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Matt Goss is Sinatra, New Vegas and Telecaster cool

Matt Goss is Sinatra, New Vegas and Telecaster cool

At last night’s show in The Gossy Room at Caesars Palace, I couldn’t help noticing Matt Goss wore a wristwatch on his left hand, but his right hand was bare. My thinking is that someone who generates such high levels of energy, exertion and output during the execution of his day job would want to record every calorie and footstep on a wearable fitness tracker. It’s what people do these days. But then again of what real use are such electronic … Read entire article »

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Big laughs from Little voices at Tropicana Las Vegas

Big laughs from Little voices at Tropicana Las Vegas

It’s the 1950s. Ottawa, Canada is the mise-en-scène. Imagine a middle school homeroom full of students when at once the class clown draws a bead on the teacher and attempts – covertly or otherwise – to imitate the adult figure at the chalkboard. Ensuing laughter from the back row? Teacher mulling over disciplinary action? Fast-forward a handful of decades to the Laugh Factory comedy theater inside … Read entire article »

How water defined Guanajuato, Mexico and Venice, Italy

How water defined Guanajuato, Mexico and Venice, Italy

We arrive in Guanajuato, Mexico on Federal highway 110 late at night under a heavy rain. Despite our road fatigue and slight disorientation at the town’s driving challenges posed by a maze of curvy, ever winding streets that take a quick dive underground and then later resurface, we embrace our destination instantaneously. In fact, we think we’ve arrived in Europe. … Read entire article »

Offbeat road & rail weekend on SoCal Amtrak awaits adventurous Las Vegans

Offbeat road & rail weekend on SoCal Amtrak awaits adventurous Las Vegans

Adventurous Las Vegans will want to take advantage of an offbeat, quick but memorable road & rail weekend aboard Amtrak California’s Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner passenger trains. You’ll have to leave the Las Vegas Valley early but I-15 will most likely be void of traffic as you zip through the Mojave Desert on an early Saturday morning toward Union … Read entire article »

Jan Rouven unveils unbelievable Illusions in new show at the Riviera Las Vegas

Jan Rouven unveils unbelievable Illusions in new show at the Riviera Las Vegas

“Everything in life is predetermined,” explains Jan Rouven as he prepares the audience for the outcome of yet another of his signature, mind-blowing illusions in “Illusions.” The new show premiered at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas March 1. Although Rouven keenly demonstrates how that evening’s performance will be the crossroads of predetermination for an unsuspecting audience member chosen … Read entire article »

Crazy Horse Paris at MGM Grand is beyond gentlemen and strippers

Crazy Horse Paris at MGM Grand is beyond gentlemen and strippers

There’s a subset of visitors to Las Vegas that thrive on good vibrations even as certain businesses prosper from those tourism inclinations by offering the, uhmmm…necessary excitations. Call them strip clubs, topless clubs or gentlemen’s clubs, the business model at work here – shall we just say the “presence” of strippers – flaunts largely female forms à la pole, lap … Read entire article »

Fashionista Joey Galon sees “24-hour Catwalk” as springboard to clothing line launch

Fashionista Joey Galon sees “24-hour Catwalk” as springboard to clothing line launch

The best candidate for “24-Hour Catwalk” might just be coming from a 24-hour town. That’s seems to be the perspective dyed-in-the-wool fashionista and Las Vegan Joey Galon is bringing to the sewing and cutting tables at New York-based Lifetime Television for his shot at 24-Hour Catwalk, a new reality show that pits budding fashion designers against each other for a cash … Read entire article »

Entrepreneur presents twist on French toast at Food Net audition

Entrepreneur presents twist on French toast at Food Net audition

The eighth season of Food Network Star (airs in Las Vegas on Cox Channel 42 and 1042 in high def) is gearing up with open casting calls across the nation. And in Las Vegas, the casting judges have opened their space for auditions on August 20, a definite dog day. But hey, if you can handle Vegas when it’s this … Read entire article »

Biographical sketch of Las Vegas Mayor Goodman serves-up humor at Theater7

Biographical sketch of Las Vegas Mayor Goodman serves-up humor at Theater7

Inside the confines of a non-descript space about the size of a small apartment but immediately adjacent to the large boulevard that bears the name “Las Vegas,” is where a handful of actors from Theatre7 consummate – in “Oscar: A Good Man” – a humorous sketch of the man whose popularity among locals as mayor rivals even some prominent Strip … Read entire article »

London calls his icons together for a tribute to pop & roll greats

London calls his icons together for a tribute to pop & roll greats

“Why sound like me when I can sound like everyone else,” mused Greg London during a recent performance of “ICONS” at the Riviera Hotel and Casino. Sounds like a performer with a serious identity disorder, but in the case of London it’s not about suffering from multiple personalities even though he hears voices in his head. Rather, the award-winning entertainer has … Read entire article »