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Ariana Grande performs with dancers during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.

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Ariana Grande performs with dancers during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas:
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 8 p.m.
The incredible Las Vegas entertainment scene continues this weekend on the heels of one of the greatest emotional showbiz successes of all times Thursday night with Celine Dion’s extraordinary return to Caesars Palace. Her 40-show run continues Saturday.
Celine Dion at the Colosseum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Caesars Palace.

Photos: Celine Dion’s night of victory and triumph — unparalleled and unforgettable

Caesars Palace:
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 4:32 p.m.
Celine Dion appeared like an angel onstage in a silver, floor-length, sparkling, thigh-high-slit gown, and the audience broke into a standing ovation for her bravery and courage. The setting of Celine all alone onstage was akin to a religious apparition.
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.

Miss Nevada Katherine Kelley packs for 2015 Miss America Pageant

Atlantic City:
Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 11:57 p.m.
Katherine Kelley, a 23-year-old high school mathematics teacher for Clark County School District, flies out Saturday to compete. “I’m trying not to get nervous, but it is a high-pressure situation,” she told me.
Tomahawk at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in The D Las Vegas downtown.

Andiamo executive chef Joseph Parrino: Tips for grilling to perfection

Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 10:57 p.m.
Summer is a great time to branch out and try new foods on the grill, but steak will always be a favorite of mine. I love to sit outside and smell the aroma of steaks cooking. Below is a swordfish recipe for beginners to try at home.
Guest columnist Max Tappeiner, right, is the president of the Las Vegas Business Academy.

Max Tappeiner of Las Vegas Business Academy: Molding L.V.’s best, brightest future leaders

Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 7:04 p.m.
Joining Las Vegas Business Academy and becoming president of the board has allowed me to work alongside some of Las Vegas’ brightest business leaders in our quest to provide an unparalleled education for our scholarship students.
AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo.
AFAN’s Antioco Carrillo: Our goal has always been to make true change in our community
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
As we get ready for the 29th Annual Black & White Party on Saturday night at the Joint, it’s amazing to think of its humble beginnings as a small gathering (about 25 attendees) in a Green Valley apartment backyard on a hot August night.
Valrhona Grand Cru Milk Chocolate Pancakes at Pantry in the Mirage.
Mirage executive chef Christian Schmidt: My heritage and classical training are indelible
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 10:06 p.m.
Growing up in Germany, I was fascinated by classic Western movies starring American heroes like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Gene Hackman. I viewed the United States as a place that truly epitomized the land of opportunity.
Ryan Stuart, Jaymes Vaughan, Ross Mathews, James Davis and Sami Eskelin at Chippendales in the Rio.
Red carpet king Ross Mathews previews AFAN’s Black & White Party
Hard Rock Hotel:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 8:34 p.m.
“This is my first time with AFAN, so I’ve been doing my research,” the host of Ryan Seacrest’s new show “Knock, Knock” told me. “It’s the 29th anniversary on Saturday, and, even in black and white, we’ll still make a splash.”
Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli perform during the 2015 Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” gala Saturday, June 13, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
What to expect in Celine Dion’s return to Caesars Palace
The Colosseum:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 6:34 p.m.
Insiders reveal that the show will be more contemporary in feel. Yves Acoin, production designer, explained: “The bones are still the same. We changed the recipe — more uplifting, more uptempo.”
Celine Dion.
Celine Dion: ‘Rene wants me to be here; I’m excited to get back to perform for my fans’
Caesars Palace:
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
As of today, Celine Dion told her management team that it would be a last-minute decision if Rene Angelil would be strong enough to travel from their Lake Las Vegas estate to watch Thursday’s premiere. “It’s so fragile. It’s really day by day,” she explained.
Bardot’s brunch menu demands deep exploration.
Ben Vaughn: My Top Five favorite brunch spots in Las Vegas
Contributing Columnist:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 @ 11:58 p.m.
From braised meats, champagne, cheeses from all over the globe and seafood towers tall enough to pave a path to the top of the Stratosphere, every restaurant has its own variety of sinful, over-the-top brunch choices.
“Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas cast members Buck Hujabre, Lauren Tartaglia, Jason Martinez and Douglas Crawford arrive at Mark Shunock’s “Mondays Dark” at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Buck Hujabre of ‘Jersey Boys’: Pursuing commercial real estate and showbiz
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 @ 11:06 p.m.
I’ve been very lucky in my career; I found a way to get paid for a hobby. I am doing something for a living that I would still do for free if I had decided to become a doctor.
Bathhouse Spa at Delano Las Vegas.
Jane Cox of Bathhouse Spa at Delano Las Vegas: Trends, most popular male treatments
Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 @ 10:02 p.m.
New trends and unique treatments are paving the path at Spa Mandalay Bay and Bathhouse Spa at Delano Las Vegas as guests continue to seek a little R&R after a long day traveling or a night out on the town.
The 2015 Carnival of Cuisine hosted by Mario Batali on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Palazzo.
Television: ‘Las Vegas D.A.,’ ‘My Fab 40th,’ ‘Thrill Factor,’ Mario Batali
Las Vegas:
Monday, August 24, 2015 @ 11:57 p.m.
Las Vegas continues to be a powerful magnet for TV producers and cable networks, and more of our residents are becoming reality-TV regulars.
Kid Rock at Boulevard Pool on Friday, June 6, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Hacking conference, Kid Rock, ‘Bath Boy,’ Helene Neville
Las Vegas:
Monday, August 24, 2015 @ 11:03 p.m.
It turns out that the recent cheaters website Ashley Madison hacking is nowhere near as serious as the fact that hackers can now control car systems remotely.