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March 29, 2015

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Calvin Harris spins at Hakkasan on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in MGM Grand.
Revenue for Top 100 U.S. nightclubs in 2014: $1.36 billion
Nightlife:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
“With this year’s top clubs coming in significantly higher than years past, our Top 100 list once again proves the strength and energy of the nightlife industry,” said Jon Taffer, president of Nightclub &; Bar and host and executive producer of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.”
DJ Avicii performs for a record-size crowd at XS on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Encore.
Seven of Top 10 U.S. nightclubs are in Las Vegas; XS is No. 1 again
Nightlife:
Monday, February 9, 2015
For the fifth consecutive year, XS at Steve Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas has been ranked as the top-grossing nightclub in the country based on $100 million-plus annual revenue in Nightclub & Bar’s new Top 100 list for 2015.
Bob Anderson during “ENTSpeaks” at Inspire Theater on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Andy Walmsley’s inspired talk series ‘ENTSpeaks’ speaks for itself
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Monday’s show starred “Fantasy” producer Anita Mann; Smith Center President Myron Martin; Harrah’s comedy magician headliner Mac King; “Frank: The Man, The Music” star Bob Anderson; “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” singer Nicole Kaplan; and my colleague the Ubiquitous Robin Leach.
The Wynn Macau is seen Aug. 17, 2011.
Struggling Macau hurts Wynn Resorts’ fourth-quarter profits
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Gaming revenue in Macau, a special administrative region in China and the only place there where gambling is legal, just declined for the eighth month in a row ...
Kayden Kross, Stoya, Jesse Jane, Selena Rose and Bibi Jones arrive at the 2013 AVN Awards red carpet at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Wall Street banker lands adult film; MMA Awards; Paul and Ringo
Las Vegas:
Monday, February 2, 2015
Paige Jennings will star in an adult parody of the Oscar-winning 1987 Michael Douglas film “Wall Street.” Her first scenes were shot this weekend for “Screwing Wall Street” in L.A.
2013 Miss Nevada United States Hilary Billings and Anita Mann attend the 2014 “Fantasy” calendar-release party on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Luxor.
Preview: Las Vegas personalities reveal secrets in ‘ENTSpeaks’ at Inspire Theater
Downtown Las Vegas:
Monday, February 2, 2015
It’s a fascinating lineup: “Frank: The Man, The Music” sensation Bob Anderson, magician Mac King, Smith Center CEO Myron Martin, Anita Mann of “Fantasy” fame and young singer-actress Nicole Kaplan from “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers.” And yours truly.
Vocalists Kerry O’Malley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole Kaplan, David Burnham, Randal Keith and Andrew Ragone flank Steve Wynn during the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’
Monday, January 26, 2015
The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene. This week’s Monday By the Numbers column touches on ballet and a helicopter. Enjoy this stat parade:
DJ Kaskade has signed a multiyear residency with XS and Encore Beach Club, both in Encore, it was announced Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
Wynn and Encore ink residencies with 27 DJs in Las Vegas
Music:
Monday, January 26, 2015
The nightclub wars on signing top global DJs intensified this morning when Steve Wynn revealed an amazing slate of no less than 27 sultans of spin for his three nightclubs and daylife beach club.
Eric Church brings his “The Outsiders World Tour” to the Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Church takes the stage Saturday, as well, in a second sold-out show.
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Las Vegas:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with a shellfish platter that included oysters, lobster bisque and mahi mahi.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, center, choreographs a new scene in “Le Reve — The Dream” on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Photos: Maksim Chmerkovskiy choreographs new scene in ‘Le Reve’
Wynn Las Vegas:
Sunday, January 25, 2015
After more than five years away, award-winning dancer and choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy returned to Wynn Las Vegas to create the newest, multimillion-dollar scene in “Le Reve — The Dream” in honor of the celebrated show’s 10th anniversary.
Wynn Resorts unveiled a new tower design for its planned Massachusetts casino on Thursday,  Jan. 22, 2015.
Wynn redesign of Massachusetts casino has a familiar look
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Wynn Resorts unveiled a new tower design for its planned Massachusetts casino today, and it should look familiar to anyone who’s seen the Wynn or Encore in Las Vegas. Massachusetts gaming regulators awarded the Boston-area casino license to Wynn’s $1.6 billion project last year, but they requested ...
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside Las Vegas.
Steve Wynn’s base salary reduced from $4M to $2.5M
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Casino mogul Steve Wynn is taking a salary cut from the company that bears his name. Wynn Resorts disclosed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that ...
Andrea Wynn, Steve Wynn and choreographer Marguerite Derricks attend the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Monday By the Numbers: Wynn and Encore’s half-billion profit haul; what ‘Sexxy’ jams into an hour
Monday, January 19, 2015
The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene in Las Vegas. It’s a column called Monday By the Numbers. Enjoy these statistical synapses:
Vocalists Kerry O’Malley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole Kaplan, David Burnham, Randal Keith and Andrew Ragone attend the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Hits keep coming for ‘Showstoppers’; Michael Grimm unveiled at Silverton
Friday, January 16, 2015
Two numbers have been added to “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” beginning Thursday night. Michael Grimm is opening a new autobiographical music showcase, titled aptly “Grimm,” at the Silverton’s Veil Showroom beginning Saturday night.
