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April 30, 2016

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Photo: Dana Beatty, director of floral and horticulture a
Strip resorts’ roses are romantic genus
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Love inspires the picking of Venetian, Palazzo breeds ...
Photo: Las Vegas twins Emily and Haley Ferguson are back
Strip Scribbles: Two new L.V. shows lose investors; ‘The Bachelor’; Chinese New Year
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Las Vegas:
“Angels” who finance Broadway shows and Strip productions can be unreliable. Executive producers who fund Hollywood movies also earn notoriety for their inability to come up with money on deadline.
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: 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: Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond celebrate the renami
Donny and Marie Osmond to unveil Madame Tussauds wax figures
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Las Vegas Strip:
Next Tuesday, popular Flamingo headliners Donny and Marie Osmond will unveil their Madame Tussauds wax figures onstage at Donny & Marie Showroom instead of at the museum in the Venetian.
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: Prince Royce and Jennifer Lopez onstage during the
Star Surveillance: J.Lo’s jumpsuit splits onstage; ‘Pawn Stars’; Nick Jonas; Joe Jonas
Monday, January 25, 2016
Las Vegas:
Ja Rule, just as on opening night Wednesday, and Prince Royce joined Jennifer Lopez onstage for her resident show “All I Have” at Axis at Planet Hollywood on Friday with French Montana and Adrienne Bailon in the VIP section.
Photo: Opening night of Mariah Careys Mariah #1 to Infini
Strip Scribbles: Mariah Carey back in L.V.; John Fogerty returning; RuPaul at Palms
Monday, January 25, 2016
Las Vegas:
Mariah Carey returns here for shows next Tuesday through Feb. 20 wearing that huge, stunning, nearly blinding 35-carat diamond-and-platinum engagement ring said to be one of the biggest in the world and worth more than $10 million.
Photo: Flamingo headliner singer Olivia Newton-John, four
Human Nature returns to the Venetian with ‘Jukebox’ in March
Monday, January 25, 2016
Music:
The four Australians told me that they’re currently developing “Jukebox,” which they will test on road dates in early March before final dress rehearsals and scenic additions at the Venetian, with mid-March previews.
Photo: John Fogerty performs Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the
Heard it through the grapevine, and it is fact: John Fogerty is back this fall
Monday, January 25, 2016
It is not a surprise that rock legend John Fogerty has added more dates to the eight he banked in his first spree covering this month. The show was terrific, the biggest pure rock show in that venue and among the most electrifying of ...
Photo: The Venetian headliners Human Nature.
Human Nature to launch ‘Jukebox’ at Sands Showroom in March
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Sidestepping the Motown theme that has proven so successful at two Las Vegas hotels, Human Nature is launching “Jukebox,” set to open March 29 at their home theater, Sands Showroom ...
Photo: Liberace and Elvis Presley trade jackets and instr
Strip Scribbles: Liberace, Leigh Zimmerman, Chinese New Year, sports convention
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Las Vegas:
Gorgeous, leggy Leigh Zimmerman has agreed to sign on to Clint Holmes’ Best University Master Class Series as a professor. She’ll be here with her husband, Domenick Allen, who will perform with Clint at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center from Feb. 4-6.
Photo: Elton John's The Million Dollar Piano at
Tonight in L.V.: Sir Elton John, Rick Moonen, Ethan Wayne, DJs Shift, Crooked, Burns
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Las Vegas:
Sir Elton John returns to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace to resume his residency “The Million Dollar Piano” through Jan. 31. DJ Crooked is behind the wheels of steel for the Lost Angels industry night party at Hyde Bellagio.
Photo: Brian Henson, center and son of the late Jim Henso
Q+A, Part 2: ‘Puppet Up! Uncensored’ is Jim Henson for adults
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Venetian:
“This is really one of those shows where you walk out feeling like you had a good laugh, you’re feeling buoyant at life, and more than anything you’re really impressed by the six people who you’ve just been watching onstage.”
Photo: Brian Henson, center and son of the late Jim Henso
Q+A, Part 1: ‘Puppet Up! Uncensored’ heads to Venetian this spring
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Theater:
Who would have guessed that the genius artists behind Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog and the other wholesome and good characters of The Muppets and “Sesame Street” would have a naughty side? Apparently, that’s what happened often before and after cameras rolled.