Terry Fator’s Winston the Impersonating Turtle: ‘Things Turtles Can Do in Las Vegas’

Mirage headliners Winston the Impersonating Turtle and Terry Fator.

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Mirage headliners Winston the Impersonating Turtle and Terry Fator.

Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 9 p.m.
One of the great things about being an impersonating turtle is that I can impersonate Terry Fator writing an article for Robin Leach while Robin is off on another one of his epic summer vacations.
A standard room is shown during a tour of the Linq Hotel and Casino (formerly Imperial Palace and The Quad) on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The casino is in the first phase of a $223 million renovation project.

Hotel news: Linq completes $223 million renovation; Mandalay Bay redesign

Las Vegas Strip:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 5:08 p.m.
The Linq Hotel & Casino has completed its resort renovation, which cost $223 million and now offers 2,253 newly renovated guest rooms, including 244 suites, two unique urban loft-style penthouses and 25 first-of-its-kind poolside cabana guest rooms.
The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Preview: Summerlin Patriotic Parade, fireworks at Stratosphere, Red Rock, GVR

Fourth of July:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 4:03 p.m.
As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, it’s time for fireworks. It also is time for parades, and it looks as if nobody will do it better this year than the 21st Annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade.
Channing Tatum’s Madame Tussauds wax figure on display Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Town Square.

Photos: Channing Tatum (wax figure) makes appearance at Town Square

Film:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 2:59 p.m.
The sexy male stripper sequel “Magic Mike XXL” with heartthrob Channing Tatum is one of the hotly anticipated summer box office movies, and it had a sneak preview at Town Square in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
Chris Van Dahl as Steven Tyler in “Legends in Concert” at Flamingo.

Review: ‘Legends in Concert’ showcases solid lookalikes, soundalikes

Flamingo:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 12:57 p.m.
It’s uncanny. I swear that it was Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler. Doubly confusing, I swear that it was Celine Dion. In neither case, however, was it “the real thing.” It was their amazing doubles with extraordinary lookalike and soundalike skills.
Tomatoes.
Ben Vaughn: Tomatoes, to-MAH-toes — know your ‘love apples’
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
I particularly enjoy the idea that the French thought juicy little garden tomatoes were an aphrodisiac, naming them “love apples” for a few hundred years until someone cleared up that silliness.
The 2015 International Model Search finals won by Savannah Lynx at Hakkasan on Saturday, June 27, 2015, in MGM Grand.
Photos: International Model Search crowns winner at Hakkasan
MGM Grand:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 11:58 p.m.
Our 2012 Miss Nevada USA Jade Kelsall had the look of the winner to the celebrity and VIP judges. Her red, see-through lace gown was dramatized even further when she shed her silk train in a finale flourish.
The 2015 Tropic Beauty Model Search world finals won by Elise Duncan of Perth, Australia, at Light on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Mandalay Bay.
Strip Scribbles: Model Search controversy; Tesla triumph; Caitlyn Jenner comedy skit
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Beautiful Perth, Australia, glamour girl Elise Duncan wants to set the record straight. Elise says that she was not crying about not being able to take part in the second pageant, both at MGM Grand.
The 2015 Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA pageants Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at UNLV. Brittany McGowan, right, was crowned Miss Nevada USA, and Geovanna Hilton won Miss Nevada Teen USA.
Despite NBC pulling the plug, Miss USA Pageant on July 12 ‘will go on’
Television:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 @ 3:56 p.m.
NBC’s decision was in reaction to hotel mogul and pageant co-owner Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants in his political declaration of running for president in which he said that they brought crime, drugs and rapists to America.
“The Supernaturalists” by Criss Angel.
Strip Scribbles: Nearly drowned escapist talks; Criss Angel denies publicity stunt; Celine fan videos
Las Vegas:
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
“This was no publicity stunt,” said Criss Angel. “He owes me his life. Don’t try this anywhere, any time at any age. I’m glad that he recovered fully and was able to return for the second night after we had to cancel the premiere.”
Rain Hannah and Vince Neil attend the last hurrah at Center Bar on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photos: Rowdy, raucous ‘Final Toast’ and ‘Last Call’ at Center Bar
Hard Rock Hotel:
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 5:32 p.m.
What a party it was as the Hard Rock Hotel said farewell to the original and infamous Center Bar in true rock-and-roll fashion on Sunday, and I gave the “Final Toast,” a countdown and then pulled a giant switch to turn off the globe light above the bar.
Miss Summerlin Katherine Kelley is crowned the new Miss Nevada by outgoing winner Ellie Smith during the pageant at the Smith Center on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Photos: Teacher Katherine Kelley of North Las Vegas wins Miss Nevada Pageant
The Smith Center:
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 4:31 p.m.
Jenna Holdrige, 19, from Reno was asked, “If you were a Kardashian, what would you say to Caitlyn?” It took less than a second of thought, and she answered, “I love you, Dad.”
Opening night of “For the Record: Baz” at Light on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Mandalay Bay.
Review: Extraordinary ‘Baz’ shines bright at Light in Mandalay Bay
Photos:
Monday, June 29, 2015 @ 2:34 p.m.
What an extraordinary production. It isn’t theater, yet it’s the best spectacular you might ever sit down two hours for to watch. Call it the ultimate cabaret-style musical. Call it the party before the nightclub-DJ parties. The music, dancing and energy are frenzied.
Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original “Le Reve — The Dream” cast members at Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas.
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 3: The aquatic spectacular’s secrets, obstacles and required skills
Wynn Las Vegas:
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
The astounding athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas are celebrating a decade of thrilling global audiences with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill on the Strip.
Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original “Le Reve — The Dream” cast members at Le Reve Theater on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Wynn Las Vegas. The show now has more than 50 cast members. Front row, from left: Ludivine Perrin-Stsepaniuk and Genevieve Garneau. Back row: Benoit Beaufils and Alberto del Campo.
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 2: The most magical moments of 10 successful years
Wynn Las Vegas:
Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
For 10 years, the amazing athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas have thrilled audiences from around the world with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill in, out of and under the water.