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John Katsilometes

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Story Archive

  • A&E

    Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

    In a conversation I’ll remember always, a former guest star of the Chippendale’s revue once told me the BK Whopper Bar was the most advantageous place to meet women in all of VegasVille.

  • A&E

    Friday, Aug. 28, 2015

    We are so fully aware of Celine Dion’s family and life story because she has grown so naturally into our own Las Vegas community. She is willing to share her life’s triumphs and struggles, during performances onstage and away ...

  • John Katsilometes

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

    Garrett's philanthropic organization, the Maximum Hope Foundation, hosts a celebrity poker tournament on September 19 at MGM Grand.

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

    The immediate message from the show’s producers is that it will resurface in Las Vegas and the move is because the show is seeking a more hospitable venue. The show is a partnership of Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical division and ...

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

    The most recent champion of “America’s Got Talent,” the 27-year-old Mat Franco celebrated his grand opening Friday night at the Linq Hotel. The room was packed with ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

    After five years away, the "Master Magician" makes a sleight comeback

  • John Katsilometes

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

    The folks at Caesars Entertainment originally offered Newton-John an additional year on a contract due to expire in January.

  • John Katsilometes

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    The Brit juggles longtime MDQ gig with a new show, Odd Socks.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Will the new Baz musical at Light Nightclub succeed when Broadway shows and other nightclub productions have failed?

  • John Katsilometes

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    The reigning champion of America's Got Talent has always wanted to be a magician.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    For MGM Resorts, the new theater adds versatility and volume to its entertainment options.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    A New York meetup with the master illusionist as he and Penn open on Broadway

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    MGM Resorts International has given its 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena a little buddy. Announced today in a series of moves previously reported is a new theater planned for the Monte Carlo. This entertainment hub is ...

  • John Katsilometes

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    "[Hef] was always taking pictures of us, like nude snapshots, and things we never signed releases for, in scrapbooks."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    The group is now offering a soundcheck/meet-and-greet experience before shows at the Venetian.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Reba is largely responsible for the early success of Brooks & Dunn, and also for this residency.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Fans who trudged to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday night talked of myriad methods to make future events more efficient and user-friendly. “They need to work on the organization of the parking lot. It took us three ... ”

  • A&E

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Right now, the place is hopping, for real, with 130,000 or so energetic fans bounding to electronic dance music, flashing lights and exquisite staging. The arched Kinetic Field entrance, leading tens of ...

  • Kirk Kerkorian

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    The late mega-resort mogul was a true pioneer.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Baz brings a different kind of show to the Mandalay Bay nightclub.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    Less than two weeks before Holly Madison’s book about her tumultuous time at the Playboy Mansion is to be released, the club she helped launch at Mandalay Bay is announcing a “repositioning.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    During his five years at Caesars, many entertainment observers and officials in Las Vegas have wondered of Goss’ endgame on the Strip.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    This week, Monday by the Numbers touches on such vehicles as Ferrari and Lamborghini and Porsche as the crew at Exotics Racing celebrated the opening of a Welcome Center at the attraction’s Las Vegas Motor Speedway home.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    As always, The Kats Report Bureau is between mani-pedi appointments. More will be explained here, of course. But a rare manicure-pedicure and interview at the salon Color, the Michael Boychuck groovy grooming fortress at Caesars Palace, highlighted the weekend.

  • Business

    Sunday, June 7, 2015

    A famous rapper shakes things up downtown, big names prepare for EDM conference and more details announced about the nation's biggest Hooters ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Dee Snider seems to be doing what they term in political campaigns as “walking back” some comments he made last week.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    "We are not abandoning Las Vegas, or running away from it. We will never just leave Las Vegas in the rear-view mirror.”

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    In an impressive, often staggering series of performances, Frankie Moreno and his backing band have learned and played a unique show each week.

  • Music

    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    The Kats Report Bureau checked in with Michael Grimm on Friday night at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel. He’s beginning a residency at the 600-seat rock club that lasts through the end of August. The nights are ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    “We’re still chipping away, like Michelangelo chipped away at David."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Catching up with the America's Got Talent winner.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Mariah’s performance is generous, fulfilling and familiar. If it’s a dance party you’re after, you’ll find it across the street.

  • Stadiums and Arenas

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    NHL hockey remains a distinct possibility, but the venue will go beyond the puck.

  • Music

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    It was built for Rock in Rio, but the 50-acre parcel will live on and host many different future events.

  • Sports

    Thursday, April 30, 2015

    At last, the main event has arrived. Find out why it took so long to get Manny vs. Floyd, what records will be broken, and what's at stake Saturday Night at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    “What could be a better Vegas show than this? It’s family-friendly, it’s funny, it’s musical and my audience spans every demographic imaginable."

  • A&E

    Monday, April 20, 2015

    The famed founder of Cirque du Soleil has sold controlling interest in the company, and the new majority ownership company is familiar around the world and ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Priscilla is ready to unveil the only authorized Graceland exhibit to open outside of the Memphis estate.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Curious about backstage? Sometimes you gotta talk to the band.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    A Blue Man does not readily warm to a woman, especially if the woman is a robot.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    The adult-oriented Zumanity gets an update.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Puppetry of the Penis hopes to expand the brand in the U.S.

  • John Katsilometes

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Cabaret Jazz has bolstered its lineup of local headliners over the past year.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    “I am always, always trying to reinvent myself."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    "You have to work to be noticed. ... Maybe I should change the name of my show to Cirque du So Gay.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

    In a world where resort sales are not official until the involved parties sign documents, it’s safe to say that one famous Las Vegas hotel might not survive the summer. That hotel is the Riviera.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Perez leaves this month for a tour with Finnish cello/metal rock outfit Apocalyptica.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    “Honestly, what they’re going to see is nothing they have ever seen before, let alone in Las Vegas. We wanted an adventure.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    Also, artificial bird adoptions (?!) at the Writer's Block.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

    In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the Las Vegas Valley in search of a new home.