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July 25, 2014

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Photo: Jason Aldean performs at the 49th Annual Academy o
Route 91 Harvest fest launches with Aldean, Shelton, Lambert in Las Vegas from Oct. 3-5
Thursday, July 17, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.
Photo: Dancers rehearse for the new production Sydney Aft
Belinda Chapple of ‘Sydney After Dark’: We have ‘some of the sexiest women Australia has to offer’
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Guest Columnist:
“Sydney After Dark” at Planet Hollywood producer Belinda Chapple says, “I’ve been in the entertainment industry since I was 13 years old. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and accomplish many milestones as a model and singer.”
Photo: Clint Holmes, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Gregg Field
Clint Holmes sweeps through L.A.: The man is not done yet
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Clint Holmes was invited to “Jazz at the Bowl,” as he is very much a jazz singer these days, his continuing evolution as a singer having branched to that genre from his standards-driven period as a headliner at Harrah’s a decade ago. ...
Photo: Clint Holmes with Nneenna Freelon in Georgia on My
Clint Holmes’ ray of sunshine is a Charles tribute at the Venetian
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
In his first residency on the Strip since leaving Harrah’s in 2006, Clint Holmes is part of the artistically robust lineup delivering “Georgia On My Mind” to the Venetian Theater from Sept. 18-Oct. 29. ...
Photo: Amanda Avila sings the national anthem before the
On fight night, singer Amanda Avila also comes away with a split decision
Monday, July 14, 2014
Amanda Avila likens the experience to climbing into a roller-coaster. “You know it’s going to be fun and scary, all at the same time,” she says. “There’s so much energy. It’s amazing.” Avila gained national fame as a Season 4 finalist on “American Idol.” ...
Photo: Skye Dee Miles and her men arrive at the grand ope
Singer Skye Dee Miles: ‘Perform with passion, perform with purpose, and perform for the people’
Monday, July 14, 2014
Guest Columnist:
“We live for the applause, applause, applause! We live for the applause, ’plause, ’plause!” Just put Lady Gaga’s song on repeat. I have limited space, but you get my point. This is a catchy phrase that refers to all of us in the entertainment business.
Photo: Celine Dion and Bailey Dunn, the daughter of Richa
Strip Scribbles: Richard Dunn vs. Jimmy Fallon? Plus, John Mayer, Ana ‘Hurricane’ Julaton, KISS
Monday, July 14, 2014
Dunn emailed our vacationing Robin Leach: “I tried, to no avail, to get bumped on Friday. But I thought you might be interested in a fun little clip I did to try and entice Jimmy Fallon to have me on ‘The Tonight Show’ for a lip-sync battle.”
Photo: Hall of Fame Inductees KISS  Paul Stanley, Peter C
Shout it, shout it, shout it out loud: KISS rolls into the Joint in November
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and one of rock’s most enduring live acts, are celebrating their 40th year as an active band with a set of shows aptly titled “KISS rocks Vegas,” running Nov. 5-23. That’s a total of nine dates. ...
Photo: Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block performs in
Photos: Are New Kids on the Block joining the list of Las Vegas headliners?
Monday, July 14, 2014
Powering through hit after hit, plus a ballad section in the nearly 90-minute show, NKOTB, who are thankfully up-to-date with their fashion (white tuxedo jackets, boleros and denim), are rock stars in their predominately female fans’ eyes.
Photo: Simmons, left, and Stanley will set up shop at the
Kiss signs on for nine-show November residency at the Joint
Monday, July 14, 2014
Tickets for Kiss Rock Vegas go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Photo: Violinist Joshua Bell & friends perform at the Hol
Frankie goes to Hollywood (Bowl) for a reunion with Joshua Bell
Saturday, July 12, 2014
In a serendipitous quirk of scheduling, Las Vegas headliners Frankie Moreno of the Stratosphere and Clint Holmes of Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center performed on consecutive nights last week at the Hollywood Bowl. ...
Photo: Jenny McCarthy, with boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg, ho
Celebrity preview: Jenny McCarthy, NKOTB, MKTO, Crystal Hefner, Mike Posner, Wendy Williams
Friday, July 11, 2014
it’s a mixed and varied bag this weekend, from Jenny McCarthy hosting a pool party to Wendy Williams kicking off the all-female standup-comedy series Lipshtick to New Kids on the Block performing concerts through Sunday.
Photo: Adelitas Way performs during New Year's Eve festiv
Las Vegas’ Adelitas Way rocks Double Barrel Roadhouse at Monte Carlo
Friday, July 11, 2014
Adelitas Way founder and frontman Rick Dejesus answered a few questions via email ahead of tonight’s performance that kicks off at 10:30. (The cover is $18, but guests can enjoy entry and a hosted bar from 9 to 11:30 p.m. for $50.)
Photo: Elvis impersonator Jesse Garon gets ready backstag
Weekend best bets: NBA Summer League, Elvis Fest and Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A weekend of Las Vegas entertainment both new and classic lies ahead, with offerings ranging from an NBA showdown at UNLV to the return of an iconic Las Vegas venue for live music. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Photo: Joshua Bell and Frankie Moreno rehearse at the Hol
Star-spangled banner yet waves for a host of Las Vegas performers
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau at the moment is the lounge at Loews Hollywood Hotel, where for the past three days I have been hanging with Frankie Moreno and Clint Holmes. In an odd piece of scheduling, the two ...

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