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October 19, 2014

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Pink performs at Mandalay Bay Events Center as part of her "The Truth About Love Tour" on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Pink, George Strait, Juicy J, Krewella, Zedd and Bruno Mars at Super Bowl XLVIII
Friday, January 31, 2014
We’ve got music superstars here this weekend, but safely before the Strip falls silent for Super Bowl XLVIII. Pink winds down her “The Truth About Love Tour” at MGM Grand Garden Arena, and country legend George Strait is in the final stretch of his “The Cowboy Rides Away.”
The fountain of the Wynn Macau casino performs celebrating its opening with the backgroung of the Lisboa Casino in Macau, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. American gaming mogul Stephen Wynn was ready to throw open the doors of his new US$1.2 billion casino to gamblers Wednesday in Macau _ the Chinese territory that's rivaling the Las Vegas Strip as the world's epicenter for gambling.
Wynn posts 4th-quarter earnings on strength of Macau operations
Thursday, January 30, 2014
While Las Vegas growth was overshadowed by Macau, Wynn Resorts Ltd. chairman Steve Wynn said the company was seeing an uptick in convention bookings, retail sales, room rates and occupancy on the Strip.
Wing Lei's updated, gold-and-jade dining room.
Counter Intelligence: Wing Lei for Chinese New Year, Bartolotta’s new look, N9NE Steakhouse’s revamp
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Hot off the grill! Hotel mogul Steve Wynn has given a whole new look to two of his most popular and busiest restaurants: Wing Lei and Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare. The makeovers are stunning, and the two restaurants looked great even before the refreshers.
Elaine Wynn, right, and daughter Gillian on the Andre Agassi Grand Slam red carpet at the Wynn on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010.
Does Elaine Wynn’s reported $142.4 million Francis Bacon art purchase set a new benchmark?
Monday, January 27, 2014
Hotel director and Las Vegas socialite Elaine Wynn surprised and stunned guests with her $1 million donation at the 30th Anniversary Nevada Ballet Theater Black & White Ball at Aria on Saturday night. Two months ago, there was an even bigger shocker.
Ne-Yo kicks off his residency at Surrender on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Encore.
Photos: Hometown hero Ne-Yo begins yearlong residency at Surrender in Encore
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The always-stylish crooner, sporting his signature fedora, a black T-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers, performed to a capacity and excited crowd. Saturday night’s set was the first of four scheduled residency dates at the Encore nightclub.
Steve Stevens of CNBC’s "Money Talks."
Strip Scribbles: ‘Money Talks,’ reality TV show of ‘bookie killer’ Steve Stevens, now 8-episode series
Monday, January 20, 2014
CNBC execs have decided that their controversial reality-TV series “Money Talks” will premiere March 19, and all eight episodes will feature self-described Las Vegas bookie killer Steve Stevens.
Tyra Banks and Janet Jackson.
Star Surveillance: Tyra Banks at Celine Dion, ‘Veronic Voices’ and Bartolotta
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Model, talk show and “America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks had a jam-packed weekend in Las Vegas that included attending Celine Dion’s show at Caesars Palace. After the performance, Celine and Tyra made up songs and dance moves for Tyra’s TV cameras.
Murray Sawchuck and Chloe Crawford attend the 2014 “Fantasy” calendar-release party on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Luxor.
Strip Scribbles: Magician rip-offs? Plus, ‘Spider-Man,’ Terry Fator, Veronic and Chinese New Year
Monday, January 13, 2014
There’s an amazing grab bag of Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors to kick off the week. Tropicana headliner Murray Sawchuck lashed out today at four other Las Vegas illusionists on tour in Australia, Asia and Europe for reportedly ripping off his steam-locomotive vanishing act.
Linkin Park’s “A Thousand Suns World Tour” stop at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. Frontman Chester Bennington is pictured here.
Celebrity preview: Linkin Park, Zac Brown Band, Miss Nevada, ‘Mamma Mia!,’ ‘Panda!,’ Three Doors Down
Friday, January 10, 2014
Panda-monium is about to erupt as a fuzzy and furry bear tackles gorgeous 2014 Miss Nevada USA Pageant contestants and rock stars. Can a cuddly creature win out over pageant princesses? Can a warm and fuzzy animal take down some of rock’s biggest stars?
Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse) is commemorated at the Atrium Waterfall on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Palazzo. Chinese New Year begins Jan. 31, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Palazzo, Wynn and Cosmopolitan celebrate Chinese New Year and Year of the Horse
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Our Strip casino hotels Palazzo, Wynn and the Cosmopolitan are all geared up to help our Asian friends celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse, the symbol of speed, strength, courage, perseverance and nobility.
Spider-Man appears during the musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” at Foxwoods Theater in New York on Thursday, June 2, 2011.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Spider-Man’ closes on Broadway and plots move to Las Vegas
Monday, January 6, 2014
The $75 million musical “Spider-Man” closed Sunday night on Broadway after three years and 2 million spectators with news of its move to Las Vegas due shortly. Locally, we do know that Steve Wynn has had “very serious interest” conversations about the show.
George Strait and Garth Brooks perform during the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Garth Brooks, Wayne Brady, Tiesto, Fedde Le Grand, L.A. Guns and Steven Wright
Friday, January 3, 2014
After all the excitement of the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, it’s nice to take a quiet break. It’s a two-night engagement after four years of solo performances, but Garth Brooks and his band will provide a glimpse of what we might expect when he hits the road this year.
