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Anne Martinez (May. 19)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to Anne Martinez, co-lead singer of ALICE, a Steampunk Rock Opera Fantasy, at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel. Listen »

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Monday By the Numbers: Sir Elton John and his 12 standing O’s

This week’s Monday By the Numbers statistical raking centers on Sir Elton John and his “Million Dollar Piano” show at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace. He needs no further introduction. Let’s play.

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Uber controversy highlights complaints about cabs

John Katsilometes talks with a limo driver who loves the ride-sharing app …

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Matt Goss still riding waves at Barge; Claire Sinclair, Sabina Kelley toggle sultry in ‘Pin Up’

Every so often, I hear murmurs that the Barge will be disassembled (and, likely, dried out) in favor of a new concept, but the Goss show continues to power along like a Beneteau luxury yacht.

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‘Absinthe’ to Cosmopolitan? Ha! And dual VegasVille action with Kelly and Clint Holmes

Ross Mollison promised a surprise announcement before midnight at the fourth-anniversary performance of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on Wednesday night, and he followed through.

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MGM Resorts Festival Grounds is looking a lot less like a lot

The big-wow features of Rock in Rio USA are the Ferris wheel and zip line in the middle of the festival grounds’ footprint. The City of Rock blueprint has the same homey facades that have been used in Rock in Rio’s other cities.

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Imagine Dragons playing a Las Vegas festival would be … Beautiful

One of the hottest rock bands on the planet is from Las Vegas and as such has become a huge festival draw. Concurrently, Las Vegas has become a hotbed of festivals and is hungry for any huge festival draw.

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Monday By the Numbers: XS grows up and out; marshmallows fly at Blue Man Group

Jesse Waits and the sixth anniversary of XS at Encore Las Vegas top this week’s Mondays By the Numbers purging of data. The event was celebrated Saturday night with a splashy poolside extravaganza hosted by DJ Avicii.

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Famed Westgate venue shimmers with history; ‘Duck’ director drives Lincoln musical

Catching up while looking down on the city from The Kats Report Bureau at the SBP in Newport Lofts. Let’s gun it (in a figurative sense):

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Ownership changes, but strip club drama for Club Paradise remains

The management team was dismissed after an incident with a club promoter in which one party was holding a lead pipe. The promoter and promoter’s buddies were hanging out at the club after 8 a.m. on Sunday morning March 15 long past closing hours …

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‘Nocturne’ litigation nearly put to bed; Barry Manilow’s ‘Last’ tour is not the end

The lengthy and unseemly litigation between the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Spiegelworld over the closing of “Vegas Nocturne” seems to be resolved.

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Jerry Lewis nabs NAB honor; ‘Pin Up’ marks anniversary by doubling up the bombshells

Notes from across the scene in VegasVille in a week topped by a comment from a gentleman, who seemed about 70 years old, sitting next to me with his wife at Thursday’s early performance of …

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Conductor Donato Cabrera appreciates ‘Las Vegas’ of Las Vegas Philharmonic

Las Vegas Philharmonic Music Director Donato Cabrera was in the audience at the most recent Composers Showcase of Las Vegas at Cabaret Jazz on March 4, and he loved the performance.

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The Somers sizzle at Westgate is a revival of classic Vegas

Just as Suzanne Somers is talking about bringing her throwback show to a throwback hotel run by a throwback figure, David Siegel makes a throwback move.

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Monday By the Numbers: Another shot of ‘Absinthe’

This week, Monday By the Numbers zeroes in on “Absinthe” in Roman Plaza at Caesars Palace. The show celebrates its fourth anniversary on the Strip on April 1, and it is as hot as ever.

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More Cheese in Las Vegas? Grate! And P&T have Big Apple appeal

Over the weekend, The Kats Report Bureau was customarily mobile, spending ample time at Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” and the return of Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine.

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