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November 22, 2014

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The Amazing Johnathan (Nov. 17)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to The Amazing Johnathan about his life, career and exit from the Las Vegas entertainment scene. Listen »

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Talk has become the talk of Las Vegas; Penny Pibbets and Gaz focusing on solo scenes

Fashioned after the TED Talks series of brief monologues, “ENTSpeaks” is part stage presentation, part party at Inspire. In each instance, it’s a groovy way to learn more about those among us who are ubiquitous, yet …

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Santana’s journey might well include Journey

Carlos Santana says, “Everything I do with my energy, regardless of the form, is about inspiring people. It’s about inspiring another human being to see an aerial view and the big picture.” …

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Uber’s first rider in Las Vegas sings its praises

We get the scoop on which of Las Vegas’ favorite native sons has embraced the ride-sharing app right away, which Las Vegas shows are making appearances in Massachusetts, and what’s wrong with that new Ickey Woods commercial …

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KISS gives away the house; Steve Wynn recalls the days of going full throttle

During a rare quiet moment in the KISS opening-night performance Wednesday night at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, the band broke between “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. …

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‘Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers,’ a show full of encores, is moving into Encore

Steve Wynn is standing and performs something akin to a jig, kicking his heels and pointing his elbows out to his sides. He sings along, in low and laughing voice. He happily beams like a kid on a farm, gazing off …

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You might not know who Jimmy McIntosh is … but Ronnie Wood does

Jimmy McIntosh once tracked down Mick Jagger, asking for something unexpected, and is collaborating with another Rolling Stone on his new CD. …

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Backstage pass? Paul Stanley needs no such pass

Then, as if drawing attention to a work of art, Franky Perez motioned to his face with his hand. “And Paul Stanley says, ‘This … is my pass.’ And walks in.” …

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‘Mondays Dark,’ Mark Shunock’s charity juggernaut, to spotlight 24 charities

Surviving an inauspicious start in which he scrambled to find a suitable venue for his monthly philanthropic shows, Mark Shunock is celebrating the first year of “Mondays Dark” on Dec. 15 with his largest show yet. …

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Once again, talk of racing on the Strip is revving up

In 1998, Bernie Ecclestone was one vote shy of bringing open-wheel racing to the Strip. Word is, he’s trying again, but can his idea gain any traction this time?

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Criss Angel hits 6th anniversary at Luxor, expands empire with ‘The Supernaturalists’

Criss Angel navigates his career in the same way he rides the Skeleton or Insanity or any of the custom motorcycles lining the entrance of his show at Luxor. He’s full-throttle, focused on the road …

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‘The Dennis Bono Show’ airs it out; Sawchuck goes on his Murray way

Popular among locals since it debuted 15 years ago at Sunset Station, “The Dennis Bono Show” has been buoyed by a new syndication deal Bono signed with the CRN Network. He now reaches 30 additional radio stations …

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Star DJ R3hab gives Life at SLS something to dance about

SLS Las Vegas is placing a lot of hope and emphasis on R3hab’s appearance this weekend, kicking off three nights of electronic dance music with Borgore on Saturday night and Richie Hawtin on Sunday. R3hab has …

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Choudhry and Baldizan: A couple of Las Vegas insiders who have taken it outside

Rehan Choudhry and Chris Baldizan are two kings of the asphalt jungle in VegasVille, Choudhry as founder of the Life Is Beautiful festival and Baldizan as a high-level entertainment exec with MGM Resorts. …

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Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina says of Las Vegas: ‘This is the place’

Rock in Rio USA is an extended engagement on the Strip, and this is no understated operation. Six stages will be in play during the festival, with the main acts on the Main Stage and Sunset Stage. …

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Michael Jeffries, Pia Zadora’s husband, files suit against Metro over standoff, termination

Michael Jeffries, the husband of Pia Zadora and a former member of the Las Vegas Metro Police force, has filed suit against Metro for allegedly violating his civil rights by firing him over a standoff at the couple’s home …

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