Star preview: 50 Cent, Jamie Foxx, Ja Rule, Brody Jenner, Dave Koz, Pauly D, Cheap Trick, D’Angelo


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Star Jamie Foxx sings the national anthem prior to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight title fight Saturday, May 2, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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2015 MDW: 50 Cent, Akon at DLVEC
Akon, Nicole Parthum, 50 Cent and Derek Stevens at DLVEC on Friday, May 22, 2015, for boxing.Launch slideshow “

Inexpensive Trick Headlines Race Jam
Cheap Trick headlines Race Jam in a free concert Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.Introduce slideshow “

If the oppressive heat hasn’t wiped you out today, there’s a “something for everybody” weekend ahead ranging from the cool jazz of Dave Koz at Aliante to yesteryear noises of Jack Jones at Suncoast to rock of Peter Frampton and Inexpensive Technique at the Joint to rap of 50 Cent at Drai’s and Wale at Chateau.

In the non-live-music world, “Amped” Global Wrestling grapples at Orleans Arena, the official premiere of “America’s Got Skill” magician winner Mat Franco is at the Linq Hotel, and reality-TV hunk Brody Jenner starts his brand-new DJ residency and commemorates his birthday at the Bank.

As I said, something for everyone, even an Australian sheep farmer turned trumpet titan, with a perk for partygoers as Sand Dollar Lounge resumes and Oscar-winning actor, vocalist and comedian Jamie Foxx commemorates the very first anniversary of Foxtail Swimming pool at SLS Las Vegas.

Race fans have the inaugural Las Vegas Motor Speedway Program and Shine vehicle reveal that runs until sunset when extremely late models, bombers and extremely stocks join Thunder vehicles, Legends, Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws for the very first race night since Night of Fire on July 3. (Yes, you can joke that it’s been Nights of Fire the last few weeks with the hellish heat!)

Two products of note this weekend: Magician Dirk Arthur and his big felines get ready to re-emerge with his brand-new program at Westgate Las Vegas beginning Monday. Plus, if you have actually ever wished to be an actor in a Halloween haunted residence horror circumstance, now is your opportunity as the Fright Dome seasonal task fair, with more than 400 positions, is at Circus Circus for 2 days.

And maybe the most distinct home entertainment of the weekend comes courtesy of a previous Australian sheep farmer! Yes, you read me best; that’s not the heat frying my brain. Greg Bonham plays trumpet like no other musician and opened for the late Joan Rivers and currently Jay Leno. He has actually a dream become a reality playing Las Vegas at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center.

Shania Twain: ‘Still the One’ Opening Night
Opening night of Shania Twain's Launch slideshow “

I’m still away with household in San Diego County and will spend my Saturday night at Valley View Casino Center with the Queen of Country Pop and former Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain just ahead of our Virgo birthdays. Her “Rock This Country Trip” with Gavin DeGraw rocks on through Oct. 27, ending in British Columbia.

I’m going to ask her if we’ll ever see her back in Las Vegas or if this is genuinely her concert retirement prior to returning to tape-recording anew. We’ll have the answers together with my evaluation here on Sunday.

So to the tune of The Beatles struck “Hi Farewell,” let’s roll out this week’s something for everyone edition of the weekly Royal Robin Rundown as Lavo at Palazzo prepares to reveal Lavo Casino Club assuring us of fantastic Italian food, bottle service and wins at 21!



Jackson Browne is at Pearl at the Palms.

Leon Russell is at Golden Nugget Display room.

Tribal Seeds and The Expanders are at Acid rock Swimming pool benefiting The Gay and Lesbian Recreation center of Southern Nevada.

D’Angelo and The Vanguard are at the Cosmopolitan.

Coal Chamber and Worry Factor are at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade.

Jonny Lang is at Boulder Station.

Nashville Unplugged features Rob Crosby and Billy Montana at Club Madrid in Sundown Station.

Motorhead, Saxon and Crobot are at Home of Blues in Mandalay Bay.

The Detroit All-Stars featuring Mike Saunders and Michael Brock are at the Cannery.

Walk Off Hits is at Lounge at the Palms.

Dollface is at Suncoast.

Savages is at the Sayers Club in SLS Las Vegas.


Bobby Slayton, Jim Florentine and Lenny Clarke are at South Point Display room all weekend.


