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September 1, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Melody Sweets, Ross Mollison, The Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbets of “Absinthe” celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
‘Absinthe’ is setting up for second, touring production
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
“Given the ever-growing demand for the production and its lauded reputation globally, we decided to engage in discussions with promoters in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan about the ‘Absinthe’ tour,” Spiegelworld founder ...
John Legend at The Chelsea on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Charismatic John Legend fits The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan like a glove
Review:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
John Legend is a master pianist, storyteller and charmer, and his flirty glances and smiles (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model and newlywed wife Chrissy Teigen needn’t be concerned, though) sprinkled the perfect Sunday evening.
John Saccenti, the new executive director of the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, kicks back at Sam Boyd Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. He's been working in sports in Las Vegas for the past 16 years, starting out as the mascot for the Las Vegas Thunder hockey team and working his way up.
Executive Director John Saccenti: Why locals should love the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
For more than two decades, the Las Vegas Bowl has been an integral part of the postseason college football landscape. Our hometown bowl game has seen many changes over the years, but one constant remains: Las Vegas.
Holly Madison rides the High Roller on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Linq Promenade.
Holly Madison rides the High Roller at the Linq Promenade
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
On Sunday afternoon, reality-TV star and former “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison made the prettiest of pictures when she took her first ride aboard the High Roller at the Linq Promenade.
Wayne Newton at Opportunity Village on Oct. 6, 2011.
Add The Wayner to the Nevada 150 all-star show; Cook E. Jarr closes run at Harrah’s
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin landed Mr. Las Vegas for the upcoming sesquicentennial all-star show Sept. 22 at Reynolds Hall: Wayne Newton has agreed to ...
Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, Austin “Chumlee” Russell, Richard “The Old Man” Harrison and Rick Harrison on the red carpet after attending a performance of “Pawn Shop Live!” on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Golden Nugget.
Strip Scribbles: New cause for Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’; Phil Varone’s 3,000+ women
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rick Harrison is partnering with a major pharmaceutical company to launch a national awareness campaign now that he realizes he has a medical condition that requires a drug, not a dietary deficiency that needs to be supplemented.
Riviera Comedy Club.
Charlyne Corvino, Riviera entertainment manager, has a passion for standup comedy
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
In addition to running the other great showrooms at the legendary Riviera and working with so many talented and wonderful entertainers, I was given the fortune in 2008 of taking over the booking duties for Riviera Comedy Club from Steve Schirripa.
The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
SLS Las Vegas opening: Iggy Azalea, Bahamas prime minister, Joe Francis, Pamela Anderson, Tiesto
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
There were a number of eyebrow-raising moments during the star-studded opening of SLS Las Vegas over the weekend. Where else would you simultaneously see the prime minister of the Bahamas and notorious Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis? ...
Artists from "The Beatles’ Love" by Cirque du Soleil perform Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in baggage claim at McCarran International Airport in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' only Las Vegas appearance.
‘The Beatles’ Love’ cast takes Southwest flight from S.F. to L.V. to mark anniversary
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Cast members from Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles’ Love” at the Mirage joined with Southwest Airlines and our McCarran International Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ historic Las Vegas arrival in 1964.
Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip. The jackpot had not been won in 20 years.
N.H. couple hope $2.4 million ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine will be shipped to them as gift
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
If Nevada and New Hampshire regulatory authorities permit it, the “Lion’s Share” one-armed bandit that finally paid out its $2.4 million jackpot after 20 years Friday night at MGM Grand will be shipped as the ultimate souvenir to Linda and Walter Misco.
"Absinthe" performer Penny Pibbets gets ready in a trailer outside Caesars Palace on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
From downtown to Sunset Station, the creative among us are cranking it up this evening
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rare is it in VegasVille that we are treated to such a spate of groovy events on a Tuesday night. Tonight is one of those rare nights, as some hyper-creative artists are performing downtown, in Green Valley and on the Strip. ...
Eric Church performs at the Chelsea on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Cosmopolitan Entertainment VP Fedor Banuchi: I truly have a dream job — live music is my passion
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 25, 2014
With the support of my fellow entertainment team and our entertainment partner C3 Presents, we’ve doubled the number of headliner shows year over year since we opened, and our goal is to be the market leader for live music entertainment on the Strip.
Mario Lopez attends “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas.
On tap for ‘Absinthe’: Twin dancing tandem of Sean & John
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sean and John Scott, more famously known as Sean & John, are premiering in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on Thursday night. The duo has most recently performed in “Vegas Nocturne” at the Cosmopolitan’s Rose. Rabbit. Lie. but were left without a stage ...
Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Callahan in "Dirty Harry" (1971).
