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June 3, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

The full cast performs “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” from “The Great Gatsby” in “For the Record: Baz.”
‘Baz’ actress Ginifer King: ‘Your head will be spinning — an entire world explodes’
Mandalay Bay:
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Broadway and Hollywood actress Ginifer King says that Las Vegas has presented nearly everything when it comes to entertainment, but her castmates and she in “For the Record: Baz” vow that we haven’t seen anything yet.
Food Network star chef and restaurateur Ben Vaughn.
Food Network star Ben Vaughn’s KISS — Keep It Simple Skills
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
It took me a career to figure out authentic Southern food. Some of you may laugh at the idea that it took me years to learn. Laugh all you want. My confidence and knowledge in Southern food is now simple and genuine.
Lamb osso bucco at Hexx Kitchen + Bar at Paris Las Vegas.
Photos: Fall under the sweet spell of Hexx Kitchen + Bar at Paris
Dining:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
It’s a first for Las Vegas — executive pastry chef and chocolate countess Carol Garcia has the first true bean-to-bar chocolate “factory” in the Silver State. It’s located in the new-look, 30,000-square-foot, 300-plus-seat Hexx Kitchen + Bar in Paris Las Vegas.
Frankie Moreno sings during a performance of the Broadway-based open mic and variety show "Cast Party" on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center.
Frankie Moreno adds dates to already stacked Cabaret Jazz schedule
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
In an impressive, often staggering series of performances, Frankie Moreno and his backing band have learned and played a unique show each week.
Tommy Wind, his mother Arlene Riccardo and Frank Marino.
Strip Scribbles: Vinnie Favorito at Tommy Wind theater, Moonen, Burton, BMG
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
New York magician Tommy Wind has reopened his own theater just one block north of MGM Grand and has announced that fresh-mouthed comedian Vinnie Favorito will open there this Thursday.
Performer Mariah Carey at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mariah Carey releases video for ‘Infinity’ filmed at Caesars Palace
Music:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
This morning, Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey debuted the music video for her new single, “Infinity,” from her recently released album “Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity,” a career-spanning chronological collection of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles.
Alfonso Ribeiro, second from right, brings Wayne Newton onstage during “Dancing With the Stars Live” on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at the Venetian. From left: Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Kym Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Ribeiro and Newton.
Alfonso Ribeiro to fill in for Val Chmerkovskiy on ‘DWTS Live! Tour’
The Venetian:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Las Vegas audiences will have one shot to see Season 19 “Dancing With the Stars” champion Alfonso Ribeiro co-host and perform on “Dancing With the Stars Live! Tour” when it stops at the Venetian Theater over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Honoree Gloria Estefan, Keep Memory Alive founder Larry Ruvo and honoree Emilio Estefan Jr. speak onstage during the 18th annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health honoring the Estefans on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Superstar VIPs ensure KMA Power of Love Gala firsts for biggest, best to date
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
It’s one of the most spectacular and star-studded charity events of the Las Vegas calendar, and this year‘s 19th Annual Power of Love Gala has outdone itself as the best yet with some extraordinary firsts.
The 2015 Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA pageants Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at UNLV. Brittany McGowan, pictured here, of Southern Highlands was crowned Miss Nevada USA, and Geovanna Hilton won Miss Nevada Teen USA.
Miss Nevada USA Brittany McGowan preps for Miss USA Pageant
Q+A:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
With less than 30 days to leaving Las Vegas for the televised Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge, La., our Miss Nevada USA Brittany McGowan of Southern Highlands is already into her final preparations.
Female Tatiana Alvarez, aka male DJ Musikillz.
Casting begins for film on Tatiana Alvarez, aka male DJ Musikillz
Music:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Preliminary casting has begun on the movie life story of DJ Tatiana Alvarez, who disguised herself as a man to get her DJ gigs, as women weren’t being hired by nightclubs to spin the wheels of steel. She booked herself as Matt Muset, aka DJ Musikillz.
Farrah Abraham, with DJ Pauly D, Mikey P, Chumlee and Mark Stylz, celebrates her 24th birthday at Ditch Fridays on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Palms Pool.
Photos: Farrah Abraham celebrates 24th birthday at Ditch Friday at Palms
Dayclubs:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Farrah Abraham spent the hot day partying alongside fellow reality-TV stars DJ Pauly D (MTV’s “Jersey Shore”), Mikey P (VH1’s “Dating Naked”) and Austin “Chumlee” Russell (History Channel’s “Pawn Stars”) at the Palms.
An illuminated "Crazy Girls" sign ($475) is shown during the first day of a liquidation sale Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Riviera.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Crazy Girls’ take it off at Planet Hollywood; WSOP; Celine
Las Vegas:
Monday, June 1, 2015
The tantalizing topless temptresses of “Crazy Girls,” formerly at the now-shuttered Riviera, have moved into their new Sin City Theater home at Planet Hollywood and have started their regular 9 p.m. shows.
