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February 9, 2016

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Angelina Jolie to produce film about Celine Dion? NASCAR, Wynn, Tropicana, ‘Top Chef’
Monday, February 8, 2016
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Would Angelina Jolie’s husband, fellow Oscar winner Brad Pitt, star as impresario showman Rene Angelil, who guided Celine and his rags-to-riches journey to global stardom? Rene died last month here at age 73.
Tropicana owner reports 12.7 percent net revenue growth in 4th quarter
Tropicana owner reports 12.7 percent net revenue growth in 4th quarter
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Penn National Gaming, the company that runs the Tropicana and M Resort in Henderson, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today. At the Tropicana ...
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Viva Las Vegas (Arena): Wayne Newton eager to jam with The Killers on opening night
Friday, December 18, 2015
Many of the venues Wayne Newton has played in Las Vegas have been knocked down. But the next is being built, even at this moment. Mr. Las Vegas is opening ...
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A question for the holidays: Is two Toys for Tots too many?
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is researching the prices of toys for the holidays. I’m learning so much. For instance, a “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Deluxe Electronic Lightsaber” goes for $29.95 at Toys R Us ...
Photo: Travis Cloers CD release party for Christmas at My
Holiday haps from Travis Cloer, Clint Holmes; Andrew Dice Clay goes for Laughs; Melody Sweets says ‘Maybe’ to Santa
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Travis Cloer has put all of his ample talent and energy into his new release, “Christmas at My Place,” and brings that new CD to life Monday night for two shows at Cabaret Jazz. Times are at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.; tickets are ...
Photo: Chef Kerry Simon celebrates his 60th birthday at S
Strip Scribbles: Kerry Simon marquee tribute; FBI; Criss Angel, Spencer Horsman
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Las Vegas:
It might be the ultimate Las Vegas tribute to late star chef Kerry Simon, who lost his life last month to Multiple System Atrophy that he battled for nearly two years. It also is one he probably never expected.
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Failing bus doesn’t stop A Thousand Horses at Route 91; ‘Rock Vault’ shuffles lineup
Friday, October 2, 2015
Performing to great response as the sun goes down is A Thousand Horses, who earlier today were calling out, “My kingdom for a thousand horses,” as the band’s bus broke down en route to ...
Photo: Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress
Strip Scribbles: Pope Francis, Frank Marino, Barrett-Jackson, ‘Solo Strips,’ Biff Tannen
Monday, September 28, 2015
Las Vegas:
Pope Francis crossed paths with Las Vegas VIPs during his East Coast visit that ended in Philadelphia. Much of the responsibility of feeding the Pope rested on the shoulders of Lidia Bastianich, proud Mom and partner of Joe Bastianich and star chef Mario Batali.
Photo: Pia Zadora and Rich Little on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2
Photos: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart remain two of Rich Little’s favorite voices
Monday, September 28, 2015
Legendary impressionist Rich Little, who told me that he’s still working on a Donald Trump impression, showed all the stars he impersonates in a series of charcoal sketches, which just like his many voices are right on target, at Laugh Factory in Tropicana.
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Gaming regulators give final approval to Penn National’s purchase of Tropicana
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The Strip:
The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously agreed that Penn National can buy the Strip resort for $360 million, which the casino company said it would do in April. The Gaming Control Board gave the sale initial approval about two weeks ago ...
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Penn National’s Tropicana purchase gets first regulatory approval in Nevada
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Penn National Gaming’s purchase of the Tropicana cleared its first major regulatory hurdle today. The Gaming Control Board said the casino company can buy the classic Strip resort for $360 million, a plan that ...
Photo: Raiding the Rock Vault stars Hugh McDonald, Howard
Guitar great Doug Aldrich vaults from ‘Vault’; Wall of Sound encloses Rocks Lounge
Monday, August 3, 2015
“Raiding the Rock Vault,” still tirelessly churning out the classics at Tropicana Theater, is seeking to replace one of its real rockers in guitarist Doug Aldrich.
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Revenue and earnings rise for Penn National, which is buying Tropicana
Thursday, July 23, 2015
President and CEO Timothy Wilmott reiterated in a statement today that his company expects to complete its two-phase plan for the Tropicana in the next three to five years ...
Photo: Rich Little, Pia Zadora, Lorraine Hunt-Bono, Denni
Strip Scribbles: New headliner Rich Little; Hall of Famer Olivia Newton-John; Restaurant Week
Monday, June 15, 2015
Las Vegas:
Legendary comedy impressionist and Las Vegas resident Rich Little has landed a summer residency at the Tropicana starting July 15. “Rich Little Live” has a minimum starting run of five weeks.
New executive appointed to oversee Tropicana, M Resort
New executive appointed to oversee Tropicana, M Resort
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The casino company that is buying the Tropicana today announced the appointment of a new executive to oversee that property and the M Resort in Henderson. Penn National Gaming said ...

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