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February 10, 2016

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What’s next for Zowie Bowie (Jan. 30)

This week, John Katsilometes talks with Zowie Bowie’s Chris Phillips, who abruptly ended his decade long run at Rocks Lounge to develop a new, more “produced” show. What is the plan, and where does Phillips plan to pitch this production? Listen »

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Hall & Oates: Great duo, great deal at MGM Grand

Hall & Oates are rightfully billed as a multiplatinum rock duo, but you won’t have to dole out multiplatinum prices to see them play MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 23. …

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Monday By the Numbers: Sports books’ semi-Super profit, Chinese New Year and supercharged cars

This week, Monday By the Numbers takes a spin with Super Bowl 50, Chinese New Year and our friends at Dream Racing, the supercar attraction, which in January celebrated its fourth …

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An Oscar Goodman-Pete Rose gambling summit? Bet on it

During the past two days, we’ve hit Brody Dolyniuk’s orchestral production at the Smith Center, visited Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 at Hard Rock Hotel, met up with the L.V. Phil, Storm Large and Pink Martini before that performance …

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What’s to come of the brightest stars of ‘Jubilee’?

To the millions who have seen “Jubilee” over its 34-year history, the costumes have been as much a part of the show as the performers. They are stars unto themselves, these …

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Paul Johnson nails it down as the new Drew in ‘Rock of Ages’

Paul Johnson can at once rock, and build, the house. A man who hammers it down on and off the stage, Johnson has ascended the spiral staircase of “Rock of Ages” at …

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‘Twisted Vegas’ vs. ‘Spoofical’ is family fun vs. ‘Family Guy’

If “Twisted Vegas” is beguiling, “Spoofical” is just brutal. That’s how that show feels even in rehearsals, and by David Saxe’s description. …

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‘Spoofical’ finds David Saxe shredding Strip icons

No one is spared in Spoofical. Magicians. Dance troupes. Casino moguls. Superstar headliners. Smut-pamphlet passers on the Strip.

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Rocking in Rio with ‘Ages’ changes; L.V. Phil takes on pink hue

One performer who will not rock in Rio for long is Mark Shunock, the magnanimous actor who portrays Lonny who has announced on his Facebook page that he is leaving …

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Monday By the Numbers: A statistical summary of Super Bowl 50

This week, Monday By the Numbers focuses on Super Bowl 50, where we finally drop the Roman numerals and ask the question, “In how many Super Bowls did Roman Gabriel of the Rams play?” …

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CEO says MGM Resorts’ Park will be a busker-free zone

John Katsilometes relays a message from CEO Jim Murren about why SpongeBob SquarePants will not be welcome at the new entertainment …

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The Amazing Johnathan, Psychic Tanya and ‘Mondays Dark’ prove Las Vegas charity knows no bounds

Sometimes you don’t see the busy weeks coming. The week just passed was one of those in VegasVille, a weeklong rollout of parties, performances and events that was almost impossible for even this scribe to …

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Oscar Goodman says Raiders-to-Las Vegas talks are ‘serious,’ but don’t give up NFL wagering

We’ve been down this road before: A professional sports franchise on unsteady footing in its home facility starts poking around Las Vegas. When Oscar Goodman was mayor of this city, he talked to several major league organizations about moving to Las Vegas. …

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With ‘Santana IV’ reunion and return to HOB, the man himself says, ‘Santana is life’

With Carlos Santana, “spirit” is always the operative term. He feels the spirit, he exudes spirituality, and his life is always swirling, wafting around like a spirit from a different dimension. His music, too, …

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Jerry Lewis returns — briefly — as MDA spokesman

Jerry Lewis is back as a spokesman on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, having recorded a video in support of the MDA’s new logo and tagline. The clip is to be used …

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The Kats Report: J.Lo’s ‘All I Have’ goes all-out all the time

The production is generous, tireless and imaginative—all qualities shared by Lopez. There are no half-measures with this woman, and at the end you feel spent, which is the intended result.

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