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Weekend Rewind: Criss Angel wraps at Luxor, Catch captures all the stars and more

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Casamigos Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney make the scene at the Casamigos Halloween celebration at Catch on October

Sunday, October 28, marked the final show for Criss Angel at Luxor, the conclusion of a decade-long cooperation with Cirque du Soleil. It started on Halloween night in 2008 with “Criss Angel Believe,” which the illusionist and TELEVISION star re-conceptualized into a brand-new show, “Mindfreak Live,” in 2016. The next advancement, “Criss Angel: Mindfreak,” is set to open December 19 at World Hollywood, however Sunday’s emotional ending was all about Angel’s achievements so far on the Strip. He spent some time to welcome magical peer Siegfried Fischbacher during the show, and as has actually been the case sometimes in current months, Angel’s 4-year-old son Johnny Crisstopher made an appearance, this time thanking the audience “for caring my dad.” Angel wasn’t the only one in tears.

Aria’s brand-new dining establishment made rather the splashy debut over the weekend. Catch, an Asian-influenced sushi, seafood and steak location understood for bring in celebrities in Los Angeles, New York City and Playa Del Carmen, began with a grand opening party Friday night including sees from The Chainsmokers, Floyd Mayweather, Jermaine Dupri, Tyson Beckford and Vegas Golden Knights faves William Karlsson, Alex Tuch and Malcolm Subban. The scene was elevated Saturday as the notorious Casamigos Halloween celebration took control of, starring the tequila brand name’s co-founders George Clooney and Rande Gerber dressed as airline company pilots and iconic supermodel (and Gerber’s spouse) Cindy Crawford matching, costumed as a flight attendant. Kendall Jenner was also in the running for the best costume of the night as a fembot from the Austin Powers films. Other stars making the scene: Joey Fatone, Jermaine Dupri making it 2 nights in a row, J.B. Smoove, Gelila and Wolfgang Puck, Karolina Kurkova, Marlon Wayans, Steve Aoki and sister Devon Aoki and rap artist Nas, who grabbed the mic for a surprise efficiency.

Salt-N-Pepa Open Vegas Residency Launch slideshow” The newest performance residency on the Strip commemorated its grand opening Thursday night at the Paris Theater and it was clear the entertainers onstage had as much enjoyable as the stars in the audience.” Salt-N-Pepa’s I Love the ’90s: The Vegas Show” featured the harmonious quartet All-4-One and rousing rapper Rob Base along with the titular hip-hop superheroes for its preliminary run through Saturday; the high-energy program returns November 8-12 with En Style and Kid ‘n Play joining Base. Salt( Cheryl James ), Pepa( Sandra Denton )and DJ Spinderella( Deidra Roper )energized the theater Thursday while musical pals SWV, Al B. Sure and Mark McGrath danced along from their seldom-used seats, together with other helpful Vegas entertainers David Goldrake, Sabina Kelley, Jeff Leibow, John Caparulo and others. Earlier Thursday, the Grant a Present Autism Structure hosted its ninth yearly Fashion for Autism Gala, the first-ever fundraiser hung on the ice at T-Mobile Arena. Dubbed” A Golden Night, “the gala consisted of a” gold carpet” checked out by Austin” Chumlee “Russell, Backstreet Boys Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough and Las Vegas Aces center Carolyn Swords and performances by the Vegas Golden Knights’ drumline, dancers from the Rock Dance Business and a style show presented by Sewn and Michael Andolsek. Gabe Ginsberg/Spiegelworld” Absinthe” celebrates 4,000 shows. The addictive” Absinthe” celebrated its 4,000 th show at Caesars

a parade of the” stars of the Strip “– those

questionably costumed buskers you know so well from Las Vegas Boulevard– through the aisles of the big white Spiegeltent. As if that wasn’t event enough, Freed’s Bakery presented a three-tiered cake to mark the occasion. Mike Tyson was making the rounds this weekend, having a look at “I Love the ’90s” at Paris on Friday night( and going backstage to hang with Salt-N-Pepa after the show )and hitting Drai’s Bar at the Cromwell Sunday for a live set from Fabolous. Cherished regional coffeehouse Sambalatte is now serving the valley’s theatergoers with a brand-new area, its fourth in Las Vegas, at The Smith Center for the Carrying out Arts in downtown’s Symphony Park. Specialty brews are on the menu like the

Hakuna Ma-Latte in honor of the upcoming run of “The Lion King.” The store will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a versatile schedule during show days.

