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Weekend Rewind: Santana in Henderson, Diana Ross at Wynn and more

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David Becker/Las Vegas News Bureau Carlos Santana ponders a question throughout an interview at the unveiling of a third in a series of benches at the Henderson Town Hall Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Henderson. The wood bench entitled “Peace” eventually will live within Environment for Humanitys historical task in the Pittman neighborhood of Henderson.

certainly been guilty of tossing it around generously. But I’m usually warranted; Las Vegas is definitely ruined when it pertains to hosting performances by real legends and I’m fortunate enough to see and hear most of them. It looks like one of the greatest names in music is playing the Strip weekly so it’s difficult to select which one you should invest your money and time to see, however it ‘d be a shame if you don’t capture Diana Ross at Encore Theater. I captured the show once again Saturday night and her efficiency was a lot more effective the 2nd time around. She sang” Missing You”( from 1984 album “Swept Away”) in addition to Billie Vacation’s” Do not Discuss,” two songs I don’t recall from her previous shows, both stunners. Ross keeps it streaming through the Motown and disco periods, sprinkling in hits and favorites and so much attractive design. She’s back at Wynn November 7, 9, 10, 14, 16 and 17, and ideally she’ll sign on for more dates next year. Home of Blues headliner Carlos Santana and spouse and drummer Cindy Blackman Santana joined Henderson Mayor Debra March at Henderson Town hall Thursday morning to unveil the third bench, titled”

Peace,” in a series of five developed by artist Justin Leppar for Habitat for Mankind’s historic task in the city’s Pittman neighborhood. Santana is back at the Mandalay Bay music hall November 7, 9, 10 and 11, then he’ll resume his residency in January. The tables were turned on comedian Doug Benson Friday night. He’s used to producing the laughs however he went to” Opium” at the Cosmopolitan and hilarity took place, area odyssey-style.

After the program Benson went backstage to satisfy the ludicrous and gifted team of the OPM 73. Carlos Santana Unveils ‘Peace’ Bench Carlos Santana sits on the < a class="

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Caesars Home entertainment made headlines Thursday when it announced CEO Mark Frissora will be leaving the company in February, but that may have eclipsed other huge news recently. Caesars will be the very first starting partner of the Las Vegas Arena, the future house of the Las Vegas Raiders currently under construction simply throughout from the Strip near Russell Roadway. The collaboration marks the very first Raiders deal with a gaming and hospitality company and will provide choose Caesars clients and Total Benefits members access to exclusive experiences like the Caesars-branded Owners Suite at the 50-yard-line, VIP suppers on the field, arena trips, game tickets and more.

The Palms has launched new details about its 3 upcoming dining establishments. The rustic Italian Vetri Cucina, helmed by Philadephia-based chef Marc Vetri, is set to open November 19 including signature meals such as Swiss chard gnocchi with ricotta salata and brown butter. Veteran Vegas chef Josh Bianchi will be on responsibility in Vetri’s cooking area. Celebrity chef Michael Symon’s Mabel’s BARBEQUE will expand from Cleveland in December, a high-energy restaurant with barbecue favorites, a food truck on the back outdoor patio and live home entertainment. And longtime Strip star Bobby Flay will debut Shark in March, a seafood restaurant with sushi and raw bar offerings and a menu influenced by components from South America, Mexico and the Mediterranean. Likewise planned for 2019 openings are Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan and a new, unnamed principle replacing the spot where New york city City’s Vandal was initially slated.

Speaking of dining at the Palms, pro golf enthusiast Rickie Fowler struck the resort’s location Scotch 80 Prime on Saturday night and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger ate there on Friday.

” Raiding the Rock Vault,” the repeating live music extravaganza at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel, is going on trip. Along with its sis production “Raiding the Nation Vault” of Branson, Missouri, the program will be released as an around the world performance tour next year across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe, Japan and South America, produced by “Sir” Harry Cowell and Simon Napier-Bell. “Rock Vault” has actually logged more than 1,300 efficiencies in Las Vegas given that launching in 2013. Latin and metal-focused spin-off programs are prepared in the coming years.

