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August 20, 2014

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Robin Leach's Celebrity Watch

Photo: Maren Wade.
Singer-dancer Maren Wade: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Guest Columnist:
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.
Photo: Sanders Family Winery in Pahrump, Nev.
Jack Sanders of Sanders Family Winery: Pahrump is Nevada’s wine country
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Guest Columnist:
“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?
Photo: 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.
Photo: Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons star in AMCs 4th & L
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.
Photo: Ghost The Musical is at the Smith Center for the P
‘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. ...
Photo: Executive chef Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse
Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms offers simple summer barbecue tips
Monday, August 11, 2014
Guest Columnist:
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.
Photo: Carrie Megan Gross and Ben Carey.
Ben Carey of Lifehouse: ‘Chandelier Sessions’ is about fellowship, mentorship and community
Monday, August 11, 2014
Guest Columnist:
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.
Photo: Lori Milken, Camille Ruvo, Larry Ruvo, Susan Schne
We have lost an incredibly talented and kind star in Robin Williams
Monday, August 11, 2014
Tribute:
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.
Photo: Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her Chippendales friends
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.
Photo: 88.1 KCEP-FM General Manager Craig Knight stand wi
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.
Photo: 88.1 KCEP-FM General Manager Craig Knight stand wi
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.
Photo: 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.
Photo: Frontman Adam Duritz and his band Counting Crows a
Counting Crows and Toad the Wet Sprocket stick to the hits at Mandalay Bay Beach
Monday, August 11, 2014
Review:
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.
Photo: King of cars Josh Towbin.
Josh ‘The Chop’ Towbin: Las Vegas’ king of cars offers auto-buying tips
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Guest Columnist:
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.
Photo: Olivia Newton-John and Kevin Burke in Nassau, Baha
‘Defending the Caveman’ star Kevin Burke: My year away from Las Vegas
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Guest Columnist:
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.

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