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

Kim Wood is the lead sommelier at Jean-Georges Steakhouse in addition to serving as director of wine at Aria.
Sommelier talks wine, science, baseball
Q&A with Kim Wood:
Monday, July 27, 2015
Kim Wood, director of wine at Aria, was responsible for selecting the wine pairings at this year’s Vegas Uncork’d for a celebrity chef brunch at Bardot Brasserie and an all-star feast at Aria. Wood is a Johns Hopkins University-educated biomedical engineer but chose a career in the hospitality industry ...
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the NALEO conference on Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Clinton on guns: How many must die before we act?
Thursday, June 18, 2015
In the wake of nine shooting deaths at a historic black church in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the country needs to face the “hard truths” about race and gun violence. Clinton, who visited ...
Executive Chef Josh Smith prepares a Mediterranean seabass in the Bardot Brasserie kitchen.
Executive chef: ‘You have to always have the drive to be better’
Q&A:
Monday, June 15, 2015
Joshua Smith is executive chef at Bardot Brasserie at Aria. A Las Vegas native, Smith has more than a decade of experience in the restaurant business, including a stint at L20 in Chicago, which had two Michelin stars before it closed five months ago. Smith is responsible for developing the culinary program at Bardot Brasserie, which is Michael Mina’s first foray into traditional French cuisine on the Strip ...
Magician Murray Sawchuck waits to pay for chandeliers from the Frank Sinatra Suite during the first day of a liquidation sale Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Riviera. Sawchuck performs at Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Carbone at Aria, Murray Sawchuck’s chandelier, PMOY Raquel Pomplun
Las Vegas:
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Carbone at Aria won’t be an exact duplicate of the New York venue, which has won numerous stars since opening in 2013 and getting a nod as a finalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards for “Best New Restaurant in America.”
Christina Wilson, Gordon Ramsay and Scott Commings.
Photos: Gordon Ramsay promotes Christina Wilson; new Aria restaurant, club; sous chef computer
2015 Vegas Uncork’d:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Five years to the day executive chef Christina Wilson won Season 10 of “Hell’s Kitchen,” star chef Gordon Ramsay appointed her the top executive of his worldwide restaurant empire.
Nobu Matsuhisa, Frank Pellegrino Jr., Marc Sherry, Guy Savoy, Giada De Laurentiis, Francois Payard and Greg Sherry arrive at the Grand Tasting of 2014 Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Garden of the Gods in Caesars Palace.
Preview: Vegas Uncork’d returns to Caesars, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Aria
Food:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Now known as America’s No.1 food-and-wine festival, Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit kicks off Thursday with four days and nights of feasting on the Strip.
Sarah Jessica Parker launches SJP Pop-Up with Zappos Couture in the Shops at Crystals on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Aria.
Sarah Jessica Parker talks stilettos, ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Divorce’
The Shops at Crystals:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Gorgeous actress and fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker, who propelled the mega-sales of stilettos with her wardrobe on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” surprisingly doesn’t consider herself much of a shopper.
Scott Disick, fifth from right — with Kourtney Kardashian, fourth from right, and friends — hosts at 1 OAK on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in the Mirage.
Celebrity preview: Kourtney Kardashian, SJP, Kathy Griffin, Jennifer Coolidge, Wayne Brady
Las Vegas:
Friday, April 17, 2015
Maybe the music scene is quiet because country music fans have left the Strip en masse for this year’s 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. It has moved — thankfully for only one year — from MGM Grand Garden Arena to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis at the 2010 ShoWest Awards at the Paris on March 18, 2010.
Shopping with Sarah Jessica Parker at Crystals in CityCenter
Fashion:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
“Sex and the City” with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis was a Sunday night TV-viewing phenomenon on HBO that began in 1998 and ended in 2004.
The 2015 Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational red carpet on Friday, March 13, 2015, in Aria.
Photos: Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament red carpet at Aria
Sports:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
MLB star Derek Jeter’s first Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament at our prestigious Shadow Creek Gold Course for his Turn 2 Foundation brought out a slew of stars last week and over the weekend.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay goes over the menu with guests during a Vegas Uncork’d Master Series Dinner at his Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace on Thursday May 20, 2012. Adam Rapoport, editor in chief of Bon Appetit, is at right.
Vegas Uncork’d is ‘here to stay’; Adam Rapoport predicts fine-dining changes
Q+A:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The lineup of chefs includes Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsay, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, Guy Savoy, Hubert Keller, Michael Mina, Rick Moonen, Steve Martorano, Julian Serrano, Masa Takayama and Frank Pellegrino Jr.
Derek Jeter.
Derek Jeter takes over for Michael Jordan at Shadow Creek, Aria
Sports:
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Derek Jeter has taken over the Michael Jordan mantle at the Celebrity Golf Invitational at Aria, and none other than the NBA great himself is here to turn over the clubs to the MLB star.
Derek Jeter.
Derek Jeter prepares for first L.V. golf tournament; will Tom Brady compete?
Shadow Creek:
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Among the star names being mentioned to attend is Kardashian family member Brody Jenner with his dad Bruce Jenner, who is reportedly undergoing treatment for a transgender sex change. The Jenners have competed in previous years.
"Crazy Girls" 25th anniversary celebrations at the Riviera from Oct. 1-3, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: Riviera’s 60th anniversary; new Strip dining and nightlife
Las Vegas:
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The noon May 4 closing of the doors to the Riviera, which is becoming part of the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center district, isn’t stopping the Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary celebrations there next month.
Nancy Rubins' "Big Edge" at CityCenter
CityCenter is a walkable, drinkable art museum
The Incidental Tourist:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
A different, slightly blurry way of looking at the expansive Strip development.

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