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Linq Hotel headliner magician Mat Franco.

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Linq Hotel headliner magician Mat Franco.

Las Vegas:
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 6:32 p.m.
Las Vegas entertainers with unique acts have a shot at auditioning for the $1 million first-place prize and Strip headliner residency — following in the winning footsteps of Terry Fator at the Mirage and Mat Franco at the Linq Hotel.
Human Nature and Ruby Lewis rehearse for their show “Christmas, Motown and More” at Sands Showroom on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Venetian. The show runs Saturday through Dec. 22.

Human Nature awaits word on theater, performs holiday show with Ruby Lewis

The Venetian:
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 5:35 p.m.
In the Human Nature show, Ruby Lewis runs a video of her first-ever singing engagement as a 2-year-old in church attempting Christmas carols. Then she performs a gospel medley of those favorites, including a rocking version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”
The wedding of Angie Fiore and Terry Fator on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Lake Las Vegas Hilton.

Photos: Terry Fator’s wedding — ‘It’s so beautiful to be truly in love’

The Mirage:
Monday, November 30, 2015 @ 3:46 p.m.
It could not have been a more magical and romantic wedding ceremony, even though for Terry Fator and new bride Angie Fiore, it was their second time in three months exchanging vows. “Terry is my dream come true — a blessing from God,” said Angie.
Dead & Company — Grateful Dead members Bob Weir on rhythm guitar and vocals and Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann on drums; John Mayer on lead guitar and vocals; Oteil Burbridge on bass guitar; and Jeff Chimenti on keyboards — on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Photos: Dead & Company featuring Grateful Dead, John Mayer at MGM

Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 9 p.m.
While in town, Grammy-winning John Mayer enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres at SLS Las Vegas. Dining with three friends, the group feasted on the Thanksgiving menu.
John Mayer performs at a Rock in Rio USA event in Times Square on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in New York.

Celebrity preview: John Mayer and Grateful Dead, ‘Elf,’ Billy Gardell, Whitney Cummings, Ratt

Thanksgiving Weekend:
Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
As we recuperate from an overindulgence of turkey and all the trimmings, we have much to be thankful for this holiday weekend: Family, friends, health and being able to live the good life in The Entertainment Capital of the World.
The Venetian headliners Human Nature — Phil Burton, Michael Tierney, Toby Allen and Andrew Tierney —are ready for the holidays.
Review: Human Nature, Ruby Lewis offer holiday cheer at Venetian
Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 5 p.m.
For a big helping of infectious holiday spirit in The Entertainment Capital of the World, it doesn’t get much better than Human Nature’s “Motown, Christmas & More” at the Venetian with Broadway-bound guest Ruby Lewis.
Channing Tatum in “Battle in Seattle.”
Six movies to stream after Thanksgiving Day’s food coma
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Six (modern-day-classic, under-the-radar) movies to watch courtesy of, a free movie and television streaming app, after the turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, rolls, pumpkin pie, eggnog and Pepto have been consumed.
The Las Vegas Strip.
Q+A: Las Vegas hotel exec moonlights as bestselling sex story author
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
“1,001 Las Vegas Nights” by author Angelique St. Chase Jr. contains multiple detailed and unconventional erotic scenes. Angelique describes it as a “gourmet romance novel” because she’s a longtime foodie and has set some of her stories at celebrity chef restaurants.
The 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet hosted by star chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy Valastro on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.
Ultimo’s Grand Banquet — ‘the grandest meal ever served in Las Vegas’
Fine Dining:
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 6:57 p.m.
One of our city’s top culinary events of the year, Ultimo: A Weekend of Excellence is set for Dec. 17-20 at the Venetian and Palazzo. Now in its third year, Ultimo celebrates the romance of Italy with lavish feasts and exceptional culinary experiences.
Hubert Keller approaches burgers the same way as fine dining: like  a boss.
Q+A: French star chef Hubert Keller talks five years with Vegas PBS
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
For the first time in five years of filming, Mandalay Bay and “Top Chef” star chef Hubert Keller is taking his Vegas PBS cameras back to his French hometown of Ribeauville in Alsace for two one-hour specials recording the 600-year-old Christmas festival.
“Elf: The Musical.”
Preview: ‘Elf: The Musical’ provides holiday cheer at the Smith Center
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 4:59 p.m.
Based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, “Elf” is the hilarious tale of a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.
Rihanna's "Diamonds" tour concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, April 13, 2013.
Rihanna in concert at Mandalay Bay on April 29; Nick Jonas at Foxtail on NYE
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 3:57 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna announced today her “The Anti World Tour” with Live Nation, and the tour with more than 35 stops across North America includes a show at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, April 29.
Rehearsals for Jennifer Romas' "Sexxy" at Westgate Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
‘Sexxy’ lands one-night HOB showcase for potential touring show
Adult Entertainment:
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 12:05 a.m.
For the first time, on Friday, Dec. 11, House of Blues and Live Nation, in conjunction with Jennifer Romas Enterprises, will present her hot, sizzling “Sexxy” at HOB in Mandalay Bay as a precursor to a possible touring show.
Rise Against headlines Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.
Review: Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise Against rocks DLVEC
Downtown Las Vegas:
Monday, November 23, 2015 @ 11:01 p.m.
A chilly 50-degree evening greeted Rise Against concertgoers at the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Decades of Rise Against fans were bundled in coats and scarves flocking around the grounds’ singular heat lamp.
Blue Man Group returns to the Luxor on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
Review: Brash Blue Man Group turns up noise, gale-force winds
Monday, November 23, 2015 @ 6:57 p.m.
There’s no question the new Blue Man Group show back in its Luxor home is a sensory experience. It’s not just them pounding on PVC pipes or beating big drums. It’s not just the fiery, ferocious two-band sections going full belt on upper-stage risers.