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NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Comedian George Wallace is about to end his 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip. He has announced that his show will go dark later this month. Wallace , who celebrated his show's 10th anniversary during a star-studded performance in March, said his last 10 p.m. show at the Flamingo will be April 26.   "I've been headlining longer than any other African American comedian, and that includes Redd Foxx and Sammy Davis Jr.," he said.   "[Jerry] Seinfeld wants me to go back on the road with him," Wallace said of his longtime friend.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Marion "Suge" Knight has been released from a Las Vegas jail. The founder of bankrupt Death Row Records posted $19,000 bail Wednesday and promised to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court on Sept. 26 on felony assault and drug charges. Police arrested the hip-hop mogul on Wednesday morning after officers said they saw him beat his girlfriend while brandishing a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip.
NEWS
February 2, 1989 | From Times wire services
Grace Hayes, legendary Las Vegas and Hollywood nightclub hostess of the 1940s and 1950s, died Wednesday at a convalescent home. She was 93. Forty years ago, Hayes operated the Las Vegas Strip's most chic nightclub, The Red Rooster. In its day, the nightclub catered to customers such as Howard Hughes, Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel and a host of Hollywood movie stars. Before that, she owned and operated a movie stars' nightclub hangout called Grace Hayes' Lodge in the San Fernando Valley.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Jay Jones
“ Cake Boss ” Buddy Valastro will soon become the latest in a long line of celebrity chefs to set up shop along the Las Vegas Strip. Buddy V's is slated to open this fall inside the Venetian . Valastro - who with his family runs Carlo's Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. - is best known for the creations he has baked for “Cake Boss,” a reality show on the TLC network. He promises to share with Las Vegas diners a variety of recipes  passed down by his mother, grandmother and aunts.
NEWS
June 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An explosion on the roof of Caesars Palace hotel-casino Thursday injured three people and sent black smoke billowing over the Las Vegas Strip. Clark County Fire Department spokesman Bob Leinbach said a propane tank on a third-floor roof exploded at 11:24 a.m., igniting a brief two-alarm fire . A construction worker was burned on 20% of his body and received shrapnel-type injuries, and two guests received burns and concussion-related injuries.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Construction workers building a massive casino complex on the Las Vegas Strip were expected to return to work after a one-day walkout over safety concerns at the site where six workers have died since 2006. The general contractor of MGM Mirage Inc.'s CityCenter project will arrange for worker safety training and allow union and business leaders full access to the site at all times, union officials said.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
MGM Mirage and Dubai World are in talks with Deutsche Bank for the $1.2-billion loan they need to complete their CityCenter project on the Las Vegas Strip, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions. Deutsche Bank may merge its Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino tower with the CityCenter project, and provide the loan in return for an equity and debt stake in the venture, the people said.
NEWS
December 16, 2013 | By Jay Jones
For the next few weeks on the Las Vegas Strip, you can get a look at the glitz that defined the legendary Liberace.  Several of the pianist's opulent costumes are on display at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in a pop-up exhibit just inside the resort's Las Vegas Boulevard entrance. You'll see his fox fur coat complete with a 15-foot train and a collection of the performer's stunning boots and bow ties. The costumes contain enough gold lamé, crystals, pearls and sequins to outfit a chorus line.
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