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John Katsilometes

Editor at Large

Story Archive

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    The Sapphire Comedy Hour is a big idea in a big place, and it does not lack for variety.

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Bagatelle Beach Club is becoming a private matter. The pool, restaurant and club connected to Tropicana and operated by The One Group has closed to the public and will exclusively host private functions.

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Members of the Strip's Cirque du Soleil shows attended and performed in "Cabaret" late Thursday night at Baobab Stage.

  • Sunday, July 21, 2013

    A visit to "El Lay" reveals a difference in approach at two Laugh Factory comedy clubs.

  • Friday, July 19, 2013

    Las Vegas superstars The Killers played Huntridge Theater on their way to international fame.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    First up was Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie. On deck: Oscar Goodman!

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Sarah Silverman has no overarching strategy about her live performances. She doesn’t seem to have any strategy, actually. “This opportunity just kind of came up, and I went, ‘Yeah!,’” Silverman said.

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    On the night the circus returned to MGM Grand, a man and his two daughters were spotted standing, hugging, near the theater exit at the end of the show. “We were good friends, and she taught my daughters,” said the man, who declined to give his name as tears streaked his face.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2013

    Jonathan Warren has lived in Las Vegas since age 5 and graduated from Basic High. His family is dedicated to preserving the city's history.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2013

    Since Tuesday, Marie Osmond has performed primarily as a soloist as her brother Donny recovers from a tear to his gluteus maximus.

  • Sunday, July 14, 2013

    The Final Battle scene in “Ka” has been replaced as the show resumes performances after the June 29 death of performer Sarah Guillot-Guyard.

  • Saturday, July 13, 2013

    Louie Anderson left Palace Station in March and has opened at the classically appointed Plaza Showroom.

  • Friday, July 12, 2013

    It was an evening of opulent philanthropy at the Gatsby Gamble at One Queensridge Place.

  • Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Jeanie Linders is hoping to re-create the success of "Menopause The Musical" with "The D Word," a new show at Shimmer Cabaret.

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    A fellow Cirque du Soleil performer is setting up a $20-per-ticket show at Town Square to benefit the family of late "Ka" artist Sarah Guillot-Guyard.

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    It’s bye-bye, Coco Austin, and bye-bye, “Peepshow.” The city’s grandest striptease production is ending its run at Planet Hollywood on Labor Day Weekend, Base Entertainment announced late Tuesday night.

  • Sunday, July 7, 2013

    L.V. Philharmonic concertmaster De Ann Letourneau barely made both ends of a holiday doubleheader at Smith Center on the Fourth of July.

  • Sunday, July 7, 2013

    "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" has played 30 dates in Las Vegas, but its summerlong stay is being trimmed by a month.

  • Friday, July 5, 2013

    The investigation into the "Ka" tragedy reportedly includes a review of the show's rigging apparatus.

  • Friday, July 5, 2013

    "Michael Jackson One" is an aggressive show that bobs and moves at Mandalay Bay.

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Sarah Guyard-Guillot's ex-husband, Mathieu Guyard, and his wife wrote a post on Facebook expressing gratitude in the face of Saturday's tragedy.

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Frank Marino never saw it coming — at least until Alex Schechter walked onstage wearing a tux.

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    "Ka" remains dark as OSHA investigates Saturday's tragedy that claimed the life of artist Sarah Guyard-Guillot.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Sarah Guyard-Guillot was an ideal fit for Cirque du Soleil.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

    MJ himself appears in a stunning hologram near the end of the production.

  • Monday, July 1, 2013

    Among the passions of Sarah Guyard-Guillot was teaching the art of acrobatics to children. Comments on the memorial website launched Monday morning bubble over with parents praising her gift for teaching.

  • Monday, July 1, 2013

    Nick Hissom has a lot going for him, and yet sings, "If I Die Young."

  • Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Two days after "Ka" artist Sarah Guyard-Guillot died after a fall during a performance Saturday night at MGM Grand, OSHA is beginning an investigation as to why the 31-year-old artist plummeted from the show's stage in front of a stunned audience.

  • Sunday, June 30, 2013

    Terry Bradshaw cannot tell his life story in four quarters without reliving The Immaculate Reception. “It was the play of my life,” Bradshaw says.

  • Friday, June 28, 2013

    Reva Rice laced up the "quads" during her run in "Starlight Express" at Las Vegas Hilton.

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013

    A performer on a "slack rope" fell and suffered a mild concussion in Wednesday's "Michael Jackson One" show at Mandalay Bay.

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Terry Bradshaw has performed for stadiums full of football fans, but his gig in a Las Vegas theater is a different sort of challenge.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Terry Bradshaw telling jokes. Terry Bradshaw singing. Are you ready for this?

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Veronic was a country/folk artist until expanding her list of impressions from five to more than 50.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Claire Sinclair wants to play a more revealing role in "Pin Up" at Stratosphere. On Friday night, she made it happen.

  • Monday, June 24, 2013

    EDC ended its third run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway early this morning, and LVMS officials are fairly electric about its return.

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013

    James Gandolfini often enjoyed Vegas with his friend and "Sopranos" co-star Steve Schirripa, onetime entertainment director at the Riviera.

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    The relationship between Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors has always been terse, and Agassi is not happy with Connors' new book.

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Jim Caruso has long sought a Vegas home for Cast Party, and seems to have found on at Smith Center.

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013

    Maria Walsh has never headlined in Vegas before, but won a national contest to earn her right to the Riviera stage.

  • Monday, June 17, 2013

    "Priscilla — Queen of the Desert" is, shall we say, unambiguous in its sensibilities.

  • Monday, June 17, 2013

    There are few “firsts” left in the world’s oldest profession, but never before has Sunset Thomas experienced this: She is being sued for not having sex.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2013

    Marshall Sylver once professed to have a plan to make millions at PH Live. Instead, his comp-heavy show at Peepshow theater is closing.

  • Saturday, June 15, 2013

    Sunset Thomas has worked exclusively at Chicken Ranch since the fall of 2011. In her long career, she's never been sued.

  • Friday, June 14, 2013

    Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine are bringing the swing back to Vegas, where they have headlined for 13 years.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013

    Oscar Goodman has been approached to make a musical of "Being Oscar."

  • Comedy

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    There is more comedy being performed in Las Vegas today—at any and every level—than in any other time during the city’s history. From new clubs to resident headliners and touring names, comedy is booming here. The wealth of options is great for fans, but for the comedians plying their trade around town, competition is heating up.

  • Saturday, June 8, 2013

    Sammy Shore is a famed comic and dog lover and has recruited a host of performers for Sunday's Funny Bones charity show at The Orleans.

  • Friday, June 7, 2013

    Ian Ziering is showing he can take on risque roles as his stint with Chippendales at The Rio proves.

  • Noise

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    The window of opportunity to purchase the least-expensive tickets to the Life Is Beautiful festival was about as narrow as a mail slot. The $99.50 tickets for the two-day festival offered today at 10 a.m. were listed as sold out almost instantly.