Photos: ‘X Burlesque’ takes it off for the 12th year in Las Vegas

Dancers perform to a country song as “X Burlesque” celebrates its 12th anniversary in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Flamingo.

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Dancers perform to a country song as “X Burlesque” celebrates its 12th anniversary in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Flamingo.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 3:23 a.m.
“X Burlesque,” having seen it for work about a half-dozen times, remains a high-energy and quick-paced 75-minute show. Among its counterparts on the Strip (“Fantasy” at the Luxor,” “Crazy Girls” at the Riviera), “X Burlesque” is a music video come to life.
A portrait of Andy Warhol taken with and beside the Polaroid 20x24 specialty camera on display at the Polaroid Museum on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Photos: Oh, snap(shot)! Polaroid Fotobar and Museum are ready for their close-up at the Linq

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
The fourth location in the country (the first three are in Florida), Las Vegas’ Polaroid Fotobar — where you take it, and they make it — at the Linq is the largest and flagship store and the only location with a museum.
WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is shown during a media workout at Mayweather Boxing Club on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Mayweather is preparing for his fight against WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3.

Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr.; new club at Mandalay Bay; Mark O’Meara; ‘Ink Master’

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
In preparation for the moment when Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on Marcos Maidana on Saturday, May 3, at MGM Grand Garden Arena, our hometown 10-time, five-division world champion held a media meet-and-greet Tuesday at his Las Vegas gym.
“Las Vegas: The Game.”

Photos: ‘Las Vegas: The Game’ is the ultimate prank for Sin City madness

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 4:54 p.m.
“Las Vegas: The Game” is a customized nightlife experience designed as the ultimate prank, and game directors Justin Oswald and Chad Hardy can tailor it to bamboozle birthday pals, bachelor and bachelorette groups and divorce celebrants.
A prop for the film "Area 52: The Actual Footage."

‘Area 52: The Actual Footage’ to film on location in Las Vegas

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:56 p.m.
They said a movie like this could not be made. Not because it exposes a top-secret government cover-up. Not because it shows aliens. Not because it might cause a modern-day panic like Orson Welles created with his 1938 broadcast of “War of the Worlds.”
Joan Severance, Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts and Robin Leach on ABC’s "Celebrity Wife Swap."
From ABC’s ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ to ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’?
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 12:57 p.m.
My Tuesday night appearance on ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” with longtime friend, model and actress Joan Severance drew 3.4 million viewers, beating “Glee,” “The Originals,” “New Girl,” “The Mindy Project,” “Supernatural” and “Trophy Wife.”
Melody Sweets sings "My Boy Elvis" as a guest star in "Million Dollar Quartet" at Harrah's on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Photos: Melody Sweets of ‘Absinthe’ plays it cool in ‘MDQ’ rockabilly session
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
The Green Fairy in “Absinthe,” the latest guest star to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” upped the temp with a take on “My Boy Elvis,” closing tonight’s performance at Harrah’s. Melody Sweets picked the 1956 rockabilly track for the performance.
1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay.
Preview: Soft opening of Holly Madison’s 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque sizzles
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7:04 p.m.
Holly Madison’s official opening of her new 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque speakeasy lounge at Mandalay Bay was pushed back to May 1 after fire inspectors insisted that a safety sprinkler system be installed under the stage.
Derek Hough and Amy Purdy of Las Vegas compete on Season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, April 21, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Amy Purdy on ‘DWTS,’ Matt Lauer and Piff the Magic Dragon at Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
It was another extraordinary night on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” for amputee Amy Purdy of Las Vegas and pro partner Derek Hough. The couple received 38 points out of 40 from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and guest Redfoo.
The 2014 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender from April 17-20, 2014, at the Orleans in Las Vegas.
Photos: ‘Pin Up’ starlet Claire Sinclair heats up Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender at Orleans
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 5:05 p.m.
Claire Sinclair, star of “Pin Up” at the Stratosphere and 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year, drew big lines at her comic book signing. Four issues of her adventures as a debt-laden college student who gains superpowers were on sale.
A fundraiser for Joanie Spina. Tommy Wind and Lance Burton are pictured here.
Magician Tommy Wind toasts 300th show in Las Vegas; reality TV series in the works
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 3:53 p.m.
Tommy, who purchased the TW Theater on the Strip between MGM Grand and the Hawaiian Village after its owners lost their rights, is now working with his parents, Tommy Sr. and Arlene, his grandfather and his fiancee, Stacey Jackson, to upgrade and renovate it.
Chefs David Middleton and Daniel Boulud are opening DB Brasserie on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Preview: Daniel Boulud’s DB Brasserie at the Venetian — c’est magnifique
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 1:57 p.m.
It’s a take-your-breath-away moment when you walk into Daniel Boulud’s stunning, new and contemporary French restaurant at the Venetian. And the food at DB Brasserie is just as striking. It’s the perfect recipe for a remarkable dining experience. The official opening is set for ...
Robin Leach and Joan Severance star on “Celebrity Wife Swap” on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, on ABC.
Robin Leach and Eric Roberts trade partners on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ on ABC
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 11:33 a.m.
Tempers are frayed and sparks fly on ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” tonight when actor Eric Roberts’ wife, Eliza, spends a week with me in the glitz and non-stop action of Las Vegas. We filmed a luxury lifestyle at locations that included Angelo Sosa’s Poppy Den in Tivoli Village.
Robin Thicke performs at Rehab on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Photos: Rehab Season 11 kicks off with Robin Thicke, Flo Rida and Aloe Blacc
Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 11:57 p.m.
“OK, let go. Let go!” This was the plea by “Blurred Lines” heartthrob singer Robin Thicke while performing his mega-hit at the first Saturday edition of Rehab at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on April 12. Such is the life of a rock star in Las Vegas.
Carlos Santana stands with with Andre Agassi at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Santana brought a surprise donation of 200 instruments for the school’s music students. The instruments came from Hermes Music, LP Music and PRS guitars.
Carlos Santana extends House of Blues residency two years, returns in November
Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 10:34 p.m.
“It is an honor to call House of Blues in Las Vegas my home,” Santana said in a news release. “We love the intimacy at HOB. Every day, we look forward to create newness, freshness and connect people to their own light with what we have and who we are.”