UNLV's Bryce Dejean-Jones passes off against Fresno State's Paul Watson during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fresno, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
Weekend best bets: UNLV vs. Air Force, Garth Brooks and Glittering Lights
Thursday, January 2, 2014
If you haven’t recovered from New Year’s Eve yet, there’s a slow weekend of local-friendly entertainment to help you unwind from the revelry. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Day 1 of the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, included Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
NYE preview: Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Fleetwood Mac
Monday, December 30, 2013
The stellar, jam-packed lineup also includes John Legend, Kristin Chenoweth, J. Cole, Miguel, Icona Pop, Wale, Juicy J, Ne-Yo, Paris Hilton, Ryan Lochte, The Swon Brothers, Vince Neil, Keri Hilson, Common, Papa Roach, Forte, Rose.Rabbit.Lie and more.
Chris Weidman, in the green camoflage shirt, celebrates his UFC 168 victory over Anderson Silva with a party at Surrender on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in Encore.
Photos: Chris Weidman celebrates brutal win over Anderson Silva with party at Surrender
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Chris Weidman also partied at Surrender on July 6 after he delivered Anderson Silva’s first loss with a TKO to win the title. After his bone-breaking win Saturday night, Weidman tweeted, “On my way to @surrendervegas. It’s my new #Wynning tradition.”
Spider-Man appears during the musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” at Foxwoods Theater in New York on Thursday, June 2, 2011.
Is it Jon Secada vs. ‘Spider-Man’ the musical at Wynn Las Vegas?
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Is it singer Jon Secada vs. “Spider-Man” the musical? Interesting behind-the-scenes Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors surround Jon Secada’s showcase at Steve Wynn’s Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon.
Members of Chippendales at the Rio perform during “Mondays Dark” with Mark Shunock, a monthly charitable event, at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel on Monday, Dec. 16, 2103. Proceeds from the event benefited Aid for Aids of Nevada.
Congratulations to Steve Wynn, ‘Rock of Ages,’ Las Vegas Weekly and MGM Grand
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Grand applause for Steve Wynn and his Wynn Las Vegas staff recognized today by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine as the top Nevada resort on its 2014 Gold List. Additionally, Steve’s hotel was included in the prestigious Platinum Circle.
The 2013 Silver State Awards on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Venetian Showroom.
Photos: Chef Kerry Simon among honorees at emotional Silver State Awards at Venetian
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
More than 20 chefs marched onstage at the Venetian for the Silver State Awards as I introduced “Iron Chef” winner Kerry Simon to accept his Visionary Award from TV star chef Emeril Lagasse.
Chef Shirley Chung.
Strip Scribbles: L.V. chef Shirley Chung wins $10,000 and immunity on ‘Top Chef’
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Our Mandalay Bay star chef Hubert Keller set the “Top Chef” Season 11 cheftestants an unusual coffee challenge on location in New Orleans. He told the competitors they had to make a dish using the Dunkin’ Donuts grind.
Lacey Chabert (in white), Ali Fedotowsky (second from right) and friends at Tao on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in the Venetian.
Star Surveillance: Russell Peters, Lil Jon, Frank Ocean, Ah-nuld, Jennifer Tilly, Lacey Chabert
Monday, December 9, 2013
Casa Fuente in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace has been a celebrity hotspot the past few days. Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by today and enjoyed a Fuente Fuente Opus X and a glass of white sangria
Garth Brooks.
Garth Brooks announces world tour with wife Trisha Yearwood in 2014
Monday, December 9, 2013
Finally! Country superstar Garth Brooks has confirmed that his singer wife Trisha Yearwood and he will start a world tour in 2014. Vegas DeLuxe reported the rumor several times, but the former Wynn headliner always dodged the question.
Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is interviewed after the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
2013 NASCAR Champion’s Week photos: Jimmie Johnson celebrates sixth win in eight years
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards ended with an appreciation for family and fans and a nod to the Hall of Fame path set forth by the night’s honoree, six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, who closed the celebration quoting the late Nelson Mandela.
Miley Cyrus performs during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival in MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry to attend Britney Spears’ show opening night?
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Rumors that Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus will be in front-row VIP booths for Britney Spears’ opening night of “Piece of Me” on Dec. 27 at Planet Hollywood can’t be squashed, and “Extra” host Mario Lopez promises to be sitting next to them.
2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, now a six-time winner, and Miss Sprint Cup Brooke Werner.
Preview: 2013 NASCAR Champion’s Week speeds into Las Vegas
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
All 13 NASCAR superstar Sprint Cup Series drivers, including 2013 winner Jimmie Johnson — now a six-time champion, have arrived for Champion’s Week, a four-day, nonstop whirlwind of events.
George Strait and Garth Brooks perform during the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Garth Brooks returns to Las Vegas after saying goodbye — and this time with his band
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
He just can’t stay away! Less than 72 hours after saying farewell to Las Vegas with his residency shows that culminated in last weekend’s live CBS broadcast from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, Garth Brooks revealed this morning that he’s coming back.
Singer-songwriter and Chippendales guest star Jon Secada with his publicist Michael Caprio at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Victor Drai, Britney Spears, Jon Secada and Olivia Newton-John
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Still no official confirmation about my story Wednesday of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jon Secada’s new show at Encore Theater in the Wynn, but now I can reveal that two Strip beauties have been added to his cast.
Jon Secada arrives at the "Veronic Voices" premiere at Bally's on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Has Steve Wynn chosen Jon Secada to headline at Wynn Las Vegas?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I’ve learned that Jon, who has won two Grammys and sold 20 million albums since his debut English-language album in 1992, has been working with director and choreographer Kenny Ortega (Michael Jackson’s “This Is It,” “High School Musical,” “Dirty Dancing”).

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