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Susan Walsh/ AP President Donald Trump walks on phase to speaks at Kirkwood Community College, which is acknowledged by the White Home as a significant center of farming development, throughout a see to the school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This is Trump’s first visit to Iowa since the election.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017|8:19 p.m.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa– Having a hard time to advance his program in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest on Wednesday for a raucous rally with his faithful supporters– the sort of occasion he enjoyed prior to winning the White Home.
Trump touched down Wednesday night in rainy Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and visited a local neighborhood college, where he got a take a look at agriculture technology innovations prior to leading a campaign rally.
He savored Georgia Republican Karen Handel’s congressional success in an election deemed an early referendum on his presidency.
“We’re 5-0 in special elections,” Trump stated in front of an energetic crowd that packed a downtown arena. “The fact is, individuals love us … they haven’t figured it out yet.”
He also applauded Republican Ralph Norman, who notched a slimmer-than-expected win in an unique election to fill the South Carolina congressional seat left by Mick Mulvaney, and mocked Handel’s opposition, Jon Ossoff, stating the Democrats “spent $30 million on this kid who forgot to live in the district.”
Trump, no complete stranger to triumph laps, turned his visit to a battleground state he recorded in November into a celebration of his durability regardless of the cloud of investigations that has actually covered his administration and sent his poll numbers tumbling.
With the appearance in Cedar Rapids, he has actually held 5 rallies in the very first 5 months in office.
The event highlights Trump’s convenience in a project setting. He laughed off the occasional heckler, repeated riffs from last year’s rallies and appeared even more at ease when pursuing Democrats in front of adoring crowds than trying to push through his own legal agenda from the confines of the White House.
Trump’s assistants are making a restored push to obtain the president from Washington. The capital is taken in with the investigation into Russian meddling in 2015’s election and Trump’s shooting of his FBI director.
Campaign rallies stimulate Trump by putting him in front of fans who have stuck by him and are likely to dismiss the investigations as Beltway chatter.
Iowa, with its large share of independent voters, might be a proving ground for whether Trump can rely on the support of citizens beyond his base. Unaffiliated citizens– or “no celebration” citizens, as they are understood in Iowa– comprise 36 percent of the electorate, compared with 33 percent who sign up Republican and 31 percent signed up as Democrat.
Self-identified independents in Iowa voted for Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton by a 13-percentage-point margin last year, according to leave polls carried out for The Associated Press and television networks. That margin helped Trump take the state by almost 9 points after Barack Obama won it for Democrats the previous two elections.
Trump held a Des Moines rally in December as part of his transition-era “thank you” trip of states he had actually won, but has actually not been back to Iowa given that.
Wednesday night, he promoted his administration’s efforts to roll back guidelines, mused about putting photovoltaic panels on a Mexican border wall, derided wind power for eliminating birds in a state that uses a great deal of it and exposed that he advised the Senate to create a healthcare plan “with heart. Include some cash to it!”
He prevented any conversation of the scandals surrounding his presidency, other than one short reference to the “witch hunt,” which is exactly what he has dubbed the probes into his campaign’s ties to Russia.
Trump’s night in Iowa began with a homage to previous Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, whom he had actually simply selected the United States’ ambassador to China. He hailed Branstad, the longest-serving guv in the nation’s history and an early Trump backer, as “a legend” and “one terrific guy.”
Trump’s stop at Kirkwood Community College was intended to draw attention to the school’s improvements in state-of-the-art farming, however he resisted sitting behind the wheel of a virtual reality gadget that simulated a huge integrate harvester. He was joined by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as part of the administration’s newest theme week, this time to highlight the importance of innovation. He later touted the wealth of Ross and primary financial adviser Gary Cohn, saying: “Those particular positions, I simply don’t desire a poor individual. Does that make sense?”
However much of Trump’s attention was on the suburbs of Atlanta, in the Sixth Congressional District race.
Democrats had actually lavished attention and loan on Tuesday’s unique election, expecting a success that would highlight Republican worries about Trump and function as a precursor of a Democratic wave in 2018.
