Monday, June 30, 2014 | 7:02 a.m.
R&B and hip-hop sensation Fabolous, dressed head-to-toe in New York Knicks gear, hosted and performed Saturday night at Tao in the Venetian. Upon arrival at the Strip hotspot, Fabolous walked the red carpet and then took over a VIP table on the dance floor.
Shortly afterward, the Grammy Award-nominated artist headed to the stage to perform several of his hit songs for partygoers. Cameras flew up into the air and nighttime revelers sang along to Fabolous’ songs during the mini-set.
After his performance, the rapper returned to his VIP table to party with his friends into the early hours of the morning.
Spotted at a neighboring VIP table enjoying Fabolous’ performance was “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, who is in town guest-starring in 10 shows for the 10th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” at New York-New York. (The run ends Tuesday.)
Leakes and a group of friends also enjoyed the sounds of DJ Justin Credible.
Thanks to Tony Tran for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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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In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.