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July 23, 2016

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Q+A: ‘Cabaret’ star Randy Harrison talks touring, nudity, Orlando massacre, ‘Queer As Folk’
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Youthful-looking actor Randy Harrison is best known for his role as young, blond Justin Taylor on Showtime’s “Queer As Folk” from 2000-2005, but the 38-year-old has an extensive theater background that includes “Amadeus,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Wicked.”
Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas: We are all here to have fun
Friday, June 17, 2016
“Save the World” by Swedish House Mafia was the final song I heard before the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ended for me in 2011, the first year EDC was in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Q+A: Phillip Phillips talks ‘Home,’ ‘American Idol’ finale, movies, new music
Friday, June 17, 2016
Singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips, 25 and the Season 11 champion of Fox’s now-canceled “American Idol,” headlines Mandalay Bay Beach on Saturday night with fellow singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson.
From San Diego to Vegas, Searsucker serves creativity
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The restaurant by Top Chef grad Brian Malarkey specializes in the freshest of food from the farm and sea.
Britney Spears adds 2016, 2017 dates at Axis at Planet Hollywood
Monday, June 13, 2016
Pop princess Britney Spears returns Friday to her hit residency “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis at Planet Hollywood, and, due to popular demand, tickets to performances from October through February go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Rock on! Las Vegas ranks No. 1 for live events
Friday, June 10, 2016
We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1! And it’s for good news. StubHub has identified the Top 10 U.S. cities with the most live events this summer per capita from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends, and, appropriately, Las Vegas ranks at No. 1.
Iggy Azalea at Jewel in July and August; Kesha at Intrigue in June and July
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Who dat? Who dat? Only weeks after celebrating its grand-opening weekend at Aria with Jamie Foxx, Drake, The Chainsmokers and Lil Jon, Jewel at Aria announced today that “Fancy” Australian rapper Iggy Azalea will headline the nightclub in July and August.
20 new things to look for at 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival
Monday, June 6, 2016
From the PR team this morning of the 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival from June 17-19 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, here are 20 new things at this year’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Miss District of Columbia, Army Lt. Deshauna Barber, wins Miss USA
Sunday, June 5, 2016
It’s baaack — the Miss USA Pageant has returned to the Las Vegas Strip after a two-year hiatus in Baton Rouge, La., and hosts Julianne Hough (“Dancing With the Stars”) and Terrence J (“106 & Park”) are leading the 52 contestants onstage at the new T-Mobile Arena.
Photos: Celebrities who have hosted, partied at Surrender in six years
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore celebrates six successful years tonight with Major Lazer spinning the wheels of steel at the popular nightclub. Here is a look at celebrities who have hosted and partied at Surrender in its six years on the Las Vegas Strip.

2016 MDW photos: Emily Ratajkowski toasts 25th birthday at Andrea’s, Intrigue
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski (“We Are Your Friends,” “Gone Girl,” Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video) celebrated her 25th birthday Saturday night at Intrigue in Wynn Las Vegas and Andrea’s in the adjacent Encore Las Vegas.
2016 MDW photos: Scott Disick’s 33rd birthday at 1 OAK includes Kourtney, Khloe Kardashian
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Reality-TV star Scott Disick, in ripped jeans and bomber jacket, celebrated his 33rd birthday with Kardashian family members Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian at 1 OAK in the Mirage on Friday night.
2016 MDW photos: Joe Jonas spins at Hyde Bellagio
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Grammy Award-nominated musician, singer and actor Joe Jonas, frontman of new pop quartet DNCE, kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with a DJ set at Hyde Bellagio on Friday night.
Must-eat plates at Mr Chow
Thursday, May 26, 2016
From dumplings to dessert.
Q+A: Matt Thomas of Parmalee talks patriotism, band’s new album, genre’s success
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Frontman Matt Thomas and his band Parmalee headline the American Patriot Fest at the Amp in Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas today. “It was part of our booking route, and it worked just right. Things fall into place for a reason,” Thomas said.
Q+A: James Maslow doesn’t get a big time rush over spiders — here’s why
Friday, May 20, 2016
Singer-songwriter and actor James Maslow is known for his run with Big Time Rush, the Nickelodeon series and boyband of the same name, and competing on Season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” but his life now is all about being a solo artist.
‘Anne Frank’ tonight at Ner Tamid; 1,700 CCSD students to watch ‘Diary of Anne Frank’
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Las Vegas premiere of “No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank’s Story” is tonight at 6:30 at Congregation Ner Tamid, and the film’s producer, Paula Fouce, and Jonathon Brent, the director of YIVO, the Institute for Jewish Research, will be in attendance.
