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January 30, 2015

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Benjamin D. Hale (Jan. 23)

John Katsilometes talks to Benjamin D. Hale, who plays Jonny Cash in "Million Dollar Quartet" at Harrah's. Listen »

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Lombardi’s poolside rant, Rozelle’s suite press conference, ‘The Beast’s’ sweaty palms and more from Super Bowl I

Asking Jerry Izenberg for his favorite Super Bowl memory is like asking a parent to name his favorite child — if that parent has 49 children.

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Wranglers finished in Las Vegas as options, time run out

In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at the Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the Las Vegas Valley in search of a new home. With a deal at the Plaza having melted away and …

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The Shortinos’ famed Caddy: Gone in 60 minutes

Carmen Shortino’s Cadillac is something of a family heirloom and also sports a famous license plate. Or, rather, sported one …

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A ‘Diva’ nabs a diva: How Frank Marino moved heaven and earth (and his schedule) to meet Diana Ross

Frank Marino, the star of “Divas Las Vegas” at the Linq Hotel, is all agog over superstar diva Diana Ross, who remains one of the very few subjects to be in “Divas” during its entire run.

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Judy Alberti, popular longtime entertainment exec, splits with Station Casinos

One of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in Las Vegas entertainment over the past two decades is stepping down.

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Bob Anderson comes face-to-face with his idol in ‘Frank: The Man, The Music’

Bob Anderson is a wonderful vocal impressionist and an expert conveyor of art by any estimation. But here, he is the tableau for another artist, makeup master Kazu Tsuji, one of the highest-regarded individuals practicing this craft in the world.

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Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’

The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene. This week’s Monday By the Numbers column touches on ballet and a helicopter. Enjoy this stat parade:

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Goodman: Black Book is unconstitutional

Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will dedicate the next of his dinner series talks to the infamous book that bans people from casinos in Nevada.

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VIP tickets flying fast at Rock in Rio; Michael Grimm expands his playground

The Season 4 champion of “America’s Got Talent,” Michael Grimm has always said he just wants a place to play, and he has found that.

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No ‘Mr. Roboto’ for Santana; Brad Garrett turns cool in ‘Fargo’; ice follies at Sin City Theater

Carlos Santana, given the Key to the Strip during a ceremony at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, said work is continuing with the long-anticipated album “Santana IV.”

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A royal meet-and-greet: ‘ENTSpeaks’ producer Andy Walmsley and Queen Elizabeth II

Ever have one of those text exchanges where a friend and you are playing “top this,” and you suddenly receive a photo of your friend shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth II?

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1923 edges back toward Ivan Kane vibe; Gold Coast pulling apart showroom

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Yard House at Town Square, just a handspring from Baobab Stage Theater, where the venue’s proprietor, Wassa Coulibaly, is heading up another of her “Midnight Cabaret” burlesque shows.

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Monday By the Numbers: Wynn and Encore’s half-billion profit haul; what ‘Sexxy’ jams into an hour

The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene in Las Vegas. It’s a column called Monday By the Numbers. Enjoy these statistical synapses:

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Sports book, typically ahead of its time, is due for an update

There is a lot of wasted space above the crowd at the Westgate Superbook. That will change.

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Hits keep coming for ‘Showstoppers’; Michael Grimm unveiled at Silverton

Two numbers have been added to “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” beginning Thursday night. Michael Grimm is opening a new autobiographical music showcase, titled aptly “Grimm,” at the Silverton’s Veil Showroom beginning Saturday night.

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