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July 7, 2015

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Michael Morton.
Michael Morton: It’s just a great big party — that’s what we do best in L.V.
Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 6, 2015
Hard to believe, but, 20 years ago this month, Las Vegas had little to no real nightlife as we know it today. Yes, there were a couple of locals spots like the Shark Bar, but not one hotel on the strip had a nightclub.
Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original “Le Reve — The Dream” cast members at Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 3: The aquatic spectacular’s secrets, obstacles and required skills
Wynn Las Vegas:
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The astounding athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas are celebrating a decade of thrilling global audiences with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill on the Strip.
Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original “Le Reve — The Dream” cast members at Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas. The show now has more than 50 cast members. Front row, from left: Ludivine Perrin-Stsepaniuk and Genevieve Garneau. Back row: Benoit Beaufils and Alberto del Campo.
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 2: The most magical moments of 10 successful years
Wynn Las Vegas:
Saturday, June 27, 2015
For 10 years, the amazing athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas have thrilled audiences from around the world with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill in, out of and under the water.
“Le Reve — The Dream” at Le Reve Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 1: Ten remarkable performers from Day 1
Wynn Las Vegas:
Friday, June 26, 2015
They are the nightly warriors of the water: fearless, brave and filled with unique courage. For 10 years, the stars of Steve Wynn’s aquatic masterpiece “Le Reve — The Dream” have thrilled more than 5.2 million people from around the world.
Jonathan Scott, left, celebrates winning HGTV's “Brother vs. Brother” Season 3 on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, over twin brother Drew Scott, with girlfriend Linda Phan.
Strip Scribbles: L.V. stars on TV, Playboy, Last Call, Lipshtick, Tyga, NHL stars
Las Vegas:
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Millions of viewers saw Motley Crue frontman and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil and his makeup artist girlfriend Rain Hannah in tears at the end of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” when he presented her with a diamond-laden eternity ring.
A preview of Rock in Rio USA on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Las Vegas. Andrea Wynn, Steve Wynn and Roberto Medina, Rock in Rio founder, are pictured here.
Steve Wynn flips Bel Air mansion, now on market for $17.45 million
Real Estate:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Less than six months after buying a $16.25 million mansion in Bel Air, Calif., casino mogul Steve Wynn has put it back up for sale in a flip for $17.45 million — and he might have never even spent a night there.
Afrojack arrives at Night 1 of the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tonight in L.V.: Restaurant Week, ‘Baz,’ Afrojack, Aoki, Diplo, Skrillex, Mo5aic
Entertainment:
Monday, June 22, 2015
Las Vegas Restaurant Week continues into its second week through Friday night with more than 140 restaurants taking part in the citywide prix-fixe menus benefitting our Three Square food bank.
Sinatra executive chef Theo Schoenegger and Frank Sinatra’s granddaughter A.J. Lambert lead an interactive cooking class at Sinatra on Friday, June 5, 2015, in Encore Las Vegas.
Photos: Cooking at Sinatra in Encore with Theo Schoenegger, A.J. Lambert
Food:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Nobody dares question that Frank Sinatra was one of the best singers of all time. Those who knew him well also say he was a great Italian chef who really knew his way around the kitchen.
Macklemore crowd surfs during Surrender and Encore Beach Club’s fourth-anniversary celebration early Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Encore Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Surrender, EBC fifth anniversary; KMA ‘Power of Love’ gala; Santana
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Sean Christie has been named one of “the 50 Most Powerful People in Dance Music” and was named by Billboard Magazine as one of “Dance Music’s Most Influential Executives.”
Calvin Harris arrives at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Tonight in L.V.: Calvin Harris at Wet at Night; ‘Skin Wars’; Ministry; Skrillex
Entertainment:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
“Skin Wars” judge and producer Robin Slonina premieres the first episode of Season 2 on the Game Show Network at Inspire Theater on Fremont Street with a screening party with a living red carpet, body-painted models, photo booth and temporary tattoos.
Sean Christie and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis attend Surrender and Encore Beach Club’s fourth-anniversary celebration early Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Encore Las Vegas.
Encore guru Sean Christie: ‘We continue to get better and learn from experience’
Surrender Nightclub + Encore Beach Club:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
In the ultra-competitive and one-upmanship industry of Las Vegas nightlife, it hasn’t been without foresight, thought, ingenuity and, frankly, a lot of money that Surrender Nightclub and Encore Beach Club at Steve Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas are celebrating five years.
“Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
Review: Revamped ‘Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers’ is showbiz wow, razzmatazz at its finest
Theater:
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
How do you add 12 minutes of new songs and music to a show and in making it longer also seem faster? Only the magic of hotel mogul Steve Wynn could pull off that feat, but he’s accomplished the impossible with his “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers.”
Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra are reunited at the Oakland Coliseum during their 29-city tour March 14, 1988, in Oakland, Calif.
Steve Wynn to celebrate 100th birthday of the late Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas
Music:
Monday, June 8, 2015
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn is lining up an all-star entertainment cast for his planned, ambitious 100th birthday salute to the late Frank Sinatra this winter.
