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January 27, 2015

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Strip Scribbles: John Travolta, Elling Halvorson, Britney Spears, Carrot Top
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Las Vegas:
Las Vegas helicopter hero and Papillon Group founder and Chairman Elling Halvorson received the Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award during the 12th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards hosted in Los Angeles by actor John Travolta.
Photo: Holly Madison, seated, backstage with other perfor
1923 edges back toward Ivan Kane vibe; Gold Coast pulling apart showroom
Monday, January 19, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Yard House at Town Square, just a handspring from Baobab Stage Theater, where the venue’s proprietor, Wassa Coulibaly, is heading up another of her “Midnight Cabaret” burlesque shows.
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Carrot Top’s top priority for 2015: ‘Becoming a member of the Nevada Legislature’
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Q+A:
With the close of 2014, here is the last in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
Photo: Bob Anderson performs as Frank Sinatra during the
Second lineup is revealed for ‘ENTSpeaks’ at Inspire Theater on Feb. 2
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Downtown Las Vegas:
The success of “ENTSpeaks” led Andy Walmsley to sign up the Smith Center President Myron Martin, magician Mac King, “Fantasy” creator Anita Mann, “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” singer Nicole Kaplan, Frank Sinatra impressionist Bob Anderson and yours truly.
Photo: A model train travels around a giant snow globe in
Flowery praise for Bellagio holiday display; Andrea Bocelli seeks tender love at MGM Grand
Sunday, December 7, 2014
The Kats Report:
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the city’s longest-running arts organization.
Photo: A model train travels around a giant snow globe in
Flowery praise for Bellagio Conservatory; Andrea Bocelli asks for tender love at MGM Grand
Sunday, December 7, 2014
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the city’s longest-running arts organization. Appearing onstage ...
Photo: Criss Angel, with Maestro and Nathan Burton, celeb
Criss Angel extinguishes truck fire en route to Luxor show
Monday, December 1, 2014
The Strip:
When a truck burst into flames, it was no Criss Angel illusion, and the Cirque du Soleil headliner magician grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the flames as two people escaped from the blaze.
Photo: Cars travel through the Glittering Lights holiday
Photos: Glittering Lights sets Las Vegas Motor Speedway aglow
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Holidays:
The 14th annual Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway features more than 1 million twinkling LED lights along a 2.5-mile course of colorful displays sure to please the young and young at heart.
Photo: Laugh Factory at the Tropicana headliner Murray Sa
Q+A: Murray Sawchuck’s blind drive leads to 21 escapes, TV appearances galore
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Magic:
Magician Murray Sawchuck’s contributions to magic on television were recognized at the Los Angeles Fame Awards show one week ago: He was presented with a Career Achievement Award in the Magic Arts.
Photo: Rene Angelil and Celine Dion arrive at the
Celine Dion’s return delayed? Plus, new stars to be announced for the New Year
Monday, November 17, 2014
Las Vegas:
Plans are in progress for Celine Dion’s return to her residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, but because that’s now not likely to resume until May instead of the earlier expected March date, two stars are being added to the lineup.
Photo: 2014 Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, with Shanna Moak
Strip Scribbles: Miss Nevada USA Pageant, Great Santa Run and Criss Angel
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Las Vegas:
Eighteen gorgeous Nevada girls will be competing in next weekend’s Miss Nevada USA Pageant in Judy Bayley Theater at UNLV, and we’ve got the first photos of the contestants.
Photo: Anita Mann on the
Living a ‘Fantasy,’ Anita Mann marks No. 15 at Luxor
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The secret to the longevity of “Fantasy,” marking its 15th year at Luxor, can be found in Anita Mann's passion for choreography, creating and directing. ...
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Hats — and bras — off at 15th anniversary of ‘Fantasy’ at Luxor
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Adult:
When you have glamorous girls, topless dancers, pounding and pulsing music, a four-tiered birthday cake and a star-studded red carpet, you have the winning mix for a crackerjack celebration.
Photo: Tom Green and Criss Angel arrive at the 2014 Billb
Criss Angel escapes injury free from Houdini straightjacket stunt
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Magic:
“It was hugely successful,” Felix Rappaport, COO at Foxwoods in Connecticut and former Luxor president, told me. “We had an enthusiastic crowd of over 10,000 people watching. Criss was fabulous from start to finish. It was an elaborate and mind-blowing stunt.”
Photo: The 2014 Fantasy calendar-release party on Tuesday
Preview: ‘Fantasy’s’ fabulous 15th anniversary celebrates with dancers, memories
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Luxor:
For 15 consecutive years, the glamour girls of “Fantasy” at the Luxor have been shedding their costumes to go topless, and tonight they celebrate the milestone anniversary at the same time as creator Anita Mann celebrates her 15th wedding anniversary.

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