Michael Morton: It’s just a great big party — that’s what we do best in L.V.

Michael Morton.

Michael Morton.

Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 10:02 p.m.
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.
Guest columnist Dirk Arthur’s baby snow leopard Kala.

Animal illusionist Dirk Arthur: Preserving wildlife every day is important

Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 8:57 p.m.
I carefully eyed the green, jungle-like, sloping field, slid the metal door open and watched Namaste, a majestic white Bengal tiger, bolt forward and run free. He was running into the only natural tropical rainforest zoo with a tiger habitat in Hilo, Hawaii.
Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumer Willis and Melissa Rycroft joke around onstage during the “Dancing With the Stars Live! The Perfect Ten Tour” stop Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Venetian.

Photos: Rumer Willis shines, Val Chmerkovskiy sizzles in ‘DWTS’ at Venetian

Television:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 9:31 a.m.
The touring group of dancers features six mirror-ball champs, including Rumer Willis’ Season 20 partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. Chmerkovskiy, never shy to take off his shirt to show off his muscular body, spent most of the nearly 2-hour show topless as expected.
“Fantasy” at the Luxor.

‘Fantasy’ dancers are ready to heat up summer in Las Vegas

Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 5, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
We feel blessed to be heading into our Sweet 16 year in Las Vegas. We’re no strangers to spicing things up as the Strip’s “Biggest Tease,” so as our beloved friend Robin Leach goes on his yearly trip, we’re here to give you a glimpse into a life of a showgirl.
Kenny Chesney's "Big Revival Tour" at The Joint on Friday, April 3, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Celebrity preview: Kenny Chesney, 311, Paris Hilton, Ke$ha, ‘DWTS,’ DJs galore

Fourth of July Weekend:
Friday, July 3, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
There will be fireworks and festivities and pyrotechnics and parades up and down the Strip and across the valley from east to west. Temperatures for America’s 239th birthday will remain near 110 for the three-day holiday weekend, so stay cool and enjoy the pool.
The Gazillionaire of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace.
The Gazillionaire: How I made my gazillions, and how you can, too
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 11:36 p.m.
You could get in line with all the chumps queued outside “Pawn Stars” and/or Tony Hsieh’s office desperately hoping your Grandpappy’s war medals/downtown doggy ice cream startup idea has some value. Guess what? They don’t.
Singer Kristen Hertzenberg.
Singer Kristen Hertzenberg: A heavy-hearted yet grateful goodbye to Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 10:01 p.m.
My six years in “Phantom — the Las Vegas Spectacular” at the Venetian were a gift beyond measure, but that’s not even all of it! This town and the people in it have embraced and supported me, giving me opportunities to learn of what I’m capable.
Brody Jenner and Hannah Davis promote Las Vegas with Vegas Season on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.
Photos: Brody Jenner, Hannah Davis promote Las Vegas in Hollywood
Tourism:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 8:03 p.m.
Reality-TV star and Las Vegas resident DJ Brody Jenner set a lively soundtrack for the afternoon spinning popular beats from the Vegas Season DJ booth with assistance from 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition cover model Hannah Davis.
A Riviera neon sign ($395.00) is shown during the first day of a liquidation sale at the Riviera Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Strip Scribbles: Riviera moves east; L.V. on ‘AGT’; Bound bartenders; Gordie Brown
Las Vegas:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
The iconic Riviera sign that was once a staple on the Strip now has a new home at the Playground in rival Atlantic City. It marks the opening of an outdoor beer garden just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.
Fireworks erupt over Cashman Field as the Las Vegas 51s lose their home opener versus Fresno Grizzles 11-10 on Friday, April 17, 2015.
Weekend Best Bets: Las Vegas 51s, Boulder City Damboree and Night of Fire
Fourth of July:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Time to get out your flags and sparklers — the Fourth of July holiday weekend is upon us. Looking to cool off from the heat, check out a show or enjoy a favorite American pastime? There are plenty of options to celebrate the long weekend ahead.
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.
New life for $1.5M Rat Pack house? Plus, Smash Mouth, Teller’s ‘Play Dead,’ Da Vinci
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 3:58 p.m.
Is a $1.5 million Las Vegas house where The Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. used to perform and produce music with intimate concerts for their celebrity friends about to be brought back to life?
The 2015 Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA pageants Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at UNLV. Brittany McGowan, center, was crowned Miss Nevada USA.
Reelz to carry 2015 Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge on July 12
Television:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 2:02 p.m.
Las Vegas TV and Internet viewers will get to see our 2015 Miss Nevada USA and multiracial model beauty Brittany McGowan compete in the 2015 Miss USA Pageant on Sunday, July 12, in Baton Rouge.
Comedian and actor Steven Wright.
Q+A: Steven Wright talks Las Vegas, ‘Louie’ and his Mount Rushmore of comics
The Orleans:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
It’s been nearly 33 years since comedian and actor Steven Wright fulfilled a fantasy by performing on “The Tonight Show,” which launched an eclectic career that has featured work in projects as diverse as “Reservoir Dogs” and “Babe.”
Maren Wade.
Las Vegas showgirl Maren Wade: Think carefully before you ‘sell out’
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 11:30 p.m.
This is a cautionary tale. Before I moved to Las Vegas from L.A., my friends warned me, “It’s so fake in Las Vegas. It’s not real life.” And “It’s so hot there! You won’t stand the heat.”
Mirage headliners Winston the Impersonating Turtle and Terry Fator.
Terry Fator’s Winston the Impersonating Turtle: ‘Things Turtles Can Do in Las Vegas’
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 10 p.m.
One of the great things about being an impersonating turtle is that I can impersonate Terry Fator writing an article for Robin Leach while Robin is off on another one of his epic summer vacations.