10 questions with Dave Loeb of ‘Showstoppers’ and UNLV

Dave Loeb.

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Dave Loeb.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
Six nights a week, Dave Loeb, UNLV professor of music and director of jazz studies, takes to the stage of Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for the spectacular “Showstoppers” with its talented cast of 66 singers and dancers and full orchestra.
Valentine’s Day big business: Weddings, honeymoons, $100 ceremony

Valentine’s Day big business: Weddings, honeymoons, $100 ceremony

Las Vegas:
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 1:07 a.m.
The National Retail Federation’s 2016 consumer spending survey estimates that Americans will spend a record-high $19.7 billion this year on Valentine’s Day gifts and experiences. Forbes reports $4.5 billion will be spent just on the “ evening out.”
Chazz Palminteri, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Mayor Oscar Goodman at the Mirage on Monday, March 19, 2012.

Chazz Palminteri at Italian American Club; new Guy Savoy chef; Libre at Red Rock

Counter Intelligence:
Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 12:04 a.m.
Actor Chazz Palminteri hosts dinner at Italian American Club on March 9 to talk about his career and Bivi Sicilian vodka, for which he credits Frank Sinatra. Restaurateur Guy Savoy has appointed Julien Asseo as his executive chef at Restaurant Guy Savoy.
British businessman Martyn J. Ravenhill hosts an open house and book signing at the Liberace house Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. Ravenhill purchased Liberace's former residence for $500,000 in August. He also recently published a book titled "The Social Stockmarket."

Strip Scribbles: Historic designation for Liberace Mansion? Westgate sportsbook, Shelby giveaway

Las Vegas:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 3:27 p.m.
Clark County commissioners will meet next Wednesday to read and hear petitions for the Liberace Mansion to receive a historic designation. British businessman Martyn J. Ravenhill purchased the home and has spent a small fortune restoring it.
Donny and Marie Osmond flank their Madame Tussauds wax figures as they are unveiled during their headliner show Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Flamingo Las Vegas. The figures will be permanently on display at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian.

Photos: Donny and Marie Osmond unveil wax figures at Flamingo en route to Madame Tussauds

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 2:24 p.m.
Headliner siblings Donny and Marie Osmond gasped when their wax-figure doubles were unveiled Tuesday night at their Flamingo showroom. They came face-to-face for the first time with their Madame Tussauds creations.
Jennifer Lopez, DJ Shift and Casper Smart at Omnia on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Caesars Palace.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart party at Omnia
Caesars Palace:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 1:36 p.m.
Wrapping up her first run of performances of her new resident show “All I Have” at Axis at Planet Hollywood, superstar singer, dancer and actress Jennifer Lopez celebrated Tuesday night partying at Omnia in Caesars Palace.
There's a reason why Tony Abou-Ganim is one of world’s leading bar professionals.
Tonight in L.V.: ‘For the Love of Cocktails,’ Dam Short Film Festival, Alder & Birch, DJ Eric D-Lux
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 12:34 p.m.
The three-day “For the Love of Cocktails” party gets underway with Tony Abou-Ganim and Francesco Lafranconi at Salvatore Calabrese’s bar Bound in the Cromwell. DJ Eric D-Lux spins at Light in Mandalay Bay. Alder & Birch Steakhouse opens at the Orleans.
Curtis Stone, Matt Erickson, Jose Andres and Rob Floyd attend Dine-N-Dash on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in the Foundry at SLS Las Vegas.
Jose Andres hosts Dine-N-Dash with Curtis Stone, talks marriage of Chinese, Mexican cuisine
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 @ 11 a.m.
It was a double whammy when celebrity chef Jose Andres stormed into town for his first-ever Dine-N-Dash dinner crawl. Only this rambunctious and enthusiastic culinary king could turn a dine-around into an extraordinary eating extravaganza at SLS Las Vegas.
Bullet For My Valentine headlines the Joint on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photos: Bullet For My Valentine is right on target at the Joint
Hard Rock Hotel:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 11:34 p.m.
If Welsh heavy metal band Bullet For My Valentine’s goal was for the U.S. to become more acquainted with Bullet and British rock music, the band surely woke the demon to a welcomed succession of future visits.
Method Man and Redman perform during the grand opening weekend of the Foundry on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at SLS Las Vegas.
Lil Wayne dazzles full house at the Foundry grand opening
SLS Las Vegas:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 6:58 p.m.
Wearing a black hoodie that hid his signature dreadlocks, Lil Wayne performed for just under a half hour ripping off classics like “I’m Goin’ In,” “A Milli,” “Go DJ,” “Lollipop” and “Mrs. Officer” to a full house.
UFC 197 fighters Holly Holm and Miesha Tate are faced-off by UFC President Dana White during a news conference also featuring Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at MGM Grand.
UFC donates $1M to KMA; Diane Keaton’s wine; ‘Love’ reimagining; L.T.’s 57th at Sapphire
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 6:02 p.m.
In advance of the Tony Bennett 90th birthday salute planned as a benefit for Keep Memory Alive on May 21, I’m hearing that UFC led by Dana White has made a $1 million donation to kick-start fundraising for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
Las Vegas twins Emily and Haley Ferguson are back to work at Marquee in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after competing in Season 16 of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
Strip Scribbles: Two new L.V. shows lose investors; ‘The Bachelor’; Chinese New Year
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 5:04 p.m.
“Angels” who finance Broadway shows and Strip productions can be unreliable. Executive producers who fund Hollywood movies also earn notoriety for their inability to come up with money on deadline.
Dr. Alex Schiller at home in Naples, Italy.
‘Never Sleep Alone’ enthusiastic sexual evangelism in ‘Absinthe’ tent revival
Caesars Palace:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 3:57 p.m.
You know mischief and monkey business are afoot when you’re handed an envelope with a mask, condom and three very personal sex questions along with your first glass of champagne. Love Dr. Alex Schiller wastes no time in getting to the point.
Opening night of Jennifer Lopez’s “All I Have” on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Tonight in L.V.: J.Lo, Westgate Superbook, Donny & Marie in wax, ‘Twisted Vegas’
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 2:33 p.m.
Time-share titan David Siegel has flown in from his Florida home for today’s unveiling of his newly renovated Race & Sports Superbook at Westgate Las Vegas. He’ll handle this afternoon’s ribbon cutting and champagne toast.
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis arrives during the VIP grand opening of Giada, the first Giada De Laurentiis restaurant, on Monday, June 2, 2014, in the Cromwell.
Strip Scribbles: $1K Nobu dinner; Giada; Chinese New Year; $2.3M Broncos win; ‘Jason Bourne’
Las Vegas:
Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 7:34 p.m.
We have the scoop on highlights of this year’s 10th anniversary Vegas Uncork’d festivities here April 28-May 1. For the first time, Uncork’d will go off-Strip, so expect chefs, foodies and restaurateurs checking out our downtown dining scene.