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George Wallace plan to end Flamingo show ‘somewhat related’ to $1.3 million lawsuit award

Comedian George Wallace says he is ending his 10-year residency at the Flamingo on April 27, mostly because of the legwork involved in promoting it. Wallace made the announcement the same day a Las Vegas jury awarded him $1.3 million in litigation over an injury he suffered performing in a private party at the Bellagio in 2007.

Lines between ‘club’ and ‘show’ keep blurring, perhaps with growing pains

Holly Madison says it’s time for Vegas to think small. Madison, who starred in “Peepshow,” sees those empty seats for most ticketed shows are a sign of something else missing in the bigger entertainment picture. So she’s opening a new club, 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque, that will offer burlesque acts but not a traditionally ticketed show.

Fremont Street freebies end as ACM goes benefit route

Country music fans will have the new High Roller observation wheel to steer them to this year’s events surrounding the Academy of Country Music awards, but they will need to show up with some cash. And not show up on Fremont Street, unless they are willing to settle for less-famous bands.

Riviera ready to rack up shows anew

The Riviera always had a crazy number of show venues for what its room count and location could support. So don’t be surprised to learn it’s on the way back to hosting seven or eight titles again.