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May 25, 2015

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Anne Martinez (May. 19)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Anne Martinez, co-lead singer of ALICE, a Steampunk Rock Opera Fantasy, at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel. Listen »

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Monday by the Numbers: EDC and its confetti-helicopter dance fest

On this Memorial Day, Monday By the Numbers is focusing on the upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival, which is set for June 19-21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Suzanne Somers’ debut at Westgate is in the nick of time

Suzanne Somers opened her “Suzanne Sizzles” headlining series Saturday at Westgate Cabaret in Westgate Las Vegas, and she was in fine form.

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Mob stories never get old for Goodman — or audiences

Up next for Goodman on his mini-tour of Vegas speaking engagements is a discussion about Chagra’s fanciful life as a high-stakes gambler and his highly theatrical legal battles. “Oscar’s Case of the Century: The Life and Crimes of Jimmy Chagra,” which also might be the case of this century, is set for May 28 at the Mob Museum …

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Celine reminds: ‘I live here’; Moreno toggles Cabaret Jazz, Kennedy Center; Santana in tune with Isley

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is The Beatles Revolution Lounge at the Mirage, an uncommon posting station, but it’s not exceptionally busy right now as it is about eight hours before the club opens.

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A frothy Eagles remembrance featuring beer, JuneFest and ‘Love’ seating chart

A long spell ago, I recall it being in 1984, Glenn Frey was a guest on “Late Night With David Letterman.” The charter member of The Eagles had just released “The Allnighter.”

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Light to be turned on with ‘Baz,’ a full-sensory experience

The 90-minute “Baz” is a partnership of the production company For the Record and Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical division headed up by former Base Entertainment exec Scott Zeiger.

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Suzanne Somers sizzles; ‘Alice’ at Vinyl in benefit; Michael Grimm also turning up at HRH

Wednesday’s latest performance of “Alice: A Steampunk Rock Concert Fantasy” at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel is a benefit for “Vegas! The Show” dancer Lauren Clark.

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Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Duran Duran, Kendrick Lamar confirmed at 2015 Life Is Beautiful

In keeping with its tradition of throwing a wide net over its music programming, Life Is Beautiful has announced its lineup of acts for this fall’s festival.

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Rock in Rio USA says expect a bigger, better Las Vegas event in 2017

As it was, Rock in Rio USA’s success is measured by the fact that what was presented on that parcel matched the detailed model unveiled publicly for the first time in September.

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Blackstone adviser talks future plans for the Cosmopolitan

UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration alumnus John Ceriale recalled humbler moments early in his career — in particular, his first job at Caesars Palace. He worked as …

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Celine presents, Mariah performs, Taylor lauded at Billboard Music Awards

Las Vegas continues to serve as the center of the pop music universe, as the 2015 Billboard Music Awards telecast is rumbling through MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show hits town less than 24 hours after Rock in Rio USA closed its two-weekend run at MGM Resorts Festival Grounds.

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Bruno Mars delivers uptown funk to the Strip in fiery sendoff to Rock in Rio USA

For a night, the embodiment of Elvis and The Rat Pack on the Strip was the guy in the white fedora and Hawaiian-print shirt. He spun and shimmied and smiled and stopped to notice his face on a billboard overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard.

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Cirque artist Sami Saula will hold concert fundraiser Friday for his son

Elann Saula is a little boy with a lot of fight. But even he needs help in his battle against a serious immune-system disorder. The 4-year-old Elann is …

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Nine Groovy Things from Rock in Rio USA pre-Bruno Mars

You might be wondering, from this Rock in Rio USA experience on the Strip, “Whither the groovy-ness?” It is all around us …

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First night of Rock in Rio USA’s Pop Weekend is Taylor-made

Taylor Swift uses 1989 as the cornerstone of her career, which makes sense as that was the year she was born. As she took the stage at Rock and Rio USA on Friday night, …

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