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September 23, 2014

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A Pop Star in Three Dimensions
Katy Perry combines her biggest hits and intricate sets for the Prismatic World Tour
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
You can't stop Katy Perry. You can only hope to contain her.
Film review: Lame 'Maze Runner' ultimately goes nowhere
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Can we all just admit that YA-based entertainment is really getting old?
Film review: Kevin Smith’s 'Tusk' is an ambitious failure
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
It's an incredibly awkward mix of horror and comedy.
TV review: 'Gotham' explores Batman's early days
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
Do we really need a Batman-focused police procedural?
Legend’s Essence
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace welcomes Diana Ross
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
No matter which decade it is, original diva Diana Ross still shines.
Music is the Answer
iHeartRadio packs in stars of every genre
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
iHeartRadio Music Festival's fourth installment boasts a star-studded, wide-ranging lineup.
TV review: Diseased teens spout platitudes in 'Red Band Society'
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
The dialogue is self-consciously quirky, except when it’s manipulatively sentimental.
Film review: The trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s 'Atlas Shrugged' ends with a whimper
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
The final installment fulfills its function of flattering the worldview of Rand’s fans and followers, while completely failing as a piece of narrative cinema.
Passion for Music
Marc Anthony turns on the talent
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
In English or Spanish Marc Anthony's musical talents shine in any language.
Lately, Laughter Comes Easily
Comics make the leap from E! to The Venetian
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
The latest Lipshtick ladies go from the small screen to the stage.
Film review: 'Innocence' is lost among worn-out horror clichés
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
Something is obviously not right at Beckett Warner's new school.
Film review: 'The Identical'
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
Elvis has truly left the building.
A strong cast anchors the low-key 'Life of Crime'
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
This Elmore Leonard adaption does a better job of translating his work than plenty of other movies have.
Punk rock nostalgia: The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise party like it’s 1994
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
There were loud sing-alongs and vigorous mosh pits throughout the night, but it was all still fueled by nostalgia.
Words of Wisdom
Comedian-turned-author Susie Essman is back with barbs at The Venetian
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
The acerbic Curb Your Enthusiasm star is back on the Strip and funnier than ever.
2014 Fall A&E Guide: TV
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Here are 10 shows with some amount of promise, plus two old ones to keep watching.
2014 Fall A&E Guide: Film
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
The Hunger Games returns -- and so does Dumb and Dumber.
Bringing the Indie Love
Evolved Americana sound comes to Brooklyn Bowl
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
By drawing on the past, the Avetts have achieved huge success in the present.
An Edge in Folk
Singer-songwriter David Gray offers up his most acclaimed material since ‘White Ladder’
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
David Gray goes beyond “Babylon” touring his latest release, Mutineers.
Film review: 'If I Stay' is TV-movie bland
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Comas. Check. Flashbacks. Check. Cheesiness. Check.
Film review: Gleeson's wonderful performance anchors the otherwise uneven 'Calvary'
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Too many one-dimensional characters. Not good.
Film review: The ponderous 'Zero Theorem' suffers from a poor central performance
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
The man who gave us Twelve Monkeys now gives us ... this.
A Panel of One
Joy Behar returns to her roots in stand-up comedy
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Joy Behar joins other funny females in the Lipshtick comedy series.
The Oath of Fun
The Presidents of the United States of America keep rock fun
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
From a goofy little band, Presidents of the United States of America has become an institution.
The Consummate Actor
Al Pacino delivers a special one-night-only peformance at The Mirage
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
If you've ever wanted to find out where "Hoo-ah!" came from, go see Al Pacino.
Disaster flick 'Into the Storm' is no whirlwind
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
For a superstorm, this tornado underwhelms.
Meager meal: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' is a little too tasteful
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Its characters may cook up dishes that are vibrant and daring, but this food flick is strictly bland comfort food.
Taking Country Seriously
When it comes to music, fun-at-heart Jake Owen is all business
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
“Beachin’” singer Jake Owen is at home at Mandalay Bay’s Concerts on the Beach series.