Instead, Handel’s success, in a traditional Republican stronghold that seldom produces a competitive contest, was met with a sigh of relief amongst the GOP.
Trump tweeted numerous times throughout the night and capped the night off with a text message to fans describing his “Make America Great Again” motto:
“The MAGA Mandate is more powerful than ever. BIG LEAGUE.”
If it feels to you like Charm & & Essex just got here– that it could not possibly have gotten to the Cosmopolitan a year back– you’re not alone. “It’s been an extraordinary whirlwind,” states chef and restaurateur (and Chopped star) Chris Santos, who also opened Vandal in New york city and B&E in LA in the last year. “Exactly what was great for us was having the ability to bring what we established in Vegas– kind of a dream team of chefs that we assemble for the opening– and translate that to the next project. The LA opening was a breeze, due to the fact that we had actually been together. There’s absolutely nothing more enjoyable than the procedure of opening a restaurant. There’s a great deal of imagination that enters into it.”
Imagination has actually been the assisting force behind the menu at B&E Vegas, where Santos and his team have added about a lots dishes since debuting on the Strip. “We’re absolutely offering more of the larger-format plates, a great deal of steaks and oysters,” he says. “It’s that kind of crowd.”
The restaurant is providing a special first-anniversary bundle for that crowd– restaurants who are ready to commemorate– including a white- or gold-tone locket from the pawn shop-inspired store with a roasted lobster tail and Spanish chorizo arancini and a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque rosé ($958 overall).
Santos states more brand-new dishes are coming later on this summer, however for now, he’s more than pleased about the way B&E has actually fit into the Vegas and Cosmo dining landscapes. “I think when you look at the [Cosmo] portfolio you have to see it as amongst the strongest of any hotel on the Strip, if not the strongest,” he states. “It’s great to be a part of that, and we remain in it for the long haul. The Cosmopolitan continues to attract a lot of restaurant-savvy visitors, and we fit right in.” Charm & & Essex at the Cosmopolitan, 702-737-0707; Sunday-Wednesday 5-11 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 5 p.m.-midnight.
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Monday, Sept. 21, 2015|2 a.m.
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Frank Marino of “Divas Las Vegas” at Imperial Palace talks of his long history on the Strip, initially at the Riviera, where he hosted “An Evening at La Cage” for 25 years. He broaches the current version of that program and his newest men-in-drag show at IP. Also, Las Vegas Hilton Shimmer Cabaret comic/impressionist/vocalist Greg London talks of how he made it to Las Vegas from London by way of Reno.
Frank Marino has actually exceeded the age of 50, 25,000 shows and, finally, Three Decade as an unbroken star of a program on the Las Vegas Strip.
Nobody has done this, ever.
Marino today is the star of “Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas” at Linq Showroom, having logged 30 years between that show and, for almost 25 years, as the frontman for “A Night at La Cage” at the Riviera in the days when the Riv was actually a high-level hotel on the Strip.
The 30th anniversary was commemorated with a VIP celebration at Caesars Palace on Friday night; the anniversary program is to be carried out tonight.
At the 30-year mark, we commemorate All Things Marino with this list of 30 things to know about the terrific drag queen. Follow along …
30: Has actually never played an organized sport.
29: Says he has a five-year window delegated to represent Joan Rivers since “innovation is so common today that fame does not last nearly as long as it made use of to.”
28: Gotten a 5-carat, white-and-black diamond ring with a white-gold band customized designed by Mordechai of the Jewelers of Las Vegas when his partner, Alex Schechter, proposed to Marino onstage at the Quad Display room (now the Linq Display room) in July 2013.
27: Plans to expand the “Divas” brand with his shows in Reno and Laughlin and “keep it going till it stops going.”
26: Prefers creamy to chunky peanut butter.
25: Keeps in shape with regular visits to David Barton Fitness center in Tivoli Village.
24: Makes use of 200 wigs in his show, rotating them in and out “depending upon what state of mind I’m in.”
