Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 4:15 p.m.
Magician Murray Sawchuck and comedienne Roseanne Barr finally crossed paths Wednesday night even though they both work on the same stage in the same Tropicana theater. They would’ve met sooner, but when Murray went on tour for 6 weeks, Roseanne arrived at The Laugh Factory. And when Murray returned, Roseanne had 3 weeks off. Murray plays late afternoons ahead of Roseanne’s daily 7 p.m. show.
Vinyl at The Hard Rock Hotel new resident headliner Andrew Dice Clay kept his four-letter-word-filled jokes quiet when he dined at the new Andiamo Italian Steakhouse at The D Hotel on Wednesday night.
Hip-hop legend and Grammy Award-winning rapper Coolio partied with his son at LAX in the Luxor on Wednesday night. Also at the hotspot: Marcus Trufant of Seattle Seahawks fame.
And at Andrea’s and the adjoining Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore on Wednesday night, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez partied with center Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins and center Maurice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Also there: singer Bruno Mars, in town for a private show, with band mates, and nearby boxing champing Roy Jones Jr. Bruno is one of the performers at next month’s 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Tropicana Las Vegas sits on the south-east corner of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, an intersection which has the most adjacent hotel rooms in the world, also making it one of the most busy. The hotel has 1,658 rooms, three restaurants, a 62,011-square foot casino and a spa.
Encore is nearly a mirror image of the Wynn Las Vegas, from the brown glass exterior to the style and placement of the logo — and it's just as luxurious as the original. Some call Encore the younger, hipper sister of Wynn.
Located steps from Wynn Las Vegas, yet under the same roof, Encore's fanciful and intimate atmosphere is unlike anything anywhere, with an environment that is uniquely Wynn and distinctly Encore.
Steve Wynn spared no detail in his newest property when designing Encore. The casino floor is decorated in rich reds, browns and purples with mosaic butterflies embedded into the marble floors and fresh flowers greeting guests in the casino atrium.
Luxury doesn't end of the casino floor. Encore boasts 2,034 impeccable guest rooms and suites. The standard suites resort accommodations are 700 square feet with the larger suites measuring in at 5,800 square feet. Standard suites guest rooms feature plasma screen TVs, high-end bath products, spectacular views of the Strip, and also plush linens and mattresses, which can be purchased in the Encore store, in case you can't get enough.
Dining options include Chef Theo Schoenegger's fine Italian cuisine at Chef Theo Schoenegger's, Sinatra's and the pan-Asian café creations of Chef Jet Tila at Wazuzu.
Guests can also dine on steaks and chops at star Botero Steak. At Switch, Encore's French restaurant, the walls come to life mid-meal and your surroundings appear to change before your eyes. For decadent, hip Asian dining before or after a night at one of resort’s ultra-chic nightclubs, visit Andrea’s, the newest dining experience at Encore.
XS headlines Encore's nightlife and pool party scene while Danny Gans takes care of humor and entertainment. Encore also features two of the most celebrated nightlife experiences in Vegas, XS Nightclub and Surrender. Both feature main room dance floors that flow outside to pools, patio spaces and gaming areas.
When the temperature rises, don’t miss Encore Beach Club, the premier daylife destination that features three tiered pools and luxurious cabanas and bungalows with private infinity pools.
Encore Esplanade features 11 high-end retail stores, with brands like Hermes, Chanel, Loro Piana and Rock, and Republic Piaget luxury watches. The resort also has a Forbes Five-Star spa, a salon and an 18-hole, on-site golf course, which is adjacent to the Wynn.