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February 11, 2016

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Josh Bell

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AC/DC’s live show is a predictable good time
Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
Not surprisingly, the audience left satisfied.
Metal creations: Lamb of God
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Group shows respect for the past while plowing the furrows of the future.
Black Sabbath hits Las Vegas as part of its farewell tour
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
After a long, productive career, one of heavy metal's most influential acts is calling it quits.
Short takes: This week's movie listings
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016
Everything in theaters this week, plus special screenings and movie reviews.
Six programs to see at this year's Dam Short Film Festival
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016
Head out to Boulder Theatre and take in some sweet shorts.
Bullet For My Valentine: Fierce and fervent
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
U.K. band putting a serious dent in heavy metal scene.
The O.J. Simpson case gets an overheated reenactment in 'American Crime Story'
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
A story that was exhaustively scrutinized at the time it occurred proves just as exhausting two decades later.
‘Riverdance’: In step for 20 years
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
The Irish dance and music production has been a cultural hit across the globe for more than two decades.
The Motet ready to get its jam on at Brooklyn Bowl
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016
Get ready to have some serious fun with this Colorado-based group—and expect the unexpected.
Band that brought you ‘The Final Countdown’ coming to Vegas
Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
They've released plenty of other albums and singles, but odds are that's what fans will be waiting for.
Martin Lawrence is bringing things back to basics
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
He's a huge movie and television star, but now he returns to his first love: Stand-up comedy.
Marianas Trench: Making a deep impact on music
Friday, Jan. 8, 2016
With 15 years in the industry, the Canadian band is at their peak with a recent album and tour on deck.
Carly Rae Jepsen delivers pop-music bliss at the Venetian
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
The live setting gave the onetime Canadian Idol third-place finisher a chance to show off her voice without overpowering the hooks or the backing band.
Decades later, Queensrÿche is still heavy metal royalty
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
Heavy Metal Royals
Cedric the Entertainer offers up laughs with pre-New Year’s Eve fun
Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
Putting on his stand-up hat, the veteran comedian hits the stage at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel.
Spend New Year’s day with Michael Bublé
Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
Singer is a modern proponent of vintage sounds.
Best of 2015: TV
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015
From The Americans to Master of None, Weekly's film and television critic Josh Bell picks his favorite shows of 2015.
Pouring out a cup of stand-up with Jerry Seinfeld
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Comedian stirs up the pot with his observation humor during his two-night show this weekend.
J.J. Abrams fulfills expectations with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
It’s hard to imagine any fans coming away from The Force Awakens feeling the anger and betrayal that some expressed after watching George Lucas’ prequels.
Falling in Reverse stays true to post-hardcore roots
Friday, Dec. 11, 2015
Las Vegas native and lead singer Ronnie Radke keeps band's legacy going strong.
X-107.5’s annual Holiday Havoc concert assembles an eclectic lineup
Friday, Dec. 11, 2015
This year's lineup includes Silversun Pickups, Fidlar and Bastille.
Country cavalcade: Little Big Town, Nikki Lane and other NFR week highlights
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015
Every year during the National Finals Rodeo, the city turns into a sort of piecemeal country-music festival.
Kamelot and DragonForce get ready to rock Vegas
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
Heavy metal bands bring true musicianship to the House of Blues.
Puscifer remains eclectic and ready to rock
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
Maynard James Keenan takes the audience on a eccentric journey at The Pearl.
‘Nashville Unplugged’ tells the stories behind country hits
Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
Co-hosts Aaron Benward and Travis Howard this week feature songwriting machine Matt Warren.
Rob Thomas, Adam Lambert join forces for Not So Silent Night
Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
The two stars align for one rockin' holiday concert this weekend at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel.
'Creed' takes the 'Rocky' series in a promising new direction
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
The film features Sylvester Stallone’s best performance in a long time.
Pixar plays it safe with 'The Good Dinosaur'
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Not surprisingly for Pixar, the animation is gorgeous to look at, and it’s solid, pleasurable entertainment for kids.
Firm grasp on the jam, Dead & Company stick to their roots
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
The music and legacy of Grateful Dead lives on.
West Coast Feast brings stars together
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
For fans, concert serves a buffet of rap styles for maximum satisfaction.
All jokes aside, Nephew Tommy has multiple personalities
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Comic's 'I Got People Inside My Head' tour will bring colorful characters and zany humor to The Pearl at Palms.
Polyphonic Spree: White robes and hot sounds
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Rock, pop, symphony and chorus combine to create a heavenly alliance.
Yo La Tengo makes a rare stop in Las Vegas
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
They've long been critics' darlings, and 30 years later they're still exploring new avenues.
Heavy, heavy metal: In a deep, dark place with King Diamond
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
Hear the band's Abigail in its entirety among other classics at House of Blues this weekend.
Decades later, Foghat remains firmly in the rock groove
Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Their music defined a generation, and songs like 'Slow Ride' still resonate to this day.
All aboard: Soul Train rolls into town with R&B and hip-hop talent
Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Besides the Soul Train Awards, an all-star concert with R. Kelly, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Ginuwine and Warren G takes place.

Ghost spooks the Strip this Halloween
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
Swedish heavy metal band brings its dark sounds to the House of Blues.
Deftones keeps building audiences’ sonic sensibilities
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
Nu-metal band's penchant for growth means music stays relevant for fans.
There are pop stars, and then there’s Madonna
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
The incomparable songstress brings her new tour to MGM Grand.
Bill Maher brings politically incorrect comedy to The Pearl
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
The strong-minded comedian isn't afraid to express his opinion—on and off stage.
Korn: Proving heavy metal stays alive
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
Band reaps the fruits of ever-growing respect for the genre.
Garbage digs deep for a concert celebrating its debut album
Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
Back to the '90s! The band's set was a real treat for longtime fans.
Judas Priest and Mastodon: A heavy metal summit
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
‘Redeemer of Souls’ tour brings an evolution of the genre to stages this fall.
Morris Day brings the funk
Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
Lead singer and his band, the Time, light up the Golden Nugget.
Nick Swardson is just one of the guys
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Comedian finds steady work in funny.
Scorpions and Queensrÿche unite for an unforgettable night at Hard Rock Hotel
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
The heavy metal legends have more than a half-century of experience between them.
Jim Jefferies brings ‘Freedumb’ to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
Following the success of his sold-out North American tour 'Day Streaming,' Jefferies returns with controversial, belief challenging comedy.
Northern lights: Tragically Hip stays true to Canadian roots
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
From their early on blues-influenced sounds to more modern rock, Tragically Hip brings diverse music to the table.
Lost ’80s Live assembles some of that decade’s more memorable acts
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
It isn't often you get to hear ABC, Wang Chung and a Flock of Seagulls all in the same place.
Peeling back layers: Lettuce brings the funk jams
Friday, Sept. 18, 2015
Herbie Hancock, Earth, Wind and Fire and Tower of Power are just some of the band's influences.

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