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A Strip doubleheader in New York with ‘Vegas Nocturne’ and Cirque’s ‘Paramour’
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
The Kats Report Bureau this weekend touched down in New York on a trip that was brisk for its pace and humid for its climate. …
On its birthday, innumerable reasons to love Caesars Palace
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
Caesars Palace celebrates its 50th birthday on Aug. 6, marking its rich history as the Strip’s first truly “themed” hotel. To ably celebrate that milestone, we offer this list of 50 reasons to love Caesars Palace. There are doubtless many more than 50, but we’ll wait to ...
Chris Isaak no stranger to performing in Las Vegas — or admiring its icons
Friday, July 29, 2016
Singer Chris Isaak’s embrace of the Vegas vibe was inspired by some of the city’s real superstars. He recalls seeing Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. during their …
The scene: Sweets’ raging band, Anderson’s odd Emmy nod, and a Vault-ian memory
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is MDV Entertainment rehearsal studios off West Oquendo Road in VegasVille. The moment caught is indeed a rehearsal, for the band to work it out in advance of …
Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton to help trumpet Caesars’ 50th anniversary
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Fireworks, food and fame — led by singing legend Tony Bennett — will be the order of the weekend as Caesars Palace celebrates its 50th anniversary Aug. 5 and 6.
Announced today is ...
Monday By the Numbers: ONJ, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and Reba’s Twitter feed
Monday, July 25, 2016
This week, Monday By the Numbers tilts nostalgically to Flamingo Las Vegas headliner Olivia Newton-John and Cindy Williams.
Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds joins the parody-protest anthem, ‘Don’t Use Our Song’
Monday, July 25, 2016
As the frontman for the superstar rock band formed in Las Vegas, Reynolds appears with such stars as Josh Groban, Michael Bolton, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Usher, Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow and John Mellencamp. Lyrically, Reynolds states, “Don’t use your song; it just seems wrong,” “Why would Reagan be playing…
‘Bathtub Boy’ makes a splash for Reba; Cab Jazz is freshened up
Sunday, July 24, 2016
During Friday night’s Reba and Brooks & Dunn show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Reba McEntire talked of bathing. Not herself, but a specific act she had just seen involving a boy and his tub. “You’re cute!” she called to Kix Brooks early in the show. “But you ain’t no Bathtub Boy in ‘Absinthe!’” She was referring to David O’Mer, who performs the aerial bathtub routine in the show, which she saw Thursday night ...
Review: Clint Holmes turns Palazzo Theater into a playground for grown-ups
Friday, July 22, 2016
Early this week, Clint Holmes made the off-handed remark, “Everyone’s shows are closing while mine is opening.”
Deepak Chopra set to headline Reynolds Hall; Cabaret Jazz stocks lineup
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Deepak Chopra is playing the big room at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 28.

Blog Entries

Zowie Bowie’s Red Rock, Bally’s and Fremont Street shows are familiar, but Heraea is a new thing
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Zowie Bowie is charging $39.99, a record for the act, at Windows at Bally's.
Zowie Bowie at Red Rock, Bally’s, Fremont Street familiar; Heraea?
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Earlier this year, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie was roaming the recesses of the Colosseum at Caesars Palace before a Rod Stewart show. No ...
Woody Allen breaks Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay’s mold in comic’s career revival
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Andrew "Dice" Clay has been hopping around Las Vegas clubs for years. Today, he's enjoying a remarkable rejuvenation.
Woody Allen breaks Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay’s mold in comic’s career revival
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Longtime comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay has been hopping around Las Vegas clubs for years. Today, he's enjoying a remarkable career rejuvenation. ...
Scott Zeiger of Base Entertainment: Shows close because shows close
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The company whose resume includes "Peepshow," "Phantom," Celine Dion and many other Strip shows has seen a number of productions close recently. ...
From Base Entertainment's Scott Zeiger: Shows close because ... shows close
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The company that produces "Peepshow" and many other Strip shows has seen a number of productions close recently.
Energized Jeff Civillico tosses, turns in juggling showcase at The Quad
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Unicycle rider and juggler Jeff Civillico is a rising star on the Strip, starting with his specialty act in Nathan Burton's comedy-magic show at Flamingo. ...
Energized Jeff Civillico tosses and turns in juggling showcase at the Quad
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Jeff Civillico is a rising star on the Strip, starting with his specialty act in Nathan Burton's comedy-magic show at Flamingo.
Oscar Goodman revels in his ‘Roast,’ even if jokes sometimes miss the mark
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Oscar Goodman delivered two great lines Tuesday night. One was from the stage during “The Showbiz Roast” at the Stratosphere. The other was afterward during a party at sky-high Level 107 lounge.
Photos: Oscar Goodman revels in ‘Roast,’ even if jokes missed mark
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Oscar Goodman delivered two great lines Tuesday night. One was from the stage during “The Showbiz Roast” at Stratosphere. The other was ...