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Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 | 4:01 p.m.
It is Thursday, and these are notes on the fly ...
• To get a perspective on the 610 million TV viewers that Recycled Percussion reached in its Sunday appearance on the finale of "China's Got Talent," RP would need to fill the makeshift 220-seat MGM Grand Studio 54 theater 2,772,727 times to match that number in Las Vegas.
• Quiz time: On Friday, who will attend both the Fremont Street Experience's OktoberFrightFest with Verne "Mini Me" Troyer at 4 p.m. and the World's Largest Margarita pour at 5:30 p.m. at Ricardo's Mexican Restaurant on Flamingo and Decatur (answer at the end of the column).
• Announced this week is the live taping (and that is possible, in radio, to have a live taping) of the NPR news quiz show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" at Paris Las Vegas. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Paris Theatre. Tickets run $50, $75, $100 and $150. The Vegas show, hosted as always by Peter Sagal and judged by Carl Kasell, airs the weekend of Nov. 20 on 550 NPR member stations across the country, including KNPR 88.9-FM in Las Vegas. Air times are Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Go to Ticketmaster.com for the tick-a-rinos.
• The final showcase at the Liberace Museum was held Thursday night with an hourlong performance of "Liberace & Me" by Philip Fortenberry. For the final number the invitation-only audience sang, "I'll Be Seeing You." But for me, the most poignant moment was ducking into the museum's main costume-exhibit room and, in almost total darkness, happening upon Fortenberry rehearsing in total solitude before the performance. The 31-year-old museum on Trop and Spencer closes for good Oct. 17.
• The Lili Claire Foundation received a monetary boost today when Ken and Sandra Malamed of Los Angeles donated $100,000 toward its planned Southern Nevada medical center. The donation coincides with this weekend's Nevada Wild Feast country music concert and street fair set for Henderson Pavilion from Friday through Sunday. The Lili Claire center is to be located on a 5.5-acre parcel near Nevada State College in Henderson. Lili Claire. The five-year fundraising goal to help fund the opening and operating costs of the center $100 million.
• Answer: Mayor Oscar Goodman. The event at the First Street Stage kicks off the annual Halloween festival downtown, and the World's Largest Margarita pour ... well, that's fairly self-explanatory. I hear you can bathe in it.
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