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.

Best Choices: Blink-182, Christina Aguilera, Toby Keith and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Luke Gilford Christina Aguilera makes a trip stop at Caesars Palace Saturday.

Superstar musicians abound in Las Vegas this weekend, consisting of the return of among the city’s most recent residency acts after a health scare canceled current dates. Delight in a fun and safe Nevada Day weekend with these home entertainment alternatives.

TOBY KEITH The country music favorite is still commemorating the 25th anniversary of his launching album “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” by extending his trip into the fall, including a Friday night program poolside at the Red Rock Resort. Prepare yourself for all the hits to soundtrack an evening of what’s anticipated as sublime Vegas weather condition. October 26, info at stationcasinoslive.com. BLINK-182 The pop-punk outfit was required to cancel summer dates for its Pearl Theater residency due to harmful blood clots in drummer Travis Barker’s arms. Barker’s back with a tidy expense of health with bassist/singer Mark Hoppus and most recent member, guitar player Matt Skiba, for Friday and Saturday shows through November 17. October 26-27, info at < a href="

http://palms.com/pearl-theater.html” target =” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > palms.com. NATION 58 The Henderson Structure hosts a concert with a cause Saturday as the inaugural Country 58 music festival brings Chase Bryant, Elvis Monroe, Sam Riddle, Michael Austin, Rhyolite Sound, Justin Carder and Alyssa Oeder to the stage starting at 12:30 p.m. Developed by survivors of the October 1 catastrophe, the occasion will contribute a portion of its proceeds to the victims, households and first responders. October 27, details at < a href=" http://www.cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/events/concerts/country-58" target=" _ blank"

rel=” noopener” > cityofhenderson.com. CHRISTINA AGUILERA The pop star’s Liberation Tour rolls into the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Saturday night for a one-night engagement some believe might be a Las Vegas Strip tryout for a future residency show. October 27, information at < a href=" https://www.thecolosseum.com/events/detail/354559" target=

_ blank” rel= “noopener” > thecolosseum.com. U.S. HOCKEY HALL OF POPULARITY GAME Has Las Vegas truly become a hockey town? We’ll learn Saturday when the U.S. Hockey Hall of Popularity Video game will include the University of North Dakota fighting Minnesota in a traditional college rivalry at the Orleans Arena. October 27, info at orleansarena.com.

Weekend Rewind: Terrell Owens at the Linq, Pink at '' Absinthe ' and more

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Patrick Gray Terrell Owens shows off the mobile video gaming choices at The Book at The Linq.

No Las Vegas Boulevard gambling establishment resort has actually gone through more modification in the last few years than the Linq (previously the Quad and Imperial Palace) and yet Caesars Home entertainment is simply getting going on this energetic, center-Strip residential or commercial property. The most recent addition is The Book, a sports book, bar, dining establishment and lounge stacked with innovative video gaming and entertainment innovations, a self-serve beer wall, delicious consumes from the brand-new Sticky Chicken food truck and a welcoming style built around a series of comfortable “fan caves” that feel more like the supreme living room sports celebration than a stereotyped casino experience. I got a glimpse at the grand opening celebration on Thursday where Caesars CEO and President Mark Frissora hosted NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens for an appropriate kickoff. If you’re trying to find an area for your next watch party, inspect it out.

Downtown Las Vegas’ Mob Museum commemorated the turning point of its 2 millionth visitor Friday morning with surprise celebrations for Sylvia Geitner, a Vegas visitor from Munich. Museum President and CEO Jonathan Ullman presented the VIP guest with an essential to the museum and both Mayors Goodman, Carolyn and Oscar, were on hand to present a proclamation and lead an unique toast. In its six years of operation, the museum has produced a projected financial impact of $20.5 million. More than 50,000 audio tours have been taken and more than 9,000 students have taken part in educational outreach programs.

On Saturday morning, the One Drop Structure hosted the seventh annual 2-mile Walk for Water for One Drop at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve where more than 1,000 participants raised $75,000 to support the organizations’ mission to offer access to safe water for everybody. Local performers from “The Beatles LOVE” and “Dream” hyped up the walkers after Mayor Goodman welcomed the crowd.

