Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform during a Nevada Ballet Theater dress rehearsal for "The Nutcracker" in Reynolds Hall on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by NBT offers adventure, invention and imagination
The Smith Center:
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Betsy Lucas performs Clara’s innocence and exuberance with perfection. Alissa Dale (The Winter Fairy) and Steven Goforth (The Snow Prince) soar in their snow scene — the classic winter scene is their scene.
The Food Network star Ben Vaughn.
Ben Vaughn shares how to cook lamb like star chef for holidays
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
As we near the holidays, and having already experienced troubling meals in years past, I fear for another holiday season peppered with dry turkey, bland or overcooked vegetables and soggy sweet potato casseroles.
Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas is one of the favorites in Season 5 of “Ink Master” on Spike TV.
Q+A: Cleen Rock One of Las Vegas competes for $100,000 in finale of ‘Ink Master’
Spike TV:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Las Vegas tattoo artist Cleen Rock One is now just hours away from learning if he wins Season 5 of the reality-TV competition “Ink Master” in the New York finale and returns here with the $100,000 grand prize.
Iggy Azalea performs at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
The Rolling Stones in L.V. in June? New residents Heart at HOB? Iggy at MGM on April 25
Music:
Monday, December 15, 2014
Who dat, who dat, you ask? Iggy Azalea has revealed that her new North American “Great Escape Tour” will play MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 25.
The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of “Absinthe” celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Absinthe’ Down Under, ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical, EDC sales
Las Vegas:
Monday, December 15, 2014
I’m reliably hearing that after Australia, The Gazillionaire will travel to Europe to open two, maybe three other versions of “Absinthe” in major cities. Penny Pibbets will reportedly be with him for three months.
Wolfgang Puck signs copies of his newly released cookbook "Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy: Light, Delicious Recipes and Easy Exercises for a Better Life," on Wednesday,  April 9, 2014, in front of his restaurant Spago at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace.
Wolfgang Puck offers 1992 menu with 1992 prices to mark 22 years in L.V.
Dining:
Monday, December 15, 2014
It was 22 years ago that uber chef Wolfgang Puck opened his first Las Vegas restaurant, and initially nobody came to Spago at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace.
Mark Shunock’s debut “Mondays Dark” benefiting Opportunity Village on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Q+A: Mark Shunock toasts two years of ‘Rock of Ages,’ one year of ‘Mondays Dark’
Las Vegas:
Monday, December 15, 2014
It’s a triple celebration for Mark Shunock, Lonny in “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian. The musical celebrates its second anniversary Thursday, “Rock” has been renewed through December 2015, and his monthly charity night toasts its first anniversary tonight.
Caesars Palace General Manager Sean McBurney and AEG Live President of Global Touring John Meglen present a check to Shania Twain for her Shania Kids Can Foundation during her final performance at the Colosseum on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Shania Twain ends two-year run at Caesars, set to return in 2015
Music:
Monday, December 15, 2014
In the two years country pop queen Shania Twain was a resident at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, she performed 105 shows for 337,500 guests — but never one like her finale Saturday night.
Penny Pibbets, displaying her aggressive interviewing technique at Art Square Theater on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
Penny Pibbets, fired by Gaz and leaving ‘Absinthe,’ takes shot at solo show
The Kats Report:
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Penny Pibbets is done as the assistant in “Absinthe,” having performed for the final time as a full-time cast member last week. Her energy is now directed to “The Penny Pibbets Show.”
Kris Jenner celebrates her 59th birthday at 1 OAK on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in the Mirage.
Are lights dimmed for Light Group at MGM Resorts? Plus, Bill McBeath to Cosmo?
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Have the lights dimmed for the Light Group at MGM Resorts? There are major rumblings tonight that TLG has been booted from MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas.
Grand marshal and Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain and Santa Claus attend the 2013 Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Shania, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Jeff Foxworthy, Brody Jenner, NFR
Las Vegas:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Is country entertainment taking an ever-bigger role in the Las Vegas headliner scene? Tickets go on sale today for Kenny Chesney’s two-night stand at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in April. We’ve loved having the cowboys and cowgirls in town for the rodeo.
Imagine Dragons headline Night 1 of 2014 Holiday Havoc at the Joint on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Review: Imagine Dragons rock the Joint for X107.5 Holiday Havoc
Hard Rock Hotel:
Friday, December 12, 2014
The group was clearly feeling nostalgic as lead singer Dan Reynolds talked about first hearing their song on the radio in Las Vegas, purchasing a home here and transforming it into a studio for their second album, and how Sin City will always be their home.
Dirk Arthur and his 2-month-old white tiger cub Saber are flanked by ladies at the Cougar Convention in the Tropicana on Jan. 22, 2010.
Dirk Arthur keeps big cat magic alive with ‘Wild Illusions’ at Riviera
The Strip:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Dirk Arthur has bounced around several Strip theaters, including Jubilee at Bally’s and most recently O’Sheas before it was transformed into part of the Linq Hotel. Now Dirk has started a residency with his show “Wild Illusions” at the Riviera.
Larry The Cable Guy.
Larry The Cable Guy: From life on a pig farm to comedy success
Planet Hollywood:
Friday, December 12, 2014
Today, we chat with Larry The Cable Guy. His real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, and he has never worked for a cable company in any capacity. Three of his seven comedy albums have gone gold, and he has hosted History Channel’s “Only in America.”
Travis Cloer’s “Christmas at My Place” at Cabaret Jazz on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in the Smith Center.
Travis Cloer’s ‘Christmas at My Place’ shines bright at Cabaret Jazz
The Smith Center:
Friday, December 12, 2014
“Jersey Boys” at the Paris star Travis Cloer scored a triumph with his “Christmas at My Place” holiday show in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Monday night. It’s a great shame that it was a one-night-only production.