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THEATER: The Auto-Tuning of Broadway?

Local blogger Scott Rosenzweig is among those of us who greatly miss the old days of original Broadway cast albums. Compared to CDs, of course, the packaging was huge, sometimes with pages of photos, notes, plot synopsis and lyrics. And I doubt you'...

DINING: Dinners suitable for cowboys

A Jack Daniel’s Rope n’ Ride Feast is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday (Dec. 9) at Brand Steakhouse and Lounge at the Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South. With an entree of double-cut pork chop, Black and Blue Cowboy Rib-eye or crispy chicken (cooked...

DINING: Wine dinner, free chestnuts

The wines of Trefethen Family Vineyards will be featured in a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 29) at Spiedini at JW Marriott, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. With an entree of lamb osso buco, the four-course dinner is $68. For reservations, call 869-8500...

ENTERTAINMENT: Play it before you see it

Today's entertainment news column includes the news that social game titan Zynga is introducing a promotion for the Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson tribute "The Immortal" into its "CityVille" game today. Here's a look at the stage players build in...

DINING: The Wienermobile's in town! And more ...

If you’ve ever wanted to be an Oscar Mayer Wiener, here’s your chance — or at least it's a chance to meet a couple of people who are spending a year up close and personal with a giant-sized one. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and two of its drivers,...

DINING: Wine and beer dinners and more

Lola’s A Louisiana Kitchen will mark its two years in business downtown with a birthday celebration scheduled from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22). It will include food and drink specials and live Cajun music. Lola’s also is planning an Abita...

ENTERTAINMENT: Trump, beware the big loud one!

Penn Jillette facing off with another loudmouth comic, Lisa Lampanelli, in Donald Trump’s board room? We’d watch that show! And apparently we will get to. Internet reports have the talky half of Penn & Teller joining the likes of George Takei...

DINING: A slider for Jobs and a pop-up at Rumor

Slidin’ Thru slider truck has created a special slider, The Crazy One, in honor of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs. An applesauce-braised pork-chop slider with apple-bacon slaw (and “a familiar symbol branded on the bun”), it’ll be available...

ENTERTAINMENT: More Mitzi

Today’s paper covers the basics of Mitzi Gaynor’s long-delayed return to Las Vegas. But the 80-year-old star speaks at a stream-of-conscious clip, and a 40-minute phone chat yielded many more observations and anecdotes to pave the way for “Razzle...

DINING: Two festivals and a master class

The sixth annual Pure Aloha Festival is Thursday through Sunday at the Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Road. It will feature more than 100 craft and merchandise booths, food vendors and amusement rides, plus cultural entertainment. Admission is $7 for...

DINING: Free coffee, cookies and muffins

On Thursday (Sept. 29), which is National Coffee Day, 7-Elevens will give away medium-sized cups of hot coffee from 7 to 11 a.m. ... Great American Cookies locations will give away cookies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 1). And through the...

DINING: Dinner to benefit humanitarian

A fundraising dinner, with proceeds going to chef-turned-humanitarian Narayanan Krishnan, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 23) at Origin India Restaurant & Bar, 4480 Paradise Road. The dinner and reception are $75, and proceeds will go to...

ENTERTAINMENT: No recycling Percussion at Trop

Things change quickly in show business. Producer Adam Steck called after the deadline for Thursday's column saying his attempt to put Recycled Percussion back into the Tropicana might not be as done of a deal as he thought it was. Late Friday night...

ENTERTAINMENT: 'Jersey Boys’ off to Paris?

The producers of “Jersey Boys” are expected to announce Thursday that the show will move from the Palazzo to Paris Las Vegas in January, sources say. Barry Manilow will likely end his headlining ties to the Paris theater in December. That’s a few...

DINING: Rao's benefit for Three Square, more

Bubbles, Burgers and Bocce, a benefit for Three Square food bank, is scheduled for 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 1) at Rao’s at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets, which are $25, include Rao’s signature cuisine in small bites, plus...

ENTERTAINMENT: Rod Stewart tries a bit harder

We posted the Rod Stewart review today since it won't run in the Neon print edition until Sept. 2. (That's still only halfway through his engagement, because of the way the dates are spread out.) http://tinyurl.com/3wxx3vu As the luck of seating...

DINING: 'Top Chef' viewing party tonight

Holstein’s, which employs two of the three local contestants in Bravo’s current edition of “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” is planning a viewing party at 9:30 this evening (Aug. 24; the show starts at 10) at the restaurant at The Cosmopolitan of Las...