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside Las Vegas.
Wynn touts $1.6 billion casino in Boston appearance
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Steve Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas and echo ...
DJ Kaskade has signed a multiyear residency with XS and Encore Beach Club, both in Encore, it was announced Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
DJ Kaskade signs multiyear residency with XS and Encore Beach Club
Music:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Grammy Award-nominated DJ and producer Kaskade has signed an exclusive multiyear residency with Encore Las Vegas daylife and nightlife venues Encore Beach Club and XS Nightclub.
David Guetta and Michael Phelps at Encore Beach Club on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: EBC, Rehab, Searsucker hiring; grandpa Vince Neil; Claire Sinclair; Bryce Harper
Las Vegas:
Monday, January 12, 2015
We’re not even halfway through winter, and the heaters are blowing away — not the air conditioners. But for our hotels and beach clubs, summer is just around the corner.
Nick Jonas, accompanied by girlfriend Olivia Culpo, hosts Halloween at 1 OAK on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in the Mirage.
Star Surveillance: Nick Jonas, Nick Cannon, Nicolas Cage and Nicole Murphy
Celebrities:
Friday, January 9, 2015
To celebrate his 51st birthday, Academy Award-winning actor and Las Vegas resident Nicolas Cage and his wife, Alice Kim, watched the late performance of “Jubilee” at Bally’s on Wednesday night.
This artist's rendering released Wednesday, March 27, 2013, by Wynn Resorts shows a proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass.
Wynn: Boston declined to take $1 million casino payment
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The city of Boston refused to accept a $1 million check to help offset the impact of the resort casino planned for neighboring Everett, gambling giant Wynn Resorts said Wednesday. Boston sued the Massachusetts Gaming Commission earlier this week, seeking to ...
Tiesto and Randy Morton, president and COO of Bellagio, unveil a Bellagio Fountains show choreographed to an exclusive medley of three of Tiesto's songs Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Bellagio.
Strip Scribbles: Tiesto renews contract at Hakkasan; $10 million makeover at XS
Las Vegas:
Monday, January 5, 2015
Hakkasan Group CEO Neil Moffitt, who announced Tiesto’s renewal today, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with such a talented and creative artist, particularly on the heels of the monumental year he just experienced.”
The Jeff Koons statue of Popeye the Sailor Man, which stands at the entrance of the executive offices at Wynn Las Vegas in the hotel's Esplanade retail promenade, is headed to Wynn's new resort in Everett, Mass., in late 2017. Wynn paid $28.2 million for the piece last spring.
Strong to the finish on the Strip, Steve Wynn’s Popeye moving to Massachusetts
Monday, January 5, 2015
This Popeye sculpture is no ordinary statue. It is made of stainless steel, weighs 2,000 pounds and stands 6-feet-5 inches. And last spring, Steve Wynn paid $28.2 million for the gleaming piece of pop art by Jeff Koons.
This artist's rendering released Wednesday, March 27, 2013, by Wynn Resorts shows a proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass.
Wynn completes land deal for Massachusetts casino
Monday, January 5, 2015
Wynn Resorts has finalized its $35 million purchase of a contaminated property along the Mystic River in Everett on which it plans to build a $1.6 billion casino. The company owned by Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn said Monday the purchase of the former Monsanto chemical plant site is a key step toward starting cleanup of the 33-acre parcel and eventual construction. The deal had been ...
Robin Leach and Robin Williams.
Strip Scribbles: Remembering Robin Williams; plus, Steve Wynn, ‘Panda!’ and Jeff Beacher
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
The lists that are compiled as newspapers, magazines and TV shows look back at the year made me reflect on the sad losses of 2014. We lost many greats, but nobody funnier than comedian and movie superstar Robin Williams.
Vocalists Kerry O’Malley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole Kaplan, David Burnham, Randal Keith and Andrew Ragone flank Steve Wynn during the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Q+A: Steve Wynn reveals secrets at ‘Showstoppers’ premiere
Encore Theater:
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Everybody in Saturday’s premiere audience had been singing, some even dancing while standing, as the 31-strong orchestra and 35 singers and dancers closed the show with two ultimate, show-stopping numbers.
Steve Wynn attends the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Steve Wynn throws his haymaker as ‘Showstoppers’ bows at Encore Theater
Monday, December 22, 2014
“Showstoppers” is personally pertinent to Steve Wynn. He’s been an impassioned fan of musical theater since his days as a student at Penn (where he studied English lit) and was introduced to great Broadway musicals ...
Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
Las Vegas:
Friday, December 19, 2014
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the most of the peace because next weekend it all explodes again in preparation for New Year’s Eve.
The 2014 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest at Surrender on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Encore.
Photos: Sexy defeats ugly at Surrender’s holiday sweater contest
Encore:
Friday, December 19, 2014
Surrender in Encore hosted its 2014 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest on Dec. 10, and Daniella Deegan ran away with first place and $2,500 with her barely there half sweater and matching barely there shorts.

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