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December 20, 2014

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Photo: Frankie Moreno performs at the Stratosphere on Thu
Moreno hitting Carnegie Hall in 2015; Wynn gives dancers in ‘Showstoppers’ room to stretch their legs
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau this week made a stop at an open terrace just outside the 50th-floor VooDoo Steakhouse at the Rio for announcement of the New Year’s Eve fireworks show on the Strip. Seven hotels will fire pyrotechnics during …
Photo: The Las Vegas Strip.
NYE in Las Vegas: 80,000 fireworks, music of Whitney, One Republic, Pitbull
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Strip:
The lucky numbered 7-minute-11-second “America’s Party” performance will be fired from the rooftops of MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, the Venetian and Stratosphere.
Photo: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, their four kids and
Review: Human Nature’s holiday show a strange yuletide brew? No!
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Venetian:
“The Human Nature Christmas Motown and More” show at the Venetian is full of tidings of great joy and songs of wondrous delight, and it’s all a truly beautiful and entertaining musical night.
Photo: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, their four kids and
Human Nature heats up and cools off for holidays; Extreme Thing dumped for ’15; ‘Mondays Dark’
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Kats Report:
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. I am positioned on the actual floor seating area of the music hall, in which The Killers played on opening weekend and Imagine Dragons performed just last week.
Photo: Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, their four kids and
Human Nature heats up, cools off for holidays; Extreme Thing dumped for ’15; ‘Mondays Dark’
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. I am positioned on the actual floor seating area of the music hall, in which The Killers played on opening weekend and Imagine Dragons ...
Photo: Mark Shunocks debut Mondays Dark benefiting Opport
Q+A: Mark Shunock toasts two years of ‘Rock of Ages,’ one year of ‘Mondays Dark’
Monday, December 15, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s a triple celebration for Mark Shunock, Lonny in “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian. The musical celebrates its second anniversary Thursday, “Rock” has been renewed through December 2015, and his monthly charity night toasts its first anniversary tonight.
Photo: Grand marshal and Caesars Palace headliner Shania
Celebrity preview: Shania, Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Jeff Foxworthy, Brody Jenner, NFR
Friday, December 12, 2014
Las Vegas:
Is country entertainment taking an ever-bigger role in the Las Vegas headliner scene? Tickets go on sale today for Kenny Chesney’s two-night stand at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in April. We’ve loved having the cowboys and cowgirls in town for the rodeo.
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to ’90s icons The Smashing Pumpkins to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Here are our weekend best bets:
Photo: Criss Angel, Mr. Piffles and Piff the Magic Dragon
Piff the Magic Dragon fires up Rose. Rabbit. Lie.; Brian Wilson without pier at Venetian
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A member of “Vegas Nocturne” performed at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. last week. Lest you get all giddy over this concept, it was actually a former member of that wildly imaginative production, Piff the Magic Dragon, along ...
Photo: Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and CEO of
Why Iranian hackers targeted Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Corp.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Earlier this year, Iranian hackers targeted the Sands Corp., which includes the Venetian and the Palazzo casinos, after Sheldon Adelson publicly denounced the government in October 2013, prompting Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah to fire back with a statement of his own. While it is unknown if the cyberattack was done by "hackivists" or by the government, it's likely that Iranian officials knew about it, according to Bloomberg Businessweek ...
Photo: 2014 Salute Our Troops at the Venetian on Wednesda
Photos: Troops receive salute, all-expense-paid trip to L.V. by Venetian
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Military:
‘Tis the season of giving! Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, joined their hotel team members in a partnership with Southwest Airlines and Omaha Steaks for the ninth Salute Our Troops with the Armed Forces Foundation.
Photo: Suzanne Somers.
Dr. John Salerno at Anti-Aging conference: Eternal youth, living to 120
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Health:
More than 25,000 physicians and scientists from 120 countries who believe in alternative medicine for anti-aging solutions and regenerative medical cures arrived here today for the annual world congress of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Photo: Sebastien Silvestri, Daniel Boulud, Buddy Valastro
Ultimo at the Venetian: Star chefs prepare dinner fit for royalty
Monday, December 8, 2014
Fine Dining:
Star chefs Emeril Lagasse and Daniel Boulud created the ultimate in fabulous food with five courses before “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro wheeled in one of the largest 10-story cakes ever made for the Strip.
Photo: Italian-born tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with co
Celebrity preview: Lady Antebellum, Andrea Bocelli, NFR, NASCAR, Great Santa Run, Ultimo, UFC 181
Friday, December 5, 2014
Las Vegas:
Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John, entertainment legend Wayne Newton and Jaime Lynch of “Fantasy” at Luxor are stopping by the Great Santa Run to wish walkers and runners Happy Holidays. Elsewhere, will the cowboys take to Andrea Bocelli’s magical voice?
Photo: Famed butcher Dario Cecchini, Robin Leach and chef
Ultimo Weekend, star chefs’ celebration of luxury at Venetian, is fit for royalty
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Fine Dining:
“The grandest meal ever served in Las Vegas.” That was the description celebrity chef Mario Batali declared a year ago at the Grand Banquet in the Venetian. It was a staggering sight as nearly 200 guests sat down to his deluxe dinner.

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