Q+A: Eric Church talks fatherhood, ‘Mr. Misunderstood’ and Las Vegas

Eric Church brings his “The Outsiders World Tour” to the Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Church takes the stage Saturday, as well, in a second sold-out show.

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Eric Church brings his “The Outsiders World Tour” to the Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Church takes the stage Saturday, as well, in a second sold-out show.

Hard Rock Hotel:
Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
Country singer-songwriter Eric Church has become a Las Vegas regular with performances at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan, iHeartRadio Music Awards, ACM Awards and a private show at Mandarin Oriental.
Rihanna's "Diamonds" tour concert at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, April 13, 2013.

Celebrity preview: Rihanna, Band Perry, Seth MacFarlane, Eric Church, Billy Joel, Gigi Hadid, Zayn

Las Vegas:
Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 2:02 p.m.
It’s truly a monumental embarrassment of riches this weekend in the Las Vegas entertainment scene, but let’s start with the offbeat before we get to the star-studded headliners and extraordinary parties.
Daniel Boulud, Tyra Banks and Emeril Lagasse attend a dinner outside Palazzo for Vegas Uncork’d on Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Las Vegas.

2016 Vegas Uncork’d photos: Dining outside Palazzo, $1,000 Nobu dinner

Food:
Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 12:34 p.m.
The nearly 100 celebrity chefs here for the 10th annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit celebrate with tonight’s Grand Tasting at Garden of the Gods pool oasis at Caesars Palace.
Billy Joel at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Gavin DeGraw was the opening act.

10 reasons to see Billy Joel at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night

Music:
Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 10:58 a.m.
With one day remaining until legendary entertainer Billy Joel takes the stage to perform his greatest hits at T-Mobile Arena, his producers wanted to share the Top 10 reasons why we all love the six-time Grammy Award winner and “Piano Man.”
James Algate, vice president of music at Hakkasan Group; Nick McCabe, president, Hakkasan Group; Shawn Sullivan, partner and studio manager, Rockwell Group (the designer of new nightclub Jewel at Aria); and Derek Silberstein, executive vice president of operations at Hakkasan Group take part in a panel discussion Tuesday, April 26, 2016, outside Jewel.

New Jewel nightclub at Aria ‘will deliver unparalleled experience’

Nightlife:
Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
The main takeaway from the hard-hat tour Tuesday of the new nightclub Jewel, the latest nightlife offering by Hakkasan Group scheduled to open May 19 at Aria, is that the venue will be intimate.
Britney Spears is flanked by A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Hey, Britney Spears fans: Calm down, take a deep breath and be patient
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 1:32 a.m.
Fans of pop princess and Planet Hollywood headliner Britney Spears are a zealous bunch. They keep begging me for more inside news on the “Britney: Piece of Me” headliner at Axis at Planet Hollywood whenever I toss them a gem.
Opening night of Lionel Richie’s residency “All the Hits” on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Lionel Richie has fans dancing on the ceiling all night long at Axis
Planet Hollywood:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 5:55 p.m.
Superstar singer-songwriter supreme Lionel Richie is the consummate entertainment professional, so much so that he has his audience of 4,200 at Axis at Planet Hollywood in the palm of his hand.
Charlotte McKinney, with Andrea Wynn, Steve Wynn and Nick Cannon, hosts the grand opening of Encore Players Club on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Encore.
Intrigue at Wynn Las Vegas to open with star-studded parties
Nightlife:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 4:58 p.m.
The never-ending battle for nightlife supremacy in Las Vegas rages on, and hotel tycoon Steve Wynn with nightclub king Sean Christie up the ante this weekend. It’s the opening of their venue Intrigue.
The saber-off ceremony led by Daniel Boulud kicking off Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Venetian.
2016 Vegas Uncork’d: $1,000 Nobu dinner, outdoor dining, Container Park
Food:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 3:02 p.m.
It’s an incredible kickoff for the 10th anniversary Vegas Uncork’d four-day food festival of superstar chefs, and it started at lunchtime today with the sabering of a magnum of Mionetto Prosecco.
2013 Tiger Jam with headliner Kid Rock and host Tiger Woods at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Tonight in L.V.: Tiger Jam, Naughty By Nature, Intrigue, Calvin Harris, Skrillex
Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 12:57 p.m.
Golf great Tiger Woods hosts his Tiger Jam fundraising celebrity golf invitational at Shadow Creek ahead of other Tiger Jam festivities this weekend. Naughty by Nature headlines Throwback Thursday at LAX in the Luxor.
The Band Perry — siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry.
Neil Perry of The Band Perry talks accordion, Miss Universe and Justin Bieber
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 2 a.m.
Neil Perry, at age 25, is the baby of the award-winning country trio The Band Perry that also includes sister Kimberly Perry, 32, and brother Reid Perry, 27. How does working with family play out in the band — and in life?
Derrick Barry of Las Vegas is competing in Season 8 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on Logo.
Strip Scribbles: Helldorado Days, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ ‘Ink Master,’ Honey Salt
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 6 p.m.
PBR’s Last Cowboy Standing, the last stop in the first half of the 2016 PBR Built Ford Tough Series, joins Helldorado Days for two days May 13-14. PBR is now one of America’s 10 most popular sports.
Justin Bieber hosts and performs at Rehab on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Billboard Music Awards, with Justin Bieber and Pink, to air live from T-Mobile
Las Vegas Strip:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 5:04 p.m.
The three-hour 2016 Billboard Awards on May 22 with Ludacris and Ciara hosting from T-Mobile Arena will air simultaneously across all time zones in the USA, no three-hour delay between Eastern and Pacific times.
Britney Spears and Lionel Richie on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Tonight in L.V.: Lionel Richie, Wayne Newton, Brett Maly, Panevino, Devil Driver, Holy Grail
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 3:08 p.m.
“Pawn Stars” art expert Brett Maly from the History Channel will showcase amazing art by masters Picasso, Da Vinci, Dali, Warhol and Basquiat at a unique Art Encounter dinner at Panevino.
Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Lionel Richie on his Planet Hollywood run: ‘It’s going to be absolutely crazy’
Music:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 1:58 p.m.
On Monday afternoon, fulfilling a promise from about a year ago, Lionel Richie arrived for his first rehearsal at Axis at Planet Hollywood and sat with me for his first interview about the show, “All the Hits,” that opens tonight.