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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Newfound Energy
Friday, July 18, 2014
Classics of the '70s come back with Styx, Foreigner and Felder.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Megadeth and Motörhead bring metal history and intensity to the Pearl
Friday, April 18, 2014
Dave Mustaine is still a monster on the guitar.
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
Jamming With Gogol Bordello
Band integrate world sounds with punk edge
Friday, April 18, 2014
Gypsy punk band brings creative vibe to Vegas stage.
2014 Summer Movie Preview!
Ninja turtles, sex tapes and well-trained dragons: Please silence your cell phone; it's time for our sneak preview of the coming season's flicks!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Superheroes, sequels and a sex tape: Weekly's look at the upcoming season's flicks.
Weekly Q&A: Former MMA fighter Gina Carano on her career as an action-movie star
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The UNLV alum talks her latest film, a possible return to MMA and more.
Film review: Kermit and Co. deserved better than 'Muppets Most Wanted'
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Star cameos are fine, but what's the point of this movie?
Ten damn years of Dam Short Film Fest
An interview with co-founder Lee Lanier
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
"They’re very concise pieces of art. They’re short and tell a story in a very complex way."
Village Square fills a unique niche with cinema of the world
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
For nurse Marilou Aguilar-Galdo and student Ravi Kumar, seeing movies from their home countries maintains important connections and creates new ones.
Local filmmaker Neil Breen's unique (and terrible) movies earned him a cult following
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
"Neil is a serious filmmaker not in on the joke of how bad his films are."
George Strait is simple and direct on his farewell tour
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014
The country crooner played 33 songs (!) at his MGM Grand Garden Arena tour stop.
Three new series highlight independent and classic films at Galaxy Green Valley
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
First up is the debut of the Cinema Society of Las Vegas series.
Six gems among the Oscar nominations
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014
With much ado about nomination snubs, film editor Josh Bell focuses on the positive.
There’s no intelligence in ‘Intelligence’
Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
The only intelligent response to this show is to change the channel.
Concert review: The Britney Spears machine rolls into Planet Hollywood
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
The people behind the headliner actually made the strongest impression during 'Piece of Me.'
Scoping out NFR week's country music highlights
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
Get your boots and Stetson ready.
Three-network event 'Bonnie & Clyde' comes up short
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
The new version is just going through the motions, nothing like Arthur Penn’s landmark 1967 film.
'Frozen' is Disney’s best animated movie in a long time
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013
Maybe this new princess flick will mark the beginning of a new golden age for Disney animation.
Taking in fascinating indie and international films at LA’s AFI Fest
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
The trip to Hollywood is worthwhile for any Vegas cinephile looking for the experience CineVegas once offered.
‘Vanilla Ice Goes Amish’ is less entertaining than it sounds
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
The rapper travels to Ohio's Amish country to learn the art of hand-craftsmanship.
Five thoughts on Stone Temple Pilots at Fremont Street Experience
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park fame) isn't a bad replacement for former lead singer Scott Weiland.
Taking a look at Las Vegas’ booming comic-book fan community
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
"Tthe geek community is banding together everywhere and strengthening communities across the country.”
Veteran Vegas-based comics writer Steven Grant on making '2 Guns' into a movie
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
The idea behind the crime series, his involvement with the movie and more.
Coachella Week: How to Destroy Angels’ live show emphasizes art over rock
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Trent Reznor's latest project played its third-ever show at the Pearl on April 13.
Horror and more at the third annual PollyGrind Film Festival
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
The fest celebrates independent and underground horror and grindhouse movies.
The dubious history of horror movies set in Las Vegas
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
Sin City has had its fair share of terror.
TV spin-off 'Major Crimes' makes a poor case for itself
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012
"The Closer" was a clever crime drama that deserves better.

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