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Strip Scribbles: Steve Lawrence dedicates album to late wife Edye Gorme; Michael Jordan dad to twins

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Ron Dante and Steve Lawrence.

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The new album by Steve Lawrence is dedicated to his late wife, Edye Gorme.

Legendary singer Steve Lawrence’s new CD “When You Come Back to Me Again” was released Tuesday, and on the cover is a dedication to his late wife Edye Gorme, who passed away last August.

They were longtime Las Vegas residents who starred on the Strip for decades. My pal producer Ron Dante, who recorded the new album at Studio at the Palms, told me that country superstar Garth Brooks wrote the title cut.

Listen to the beautiful words, and you’ll discover that Garth and his wife, Trisha Yearwood, sang the background vocals. It’s a really moving song.

2013 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek

The 2013 Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

CONGRATULATIONS: NBA legend Michael Jordan, who turns 51 on Monday, became a “double daddy” on Tuesday when his wife, Yvette, gave birth to identical twin daughters Victoria and Ysabel.

Michael heads here from their West Palm Beach, Fla., home to Aria from April 3-6 for his 12th annual celebrity charity golf tournament. Yvette, who has accompanied Michael to Las Vegas for the three previous tournaments, hopes to be here in April — with the twins in tow.

The six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls’ top league scorer and 14-time all-star also is celebrating his Charlotte Bobcats being the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, giving him their first shot to make the post season.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Local talk-show host Dennis Bono celebrates his 14th anniversary of “The Dennis Bono Show” with an all-star lineup of guests today at South Point. The show, recorded before a live audience, is set to feature country music star Crystal Gayle, impressionist Rich Little, Flamingo funnyman George Wallace and Steve Lawrence. Even with those impressive bookings, the tickets are still free.

Super Bowl 48

Seattle Seahawks' Michael Robinson tries to get past Denver Broncos' Paris Lenon during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Launch slideshow »
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Carmen Carrera, J.Son and India Ferrah at Share in Las Vegas.

PARTY TIME: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate and offensive lineman Alvin Bailey followed their teammates to Las Vegas to celebrate their Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Denver Broncos. They checked into the Hard Rock Hotel and promptly tweeted shout-outs to the property “for taking care of the team” before the partying started, adding: “I feel an epic weekend brewing.”

Model Carmen Carrera partied at Share nightclub with the “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Best of the Seasons” cast after their show at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. The next day, she made headlines on the front page of CNN.com with the show. Adding to the revelry: India Ferrah, Pandora Boxx, Sharon Needles, Ivy Winters, Manila Luzon, Mr. Gay Vegas J.Son and Derrick Barry, who impersonates Britney Spears in “Divas” at the Quad.

TONIGHT’S TIPS

The Harlem Globetrotters are at the Thomas & Mack Center.

2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square are at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Lodge.

Mixologists Francesco Lafranconi and J.R. Starkus compete against celebrity chef Rick Moonen and his Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay lead barman Eric Smith in a Valentine’s season cocktail competition for the most romantic and most appetizing aphrodisiac to celebrate the holiday of passion.

The 10th year of the Boulder City Dam Short Film Festival kicks off with 171 short films and 26 programs over five days.

New Politics and Magic Man play Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Australian DJ Hook ’n’ Sling spins at Light in Mandalay Bay.

DJ Snake debuts at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore.

And the new luxurious spa Espa opens at Vdara.

TOMORROW’S TEASE

An exclusive Criss Angel interview about his shoulder surgery recovery, his new show “Magic Jam” and a new opening illusion for when “Believe” returns to Luxor, plus, a preview of Valentine’s Day romance treats, and Meat Loaf” starts his second run in “Rocktellz & Cocktails” at Planet Hollywood.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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