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March 4, 2015

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Myron Martin (Mar. 3)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Myron Martin, president of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, about the new 2015-16 Broadway season. Listen »

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Slim Sam Nazarian; Rocks Lounge rocks with Moreno-Perrico; Rogers’ car collection yields $9.5M; ‘Puppetry’ all shook up

The Kats Report Bureau has once more turned hip-hop this week, with outposts at Piero’s Italian Restaurant, Westgate Las Vegas and SLS Las Vegas. A cruise around the scene.

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Monday By the Numbers: Shear stats for upcoming St. Baldrick’s Day

Today’s Monday By the Numbers column is top-heavy with a little off the top as we push for support of the annual St. Baldrick’s Day events set for Saturday across the valley.

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‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson fires another round as opening of Rio show nears

For barbed political, cultural and theological debate, check out the Rio. Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family that is the focus of the “Duck Dynasty” reality-TV series on A&E and the in-development musical “Duck Commander Musical” at Rio’s Crown Theater, lit up …

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Las Vegas comedy musical gem ‘Idaho’ to be rooted at the Smith Center

Keith Thompson has never stayed a night in the Gem State. “I’ve driven through it,” says the music director of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas and the host of the monthly Composers Showcase at Smith Center. “But I have to say, I’ve not spent a night in …

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DJ Chumlee set for Palms spinfest; Elvis’ ceiling target practice at Hilton remembered

Fulfilling a lifelong dream, or at least a decade-long dream, Austin “Chumlee” Russell of “Pawn Stars” is showing off his DJ skills at Ghostbar Dayclub at 1 p.m. Saturday. Chumlee is closing GBDC’s season and hoping to vault into a second career.

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Rockin’ Las Vegas with Elvis, Imagine Dragons, Roseanne and Jim Rogers’ cars

Fresh off a remarkably vigorous spree of performances tied to the Destination Dragons promotion with Southwest Airlines, Imagine Dragons is prepping for its upcoming tour beginning April 12 in Santiago, Chile.

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Wings over America: Imagine Dragons jam on jammed Southwest flight; album debuts at No. 1

Wearing a grin and plain white T-shirt you’d buy three-to-a-pack at Target, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds returned to the stage — which is to say he returned to his spot at the head of the cabin just in front of the cockpit.

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A ‘proponent of spectacle,’ director Philip William McKinley goes organic in ‘Showstoppers’

The vast majority of audience members who file out of Encore Theater say that they would recommend “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” to their family and friends, and the recommendation here, too, is to check out this talent-laden effort.

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Monday By the Numbers: How Rascal Flatts have sold, how they’ll need to sell; fair time at MGM Resorts; Imagine Dragons’ Target ad cost

This week, Monday By the Numbers targets Rascal Flatts, which is beginning its series of performances at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Wednesday night; the MGM Resorts International job fair; and, yes, Target.

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After 60 years, a Las Vegas classic is folding

Take a long last look at the Riviera, a resort with a Las Vegas Boulevard address that doesn’t quite fit the Strip mold. The Riviera is headed for demolition as it celebrates …

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One little boy focus of support from Cirque, St. Baldrick’s and Children’s Specialty Center

As he leads you to a small circle, the little boy grins as if revealing a secret treasure, maybe the meaning of life itself. And for Elann Saula, who has fought a mysterious array of illnesses for most of his young life, the port under his skin is …

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Forever nimble, Frankie Moreno partners with NBT in Nancy Houssels tribute

Frankie Moreno’s versatility has always served him well. He’s at home on the range, as it were, for his dexterous skills as a musician, composer and performer.

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J.Lo still in the mix at Axis (for ’16); Rock in Rio USA sales still brisk

Jennifer Lopez performing a New Year’s Eve show in anticipation of a Strip residency in a Caesars Entertainment venue? Hasn’t that happened? Yes, on Dec. 31, at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace.

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No Elvis show at Elvis’ old hotel; ‘Shades!’ booked into ever-challenging Windows at Bally’s

As I look across the floor toward what used to be Quarks, I see a painting of Elvis priced at $1,800. Around the bend are some Elvis artifacts — an Indian-style jumpsuit, a squash-blossom necklace from his arrival …

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Monday By the Numbers: An 80-foot snake, 110 flying arrows and more about ‘Ka’

Today’s Monday By the Numbers focuses on the Cirque du Soleil spectacle “Ka” at MGM Grand celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The show opened officially on Feb. 2, 2005.

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