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August 20, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the "Veronic Voices" premiere at Bally's on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Celine Dion cancels Caesars Palace shows through March, Asia tour
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Superstar Celine Dion confirmed the news at 6:25 a.m. today, over fears that began in December, that she will cancel her Caesars Palace shows and postpone all her showbiz activities indefinitely, including a planned fall tour to Asia.
Jen Selter celebrates her 21st birthday at Tao on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in the Venetian.
Star Surveillance: Jen Selter, Henry Rollins, Floyd Mayweather Jr., John Popper, Uncle Kracker
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Instagram sensation Jen Selter kicked off her birthday weekend at Tao in the Venetian on Friday. As the clock struck midnight, the newly 21-year-old headed upstairs to the nightclub to continue her celebration weekend with friends and family.
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood.
Reprieve might save topless ‘Sydney After Dark’; changes are in the works
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
One knowledgeable Strip-show insider told me: “The girls are gorgeous, but the production numbers and costumes were too ambitious. They planned it in Australia as a big spectacular when it should have stuck to a sexy vibe in the intimacy of a cabaret room.”
Maren Wade.
Singer-dancer Maren Wade: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I want to expose a dark, mysterious and gripping subculture that exists deep within the world of Las Vegas that isn’t talked about often. It’s not a place where everyone can go, and those who do have a unique vantage point. They hold the special key to the green door.
Sanders Family Winery in Pahrump, Nev.
Jack Sanders of Sanders Family Winery: Pahrump is Nevada’s wine country
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
“What the heck’s a winery doing in the middle of the desert?” I can’t remember how many times I’ve been asked that question by thousands of tourists who visit our wineries here in Pahrump. Yes, Pahrump has become Nevada’s wine country, and why not?
Robin Leach and Robin Williams.
Strip Scribbles: Talking about Robin Williams with Fox News; Bob Markworth; The Beatles
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I joined Greta Van Susteren on her Fox News TV show this afternoon (4 p.m.) to talk about my memories of working with Robin Williams and the great charity work he did here in Las Vegas for Keep Memory Alive, Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children and many more.
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons star in AMC’s “4th & Loud.”
Las Vegas brothers star on AMC’s ‘4th & Loud’ with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley of KISS
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
When the new AMC series “4th & Loud” premieres tonight, it will feature two Las Vegas brothers, Beau Bell and B.J. Bell, former UNLV athletes who play for the Arena Football League team the L.A. Kiss. The team’s inaugural season was documented for the TV series.
“Ghost The Musical” is at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Aug. 12-17, 2014.
‘Ghost The Musical’ brings movie magic and romance to the Smith Center stage
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
“Ghost,” nominated for five Academy Awards, brought new meaning to the art and skills of pottery and starred Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and the comedic talents of Whoopi Goldberg, who won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. ...
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood.
‘Sydney’ might not go dark; Cheaza headed to China; fetching notes at Nevada SPCA charity event
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Starbucks on Sunday at Planet Hollywood, where upstairs the new adult revue “Sydney After Dark” from SPI Entertainment is performing its final show later at the old “Peepshow” showroom. ...
Executive chef Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms is flanked by Nicole Murphy and Shanna Moakler.
Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms offers simple summer barbecue tips
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Summer is the season for barbecues, get-togethers and relaxed, easy cooking. As the executive chef of one of the busiest steakhouses in Las Vegas, N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms, my team and I are used to preparing delectable dishes for hundreds of guests.
Carrie Megan Gross and Ben Carey.
Ben Carey of Lifehouse: ‘Chandelier Sessions’ is about fellowship, mentorship and community
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 11, 2014
A goal for me this summer is to bring a music culture to downtown Las Vegas, similar to what you might find in Austin, Nashville, Memphis, Sunset Boulevard in L.A., New York City, Chicago and New Orleans. What Las Vegas needs is a home for musicians.
Lori Milken, Camille Ruvo, Larry Ruvo, Susan Schneider, Robin Williams and Michael Milken at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Downtown Las Vegas.
We have lost an incredibly talented and kind star in Robin Williams
Tribute:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Robin Williams was often here in Las Vegas — with fellow comic Eric Idle at Steve Wynn’s rebirth of Monty Python at Wynn Las Vegas. He was here for the HBO Comedy Festivals in a celebrity event with Billy Crystal. And he supported Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children.
