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May 28, 2015

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Be careful with Stifler — you could put an eye out!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno hosted the latest Las Vegas Weekly Unscripted/Stifler show Tuesday night in the Havana Room at the Tropicana, and it was (in a couple of instances) a blinding success.
Photo: Alex Yemenidjian, CEO of the Tropicana, and Judy C
Strip Scribbles: ‘Mamma Mia!’ casting; 75-foot-tall Hershey bar; GOP convention in Las Vegas?
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Between now and mid-April, there will be “Mamma Mia!” rehearsals in New York. Then Las Vegas and New York crews, casts and musicians will start joint rehearsals at the Tropicana for the first performance May 8.
Photo: Pepper Mashay entertains guests at Temptation Sund
New Saturday LGBTQ dayclub is opening at Tropicana on March 29
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Xposed!, a new weekly LGBTQ beach party, is kicking off at Tropicana Beach Club beginning March 29. The dayclub, open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature entertainment and DJs Ryan Kenney, Kidd Madonny, Roland Belmares and Hector Fonseca.
Photo: Alex Yemenidjian, CEO of the Tropicana, and Judy C
Q+A: Producer Judy Craymer talks ‘Mamma Mia!’ as hit musical returns to Tropicana on May 8
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
As one of the world’s most popular musicals, “Mamma Mia!” has been seen by 54 million people playing in more than 40 countries in 14 languages on all six continents from Argentina to Australia, Switzerland to Singapore and Monaco to Mexico.
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Holly Madison looks to the Skye to cast her show; Trop makes room (and time) for ‘Mamma Mia!’
Monday, February 10, 2014
Holly Madison and her new artistic director, former "Viva Elvis" director Gene Lubas, are busy prepping for her new show at Mandalay Bay. Lubas held that title in the Cirque du Soleil partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises.
Photo: Murray Sawchuck and Chloe Crawford attend the 2014
Strip Scribbles: Magician rip-offs? Plus, ‘Spider-Man,’ Terry Fator, Veronic and Chinese New Year
Monday, January 13, 2014
There’s an amazing grab bag of Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors to kick off the week. Tropicana headliner Murray Sawchuck lashed out today at four other Las Vegas illusionists on tour in Australia, Asia and Europe for reportedly ripping off his steam-locomotive vanishing act.
Here we go again! ‘Mamma Mia!’ is returning to Las Vegas twice — at Smith Center and Tropicana
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Swedish pop group ABBA’s jukebox musical “Mamma Mia!” is still going and going and going like the Energizer Bunny. It’s still a monster hit around the world since its 1999 debut in London, and it has played in more than 40 countries on five continents.
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Strip Scribbles: ‘Spider-Man’ closes on Broadway and plots move to Las Vegas
Monday, January 6, 2014
The $75 million musical “Spider-Man” closed Sunday night on Broadway after three years and 2 million spectators with news of its move to Las Vegas due shortly. Locally, we do know that Steve Wynn has had “very serious interest” conversations about the show.
Photo: Katy Perry performs at the American Music Awards a
Strip Scribbles: Katy Perry following in Britney Spears’ stilettos? Plus, Meat Loaf and ‘Mamma Mia’ return
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Katy Perry listened to serious overtures from Caesars Entertainment execs on New Year’s Eve about performing in a mini-residency at the new theater the Axis at Planet Hollywood when pop princess gal pal Britney Spears is on break from her 100 dates.
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NYE preview: Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Fleetwood Mac
Monday, December 30, 2013
The stellar, jam-packed lineup also includes John Legend, Kristin Chenoweth, J. Cole, Miguel, Icona Pop, Wale, Juicy J, Ne-Yo, Paris Hilton, Ryan Lochte, The Swon Brothers, Vince Neil, Keri Hilson, Common, Papa Roach, Forte, Rose.Rabbit.Lie and more.
Photo: Americas Got Talent host Nick Cannon with tenor tr
Q+A: ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Forte brings popera to the forefront at Tropicana
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Part pop, part opera, tenor trio and “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 finalist Forte headlines the Tropicana Theater for three nights of performances Saturday through Monday to ring in the New Year.
Photo: Gavin McHale, Jaymes Vaughan, James Davis and Ryan
Party Patrol photos: Panic! At the Disco, Krewella, more at Light; Las Vegas Weekly soiree at Tropicana
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Panic! at the Disco with frontman Brendon Urie, hip-hop star J. Cole, New Politics performing their hit “Harlem” with Cirque du Soleil artists and EDM trio Krewella turned out to help The Light Group staffers celebrate the holiday season.
Photo: Members of Chippendales at the Rio perform during
Congratulations to Steve Wynn, ‘Rock of Ages,’ Las Vegas Weekly and MGM Grand
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Grand applause for Steve Wynn and his Wynn Las Vegas staff recognized today by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine as the top Nevada resort on its 2014 Gold List. Additionally, Steve’s hotel was included in the prestigious Platinum Circle.
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Sales tax plan, proposed recycling changes on tap for discussion Tuesday
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Clark County Commission:
After a month's absence, the More Cops sales tax debate returns Tuesday to the Clark County Commission, although the initiative’s chances haven’t improved since commissioners voted down a pair of competing proposals in October.
Photo: An up-close look at Cirque du Soleil's
OSHA investigating ‘Zarkana’ accident; Strip entertainers boost Las Vegas Academy; Lacey Schwimmer back onstage
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
OSHA is conducting another investigation into a Cirque du Soleil show after a "Wheel of Death" artist was injured Friday night at Aria.

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