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February 9, 2016

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The 2014 Opportunity Village Las Vegas Great Santa Run with Holly Madison, Wayne Newton, Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John and Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: Andrea Bocelli, Sam Hunt, Rob Thomas, Adam Lambert, Great Santa Run, NFR
Las Vegas:
Friday, December 4, 2015
What a wonderful mixed bag of goodies Santa Claus has dropped from his sleigh onto the Strip this first weekend of December. Entertainment runs the gamut from Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli to headliner comedian Carrot Top celebrating his 10th anniversary at Luxor.
Lady Gaga performs during the “Sinatra 100” tribute and Grammy concert at Encore Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Frankly, it takes bevy of stars to properly honor Sinatra in CBS special
Friday, December 4, 2015
The conclusion is reached fairly early in this made-for-TV extravaganza: What Frank Sinatra achieved onstage was brilliant, and it is not so easily duplicated. As we say today, “Well, duh.” But apart from his cultural impact, his ...
Tony Bennett takes part in the “Sinatra 100” tribute and Grammy concert at Encore Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Photos: Superstars make Sinatra proud with tribute concert at Wynn
Friday, December 4, 2015
Before Wednesday’s extraordinary videotaped tribute at Encore Theater to “The Chairman of the Board” that will be broadcast Sunday on CBS, producer Ken Ehrlich promised: “We will make Frank proud.” Moments after the taping ended, he added: “An amazing night.”
Kyle Busch of Las Vegas wins the Ford EcoBoost 400 and Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Homestead, Fla.
NASCAR Champions Week report: King Kyle Bush’s jam-packed schedule
Thursday, December 3, 2015
It’s been an extraordinarily hectic homecoming for 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, and Wednesday was busier for him than if he was changing tires in Pit Lane. First he received a red carpet welcome at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Fanfest.
The five final contestants, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen and Miss USA Nia Sanchez, during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Miami.
Strip Scribbles: Miss Universe Pageant, Reba and Brooks & Dunn, club job fair
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Miss Universe Pageant officials and contestants start arriving Friday for their Dec. 20 Fox telecast from Planet Hollywood. More than 80 gorgeous girls will compete in this 64th Miss Universe telecast.
“Undiscovered: Haiti with Jose Andres.”
Jose Andres to open seafood restaurant in Maryland; Wynn Buffet refresh; Mr. Chow at Caesars
Counter Intelligence:
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Chef Jose Andres, who has restaurants in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and SLS Las Vegas, opens his newest dining venue at the new MGM National Harbor casino hotel in Maryland next year.
Tony Bennett and Robin Leach at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Tony Bennett talks Frank Sinatra: ‘First 20 years of Sinatra’s career is the best music I’ve ever heard’
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Tonight’s glittering lineup of superstars at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas for the Frank Sinatra 100th birthday TV salute is as remarkable as the legacy of the nine-time Grammy Award winner himself.
Thomas Arlt, 18, a local high school senior, plays Prince Christopher in the "Tournament of Kings" dinner show on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Excalibur in Las Vegas.
Tonight in L.V.: ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ Tournament of Kings, Hoedown, Lil Jon
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Tonight’s lineup on Fremont Street Experience’s three stages includes Tracy Lawrence, Jackson Michelson, Chase Bryant, J.T. Hodges, Chris Janson and to close out the night Montgomery Gentry on the 3rd Street Stage.
Frank Sinatra plays to a packed house at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 10, 1974, on New York's Long Island. Sinatra sang for an hour in the second of four concerts in the New York area.
Ken Ehrlich has world on a string with all-star lineup in ‘Sinatra 100’ telecast
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
In amassing a wish list for those who would pay tribute to Frank Sinatra in a nationally televised spectacular, seeking Tony Bennett makes perfect sense. ...
Kyle Busch of Las Vegas wins the Ford EcoBoost 400 and Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Homestead, Fla.
Photos: Kyle Busch heads home as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion
Monday, November 30, 2015
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue had Edsel Ford II on duty in Homestead, Fla., to shoot Kyle’s win Nov. 22 at the Ford EcoBoost 400. Former Venetian resident and country superstar Tim McGraw sang before the final race of the season.
Garth Brooks.
Garth Brooks sets four-pack at Las Vegas Arena for July ’16
Monday, November 30, 2015
Garth Brooks is the third country superstar act to be booked at Las Vegas Arena, following the announcements of George Strait, who performs six shows April, September and December; and Dixie Chicks, set for a July 16 stop ...
Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Regulators propose $125 million fee for casino companies to leave NV Energy
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A draft order of the state Public Utilities Commission says three Las Vegas Strip casino companies must pay a combined $125.6 million to ...
Steve Wynn address attendees at the “Sinatra 100” book-release dinner at Sinatra on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Encore.
Monday By the Numbers: Steve Wynn and 23; Carrot Top’s spin with Jeff Gordon; brunch at Giada
Monday, November 23, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers makes the turn with stats related to Steve Wynn and his first Frank Sinatra experience, Carrot Top’s long-running gag about Jeff Gordon, the Great Santa Run and brunch action at Giada ...
Sea and be seen: Las Vegas is Luke’s first West Coast location.
Luke’s Lobster at Fashion Show; $30 burger at Old Homestead; Emeril; Tal Ronnen; Victoria’s Secret
Counter Intelligence:
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Hot off the grill! A 300-square-foot shack on the Strip is getting ready to change the traditional fast-food habits of visitors and residents. The 380-calorie lobster is about to claw its way into battle against the 459-calorie one-fourth-pound burger.
