Ben Vaughn: It’s high time that someone stood up for the potato

Potatoes.

Potatoes.

Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 9:34 p.m.
Once upon a time in our recent food history, all things that came out of the ground that people ate were generally considered to be vegetables. And, yes, potatoes are a vegetable if you use the broad definition of the term.
The Robertson family of "Duck Dynasty" on A&E.

Strip Scribbles: Genting’s cruises and casinos; ‘Duck Commander’ casting; Steven Tyler

Las Vegas:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 5:28 p.m.
Industry insiders are trying to plot the chess game being played by Genting Gaming Group, which will soon start construction of its Resort World casino hotel on the Strip opposite the Wynn.
Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the "Veronic Voices" premiere at Bally's on Friday, June 28, 2013.

Are Shania Twain and Celine Dion returning to Caesars Palace?

Music:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 3:32 p.m.
Shania Twain made it official this morning on “Good Morning America” that after 11 years, she’s going back on tour — and it will be her last! It starts June 5 in Seattle and ends Aug. 24 in Fresno, Calif. There’s no stop set for her “Rock This Country” tour in Las Vegas.
Holly Madison, John Katsilometes and Chet Buchanan support St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s fundraiser for childhood cancer research Saturday, March 1, 2014, at New York-New York’s Brooklyn Bridge.

St. Baldrick’s events at New York-New York, McMullan’s Irish Pub, Vinyl

Fundraisers:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 2:29 p.m.
It’s one of the most emotional fundraisers of the year. On Saturday, dozens of men, women and their children will volunteer to have their heads shaved in the annual St. Baldrick’s Day events to raise money for children’s cancer research.
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel.

Experts to discuss Bugsy Siegel at the Mob Museum on March 24

Downtown:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 1:27 p.m.
Who killed Mob legend Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel at age 41 with an assassin’s bullet in Beverly Hills, Calif., after he opened the Flamingo here in 1947? No suspects were ever arrested, and to this day it remains an unsolved mystery.
Jon Taffer.
Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ talks Nightclub & Bar, past year in L.V. and what’s ahead
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.
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 @ 10:02 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 @ 7:32 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.
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.
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.