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The Kats Report Podcast

“The Kats Report” is an entertainment radio show hosted by John Katsilometes, columnist and editor-at-large for Greenspun Media Group. The half-hour show airs weekly on KUNV 91.5 FM at 8 p.m. Fridays. Kats interviews the top Las Vegas celebrities, performers and executives in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Kats Report Radio Show — Melody’s Suite
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 (2:13 p.m.)
The Spiegelworld Tent is once more the site of a variety show hosted and produced by this week’s guest, “Absinthe” star Melody Sweets. Set for midnight July 30 is “Call of the Wild: Jungle Burlesque,” featuring a freewheeling rollout of such side acts as crossbow artists Mr. and Mrs. G (also joining the radio show); ex- “Zumanity” performer Wassa Coulibaly; high-wire artist Lijana Wallenda and her Wire Walking Wonders, Andrew Adams and Will Howard; Scotty the Blue Bunny and 2015 Miss Exotic World Trixie Little. The show benefits Siegfried & Roy’s SARMOTI Foundation, dedicated to the protection and preservation of endangered animals around the world, with focus on the big cats: tigers, lions, cheetahs, panthers and leopards.

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Kats Report Radio Show — Lord of The Space
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 (11:03 a.m.)
Former “Rock of Ages” co-star Mark Shunock is opening a new community center and live-entertainment fortress called The Space, which hosts an open house Friday and will be the home of his monthly “Mondays Dark” charity shows beginning in January. Shunock, who just left his post as entertainment director at Intrigue, talks about the charity production and and other performances and events he envisions at The Space.

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Kats Report Radio Show — Myron Man
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 (4:37 p.m.)
Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin was one of the key figures in the production of “Idaho! The Comedy Musical,” which runs through July 17 at Reynolds Hall. Martin talks of the musical, co-written by renowned TV writer Buddy Sheffield (“In Living Color”) and “Jersey Boys” Music Director Keith Thompson, and why he decided the Smith Center should invest in the production.

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The Kats Report Podcast — Prince’s princess
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 (10:15 a.m.)
Las Vegas vocalist Elisa Fiorillo was a backing singer for Prince’s New Generation lineup for five years, running from 2009-2014, and knew the artist for 25 years. She most recently reunited with many of her bandmates backing Shiela E. during a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards telecasts from Los Angeles. Fiorillo recalls the impact the legendary composers and performer had on her life and career, her favorite moments in her time with him, and talks of her upcoming gigs with Earl Turner at South Point and the Bruce Harper Big Band at the Smith Center.

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The Kats Report Podcast — Kelly’s Vision
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 (5:54 p.m.)
Kelly Clinton-Holmes made her stage debut with Wayne Newton in the 1980s and has been a Las Vegas favorite ever since. She is currently hosting her long-running, open-mic nights at Bootlegger Bistro and has also just started a Wednesday night series at Tuscany Suites. She talked of her hubby (the great Clint Holmes), her years with Wayne and even performs a couple of spot-on impressions.

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The Kats Report Podcast — Confessions of the Maren
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 (6:56 p.m.)
Maren Wade is at once a Strip performer as a cast member in “50 Shades: A Parody” at Windows Showroom at Bally’s, and also a columnist for Las Vegas Sun sister publication Las Vegas Weekly. The column is called “Confessions of a Showgirl,” and Wade talks of that column and the production.

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The Kats Report Podcast — A new twist for Cloer
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 (6:40 p.m.)
As the closing of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas on Sept. 18 has been announced, Travis Cloer is already prepping for life beyond the show. His “With a Twist” show, a collaboration with Chris Lash, is set to debut July 25 at 7:30 p.m. At Grandview Lounge at South Point.

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The Kats Report Podcast — Purple Forever
Wed, May 25, 2016 (5 p.m.)
Las Vegas vocalist Michelle Johnson has quickly put together a powerhouse lineup of Vegas entertainers for the June 7 “Forever Purple” tribute to Prince at Cabaret Jazz, on what would have been his 58th birthday. Johnson talks of that effort, and of her years in town as Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz.

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Kats Report Radio Show — Return of Bell
Thu, May 19, 2016 (8:59 a.m.)
This week, Kats is joined by Las Vegas Weekly film critic Josh Bell of Josh Bell Hates Everything, who talks of the summer movie releases, led by “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Kats Report Radio Show — A Sudden Reign
Tue, May 3, 2016 (11:53 a.m.)
Jason Tenner has been the front man for the Prince tribute band Purple Reign since the late-1990s, performing at several Las Vegas clubs and lounges. His world turned upside down on the morning of April 21, when Prince died and the attention on Purple Reign’s show at Westgate Cabaret erupted. The show has since moved into the larger International Theater at Westgate Cabaret, and Tenner talks of what the artist’s death meant to him and the act.

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