Ben Vaughn: Tasting is believing — five unexpectedly great food combinations

Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 10:04 p.m.
We’ve trained ourselves to believe that certain foods go with other foods. We continue this repetition and convince ourselves that this is how it was meant to be. Somehow, through divine intervention, peanut butter and jelly are galactically aligned.
In this Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, actor and comedian George Wallace arrives at the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas.

George Wallace reveals his favorite new (and old) things in Las Vegas

Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 5:02 p.m.
Hello, family! It’s me again, George Wallace, here to talk about what’s new in my favorite city. Las Vegas is always changing, and there’s always something new to experience. Let’s start with my five kids, Mo5aic.
Becca Kotte of “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian with singer Debbie Gibson.

Becca Kotte of ‘Rock of Ages’ talks social justice, fashion and music

Guest Columnist:
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 3:58 p.m.
I have an album out. I released my first EP with Fervor Records on March 24. The album was a collaborative project with Andy Gerold, one of our absolutely kickass guitarists in Arsenal, the onstage band in “Rock of Ages.”
Michael Morton.

Michael Morton: It’s just a great big party — that’s what we do best in L.V.

Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 11:59 p.m.
Hard to believe, but, 20 years ago this month, Las Vegas had little to no real nightlife as we know it today. Yes, there were a couple of locals spots like the Shark Bar, but not one hotel on the strip had a nightclub.
Guest columnist Dirk Arthur’s baby snow leopard Kala.

Animal illusionist Dirk Arthur: Preserving wildlife every day is important

Guest Columnist:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 10:57 p.m.
I carefully eyed the green, jungle-like, sloping field, slid the metal door open and watched Namaste, a majestic white Bengal tiger, bolt forward and run free. He was running into the only natural tropical rainforest zoo with a tiger habitat in Hilo, Hawaii.
Diana Ross.
Strip Scribbles: Diana Ross returning to L.V., Kanye West, Olivia Newton-John
Las Vegas:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the legendary Diana Ross once again takes the stage and returns to the Venetian Theater for another residency in November. The exciting encore performances were announced this morning.
“The Supernaturalists” by Criss Angel.
Criss Angel’s ‘Supernaturalists’ the ‘standard bearer for a first-class touring ensemble magic show’
Luxor:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 6:02 p.m.
I didn’t get to the Northeast to see any of the opening week of Criss Angel’s new show “The Supernaturalists” for its four-week, world-premiere run at Foxwoods resort casino in Connecticut.
The 2015 Tropic Beauty Model Search world finals won by Elise Duncan of Perth, Australia, at Light on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Mandalay Bay.
Tropic Beauty winner Elise Duncan looks forward to yearlong reign
MGM Grand:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 3:53 p.m.
Stunning 2015 Tropic Beauty Model Search winner Elise Duncan of Perth, Australia, says she was ecstatic to win the Las Vegas-based pageant and is ready for her year of appearances and charity work.
Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumer Willis and Melissa Rycroft joke around onstage during the “Dancing With the Stars Live! The Perfect Ten Tour” stop Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Venetian.
Photos: Rumer Willis shines, Val Chmerkovskiy sizzles in ‘DWTS’ at Venetian
Television:
Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 1:58 p.m.
The touring group of dancers features six mirror-ball champs, including Rumer Willis’ Season 20 partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. Chmerkovskiy, never shy to take off his shirt to show off his muscular body, spent most of the nearly 2-hour show topless as expected.
“Fantasy” at the Luxor.
‘Fantasy’ dancers are ready to heat up summer in Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 5, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
We feel blessed to be heading into our Sweet 16 year in Las Vegas. We’re no strangers to spicing things up as the Strip’s “Biggest Tease,” so as our beloved friend Robin Leach goes on his yearly trip, we’re here to give you a glimpse into a life of a showgirl.
Kenny Chesney's "Big Revival Tour" at The Joint on Friday, April 3, 2015, in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Celebrity preview: Kenny Chesney, 311, Paris Hilton, Ke$ha, ‘DWTS,’ DJs galore
Fourth of July Weekend:
Friday, July 3, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
There will be fireworks and festivities and pyrotechnics and parades up and down the Strip and across the valley from east to west. Temperatures for America’s 239th birthday will remain near 110 for the three-day holiday weekend, so stay cool and enjoy the pool.
The Gazillionaire of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace.
The Gazillionaire: How I made my gazillions, and how you can, too
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 11:36 p.m.
You could get in line with all the chumps queued outside “Pawn Stars” and/or Tony Hsieh’s office desperately hoping your Grandpappy’s war medals/downtown doggy ice cream startup idea has some value. Guess what? They don’t.
Singer Kristen Hertzenberg.
Singer Kristen Hertzenberg: A heavy-hearted yet grateful goodbye to Las Vegas
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 10:01 p.m.
My six years in “Phantom — the Las Vegas Spectacular” at the Venetian were a gift beyond measure, but that’s not even all of it! This town and the people in it have embraced and supported me, giving me opportunities to learn of what I’m capable.
Brody Jenner and Hannah Davis promote Las Vegas with Vegas Season on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.
Photos: Brody Jenner, Hannah Davis promote Las Vegas in Hollywood
Tourism:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 8:03 p.m.
Reality-TV star and Las Vegas resident DJ Brody Jenner set a lively soundtrack for the afternoon spinning popular beats from the Vegas Season DJ booth with assistance from 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition cover model Hannah Davis.
A Riviera neon sign ($395.00) is shown during the first day of a liquidation sale at the Riviera Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Strip Scribbles: Riviera moves east; L.V. on ‘AGT’; Bound bartenders; Gordie Brown
Las Vegas:
Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
The iconic Riviera sign that was once a staple on the Strip now has a new home at the Playground in rival Atlantic City. It marks the opening of an outdoor beer garden just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.