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November 26, 2015

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Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, making history as the first pontiff to do so. Listening behind the pope are Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.
Strip Scribbles: Pope Francis, Frank Marino, Barrett-Jackson, ‘Solo Strips,’ Biff Tannen
Las Vegas:
Monday, September 28, 2015
Pope Francis crossed paths with Las Vegas VIPs during his East Coast visit that ended in Philadelphia. Much of the responsibility of feeding the Pope rested on the shoulders of Lidia Bastianich, proud Mom and partner of Joe Bastianich and star chef Mario Batali.
A.J. Lambert, Charles Pignone and Amanda Erlinger attend the “Sinatra 100” book-release dinner at Sinatra on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Encore. Pignone wrote the new book, and Lambert and Erlinger are granddaughters of Frank Sinatra.
‘Sinatra 100’ celebrates Ol’ Blue Eyes: ‘He has never left us — and never will’
Monday, September 28, 2015
Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra gained legendary icon status, and nobody ever came along to knock him from his regal throne. Las Vegas became “his kind of town” even though he sang about Chicago and “I Love New York.”
David Guetta, joined here by Ed Sheeran at left, 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.
Celebrity preview: David Guetta, Brody Jenner, ‘Book of Mormon,’ Daniel Tosh, Frank Caliendo
Las Vegas:
Friday, September 25, 2015
The four-day Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction festival of four-wheel fantasies started Thursday, and for 96 hours, thousands of the world’s most coveted, unique and valuable autos will cross the auction block for a global TV audience of millions.
Steve Wynn address attendees at the “Sinatra 100” book-release dinner at Sinatra on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Encore.
Photos: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga prepare to salute Frank Sinatra’s 100th
Encore Las Vegas:
Thursday, September 24, 2015
The spirit of Frank Sinatra was very much alive Wednesday night in the restaurant named after “The Chairman of the Board” at Steve Wynn’s Encore. Sinatra will be even more so Dec. 12, “Ol’ Blue Eyes’ ” birthday, when CBS airs a two-hour special.
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.
Strip Scribbles: New star in ‘Showstoppers’; ‘Solo Strips’ on Monday; ‘Pin Up’
Las Vegas:
Thursday, September 24, 2015
I can confirm that English musical star, actress and singer Rachel Taylor has been selected by Steve Wynn as the new leading lady of his hit production “Showstoppers” at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
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.
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn’s plans for Sinatra’s 100th; Jose Andres; Rick Moonen
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Steve Wynn and wife Andrea host a private dinner tonight for Frank Sinatra’s daughter, Tina Sinatra, and granddaughters A.J. Lambert and Amanda Erlinger to toast the debut of “Sinatra 100,” the official 100th anniversary book of the life and career of the icon.
An exterior view of the Wynn and Encore Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
Ferrari dealership inside Wynn Las Vegas casino to close
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
A gambler's chance to win big and buy a luxury Ferrari or Maserati without ever leaving the Wynn Las Vegas resort-casino is speeding away. A Wynn Las Vegas spokesman confirmed the Penske-Wynn Ferrari dealership ...
In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, photo, Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center in Boston.
Wynn Interactive withdraws N.J. online license application
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Casino mogul Steve Wynn is passing on Atlantic City, again. In the decades since he left the Jersey shore for the more prosperous sands of Las Vegas ...
A coconut and steamed palm sugar dessert was offered at chef Saipin Chutima's Lotus of Siam table during the James Beard Foundation's Taste America: "Local Flavor From Coast to Coast" dine-around at the Mirage Pool on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
Second Lotus of Siam in L.V.? Ferrari exits Wynn? Plus, Celine Dion, Paul Anka
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Monday, September 21, 2015
James Beard Award-winning chef Saipin Chutima and her top Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam located on Sahara east of the Las Vegas Strip has abandoned plans to open a second restaurant at the Linq Promenade and instead will open in Downtown Summerlin.
Jeff Dunham at the inaugural American Country Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 6, 2010.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears, Jeff Dunham, Tryst at Wynn, ‘Rock of Ages,’ ‘Strip Solos’
Las Vegas Strip:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Is Britney Spears now able to add world tour dates during her new two-year run of “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood? She’s certainly open to the idea, and she will have open dates to possibly go globetrotting.
Festivino on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Palazzo Atrium.
Festivino, Emeril’s oyster fest, Sammy’s, SW Steakhouse, Carmine’s, ‘Pawn Stars’ mall
Counter Intelligence:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Hot off the grill! Ten Master Chefs of France who are culinary stars here join forces for the fifth-annual Festivino food-and-wine festival Oct. 9 at the Doge’s Palace grand entrance of the Venetian.
A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
3 reasons why Wynn Las Vegas is a singular choice for first Democratic debate
Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Wynn resort is a unique spot for Democratic presidential candidates to debate each other next month, and not just because it keeps Las Vegas in the spotlight during ...