This 1987 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in character as disc jockey Adrian Cronauer in director Barry Levinson's comedy drama "Good Morning Vietnam." Williams has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
In Las Vegas, Robin Williams remembered as ‘one of the most beloved and respected comics ever’
Monday, August 11, 2014
Jerry Lewis learned the news of the death of comic great Robin Williams this afternoon while Lewis was watching CNN. A phone call to Lewis at his Las Vegas home was ...
Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her Chippendales friends Chaun Thomas and Lind Walter at the 2011 Great Santa Run at Town Square on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
Strip Scribbles: Red Bull BC One, Great Santa Run, Rita Rudner and Murray Sawchuck
Monday, August 11, 2014
Las Vegas will be one of six global cities hosting an epic breakdancing showdown before November’s world finals in Paris, France. On Friday, Red Bull BC One, the world’s most prestigious one-on-one B-Boy competition, is at Brooklyn Bowl.
88.1 KCEP-FM General Manager Craig Knight stand with Robin Leach and his NBA Ambassador Award during the 19th annual Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame gala Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
Photos: Knockout weekend for boxer and MMA friend Ana Julaton and yours truly
Monday, August 11, 2014
What an honor for me to be inducted into the 2014 Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame as its first Mark Smith Ambassador Award recipient Saturday night. I was humbled by the kind words and outpouring of support from colleagues and friends.
This March 27, 2010, file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at the 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams has died in an apparent suicide.
Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63
Monday, August 11, 2014
Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in ...
88.1 KCEP-FM General Manager Craig Knight stand with Robin Leach and his NBA Ambassador Award during the 19th annual Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame gala Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame gala is a champagne wishes and caviar dreams affair
Monday, August 11, 2014
On Saturday night, I was glad to be present as the man I refer to as Ubiquitous Robin Leach (URL for short) was honored with the inaugural Mark Smith Ambassador Award by the Nevada Broadcasters Association at the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
Cheaza Figueroa.
Cheaza departs ‘Jubilee’ for yearlong tour dates in Asia, Europe and Middle East
Monday, August 11, 2014
“You never know if it’s the right move, but I love the challenge of change. I think the aspect of the challenge is what I need at this moment,” Cheaza told me moments after ending her run in “Jubilee” at Bally’s last week.
Darin Feinstein is seen outside Beauty Bar on Friday, July 18, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas. Feinstein recently purchased the venue.
After updated Facebook post, Beauty Bar owner drops lawsuit
Monday, August 11, 2014
The lawsuit issued by Beauty Bar co-owner Darin Feinstein against club patron Megan Trivette has been withdrawn. The settlement was reached as Trivette, a customer who had posted on her personal Facebook page ...
Frontman Adam Duritz and his band Counting Crows at Mandalay Beach Beach on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket stick to the hits at Mandalay Bay Beach
Review:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, who celebrated his 50th birthday this month, was upbeat and in fine voice as he dug into set opener “Round Here,” twisting the phrasing of the lyrics as he prowled the edge of the stage.
King of cars Josh Towbin.
Josh ‘The Chop’ Towbin: Las Vegas’ king of cars offers auto-buying tips
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Summer is the perfect season to buy the new car that you’ve had your eye on all year. Buying a car should be a fun and exciting process, but, as we all know, it can sometimes be stressful. In order to avoid the anxiety, I have created a list of advice and tips.
Olivia Newton-John and Kevin Burke in Nassau, Bahamas.
‘Defending the Caveman’ star Kevin Burke: My year away from Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
It’s been a year since Las Vegas and I broke up and I said goodbye to your sweet sexy neon and scenic vistas in infinite shades of brown — 365 days and change since I left you and my role in “Defending the Caveman” at Harrah’s.
2013 UNLVino's Grand Tasting honoring Elizabeth Blau with the Dom Perignon Award of Excellence at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau: Chefs have helped build and grow community of Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
I have lived in Las Vegas for 15 years now and have been lucky enough to have a front-row seat to the growth and development of this valley. I have been lucky to see most of it through the eyes of the restaurant community.
Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Déjà vu: Justin Timberlake is still a solid showman in ‘20/20’ return to MGM Grand
Review:
Sunday, August 10, 2014
In a return visit to Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour” on Friday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena, one of the best live entertainers in music today kept the template nearly the same — and it was as solid and spectacular as the first time.
Adam Duritz
Adam Duritz of Counting Crows: ‘You’re always competing with your own level of quality’
Q+A:
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz isn’t shy about revealing the inspiration behind his most famous songs. Ask him about his band’s first original material in six years, however, and he becomes noticeably guarded, defensive even.

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