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  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

    The celebrated and award-winning roster includes Renee Fleming, Patti LuPone, Diana Krall, Chris Botti, John Legend, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” produced by Teller of Penn & Teller. And there is so much more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

    Britney Spears’ red carpet next Friday, Dec. 27, for the world premiere of her new two-year residency show “Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood should be one of the biggest star-studded events Las Vegas has seen since The Rat Pack days.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

    The man behind Simon (Palms), KGB (Harrah’s), Pork & Beans (Container Park) and the Grill (Sapphire) says, “You battle it without knowing what the end answer is; my hope is that my current situation can be maintained. ... You’re totally in the dark, and you’ve just got to keep hoping.”

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    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    At the soft opening Tuesday night of Michael and Jenna Morton’s restaurant Crush at MGM Grand, Tony told me that his new rink, which will be one of the largest in Las Vegas, will open either this weekend or in advance of next weekend.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

    “This is a huge adventure for me,” she told me at the 20th anniversary Food Network party in New York last week. “It is so exciting but at the same time nerve-wracking. It’s my first-ever restaurant. Everything will be new. It’s not a conversion of a previous restaurant.”

  • A&E

    Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

    The sudden and shocking overnight split between our Caesars Entertainment and the chic Gansevoort Hotel Group operators in New York was a totally unexpected bolt out of the blue.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

    One day after pop princess Britney Spears’ official confirmation that she’s signed on for a two-year Planet Hollywood residency comes hush-hush Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors that pop superstar Bruno Mars will follow her high-heeled Louboutins right along.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

    Pop princess Britney Spears finally confirmed early this morning that she has signed a two-year contract to headline a 96-show “Piece of Me” residency starting Dec. 27 at PH Live in Planet Hollywood.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

    Britney’s show, “Piece of Me,” begins Dec. 27 at PH Live in Planet Hollywood, and tickets go on sale this Friday (American Express cardholders, however, can purchase tickets now). It’s 96 shows over two years, with flexibility to tour in Europe and the possibility of a contract extension.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    When the music legend debuts at the mezzanine theater Sept. 26, Marvin Lee Aday will tell all of his 35 years in rock — unblemished, brutally candid and starkly honest.

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    Sunday, July 21, 2013

    Many congrats to “Pawn Stars” hero Rick Harrison on his California oceanfront wedding to DeAnna Burditt today. I would have been in Laguna ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    In case you missed it the first time, “Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night,” recorded at MGM Grand Garden Arena in April, is airing on CBS ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    It is estimated that the renovation of PH Live will be completed to accommodate the debut of Britney Spears’ new residency shows the week leading ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    Luxor magician headliner Criss Angel attempted a miracle escape that not only has never been accomplished before but also cost the life of the ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    The unique production “Rocktellz & Cocktails” to be officially announced this weekend will combine rock performances and confessional conversations with top music headliners.

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    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    As magician Criss Angel prepares for his upcoming fifth anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor, he passed the 2,000-show ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Rumors ran rampant during the executive shakeup at the Riviera last month that the 25-year record run of “Crazy Girls” also was coming to an end. ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    Many Las Vegas magicians will be among the 70 illusionists and sleight-of-hand artists filming for six days on one Hollywood stage for the new ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    A British-born international banker has pledged as much as $80 million for the launch of a Las Vegas-based luxury global charter airline to serve high-rollers on direct flights from China, Russia, South America and the Middle East.

  • A&E

    Sunday, July 7, 2013

    Star chef Rick Moonen kept his promise and in just two months completely changed over the upper levels of his RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay. He opened Rx Boiler Room on Friday, and the transformation and unique menu is the buzz of foodies. It’s not even called a menu; ask for the nourishment chart.

  • A&E

    Friday, July 5, 2013

    My June 26 story about a proposed entertainment council to help combat steep theater ticket discounting for shows on the Strip because ...

