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Robin Leachs Las Vegas Celebrity Watch

2009 NFR: World champion Trevor Brazile piles on the pressure

December 8th, 2009

The nine-time world champion finally made an impact at the halfway point of the 51st Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in front of yet another sell-out crowd of ...

  • It was Mandalay Bay mayhem when the heavy metal fans of Metallica collided with the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Marathon runners bulking up with their ...

  • Last night was an evening that felt like New Year’s Eve three weeks early, as Las Vegas was packed to the rafters, and the Strip was filled. Metallica rocked at ...

  • As an undergraduate at Gonzaga University in the 1990s, my formative college years were made memorable by the music of many, but most especially ...

  • It was a staggering turnout, a sea of Santas as far as the eye could see! At last check this morning, the bib numbers handed out topped 14,595, but we ...

  • Rocker Sammy Hagar’s family and friends had a special surprise up their sleeves at last night’s official grand opening festivities for his flagship Cabo Wabo Cantina ...

  • This morning, it’s the opening ribbon-cutting ceremonies of the new -- and first in Las Vegas -- Mandarin Oriental super-luxury hotel. The property screams ...

  • It’s NASCAR’s first-ever Champions Week in Las Vegas, and part of the celebration was a victory lap by the Top 12 drivers -- including four-time consecutive ...

  • It was the day when the world’s fastest racecar drivers really tore into each other -- but with wicked humor and sensational sarcasm instead of trying to ...

  • It measures a staggering 109 feet tall, and as of last night, Las Vegas has it now! The Christmas Tree delivered from Oregon to The M Resort will rise ...

  • Orlando, his girlfriend Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr and Rosario were among the first guests to check into the Vdara all-suites condo hotel at CityCenter ...

  • It all starts this morning with a red ribbon cutting at the nongaming, nonsmoking, 1,495 all-suites Vdara hotel. In total, CityCenter will include 6,000 rooms and ...

  • The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue is dull, predictable and flat, with decent animation but lifeless characters.

  • If any reviewer ever deserved to have a documentary made about his life, it’s Roger Ebert.

  • Timing and characterization are critical—but both are lacking across the board.

  • The Sheffield singer and bassist talks playing the U.S., comparisons to The Smiths and more.

  • Don't let your fine mind become a liability, Virgo.

  • Made official this morning with a release from the show’s host hotel, the Cosmopolitan, is that “Vegas Nocturne” indeed played its last shows Saturday night at the restaurant, lounge and entertainment fortress Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ...

  • Considering Las Vegas' sexy Sin City image, how provocative can performance be on Las Vegas Boulevard?

  • As great nights with old friends tend to, it flew by, leaving the audience buzzing but also a bit bummed.

  • Amid chatter about the unsteady future of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan, an online report posted today says the show is effectively being put to sleep. The same story said the show might surface at the soon-to-open SLS. ...

  • The Weekly's Spencer Patterson points you to Carla Bozulich, Morgan Delt, Innercity Ensemble and more.

  • From fireworks shows to community events to nightclub parties, how to celebrate America's big 238.

  • Cosplay costumes, a role-playing game called DrunkQuest and more.

  • Plus live music at Lavo, a Kickstarter and upcoming releases from Vegas locals.

  • The Fun. guitarist's new project comes to Vegas on June 26.