Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Sharon Stone, Dita Von Teese, John Legend, Bruno Mars, AFAN

Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 9 a.m.
Music heavyweights Bruno Mars and John Legend have back-to-back concerts at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, and Saturday night’s 28th Anniversary AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel will be all showstoppers.
Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis co-host a Master Series dinner at his Mesa Grill on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Caesars Palace.

A record 151 businesses are participating in Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 11:02 p.m.
Las Vegas Restaurant Week, one of the most-anticipated food events on the calendar, starts Friday and continues through next Thursday. Some 151 Las Vegas businesses, a record, will serve delicious prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.
SLS Las Vegas.

SLS Las Vegas preview: Dancers in birdcages; 30-foot Cleopatra; peekaboo glass showers

Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 8:57 p.m.
The luxury SLS Las Vegas has 1,620 guest rooms created by cutting-edge French designer Philippe Starck, but it’s the restaurants, pool and nightclubs that will have the town really talking. Philippe is even bringing hip-hangout Katsuya from Los Angeles to SLS.
Mio Danilovic celebrates his birthday at the season opener of Vegas XIV Sessions on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Hyde Bellagio. Danilovic is vice president of operations for nightlife of SBE, which owns Hyde and is renovating the old Sahara into SLS.

SBE Nightlife VP Mio Danilovic: Creating memories to last a lifetime on the Strip

Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 8:01 p.m.
The landscape of Las Vegas nightlife is ever evolving. Some would say our local industry is defined by the constant changing of trends, but I like to think that innovation is a much more appropriate descriptor for the wheels that make this city spin.
Danny Elmaleh of Cleo at SLS Las Vegas.

Chef Danny Elmaleh: SLS Las Vegas brings taste of Mediterranean to the Strip

Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:58 p.m.
Born in Haifa, Israel, to a Moroccan father and a Japanese mother, I learned to cook from my Lebanese grandmother. These experiences expanded my knowledge of global cuisine and fine-tuned my tastes for exotic flavors.
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Strip Scribbles: L.V. stars chill for ALS ice-bucket challenge; The Beatles; Men of the Strip
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6:01 p.m.
The ALS charity ice-bucket challenge is spreading in leaps and bounds across Las Vegas, and Strip entertainers aren’t walking away from the cold water. In less than 24 hours, ‪#CrissAngel’s ALS IceBucketChallenge garnered 100,000 views.
Bruno Mars at Chelsea on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Weekend best bets: Bruno Mars, SLS grand opening and Restaurant Week
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
It's not every day that we welcome a new casino to the Strip. The opening of the new locals-friendly SLS Las Vegas highlights a weekend packed with exciting entertainment offerings on the Strip and beyond. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets. ...
"Purple Reign" at D Las Vegas on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Jason Tenner’s 17-year tribute-show career as Prince started with Halloween costume
Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 2 a.m.
“I certainly didn’t start out planning to be his double. In fact, I didn’t love his music back then. I was more into classic rock,” Jason Tenner told me. “I became aware of the reaction as people at the party first noticed the lookalike. That’s when I really fell in love with his music, too.”
The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
SLS Las Vegas celebration will be a night of champagne wishes and caviar dreams
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 7:58 p.m.
Friday night’s celebration for the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas, followed by the midnight debut to the public, will be one epic fete — a true champagne-and-caviar blast. Let’s look at the staggering party numbers.
Jaime King and husband Kyle Newman enjoy the annual Simon G. Soiree at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Sin City’ star Jaime King; ‘Panda!’; Steve Martorano; Ted Baker; Chloe Crawford
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 7 p.m.
Jaime King’s big break came as Johnny Depp’s daughter in “Blow” and quickly followed playing a nurse in “Pearl Harbor.” Jaime admits that she turned down the “Sin City” role several times before agreeing to the unique shooting situation.
Bryan Chan.
AFAN fills LMNT-al need with Bryan Chan, Black & White Party host
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 6 p.m.
Maybe LMNT was a big deal for boyband fans, but the troupe is but a memory today for Bryan Chan, who spent several years as the frontman for Chippendales at the Rio and Saturday night co-hosts the 28th annual AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint.
Sven Nys crosses the finish line of CrossVegas.
Cyclocross race director Brook Watts: CrossVegas returns to Las Vegas on Sept. 10
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 5:29 p.m.
In a town that’s known for the biggest, boldest and most spectacular events, it should come as no surprise that the biggest, boldest, most spectacular and most prestigious cyclocross race outside Europe takes place right here in Las Vegas every September.
Gene Woods of Gene Woods Racing Experience in Las Vegas.
Gene Woods of Gene Woods Racing Experience: Racing around in track and life’s circles
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 4:32 p.m.
I never get twisted in life going around circles. Whether I am racing Las Vegas Motor Speedway circles or speeding through social circles, the circle of life is the most important for my family and me. It all started in the late 1950s. My parents lived in Las Vegas.
Seth Yudof.
Manager and producer Seth Yudof: Las Vegas entertainment then and ow!
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 9 p.m.
If today’s shows featured current entertainers and modern music, then they might not be losing out to nightclubs in their battle for a young audience. They might even be able to sell tickets at full price rather than having to hock tickets through discount outlets.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation secretary and South Point's director of food operations Michael Kennedy stands with a few of the organization's scholars at this year's scholarship event MENUS on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Luxor.
Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s Melissa Arias: Supporting future industry leaders
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 7:57 p.m.
As the executive director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas, I am honored to work with 25 of the most respected hospitality and food-and-beverage leaders in the industry who make up the ECF board.