23: Shares a birthday (Nov. 20) with Robert Kennedy, Joe Biden, Joel McHale and Dierks Bentley.
23: States his favorite meal is “Mother’s lasagna.”
22: Modifications outfits 17 times in a single performance.
21: Can alter phase attire, “Top to bottom, wig, shoes, earrings, costume, everything,” in 2 1/2 minutes.
20: Once joked that he should change the title of his show to “Cirque du So Gay.”
19: Has actually attempted to integrate Adele and Donna Summer into “Divas,” however both characterizations bombed.
18: Says, “I am constantly trying to find the next hot mess,” to include as a character.
17: Has reached a deal with Bravo to transmit a reality-TV series based upon the wedding, which he wishes to hold at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
16: Surpassed 25,000 efficiencies on the Strip in Might 2014.
15: Is proud that 3 characters who opened the “La Cage” production at the Riviera are still in the program: Rivers, Cher and Diana Ross.
14: Called in ill to a show in Laughlin in November 2012 so that he could meet Ross, his all-time preferred entertainer, after she performed at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. He was busted when images of Miss Ross and him appeared in social networks.
13: Has seen Ross perform “more than 100 times, easily, possibly hundreds” in 40 years.
12: Is typically funnier offstage than onstage when he doesn’t make use of a script.
11: Has been a guest on “a minimum of 50” reality-TV reveals over the years, including “Millionaire Matchmaker,” “Toddlers & & Tiaras,” Tank” and “Plastic Surgery Before and After.”
10: Has filmed 15 reality-TV show pilots.
9: Says that his post-“Divas” career would fixate a reality-TV show. “My life is so messed up, people will believe it’s scripted, but it isn’t really.”
8: States of his downstairs dressing room, far eliminated from Linq Display room, “It’s a 15-minute cab trip if you make all the lights.”
7: The TELEVISION program that triggered the $5 million suit filed by Rivers against Marino was “Milton Berle Delights in a Night at La Cage.” Marino and Rivers settled and became pals, as he noted, “I aimed to pay her the whole $5 million but was $80 short.”
6: Has never ever had a “real” task aside from fronting “La Cage” and, today, “Divas.”
5: When provided cash and offered support to his onetime competitor, the late drag legend Kenny Kerr of the Strip production “Boy-Lesque.”
4: Is lucky that his mother, Mary Mastrangelo, states she can not believe of even one negative enjoyable truth about her child.
3: Was adopted at birth and discovered Mary, his birth mother, about 25 years back. He said his first words to her were, “So that’s where I got my nose.”
2: Has actually explained himself as a gay Republican and says he understands another gay Republican.
1: He has no remorses in his career, stating, “If I didn’t do everything I did do, I would not be where I am now. There are some people I would like to get rid of, but everything I have actually done, I would do once again.”
With its glass, star-lit outside, visitors cannot miss out on the Riviera when driving down the Strip. As the very first skyscraper to open on the Las Vegas Strip, featuring a nine-story hotel, the Riviera has seen more than 50 years as an entertainment destination in Las Vegas. Leading costs imitates Liberace, Dean Martin and the long-running Splash revue (closed in 2006) have enhanced its showrooms with time.
The Riviera still offers its share of home entertainment choices with topless revue “Crazy Girls,” a funny club and “Impressions,” starring Jan Rouven.
The 100,000-square foot gambling establishment has been showcased in many movies like “Casino,” “Austin Powers” and “21.” Although the hotel has actually passed through a long list of owners throughout the years it has actually constantly hung on to it’s distinct style (for Las Vegas) because it lacks any particular theme. It also features a William Hillside Race & & Sports Book walk-up wagering window right off the walkway on the Strip.
The Riviera has dining choices well covered, from seafood and steaks at R Steak and Seafood, a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner fare at Banana Leaf Café to a global cuisine at the R Buffet.
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Friday, Sept. 18, 2015|2 a.m.
