Celebrity preview: Drake, Jason Derulo, Kevin Hart, Chris Brown, Nelly, Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, Incubus

Drake hosts and performs at Marquee on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Drake hosts and performs at Marquee on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

2015 Labor Day Weekend:
Friday, September 4, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
The world’s top DJs are all here this LDW to put rival European hotspots to shame. No question that Las Vegas is No. 1 in the world for the next 96 hours. They will be doing battle behind the wheels of steel with everybody from Tiesto to Calvin Harris.
Incubus performs at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel from Sept. 5-6, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd talks two-nighters, chaos and turning 40

Q+A:
Friday, September 4, 2015 @ 5 p.m.
“The thing we all love most about live music is the chaos factor. The shear fact that we are five humans playing instruments leaves room for a lot of events,” says Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd.
Mark Ferratt performs as the drummer in “Million Dollar Quartet” on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Harrah’s.

Mark Ferratt of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Harrah’s: The art of ‘The Fluke’

Guest Columnist:
Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 7:59 p.m.
Consider the career of W.S. “Fluke” Holland. He might be the luckiest drummer of all time, and his nickname indicates a career full of unlikely surprises. You might not know him by name, but chances are you’ve heard him play.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation mentee Vildan Buric and mentor Michael Kennedy.

Michael Kennedy: ECF mentors future leaders of L.V.’s hospitality industry

Guest Columnist:
Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 6:02 p.m.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit that awards scholarships to deserving local students interested in pursuing careers in hospitality and the culinary arts who do not have the financial means to attend college.
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s for Three Square Food Bank #Spoontember and Hunger Action Month.

Photos: It’s Three Square’s #Spoontember, aka ‘Go Orange Day,’ for Hunger Action Month

Las Vegas:
Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
Today is Spoontember, aka “Go Orange Day,” and Southern Nevada residents are encouraged to support Three Square Food Bank by participating in #Spoontember, a social media activation to engage the public and raise awareness of hunger.
Las Vegas runner and cancer survivor Helene Neville.
Helene Neville, about to complete U.S. perimeter run, is diagnosed with cancer again
Q+A:
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 @ 8:01 p.m.
It has taken five years, but at high noon Saturday, Las Vegas nurse, grandmother and four-time cancer survivor Helene Neville will set a world record for running around the perimeter of the U.S.
American Coney Island Chili Dogs opens Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at The D Las Vegas downtown. Owners Grace Keros and Chris Sotiropoulos flank The D owner Derek Stevens.
Chris Sotiropoulos: From Motor City to Sin City — the American Coney Island takeover
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 @ 6:58 p.m.
Originating in Detroit, the Coney Dog was invented by my grandfather Gust Keros when he arrived in the Motor City from Greece. In 1917, he began the business we know and love today.
Joey Fatone, lower left, and the cast of “Rock of Ages” at “Mondays Dark” in Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel. Guest columnist Dane Biren is third from right.
Dane Biren of ‘Rock of Ages’: Five things that should be on your L.V. to-do list
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
I’m one of the few actors who was actually born and raised in L.A. I’ve been coming to Las Vegas since I was a little kid and have been visiting two or three times a year since I turned 21.
Celine Dion performs at the Colosseum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Caesars Palace.
Celine Dion: Rene has made certain that the best people surround me
Q+A:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 11:56 p.m.
“Rene (Angelil) is passing along his strength to me. He doesn’t stop amazing me. We have talked about things. It’s time for him to be heard. When he talks to me, I take notes. This is his time, this is his way, and it’s going to be the way he wants it to be.”
Rich Johnson, Sin City Brewing Co. master brewer.
Rich Johnson, Sin City Brewing Co. master brewer: The wheat beers of summer
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 10:58 p.m.
For me, summer is a time to take a break from the immensely popular hop-centric beers that go so well with cooler weather. Especially here in blistering Las Vegas, summer brings out a change in our beer preferences.
Vegas Indoor Skydiving.
Dave McMahan of Vegas Indoor Skydiving: Lifelong passion for flight, fun and thrills
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 9:58 p.m.
Born and raised here, I’ve seen this city change over and over. When I was a kid, Las Vegas didn’t go very much past Rainbow Boulevard, and Wet & Wild on the Strip was the weekend shenanigan headquarters during the summer.
Ariana Grande performs at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Review + photos: Pop tart Ariana Grande’s super-sweet show at Mandalay Bay
Music:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 9:02 p.m.
There’s no denying, ex-boyfriend Big Sean and doughnut shop scandals aside, that pop tart (it’s a compliment, sincerely) Ariana Grande is a talented singer and dancer, and she proved it in spades during her “The Honeymoon Tour” stop at Mandalay Bay.
The D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens attends the unveiling of the Manneken Pis Las Vegas statue at The D Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Photos: What a relief! The D Las Vegas unveils downtown attraction
Art:
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 1:30 p.m.
A replica of one of the world’s most iconic — and amusing — statues is set to become the newest tourist attraction downtown. Derek Stevens, owner of The D Las Vegas, has signed a 100-year contract, the longest in Las Vegas history, for Manneken Pis.
Guest columnist Daniel Robert Sullivan, star of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas.
Daniel Robert Sullivan of ‘Jersey Boys’: A tour of Paris Las Vegas musical’s store
Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 11:33 p.m.
The “Jersey Boys” store is more mini-museum than T-shirt shop. As one of the stars of “Jersey Boys,” I speak with some semblance of authority when proclaiming that these are the coolest things the store has to offer.
D’Angelo and The Vanguard perform at the Chelsea on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Review + photos: D’Angelo is at the top of his game at the Chelsea
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 10:34 p.m.
D’Angelo is not your typical neo-soul performer. Since the release of his comeback album “Black Messiah” last year, D’Angelo has completely revamped himself — from his sound to stage presence and his overall image.