My 51 fav2011
by Photographer Erik Kabik
© Erik Kabik Photography llc.
Teresa Scanlan becomes, Miss America. The 17-year old was named the youngest winner in pageant history.
Phantom The Vegas Spectacular celebrates it's 2000th show at The Venetian
Playboy Playmate and Bettie Page Clothing Spokesmodel Claire Sinclair (L) meets up with Burlesque Legend Tempest Storm (R) at MAGIC
Kim Kardashain appears at Marquee on one of many visits to Vegas in 2011
Grammy Award winners, Black Keys pose backstage before their how at the Chelsea Ballroom at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber arrive arm and arm at The Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles, CA
Steven Tyler and Daughter Liv Tyler show their striking resemblance on the carpet at The Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles, CA
Peepshow star Holly Madison interview Jersey Shore's Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino on her new post as a correspondent for EXTRA TV
Celine Dion returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Vegas based band MOKSHA releases their second studio album, 'Here To Go' and gains national attention and critical acclaim. Photographed in Downtown Las Vegas. Image © Erik Kabik/ R2K Studio
International award winning DJ David Guetta and his wife Cathy bring their 'F*** Me I'm Famous' party from Ibiza to Las Vegas and premiere it at LAX Nightclub
Carrie Underwood arrives at The ACM's ( Academy of Country Music Awards) at MGM Grand
Grammy Award winning band Mumford and Sons plays to a sold out crowd at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Newlyweds Carlos and Cindy Santana, photographed at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for Musicians Friend Magazine, have made Las Vegas their home on the heels of the Supernatural Santana Residency show at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that spanned for 2 years.
The Sahara Hotel & Casino closed it's doors on May 15, 2011
Claire Sinclair was named Playboy Playmate of the Year but being under 21 could not appear on the cover of the issue, so Hefner created this special souvenir cover for her. This is the night of her award ceremony at MOON Nightclub at the Palms Resort
Manny Pacquiao decisively beats Sugar Shane Mosley at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Hugh Hefner and his one time Fiance Crystal Harris pictured here during happier times, at the Hefner Sky Villa at The Palms Resort.
Hip Hop Mega Stars Drake and Lil' Wayne performed together at REHAB at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This was their second time performing together at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in less than 6 months.
Deadmau5 performs at Encore Beach Club as his popularity steadily exploded during 2011
Yoko Ono joined by her son Sean Lennon, who bears a striking resemblance to his father, at The Beatles Love by Cirque Du Soleil 5 year anniversary event at The Mirage.
Paul McCartney performs to a sold out crowd at The MGM Grand, Yoko and Sean Lennon are seen in the audience singing along during the show
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Hank Baskett celebrated her birthday in Las Vegas with two parties at Venus Pool Club and Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace
The Flaming Lips perform their signature spectacle of a show at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2011 brought over 200,000 people to The Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The three-day Electric Daisy Carnival held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in June 2011 pumped more than $136 million into the Clark County economy, according to an economic impact report just released by Beacon Economics, LLC.
The study, commissioned by the producers of Electric Daisy Carnival, revealed that the festival generated an estimated $8.9 million in tax revenue for state and local government, the equivalent of 1,400 full-time jobs, bringing in $55.5 million in income for workers in Clark County.
DJ Afrojack on the main stage at Electric Daisy Carnival Day 2
The Scene from high above Electric Daisy Carnival on Day 3 during Swedish House Mafia Set
Rihanna electrifying performance at Mandalay Bay Events Center
Mayor Oscar Goodman final walk out of his office as Mayor of Las Vegas. He would moments later swear in his wife Carolyn Goodman as the new Mayor of Las Vegas and turn the keys over to her.
Ronnie Vanucci of The Killers launched his new side project, 'Big Talk' and seen here backstage before they take the stage for their debut performance at Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip
Hard Rock band THE MARS VOLTA rocked the audience at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino when they opened for the reunited 90's band Soundgarden.
Oscar Nominated Actress Anna Kendrick best known for her roles in Twilight Series and the film , 'Up In The Air' celebrated her birthday at Vanity Nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel.
Reggae and Hip Hop artist Matisyahu performed to a completely packed pool as part of the Soundwaves concert series at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Orthodox Jewish born rapper recently shaved off his trademark beard and locks but says that does not reflect a change in his religious beliefs.
Madonna and her daughter Lourdes make a rare public appearance together at The Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles, CA
Jersey Shore star Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi and her boyfriend Jianni LaValle made several appearances in Las Vegas in 2011….here at Wet Republic at MGM then again at LAX at Luxor and PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace
DJ Avicii flew into the stratosphere of mega DJ stars in 2011 and performed at Electric Daisy Carnival and Wet Republic at MGM Grand
Jersey Store Star Jennifer 'Jwoww' Farley and her boyfriend Roger partied at PURE Nightclub at Caesras Palace and she showed off her new fit figure and muscles
Killers lead singer, Brandon Flowers made a surprise gust appearance during his Killer's band mate Ronnie Vanucci's side project show with Big Talk at Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip
Gene Simmons stopped in Vegas to inspire employees at the annual Weldbend /IPD Breakfast at The Bellagio
In a controversial surprise finish Floyd Mayweather Jr. Knocks Out Victor Ortiz in what appeared to stun ring referee Joe Cortez
Elton John Returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with his new show The Million Dollar Piano
The Who's Roger Daltry stopped at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to perform the Legendary WHo masterpiece TOMMY in it's entirety
Carlos Santana completed his 2 year and first ever Rock and Roll Residency show, Supernatural Santana : A trip Through The Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
President Barack Obama stopped in a Las Vegas Neighborhood to visit a family and unveil his new housing and job creation plans
GOP Hopeful Mitt Romney stopped to stump in Vegas and introduce his Jobs Plan at a truck factory in North Las Vegas
Diva's Star Frank Marino as his alter Ego Joan Rivers try's on the Official DESTROYER Gene Simmons KISS BOOTS backstage at The Imperial Palace. KISS by Monster Mini Golf is coming to Las Vegas March 15th, 2012 and in honor of the opening Frank let his inner Diva rock out.
Peepshow star Holly Madison in her role as correspondent for EXTRA TV interviewed Snooki at Wet Republic at MGM Grand
Sinead O'Conner marries Barry Herridge at A Little White Chapel drive thru in the back of a classic convertible Pink Cadillac on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Kardashian family opens their first Kardashian Khaos store at The Mirage
The Jabbawockeez show continues to entertain audiences from all over the world at The Monte Carlo in Las Vegas. This photograph become the icon for their Vegas show in 2011.
International phenomenon DJ Tiesto completed his 1 year residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino setting a new bar for the size and scope of DJ events in Las Vegas and putting The Joint on the radar as the #1 Hottest Club in America in 2011 by Billboard Magazines