It’s been an amazing 30-year reign on the Strip. “His Majesty, The Queen” Frank Marino has had an unmatched run here as a female impersonator. Today, he celebrates his 30th anniversary in Cleopatra’s Rental property at Caesars Palace.
One week later on, he’ll formally toast the 30th anniversary of his life on the Strip at his program “Divas Las Vegas” at the Linq Hotel.
It’s a remarkable achievement for an individual who started with a strategy to go from being a pharmacy pharmacist to a physician but ended up more often than not experimenting in the makeup department rather than dispensing prescribeds.
From drugs to drag? Over time, he estimates that he’s invested almost $1.1 million on gowns and cosmetic surgery to preserve his feminine touch.
Frank was at the now-shuttered Riviera starring for 25 years in “An Evening at La Cage,” then for the last 5 years has been at the Linq Hotel with “Divas.”
When he mastered makeup, he changed himself into the star he most admired, Joan Rivers, and was reserved with other female impersonators to earn $150 an hour playing her, and others as Michael Jackson and Boy George, at wedding events and bar-mitzvahs.
“I was a righteous gay individual and entered drag for Halloween. Something caused another, and Joan Rivers happened to be playing in Atlantic City. She was so thoughtful to let me walk backstage. I just knocked on her door and stated, ‘I impersonate you,” and she was hot to me.
“While I remained in her dressing living room, I met manufacturer Lou Paciocco, who ran ‘A Night at La Cage.’ He employed me right there on the area to be the Joan Rivers for the Florida show. So I owe Joan a lot, too, for letting me into her dressing living room and presenting me to him to make that happen,” he told me.
Joan, who was a friend of mine, passed away a year earlier– Sept. 4– under dreadful situations including a medical professional in a medical malpractice matter at a New York City endoscopy center. I talked with Frank regarding his choice to continue with his acting to keep her legacy intact:
Tell me the story since we’re going over Joan of what her child Melissa Rivers said to you about continuing.
So quick forward Three Decade, the name Joan Rivers turns up in my home 10 times a day, and I get the dreadful news that Joan had actually passed or slipped into a coma, and that was like a member of the family to me at that point. Still to this day, it’s extremely surreal.
Melissa invited me to the funeral service, and I went to the Shiva services in California. While I was there, I said that I’m going to take it out of the act for a while, you know out of regard for your mom, and she said that if anybody would desire you to remain to do an acting of her, it would be my mama. So now I consider it more of a tribute than an acting.
The program that you have now at the Linq, that’s extremely various today than the program you began? Even forgetting “La Cage” for a minute.
Right. When we opened our program at the Riviera, it was more cabaret, and I attempted to make this show more high-energy show. I mixed it up. I kept the legends like Cher, Madonna, Diana Ross, however I did integrate the brand-new divas like Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Rihanna in the program due to the fact that these are going to be the super stars of tomorrow.
I wish to see to it that the more youthful individuals start pertaining to the program. I have actually observed because I began doing that, our crowds are getting more youthful and younger, yet we’re still keeping our routine audience.
Is it enjoyable to be a woman?
I believe it’s effort to be a female. Being a man eight hours a day and being a woman 8 hours a day and sleep in the other eight hours a day offer me perspectives of both sides. So what I’ve gotten is a great deal of respect for ladies and exactly what they need to go through to live up to what society wants them to be as far as glamorous girls.
And you’ve spent a reasonable bit of cash keeping the lady status, yes?
Yes, I indicate between the cosmetic surgery to try to remain looking young, and the fillers and Botox, the costuming and the makeup, it’s an extremely costly job to be a female.
To Wong Foo
Have you ever tallied it up?
I’ve never ever tallied it up, but I understand I have actually invested over $100,000 in cosmetic surgery, and I know that I have actually invested near $500,00 to $1 million in outfits over Three Decade. So it’s up there. All worth it. I would not change a thing.
Given that it’s topical news, what recommendations would provide Caitlyn Jenner? I believe it might be excellent if you explain the improvement between what Bruce Jenner chose to do and exactly what you do.
