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March 5, 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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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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NHL boss applauds our enthusiam, at least

Gary Bettman’s visit was as remarkable for what it didn’t represent as what it did …

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Attending events at MGM Resorts Arena might be a walk in the park

The parking plan at the under-construction MGM Resorts Arena is thus far fairly simple to impart: Use the existing garages at the resorts near the facility. And there are several thousand spots available, if you don’t mind the …

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Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Riviera focus of LVCVA purchase, implosion reports

In a world where resort sales are not official until the involved parties sign documents, it’s safe to say that one famous Las Vegas hotel might not survive the summer. That hotel is the Riviera.

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Frankie Moreno sets dates at Cabaret Jazz; Coastal Luxury still wants to run Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

Coming off a quickie tour of Paris and Zurich, in which he was promoting the city on behalf of the LVCVA, Frankie Moreno has found a temporary venue. Well, it’s actually a permanent venue, but temporary for him as …

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Willie Robertson heeds the call of Las Vegas in ‘Duck Commander Musical’

“Duck Commander Musical” charts the unlikely path to fame of the Robertson family of “Duck Dynasty” fame, the clan from Monroe, La., who parlayed a duck call — the Duck Commander — into a retail and entertainment empire.

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Tark’s original Runnin’ Rebels were the Globetrotters of college hoops

The 1976-’77 Runnin Rebels, the university’s first Final Four squad, were a team that surpassed 100 points 23 times that season and averaged 107 points per game. This high-octane output was produced in the grainy era before the advent of a shot clock or 3-point line.

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Even at its implosion, plan goes awry at the Clarion Hotel Casino

The building was never known for its cooperation. From when it opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn to its days as the Paddlewheel, Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel, WWF hotel-casino and Greek Isles, nothing ever …

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Monday By the Numbers: $3,000 wedding cakes, $30,000 ceremonies and more from Valentine’s Day

It’s all about the romance, to a point. As The Beatles once said, “All You Need Is Love.” But they also said, “Money (That’s What I Want).” Nonetheless, enjoy this lovely data.

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Imagine Dragons: ‘If there’s a way to bring Las Vegas more on the map, we’ll do it’

Months before they were to unleash the rock ’n’ roll from a temporary, cylindrical, Target-stamped enclave on Fremont Street, members of Imagine Dragons took to a tour bus and talked about their new album and love for Las Vegas.

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For Clarion owner, implosion is the easy part

Our city’s latest implosion isn’t the most massive undertaking on the to-do list of Lorenzo Doumani, owner of the Clarion resort and its surrounding property. In fact, the implosion, scheduled for Tuesday, isn’t even the biggest project for Doumani this month.

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‘Titanic’ displays a long-lost piece; Sammy Shore splashes down at Laugh Factory

A rarity among rarities has been installed at “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at Luxor. A cherub that was one of two such pieces flanking the grand staircase leading to the ship’s first-class deck has been restored …

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Andy Walmsley’s inspired talk series ‘ENTSpeaks’ speaks for itself

Monday’s show starred “Fantasy” producer Anita Mann; Smith Center President Myron Martin; Harrah’s comedy magician headliner Mac King; “Frank: The Man, The Music” star Bob Anderson; “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” singer Nicole Kaplan; and my colleague the Ubiquitous Robin Leach.

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Holly Madison takes after former business partners at 1923; Cosmopolitan seizes control of Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

What is happening this week strays from a pure business dispute, delving into unsettling allegations of surreptitious videotaping of disrobing dancers and terse denials by the accused.

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Imagine Dragons’ Grammy performance downtown is not a public event

It turns out the hubbub on Fremont East for Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast starring Imagine Dragons is more akin to a music video than rock concert.

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