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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.”
Michael Jackson performs during his "HIStory Tour Part II" across Germany and Europe at the Weserstadion in Bremen, Germany, on May 31, 1997.
Late Michael Jackson ‘to perform and make TV history’ at Billboard Music Awards
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Eight new Michael Jackson tracks secretly recorded while he lived on and off here will be released on the album “Xscape” today, including the first single “Love Never Felt So Good” that was sneaked last week along with ...
LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian celebrate at Hakkasan on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in MGM Grand.
Photos: LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian dine and party at Hakkasan
Sunday, May 11, 2014
In town for two performances at Orleans Showroom, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes and her husband, actor Eddie Cibrian, enjoyed an evening out at Hakkasan Restaurant & Nightclub on Saturday night at MGM Grand.
Jessica Alba celebrates her birthday with husband Cash Warren at Hakkasan on Friday, May 9, 2014, in MGM Grand.
Jessica Alba, hubby Cash Warren celebrate her 33rd birthday at Hakkasan
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Actress Jessica Alba had two reasons to celebrate at Hakkasan Restaurant & Nightclub in MGM Grand on Friday night: It is Mother’s Day Weekend, and Alba toasted to her belated birthday (she turned 33 on April 28).
The saber-off for the eighth-annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Venetian.
Celebrity preview: Vegas Uncork’d, Jane’s Addiction, LeAnn Rimes, Eli Young Band, Scotty McCreery
Friday, May 9, 2014
Even though the Strip is overrun with 90 of the world’s best celebrity chefs and master sommeliers celebrating the eighth-annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit food and wine festival, there are other entertainment offerings on the menu this weekend.
A rendering of City of Rock proposed for near Circus Circus and Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.
Rock in Rio reveals dates for 2015 Vegas festival
Friday, May 9, 2014
Organizers have announced the dates of the inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival slated for next spring on the Strip. The festival is scheduled for May …
Gordon Ramsay, Francois Payard, Guy Savoy and Michel Richard attend the 2013 Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Grand Tasting at Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace on Friday, May 10, 2013.
2014 Vegas Uncork’d begins with four days of food, wine and star chefs
Thursday, May 8, 2014
In all, 70 of the world’s best chefs, 20 of the most talented master sommeliers and 50 culinary temptations and delights start today and continue through Sunday. “My idea of a perfect weekend,” said Adam Rapoport, editor in chief of sponsor Bon Appetit.
It’s great to see construction cranes taking roost
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Las Vegas is going to be OK. Let me rephrase, Las Vegas is OK and is going to keep getting better. There is no one project or piece of good news that shows...
Long-time friends of Jackie Gaughan arrive for the memorial mass for John Davis "Jackie" Gaughan held at St. Viator Catholic Church in Las Vegas on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014. From right to left are  Burton Cohen, Gene Kilroy and an unidentified man.
Longtime gaming executive Burton Cohen dies at age 90
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Burton M. Cohen grew with Las Vegas and, over the last half century, he did his best to push the glittering gaming capital’s growth to unexpected heights. Despite his decades at the helm of some of Las Vegas’s most vital hotel-casinos, Cohen admitted to the Sun in 2005 that he did not foresee...
Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Britney’s marriage, Khloe dating French, blackjack ban for Ben, new shows and eateries
Monday, May 5, 2014
That all-Australian female striptease show I first hinted at a month ago has landed a July 1 opening date at the Planet Hollywood mezzanine theater where Meat Loaf has regular appearances scheduled now through year end in “Rocktellz & Cocktails.”
Puff Daddy hosts a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana fight afterparty at the Joint on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Photos: Puff Daddy, Justin Bieber, Khloe Kardashian party during Mayweather-Maidana fight weekend
Monday, May 5, 2014
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. of Las Vegas and Marcos Maidana of Argentina weren’t the only ones seeing stars over the weekend, as Hollywood, music and sports celebrities flocked to the Strip for the big fight weekend.
An artist’s rendering of MGM Resorts International’s project the Park, which will connect New York-New York and Monte Carlo with an eight-acre outdoor experience.
For when you need to get away from the Strip, without actually having to leave it
Sunday, May 4, 2014
The next Great Escape from the Strip is to be a vast, 8-acre park titled, conveniently, the Park. It will be a big walk-around experience for visitors and locals alike, replete with man-made pools and fountains, tall trees and towering sculptures built for art and shade. In the Park, you’ll be invited to...
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina attend a news conference at MGM Grand on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The two champions will meet in a WBC/WBA unification fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
Celebrity preview: Mayweather, Juan Pablo, Snoop, Ditch Fridays, Eclipse, XS Night Swim and Azure
Friday, May 2, 2014
It’s a knockout weekend and not just because fight fans expect Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. to deliver a winning punch against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana in their 12-round world championship battle at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.

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