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Two men arrested, 2 men wanted for series of Strip robberies

LAS VEGAS -- Two men are under arrest and Metro Police are looking for two other men in connection with a series of robberies around the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday evening.

Police arrested 20-year-old Allen Browhaw on several charges including robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. They also arrested 18-year-old James L. Galloway III on similar charges. Police are looking for two other men in connection with the street robberies, which police describe as “violent crimes.”

The first suspect is described as a black man between 18 and 20 years old with short dreadlocks or twists. He was last seen wearing a striped, short-sleeve T-shirt and tan pants.

The second suspect is described as a black man between 18 and 20 years old. He also had dreadlocks and twists. He was last seen wearing a striped, short-sleeve T-shirt, shorts and high, white socks.

Elton John extends Strip show 3 more years

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Caesars Entertainment officials say Elton John will keep performing at Caesars Palace for three more years.

The company and AEG Live announced the contract extension this week.

The famed singer-songwriter first took to the stage at The Colosseum on the Strip with The Million Dollar Piano Show in 2011.

The show features the musician playing a piano decorated with LED video screens.

Five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion and country music superstar Shania Twain also perform at the venue.

Dion hasn't performed since July 29, when she cancelled shows to focus on her health.

Twain's performances end in December.

Tickets for Elton John's performances in January, March and April of next year start at $55 to $250 and go on sale Sunday at 10 a.m. PDT.

Caesars Entertainment denies JLo residency rumors

LAS VEGAS — Rumors are flying Wednesday that Jennifer Lopez is close to inking a residency at Planet Hollywood.

According to TMZ, JLo would perform where Britney Spears does, at the AXIS Theater. The website says Lopez would do 72 shows over a 1 or 2-year period.

Lopez could rake in at least $26 million during her residency, according to TMZ.

However, Caesars Entertainment says not so fast. 

In a statement to 8 News NOW, the company said: "Caesars Entertainment is always engaged in conversations with a number of artists to potentially perform at its properties in Las Vegas and around the country, but at this time Jennifer Lopez has not been presented with any offer to perform at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino."

Boyz II Men extends residency at Mirage thru 2015

LAS VEGAS — R&B vocal group Boyz II Men announced Monday it has extended its residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino through December 2015.

The announcement comes a day before their new album "Collide" is released on Tuesday.

“We're so excited to call The Mirage and Las Vegas home for the third straight year. There is not a bad seat in the Terry Fator Theatre, which gives us the chance to get up close and personal with our fans at every show,” said Nathan Morris, founding member of Boyz II Men. “There's no ‘end of the road' in Vegas for us yet!”

As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it's talking with some creditors to come up with ways to release pressure on its debt-heavy operations division but financial analysts still see signs of bankruptcy to come.

Officials reported the formal talks with its bank lenders in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday.

That comes a day after it reported its first-in-line creditors would have a claim on Caesars Entertainment Operating Company cash in case it defaulted.

The subsidiary had $2.1 billion in cash as of June 30.

Caesars has $24.2 billion in debt.

Analysts say a bankruptcy decision may be driven by creditors second in line who are owed interest by December and say Caesars has already defaulted on agreements.

Caesars owns 52 casinos in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Concert ticket scam caught on camera

LAS VEGAS -- Headliners from around the world stop in Las Vegas, and many times, those concert tickets don't come cheap.

One man thought he would save a few bucks when he found a deal on Craiglist for two Bruno Mars tickets, but he found out the tickets he bought were fakes.

However, he recorded the whole transaction and hopes it will help police nab the scammer.

The tickets looked so real the victim is concerned others could get scammed.

Greg was visiting from Los Angeles and thought he got the deal of the year. The tickets were $1,100 for two. He thought he was buying from a Las Vegas mom.

"She gave me a great story that these were her daughter's tickets and her daughter had gotten in trouble, so she was selling them," Greg said.

The tickets came from Craigslist, a website known to have scammers, but Greg felt these tickets looked and felt legitimate enough to pay for.

Las Vegas pub sets world record for nonstop live music

Musician playing Thursday at RiRa

LAS VEGAS -- The Irish pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place set a Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists, pending final review by world record keepers.

Ri Ra provided 372 hours and 10 minutes of music, which ended at 1:10 a.m. Friday. The pub surpassed the previous record Thursday afternoon.

The nonstop music went on for 16 days. Artists were allowed only 25-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks between sets. Several different musical styles were featured, including artist flown in from Ireland for the effort.