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Cowboy commissioner oversees his last NFR

The KATS! Bureau at this writing is Thomas Mack Center and the 59th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This year marks the last rodeo for Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Commissioner Karl Stressman, who is stepping down after a decade in ye olde saddle.

Manilow at Westgate: Could this be the magic?

Barry Manilow and Westgate Las Vegas have been in talks for months. Whether Manilow’s dream is reality will likely be sorted out by Christmas, if not sooner.

The Pearl at the Palms aims to remain in style

Pearl Concert Theater, which opened a decade ago, is long overdue due for a makeover. The process begins after Monday night’s performance by The Killers

After 5 months, ‘Circus 1903’ closes at Paris on Las Vegas Strip

“Circus 1903” is closing at Paris Theater on Jan. 7. Members of the production were informed late Wednesday that the show would be shut down, and an official announcement was issued this morning.

Las Vegas chef Mario Batali still innovating 15 years later

Mario Batali has become an integral part of the Las Vegas food scene, with BB Ristorante, Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria and Carnevino Italian Steakhouse Steakhosue, as well as the now-closed BB Burgers Beer. And he’s not slowing down.

Mel Brooks plans encore at Encore in April

Mel Brooks twice filled Encore Theater on June 30-July 1. He had just turned 91 when he made his Strip debut.