Ne-Yo performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Weekend best bets: Nas, Ne-Yo and Las Vegas Foodie Fest
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The weekend’s almost here, and with it comes a variety of top-tier concerts and a tempting food fest sure to keep your ears and belly full till Monday. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets ...
Tanya Tucker and the Imperials perform during the funeral for country music star George Jones in the Grand Ole Opry House on Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Jones, one of country music's biggest stars who had No. 1 hits in four separate decades, died April 26.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum salutes Tanya Tucker
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The career of country music superstar Tanya Tucker gets a salute from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The exhibit explores Tanya’s career in “Strong Enough to Bend” opening Nov. 14 and continuing through next May.
The Black Donnellys, Dave Browne, left, and Dave Rooney, both of Dublin, perform during a kick-off for a Guinness World Record attempt in the Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The pub is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest music marathon performed by Irish bands. The current record is 15 days.
Ri Ra Irish Pub sets Guinness World Record for nonstop live music
Mandalay Bay:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
After 360 hours of nonstop live music, Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place today surpassed the previously set Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists.
UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
Venetian, Palazzo, Sands Expo donation ends wait for veterans seeking dental service
UNLV:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
A big bravo to team members of the Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo who presented a check for $70,000 to The Sgt. Clint Ferrin Dental Clinic for Veterans at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine.
Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for One Drop" in Michael Jackson One Theater on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Mandalay Bay.
‘One Drop’ plans revealed: L.V. can lead the way in solving drought, water contamination
Cirque du Soleil:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Until now, many of us have assumed that the world’s water problems are overseas and not our concern, but now it’s becoming such a sad situation here, the impact is beginning to be felt here at home.
Richard "The Old Man" Harrison and his son Rick Harrison arrive on the red carpet after a performance of "Pawn Shop Live!" on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas.
Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ talks ‘forgotten fat,’ weight loss, three TV shows
Television:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
“Taking care of your cholesterol and triglycerides is very important. It’s like fat molecules going around in your bloodstream. You shouldn’t have too much of it, and I had way too much.”
Fright Dome owner Jason Egan and Chuck Liddell attend the Fright Dome grand opening Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Circus Circus.
Fright Dome’s Jason Egan specializes in scaring people, but he remains fearless
Circus Circus:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Jason Egan, the ghoul-oriented master of the fear fortress Fright Dome at Circus Circus, is known to wince and draw back on occasion. Show him a cat, and he’ll do that.
Nazanin Mandi, Miguel, Khloe Kardashian and French Montana celebrate the 30th birthday of Kardashian at Tao on Friday, July 4, 2014, in the Venetian.
Strip Scribbles: Twenty of 100 top-grossing U.S. restaurants are in Las Vegas
Dining:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Twenty of America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants are located here in Las Vegas and only bested slightly by those in the Big Apple. Sales of menu items and wine and spirits combine for jaw-dropping and eyebrow-raising statistics.
“Wicked,” starring Emma Hunton as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda, the Good, is at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Oct. 8-Nov. 9, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Message of ‘Wicked’ at the Smith Center resonates as strong as ever
Theater:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The message of the Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked” — don’t judge a book by its cover — is timeless, resonating as strong as ever, and the life lesson was loud and clear last Thursday night at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center.
Shucked oysters at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in MGM Grand.
Emeril’s 21 years in L.V.: From finding oysters to serving octopus, alligator
MGM Grand:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
“Las Vegas has truly become the world’s restaurant capital,” said celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. “Las Vegas has the best collection of celebrity restaurants and chefs of any city in the world.”
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; ‘Georgia’; nightclub closing; nightclub opening
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
It’s proof that superstar power is a necessary component of a Las Vegas hotel’s success story. In this case, it’s Britney Spears, who helped turn around the fortunes of Planet Hollywood despite critics.
Shania Twain and Robin Leach on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Shania Twain reveals plans after departing Caesars Palace in December
Music:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
“It has been a great two years. It went by so fast! It’s coming to an end now, but I’ve had a wonderful experience. I do feel like I’ve made the most of it while I was here. I’m taking a ton of memories with me and a lot of new friends.”
The red carpet for the Miss Las Vegas International Model Search at Ling Ling Club in Hakkasan on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in MGM Grand.
International Model Search hopefuls compete for $50K, TV show contract
MGM Grand:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
First-time winner Adeline Mocke from South Africa will turn over her crown to the new champion. The red carpet starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hakkasan, followed by the two-hour pageant.
A rendering of the rooftop at Omnia in Caesars Palace. The nightlife space was formerly Pure.
Omnia, former site of Pure, to open at Caesars Palace in spring 2015
Nightlife:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Hakkasan Group announced this morning Omnia, its newest nightclub concept on the Strip. Omnia takes over the former space of Pure, and the multifaceted nightlife destination is scheduled to open in spring 2015.
The Sex and Love World Tour of co-headliners Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull bring Sex and Love to Mandalay Bay
Music:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
In this co-headlining tour, both men brought sexy back (and for Iglesias love via his hit ballads), and each had an equal number of excited fans on the Strip dancing, screaming and dancing again.