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February 14, 2016

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Photo: Paul Johnson, shown here portraying Stacee Jaxx, h
Paul Johnson nails it down as the new Drew in ‘Rock of Ages’
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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 ...
Photo: A composite image of Kylie Jenner, Rob Kardashian
Strip Scribbles: Rob Kardashian + Blac Chyna, Ian Ziering, Dennis Rodman
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Las Vegas:
Let’s hope that new romantic duo Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna won’t be dancing the light fantastic this Super Bowl 50 Weekend here. She’s the ex-fiancee and mother of rapper Tyga’s 3-year-old son, King Cairo, and he’s appearing at Drai’s on Friday.
Photo: George Shunock, Robin Leach and Mark Shunock.
Mark Shunock’s post-‘Rock of Ages’ plans: New L.V. nightlife role, ‘Mondays Dark’ expansion
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Q+A:
In addition to expanding the reach of his amazing, monthly “Mondays Dark” charity efforts to Los Angeles and Nashville, Mark Shunock has created an entertainment company that will provide a new performance show for a major Strip nightlife destination.
Photo: Entertainer Clint Holmes attends the 19th annual K
Tonight in L.V.: Clint Holmes, Domenick Allen, Las Vegas Music Summit, ‘ROA’
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Las Vegas:
Clint Holmes and Domenick Allen start a three-night run of their show “What a Wonderful World” at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center. The annual Las Vegas Music Summit gets underway with two days of conferences, followed by rocking fun at Backstage Bar & Billiards.
Photo: Joey Fatone, lower left, and the cast of Rock of A
Strip Scribbles: More ‘Rock of Ages’ departures, Comic-Con in Las Vegas
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Entertainment:
Five or six additional performers from “Rock of Ages” during its three-year run at the Venetian also will depart the hit musical, now relocated to the Rio, by the end of February, following lead star Mark Shunock, as we reported Tuesday.
Photo: Rock of Ages at the Venetian star Mark Shunock has
Rocking in Rio with ‘Ages’ changes; L.V. Phil takes on pink hue
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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 ...
Photo: The Tyler Robinson Foundation benefit gala Imagine
Recharged ‘Rock of Ages’ cast moves into new home at the Rio
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Theater:
If anything, the move from the Venetian to the Rio for the high-energy cast of “Rock of Ages” has recharged them and turned the big-hair show into a real party. With seating in the round, the cast is closer to the audience and runs around the showroom with renewed vigor.
Photo: Cindy Blackman and Carlos Santana at the Hard Rock
Santana sets release date for ‘Santana IV’; ONJ and Marie Osmond bond at NBT
Monday, January 25, 2016
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Mizuya lounge at Mandalay Bay, where the band of the moment is The Limit, fronted by John Lombardo, an original singing gondolier at the Venetian and stellar rock vocalist. The tune is ...
Photo: Meeka Onstead, third from left, of X Country, X Bu
Country girl Meeka Onstead, L.V. girl Erin Green of ‘X Country’ at Harrah’s
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Adult Entertainment:
There’s a fascinating backstory to the new “X Country” topless show that celebrated its grand opening at Harrah’s this month, and Meeka Onstead, the choreographer for Angela and Matt Stabile’s latest production, shared it with me.
Photo: X Country at Harrahs.
Preview: New ‘X Country’ is ready to shake it (off) at Harrah’s
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Adult Entertainment:
Six sexy dancers are about to change the face of line dancing with their country curves when “X Country” celebrates its grand opening Thursday night at Harrah’s. It’s the latest “X” production from Angela Sampras and Matt Stabile.
Photo: Patrick Bristow stars in Puppet Up! Uncensored.
Winging it from L.A. with ‘Puppet Up!’; Penn & Teller have sweet 15 at the Rio
Friday, January 8, 2016
“Puppet Up!” is a happy blend of the finer moments of “Avenue Q,” for its ribald humor and exposed human performers, and “Second City,” which played Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas for a couple of years before ...
Photo: Christian Hodgson, Sabrina Plaisance Sia (Carol),
Monday By the Numbers: Penn & Teller hits 15; ‘50 Shades’ hits 69
Monday, January 4, 2016
The 2016 lid-lifter for Monday By the Numbers actually starts with a 15 thanks to one of our very favorite entertainment teams. Also in play is a “joke” dish as described by the staff at the Omelet House and ...
Small fire at Rio is quickly extinguished
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Firefighters quickly put out a towel fire on the 25th floor of the Rio this morning, and there were no injuries or evacuations, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was reported ...
Photo: Divas night at Mondays Dark hosted by Mark Shunock
‘Mondays Dark’ toasts second anniversary tonight at Joint
Monday, December 14, 2015
Philanthropy:
Even without surprise guests who have promised to drop by and entertain, “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian star Mark Shunock has lined up an impressive list of Strip stars for tonight’s second anniversary of his monthly charity shows “Mondays Dark.”
Photo: X Country at Harrahs.
Strip Scribbles: Topless ‘X Country’ at Harrah’s, Rihanna and Dolly Parton
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Las Vegas:
Las Vegas producers Angela and Matt Stabile have expanded their “X”-branded empire of cabaret shows in time for the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. In addition to “X Burlesque” at Flamingo and “X Rocks” at the Rio now comes “X Country” at Harrah’s.

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