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February 12, 2016

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Managing Britney (Feb. 11)

Larry Rudolph met Britney Spears when she was a teenager just finishing her stint on “The Mickey Mouse Club.” He helped turn her into an international superstar and one of the most bankable stars on the Strip. He talks of the updates planned for “A Piece of Me,” her upcoming album and why he made Vegas his home Listen »

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Dr. Schiller basks in her layover; Goss dials up a British Invasion

The woman who portrays Dr. Alex Schiller says she spent her first night in Vegas hanging out at Tilted Kilt with a bunch of guys she found on Tinder.

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The ‘Jubilee’ conundrum: The showgirl production was beautiful, but got trapped in time

The curtain closes on the iconic show on February 11.

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Forever a showgirl, Diane Palm bids adieu to ‘Jubilee’

You feel this moment coming as Diane Palm talks of her days in “Jubilee.” This feeling hangs heavily over the conversation, that sense that stuff is about to get real. It happens when Palm is asked what advice she would give herself …

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Mike Tyson’s combination of ‘scripted freestyle’ is back for Round 2 at MGM Grand

Mike Tyson’s introspection, talking of being a husband and parent, has always belied his glowering image as one of the storied heavyweights in boxing history. It is that quality that has made his autobiographical one-man show, “Undisputed Truth,” a hit …

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Hall & Oates: Great duo, great deal at MGM Grand

Hall & Oates are rightfully billed as a multiplatinum rock duo, but you won’t have to dole out multiplatinum prices to see them play MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 23. …

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Monday By the Numbers: Sports books’ semi-Super profit, Chinese New Year and supercharged cars

This week, Monday By the Numbers takes a spin with Super Bowl 50, Chinese New Year and our friends at Dream Racing, the supercar attraction, which in January celebrated its fourth …

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An Oscar Goodman-Pete Rose gambling summit? Bet on it

During the past two days, we’ve hit Brody Dolyniuk’s orchestral production at the Smith Center, visited Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 at Hard Rock Hotel, met up with the L.V. Phil, Storm Large and Pink Martini before that performance …

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What’s to come of the brightest stars of ‘Jubilee’?

To the millions who have seen “Jubilee” over its 34-year history, the costumes have been as much a part of the show as the performers. They are stars unto themselves, these …

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Paul Johnson nails it down as the new Drew in ‘Rock of Ages’

Paul Johnson can at once rock, and build, the house. A man who hammers it down on and off the stage, Johnson has ascended the spiral staircase of “Rock of Ages” at …

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‘Twisted Vegas’ vs. ‘Spoofical’ is family fun vs. ‘Family Guy’

If “Twisted Vegas” is beguiling, “Spoofical” is just brutal. That’s how that show feels even in rehearsals, and by David Saxe’s description. …

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‘Spoofical’ finds David Saxe shredding Strip icons

No one is spared in Spoofical. Magicians. Dance troupes. Casino moguls. Superstar headliners. Smut-pamphlet passers on the Strip.

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Rocking in Rio with ‘Ages’ changes; L.V. Phil takes on pink hue

One performer who will not rock in Rio for long is Mark Shunock, the magnanimous actor who portrays Lonny who has announced on his Facebook page that he is leaving …

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Monday By the Numbers: A statistical summary of Super Bowl 50

This week, Monday By the Numbers focuses on Super Bowl 50, where we finally drop the Roman numerals and ask the question, “In how many Super Bowls did Roman Gabriel of the Rams play?” …

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CEO says MGM Resorts’ Park will be a busker-free zone

John Katsilometes relays a message from CEO Jim Murren about why SpongeBob SquarePants will not be welcome at the new entertainment …

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The Amazing Johnathan, Psychic Tanya and ‘Mondays Dark’ prove Las Vegas charity knows no bounds

Sometimes you don’t see the busy weeks coming. The week just passed was one of those in VegasVille, a weeklong rollout of parties, performances and events that was almost impossible for even this scribe to …

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