Entertainment Draws

Caesars Palace resident headliner Rod Stewart continues with nine 2016 spring concert dates after releasing his album Another Country.

Dirk Arthur Wild Magic has premiered 4 p.m. shows in the Westgate’s showroom with big cat magic and illusions.

Suzanne Somers will not be returning to the Westgate Cabaret with her show that opened in May.

Donny Osmond, after vocal cord surgery, is expected to return Sept. 29 at the Flamingo headlining with his sister Marie.

Il Volo released their fifth studio album “Grande Amore” and will make a tour stop at the Palms on March 25, 2016.

Entertainer Jeff Civillico will remain at Bugsy’s Cabaret in the Flamingo where he relocated while The LINQ showroom was being remodeled. He returns Sept. 20 in a new 5:30 p.m. time slot.

Frank Marino, Las Vegas’ longest-running headliner, will celebrate 30 years performing on the Strip Saturday, Sept. 19.

Fantasy at the Luxor will introduce three fresh routines and a new opening number choreographed by two-time Emmy Award-nominee Mandy Moore.

Legendary artists Kris Kristofferson and John Prine will co-headline a special performance in the Pearl at the Palms Oct. 30.

Legends in Concert at the Flamingo will add tributes to Taylor Swift and Frank Sinatra on Sept. 14.

Cirque du Soleil O performers Bill May and Christina Jones won two gold medals competing at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Russia.

Model-actor Tyson Beckford is Chippendales celebrity host at the Rio through Sept. 27.

Notable Developments

Downtown, the Plaza owners are selling the Las Vegas Club to the D owners who will close it in the future for renovations and changes.

Increased by $14, Las Vegas marriage licenses now cost $77.

The first Madame Tussauds wax figure of Nicki Minaj debuted at The Venetian in a provocative Anaconda pose.

The Riviera’s famous “NO, Ifs ands or...” Crazy Girls bronze statue is now displayed in the Planet Hollywood casino where the show is headlining.

The Westgate’s giant sportsbook is getting a $12 million renovation, its first major makeover since opening in 1986.

IPEC is a new freestanding events facility near McCarran Airport offering flexible group space for 50 to 720 attendees and onsite overnight accommodations for 200.

Downtown Project’s new recently remodeled three-story Las Vegas Hostel is offering affordable accommodations with 154 beds near the Fremont East Entertainment District.

The Encore Resort and Tower Suites at Wynn are undergoing a design refresh with expected completion this fall.

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has been held at the Thomas & Mack Center for 30 years and will continue there for up to 10 years.

The Bunkhouse Saloon downtown closed again with more than 25 shows on its calendar. No word if a projected adjacent venue, the Wheel House, will materialize.

Pawn Plaza owner Rick Harrison announced Inna Gadda di Pizza and Pawn Donut & Coffee will be opening at the new shopping venture.

Doubling in size, Berger & Son Fine Jewelers is constructing a new location inside the Fashion Show opening in December.

Bootlegger Bistro opened its “Copa” Room, a nightclub ambiance special event center accommodating up to 300 guests.

International retailer Oakley opened inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. This is one of only three stores globally.

In 2002, around 10,000 fossil specimens were excavated from the Upper Las Vegas Wash. Now the collection is exhibited at the Nevada State Museum.

Dining-Beverage Options Evolve

Chef Alain Ducasse will open elegant and sophisticated Rivea and Skyfall Lounge at the top of Delano this fall.

Edge Steakhouse, a fine dining restaurant helmed by award-winning Chef Nick Lees, opened at the Westgate.

The Habit Burger Grill, a California-based burger-centric fast casual restaurant chain, opened its first Las Vegas location at Hughes Center.

The Filament opened at the Fremont featuring signature cocktails, craft beers and frozen novelty favorites.

Owner/Chef Jacques Pauvert’s new healthy-oriented casual family American bistro Jacques Café opened in Trails Village Center.

Upcoming Events

Brad Garrett’s sixth Maximum Hope Foundation Charity Poker Tournament will be at the MGM Grand Saturday, Sept. 19 at noon with participants playing alongside celebrities and professionals.

Tennis’s star-studded annual charity event, the Mylan World TeamTennis WTT Smash Hits, for the first time will visit Las Vegas Oct. 12 at Caesars Palace with four former players headlining—Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Martina Navratilova and Andy Roddick.

The fourth Downtown Brew Festival will be held Saturday night Oct. 24 at the Clark County Amphitheater.

RiSE-the lantern festival releasing thousands of flame-lit paper lanterns will return a second year at a new location on the Moapa River Reservation Saturday, Oct. 10.

EVENTURE is producing the inaugural fundraising USO Challenge a Troop 5K Oct. 31at Craig Ranch Regional Park.

The 12th Grape Stomp Festival will be held Oct. 3-4 at the Pahrump Valley Winery.