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November 24, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

The 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet hosted by star chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy Valastro on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.
Ultimo’s Grand Banquet — ‘the grandest meal ever served in Las Vegas’
Fine Dining:
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
One of our city’s top culinary events of the year, Ultimo: A Weekend of Excellence is set for Dec. 17-20 at the Venetian and Palazzo. Now in its third year, Ultimo celebrates the romance of Italy with lavish feasts and exceptional culinary experiences.
Chef Hubert Keller stands in Fleur by Hubert Keller on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Mandalay Bay.
Q+A: French star chef Hubert Keller talks five years with Vegas PBS
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
For the first time in five years of filming, Mandalay Bay and “Top Chef” star chef Hubert Keller is taking his Vegas PBS cameras back to his French hometown of Ribeauville in Alsace for two one-hour specials recording the 600-year-old Christmas festival.
Rihanna's "Diamonds" tour concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, April 13, 2013.
Rihanna in concert at Mandalay Bay on April 29; Nick Jonas at Foxtail on NYE
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna announced today her “The Anti World Tour” with Live Nation, and the tour with more than 35 stops across North America includes a show at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, April 29.
“Elf: The Musical.”
Preview: ‘Elf: The Musical’ provides holiday cheer at the Smith Center
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, “Elf” is the hilarious tale of a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.
Rehearsals for Jennifer Romas' "Sexxy" at Westgate Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
‘Sexxy’ lands one-night HOB showcase for potential touring show
Adult Entertainment:
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
For the first time, on Friday, Dec. 11, House of Blues and Live Nation, in conjunction with Jennifer Romas Enterprises, will present her hot, sizzling “Sexxy” at HOB in Mandalay Bay as a precursor to a possible touring show.
Rise Against headlines Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.
Review: Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise Against rocks DLVEC
Downtown Las Vegas:
Monday, November 23, 2015
A chilly 50-degree evening greeted Rise Against concertgoers at the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Decades of Rise Against fans were bundled in coats and scarves flocking around the grounds’ singular heat lamp.
Blue Man Group returns to the Luxor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
At Luxor, Blue Man Group fulfills expectations by filling its new room
Monday, November 23, 2015
Luxor, the pointy resort, is where Blue Man Group spent five successful and substantive years before being turned loose just as MGM Mirage (now MGM Resorts) took over hotel operations ...
“Alice — A Steampunk Concert Fantasy.”
April comes early for Sin City Theater; ‘Alice’ bounds back to Brooklyn Bowl
Monday, November 23, 2015
On the topic of shows featuring Leopardi, “Alice: A Steampunk Rock Concert” has a date for its next performance: Jan. 12 at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade. ...
Blue Man Group returns to the Luxor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Review: Brash Blue Man Group turns up noise, gale-force winds
Monday, November 23, 2015
There’s no question the new Blue Man Group show back in its Luxor home is a sensory experience. It’s not just them pounding on PVC pipes or beating big drums. It’s not just the fiery, ferocious two-band sections going full belt on upper-stage risers.
Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears lights a 30-foot Christmas tree Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at the Linq Promenade. The holiday event also included young Christmas carolers and dancers.
Photos: Britney Spears lights Christmas tree, hosts Jay Z + Beyonce, plans ‘Piece of Me’ changes
Las Vegas Strip:
Monday, November 23, 2015
It was a wow and wonderful weekend for pop princess Britney Spears as she wrapped the last of her “Piece of Me” resident shows at Axis at Planet Hollywood before her Christmas break. She returns Dec. 27 for New Year’s Eve Weekend performances.
The 2016 Miss Nevada USA and Miss Nevada Teen USA pageants Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV. Seven Hills Teen Carissa Morrow was crowned Miss Nevada Teen USA, and Miss Henderson USA Emelina Adams won the Miss Nevada USA title. Pageant host and 2011 Miss USA Alyssa Campanella is at center.
Photos: Henderson, Seven Hills win Miss Nevada USA, Miss Nevada Teen USA
Monday, November 23, 2015
“It’s unreal — I am in shock. I can’t believe I won,” 23-year-old Las Vegas model Emelina Adams, nickname Emmy, told me seconds after the tiara was placed on her brunette locks Sunday night as the new 2016 Miss Nevada USA at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV.
Steve Wynn address attendees at the “Sinatra 100” book-release dinner at Sinatra on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Encore.
Monday By the Numbers: Steve Wynn and 23; Carrot Top’s spin with Jeff Gordon; brunch at Giada
Monday, November 23, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers makes the turn with stats related to Steve Wynn and his first Frank Sinatra experience, Carrot Top’s long-running gag about Jeff Gordon, the Great Santa Run and brunch action at Giada ...
Sea and be seen: Las Vegas is Luke’s first West Coast location.
Luke’s Lobster at Fashion Show; $30 burger at Old Homestead; Emeril; Tal Ronnen; Victoria’s Secret
Counter Intelligence:
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Hot off the grill! A 300-square-foot shack on the Strip is getting ready to change the traditional fast-food habits of visitors and residents. The 380-calorie lobster is about to claw its way into battle against the 459-calorie one-fourth-pound burger.
