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October 22, 2014

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Rob Garrett (Oct. 13)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Neil Diamond impersonator Rob Garrett, who preforms at the Westgate. Listen »

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Rock strikes 12 at Fremont Street with a dozen tribute bands lined up for NYE

Freddie Mercury would have loved Fremont Street on New Year’s Eve. …

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‘Henri’ plays a powerful melody at the Smith Center

Henri plays the piano, but he is not really a pianist. He used to be. But today he runs his hands across a dining table at an assisted-living facility. …

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Justin Timberlake’s ‘20/20 Experience’ winds back to MGM Grand for New Year’s Day

Justin Timberlake’s shows will be directed and recorded by Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for “The Silence of the Lambs” and also directed “Philadelphia” and “Rachel’s Getting Married.” …

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‘ENTSpeaks’ promises to be more than just a lot of talk; Travis Cloer is lit up over Rise Lantern Festival

Andy Walmsley’s “ENTSpeaks” speaker series is set for 10 p.m. Tuesday at Inspire Theater at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. In a rarity on that corner, a red-carpet walk is set for 8:30 p.m., and …

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Pop Evo picks up a pound of power from Danny Seraphine

There was a reason David Perrico injected the word “evolution” into his band’s name back in 2012. …

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Stratosphere ending Frankie Moreno residency this year

As of Dec. 20, Frankie Moreno and the Stratosphere are finished. Announced today in a news release, the hotel said Moreno would be ending his run …

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Jeff Leibow delivers another dash of hope with NF all-star show at Venetian

“The NF Hope Concert” has been around long enough that it has developed a genuine tradition. …

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Frankie Moreno plays cabin for ‘Live at 35’; SLS cuts include Griddle, buffet hours; ‘Mondays Dark’ targets Joint

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Stratosphere, where on Tuesday the hotel’s resident headliner asked, “Coffee, tea or medley?” We are speaking, in an altitudinal sense, of showroom standout …

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He specializes in scaring people, but Fright Dome’s Jason Egan remains fearless

Jason Egan, the ghoul-oriented master of the fear fortress Fright Dome at Circus Circus, is known to wince and draw back on occasion. Show him a cat, and he’ll do that. …

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Lorenzo Doumani takes over Clarion: ‘We’re blowing it up,’ creating something ‘very cool’

Lorenzo Doumani is looking to make the ratty Clarion the happiest place on earth, or at least on Convention Center Drive. Eager for the neighborhood to develop around him …

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Music festival generating excitement on north Strip

The north side of the Strip stands to gain from Rock in Rio, which is expected to draw 300,000 fans across the street from SLS Las Vegas. …

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Frank Marino, Alex Schechter moving forward ‘regardless of idiots’; ‘Vegas Nocturne’ (kind of) plays N.Y.

Frank Marino and Alex Schechter have watched the week’s crisscrossing rulings on same-sex marriage with acute interest. …

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‘Wicked’ elicits erupt-tastic response at Smith Center

At the end of Thursday’s matinee performance of “Wicked” at the Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, the show’s cast was greeted by the requisite standing ovation. This was another sellout performance, another standing ovation, …

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Brimming with vino and music, Wine Amplified barrels into MGM Resorts Village

Wine Amplified is the first music festival in Las Vegas to go entirely cash free. This is made possible through wristbands embedded with RFID chips. Festival attendees will load Festival Bucks …

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Reckless in Vegas, alt rock with a Rat Pack vibe, takes a swing at Downtown Grand

It is serendipitous, and appropriate, that a band named for Las Vegas with a Vegas attitude is playing a hotel in downtown Las Vegas run by a guy who is all about classic Vegas. …

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