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April 24, 2014

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Lisa Marie Smith and 'Pin Up' (Apr. 18)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Lisa Marie Smith, the singer in "Pin Up." Listen »

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Cirque has lofty plans for The Tenors in ‘One Drop’; Dispensary’s swanky jazz hang turns 2

The Tenors have rehearsed with the Cirque du Soleil creative team for “One Night for One Drop” and are particularly interested in the hoist process.

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How one Las Vegas headliner received an immaculate reception; Stirling Club still being courted

Franco Harris and Lydell Mitchell took in an intimate performance last weekend, much to the surprise of the performer.

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Brody Dolyniuk: If he keeps on playin’, the levee’s gonna break

Brody Dolyniuk founded Yellow Brick Road in Las Vegas and brings a classic-rock spectacle to Smith Center on Friday night with Zeppelin USA. This is far more adventurous a performance than a mere recitation of Led Zep’s biggest hits.

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Frankie Moreno working with Joshua Bell on PBS special; Carrot Top in line for Jay Leno’s sendoff

Carrot Top welcomed Toby Keith to his headliner show at the Luxor on Saturday night — then drew the crowd’s attention back to the stage: “Hey! The shows up here! Eyes here!”

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Wranglers’ Billy Johnson: ‘I was assaulted’ by Las Vegas magician Seth Grabel

Billy Johnson is filing a civil suit against Seth Grabel, who allegedly assaulted Johnson after a show by The Amazing Johnathan in January 2010.

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Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons can’t wait to share famous ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage

Imagine Dragons make their first appearance on “Saturday Night Live” tonight, and bassist Ben McKee is eager to perform on the same stage where Sean Connery (played famously by Darrel Hammond) chided Alex Trebek (in one of Will Ferrell’s great roles on the show).

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The Great Britney Debate: Her No. 1 fan is not in sync with a true skeptic

Britney Spears is a pop-culture icon who has a high volume of hits and multitudes of loyal fans, but does that mean she puts on a great show at Planet Hollywood? You decide.

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‘KWTD’: Billy Johnson says ECHL’s ‘confidence is high’ in Wranglers’ capacity to find suitable home

Given five weeks to find a new home for the Las Vegas Wranglers, President Billy Johnson plans to issue a memorandum of understanding to the ECHL on Wednesday.

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Beacher’s Madhouse is risque freaks and geeks; Rose. Rabbit. Lie. takes risks

The night begins with Skye Dee Miles and her new Tropicana Nights show at Tropicana Lounge. It is important to note that Miles kicks off this coincidentally aligned weekend of entertainment on the Strip because she unleashes a consistently entertaining show.

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Pia Zadora rocks out with ‘MDQ’; Patrick Duffy hangs at State of the Union; Floyd Mayweather Jr. seeking $10.4 million taker?

Pia Zadora knows how to rock it out, and she’ll get a shot with the cast of “Million Dollar Quartet” next Tuesday night at Harrah’s.

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Brooklyn Bowl’s first strike: Elvis Costello & The Roots

Elvis Costello & The Roots are the first in an impressive list of acts set to open the 2,000-seat music venue at Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq. The 80,000-square-foot bowling and live-music venue wonderland is throwing a heavyweight opening party March 15-16.

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Florence Henderson splashes color over NBT’s Black & White Ball

Florence Henderson joked about Viagra, dusted off a joke about George Burns and sang a cappella at Saturday’s NBT fundraising gala at Aria.

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The dust settles, and Las Vegas keeps Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

A little more than a month after it seemed the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was leaving Las Vegas for the backyard of Disney World or even Dallas, it was formally announced that the rodeo would remain in Las Vegas through 2024.

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For a night, it’s ‘The Ballet Bunch’ as Florence Henderson is honored by NBT

Nevada Ballet Theater’s 2014 Woman of the Year has taken many voyages on “The Love Boat,” played at every famous Strip hotel and even worked with Shecky Greene.

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High Roller passengers to be tied in knots; Carlos Santana snares Las Vegas great; Cheaza fails to tackle Richard Sherman

Jon Gray of the Linq has taken dozens of wedding reservations for the High Roller already, and the attraction is several weeks away from opening.

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