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Celebrity preview: Iggy Azalea, Chris Paul, Calvin Harris, Sky Blu, Boston, Cheap Trick, Styx

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Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Shania Twain: ‘Still the One’ Opening Night

Opening night of Shania Twain's Launch slideshow »

“Fancy” Aussie singer Iggy Azalea has “99 Problems” with Ariana Grande, but it’s no problem offering our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview in Las Vegas.

Music takes center stage in the Entertainment Capital of the World this weekend with Azalea and many more, with one NBA superstar and standup comedians thrown in for good measure.

Without further ado and with regular columnist Robin Leach on his annual vacation in Europe, here is this weekend’s Royal Robin Rundown:

FRIDAY, JULY 25

MUSIC

Shania Twain is at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace for two nights; Twain announced this week that her two-year run at Caesars ends in December.

“The Voice Tour” featuring Tessanne Chin, Pia Frampton and more is at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel.

The Stooges Brass Band with Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes is at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq.

“The Soundtracks of Summer Tour” featuring Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder is at Orleans Arena.

Smells Like Nirvana is at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Wolfmother is at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan.

Nashville Unplugged features Lee Miller at Club Madrid in Sunset Station.

“ZUSA: An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin” is at the Railhead at Boulder Station.

SWV and El DeBarge is at Hard Rock Live! on the Strip.

Rita Rudner's Welcoming at The Venetian

Rita Rudner's welcoming ceremony at The Venetian on Jan. 11, 2011. Launch slideshow »

COMEDY

Rita Rudner is at the Venetian for two nights.

Nick Swardson is at the Mirage for two nights.

John Caparulo is at South Point Showroom all weekend.

Rocky LaPorte, Ron Morey and Justin Martindale are at the Improv at Harrah’s all weekend.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

The beer-and-music festival Motley Brews is at the Container Park downtown.

PARTY PATROL

Eva Shaw is at Wet Republic in MGM Grand.

Ryan Leslie at Boulevard Pool

Ryan Leslie performs during Thursdays Live at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Ryan Leslie is at the Bank in Bellagio.

Cash Cash is at Tao in the Venetian.

Matthew Koma debuts at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore.

Deniz Koyu is at Encore Beach Club.

SATURDAY, JULY 26

Iggy Azalea is at Boulevard Pool.

Boston and Cheap Trick are at the Joint.

Crown Avenue is at Vinyl.

The Rich Robinson Band is at Brooklyn Bowl.

Dwele and Bilal are at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay.

“Hard Rock Live Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute” is at Club Madrid.

The Spinners are at Cannery.

“Soul on Fire” with Cuba Gooding Sr. is at the Smith Center.

“America’s Got Talent” finalists The Texas Tenors are at Suncoast Showroom for two nights.

Rittz is at LVCS.

COMEDY

“Rise to Offend” Comedy Night is at Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Chris Paul Hosts Baller's Ball at Lavo

Chris Paul hosts the Baller's Ball at Lavo in the Palazzo on Friday, June 22, 2012. Launch slideshow »

Chris Paul hosts the second-annual Top Spin Charity Ping Pong Tournament at Lagasse’s Stadium in Palazzo with Lavoy Allen, Al-Farouq Aminu, Alan Anderson, Jimmy Butler and more.

PARTY PATROL

Calvin Harris is at Wet Republic and Hakkasan at MGM Grand.

2014MDW: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Surrender

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kick off their Wynn and Encore residency at Surrender on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Encore. Launch slideshow »

Ryan Lewis is at Surrender.

Rita Ora is at Tao.

Seven Lions is at Encore Beach Club.

Sky Blu of LMFAO is at Rehab and Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel.

SUNDAY, JULY 27

Lucent Dossier Experience is at HOB.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Anchorman National Scotch Day Celebration is at Foundation Room.

PARTY PATROL

Kid N Play is at Tao Beach.

Calvin Harris Opens 2013 Season of Wet Republic

Calvin Harris, right, with Ne-Yo, opens the 2013 pool season of Wet Republic at MGM Grand on Sunday, April 7, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Calvin Harris is at Hakkasan.

Zedd is at Encore Beach Club.

Check back Sunday when our continuing series of guests columnists continues with Boyz II Men heartthrob singer and Mirage headliner Shawn Stockman; Mirage chef Michael LaPlaca, who brings Italian home at his restaurant Portofino; and Jeffrey Bank, CEO of Alicart Restaurant Group (Carmine’s at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace).

Robin Leach contributed to this report even though he’s reportedly on vacation in Europe.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Sun A&E Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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