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Iconic Strip Resort Unveils New Name SAHARA Las Vegas
On Thursday, June 27 businessman Alex Meruelo unveiled the return of SAHARA to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip marking the dawn of a new era in the evolution of Las Vegas. In a city known for over-the-top spectacle, Meruelo upped the ante with a dramatic announcement event revealing the resort name in a bold display of modern engineering. In a first for Las Vegas, the custom-made production featured a dynamic Intel® Shooting Star™ drone light show, 3D projection mapping and dazzling pyrotechnics display – paving the way for the distinctive return of an icon.
SAHARA Las Vegas - Photo credit: Bryan Steffy Photography
SAHARA Las Vegas - Photo credit: Bryan Steffy Photography
Just prior to the reveal, Meruelo addressed a crowd of more than 700 special guests, which included local dignitaries, celebrities, hotel guests and team members. Meruelo shared his vision for the iconic resort, his love of Las Vegas and long-held desire to make his mark on The Strip.
“We are committed to delivering an intimate, unexpected and memorable visit for our guests. We want people who stay with us to say, ‘My God what an experience!’ because experience leads to memories. And, that’s what we want to create, memories and experiences you won’t forget.
“To do that, we had to find the right resort,” Meruelo continued. “And, this is the right resort.We can make a big impact here at this iconic location. Our property is just the right size to deliver the bold, yet personalized, experiences that made visitors first fall in love with Las Vegas.”
Meruelo, who is the founder of The Meruelo Group and owner of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, acquired the property in April of last year and quickly embarked upon a more than $100 million transformation that, to date, has included upgrades to the casino floor, hotel rooms and corridors as well as additions to its award-winning culinary program. Meruelo’s debut comes at a time when there are few sole proprietors left along the Las Vegas Strip. As a life-long entrepreneur with a track record of business success, Meruelo expressed his commitment to continual improvement and investment in SAHARA Las Vegas ensuring the resort remains both timeless yet modern so that guests will want to return time and time again.
Nick Cannon, Liset Meruelo, Liset Meruelo, Alex Meruelo, Alexis Meruelo, and Alex Meruelo Jr - Photo credit: Denise Truscello
“The SAHARA played an important role in the evolution of the destination,” Meruelo said. “And, we are now responsible for shaping a new narrative. We are writing the next chapter in the city’s evolution, for the love of Vegas.”
Joining Meruelo in his quest is an experienced leadership team led by General Manager Paul Hobson. Hobson, who greeted the crowd and welcomed Meruelo to the stage, presided over the property’s re-branding and is responsible for bringing Meruelo’s vision to life.
“The team here knows that we’re part of something special,” said Hobson. “Every member of the team, from leadership to the front line, is excited to welcome SAHARA back to Las Vegas. And, we are excited for our guests to join us on this journey, experience the many changes taking place on property and offer them unparalleled service. Our design team has labored over every detail, bringing a style and sophistication that we believe our guests will immediately appreciate.”
The debut of the new name is part of a series of renovations for the boutique Strip resort that will continue well into 2020. Additional enhancements are scheduled to begin later this year including updates to the hotel lobby and guest check-in with additional improvements to be announced in the coming months.
“Our naming reveal is really just the beginning,” continued Hobson. “The announcement event is demonstrative of the unexpected experiences our guests will find at SAHARA. We are creating an inviting, modern resort experience brimming with surprising details that will leave our guests feeling wowed every time they set foot on property.”
The SAHARA Las Vegas reveal event featured 250 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones, which are designed for entertainment purposes and capable of creating more than four billion color combinations to light up the sky. The spectacle, which featured dynamic aerial imagery including spinning slot reels and winning black jack hands, included 3D projection mapping that paid homage to Las Vegas’ glamourous past as well as a choreographed dance lead-in led by a troupe of authentic Las Vegas showgirls and dancers. The grand finale, which revealed the new SAHARA name and logo, married the best of Intel® Shooting Star™ drone technology, 3D projection mapping and pyrotechnics.
