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Photos: Rita Ora, Jessica Lowndes and Kellan Lutz party at Tao


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Rita Ora and Jessica Lowndes at Tao in The Venetian on Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Jessica Lowndes and Rita Ora at Tao

Rita Ora and Jessica Lowndes at Tao in The Venetian on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Launch slideshow »

British singer-songwriter Rita Ora hosted and performed at Tao in The Venetian on Saturday night. The Yugoslavia-born 22-year-old, whose new career has been boosted by Jay-Z, arrived on the red carpet in a floral-print Kye dress, Ferragamo boots and jewelry by Ambush and posed for photographs for photographers and fans.

Ora, who has a mezzo-soprano range, dined with friends at the popular and uber-successful Asian restaurant before making her way upstairs to the hotspot led by DJ Five the night before Easter. The group had a VIP booth overlooking the dance floor, and Ora was mesmerized by the Bottle Fairy. Before her night was over, Ora took to the stage and performed her hits “Radioactive” and “RIP.”

Also at Tao: gorgeous “90210” starlet Jessica Lowndes, who stopped by Ora’s table in the dining room to say hello to the singer, who once guest starred on The CW series. Lowndes and friends, including new boyfriend model and ex-rugby player Thom Evans, enjoyed dinner before heading to the nightclub, where they had celebratory shots in honor of Thom’s 28th birthday on Tuesday. Before Tao, Lowndes spent the afternoon under the sun at Tao Beach.

“Twilight” stud Kellan Lutz treated his father Brad Lutz to a birthday dinner at Tao. And at Tao on Friday night, “X Factor” U.K. judge Tulisa Contostavlos with friends at a VIP table.

At sister nightspot Lavo in Palazzo, actor A.J. Buckley treated his fiancee Abigail Ochse to a birthday dinner before the happy couple made their way to Tao. Thanks to Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery of Ora and Lowndes.

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

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