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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 the Tropicana Las Vegas where Rich Little explains how he more or less got his … Read entire article »

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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 Station in downtown Los Angeles. To be sure, this road & rail weekend is not necessarily … Read entire article »

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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 simply leveraged a state of mind that enables him to effectively channel over thirty pop … Read entire article »

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Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” provides electrifying visuals of an Octopus’s Garden and much more

Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” provides electrifying visuals of an Octopus’s Garden and much more

How is it that the explosive convergence of kinetic, creative and dramatic energy generated by Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” has not launched the Love Theater into orbit like the many mushroom clouds so familiar to Vegas of the 1950s? It’s because this Cirque production succeeds so well, that even an earth-rattling atomic explosion won’t separate it from the destiny of audiences whose beautiful fate is to experience this 90-minute tribute to Beatles music. But it’s more … Read entire article »

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Peepshow has the nursery rhymes you won’t find on the kiddie bookshelf

Peepshow has the nursery rhymes you won’t find on the kiddie bookshelf

Ex-Hawaiian Tropic model and Hooter’s waitress Holly Madison has a few to offer at Planet Hollywood around 9 p.m in the PH showroom. The Peepshow headliner is currently making her first week of appearances on stage with a selection of adult-themed nighttime stories familiar to most of us including classics like Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater and Three Men in a Tub. The simple plot finds Little Bo Peep, Madison’s character, drawn to an adventure down nursery rhyme row looking – … Read entire article »

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Nine-year-old Jackson impersonator is relevant for Vegas show fans at Stratosphere

Nine-year-old Jackson impersonator is relevant for Vegas show fans at Stratosphere

It could not have been more symbolic or telling: one day after Michael Jackson’s sudden passing, a nine-year old Vegas native makes an appearance at a popular Las Vegas Strip tribute production in full Jackson garb and demonstrates pop culture’s love and adoration for the King of Pop. Nicolas, a mere fourth-grade student, has been enamored of Michael Jackson since the former was as old as Jackson when at age five he first energized a microphone with his tenor … Read entire article »

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Bite celebrates fictional Count and 1,500 performances at Stratosphere

Bite celebrates fictional Count and 1,500 performances at Stratosphere

An 1897 novel by the Irish author Bram Stoker serves as the basis for “Bite” at the Stratosphere. The fast moving, sexy stage production with rock ‘n roll compositions recounts the age-old search for an ideal mate and has been blessed with 1,500 performances, nearly half a million paying customers and, on the occasion of its five year anniversary, sunny champagne toasts. Even though Stoker’s novel about a Transylvanian count with the peculiar name of Dracula … Read entire article »

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Stratosphere tribute artists are real deal in American Superstars

Stratosphere tribute artists are real deal in American Superstars

The Patty Duke Show, which ran on ABC for several years in the early- to mid-1960s, was introed bya catchy theme song describing the sitcom’s two main characters: “Still they’re cousins, identical cousins and you’ll find, they laugh alike, they walk alike, at times they even talk alike/You can loose your mind, when cousins are two of a kind.” Duke famously played the role of both cousins. Enter the American Superstars tribute show at Stratosphere Las Vegas … Read entire article »

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Charo charms with poise, presence and fiery talent

Charo charms with poise, presence and fiery talent

Charo is one of but a few headliners whose name has adorned a Vegas marquee in one-word fashion only—Frank, Elvis, Wayne and Cher also come to mind. But to experience her high level of energy and enthusiasm live in person is to suggest there should be two names gracing the Riviera marquee, as in Charo-Charo. In other words, one name for each of what seems like two people co-habitating the petite frame of this entertainment firecracker … Read entire article »

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