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February 13, 2016

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Managing Britney (Feb. 11)

Larry Rudolph met Britney Spears when she was a teenager just finishing her stint on “The Mickey Mouse Club.” He helped turn her into an international superstar and one of the most bankable stars on the Strip. He talks of the updates planned for “A Piece of Me,” her upcoming album and why he made Vegas his home Listen »

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The Amazing Johnathan, Psychic Tanya and ‘Mondays Dark’ prove Las Vegas charity knows no bounds

Sometimes you don’t see the busy weeks coming. The week just passed was one of those in VegasVille, a weeklong rollout of parties, performances and events that was almost impossible for even this scribe to …

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Oscar Goodman says Raiders-to-Las Vegas talks are ‘serious,’ but don’t give up NFL wagering

We’ve been down this road before: A professional sports franchise on unsteady footing in its home facility starts poking around Las Vegas. When Oscar Goodman was mayor of this city, he talked to several major league organizations about moving to Las Vegas. …

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With ‘Santana IV’ reunion and return to HOB, the man himself says, ‘Santana is life’

With Carlos Santana, “spirit” is always the operative term. He feels the spirit, he exudes spirituality, and his life is always swirling, wafting around like a spirit from a different dimension. His music, too, …

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Jerry Lewis returns — briefly — as MDA spokesman

Jerry Lewis is back as a spokesman on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, having recorded a video in support of the MDA’s new logo and tagline. The clip is to be used …

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The Kats Report: J.Lo’s ‘All I Have’ goes all-out all the time

The production is generous, tireless and imaginative—all qualities shared by Lopez. There are no half-measures with this woman, and at the end you feel spent, which is the intended result.

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Zowie Bowie leaves Station Casinos: ‘Nobody is more shocked that I’ve done this than me’

Chris Phillips told me, “I am tired of doing the high-leg kicks and having a job that is all about making people dance and buy alcohol. I’m so over all of that, and I’m the kind of guy who needs to be hungry to make something happen.” …

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Monday By the Numbers: A standing ‘O’ for one of Cirque’s greatest shows

This week, Monday By the Numbers delves (or, dives) into “O” at Bellagio. This show remains one of Cirque’s bestselling and most-appreciated productions, (water) logging more than 17 years on the Strip. I caught the show again …

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Santana sets release date for ‘Santana IV’; ONJ and Marie Osmond bond at NBT

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Mizuya lounge at Mandalay Bay, where the band of the moment is The Limit, fronted by John Lombardo, an original singing gondolier at the Venetian and stellar rock vocalist. The tune is …

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Heard it through the grapevine, and it is fact: John Fogerty is back this fall

It is not a surprise that rock legend John Fogerty has added more dates to the eight he banked in his first spree covering this month. The show was terrific, the biggest pure rock show in that venue and among the most electrifying of …

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Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ plans sports memorabilia authentication event

Harrison recently campaigned for his buddy, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, at an event at the Intercontinental Miami hotel. In October, Rubio was on hand for the grand opening of Pawn Plaza, Harrison’s cluster of businesses on the same parcel as Gold …

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It’s game(s) on at Encore Players Club; Adrian Zmed keeps score with ‘Grease 2’ revival

Adrian Zmed has reportedly played the role of Danny Zuko onstage more than any other actor, dating to various Broadway and national tours of “Grease.” …

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Holly Madison, husband Pasquale Rotella expecting Baby No. 2 in August

Holly Madison was at the premiere of Jennifer Lopez’s residency at Axis at Planet Hollywood on Wednesday night. Before the show, she hit the pre-party at …

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Powerhouse Route 91 Harvest plays pick-a-parcel in return to the Village

Brian O’Connell remembers a night three years ago in Las Vegas when Chris Baldizan and he gazed down at the Strip from the deck of the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. Baldizan is the senior vice president of entertainment at MGM Resorts. O’Connell runs …

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J.Lo turns Axis theater into her own block party

J.Lo, her nickname displayed in shapely form as the stage at the Axis at Planet Hollywood party pit, is nothing short of the new gold standard for star headliners in Las Vegas. …

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Hoda and Jenna of ‘Today’ hit Las Vegas: ‘Everybody’s a something’

In our 24/7 town, there is always time for “Today,” and the NBC morning show hit the Strip for a live broadcast this morning and banked Friday’s show from Roman Plaza at Caesars Palace. …

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