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October 31, 2014

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Agassi Serves an Ace

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Andre Agassi Foundation for Education red carpet.

Domenick Allen, Leigh Zimmerman, Eva Longoria and Robin Leach attend the Nevada Ballet's 2012 Woman of the Year event at CityCenter's Cartier in Aria on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. Eva Longoria was honored at the 28th annual event.
Celebrity preview: Eva Longoria, Chris Brown, Nick Jonas, Erasure, Phish, Halloween parties g(al)ore
Las Vegas:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Happy 150th birthday, Nevada! Today officially marks the anniversary of our Silver State. It’s Nevada Day, and Las Vegas celebrates with its first-ever parade. Don’t confuse that sesquicentennial celebration with the fifth-annual Halloween Parade along Fremont Street.
Singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha.
Q+A: Bebe Rexha can’t stop drinking about you at Hyde Bellagio
Friday, October 31, 2014
Singer-songwriter and producer Bebe Rexha’s career is on quite the roll. She co-wrote “Monster,” the No. 1 hit by Eminem; she’s the featured vocalist on “Take Me Home” by Cash Cash; and her single, “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You,” is all over the airwaves.
Jeff Civillico
Moving Comedy
Juggling and balancing acts are the easy parts for Jeff Civillico
Friday, October 31, 2014
Jeff Civillico throws a knack for juggling into show that hinges on audience interaction.
Chris Brown performs during the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.
Halloween Weekend: Nick Jonas, Chris Brown, Erasure, R3hab, Bebe Rexha and Fetish & Fantasy
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Security at Strip hotels is being tightened for Halloween this weekend to ensure that partygoers don’t break outdated Casino Commission rulings. Your real-life face must match your driver license, so don’t plan on macabre makeup.
Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Kerry Simon’s first MSA conference aims to plan roadmap of research
Lou Ruvo Center:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Multiple System Atrophy community will be represented by nearly 100 people wanting the global meeting to serve as a springboard for research, therapeutic initiatives, awareness and advocacy.
KISS arrives at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
KISS specials abound at Hard Rock Hotel ahead of November shows
Thursday, October 30, 2014
To welcome entertainment legend KISS to the Hard Rock Hotel, the casino-resort’s overall atmosphere is being revamped in true rock-star style with special menus, drinks, spa treatments and even an official pop-up store.
Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.
Strip Scribbles: Battle over Britney Spears; NHL meeting confirmed; Gordon Ramsay’s millionth
Las Vegas:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
MGM Resorts chiefs have finally confirmed rumors reported here in August that they had discussions about an NHL team coming to their new $375 million arena, park and entertainment district under construction behind New York-New York and Monte Carlo.
Cirque du Soleil artist Greg Pennes and dancers perform in "The Ballet," choreography by Jacqui Lynn Guimond, during "A Choreographers' Showcase," a presentation by Nevada Ballet Theater and Cirque du Soleil in the Mystere Theater at Treasure Island on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Another performance is scheduled for Oct. 13.
Weekend best bets: Phish, Life in Death festival and Choreographers’ Showcase
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Halloween is upon us, but if trick-or-treating and haunted houses aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty to do this weekend in Las Vegas — no costumes required. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celebrates the fifth anniversary of his Cirque du Soleil show “Believe” at the Luxor on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at a party at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Place.
Criss Angel to launch third production, aims for six in next four years
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Juggling three shows will take magic powers as Criss Angel continues with his 10-year-deal for “Believe” on the Strip. He premieres “Mindfreak Live” at Foxwoods in Connecticut next month and again in January with a two-week East Coast tour.
DJ R3hab.
Star DJ R3hab gives Life at SLS something to dance about
Thursday, October 30, 2014
SLS Las Vegas is placing a lot of hope and emphasis on R3hab’s appearance this weekend, kicking off three nights of electronic dance music with Borgone on Saturday night and Richie Hawtin on Sunday. R3hab has ...
Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer of KISS present nominees for Vocal Group of the Year during the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Paul Stanley of KISS: ‘Winning and living on your own terms defines rock and roll’
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
“Forty years of doing this means 40 years of being victorious. Every time I step up onstage with the makeup on, it’s a victory lap. I mean this is extraordinary. We’re not a rock band; we’re a phenomenon.”
“Zombie Burlesque” at V Theater in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
Review: ‘Zombie Burlesque’ is dead-on fun, frivolity and flirtatiousness
Planet Hollywood:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The hysterically funny songs, outrageous MC Enoch Scott and the mind-numbing contortionist Alonzo Jones (Turf) will keep you in a high-octane state during David Saxe’s “Zombie Burlesque” at his V Theater.
Caesars Palace superstar headliner Celine Dion celebrates the 200th show in her current run Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Caesars Palace.
Celine Dion says she is ‘getting ready to come back to work’
Caesars Palace:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
And the rumors of Jennifer Lopez and Kanye West receiving mega-million contract offers are apparently baseless. “They’re just rumors,” I was reliably told. ”There are no mega-bucks offers or contracts in the works.”
Hall of Fame Inductees KISS — Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley — speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014, in New York.
KISS recruits roadies from Nellis AFB for Joint run Nov. 5-23
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Master Sgt. Jason Borkhuis, Sgt. First Class Cory DeMille and Sgt. Richard Reichert were chosen by KISS. The three brave men have a total 60-plus years of service and are highly decorated and well respected in the armed forces community.
