Friday, July 25, 2014 | 6 p.m.
“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
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 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.
Eva Shaw is at Wet Republic in MGM Grand.
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.
“Rise to Offend” Comedy Night is at Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.
OF SPECIAL NOTE
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.
Calvin Harris is at Wet Republic and Hakkasan at MGM Grand.
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.
Kid N Play is at Tao Beach.
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.
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