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‘Sicko Mode’ rapper Travis Scott will make a fan out of you

Early into his current psychedelic-trap masterpiece Astroworld, Houston hip-hop star Travis Scott raps: “It ain’t a moshpit if it ain’t no injuries/I got ’em stage diving out the nosebleeds.”

That strange boast isn’t really embellishment. The 26-year-old MC and producer’s live shows are apparently outrageous. He was even arrested for inciting a riot following a show in Arkansas in 2015. And if he can make a Bible Belt crowd wild out, simply envision what will occur when Scott dives into Marquee Club on September 1 during Labor Day weekend.

Born Jacques Webster and nicknamed La Flame, Scott is at the head of a new rap class– artsy, experimental, fashion-forward graduates of the School of Kanye trying their damnedest to finest their teacher. Scott just might be the only one to have in fact done it.

Astroworld, Scott’s third solo studio LP, dropped August 3, and it’s his best yet. Busy and lively, the album plays like the shuttered Houston theme park for which it’s called. Along for the trip is a thoroughly curated list of smash hit partners, whose skills Scott plucked and placed throughout Astroworld like a master collage artist. Frank Ocean croons over a Beastie Boys loop on “Carousel”; Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker provides layered psychedelia to the Pharell- and The Weeknd-assisted “Skeletons”; Drake gets upstaged on shifty banger “Sicko Mode”; and Kid Cudi, James Blake and Stevie Marvel’s weeping harmonica assistance craft the boldest operate in Scott’s discography, “Stop Attempting To Be God.” On it, Scott raps, “F * ck the money, never ever leave your people behind.”

Scott backed that statement up on August 14, when he revealed on Twitter that he ‘d be giving away $100,000 via Cash App to fans who tweet him their preferred lyrics from Astroworld. Sure enough, fans began sharing screen grabs of the cash they got. In a video posted on Twitter, one lucky fan flaunted his $1,000 gift from the rap artist. He was so ecstatic, he considered stopping his job at Target.

With that type of generosity, we need to all be Travis Scott fans.

TRAVIS SCOTT September 1, 10:30 p.m., $55-$105. Marquee, 702-333-9000.

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.

Chef Scott Simon takes control at Carson Kitchen area

One of Downtown Las Vegas’ preferred dining establishments now has a full-circle family connection in the cooking area.

“Carson Kitchen area would constantly be in my mind, that being Kerry’s last dining establishment and his tradition,” Scott Simon states throughout his first couple of weeks on the job. “To come back and work in a place that has Kerry’s spirit surrounding it, I’m certainly going to take the opportunity to be a part of it.”

Scott is 17 years below his coach, Las Vegas cooking icon Kerry Simon, who died in 2015. But Scott has been included with Kerry’s food and restaurants given that Scott’s teenage years, when his older sibling was currently a celeb called “the rock ‘n’ roll chef.”

“When I was maturing, I would be seeing TELEVISION, and Kerry would be on there. I would go through magazines, and Kerry would be in Bon App├ętit or Wanderer. I looked up to Kerry.”

Scott cooked with Kerry at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, at the legendary Simon Cooking area & & Bar at the Acid Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, at Cathouse at Luxor and, most recently, at Chuck’s in Chicago. Returning to Las Vegas has been something of a homecoming.

“I spent 13 years here. It’s the longest location I have actually lived other than maturing in Chicago until I was 17,” Scott states. “I have the same love for this city as Kerry did.”

What makes this gig different is that Scott is jumping into an already developed eatery. Carson Kitchen, opened in 2014 in the refurbished John E. Carson hotel structure, stays a Downtown hot spot, so expectations are high.

Scott is well-aware of this difficulty. “There’s no denying that the location has been very successful. My outlook is to come in and discover all the elements, from preparation to every position on the line to seeing the total [vision] It resembles exactly what I did when I began [cooking] with Kerry.” Cycle, certainly.

Chef Scott Commings takes restaurants on an adventure

The Las Vegas Space at the Downtown Grand is full of energy and excitement. Sixty individuals wear fedoras and classic gowns while a projector plays images of old Vegas gambling establishments and gangsters, all while a charming pianist serenades visitors with requirements.

