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Weekend Rewind: Travis Scott with Kylie Jenner, Amy Schumer with George Wallace and more

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Travis Scott rules the stage at Marquee.

On Friday, among the reality starlets of “Genuine Housewives of New York City City” was spotted doing some birthday clubbing of her own. Socialite, designer and author Tinsley Mortimer celebrated her 43rd with pals and Dom Perignon while taking in The Chainsmokers’ set at XS Bar at Wynn Las Vegas.

Saturday night was a huge one for one of my favorite regional artists, the talented Cameron Calloway. Not only did he get to open for R&B hitmaker Mya at Hard Rock Live on Las Vegas Boulevard, he joined the Washington, D.C.-born songstress for a cover of the Isley Brothers’ timeless “For the Love of You.” Gorgeous music is being made all over the Strip, individuals. Seek it out.

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the Dorsey. Another standout singer operating in Las Vegas is going back to your TELEVISION screen. Daniel Emmet, the effective pop-opera voice you might know from “The Cocktail Cabaret” at Caesars Palace’s old-school lounge Cleopatra’s Barge, will be back on the present season 13 of “America’s Got Skill” on August 28 after being previously cut by judge Simon Cowell. Tune in to discover if Emmet can follow in the steps of Terry Fator and Mat Franco, two “AGT” champs who are still headlining on the Strip.

Comedian and star Jason Sudeikis checked out stylish mixed drink bar the Dorsey at Venetian Saturday night, partying with friends consisting of “Veep” star Sam Richardson.

The funniest supper of the weekend needed to be at Cosmo’s Appeal & & Essex, where Amy Schumer met Westgate resident George Wallace and other friends after her second of 2 shows at the Chelsea. The “I Feel Pretty” star will be back in Vegas in the very same spot November 2 and 3.

One of the Strip’s most popular Mexican dining establishments is making a comeback. For several years, Diablo’s Cantina drew tourist pedestrians inside for cool margaritas and spicy salsas Strip-side at the Monte Carlo, a space presently under building and construction to end up being Eataly at Park MGM. Originally operated by the Light Group and now owned by MGM Resorts International, Diabo’s will return to the Strip in December at Luxor, taking the second-floor space of Tacos & & Tequila, which is set to close on November 25.

Despite criticism and sabotage, Amy Schumer keeps crafting wickedly brilliant satire

Amy Schumer is putting in the work. That’s not an appraisal of how hectic she is, though it could be; from the look of her CV, her days are loaded. Schumer acts in films (2015’s Trainwreck, which she also composed, 2017’s Snatched and this year’s I Feel Pretty); composes books (her 2016 memoir The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo topped The New York Times best-seller list); has a hit sketch comedy television show (Funny Central’s Within Amy Schumer, presently on hiatus); acts on Broadway (her performance in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower made her a Tony election); and maintains a strenuous stand-up touring schedule, one that brings her to the Cosmopolitan for a two-date mini residency August 10 and 11 (with two more programs on November 2 and 3).

However there’s keeping hectic, and after that there’s doing the work. And Amy Schumer, feminist, humorist and straight-out firebrand, fully devotes to her craft, even when it makes more work for her on the back end. The danger of saying whatever you need to state– about sexual harassment, about gender inequality, about body image– is that you’ll take flak for it, from within your fanbase and from without. Liberal audiences implicate Schumer of muddling the message at the expenditure of making filthy jokes (Los Angeles Times critic Lorraine Ali called Schumer’s career a “inebriated walk of pity toward world domination”), while misogynist trolls make every effort to shut her down entirely. (Most recently, they installed a project to sabotage Schumer’s latest Netflix unique with one-star reviews.)

Through all of it, Schumer keeps pushing forward. It’s tempting to think that being provocative is just a family characteristic (she’s a cousin of Senator Chuck Schumer), however if you’ve ever fallen down a bunny hole watching YouTube clips from Within Amy Schumer, it quickly ends up being evident she’s only playing the bad cards she’s been dealt and using them to bluff the haters. In one clip, she reacts to a sexting query of “What do you desire me to do to you?” with “Tell me I’m safe in my house.” In another, Schumer pleads with God (Paul Giamatti) to eliminate her herpes by destroying a village in Uzbekistan; the deal falls apart when God informs her she’ll need to stop drinking and call her mom regularly. And in a note-perfect parody of Sidney Lumet’s 1957 timeless 12 Angry Guys, an all-star cast, including Jeff Goldblum and Kumail Nanjiani, dispute whether Schumer is appealing enough to be on television.

Schumer’s comedy isn’t really for everybody, but everybody who values a truth-teller needs to appreciate it. “When a nude photo of yourself goes viral, the word you do not want individuals to use to explain it is ‘brave’,” she stated recently. Real enough. That word must explain exactly what Amy Schumer does onstage, right along with the words “humorous” and “real.”

AMY SCHUMER with Rachel Feinstein, Mia Jackson. August 10-11 & & November 2-3, 8 p.m., $59-$199. The Chelsea, 702-698-7475.