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November 27, 2014

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Andrea Wynn, Janie Schorr, Camille Ruvo and Larry Ruvo attend Andrea’s first-anniversary celebration Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Encore.
Andrea Wynn’s multimillion-dollar birthday party is ‘Gatsby’ themed, but hints to Spidey
Monday, March 3, 2014
Andrea Wynn’s 50th birthday party was directed by Philip William McKinley, who took over the troubled “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” on Broadway in 2011. The event starred Hugh Jackman and featured more than 70 dancers and musicians.
Afrojack and Steve Aoki at XS in the Encore on July 4, 2011.
Party on: Seven of 10 top-grossing U.S. nightclubs are in Las Vegas
Friday, February 28, 2014
Trade publication 'Nightclub & Bar' revealed its 2014 Top 100 list of the nation's top-earning nightlife venues, with the clubs and lounges of the Las Vegas Strip dominating the rankings.
Katherine Webb at Encore Beach Club on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Encore Beach Club, Bare, SLS, ‘Jubilee!’ and 2014 ACM Awards
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
New to Encore this season in addition to 10 percent more seating to accommodate demand, a custom-designed outdoor LED screen situated above the awning where DJs spin. More guests throughout the venue can now watch DJs in action with exceptional clarity.
Russell Davis, Tony Gemignani and Jon Taffer at Pizza Rock on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.
Q+A: Jon Taffer previews 2014 Nightclub & Bar Convention — NSA spyware a big concern?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Nightclub & Bar Media Group President Jon Taffer told me: “We have bar, beverage and nightlife industry professionals coming from all over the world. Representing 200,000 on-premise establishments, they are responsible for $20 billion in beverage sales annually.”
John Wood, senior executive director of VIP services; Ronn Nicolli, executive director of nightlife marketing; Jesse Waits, managing partner; DJ Kaskade; Yannick Mugnier, executive director of nightlife operations; and Eric White, assistant GM attend the fifth-anniversary celebration of XS on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Encore.
Photos: America’s Best DJ Kaskade leads XS’ fifth-anniversary celebration
Thursday, February 20, 2014
EDM fans, locals, visitors and friends of the mega-club packed the indoor-outdoor hotspot Saturday night as Kaskade, the reigning America’s Best DJ and the only multiple winner of the annual award, led the celebration.
Marlon, Jackie and Tito Jackson arrive at the red carpet for Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson One" at Mandalay Bay on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors: The Jacksons, Nicole Richie, Trisha Yearwood and Yardbird
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
My ticketing spies tell me that the late Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, is bringing her grandchildren to support The Jacksons in “Rocktellz & Cocktails” when it celebrates its official grand opening this weekend at Planet Hollywood.
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.
Mohegan Sun goes negative on Wynn in Massachusetts casino fight
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Officials at Mohegan Sun, who want to build a casino hotel in Revere, unveiled a pointed turn in their public relations strategy Monday, offering new and aggressive criticism of a rival casino proposal by Wynn Resorts in Everett.
Andrea Wynn, Janie Schorr, Camille Ruvo and Larry Ruvo attend Andrea’s first-anniversary celebration Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Encore.
Photos: Steve and Andrea Wynn toast Andrea’s first anniversary at Encore
Monday, February 17, 2014
Guests were welcomed with champagne, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, which included some of executive chef Joseph Elevado’s most popular dishes, including tuna and crispy rice, the fried burdock roll, the king crab and fluke roll and the spicy vegan tofu roll.
Michael Turchin and Lance Bass at Surrender on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Encore.
Lance Bass and fiance Michael Turchin celebrate Valentine’s Day at Surrender
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Bass was in town to accept an award from the Human Rights Campaign, and the group sat at the DJ table to watch pal Dillon Francis spin. The couple sipped on Veuve Clicquot, while the rest of the entourage enjoyed Grey Goose cocktails.
Daughtry.
Celebrity preview: Bruno Mars, Daughtry, The Eagles, Meat Loaf, Crystal Gayle, Dion, Helen Reddy
Friday, February 14, 2014
This Valentine’s Day weekend, there can be no excuses for not taking out the love of your life for a big-time entertainment treat. There’s music for young and old alike. Think Helen Reddy and Dion. Think Crystal Gayle and Daughtry and Bruno Mars.
Colby Lemmo and Josh Fried perform in “Le Reve — The Dream” on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Photos: ‘Le Reve’ at Wynn is a dream romance for Josh Fried and Colby Lemmo
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Two leading performers in “Le Reve — The Dream” aren’t acting when they show their love and affection for each other. Former Planet Hollywood Pussycat Dolls dancer Colby Lemmo and former champion diver and gymnast Josh Fried have the best of love stories.
Siegfried and Roy performed together for more than 35 years. Their production show called the Stardust's Lido de Paris home before moving to the Mirage, where it remained until its closure.
Strip Scribbles: Siegfried & Roy, Mamie Van Doren, Denver Broncos and Al Pacino
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Master magicians Siegfried & Roy are on an extended Hawaii vacation soaking up the sun, the sea and the sand of our 50th state. Roy was in swim shorts in his wheelchair as Siegfried strolled barefoot in the sand nearby with friends.
DJ Calvin Harris at Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Disney’s $100,000 grant to Smith Center; Nightclub & Bar Awards; British soccer studs
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Our Smith Center for the Performing Arts has become the country’s second performing arts center to join the Disney Musicals in Schools project, and Josh Strickland (“Vegas! The Show”) greeted 200 students, who will benefit from Disney’s $100,000 grant, on Tuesday.
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.

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