor barbecue with whole pig and dishes from his restaurant Pub 1842 poolside Friday, May 9, 2014, at MGM Grand.
Vegas Uncork’d at MGM Resorts: All-Star Feast at Aria, Michael Mina, Joel Robuchon and Hakkasan
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
There’s has never been a buffet like the All-Star Feast the 2014 Vegas Uncork’d chefs produced at Aria on Saturday night. The chef’s counters turned into a gastronomic gala, and the dessert selection was a mind-blowing psychedelic explosion.
Casper Smart and Jennifer Lopez arrive at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Carrie Underwood, One Republic, Miranda Lambert, Iggy Azalea set for Billboard Music Awards
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Singer-songwriter Lorde will perform her new single “Tennis Court” for the first time on television. Also added today: Ariana Grande will perform “Problem,” which features Iggy Azalea, and Iggy will perform “Fancy.”

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