Pepper at the Hard Rock Hotel Pool
Pepper performs at the Hard Rock Hotel Pool on Aug. 12, 2011.Launch slideshow “

Guest Writer Mat Franco
Guest columnist magician Mat Franco.Launch slideshow “

Tickets are on sale for Joan Jett and The Blackhearts at the Joint on Sept. 18; Pepper and Ballyhoo! at Brooklyn Bowl on Oct. 24; Godsmack at Pearl at the Palms on Nov. 14; and Puscifer at the Pearl on Dec. 12.

Mat Franco commemorates his official opening night at Linq Display room.

Sand Dollar Lounge on Spring Mountain Road commemorates its grand opening.

South Point Equestrian Center hosts National Cutting Horse Association Mercuria World Series of Cutting all weekend.

Global Force Fumbling “Amped” is at Orleans Arena.

Hypno Words Live is at Orleans Showroom.


The Wet Republic Hot 100 $1 Million swimsuit contest and swimming pool celebration grand finale is today at MGM Grand, and Miami-based DJ Irie leads the dayclub debauchery.



Peter Frampton and Cheap Technique are at the Joint.

Greg Bonham is at Cabaret Jazz.

Jack Jones is at Suncoast Showroom.

Dave Koz and Buddies
Dave Koz and fellow saxophonist friends Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot.Introduce slideshow “

Dave Koz & & Friends are at Aliante.

Kehlani is at Vinyl in the Acid rock Hotel for 2 nights.

Gabe Lopez provides The Midnight Dirty at Vinyl.

Lecrae is at Brooklyn Bowl.

Crossroad South is at Double Barrel Roadhouse.


Tickets are on sale for Rusted Root and Dirty Lots Brass Band at Brooklyn Bowl on Oct. 29.

The Desert Hops Beer Festival is at Boulevard Pool in the Cosmopolitan.

Las Vegas Valley Area Firefighters vs. NHL ECHL Stars & & Alumni Charity Hockey Game is at SoBe Ice Arena in Feast Rancho benefiting Las Vegas Fireman Youth Hockey.

The Shock Dome task fair is Saturday and Sunday.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Race No. 9 preceded by Program & & Shine automobile displays is at LVMS.


Mayweather Jr. vs. Ortiz: Mark Wahlberg, Diddy and Jamie Foxx
Diddy and Jamie Foxx at the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 17, 2011.Introduce slideshow “

Brody Jenner at Tao
Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter at Tao on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the Venetian.Introduce slideshow “

Jamie Foxx hosts the very first anniversary of Foxtail Swimming pool.

Wale is at Chateau Nightclub in Paris Las Vegas.

Brody Jenner starts his brand-new residency and commemorates his birthday at the Bank in Bellagio.



50 Cent is at Drai’s Nightclub atop the Cromwell.

DJ Pauly D is at Rehab in the Hard Rock Hotel.

Ja Rule (w)raps the first-anniversary weekend celebrations at Foxtail.

We’ll be back Sunday with a report of our weekend rendezvous with Shania, plus the stars at work and play and guest columns from Mark Brandenburg looking back at Prohibition at the Golden Gate and Fine Restaurant Group chef Yvonne Maatouk.

Stay cool in the desert heat!

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” fame has been a reporter for more than 50 years and has invested the past 15 years giving readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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SLS Las Vegas Hotel & & Gambling establishment SLS Las Vegas opened in August of 2014 in the exact same place as the old Sahara resort, which closed in 2011 after 59 years of operation. The high-end resort project was announced in January 2012 by Los Angeles-based hotelier Sam Nazarian. Nazarian heads SBE Entertainment, a hospitality and home entertainment empire with property, restaurants, clubs and hotels nationwide.
2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Joint The Joint, which holds 4,000 people, features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, an advanced sound system and a remarkable video system. It has actually received many awards consisting of “Finest Performance Place” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Finest of Las Vegas” awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, “Finest Brand-new Significant Show Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Place” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint has been the venue for performances by Paul McCartney, Prince, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Increase Versus, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted Vegas’s first rock n’ roll residency, “Supernatural Santana: A Trip through the Hits,” and in February 2012, Vegas’s very first hard rock residency, “Mötley Crüe in Sin City.” In 2011, the venue welcomed “Tiësto In Concert,” a groundbreaking live show developed exclusively for The Joint including the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and manufacturer Tiësto. See Home entertainment schedule.
4455 Paradise Roadway Las Vegas, NV 89169

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