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Power outage finally over at the Rio, officials say
Power outage finally over at the Rio, officials say
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Power has been fully restored at the Rio after an outage left a portion of the hotel tower without electricity for about a week ...
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Official: Power won't be fully restored at the Rio for days
Friday, December 30, 2016
The busy New Year's holiday weekend is likely to come and go before a Rio casino hotel tower in Las Vegas fully recovers from a power outage that prompted a 900-room evacuation, officials said Friday. Spokesman Richard Broome of the Rio's parent company, Caesars Entertainment, said the company is testing to see whether rooms on the lowest 20 floors can be occupied Friday. That could mean about 500 rooms would ...
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Power outage at Rio prompts evacuation of 900 rooms
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Water overflowing from a plugged sink leaked into an electrical conduit, causing a power outage at the Rio on Wednesday night that ultimately forced the evacuation of 900 rooms, a Caesars Entertainment spokesman said today. Richard Broome, executive vice president of public affairs and communications for Caesars Entertainment, which operates the Rio, said water leaking from the sink in a service area of ...
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Seeking a new ‘backyard,’ Santa Fe closes out run at South Point
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The Monday night performance was the band’s final show at South Point after opening in the showroom Labor Day weekend. The reason for leaving is simple: Fan support for the band was not strong enough …
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Strip Scribbles: Bobby Flay, Leonardo Da Vinci, WSOP, Restaurant Week, EDC
Monday, June 13, 2016
Las Vegas:
A win is a win — even if only by a nose. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who has outposts at Caesars Palace and Mandarin Oriental, bought a minority share of Creator, the horse that won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
Q+A: ESPN’s Norman Chad a wild card in pack of poker faces
Q+A: ESPN’s Norman Chad a wild card in pack of poker faces
Friday, June 10, 2016
WSOP:
Norman Chad doesn't check his fun-loving attitude when he enters the World Series of Poker broadcast booth. Known for his laid-back, self-deprecating on-air humor ...
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Tonight in L.V.: Penn film, Skrillex, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Los Van Van
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Las Vegas:
Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette hosts a midnight premiere of his film “Director’s Cut” at Brenden Theaters at the Palms after leading a pre-party at nearby Ghostbar with CineVegas and filmmakers of the Las Vegas Film Festival.
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Penn Jillette unplugged ... in acoustic debut at Smith Center
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette performed an original song, “No Martyrs, No Saints,” a tribute to late author and social critic Christopher Hitchens. ...
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Tonight in L.V.: World Series of Poker, DJ Burns, DJ Mike Attack, M Town
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Las Vegas:
Registration and warm-up for the 47th Annual World Series of Poker begin at the Rio. There are 68 events through July 12, when the charity One Drop match takes place, followed by the Main Event, which winds down to the Final Nine players July 18.
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Bill Medley totally righteous at Composers Showcase; Penn Jillette’s latest book to diet for
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Kats Report Bureau once again was ensconced at Composers Showcase of Las Vegas on Wednesday night, and it was a genuine Hall of Fame experience. For the first time, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performed ...
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Tonight in L.V.: Tony Bennett, Jamie Foxx, The Cure, The Cult, Sun Standout Awards, ‘Tupperware’
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Las Vegas:
Tony Bennett gets a 21-champagne magnum salute on the Brooklyn Bridge outside New York-New York as marquees on the Strip switch from regular neon lighting to a portrait of the superstar entertainer whose career began 70 years ago.
Photo: Guest host and star Antonio Sabato Jr. in Chippend
Photos: Antonio Sabato Jr. strips down for Chippendales at the Rio
Friday, May 13, 2016
Adult Entertainment:
New Chippendales at the Rio guest host and star Antonio Sabato Jr. is looking forward to his five-week run even as his wife flies in to watch him tear his T-shirt in two and bare his chiseled chest for fans yelling for more at the Rio.
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‘X Burlesque’ at Flamingo celebrates 14 years of striptease
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Adult Entertainment:
It was 14 years and 5,026 shows ago that sisters Shakeera and Meeka Onstead began dancing their sultry numbers in Angela Stabile’s “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo.
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Truly off the hook: Guy Fieri’s El Burro Burracho
Friday, May 6, 2016
Food Network star’s latest Vegas offering spices up Mexican cuisine.
Photo: Prince performs during the Super Bowl 41 Halftime
We have Celine Dion to thank for Prince’s residency at the Rio
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Music:
I remember standing for hours on the balcony of Studio 54 (now Hakkasan) at MGM Grand to watch a 1 a.m. performance by Prince. It was a night of music that didn’t end until 4 a.m. and one that I will never forget.