Conquering the New Frontier
Electronic DJ duo Disclosure is making moves in pop music
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Disclosure, featuring brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, at the forefront of DJ-friendly pop music.
Must-watch movies at this year's Las Vegas Film Festival
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Gregory Popovich's movie is near the top of our list.
The Secret’s Out
Teen pop star Austin Mahone steps into the spotlight
Friday, July 25, 2014
From YouTube to the concert stage, Austin Mahone is making moves in music.
Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden at Planet Hollywood: concert review + setlists
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Although the two bands played for almost the same amount of time, NIN came off like the main attraction.
Arena Dreams
Pairing up Boston and Cheap Trick for one rocking evening
Friday, July 18, 2014
Boston and Cheap Trick is a little more offbeat than your average classic-rock bill.
Newfound Energy
Friday, July 18, 2014
Classics of the '70s come back with Styx, Foreigner and Felder.
Giving All To The Fans
Lady Gaga's ArtRave: The Artpop Ball makes tour stop at MGM Grand
Friday, July 11, 2014
Lady Gaga continues to set herself apart with her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour.
Adam Lambert ably fills in as Queen frontman at the Joint
Monday, July 7, 2014
Filling in for the irreplaceable Freddie Mercury, the American Idol alum sounded best on the band's more bombastic tunes.
Laughter on His Mind
Fan favorite Bill Burr hits the Vegas stage
Friday, June 20, 2014
Stand-up remains the focus for Mirage headliner Bill Burr.
‘Maleficent’ makes an iconic villain into a mediocre heroine
Friday, May 30, 2014
Instead of replicating classic Disney magic, Maleficent feels more like one of the CGI-cluttered fairy tale retellings of recent years.
The Hits Go on Forever
Billy Joel gets in a Vegas state of mind on latest tour
Friday, May 30, 2014
Sing us a song, you’re Billy freakin’ Joel!
Appetite for repetition: Guns N’ Roses’ latest residency offers more of the same
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Axl Rose’s mysterious breaks can probably be credited for the top-notch condition of his voice, which remains GNR’s biggest draw.
Tearing It Up
Guns N’ Roses’ Hard Rock Hotel residency keeps the intensity high
Friday, May 23, 2014
Guns N’ Roses kicks off its second Joint residency, An Evening of Destruction, No Trickery!
Concert review: Jane’s Addiction revists a classic album
Sunday, May 11, 2014
A guest appearance by Fishbone's Angelo Moore was one of the show’s highlights.
It’s Christina Perri’s Life
Personal experiences form the bedrock of singer-songwriter's new album
Friday, May 9, 2014
The twentysomething singer-songwriter grows up with the release of her second album.
Film review: Spider-Man sequel comes up woefully short
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
It's little more than fodder for future Spider-Man movies.
Film review: ‘In Your Eyes’ is Joss Whedon at his weakest
Monday, April 28, 2014
It's a rare misfire from the prolific TV producer and filmmaker.
On the Offensive
Stand-up comic transitions from roasting to hosting
Friday, April 25, 2014
If Daniel Tosh is king of Comedy Central’s youth-skewing programming, Anthony Jeselnik is the prince.
Surprises in Store
Primus' genre-hopping sound a perfect fit at Brooklyn Bowl
Friday, April 25, 2014
Primus recently covered the Willy Wonka soundtrack. Sounds like a golden ticket to us.
Megadeth and Motörhead bring metal history and intensity to the Pearl
Friday, April 18, 2014
Dave Mustaine is still a monster on the guitar.
Jamming With Gogol Bordello
Band integrate world sounds with punk edge
Friday, April 18, 2014
Gypsy punk band brings creative vibe to Vegas stage.
Simply Hilarious
Get ready for some serious laughs when Tracy Morgan performs at TI
Friday, April 18, 2014
Tracy Morgan sheds his Tracy Jordan character and is still every bit as funny

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