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February 7, 2016

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CityCenter\'s Aria Makes Debut

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

Mike Tyson at Tournament of Kings in Excalibur.
Star Surveillance: Mike Tyson, Alicia Vikander, Ja Rule, DJ Pauly D, Terry Fator
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Oscar nominee Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”), here filming the “Bourne Identity” sequel with Matt Damon, dined at chef Brian Malarkey’s new Herringbone at Aria with co-star Vincent Cassel.
Director Hassan El Hajjami attends “One Night for One Drop: Quest for Water” rehearsal Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Aria. Singer Leona Lewis is the guest artist at “Quest for Water” on March 18 at the Smith Center.
New ‘One Drop’ director Hassan El Hajjami brings water to his village
Cirque du Soleil:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
I talked with new artistic director Hassan El Hajjami and Jerry Nadal, senior VP of Cirque’s Resident Show Division, who revealed that the new show “Toruk” inspired by James Cameron’s Oscar-winning “Avatar” might be headed here.
Brigg's Oyster Co. debuted Nov. 23, 2015, at Suncoast.
Seafood rules hotel dining as Santa Fe, Suncoast welcome oyster spots
Openings & Closings:
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Aria welcomes Southern California-inspired seafood restaurant Herringbone as two oyster joints try to make a splash ...
Meadowlark Lemon attends the Tony LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation benefit dinner Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Aria.
Strip Scribbles: Taylor Swift + Calvin Harris, Penn & Teller, Wiz Khalifa, Meadowlark Lemon
Las Vegas:
Monday, December 28, 2015
Two romances have become must-watch New Year’s Eve events here on the Strip: DJ Calvin Harris and singer Taylor Swift and rapper Nicki Minaj and her fellow rapper beau Meek Mill.
Prince Royce performs during Day 2 of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Star Surveillance: Prince Royce, Mario Lopez, Michael Strahan, Trey Songz, Fabolous
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Singer-songwriter Prince Royce, Casper Smart (Jennifer Lopez’s beau) and friends dined at Tao in the Venetian. Tao hosted Dave Chappelle, Erick Aybar, Luis Ortiz (“Million Dollar Listings”) at the Roc Nation party.
Zuppa di pesce
Calling All Captains: Carbone Creates Classic Experience
Friday, December 18, 2015
Aria’s newest Italian restaurant showcases tableside service and deep flavors.
Fireworks above the Strip on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, as seen from atop Trump International Tower in Las Vegas.
2015 NYE: 80,000 fireworks to Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra
Las Vegas:
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The 8-minute-and-18-second fireworks salute to the end of 2015 and welcome to 2016 on the Las Vegas Strip has taken one year of planning. Our annual extravaganza widely hailed as one of the biggest and best in the world will be set this year to the music of multiple artists.
Cirque du Soleil's "Zarkana" at Aria on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
Aria convention expansion leads to closing of ‘Zarkana’
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Announced today are plans for a massive new expansion of the Aria convention center, which will cover an additional 200,000 square feet and overtake the lavish theater that has been home to “Zarkana” since ...
Chef Brian Malarkey.
Star chef Brian Malarkey aims to anchor Herringbone at Aria on Dec. 28
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Herringbone Las Vegas will showcase sustainable, responsibly sourced ingredients from ocean, ranch and field. Diners can start (or make) their meals with options from the Salt & Brine bar featuring seafood ranging from Pacific-bred oysters to octopus with salsa verde.
Southern fried chicken, egg rolls and pho with tofu fit on the same menu at Chow.
Ben Vaughn: Three favorite new(-ish) restaurants in Las Vegas
Contributing Columnist:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
If you’re like me, you like to try new and different foods and see what fare ranks above the rest. That said, I don’t like to waste an eating opportunity, either. We’re only on this planet for a finite amount of time, and I’d rather not spend it eating poorly.
The Party Down South Punch Bowl is shown at the Vista Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace.
Cheers! New bars and lounges for imbibing on (and near) the Strip
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
When the Cosmopolitan and newly formed Clique Hospitality open Clique, an avant-garde lounge concept, in the Book & Stage area of the Cosmopolitan this month, Clique will join a, well, clique of new bars and lounges sprinkling Las Vegas.
“Zumanity” at New York-New York.
Cirque offers BOGO for $15 for six Strip shows through Dec. 17
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The buy one ticket, get the second one for $15 offers are available only for performances through Dec. 17, so buyers must purchase the first ticket at full price by Dec. 17 in order to get the second ticket for $15. (This offer doesn’t apply to shows after Dec. 17).
Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar first-anniversary celebration Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Linq Hotel. Fieri is pictured here with Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots.
Strip Scribbles: New Guy Fieri restaurant at Rio; Celine’s new album; stars in bras
Las Vegas:
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Ole! Chef, author, restaurateur and Emmy-winning TV host Guy Fieri, a UNLV graduate, will open El Burro Borracho in early 2016 at the Rio. Translated as “drunken donkey,” it’s the second Las Vegas restaurant for Guy after his popular Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar.
Carbone at Aria.
Capt. Louie Carbone’s sneak preview of new Italian restaurant Carbone in Aria
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
“That may be the best one I’ve ever tasted,” I told chef Mario Carbone’s cousin Louie after I had two extra servings of Caesars salad with the airiest and lightest croutons that could possibly be made by heavenly angels.
Carbone at Aria.
Photos: New York Italian transplant Carbone opens for business at Aria
Thursday, October 22, 2015
It’s the first domestic expansion outside New York City for Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick as they introduced their concept to Las Vegas reinvigorating classic Italian-American cuisine with tableside service and world-class sourced ingredients.

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