Everybody knows there is nothing on the modern-day Strip that is in any way comparable to the Rat Pack. But be specfic: What exactly is it that's missing? Keely and the durable tribute "The Rat Pack Is Back" help us pinpoint it.
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The home stretch of summer preserves some uniquely Las Vegas traditions for magicians and the TV exposure that helps them.
Rich Little seems a little shy about his new autobiographical showcase at the Tropicana, even though its the smartest thing he's done in years.
Some entertainers may be delusional about their audiences. Not Rich Little.
If you‘re counting venues, it hardly makes sense. Why build another 5,000-seat concert hall when we already have three?
Some acts redefine “comeback” as others tire of the long-term game of selling tickets.
As Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn wrap their first team-up there this weekend, they join a short and prestigious list.
Versatile composer-performer died before seeing his promising musical “Sisterella” get to that next level.
The Rat Pack aesthetic is reflected in at least three shows on the Strip, even if demographics have shifted more to the era of Michael Jackson.
Reba McEntire, reunited Brooks & Dunn determined to make ’90s country hits current in loud arena-style show.
Three companies now offer free show tickets to locals, but tangible benefits to performers even less than they used to be.
Accusations between concert producer and union surround Las Vegas Philharmonic’s exclusion from concert of video-game music.
A ‘Baz’ tribute setting up shop in a nightclub while a cappella Mo5aic picks a ‘Perfect’ time to return to the Strip.
Casinos can’t book enough diva showcases, but not all pop songstresses have what it takes to carry it off.
MGM exec confident two festival grounds will see enough “creative” use to pay off.
Daring ‘Duck’ musical and classic-Vegas Scintas close within three days of each other, proving nothing in Vegas show business can be predicted.
Apparent move of “Crazy Girls” means at least one piece of the hotel’s legacy will carry on.
Anthony Crivello hopes “Louis & Keely” musical can make its way from Chicago to its natural home in Las Vegas.
The financial woes of comedian Vinnie Favorito illustrate the co-dependency of casinos, celebrities and gamblers.
An annual survey puts the Las Vegas show ticket average at $85, with service fees charged even on site.
Once synonymous with one-man comedy ‘Defending the Caveman,’ Rob Becker sold the work and became a full-time ‘Cave Dad.’
Brooklyn Bowl founder upbeat about club’s first year, scoring his share of concert ‘gets’ and building fans for more eclectic bookings.
Comedian will change the format of his act to comment on slides in shows at the Downtown Grand.
When “Caveman” reopens on March 19 at The D, it won’t be alone among cabaret/sketch-comedy/mini-musical/off-Broadway shows we’re not quite sure what to call without using a lot of these / things.
Nostalgia over historic hotel takes backseat to relocating as many as eight shows.