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Good or bad, Cirque sets pace on discounts

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.

From singer, life lessons at eye level

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.

Karen and Richard Carpenter anecdotes part of tribute show

Mark Brett remembers his future wife, Michelle Berting Brett, calling his bluff when he claimed to love The Carpenters, thinking he just said that to get on her good side: “Do you have a Carpenters record sandwiched in between your Stones and Zeppelin and Floyd?”

The pop world has changed, but Cher remains the same

Cher doesn’t change, so what does? The eternal pop star’s “Dressed to Kill” tour doesn’t sound radically different from the headliner show that parked at Caesars Palace from 2008 to 2011. Reviews from the road cite gymnasts, Vegas-y production numbers, the same “Half Breed” headdress and the same Cher ass (which turned 68 on Tuesday) in chaps.