The volcano erupts Friday, March 13, 2015, in front of the Mirage.
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn + Mirage, Linq bar crawl, Eggslut, Tom Dietz, Santa Claus
Las Vegas:
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This Sunday is the day 26 years ago that Steve Wynn made his mark on the Las Vegas Strip by opening the Mirage, the largest and most expensive hotel since our gaming mecca began at the time.
Wynn Resorts says opening of second Macau resort delayed
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Wynn Resorts said Wednesday that the opening of its second resort in Macau has been delayed by three months. The Wynn Palace Cotai in the gambling enclave in China will open in June of next year instead ...
Jeff Civillico
Civillico rides into Rio with ‘Headliners Bash’; Bennett backs Bob Anderson; Cullotta a hit in DLV
Monday, November 16, 2015
Jeff Civillico is hosting his Win-Win Entertainment’s “Headliners Bash” at 9 p.m. Friday at Rio’s Penn & Teller Theater. ...
Criss Angel, The Amazing Johnathan and Anastasia Synn arrive on the red carpet for Lance Burton’s “Billy Topit: Master Magician” on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Palms.
Strip Scribbles: Criss Angel, CNN and the 1980s, Drake, Kenny Loggins, ‘Mondays Dark’
Las Vegas:
Monday, November 16, 2015
For the second-consecutive year, “Mindfreak” magician Criss Angel has contributed to the charity Stuff the Bus for southern Connecticut’s United Way. His $5,000 donation kick-started the Christmas campaign to raise clothing and toys for needy kids.
“Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” at Wynn Las Vegas.
Q+A: New ‘Showstoppers’ star Rachel Tyler is ‘a good old-fashioned Broadway belter’
Wynn Las Vegas:
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Liverpool lass Rachel Tyler arrived having been here only once before for a wedding. Now her name is up in lights as the Strip’s newest singing star. I saw her in “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” last weekend, and she had the audience giddy with the phenomenal strength of her voice.
Vincent Pouessel recently took the helm of Daniel Boulud's DB Brasserie at Venetian.
Tonight in L.V.: Vincent Pouessel at Made L.V., Instagrammy Awards, DJ Mustard, Tom Rubin
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Daniel Boulud’s executive chef Vincent Pouessel of DB Brasserie at the Venetian is the guest chef at Elizabeth Blau’s Made L.V. in Tivoli Village. He promises an ooh, la la, multi-course dinner.
Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Andiron’s Sunday brunch, Intrigue’s April 28 opening, WSOP
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
There are shades of late star chef Kerry Simon at the new Sunday brunch by husband-and-wife chef and restaurateurs Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau at their Andiron Steak & Sea in Downtown Summerlin starting Sunday.
Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the "Veronic Voices" premiere at Bally's on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Rene Angelil, Celine’s husband, shows improvement in cancer fight; ‘Sinatra 100’ update
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
There’s been a slight improvement in Celine Dion’s husband Rene Angelil’s health in his battle against throat cancer. I’m reliably told that Rene has been able to get out of his hospital bed at home in Lake Las Vegas and has begun walking around again.
Sean Christie, managing partner of Surrender Nightclub, Encore Beach Club and Andrea’s at Steve Wynn’s Encore Las Vegas.
Q+A: Sean Christie pulls back layers of new Wynn Las Vegas nightclub Intrigue
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The newest concept in Las Vegas nightlife, Intrigue, was revealed at Tryst’s “Final Affair” industry party Thursday night, then the club with the iconic 90-foot waterfall closed Saturday night with DJ Dave Fogg, the venue’s opening and closing night party leader.
Deadmau5 at Tryst Nightclub on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Photos: Celebrities who hosted, partied at Tryst Nightclub in 10 years
Wynn Las Vegas:
Saturday, November 7, 2015
After a decade of success and excess, Tryst Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas closes its doors tonight after one final party and is set to open next April as Intrigue in hotel mogul Steve Wynn’s luxury property on the Strip.
Deadmau5 at Tryst Nightclub on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Wynn Las Vegas.
Tryst to close after 10 years of success, excess; new club to be revealed tonight
Wynn Las Vegas:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
After a 10-year run as one of the most successful nightclubs on the Strip, Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas throws itself one final farewell industry party tonight in advance of the doors slamming tight and closing for good Saturday night.
Ten of the original “Le Reve — The Dream” cast members before an interview with Robin Leach at Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Wynn Las Vegas. The show now has more than 50 cast members. Front row, from left: Ludivine Perrin-Stsepaniuk, Genevieve Garneau, Kelly Shaylor-Straszewski, Natalie Kourpa and Amelie Major. Back row: Benoit Beaufils, Alberto del Campo, Jon Bookout, Sebastian Zarkowski and Didier Antoine.
Strip Scribbles: Changes at ‘Le Reve’? Plus, Terry Fator, Andrew Sasson, Aussie Food Network
Las Vegas:
Monday, October 26, 2015
Steve Wynn reportedly wants to change the musical score with a fresh, new upgrade and new music now that “Le Reve” has hit its 10th anniversary, and that means changes to the water-bound dance routines and more than 100,000 musical cues in computers.
Sunrise at the edge of space.
Strip Scribbles: Ride into space for $90K; Tryst, Botero to close; Chazz Palminteri
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Thanks to an investment by Vegas Tech Fund, this holiday season’s luxurious Neiman Marcus catalog has an exclusive gift at $90,000 per person for a trip to the edge of space! And only 10 Neiman Marcus shoppers can buy the package.

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