A great deal of individuals ask me the improvement in between what I do and what Bruce Jenner did when he ended up being Caitlyn Jenner. Exactly what I do is for home entertainment functions. I do it as a type of entertainment. Drag is just a slang word for a female impersonator who goes out and we impersonate normally the very same women– Dolly Parton, Madonna, Liza Minnelli.
Some people do a RuPaul, and I do the same thing, simply a generic drag piece. I call it my own trans-character because I’m not one of the ones who actually delights in impersonating somebody. I ‘d rather do myself.
With that being stated, that’s exactly what I do. It’s entertainment. My whole show, we stroll in as males, and we leave as males. Caitlyn Jenner, when you’re going through a shift and you’re going to have a sex modification, you in your mind feel you were born in the incorrect body, so he feels that he needs to be a female.
I never ever felt like I must be a female. I know it’s a costume, I know we do it for a program, it’s not a way of life, it’s none of that. It’s simply home entertainment, whereas Caitlyn wishes to be a female, and individuals have difficulty distinguishing that. Then there’s likewise transvestite, which is a 3rd one, which is usually a straight man who enjoys putting on women’s clothes for maybe a sexual turn on. So all three of these things are various: female impersonator, transsexual and drag queen.
For how long does it take you to get into character?
Nightly, it takes me an hour to obtain into the character and an hour and a half to get out of it because I put a lot theater makeup on.
Why does it take longer to take it off than to put it on?
Since when I put on the waxes and the putties, they go on a lot much easier than they come off. Women don’t have side burns huge eyebrows. I eliminate them with theater makeup, then I make use of a more womanly womankind of eyebrow. To obtain that stuff off, I have to use infant oil, and it’s a process.
Let’s have a little bit of enjoyable for a moment with a remark from you based upon the fact that it’s incorrect for any man to ask a female her age. So how old is Frank Marino?
I believe it’s incorrect to even ask a man his age. Just do what I do and stick to the age you use on AOL. I’ll answer mine. I’m 51 years of ages. I have to tell the fact due to the fact that they can just Google it. I don’t blame someone if they wish to lie and state they’re younger due to the fact that, unfortunately, society in America looks at the youth as having something more than the senior, whereas in Europe it’s the other method around.
Having struck the middle of life, just how much longer do you want to or can you go on doing exactly what you do as entertainer?
I used to aim to put a date on it, then I recognized that I was just making false dates. So I’m going to state as long as they keep asking me back, I’ll keep appearing as up as long as I’m physically able.
This might seem like a strange concern, however can you stay a girl even while you might be growing older as a guy?
I’m going to offer it my best shot to try to stay as good-looking for my age as I can. I have no idea that I necessarily need to look younger, but I would still like to look good for my age.
What have not you yet done that you wish to do that you’ve always wanted to do?
The only thing I have left to do that I have actually wished to do is get my own reality-TV program for one reason. My life is so insane that when I’m older and senile, I desire some documents of exactly what it truly resembled going day-by-day as Frank Marino.
I live my life like Lucille Ball. I wind up in the oddest situations continuously. Every day, there’s a multitude of them, and I shake my head going, “If this was on movie, they would not believe it.’ They ‘d swear I made it up.
Exactly what is the fascination with drag?
Well, to start with, it’s been a kind of entertainment for years. It goes all the method back to Kabuki, it goes to Shakespeare when women couldn’t do the theater function and the guys would play the ladies.
Then it was Milton Berle’s preferred thing to do, Flip Wilson, and even the more modern-day stars of films like “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Tootsie.” It’s always been entertainment that people can get an excellent belly laugh out of.
It’s exactly what we said previously. It is so tough for a female to be a female nowadays for what we expect in society for them to do. For a guy to be able to do it, it’s even more tough.
What do you have planned for the 30th anniversary year?
For the very first time in my life, I’m going to attempt to rest on my laurels. I’m not going to push myself to the limitations. I want to delight in the 30th anniversary and take it all in and stop and smell the roses, which I always state I’m going to do, and I never ever did. I’m going to try that, and I’m going to try to do a tiny trip for the last time.
