Published Monday, June 22, 2015 | 3:58 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 3:29 p.m.
Bryan Cranston at 2015 EDC Las Vegas
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. This band is one of the great acts ever to rise from Stockton, Calif.
As the boys drone away, let’s figure some figures.
$8.99: Cost of the “Slanted & Enchanted” album, should you wish to purchase.
$2.69: Cost of a cup o’ Joe at the Beat.
$18: Cost of a margarita at the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend.
400: Tons of steel used to build the various EDC sets at LVMS.
400,000: Fans who attended all three nights of EDC.
235,000: Announced attendance at the first EDC Las Vegas in 2011.
60,000: Capacity of Kinetic Field, EDC’s main stage.
19: Years since LVMS opened with an Indy Racing League event in September 1996.
2,000,000: Audience members to attend Mac King’s comedy magic show at Harrah’s as of Tuesday afternoon when King honors the lucky fan (chosen randomly) with a two-night stay at the hotel and a prize package of merchandise.
15: Years King has headlined at Harrah’s.
3: Minutes actor Bryan Cranston (resurrecting his Walter White character from “Breaking Bad”) appeared onstage to “push the button” for Above & Beyond on Saturday night at EDC.
2,000: Times The Skating Aratas, appearing Tuesday night on NBC’s “I Can Do That,” have performed their act since arriving in Las Vegas in 2011.
19: TV shows in which magician Murray Sawchuck of Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood has appeared.
34: Performances booked for “The Supernaturalists,” produced and directed by Criss Angel, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut from Thursday through July 23.
9: Magicians signed up to be in that show.
200,000: Miles flown by Ricky Moreno, a Top Five finalist in the Travel Channel’s nationwide contest “Next Travel Star” since he began traveling abroad eight years ago. (Vote for Rick the Quick on the Travel Channel website.)
130 Euros: or $147.39, according to the latest Euro-to-USD exchange rate. That was the amount of the fine issued to Moreno for illegally driving a motor scooter through Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy, a couple of years ago.
122: Age, in years, of the Stanley Cup, easily the oldest of the trophies awarded in major professional sports in North America. (The Stanley Cup is currently on display at MGM Grand in the run-up to Wednesday’s NHL Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.)
$1,277: Original cost to design and create the Stanley Cup, the original $48.67 adjusted for inflation.
Just as distinctive as it's famous neighbors Caesar's Palace and The Venetian, Harrah's Las Vegas has been entertaining guests since 1973. The 87,700-square foot casino is filled with 1,520 slot machines and 107 gaming tables. Outside the casino, guests are able to experience fun in a street-fair atmosphere at the Carnival Court, an outdoor lounge with live entertainment (including the bartenders), food stands and outdoor shops.
At Harrah's comedy is King, and that has never been more apparent then the comedy acts of Rita Rudner, the Mac King Comedy Magic Show and the Improv Comedy Club. After the show, guests are more than welcome to laugh at their friends at The Piano Bar, famous for its dueling pianos and karaoke. Most recently, Harrah's added tribute show "Legends in Concert" to its list of entertainment.
Restaurants like Ming's offers Asian cuisine, while Ruth's Chris Steak House offers guests fine steaks and fresh seafood. Toby Keith's I Love This Bar is a country-themed bar with a restaurant, live music and the occasional appearance from Keith himself.