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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ tour canceled without explanation

Producers of the new arena version of the musical play “Jesus Christ Superstar” starring punk legend John “Johnny Rotten” Lydon and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child abruptly canceled its 54-city tour just days before its launch in New Orleans.

5 music festivals worth leaving town for

The season of music festivals is upon us. If you’re looking for a road trip, or even a weekend getaway, here are 5 that are worth checking out – most within a day’s drive of Las Vegas.

One EDC documentary in the can, another in the works

Next month, a documentary on the Electric Daisy Carnival, “Under the Electric Sky,” will open here in Vegas. And it looks like another EDC-related movie — on Insomniac founder Pasqualle Rotella — may soon be in the works.

The Fray band together

The Fray, a band from Denver is just that — a band. Unlike many groups splitting up and running away with solo careers, this band of musicians plans to create together, with four guys and “four distinct personalities.”

On Budget: Free shows

Get your hair blown back at the Hellpop! Garage Rock Freakout, featuring The Stalins of Sound, Beta Bomb, Leather Lungs and Headwinds.

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?”

Yes, they’re past 30 (or 40) but Backstreet Boys still rock

Backstreet’s not back because they never left. At least not when we’re talking about the hearts of millennials who harvested the beloved boy band’s pictures from the pages of Tiger Beat magazine like a pubescent cash crop.

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult brings its industrial sound to LV

At its early-’90s commercial peak, industrial music was synonymous with many things — harsh, militant sounding electronics befitting a band comprised of the killer robots; turgid, unrelenting rhythms evocative of the steady rumble of a carpet bombing; self-flagellating lyrics suggestive of a razor blade poised above one’s wrist.

TICKETS: Jake Owen hitting town in August

Country singer Jake Owen comes to Mandalay Bay Beach on Aug. 9. Tickets are $42.50 and go on sale at noon Friday at Ticketmaster outlets.

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