I don’t wish to seem like Cher stating farewell, then I keep returning, but I want to play other cities while I am still able to take a trip like that with the show and bring it to other locations that generally can’t get to Las Vegas.
Any changes to the show for its 30th year?
Yes. I’m still looking for a Miley Cyrus, I’ve been stating this for a year. I simply found a Taylor Swift. We’re altering the music from the characters that are already in the program. We just worked with a brand brand-new Pink that you’re going to love when you see the program next.
I simply wish to keep it developing. I never ever wish to change it all at one time, however I just want to regularly be dealing with something to be brand-new since we get a lot repeat business that I want to make certain that they’re seeing something fresh every time.
We are 30 years, and people might believe that it’s a show that ladies enjoy more than men, however that’s not real. Every time a spouse gets a spouse to come to the program, he’s generally the first one to ask her to come back because he had such a good time.
Congratulations, Frank, and to your partner and fiance, Alex Schechter, and your cast. Thirty years on the Las Vegas Strip is a crowning achievement, and you’re still its longest running headliner. Long might you continue!
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually spent the previous 15 years providing readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.
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With its glass, star-lit outside, visitors cannot miss the Riviera when driving down the Strip. As the first high-rise to open on the Las Vegas Strip, including a nine-story hotel, the Riviera has actually seen more than 50 years as a home entertainment destination in Las Vegas. Leading expense acts like Liberace, Dean Martin and the long-running Splash revue (closed in 2006) have actually graced its showrooms with time.
The Riviera still provides its share of entertainment options with topless revue “Crazy Girls,” a funny club and “Impressions,” starring Jan Rouven.
The 100,000-square foot casino has been featured in lots of films like “Casino,” “Austin Powers” and “21.” Although the hotel has actually passed through a long list of owners over the years it has actually always hung on to it’s unique style (for Las Vegas) because it does not have any particular style. It also features a William Hillside Race & & Sports Book walk-up wagering window right off the sidewalk on the Strip.
The Riviera has dining choices well covered, from seafood and steaks at R Steak and Seafood, a variety of breakfast, lunch and supper fare at Banana Leaf Café to a global cuisine at the R Buffet.
2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
3545 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV
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Monday, Aug. 24, 2015|1:08 a.m.
Hollywood heartthrob, reality-TV star, model and DJ Brody Jenner celebrated his 32nd birthday Saturday night with an inaugural set at the Bank in Bellagio together with long time pal and DJ Devin Lucien.
Saturday night’s set was the very first of Jenner’s brand-new regular monthly residency at the Las Vegas hotspot. Jenner and Lucien were matching in all-black clothes (T-shirts, obviously), with Jenner donning a Video game Over ball cap.
Jenner and a group of buddies began their Saturday night at dinner at Take care of, where they delighted in menu items including Finger Licking Fix Buffalo Wings, Ultimate Extremely Adult Mac & & Cheese, filet mignon and alcoholic drinks in the private dining-room.
Around midnight, Jenner made his way to the red carpet where Lucien and he postured for photos while numerous fans gathered on the casino floor. Soon after, the people headed into the Bank, where they were seated in a VIP area near the dance floor.
As they were entering, resident DJ G-Squared got on the mic to welcome Jenner and started shouting his name. At the VIP table, mixed drink waitresses provided Jenner with a three-tier black, white and gold birthday cake and giant signs checking out “Delighted Birthday, Brody.”
Jenner raised the cake in the air and revealed it off to his good friends and clubgoers. Around 12:30 a.m., the DJ duo took over the turntables. Jumping on the mic to welcome the nighttime revelers, Jenner and Lucien kicked off their set.
After spinning a high-energy set to a stuffed club, the pair went back to the VIP table with their pals, where they were seen in high spirits, chuckling and joking around prior to leaving the nightspot around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Jenner’s recent DJ stints in Las Vegas likewise have consisted of close-by Hyde Bellagio and Tao in the Venetian. Our thanks to Bryan Steffy of WireImage for his photo gallery of birthday boy Brody.