Matt Goss sings during sound check in rehearsal with Nevada Ballet Theater at the Smith Center on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Las Vegas.
A bigger Caesars venue for Matt Goss? Britney, Mariah, J.Lo and now …
Music:
Monday, June 1, 2015
It’s not yet official, but British-born crooner Matt Goss has not only extended his Caesars Palace run, but he also has doubled the number of days he’ll perform there starting in August.
Billy Currington performs at Boulevard Pool on Friday, May 29, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: Country boy Billy Currington (rocks and) rolls at Boulevard Pool
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Monday, June 1, 2015
Guest Ryan Lafferty warmed up the outdoor audience before the ruggedly handsome and fit Billy Currington, who was a personal fitness trainer before focusing on music, took the stage in a tight black T-shirt and jeans.
Earl Turner belts out "Kiss" during Las Vegas Weekly's Unscripted Party featuring Stifler in the Havana Room on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Tropicana.
Monday By the Numbers: Earl Turner and Checkmate Charles check in at Suncoast
Monday, June 1, 2015
Today’s Monday By the Numbers is inspired by Earl Turner, The Checkmates (especially Sonny Charles) and George Wallace. These favorite Las Vegas entertainers met Saturday and Sunday night at Suncoast Showroom during Turner’s latest residency there.
Celebrities make splash with California drought awareness
Monday, June 1, 2015
From drought-shaming to eco-boasting, willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about California's debilitating drought.
Husband-and-wife Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square headline at Aliante Showroom on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in North Las Vegas.
Q+A: Thompson Square’s Keifer Thompson talks ‘Trans Am,’ hair and love for his wife
Aliante:
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Husband-and-wife Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square just celebrated 16 years of holy matrimony and have two No. 1 hits to their credit — “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You.”
Tony Hawk, Maximillion Cooper, Deadmau5 and Bun B.
Celebrity preview: iHeartRadio, Gumball 3000, Currington, Script, Thompson Square, Abraham
Las Vegas:
Friday, May 29, 2015
We start this weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview and Royal Robin Rundown with breaking entertainment news: the Gumball 3000 rally and celebration at MGM Resorts Village tonight and Saturday is now only tonight.
Tony Hawk arrives in Ibiza.
Q+A: Legendary Tony Hawk to present skate demo at Gumball 3000
MGM Resorts Village:
Friday, May 29, 2015
Skateboarding legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Hawk is among the participants in this year’s Gumball 3000 celebration of adventure, luxury and high-speed vehicles, music and partying. But Gumball 3000 isn’t all about fun.
Frog legs and alligator meatballs at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in MGM Grand.
Strip Scribbles: Emeril’s seafood fest, Twizzlers, Rubio, Franco and Grimm
Las Vegas:
Friday, May 29, 2015
To the uninitiated, the thought of fried Florida frog legs might be off-putting, but not when Emeril Lagasse’s chef Heath Cicerelli at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in MGM Grand uses buttermilk to cook them with spicy Creole tomato glaze.
Members of the act that would eventually be called The Frat Pack are reflected in a mirror as they perform during the Wednesday, March 28, 2012, performance of "Absinthe" at Caesars Palace. The woman in the middle is Lijana Wallenda. At the front is Paul "Fat Frank" Lopez and at far right is Almas Meirmanov.
‘American Ninja Warrior’ gets shot of ‘Absinthe’ as Almas Meirmanov storms course
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Almas Meirmanov is the type of guy who can perform a one-handed handstand at any waking moment and, therefore, is not to be trusted.
Gumball 3000 heads to homestretch in Death Valley and ends in Las Vegas
Gumball 3000 heads to homestretch in Death Valley and ends in Las Vegas
MGM Resorts Village:
Thursday, May 28, 2015
More than 100 vehicles valued at more than $200 million are en route to Las Vegas as the seven-day Gumball 3000 road rally nears the end of an exhausting journey that began last Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden.
Shania Twain and Robin Leach on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Shania Twain finishes two weeks of rehearsals in L.V. ahead of final tour
Music:
Thursday, May 28, 2015
After two weeks of rehearsals here in Las Vegas, pop and country superstar Shania Twain is about to set off on her final road tour of 67 dates starting next Friday, June 5, and ending in Toronto in October.
Cage the Elephant at Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Tonight in L.V.: Gipsy Kings, Robert Plant, Cage the Elephant, Juice Standard
Entertainment:
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The legendary Gipsy Kings and their flamenco rhythms mix their blistering guitar traditions from the South of France and Spanish vocals at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel.
A gold cake created by Kailava of Las Vegas for Mother’s Day for Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey.
Two buzzed-about L.V. businesses: Kailava’s cakes, Cobra Culture’s ‘second skin’ dresses
Photos:
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Two new local businesses are creating buzz with their overnight success stories. Cake-baker Kailava moved her extreme sugar sculptures and cakes here from Utah just last month.

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