Q+A: Jesse Waits — Las Vegas nightlife ‘getting stronger every year in every way’

Managing Partner Jesse Waits and DJ Kaskade celebrate the fifth anniversary of XS on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Encore.

Danny Mahoney / XS

Managing Partner Jesse Waits and DJ Kaskade celebrate the fifth anniversary of XS on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Encore.

Wynn and Encore:
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
For Jesse Waits, XS managing partner and co-owner who presides over the $100 million mega-club, it’s a majestic milestone, but he’s got his eye on even more success as he heads toward a decade of glory.
Ice Cube hosts and performs at Surrender on Friday, March 20, 2015, in Encore.

Photos: Actor-rapper Ice Cube hosts and performs at Surrender in Encore

Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 1:30 a.m.
Ice Cube got on the mic to pump up the crowd as he walked to the stage. He kicked out with his former group Westside Connections Gangsta Nation. He performed 11 songs, including “Friday,” “You Can Do It,” “We Be Clubbin,’ ” “Check Yo Self” and “Good Day.”
Salt-N-Pepa host "1 OAK Rewind" at 1 OAK on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the Mirage.

Photos: Push it! Salt-N-Pepa kick off ‘1 OAK Rewind’ Tuesdays

The Mirage:
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 1 a.m.
Bringing back Old School cool, Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton arrived on the red carpet outside the hotspot at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday wearing custom T-shirts sporting their logos.
An order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets is displayed for a photo in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Ben Vaughn: Looking to the stars — chefs read one-star Yelp reviews

Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
I like Yelp. However, I just don’t like the way it’s being used. When Yelp started as an online aggregate of opinions where consumers could share their experiences with the world, that was pretty cool.
The Gazillionaire, Melody Sweets and Joy Jenkins of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace arrive at Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” blue carpet Friday, March 20, 2015, at 1 OAK in the Mirage.

Q+A: The Gazillionaire celebrates four outrageous years of ‘Absinthe’

Caesars Palace:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 3:47 p.m.
“Absinthe” host The Gazillionaire remains an enigma. His crass and vulgar language, his unsophisticated wardrobe, and his treatment of audience members and hapless assistants all brought about by his untold millions.
Danica Patrick, Britney Spears and Rachel Rupert at Axis at Planet Holllywood on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears’ fairy-tale life, Diana Ross, L.V. Outlaws, Michael Boychuck
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 1:34 p.m.
Pop princess Britney Spears says that “life has never been better” in a new People magazine at-home cover story to be distributed Friday. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” she says.
Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the "Veronic Voices" premiere at Bally's on Friday, June 28, 2013.
Celine Dion returns to Caesars on Aug. 27 with 40 shows through Jan. 17
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 11:34 a.m.
A tearful Celine Dion confirmed on this morning’s “Good Morning America” on ABC and on her fan sites Vegas DeLuxe stories that a limited run of her shows will resume at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Aug. 27.
Miley Cyrus with DJ Questlove at Heart of Omnia on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Photos: Miley Cyrus dines at Hakkasan, hosts at Omnia, stays at Nobu
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 11:59 p.m.
Singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus hosted at the exclusive ultra-lounge Heart of Omnia in the new $107 million Omnia nightclub in Caesars Palace on Saturday night.
Kourtney Kardashian, center, hosts Marquee Dayclub on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: Kourtney Kardashian hosts Marquee Dayclub, says Scott Disick is ‘doing well’ in rehab
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 11:02 p.m.
Australian singer-songwriter Sia joined the festivities at Marquee Dayclub in support of Whole World Water. Sia showcased one of her face-obscuring headpieces and wore a red Whole World Water bracelet.
Brody Jenner, William Lifestyle and Jerry Rice at Tao on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the Venetian.
Star Surveillance: Dakota Fanning, Sia, Bradley Cooper, Jerry Rice, Shaun White, Warren Moon
The Strip:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 10:02 p.m.
Actress Dakota Fanning (“Twilight,” “War of the Worlds”) made a belated 21st birthday trip to Las Vegas and celebrated by watching Mirage ventriloquism impressionist headliner Terry Fator with her parents Thursday night.
Rick Harrison with NFL rings inside his World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
‘Pawn Stars’ star’s Pawn Plaza in Las Vegas announces first three tenants
Downtown Las Vegas:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 8:33 p.m.
In anticipation of a summer grand opening, Rick Harrison, star of “Pawn Stars” and owner of Pawn Plaza, has revealed his first three tenants: Rick’s Rollin’ Smoke BBQ and Tavern, Poutine Vegas of Ontario’s Smoke’s Poutinerie and Rita’s Italian Ice.
Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill arrive for the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Shania Twain ticket scalpers; Elton John’s 100th show; our chefs are cheated?
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for former Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain’s summer tour are selling so briskly that fans are complaining ticket scalpers in some cities have boosted prices to as much as a whopping $10,000 per ticket for great seats.
Rene Angelil, Deborah Roberts and Celine Dion record ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The episode airs Wednesday.
Celine Dion reveals cancer-stricken husband Rene Angelil eats via feeding tube
Caesars Palace:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 4:33 p.m.
In a preview, I’ve learned that Celine Dion, 46, revealed to ABC News interviewer Deborah Roberts that her 73-year-old husband and former manager Rene Angelil has to be fed via a feeding tube because of his throat cancer.
Olivia Newton-John and Sia at Flamingo Las Vegas.
Sia attends fellow Aussie Olivia Newton-John’s show at Flamingo
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 3:31 p.m.
Australian singer-songwriter Sia (“Chandelier,” “Titanium”) had a dream come true when she met her idol and fellow Aussie, singer-songwriter Olivia Newton-John, after attending the latter’s “Summer Nights” headliner show at the Flamingo.
Dolly Parton performs during her “Blue Smoke World Tour” stop at Star of the Desert Arena in Buffalo Bill’s on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Primm.
Sixty years of the Riviera: Dolly Parton becomes Strip’s highest-paid star in 1980
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 2:31 p.m.
The doors to the legendary Riviera close to the public on Monday, May 4, and in a countdown to its final weeks, we take a continuing look back at highlights, fun facts, celebrity sightings and rarely seen photos.