Host Jennifer Lopez performs during the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles.
One Direction, Minaj, Swift rule AMAs; Dion pays tribute to Paris victims
Sunday, November 22, 2015
One Direction debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album charts behind Justin Bieber this past week, but the British boyband won the top award at tonight’s American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles hosted by Jennifer Lopez.
Beyonce and Jay Z at the 2014 Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Beyonce and Jay Z attend Britney Spears’ show at Planet Hollywood
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Jay Z and Beyonce made it a weekend in the Entertainment Capital of the World, as the boxing fans also attended the Miguel Cotto-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight Saturday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center in which Canelo won in unanimous fashion.
The D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens is flanked by 2015 Miss Nevada USA Brittany McGowan, Miss Nevada USA Pageant director and 1995 Miss USA Shanna Moakler and 2016 Miss Nevada USA Pageant contestants on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at The D Las Vegas.
Photos: Miss Nevada USA hopefuls visit The D Las Vegas
Sunday, November 22, 2015
The D Las Vegas is one of tonight’s pageant sponsors at Artemus M. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV. The new attraction the statue Manneken Pis also received some love from the contestants when they climbed all over him for a photograph.
Toby Allen of Human Nature and Ruby Lewis rehearse for their show “Christmas, Motown and More” at Sands Showroom on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Venetian. The show runs Saturday through Dec. 22.
Human Nature’s Christmas gift: Holiday revival with Broadway-bound Ruby Lewis
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Ruby Lewis electrified "For the Record: Baz" but was left without a show after that production closed. Suitors on the Strip and Broadway soon called, and Lewis, who blew minds as Daisy Buchanan from “The Great Gatsby,” ...
The 2016 Miss Chateau contest won by Susan Romanishin of Reno on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Chateau Nightclub in Paris Las Vegas.
Q+A: Miss Chateau USA Susan Romanishin is ready for Miss Nevada USA
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Susan Romanishin of Reno was crowned 2016 Miss Chateau USA on Nov. 6 at the Paris Las Vegas nightclub Chateau on the Las Vegas Strip and this weekend competes in the 2016 Miss Nevada USA Pageant at UNLV.
Jennifer Lopez performs at the Colosseum on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Caesars Palace.
Celebrity preview: J.Lo, Britney, Celine, Miss Nevada USA, Blue Man Group, Human Nature, Rise Against
Las Vegas:
Friday, November 20, 2015
Sunday night entertainment hits a highpoint with Las Vegas stars as the American Music Awards airs on ABC from L.A. hosted by new Planet Hollywood resident headliner Jennifer Lopez, who starts her run Jan. 20 at Britney Spears’ Axis at Planet Hollywood theater.
Day 2 of Rock in Rio USA on Saturday, May 9, 2015, with Rise Against, Metallica and more on the Las Vegas Strip.
Q+A: Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath talks tour, punk and politics
Friday, November 20, 2015
Rise Against is on the second leg of its U.S. tour with co-headliner Killswitch Engage. Rise Against made an initial pass at Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas this year and will be at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center on Saturday night.
Lead vocalist Rockie Brown performs with The Rockie Brown Band at the Sand Dollar Lounge, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014.
Rockie Brown takes a night for ‘Brand New Day,’ China is fine for Mike Tyson
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Column favorite Rockie Brown is celebrating the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated release of her debut album titled “Brand New Day.” ...
The volcano erupts Friday, March 13, 2015, in front of the Mirage.
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn + Mirage, Linq bar crawl, Eggslut, Tom Dietz, Santa Claus
Las Vegas:
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This Sunday is the day 26 years ago that Steve Wynn made his mark on the Las Vegas Strip by opening the Mirage, the largest and most expensive hotel since our gaming mecca began at the time.
Keith Thompson conducts the orchestra during “God Lives in Glass” on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Trio of barnburner events proves that it’s never dark in Las Vegas
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This stretch of VegasVille events started Sunday afternoon, either after church or during the afternoon NFL games, depending on your religious practices. It began with Keith Thompson in tears ...
Celine Dion at the Colosseum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Celine Dion ‘scared’ over Rene’s cancer battle, says he’s being ‘a champ’
Caesars Palace:
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Caesars Palace headliner Celine Dion joined ABC’s “Good Morning America” live from the Colosseum on its “40 for 40” anniversary marathon of 40 stars over 40 hours. Celine first appeared on U.S. television on “GMA” in 1991.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson stands with a Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM in Off the Strip Bistro & Bar on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Linq Promenade. The ATM allows consumers the ability to buy Bitcoins using a Bitcoin Wallet on mobile devices.
Mike Tyson to receive wax figure at Madame Tussauds in December
The Venetian:
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The figure is modeled after Mike Tyson’s starring appearances in “The Hangover” films for Warner Bros. Mike’s double will go on display inside the attraction’s “The Hangover Experience” and positioned next to that tiger forever trapped inside a bathroom.

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