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Penn & Teller celebrated their 14th anniversary Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Rio.
Penn & Teller debut on Broadway as Ben Hale makes million-dollar decision, Matt Goss explores not-so-new horizons
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Crossroads lounge at the Marriott Marquis hotel. The resort is home to Marquis Theater, where tonight Penn & Teller celebrate the premiere of their first series of shows on Broadway ...
Actor Bryan Cranston introduces Above & Beyond at Kinetic Field during Night 2 of the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Monday By the Numbers: Mac King’s total audience count at Harrah’s; Bryan Cranston’s set at EDC
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Beat Coffeehouse on Fremont East. I’ve written from here before, and will again, enjoying my freshly brewed coffee and the vinyl audio entertainment of “Slanted & Enchanted” by ’90s indie rockers Pavement.
Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven May of "Jersey Boys" at the Paris arrive at the 2014 Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Venetian.
‘Jersey’ father Travis Cloer and ‘Million Dollar’ dad Benjamin Hale talk fatherhood
Father’s Day:
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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.
The Moreno brothers — Ricky, Frankie and Tony — in the wilderness of Ol Kinyei Conservancy in southeastern Kenya.
Strip Scribbles: Ricky Moreno, Tyson Beckford, Krewella, Mac King, Jeff McBride
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Las Vegas travel counselor Ricky Moreno, who specializes here in “fish-out-of-water” travel experiences for his clients, has become one of the final 15 contestants on Travel Channel’s new competition “Travel Channel Star.”
Penn Jillette, Seth Green and Teller at the Rio in Las Vegas.
Penn & Mac? Holding cell? Jillette’s ties to the now-shuttered Riviera
Monday, May 18, 2015
Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette has revealed that at a charity event in the Riviera long before it closed last week, Harrah’s headliner comedy magician Mac King stood in for Teller, who was on a trip to Italy.
Insurers bypass long-held rules to add hidden risk
Insurers bypass long-held rules to add hidden risk
Sunday, April 12, 2015
State insurance commissioners are supposed to watch the premium dollars that policyholders send their insurers, making sure the money is invested safely so that policies can be paid out when the holders die. Investment-grade bonds are fine. But money for a troubled casino company? Controlled by the same giant investment firm as the insurer? That could be …
Felice Garcia as Dyanne and Justin Shandor as Elvis Presley perform during "Million Dollar Quartet" at Harrah's Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Felice Garcia cries it out in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Harrah’s
Monday, March 9, 2015
Felice Garcia, an original member of the Las Vegas cast dating to the show’s premiere in February 2013, is headed to Southern California to pursue her solo recording career.
Keith Thompson hosts Composers Showcase at Smith Center.
Las Vegas comedy musical gem ‘Idaho’ to be rooted at the Smith Center
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Keith Thompson has never stayed a night in the Gem State. “I’ve driven through it,” says the music director of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas and the host of the monthly Composers Showcase at Smith Center. “But I have to say, I’ve not spent a night in …
Kerry Simon and Sammy Hagar celebrate the second anniversary of KGB (Kerry's Gourmet Burgers) in Harrah's on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Ailing Kerry Simon to close Simon in Palms Place, KGB in Harrah’s
Friday, February 27, 2015
Vegas DeLuxe has learned exclusively that KGB in at Harrah’s and his popular Simon Restaurant & Lounge in Palms Place will be shuttered shortly. Carson Kitchen downtown will remain open.
Oscar Goodman's "Being Oscar" bash and book signing at The Mob Museum in Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Strip Scribbles: Downtown tourist scams warning; Andre Rochat’s 35th anniversary; Oscar chefs
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Operators of The Haunted Vegas Tours, The Vegas Mob Tours, The Haunted Mob Tour and The Goodsprings Ghost Hunt are warning tourists that unscrupulous people have been ripping off their names to sell low-cost downtown copycat tours.
“Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham hosts and parties at Crazy Horse III Gentlemen's Club on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Las Vegas.
Liaison at Bally’s closes; ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’; Sheri’s Ranch; Farrah Abraham
Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors:
Thursday, February 5, 2015
We have six Wicked Whispers & Racy Rumors this day! The noble experiment of the first gay and lesbian nightclub in a Strip hotel, Liaison at Bally’s, shuttered its doors Wednesday night.
Bob Anderson during “ENTSpeaks” at Inspire Theater on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Andy Walmsley’s inspired talk series ‘ENTSpeaks’ speaks for itself
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Monday’s show starred “Fantasy” producer Anita Mann; Smith Center President Myron Martin; Harrah’s comedy magician headliner Mac King; “Frank: The Man, The Music” star Bob Anderson; “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” singer Nicole Kaplan; and my colleague the Ubiquitous Robin Leach.
Paige O’Hara.
Q+A: Paige O’Hara talks ‘Menopause the Musical’ moving to Harrah’s
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Today, another major change as “Menopause the Musical” gets a new home at the Improv in Harrah’s, moving up the Strip from the Luxor. Previews with an expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting, a fresh set and new costumes start tonight.
Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Las Vegas.
J.T. plays to cameras at MGM Grand; Marie Osmond announces D&M world tour; Felice Garcia leaving ‘MDQ’
Monday, January 5, 2015
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” on New Year’s Day, Marie Osmond told affable co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford that she and brother Donny (preach it, Brother Donny!) will take on a world tour in 2015.
Bret Michaels is flanked by Derek Stevens and Rick Harrison at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.
Strip Scribbles: ‘Pawn Stars,’ Mac King, WSOP, ‘MDQ’ and new restaurants
Las Vegas:
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Magician Mac King celebrates his 15th anniversary at Harrah’s next month, and he’s the cover star of the New Year’s edition of Magic magazine. Mac began his first two-year contract on Jan. 11, 2000.

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