Rock in Rio USA’s Roberta Medina: ‘We’re excited for what’s to come’

2015 Rock in Rio USA Day 4 featured Bruno Mars, John Legend, pictured here, Empire of the Sun, Joss Stone and more Saturday, May 16, 2015, at MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.

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2015 Rock in Rio USA Day 4 featured Bruno Mars, John Legend, pictured here, Empire of the Sun, Joss Stone and more Saturday, May 16, 2015, at MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.

Monday, May 25, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
With 172,000 people from 47 states and 32 countries, Rock in Rio’s Roberta Medina, daughter of founder Roberto Medina, is thrilled that their debut music festival on the Strip, Rock in Rio USA, was successful.
P. Diddy and Sports Illustrated swimsuit models host Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Foxtail Pool Club in SLS Las Vegas.

Celebrity preview: DJs galore, Bette, Diddy, T-Pain, The Eagles, Khloe, Kevin Hart, Ke$ha, Joe Jonas, UFC 187

2015 Memorial Day Weekend:
Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
To say this four-day Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas is jam-packed would be a big understatement. Music and parties — all the top global DJs are in town — top the agenda this weekend. If you want music, the list is long and varied and includes the Divine Miss M herself.
Bryan Adams performs during his “30th Anniversary Reckless Tour” stop Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Review: Bryan Adams, at Mandalay Bay, still wants to rock at 55 — and does

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 11 a.m.
It’s been three decades since Bryan Adams’ hit album “Reckless” was released and spawned unforgettable 1980s hits including “Heaven,” “Run to You,” “Summer of ’69” and “Somebody.”
Kim Canteenwalla, Robin Leach and Sammy DeMarco at Made L.V. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Tivoli Village.

Robuchon vs. Del Frisco’s; Therapy downtown; Made L.V.; STK’s new items

Counter Intelligence:
Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 10 a.m.
Bravo to Cucina Italiano, the sister restaurant to Brio in Las Vegas, which has set May 28 for its opening in Henderson promising all cooking done in full view of guests.
Iggy Azalea hosts and performs at Drai's on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, atop the Cromwell.

Iggy Azalea’s blackjack run; Bobby Flay’s divorce battle; Letterman in L.V.?

Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 6:31 p.m.
My notebook fills up at high speed with the oddest of gossip from striding the Strip on a nightly basis, and today is a bonanza, from Iggy Azalea and Bobby Flay to David Letterman at Caesars Palace.
Blake Fryer and Ava Wagner kiss each other during the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Weekend Best Bets: Punk Rock Bowling, Craig Ferguson and B.B. King tribute
Las Vegas:
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Memorial Day Weekend is here, and there’s no shortage of festivals, shows and other events to complement your backyard barbecues and pool parties. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
B.B. King performs at Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Lodge on Nov. 25, 2011.
Strip Scribbles: B.B. King salute at Brooklyn Bowl; Blue Man Group; Vegas PBS; free ice cream
Las Vegas:
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 4:04 p.m.
The family of the late, loved B.B. King, legendary king of the blues who died here a week ago, plans to celebrate his life and musical talent at a free event in Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq Promenade on Friday night.
The fifth-annual Epicurean Affair on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Palazzo.
Tonight: Radius rooftop pool at Stratosphere; Epicurean Affair; Method Man and Redman
Las Vegas:
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 2:01 p.m.
Stratosphere officially opens its new day-and-night Radius rooftop pool on the 25th floor 300 feet above the Strip. Swim to the infinity edge, and you get panoramic views of the valley under the sun or moon.
Suzanne Somers, with husband Alan Hamel, officially announces her new show “Suzanne Sizzles” on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Westgate Las Vegas.
‘Fall in love all over again’ with Suzanne Somers in ‘Sizzles’ at Westgate
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 12:58 p.m.
“I feel like I’m back home again,” Suzanne Somers told me as she wrapped a guest appearance on Tuesday’s season finale of “Dancing With the Stars” partnered with Tony Dovolani, who plans to fly to Las Vegas to check out her new show soon.
Jason Paige and Jason Byous from “Moulin Rouge” in “For the Record: Baz.”
Cirque takes on cabaret-style show with ‘Baz’ at Light in Mandalay Bay
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 8 a.m.
Make no mistake: This is no ordinary Cirque du Soleil show. This will be as if Joel Grey (“Cabaret”) wandered into the hi-jinx of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace minus the circus acrobatics.
“Fried Green Tomatoes” (1991) starred Mary Louise-Parker, Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson and Jessica Tandy as prim and proper Ninny Threadgoode.
Ben Vaughn: Appreciate beauty whether wild or meticulously arranged
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 3 a.m.
The thing that is so interesting to me, in all of this, is that whatever the creative outlet, the true masters of any art have the same basic understanding of technique and foundational fundamentals.
Neil Diamond performs at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.
Photos: At right, left and center, Neil Diamond engages all at Mandalay Bay
Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
Neil Diamond, sporting a gray mustache and beard, entertained a spellbound, near-capacity audience for just shy of two hours at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday night.
Presenter Celine Dion at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Celine Dion offers advice to Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Celine Dion said: “Performing in Las Vegas gives us the chance to be special every night. I’m very positive about living here — it’s the best place as an artist and as a mom, so I would tell them to have as much love and fun as I have had.”
Three-year-old Elann Saula poses with his family, left to right, Leslie, Sami, Kinalone and dog Gadji, at his home in Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Opportunity Village, Elann Saula and Palazzo at Cannes
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 4:06 p.m.
Please support Thursday night’s 5th Annual Opportunity Village Ovation spring performing arts concert hosted by KTNV morning news anchor Beth Fisher at the O.V. Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on South Buffalo.
Actor Bill Murray talks with host David Letterman after emerging from a cake to say goodbye Tuesday, May 19, 2015, on the set of “The Late Show With David Letterman” in New York. Letterman’s final show airs Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Tonight: Letterman; Sammy DeMarco at Made L.V.; Santana at HOB; Down & Derby; Wet at Night
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 2:02 p.m.
No note about this evening would be complete without a tip of the hat to David Letterman, who ends his 33-year run as host of CBS’ “Late Night With David Letterman,” the longest in history.