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Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 | 5:46 p.m.
Hometown rocker Vince Neil of Motley Crue fame, who has been filming episodes of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles, was spotted enjoying brunch at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Downtown Summerlin.
R&B singer Brian McKnight turned up onstage as a surprise guest during Rascal Flatts’ Saturday night show in their new mini-residency “Rhythm & Roots” at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. He sang “ One Last Cry” and “Back at One” to the delight of the band and their fans.
Before their show, the country music stars — frontman Gary LeVox, guitarist Joe Don Rooney and keyboardist Jay DeMarcus — dined at celebrity hot spot Martorano’s in Paris Las Vegas and enjoyed Philly cheesesteaks, chicken parmigiana, veal marsala, bucatini carbonara, veal marsala, short rib Bolognese, fried calamari and the chef’s famous salad.
No word if they had to be rolled back to the Hard Rock!
This week we bid a fond farewell to Caesars Entertainment PR exec Kelly Frey, who moves to Sandbox Entertainment in Nashville to handle PR for Faith Hill, Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves, among others.
Kelly, who has been in Las Vegas for 10-plus years — five at Caesars — has been an invaluable help in our coverage of the entertainment stars at the Caesars Entertainment hotels here on the Strip. We will miss her, but she promises to return with her clients for the ACM Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
Tony Butala, a founding member of The Lettermen, is the guest on Bruce Merrin’s radio show “Vegas USA” on Tuesday afternoon at KCKQ 1180am and live streaming on AmericaMatters.us. Tony is celebrating The Lettermen’s 50th anniversary in a career that includes 18 gold albums.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.