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February 10, 2016

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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: Dr. Alex Schiller at home in Naples, Italy.
‘Never Sleep Alone’ enthusiastic sexual evangelism in ‘Absinthe’ tent revival
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Caesars Palace:
You know mischief and monkey business are afoot when you’re handed an envelope with a mask, condom and three very personal sex questions along with your first glass of champagne. Love Dr. Alex Schiller wastes no time in getting to the point.
Photo: Opening night of Jennifer Lopezs All I Have on Wed
Tonight in L.V.: J.Lo, Westgate Superbook, Donny & Marie in wax, ‘Twisted Vegas’
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Las Vegas:
Time-share titan David Siegel has flown in from his Florida home for today’s unveiling of his newly renovated Race & Sports Superbook at Westgate Las Vegas. He’ll handle this afternoon’s ribbon cutting and champagne toast.
Photo: Paul Johnson, shown here portraying Stacee Jaxx, h
Paul Johnson nails it down as the new Drew in ‘Rock of Ages’
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Paul Johnson can at once rock, and build, the house. A man who hammers it down on and off the stage, Johnson has ascended the spiral staircase of “Rock of Ages” at ...
Photo: Alex Goude and his Twisted Vegas cast arrive Wedne
Photos: ‘Twisted Vegas’ cast arrives at Westgate Las Vegas
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Theater:
It wasn’t the most luxurious of arrivals, but it certainly was unique — maybe even a little “Twisted”! It was a U-Haul truck that brought the cast of the new show “Twisted Vegas” to Westgate Las Vegas valet Wednesday morning.
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: Entertainer Clint Holmes attends the 19th annual K
Tonight in L.V.: Clint Holmes, Domenick Allen, Las Vegas Music Summit, ‘ROA’
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Las Vegas:
Clint Holmes and Domenick Allen start a three-night run of their show “What a Wonderful World” at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center. The annual Las Vegas Music Summit gets underway with two days of conferences, followed by rocking fun at Backstage Bar & Billiards.
Photo: Alex Goude and his Twisted Vegas cast arrive Wedne
‘Twisted Vegas’ vs. ‘Spoofical’ is family fun vs. ‘Family Guy’
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
If “Twisted Vegas” is beguiling, “Spoofical” is just brutal. That’s how that show feels even in rehearsals, and by David Saxe’s description. ...
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: Joan Collins, Evie Bricusse and Leslie Bricusse at
Longtime friend Leslie Bricusse toasts 85th birthday in Las Vegas
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Entertainment:
Legendary and award-winning songwriter and show creator Leslie Bricusse celebrated his 85th birthday on the Las Vegas Strip as a guest of Sir Elton John and after a series of other reunions may well be a part of our future entertainment scene.
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.
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: 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: 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.

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