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Miami Art Week’s Best Parties and Big Stars From Leonardo DiCaprio and Janelle Monáe to Emma Chamberlain and Lori Harvey

As Miami Art Week and lead fair Art Basel Miami Beach wraps up its 21st year, by night there were fashion events, popups, concerts, dining debuts, cocktail soirees and philanthropy moments to match and exceed every by-day art buy. During the week-long festivities — in which the Magic City is taken over by celebrities, musicians, […]

David Grutman of Groot Hospitality Launches DGN Studios Production Company (Exclusive)

Miami hospitality entrepreneur David Grutman, known for his devoted celebrity clientele and high-profile restaurants and nightclubs, is planting a stake in the film and television industry with his own production company, DGN Studios. Represented by WME, the new DGN Studios has a slate that includes a first-look deal with the Emmy Award-winning Film 45, documentary […]

Miami Art Week 2023: The Best Events, Parties, Exhibitions, Artists and Dinners During Art Basel (Updating)

Miami Art Week brings dozens of international art fairs to the Magic City, blanketing the beach to Downtown from Dec. 4 to Dec. 10 in a full-scale sensory and social overload. The art-world elite and their A-list clients, including film, television, music and fashion industry movers and shakers, all migrate south to discover what’s new […]

At the New $30,000-a-Year ZZ’s Club New York, Mario Carbone is Serving Risotto for the Very First Time

Chef Mario Carbone is unwilling to compromise on pre-cooked risotto.  Steadfast in his belief that the dish should be made to order, the Queens-bred culinarian has never served the Italian rice staple on any of his menus, not once during his last 10 years at the helm of Major Food Group’s Carbone, his eponymous restaurant […]

Inside the Las Vegas Grand Prix: The Best Parties, Top Trackside Experiences and Star Sightings

“Please leave the grid,” the voice on the loudspeaker announced over and over again to the thick crowd that gathered at the starting lines for the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix on Nov. 18. It was moments before the 10 p.m. Saturday evening debut of the 3.8 mile, 210 mph race that wound through the […]

A Remade Las Vegas Gears Up for F1 Weekend Amid Weather and Price Controversies and Canceled Practice Session

Driving down Las Vegas Boulevard today looks a lot different than it did a few weeks ago. Obstructed are the many sights that bring 40 million-plus people to the city every year. There are no Bellagio Fountains to see, no showgirls and Elvises posing for pictures, no gondoliers in the canals of Venice and no […]

Las Vegas Grand Prix: The Best Parties, Concerts and Events During Formula 1 Week (Updating)

Plus where to play, eat and stay in Las Vegas during the big race, from trackside dinners with chef Gordon Ramsay and private auctions with Sotheby's to A$AP Rocky's Puma x F1 pop-up and more.

The Best Vegas Residencies to Catch Through 2024: U2 and Adele’s Extended Stays, Usher’s Sin City Finale and More

In a town — where on any given night — you can see the most downloaded pop artist of all time, the top Grammy-award-winning country artist of the last three decades, or the first artist to reach over three billion views on a music video on YouTube, deciding who to see is the toughest part […]

Phil Rosenthal and Alon Shaya to Host Rescued Recipes Fundraising Dinner in Los Angeles

Recipes are far more than measurements and ingredients; they transport us to other places and times, evoking forgotten memories through the taste, texture, smell, sound and visual presentation of food. Key to our social history, recipe books passed down through the generations are a historical blueprint connecting us to our ancestors and food traditions. We […]

Hollywood Descends on Las Vegas for U2’s Sphere Kick-Off: “This Is Arguably The Greatest Music Venue on the Planet”

Timed perfectly to Friday’s harvest moon that illuminated the dusty Las Vegas skyline, Sphere — Madison Square Garden’s epic $2.3 billion immersive live entertainment venue and the world’s largest spherical structure — opened its doors for the first time. Joining the packed house of 20,000 attendees, a parade of music-loving celebrities made their way to […]

From Adele to Usher, Why Vegas Has Become More than a Pit Stop for Performers

Forget the clichés about the Vegas residency being a déclassé prelude to retirement. Since 2003, when Céline Dion began her $681.3 million residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, talent has been clamoring for coveted spots on Vegas stages. Chart toppers who could fill arenas across the country are setting up shop in Vegas to […]

How Las Vegas, Once a Sports Desert, Became a Super Bowl-Hosting Sports Capital

Before the 2017 NHL season and the debut of the Golden Knights, Las Vegas had no professional sports franchises — in fact, the idea of allowing teams to play in a city where sports betting was legal seemed dicey at best. This year, the Knights and the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces both won championships. The […]