Eddie Griffin - Photo credit: Denise Truscello
Event Host Jaymes Vaughan - Photo credit: Denise Truscello
SAHARA Las Vegas features 1,615 guest suites, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of entertainment venues, lounges, three distinctive pools, a luxurious spa and acclaimed restaurants, including the award-winning BAZAAR Meat by Jose Andres. New additions to the resort also include a soon-to-be-revealed high limit gaming space and the newly debuted CASBAR lounge.
Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Showcases a Scenic Summer Journey Through Italy
Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to experience the scenery, scents and sounds of an Italian summer inside its new Summer display that brings “La Dolce Vita” to life. Envisioned by designer Ed Libby and Bellagio’s Horticulture team, the dazzling display invites guests on a romantic holiday through four picturesque regions of the country, open now through September 7.
Conservatory East Garden - Photo credit: Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
The journey begins with a nod to the island of Capri as guests walk under a magnificent canopy of lemon tree branches and lush greenery reminiscent of the grand entrance to the famous Da Paolino Restaurant, a beloved spot for proposals and intimate family celebrations. Water gently streams from an eight-foot fountain located at the center of the canopy while colorful bouquets of flowers overflow from four handcrafted vases resting at each corner of the walkway’s edge.
Conservatory East Garden - Photo credit: Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
In the West Garden, three Murano-inspired crystal chandeliers cast a warm glow over a 20-foot vine-covered fountain, an homage to the Fontana dell’Ovato in Villa d’Este, a 16thcentury residence in Tivoli. A short drive from Rome, the estate is famous for its terraced hillside Renaissance garden and abundance of stone fountains, and has served as a source of inspiration for many other gardens throughout Europe.
Conservatory West Garden - Photo credit: Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Nearby in the South Garden, passersby find themselves part of a powerful re-enactment of The Palio, Siena’s twice-yearly horserace. During this important cultural event, 10 horses with riders from the various Sienese Contrade, also known as city districts, challenge each other in a passionate race that circles the Piazza del Campo. Dating back to the 6th century, the competition is synonymous with summertime in Italy. Behind the depiction of the race stands a replica of Siena’s town hall – Palazzo Pubblico – while 17 brightly colored flags representing each of the various Contrade fly overhead.
Conservatory South Garden - Photo credit: Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Across the Conservatory, a floral troubadour holding a mandolin invites onlookers into a scene from Milan’s famous Teatro alla Scala. A peek behind the opera house’s burgundy velvet curtain reveals a picnic, complete with an intricate embroidered blanket made from botanical materials and a woven basket overflowing with food. The enchanting setting awaits its royal guests to descend from a grand staircase lined with Cypress trees, as two trumpeter swans float peacefully in a pond nearby.
The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is FREE to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Professional Domino Players and Celebrities attend Las Vegas Summer Classic Domino Tournament
Hundreds of the world’s best professional domino players, spectators and celebrities from the worlds of TV, music and stage gathered in Las Vegas to compete for more than $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a 2019 Harley Davidson FXDR 114 motorcycle, UDL Championship Belt and the prestigious title of “Universal Domino League Champion,” at the Universal Domino League’s highly-anticipated Las Vegas Summer Classic domino tournament.
Held inside the newly-renovated Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, June 29, hundreds of dominoes players from around the United States competed in head-to-head, action-packed, double-elimination rounds, with the final eight tables filmed by The World Poker Tour production team and director, Johnathan “JR” Reid of Seventh Tribe Inc.
Celebrities in attendance included Chris Spencer (actor and comedian) and Rocsi Diaz (television personality), who co-hosted the tournament, Steve Harvey (comedian/television host), Hazel-E (reality show personality/musician), Hans Klok (Las Vegas headliner/Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician), Chadwick Johnson (Singer/songwriter), Jimmy Denning and Tommy Sherlock (Las Vegas headliners/Tenors of Rock), Princess Wendy (Las Vegas headliner/Princess Wendy, Late Night Tease Room), Devon Burton (model), the X Country girls, Harold Moret (UDL Founder) and UDL correspondents Brittany Bell (Model/Miss Guam 2014), Kreesha Turner (musician) and Kearia Schroeder (actress).
