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October 25, 2014

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Film review: Kevin Smith’s 'Tusk' is an ambitious failure
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
It's an incredibly awkward mix of horror and comedy.
Photo: Dylan OBrien faces danger in the mediocre Maze
Film review: Lame 'Maze Runner' ultimately goes nowhere
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Can we all just admit that YA-based entertainment is really getting old?
Photo: Justin Favela's Pinatatopia at P3 Studios inside o
Mexico: Perceptions, memories and dreams in artist’s Piñata utopia
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Justin Favela's cross-cultural social study of sorts that welcomes everyone to play along.
Photo: Jodie McDonald, Kevin Burke, Sabina Kelley and Dan
High-octane ‘Limelight’ at the Plaza captures spirit of The Roaring ’20s
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
“Limelight” is a high-octane, frenzied entertainment package with some of the most dynamic dancing seen in Las Vegas. Some of its excitement is right in your face as the gorgeous glamor girls dance among the audience and their legs barely miss your head.
Photo: Pussy Riot was attacked by Cossack militiamen in S
Pussy Riot joins the Life Is Beautiful speaker lineup
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Two founding members of the feminist punk group will come to Las Vegas in October.
Photo: Rehearsal for
New burlesque musical cast is ready for ‘Limelight’ at Plaza
Thursday, September 11, 2014
In “Limelight,” black-and-white magic movie days are transformed into blazing Technicolor songs-and-dances with six female dancers and singer Felice Garcia, who has double-duty also performing in “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s.
Photo: Rocco and Tom Hardy have great chemistry.
Film review: Rewarding performances carry thriller 'The Drop'
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
What’s surprising is that Tom Hardy, an actor best known for playing brutal characters, seems every bit as cute and vulnerable as his canine co-star.
Photo: Suzanne Shiffletts biographical exhibit The Su
Suzanne Shifflett brings ‘The Sum of All Its Parts’ to Sin City Gallery
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The San Francisco tattoo artist pairs the art historical with the queer contemporary.
Photo: Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?
Film review: The trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s 'Atlas Shrugged' ends with a whimper
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The final installment fulfills its function of flattering the worldview of Rand’s fans and followers, while completely failing as a piece of narrative cinema.
‘Kinky Boots’ at Smith Center an emotional high with laughter, tears and joy
Monday, September 8, 2014
Celebrities and Las Vegas VIPs joined Broadway angel investors and a festive audience for the weekend’s official premiere of “Kinky Boots.” It has everything you could ever ask for in a dazzling, brash and successful night of brilliant theater.
Sole sisters come out in droves as ‘Kinky Boots’ opens at Smith Center
Sunday, September 7, 2014
“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. ...
Photo: Omelette aux fines herbs and Tandoori chicken wing
Origin India owner and chef praise ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’
Sunday, September 7, 2014
If the omelette aux fines herbs and Tandoori chicken wings featured in “The Hundred-Foot Journey” left your mouth watering and your stomach growling, there’s hope here in Las Vegas for lunch and dinner — for a limited time — at Origin India on Paradise Road.
Photo: Jerry Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper on Thursday, Sept.
Cyndi Lauper: ‘If young people don’t discover Broadway, then Broadway will die’
Saturday, September 6, 2014
‘Kinky Boots’:
Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell won 2013 Tony Awards for their work on “Kinky Boots.” “Now we’re thinking we should collaborate on something else together. Maybe we could create something special for Las Vegas?” Cyndi told me Thursday afternoon at the Smith Center.
Photo: Artist Shaina Cruea performs during the amateur Ch
Weekend best bets: ‘Kinky Boots,’ Gay Pride, pole dancing and Great Las Vegas Grill-Off
Thursday, September 4, 2014
From Gay Pride to professional pole dancing to a Tony Award-winning musical, this weekend's eclectic offerings give Las Vegas plenty to celebrate. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Photo: Cyndi Lauper at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday,
Preview: Behind-the-scenes of ‘Kinky Boots’ at the Smith Center
Thursday, September 4, 2014
With a dream team of entertainment talent behind the hit musical “Kinky Boots” opening tonight at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts ahead of its Saturday premiere, it’s like a fine bottle of champagne popping open with vibrant bubbles and excitement.

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