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September 1, 2015

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Melody Sweets and Eric Plante (Aug. 21)

Melody Sweets of "Absinthe" brings her latest production, "Melody Sweets Presents Coney Island Burlesque at the Beach," to the Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace at midnight Aug. 28. Eric Plante, the music director at "O" at Bellagio, is the show's bandleader. Listen »

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Monday By the Numbers: Celine’s standing O’s, ‘Baz’s’ run at Light, AFAN and a whole lotta tail

Monday By the Numbers this week visits the Colosseum, Light, the Spiegeltent and the Joint. These are spaces. The humans are Celine Dion, the cast of “Baz,” Melody Sweets and the crowd at the annual AFAN Black & White Party. …

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Don’t shoehorn Steve Madden into one niche

Designer of women’s shoes hopes to expand his brand to higher circles of fashion.

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SST is a million-dollar gem looking for a million-dollar boost

There are 1,500 people at Super Summer Theatre on this August night, but referring to this gathering as a “crowd” is not right. It’s a mingling, really, of friends and families who have spread out on blankets and lawn chairs at Spring Mountain Ranch. Before the performance of “Tarzan,” we are reminded that …

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Groovy hang with Chippendales; Wayne Newton makes date; AFAN ready for colorful Black & White shindig

In a conversation I’ll always remember, a former guest host of Chippendales at the Rio once told me that the BK Whopper Bar was the most advantageous place to meet women in all of VegasVille.

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All by herself? Not Celine Dion, who soars in return to Colosseum

We are so fully aware of Celine Dion’s family and life story because she has grown so naturally into our own Las Vegas community. She is willing to share her life’s triumphs and struggles, during performances onstage and away …

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Remembering J.T.’s welcome of Celine in ’02; Franky Perez gets his Earls all mixed up

Timberlake met Celine backstage that night, took one look around the lavishly appointed quarters and bellowed, “This dressing room is nicer than my first house!”

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Tats and … more tats on display as Lou Lou D’vil joins Melody Sweets’ ‘Coney Island’ show

In some circles, and in many tents, you can never have enough tattoos. Lou Lou D’vil will illustrate that point Friday night. The 2013 Miss Exotic World is a featured performer in Melody Sweets’ “Coney Island! Burlesque at the Beach!” …

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Seeking new venue, ‘Baz’ is leaving Light on Sunday

The immediate message from the show’s producers is that it will resurface in Las Vegas and the move is because the show is seeking a more hospitable venue. The show is a partnership of Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical division and …

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Challenge for Mat Franco is to really ‘reinvent’

The most recent champion of “America’s Got Talent,” the 27-year-old Mat Franco celebrated his grand opening Friday night at the Linq Hotel. The room was packed with …

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Jerry Lewis is ‘Dead Serious,’ and, yes, it’s a comedy

Jerry Lewis touches on myriad topics, including his upcoming film role, another tour of his stage show, his ongoing dreams of his famous friends, and even a brush of his never-released …

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Monday By the Numbers: The Judds are set for nine shows at the Venetian

The Judds are the Strip’s latest country superstar duo to hit the onetime home of the Phantom. Announced today, mother Naomi Judd and daughter Wynonna Judd are performing a series of shows at Venetian Theater beginning …

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No guarantee of Britney-J.Lo two-step at Axis; Sabina Kelley leaves in ‘Pin Up’ shakeup

Britney Spears caused a tremor on the Strip by telling E! Online that she is not sure she’ll extend her contract to perform at Axis at Planet Hollywood. “I’m not really sure,” she told the celebrity news website. “I haven’t made up my …

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ONJ, Susan Anton show up to Showcase; Santa Fe moving from Palms to South Point

On Wednesday night about 10:30, Olivia Newton-John made her way through a thicket of well wishers to Susan Anton, and both said, nearly in unison, “It’s great to see you.” The scene was the latest Composers Showcase …

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‘Ace’ ace Sam Cordes is an unfettered pilot

Steadier in the portrayal of the central character than he is when riding a bike one-handed, Sam Cordes and co-lead Tina Walsh hardly leave the stage in the musical co-written by “Ka” music director Richard Oberacker and …

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Monday By the Numbers: Necks and strings of Cheap Trick guitars; what Wynn paid Sinatra; Las Vegas Club

Monday By the Numbers this week digs into Cheap Trick history as the band returns to Las Vegas at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night.

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