Brittany Bell - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg Getty Images
Chadwick Johnson - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg Getty Images
Chris Spencer - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg Getty Images
Devon Burton - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg Getty Images
Hans Klok - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
Harold Moret - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
Hazel E - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
Jimmy Denning and Tommy Sherlock - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
Kearia Schroeder - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
Kreesha Turner - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
Princess Wendy - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
Steve Harvey and Harold Moret - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
X Country Performers - Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg, Getty Images
Additional recent and upcoming 'happenings' in and around Las Vegas include...
On Tuesday, July 2 Madame Tussauds Las Vegas announced MICAH MINALO, 33, from Las Vegas, as one of six finalists competing to star in its new global Marvel 4D film experience, premiering next year (2020). Wearing his favorite Captain America costume, Manalo came out on top, after stunning judges with an outstanding performance during the auditions at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Manalo will now go through to the final stage, where Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Joe Quesada, will help to decide the new global role of the new Marvel 4D film at Madame Tussauds.
It was a lucky evening on Monday, July 8 for one CAESARS PALACE guest as they became an INSTANT MILLIONAIRE overnight hitting the progressive jackpot of $1,469,237.15 on Three Card Poker following a $5 bet. The Caesars Palace guest is the latest Caesars Entertainment-made millionaire, bringing the total to seven table game jackpots of $1 million or more hit within the last nine months across multiple Nevada properties.
DELANO LAS VEGAS presents ARE YOU REALLY MY FRIEND?, a new installation by photographer TANJA HOLLANDER. On view now through September 22, Hollander’s interactive project is the featured work within the Delano Art Series, a rotating exhibition platform.The conversation begins in Delano’s elevator bank, where visitors are invited to be part of the installation by writing brief testimonials in response to the question, “What is a real friend?” As guests approach, they are offered the opportunity to write their answers on a Post-It® Note and stick the piece of paper directly on a vinyl wall for all to see. As a reminder that friends can be found in every aspect of life, Hollander’s installation includes answers collected from Delano and Mandalay Bay employees during an earlier iteration of her project. Additionally, landscape and portrait photos from Hollander are on view throughout Delano’s lobby, allowing guests to continue to reflect on the meaning of connection and building community.
SOUTHERN NEVADA MAKE-A-WISH kid will be featured in Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series. Viewers can tune into SportsCenter on July 17 to see DORON from Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada have his wish to meet Marc-André Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights granted. Doron’s wish is one of five inspirational sports stories in the summertime series on SportsCenter presented by Dove Men+Care.
Cesar Millan, the world’s most celebrated dog behaviorist, will bring the story of his remarkable life to the stage for the world premiere of his one-man show “CESAR MILAN-MY STORY: UNLEASHED”. Millan will lead the audience on an inspiring journey ranging from his humble beginnings in rural Mexico and travels to America, to his struggles, successes and passion for transforming families and their lives with his unique approach to canine discipline. He often says, “I train people not dogs,” and now for the first time ever, Millan “live in person” will share his authenticity, honesty and bravery during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Cesar Millan – My Story: Unleashed will perform September 12-18 in the DAVID COPPERFIELD THEATER AT MGM GRAND in Las Vegas. Tickets, starting at $45 plus tax and applicable fees, will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 12. A select number of VIP Meet and Greet packages also will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased in-person at any MGM Grand Las Vegas box office.
As part of their The Final Campaign, the seventh and final leg of their FAREWELL WORLD TOUR, SLAYER - Tom Araya/bass and vocals, Kerry King/guitars, Gary Holt/guitars, and Paul Bostaph/drums, will make a Las Vegas stop at MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The show is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Tickets ranging in price from $49.50 to $79.50 go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, July 12 . Accompanying Slayer for this last ride are Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing A Vulgar Display of Pantera.
