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July 30, 2015

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Photo: Comedian and actor Steven Wright.
Q+A: Steven Wright talks Las Vegas, ‘Louie’ and his Mount Rushmore of comics
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Orleans:
It’s been nearly 33 years since comedian and actor Steven Wright fulfilled a fantasy by performing on “The Tonight Show,” which launched an eclectic career that has featured work in projects as diverse as “Reservoir Dogs” and “Babe.”
Photo: Anastasia Synn and The Amazing Johnathan play arou
The Amazing Johnathan hosts watery celebration; Burlesque Hall teases with new exhibit space
Monday, June 8, 2015
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.
Photo: Bruno Mars performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XL
Celebrity preview: Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, One Republic, Bryan Adams, Neil Diamond, Courtney Love
Friday, May 15, 2015
Las Vegas:
In addition to Weekend Two of Rock in Rio USA with Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and more attracting more than 100,000, it’s the two final concerts for Journey in their mini-run at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Photo: Jose Andres at the grand opening of SLS Las Vegas
Epicurean Affair with Jose Andres; Cirque’s ‘One Drop’ in theaters; Boyd Gaming Chute-Out
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Upcoming Events:
Tickets are now on sale for the one-night-only cinema film event of Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” that took place at the Mirage on March 20.
Photo: Meizhou Dongpo.
Strip Scribbles: Large Chinese restaurant at Venetian; Rockabilly Weekend; SLS; Imagine Dragons
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Las Vegas:
At just under 19,000 square feet, the new Meizhou Dongpo restaurant opening around New Year’s at the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shops is likely to be one of the largest in America, if not the largest. It’s gigantic and will be the flagship of the brand.
Photo: DJ Avicii performs for a record-size crowd at XS o
Celebrity preview: XS’ 6th with Avicii, ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ Warren G, Widespread Panic, Andre Rochat
Friday, March 27, 2015
Las Vegas:
The Strip will go dark this weekend. The lights will go out. The neon signs will switch off. Las Vegas won’t look the same even if you can see some of it in its lights-out state. It’s Earth Hour on Saturday night.
Photo: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Justin Bieber celebrate M
Celebrity preview: Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, Korn, Whitney Cummings, Ludacris, Ringo Starr
Friday, March 13, 2015
Las Vegas:
All eyes this weekend will be on the madness and mayhem that Justin Bieber is certain to cause with his Bieber Fever fans when he celebrates his belated 21st birthday in tandem with the opening of the $100 million-plus Omnia nightclub at Caesars Palace.
Photo: The Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series won by Bra
Weekend best bets: NASCAR Weekend, WCC basketball, bull riding, Bubble Run, Talib Kweli
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Las Vegas:
Las Vegas’ March entertainment madness kicks off with a weekend packed with events sure to please sports fans, including NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here are our weekend best bets:
Photo: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend arrive at the 2014
Celebrity preview: John Legend, OneRepublic, Billy Idol, Joey Fatone, Donny Osmond, Bob Seger
Friday, February 20, 2015
Las Vegas:
All eyes will turn this weekend to the glamour and glitz of a man called Oscar: It’s Academy Awards weekend in Tinseltown. But Las Vegas has its own salute to the coveted gold statuette with three events.
Photo: The USA Sevens Rugby Parade of Nations at Fremont
Celebrity preview: Jenny McCarthy, The Weeknd, USA Sevens, Marilyn Manson, Date-A-Thon, Engelbert
Friday, February 13, 2015
Las Vegas:
It is the weekend when love is in the air. We have music and song and a hoped-for world record of speed dating with the downtown Date-A-Thon hosted by NBC’s “State of Affairs” hunk Chris McKenna, plus Cupid’s Undie Run, also downtown.
Photo: Actor Chris McKenna.
Valentine’s Day preview: Date-A-Thon with Chris McKenna, $30K dinner, romantic meals, guns
Friday, February 13, 2015
Las Vegas:
As gorgeous as blonde-bombshell newlywed Jenny McCarthy is, I have a feeling that she’s going to take second place to the giant Date-A-Thon this Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Photo: Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo.
Marilyn McCoo + Billy Davis Jr.: How we keep music playing after 45 years of marriage, work
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Orleans:
Fifth Dimension singers Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. have shared nearly half a century of togetherness, and it’s appropriate as Valentine’s Day nears that they’re still singing love songs to each other.
Photo: Engelbert Humperdinck.
Q+A: Engelbert Humperdinck — ‘I’ve tried all kinds of music, but my forte is romance’
Monday, February 9, 2015
The Smith Center:
Engelbert Humperdinck, “The King of Romance,” has released his first duets CD, “Engelbert Calling,” with tracks with Sir Elton John, Cliff Richard, Lulu, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Gene Simmons and Olivia Newton-John.
Photo: Wrangler forward Matt Tassone (16) attempts to set
Wranglers finished in Las Vegas as options, time run out
Friday, January 30, 2015
In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the Las Vegas Valley in search of a new home.
Photo: Former Las Vegas Wranglers goaltender Marc Magliar
Billy Johnson’s new goal has nothing to do with hockey
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Having left the Las Vegas Wranglers after more than a decade as its president and COO, Billy Johnson has taken the position as director of the University Medical Center Foundation.

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