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A preview of Rock in Rio USA on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Las Vegas.

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A preview of Rock in Rio USA on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Music:
Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 12:58 a.m.
Rock in Rio blasts off Friday at 5:30 p.m. with Cirque du Soleil cast members putting on a one-of-a-kind original production, followed by headliners No Doubt, Foster the People and 10 other stage acts and 10 other performers in the three Rock Streets.
Pizza for sale at the Little Johnny's Cafe booth during the San Gennaro Feast at the Rio on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011.

Strip Scribbles: San Gennaro Feast, Journey, Mike Minor, Sammy DeMarco

Las Vegas:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Zowie Bowie, Lena Prima, Bella Strings, Denise Clemente and Sam Riddle are some of the nearly 20 entertainers set to perform for host Tony Sacca over the five days of the annual San Gennaro Feast through Sunday at Grand Canyon mall on West Flamingo.
Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth as Captain America and Thor team up to battle new enemies in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Stormy weather as snow and rain falls ‘inside’ Caesars Palace

2015 CinemaCon:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 4:57 p.m.
It’s difficult to believe, but snow and rain fell inside Caesars Palace during the recent 2015 CinemaCon meetings, and it wasn’t from a leaky faucet hitting the air conditioning system.
Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion.

Caesars hat trick! Celine joins Britney, Mariah at Billboard Music Awards

MGM Grand:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 3:33 p.m.
Celine Dion, a six-time Billboard Music Awards winner, postponed an Asian tour and her Las Vegas shows while taking care of her husband and former manager, Rene Angelil, as he battles throat cancer.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao post-fight press conference Saturday, May 2, 2015, at MGM Grand.

#MayPac stats: 336,000 visitors; $180 million to Mayweather Jr.; 2 million drinks

Boxing:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 2:34 p.m.
Incredible but true, there were 1,360 private jets parked at McCarran Airport, so many in fact that one runway had to be turned into a parking lot for them.
Mariah Carey in Vegas Player Magazine.
Mariah Carey premieres her show at Caesars Palace tonight
Music:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 2:01 p.m.
Superstar singer Mariah Carey premieres her resident show “#1 to Infinity” at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace tonight performing her 18 No. 1 hits. Mariah told me she will present her hits in chronological order.
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 @ 12:58 p.m.
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.
Croissant French Toast served at Veranda in the Four Seasons on March 30, 2015.
Ben Vaughn names his Top Five breads in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 11:58 p.m.
The dedication to the baking process with brioche and croissant is pure love. The art of crafting croissant dough is meticulous indeed, and the passion is equal for each layer of buttery, folded dough.
Britney Spears with Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation kids on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Zappos.com in downtown Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears adds dates; Imagine Dragons EP; Chris Brown’s 26th at Drai’s
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Before I say one word, let me pour a glass of fine tequila and toast you all with “Happy Cinco de Mayo!” Celebrations are valley-wide, but the one to watch is at the Luxor with Arianny Celeste, “Fantasy” and Jabbawockeez.
Mariah Carey and bottlenose dolphin Osborne at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Mirage.
Mariah Carey to appear at Billboard Awards at MGM, swims with dolphin at Mirage
Music:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 3:01 p.m.
For the first time in 17 years, superstar singer Mariah Carey, who opens her “#1 to Infinity” show at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Wednesday, will appear at the Billboard Music Awards.
The post-fight party headlined by Chris Brown and featuring 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Akon, Tyga, Too Short and more at Drai's Live on Saturday, May 2, 2015, atop the Cromwell.
Chris Brown denies punching man at the Palms; man isn’t pressing charges
Music:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 2:30 p.m.
Chris Brown’s rep issued a statement: “Chris has a suite at the hotel that has a basketball court and invited friends to come play. An unruly individual showed up uninvited and was removed from the premises. Chris was not in an altercation with this person.”
The Moody Blues at Pearl at the Palms on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Robin Leach remembers The Moody Blues and his nights in white satin
Music:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 2:07 p.m.
Shortly after I sailed to America from England in November 1963, British rock and roll exploded, and the invasion began. It’s difficult to believe that it is now 50-plus years ago!
The Moody Blues at Pearl at the Palms on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Review: The Moody Blues bring their timeless flight to Pearl at the Palms
Music:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 1:31 p.m.
As The Moody Blues musical arrangement requires a more complex composition than many bands of their generation, accompanying band mates helped complete their dreamlike musical texture.
The Las Vegas Outlaws defeat the L.A. Kiss 49-16 on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center. Outlaws quarterback J.J. Raterink is pictured here.
Photos: L.V. Outlaws defeat L.A. Kiss for second time in three weeks, win 49-16
Arena Football League:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 12:56 p.m.
It was the sixth consecutive loss for the Kiss owned by legendary KISS rockers Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Add in their losing streak at the end of last season, and it is 11 consecutive losses.
Journey at the Joint on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photos: Energized crowd welcomes Journey with open arms to the Joint
Hard Rock Hotel:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 10 a.m.
As Journey took the stage, leading off with the ever-popular “Any Way You Want It,” the band’s multigenerational fan base came alive and remained highly engaged throughout the nearly two-hour, 20-song setlist.