You saw ’em back in the day. You probably just didn’t realize it.
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Frankie Moreno proves that life is not always one thing or another, and sometimes you can be both.
It’s not so easy to get a movie and a Broadway show here at the same time. The film version of “Jersey Boys” arrives Friday, bringing the rare chance for a fanatic to see both the movie and the stage musical in the same day.
Want to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley recording “That’s All Right” on July 5?
It isn’t Las Vegas without an Elvis impersonator, sure. But anymore, it isn’t Las Vegas without a Tim McGraw impersonator, some nights working a few blocks away from where the real McGraw is singing. You can choose either one at adjacent venues inside the V Theater.
Jeff Civillico still relies on hand-to-eye coordination, but his low-budget show at The Quad doesn’t really feel like one when it comes to ideas per dollar.
Cirque du Soleil doesn’t appear to be packing up and leaving Las Vegas anytime soon. So the next best hope of all the smaller shows in town is that the Strip’s dominant producer will be really, wildly successful.
Las Vegas is the magic capital of the world, but its magicians don’t represent the world’s diversity. Reynold Alexander is out to change that with “Magia.”
There’s still a certain sizzle to having “Las Vegas” in your name. Maybe less so for pavers or locksmiths, but definitely for three singers trying to sell tickets to people who haven’t heard of them.
The classroom wasn’t as packed with television cameras and people in suits this time. Most of those little chairs that make a grown-up feel like Gulliver in Lilliput stayed empty.
Girls just want to have fun. Guys just want to have the “Girls.” Nothing reminds you of this more quickly than back-to-back viewings of two shows at the Riviera, the venerable “Crazy Girls” and its young tables-turning roommate, “Men the Experience.”
Nothing promotes a live Las Vegas show like TV exposure. So Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men will be watching “The Bachelorette” for the very first time this week, because he is on it.
You can get your Frank Marino and Frankie Moreno mixed up, but don’t be confusing their number of shows.
Fear not “Mamma Mia!” fans. The beloved ABBA musical did not lose any sparkle as it danced its way back onto the Strip, even if it did set the cute control this time.
If you saw The Amazing Johnathan in Las Vegas during the past 13 years, you surely saw Psychic Tanya, too.
The nightly improv comedy “Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding” is an ensemble work that doesn’t depend on any one person. Except it sort of does.
Tom Jones is missing in action and Tony Bennett doesn’t come around much anymore. So it’s up to Rod Stewart to be the senior hep cat of Las Vegas.
The Venetian is bundling 14 female stand-ups into a series launching in July.
Michael Jackson is having an amazing week for a dead guy.
The rock band Kansas plays Red Rock Resort on Saturday as part of its 40th anniversary year. The classic rock die-hards probably would have stuck around anyway, but casinos sure made at least a fourth of their run a lot more comfortable.
The Riviera’s had a lot of second chances lately, and now you can say it’s true of the shows moving in. In the latest burst of new momentum, the vintage hotel has turned most of its entertainment over to a startup called Red Mercury Entertainment. The producers have installed four new titles with more to come. “New” is relative, though, since the three we are talking about here (saving “Men the Experience” for another day) are new twists on older efforts.
If the phrase “downtown arena” seems more of a fantasy after a new one broke ground on the Strip, downtown nonetheless has two ambitious entertainment projects going in with the slightly-less-sexy descriptive “Event Center.”
Big shoes to fill, that Frank Sinatra. But Bob Anderson has been sizing them up for, oh, 40 years or so now.
For a title that closed in September, “Peepshow” still casts a long shadow. Talk of the striptease-themed revue reopening at The Quad seems to have died down for now, but this week is seeing plenty of alumni activity.
The road is calling George Wallace again, even if home is already a hotel.