This is the biggest crowd yet for among chef Scott Commings’ Culinary Road Trip occasions. Tonight’s theme is “Vintage Vegas,” with Commings going heavy on family Italian classics– eggplant parm, arancini, meatballs and Caesar salad, all ready completely.

In past occasions, he’s focused on the cuisine of New Orleans, New york city and his house state of Wisconsin. Regional culinary hopscotch is the best way to showcase Commings’ fare. “I love to prepare whatever. As a chef, you continue to find out new methods to do things all the time,” he states.

Commings studied at Purdue University and moved around the Midwest prior to landing a gig with Loyola University Chicago, where he was part of a group that developed a sustainable campus with a five-acre organic farm.

That focus on high-quality ingredients is the chef’s sweet spot, in the garden and in the kitchen area. He thinks in using excellent products and preparing them in ways that let them shine, one of the reasons Commings won season 12 of Hell’s Kitchen area. The next action was working for the Gordon Ramsay brand name and after that landing at the Downtown Grand. The Culinary Roadway Trips are a microcosm of what diners can discover at Liberty Beat, the Grand’s American-style restaurant and live music venue where Commings developed the menu.

As Downtown Las Vegas continues to diversify and grow, it’s great to understand the area has a boundary-pushing chef that– delightfully– represents its broadening approach.

Scott Blumstein develops big lead in first night at World Series of Poker last table

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L.E. Baskow WSOP gamers John Hesp and Scott Blumstein joke around during the first of 3 straight nights to complete poker’s world champion as the table goes from 9 to 6 players at the Rio on Thursday, July 20, 2017

WSOP 2017 Last Table of Nine Introduce slideshow”A lot of chips were concentrated in the 2 seats directly to the dealer’s left at the beginning of play Thursday night at the Rio that it’s a surprise the World Series of Poker Main Event final table wasn’t tilted. Scott Blumstein and John Hesp invested almost the

very first four hours of play with more chips than all the other players integrated, and acted with an accompanying self-confidence. They played more hands than anyone else, egged each other on to expose cards after winning pots and joked around when they faced off in small areas. The event could not last; they were on a clash.

“Entering today with how big our stacks were and how active he is, I kind of figured that would be the case,”Blumstein said. The eventful moment began the 43rd hand of the last table of poker’s world championship, which started

with 7,221 gamers paying the $10,000 entry fee. Blumstein, who routed Hesp by about 30 million chips, held pocket Aces versus his brand-new good friend’s Ace-10. The very first four neighborhood cards boiled down Ace-7-5-10, a harsh turn of events for Hesp who had an usually dominant two-pair that stood no chance against Blumstein’s 3 of a kind. A raising war in between the 2 gamers ensued that wound up with Blumstein all-in to develop a tournament-high 156 million chip pot that he couldn’t lose no matter the last neighborhood card. Blumstein, a 25-year-old expert from Morristown, N.J., had the ability to add to his lead before completion of the first of 3

straight nights of poker. He’ll return to a stack of 178.3 million chips at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Rio, more than double any of the other six finalists still alive contending for the$ 8.15 first-place reward and champion bracelet. The strategy was to get down to the last six on Thursday, however ESPN decided to halt at 7 gamers because of all the short stacks.

That must increase the chances of more play tonight, where the strategy is for the last 3 to emerge. “We didn’t even knock out the quantity of individuals we were supposed to, so I’m not counting any chickens before they hatch,” Blumstein said.

“You can’t in this game. Having a big stack, however, is obviously essential and I’m simply delighted I can come back tomorrow, be pretty totally free and play my game.”The only other time in recent history a gamer accumulated so many chips so early at the final table was 2 years earlier, when Joe McKeehen turned his similar advantage into an easy first-place success. Hesp, a 64-year-old semi-retired trip caravan home salesman from Bridlington, England, who had actually ended up being a fan preferred, is down to 22.5 million chips. The only gamer who could remotely threaten Blumstein at the moment is 34-year-old Benjamin Pollak, a 34-year-old from Paris with 77.5 million chips.

