Q+A: Deana Martin talks Dean Martin, Old Vegas, The Rat Pack, big-band show

Deana Martin and her father, Dean Martin.

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Deana Martin and her father, Dean Martin.

South Point:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 10:32 p.m.
It’s just days away now for when Deana Martin returns to Las Vegas and all the memories of being here as a youngster with her dad, Dean Martin, and his The Rat Pack friends Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. will come flooding back.
Rodrigo Alves.

Strip Scribbles: Human Ken doll Rodrigo Alves undergoes 30 plastic surgeries

Las Vegas:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 5:34 p.m.
It’s taken Rodrigo Alves 30 body-changing operations including four rhinoplasties, liposuction and six-pack implants over 10 years to look like Barbie’s mate, a human Ken doll.
Martin Jacobson, 27, of Sweden stands with cash after beating Felix Stephensen of Norway to win the $10 million first-place prize during the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the Rio.

$200 million to be awarded in 46th Annual World Series of Poker at Rio

Las Vegas:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 3:24 p.m.
Fifty days of around-the-clock, high-stakes action is underway for the prestigious 46th Annual World Series of Poker, which began with cards in the air at noon today at the Rio.
Le Cirque at Bellagio offers this surf and turf special for $325.

Surf-and-turf sandwich at Le Cirque in Bellagio — for $325

Dining:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 3:03 p.m.
Created by executive chef Wilfried Bergerhausen, it is a Japanese Kobe steak wrapped in truffle perigourdine sauce topped with foie gras and shaved truffles paired with 2-pound butter poached Maine lobster tail topped with lobster caviar sauce and edible 24-karat gold leaf.
Gumball 3000 is noted for its high-end vehicles.

Gumball 3000, with Tony Hawk, Diplo, Skrillex, arrives in L.V. on Friday

MGM Resorts Village:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 2:29 p.m.
It’s a large feat: More than $200 million in precious cars are being airlifted on an 11-hour flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Reno for the final drive of the Gumball 3000 rally into Las Vegas.
Jeff Ehret, president of Penta Building Group, signs the final steel beam during a topping-off ceremony for the Las Vegas Arena on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. Representatives from MGM Resorts International and AEG, contractors Hunt-Penta and elected officials were on hand to celebrate the installation of the arena's final steel beam. The $375 million arena is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.
Photos: MGM Resorts, AEG commemorate topping off at new arena
Construction:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 1:46 p.m.
More than 300 construction workers and ironworkers celebrated with MGM Resorts International officials this morning as a giant crane lifted into place the last of some 7,000 steel beams weighing a total of 7,100 tons.
Andrea Bocelli is flanked by soprano Maria Aleida and music conductor Eugene Kohn at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.
Party in Italy with Andrea Bocelli and showbiz friends for $200,000
Travel:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 @ 12:58 p.m.
The winning bidder and a guest will fly on a private 767 jet donated by “Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with celebrities including new Caesars Palace headliner Reba McEntire, The Band Perry, David Foster and others.
Suzanne Somers’ “Suzanne Sizzles” premieres Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Westgate Las Vegas.
Review: ‘Suzanne Sizzles’ is glitz, glamour and grand fun at Westgate
Music:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 11:57 p.m.
“It’s one of the happiest nights of my life — magical,” said an enthusiastic Suzanne Somers reveling in the incredible applause at Westgate Las Vegas.
Guest MC Tyson Beckford, third from left, and his Chippendales at the Rio cast mates at Flowrider on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Planet Hollywood.
Photos: Chris Brown feuds with Tyson Beckford; Khloe Kardashian + Rick Fox?
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 9:01 p.m.
Handsome hunk, model, actor and Chippendales at the Rio guest MC Tyson Beckford wrapped his four-week run Sunday night enmeshed in a web of weird headlines.
50 Cent, Derek Stevens, his wife Nicole Parthum and Akon at DLVEC on Friday, May 22, 2015, for boxing.
2015 MDW photos: 50 Cent, Akon attend boxing at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Music:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 8:02 p.m.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Akon sat ringside Friday night with The D owner Derek Stevens and his wife, Nicole Parthum, flanked by the two music stars at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Method Man and Redman host and perform Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Foxtail in SLS Las Vegas.
2015 MDW photos: Method Man and Redman host at Foxtail in SLS
Nightlife:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 6:58 p.m.
Legendary hip-hop icons Method Man and Redman delivered an epic performance at Foxtail Nightclub in SLS Las Vegas on Thursday night to kick off Memorial Day Weekend.
Adele with the award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for "Skyfall" backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Strip Scribbles: Adele residency in L.V.? Plus, Elvis mystery, Shania returns, Outlaws lose
Music:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Rumors ran rampant over the weekend, as actress, singer and author Suzanne Somers opened her “Suzanne Sizzles” at Westgate Las Vegas, that the nearby “Elvis: The Experience” and Elvis Exhibition would close imminently.
“Annie” is at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Tuesday, May 26, through Sunday, May 31, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Preview: ‘Annie,’ one of Broadway’s best tour offerings, is at Smith Center
Theater:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 3:58 p.m.
Tonight, Annie, with curly redheaded Issie Swickle, lands at the Smith Center with no controversy and great touring reviews. “One of the best offerings that Broadway has put on tour. … The same magic and the same heart are still there.”
2015 Rock in Rio USA Day 4 featured Bruno Mars, John Legend, pictured here, Empire of the Sun, Joss Stone and more Saturday, May 16, 2015, at MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.
Rock in Rio USA’s Roberta Medina: ‘We’re excited for what’s to come’
Music:
Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
With 172,000 people from 47 states and 32 countries, Rock in Rio’s Roberta Medina, daughter of founder Roberto Medina, is thrilled that their debut music festival on the Strip, Rock in Rio USA, was successful.
P. Diddy and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models host Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Foxtail Pool Club in SLS Las Vegas.
Celebrity preview: DJs galore, Bette, Diddy, T-Pain, The Eagles, Khloe, Kevin Hart, Ke$ha, Joe Jonas, UFC 187
2015 Memorial Day Weekend:
Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
To say this four-day Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas is jam-packed would be a big understatement. Music and parties — all the top global DJs are in town — top the agenda this weekend. If you want music, the list is long and varied and includes the Divine Miss M herself.