Take a look at our Las Vegas Weekly associate Mark Adams’ Q+A with Jenner published last Tuesday.
Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for nearly two decades.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous popularity” has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually invested the past 15 years giving readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum play area.
Follow Sun Home entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.
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Inspired by the stunning villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio neglects a Mediterranean-blue, 8 1/2-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights.
Within Bellagio are acclaimed dining experiences consisting of two AAA 5 Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano’s Picasso and Le Cirque from the distinguished Maccioni household.
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A world-class art gallery, the splendid Conservatory & & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a glamorous medspa and hair salon, vibrant night life at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the amazing Bellagio experience.
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89109
Bank The interior provides elegance, class and luxury with attractive all-black design, amazing crystal chandeliers and sufficient gold to wow even Donald Trump. Foam falls from the ceiling like snow every 20 minutes, silver trays of strawberries and chocolates are bestowed on lucky bottle service customers, and the environment feels favorably arresteded for excellent music, beautiful people and overflowing opulence. By the end of the night, you might have put a dent in your individual checking account (the cover and beverage price is on the steep side) but it will certainly deserve it. Cover: $30, 2 cocktails: $30, partying like a rock star as you bathe in decadence and attention: undoubtedly valuable. MARKET SUNDAYS The Bank’s Sunday night festivities brings in celebs and locals-in-the-know every week as the high-energy experience features gorgeous crowds, the hottest dance music being spun by resident DJ Karma and complimentary admission for residents.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015|6:09 p.m.
Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach ends his trip to Costa Esmeralda on Sardinia to invest a week outside Rome in Santa Marinella on the coast before moving onto his standard summertime holiday under the Tuscan sun in Italy, numerous of our Strip personalities have stepped forward in his absence to pen their words of knowledge.
We continue today with Las Vegas funny magician Nathan Burton and Mirage headliner Terry Fator’s stunning onstage partner and ex-wife Taylor Makakoa. To begin with is Nathan commemorating a years of Strip magic with his own sleight-of-hand.
Hi, everyone. Nathan Burton right here. I’m a longtime Las Vegas magician performing daily at 4 p.m. in “Nathan Burton Funny Magic” at Saxe Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops of Planet Hollywood. I’m happy to be back and contributing to the legendary Robin Leach’s column for another year.
I am really delighted and honored to be commemorating the 10th anniversary of “Nathan Burton Comedy Magic” on the Strip. Las Vegas can be a tough place for a non-corporate, family-run show, which makes this anniversary all the more unique.
I have the privilege of sharing my show with a few of the best performers in Las Vegas. The major opener of my show is the remarkable Russ Merlin. He and I first worked together in 2004 in David Saxe’s “Showgirls of Magic” at San Remo. Russ’s act is unlike any other act worldwide, and audiences typically say that it’s the funniest act they have actually ever seen.
The other featured guest performer in my program is the world-class sleight-of-hand magician Armando Vera. Armando and I fulfilled more than 25 years ago at Tannen’s Magic Camp (you would be shocked how many professional magicians are Magic Camp veterans!). Armando now carries out the only close-up magic program on the Strip as a pre-show upgrade for my program, as well as an excellent brief spot in my show.
I likewise am fortunate to have the world’s most devoted tech crew, and they are the true factor that my program runs smoothly and perfectly. Patrick Walthers has actually been with the show because Day 1. He works incredibly hard backstage right here when we carry out overseas. Patrick likewise has a remarkable show image company. We likewise have Ken, who has actually worked unbelievably hard for us the previous 2 years.
I have a group of talented dancers who are like grown household. Our male dancer is Lamont, who has insane dance moves and does amazing toppling while also assisting tremendously backstage. Our women are Stacey, Jacky, Amie and Ashley, all whom have been in the program for many years. They’re a fun and quite wild group keeping life interesting backstage.
