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Celine Dion rises again!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
And so it was foretold that the second coming of Celine would bring with it a Rapture-in-reverse.
What you should know about Scissor Sisters
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010
They're shameless and not just for gays!
Assessing "Jersey Shore's" season 2 situation
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
All eight of the original cast of preening, pumped-up young(ish) guidos and guidettes are back for more insta-nicknames, GTL, grenades and gorillas, creepin’, smushin’ and bangin’ the beat.
Splashdance
'Le Reve' is a fantastic wet dream
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The heat is on, and the oppressive return of Las Vegas summer is reason enough for revisiting "Le Reve" at the Wynn.
Summer sausage party! Meet Taco, The "Weekly’s" man of the season
Thursday, May 20, 2010
When it came time to stage our first summer swimsuit spread, our fancies turned to Vegas’ foremost party boy: Taco.
Hot wet Vegas summer (just add water!)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Water—in every form, from steam to ice—has become a primary form of entertainment.
The thrill of the chill at Minus5
The Mandalay Bay bar is both hot and... not
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Elvis makeouts and underwear parties inside the Strip's all-ice bar.
Splashdance
'Le Rêve' is a fantastic wet dream
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
'Le Reve' is a fantastic wet dream.
Face the "MÜS.I.C." and dance
Jabbawockeez are the Strip’s great white-masked hope
Thursday, May 13, 2010
They’re the newest stars of the Las Vegas Strip, but odds are you wouldn’t recognize even one of them if you bumped into them in a casino or in a buffet line.
Face the "MUS.I.C." and dance
Jabbawockeez are the Strip’s great white-masked hope
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
They’re the newest stars of the Las Vegas Strip, but odds are you wouldn’t recognize even one of them if you bumped into them in a casino or in a buffet line.
Liberace Birthday Week!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Make sure you stop by the museum and toast the ol’ ivory-tickler.
Hole
Nobody's Daughter
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The sound is a continuance of Love’s Celebrity Skin, very West Coast polished and pro
Conan untucked
O’Brien goes electric onstage - and gets months of unexpressed rage, comedy out of his system
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
While Jay Leno was bombing at the White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C., and Shane Mosley going down to Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand, Conan O'Brien emerged undefeated in his two-night gig at the Pearl at the Palms.
Conan untucked
O’Brien goes electric onstage - and gets months of unexpressed rage and comedy out of his system
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
O’Brien goes electric onstage - and gets months of rage and comedy out of his system.
Bernadette Peters: Queen of queens
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Maybe it was purely by chance that Bernadette Peters was booked to perform at UNLV’s Ham Hall during this weekend of Gay Pride celebrations.
Over the rainbow
Some thoughts on gay pride
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Joe Brown is tired of hearing gay-gay-gay in the news and on TV.
Rufus Wainwright
All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu is the intimate, unadorned album fans hoped for
Looking for Mr. Gaybar
Making the rounds at Commercial Center
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Joe Brown samples a few of Commercial Center's queer-friendly watering holes.
Bernadette Peters: Queen of queens
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Maybe it was purely by chance that Bernadette Peters was booked to perform at UNLV’s Ham Hall during this weekend of Gay Pride celebrations.
New youth glee club ready to get 'On With the Show'
Saturday, April 24, 2010
It’s a Sunday morning rehearsal for Nevada’s newest glee club, and the advice is sound: “Relax, relax, relax your hands.” “Don’t stress about the step-toe.” “The bangs are fine if you’re not playing with them.” “If you have an itch, get over it.”
Elvis: On Stage (Legacy Edition) review
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Now that all the hoopla has died down around Cirque's "Viva Elvis," it's time to hear what the legend and the hype was built on.
The prog-rock show that never starts
Friday, April 23, 2010
Keith Emerson and Greg Lake - the E and L of ELP - are set to play Las Vegas.
A Mormon boy's own story
Thursday, April 22, 2010
From an Eagle Scout boyhood to excommunication, divorce and prostitution.
Elvis Presley
On Stage (Legacy Edition)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Now that all the hoopla has died down around Cirque's Viva Elvis, it's time to hear what the legend and the hype was built on.
