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June 25, 2016

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The Kats Report Podcast — Kelly’s Vision (Jun. 21)

Kelly Clinton-Holmes made her stage debut with Wayne Newton in the 1980s and has been a Las Vegas favorite ever since. She is currently hosting her long-running, open-mic nights at Bootlegger Bistro and has also just started a Wednesday night series at Tuscany Suites. She talked of her hubby (the great Clint Holmes), her years with Wayne and even performs a couple of spot-on impressions. Listen »

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Plans for high-energy ‘Cherry Boom Boom’ come into focus

The opening date has been set for “Cherry Boom Boom,” the new production targeted for Tropicana Theater in the hotel of the same name. The show is to perform nightly at …

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Tyson keeps slugging it out as ‘Undisputed Truth’ extended through October

In his fighting career, Mike Tyson was known for the quick KO — ask Michael Spinks, who was “entertained” by Tyson for 91 seconds in 1988. But as a stage performer, Tyson is built to go the distance, as his stage show at the MGM has proven.

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After a hiatus took her to Europe and Mexico, Lorena Peril is back dazzling audiences in ‘Fantasy’

What I’ve missed, really, is the family atmosphere of the show. … It’s been a learning process, and you realize how much you miss that when they are not around.”

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Las Vegas NHL chief Bill Foley: ‘This is not going to be a 10-year program’

Bill Foley sidestepped a commemorative street sign reading “NHL Hockey Boulevard” to talk for a time about his hockey team. …

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Homegrown musical ‘Idaho!’ opens in Las Vegas with one eye on Broadway

“The only reason we are here is because I couldn’t think of anything to rhyme with Wyoming.”

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Even before talk of pro pucks, Las Vegas has been a major league city

Eight years ago, almost to the day, a group of experts with a deep education of pro sports visited the Las Vegas Sun offices for a round-table discussion about the city’s potential as a big-league city. …

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The Stanley Cup: Still looking great at 123

At the after-party of the 2009 NHL Awards at Palms Pool, a fan who had succumbed to revelry leapt into the water and began swimming toward an object standing on a platform in the middle of the water. No ordinary object, this. It was …

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Monday By the Numbers: Bye-bye to Mermaids, Glitter Gulch, La Bayou and all that deep-fried yumminess

This week, Monday By the Numbers focuses on three famous but ill-fated businesses on Fremont Street: The Girls of Glitter Gulch, Mermaids and La Bayou. That Triumvirate of Regretful Decisions has been purchased by …

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Imagine Dragons’ charitable pulse still strong in Orlando benefit concert

Ben McKee was peacefully navigating the Rogue River in Southern Oregon on the night of the terrible shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. So he did not immediately learn of that tragedy and …

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EDC’s roots at LVMS planted 20 years ago; Tiesto takes a spot with The Who, Bon Jovi

The vision of the original architects of Las Vegas Motor Speedway is certainly a prominent reason for the success of the Electric Daisy Carnival. But this is maybe a coincidental vision, as LVMS was not built …

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Mark Shunock’s Mondays Dark to relocate and more from the VegasVille scene

South Point’s newly-renovated lounge, new shows at Planet Hollywood and more.

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‘Baz’ backs up its opening at Palazzo; ‘Showstoppers’ invokes Danny and Sandy

We begin with a great quote from Tala Marie, the lone remaining original member of Matt Goss’s dance troupe The Dirty Virgins at the Gossy Room in Caesars Palace. Marie is leaving the act because her hubby, Jim Yancey, and she are …

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Monday By the Numbers: ‘Cabaret’ and its rich history open at Smith Center

This week, Monday By the Numbers focuses on the legendary musical “Cabaret,” the touring version of which makes a stop at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center …

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Tragedy sparks prayer vigil at centers in Las Vegas, Reno; Reno arch to go dark

The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is holding a prayer vigil tonight at 7 at the organization’s headquarters, 401 S. Maryland Parkway. …

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‘Beverly Hills of Las Vegas’ for sale — for an offer the sellers can’t refuse

The most ornately appointed, 26,000-square-foot mansion you’ve never seen might be up for sale soon. Or, you could say it is for sale at this moment, if you have an appealing offer for singing legend Phyllis McGuire and her …

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