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February 14, 2016

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Photo: Rock of Ages at the Venetian star Mark Shunock has
Rocking in Rio with ‘Ages’ changes; L.V. Phil takes on pink hue
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
One performer who will not rock in Rio for long is Mark Shunock, the magnanimous actor who portrays Lonny who has announced on his Facebook page that he is leaving ...
Photo: Jared Leto, center, arrives with his mother Consta
Star Surveillance: Jared Leto, Tito Ortiz, Chumlee, Melissa + Joe Gorga, Dorothy Wang
Monday, February 1, 2016
Celebrities:
Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman and Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto attended a performance of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace. Also at “Absinthe,” Slayer co-founder and guitarist Kerry King.
‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops box office; ‘Finest Hours’ flounders
Monday, February 1, 2016
"Kung Fu Panda 3" kicked its way to the top of the North American box office with a respectable $41 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
Photo: Psychic Tanya, played by Penny Wiggins, and The Am
The Amazing Johnathan, Psychic Tanya and ‘Mondays Dark’ prove Las Vegas charity knows no bounds
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Sometimes you don’t see the busy weeks coming. The week just passed was one of those in VegasVille, a weeklong rollout of parties, performances and events that was almost impossible for even this scribe to …
Photo: Bryson Tiller.
Celebrity preview: Bryson Tiller, Beer Park, Santana, Elton John, Helene Neville
Friday, January 29, 2016
Las Vegas:
In this quiet weekend, a few unique events bubble to the surface. The first is the new residency of King Billy at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Town Square. Whoever thought we’d kick off our weekly Weekend Celebrity Preview with an under-the-radar country band?
Photo: Riverdance.
Review: ‘Riverdance’ is riveting at the Smith Center
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Theater:
At times, the dancers in “Riverdance” at the Smith Center seem to float in midair. They jump, leap, twist and turn in perfect sync that rivals the Radio City Rockettes for precision. It is remarkable and riveting.
Photo: Grease 2 (1982).
Tonight in L.V.: ‘Grease 2’ + Adrian Zmed, Charles Kelley, Rick Moonen, Charli XCX
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Las Vegas:
Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum goes solo for one night at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. Celebrity chef Rick Moonen throws a screening party for his appearance on the new Bravo reality-TV cooking series “Recipe for Disaster.”
Photo: Ignominious Refuse at the Winchester Cult
Artist Brent Holmes' new exhibit looks at Hellenistic ideas in 21st century Las Vegas
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Inverting Platos Theory of Forms
Photo: The fifth Bourne film has been shooting l
Will meager tax credits stunt moviemaking in Las Vegas?
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Clark County granted 440 filming permits in 2015, breaking its own record for the third year in a row. Will 2016 compare?
Photo: Rehearsal of
Photos: Rehearsal of Alex Goude’s ‘Twisted Vegas’ at Westgate Las Vegas
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Theater:
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue last Friday shot a sneak preview rehearsal of the show “Twisted Vegas” set to open Feb. 9 at Westgate Las Vegas with French comedian, magician and TV talk-show host Alex Goude.
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: Riverdance.
Preview: ‘Riverdance’ tap dances its way to Smith Center
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Theater:
It’s difficult to believe that the Irish dance phenomenon “Riverdance” celebrates its 20th year this year. On a world tour, the global dance show is at the Smith Center tonight through Sunday after sold-out stops in Asia and Europe.
Photo: Flamingo headliner singer Olivia Newton-John is ho
NBT honoree Olivia Newton-John picks Panthers; Marie Osmond spills family secrets
Monday, January 25, 2016
Woman of the Year:
Olivia told me: “This was such an incredible, fantastic night, better than I ever thought would happen. As a youngster, I had two left feet. I was very klutzy. To see these students doing so well at ballet was really impressive. This was an absolutely, unbelievably glamorous night.”
Photo: Susan Anton performs at Cabaret Jazz on Saturday,
Susan Anton: Feeling, looking and staying forever young
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Guest Columnist:
The first and most important tip I have for staying young is guard your mind. Be mindful of your thoughts. Thoughts follow action. If you think you are old, then guess what? You are. I choose every day to have positive, life-affirming conversations about my life, looks and abilities.
Obamas’ love blooms in ‘Southside With You’
Sunday, January 24, 2016
It's the sweet, romantic story of a first date — albeit the fictionalized first date of the couple who currently occupy the White House.

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