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November 28, 2014

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2014 NASCAR Champion’s Week is in Las Vegas for the sixth time in December.
NASCAR Champion’s Week: Expect fireworks off the track and on the Strip
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
NASCAR’s star drivers, including first-time champion Kevin Harvick, pit crews, fans and Hollywood celebrities start arriving this weekend for the sixth year of NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas.
"Le Reve -- The Dream" unveils its $3 million show element Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Wynn Theater.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy of ‘DWTS’: ‘Le Reve’s’ new $3 million sequence is ‘historic’
Wynn Las Vegas:
Monday, November 24, 2014
Former “Dancing With the Stars” heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who choreographed the sequence, is in awe of the 16 fire shooters and 172 high-powered water fountains firing more than 100 feet into the air lit by 120 individual, colored LED lighting spots.
Rob Riggle walks the red carpet at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Awards honoring six-time champion Jimmie Johnson at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
Rob Riggle takes over Lagasse’s Stadium; Imagine Dragons go acoustic; Steve Wynn snaps up Kenny Rogers’ old estate
Monday, November 24, 2014
Imagine Dragons held a fundraiser and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young bought a dog for $6,000 on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. The “Goldendoodle” (a poodle and golden lab mix) was up for bid during ...
“Le Reve — The Dream” unveils its $3 million show element Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Wynn Theater.
Fire and rain usher in ‘Le Reve’s’ 10th anniversary
Monday, November 24, 2014
This $3 million upgrade to the show is titled “Denouement,” itself a mini-production lasting about four minutes. Sixty designers worked 3,000 hours over 18 months, developing first an idea that has exploded ...
In this image released by Sony Pictures, Kevin James is shown in the comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."
Strip Scribbles: ‘Mall Cop 2,’ Frank Marino, ‘Ink Master’ and Celine Dion
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
“Divas Las Vegas” at the Linq Hotel headliner Frank Marino is keeping a secret project with Oprah Winfrey under wraps after their weekend in California where the Strip headliner was part of her show “Life You Want to Live.”
Band leader and trumpet player David Perrico after a media preview of "Pin Up," a new show at the Stratosphere, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. The show, featuring Claire Sinclair, Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year, is scheduled to open March 2.
David Perrico’s imprint is on powerful Tuscany lineup; change in cast brings a Fenton to ‘Showstoppers’
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The scene tonight is twofold, with Mark Shunock hosting the latest installment of “Mondays Dark” at nearby Vinyl benefiting Vegas Shepherd Rescue. Shunock’s next charity event is ...
Colby Lemmo performs with John Cartin during “Le Reve — The Dream” on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Bigger and better ‘Le Reve’ to include new $3 million element at Wynn
Entertainment:
Monday, November 17, 2014
It’s a show I recommend to all of my friends visiting Las Vegas since it’s a production that simply could not be duplicated or presented anywhere else. The acrobatics will keep you breathless.
Macklemore crowd surfs during Surrender and Encore Beach Club’s fourth-anniversary celebration early Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Encore Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Whoopi, Aaron Lewis, Judas Priest, Toad, Wale
Las Vegas:
Friday, November 14, 2014
This weekend is no laughing matter because the Strip will be shut down and downtown is blocked off. However, we have plenty of comedic rivalry, literally next door to each other, to ensure that amid the grumbling, laughter doesn’t vanish altogether.
CEO Seth Schorr, right, gives Steve and Andrea Wynn a tour during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn, Burlesque Festival, Soul Train Awards, Roseanne, Penn
Las Vegas:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Tickets go on sale today for the Dec. 16 premiere of “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” with 34 singers and dancers performing Broadway’s biggest hit songs with a 30-piece orchestra.
KISS begins their residency at The Joint on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
KISS gives away the house; Steve Wynn recalls the days of going full throttle
Thursday, November 6, 2014
During a rare quiet moment in the KISS opening-night performance Wednesday night at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, the band broke between “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. ...
Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
‘Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers,’ a show full of encores, is headed to Encore Theater
The Kats Report:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Steve Wynn is standing and performs something akin to a jig, kicking his heels and pointing his elbows out to his sides. He sings along, in low and laughing voice. He happily beams like a kid on a farm, gazing off in the distance.
Steve Wynn is interviewed by John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers,’ a show full of encores, is moving into Encore
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Steve Wynn is standing and performs something akin to a jig, kicking his heels and pointing his elbows out to his sides. He sings along, in low and laughing voice. He happily beams like a kid on a farm, gazing off ...
