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October 24, 2014

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Eric Jordan Young (Oct. 23)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Eric Jordan Young, who is headlining the new show "Shakin'" at Planet Hollywood. Listen »

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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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Oscar Goodman remembers his ‘Mount Rushmore moment’; The Pointer Sisters pop up at Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

Oscar Goodman resumes his speaker series Thursday night at Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza with a lotta mob talk. …

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After less than one month, ‘Georgia on My Mind’ to close Oct. 15 at Venetian

Georgia on My Mind” is brimming with great artists, including Clint Holmes, Nnenna Frelon and Take 6, but struggled to fill a large theater. …

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The witch is back: ‘Wicked’ is ready for another clean sweep of Smith Center

It is not at all shocking that “Wicked” is among the biggest hits to play the Smith Center. It was the first Broadway musical to play Reynolds Hall, selling every ticket of its run in August and September of 2012. …

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Big cats scrambling back to the Strip with Dirk Arthur’s ‘Wild Illusions’ at the Riv

“Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions” opens Dec. 1 and is tentatively scheduled to perform nightly at 7, dark Fridays. Over time, he’ll likely add matinee shows to the schedule on Saturdays and Sundays. …

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Route 91 Harvest festival at MGM Resorts Village is country without borders

Garth Brooks’ shows at Encore Theater in the Wynn were pockmarked with references to, and samples of, Bob Seger and KISS. KISS even turned up at the ACM Awards a few years ago. …

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Time-share mogul on lawsuit: ‘I don’t like being accused of stiffing anybody. It’s not true’

David Siegel responds to allegations that he failed to pay a real estate agent for work done on his purchase of the LVH.

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Roy Horn’s 70th celebrated at 1923 and with ‘Michael Jackson One’

Siegfried Fischbacher has said it before, and repeatedly, for a very long time. “Always, I am waiting for Roy,” he says. “It is the story of my life.” …

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Live from ‘iHat’ music festival: The Wayner joins real-deal Neal McCoy at MGM Village

Yessir, last month MGM Grand and MGM Resorts Village hosted the iHeart Radio Music Festival. This is the iHat Radio Music Festival. …

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Piano great Philip Fortenberry is again a major player at Cabaret Jazz

Philip Fortenberry feels as if he’s already told his story. Problem is, he continues to add to that story. …

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Andy Walmsley hopes ‘ENTSpeaks’ will be the talk of the town

Those who live and work in the Las Vegas entertainment industry have fascinating, and in many cases untold, stories. But don’t take my word for it. …

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Lewis Black’s week: Comedian drops Tom Brady, preps for headliner gig at Mirage

Lewis Black is a veteran of the Las Vegas stage, having performed at various venues in the city for better than 10 years, including Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand and House of Blues …

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Master teacher Jerry Lewis is once more Nutty Professor at Reynolds Hall

I think Jerry Lewis performs these shows as a public service announcement to people who might have forgotten, or have never been exposed to, real entertainment. He’s the last of a generation of showmen …

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