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November 28, 2015

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George Strait announces an exclusive engagement in Las Vegas in 2016 at a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at MGM Grand. Strait will be among the first entertainers to perform at the Las Vegas Arena set to open in April.
It’s Strait to Las Vegas for Las Vegas Arena
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The first entertainer announced to perform at Las Vegas Arena is a solid, and Strait, individual. The man dubbed the King of Country Music and a proven Las Vegas commodity, George Strait, was announced today as the ...
Jennifer Lopez performs with Alvaro Soler during Day 2 of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
J.Lo promises ‘All I Have’ during big closing night at iHeartRadio Festival
MGM Grand:
Sunday, September 20, 2015
This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup was as robust as ever, although late drops by Janet Jackson (for an ear malady) and The Who (viral meningitis for Roger Daltrey) cut into ...
Nick Jonas performs during Day 2 of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Photos: Stars turn out for 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas
MGM Grand:
Sunday, September 20, 2015
It’s a wrap of another year of the iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena and MGM Resorts Village on the Las Vegas Strip, two days and nights of music by some of the most popular and bestselling artists in the world.
Duran Duran arrives at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival red carpet Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
2015 iHeartRadio photos: Coldplay, The Killers and Sam Smith rule Night 1
MGM Grand Garden Arena:
Saturday, September 19, 2015
The annual iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena is an embarrassment of riches, and that’s a good and bad thing. The good thing is that iHeartRadio is an incredible lineup of two days of some of the very best in pop music.
The Killers arrive at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival red carpet Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The Killers show off swivel with ‘Viva Las Vegas’ at iHeartRadio’s opening
Saturday, September 19, 2015
It should be a rite of passage assigned by community caretakers such as Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak that every singer or band who headlines in Las Vegas performs “Viva …
Jennifer Lopez performs at the Colosseum on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Caesars Palace.
Celebrity preview: iHeartRadio, J.Lo, The Weeknd, Puff Daddy, Mr. Olympia, Tattoo Show
Las Vegas:
Friday, September 18, 2015
There are so many superstars and big events this weekend in Las Vegas, it’s not a case of figuring out where to start and with whom: It’s a case of if we’ll still be standing Sunday night. You’d think this was New Year’s Eve Weekend.
Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto’s Grammy Award win Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at MGM Grand.
Tonight in L.V.: Mat Franco TV viewing, Tiesto, Sammy Ladeki, Tony Sacca
Las Vegas:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Tony Sacca will be recognized with the 23rd star on the Las Vegas Strip on the sidewalk outside Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. DJ Tiesto is at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.
Wolfgang Puck at Sip & Savor for 2014 UNLVino in his restaurant Spago on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
Tonight in L.V.: Wolfgang Puck’s Sip & Savor; ‘Perfect Physique’; Mark Knopfler; Steve Angello
Las Vegas Strip:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and his team of six top Las Vegas restaurant chefs host the third-annual benefit Sip & Savor for Keep Memory Alive at Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. More than 20 wineries are taking part.
Larry Ruvo and wife Camille Ruvo are honored by Andrea Bocelli and wife Veronica Bocelli in Florence, Italy.
Andrea Bocelli honors KMA founder Larry Ruvo in Italy
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
It was a total surprise when our Keep Memory Alive founder Larry Ruvo was given a tribute award from popera superstar singer Andrea Bocelli and his wife Veronica, and 20 Las Vegas visitors on a tour of Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy, witnessed the ceremony.
Justin Moore holds his trophy for New Artist of the Year in the photo room during the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
DLVEC headliner Justin Moore talks heat, No. 1 hits, old-school country and tattoos
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Country singer-songwriter Justin Moore said, “Over the years, we’ve learned that having fun and enjoying our concerts depends more on us than the fans. If we have a good time onstage, it becomes infectious. That’s our goal.”
Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Matt Bomer and Channing Tatum attend Day 2 of CinemaCon on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Caesars Palace.
Celebrity preview: Puff Daddy, Joe Manganiello, Enrique Iglesias, Justin Moore, Nick Cannon
Las Vegas:
Friday, September 11, 2015
Four adorable 6-week-old tiger cubs — Liberty, Justice, Hirah and Maharani — will be introduced to the world with their first appearance at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage on Saturday at high noon.
Fukuburger is sliding south on the Strip, from F.A.M.E. at the Linq to the Hawaiian Marketplace, across from CityCenter on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Ben Vaughn: My Top Five burgers in Las Vegas
Contributing Columnist:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Here is another thought about burgers: It’s a craving food like pizza, barbecue, French fries and Mexican food. It’s kind of naughty, a “no, no” food. We sure don’t see many “best of salads” lists.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation mentee Vildan Buric and mentor Michael Kennedy.
Michael Kennedy: ECF mentors future leaders of L.V.’s hospitality industry
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Epicurean Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit that awards scholarships to deserving local students interested in pursuing careers in hospitality and the culinary arts who do not have the financial means to attend college.
Kevin Hart celebrates his 32nd birthday at Gallery Nightclub in Planet Hollywood on Thursday, July 5, 2012.
On the funny beat: Kevin Hart looms large at Cosmopolitan; Rocks Lounge reaches for laughs; Bonkerz goes long at the Sayers Club
Thursday, September 3, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Fuel coffee bar at the Hard Rock Hotel, where the home entertainment center is playing video and audio of Bob Marley & The Wailers in concert, “I Shot the Sheriff” the selected number.
Panic! At the Disco, with frontman Brendon Urie, right, at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
Panic! At the Disco, 50 Cent + G-Unit, Sublime With Rome to headline Wine Amplified Oct. 9-10
MGM Resorts Village:
Monday, August 31, 2015
Wine Amplified begins at 5 p.m. both days and features Panic! At the Disco, Passion Pit, Sublime with Rome, 50 Cent featuring G-Unit, Fitz and The Tantrums, Cold War Kids, Robert DeLong, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, The Sheepdogs and more.
Ariana Grande performs with dancers during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Ariana Grande, Celine, Tyson Beckford, Miguel, K-Fed, AFAN, Queensryche
Las Vegas:
Friday, August 28, 2015
The incredible Las Vegas entertainment scene continues this weekend on the heels of one of the greatest emotional showbiz successes of all times Thursday night with Celine Dion’s extraordinary return to Caesars Palace. Her 40-show run continues Saturday.
Guest columnist Max Tappeiner, right, is the president of the Las Vegas Business Academy.
Max Tappeiner of Las Vegas Business Academy: Molding L.V.’s best, brightest future leaders
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Joining Las Vegas Business Academy and becoming president of the board has allowed me to work alongside some of Las Vegas’ brightest business leaders in our quest to provide an unparalleled education for our scholarship students.
The 2015 Wet Republic Hot 100 Bikini Contest finale Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, at MGM Grand.
Photos: Wet Republic’s Hot 100 crowns bikini-clad winner for 2015 season
MGM Grand:
Monday, August 24, 2015
With DJ Irie once again spinning hits and guest judges including DJ Pauly D and Rio headliners Chippendales, this year’s finale was hotter than ever with the bikini (and beefcake) parade.

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