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August 19, 2014

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Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller flank the ma
Strip Scribbles: Penn & Teller, Murray Sawchuck, Nathan Burton on TV; Miss Nevada pageants
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Magic and its Las Vegas magicians are everywhere you look on television this week in what’s become known as the “Wizard Wars,” which also is one of the shows premiering tonight on Syfy and is hosted by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller.
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Zak Bagans’ hit ‘Ghost Adventures’ returns for Season 10 on Travel Channel
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
“We’re going big this season,” said Zak Bagans, who is the lead investigator. “From the massive Queen Mary ship in California to Ireland’s Leap Castle and Mexico’s Island of the Dolls, each location is embedded with layers of paranormal activity to explore.”
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Manager and producer Seth Yudof: Las Vegas entertainment then and ow!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Guest Columnist:
If today’s shows featured current entertainers and modern music, then they might not be losing out to nightclubs in their battle for a young audience. They might even be able to sell tickets at full price rather than having to hock tickets through discount outlets.
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Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s Melissa Arias: Supporting future industry leaders
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Guest Columnist:
As the executive director of Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas, I am honored to work with 25 of the most respected hospitality and food-and-beverage leaders in the industry who make up the ECF board.
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Star names are surfacing to fill in for Celine Dion at Caesars Palace
Monday, August 18, 2014
Celine’s absence started rumors as to whom might fill her shoes and walk in her footsteps. Many of the Asian arenas and theaters on Celine’s now-canceled November tour have opened up for Mariah Carey, and she could be added to the open dates at Caesars.
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Delano Las Vegas GM Matthew Chilton: Transporting chic South Beach style to the Strip
Monday, August 18, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I’ve had my hand in the local hospitality scene since the age of 15 and have been fortunate to be involved with some of the city’s most iconic brands. I’m incredibly proud that I was asked to lead the team bringing the Delano Las Vegas vision to life.
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Max Plenke of Rusty Maples: Downtown is savage, aural hotbed of new, powerful art
Monday, August 18, 2014
Guest Columnist:
We released our second EP at the Bunkhouse in December 2012. We’d driven through snow, feet of it, miles of it, before steering our rented minivan across the state line, the snow still hanging on from somewhere above Reno.
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Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears is baaack; ‘American Ninja Warrior’ in Las Vegas
Monday, August 18, 2014
As Britney Spears promised, there were new costumes and dance routines, and she changed up the song set to include new material mixed in with her big hits. Everybody, though, was talking about her new slimmed-down, trimmed-down, taut-and-toned body.
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Wendy Albert of Miracle Mile Shops: No two days at shopping centers are alike
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Guest Columnist:
As an intern, I took on a variety of odd jobs at the mall. I would dress up as Clifford the Big Red Dog for a back-to-school promotion one day and stuff goodie bags for a special event the next. My days definitely don’t lack variety.
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Alex Pettyfer, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA watch Britney Spears at Planet Hollywood
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Singer Britney Spears returned to Axis Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood this weekend for her residency “Britney: Piece of Me,” and stars continued to flock to the show. Spears’ latest run takes her through Sept. 10.
Photo: Magician Jan Rouven performs in his showroom at th
Riviera illusionist Jan Rouven: I am blessed to have a successful show and live in Las Vegas
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I moved from Germany to Las Vegas three years ago and on July 1 celebrated my third anniversary of performing nightly in this wonderful city. Before relocating, I toured throughout Europe performing in a large-scale illusion production nearly every day.
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Al Pacino at the Mirage: A frenetic, powerful and unforgettable night
Sunday, August 17, 2014
You watch everything until your mind is filled with Al Pacino’s image. Pick any scene — the retrieval of the pistol in “The Godfather” when he blows away Virgil Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey in the diner, the improvised shouting of “Attica!” in “Dog Day Afternoon.”
Photo: Fall Out Boy.
Celebrity preview: Britney Spears, Fall Out Boy, Al Pacino, ZZ Top, Cesar Millan, Big Knockout Boxing
Friday, August 15, 2014
Call this one incredible knockout weekend! Britney Spears is back, legendary Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino makes his Las Vegas premiere, and a new sport, Big Knockout Boxing, also debuts on the Strip. Plus, concerts by Fall Out Boy, ZZ Top, Jeff Beck and more.
Photo: Dirk Vermin.
‘Bad Ink’ tattoo star Dirk Vermin shares his guide to Las Vegas
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Guest Columnist:
I’m busy as hell the rest of summer finishing my upcoming and soon-to-be New York Times-bestseller autobiography titled “The Devil and Dirk Vermin.” (An unapologetic and not-so-modest history of growing up in and surviving Las Vegas.)
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Longtime entertainer Tony Sacca ruminates on the changing landscape of Las Vegas
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Guest Columnist:
My unexpected move to Las Vegas came in 1981. I was touring the world performing in nightclubs and hotels with my identical twin Robert when Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy discovered us at the El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico.

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