Nevada choir goes 'Glee'
Youthful Nevada choir takes a 'Glee'-ful approach to its vocal work
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A tweenage version of the hit TV show "Glee" is honing its skills in Henderson.
Playing well together
Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil partner up with great results
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"A Choreographer's Showcase" is an unfairly boring title for the annual collaboration between Cirque du Soleil performers and Nevada Ballet Theatre dancers, staged last Sunday at the Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island.
A Mormon boy's own story
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
From an Eagle Scout boyhood to excommunication, divorce and prostitution.
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
A collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim sounds swell on paper... but is it?
(Alicia) Keys to success
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Alicia keys is tackling the unemployment crisis, one fan at a time.
iPad romance
After an excruciating wait, his beloved has arrived...
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
After an excruciating wait, Joe Brown's beloved has arrived...
Wayne Brady brings '%@it' back to the Venetian
The improv star has announced new dates for 'Making %@it Up'
Monday, April 5, 2010
After an extended hiatus, the talented improv man has announced new dates at the Venetian.
No tutus zone: Bold new steps for Nevada Ballet
Friday, April 2, 2010
It's a 'Brave New World' for this increasingly strong and sophisticated troupe.
Barry Manilow's Paris occupation
Friday, April 2, 2010
Manilow is undeniably the best showman and biggest star abiding in this patch of desert. Respect.
No tutus zone: Bold new steps for Nevada Ballet
Thursday, April 1, 2010
It's a 'Brave New World' for this increasingly strong and sophisticated troupe.
Barry Manilow's Paris occupation
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Manilow is undeniably the best showman and biggest star abiding in this patch of desert. Respect.
Three times a 'Musical'
Friday, March 19, 2010
Listen up, gleeks, show queens and folks who just like musical theater a lot.
Stripping down Las Vegas
Talking with the director of "Stripped," a different kind of Las Vegas movie
Friday, March 19, 2010
When filmmaker David Palmer set out to make a documentary called "Stripped: Greg Friedler's Naked Las Vegas," he was not a fan of Las Vegas. In fact, he set out to expose the place.
Three times a 'Musical'
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Listen up, gleeks, show queens and folks who just like musical theater a lot.
Stripping down Las Vegas
Talking with the director of Stripped, a different kind of Las Vegas movie
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Talking with the director of Stripped, a different kind of Las Vegas movie
"The Silence of the Clams" brings a jolt of campy energy to the local theater scene
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Before heading to catch The Silence of the Clams, take this quick self-test: Do you laugh at vagina jokes? How about fart gags?
Shakespeare + The Dude = 'Two Gentlemen of Lebowski'
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sounds hilarious, but don't get your hopes up.
The return of the solo Strip show
Friday, March 12, 2010
Lily Tomlin returns to town for a one-woman show, "Not Playing with a Full Deck."
The return of the solo Strip show
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Lily Tomlin returns to town for a one-woman show, "Not Playing with a Full Deck."
For job at pool parties, bring your resume, of course, and your bathing suit
Saturday, March 6, 2010
There’s a big exception to the general dearth of employment ads in Las Vegas. They’re full page, they’re glossy, they’re seasonal and they’re read by young, beautiful people.
Stories in our naked city
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Ordinary people - if you can call an Elvis impersonator ordinary - get naked for "Stripped: Greg Fiedler’s Naked Las Vegas."
Jamie Cullum
The Pursuit
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
It looks like Lady Gaga got to Jamie Cullum’s piano while his back was turned.
"Jersey Shore" Uncensored
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The set—which appears to have been slapped together and shipped out while we still care—promises “uncensored” footage, but words are still bleeped. Still, I can’t get enough of it.
Everyone into the pool!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Pool parties = liquidity.
Stories in our naked city
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Ordinary people - if you can call an Elvis impersonator ordinary - get naked for Stripped: Greg Fiedler’s Naked Las Vegas.
Frank Marino continues his 25-year reign as Queen of the Strip
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010
Frank Marino is marking 25 years as a Las Vegas headliner. And every onstage moment has been spent in drag.

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