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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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Sole sisters come out in droves as ‘Kinky Boots’ opens at Smith Center

“Kinky Boots” is that kind of scene, a festival of drag not experienced in this fashion since the opening of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” at the Venetian last summer. Unlike that show, which struggled to sustain ticket sales and closed early, “Kinky Boots” has … legs. …

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Crazy Horse Too closed again: What went wrong?

One of the most famous, and infamous, gentlemen’s clubs in Las Vegas reopened last year after a long hiatus, but on a temporary license. A mix of unexpected tragedy and bad behavior conspired to prevent the establishment from earning a permanent license — for now.

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A night with ‘Elvis’ helped Cyndi Lauper embrace Las Vegas

Elvis changed Cyndi Lauper’s view of Vegas. It wasn’t really Elvis, of course. It never is. But the man in the jumpsuit braying “Suspicious Minds” was actually Lauper’s cousin Johnny Edwards …

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Joan Rivers’ influence is felt in the careers of Frank Marino and Clint Holmes

Frank Marino and Clint Holmes are stars in Las Vegas but otherwise seem not to have a whole lot in common. In his act, Marino dresses as a woman. Holmes … doesn’t. But the two longtime Las Vegas favorites were …

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David Perrico’s departure trumpets end of era at ‘Pin Up’

David Perrico, the highly regarded and extensively experienced music director of the production show at the Stratosphere, has told the show’s producers that he would be …

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Jerry Mitchell laces up ‘Boots’ in his return to Las Vegas

“Kinky Boots” won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Choreography (marking Jerry Mitchell’s second Tony Award in a 25-year career, the first being for “La Cage Aux Follies” in 2005) and also for Best Score. …

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Cosmopolitan fires back at Spiegelworld with $6M countersuit in ‘Vegas Nocturne’ dispute

In all, The Cosmopolitan specifies a half-dozen claims against Spiegelworld and is seeking more than $6 million in damages — not including punitive awards and legal fees. …

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What to know about The Other Hotel opening

The opening of SLS Las Vegas has overshadowed another Strip hotel unveiling set for this week. The debut of Delano Las Vegas is upon us. The property once known as The Hotel at Mandalay Bay is …

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Club kingpin Mike Galam is out as Crazy Horse Too sits dark

Um, maybe it’s the location? Maybe the parcel on which Crazy Horse Too is simply cursed? Not likely, but that enclave of debauchery …

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As Jerry Lewis accepts Australia’s top honor, rare MDA Telethon video surfaces

There was once a time when the entire country was tuned in to Jerry Lewis on Labor Day Weekend, but on Friday afternoon it was a handful of dignitaries who joined Lewis at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts …

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Real rockers Arsenal fuel ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Venetian

“Rock of Ages,” which is deep into its second year at the Venetian, features a dynamite cast of Broadway-caliber performers but leans heavily on a live band at the back of the stage. …

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‘O’ artist released from hospital after suffering injury during Russian Swing act

An artist in Cirque du Soleil’s production of “O” at Bellagio was injured Wednesday night after hitting the stage while dismounting from the show’s Russian Swing act. Cirque officials have …

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Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s

What is to become of Cook E. Jarr, whose name brings to mind the heyday of Las Vegas lounge schmaltz? He arrived more than 30 years ago toting the act Cook E. Jarr & The Krums, …

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‘Absinthe’ is setting up for second, touring production

“Given the ever-growing demand for the production and its lauded reputation globally, we decided to engage in discussions with promoters in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan about the ‘Absinthe’ tour,” Spiegelworld founder …

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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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