Las Vegas Sun
Published Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 | 12:58 p.m.
Updated Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 | 2:57 p.m.
As 2015 is upon us, we’re kicking off a new feature in The Kats Report, picking up statistical data from my relentless hopscotching around VegasVille.
As someone once said, you can’t take it with you, and we believe that was in reference to otherwise useless numerical information. So, we’re test-driving this new feature.
Monday By the Numbers is what we’ll call it. Maybe it’ll grow to other days of the week — hear that, Thursday? But here are the figures we have accumulated over the past three days:
1,200: Number of newly renovated rooms at Westgate Las Vegas that were up for booking as of this morning.
20: Number of years since the most recent renovation of those rooms.
36: The age John Legend turned as he celebrated his birthday at Foxtail in SLS Las Vegas on Saturday night.
28: Number of shows Boyz II Men have added to their residency at the Mirage beginning Jan. 16 and running through April.
3: Number of cellists in the strings/rock band Apocalyptica, to be fronted by Las Vegas-born singer Franky Perez for an 18-month world tour and upcoming album.
450: Listed capacity of Shimmer Cabaret at Westgate, filled about to capacity with friends and supporters of Jennifer Romas on Sunday night (an 11 p.m. start, this) for the opening of her adult revue “Sexxy.”
2: Number of years bow-tied keyboard practitioner Kenny Davidsen has hosted his weekly music showcase at T Spot Lounge in Tuscany Suites. On Friday, former “Fantasy” vocalist and longtime friend of the column (and of its writer) Stephanie Sanchez made her first appearance in the no-admission-fee show, teamed with Francesca Camus, for 4-plus hours of music.
2: Number of opera songs performed in that show, by Camus and also Davidsen’s show-stopping mother, Rita, who made a cameo.
25: Years being celebrated by The Lon Bronson All-Star Band in Las Vegas. Friday at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid marked the first show of the 25th-anniversary celebration for Bronson and his crew, who started at Riviera’s Le Bistro Theater in April 1990. An anniversary show, maybe at the Riv or the Smith Center, would be a dandy idea.
5: The number of minutes spent onstage by Geechy Guy during The Lon Bronson Band’s first show of 2015. Samples: “Have you heard about the new country-rap artist? Kanye Twitty!” And, “I passed a woman on a picket line, and I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She was striking!” And, “Guy goes into a doctor’s office. Doctor says, ‘You’re going to have to stop masturbating.’ Guy says, ‘Why?’ Doctor says, ‘Because it’s distracting me.’ ”
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