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April 23, 2014

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Derek Hough and Amy Purdy of Las Vegas compete on Season 18 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday, April 21, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: Amy Purdy on ‘DWTS,’ Matt Lauer and Piff the Magic Dragon at Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
It was another extraordinary night on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” for amputee Amy Purdy of Las Vegas and pro partner Derek Hough. The couple received 38 points out of 40 from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and guest Redfoo.
The 2014 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender from April 17-20, 2014, at the Orleans in Las Vegas.
Photos: ‘Pin Up’ starlet Claire Sinclair heats up Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender at Orleans
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Claire Sinclair, star of “Pin Up” at the Stratosphere and 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year, drew big lines at her comic book signing. Four issues of her adventures as a debt-laden college student who gains superpowers were on sale.
1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison at Mandalay Bay.
Preview: Soft opening of Holly Madison’s 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque sizzles
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Holly Madison’s official opening of her new 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque speakeasy lounge at Mandalay Bay was pushed back to May 1 after fire inspectors insisted that a safety sprinkler system be installed under the stage.
A fundraiser for Joanie Spina. Tommy Wind and Lance Burton are pictured here.
Magician Tommy Wind toasts 300th show in Las Vegas; reality TV series in the works
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tommy, who purchased the TW Theater on the Strip between MGM Grand and the Hawaiian Village after its owners lost their rights, is now working with his parents, Tommy Sr. and Arlene, his grandfather and his fiancee, Stacey Jackson, to upgrade and renovate it.
Chefs David Middleton and Daniel Boulud are opening DB Brasserie on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
Preview: Daniel Boulud’s DB Brasserie at the Venetian — c’est magnifique
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
It’s a take-your-breath-away moment when you walk into Daniel Boulud’s stunning, new and contemporary French restaurant at the Venetian. And the food at DB Brasserie is just as striking. It’s the perfect recipe for a remarkable dining experience. The official opening is set for ...
Robin Leach and Joan Severance star on “Celebrity Wife Swap” on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, on ABC.
Robin Leach and Eric Roberts trade partners on tonight’s ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ on ABC
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Tempers are frayed and sparks fly on ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” tonight when actor Eric Roberts’ wife, Eliza, spends a week with me in the glitz and non-stop action of Las Vegas. We filmed a luxury lifestyle at locations that included Angelo Sosa’s Poppy Den in Tivoli Village.
Robin Thicke performs at Rehab on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.
Photos: Rehab Season 11 kicks off with Robin Thicke, Flo Rida and Aloe Blacc
Monday, April 21, 2014
“OK, let go. Let go!” This was the plea by “Blurred Lines” heartthrob singer Robin Thicke while performing his mega-hit at the first Saturday edition of Rehab at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on April 12. Such is the life of a rock star in Las Vegas.
Carlos Santana stands with with Andre Agassi at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Santana brought a surprise donation of 200 instruments for the school’s music students. The instruments came from Hermes Music, LP Music and PRS guitars.
Carlos Santana extends House of Blues residency two years, returns in November
Monday, April 21, 2014
“It is an honor to call House of Blues in Las Vegas my home,” Santana said in a news release. “We love the intimacy at HOB. Every day, we look forward to create newness, freshness and connect people to their own light with what we have and who we are.”
Carrot Top and Vince Neil at the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series won by Brad Keselowski on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Strip Scribbles: Motley Crue’s Vince Neil says arena football is en route to Las Vegas
Monday, April 21, 2014
Motley Crue frontman and Las Vegas resident Vince Neil has confirmed that he’s become part owner of the Arena Football League team the Jacksonville Sharks. The rocker joined with other rock stars to buy the team.
A rendering of City of Rock proposed for near Circus Circus and Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts, Cirque to build 33-acre, open-air venue to host Rock in Rio in Las Vegas
Monday, April 21, 2014
Rock in Rio, one of the world’s largest music festivals, is set for Las Vegas in May 2015 and is a partnership among MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil, billionaire Ron Burkle and Roberto Medina, who founded the headliner concerts 30 years ago.
Robin Leach works the red carpet for Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson One" at Mandalay Bay on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Robin Leach rolls on in Las Vegas
Monday, April 21, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/fashion/robin-leach-rolls-on-in-las-vegas.html
The Cromwell Las Vegas.
Photos: A sneak peek at the contemporary and breathtaking Cromwell at center Strip
Monday, April 21, 2014
Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon fans aren’t going to recognize the new jewel-box boutique hotel Cromwell Las Vegas that has risen from its shell. This is no “lipstick on a pig” conversion. This is a transformation, and its new look is contemporary and breathtaking.
Jason Derulo, with a cocktail server, girlfriend Jordin Sparks and singer JoJo, at Tao on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the Venetian.
Photos: Jason Derulo, with Jordin Sparks, kicks off Tao Beach season, toasts new album at Tao
Monday, April 21, 2014
Taking over the mic and stage, Derulo told the crowd that they were “kicking off summertime right” at Tao Beach. The singer’s daytime setlist included “Whatcha Say,” “Ridin’ Solo,” “In My Head,” “Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “The Other Side” and “Talk Dirty.”