THE FLAMINGO GO POOL'S COUNTRY CONCERT SERIES with 95.5 The Bull – Las Vegas’ NEW Country Leader, hosted by Big D, continues Friday, July 12 with RANDY HOUSER. Tickets start at $10 each. Prices do not include tax and fees. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:15 p.m. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Then, on Sunday, July 14, “Sweet but Psycho" songstress AVA MAX will perform live for fans poolside. Doors open at 9 a.m.
TWENTY ONE PILOTS have announced a new U.S. leg of their global headline “Banditø Tour” due to overwhelming demand. The new Live Nation-produced tour, which follows this summer’s sold-out arena run, will make a Las Vegas stop at MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA Wednesday, Oct. 30. The show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets ranging in price from $39.95 to $79.95 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. PT.
The downtown Las Vegas community will come together to host a special BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for former city of Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney OSCAR B. GOODMAN on Thursday, July 18 at the FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE MAIN STREET STAGE. Doors open at 5 p.m. with entertainment and birthday program beginning promptly at 6 p.m
In honor of Goodman’s 80th birthday, the special event will include a memorable 80 martini salute poured by 80 bartenders in coordination with the United States Bartenders’ Guild Las Vegas Chapter and Bombay Sapphire, the Mayor’s gin of choice for his iconic cocktail. Las Vegas legend Frankie Scinta will emcee the event that will welcome local entertainers and special guests.
Tickets to attend the birthday celebration include a commemorative poker chip and are available online at www.keepmemoryalive.org/goodman80th for $20 per person (ages 21 and over) with all proceeds benefiting Keep Memory Alive (KMA), the nonprofit organization that supports the Cleveland Clinic, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to fund research and programs dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by brain disorders and their families. The Cleveland Clinic, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health was one of the first developments on the 61-acre Symphony Park complex that Goodman championed for downtown redevelopment as mayor.
THE PRINCESS WENDY LATE NIGHT TEASE ROOM, a new and rowdy Burlesque Circus featuring Princess Wendy, the hostess with the most-est and her wacky cast of characters, launches on The Attic’s stage at THE NERD in downtown Las Vegas (Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St., 2nd Floor) every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. beginning July 19. Tickets begin at $34.95 (not including applicable fees).
THE DISTRICT AT GREEN VALLEY RANCH invites the public to attend a FREE summer concert featuring talented alternative musical artist GRACEN REIGN, July 20th: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The performance will be held in the Courtyard off Main Street, 2225 Village Walk Drive.
Local children’s author and philanthropist C.A. HARTNELL will hold a BOOK SIGNING AND READING AT BARNES & NOBLE, located on 567 North Stephanie St. in Henderson, on Sunday, July 21 from.11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Hartnell’s fast-paced, historical-fiction, all-American chapter book series takes readers on a blast through her past as a child growing up in the 1950’s. The four books, SCARY SPRING: Our Polio Fright of 1955; SINISTER SUMMER: Cars, Cruisers, and Close Calls; FEROCIOUS FALL: Our Wild Weather Escapes and WILD WINTER: Christmas, Clues, and Crooks are geared for readers eight and up.
THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW has signed a three year contract extension to perform at the EXCALIBUR HOTEL & CASINO. The rejuvenated show is scheduled to relaunch Monday, July 29 in the multi-million-dollar THUNDERLAND showroom. Complete with high-resolution LED screens, multiple interactive performance spaces throughout the room, dazzling special effects, new lighting, sound, décor and increased seating capacity, THUNDERLAND is everything showgoers want in a Vegas showroom.The Australian Bee Gees Show will perform nightly at 7 p.m. (dark Fridays) inside the Thunderland Showroom at Excalibur, with matinees on Saturdays at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $59.90, plus taxes and fees and can be purchased at any MGM Resorts Box Office.
