Groovy hang with Chippendales; Wayne Newton makes date; AFAN ready for colorful Black & & White shindig


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Tyson Beckford, onstage with Sheryl Underwood, guest hosts and performs in Chippendales on Friday, May 1, 2015, in the Rio.

Released Friday, Aug. 28, 2015|7:15 p.m.

Updated Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015|1:24 p.m.

. The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the Rio’s BK Whopper Bar, which sits simply throughout from another, um, whopper bar, the Chippendale’s theater (hashtag-SheckyKats).

In a conversation I’ll bear in mind always, a former visitor star of Chippendales at the Rio when informed me the BK Whopper Bar was the most beneficial location to satisfy women in all of VegasVille. The theory being, the ladies who spill from the Chipps’ program are all fired up– and undoubtedly file into the Hamburger King territory.

Not sure how this interaction would start– “You wan na shake?”– however that is how this chance has existed.

And the person who told me that was Jeff Timmons, who observed this cultural phenomenon when he guest-starred in the show in 2011. Timmons would go on to co-produce his own adult revue, “Male of the Strip,” which has been the focus of reports of a residency on the Strip (ideally), but nothing has yet … lined up.

Meantime, today’s Chipps guest star is Tyson Beckford, back for his 2nd spin through the production. A visage of Tyson leers toward the Whopper Bar, as if expecting to witness some intense connection action. No such luck, T.B. just making paragraphs.

Let’s search the scene elsewhere …

– A date has been set for Wayne Newton’s Casa de Shenandoah museum and trip: Sept. 17. The household months ago returned to management of the popular parcel on the corner of Pecos and Sunset roads, and a wide selection of Newton’s individual valuables, souvenirs, phase costumes (including some groovy jumpsuits), cars, and his personal aircraft are to be onstage. Also in development is a documentary video of Newton’s life and career in Las Vegas. I’ll exist, a lot, occasionally simply hanging out and talking up the citizens …

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The entryway gate to Wayne Newton’s previous house, as soon as referred to as Casa de Shenandoah, throughout an open home on Monday, September 22, 2014.

– Saturday is an uncommonly percolating night around town. The AFAN Black & & White Celebration is upon us, again, as Aid for AIDS of Nevada commemorates its 31st year serving Southern Nevada. The event begins at 9 p.m. at The Joint at the Acid rock Hotel; tickets are still available and begin at $50 (go to for details; tickets on-site are available at Artist Ballroom beginning Saturday at 3 p.m.). Ross Matthews hosts the home entertainment component of the event, with restaurants from across the city hosting the food stations. The home entertainment is more DJ-driven (but not from MC Johnny-Johnny), though Pia Zadora and our LV Weekly’s own Admissions of a Showgirl writer Maren Wade taking the stage.

And, some fast numbers action for AFAN: This is the 29th Black & & White Party; in 2013’s event raised $130,000; more than 3,000 supporters ended up; 5,900 visitors have gone to the AFAN workplaces in Las Vegas; and 841 individuals got real estate, utility, and emergency situation monetary help services in the previous year.

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Partygoers putting on black & & white outlandish attire delight in the evening of festivities.during the 27th Yearly Services for HELP of Nevada Black & & White Celebration at the Joint in the Acid rock Hotel in Las Vegas Saturday night, August 24, 2013.

– David Perrico’s Pop Strings are playing their final night at Rocks Lounge, with Perrico and the band declining to play behind the new partition developed at the entryway of the club. The glassy send-off starts at 10:30 p.m., no cover, however kindly strike bench to help pay for the club’s recent adjustments.

Perrico is currently developing a brand-new schedule, and the Pop Strings lineup will be heard from once again, at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center on Sept. 25. The visitors are to be “Alice– A Steampunk Performance Dream” vocalists Anne Martinez and Ashley Fuller and Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie. Oddly enough, Phillips is also a Rocks Lounge headliner, a spot he’s held for the past nine years, and his act is continuing to be in its Friday night slot.

We’re feeling a new space for the strings, in a weeks-long shuffle of acts and venues around town.

– Martin Kaye’s “Odd Socks” show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at Art Square Theatre. The Jerry Lee Lewis of “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s, Kaye has updated his original solo show from a couple of years ago (tickets are $25, click right here to do simply that).

Kaye is not from around here, as we state, an import from Manchester in England who has grown really keen on our city. His musicianship, songwriting, showmanship and interest for performing are evident whenever out. And, as constantly, take a look at the shoes.

– On the subject of moving your feet at high velocity, Franky Perez and the Dirty are at Sunset Station’s Club Madrid at 10 p.m. Perez informed me among the all-time great VegasVille stories last Monday, and also occurs to be one of the city’s most effective live entertainers. Catch him whenever you can … he interacts his art very efficiently.

– Column preferred and a good bud, Shayma Tash is recording live (which beats the option) from Inspire Theater on Monday and Tuesday nights for an upcoming special to be gone shopping to Netflix. I met Tash at the house of Carrot Top, oddly enough, when she was opening act in Topper’s program at Luxor. Given that, I have captured her at Laugh Factory, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club and the last performance at Riviera Comedy Club. She is among the more skilled standups around; her QVC-host character is particularly influenced. You’ll see her, fittingly, at Inspire.

– Lest we forget, the last performance for “Off the Record: Baz” is 8 p.m. Sunday at Light at Mandalay Bay. The cast contracts are up Monday, so we were to anticipate some changes in the lineup anyway. There has been some casual interest in the show from a minimum of one downtown home, but the manufacturers want this program to go back to a considerable place on the Strip. The most affordable timeline I can determine for that return remains in early 2016. It’s the very best result of what has turned into a bad scene at Light for a program that should have a much better fate.

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