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    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Miami Heat MVP LeBron James will be at Tao in The Venetian to celebrate the team’s repeat NBA championship, over the San Antonio Spurs, and there are as many DJs back on the Strip as were here for 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival weekend.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    “We laugh. We joke. We kid each other. We want our marriage to last forever. Talk over everything, and you’ll find you are still on the ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Congratulations from all of us at Vegas DeLuxe! Las Vegas’ longest-running headliner Frank Marino was surprised during his performance ...

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    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Australian singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather posted some ugly comments on his Facebook page after Celine Dion’s appearance on ...

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    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Forget for the moment the glamour girls of Miss USA and Miss America. When the new reality TV series “Crown Chasers” airs on TLC next ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Model and “The Real Housewives of Miami” star Joanna Krupa hosted the first preliminary event of the 2013 Rehab Bikini Invitational, ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Terry Bradshaw’s own post-game analysis after the premiere of his song-and-dance show at The Mirage on Friday night: “It was a victory — not ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    Actresses Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty flew out to support former co-star Ian Ziering, and the trio started with a light dinner at star ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    “The deal with Britney and her representatives is all set, but the delays have been with all the legal and accounting people we have to work ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue supermodel Julie Henderson celebrated her new swimsuit line for Basta Surf with a party at Tao Beach ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    The Rio star chef Steve Martorano, with actress-model Rebecca Romijn and superstar Johnny Depp on tonight’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” will ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    Love, romance and marriage were on the menu when five Sports Illustrated superstar swimsuit models celebrated their “Summer of Swim” in ...

  • A&E

    Monday, July 1, 2013

    The verdict is unanimous: Brilliant! Fantastic! Phenomenal! Even Justin Bieber, in town for a concert Friday night at MGM Grand, watched ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Celine Dion has a mischievous plan afoot if she ever takes unexpected absences from her resident headliner shows at The Colosseum in Caesars ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Justin Bieber, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician and the world’s top teen heartthrob, returned for a second stop at MGM Grand Garden ...

  • A&E

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    (Traffic and heat) warning: There could be big tie-ups at the Tropicana Avenue on- and off-ramps on I-15 at 2 a.m. Saturday when Beyonce ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Spike TV today finally revealed the title of Criss Angel’s new magic series. It premieres Oct. 15 and features many of the illusions he’s filmed here ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte will host matriarch Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson’s brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito at Saturday’s ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    September’s stars appearing at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts include legendary comedienne Carol Burnett and six-time Emmy ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    When legendary NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw steps onstage at The Mirage on Friday night to make his Las Vegas show debut, he ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    A 24-year-old blonde beauty and former homecoming queen has won the top prize on VH1’s $100,000 reality TV competition “Model Employee,” so, for the next 12 months, Sonja Ewy will be “The Face” of Mandalay Bay.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Congratulations are in order all around. Penn & Teller won Best Entertainment honors at Wednesday night’s Silver State Awards, “O” won over “Ka,” ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    New Strip headliner Veronic is a pint-sized powerhouse of extraordinary talent and unstoppable energy. She darts across the stage faster than an Olympic sprinter. She’s a combination of lightning force and thunderbolt vigor.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    There’s growing concern at the now-obvious effect that mega-nightclubs are having on Strip shows. Ticket brokers are demanding steeper discounting. ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Hot off the grill! Following last year’s successful debut, the World Food Championships are returning for its second-annual outing, but not on the Strip ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    The prestigious Silver State Awards that recognize excellence are tonight, and former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones will be presented ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    It’s ironic that when Michael Jackson died four years ago today, he was broke and in massive debt — and the “This Is It” London show run he was rehearsing would have bailed him out.

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    Monday, June 24, 2013

    No less than three, maybe four, reality TV shows have Las Vegas in their sights. VH1 is already shooting “LaLa’s Full Court Life” at the Palms with LaLa ...

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    Monday, June 24, 2013

    It was a thrills-and-spills, rough-and-tumble, take-no-prisoners, rocky roller coaster, back-and-forth football game. From start to finish, it was ...