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Phat Pack invites you into its circle, song after song

The Phat Pack is maybe what you’d imagine if Broadway singers came and did a show in your living room. There’s going to be an element of fun to it, but you are still going to sit up straight and not chatter while the guy from “Les Miz” sings “Bring Him Home” right there in front of you.

'Pawn Shop Live' path is hardly cliche

A spoof of “Pawn Stars” headed to the Golden Nugget early next year promises a “big musical finale, and almost every Vegas cliche you can think of,” says Troy Heard, its director and co-writer. But the very idea of “Pawn Shop Live” is more like the opposite of a Vegas cliche. So is its path to a showroom.