Singer Michael Monge: I’m grateful for the little things that have made me feel at home here

Michael Monge.

Michael Monge.

Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 11:58 p.m.
I’m not much of a writer. When someone asks me to talk about myself, I typically break into song. “For Once in My Life,” “My Way” or “I’ve Got the World on a String” would be likely numbers.
Ethan Walker listens to The Black Donnellys perform during a kick-off for a Guinness World Record attempt at Ri Ra Irish Pub on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Mandalay Place. The pub is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for longest music marathon performed by Irish bands. The current record is 15 days.

Ri Ra Irish Pub’s Paula McKenna: How we broke a Guinness World Record

Guest Columnist:
Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 10:58 p.m.
Our little Ri Ra Irish Pub in Mandalay Place completed the unthinkable on Friday, Oct. 17. We set a Guinness World Record. As I look back at the mammoth task we undertook, I can’t help but ask myself if it was worth it.
Johnny Mathis performs at the Smith Center on Friday, July 31, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.

Review: Johnny Mathis, 79, still reigns supreme after 60 years of love songs

The Smith Center:
Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 7:58 p.m.
In a day and age of thumping electronic backbeats and vocal contortions manipulated by recording studio engineers, it’s refreshing to hear a superb singer thrilling a 2,000-strong audience in a spectacular concert hall where you could hear a pin drop in between songs.
Rock star couple Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani attend Night 3 of Hakkasan's first-anniversary celebrations Saturday, April 26, 2014, at MGM Grand.

Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale file for divorce after 12 years

Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 5:54 p.m.
Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Mary Hearn says singer Gwen Stefani filed her petition Monday and husband singer Gavin Rossdale filed a response shortly thereafter. Stefani cited irreconcilable differences.
In this April 5, 2009, file photo, Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock arrive at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Caesars headliner Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock announce split after 26 years

Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 3:57 p.m.
Country superstar Reba McEntire and her husband and manager Narvel Blackstock have announced that they are separating after 26 years of marriage. The two said in a joint statement Monday that they had been separated for the past several months.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler attends “Absinthe” on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at Caesars Palace.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat attend ‘Absinthe’ at Caesars
Entertainment:
Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 3:34 p.m.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler celebrated the success of his raucous, sold-out Saturday night concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena by, well, relaxing at the just as raucous and raunchy “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on Sunday night.
Mario Lopez, with wife Courtney Mazza Lopez, hosts the grand opening of Sugar Factory American Brasserie on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Town Square.
Sugar Factory to open largest location yet at Fashion Show
Dining:
Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 2:57 p.m.
Six years after the brand’s debut on the Las Vegas Strip, Sugar Factory now has locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Bahrain. When Sugar Factory had an outlet at Paris Las Vegas, the venue played host to celebrities galore and their Couture Pops.
Train lead singer Pat Monahan performs during Night 2 of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Upcoming at DLVEC: Queensryche, Dokken, Train and The Fray
Downtown Las Vegas:
Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 1:02 p.m.
Longtime heavy metal rockers Queensryche will rock Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, Aug. 29, and will be performing with opening act classic metal band Dokken. Local pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Glenn Danzig.
Review: Danzig brings ‘Skeletons’ to Brooklyn Bowl at Linq Promenade
Music:
Monday, August 3, 2015 @ 2:02 a.m.
Danzig gave a proper burial to their North American tour Friday night at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade. Their 14-show trek served as a precursor to their new covers album, “Skeletons,” which is set to be released this year.
Guest columnist Heather Marianna of Las Vegas-based Beauty Kitchen.
Heather Marianna reveals beauty tips from Morocco, has venture with Farrah Abraham
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 11:59 p.m.
My Las Vegas-based company Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna delivers an organic and encompassing at-home spa experience for the modern-day glamour girl, and I’m always looking at ways to offer my customers the latest and greatest products.
Mo5aic — Roopak Ahuja, Corwyn Hodges, Josh Huslig, Heath Burgett and Jake Moulton.
Josh Huslig of Mo5aic: The story of five guys, 10 legs, 50 fingers and one voice
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 10:57 p.m.
When it comes to the a cappella experience, I have always had a unique viewpoint on its potential. In 2002, the a cappella experience was assigned to the stereotype of barbershop and doo-wop genres of vocally created music.
The 2015 Miss D Legs Contest at The D Las Vegas on Thursday, July 30, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Photos: 30 models compete in Miss D Legs Contest at The D Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas:
Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 7:57 p.m.
There were legs everywhere as the ladies posed while laying on Longbar and kicking their red high heels up in the air. They also were photographed outside on Fremont Street at The D Bar with Derek Stevens.
Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry and lead singer Steven Tyler perform Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Review + photos: Steven Tyler shines with Aerosmith at MGM Grand
Music:
Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 6:32 p.m.
Crouched over a mic stand dressed in a top hat, floor-length sequin wrap, silver-studded black pants and fuchsia ruffled shirt, the center of attention was Steven Tyler, the flamboyant frontman of Aerosmith.
Suzanne Somers’ “Suzanne Sizzles” premieres Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Westgate Las Vegas.
Suzanne Somers ends run of ‘Suzanne Sizzles’ at Westgate Las Vegas
Entertainment:
Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 4:55 p.m.
In the wake of entertainment and executive changes at Westgate Las Vegas, new headliner star Suzanne Somers has decided that her show, “Suzanne Sizzles,” will not continue. “The timing was off,” Somers said.
Aerosmith's "The Global Warming Tour!" at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
Celebrity preview: Aerosmith, Johnny Mathis, Danzig, Ziggy Marley, Chromeo, Jay Leno
Las Vegas:
Friday, July 31, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
When you have music legends Aerosmith and Johnny Mathis appearing in the same city in the same weekend, you know it’s going to be a blockbuster experience. Two different music formats and longtime top-of-the-charts winners.