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August 31, 2015

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Celine Dion performs at the Colosseum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Monday By the Numbers: Celine’s standing O’s, ‘Baz’s’ run at Light, AFAN and a whole lotta tail
Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday By the Numbers this week visits the Colosseum, Light, the Spiegeltent and the Joint. These are spaces. The humans are Celine Dion, the cast of “Baz,” Melody Sweets and the crowd at the annual AFAN Black & White Party. ...
Panic! At the Disco, with frontman Brendon Urie, right, at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
Panic! At the Disco, 50 Cent + G-Unit, Sublime With Rome to headline Wine Amplified Oct. 9-10
MGM Resorts Village:
Monday, August 31, 2015
Wine Amplified begins at 5 p.m. both days and features Panic! At the Disco, Passion Pit, Sublime with Rome, 50 Cent featuring G-Unit, Fitz and The Tantrums, Cold War Kids, Robert DeLong, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Sheepdogs and more.
The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.
Cosmopolitan aims to reinvent lounge experience with avant-garde Clique
Monday, August 31, 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and newly formed Clique Hospitality founded by Andy Masi have partnered to bring Clique, an avant-garde lounge concept, to the Strip casino resort ...
Celine Dion performs at the Colosseum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Celine Dion’s return to Caesars: Rundown from start to finish
The Colosseum:
Monday, August 31, 2015
Said Celine Dion: “I’m not on top of anything. It happens every second around the world. A lot of people go through what we’re going through. But I’m staying as grounded as possible. I want to show my children that this is part of life, and I’ve got their backs.”
Guest columnist Jim Rees of Hash House a Go Go. The Tractor Driver Combo is pictured here.
Jim Rees on Hash House a Go Go: What is it — a Las Vegas strip club or newest dispensary?
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Would you believe 800,000 pounds of potatoes, 7 tons of bacon, 2 million eggs and 3 tons of rosemary are being served every year? Add to that 240,000 pounds of Certified Angus Beef, 350,000 pounds of chicken breast and more.
Paul Monahan, aka Sailor Jerry, national brand ambassador for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.
Paul Monahan of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum: Local watering holes offer true immersion of culture
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 30, 2015
It wasn’t until the past four years traveling here for work as national brand ambassador for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, or finding an excuse for work, did I truly start to appreciate the grit, sincerity and hustle of everything off the Strip.
XS' sixth anniversary with DJ Avicii, right, with XS Managing Partner Jesse Waits, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Encore.
Jesse Waits confirms move to Alon opening on the Strip in 2018
Nightlife:
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Nightlife guru Jesse Waits has joined Alon Leisure Management, the new hospitality company with a focus on developing one-of-a-kind luxury resorts. Jesse will work with Andrew Pascal, James Packer and Rob Oseland on the company’s first project, Alon Las Vegas.
Tyson Beckford, onstage with Sheryl Underwood, guest hosts and performs in Chippendales on Friday, May 1, 2015, in the Rio.
Groovy hang with Chippendales; Wayne Newton makes date; AFAN ready for colorful Black & White shindig
Friday, August 28, 2015
In a conversation I’ll always remember, a former guest host of Chippendales at the Rio once told me that the BK Whopper Bar was the most advantageous place to meet women in all of VegasVille.
Ariana Grande performs with dancers during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Ariana Grande, Celine, Tyson Beckford, Miguel, K-Fed, AFAN, Queensryche
Las Vegas:
Friday, August 28, 2015
The incredible Las Vegas entertainment scene continues this weekend on the heels of one of the greatest emotional showbiz successes of all times Thursday night with Celine Dion’s extraordinary return to Caesars Palace. Her 40-show run continues Saturday.
Celine Dion at the Colosseum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Photos: Celine Dion’s night of victory and triumph — unparalleled and unforgettable
Caesars Palace:
Friday, August 28, 2015
Celine Dion appeared like an angel onstage in a silver, floor-length, sparkling, thigh-high-slit gown, and the audience broke into a standing ovation for her bravery and courage. The setting of Celine all alone onstage was akin to a religious apparition.
Celine Dion performs at the Colosseum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
All by herself? Not Celine Dion, who soars in return to Colosseum
Friday, August 28, 2015
We are so fully aware of Celine Dion’s family and life story because she has grown so naturally into our own Las Vegas community. She is willing to share her life’s triumphs and struggles, during performances onstage and away ...
Miss Summerlin Katherine Kelley is crowned the new Miss Nevada by outgoing winner Ellie Smith during the pageant at the Smith Center on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Miss Nevada Katherine Kelley packs for 2015 Miss America Pageant
Atlantic City:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Katherine Kelley, a 23-year-old high school mathematics teacher for Clark County School District, flies out Saturday to compete. “I’m trying not to get nervous, but it is a high-pressure situation,” she told me.
