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December 21, 2014

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Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs dur
Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
Friday, December 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the most of the peace because next weekend it all explodes again in preparation for New Year’s Eve.
Photo: Ariel Ouellette, 10, of Las Vegas rides on the the
Weekend best bets: Brian Setzer Orchestra, War and Winter Parq
Thursday, December 18, 2014
It’s a slow holiday weekend ahead, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of festive activities to partake in and opportunities to get in the spirit of giving. Here are our weekend best bets:
Photo: Charlie Ebersol and Britney Spears.
Put a ring on it! A Christmas gift for Britney Spears: Engagement?
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Music:
Even though it’s been only a two-month romance, rumors are picking up fast and furious that Britney Spears plans to get engaged over next week’s Christmas celebrations to new beau producer Charlie Ebersol.
Photo: Steve Wynns Showstoppers at Encore Theater in Wynn
Q+A: Steve Wynn talks ‘Showstoppers’ ahead of Saturday grand opening
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Encore Theater:
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn is the most excited he’s ever been in his life with the creation of his “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” spectacular that after previews has its official opening gala Saturday night at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
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: Andrea Bocelli is flanked by soprano Maria Aleida
Andrea Bocelli to perform at Power of Love Gala for Keep Memory Alive
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Philanthropy:
When the Italian tenor was here for a concert at MGM Grand two weeks ago, Andrea and his wife, Veronica, toured the Frank Gehry-designed building, and because they lost a relative to Alzheimer’s offered to help the work of the brain center.
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: Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws announcement
Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws vs. KISS’ L.A. Kiss
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Arena Football League:
It’s “Monday Night Football” of a totally different kind at the Thomas & Mack Center with Vince Neil performing the national anthem. Expect new Outlaws players to be signed over the course of the next four weeks with Vince getting first draft picks in January.
Photo: NeNe Leakes in Cirque du Soleils Zumanity at New Y
Strip Scribbles: Elvis exhibit, new-look ‘Zumanity,’ Reba and Brooks & Dunn
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Las Vegas:
I’m hearing that the world’s largest attraction of Elvis tribute artists, memorabilia and wardrobe items will replace the former sprawling “Star Trek” exhibit at Westgate Las Vegas early in the New Year.
Photo: Jimmy Urine and bassist Lyn-Z from Mindless Self I
Popular all-ages music fest Extreme Thing pulls the plug on 2015
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Extreme Thing attracted the high school and early-20s sets, who have taken to Facebook demanding answers.
Photo: Iggy Azalea performs at the 42nd Annual American M
The Rolling Stones in L.V. in June? New residents Heart at HOB? Iggy at MGM on April 25
Monday, December 15, 2014
Music:
Who dat, who dat, you ask? Iggy Azalea has revealed that her new North American “Great Escape Tour” will play MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, April 25.
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: Caesars Palace General Manager Sean McBurney and A
Shania Twain ends two-year run at Caesars, set to return in 2015
Monday, December 15, 2014
Music:
In the two years country pop queen Shania Twain was a resident at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, she performed 105 shows for 337,500 guests — but never one like her finale Saturday night.
Photo: Smashing Pumpkins at Brooklyn Bowl
Concert review: Smashing Pumpkins mix old and new at Brooklyn Bowl
Sunday, December 14, 2014
For an artist who often seems to delight in denying audiences what they want, Billy Corgan was remarkably accommodating.
Photo: The Casa de Shenandoah sign, returned to the prope
Wayne Newton is making a return to Casa de Shenandoah
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Mr. Las Vegas is ending 2014 by making some major news in his Old Vegas neighborhood. Returned to the corner of Sunset and Pecos roads is the famous Casa de Shenandoah sign ...

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