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August 2, 2014

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Robin Leach's Celebrity Watch

Photo: Alison Ewing, Christine Sherril and Mary Callanan
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Alison Ewing: ‘I had gotten the bug … I was born to do this!’
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Ever since I was a little girl, I can remember charging a ticket price for my performances. It was 5 cents for a show in my living room, me dancing around in my sister’s old, oversized dance-recital costumes while lip syncing to a worn-down record.
Photo: Steve Judkins and Mary Callanan in
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Mary Callanan: ‘I am lucky enough to play one of my dream roles here in Las Vegas’
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
We’ve now been here six weeks or so; the bags and boxes are emptied, pictures put up, dressing room decorated. Now what? Routine becomes your friend here. Wake up, coffee and breakfast, then a phone call home.
Photo: The official grand opening night of
‘Mamma Mia!’ star Joe Moeller: 10 Things That Make a New Yorker Feel at Home in Las Vegas
Monday, July 21, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Moving to Las Vegas from New York City is a bit abrupt, to say the least, but these Las Vegas staples make living here feel more like home every day. First of all, Las Vegas puts NYC to shame when it comes to 24-hour options.
Photo: Lady Gaga performs during her ArtRave: The ArtPop
Lady Gaga proves that she’s the ultimate showgirl at MGM Grand
Monday, July 21, 2014
Review:
Lady Gaga was the very center of attention during every moment of the first of two Las Vegas shows in her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour Saturday night (Gaga returns to MGM Grand Garden on Friday, Aug. 1). “I’m like the ultimate showgirl!” a glittering Gaga shouted.
Photo: Lao Sze Chuan's signature three chili chicken pack
Chicago chef Tony Hu brings Lao Sze Chuan to Palms
Monday, July 21, 2014
The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.
Photo: Shania Twain introduces the nominees for Top Rock
Shania Twain announces end of Caesars Palace residency
Monday, July 21, 2014
The last installment of the “Shania: Still the One” show at the Colosseum will be Dec. 13, ending the 100-show residency for the country music star that began in December 2012.
Photo: Frontman Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs Sat
Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is pure audio gold; innovative Trent Reznor commands Axis stage
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Review:
What is up with Chris Cornell’s voice? How is the Soundgarden frontman still so strong, still that good? Pure audio gold that has the same magic that it always has carries on today two decades after Soundgarden’s bestselling album, “Superunknown,” was released.
Photo: Myron Martin, president and CEO of the Smith Cente
Smith Center’s Myron Martin: Performing arts center is ‘the living room’ for Las Vegas
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Guest Columnist:
It’s amazing to think that nearly two decades ago, with little more than the “can-do” spirit for which Las Vegas is known, community leaders set out to bring a performing arts center to our city, and two years ago the Smith Center opened with great fanfare.
Photo: Jack Colton.
Nightlife guru Jack Colton: How to survive and thrive after moving to Las Vegas
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Now that I’ve long sailed past my 10th anniversary of moving back to Las Vegas and working in the nightlife industry, I’ve seen my fair share of people who have moved here only to leave after a short time once they’ve decided that Las Vegas wasn’t ...
Photo: Zoe Thrall and Qiana Conley present a Grammy Signa
Music producer Zoe Thrall: Behind these walls of Studio at the Palms
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Behind the doors of the city’s premier recording studio, things happen. Amazing things happen. Crazy, amazing and insanely cool things happen. These are some of my favorite moments in history since Studio at the Palms opened in December 2005.
Photo: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails at the Joint on Fr
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
Friday, July 18, 2014
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole sun, won’t you come and wash away the rain.” Turning off the iPod now. For now. Music is in the forefront in Las Vegas this weekend.
Photo: Interior designer Melissa Roche of Las Vegas compe
‘Brother vs. Brother’ winner Melissa Roche of Las Vegas talks Scott twins, SLS, $50K
Friday, July 18, 2014
Q+A:
Interior designer and Minnesota native Melissa Roche, now based in Las Vegas with her company Parlor 430 on East Sahara, was crowned Season 2 champion of HGTV’s “Brother vs. Brother” on Sunday night.
Photo: Michael Boychuck, 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez
Michael Boychuck talks Online Hair Academy, Hairdreams Laserbeamer, new LifeSpa + Salon
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Guest Columnist:
It’s that time of year again when my longtime friend Robin Leach enjoys his annual trip to Italy. I am happy to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to what’s to come while Robin enjoys some well-deserved R&R!
Photo: Veronic DiCaire and Shania Twain on Wednesday, Oct
Bally’s headliner Veronic DiCaire: ‘Las Vegas has been so good to me’
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Guest Columnist:
When Robin Leach approached me about writing a guest column for him, my first thought was, “OMG, replace Robin Leach? How will I do that?!” Then I said to myself, “Veronic, you re-create the voices of others for a living. You’ve got this, girl!”
Photo: Bill Murray, center, takes a selfie with Lady Gaga
Weekend best bets: Monty Python, ‘Lipshtick,’ Lady Gaga and Nine Inch Nails
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Need cheering up? This weekend’s entertainment options will give you plenty to smile — and laugh — about with an array of comedic theater and standup offerings, as well as music heavy-hitters.

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