Jan Rouven learned the ropes “under the radar” before move to Tropicana; Dirk Arthur and the last tigers on the Strip replace him at the Riviera.
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Mike Nichols was not a Vegas kind of guy. That made the rare occasions when he came into our world all that more impressive. And just a little intimidating.
If this bed could talk, oh baby the stories it could tell about tucking in three hot lingerie dancers, every night for 15 years. Then again, this is “Fantasy.”
With full Iggy Azalea show on New Year’s Eve, Drai’s enters concert business but knows it has some explaining to do.
“Duck Dynasty” musical isn’t a signed deal, but Rio will have room for it. “Rat Pack” and Michael Jackson tribute will vacate Rio at year’s end, lending credence to report of musical ‘Dynasty’ bio.
Magician Murray is everywhere you look on TV, yet still working to sell tickets on the Strip.
Interactive comedy has its own charms even when it’s disappointingly similar to “Tony n’ Tina.”
Swing City Dolls launch Friday shows at Sam’s Town, letting local acts perform full shows usually seen on cruise ships.
New show will skip the costumed tributes and bring one singer who found luck as a Celine Dion impersonator back to the Strip as herself.
“Zombie Burlesque” finally got around to its “official grand opening” last week. For a “little” show with a live band and an eye for detail — a bright spot in a dim year for traditional Las Vegas shows.
Boyz II Men hope “Collide” will fight oldies-act perception, while other stars care less about tying new music to Vegas live shows.
The Sin City Comedy Club may be the launch pad for Eric Jordan Young’s self-produced showcase “Shakin’,” but it’s clearly not the endgame. Young isn’t a cabaret singer scaling down to his environment, but a musical theater veteran with a voice to match his outsized stage presence.
Producers of new shows on the Strip pull the plug much faster than in the past. One reason, they say, is a lack of support from hotel-casinos, which used to be partners in entertainment instead of just landlords.
Rob Garrett’s Neil Diamond shares small showroom gem with Jason Tenner’s Prince homage, Purple Reign.
Jeff Leibow has seen benefit concert inspired by his daughter grow to the point where he will attempt more of them around the country.
The cabaret-circus tent show has gone from an upstart to unlikely fixture on the Strip.
Interactive show hoped to be up and running in time to tap into wedding market created by lift of same-sex marriage ban.
Performers Bob Anderson and John Payne launched new vehicles for themselves with different outcomes.
This limited run at the Plaza (through Nov. 1) displays some good ideas and formula-free thinking within what is kind of a frenetic mess. The title of an old Melissa Etheridge album, “Brave and Crazy,” comes to mind for both what you see on stage and the business plan behind showcasing it.
Impressionist Bob Anderson invited back for a year’s run after testing “Frank” tribute with free showcase last May.
A spotlight on Sonny Charles in recent concert for Nevada’s 150th inspires a list of other less-heralded entertainment veterans.
“Georgia On My Mind” brings seasoned pros together in the name of Ray, and of old-Vegas showmanship on the Strip.
Tropicana scouted both classic rock tribute and Riviera magician Jan Rouven to fill theater vacated by ‘Mamma Mia!’
If the number of years a show is in business means something to you, here are a few who might be notable.
Matt Kazam uses premise ‘40 Is Not the New 20’ to shape wide-ranging stand-up act.
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