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Daniel Robert Sullivan of ‘Jersey Boys’: A tour of Paris Las Vegas musical’s store
Monday, August 31, 2015
Guest Columnist:
The “Jersey Boys” store is more mini-museum than T-shirt shop. As one of the stars of “Jersey Boys,” I speak with some semblance of authority when proclaiming that these are the coolest things the store has to offer.
Photo: Celine Dion performs at the Colosseum on Thursday,
Monday By the Numbers: Celine’s standing O’s, ‘Baz’s’ run at Light, AFAN and a whole lotta tail
Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday By the Numbers this week visits the Colosseum, Light, the Spiegeltent and the Joint. These are spaces. The humans are Celine Dion, the cast of “Baz,” Melody Sweets and the crowd at the annual AFAN Black & White Party. ...
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SST is a million-dollar gem looking for a million-dollar boost
Saturday, August 29, 2015
There are 1,500 people at Super Summer Theatre on this August night, but referring to this gathering as a “crowd” is not right. It’s a mingling, really, of friends and families who have spread out on blankets and lawn chairs at Spring Mountain Ranch. Before the performance of "Tarzan," we are reminded that ...
Photo: Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas cast members Buck H
Buck Hujabre of ‘Jersey Boys’: Pursuing commercial real estate and showbiz
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Guest Columnist:
I’ve been very lucky in my career; I found a way to get paid for a hobby. I am doing something for a living that I would still do for free if I had decided to become a doctor.
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‘Le Reve’ cast to perform at Radio City Music Hall on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Thursday, August 20, 2015
“Le Reve — The Dream” will be a specially curated rendition for “AGT” featuring more than 30 Las Vegas performers and showcasing the show’s signature elements with its aerial acrobats, synchronized swimmers and high divers.
Photo: Sam Cordes and Tina Walsh rehearse Sunday, Aug. 9,
‘Ace’ ace Sam Cordes is an unfettered pilot
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Steadier in the portrayal of the central character than he is when riding a bike one-handed, Sam Cordes and co-lead Tina Walsh hardly leave the stage in the musical co-written by “Ka” music director Richard Oberacker and ...
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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: Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty hits the road for Supercute Friendship Festival
Friday, August 7, 2015
Sanrio keeps the Hello Kitty brand alive with first-ever interactive musical and festival fit for all ages.
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.
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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.
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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: 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: 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.

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