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October 30, 2014

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Martin Kaye (Oct. 27)

John Katsilometes and Tricia McCrone talk to who Martin Kaye, who plays Jerry Lee Lewis in "Million Dollar Quartet" at Harrah's. Listen »

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Star DJ R3hab gives Life at SLS something to dance about

SLS Las Vegas is placing a lot of hope and emphasis on R3hab’s appearance this weekend, kicking off three nights of electronic dance music with Borgone on Saturday night and Richie Hawtin on Sunday. R3hab has …

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Choudhry and Baldizan: A couple of Las Vegas insiders who have taken it outside

Rehan Choudhry and Chris Baldizan are two kings of the asphalt jungle in VegasVille, Choudhry as founder of the Life Is Beautiful festival and Baldizan as a high-level entertainment exec with MGM Resorts. …

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Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina says of Las Vegas: ‘This is the place’

Rock in Rio USA is an extended engagement on the Strip, and this is no understated operation. Six stages will be in play during the festival, with the main acts on the Main Stage and Sunset Stage. …

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Michael Jeffries, Pia Zadora’s husband, files suit against Metro over standoff, termination

Michael Jeffries, the husband of Pia Zadora and a former member of the Las Vegas Metro Police force, has filed suit against Metro for allegedly violating his civil rights by firing him over a standoff at the couple’s home …

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Love is here, there and everywhere at Cirque/L.V. Phil performance

The Las Vegas Philharmonic, teaming with artists from the Cirque show “The Beatles Love” at the Mirage, all happily converged on LIB’s main stage. Never had these artistic institutions collaborated in such a way. The idea bloomed …

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Downtown Project breathes life into run-down Oasis

John Katsilometes gets the scoop on downtown’s recent hotel opening.

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The story, and backstory, of ‘The Last Five Years’ is exceptional

It’s not often that Dr. Keith Boman himself takes the stage at Boman Pavilion, but that was the scene at the most recent Composers Showcase at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts …

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Rehan Choudhry says of Life Is Beautiful: ‘We’re already talking to headliners about 2015’

On Day 2 of Year 2 of Life Is Beautiful, the festival he founded, Rehan Choudhry meets with a group of downtown Las Vegas officials near the Fremont Street entrance in the shadow of the recently opened downtown grocery store the Market. The group holding an impromptu confab includes LIB partner Tony Hsieh devouring a burrito as he confers with Choudhry …

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Pussy Riot, Oscar Goodman and ‘picnic at the disco’ fire up first night of Life Is Beautiful

A general rule to follow around LIB is to understand that this is a loosely framed, freewheeling life experience. It is asphalt Woodstock, and you should just go with it. That goes for whatever snag …

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EJY summons Flip Wilson, but ‘Shakin’’ is no flippant effort

Eric Jordan Young has talent that spans all time. His goal today is to both remind and indoctrinate fans of what a multitalented entertainer looks and sounds like onstage. …

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The Amazing Johnathan stuns ‘ENTSpeaks’ audience: ‘I have a year to live’

The Amazing Johnathan is the last in line on this night after a series of five speakers at Inspire Theater on Fremont East in downtown Las Vegas. Before him, we have been regaled in …

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Rock strikes 12 at Fremont Street with a dozen tribute bands lined up for NYE

Freddie Mercury would have loved Fremont Street on New Year’s Eve. …

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‘Henri’ plays a powerful melody at the Smith Center

Henri plays the piano, but he is not really a pianist. He used to be. But today he runs his hands across a dining table at an assisted-living facility. …

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Justin Timberlake’s ‘20/20 Experience’ winds back to MGM Grand for New Year’s Day

Justin Timberlake’s shows will be directed and recorded by Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for “The Silence of the Lambs” and also directed “Philadelphia” and “Rachel’s Getting Married.” …

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‘ENTSpeaks’ promises to be more than just a lot of talk; Travis Cloer is lit up over Rise Lantern Festival

Andy Walmsley’s “ENTSpeaks” speaker series is set for 10 p.m. Tuesday at Inspire Theater at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. In a rarity on that corner, a red-carpet walk is set for 8:30 p.m., and …

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