Celebrity preview: Chris Brown, Steve Aoki, Brody Jenner, J. Cole, Rascal Flatts, NASCAR, St. Baldrick’s

Chris Brown performs during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun

Chris Brown performs during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

Las Vegas:
Friday, March 6, 2015 @ noon
It’s a weekend of hair-raising excitement with two big NASCAR races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and hair-razing to raise funds for the children’s cancer-fighting charity St. Baldrick’s Foundation across the valley.
Joe Don Rooney and Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts kick off their mini-residency “Vegas Riot!” at the Joint on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

Photos: Rascal Flatts bring their ‘Vegas Riot!’ to the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel

Music:
Friday, March 6, 2015 @ 3:52 a.m.
One of the funniest moments of the evening: Jay DeMarcus called out an attractive female fan who was leaving her seat on the floor. His query: “Where are you going, girl? Do you have to go to the bathroom?” She nodded yes.
Jon Taffer of Spike TV's “Bar Rescue.”

Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’: I see owner confidence, growth, new concepts, investments

Q+A:
Friday, March 6, 2015 @ 2:01 a.m.
Economically, I see some positive shifts. Confidence of the operators to open and remodel is much, much higher than it was. Robin, it’s a whole new field than it was two years ago, the entire marketplace.
Artist Izaac Zevalking works in his studio Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Summerlin. Zevalking, the artist behind Recycled Propaganda, will be celebrating two years of being with First Friday on March 6.

Artist Izaac Zevalking: ‘My designs can have five different meanings’

First Friday:
Friday, March 6, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
Artist Izaac Zevalking has sold 276 shirts, 251 original pieces, 592 prints and more than 2,500 stickers. But the most important number he is celebrating this week is two. Two years with First Friday, and two years of not missing a single Friday to showcase his ...
Venetian and Palazzo Vice President of Food and Beverage Sebastien Silvestri presents “Rock of Ages” guest star Joey Fatone with the key to the Bourbon Room on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Venetian.

Q+A: Joey Fatone is in sync after first five days in ‘Rock of Ages’

The Venetian:
Friday, March 6, 2015 @ 1:32 a.m.
Fans are shouting his name mid-performance, and the confetti gun that fires the glitter has been shooting into his face. It’s not easy being a music superstar when you grab the mantle of actor.
The Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series won by Brad Keselowski on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Weekend best bets: NASCAR Weekend, WCC basketball, bull riding, Bubble Run, Talib Kweli
Las Vegas:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Las Vegas’ March entertainment madness kicks off with a weekend packed with events sure to please sports fans, including NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here are our weekend best bets:
Derek Jeter.
Derek Jeter prepares for first L.V. golf tournament; will Tom Brady compete?
Shadow Creek:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 5:31 p.m.
Among the star names being mentioned to attend is Kardashian family member Brody Jenner with his dad Bruce Jenner, who is reportedly undergoing treatment for a transgender sex change. The Jenners have competed in previous years.
"Crazy Girls" 25th anniversary celebrations at the Riviera from Oct. 1-3, 2012.
Strip Scribbles: Riviera’s 60th anniversary; new Strip dining and nightlife
Las Vegas:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 5:01 p.m.
The noon May 4 closing of the doors to the Riviera, which is becoming part of the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center district, isn’t stopping the Diamond Jubilee 60th Anniversary celebrations there next month.
William Lifestlye and Brody Jenner are new resident DJs at Tao in the Venetian.
Brody Jenner + William Lifestyle, Steve Aoki, Gary LeVox, Craig Wayne Boyd
Music Notes:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 4:30 p.m.
The exclusive Las Vegas residency of DJ duo Brody Jenner and William Lifestyle kicks off at Tao in the Venetian on Friday and returns March 20. They also will launch the summer pool season at Tao Beach the weekend of April 4.
Mariah from "Fantasy" at the Luxor poses for the camera during the Fantasy 2013 Calendar shoot Monday, July 9, 2012.
No prom for Oregon teenager + ‘Fantasy’ dancer, principal says
Luxor:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 3:33 p.m.
“All prom guests have to be 19 and under,” said Regis High School principal Scott Coulter. “Austin is not in trouble, but after we laughed about it, I said this just isn’t going to happen.”
In this combination of file photos, Floyd Mayweather Jr. prepares to spar at a gym in East London on May 22, 2009, and Manny Pacquiao weighs in for a junior welterweight boxing match against Ricky Hatton on May 1, 2009, in Las Vegas.
Hotel rates, fight-ticket prices skyrocketing for Mayweather-Pacquiao on May 2
Boxing:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 2:29 p.m.
Hotel insiders tell me that regular rooms are being booked in a frenzy, some already with a starting price of $1,250 to $1,500 a night — and that’s without any assurance of getting a ticket to the fight itself.
Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson rides the High Roller at Linq Promenade in Las Vegas.
NASCAR Weekend preview: Hauler Parade; will Jimmie Johnson win fifth L.V. race?
Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 12:02 p.m.
The green flag will drop at 6 p.m. today for the 50 bright, colorful haulers to roll under the bright neon lights of our Strip hotel landmarks, and racecar fans and tourists will be able to watch from both sides of the Strip.
The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.
Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ to open bar in Las Vegas, talks dining scene, pub vs. bar
Q+A:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
Las Vegas is famous for some of the greatest nightclubs in the world, you know that, but we’re not famous for the best bars in the world. Think about it. Las Vegas isn’t known for great bars; we’re known for great nightclubs and restaurants.
Holly Madison rides the High Roller on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the Linq Promenade.
Handwriting analyses of Celine Dion, Holly Madison, Criss Angel, Carrot Top and Rick Harrison
Las Vegas:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 12:01 a.m.
We all know that you shouldn’t — or can’t — judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to your handwriting, that’s a different story. There are experts who can read you fully by what you write, how you sign your name and how you scribble.
Potatoes.
Ben Vaughn: It’s high time that someone stood up for the potato
Guest Columnist:
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 @ 9:34 p.m.
Once upon a time in our recent food history, all things that came out of the ground that people ate were generally considered to be vegetables. And, yes, potatoes are a vegetable if you use the broad definition of the term.