An exterior view of the Wynn and Encore Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
Wynn Las Vegas to host Oct. 13 Democratic debate
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The Wynn will host next month’s Democratic presidential debate, the resort said in a statement today. The Democratic Party had previously announced that it would host ...
Philip William McKinley, director of “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” in Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Showstoppers’ director Phil McKinley: Find passion in your life, and you’ll never work another day
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I have always been drawn to people who have passion. Following one’s passion gives a person a great deal of joy in life. I’ve been fortunate enough to find my passion.
Alison Ewing, Christine Sherril and Mary Callanan in "Mamma Mia!" at the Tropicana in May 2014.
How ABBA wound up playing in Las Vegas church; Lisa Marie Smith signs for another year in ‘Pin Up’
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
“Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” keyboard virtuoso Tom Lipps has a pretty spirited side gig: He fills in occasionally at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 2300 Sunridge Heights Parkway in Henderson.
Phoebe Dahl, Zedd, Ruby Rose, Jillionaire and Diplo, with eyes wide shut, at Encore Beach Club on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015.
2015 LDW: Ruby Rose, James Harden, Zedd, Diplo at Encore Beach Club
Encore Las Vegas:
Monday, September 7, 2015
Ruby Rose and fiancee Phoebe Dahl goofed around and took playful photos backstage with resident DJs Diplo, Major Lazer’s Jillionaire and Zedd, who’s beautiful now, at Encore Beach Club.
DJ Avicii performs for a record-size crowd at XS on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Encore.
DJ Avicii cancels rest of 2015 shows at Wynn Las Vegas clubs
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wynn Las Vegas says its resident DJ Avicii is cancelling the remainder of his shows at XS and Encore Beach Club this year to take a break. The resort-casino on the Las Vegas Strip announced ...
A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
Wynn Resorts offers to pay $15 million to exit NV Energy
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wynn Resorts is willing to pay $15 million to end its business relationship with NV Energy, according to filings on Tuesday with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada. Wynn’s bid ...
XS' sixth anniversary with DJ Avicii, right, with XS Managing Partner Jesse Waits, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Encore.
Jesse Waits confirms move to Alon opening on the Strip in 2018
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Nightlife guru Jesse Waits has joined Alon Leisure Management, the new hospitality company with a focus on developing one-of-a-kind luxury resorts. Jesse will work with Andrew Pascal, James Packer and Rob Oseland on the company’s first project, Alon Las Vegas.
Bardot’s brunch menu demands deep exploration.
Ben Vaughn: My Top Five favorite brunch spots in Las Vegas
Contributing Columnist:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
From braised meats, champagne, cheeses from all over the globe and seafood towers tall enough to pave a path to the top of the Stratosphere, every restaurant has its own variety of sinful, over-the-top brunch choices.
Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh are at odds over Wynn's plans to open a casino in the Boston suburb of Everett, Mass.
Steve Wynn: From ultimate Vegas insider to outsider in Boston
Monday, August 24, 2015
Casino mogul Steve Wynn, who many credit with transforming Las Vegas, has faced pushback in Massachusetts, where he plans to build a new resort. Boston and two nearby cities ...
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at the Boston Convention Center. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside Las Vegas.
Attorney general wants Massachusetts to deny permit to Wynn casino
Friday, August 21, 2015
Citing traffic concerns, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling on state environmental officials to deny Wynn Resorts a key permit for its $1.7 billion project at ...
“Le Reve — The Dream” original cast member Didier Antoine responds to a question from Robin Leach during an interview in Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Le Reve’ cast to perform at Radio City Music Hall on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Thursday, August 20, 2015
“Le Reve — The Dream” will be a specially curated rendition for “AGT” featuring more than 30 Las Vegas performers and showcasing the show’s signature elements with its aerial acrobats, synchronized swimmers and high divers.
Exterior view of the NV Energy building Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Estimates are in for NV Energy exit fees for MGM, Sands, Wynn
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Three casino companies looking to purchase and create power without NV Energy will have to pay millions to do so, according to filings with the Public Utilities Commission. The PUC’s regulatory operations staff submitted its exit fee estimates Tuesday for ...
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon at the Rio Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Elaine Wynn eyes the bigger picture
LA County Art Museum benefiting from her expertise
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Known for being more even-keeled than her headline-grabbing former husband, Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino mogul and blue-chip art collector, Elaine Wynn is now ...
Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh are at odds over Wynn's plans to open a casino in the Boston suburb of Everett, Mass.
Steve Wynn has blunt message for Boston mayor
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The endless litigation and haggling over traffic mitigation might discourage a lesser mogul. Not Steve Wynn. "The chances of us leaving ...
Michael Monge.
Singer Michael Monge: I’m grateful for the little things that have made me feel at home here
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 3, 2015
I’m not much of a writer. When someone asks me to talk about myself, I typically break into song. “For Once in My Life,” “My Way” or “I’ve Got the World on a String” would be likely numbers.

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