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April 16, 2014

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Skye Dee Miles (Apr. 11)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Skye Dee Miles about Holly Madison’s speakeasy 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque at Mandalay Bay. Listen »

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O’Sheas’ booze sales are intoxicating; Sebastian De-Bachery at Mandalay Bay

Former Planet Hollywood headliner Holly Madison is opening her burlesque-themed speakeasy 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque on Thursday evening at Mandalay Place, but she’s still holding the remote for a TV project …

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Olivia Newton-John’s round at Flamingo is par (or birdie) for the course

Olivia Newton-John, on Friday evening at the grand opening of her Flamingo show “Summer Nights,” rolled out her hits and a couple of nifty covers and closed not with a rousing number but with something delicate …

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UNLVino boosted by all that jazz; Vegas violinists prepping for a disco-rama

The UNLVino is in full swing at the moment at Caesars Palace. Often this event is a true blowout – the winds have been a problem. But what blew me away …

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It’s good times for Brad Garrett as his Comedy Club turns 2 at MGM Grand

When he was a kid, Brad Garrett once performed an impression of a television star. The results were mixed, to put it mildly. This was in 1974, Garrett was age 14 at the time, and the hot sitcom of the moment was …

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Now starring on the Strip: Manny Pacquiao?! Plus, Holly Madison, Melody Sweets

This is one of those subjects bound to spark skepticism among boxing devotees, but we’re going there anyway: Would immensely popular Manny Pacquiao be a credible headliner in a Las Vegas stage show? …

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After the fall, George Wallace to close standup show — and hints at TV project

Longtime comedian George Wallace opened at the Flamingo Las Vegas 10 years ago, but, after winning $1.3 in damages from Bellagio on Tuesday afternoon, the Strip headliner has decided to shutter his live show April 26. …

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In UNLV jacket unveiling, Brandon Flowers is a Runnin’ Rebel with a cause

A big fan of the UNLV squad who won the 1989-90 national championship, Brandon Flowers of The Killers wore Rebel red during a recent performance at Reunion Park at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. …

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Inside Strait: Country icon takes top prize at 2014 ACM Awards at MGM Grand

Former Wynn resident headliner Garth Brooks, himself a legend, introduced Merle Haggard for a special Academy of Country Music Award at MGM Grand Garden Arena tonight and led the crowd in a special song …

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The unconventional percussion of Kenny Wollesen; boxer becomes a ‘sox’ symbol

The instruments being used in “The Tempest” at Symphony Park are a mix of traditional music-making devices and such household items as coffee cans, hand cranks, shoes, wooden boxes, aged dress shoes and vacuum hoses …

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Olivia Newton-John gets a fast start on summer lovin’ in Las Vegas

Olivia Newton-John was welcomed to Las Vegas officially on Wednesday afternoon, cruising up the Linq corridor between Flamingo and the Quad in the black, flame-painted ’49 Mercury convertible that was dusted by Greased Lightning in “Grease.” …

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A Holmes-coming for Bill Fayne at the Smith Center; Teller’s take on venues is theatrical

Drummer Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers was honored by UNLV’s College of Fine Arts as Alumnus of the Year, but it likely won’t be his last award from his alma mater. This is the first step in the school awarding …

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Angel Porrino tapped out of balloon act in ‘Absinthe’

Angel Porrino was a friend of Holly Madison and a featured subject on “Holly’s World” when she joined “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, but she is now out of the show. As those who have been tracking social media have learned over the past several days, her …

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Left fleeced and unconscious, John Popper’s traveling blues could have been far worse

Blues Traveler frontman John Popper says he was lucky that he wasn’t “cut up and served as a cannibal meal” the night last week he walked into Mandalay Bay …

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Magic set is larger as Teller’s passion, ‘The Tempest,’ prepares to open at Smith Center

Headliner magician Teller’s fascination with changing reality has not ebbed over the years, and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is a heartfelt project that built steam years ago at the Rio.

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‘KWTD’: Jeff Timmons on a bare hunt with his new show Men of the Strip

Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees once guest-hosted Chippendales at the Rio, and from there an idea was sparked. One of our favorite guests in the three-year history of “Kats With the Dish,” Timmons visited …

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