Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ talks Nightclub & Bar, past year in L.V. and what’s ahead

Jon Taffer.

Jon Taffer.

Q+A:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
“Bar Rescue” reality-TV star Jon Taffer perhaps more than anybody else knows the nightclub and bar business inside out. For 30 years, he’s helmed the annual Nightclub & Bar Show and presided over its business, expansion and growth.
Mariah from "Fantasy" at the Luxor poses for the camera during the Fantasy 2013 Calendar shoot Monday, July 9, 2012.

Strip Scribbles: ‘Fantasy’ star Mariah invited to Oregon teenager’s prom

Las Vegas:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 6:33 p.m.
Beautiful dancer Mariah Rivera told me that Austin Moore reached out to her via Twitter on Monday with an invitation to join him and his guy group as their date for the May 16 graduation event.
Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, performs at Drai's Nightclub on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, atop The Cromwell.

Hakkasan, Drai’s, XS, DJ Vice, Echo & Rig win Nightclub & Bar Show Awards

The Strip:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 5:28 p.m.
“Bar Rescue” star Jon Taffer announced today the Las Vegas winners of the 2015 Nightclub & Bar Show Awards on March 30. “The winners are visionaries who are instrumental in setting trends and forging the way for other hospitality venues,” said Jon.
The 2014 Opportunity Village Las Vegas Great Santa Run with Holly Madison, Rio headliners Chippendales, Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John, Wayne Newton, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Robin Leach on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

Olivia Newton-John celebrates 50 years in show business, new CD

Flamingo:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 5:02 p.m.
Olivia Newton-John has sold more than 100 million albums with 10 No. 1 hits and more than 15 Top 10 singles. She’s been awarded four Grammys, an Emmy and numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards.
The Opera Las Vegas benefit at the Liberace Mansion on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Photos: Liberace Mansion returns to life with Opera Las Vegas gala

Music:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 4:04 p.m.
The razzle-dazzle that Mr. Showmanship was known for around the world was back in full force over the weekend with the reopening of the Liberace Mansion, and it was a glittering, black-tie affair.
The new-look “Zumanity” at New York-New York.
Review: ‘Zumanity’ is hotter, sexier with new videos, costumes and acts
Cirque du Soleil:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 2:02 p.m.
Every act has been spruced up, pushing the playful provocation farther with the new look that artistic director Ria Martens and cutting-edge Parisian choreographer Yanis Marshall have brought to the reinvigorated show. It’s truly brilliant creativity.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett wave to a standing-ovation audience at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at the end of their performance.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga return to Las Vegas from April 10-11
Music:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 12:58 p.m.
“Cheek to Cheek” marks Lady Gaga’s third consecutive No. 1 album release in three years and makes her one of only two female artists this decade to have three No. 1 albums. The Axis performances will be accompanied by a big band.
Veronica Vain.
Veronica Vain quits Wall Street for porn career in Las Vegas
Adult Entertainment:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
I know that this is the right path for me: I have the brains, sexuality, passion, confidence and personality to be successful if I play my cards right. Still, I hope that I do not become some sort of inspiration to women to follow.
Britney Spears with Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation kids on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Zappos.com in downtown Las Vegas.
Photos: Britney Spears + Steven Tyler; with boyfriend, sons at Mirage, Wynn
Music:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 11:03 p.m.
The pop princess and Planet Hollywood headliner also launched her Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation charity partnership downtown at the Zappos.com campus with its chief, Tony Hsieh.
Venetian and Palazzo Vice President of Food and Beverage Sebastien Silvestri presents “Rock of Ages” guest star Joey Fatone with the key to the Bourbon Room on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Venetian.
Strip Scribbles: Joey Fatone receives key; sake bomb train derails; Mrs. Nevada America
Las Vegas:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Singer and actor Joey Fatone of ’N Sync fame had a surprise official welcome celebration with his cast mates on his fifth night as Dennis Dupree in “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian on Friday night.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, center, parties at Surrender on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Encore.
Photos: Rob Gronkowski gets his gronk on at Surrender in Encore
Nightlife:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 5:34 p.m.
Rob Gronkowski, tight end for Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots, partied like a 25-year-old Super Bowl winner Saturday night at Surrender Nightclub in Steve Wynn’s Encore.
The Amazing Johnathan talks about his career and being OK with his current illness during "ENTSpeaks" on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Inspire Theater downtown.
The Amazing Johnathan cracks jokes, entertains staff while battling for his life
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 3:34 p.m.
Maniacal magician The Amazing Johnathan spent the weekend marking the 10th consecutive day in a hospital in his fight with cardiomyopathy, a degenerative weakening of his heart muscle with Type 2 diabetes.
On June 17, 2010, Wayne Brady's wax figure was unveiled, and the actor and comedian returned to The Venetian.
Wayne Brady pulls off unlikely improv with marathon of mirth
The Mirage:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.
Fans, including Rio headliner Penn Jillette, who was there celebrating his wife Emily’s birthday on Friday, gave Wayne such a warm welcome back to his hometown that I felt he never wanted to bring the curtain down.
Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto’s Grammy Award win Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at MGM Grand.
Photos: Hakkasan celebrates resident DJ Tiesto’s Grammy win
MGM Grand:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 10:29 a.m.
Saturday night was an award-winning evening as Hakkasan at MGM Grand hosted a celebration for resident DJ Tiesto in honor of him winning his first Grammy Award in February for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, for John Legend’s “All of Me.”
Pentatonix at the Chelsea on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: Pentatonix make a cappella cool at sold-out Chelsea concert
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 8:56 a.m.
Pentatonix, the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group and Season 3 winners of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” have recently performed everywhere from the tree-lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center to the Kennedy Center Honors.