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December 19, 2014

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Photo: Frankie Moreno performs during Shade Tree's 12th A
Flexibility key to ‘Showstoppers’ setlist; Frankie Moreno has scant shows left at Strat
Friday, December 12, 2014
Those who have seen “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers,” and read early accounts of the lineup of numbers to be performed in the show, have noted some famous shows not represented.
Photo: Imagine Dragons headline Night 1 of 2014 Holiday H
Review: Imagine Dragons rock the Joint for X107.5 Holiday Havoc
Friday, December 12, 2014
Hard Rock Hotel:
The group was clearly feeling nostalgic as lead singer Dan Reynolds talked about first hearing their song on the radio in Las Vegas, purchasing a home here and transforming it into a studio for their second album, and how Sin City will always be their home.
Photo: Jack White plays Brooklyn Bowl on February 4.
Concert on-sales: Jack White, Fleetwood Mac, Widespread Panic and more
Friday, December 12, 2014
Also: Bass Drum of Death at Beauty Bar, Zola Jesus and The Growlers at Bunkhouse.
Photo: Travis Cloers Christmas at My Place at Cabaret Jaz
Travis Cloer’s ‘Christmas at My Place’ shines bright at Cabaret Jazz
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Smith Center:
“Jersey Boys” at the Paris star Travis Cloer scored a triumph with his “Christmas at My Place” holiday show in Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Monday night. It’s a great shame that it was a one-night-only production.
Photo: Shania Twain arrives horseback at Caesars Palace o
Shania Twain on ending her two-year L.V. run: I’m taking happy memories with me
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Caesars Palace:
“I am genuinely excited about coming to Las Vegas to perform the show,” she told me in 2011. “My voice is stronger today than ever. My confidence is better than ever. Today really was very meaningful, a giant weight off my shoulders.”
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: Singer Ne-Yo laughs during an interview at the Joh
Ne-Yo draws on his past as he gives back to Las Vegas children
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Children lined up outside a building in Henderson, giddy to receive presents and spend a few moments chatting with the well-known man behind the gifts. No, Santa Claus didn’t make an early stop.
Photo: Lady Antebellum  Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and
Review: Lady Antebellum heats up cold night at DLVEC
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Music:
Singers Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, whose onstage chemistry Friday night was palpable and has improved greatly over the years, were dressed for the occasion in black leather jackets, although guitarist Kelley would ditch his after the second song.
Photo: The 2014 Opportunity Village Las Vegas Great Santa
Olivia Newton-John is the one Flamingo wants, renews into 2015
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Music:
I talked with my longtime friend when she received the renewal news: “I am so looking forward to it. I’ve had a really nice time this year taking audiences on a musical journey through my life in film and music. Now we can continue for next year.”
Photo: Female Tatiana Alvarez, aka male DJ Musikillz.
Strip Scribbles: Female DJ disguised as male lands movie; Barry Manilow; new topless cabaret
Monday, December 8, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s an amazing story, and definitely an “only in Las Vegas” tale, of a disguised, cross-dressing female DJ. It took a year for EDM DJ Musikillz to break into the business, and only then could he reveal that he is a she.
Photo: Zach Swon and Colton Swon of The Swon Brothers.
Q+A: The Swon Brothers headline NFR at MGM Grand, tour with Brad Paisley in 2015
Monday, December 8, 2014
Music:
The Swon Brothers — siblings Colton Swon, 26, and Zach Swon, 29 — who placed third on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice,” are about to realize a dream in the New Year when they go on tour with country superstar Brad Paisley.
Photo: Hank Williams Jr. performs during the recording of
Review: Hank Williams Jr. brings old country to Golden Nugget
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Music:
Old-school Bocephus rallied the crowd singing a rendition of his politically charged “We Don’t Apologize for America,” where he told the crowd, “Get the hell out and go quit your crying.”
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A-ha: Dolyniuk embraces ’80s, adds symphony for Smith Center show
Saturday, December 6, 2014
"I'm a workaholic," says Brody Dolyniuk, but there is a lot of fun mixed with this show that evokes The Tubes, Oingo Boingo, INXS and other '80 acts at Reynolds Hall.
Photo: Jennifer Lopez, left, is embraced by Pitbull at th
J.Lo talk es en fuego at Caesars; Steve Wynn seized advice in naming ‘Showstoppers’
Friday, December 5, 2014
Jennifer Lopez is hot — hot, I tell you! — as a topic of discussion around Caesars Entertainment venues.

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