Preview: New-look, new-energy ‘Zumanity’ at New York-New York

Ben Vereen at Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" in New York-New York on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.

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Ben Vereen at Cirque du Soleil's "Zumanity" in New York-New York on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.

Cirque du Soleil:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 12:28 p.m.
If Cirque du Soleil shocked and scandalized when it launched its “naughty side” “Zumanity” nearly 12 years ago, think how much farther it pushes the envelope when tonight’s revamp of the show is revealed.
Simon Morley and David Friend of “Puppetry of the Penis.”

Q+A: Simon Morley of ‘Puppetry of the Penis’ talks path to Las Vegas

Adult Entertainment:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
It’s one of the most unique and unusual shows ever brought to Las Vegas, and because it involves male nudity, it won’t be staged in a Strip casino hotel. Vegas DeLuxe has the “below the belt” exclusive.
Atomic Liquors in downtown Las Vegas.

Ben Vaughn’s art of the bar: Characteristics that make a watering hole great

Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 8:30 p.m.
As you might or might not already know, I’m opening a restaurant here in Las Vegas this year. My restaurant will sit next door to the iconic Las Vegas drinking establishment known formally as Atomic Liquors.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his 38th birthday Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Hyde Bellagio.

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Jr. toasts his 38th birthday at Hyde Bellagio

The Strip:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 7:02 p.m.
Staying in tip-top shape for the highly anticipated fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn’t drink alcohol at Hyde, instead sipping Coke during the evening.
Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Strip Scribbles: TSA, FAA cause high-roller headaches for NASCAR race; Carrot Top turns 50

Las Vegas:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Celebrities and high-rollers planning to fly helicopters to and from the NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from March 7-8 had their plans go awry because of new TSA and FAA flight regulations.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson talks during an interview Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson, staff on reality-TV series ‘Vegas D.A.’
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 4:58 p.m.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his staff are under the glare of lights and cameras all week at the Regional Justice Center as crews shoot episodes of reality-TV series “Vegas D.A.”
 Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts arrive for the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Preview: Rascal Flatts bring ‘Vegas Riot’ to the Joint through March 14
Hard Rock Hotel:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 4:02 p.m.
It’s only nine nights of shows, but top-selling country stars Rascal Flatts kick off their first Las Vegas run tonight with such a bang in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, you can bet they’ll be returning later for an even longer run. No wonder their shows are being dubbed “Vegas Riot.”
“Nice Work If You Can Get It” starring Matthew Broderick on Broadway.
Review: Brilliant, laugh-out-loud ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’
The Smith Center:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 1:55 p.m.
What a joyous comedic romp with the George and Ira Gershwin musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” at the Smith Center on Tuesday night. I’ve never seen or heard the normally staid main hall come alive with so much out-loud laughter.
Calvin Harris models for Emporio Armani Underwear. Awesome.
Nude pics of Calvin Harris; Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket$; Elvis sites, Aerosmith run at Westgate?
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 11:31 p.m.
Calvin Harris, who is the latest body and face for Emporio Armani underwear, has hired lawyers to stop nude photographs of him being sent to porn and media outlets. They’ve been warned of facing court action if they are published.
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas.
New PBS doc features Meryl Streep, Steve Wynn’s collection of Monet
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 10:28 p.m.
TV viewers will get an intimate look at Steve Wynn’s extraordinary art collection when PBS has its national pledge campaign this spring. The ”Monet’s Palate” documentary features hotel mogul Steve with its opening narration by actress Meryl Streep.
Britney Spears celebrates “Britney Day” at the High Roller in the Linq Promenade on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Britney Spears to extend Planet Hollywood contract? Thirty shows for J.Lo?
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 6:38 p.m.
Let’s put to rest the rumors about pop princess Britney Spears’ residency of her show “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood. New dates for her fall shows at Axis at Planet Hollywood will be announced shortly, with tickets going on sale early spring.
Oscar Goodman's "Being Oscar" bash and book signing at The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Downtown tourist scams warning; Andre Rochat’s 35th anniversary; Oscar chefs
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 5:32 p.m.
Operators of The Haunted Vegas Tours, The Vegas Mob Tours, The Haunted Mob Tour and The Goodsprings Ghost Hunt are warning tourists that unscrupulous people have been ripping off their names to sell low-cost downtown copycat tours.
Diana Ross presents the Dick Clark Award for Excellence to Taylor Swift at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Preview: Diana Ross’s residency at the Venetian begins April 1
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 4:32 p.m.
Diana Ross, who gave us a preview of two of her stage production costumes, says she will include her Motown classics with The Supremes, including “Can’t Hurry Love” and “Stop! In the Name of Love.”
“Nice Work If You Can Get It” starring Matthew Broderick on Broadway.
Preview: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ at the Smith Center
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 2:35 p.m.
It’s the madcap and riotous song-and-dance spectacular with a cast of outrageous characters. It begins with a birthday celebration for a wealthy playboy who meets and falls in love with a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart.
Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani appear on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, on ABC.
Suzanne Somers joins 10th anniversary ‘DWTS’ cast, sets May 23 opening at Westgate
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 11:31 a.m.
New Las Vegas residency headliner Suzanne Somers will juggle rehearsals for her debut Westgate Las Vegas show opening May 23 with practice for the 10th anniversary year of “Dancing With the Stars,” which premieres March 16.