On Saturday night, Grammy-winning star Pink and other half and former motocross star Carey Hart checked out Caesars Palace to check out “Absinthe.” “Thank you for the laughs, my stomach hurts!” Instagrammed the vocalist after the program. She’ll be back for a second tour stop at T-Mobile Arena on Might 26.

The 6th annual Casino Entertainment Awards existed as part of the Worldwide Video gaming Exposition recently and numerous entertainers and industry standouts were honored inside Vinyl at the Acid Rock Hotel. Legendary artists the Righteous Brothers and nightclub icon Victor Drai got Gambling establishment Home entertainment Legend awards recognizing lifetime achievement in the gambling establishment show business while Chubby Checker was called Gambling establishment Entertainer of the Year, Bill Engvall won Casino Comedian of the Year and the Commodores were named Casino Musical Artists of the Year. Other receivers included “Legends in Performance” for Gambling Establishment Production Program of the Year and Monica Reeves of Station Gambling Establishments for Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year.

While he was in town last week to perform a solo show at your home of Blues, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis checked in at the Hard Rock Hotel to help unveil a new souvenirs case to add to the resort’s collection of musical relics. His “uniform” of all-black AllSaints equipment was used during the release celebration for his new album “Black Maze” and for the shooting of the music video for “Standard Needs.” As he told me for a current Sun interview, Davis will be back in Las Vegas later on this year for the debut of buddy Criss Angel’s brand-new “Mindfreak” program at World Hollywood.

Best Options: John Fogerty, Age of Chivalry, Monster Energy Cup and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Courtesy Feld Home Entertainment The Beast Energy Cup Supercross uses its greatest prize ever at Sam Boyd Stadium.

VIVA LAS VEGRASS The Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society provides its 2nd annual Viva Las VeGrass music festival at Craig Cattle ranch Park this weekend. Expect nonstop music from regional, regional and national bluegrass groups on a solar-powered stage with the addition of craftspeople focused on recycled art and organic products, food trucks and a beer garden. October 12-14, info at < a href="

http://www.snbms.org/” target =” _ blank “rel= “noopener” > snbms.org. AGE OF CHIVALRY Clark County Parks and Entertainment provides the 25th yearly Age of Chivalry Renaissance Celebration, a three-day event at Sundown Park loaded with different activities, historical re-enactments, live performances and authentic duration foods and beverages. The annual favorite family-friendly festival offers more than 100 artisans, full-contact jousting competitions, princess tea parties and bands including Killian’s Angels, Tempest and Whiskey Bards. October 12-14, information at < a href="

http://www.lvrenfair.com/” target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener “> lvrenfair.com. JOHN FOGERTY Back for the fall extension of his intimate Repetition Theater engagement, John Fogerty brings exceptional rock power and his extraordinary collection of Creedence Clearwater Revival classics to the Vegas stage this weekend and through October 20. October 12-13, details at < a href=" https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Entertainment/JohnFogerty" target="

_ blank “rel=” noopener” > wynnlasvegas.com. LIONEL RICHIE Your last chance to capture “All The Hits” at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater has arrived. Lionel Richie’s Las Vegas Strip residency performance returns Friday and Saturday with his final performances set for October 17, 19 and 20. October 12-13, details at < a href="

https://www.caesars.com/planet-hollywood/shows/lionel_richie” target =” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > caesars.com. BEAST ENERGY SUPERCROSS In its 8th year, the Monster Energy Cup supercross race uses a possible $1 million benefit, the largest prize in motorcycle racing, granted to the winner of all three 10-lap main events at Sam Boyd Arena. Fans can delight in a full day of entertainment at the Pit Party from midday till 6 p.m. consisting of sign sessions, live music, freestyle motocross and more. October 13, information at unlvtickets.com.