Quick rising rapper, PLAYBOI CARTI will perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Sunday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now at the Hard Rock Hotel box office.
INFLUENCE, THE POOL AT THE LINQ HOTEL + EXPERIENCE is celebrating the most anticipated television event of the summer with its own festivities in honor of the ocean’s most-feared predator. The adults-only pool, which offers complimentary admission to all guests 21 and older every day of the week, will transform into a shark-themed retreat where revelers can enjoy fin-tastic poolside programming, drink specials, shark swag and more. For the second year in a row, the daylife destination will offer up a social media sweepstakes for the chance to win a two-night stay in a Cabana Suite, a $250 dining credit and complimentary bottle service at the pool. The contest will run through Wednesday, July 31 and guests who show their entry at any Influence bar will receive a complimentary signature cocktail. For official rules, please follow The LINQ on Twitter and Instagram.
THE SUPER SUMMER THEATRE continues its 44th outdoor Summer Series with “CHICAGO: A MUSICAL VAUDEVILLE” playing Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, August 17. Presented by Majestic Repertory Theatre and Super Summer Theatre, the majestic twist on this award-winning Broadway classic will have guests indulging in the notorious satire of celebrity criminals under the stars. Chicago is rated PG-13 for content, some dialogue, violence and thematic elements. Tickets for the Summer Series are priced at $15 for general admission. Parking opens at 5 p.m. and Meadow Seating begins at 6 p.m. Super Summer Theatre is located at Spring Mountain Ranch, just 10 miles west of the 215/West Charleston intersection or 5 miles east past Blue Diamond from the intersection of Hwy 159 and Hwy 160. All performances are outdoors and run Wednesday – Saturday, excluding September’s production which runs Thursday – Saturday.
“THE TERRY BRADSHAW SHOW,” the limited engagement production featuring legendary professional football player and iconic entertainer, Terry Bradshaw, has introduced exclusive meet-and-greet opportunities and special ticket options to the August 1 – 4 performances at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. VIP tickets for all performances are now on sale and include a front row seat inside the Atrium Showroom plus a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Bradshaw following each show. VIP tickets start at $217.99 (not including taxes and applicable fees) and are available for purchase at the Luxor box office. Discounted ticket prices are available for members of the military and M life Rewards members. Veterans and active duty servicemen and women will receive 50 percent off tickets, while M life Rewards members may receive 30 percent off ticket prices.
Venue Openings and Closings:
IKE’S LOVE & SANDWICHES, the wildly popular, cult favorite among sandwich lovers, has debuted its first Las Vegas location along The Strip within Fashion Show Las Vegas. A Grand Opening celebration took place on Thursday, July 11, where the first 50 guests received a free sandwich when they followed Ike’s on social media. After the first 50, customers were able to purchase one sandwich for $5 the rest of the day. Ike Shehadeh, Founder and face behind the brand, was present for a meet-and-greet with fans.
Recognized as one of the best seafood restaurants in Southern California and Dallas, WATER GRILL will open its doors July 17 at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. For more than 30 years, Water Grill has delivered a remarkable dining experience through its devotion to quality seafood and culinary skill. Focusing on first-of-season seafood, Water Grill prides itself in offering a broad selection of fin fish, oysters, crustaceans and shellfish to its guests. An exhibition kitchen showcases large sea water tanks displaying the ever-changing assortment of live products. The constantly evolving lunch and dinner menus will feature more than a dozen varieties of fish options as well as a whole fish program, allowing guests to choose from in-season offerings with multiple preparation styles.
Morton Group’s celebrated concept, LA CAVE WINE & FOOD HIDEAWAY AT WYNN LAS VEGAS, has unveiled its new garden lounge and a stylish refresh of the restaurant, as well as several new dishes and wines. Now totaling 6,300 square feet, the most dramatic enhancements can be found in La Cave’s garden lounge, which is now enclosed in operable glass windows. Offering a picturesque setting for dining, the open-air design brings the outdoors inside with views of Wynn’s lush gardens and pool, along with a floor-to-ceiling ‘living wall’ filled with colorful succulents.