Rock in Rio CEO Luis Justo listens to Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts, during a Rock in Rio news conference Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The event was held to unveil a mock-up of Rock Street, one of three thematic streets that will be featured inside the City of Rock.
Choudhry and Baldizan: A couple of Las Vegas insiders who have taken it outside
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Rehan Choudhry and Chris Baldizan are two kings of the asphalt jungle in VegasVille, Choudhry as founder of the Life Is Beautiful festival and Baldizan as a high-level entertainment exec with MGM Resorts. ...
Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws announcement with friends, including Robin Leach, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Derek Stevens and Carrot Top, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Vince Neil, Las Vegas Outlaws, Criss Angel, Houdini, ‘Ink Master’
Las Vegas:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The rivalry is on between Motley Crue and hometown rocker Vince Neil and his new Arena Football League team the Las Vegas Outlaws and the L.A. Kiss owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS.
Yusho's maitake mushroom ramen is not to be missed.
Baby’s Badass Burgers; Sushi Roku; Border Grill; Yusho After Dark; truffle season
Counter Intelligence:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Beautiful, badass and bombastic burgers are the main attraction on the playful pink truck introduced today in Las Vegas. Yes, there’s a babe on board to serve the made-to-order burgers. Precise Badass Locations of the Day are announced on Facebook.
Kim Kardashian West, right, with Robin Antin, Simon Huck, Joyce Bonelli and Jonathan Cheban, celebrates her 34th birthday at Tao on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Venetian.
Tao gets million-dollar menu and venue makeover at the Venetian
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Restaurant Business reported weeks ago that Tao generated $64.6 million in sales in 2013, making it the highest-grossing independent restaurant in America. Normally, the rules are don’t mess with success and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Silvano Alves of Brazil won the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough Series World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center from Oct. 22-26, 2014, at UNLV. He also was crowned world champion for the third time and received a $1 million bonus for the season-ending title.
PBR World Finals and top bull riders, bulls to return to town in 2015
Thomas & Mack:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tickets for the “toughest sport on dirt” are on sale now for next year’s 22nd consecutive PBR World Finals, from Oct. 21-25. The Top 35 bull riders in the world will fight the angry, stomping and snorting animals to compete for a $2.2 million purse.
A view of 3535 lounge and the casino area during a tour of the Linq Hotel and Casino (formerly Imperial Palace and the Quad) on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The casino is in the first phase of a $223 million renovation project.
Imperial Palace gets $230 million makeover to become the Quad — no, the Linq Hotel
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
For more than 30 years, it reigned on the Strip as Imperial Palace and was known far more for being one of the world’s Top 10 car museums with one of the largest collections of motor vehicles anywhere than it was for its corridor carpeting and rooms.
Britney Spears hosts her “Britney: Piece of Me” cast at Buca di Beppo on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Britney Spears plays waitress, hosts her cast at Buca di Beppo
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
In advance of her huge “Britney Day” celebration Nov. 5, pop princess Britney Spears celebrated privately with the cast of her residency show “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis at Planet Hollywood.
Google executive Alan Eustache parachutes to Earth from space.
Strip Scribbles: Voyage to the edge of space; Grand Canyon bucket-list trip; ‘Ink Master’
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Days ago, courageous Internet executive Alan Eustache, who works for Google, made a record-breaking 135,908-foot dive from the edge of space over New Mexico. It made headlines around the world.
Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina, right, talks with Rafael Lazarini, senior vice president of global business development for Rock in Rio, during a Rock in Rio news conference Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Las Vegas. The event was held to unveil a mock-up of Rock Street, one of three thematic streets that will be featured inside the City of Rock. The music festival venue at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sahara Avenue opens in May 2015.
Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina says of Las Vegas: ‘This is the place’
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Rock in Rio USA is an extended engagement on the Strip, and this is no understated operation. Six stages will be in play during the festival, with the main acts on the Main Stage and Sunset Stage. ...
Rock in Rio CEO Luis Justo speaks during a Rock in Rio news conference Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. The event was held to unveil a mock-up of Rock Street, one of three thematic streets that will be featured inside the City of Rock. The music festival venue at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sahara Avenue will open in May 2015.
Rock in Rio USA: 100 acts, 300,000 fans, 47-acre City of Rock, Bruno Mars
The Strip:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Bruno Mars, Joss Stone and Ed Sheeran were announced Monday as the newest performers to join already-set Taylor Swift, Metallica, Linkin Park, John Legend and The Deftones. More concert artists will be revealed in December and January.
Actress and singer Pia Zadora and her husband, Michael Jeffries, on the red carpet after attending a performance of "Pawn Shop Live!" on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Golden Nugget.
Michael Jeffries, Pia Zadora’s husband, files suit against Metro over standoff, termination
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Michael Jeffries, the husband of Pia Zadora and a former member of the Las Vegas Metro Police force, has filed suit against Metro for allegedly violating his civil rights by firing him over a standoff at the couple’s home ...

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