July 15, 2008 |
Casino mogul Steve Wynn says hiring will begin Sunday for 5,300 positions at his new Encore resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Company executives said hiring would be handled online. Encore, with 2,034 rooms, is scheduled to open by the end of the year.
February 2, 1989 |
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.
June 4, 2008 |
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.
February 24, 2009 |
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.
August 29, 2008 |
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.
June 27, 2013 |
Jabbawockeez, about as close to hip-hop dance royalty as you're going to get, recently returned to Las Vegas to reclaim a throne no one bothered to try to pick up. The ever-evolving group -- which will perform in Long Beach in November at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center -- now has a home at the Jabbawockeez Theater in the Luxor Hotel and Casino with a new show called "Prism. " Directed by award-winning choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo, "Prism" melds lighting trickery with dancing and a bit more of a storytelling vibe than did the group's first show. After winning the first season of MTV's now-defunct show "Randy Jackson presents America's Best Dance Crew," the masked Jabbawockeez spread its brand with commercials, movies appearances, a memorable number with Shaquille O'Neal at the 2009 NBA All-Star game, and a show on the Las Vegas Strip at the MGM Grand (later the Monte Carlo)
February 12, 2014 |
The Southland will meet the Las Vegas Strip when the 1,600-room SLS Las Vegas celebrates its grand opening Aug. 29, just in time for Labor Day weekend L.A.-based sbe Entertainment Group , whose properties include the Abbey nightclub in West Hollywood and the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood, is the company behind SLS, which has a sister hotel of the same name in Beverly Hills. The hip Vegas resort is being carved out of the legendary Sahara Hotel, which closed in May 2011.
January 23, 1989 |
Irving (Ash) Resnick, a longtime gaming figure credited with luring high rollers to the Las Vegas Strip, died Wednesday. He was 72. Resnick died of heart failure at Humana Hospital Sunrise after being hospitalized after a long bout with cancer. His forte was bringing gamblers to Las Vegas casinos for high-stakes gambling, and he organized the first junkets that later became a fixture of the casinos.