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July 29, 2015

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Michael Shapiro (Jul. 20)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Michael Shapiro, founder of the band Reckless in Vegas. Listen »

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Yuman linking Las Vegas to Broadway with Estefan musical; ‘Frank’ to run through Frank’s 100th birthday

Las Vegas meets Broadway by way of Chicago in the current run of “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan.” Co-producing the show is Las Vegas entertainment manager Bernie Yuman, who was of course …

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Carrot Top is half-man, half-horse and all-in for Melissa McCarthy film

Given the choice between appearances in two surefire hit movies, “Zoolander 2” starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson and an upcoming comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Carrot Top opted for … the centaur.

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1923 Burlesque lops burlesque as Holly Madison paints stark picture of ‘Rabbit Hole’

Less than two weeks before Holly Madison’s book about her tumultuous time at the Playboy Mansion is to be released, the club she helped launch at Mandalay Bay is announcing a “repositioning.”

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Dr. Cummings, Ruvo Center’s Babe Ruth, is still swinging for the fences

The quality of what is offered at what is considered one of the Top Five medical facilities in the country far outpaces the amount of revenue on hand.

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Monday by the Numbers: Hitting 140 mph in a Ferrari and 13 million on Broadway

This week, Monday by the Numbers touches on such vehicles as Ferrari and Lamborghini and Porsche as the crew at Exotics Racing celebrated the opening of a Welcome Center at the attraction’s Las Vegas Motor Speedway home.

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The Amazing Johnathan hosts watery celebration; Burlesque Hall teases with new exhibit space

As always, The Kats Report Bureau is between mani-pedi appointments. More will be explained here, of course. But a rare manicure-pedicure and interview at the salon Color, the Michael Boychuck groovy grooming fortress at Caesars Palace, highlighted the weekend.

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How much would you pay for a 50 Cent cocktail?

A famous rapper shakes things up downtown, big names prepare for EDM conference and more details announced about the nation’s biggest Hooters …

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Andre Agassi likes Novak Djokovic to join Grand Slam royalty at French Open

Andre Agassi called it. Or, he has called it so far. Agassi has consistently picked those to advance through the men’s side of the draw at the French Open, and he likes top seed Novak Djokovic to win Sunday morning’s final …

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The goal for ‘Baz’ at Light: Walk in and get cool

Shane Scheel remembers that moment when he felt his little production show might well become something grand and fantastic. That moment centered on Barbra Streisand, James Brolin and …

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In the end, guitar great Tony Drake did not play solo

The news of Tony Drake’s death hit our large pond in April, splashing down heavily like a boulder of bad news. Several weeks later, we are still feeling the ripples of sadness. The guitar great who was part of …

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Myron Martin dealt ‘Late Show’ four-of-a-kind; Dee Snider praises(!) ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’

Dee Snider seems to be doing what they term in political campaigns as “walking back” some comments he made last week.

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As Kristen Hertzenberg prepares for a Texas move, Las Vegas loses a performing luminary

We are not abandoning Las Vegas, or running away from it. We will never just leave Las Vegas in the rear-view mirror.”

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Frankie Moreno adds dates to already-stacked Cabaret Jazz schedule

In an impressive, often staggering series of performances, Frankie Moreno and his backing band have learned and played a unique show each week.

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Monday By the Numbers: Earl Turner and Checkmate Charles check in at Suncoast

Today’s Monday By the Numbers is inspired by Earl Turner, The Checkmates (especially Sonny Charles) and George Wallace. These favorite Las Vegas entertainers met Saturday and Sunday night at Suncoast Showroom during Turner’s latest residency there.

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Palms finds a new friend in Hooters

Set to open sometime this summer, likely in July, is a Hooters restaurant just off the casino floor in the former Heraea space. The spot originally was a Garduno’s Mexican restaurant …

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