Win a Bkstg date with The Chainsmokers for Jewel’s grand opening
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, who join Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, a surprise guest and Lil Jon in christening the new nightclub Jewel from Hakkasan Group its first week of operation, have partnered with Bkstg to offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
These luxury libations at Alizé and Andre’s will have you on top of the world
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Caviar and foie gras in your drink? Why not?
Review: Selena Gomez serves up sex appeal in ‘Revival Tour’ launch
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Farewell, Alex Russo; hello, sexy Selena Gomez. Long gone is the sweet and precocious star of the Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Meantime, opening act DNCE, led by frontman Joe Jonas, hyped up the crowd with a high-energy set.
Q+A: Joe Jonas of DNCE talks DJ’ing, Cirque du Soleil, Britney Spears and NPH
Friday, May 6, 2016
Joe Jonas’ latest project, the dance-pop group DNCE (pronounced D-N-C-E, not “dance”), brings the singer-songwriter, actor and DJ to Mandalay Bay Events Center tonight as the opening act for Selena Gomez on “The Revival Tour.”
Q+A: Eric Church talks fatherhood, ‘Mr. Misunderstood’ and Las Vegas
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Eric Church has become a Las Vegas regular with performances at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, iHeartRadio Music Awards, ACM Awards and a private show at Mandarin Oriental.
New Jewel nightclub at Aria ‘will deliver unparalleled experience’
Friday, April 29, 2016
The main takeaway from the hard-hat tour Tuesday of the new nightclub Jewel, the latest nightlife offering by Hakkasan Group scheduled to open May 19 at Aria, is that the venue will be intimate.
Neil Perry of The Band Perry talks accordion, Miss Universe and Justin Bieber
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Neil Perry, at age 25, is the baby of the award-winning country trio The Band Perry that also includes sister Kimberly Perry, 32, and brother Reid Perry, 27. How does working with family play out in the band — and in life?
Photos: Pentatonix pleases Pentaholics at Mandalay Bay Events Center
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Pentatonix, who gained fame in winning Season 3 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” on Nov. 28, 2011, headlined Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night, and “Pentaholics” were given exactly what they have come to expect from the five talented vocalists.
Photos: Jon Jones toasts UFC 197 victory with party at Hakkasan
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
MMA star Jon Jones celebrated his UFC 197 victory over Ovince St. Preux at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night partying at nearby Hakkasan Las Vegas in MGM Grand.
Drake, guest Future to headline T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 11
Monday, April 25, 2016
Canadian rapper, songwriter, producer and actor Drake and guest Future are bringing their “Summer Sixteen Tour” to T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, Sept. 11, it was announced Sunday.
Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix: ‘I really love what I do, and I’ll do it to the best of my abilities’
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Kevin Olusola of a cappella group Pentatonix is a modern-day Renaissance man: The 27-year-old is a cellist, saxophonist, pianist, beatboxer, songwriter, producer, singer and rapper. So what’s his favorite aspect of his wide-ranging career?
Photos: Border Grill hosts Farm Fresh Market dinner; Clam Bake a success
Friday, April 22, 2016
Delightful “Top Chef” cheftestants and star chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s Border Grill hosts Farm Fresh Market, its second Border Grill Patio Series dinner, from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mandalay Bay.
These shows have legs in Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Gambling has lost much of the spotlight in recent years in Las Vegas as visitors have turned their attention — and wallets — to world-class spas, mega-nightclubs and star DJs, celebrity chefs and their restaurants and more.
Gwen Stefani to headline T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 19 with Eve
Monday, April 18, 2016
Singer-songwriter, NBC’s “The Voice” coach, No Doubt frontwoman and fashion designer Gwen Stefani brings her “This Is What the Truth Feels Like Tour” to T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Aug. 19, with guest rapper and actress Eve.
Lumiere and Gaston glow in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the Smith Center
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The beloved musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” now at the Smith Center through Sunday, is a tail — get it? — as old as time and an absolute delight onstage at Reynolds Hall in Symphony Park.
Photos: Kim Kardashian West toasts Hakkasan’s third anniversary at MGM Grand
Monday, April 11, 2016
Hakkasan at MGM Grand celebrated its third anniversary Friday night with reality-TV star Kim Kardashian West as she made her first official public appearance in 2016 at the mega-club hotspot.
Miss them blind? Culture Club to tour North America for first time in 12 years
Monday, April 11, 2016
Culture Club, with frontman Boy George, was one of the first alternative bands of the 1980s to achieve arena headline status. It achieved big success by amassing seven consecutive Top 10 hits in the U.K. and nine Top 10 singles in the U.S.
