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February 9, 2016

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Photo: Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil performs during
Celebrity preview: Motley Crue, Jerry Seinfeld, Lisa Lampanelli, Franky Perez, Britney Spears
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Las Vegas:
With family reunions far and wide and Christmas falling on a weekend, little wonder that our entertainment calendar is one of the slimmest of the year. However, Santa has kept three gifts in his sack to keep holiday lights aglow.
Photo: Prince Royce performs during Day 2 of the 2015 iHe
Star Surveillance: Prince Royce, Mario Lopez, Michael Strahan, Trey Songz, Fabolous
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Celebrities:
Singer-songwriter Prince Royce, Casper Smart (Jennifer Lopez’s beau) and friends dined at Tao in the Venetian. Tao hosted Dave Chappelle, Erick Aybar, Luis Ortiz (“Million Dollar Listings”) at the Roc Nation party.
Photo: 2015 Ultimo on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Venet
Photos: America’s top culinary stars headline Ultimo at Venetian, Palazzo
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Dining:
Luxury hit new heights of extravagance and excellence when celebrated kitchen kings Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud led an all-star team of culinary celebrities for the third-annual Ultimo food-and-wine feast at the Venetian and Palazzo.
Photo: The second anniversary of Mondays Dark at the Join
‘Mondays Dark’ raises $58,600 at anniversary event; 2016 charities named
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Philanthropy:
“Mondays Dark,” created and produced by Mark Shunock, star of “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian, celebrated its second anniversary with a high-energy performance including music, comedy, dance and surprise performance of “Electric Youth” by Debbie Gibson.
Photo: Items in the year-round Christmas Boutique in Regi
Last-minute Christmas gifts: Cigars, Regis Galerie and transgender ideas
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Holidays:
It’s three days until Christmas, and the list for gift shopping isn’t done. Maybe it hasn’t even been started. Hint: Don’t panic. Most family members and friends will still accept presents from Dec. 26-31. Actually, who’s going to turn down a gift after Jan. 1? C’mon!
Photo: 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminary competition
Celebrity preview: Miss Universe Pageant, Melody Sweets, ‘Nutcracker,’ Ultimo
Friday, December 18, 2015
Las Vegas:
Call it the first of two weekends of calm before the storm known as the New Year’s Eve Weekend of madness. It’s mighty quiet on the entertainment front as shoppers jam plazas for last-minute gifts.
Photo: Absinthe star Melody Sweets.
Strip Scribbles: Melody Sweets, Kristen Hertzenberg, Anthony Hopkins, Piff the Magic Dragon
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Las Vegas:
“Absinthe’s” devastatingly dazzling burlesque queen Melody Sweets, who plays The Green Fairy under the tent at Caesars Palace, premieres the release of her sexy holiday song “Santa, Maybe” in conjunction with her birthday at Sir Elton John’s Fizz on Saturday.
Photo: Fireworks above the Strip on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2
2015 NYE: 80,000 fireworks to Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Las Vegas:
The 8-minute-and-18-second fireworks salute to the end of 2015 and welcome to 2016 on the Las Vegas Strip has taken one year of planning. Our annual extravaganza widely hailed as one of the biggest and best in the world will be set this year to the music of multiple artists.
Photo: The Bocuse DOr Finale from Jan. 27-28, 2015, in Ly
Q+A: Chef Thomas Keller discusses Ment’Or, Bocuse D’Or and Ultimo
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Venetian:
Four days and nights of extraordinary gourmet feasting are set for today and this weekend with the Ultimo events at the Venetian highlighted by Friday night’s Grand Banquet, which star chef Mario Batali has described as “the grandest meal ever served in Las Vegas.”
Photo: Businessman Donald Trump greets Texas Sen. Ted Cru
Rubio and Cruz clash at GOP debate; Trump and Bush go after each other
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
politics:
Jeb Bush took a shot at businessman Donald Trump, calling him a “chaos candidate” and saying he would also be a “chaos president.” Here are some more takeaways from Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate from the Venetian ...
Photo: Candidates from left : Ohio Gov. John Kasich, busi
Blog: Trump says he won't split off from Republican Party to run as independent
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Donald Trump sought to end speculation that he would run as a third-party candidate and cripple any Republican chance of defeating Clinton, saying that he was committed to ...
Photo: Chris Santos.
Chris Santos’ Beauty & Essex at Cosmopolitan, Sugarcane at the Venetian
Monday, December 14, 2015
Counter Intelligence:
Executive chef Chris Santos, who runs the hip, hot Lower East Side outpost in New York, will oversee the new sibling here on the Strip. Plans call for a spring opening of the smash-hit, social fine-dining hangout.
Photo: Divas night at Mondays Dark hosted by Mark Shunock
‘Mondays Dark’ toasts second anniversary tonight at Joint
Monday, December 14, 2015
Philanthropy:
Even without surprise guests who have promised to drop by and entertain, “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian star Mark Shunock has lined up an impressive list of Strip stars for tonight’s second anniversary of his monthly charity shows “Mondays Dark.”
Photo: Fireworks above the Strip on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2
Strip Scribbles: NYE fireworks, Bocuse D’Or, call-girl book, Cash tribute, Sinatra
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Las Vegas:
Fireworks by Grucci execs will unveil details of their pyrotechnic entertainment extravaganza next Thursday, but we know that the participating hotels are MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, Venetian and Stratosphere.
Photo: Constantine Rousouli performs during opening night
Reopening date for ‘Baz’? Human Nature staying at Venetian? Luxor changes?
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
I’m hearing from reliable sources that the incredible musical salute to Baz Luhrmann’s movies “Strictly Ballroom,” “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge” and “The Great Gatsby” will get a Valentine’s Day Weekend grand-reopening launch.

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