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April 18, 2015

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Celebrity Sightings

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao attend a news conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2.
How much for Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao ringside tickets? $75,000?
Boxing:
Monday, April 13, 2015
After two weeks of drama over a contract, tickets and rooms, the ducats have finally been printed for the May 2 fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Chef Kerry Simon at the Epicurean Charitable Foundation's 11th Annual M.E.N.U.S. scholarship fundraiser at the M Resort on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: Kerry Simon’s medical marijuana controversy; ‘Caveman’ wedding
Las Vegas:
Monday, April 13, 2015
A report in a new medical marijuana magazine reprinted in a daily newspaper has rankled supporters of ailing star chef Kerry Simon, who is fighting Multiple System Atrophy, which has caused the loss of his movement and speech.
Tom Bergeron, Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani during Week 4 of Season 20 of “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, April 6, 2015, on ABC.
‘DWTS’ preview: Will Suzanne Somers or Chris Soules go home?
Television:
Monday, April 13, 2015
There’s Disney magic on tonight’s episode of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” the second-ever Disney night with the entire cast sharing the dance floor with their favorite live-action Disney characters.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform classic jazz standards from their album “Cheek to Cheek” on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Review: Tony Bennett + Lady Gaga — charismatic chemistry between legend, pop star
Planet Hollywood:
Monday, April 13, 2015
With genuine admiration and respect for each another, I’d swear that Lady Gaga and crooner Tony Bennett were flirting with each other while onstage here over the weekend at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Jerry Lewis addresses the audience during the Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.
NAB convention draws celebrities, politicians; Jerry Lewis receives top honor
Las Vegas:
Monday, April 13, 2015
The world craves content, and NAB is a big source for professionals who create, deliver and buy it. It’s six days of feeding the need of next-generation content for attendees from broadcast, digital media, film, entertainment, telecom and more.
The Las Vegas Outlaws battle the L.A. Kiss on Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. The Outlaws won 61-48.
Photos: Las Vegas Outlaws defeat L.A. Kiss 61-48, lead Western Division
Arena Football League:
Monday, April 13, 2015
Sweet revenge? Las Vegas Outlaws quarterback J.J. Raterink threw nine touchdown passes — four in the fourth quarter alone — in the rock star rivalry with the L.A. Kiss when Vince Neil’s team rampaged the house of opposition’s Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
Drag queens and kings at Hard Rock Cafe on Paradise Road on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Monday By the Numbers: Taking a drag at Hard Rock Cafe; welcoming expensive equines to the Thomas & Mack
Monday, April 13, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers celebrates one of the great civic achievements ever in VegasVille, the Guinness World Record for the largest staged drag show.
Jennifer Lopez at Hakkasan on Friday, April 10, 2015, in MGM Grand.
Photos: Jennifer Lopez celebrates ex-boyfriend Casper Smart’s 28th birthday at Hakkasan
MGM Grand:
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez and ex-boyfriend Casper Smart were seen together at Hakkasan in MGM Grand as they enjoyed a Friday night on the town with close friends.
The Gazillionaire, Melody Sweets, Channing Tatum and Joy Jenkins at “Absinthe” on Friday, April 10, 2015, at Caesars Palace.
Channing Tatum attends ‘Absinthe’ at Caesars Palace
The Strip:
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Channing Tatum’s “Magic Mike” sequel “Magic Mike XXL” arrives in theaters July 1, and the second sequel to “21 Jump Street,” creatively titled “23 Jump Street,” has been green-lighted.
The star-studded crowd for Sammy Hagar & The Circle included Horny Mike, Derek Stevens, Hagar, Corey Harrison, Randy Couture and Richard Wilk on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Photos: Sammy Hagar & The Circle rock Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Music:
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The planned setlist for the evening included “One Way to Rock,” “Rock Candy,” “Good Times, Bad Times,” “Pound Cake,” “I Can’t Drive (55),” “Right Now,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Little White Lie,” “Levee Breaks,” “Moby Dick” and “ Why Can’t This Be Love.”
Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno performs at the "Let's Be Frank" show with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 10, 2015, in New York City. New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke directed the orchestra.
Frankie Moreno cuts loose in Carnegie Hall debut
Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Frank Sinatra tribute show is titled “Let’s Be Frank” featuring the New York Pops orchestra, 80 musicians strong, with a quartet of guest stars, among them Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno.
Steely Dan at Pearl at the Palms on Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Steely Dan as hot as it gets, reels in the years at Pearl at the Palms
Music:
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Common wisdom has it that Steely Dan is just Walter Becker and Donald Fagen with an anonymous, rotating cast of backing musicians. True, Steely Dan has not been a ‟band” in the formal sense since around 1974.
Jeremy Sumpter and Christopher McDonald star in “The Squeeze.”
Q+A: Actor Jeremy Sumpter puts ‘The Squeeze’ on the Wynn
Film:
Sunday, April 12, 2015
