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February 28, 2015

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Eric Church brings his “The Outsiders World Tour” to the Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Church takes the stage Saturday, as well, in a second sold-out show.
Review: Take me to church — Eric Church — at the Cosmopolitan
Jan. 17, 2015
On Friday evening, Eric Church’s “The Outsiders World Tour” stop was an enjoyably loose, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, jam-band performance with one of country’s more charismatic and baddest boys (he’s back at the Chelsea tonight, as well).
Eric Church performs at the Chelsea on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Eric Church, Elton John, Mary Wilson, Styx, Brody Jenner and Scott Disick
Jan. 16, 2015
The excitement in the past few days has been all about Mariah Carey’s addition to the Caesars Palace lineup, but we mustn’t forget that Sir Elton John is still the “Rocket Man,” and Britain’s musical lord is back at the Colosseum from Friday through Jan. 24.
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
Jan. 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.
Drake hosts and performs at Marquee on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: Drake at Marquee, Snoop Dogg at Tao, DJ Khaled at Lavo
Jan. 11, 2015
Hip-hop ruled Tao Group’s sold-out venues in Las Vegas as thousands of partygoers ushered in 2015 with Drake at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan, Snoop Dogg at Tao in the Venetian and DJ Khaled at Lavo in Palazzo.
Nick Jonas, accompanied by girlfriend Olivia Culpo, hosts Halloween at 1 OAK on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in the Mirage.
Star Surveillance: Nick Jonas, Nick Cannon, Nicolas Cage and Nicole Murphy
Jan. 9, 2015
To celebrate his 51st birthday, Academy Award-winning actor and Las Vegas resident Nicolas Cage and his wife, Alice Kim, watched the late performance of “Jubilee” at Bally’s on Wednesday night.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform classic jazz standards from their album “Cheek to Cheek” at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
2014 NYE: Tony Bennett + Lady Gaga: Terrific show and venue, wrong (NYE) crowd
Jan. 6, 2015
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s “Cheek to Cheek” is a coveted and divine gift of the holiday season, with Bennett’s legendary voice, hits and gentlemanly demeanor complementing Gaga’s sass, wit and colorful costumes by Brandon Maxwell.
Ricky Martin arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Strip shows for Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin?
Jan. 5, 2015
Global-superstar singers Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin may all be getting mini-residencies on the Strip early this spring if plans work out.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett perform classic jazz standards from their album “Cheek to Cheek” at the Chelsea on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga swing across the ages at the Cosmopolitan
Dec. 31, 2014
For a moment, you have to wonder if he’s still got it. Is he still great, or has he become a figure from an era long passed? Then Tony Bennett sings, really sings, at times so forcefully that in the rows closest to the stage, you ...
Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
2014 NYE: J.Lo, Tony Bennett + Gaga, Maroon 5, Iggy, Drake, Macklemore + Ryan Lewis
Dec. 30, 2014
You can buy a $500,000 VIP champagne table at Hakkasan and a $250,000 package at Hyde Bellagio that includes programming one song at the Bellagio Fountains. There’s even 23-karat gold lasagna being served at $100 a slice at Portofino.
Two housekeepers who declined to give their names, watch as the California School Employees Association, in town for a convention, join Culinary workers to picket the Cosmopolitan Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
Union: Cosmopolitan workers remain employed through sale
Dec. 19, 2014
The new ownership of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will undoubtedly institute changes to the resort. But the resort’s workforce, apparently, will remain intact. The Culinary Union ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
Dec. 18, 2014
The sale of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas cleared its last regulatory hurdle today when the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the $1.73 billion transaction. The sale was ...
Grand marshal and Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain and Santa Claus attend the 2013 Great Santa Run on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Shania, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Jeff Foxworthy, Brody Jenner, NFR
Dec. 12, 2014
Is country entertainment taking an ever-bigger role in the Las Vegas headliner scene? Tickets go on sale today for Kenny Chesney’s two-night stand at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in April. We’ve loved having the cowboys and cowgirls in town for the rodeo.
Criss Angel, Mr. Piffles and Piff the Magic Dragon at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan.
Piff the Magic Dragon fires up Rose. Rabbit. Lie.; Brian Wilson without pier at Venetian
Dec. 11, 2014
A member of “Vegas Nocturne” performed at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. last week. Lest you get all giddy over this concept, it was actually a former member of that wildly imaginative production, Piff the Magic Dragon, along ...
John Unwin, CEO of Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, poses at the resort Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
Cosmopolitan CEO leaving resort
Dec. 9, 2014
Unwin, who has been with the resort since 2009, will end his tenure as CEO at the end of the year but will continue afterward in a “consulting capacity” to help with the transition, according to a company press release. The release did not ...
Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain serves as grand marshal for the 2013 Las Vegas Great Santa Run in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Weekend best bets: Great Santa Run, Train, Amy Schumer and NFR
Dec. 4, 2014
From rodeos to Santa runs to hard rock, there’s truly a little something for everyone in the days ahead as Las Vegas kicks into high gear for the holidays. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets: