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May 3, 2015

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Want Cheese with that? In Las Vegas, the answer is yes for Lounge Against the Machine

Richard Cheese is developing a tribute album to The Beatles to be released in 2016. The title: “Let It Brie.” The man has not lost his penchant for puns.

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Chadwick Johnson steers his passion from rodeo to supper-club singing

A singer of great merit, Chadwick Johnson has long dreamed of performing in Las Vegas — in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. As a contestant. A team roper, specifically.

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Hakkasan Group’s relaunch of Omnia shows company’s ability to cross party lines

Over the weekend, Omnia opened at Caesars Palace, showing off its high-performance horsepower in a four-night spree as Justin Bieber celebrated his belated 21st birthday and several thousand partiers flooded the club.

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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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