Tomahawk at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in The D Las Vegas downtown.
Andiamo executive chef Joseph Parrino: Tips for grilling to perfection
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Summer is a great time to branch out and try new foods on the grill, but steak will always be a favorite of mine. I love to sit outside and smell the aroma of steaks cooking. Below is a swordfish recipe for beginners to try at home.
Guest columnist Max Tappeiner, right, is the president of the Las Vegas Business Academy.
Max Tappeiner of Las Vegas Business Academy: Molding L.V.’s best, brightest future leaders
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Joining Las Vegas Business Academy and becoming president of the board has allowed me to work alongside some of Las Vegas’ brightest business leaders in our quest to provide an unparalleled education for our scholarship students.
AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo.
AFAN’s Antioco Carrillo: Our goal has always been to make true change in our community
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
As we get ready for the 29th Annual Black & White Party on Saturday night at the Joint, it’s amazing to think of its humble beginnings as a small gathering (about 25 attendees) in a Green Valley apartment backyard on a hot August night.
Celine Dion's opening night at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 15, 2011.
Remembering J.T.’s welcome of Celine in ’02; Franky Perez gets his Earls all mixed up
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Timberlake met Celine backstage that night, took one look around the lavishly appointed quarters and bellowed, “This dressing room is nicer than my first house!"
Valrhona Grand Cru Milk Chocolate Pancakes at Pantry in the Mirage.
Mirage executive chef Christian Schmidt: My heritage and classical training are indelible
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Growing up in Germany, I was fascinated by classic Western movies starring American heroes like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Gene Hackman. I viewed the United States as a place that truly epitomized the land of opportunity.
Ryan Stuart, Jaymes Vaughan, Ross Mathews, James Davis and Sami Eskelin at Chippendales in the Rio.
Red carpet king Ross Mathews previews AFAN’s Black & White Party
Hard Rock Hotel:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
“This is my first time with AFAN, so I’ve been doing my research,” the host of Ryan Seacrest’s new show “Knock, Knock” told me. “It’s the 29th anniversary on Saturday, and, even in black and white, we’ll still make a splash.”
Lou Lou D’vil, winner of the the 2013 Miss Exotic World competition at Orleans Arena, appears in Melody Sweets’ "Coney Island! Burlesque at the Beach!" at Caesars Palace’s "Absinthe" Spiegeltent.
Tats and … more tats on display as Lou Lou D’vil joins Melody Sweets’ ‘Coney Island’ show
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In some circles, and in many tents, you can never have enough tattoos. Lou Lou D’vil will illustrate that point Friday night. The 2013 Miss Exotic World is a featured performer in Melody Sweets’ “Coney Island! Burlesque at the Beach!” ...
Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli perform during the 2015 Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” gala Saturday, June 13, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
What to expect in Celine Dion’s return to Caesars Palace
The Colosseum:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Insiders reveal that the show will be more contemporary in feel. Yves Acoin, production designer, explained: “The bones are still the same. We changed the recipe — more uplifting, more uptempo.”
Celine Dion.
Celine Dion: ‘Rene wants me to be here; I’m excited to get back to perform for my fans’
Caesars Palace:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
As of today, Celine Dion told her management team that it would be a last-minute decision if Rene Angelil would be strong enough to travel from their Lake Las Vegas estate to watch Thursday’s premiere. “It’s so fragile. It’s really day by day,” she explained.
Bardot’s brunch menu demands deep exploration.
Ben Vaughn: My Top Five favorite brunch spots in Las Vegas
Contributing Columnist:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
From braised meats, champagne, cheeses from all over the globe and seafood towers tall enough to pave a path to the top of the Stratosphere, every restaurant has its own variety of sinful, over-the-top brunch choices.
“Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas cast members Buck Hujabre, Lauren Tartaglia, Jason Martinez and Douglas Crawford arrive at Mark Shunock’s “Mondays Dark” at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Buck Hujabre of ‘Jersey Boys’: Pursuing commercial real estate and showbiz
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
I’ve been very lucky in my career; I found a way to get paid for a hobby. I am doing something for a living that I would still do for free if I had decided to become a doctor.
Bathhouse Spa at Delano Las Vegas.
Jane Cox of Bathhouse Spa at Delano Las Vegas: Trends, most popular male treatments
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
New trends and unique treatments are paving the path at Spa Mandalay Bay and Bathhouse Spa at Delano Las Vegas as guests continue to seek a little R&R after a long day traveling or a night out on the town.
The 2015 Carnival of Cuisine hosted by Mario Batali on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Palazzo.
Television: ‘Las Vegas D.A.,’ ‘My Fab 40th,’ ‘Thrill Factor,’ Mario Batali
Las Vegas:
Monday, August 24, 2015
Las Vegas continues to be a powerful magnet for TV producers and cable networks, and more of our residents are becoming reality-TV regulars.

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