Blumstein confessed to being cautious of Pollak, who’s sitting in an useful position directly to the chip leader’s left.”Once these short stacks start to bust,”Blumstein stated,”I believe it may be me and him going at it.”With the other five gamers separated by a reasonably little 21 million chips, action

slowed to a crawl for the last hour and a half Thursday after Blumstein’s huge win over Hesp

. The pay jump from seventh to fourth represent more than$ 2 million, leaving the carefully bunched players reluctant to bet with a lot loan on the line. The Blumstein vs. Hesp encounter eclipsed 2 gamers busting as the most significant hand of the night. Jack Sinclair headed out in 8th when he ran his last few chips into Bryan Piccioli’s pocket Aces.

Sinclair’s stack had diminished ever since he ended local professional Ben Lamb’s mission to top a third-place finish six years ago on the fourth hand of the night. Lamb adhered to his strategy to be aggressive, but ran his Ace-9

into Sinclair’s Ace-Queen.”I had more time( in 2011) so rather a different experience, but I had a blast playing in this competition for the recently,”Lamb said.” This competition, it’s one of the most enjoyable type of poker there is in the world

.” “Fun “was how many described the final table early in the night with the animated Hesp driving interaction between the players. He got a lot more silent after shipping a lot of chips over to Blumstein.”

He lost a huge chunk of his stack, so I can obviously comprehend it’s not going to be all fun and games afterwards,”Blumstein said. “I hope he gets some sleep, comes back tomorrow. He’s still in and hopefully we’ll have more enjoyable.”

Scott Walker formally drops out of GOP race

Walker, reading a statement in the Wisconsin capital of Madison, decried the negative tone of the Republican politician campaign in remarks seemingly directed at New York billionaire Donald Trump.

He contacted a few of his competitors for the Republican election to join him in leaving the race to offer voters a possibility to rally around a front-runner that can win the November 2016 governmental election.

Walker returned the late Republican President Ronald Reagan as a model for the celebration due to the fact that “he was an optimist.”

“Sadly the dispute happening in the Republican politician Celebration today is not focused on that optimistic view of America. Instead it has actually drifted into individual attacks,” he said.

“In the end I think that the voters want to be for something and not versus somebody. Instead of talking about how bad things are, we wish to hear how they can make them better for everybody. We have to get back to the essentials of our party,” he said.

Walker’s fall was dramatic and swift. He electrified conservatives in Iowa in January by promoting his record in Wisconsin of having actually beaten back public unions and survived a recall election.

When he formally revealed his campaign in early July, he was amongst the leaders for the Republican election. But the 47-year-old guv quickly struggled on the campaign trail despite a strong conservative record and a warm personal story as a Harley bike enthusiast.

Walker’s lack of experience on the nationwide phase was apparent. He offered shifting responses to questions about illegal immigration and once suggested a wall in between the United States and close ally Canada might be in order, in an evident effort to double down on competitors’ require a wall on the Mexican border.

He did not do much to reassure fans with lackluster performances in the first two Republican governmental arguments.

Walker’s battle for traction, incorporated with the rise of Trump, took its toll. A CNN/ORC survey released on Sunday provided him less than 1 percent assistance among Republican voters. In a current Reuters/Ipsos survey of the Republican field, he received 3 percent of support.

In a preliminary indication of problem, Walker recently canceled occasions in California and Michigan to concentrate on Iowa, the crucial early ballot state that shares a border with Wisconsin.

In recent days, he had actually sworn to focus solely on Iowa.

Walker will be the second Republican to drop out of the race. He follows previous Texas Guv Rick Perry, who left on Sept. 11.

‘Hell’s Kitchen’ winner Scott Commings shares Scottish salmon recipe

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Guest writer chef Scott Commings and Gordon Ramsay at Gordon Ramsay Bar & & Grill on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Caesars Palace

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Guest columnist chef Scott Commings works at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Caesars Palace.Introduce slideshow “

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Guest writer chef Scott Commings. Pan-seared Scottish salmon with roasted cauliflower and fennel is envisioned here at Gordon Ramsay Bar & & Grill in Caesars Palace.

‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Period 12 Winner Scott Commings

Matt Damon stranded on Mars in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’– VIDEO

In series of images that need to attract fans of both sci-fi and Fox News, Matt Damon is stranded, alone, on Mars.

The very first trailer for Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” shows Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, who’s deserted when an awful storm strikes during a manned objective to Mars.

Believe an interplanetary “House Alone.”

“The Martian,” due Nov. 25, co-stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor.