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May 30, 2015

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Almas Meiramanov (May. 28)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Almas Meiramanov, an acrobat in "Absinthe" at Caesars Palace and a contestant on NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" this summer. Listen »

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Cirque du Soleil is ready for some ‘multisensory’ action at Rock in Rio USA

From the moment Rock in Rio USA was announced for Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has been listed solely as an equity partner in the music festival. But what about an artistic partner?

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Her voice is heard: Veronic set for May 14 return to Bally’s

There’s been a lot of talk about Veronic’s band at Bally’s. At least, we’ve talked about it, because she doesn’t have a band. Unless you consider all those voices she uses in her act.

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J.Lo to follow Mariah Carey in Caesars Entertainment’s super-diva lineup

Set for a mid-May announcement is Jennifer Lopez’s headlining run at Axis, which has been anticipated with great zeal ever since her knockout performance at the Colosseum on New Year’s Eve.

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Priscilla Presley ready to return Elvis — for real — to Las Vegas

The core question for fans of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll has long been: “How can we bring Elvis back to Las Vegas?” Priscilla Presley has long asked that herself.

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To Betty Willis, Las Vegas was forever ‘Fabulous’

The word “fabulous” was chosen because it was the one word Betty Willis always used to describe Las Vegas. “It was just a word a whole lot of people liked, and we liked it, too,” Willis said. “We really thought Las Vegas was a fabulous place.”

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Monday By the Numbers: 1 dominates Pacquiao conference call; 0 prevails at Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket office

This week, Monday By the Numbers collects statistics from AFAN’s AIDS Walk, “Marvel Universe Live!” at the Thomas & Mack Center and the sale of Cirque du Soleil.

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Guy Laliberte swings deal with TPG, sells interest in Cirque for $1.5 billion

The famed founder of Cirque du Soleil has sold controlling interest in the company, and the new majority ownership company is familiar around the world and …

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Steve Wynn revives ‘Li’l Abner’ in ‘Showstoppers’ moment at concierge gala

The Kats Report Bureau was earlier positioned at the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and Concierge Choice Awards.

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Entering 25th annual AFAN AIDS Walk, Penn Jillette talks ‘Duck,’ ‘Fool Us,’ Broadway plans

Lately, Penn Jillette has been musing about curtailing Penn & Teller’s long commitment to AFAN, as the organization preps for its 25th annual AIDS Walk. When checking the dates in the duo’s performance calendar, …

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‘Duck’ is an odd dish at the Rio, but it is well prepared

The enormous investment of resources, experience and ingenuity bubbles over in “Duck Commander Musical,” which is based on the Robertson family of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” reality-rooted TV series.

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Ready to ruffle feathers, ‘Duck Commander Musical’ sets down at the Rio

The oddly matched musical features the family famous on A&E’s reality-TV series “Duck Dynasty” and is based on Willie and Korie Robertson’s book, “The Duck Commander Family — How Faith, Family and Ducks Built a Dynasty.”

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Monday By the Numbers: Taking a drag at Hard Rock Cafe; welcoming expensive equines to the Thomas & Mack

This week, Monday By the Numbers celebrates one of the great civic achievements ever in VegasVille, the Guinness World Record for the largest staged drag show.

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Frankie Moreno cuts loose in Carnegie Hall debut

The Frank Sinatra tribute show is titled “Let’s Be Frank” featuring the New York Pops orchestra, 80 musicians strong, with a quartet of guest stars, among them Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno.

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Dominoes are falling into place for Las Vegas’ tourism industry

May 5 is a pivotal point in our city. The groundbreaking of Resorts World Las Vegas is scheduled for that day, more than two years after plans for the resort development were announced.

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The Act space looks like ‘Dead’ zone; Priscilla Presley recalls discarded items that helped inspire Graceland

During a walk through Times Square, we took notice of a Mazda commercial starring Penn & Teller running on an endless loop on a giant Sony LED screen.

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