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December 21, 2014

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The celebratory Golden Week dinner at Hakkasan on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in MGM Grand. The dim sum platter is pictured here.
Hakkasan celebrates Chinese holiday Golden Week with decadent dinner
Dining:
Monday, October 6, 2014
Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand (along with other Hakkasan locations) is celebrating Golden Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 12) with an authentic and special set menu — and it is special and cause for celebration.
The Los Angeles Kings and the Stanley Cup at Beacher’s Madhouse on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at MGM Grand. Paris Hilton and Jeff Beacher are pictured here.
Strip Scribbles: Jeff Beacher, Sabina Kelley, Criss Angel, Barbra Streisand, Rick Harrison
Las Vegas:
Monday, October 6, 2014
Showman Jeff Beacher is deliberately keeping his Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand open only Fridays while he is in L.A. recuperating from a stomach operation. He’ll switch to a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday schedule as of Oct. 21.
Day 2 of the inaugural Route 91 Harvest country music festival with headliner Dierks Bentley on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at MGM Resorts Village.
Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert rock Night 2 of Route 91 Harvest
The Kats Report:
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Garth Brooks’ shows at Encore Theater in the Wynn were pockmarked with references to, and samples of, Bob Seger and KISS. KISS even turned up at the ACM Awards a few years ago.
Blake Shelton performs with his band during the Route 91 Harvest Festival at MGM Resorts Village on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
Live from ‘iHat’ music festival: The Wayner joins real-deal Neal McCoy at MGM Village
Friday, October 3, 2014
Yessir, last month MGM Grand and MGM Resorts Village hosted the iHeart Radio Music Festival. This is the iHat Radio Music Festival. ...
Blake Shelton performs with his band during the Route 91 Harvest Festival at MGM Resorts Village on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.
The Wayner joins real-deal Neal McCoy at Day 1 of Route 91 Harvest
The Kats Report:
Friday, October 3, 2014
Yessir, last month MGM Grand and MGM Resorts Village hosted the 2014 iHeart Radio Music Festival. This is the iHat Radio Music Festival. ...
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Celebrity preview: Aldean, Shelton + Lambert, Bentley, Gilbert, The Band Perry, LuckyRice, Lampanelli, Sykes
Las Vegas:
Friday, October 3, 2014
Stetsons, spurs and cowboy boots will be the fashion on the Strip this weekend as the inaugural Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival turns Las Vegas into Nashville when Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are joined by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Dwight Yoakam.
Brantley Gilbert.
Brantley Gilbert: ‘10 people or 10,000, we’re going to put on the same show’
Route 91 Harvest:
Friday, October 3, 2014
“We’re always working on new music. When one album goes out, we’re working on the next one. Records are chapters in my life. ... I love Las Vegas and that it’s hungry for country music.”
Dustin Lynch.
Dustin Lynch: ‘I want people on their feet the whole time, drinks in their hands’
Route 91 Harvest:
Friday, October 3, 2014
“I’m really excited to be joining the other artists on this bill and to be a part of a first time. It’s going to be a big success. It’s good for the West Coast and good for Las Vegas.”
Chase Bryant.
Chase Bryant: ‘I’m so thankful for what I get to do; it’s an absolute blessing every single day’
Route 91 Harvest:
Friday, October 3, 2014
Twenty-one-year-old Chase Bryant, with the baby face, cool hair and even cooler guitar licks, is the grandson of Jimmy Bryant, who performed with Roy Orbison, and a nephew of Jeff and Junior Bryant, co-founders of the group Ricochet.
Lindsay Ell.
‘Guitar nerd’ Lindsay Ell is ready to add girl power to country music
Route 91 Harvest:
Friday, October 3, 2014
“Moving down to Nashville from Canada was a big step. I knew two people in town. It was just me and my guitar (laughs). But the biggest obstacle has been trying to gain credibility, especially as a girl musician.”
DJ Dee Jay Silver.
DJ Dee Jay Silver of Las Vegas will keep the country music party rockin’
Route 91 Harvest:
Friday, October 3, 2014
“I’ve always been the guy who played country music, whether it was Studio 54, Tabu, Voodoo or House of Blues back in the day to Hakkasan, Wet Republic and Body English now.”
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley perform at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.
Weekend best bets: Kings vs. Avalanche, LuckyRice and Route 91 Harvest festival
Thursday, October 2, 2014
October’s here at last — grab a scarf and kick off the month with an array of festive and cultural events this weekend ranging from an open-air food fest at the Cosmopolitan to a weekend-long celebration of country tunes.
Jason Aldean performs at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Preview: Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton launch Route 91 Harvest
Music:
Thursday, October 2, 2014
It’s as if the annual Country Music Awards from Nashville and the Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand are being rolled into one three-day, all-star Las Vegas weekend.
The myVegas app has added blackjack to its existing slots games on the heels of a partnership announced a couple of weeks ago with Station Casinos and Royal Caribbean cruises.
myVegas app makes deal with Station, adds blackjack
ONLINE GAMING:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Most social gaming applications are free to play for Nevada gamblers — by law, they have to be — but the myVegas application gives some Las Vegas casinos a way to cash in on them by ...
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.
History, legend of ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine come to a close at MGM Grand
Gaming:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The “Lion’s Share” was the oldest mechanical-reel machine in the casino. Custom made for the resort’s opening, it slowly gained a cult following as it held onto its top jackpot as the years went by. It grew to become the most popular slot machine.
Katy Perry parties at Surrender on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Encore.
Katy Perry watches beau DJ Diplo’s set at Surrender post-MGM Grand concert
Nightlife:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Arriving just shy of 1 a.m. Saturday, Diplo, Katy Perry, her team and their mutual friends made their way into the Encore nightclub. Diplo took to the wheels of steel, and Perry was pretty in pink — including pink hair.
Katy Perry's "The Prismatic World Tour" stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Last Friday night, Katy Perry was super fun at MGM Grand
Review:
Monday, September 29, 2014
Katy Perry performed “Hot N Cold” in a pink cat costume — she entered the stage atop a ball of purple yarn — and the single was slowed down, jazzy and very Broadway a la “Cats.” Before “By the Grace of God,” Perry “changed into something more glittery.”
Singer Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon performs during their Mechanical Bull Tour stop at MGM Resorts Village on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Kings of Leon, Young the Giant and Kongos at MGM Resorts Village
Music:
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Kings of Leon, with opening acts Young the Giant and Kongos, brought its Mechanical Bull Tour to MGM Resorts Village, formerly The Lot, across from the Luxor on Saturday night as part of the 2014 Boulevard Brew Fest.

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