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September 20, 2014

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Matt Donnelly and Paul Mattingly (Sep. 16)

John Katsilometes talks to Las Vegas comedian duo Matt Donnelly and Paul Mattingly, who perform at the Scullery Theater downtown and produce a twice-a-week podcast called "Ice Cream Social." Listen »

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Jaymes Vaughan takes a turn for the dramatic; Lacey Schwimmer reunites with ‘DWTS’

What is especially groovy about Jaymes Vaughan at the moment is he is to be featured on the CBS soap “The Young and The Restless” on Sept. 30.

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Pia bemoans ‘Louboutin separation anxiety’; Newton to cap 150th anniversary all-star show

In the days since Pia Zadora was injured in a golf cart accident, the entertainer has regained her sense of humor, if not her actual footing. She is to undergo surgery to repair her ankle on Tuesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. It …

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Michael Monge, Steve Wynn’s handpicked crooner, extended through ’15 at Encore

In February, Michael Monge was singing at Bice Italian restaurant and lounge in Boca Raton, Fla. Steve Wynn happened to be in the audience that night and noted the vocal and even physical similarities between Monge and Wynn’s old friend …

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Jeff Leibow to leave ‘Jersey Boys’ for role with NF Network

Entertainer Jeff Leibow told the sold-out crowd at Composers Showcase in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Wednesday night that he will be leaving “Jersey Boys” when his contract expires in November. …

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Felice Garcia’s career spans Aguilera, ‘MDQ,’ Betty Boop and Laughlin — and she’s not finished yet

Felice Garcia is a little bit country, rock ’n’ roll, pop, showgirl and now even burlesque, and she is keeping busy all over the city (Harrah’s and Plaza) and beyond (Laughlin). …

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Keith Evans, the city’s lion king, still working to keep his habitat alive

It was in July 1999 when I met Keith Evans and a few of the big cats he had just led into the then-new MGM Grand Lion Habitat. The attraction was about a week old then, a $9 million operation just off the casino floor. …

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It’s a cabaret doubleheader this week as ‘Cast Party,’ Composers Showcase give Cabaret Jazz a workout

In the vicinity of these two showmen, no open mic is safe. We talk of the esteemed Jim Caruso and the similarly esteemed Keith Thompson, both of whom are bringing showcase performances to Cabaret Jazz this week. …

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Tiesto wades into new production with Bellagio Fountains show

On Wednesday, a customized medley of three songs from “A Town Called Paradise,” the new release by Tiesto, will be unveiled along with a new choreographed water show on the Strip in front of Bellagio. …

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Mayweather-Maidana rematch leads to another fan stampede at MGM Grand

Fans streamed back into the arena about 9:20 p.m., as the crowd had largely emptied out of the venue. Hotel officials said initial reports of shots being fired and guns being drawn were false …

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Facing down the ’Zilla thrillas on Fremont Street

First, you merely stare in suspended belief. You stare at the crowd massed far below as you are harnessed into a contraption hooked to a metal wire more than 100 feet above Fremont Street Experience. And you stare at …

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Bingo! Life Is Beautiful sets its gallery, street program in downtown Las Vegas

Patrick Duffy sounds as if he’s on top of the world, and maybe he is, metaphorically. But in fact, he’s on top of an old hotel in downtown Las Vegas. “I’ve spent the day on the roof of the Western,” says the city’s great art collector …

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Pia Zadora suffers head injury in golf cart accident

Las Vegas entertainer Pia Zadora suffered a head injury Thursday evening when she fell from a golf cart near her home in Summerlin, her husband, Mike Jeffries, said. Zadora, 60, is in intensive …

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Need a few bath towels? Styrofoam stage props? A chandelier? Hit the Clarion

It’s the Crazy Clarion Liquidation Sale, one time only, happening at 10 a.m. today at the hotel on Convention Center Drive just west of the Marriott, east of the Royal Resort and … in the middle of our hearts. …

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Truck barrels through Stratosphere front entrance

In what officials believe is the first such incident at the hotel, a vehicle crashed through the glass doors at the front entrance of the Stratosphere late Wednesday. Witnesses said …

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The pit is closed for the Dealertainers at the Quad

The show’s closed for the Dealertainer lineup at the Quad. The approximately 30 dealers and performers who worked the Dealertainer pit at the hotel were reportedly told in a meeting Monday that the program would be ending …

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