The Wynn Macau and Encore towers, looking fairly familiar.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn still ‘very bullish on Macau’
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Wynn Resorts, which runs the Wynn and Encore properties on the Strip in addition to resorts in Macau, reported its third quarter earnings today. Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn ...
Ghostbar Dayclub Grandiose Opening on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Palms.
Face-off: Ghostbar Dayclub vs. Lavo vs. Marquee’s DayDome vs. Encore dome
Daylife:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Can tourists and locals still have daytime weekend party fun now that the pools have closed for the season? You bet! And two dayclubs are pulling out all the stops yet again in a duel to win the war of Saturday partying.
Nazanin Mandi, Miguel, Khloe Kardashian and French Montana celebrate the 30th birthday of Kardashian at Tao on Friday, July 4, 2014, in the Venetian.
Strip Scribbles: Twenty of 100 top-grossing U.S. restaurants are in Las Vegas
Dining:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Twenty of America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants are located here in Las Vegas and only bested slightly by those in the Big Apple. Sales of menu items and wine and spirits combine for jaw-dropping and eyebrow-raising statistics.
Chef Joe Tang at the new ramen bar at the Buffet at Wynn.
Wynn Buffet takes it to the street with tacos and ramen
Dining:
Monday, October 13, 2014
The new fare only available at dinnertime — ramen and tacos — is decidedly non-fancy for one of the fancier, higher-end all-you-can-eat options on the Strip. There is shaved ice, too.
Colby Lemmo and Josh Fried perform in “Le Reve — The Dream” on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Mike Rowe’s new CNN show spotlights ‘Le Reve’ with unprecedented access
Television:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
“Somebody’s Gotta Do It” shows Las Vegas at its entertainment best as host Mike Rowe goes underwater, over water and becomes part of the spectacle meeting up with Dale Hurt, who is known as “King of the Techies.”
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.
Madonna backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Offer to Madonna in Celine’s absence? Todd English moving to L.V.; Surrender expands
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Celebrity chef Todd English, who has made racy headlines in New York tabloids with his saucy shenanigans, is moving to Las Vegas to escape the paparazzi there who chronicle his every move. ...
A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
The favorite hotel of multimillionaires? Hint: It’s in Las Vegas
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Where does a multimillionaire stay when he or she needs a break from the mansion in Malibu, penthouse in New York, bungalow in the Bahamas, chateau in Switzerland and palace in Paris?
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 California Dreams Tour stop at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Nov. 19, 2011.
Celebrity preview: Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Jenny McCarthy, Bill Cosby, ‘AGT’
Las Vegas:
Friday, September 26, 2014
The summer pool season winds down this weekend, but the party scene continues in overdrive indoors with music and comedy stars. Add the 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant, and we have a glamorous weekend with something for everybody.
Jenny McCarthy, with boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg, hosts her "Dirty, Sexy, Funny" after-party Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Body English in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Jenny McCarthy, Wahlberg brothers, Britney Spears, Brad Garrett
Las Vegas:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Blonde bombshell Jenny McCarthy and new husband Donnie Wahlberg will be here this weekend with his brothers, actor Mark Wahlberg and business executive and chef Paul Wahlberg, to film scenes for their new season of “Wahlburgers” on A&E.
A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
Wynn hosts back-to-school fair at casino for employees
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Ana Zaragoza browsed education booths amid a crowd of co-workers during her lunch break today at Wynn Las Vegas, collecting pamphlets about resources she was learning about for the first time. She had no idea about a tutoring website that her 16-year-old daughter could ...
Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Preview: Kerry Simon nominated in three categories at Silver State Culinary Awards
Dining:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Competition will be tough tonight at the Silver State Culinary Awards benefiting the Epicurean Charitable Foundation. More than 13,000 votes from the culinary community have been cast for top chefs and restaurants battling in 16 categories.
Taylor Swift performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
Celebrity preview: iHeartRadio, Mr. Olympia, 30 Seconds to Mars, Diana Ross, Chippendales
Las Vegas:
Friday, September 19, 2014
It’s brains, beauty, brawn and beer this weekend in Las Vegas, and even though 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival superstars will flash their magnetic appeal, it will be the competitors at Mr. Olympia who will flex their muscles along with the handsome hunks of Chippendales.
Vocalist Michael Monge is shown greeting guests during a performance at Eastside Lounge at Encore on Aug. 4, 2014.
Michael Monge, Steve Wynn’s handpicked crooner, extended through ’15 at Encore
Thursday, September 18, 2014
In February, Michael Monge was singing at Bice Italian restaurant and lounge in Boca Raton, Fla. Steve Wynn happened to be in the audience that night and noted the vocal and even physical similarities between Monge and Wynn’s old friend ...

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