Eric Brashear of Shoot Las Vegas: My Top Five films featuring guns
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 25, 2014
Over at Shoot Las Vegas, we don’t opt for your typical gun experience. You don’t get the “machine gun” package (although we have plenty), and you are not going to be firing at pretend zombies (although we do have guns featured in “The Walking Dead”).
Celine Dion, second from right, with Richard Dunn, his wife Natasha and their daughter Bailey at the Colosseum on Friday, July 4, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Strip Scribbles: Charlie Chaplin show, Celine fan Richard Dunn, Britney Spears’ charitable act
Monday, August 25, 2014
“Limelight,” named after entertainment legend Charlie Chaplin’s classic film, will bring the wild side of The Roaring ’20s to the downtown Plaza starting Sept. 12 for a run through Nov. 1 with a mix of singing, dancing, comedy and magic.
The 202-room Greek Isles is shown April 23, 2009, on Convention Center Drive near Las Vegas Boulevard. Ownership of the property that opened as the Royal Inn in 1970 has changed hands often over the years. It has operated as the Clarion since 2009.
Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend
Monday, August 25, 2014
The hotel opened by film legend Debbie Reynolds on Convention Center Drive seems to be fading to black. The Clarion Hotel Casino has reportedly announced ...
Arash Azarbarzin, president, SBE Hotel Group; Rob Oseland, president and COO, SLS Las Vegas; Sam Nazarian, founder, chairman and CEO, SBE; designer Philippe Starck; and Sam Bakhshandehpour, president, SBE, at the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
SLS opening draws some real players; Jewelers of Las Vegas accessorizes Fred Segal
Monday, August 25, 2014
The fury of Friday night’s grand opening at SLS Las Vegas has subsided, when guests began waiting in line for as long as 4 hours before the requisite fireworks, ribbon cutting and flooding of the casino floor at midnight. ...
Farid Matraki.
Farid Matraki of Crystals: Celine, Sisley, Lalique new luxury stops; fall-fashion trends
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
The Shops at Crystals in CityCenter continues to be the epicenter for luxury shopping in Las Vegas. We regularly seek to bring the best designers to the city, and this year was no exception. Celine is the most recent addition to our roster.
Carlo's Bakery by celebrity chef Buddy Valastro opens in the Grand Canal Shoppes on Monday, March 31, 2014, in the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas.
Restaurant designer Vincent Celano talks Buddy V’s, Carlo’s Bakery and Mercadito
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
I’m extremely proud of the work we have done and the team I am fortunate to work with at Celano Design Studio. I have designed for hotels, nightclubs and restaurants and have worked with brands like Mercadito Hospitality, Buddy V’s Ristorante and Carlo’s Bakery.
Charles Ressler.
Charles Ressler of First Friday: Downtown festival celebrates 12 years in October
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Each attendee of First Friday is responsible for keeping it alive, so thank you for your support because without it this remarkable monthly happening would never have grown or become the true platform for Las Vegas’ arts, entrepreneurial and business populous.
Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary Lion’s Share slot machine at MGM Grand on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip. The jackpot had not been won in 20 years.
After 20 years, ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine at MGM Grand pays out $2.4 million jackpot
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
A lucky New Hampshire couple leaves the Strip tonight for their flight home as winners of a $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand. The machine hit the big jackpot on Linda and Walter Misco’s last night in town.
Lenny Kravitz and Maria Menounos at the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
SLS Las Vegas opens with global guests, shows by Iggy Azalea and Lenny Kravitz
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
The star-studded preview party began on the red carpet with Lenny Kravitz, Aaron Paul, Emile Hirsch, Kellan Lutz, Dita Von Teese, Chuck Liddell, Brittany Snow, Maria Menounos in the clingiest, curve-hugging gown imaginable, Holly Madison, Sabina Kelley and many more.
Fireworks explode during the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas, formerly the Sahara, in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
SLS Las Vegas is open for business: ‘Let’s go have some fun!’
Saturday, August 23, 2014
In a gathering led by SLS President and COO Rob Oseland, who was onstage with Sam Nazarian and Terry Fancher, SLS Las Vegas was introduced at Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue with multiple thanks and praise.
Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Sharon Stone, Dita Von Teese, John Legend, Bruno Mars, AFAN
Friday, August 22, 2014
Music heavyweights Bruno Mars and John Legend have back-to-back concerts at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, and Saturday night’s 28th Anniversary AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel will be all showstoppers.
Sam Nazarian, CEO at SBE Entertainment, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
As it reignites north end of the Strip, SLS means Seeking Local Support
Friday, August 22, 2014
It’s difficult not to feel melancholy as SLS Las Vegas resurrects this famous parcel at the corner of Sahara and the Strip. It’s been the zombie apocalypse on this corner long enough, three years and change since the closing of ...

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