Haim performs at Boulevard Pool on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: High-energy, harmonizing Haim let themselves go and are far from falling at Boulevard Pool
Sunday, April 20, 2014
The San Fernando Valley, Calif.-based quartet comprised of “three sisters and a mister” (although there were technically two misters onstage), delivered a high-energy setlist that included “Let Me Go,” “Honey & I” and a covers of Beyonce’s “XO.”
Kourtney Kardashian at Kardashian Khaos on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Mirage.
Photos: Kourtney Kardashian appears at Kardashian Khaos in a pretty jumpsuit
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Reality TV star and fashionista Kourtney Kardashian, minus baby daddy Scott Disick and headline-making and -grabbing sisters Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian, appeared at the family’s boutique Kardashian Khaos in the Mirage earlier this month.
Motorhead, with frontman and guitarist Lemmy Kilmister, performs at Pearl at the Palms on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photos: Lemmy Kilmister’s Motorhead and Dave Mustaine’s Megadeth rock Pearl at the Palms
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Few groups are as beloved by the otherwise ultra-critical hard-rock bunch as Motorhead, so it comes as no surprise that fans of every sort packed Pearl at the Palms on Thursday night for what the band simply calls “rock and roll.”
Foster the People, with frontman Mark Foster, performs at Boulevard Pool on Friday, April 18, 2014, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Photos: Foster the People and Young & Sick at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Frontman Mark Foster took the stage remarking how great it was to be back in Las Vegas and launching into a setlist featuring songs from FTP’s recently released album, “Supermodel,” including “Are You What You Want to Be?” and “Coming of Age.
Foster the People performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Celebrity preview: Bastille, Jason Derulo, Foster the People, Aloe Blacc, Claire Sinclair, Jay Cutler
Friday, April 18, 2014
Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! Viva Las Vegas — it’s also a rockabilly pin-up party weekend, plus a lot of music high notes. The Strip plays host to Foster the People and Phil Lesh, the founding member of The Grateful Dead, while Tyler Farr takes care of country.
The Spice Girls perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London.
Are The Spice Girls gearing up for a Las Vegas residency?
Friday, April 18, 2014
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2607016/Are-Spice-Girls-gearing-Las-Vegas-residency-Girlband-set-reunite-Sin-City-WITHOUT-Victoria-Beckham.html
Guy Fieri works a patio grill at The Quad helping to serve burgers to fans outside his first Las Vegas restaurant, Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar on Friday, April 4, 2014.
Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion
Friday, April 18, 2014
Guy Fieri is playing the Strip, and this is all too appropriate. The UNLV graduate (he has a degree in hospitality management) is a spicy figure, to put it mildly. Adorned with a lot of good ink up and down his arms, his ...
Guy Fieri and Lee Brice attend Day 2 of the 2014 ACM Party for a Cause at the Linq on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Chefs Week Q+A: UNLV graduate turned star chef Guy Fieri returns home to open his first Strip spot
Friday, April 18, 2014
It’s been an incredible journey for spiky-blond-haired New York Times-bestselling author Guy Fieri, who began his love affair with food at age 10 selling soft pretzels from “The Awesome Pretzel,” a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father.
Naked City Pizza Shop chef/owner Chris Palmeri is the wing king.
Las Vegas locales featured on Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’
Friday, April 18, 2014
Food television personality Guy Fieri opened his first restaurant in Las Vegas on Thursday, bringing his Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar to the Quad on the Strip. The UNLV graduate is best known for hosting “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network.
“Pawn Stars” parody “Pawn Shop Live!” officially moves to the Riviera from the Golden Nugget on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Photos: ‘Pawn Stars’ parody ‘Pawn Shop Live!’ moves from Golden Nugget to Riviera
Thursday, April 17, 2014
“Pawn Stars” patriarch Richard “Old Man” Harrison on Wednesday pulled out his famous Chrysler Imperial convertible to drive his family, including Austin “Chumlee” Russell, and the cast of the parody “Pawn Shop Live!” to their new home at the Riviera,
Jason Alexander prepares for his one-man show at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
Jason Alexander’s new one-man show at Harrah’s reveals ‘Seinfeld’ secrets, pokes fun at Las Vegas
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Producer Seth Yudof told me: “He also does a Q+A session with the audience about the 14 years of ‘Seinfeld.’ It’s really funny. He’s really good off the cuff and with his improv material. He’ll answer any question about that show.”
“Absinthe” celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Photos: ‘Absinthe’ is sexier, raunchier than ever on third anniversary at Caesars
Thursday, April 17, 2014
There was no better way for the cast of “Absinthe” to celebrate its milestone third anniversary and 1,500-plus shows Wednesday night in the Spiegelworld tent outside Caesars Palace — with a giant cake, buckets of bubbly and more good news.

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