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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.
Photo: Penn & Teller celebrated their 14th anniversary We
Penn & Teller to return to Broadway from July 7-Aug. 16
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Magic:
The opening night will be announced soon, and tickets go on sale April 16. This is a rare opportunity for New Yorkers and tourists to see Penn & Teller on the East Coast; they return to their Las Vegas run at the end of the Broadway engagement.
Photo: Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller address the
Remembering Greg Brady at the Riv; the secret is out about Penn & Teller’s magic pasture
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
To be constructed into the Penn & Teller Theater is the Secret Pasture of Penn & Teller, a none-too-oblique take on the Secret Garden of Siegfried & Roy.
Photo: Vanna White and Pat Sajak.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ rolls into L.V.; ‘Wizard Wars’; Elaine Wynn
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Las Vegas:
The “Wheel of Fortune” Wheelmobile will be in town for two days this weekend, and the long-running game show is looking for energetic, enthusiastic, fun and good game players.
Photo: Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws announcement
Strip Scribbles: Vince Neil, KISS trade AFL players; new reality-TV show; ‘Duck Dynasty’
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Las Vegas:
Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil of the new Arena Football League team the Las Vegas Outlaws and rival KISS rockers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the L.A. Kiss have negotiated a pre-season training camp trade.
Photo: Tyson Beckford arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Ma
Tyson Beckford to guest host in Chippendales from April 30-May 24
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Rio:
I worked with Tyson in 2002 stranded in the Australian rainforest for ABC’s “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.” We were teamed up with Melissa Rivers, Bruce Jenner and others, including Jennifer Lopez’s former beau, dancer Criss Judd.
Photo: Taylor Swift performs during the 2014 iHeartRadio
Strip Scribbles: Penn Jillette, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea, Madonna
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Las Vegas:
Actress Anne Archer is one of the producers behind the new movie “The Squeeze” based on iconic golf figure Keith Flatt, who inspired the film. It is the first independent film shot at the Wynn.
Photo: The Robertson family of Duck Dynasty on A&E.
Q+A: Miss Kay and Korie Robertson — the men wouldn’t be where they are without the women
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
‘Duck Dynasty’:
Readings and rehearsals for the family’s “Duck Commander Musical,” “show tunes from the swamp,” in New York are well underway in advance of its Las Vegas preview performances starting April 8 readying for its world premiere here at the Rio on April 15.
Photo: The Robertson family of Duck Dynasty on A&E.
Strip Scribbles: Genting’s cruises and casinos; ‘Duck Commander’ casting; Steven Tyler
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Las Vegas:
Industry insiders are trying to plot the chess game being played by Genting Gaming Group, which will soon start construction of its Resort World casino hotel on the Strip opposite the Wynn.
Photo: Phil Robertson, from the television show
‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson fires another round as opening of Rio show nears
Saturday, February 28, 2015
For barbed political, cultural and theological debate, check out the Rio. Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family that is the focus of the “Duck Dynasty” reality-TV series on A&E and the in-development musical “Duck Commander Musical” at Rio’s Crown Theater, lit up ...
Photo: Chippendales stars Jon Howes, Jaymes Vaughan, gues
Strip Scribbles: More ‘Sharknado’ with Ian Ziering; Pamela Anderson divorce
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Strip:
Filming of the third installment of the outrageous Syfy movie series “Sharknado” began this week at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., with two-time Chippendales at the Rio guest host Ian Ziering and actress Tara Reid.
Photo: The Robertson family of Duck Dynasty on A&E.
Willie Robertson heeds the call of Las Vegas in ‘Duck Commander Musical’
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
“Duck Commander Musical” charts the unlikely path to fame of the Robertson family of “Duck Dynasty” fame, the clan from Monroe, La., who parlayed a duck call — the Duck Commander — into a retail and entertainment empire.
Photo: Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, center, and his w
‘Duck Dynasty’ musical to premiere at the Rio on April 15
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Television:
With casting complete and rehearsals well underway in New York, the producers of the “Duck Dynasty” musical “Duck Commander Musical,” including Mariah Carey’s former husband, record mogul Tommy Mottola, have planned a world premiere at the Rio for April 15.
Photo: Andre Rochat opened Andre's in 1980 in a boarding
Ben Vaughn discusses 50 years of dining in fabulous Las Vegas
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Guest Columnist:
The restaurant industry has been a major part of keeping guests happy and coming back. At its origin, the restaurant history of Las Vegas is much like its casino history. It started out rough around the edges and has blossomed.

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