We likewise are pleased to be a real household company. My mom, Nancy, works as a manufacturer managing finances, ticketing and laundry. My sis, Emily, is my production manager and cares for all technical elements, advancing international and TELEVISION performances and Public Relations. The 3 of us make a great group and manage to laugh a lot together while we are at it.
In addition to the show schedule, I also have actually handled to squeeze in TV tapings. My team and I visited L.A. to tape the latest season of the CW’s “Masters of Impressions.” I likewise had a great time contending on SyFy’s “Wizard Wars” hosted by Rio headliners Penn & & Teller. My magician partner and I had a short amount of time to produce 2 routines with random props, and we won our episode!
Nevertheless, my most significant achievement is less than 1-year-old, and his name is Ryder Wyatt Burton. My wife, Amie, a dancer in the show, gave birth to Ryder in April. Ryder has actually currently made his stage debut when I presented him to the audience at 6 weeks old. I might tell that Ryder really liked being onstage, and I am particular that he will be part of the program in the future.
Lastly, I have to take a minute to thank the Las Vegas community for the support over the last One Decade. I am very fortunate to be able to call Las Vegas house and carry out every day with a remarkable group of people. If you have seen the program, thank you. If you haven’t, we intend to see you quickly!
Check out our other visitor column today from Taylor Makakoa. On Wednesday, our visitor writers are previous showgirl siren Angela Stabile, who now oversees the topless temptresses in “X Burlesque” at Flamingo and “X Rocks” at the Rio, and incredible stunt-racer Ricardo Laguna.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has actually been a reporter for more than 50 years and has invested the previous 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Miracle Mile Shops at World Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops at World Hollywood Resort & & Casino is a 1.2 mile retail/entertainment complex at the 50-yard line of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The center includes streamlined and up-to-date stores, , a backlit pathway water function, advanced LED video screens, crystal chandeliers, a multi-million dollar fountain show, contemporary, color-coded booths along with 170 specialty shops such as H&M, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel, Frederick’s of Hollywood, and Real Faith Brand Pants, 15 restaurants and live home entertainment.
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Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
Catering to the young and contemporary crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop look for home entertainment with its huge shopping center, variety of dining establishments, large gambling establishment and clubs.
The setting of the gambling establishment is retro-chic fulfills modern with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the area. The style brings into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens completing slot machines. The casino is likewise the home of 87 tables, a sports book and a poker space.
There’s also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas’ largest shopping centers, with 140 shops including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Shop.
Following an afternoon of shopping, visitors can please their hungers at one of the exquisite restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional technique to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the unique Far East theme at KOI dining establishment and lounge. And if guests are still searching for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave clubs.
Perhaps among the resorts biggest destinations can be found in March with the addition of “Peepshow.” The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless testimonial. The “Peepshow” phase has actually seen seeing celebrities like Scary Spice Mel B, “Dancing with the Stars” Kelly Monaco and Playboy’s Holly Madison.
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The present variation of Guns N’ Roses showcases simply one original member of the renowned hard rock band, vocalist Axl Rose, however he’s not the only one from that lineup still touring and playing classic GNR material. Fellow initial member Steven Adler has been having fun with his eponymous band Adler (including its previous incarnation as Adler’s Appetite) for more than a decade now, coordinating with a variety of fellow artists to commemorate the heritage of early Weapons N’ Roses albums Appetite for Destruction and Lies.
The band’s lineup has actually included previous members of GNR contemporaries like Ratt, Faster Pussycat, Enuff Z’Nuff and L.A. Guns, and Adler’s previous GNR bandmates Reduce, Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan have joined him onstage at numerous times. These days, Adler showcases singer-guitarist Jacob Bunton, guitar player Lonny Paul and bassist Johnny Martin, the same lineup that tape-recorded 2012 album Back From the Dead. The band’s set includes a mix of originals, GNR strikes and other timeless hard rock covers. For fans of Weapons N’ Roses, it’s another chance to see among the musicians who made the band excellent.
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