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August 30, 2015

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Photo: Kelly Clarkson performs at Mandalay Bay Events Cen
Review: Passionate Kelly Clarkson sings hits, talks baby and weight gain
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Mandalay Bay:
On Saturday night, the “American Idol” Season 1 champion and Grammy Award-winning singer opened up to the audience about relationship pitfalls, trouble losing baby weight and the impact of not having her father around. The Texas singer opened her concert with ...
Photo: Rick Onsurez with Paris Hilton at Hyde Bellagio.
Rick Onsurez of SBE Entertainment Group: Everyone should be treated like a VIP
Monday, August 17, 2015
Guest Columnist:
As senior marketing manager for SBE Entertainment Group, it’s my job to continuously provide innovative nightlife concepts and capitalize on the trends that make the entertainment industry in Las Vegas so exciting.
Photo: Cheap Trick headlines Race Jam in a free concert S
Monday By the Numbers: Necks and strings of Cheap Trick guitars; what Wynn paid Sinatra; Las Vegas Club
Monday, August 17, 2015
Monday By the Numbers this week digs into Cheap Trick history as the band returns to Las Vegas at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night.
Photo: Bob Anderson, Tony Bennett and Vincent Falcone at
‘Spirit of 45’ a high-caliber event; setting new scene at Beacher’s Madhouse
Monday, August 17, 2015
An oft-discussed venue on the Strip, for its recent history and perceived opportunity, is Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand. There have been murmurs about a supper-club show going into Madhouse. Don’t bet on it. An MGM Grand ...
Photo: An artists rendering of Kabuki at the Bellagio Fou
Celebrity preview: Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Heart, Mat Franco, Hello Kitty, Kabuki at Bellagio
Friday, August 14, 2015
Las Vegas:
In no way think that the Japanese art form of Kabuki is a spinoff of karaoke. This weekend’s spectacle of Kabuki in and around the Fountains of Bellagio will be a spectacular vision and not a sing-along!
Photo: Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin O
Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix talks small vs. large venues, voice maintenance, ‘Bad Blood’
Friday, August 14, 2015
“Music is about bringing light to others,” Pentatonix member Avi Kaplan, 26, says on his Twitter. Kaplan, whose speaking voice is as lush as his bass singing voice, and his band mates are bringing their a cappella stylings to Mandalay Bay on Saturday.
Photo: Dawes performed at The Sayers Club as part of the
Q+A: Promoter Rehan Choudhry discusses state of live music in Vegas
Friday, August 14, 2015
What makes a music venue great? Rehan Choudhry knows. The entertainment promoter recently offered his thoughts on that question and others related to the live music scene in Las Vegas, including ...
Photo: Rob Lyons of Million Dollar Quartet and his backin
Rob Lyons of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’: My independent album nine years in the making
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Guest Columnist:
In 2008, I got a call asking if I would like to return to my role as Carl Perkins in the musical “Million Dollar Quartet” in Chicago. I originated the role in a workshop in Seattle before I made the move to L.A.
Photo: Fall Out Boy performs at Mandalay Bay Events Cente
Review: Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa bring ‘Boys of Zummer Tour,’ hits to Mandalay
Monday, August 10, 2015
Fall Out Boy’s high-energy approach kept the crowd amped up through songs like “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” and “Centuries,” even if the production suffered from a touch of cross-purposes — creepy serial killer videos alternating with poomoji.
Photo: Penn Jillette and Teller perform in
Penn & Teller making profits magically appear; David Perrico clears the wall at Rocks Lounge
Monday, August 10, 2015
Penn & Teller are leaving them wanting more in their run at Marquis Theater in New York. The latest “financials” are the most impressive yet for the duo’s first Broadway run in nearly ...
Photo: Rod Stewart at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace wit
Rod Stewart extends Caesars Palace residency into fifth year
Monday, August 10, 2015
The Colosseum:
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician who is readying the release of his 30th solo studio album, “Another Country,” this fall confirmed this morning that he’s signing on for a fifth year on the Strip.
Photo: The Las Vegas Outlaws defeat the L.A. Kiss 49-16 o
Vince Neil clears the air on team's ouster
Monday, August 10, 2015
Arena Football League:
Team owner and Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil told me while taking a day off in Detroit after seven consecutive farewell tour concerts: “This goes against everything the league stands for. The thought of it is mind-boggling. If you deserve to go, you go.”
Photo: Cirque du Soleil's
Monday By the Numbers: Dressing up ‘Zarkana’; Rod Stewart renews; free speech at Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
Monday, August 10, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers charts the costumes in “Zarkana” at Aria, the stage attire conceived by Slovenian fashion designer Alan Hranitelj. Elsewhere, we statistically figure in Rod Stewart and ...
Photo: Jennifer Lopez performs at the Colosseum on Wednes
Live Nation’s Kurt Melien: Artist-centric programming will continue to be more relevant
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Guest Columnist:
In the pop world, Britney Spears was a trailblazer in this paradigm, and that show has delivered exceptional value, driving additional motivation for younger fans to visit the city and generating new interest in the resident space.
Photo: Performers Fall Out Boy at the 2015 Billboard Musi
Celebrity preview: Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Ringo Starr, Christina Milian, ‘Star Trek’
Friday, August 7, 2015
Las Vegas:
Olivia Newton-John is here this weekend for the 35th anniversary of “Xanadu.” With gorgeous daughter Chloe Lattanzi, the duo will premiere their first music-video collaboration, “You Have to Believe,” at Share Nightclub on Saturday.

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