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Special Concert Held on the Strip

Special Concert Held on the Strip


A country music headliner took over the Las Vegas Strip Monday afternoon for a concert.

Tim McGraw held a special concert at 3 p.m., at the Venetian. The concert was for the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The concert will be part of Ellen's show Tuesday at 3 p.m., on Channel 8.

McGraw and his wife of 15 years, Faith Hill, will start a series of concerts at the Venetian Theater this December. The concerts will last through April. 

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Report: Sands, Feds in Talks to Settle Probe

NEW YORK (AP) -- A published report said that federal officials and Las Vegas Sands Corp. are having talks aimed at settling a probe into whether the casino operator failed to report millions of dollars of potentially laundered money transferred to its casinos by two gamblers.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that representatives for the Justice Department and the company held settlement talks as recently as last Thursday.

The Journal said that the two sides have yet to reach an agreement. The report cites unidentified people familiar with the case.

Calls to the Las Vegas Sands and the Justice Department were not immediately returned on Monday.

The company told the Journal earlier this year that it has done nothing wrong and was cooperating with investigators.

Chef Adds a Dash of Fun to Food at Fleur at Mandalay Bay

Critic: a remake doesn't dampen the experience at Fleur, though the mac fell short.

I remember, a few years back, when chef Hubert Keller created Fleur out of his Fleur de Lys at Mandalay Bay.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Eco-Friendly Leo Likeness Lands in Las Vegas

Eco-Friendly Leo Likeness Lands in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - You would swear you were looking into the real face of Leonardo DiCaprio. The popular actor's wax figure at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian is more real and natural than the other wax celebrities nearby.

The disco lights at Madame Tussauds hang over the likenesses of Bradley Cooper, Eva Longoria, Will Smith and hundreds of other famous figures. All the wax figures have been carefully crafted with the same high-quality, traditional wax process, but Leo - like his real life twin - is proudly eco-different.

"We used organic pigment to produce coloring on the figure. That isn't usually done, but we wanted to make sure that in honor of his environmental efforts, that we were honoring him as a true environmentalist," said Madame Tussauds Las Vegas General Manager Rosita Chapman.

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SXSW Interactive Bets On Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- For more than two decades, Austin, Texas has been home to the nation's largest and most popular annual series of music, film and interactive festivals and conferences. On Tuesday it was announced that this series will expand to include a four-day conference in Las Vegas starting next year.

The new event, SXSW V2V, will take place at the Cosmopolitan resort Aug. 11 to 14, 2013. In comparison to SXSW in Austin, V2V will be smaller but more focused on startups and entrepreneurs.

Several Companies to Hire for the Holidays

LAS VEGAS -- The holidays will put thousands of Las Vegans to work. The Nevada Retail Association is predicting more than 4,000 people will be hired to help with the holiday shopping season.

Seasonal hiring has already started at retail shops across the valley. Several companies will take part in a two-day hiring event in an attempt to fill hundreds of seasonal jobs. Toys R Us, UPS, Vons, Albertsons, Home Depot, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Wells Fargo, Pep Boys and ALFAC will take part.

The job fair is at the Rivera Hotel and Convention Center, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd., in the Royale Ballroom at the following times:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Help wanted signs are displayed next to signs advertising sales at many stores in Town Square.

One retailer, Old Navy, is holding what it calls holiday hiring parties.

Venetian Chip Theft Suspect Sought

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed the Venetian of a number of high-denomination chips earlier this month.