Popular sports betting hotspot, MONEYLINE SPORTS BAR & BOOK inside ParkMGM, is temporarily closed for a summer refresh. The lively bar and grill will return in advance of the upcoming football season with a new look, menu and will be transformed into the ultimate hangout destination for guests. A reopening date will be announced in the near future.
Wednesday, July 10...
Legendary magicians and longtime colleagues Hans Klok and David Copperfield were together backstage following Copperfield’s performance at MGM Grand. Klok, who will be debuting his new show Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino on July 29, visited Copperfield, along with friends and his Divas of Magic. The renowned magicians have known each other for more than 20 years.
Internationally-renowned magician Hans Klok also attended The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. Following the show, Klok, joined the cast backstage for photos.
Saturday, July 6...
Dallas Mavericks’ owner, Mark Cuban and players Dwight Powell and Chandler Parsons were spotted inside the famed OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. At one point in the night, Parsons entered the DJ booth and socialized with Chantel Jeffries and her posse of friends including social media influencers, Alissa Violet and Sasha Spilberg, and reality TV personality Larsa Pippen.
Larsa Pippen celebrated her birthday at Beauty & Essex inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, toasting to the night with the restaurant’s Wonder Wheel.
Also celebrating a birthday at the restaurant was singer Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony, who turned 27 at midnight. After a dinner Ally and friends headed to Marquee Nightclub to take in the sounds of a Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
Singer Kehlani dined at TAO inside The Venetian before heading to Marquee, where Scott Hoying of Pentatonix was also spotted.
UFC fighter Rashad “Suga” Evans was spotted at The Dorsey inside the Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
Friday, July 5...
Featherweight UFC champion Brian Ortega, joined by his close crew and management, dined at Mercato Della Pescheria at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas ahead of the UFC 239 main event taking place at the T-Mobile Arena.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad “Suga” Evans was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame during International Fight Week and headed to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas to celebrate.
Comedian Iliza Shlesinger, from the Netflix comedy special “Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millenial,” and WWE superstars Tenille Dashwood and Peyton Royce, were each spotted attending Las Vegas’ hottest production,Magic Mike Live, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Iliza Shlesinger Attends MAGIC MIKE LIVE at Hard Rock Hotel Casino - Photo credit: MML Photography
Tenille Dashwood and Peyton Royce Attend MAGIC MIKE LIVE at Hard Rock Hotel Casino - Photo credit: MML Photography
Scott Hoying, of the Grmmy award winning group Pentatonix, was spotted attending the 10 p.m. performance of OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Scott Hoying Attends OPIUM - Photo credit: Marcus Skrinak Spiegelworld Photography
Thursday, July 4...
Vanderpump Rules star LaLa Kent and her fiancé Randall Emmett celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with dinner at the Asian bistro TAO Las Vegas. Afterwards they made their way to TAO Nightclub, where DJ Vice was spinning.
At another table, singer Dinah Jane was joined for dinner by two friends before heading to the nightclub.
Kirstin Maldonado, from the acapella group Pentatonix, also enjoyed signature dishes at TAO followed by a night in the club.
Basketball players in town for NBA summer league fueled up as well, with RJ Barrett dining with friends the night before his debut with the NY Knicks. At another table in the restaurant, Donovan Mitchell and Dante Exum of the Utah Jazz dined with Mo Bamba of the Orlando Magic.
UFC fighter Rashad “Suga” Evans was spotted at Mott 32 inside the Venetian Resort Las Vegas, with a close group of friends and family.
In town to host the World MMA Awards, action movie actor Dolph Lundgren, best known for his role as Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV,” was spotted attending the 8 p.m. performance of Absinthe at Caesars Palace and went backstage after the show for a photo with The Gazillionaire and Green Fairy.
Dolph Lundgren Attends ABSINTHE - Photo credit: Joseph Sanders/Spiegelworld