Photos: ‘Frank: The Man, The Music,’ Yardbird celebrate at Venetian-Palazzo

The grand opening of Yardbird on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Venetian.

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The grand opening of Yardbird on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the Venetian.

The Strip:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
It was as if “The Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra was still alive and in fine voice. It’s truly uncanny how Bob Anderson can sound and look just like Ol’ Blue Eyes, the leader of The Rat Pack.
The 2015 Nevada Ballet Theater Black and White Ball honors Woman of the Year Debbie Allen, flanked here by Robin Leach and Frankie Moreno, on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Aria.

Photos: Nevada Ballet Theater honors Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year

Dance:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 11:57 p.m.
It was a glittering and glamorous gala, and honoree Debbie Allen of “Fame” notoriety was cool as a cucumber as she was praised and lauded as Woman of the Year — but she almost didn’t make it.
Nick Cannon hosts and DJs at Drai's on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, atop the Cromwell. Cannon was accompanied by Amber Rose and Mally Mall.

Strip Scribbles: Nick Cannon + Amber Rose update; Rod Stewart returns

Las Vegas:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 4:55 p.m.
Stunning silver-haired model Amber Rose stayed on in Las Vegas on Monday for an intimate, hideaway and quiet luncheon in La Cave at the Wynn, and with her was rumored boyfriend James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
Chef Alex Stratta.

Alex Stratta and Preferred Restaurant Brands part ways

Counter Intelligence:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 3:55 p.m.
It was only in early December when the culinary fires were aflame with reports that Las Vegas celebrity chef Alex Stratta had teamed with Preferred Restaurant Brands to open three off-Strip restaurants.
Farrah Abraham hosts at Ghostbar Dayclub on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, atop the Palms.

Photos: Farrah Abraham’s weekend at Ghostbar Dayclub, AVN and Life

Adult Entertainment:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 1:56 p.m.
It was a nonstop round of weekend partying for “Teen Mom” reality-TV starlet Farrah Abraham highlighted by the super-sexy Toga Party she hosted at Ghostbar Dayclub on Saturday atop the Palms.
Nick Cannon hosts and DJs at Drai’s on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, atop the Cromwell. Cannon was accompanied by Amber Rose and Mally Mall.
Photos: Nick Cannon sets social media ablaze with Drai’s visit with Amber Rose
The Cromwell:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 1:06 p.m.
If Nick Cannon, formerly married to pop diva Mariah Carey, and Amber Rose, formerly wed to Whiz Khalifa, are “just friends,” as they insist that they are, why did they spend the past weekend together nearly inseparable in Malibu and Las Vegas?
Leonardo DiCaprio arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Strip Scribbles: DiCaprio, De Niro, Scorsese paid $60M to shoot video?
Las Vegas:
Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 7:31 p.m.
When you hire superstars Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese for a promo video for your new hotel, you must know that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega and Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada are the final two contestants in the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Miami. Vega was crowned the new Miss Universe.
Did Manny Pacquiao’s question KO Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada?
Miss Universe Pageant:
Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 6:27 p.m.
Manny Pacquiao has KO’d a lot of fighters in Las Vegas, and he delivered a punch to Nia Sanchez with his mangled version of “What would you tell global terrorists if you had 30 seconds to talk with them?”
Calvin Harris arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Confirmed! Calvin Harris signs three-year deal with The Hakkasan Group
Music:
Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 11:36 a.m.
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris will hold down residencies at three Hakkasan Group venues in Las Vegas: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, nearby Wet Republic at MGM Grand and, after its Spring opening, the new Omnia nightclub in Caesars Palace.
Diana Ross presents the Dick Clark Award for Excellence to Taylor Swift at the 42nd Annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Confirmed! Diana Ross returns to Las Vegas with start of mini-residency
The Venetian:
Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 10:34 a.m.
The Supremes superstar singer Diana Ross has inked April dates for the first nine performances of her new mini-residency contract at the Venetian, and Janet Jackson, Lionel Richie and Ricky Martin are soon to follow in her legendary heels.
DJ Kaskade has signed a multiyear residency with XS and Encore Beach Club, both in Encore, it was announced Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
Wynn and Encore ink residencies with 27 DJs in Las Vegas
Music:
Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 9:59 a.m.
The nightclub wars on signing top global DJs intensified this morning when Steve Wynn revealed an amazing slate of no less than 27 sultans of spin for his three nightclubs and daylife beach club.
Eric Church brings his “The Outsiders World Tour” to the Chelsea on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Church takes the stage Saturday, as well, in a second sold-out show.
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Las Vegas:
Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 11:58 p.m.
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with a shellfish platter that included oysters, lobster bisque and mahi mahi.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, center, choreographs a new scene in “Le Reve — The Dream” on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Wynn Las Vegas.
Photos: Maksim Chmerkovskiy choreographs new scene in ‘Le Reve’
Wynn Las Vegas:
Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 11:36 p.m.
After more than five years away, award-winning dancer and choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy returned to Wynn Las Vegas to create the newest, multimillion-dollar scene in “Le Reve — The Dream” in honor of the celebrated show’s 10th anniversary.
The five final contestants, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell, Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha, Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen and Miss USA Nia Sanchez, during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Miami.
Miss Colombia wins Miss Universe; USA runner-up
Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 9:15 p.m.
Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned the 2015 Miss Universe, defeating first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada, the Silver State’s first Miss USA, and contestants from more than 80 other countries at tonight’s pageant in Miami.
“Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham hosts and parties at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen's Club on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Q+A: ‘Teen Mom’ turned porn star Farrah Abraham hosts at Ghostbar DayClub
Palms:
Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 2 a.m.
Farrah Abraham, 23, gained notoriety when she became pregnant at age 16, starred in “16 and Pregnant” and then “Teen Mom,” then made “Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom” with adult-film star James Deen, then followed up with “Farrah 2: Backdoor and More.”