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John Katsilometes

Editor at Large

Story Archive

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

    There’s nothing like an acute case of fatigue to force you to step back and evaluate your life.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

    It's a cross-pollination of artists young and old.

  • Dining

    Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

    It'll be like a county fair—with way better food.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

    The new Chelsea, opening in late December, seems every bit as impressive as similar Las Vegas entertainment venues.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

    No official reason has been given for the ceasing of operations at the ultra-risqué club the Act, which opened in October 2012 as a much-hyped outpost of the Box in New York and Box Soho in London.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

    Reportedly, the winning bid was at or around $10.5 million and was issued by a party who is not a Turnberry Place resident.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

    The compound is known as Little Bavaria, but referring to this sprawling estate as “little” seems farcical. This is a staggering hideaway of connected mansions, with fields as vast as a dozen soccer pitches, an aquatic park that rivals the Bellagio fountains, and miles of interlocking walkways that encircle and cut through the property. Hip-high rails have been constructed along those winding sidewalks, so Roy Horn has something firm and steady on which to lean as he makes his way around, visiting Little Bavaria’s animal kingdom. Siegfried Fischbacher ordered those rails built, once more providing support to his friend, life companion and performing partner.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

    Memo to Cirque: Build a show for Ke$ha.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

    The first night of the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival filled MGM Grand Garden Arena with an array of acts — and it was just the beginning. The most apt assessment came from Keith Urban, who on Friday night said, “It’s all engine. It’s all engine.

  • Style

    Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

    At Jillette's home, "the Slammer," it's all about freedom—and real human skeletons.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

    Josh Strickland spent more than four years in "Peepshow" and will remain at Planet Hollywood playing a number of famous roles for David Saxe.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013

    Britney Spears appeared in an adventurous "Good Morning America" stunt to announce her two-year residency at Planet Hollywood.

  • A&E

    Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

    Jimmy Kimmel remembers when the UNLV Runnin' Rebels reached No. 1 and feeling a unique pride in being a Las Vegan.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

    Brody Dolyniuk is performing again at Smith Center, but don't expect the same songs in his new version of Symphonic Rock Show.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

    With the death of Dixie Evans and the closing of "Peepshow," two chapters in the history of burlesque have ended in Las Vegas.

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 26, 2013

    The Black and White Party drew 3,500 to the Joint, and the partying didn't stop there.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

    Clint Holmes is always looking for new ideas for his shows at Cab Jazz. He's getting an avalanche this month.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

    The first AFAN Black & White Party was a success in the sense that organizers collected a lot of food. Today, the organization is still collecting — and giving.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

    Fit Labs was where Sarah Guillot-Guyard taught children the art of acrobatics, including on the final afternoon of her life.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

    Meatball Spot is leaving Town Square for Planet Hollywood, and Sugar Factory is moving in by the fall.

  • A&E

    Monday, Aug. 12, 2013

    Holly Madison wants to return to the stage, and Adam Steck knows all about putting shows on stages. They could well partner in a Las Vegas show.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013

    Lorena Peril was the singer in "Fantasy" for three years. Now she's prepping to play Sandy in a European tour of "Grease."

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

    George Takei was a member of the groundbreaking cast of "Star Trek," which spent three years on NBC but has lasted many lifetimes.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

    “We’ve been listening to what people want, and people have questioned why there has been so little skin for a Playmate in a 10:30 show in Las Vegas,” Claire Sinclair said today in a phone interview. “I agree. We’re going to give them a little bit more, and I’m happy for it.”

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Zowie Bowie is charging $39.99, a record for the act, at Windows at Bally's.

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013

    Andrew "Dice" Clay has been hopping around Las Vegas clubs for years. Today, he's enjoying a remarkable rejuvenation.

  • Sunday, July 28, 2013

    The company that produces "Peepshow" and many other Strip shows has seen a number of productions close recently.

  • Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Jeff Civillico is a rising star on the Strip, starting with his specialty act in Nathan Burton's comedy-magic show at Flamingo.

  • Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Oscar Goodman delivered two great lines Tuesday night. One was from the stage during “The Showbiz Roast” at the Stratosphere. The other was afterward during a party at sky-high Level 107 lounge.

  • 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.