Photos: Rehearsals begin for ‘Idaho! The Comedy Musical’ at Smith Center

A rehearsal for Idaho! The Comedy Musical at the Smith Center on June 16, 2016.

Mikayla Whitmore / Las Vegas Sun

A rehearsal for Idaho! The Comedy Musical at the Smith Center on June 16, 2016.

Theater:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 5:42 p.m.
During the opening number of “Idaho! The Comedy Musical,” at the Smith Center for its first preview night July 6 and its gala celebrity premiere July 9, a bare-bottomed young man runs across the stage.
Women look over items in the silent auction during a recent Girls Night Out event to benefit Friends of the Shade Tree.

Woman assisted by The Shade Tree: ‘My life has a new purpose’

Charity:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 5:01 p.m.
Las Vegas is a very charitable city and its residents generous to a fault. But it also is a brutal and tough place, and the charity The Shade Tree plays a key role in helping victims of domestic violence and homelessness.
Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events, country music superstar Garth Brooks and Rick Arpin, senior vice president of MGM Resorts International, at the new Las Vegas Arena on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, that is still under construction and scheduled to open next April.

Strip Scribbles: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Mark Shunock and Playboy Playmates

Las Vegas:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 4:02 p.m.
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician Tim McGraw is returning to town at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 10. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Auditions for Cherry Boom Boom Live on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Tropicana Las Vegas.

Photos: Cherry Boom Boom at Tropicana ‘fierce and strong, sexy and sultry’

Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 2:57 p.m.
At Nevada Ballet Theatre studios in Summerlin, I sat watching seven of the 12 dancers of the new show Cherry Boom Boom arriving at the Tropicana in September. This is ferocious, fiery and fierce dancing.
Tonight in L.V.: Kesha at Intrigue, Arrested Development, Sublime tribute, Plaza pool

Tonight in L.V.: Kesha at Intrigue, Arrested Development, Sublime tribute, Plaza pool

Las Vegas:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 12:28 p.m.
Kesha starts her mini-mini-residency at Intrigue in Wynn Las Vegas. She is back at Intrigue on Saturday and July 23, as well. Arrested Development headlines Throwback Thursdays at LAX in the Luxor.
Brian Henson, center and son of the late Jim Henson, with characters from his “Puppet Up! Uncensored” at Jim Henson Co. headquarters Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Q+A: ‘Puppet Up!’ mastermind Patrick Bristow — ‘Trading one insanity for the other’
The Venetian:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
Sixty naughty and outrageous puppets from Jim Henson’s collection of misfits are getting ready to travel from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for stardom on the Strip. But as with all things in show business, the actual date for the relocation is in the hands of their agents.
Grand opening of The Mixx Grill & Lounge by chef Bryan Ogden on Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Chef Bryan Ogden opens The Mixx Grill & Lounge
Dining:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 11:58 p.m.
It has to be one of the largest circular grill centerpieces in America, a whopping 4,400-pound steel surface (a giant griddle ) called “The Iron.” It has a massive circular vent built into the ceiling.
Sidney Crosby of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and former Penguin Pascal Dupuis enjoy Moet Imperial Gold in the Stanley Cup on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Fizz in Caesars Palace.
Strip Scribbles: Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis at Fizz; Facebook; Beer Pong; Hip-Hop; Circus Circus
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 10:02 p.m.
Sidney Crosby, captain of the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, celebrated his ice hockey team’s championship win against the San Jose Sharks in the NHL Finals with a stop at Fizz champagne lounge at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night.
Britney Spears performs at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Tonight in L.V.: Britney Spears, George Clinton, DJs Slander and Neva, Miss Asian Pageant
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 1:06 p.m.
Pop princess Britney Spears is back with her hit “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis at Planet Hollywood. Funkadelic furor from George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic with Fishbone is at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in the Linq Promenade.
David Saxe.
Q+A: David Saxe celebrates sixth anniversary of ‘Vegas! The Show’
Planet Hollywood:
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
When prolific producer David Saxe decided to risk everything on his project “Vegas! The Show,” even he thought that he was insane. He had to sell out every single show every day and still could lose money. Now six years later, he’s celebrating its anniversary all month long.
Caesars Palace General Manager and VP Sean McBurney is flanked by Year One employees Benny Figgins, Jim Dunbar, Pamela Price and Pete George as the Summer of Caesars 50th anniversary celebration kicks off Friday, June 17, 2016, at Caesars Palace. Dunbar is the only Day One employee.
Jim Dunbar: Caesars Palace’s only employee from first day 50 years ago
Las Vegas Strip:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 11:57 p.m.
Jim Dunbar has been right at the front door of Caesars Palace for five decades meeting and greeting hotel guests, and he’s helping Caesars celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer. Jim is the only employee there from Day 1.
A man is removed by Metro Police officers as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Treasure Island. The man was arrested after allegedly approaching a Metro Police officer under the guise of seeking an autograph, then trying to disarm the officer, police said.
Witnessing attempted attack on Donald Trump at T.I. was surreal
Politics:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 6 p.m.
Metro Police officers were the epitome of arrest perfection when they took down 20-year-old Michael Steven Sandford at Donald Trump’s rally Saturday at Mystere theater in Treasure Island, and it all happened mere feet from where I was sitting.
Celine Dion, with her son Rene-Charles, 15, attends the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Celine Dion’s concerts in Belgium and France are sold out
Music:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 4:57 p.m.
The summer tour of our Caesars Palace headliner superstar Celine Dion kicked off Monday in Antwerp, Belgium. Celine is ignoring heightened security in Europe due to ISIS terrorists thought to live there en masse.
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins with his Ted Lindsay, Art Ross and Hart Memorial trophies at the 2014 NHL Awards in Encore Theater on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
NHL preview: Countdown to awards — and expansion team announcement?
Hard Rock Hotel:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 3:58 p.m.
The clock is ticking with two times for Wednesday when history will be made: 1 and 2 p.m. The countdown is on, and we are now 24 hours from knowing the result of one of the biggest bets ever made in Las Vegas sports history.
A couple looks at images as weddings are being conducted during the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
‘Rave on together forever’: EDC weddings make tying the knot a party
Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
Maria Sisneros, 29, and Evangelina Alcantar, 30, of San Jose, Calif., have spent the last decade dating, waiting patiently for their chance to get married. When their home state of California legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, the lesbian couple considered tying the knot.