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Don Chareunsy

Senior Editor/arts & entertainment

Don was born in Laos and grew up in Montana. He was Helena High's yearbook and newspaper editor and, after graduating from Gonzaga University with journalism and political science degrees, was a Dow Jones copy-editing intern at the San Jose Mercury News. His resume: The Orange County Register, Hollywood.com, Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and, since 2008, Vegas DeLuxe and the Sun, where he is entertainment editor.

Story Archive

  • Food

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    The new fare is decidedly non-fancy for one of the fancier, higher-end all-you-can-eat options on the Strip.

  • A&E

    Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

    Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand (along with other Hakkasan locations) is celebrating Golden Week (Sept. 29-Oct. 12) with an authentic and special set menu — and it is special and cause for celebration.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

    LuckyRice is a highlight of the annual culinary calendar, and Saturday night did not disappoint with delectable Asian street food and modern variations. Also, the autumn weather could not have been more cooperative.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    There's a reason he's known as the mayor of Chinatown in Chicago.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    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.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

    His show, an extended engagement at the new Cosmo venue, solidified his standing as one of the best live performers today.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013

    You know that Britney's arriving soon. But what else happened?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

    Also, an app where local chefs recommend their favorite dishes around town.

  • Taste

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    The booths are leather, the music is soft and the employees are fully clothed and knowledgeable.

  • A&E

    Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

    The new Chelsea — not to be confused with Chelsea Ballroom — at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas doesn’t open to the public until Dec. 29 with a show by Bruno Mars, but the intimate music venue is already making a splash.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

    “I’m starting a new one this year inspired by a friend of mine,” said Roy Ellamar of Sensi at Bellagio. “I’m putting one whole garlic clove in the stuffing, and whoever gets it on their plate gets to do all the dishes! Yay!”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

    Also, some tasty sea urchin in Seattle.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

    Skip that pumpkin pie this season!

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

    Chef Scott Conant, whose Italian restaurant Scarpetta is at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and one of five in the U.S., is at the casino resort from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Queue Bar to meet fans and sign copies of his new cookbook “The Scarpetta Cookbook.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    Also, is Britney Spears really the new queen of the Strip?

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

    Move over, Tiesto: There’s a new highest-paid DJ in the world. It’s been a back-and-forth battle the past few years between the well-respected Dutchman, who has been around long before this current electronic dance music explosion, and Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, who a few years ago was bagging groceries.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

    I watched the blockbuster and beloved musical “Les Miserables” for the first time in the summer of 1996 in San Jose, Calif. It was my first major musical, and the sweeping story of forgiveness, redemption and love moved me to tears.

  • A&E

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    There were 15 events and 575 competitors from 37 countries from Friday through Sunday, and Feliks Zemdegs of Australia was victorious, completing ...

  • A&E

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    How’s this for variety this weekend: An NBA superstar and ping-pong. A band who likes homies, Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore. A 6’4” Aussie heartthrob chef cooking for you. Christmas in July — fun! And a duo of comedy brothers who are famous for “In Living Color.”

  • A&E

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay announced Ja’Nel Witt, an executive chef from Houston, as the Season 11 winner of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” ...

  • A&E

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    “I get to do all sorts of stuff — TV shows, write books — but the most special part of all this is when I get to meet the fans, and, actually better than that … I get to cook for them,” Stone said at Restaurant Carnevale on Thursday morning.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    “Top Chef Masters” Season 5 debuts tonight on Bravo and features Sushi Samba at the Palazzo executive chef Herb Wilson, so what better excuse for a festive party?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Also, millennials apparently don't like mascots.

  • A&E

    Sunday, July 21, 2013

    Talk about sibling rivalry. Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” and “Buying and Selling,” add a third HGTV show ...

  • A&E

    Friday, July 19, 2013

    Music (Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows, Aaron Lewis), comedy (Bill Cosby, Jay Leno), art (Martin Lawrence Galleries), food (new to the scene: Shawn McClain’s Five50 Pizza Bar ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond is welcoming singer and actor John Schneider as a guest performer at the Donny & Marie show from Tuesday through July 27, it was announced Thursday morning.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 18, 2013

    It’s National Sock Puppet Day. Penny Pibbets, star of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, weighs in. Penny, how are you celebrating National Sock Puppet Day ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Records smashed? A $500,000 bracelet? It must mean another edition of World Series of Poker at The Rio. Jason of Beverly Hills founder and ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Jenni “JWoww” Farley, star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” (now off the air; please don’t cry) and “Snooki & JWoww,” turned heads on the arrivals carpet ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    DJ Pauly D of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” fame turned 33 on Friday night and followed up the next night with a birthday celebration at Haze in Aria, ...

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    When hosting at a gentlemen’s club, what better surprise than your baby mama, right? Reality TV star Scott Disick played host at Sapphire ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, July 7, 2013

    Before LeBron James arrived at The Heat Repeat Championship Party in a leather Miami Heat cap, he dined at Tao with a large group that ...

  • A&E

    Friday, June 28, 2013

    “Whoa, oh, oh … oh, oh, oh … we’re going at it tonight, tonight.” What Nashville group Hot Chelle Rae will be going at tonight is opening for Justin ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    The third and final night of the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival came to a safe and successful close at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday night and through this morning with a sold-out crowd gathering under the electric sky for the third annual three-day event.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2013

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Minimal traffic, cellular service and clothing.

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    The 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the third consecutive year, has attracted sold-out crowds of 115,000 ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Actor Ian Ziering kicked off his weekend partying at Encore Beach Club on Friday afternoon and enjoying the sounds of DJ Diplo on the decks. The star ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Eager to commemorate her upcoming wedding to imprisoned fiance Joseph Sclafani, who is serving a life sentence, Ramona ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 23, 2013

    It was a jam-packed party Friday afternoon at Wet Republic in MGM Grand, as DJs Steve Aoki, R3hab and Nervo led the soiree for daytime revelers, ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    It was a jam-packed weekend for the 51 contestants in the 2013 Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas that included a trek to Downtown Las Vegas ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    “Shahs of Sunset” star Lilly Ghalichi arrived ready to dance with a small group of friends and wearing an all-black top by Quontum, a fitted black skirt ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    Just before 2 a.m., the former Wu-Tang Clan members got on the mic and greeted fans from the main stage, inviting them to take it back to 1992. ...

  • A&E

    Monday, June 10, 2013

    “Nikita” star Shane West celebrated his 35th birthday at Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand on Saturday night in the third-level open-format room the ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Actor Ian Ziering — fans will know him forever as Steve Sanders from “Beverly Hills, 90210” — is ripped, hunky and handsome at age 49. I hope to look ...

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Fans went wild when Ludacris hit the stage to perform some of his biggest hits, including “Southern Hospitality,” “What’s Your Fantasy,” “How Low Can You ...

  • A&E

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    Macklemore, 29 and from Seattle, and Lewis, 25 and from across Washington state in Spokane, first dined at Andrea’s, where I spotted Macklemore ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, June 6, 2013

    The 51 hopefuls, including our Miss Nevada USA 2013 Chelsea Caswell of Las Vegas, modeled their barely there ViX bikinis for TV and photo shoots ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    TV viewers knew actor Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders in “Beverly Hills, 90210” in the 1990s. Starting Thursday and through June 30, ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    It’s been five years since Jabbawockeez won Season 1 of “Randy Jackson Presents MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew,” and the dance crew’s ...