Manager and producer Seth Yudof: Las Vegas entertainment then and ow!

Seth Yudof.

Denise Truscello

Seth Yudof.

Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 9 p.m.
If today’s shows featured current entertainers and modern music, then they might not be losing out to nightclubs in their battle for a young audience. They might even be able to sell tickets at full price rather than having to hock tickets through discount outlets.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation secretary and South Point's director of food operations Michael Kennedy stands with a few of the organization's scholars at this year's scholarship event MENUS on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Luxor.

Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s Melissa Arias: Supporting future industry leaders

Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 7:57 p.m.
As the executive director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas, I am honored to work with 25 of the most respected hospitality and food-and-beverage leaders in the industry who make up the ECF board.
“Ghost Adventures” with Nick Groff, Zak Bagans and Aaron Goodwin on Travel Channel.

Zak Bagans’ hit ‘Ghost Adventures’ returns for Season 10 on Travel Channel

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 6:54 p.m.
“We’re going big this season,” said Zak Bagans, who is the lead investigator. “From the massive Queen Mary ship in California to Ireland’s Leap Castle and Mexico’s Island of the Dolls, each location is embedded with layers of paranormal activity to explore.”
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the manager of the Hammersmith Apollo on Monday, June 23, 2014, in London.

Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Murray Sawchuck, Nathan Burton on TV; Miss Nevada pageants

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Magic and its Las Vegas magicians are everywhere you look on television this week in what’s become known as the “Wizard Wars,” which also is one of the shows premiering tonight on Syfy and is hosted by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller.
Beyonce performs during the "On the Run Tour" stop at the Georgia Dome on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Atlanta.

Star names are surfacing to fill in for Celine Dion at Caesars Palace

Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 8:56 p.m.
Celine’s absence started rumors as to whom might fill her shoes and walk in her footsteps. Many of the Asian arenas and theaters on Celine’s now-canceled November tour have opened up for Mariah Carey, and she could be added to the open dates at Caesars.
Matthew Chilton, general manager of Delano Las Vegas, shows a rendering of what the newly designed hotel will look like Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Delano Las Vegas, a South Beach-style hotel experience, will have its grand opening in September.
Delano Las Vegas GM Matthew Chilton: Transporting chic South Beach style to the Strip
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 7:57 p.m.
I’ve had my hand in the local hospitality scene since the age of 15 and have been fortunate to be involved with some of the city’s most iconic brands. I’m incredibly proud that I was asked to lead the team bringing the Delano Las Vegas vision to life.
Las Vegas band Rusty Maples at Austin Ale House for 2014 SXSW on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
Max Plenke of Rusty Maples: Downtown is savage, aural hotbed of new, powerful art
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 6:57 p.m.
We released our second EP at the Bunkhouse in December 2012. We’d driven through snow, feet of it, miles of it, before steering our rented minivan across the state line, the snow still hanging on from somewhere above Reno.
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Britney Spears and Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears is baaack; ‘American Ninja Warrior’ in Las Vegas
Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 5:58 p.m.
As Britney Spears promised, there were new costumes and dance routines, and she changed up the song set to include new material mixed in with her big hits. Everybody, though, was talking about her new slimmed-down, trimmed-down, taut-and-toned body.
Wendy Albert is the marketing manager for Miracle Mile Shops. Seen in the background is the Miracle Mile LED billboard advertising their tweeting campaign "Follow Friday" on Friday Oct. 12, 2012, outside Planet Hollywood.
Wendy Albert of Miracle Mile Shops: No two days at shopping centers are alike
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 11:32 p.m.
As an intern, I took on a variety of odd jobs at the mall. I would dress up as Clifford the Big Red Dog for a back-to-school promotion one day and stuff goodie bags for a special event the next. My days definitely don’t lack variety.
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf, Britney Spears and Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Planet Hollywood.
Alex Pettyfer, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA watch Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood
Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 7:03 p.m.
Singer Britney Spears returned to Axis Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood this weekend for her residency “Britney: Piece of Me,” and stars continued to flock to the show. Spears’ latest run takes her through Sept. 10.
Magician Jan Rouven performs in his showroom at the Riviera in Las Vegas on Monday, March 5, 2012.
Riviera illusionist Jan Rouven: I am blessed to have a successful show and live in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 5:56 p.m.
I moved from Germany to Las Vegas three years ago and on July 1 celebrated my third anniversary of performing nightly in this wonderful city. Before relocating, I toured throughout Europe performing in a large-scale illusion production nearly every day.
Al Pacino and host John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Sun on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Mirage.
Al Pacino at the Mirage: A frenetic, powerful and unforgettable night
Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 4:35 p.m.
You watch everything until your mind is filled with Al Pacino’s image. Pick any scene — the retrieval of the pistol in “The Godfather” when he blows away Virgil Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey in the diner, the improvised shouting of “Attica!” in “Dog Day Afternoon.”
Fall Out Boy.
Celebrity preview: Britney Spears, Fall Out Boy, Al Pacino, ZZ Top, Cesar Millan, Big Knockout Boxing
Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Call this one incredible knockout weekend! Britney Spears is back, legendary Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino makes his Las Vegas premiere, and a new sport, Big Knockout Boxing, also debuts on the Strip. Plus, concerts by Fall Out Boy, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck and more.
Dirk Vermin.
‘Bad Ink’ tattoo star Dirk Vermin shares his guide to Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 10 p.m.
I’m busy as hell the rest of summer finishing my upcoming and soon-to-be New York Times-bestseller autobiography titled “The Devil and Dirk Vermin.” (An unapologetic and not-so-modest history of growing up in and surviving Las Vegas.)
Tony Sacca and his wife arrive at the red carpet for the 2013 Canon USA and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children benefit at the Bellagio on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
Longtime entertainer Tony Sacca ruminates on the changing landscape of Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 9 p.m.
My unexpected move to Las Vegas came in 1981. I was touring the world performing in nightclubs and hotels with my identical twin Robert when Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy discovered us at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico.