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March 29, 2015

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Sami Saula (Mar. 23)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Cirque du Soleil performer Sami Saula about his new CD, "Awaken.” The proceeds from the CD will go towards medical costs for Saula's 3-year-old son, Elann, who has lymphangiectasia, a rare intestinal disease. The CD is available for sale at SamiSaula.com. Listen »

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Monday By the Numbers: Jerry Lewis’ age (and long-ago sleeping habits); Omnia at Caesars; wax figure Miley Cyrus

This week, Monday By the Numbers marks the birthday of Jerry Lewis, breaks down Omnia at Caesars Palace and notes an anniversary worth noting for Matt Goss. Read on, stat geeks.

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Theater being reborn just in time to die again

On bad timing for the Versailles, Vegas Uncork’d and a shakeup at Three Square Food Bank …

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Baby, Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar’s family and career are a 2-for-1 package

In September 2013, Sylvia Mukhtar called her husband, Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar, with a twin-pack of important news involving the couple’s pregnancy. A member of the Cirque du Soleil family as a performer, choreographer and director …

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In the end, Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao was destined for Las Vegas

“I am always proud to fight for the great city of Las Vegas,” Floyd Mayweather Jr., a native Las Vegan, said during Wednesday’s media event announcing the May 2 bout at MGM Grand. “MGM Grand is the best hotel on the planet.”

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It’s Palms Sunday for Ringo Starr in his latest trip to Las Vegas

Ringo Starr finds VegasVille a groovy place and has proven such during his frequent tour stops with his All Starr Band. Over the past two-plus decades, Starr has performed in a variety of showrooms and theaters across the city.

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St. Baldrick’s at New York-New York nets $165K; Joe Williams Scholarship Show

The Joe Williams Scholarship Fund Concert to benefit the UNLV Jazz Studies program drew 500 to Ham Hall at UNLV, a strong turnout for a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

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Josh Strickland, Todd DuBail wed in Las Vegas; latter joins ‘Jersey Boys’

It’s been a pretty kinetic run for one of VegasVille’s most noteworthy power couples, Josh Strickland and Todd DuBail. The two were married Saturday at the Scotch 80s home of Holly Madison and Pasquale Rotella.

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Felice Garcia cries it out in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Harrah’s

Felice Garcia, an original member of the Las Vegas cast dating to the show’s premiere in February 2013, is headed to Southern California to pursue her solo recording career.

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Monday By the Numbers: Diana Ross’s distance from the audience, and a full house at Ham Hall

This week, Monday By the Numbers welcomes Diana Ross to her string of shows at the Venetian and touches on the original performing arts center in Las Vegas, which is located on the UNLV campus.

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Return of the King: Elvis back at Westgate

New owners hope old showroom can succeed after being reborn as Graceland West.

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Swinging from Rose. Rabbit. Lie., Stratosphere, Rock in Rio, swanky new lounge at Omnia

It was a crazy night, as anticipated, and wonderful to spend time with so many of the city’s great performers and people. I have no idea how many people were actually in that room.

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UNLV’s jammin’ jazz program trumpeted at Joe Williams Scholarship show

Amid its legacy as the home of The Rat Pack, haven for Elvis, hotbed for Cirque du Soleil and myriad other great entertainment options, Las Vegas also owns a robust jazz tradition.

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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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