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Singer in sound state of mind

Tonight, you can see Ray LaMontagne sing at the Palms. I don't want to sound overly dramatic, but this is like having the chance to see Nick Drake or Cat Stevens in 1973. Critics love LaMontagne. And his songs are so easy on the ears, they get...

Casting call seeks 300 for nuptials

Well, this is weird. "Bachelorette" winner Jesse Csincsak and his pregnant fiancee, "Bachelorette" Ann Lueders, are getting married Sunday at the pool at hotel Rumor, across the street from the Hard Rock. The weird part is you are invited. The first...

Tuneful Tales

Meat Loaf changed some of the lyrics to Bon Jovi's "Elvis in Vegas" when he covered the song, which is the emotional closer for his new album, "Hang Cool, Teddy Bear." Meat Loaf wanted it to be more upbeat. It's a story song about a 15-year-old who...

Gay marriage ruling resonates

Since a federal judge struck down California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage, expect everything gay to be suddenly exalted as a celebration. Over at the Rio's club Crown, Sunday's "Roller Boogie Night" is being rebilled from "Gay Skate on 8/8"...

Rockin' Responsibly

Sammy Hagar is a merchant of hard liquor -- selling his own brand of tequila and running Cabo Wabo Cantinas -- but he is never the troublesome alcoholic in any of his bands. No, the troublesome alcoholic always has been someone else, like Eddie Van...