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April 27, 2015

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‘The Rat Pack Is Back’ eyeing new spot — T Spot at Tuscany; Penn shops ‘The Slammer’
Monday, April 27, 2015
I’ve been writing about T Spot quite a lot over the past several months, or even year, with good reason. There is a lot happening in that entertainment den just off the casino floor.
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Strip Scribbles: Mariah Carey, Andy Walmsley, ‘Love Boat,’ ‘Idaho,’ Penn & Teller
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Las Vegas:
Diva songstress Mariah Carey is filming the video for her new single “Infinity” today in Los Angeles with director Brett Ratner. Mariah arrives on the Strip on Monday evening for a welcome ceremony in advance of her May 6 premiere.
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Weekend Best Bets: UNLVino, Las Vegas 51s and Pure Aloha Festival
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Las Vegas:
From a champagne kick-off party at UNLVino to a celebration of local Hawaiian heritage, 'tis indeed a weekend to eat, drink and be merry. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
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‘Duck’ is an odd dish at the Rio, but it is well prepared
Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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‘Duck Commander Musical’ review: Before fame, money and beards
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Rio:
Executive producer and entertainment mogul Tommy Mottola was 100 percent correct when he told me: “This is as good as any other Broadway musical. I’ll put it up alongside anything else, and it’ll win. It has everything — and then some — you’d want in a hit musical.”
Photo: The Robertson family of Duck Dynasty on A&E.
Off-Strip theater clash: ‘Duck Commander Musical’ vs. ‘Puppetry of the Penis’
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Las Vegas:
About 80 members of the “Duck Dynasty” family along with country superstar Jason Aldean, celebrity chef Guy Fieri, actress Candace Cameron Burse, Weezer bass player Scott Shriner and others, including televangelist Joel Osteen, will be on the camouflage carpet.
Photo: Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson of Duck Dynas
Ready to ruffle feathers, ‘Duck Commander Musical’ sets down at the Rio
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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.”
Photo: A Mazda commercial starring Penn & Teller runs on
The Act space looks like ‘Dead’ zone; Priscilla Presley recalls discarded items that helped inspire Graceland
Friday, April 10, 2015
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.
Photo: Kym Johnson and Penn Jillette competed in Season 6
Strip Scribbles: Penn’s 105-pound weight loss, Sammy Hagar, The Band Perry, Lance Burton
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Las Vegas:
The 6-foot-7 Rio magician headliner Penn Jillette took four months to drop from 330 pounds to 225. He says that he was under doctor’s orders to change his eating habits.
Photo: Willie Robertson, his wife Korie Robertson, Missy
‘Duck Commander Musical’ begins previews at Rio; grand opening April 15
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Theater:
Upcoming Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey’s former husband, record producer Tommy Mottola, is one of the producers of the new musical at the Rio.
Photo: Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says
Strip Scribbles: MSA Awareness Month for Kerry Simon; ‘Duck Dynasty’; ‘Shark Tank’
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Las Vegas:
To mark the first anniversary of our initial chef Kerry Simon fundraiser for his continuing battle of Multiple System Atrophy, this is MSA Awareness Month at our Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in downtown’s Symphony Park.
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Strip Scribbles: Britney Spears’ fairy-tale life, Diana Ross, L.V. Outlaws, Michael Boychuck
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Las Vegas:
Pop princess Britney Spears says that “life has never been better” in a new People magazine at-home cover story to be distributed Friday. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” she says.
Photo: Jeff Dunham and Peanut.
Strip Scribbles: Jeff Dunham extends run; Penn & Teller AIDS Walk grand marshals for 14th year
Monday, March 23, 2015
Las Vegas:
Comedian Jeff Dunham had added four months to his Planet Hollywood residency “Jeff Dunham: Not Playing With a Full Deck,” and tickets for the new shows from June 10 through Oct. 4 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Photo: Richard Cheese, second from right, and Lounge Agai
More Cheese in Las Vegas? Grate! And P&T have Big Apple appeal
Monday, March 23, 2015
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.
Photo: Elton John performs at his Elton John AIDS Foundat
Strip Scribbles: Elton John’s 100th show; Barry Manilow; Sheri’s Ranch; Redfoo on ‘DWTS’
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Las Vegas:
On Monday, Sir Elton John will celebrate the 100th performance of his critically acclaimed resident show “The Million Dollar Piano” at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace with a sold-out crowd of fans.

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