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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
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.
Frankie Moreno performs at the Stratosphere on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Frankie Moreno hitting Carnegie Hall in 2015; Wynn gives ‘Showstoppers’ dancers room to stretch legs
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau this week made a stop at an open terrace just outside the 50th-floor Voodoo Steakhouse at the Rio for announcement of the New Year’s Eve fireworks show on the Strip. Seven hotels will fire pyrotechnics during …
“Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
Q+A: Steve Wynn talks ‘Showstoppers’ ahead of Saturday grand opening
Encore Theater:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn is the most excited he’s ever been in his life with the creation of his “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” spectacular that after previews has its official opening gala Saturday night at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
Frankie Moreno performs during Shade Tree's 12th Annual "Girls Night Out" Gala Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
Flexibility key to ‘Showstoppers’ setlist; Frankie Moreno has scant shows left at Strat
Friday, December 12, 2014
Those who have seen “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers,” and read early accounts of the lineup of numbers to be performed in the show, have noted some famous shows not represented.
Carts are lined up at registers and down aisles as Tryst at Wynn and XS at Encore employees contribute to the "16th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive" on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, by buying toys for needy kids at Walmart on West Charleston Boulevard in Las Vegas.
Nightclub workers spread holiday cheer with toy donations
Thursday, December 11, 2014
More than 500 bikes made their way into a convoy of semitrailers Wednesday along with several thousand toys, ranging from "Frozen" dolls to coloring books to Hot Wheels.
Britney Spears and Kristin Cavallari at Axis at Planet Holllywood on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears’ eyes, Kathy Griffin, Steve Wynn, Natalie Gulbis, XS + Tryst toy drive
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
New E! “Fashion Police” host Kathy Griffin has proven that she’s right for the job taking over from the late Joan Rivers. She held nothing back with her comedy insults on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night TV talk show regarding Britney Spears.
Jennifer Lopez is embraced by Pitbull at the end of her performance during the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
J.Lo talk es en fuego at Caesars; Steve Wynn seized advice in naming ‘Showstoppers’
Friday, December 5, 2014
Jennifer Lopez is hot — hot, I tell you! — as a topic of discussion around Caesars Entertainment venues.
Kevin Harvick burns out at Harmon Avenue during a NASCAR Victory Lap on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. The annual event is part of the NASCAR Champion's Week.
NASCAR Champion’s Week: Victory Lap, ‘After the Lap,’ Kevin Harvick, fan fest
Las Vegas:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
First-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick has led the sixth-annual Champion’s Week post-season celebration since arriving here Tuesday.
In this photo provided by the South Beach Comedy Festival, comedian Adam Carolla performs during the South Beach Comedy Festival at Colony Theater in Miami Beach, Thursday, March 3, 2011.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Catch a Contractor,’ toy drive, ‘Celebrity Idols,’ Jaymes Vaughan
Las Vegas:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Spike TV has ordered a 10-episode third season of its successful original series “Catch a Contractor” starring Adam Carolla. It will be filmed in Los Angeles and, for the first time, hit the road and travel to Las Vegas.
2014 NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick at the High Roller in the Linq Promenade on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Las Vegas.
NASCAR Champion’s Week: Kevin Harvick, Victory Lap, ‘After the Lap’
The Strip:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
NASCAR’s top driver Kevin Harvick has arrived on the Strip for NASCAR Champion’s Week, and he carried the winning trophy onboard a cabin of the High Roller observation wheel at the Linq Promenade this afternoon.
Burt Reynolds laughs as Jay Leno holds up a tabloid during the taping of "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on Monday, Sept. 13, 1993, in Burbank, Calif.
Strip Scribbles: Burt Reynolds, NFR, Mac King, Holly Madison, Carson Palmer
Las Vegas:
Monday, December 1, 2014
Says Burt Reynolds: “I’ve collected so many things through my journey, but I find it very difficult to manage them all. It truly is time to downsize. It’s bittersweet for me to let them go, but I no longer have room for them ...”
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
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. ...

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