Weekend Rewind: Drake and Migos, ‘Mean Girls’ milkshakes, Salt Bae and more

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. In 2015 at this time, NBA terrific Magic Johnson was in town to speak at the yearly Global Video gaming Exposition, predicting major league sports success for Las Vegas. He’s back on the Strip this week to be honored ahead of the preseason video game in between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors at T-Mobile Arena Wednesday, hosting the Magic Johnson’s Showtime pop-up concert tonight at 9 p.m. at Mandalay Bay Beach. Snoop Dogg will carry out together with a few surprise visitors. On Wednesday, Mayor Carolyn Goodman will declare October 10 Magic Johnson Day in the city of Las Vegas and offer the point guard-turned-entertainment magnate a key to the city. (UPDATE: The Mandalay performance and celebration has actually been held off.)

Flashing back to the action-packed weekend (and if you were anywhere around T-Mobile Arena for Saturday’s chaotic UFC occasion, possibly there was a little excessive action): On Friday, golf enthusiast Rory Mcllroy celebrated his Group Europe Ryder Cup win with dinner and fun at Tao Bar at the Venetian. Rapper French Montana dined with “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Scott Disick at Tao Saturday night before Montana’s Marquee Bar efficiency at the Cosmopolitan. Montana had actually already partied at Drai’s Bar Friday night with NBA names Paul Pierce and Trevor Ariza as Migos carried out the first of two nights at the club. And naturally, superstars ranging from stars Matt Damon and Chris Pratt to artists Anthony Kiedis and Drake (who loaded MGM Grand Garden Friday and Saturday nights) were found at the fight, ideally avoiding any physical contact.

A true web sensation hit the Strip this weekend, too. On Sunday, Turkish chef, butcher and restaurateur Nusret Gökçe– you know him as Salt Bae– stopped in at the Cosmopolitan’s streamlined Japanese izakaya Zuma for an unforgettable meal and was certainly celebrated by the dining establishment’s personnel. Did trendy spices ensue? Most likely.

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Courtesy Salt Bae at Zuma. One flooring listed below, the Cosmopolitan’s hip Block 16 Urban Food Hall task is now complete. New york city City mezcal and tequila bar Ghost Donkey opened its Vegas version there over the weekend, serving specialized crafted cocktails and a comprehensive collection of Mexican spirits together with unique nachos topped with wild mushrooms, black truffles, chorizo and tripe stew and more.

Star Jonathan Bennett is best understood for playing Aaron Samuels in the 2004 motion picture “Mean Girls” and he’s still milking it … or, in the case of what took place Sunday at the Style Program mall, milkshaking it. Bennett was at Sugar Factory American Brasserie signing copies of his new “The Burn Cookbook” (like the motion picture’s “Burn Book,” in case you forgot) with co-writer Nikki Martin from “Food Network Star.” He tested the Twinkie Dinkie shake and signature Rainbow Sliders in between signing sessions.

Esports Arena Las Vegas, the first dedicated esports venue on the Strip opened 6 months earlier at Luxor, was named Venue of the Year recently at the inaugural Tempest Esports Business Awards, which are designed to recognize the industry’s most innovative business and executives. The arena hosted the awards event, part of the Esports Service Summit.

It’s that time of the year: The ladies of “Dream” will debut their 2019 calendar on Thursday, October 11, to accompany the 19th anniversary of the burlesque revue at Luxor. The new calendar has a “golden goddess” style as the program collaborated with style professional photographer and stylist Oscar Picazo, the guy behind The Black Tape Job, for images including the cast dressed in absolutely nothing however gold tape. A portion of the profits from the sale of each calendar benefits Keep Memory Alive in memory of the fantastic Robin Leach.

Best Bets: Lenny Kravitz, Drake, A Choreographers’ Display and more for your Las Vegas weekend

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Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Lenny Kravitz stars at the Chelsea Saturday night.

Fall has actually finally arrived however there’s no decreasing in Las Vegas. Thanks to a UFC mega-fight at T-Mobile Arena Saturday night, the Strip will be buzzing, however there are lots of superstar concerts and diverse home entertainment offerings to cancel the weekend.