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.
Steve Wynn’s $10 million ‘Showstoppers’ bet paying off; show expands, adds songs
Encore Theater:
Thursday, June 4, 2015
When Steve Wynn launched his musical spectacular “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” last December, he admitted that it was a risky bet. Despite it being a beautiful and brilliant production, naysayers said Broadway razzle-dazzle was no longer a Strip attraction.
A baccarat gaming table on the opening day of Sheraton Macao Hotel at the Sands Cotai Central in Macau.
Casino execs: Expect the unexpected in Macau
Monday, June 1, 2015
Macau once was a reliable cash cow for Las Vegas casino companies. But for almost a year, the Chinese gambling hub has been a source of trouble. A government-led crackdown on corruption in China has ...
The watery entrance of Wynn Macau.
Ratings firm leaves grades unchanged for Wynn, Sands and MGM
Friday, May 29, 2015
Fitch Ratings analysts say they aren't changing ratings for Wynn Resorts Ltd., Las Vegas Sands Corp. and MGM Resorts International despite a worse than expected situation in ...
David Guetta spins at XS in Encore on Saturday, May 16, 2015, the night before his performance with Nicki Minaj at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand. Pictured here: Louis Tomlinson, second from left, and Niall Horan, right, of One Direction and friends.
Photos: One Direction, Sheeran, Dobrev, Magic! at XS for David Guetta
Encore Las Vegas:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
On the eve of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, Guetta led the party at XS, and the partygoers included Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction (insert screeching girls here), Ed Sheeran, Nina Dobrev and Nasri of Magic!
Amber Rose parties with DJ Lil Jon at Surrender early Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Encore.
Photos: Amber Rose parties with DJ Lil Jon at Surrender
Encore Las Vegas:
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Tattooed and short-crop-haired model Amber Rose was in the company of two male friends at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore early this morning partying at DJ Lil’s Jon school-days-themed “Shot Class” fun.
Tyson Beckford, center, guest hosts and performs in Chippendales on Friday, May 1, 2015, in the Rio. From left, Mikey Perez, Curtis Haines, Beckford, Jon Howes and James Davis.
Photos: Tyson Beckford sizzles in Chippendales, hits the town during guest run
The Rio:
Monday, May 11, 2015
Fans of Tyson Beckford will not leave the show disappointed, as he not only flexes his buff bod throughout the adult male revue, but also bares his backside in a solo act with a female member of the audience.
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.
Steve Wynn turns a profit on ‘Showstoppers’ at Encore Theater
Entertainment:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
From a shaky start to a solid hit — plus profits! Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn bet more than $10 million on his Broadway show-tunes production “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in the Wynn that opened late last year.
Russell Westbrook at Encore Beach Club on Friday, May 1, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Fight Weekend party photos: Bradley Cooper, Russell Westbrook at EBC
Encore Las Vegas:
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) partied Saturday at Encore Beach Club in Steve Wynn’s Encore at a DJ set by global superstar David Guetta.
Beyonce and Jay Z at the 2014 Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Mayweather Jr., Pacquiao, Jay Z, Bieber, Diddy, Foxx, Ludacris, NKOTB and more
Fight Weekend Celebrity Preview:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Star-hosted parties are on the timetable the entire weekend and dominate the entertainment scene before and after The Big Fight. Expect to pay sky-high prices to rub shoulders with royal rappers at their nightclub parties.
Journey at the Joint on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Strip Scribbles: Journey at the Joint; Helene Neville’s journey; expensive ice cream
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
There was a wild and enthusiastic packed crowd for Journey’s debut of a nine-show mini-residency at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday night, and contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was onsite for his great photo gallery.
Chef Theo Schoenegger at Sinatra inside Encore on Feb. 12, 2015.
Sinatra offers special menu for legendary entertainer’s 100th birthday
Dining:
Thursday, April 30, 2015
To mark what would have been superstar entertainer Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday in December, Steve Wynn’s executive chef Theo Schoenegger at Sinatra in Encore has compiled a number of “The King of Swing’s” favorite dishes into a five-course menu experience.
Resident DJ Kaskade on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Encore Beach Club.
Photos: DJ Kaskade kicks off Encore Beach Club’s 2015 pool season
Music:
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
On the heels of Coachella, where he broke attendance records, Kaskade — who gave a shout-out to Coachella during his Saturday afternoon set — made his return to the award-winning dayclub after five years, spinning to a capacity crowd.
The watery entrance of Wynn Macau.
Macau pressures place hit on Wynn’s first-quarter earnings
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
CEO Steve Wynn used much of a conference call with analysts today to reiterate the tough conditions in China that have weighed down his company’s performance. His message was clear: A government-led crackdown on corruption that began last year …
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.
Elaine Wynn loses fight to stay on board of Wynn Resorts
Friday, April 24, 2015
Elaine Wynn lost her fierce campaign to keep her seat on the board of Wynn Resorts today after stockholders voted in favor of two candidates endorsed by the company. Stockholders gathered this morning ...

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