Kim Kardashian West to host Hakkasan’s third-year bash
Friday, April 8, 2016
Hakkasan at MGM Grand celebrates its third anniversary tonight with guest host Kim Kardashian West. Since opening in April 2013, Hakkasan has made its mark on the Las Vegas Strip with state-of-the-art technology and the world’s most-renowned DJs.
A new Gen-eration of Korean barbecue
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Gen Korean BBQ House is a more refined all-you-can-eat experience.
Adam Lambert entertains in sold-out show at the Foundry
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Singer Adam Lambert, long ago an “American Idol” runner-up to Kris Allen (trivia answers: Season 8 in 2009), sings that he’s “here for your entertainment,” and he more than lived up to his lyrics in a sold-out performance at the Foundry on Friday night in SLS Las Vegas.
Q+A: Chase Bryant is ready to Party for a Cause for ACM Weekend
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Country singer-songwriter Chase Bryant, 23, prides himself on writing his own songs and playing guitar on his studio tracks. “I’m actually heading down to the studio now to work on guitar parts,” Bryant said. “I always have fun, and I really love playing the guitar.”
Q+A: Charles Kelley, Lady Antebellum frontman, goes solo with ‘The Driver’
Friday, April 1, 2016
Lady Antebellum frontman and new father Charles Kelley has a busy ACM Weekend in Las Vegas. Kelley, whose new Grammy-nominated solo album “The Driver,” is out now, performs at ACM Party for a Cause at Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday night with Dierks Bentley.
Encore Players Club adds the indulgence with the Dom-a-Rita
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Think last season’s trendy punch bowls, but upscale.
Antonio Sabato Jr. to guest host Chippendales from May 5-June 5
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
“I am looking forward to joining the Chippendales in Las Vegas as their celebrity guest host,” said Antonio Sabato Jr. in a news release. “It is a legendary show, an iconic brand and a fun experience for all. I am excited to be a part of the energetic atmosphere!”
Justin Bieber pulls out all the stops in ‘Purpose’ stop at MGM Grand
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Justin Bieber wrote “Los Vegas” instead of “Las Vegas” with a yellow marker as he was lowered from the ceiling inside a clear glass cube Friday night at the start of his “Purpose World Tour” stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Iggy Azalea, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner, Alessia Cara to headline at Boulevard Pool
Monday, March 28, 2016
CBS Radio announced his morning the return of the Sun, Pool and Fun concert with headliners Iggy Azalea, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner, Alessia Cara, Fifth Harmony and Kygo at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday, May 15.
Photos: Justin Bieber hangs out with David Guetta at XS post-concert
Monday, March 28, 2016
Superstar singer Justin Bieber partied at XS in Steve Wynn’s Encore on Friday night. In the Entertainment Capital of the World for his “Purpose World Tour” stop, Bieber arrived shortly after midnight at the megaclub with friends.
Photos: Italian pop sensation Il Volo headlines at the Pearl
Monday, March 28, 2016
Friday night at the Pearl at the Palms was Il Volo’s debut in Las Vegas, and the setlist included songs from “Grande Amore” including “Si Me Falta Tu Mirada.” Il Volo is Italian pop sensations Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble.
Photos: ‘Vanderpump’ stars James Kennedy, Lala Kent in Tupac swimsuit host at Rehab
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Clark Kent did battle with Bruce Wayne at the weekend box office in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to the tune of an estimated $170 million, but another Kent made headlines Saturday afternoon at Rehab in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Bieber fever has overtaken MGM Grand? What do you mean?
Friday, March 25, 2016
It’s 2016, and it’s OK to love, er, like Justin Bieber. Bieber, who turned 22 on March 1, brings his “Purpose World Tour” to MGM Grand tonight, and the Canadian pop superstar is riding a wave of a career renaissance.
Broadway sensation ‘Hamilton’ to stop at Smith Center in 2017/2018 season
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton” is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of America’s founding father.
Topgolf Las Vegas begins final round of hiring for May opening
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Available employment at Topgolf Las Vegas includes golf pro, bay host (server), model bay host (model server), bartender, bar back, guest services, caddie (busser), line cook, prep cook, food runner, porter, dishwasher and security.
Photos: Joe Jonas DJs at Hyde Bellagio, brother Nick Jonas joins him
Monday, March 21, 2016
Singer, musician, actor and bleach-blond Joe Jonas of DNCE and The Jonas Brothers delivered a DJ set at Hyde Bellagio on Saturday night that included his current hit “Cake By the Ocean” and brother Nick Jonas’ smash “Jealous.”

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