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August 4, 2015

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Photo: Melody Sweets dances between Robert Britton Lyons
Monday By the Numbers: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ reaches a grand mark at Harrah’s
Monday, August 3, 2015
The Kats Report this week focuses on “Million Dollar Quartet,” the musical at Harrah’s that is celebrating its 1,000th performance Tuesday night. We met the cast in January 2013 during their first full rehearsal.
Photo: Shane Scheel, Tracie Thoms, Quentin Tarantino, Ros
Shane Scheel of ‘For the Record: Baz’: We’re a community committed to excellence, one another
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Guest Columnist:
We cooked up an idea to drink for free and get Sam Harris, Tiffany and Billy Porter to sing for us. We bought a piano on Craigslist and rolled it into the bar one Friday night. We made a flier, borrowed a small sound system and scoured the talent agency’s database.
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‘Jersey Boys’ star Graham Fenton: This dude bro is now married and drives a Prius
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Guest Columnist:
“Vegas baby, Vegas!,” I yelled the famous line from “Swingers” as a 20-something on his first trip to Las Vegas like so many dude bros from my generation. What’s a dude bro? This South Jersey guy.
Photo: Ruby Lewis in For the Record: Baz. Constantine Rou
Ruby Lewis of ‘For the Record: Baz’: Las Vegas is ready to embrace future of entertainment
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Guest Columnist:
Oftentimes the life of an actor is a nomadic one. I love adapting to new environments and have become quite good at it. In fact, I call my prior decade (RIP) my “touring 20s” because I spent the majority of them in hotel bars.
Photo: Jersey Boys
‘Jersey Boys’: Men for all seasons
Friday, July 10, 2015
Jukebox musical’s cast members draw on their own experiences to deliver authentic performances.
Photo: Dirty Dancing
Feel the on-stage love and rhythm of ‘Dirty Dancing’
Friday, July 10, 2015
Cult classic brings high heels and high lifts to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Photo: Richard Oberacker, conductor of Cirque du Soleil's
‘Ace,’ an original musical, cleared for takeoff at UNLV
Thursday, July 2, 2015
In Las Vegas, Richard Oberacker is known principally as the music director of the band in “Ka” at MGM Grand, among the most widely respected production ensembles in the city.
Photo: Opening night of For the Record: Baz at Light on F
Review: Extraordinary ‘Baz’ shines bright at Light in Mandalay Bay
Monday, June 29, 2015
What an extraordinary production. It isn’t theater, yet it’s the best spectacular you might ever sit down two hours for to watch. Call it the ultimate cabaret-style musical. Call it the party before the nightclub-DJ parties. The music, dancing and energy are frenzied.
Photo: Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original Le Reve
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 3: The aquatic spectacular’s secrets, obstacles and required skills
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Wynn Las Vegas:
The astounding athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas are celebrating a decade of thrilling global audiences with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill on the Strip.
Photo: Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original Le Reve
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 2: The most magical moments of 10 successful years
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wynn Las Vegas:
For 10 years, the amazing athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas have thrilled audiences from around the world with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill in, out of and under the water.
Photo: Le Reve  The Dream at Le Reve Theater in Wynn Las
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 1: Ten remarkable performers from Day 1
Friday, June 26, 2015
Wynn Las Vegas:
They are the nightly warriors of the water: fearless, brave and filled with unique courage. For 10 years, the stars of Steve Wynn’s aquatic masterpiece “Le Reve — The Dream” have thrilled more than 5.2 million people from around the world.
Photo: The Beatles LOVE
Learning from The Beatles Love
Friday, June 26, 2015
After nine years, Cirque du Soleil production retains magic and vitality for artists and audiences.
Photo: Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven
‘Jersey’ father Travis Cloer and ‘Million Dollar’ dad Benjamin Hale talk fatherhood
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Father’s Day:
In advance of this Sunday’s special day, I talked with four stars on the Strip about how they see and tackle their own duties as fathers, while juggling their nighttime schedule of performances, and their favorite memories of their own dads.
Photo: Bob Anderson performs as Frank Sinatra in Frank: T
Yuman linking Las Vegas to Broadway with Estefan musical; ‘Frank’ to run through Frank’s 100th birthday
Friday, June 12, 2015
Las Vegas meets Broadway by way of Chicago in the current run of “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan.” Co-producing the show is Las Vegas entertainment manager Bernie Yuman, who was of course …
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Opera Las Vegas goes all out for 'Madama Butterfly'
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Opera is meant for full productions, where all the elements of performance come together for a transportive effect.

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