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May 1, 2016

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Kats Report Radio Show — Clint Holmes (Apr. 19)

Clint Holmes reunites with Santa Fe. The resident headliner at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center recalls his days at Harrah’s, from 2000-2006. His backing band in those days was Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns, and he reunites with Jerry Lopez and “the guys” on Saturday night at M Resort. Listen »

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Wynn’s empire is never ‘Never’ land; we hit the stage with Mr. Las Vegas

The Kats Report Bureau cut a swath through the Venetian/Palazzo and Wynn Las Vegas over the past two nights. The Palazzo porte cochere was the unlikely venue for a sit-down dinner of 300 refined scenesters during the …

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Human Nature’s ‘Jukebox’ opens up request line at the Venetian

During opening night of their new production “Jukebox” at the Venetian’s Sands Showroom, the guys from Human Nature ask the audience to call out some of their favorite songs. At one point, the affable foursome …

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Intrigue, Jewel delivering some extreme club makeover

I visited Jewel at Aria on Tuesday, which was just a hard-hat tour amid a skyscape of LED lights, but it does represent a club experience. …

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‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Paul Zerdin brings his puppets to Planet Hollywood

But how many ventriloquists can the Strip absorb?

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Lisa Marie Smith of ‘Pin Up’ flips calendar for spin with ‘Baz’

When Lisa Marie Smith first saw “For The Record: Baz” at Light in Mandalay Bay last June, she gazed at the stage and said, “I am going to be in that show.” She is now in that show. The …

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Seth MacFarlane hits Las Vegas and is ready to swing

You try to cross this bridge with Seth MacFarlane, linking his affection for the crude/brilliant humor in “Family Guy” — where the highbrow canine Brian will talk of his in-progress novel and suddenly scratch at his fleas with his hind leg — and love of …

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Elisa Fiorillo summons Princely spirit in ‘Purple Rain’ performance

To ask Elisa Fiorillo that question late Thursday night would have been pointless. She had just walked offstage after singing “Purple Rain,” bravely and beautifully, at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid.

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Star trek from Clint Holmes-Santa Fe to Frankie Moreno is Uber-eventful

There is a saying in my VegasVille universe that helps keep all this activity in perspective. It is, “What could possibly go wrong?” This phrase, always recited facetiously, came to mind …

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Monday By the Numbers: Billy Joel, with a dash of ‘Zark’

This week, Monday By the Numbers reminds, “I love you just the way you are,” in honor of William Martin Joel. …

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Successful Red Rock Resort offers evolving SLS something to aspire to

The week of the opening of Red Rock Resort in April 2006, I toured the property with the president of the hotel, Scott Kreeger. I recall him being especially responsive to my questions about Rocks Lounge, Cherry …

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George Strait rocks T-Mobile box office; Prince artist Jason Tenner ‘shocked’ but plays on

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Grand Luxe Cafe at Palazzo just ahead of the media night for Human Nature’s “Jukebox” show across the walkway at Sands Showroom. The difference between a media night and all the shows leading to …

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Remembering Prince and his breathtaking run at the Rio

The night Prince opened as a Las Vegas headliner was actually the morning, past midnight in a retrofitted showroom at the Rio. It was dubbed Club 3121 for this series of shows, which began in November 2006 …

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Improv Comedy Club to close show at Harrah’s

Soon, there will be no more nights at the Improv. The Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s, a house of hilarity since April 1995, is reportedly closing at the end of May. The Improv is a legendary brand among comics, …

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Lionel Richie brings his enduring hit parade to Planet Hollywood

When he says he’s doing All the Hits, he means it.

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Brad Garrett remembers ‘vibrant’ Doris Roberts; Jimmy and Robin Slonina ‘a Las Vegas weirdo power couple’

Brad Garrett is in a bittersweet mood this week, celebrating the fourth anniversary of his club at MGM Grand Underground while feeling the loss of his friend and “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star Doris Roberts. …

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