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November 27, 2015

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Photo: Chaz Wolcott.
Q+A: Henderson-raised Chaz Wolcott is living his dream onstage in ‘Newsies’
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Smith Center:
“Newsies” is absolutely one of the best shows, in a sea of many wonderful shows, to grace the Smith Center stage since the performing arts center opened three years ago. The story is captivating, and the choreography is jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring.
Photo: Rehearsal for
‘One Night for One Drop’ preview: Third production is a genius achievement
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Cirque du Soleil:
Just 24 hours remain now until the curtain goes up on the third-annual Cirque du Soleil “One Night for One Drop” spectacular featuring the largest cast of any Cirque show anywhere in the world.
Photo: No stranger to Broadway or Hollywood, choreographe
From ‘Austin Powers’ to Gap ads and ‘ShowStoppers,’ choreographer Marguerite Derricks has done it all
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Weekly Q&A:
The choreographer extraordinaire talks working on Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers, researching for Showgirls and teaching Tom Cruise to spank some air booty in Tropic Thunder.
Photo: Beth Barbre, Nancy Houssels, Florence Henderson, B
Preview: Smith Center to toast Nancy Houssels’ 80th birthday with gala
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Nevada Ballet Theater:
“I’m lucky to have gotten here this far,” Nancy Houssels laughed this morning when I talked with her. “I can’t lie about my age anymore, as it’s so public, but I will tell you that I feel the same as I did when I was … 79!”
Photo: Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Emma Slater perform duri
Photos: Alfonso Ribeiro, Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy shine in ‘DWTS Live’
Friday, February 13, 2015
The Venetian:
Ribeiro’s comedic timing was perfect, and he impressively kept up with the talented pro dancers — one can’t help but root for him. The costumes and choreography sparkled and shined on the Strip stage. This was a night for the pro dancers of “DWTS” to soar.
Photo: Matt Snyder, exhibition general manager, and Alex
‘Titanic’ displays a long-lost piece; Sammy Shore splashes down at Laugh Factory
Friday, February 6, 2015
A rarity among rarities has been installed at “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at Luxor. A cherub that was one of two such pieces flanking the grand staircase leading to the ship’s first-class deck has been restored …
Photo: The 2015 Nevada Ballet Theater Black and White Bal
Photos: Nevada Ballet Theater honors Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It was a glittering and glamorous gala, and honoree Debbie Allen of “Fame” notoriety was cool as a cucumber as she was praised and lauded as Woman of the Year — but she almost didn’t make it.
Photo: Maksim Chmerkovskiy, center, choreographs a new sc
Photos: Maksim Chmerkovskiy choreographs new scene in ‘Le Reve’
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Wynn Las Vegas:
After more than five years away, award-winning dancer and choreographer Maksim Chmerkovskiy returned to Wynn Las Vegas to create the newest, multimillion-dollar scene in “Le Reve — The Dream” in honor of the celebrated show’s 10th anniversary.
Photo: Rehearsals for Jennifer Romas'
Review: Stripper pole, bathtub dancing win raves in ‘Sexxy’s’ first night
Monday, January 5, 2015
Westgate Las Vegas:
Westgate Las Vegas CEO David Siegel was first to his feet Sunday night to lead the midnight standing ovation for dancer Jennifer Romas and the cast of her new adult burlesque “Sexxy” at his hotel. “Bravo,” he told me.
New Year brings new look to the Buffet at Excalibur
New Year brings new look to the Buffet at Excalibur
Monday, December 29, 2014
Openings & Closings:
The Buffet at Excalibur reopened Dec. 23 after a remodeling effort that began in the fall. Also in the valley, a luxury boutique expands at the Bellagio, a cosmetics retailer enters the fold of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and ...
Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs dur
Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
Friday, December 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the most of the peace because next weekend it all explodes again in preparation for New Year’s Eve.
Photo: Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform during a Ne
Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by NBT offers adventure, invention and imagination
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Smith Center:
Betsy Lucas performs Clara’s innocence and exuberance with perfection. Alissa Dale (The Winter Fairy) and Steven Goforth (The Snow Prince) soar in their snow scene — the classic winter scene is their scene.
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to ’90s icons The Smashing Pumpkins to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Here are our weekend best bets:
Photo: Nevada Ballet Theater's
A show in motion: Something old and new in NBT’s ‘The Nutcracker’
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Smith Center:
“Some of these kids have been with the production for three years now, and we want to keep them interested,” says James Canfield, artistic director. “As the show is evolving, so is the dancing.”
Photo: CEO Seth Schorr, right, gives Steve and Andrea Wyn
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn, Burlesque Festival, Soul Train Awards, Roseanne, Penn
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Las Vegas:
Tickets go on sale today for the Dec. 16 premiere of “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” with 34 singers and dancers performing Broadway’s biggest hit songs with a 30-piece orchestra.

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