THE MOODY BLUES The influential progressive rock clothing finishes up its restricted engagement at Repetition Theater with two shows this weekend, playing a double-set of greatest hits followed by landmark album “Days of Future Passed” in its entirety. October 5-6, information at < a href=" https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Entertainment/TheMoodyBlues" target="

_ blank “rel =” noopener “> wynnlasvegas.com. DRAKE AND MIGOS The hottest hip-hop tour in the country storms into MGM Grand Garden Arena for back-to-back nights of hit music that will have the Strip bouncing to the beat. October 5-6, information at < a href="

https://www.mgmgrand.com/en.html” target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > mgmgrand.com. LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC Continuing its edgy musical experiences, the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs the dramatic, spine-tingling rating from Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless psychological-horror movie rating “Psycho” (by Bernard Hermann) at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ Reynolds Hall. October 6, information at < a href="

https://www.lvphil.org/concert/psycho/” target=” _ blank” rel=” noopener “> lvphil.org. LENNY KRAVITZ Exploring behind brand-new album” Raise Vibration,” the veteran rocker returns to Las Vegas for a show at the Cosmopolitan’s Chelsea theater Saturday night. October 6, details at < a href=" https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/entertainment/events/lenny-kravitz" target=

” _ blank” rel=” noopener” > cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. A CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE Cirque du Soleil and Nevada Ballet Theatre present “Art From Art: The 11th Yearly Choreographers Showcase” on Sunday (and again October 13 and 14) at the Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island. More than 60 local artists from dancers to acrobats to aerialists sign up with forces to develop an unique and distinctively Vegas experience. October 7, info at nevadaballet.org.

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.

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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.

Weekend Rewind: Justin Timberlake at '' Absinthe, ' Jessica Alba and Selena Gomez with Jennifer Lopez and more

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Daniel Kells/Spiegelworld The Gazillionaire with Justin Timberlake.

The one-two music-festival punch of downtown’s Life Is Stunning and the Strip’s iHeartRadio brought in a galaxy of varied stars to Las Vegas this previous weekend, and not all the action was onstage. TV host Ryan Seacrest took a timeout for lunch at the Cosmopolitan’s Estiatorio Milos Friday while iHeart headliner Justin Timberlake took in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace Sunday night. The downtown fest was checked out by Olympic gold medalist Shaun White Saturday as the snow- and skateboarder struck the Black Tap Craft Burgers & & Beer pop-up with girlfriend and Phantogram vocalist Sarah Barthel; “Jersey Coast” star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and his sweetheart Jen Harley were identified there also. Star Jeremy Renner partied with Dutch DJ Sam Feldt Saturday night at Marquee Bar after Feldt’s performance at LIB, while rapper Travis Scott went to Tao to buzz up the club crowd after his second-day LIB set.

Jennifer Lopez’s Saturday night efficiency of “All I Have” was reported to have set a new record as the single greatest grossing night at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. A group of J.Lo’s Hollywood superfriends existed to see the show and celebrate, consisting of starlets Jessica Alba and Sofia Vergara and pop stars Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa and Becky G. Of course, sweetheart Alex Rodriguez was there too. “All I Have” concludes its work on the Strip this weekend with Lopez’s last programs on September 28 and 29.

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Kicking off the music-packed weekend on Thursday was rapper Iggy Azalea, who performed a personal performance at the Sayers Club at SLS Las Vegas. The exclusive VIP show was for listeners of Los Angeles’ iconic Power 106 FM who had won a journey to Vegas to see Azalea carry out all her hits in addition to new songs from her “Survive the Summer Season” EP.

” Magic Mike Live” is broadening beyond its Las Vegas home at the Hard Rock Hotel with a brand-new program in London and the recently selected cast of “Magic Mike Live London” paid Vegas a see to see how it’s done. The across-the-pond team struck the Acid rock Friday night to consult with the Vegas cast after the program for photos and to share sizzling phase pointers.

