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March 30, 2015

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Jerry Lewis nabs NAB honor; ‘Pin Up’ marks anniversary by doubling up the bombshells
Friday, March 27, 2015
Notes from across the scene in VegasVille, in a week topped by a comment from a gentleman who seemed about 70 years old, sitting next to me with a his wife at Thursday’s early performance of ...
Looking for a fresh face
Friday, March 27, 2015
There are rare moments in history when Americans have sought the comfort of experience over the excitement of novelty. Indeed, our first five presidents were established figures, familiar and experienced, and steeped in the values of the Revolution and the Constitution.
A woman’s place is on the $20 bill
Friday, March 27, 2015
You may have heard there’s a movement afoot to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. Finally, we’ve got a current event that’s not depressing.
Netanyahu must embrace peace
Friday, March 27, 2015
The outcomes of the Israeli elections are a great personal victory for Benjamin Netanyahu, who, a few days earlier, was being dismissed by pundits as a relic of the past. Indeed, this is a double victory: Not only will Netanyahu be able to form a stable, right-wing government, but his government also will be able to address a major grievance of the Israelis in recent years — the socio-economic one.
Trillion-dollar fraudsters
Friday, March 27, 2015
By now it’s a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk” — a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases, but without explaining where the money is supposed to come from.
Photo: Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Director Donato Cabre
Conductor Donato Cabrera appreciates ‘Las Vegas’ of Las Vegas Philharmonic
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Director Donato Cabrera was in the audience at the most recent Composers Showcase of Las Vegas at Cabaret Jazz on March 4, and he loved the performance.
Flash point Ferguson
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ferguson, Mo., is once again a flash point in this nation’s struggle to come to grips with itself, as its citizens are embroiled in a profound conversation about …
Photo: Zumanity duo 2015
Cirque retools and refocuses in the face of edgy Strip competition
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Kats Report:
The adult-oriented Zumanity gets an update.
Photo: Suzanne Somers officially announces her new show S
The Somers sizzle at Westgate is a revival of classic Vegas
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Just as Suzanne Somers is talking about bringing her throwback show to a throwback hotel run by a throwback figure, David Siegel makes a throwback move.
Oh, no! It’s a new Senate low!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
But, really, last week was a new bottom. The Senate found itself unable to pass a bill aiding victims of human trafficking, a practice so terrible that it is one of the few subjects on which members of Congress find it fairly easy to …
Photo: President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pett
Not enough was made of Obama’s remarks at Selma commemoration
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Amid controversies over Hillary Clinton’s emails and Republican meddling with the Iran nuclear talks, President Barack Obama’s speech at the 50-year commemoration of the Selma voting rights protests received …
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Monday By the Numbers: Another shot of ‘Absinthe’
Monday, March 23, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers zeroes in on “Absinthe” in Roman Plaza at Caesars Palace. The show celebrates its fourth anniversary on the Strip on April 1, and it is as hot as ever.
Answer hate speech with education
Monday, March 23, 2015
Frat boys caught on video singing a racist chant are shocking, but not as surprising as we might think. New studies show young folks to be no less prejudiced than their elders. They just believe they are. And so do we, their elders.
Protecting Nevada’s past — and future
Monday, March 23, 2015
Guest Column:
U.S. Senator Harry Reid and Rep. Dina Titus have introduced legislation to permanently protect a reservoir of prehistoric Nevada history while preserving a slew of marvelous outdoor recreation activities.
Photo: Richard Cheese, second from right, and Lounge Agai
More Cheese in Las Vegas? Grate! And P&T have Big Apple appeal
Monday, March 23, 2015
Over the weekend, The Kats Report Bureau was customarily mobile, spending ample time at Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” and the return of Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine.

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