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October 2, 2014

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Justin Mortelliti (Sep. 30)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Justin Mortelliti, who plays Drew in "Rock of Ages" at the Venetian. Listen »

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Add The Wayner to the Nevada 150 all-star show; Cook E. Jarr closes run at Harrah’s

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin landed Mr. Las Vegas for the upcoming sesquicentennial all-star show Sept. 22 at Reynolds Hall: Wayne Newton has agreed to …

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From downtown to Sunset Station, the creative among us are cranking it up this evening

Rare is it in VegasVille that we are treated to such a spate of groovy events on a Tuesday night. Tonight is one of those rare nights, as some hyper-creative artists are performing downtown, in Green Valley and on the Strip. …

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On tap for ‘Absinthe’: Twin dancing tandem of Sean & John

Sean and John Scott, more famously known as Sean & John, are premiering in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on Thursday night. The duo has most recently performed in “Vegas Nocturne” at the Cosmopolitan’s Rose. Rabbit. Lie. but were left without a stage …

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Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend

The hotel opened by film legend Debbie Reynolds on Convention Center Drive seems to be fading to black. The Clarion Hotel Casino has reportedly announced …

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SLS opening draws some real players; Jewelers of Las Vegas accessorizes Fred Segal

The fury of Friday night’s grand opening at SLS Las Vegas has subsided, when guests began waiting in line for as long as 4 hours before the requisite fireworks, ribbon cutting and flooding of the casino floor at midnight. …

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Lawsuit: Siegel stiffed old family friend

Business has gotten personal between the daughter of prominent real estate agent David Atwell (who died in November) and timeshare mogul David Siegel, who recently bought …

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As it reignites north end of the Strip, SLS means Seeking Local Support

It’s difficult not to feel melancholy as SLS Las Vegas resurrects this famous parcel at the corner of Sahara and the Strip. It’s been the zombie apocalypse on this corner long enough, three years and change since the closing of …

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Cirque plans to spin ‘Zumanity’ and ‘Love’ anew

Cirque du Soleil put on quite a scene Thursday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, as artists from “Love” at the Mirage bounded about the baggage claim area to celebrate The Beatles’ performances at the Las Vegas Convention Center 50 years ago this week. …

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Can SLS Las Vegas bring life back to the north end of the Strip?

Sam Nazarian has created just what he thinks Las Vegas deserves with SLS: A shiny new playground (that locals might be able to afford!).

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AFAN fills an LMNT-al need with Black & White Party host Bryan Chan

Maybe LMNT was a big deal for boyband fans, but the troupe is but a memory today for Bryan Chan, who spent several years as the frontman for Chippendales at the Rio and Saturday night co-hosts the 28th annual AFAN Black & White Party at the Joint. …

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A frenetic, powerful and unforgettable night with Al Pacino at the Mirage

You watch everything until your mind is filled with Al Pacino’s image. Pick any scene — the retrieval of the pistol in “The Godfather” when he blows away Virgil Sollozzo and Capt. McCluskey in the diner, the improvised shouting of “Attica!” in “Dog Day Afternoon.” …

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Fright Dome fires up ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’

In the horror-film genre, the most exciting form of massacre is, of course, a chainsaw massacre. Preferably achieved in the great state of Texas. Fright Dome is teaming with the great …

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It’s a return to ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ on the Strip

I first caught The Fab at the late swill house Mad Dogs & Englishmen and also at the late lounge at Palace Station, spending quite a few addled evenings shouting such requests as “Rocky Raccoon!,” “Revolution No. 9!” and “Anything By The Rutles!” …

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From Las Vegas Convention Center to ‘Love,’ it’s a Beatles life

“Unbelievable,” says Stuart Pitz, who was in the audience at the Convention Center for The Beatles on Aug. 20, 1964. “Deafening. Crazy. And what I remember at the start of that show was poor Jackie DeShannon, who was basically booed off the stage.” …

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‘Sydney’ might not go dark; Cheaza headed to China; fetching notes at Nevada SPCA charity event

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Starbucks on Sunday at Planet Hollywood, where upstairs the new adult revue “Sydney After Dark” from SPI Entertainment is performing its final show later at the old “Peepshow” showroom. …

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