It’s been 12 years since P.J. Hogan’s big-budget “Peter Pan” hit movie theaters with actor Jeremy Sumpter in the lead role usually portrayed by actresses. Sumpter is now 26, 6-foot-2 and an avid golfer.
The 2011 Miss America Pageant contestants at Barry Manilow's show at the Paris on Jan. 7, 2011.
Celebrity preview: Barry Manilow + Dave Koz, Tony Bennett + Lady Gaga, Fleetwood Mac, St. Vincent
Las Vegas:
Friday, April 10, 2015
It’s such a sensory overload of music superstars this weekend in Las Vegas, you wonder if the Strip’s casinos all decided that we had to prevent residents and visitors from going to the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif.
Tyson Beckford is fitted with a bow tie for his appearance as guest host in Chippendales from April 30 to May 24, 2015, at the Rio. Mikey Perez is at left.
Q+A: Tyson Beckford strips down for Chippendales at the Rio
Adult Entertainment:
Friday, April 10, 2015
There’s no question that 44-year-old handsome hunk Tyson Beckford is in great shape, and as the main model for Ralph Lauren’s Polo sportswear line, he’s stripped down to his skivvies for its advertising campaigns.
Miss America Organization Chairman Sam Haskell III introduced the celebrity judges at a press conference in Planet Hollywood on Jan. 27, 2010. Judge and jazz musician Dave Koz is pictured here.
Q+A: Dave Koz celebrates 25-year career, performs with Barry Manilow at MGM Grand
Music:
Friday, April 10, 2015
Celebrated smooth-jazz saxophonist Dave Koz talks touring with Barry Manilow, celebrating 25 years as a recording artist, performing “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” and the closing of the Riviera on the Strip after 60 years.
Kym Johnson and Penn Jillette competed in Season 6 of “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC in 2008.
Strip Scribbles: Penn’s 105-pound weight loss, Sammy Hagar, The Band Perry, Lance Burton
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The 6-foot-7 Rio magician headliner Penn Jillette took four months to drop from 330 pounds to 225. He says that he was under doctor’s orders to change his eating habits.
Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis co-host a Master Series dinner at his Mesa Grill on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Caesars Palace.
Bobby Flay splits from third wife? Rolling Stones at Billboard Awards? SLS, ‘DWTS,’ ‘SYTYCD’
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
We have some scintillating Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors as the end of the workday and work week near, among them SLS Las Vegas launching an 18-and-older pool party at Foxtail next Thursday.
Fleetwood Mac performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Weekend best bets: Fleetwood Mac, St. Vincent and Great Las Vegas Festival of Beer
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Skip holing up on the couch this weekend for some quality time with fellow Las Vegas residents. From great music (Barry Manilow, Dave Koz and Fleetwood Mac) to a slate of festivals (beer and Latino), here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League, addresses the crowd during the Let's Bring Hockey to Las Vegas! press conference Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at MGM Grand Ballroom.
NHL franchise expansion team nears reality in Las Vegas?
Sports:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The goal of a Las Vegas NHL franchise expansion team seems to have become a little more realistic today. Hockey Vision officials reported that the ticket drive has gone “very well” and “progress in the campaign has been phenomenal.”
Mariah Carey performs the final stop of her The Angels Advocate Tour at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Feb. 27, 2010.
Mariah Carey fans flood and crash Caesars Palace website
Music:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Mariah Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide and surpassed Elvis Presley as the top solo artist with the most No. 1 singles in America.
Drake hosts and performs at Marquee on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Preview: Coachella artists also rocking Entertainment Capital of the World
Music:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Nearly 200,000 music fans will pour into Southern California’s Coachella Valley in the Inland Empire for the next two weekends to its annual music and arts festival.
Artist Vladimir Kush at Kush Fine Art Gallery in the Forum Shops of Caesars Palace.
Unique Vladimir Kush-Tommy Ward event to raise money, and awareness, for Lou Ruvo Center
Thursday, April 9, 2015
In the latest fundraising effort for Keep Memory Alive, artist Vladimir Kush is partnering with Las Vegas singer-songwriter Tommy Ward for an event billed “Kush & Ward: Sights & Sounds” set for April 25 at Kush Fine Art Gallery.
DJ brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike make their 2015 residency debut at Hakkasan on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in MGM Grand.
Q+A: DJ brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike make their debut at Hakkasan
MGM Grand:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Belgian and Greek brothers Dimitri and Michael Thivaios, better known as DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, grace the No. 2 spot on DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 DJs poll and make their residency debut at Hakkasan in MGM Grand on Thursday night.
Paella mixta with chicken, shellfish and chorizo at Tapas by Alex Stratta in Tivoli Village.
Q+A, Part 2: Chef Alex Stratta — ‘I’m going to take the food as seriously as I can’
Dining:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
“I still want to have the intensity of the basic technique and the discipline and that culture, but just stress it down a bit. Let’s just dress it down, and here’s what it’s supposed to be like without all those bells and whistles on it.”

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