Steve Wynn noted that when E. Parry Thomas passed away Friday at his ranch in Hailey, Idaho, the legendary Las Vegas banking magnate was surrounded by his wife and children.
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On Aug. 9, Spiegelworld and the Cosmopolitan announced “Absinthe” would move to the ballroom at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. But there is a chance that might not happen.
Joe Barbara spent eight years playing an assortment of roles in “Jersey Boys” on the Strip. His next stop: Broadway.
Want a pair of “Trump Kids” slippers? Hit “The Slammer” on Saturday, and you might have a shot.
Fright Dome founder Jason Egan, who is producing his first film, enjoys some scary success.
Paul Zerdin’s collection of puppets, smart sense of humor and “America’s Got Talent” championship failed to register at Planet Hollywood Showroom.
Only in VegasVille will you stop in for dinner at an Italian restaurant and hear a Louis Prima classic as performed improptu by his daughter.
As Pawn Plaza nears its one-year anniversary, owner Rick Harrison is not alarmed that a handful of original tenants have been forced out of business.
Jeff Civillico crisscrosses the valley for interviews and hosts the weekly, hourlong show “The Weekend in Vegas.” Then he performs his own show at Flamingo.
A touring act popular in Australia, “Band of Magicians” relies on performers’ teamwork and interaction.
Wayne and Jerry Newton were known as the Newton Brothers, a hot lounge act at the Fremont in the late-1950s. Their relationship fractured, and was repaired just before Jerry passed away Aug. 10.
A rowdy rocker—both in song and in person—is helping Criss Angel generate awareness and funding for his new charity.
Steve Wynn took a shine to Michael Monge during a dinner performance in Palm Beach, Fla. and moved the crooner to Vegas in 2014. Monge is now seeking a new gig.
The Kats! bureau at this writing is a condominium deck high above the Las Vegas Arts District. Below this perch, a guide on a double-deck tour bus is informing passengers via loudspeaker that they will soon pass Gold & Silver Pawn, where the History channel TV show “Pawn Stars” is filmed.
John Katsilometes, whose musings on the Las Vegas social scene have spanned multiple publications and endeared him to readers for nearly two decades, will return to the pages of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.