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February 10, 2016

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The Good Doctor (Feb. 10)

Dr. Alex Schiller is the character at the center of “Never Sleep Alone,” a stage show at the Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace. The satire of a sexual advice seminar mixed with a one-woman performance draws audience members onstage for some ribald interaction. The show ends its three-performance run on Valentine’s Day. Does it have a home in Vegas? The good doctor is always optimistic. Listen »

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SLS Las Vegas has a fighting chance with the Foundry

The Foundry is the latest flurry offered by SLS Las Vegas and its parent company, Stockbridge Capital. The 1,800-capacity music hall was formally unveiled last Thursday with a set by multi-instrumentalists Daniel Park and Ben Carey of Lifehouse …

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Tyson revisits Lewis dustup in new podcast; Fator had a hand in ‘Puppet Up!’

Always expanding his business horizons, Mike Tyson is about to launch a podcast with co-host Peter Rosenberg of the Hot 97 Morning Show in New York. One of the early guests, already recorded, is Lennox Lewis. …

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Dates set for Guns N’ Roses re-launch at T-Mobile Arena

Guns N’ Roses is launching a reunion tour with a couple of Strip shows. The dates for the band’s reported appearances at T-Mobile Arena have been announced: April 8-9, or the first weekend of business at …

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Monday By the Numbers: J.Lo’s ‘All I Have’ and Bronson-Brody-Beatles

This week, Monday By the Numbers summons those twin fortresses of Las Vegas entertainment: Axis at Planet Hollywood and the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. This week, Jennifer Lopez begins her “All I Have” series …

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GNR dialed in for T-Mobile Arena; ‘Alice’ has date with Strip hotshots

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Breakfast Club eatery in the downtown entertainment district of this Southwestern metropolis. The sun shines during 85 percent of the days in this city, and it is shining …

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Pay-to-park in Las Vegas? We’re already doing it

Over the holidays, I twice attended Nevada Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts at Symphony Park in downtown Las Vegas. On my way to the valet lane …

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Zowie Bowie’s odd, loose connection to David Bowie

The name once sparked confusion and prompted questions across Las Vegas: Who or what is Zowie Bowie? Ten years on, after headlining at many Las Vegas venues, Chris Phillips has established that his is not …

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Life of longtime Blue Man Group musician Jason Mackenroth to be celebrated Thursday

That time-honored saying about never missing a beat applied to Jason Mackenroth. He held fast to his characteristics of precision and personal power until the end of his life, which ended Jan. 3 after a battle with prostate cancer. …

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Monday By the Numbers: Scorpions whistle into the Joint; ‘Alice’ notches No. 17 at Brooklyn Bowl

This week, Monday By the Numbers turns its attention to a pair of favored acts, one of them venerable and worldwide and the other relatively new and all about Las Vegas. We speak of …

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David Bowie was a master of reinvention, innovation to the very end

Thirty-five years ago, Johnny Carson introduced David Bowie on “The Tonight Show” and was thrown off by screams from the audience. Thrown off his game, the talk-show legend called out to the shouting fans: “He better be good after this.” Johnny, bless him, …

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Signs point to Sands studying stadium project

A 100,000-capacity stadium rumored for the Strip has generated a ripple around town. An anonymous Las Vegas resort company reportedly has embarked on feasibility studies for such a facility. When you look at the …

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Power, passion, precision mark John Fogerty’s opening of ‘Fortunate Son’ at Venetian

Before the start of John Fogerty’s rock show at Venetian Theater, a video clip of Elvis is played for the crowd. This is from his Las Vegas heyday, at the Las Vegas Hilton, and he’s dressed in …

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Save the date(s): Hook-up show ‘Never Sleep Alone’ set for Spiegeltent

A production by the creators of the the ever-nocturnal show “Absinthe” are putting on a show to make some matches. “Never Sleep Alone” is headed for a layover at the Spiegeltent at …

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Winging it from L.A. with ‘Puppet Up!’; Penn & Teller have sweet 15 at the Rio

“Puppet Up!” is a happy blend of the finer moments of “Avenue Q,” for its ribald humor and exposed human performers, and “Second City,” which played Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas for a couple of years before …

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John Fogerty is ready for full-throttle run at the Venetian

John Fogerty showed up for his headlining gig at the Venetian in a luxury vehicle. If a Harley-Davidson motorcycle can be considered a luxury vehicle. …

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