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March 2, 2015

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CityCenter\'s Aria Makes Debut

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CityCenter's Aria makes it long awaited debut to the public.

The cast of “Raiding the Rock Vault” arrives at Mark Shunock’s “Mondays Dark,” benefiting Nevada SPCA, at Vinyl on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Kudos to ‘Raiding the Rock Vault,’ Rick Moonen, Stacey Linde, Tiffany Masters
The Strip:
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Congratulations to the cast of “Raiding the Rock Vault” for raising $3,500 for the Cultural Arts Training Foundation during a Rock and Rise charity performance to support the foundation’s programs for the One Billion Rising global campaign to empower women.
DJ Pauly D hosts his Super Bowl 49 pre-party at Vanity on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
DJ Pauly D becomes Britney Spears’ sex slave — onstage at Planet Hollywood
Music:
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
DJ Pauly D, of “Jersey Shore” fame and a headliner DJ here in Las Vegas for years now, has become a full-time Las Vegas resident and watched Britney Spears’ hit resident show “Britney: Piece of Me” on Monday night at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for One Drop" rehearsal with director Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar and twin U.K. brothers Kevin and Andrew Atherton, of "Zarkana" at Aria, on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Mirage.
‘One Night for One Drop’ preview: Third — and longer? — production at Mirage
Cirque du Soleil:
Monday, February 9, 2015
We received a sneak preview over the weekend of this year’s annual charity production helmed for the second consecutive time by Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar, who started with Cirque du Soleil as a performer in “Love” at the Mirage.
New England Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler (21) breaks up a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) during the second half of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.
Celebrity preview: Malcolm Butler, Joanna Krupa, Alfonso Ribeiro, Lisa Lampanelli
Las Vegas:
Friday, February 6, 2015
In a sense, this week’s rundown of entertainment attractions is much like ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars”: A lot of celebrities, one clear champion, and a lot of choices for strutting. It’s certainly all about being fleet of foot.
Joan Collins and Judy Bryer.
Strip Scribbles: London calling with Joan Collins; Oksana Baiul; and Janet Jackson
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Congratulations to my friend Judy Bryer of Summerlin who has been invited to London by her actress gal pal Dame Joan Collins for Queen Elizabeth II’s investiture on March 26.
Derek Jeter.
Derek Jeter takes over for Michael Jordan on the links at Shadow Creek
Golf:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament organized by Aria execs every spring is no more, but the games continue, and I’ve learned exclusively that MLB superstar Derek Jeter will take over the mantle at CityCenter and Shadow Creek.
The 2015 Nevada Ballet Theater Black and White Ball honors Woman of the Year Debbie Allen, flanked here by Robin Leach and Frankie Moreno, on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Aria.
Photos: Nevada Ballet Theater honors Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year
Dance:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It was a glittering and glamorous gala, and honoree Debbie Allen of “Fame” notoriety was cool as a cucumber as she was praised and lauded as Woman of the Year — but she almost didn’t make it.
Vocalists Kerry O’Malley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole Kaplan, David Burnham, Randal Keith and Andrew Ragone flank Steve Wynn during the press conference for “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’
Monday, January 26, 2015
The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene. This week’s Monday By the Numbers column touches on ballet and a helicopter. Enjoy this stat parade:
Off the Strip, a bistro and bar, opened last week at the Linq.
White Castle makes Las Vegas debut; restaurants open at Lou Ruvo Center, Linq, Aria
Monday, January 26, 2015
New restaurants are making their way downtown and on the Strip, from upscale dining to healthy to-go options. A local clothing boutique, Haute Chix, is closing, and White Castle lovers can celebrate as ...
Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada competes in the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Miami.
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada dazzles in national costume
Las Vegas:
Thursday, January 22, 2015
There were raves Wednesday night at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries for our hometown beauty Nia Sanchez, who after winning Miss Nevada USA went on to win Miss USA for our Silver State for the first time.
Holly Madison, seated, backstage with other performers at the grand opening of 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
1923 edges back toward Ivan Kane vibe; Gold Coast pulling apart showroom
Monday, January 19, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Yard House at Town Square, just a handspring from Baobab Stage Theater, where the venue’s proprietor, Wassa Coulibaly, is heading up another of her “Midnight Cabaret” burlesque shows.
Miss Nevada USA turned Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Henderson preps for the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Miami this week.
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA at Miss Universe; Rio turns 25; Justin Timberlake with gum
Las Vegas:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez of Henderson, who went on to become our first Miss USA, has been on a whirlwind schedule with her 87 Miss Universe Pageant rivals in Florida.
Michael Mina at the All-Star Feast on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Buffet at Aria.
Q+A: Star chef Michael Mina toasts opening of Bardot Brasserie at Aria
Dining:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
“It was time to change it up,” explained Michael. “This is my 26th restaurant, but I’ve never done a truly Parisian one. I have RN 74 in San Francisco, which is a salute to the Burgundy countryside, but that’s modern interpretations of regional French cuisine. I wanted the real deal.”
Gordon Ramsay and his Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill staff attend the Grand Tasting of 2014 Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Garden of the Gods in Caesars Palace.
2015 Vegas Uncork’d announces chef lineup for April 23-26
Food:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tickets have been selling fast for the ninth edition of Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit from April 23-26, and that’s before the full list of headlining chefs was known and which we can now reveal.
Frankie Moreno performs at the Stratosphere on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Frankie Moreno hitting Carnegie Hall in 2015; Wynn gives ‘Showstoppers’ dancers room to stretch legs
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau this week made a stop at an open terrace just outside the 50th-floor Voodoo Steakhouse at the Rio for announcement of the New Year’s Eve fireworks show on the Strip. Seven hotels will fire pyrotechnics during …

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