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Led Zeppelin Experience revisits hard rock icons’ classic albums
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
John Bonham’s son Jason leads the re-creation of Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II.
Whether it’s comedy or music, Wayne Brady represents the best of both worlds
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
He's a true Renaissance man.
Indie-pop duo Phantogram successfully transitions from studio to live setting
Friday, Feb. 20, 2015
Drummer and guitarist/keyboardist join in for stage performances.
Five (potential) reasons to watch the Oscars
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
And yes, Neil Patrick Harris is definitely one of them.
See the Oscar-nominated short films in theaters this weekend
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Three local theaters are screening the live-action and animated shorts this weekend.
Dr. Dog is a band with bite
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
The jam band plays Brooklyn Bowl on Feb. 21.
Comedic force of nature Jennifer Coolidge keeps iconic characters coming
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015
The funnywoman translates outrageous humor from movies and TV to the stand-up stage.
Spend Valentine’s Day with Marilyn Manson
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Iconic shock rocker brings his stage show to the House of Blues.
The Wachowskis’ 'Jupiter Ascending' is a beautiful disaster
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Even after two box-office failures, the Wachoskis can still get a studio to pony up millions for an ambitious, effects-heavy sci-fi epic.
How does the new SpongeBob movie measure up?
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Kids, parents and stoners ... there's something for everyone in Sponge Out of Water.
Jack White keeps one foot in past, one in present ahead of Brooklyn Bowl gig
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
A solo career and new record label suit the former White Stripes frontman just fine.
Race relations: 'Black or White' offers an awkward take on a custody battle
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
In this courtroom battle, the white guy is the underdog.
'A Most Violent Year' delivers character-driven suspense
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Over the course of three features, filmmaker J.C. Chandor has demonstrated remarkable range.
Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias unite for power-packed show
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Together, is there a Latin music fan they don't reach?
Alt-rockers Guster keep it light and fun
Band rolls out the on-stage antics and jam-friendly sets
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
Even as the band evolves, they never lose sight of their roots.
Film review: 'Predestination' is a twisty but emotional sci-fi story
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
And it's a reminder that sci-fi doesn’t need overblown action to keep audiences intrigued.
'American Sniper' offers a superficial look at the life of Chris Kyle
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
The film focuses on a streamlined, crowd-pleasing story that celebrates Kyle’s life while failing to offer any insight about it.
Rickey Smiley answers the call for clean comedy
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
Entertainer's history of creating tall tales and crazy characters pays off in dedicated following.
Hilly & Hannah Hindi, sister web sensations
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
15 to Watch in 2015: Do your YouTube videos get 25 million views? Theirs do.
‘The Woman in Black 2’ is a redundant horror sequel
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
The spooky original boasted an impressive cast and a simple but effective story, but the sequel features a B-level cast, a recycled story and a relative lack of scares.
Grand Funk Railroad keeps sound on track
Band brings classic rock to The Orleans
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
The "American Band"'s greatest hit doubles as its statement of purpose.
Slow-riding Foghat eases into Golden Nugget’s 52 Fridays lineup
Friday, Jan. 2, 2015
The rockers make downtown Las Vegas their home on Jan. 9.
It’s all about The Roots in 2015
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Hip-hop juggernauts welcome the new year with a trio of shows at Brooklyn Bowl.
‘The Interview’ is a dumb comedy that became an international incident
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.
All hail Lisa Lampanelli as the Queen of Mean returns to The Venetian
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Slimmer, trimmer and newly single, the caustic comic readies her barbs.
Concert review: Smashing Pumpkins mix old and new at Brooklyn Bowl
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
For an artist who often seems to delight in denying audiences what they want, Billy Corgan was remarkably accommodating.
Take a little trip with War at Brooklyn Bowl
Funk band's sound has far-reaching appeal
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
War puts on a show for longtime fans and listeners-by-proxy alike.
Holiday Havoc: ’Tis the season to sound off
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Two nights mean fans from all sides of rock spectrum get in on the goodwill.
Before Swift, Underwood and Lambert, there was Sara Evans
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Country singer is characteristically independent in both music and life.
Rodeo roundup: Highlights of NFR week’s country concerts
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
Plenty of great acts, plenty of venues.
Lady Antebellum hits downtown Las Vegas with a new approach
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
The Las Vegas performance by Lady Antebellum scheduled for Dec. 5 at the new Downtown Las Vegas Events Center during National Finals Rodeo is its only U.S. headlining show currently scheduled.
Ever-present Justin Timberlake readies for third ‘20/20’ go-around at MGM Grand
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
The pop showman just can’t seem to get enough of Vegas on his latest tour.
The Temptations take a career-spanning musical journey
Motown icons come to The Orleans for two nights
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Legendary group explores old hits while breaking new ground
A Proper Vigilante: Katie Holmes as prim murderer ‘Miss Meadows’
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Over-the-top camp or disturbing psychological thriller? The movie never succeeds at either.
Basking in cinephile paradise at LA’s AFI Fest
Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Weekly's film editor takes in a weekend of flicks at this year's fest, including a vampire mockumentary from Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.
Film review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ is even more painful than the original
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
The effort comes across as desperate and sad, with meager laughs and sloppy storytelling.
Two decades later, Usher still dominates R&B and pop music
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
The singer gets back to his musical roots with his UR Experience tour.
Pitbull, Santana among 2014 Latin Grammy Awards headliners
Latin music's best return to Las Vegas
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
Puerto Rican band Calle 13 leads the nominations with 10.
Katherine Heigl seems ill-equipped to star in 'State of Affairs'
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
It's a poor man's version of Homeland.
Kiss delivers the expected hit parade in its Vegas residency launch
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
There were constant explosions, huge video screens and music, although not as much of it as you might expect from a band whose catalog spans four decades.
Without A Filter
Roseanne Barr is The Venetian's latest comic
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Speaking her mind helped secure her place as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time.
Band Keeps the Jam On
“Send Me on My Way” was just the beginning for Rusted Root
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
A long ways from 1995, Rusted Root keeps its blend of world music intact.
Sailing Through
Three decades later, pop duo's still got it
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Vince Clarke and Andy Bell's catalog runs deep
Film review: 'Dear White People' is often funny, but tries too hard
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Still, why can't more movies try to be this ambitious?
Film review: Revenge thriller 'John Wick' gets by on impressive style
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The plot is simplistic in the extreme and more than a little silly, but John Wick is delivered with style and energy.
TV review: 'Constantine' is a generic approach to supernatural drama
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The third new fall drama based on a DC Comics character, Constantine is neither as fun as The Flash nor as grandiose as Gotham.
Q&A: Kacey Musgraves
Country up-and-comer joins Life is Beautiful stars
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
The critically acclaimed country singer is Nashville's lone representative at the Life is Beautiful Festival.
Film review: 'The Book of Life' takes all the life out of a rich cultural tradition
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
And the animation sucks, too!
Local fans bring superhero Nightwing to life online
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
The biggest complaints from fans? It's too short.
Breaking Boundaries
Zac Brown Band stretches its style in multiple directions
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
For the Zac Brown Band, country music makes perfect base for eclectic experimentation.

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