A group of local artists and hospitality workers who are likewise survivors of the Route 91 shooting on Oct. 1 have developed a new country music celebration experience and are planning to provide its very first performance on Oct. 27 at the Henderson Structure. Its name is Country58, in honor of the victims lost, and a part of the proceeds from the event will go to the National Compassion Fund and the Kid of the 58 Structure. Among the scheduled entertainers are the Rhyolite Noise, Sam Riddle, Justin Carder and Alyssa Oeder and tickets begin at $35. To find out more, go to < a href="

https://www.country58.com/” target =” _ blank “rel =” noopener” > country58.com. Envision Dragons, the home town rock heroes who also carried out at iHeartRadio on Saturday, recently took over Caesars Palace for the band’s fifth annual Tyler Robinson Foundation Rise Up Gala, a charitable occasion fighting pediatric cancer. Now the Grammy-winning band and frontman Dan Reynolds have been announced as the Ally of the Year honoree at the LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada’s 25th anniversary honorarium on Oct. 6 at the Red Rock Resort. Reynolds, a Vegas native, established the LoveLoud Festival in 2017 in assistance of LGBTQ youth. Other honorees at the occasion include Silver Anniversary Founders Award Receivers Tom Kovach and Jon Sparer, Exposure Award winner Jake Ralston and Corporation of the Year Station Casinos. For more details, go to thecenterlv.org.

Weekend Rewind: David Letterman with Paul Shaffer, Jerry Rice, Queen and more

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The NFL hasn’t landed in Las Vegas right now but the very first professional football weekend of the season brought some of the sports stars to our city. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice partied at Tao Club at the Venetian Friday night after dining at Scotch 80 Prime. He ran into fellow football greats Lawrence Taylor and Eric Dickerson at the Palms’ hot spot, and all 3 made an appearance at Apex Social Club later on.

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Carlo Macias Jerry Rice at Tao. Because getting here in Las Vegas on August 28 and beginning The Crown Jewels residency at Park Theater on September 1, Queen and Adam Lambert (and the legendary rock band’s music) have taken over the town. Lambert, Brian May and Roger Taylor found their way to “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace during a night off for what Might described as an “outrageously improper” night of entertainment, naturally. The next night, the stars of the upcoming motion picture “Bohemian Rhapsody,” consisting of Rami Malek who depicts Freddie Mercury and Gwilym Lee who plays Brian Might, captured the Park Theater show and partied after the show with a VIP reception at Park MGM’s elegant Juniper Barroom. I caught The Crown Jewels Friday night and as recommended in the other day’s Sun, it’s something you don’t want to miss.

Speaking of Park MGM: Los Angeles chef Roy Choi lastly released some new details about his planned dining establishment at the still-renovating resort. It will be called Buddy, and Choi describes the concept as “a remixed and remastered collection of the development of our Los Angeles– its food, its music, its culture. … It’s Koreatown in a pill, a portal to the streets of L.A., but likewise rooted in what makes Las Vegas … VEGAS.” The entrance will be modeled after a liquor shop and bodega while the dining-room easily drenched in natural tones. Friend is set up to open in December.

Gloria and Emilio Estefan might not have actually made the journey to Las Vegas to see their Broadway musical “On Your Feet!” at the Smith Center, but they certainly sent their relates to. They donated $25,000 to Keep Memory Alive in support of the Major Jose M. Fajardo Client Solutions Program, in honor of Gloria’s dad who passed away of multiple sclerosis. The program’s cast provided the check to Larry Ruvo Thursday as the Smith Center’s CEO Myron Martin and Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, director of the Cleveland Center Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, searched.

The Righteous Brothers and Victor Drai will be receiving some important honors at the recently revealed sixth annual Gambling establishment Entertainment Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel on October 10. Bobby Hatfield and Expense Collection were recognized as the first rock and roll act to play the Las Vegas Strip in 1964 at the Sands and will receive the Legend Award at the event inside Vinyl next month. After Hatfield passed in 2003, Medley revived the Righteous Brothers with Bucky Heard and the duo has actually been carrying out at Harrah’s considering that 2016. Drai, who was identified recently dining at the tiny, fantastic Elia Authentic Greek Taverna, will be honored with his own Legend Award recognizing his contributions as a true night life icon; he runs Drai’s Bar and Beachclub and Drai’s AfterHours at the Cromwell.