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John Katsilometes’ column runs daily on Page 3A. Email jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow him at @johnnykats on Twitter and @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram. Listen to the latest episodes of his PodKats! podcast here.

Criss Angel’s $100K donation caps Circus Couture

The Luxor’s star illusionist dropped a $100,000 bid on a painting called “Atoms” by a young cancer patient named Taylor, throwing a charge into the annual charity event at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel for Cure 4 The Kids Foundation.

Richie to toggle Axis, ‘Idol’ appearances

Lionel Richie is joining country superstar Luke Bryan and pop-music and fashion stalwart Katy Perry as judges on next season’s “American Idol” as the the show “reboots,” as Bryan would say.

Bobby Bones’ band headlining Route 91 fest

The Kats! Bureau at this writing is the KUNV 91.5-FM studios at UNLV, inside of which I record my weekly radio show that airs at 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Find it on the Twitters and Facebooks, too.

Return to Beauty Bar, O’Sheas is OK with Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons’ list of Vegas venues includes Hennessey’s Tavern, Beauty Bar, South Point Showroom, The Pub at Monte Carlo, Ovation at Green Valley Ranch and the old O’Sheas hotel-casino.

Melody Sweets set to take her final shot of ‘Absinthe’

Melody Sweets announced Monday she is departing the production at Caesars Palace’s Roman Plaza on Oct. 22, as her contract with production company Spiegelworld expires.

Gaga still coming to Las Vegas despite European tour cancellation

Lady Gaga’s cancellation of her European tour dates has not affected her plans to return to T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 16. Citing chronic pain, Gaga has called off her tour of Europe, which was to begin Sunday in Zurich, Switzerland.

DJ Khaled, other stars energize 2nd day of iHeartRadio

Night 2 of iHeartRadio Music Festival thumped to a thrilling culmination — thrilling if you are a fan of DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Demi Lovato, French Montana, Travis Scott and Quavo of the band Migos.

iHeartRadio lumbers into the Village on the Strip

Khalid, Bebe Rexha, French Montana, Noah Cyrus, Flume, Little Mix, Bleachers, Niall Horan, Halsey and Migos starred on a fine night on the Strip in VegasVille

Pink, Styles, Guetta mark colorful opener at iHeartRadio

Harry Styles performed a convincing take of “Sign of the Times,” and repeatedly asked the crowd how it was doing. “This is my last song, OK? This is where you go crazy.”

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