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November 26, 2014

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‘Ka’ set to return full version of Final Battle Scene to MGM Grand stage

Eighteen months after it was pulled down for a tragedy, the Final Battle Scene is returning to Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” at MGM Grand. A formal unveiling of the new scene is set for Dec. 3 …

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Rob Riggle takes over Lagasse’s Stadium; Imagine Dragons go acoustic; Steve Wynn snaps up Kenny Rogers’ old estate

Imagine Dragons held a fundraiser and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young bought a dog for $6,000 on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. The “Goldendoodle” (a poodle and golden lab mix) was up for bid during …

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Fire and rain usher in ‘Le Reve’s’ 10th anniversary

This $3 million upgrade to the show is titled “Denouement,” itself a mini-production lasting about four minutes. Sixty designers worked 3,000 hours over 18 months, developing first an idea that has exploded …

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SLS off to rough start but looking forward to 2015

Scott Kreeger talks with John Katsilometes about the struggles experienced at the north Strip’s newest resort, as well as plans for next year.

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How many presidents have played golf at Shadow Creek? Four!

Today’s reported golf round at Shadow Creek Golf Course involving President Barack Obama, ex-Yankee Derek Jeter, Diamond Resorts International founder Stephen Cloobeck and Greenspun Media Group owner Brian Greenspun is …

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In ‘Pippin,’ Lucie Arnaz has finally run off with the circus

Lucie Arnaz will always be known and recognized for being the daughter of entertainment legends, the reality of being born to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. But around the production of “Pippin,” the touring musical in which Lucie Arnaz appears, …

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Imagine Dragons gives something back; Oscar Goodman sticks his neck out

Imagine Dragons hit Sunrise Hospital on Friday afternoon. Not as patients, mind you, but to meet with that hospital’s board to discuss a partnership with the band’s chosen charity, the Tyler Robinson Foundation. …

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Clint Holmes returns to Harrah’s — for a song — in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

Clint Holmes is the latest in the line of guest vocalists to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” as he’ll sing “All Shook Up,” the Elvis classic, at the end of the performance on Dec. 4. Holmes closed out …

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The quack attack uproots ‘MJ’ and ‘Rat Pack,’ but they’ll be back

This is a full-scale, authorized, licensed and big-budget musical in which the Robertsons are to be played by actors who can sing and dance. One of the show’s producers is Tommy Mottola, the Sony music exec and former husband of Mariah Carey. So this is a show that has some serious …

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Jeff Civillico’s greatest juggling act: The annual Win-Win ‘Headliners’ Bash’

Jeff Civillico is finding it easier to stage a charity production for his Win-Win Entertainment Foundation than it was a couple of years ago. …

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Perry Farrell: ‘We are never breaking up’ Jane’s Addiction

After a hiatus of about three months, Jane’s Addiction is back onstage, playing Friday night at 9 at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade. The band most recently performed at the Bowl in May. …

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David Perrico’s imprint is on powerful Tuscany lineup; change in cast brings a Fenton to ‘Showstoppers’

The scene tonight is twofold, with Mark Shunock hosting the latest installment of “Mondays Dark” at nearby Vinyl benefiting Vegas Shepherd Rescue. Shunock’s next charity event is …

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If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, it’s probably ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ at Trop

Now at the Tropicana, “Raiding the Rock Vault” is comfortably familiar, ever-rocking and absent the notorious “Orkin Scene.” …

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Clint Holmes and Santa Fe christen the Quantum

Clearly, all of this was a direct rip-off of how we announce major happenings in Las Vegas and as such should be richly applauded. …

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Wynn a cheerleader for new Strip projects

Anything would be better than the empty lot across the street from his properties, he said.

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