Weekend Rewind: Jennifer Lopez wraps it up, Shaq slings chicken and more

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images Jennifer Lopez during her last program at World Hollywood.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018|2 a.m.

Las Vegas, we made it through The Monday. Now the show goes on, as it constantly does, thanks to you. Let’s do this.

Jennifer Lopez went for it for her finale at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater Saturday night, but then again, she went for it every night during her two-year residency. She was signed up with onstage by Ja Guideline for “I’m Genuine,” their hit partnership from 2001, and by LL Cool J for “All I Have,” the 2002 track that sampled 1981 hit “Really Unique” and also worked as an appropriate name for J.Lo’s residency show. The vocalist, dancer, actress and producer likewise had 2 smaller, really special visitors: her 10-year-old twins Max and Emme, who got their mommy all teary-eyed while she sang “I Hope You Dance.” Among the stars in the audience: Sean “Diddy” Combs, red hot comedian Tiffany Haddish, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Vanessa Hudgens, design Ashley Graham and existing Chippendales guest star Tyson Beckford. The program set an all-time one-night ticket revenue record amongst Las Vegas residency programs of $1.43 million according to Caesars Entertainment, and the afterparty was held at MR CHOW at Caesars Palace.

On Sunday night in San Cristobal De La Laguna in the Canary Islands, two other Las Vegas resident stars won big. Las Vegas Aces A’ja Wilson and Kelsey Plum grabbed gold medals as the United States beat Australia to win the 3rd straight FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

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Courtesy Facebook See Shaq understands chicken?” Big Chicken Shaq,” a new eight-episode reality show following basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal as he satisfies a lifelong dream of opening a chicken dining establishment in Las Vegas (!) will debut on Facebook Watch on Thursday, October 6. You can win a seat at Shaq’s table for the opening of the restaurant near the Hard Rock Hotel by uploading a video to the Official Big Chicken Shaw Facebook Group.

Scott Evil, aka star and comic Seth Green, became the latest superstar to check out “Opium” at the Cosmopolitan on Saturday night. I’m thinking he delighted in the exhilarating acrobatic act with the fantastic, small dog who puts Mr. Bigglesworth to shame.

The longest running show on the Strip is changing it up next week. “Legends in Performance” will reveal brand-new homages to Elvis Presley, George Michael, Bruno Mars and Donna Summer in its October 8 performance at the Flamingo’s Donny and Marie Showroom. “Hot Stuff” certainly, continuing through November 18.

A fast and tasty off-Strip upgrade: The Bend, a 14-acre workplace and retail space at West Sunset and Durango, just recently announced four occupants that will sign up with the planned Galaxy Theatres at the brand-new southwest development. The Great Greek, Sola Salons, Mothership Coffee and Shang Artisan Noodles are on the way, with groundbreaking later this year and a planned opening in fall 2019.

Hearing wraps for school board member who insulted Obama

Thursday, June 29, 2017|12:30 a.m.

ALBANY, N.Y.– A decision on whether a one-time candidate for New york city guv who openly insulted former President Barack Obama must remain on a school board is anticipated in a number of weeks.

Layers finished up a five-day hearing in Albany on Wednesday.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia will make her decision on Carl Paladino’s future on the Buffalo school board after getting written briefs up until mid-July.

Fellow school board members state Paladino poorly revealed info about instructor contract settlements gone over in closed-door sessions.

But Paladino states the real reason for the action is remarks he made about Obama released in a Buffalo arts newspaper. Paladino says those remarks– including his desire that the former president die of mad cow illness– weren’t meant for publication.