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Drew Carey and pals at Give up in Repetition Las Vegas.
Sunday, July 19, 2015|2:04 p.m.
Penn Jillette on ‘All-Star Star Apprentice’
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‘Veronic Voices’ Premiere at Bally’s
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Grand Opening of SLS Las Vegas
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The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is someplace in the air in between Boise, Idaho, and Seattle. A check out with the family (my own, as it ends up) is the reason for this trip. All I can say is spending time with a 2-year-old nephew and 94-year-old grandma at the exact same celebration is time well invested.
I bear in mind when recently revealing Grandma Margaret my MacBook Air, turning open the screen and powering up. “Ooh! It shines!” she said. She’s now playing card video games on an iPad.
But she’s not preparing to open a social media account any time quickly, relying on the old-fashioned approach of staying up to date with her grandson. So we make phone calls and check out, and on Sunday we relished in Bro Expense’s Boise Backyard Barbecue.
Let’s flip some hamburgers now, eh?
– Lon Bronson’s All-Star Band played its latest sold-out program at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center on Saturday night. Throughout the efficiency, “The Cost Is Right” host Drew Carey, a long time friend of Bronson’s, strode onstage and sang background on Bronson’s torrid cover of Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.”
Carey and Bronson satisfied as Bronson started his run at the Riviera in the mid-’90s, when Carey was still a visiting comic and prior to the launch of “The Drew Carey Show.” For many years, Carey has actually signed up with Bronson onstage, at the Riv and later at Ovation at Green Valley Cattle ranch.
Carey is something of a trumpet gamer– the Lon Bronson of the game-show-host set, as it were– which is at first exactly what drew him to Bronson’s band. If you look carefully at the set of Carey’s TV show, his old trumpet from high school is displayed on a stand behind his sofa.
Another celebrity who has struck the phase with Bronson, consisting of a memorable cover of “Come Together,” likewise at Ovation, has been Penn Jillette. Bronson plays drums in Jillette’s No God Band, a side job that has headlined the Incredible Party at South Point as recently as 2014. And on the topic of Jillette …
– Understood for his linguistic effectiveness, Jillette published a quick comment on a story about Donald Trump that I shared on Facebook. The piece detailed Trump’s current criticism of John McCain’s military service, asserting that because Trump was caught and cooped in the Hanoi Hilton throughout the Vietnam War, McCain needs to not be thought about a war hero.
Trump is still running for the Republican nomination for the presidency. Jillette’s one-word termination of The Donald: “Bye.”
– Veronic has actually ended her run at Bally’s, and it may be the final run for her in Jubilee Theater. Veronic closed June 13 and has because carried out at the opening ceremonies of the Pan Am Games in Toronto on July 10 and is currently headlining through Aug. 15 in Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, near Montreal.
She has no dates set for a go back to the Strip, but there are tremblings that she wants the Venetian and, strangely enough, Encore. More will certainly be revealed, as Veronic enjoys playing Las Vegas and seems to have made the city an effective launching point for road dates, especially those for her legions of French-Canadian fans.
– Representatives of Mo5aic have actually now made a minimum of two journeys to Sin City Theater to scout that room, evidently as a possible house for the favored a cappella group. Pete Housley from Sin City Theater confirms that Mo5aic this last week looked at the recently remodelled location as a “tire-kicking mission.”
Again, the Sin City Theater lineup in the new Norbert Aleman regime is Aleman’s “Crazy Girls” adult revue, Murray Sawchuck’s daily afternoon comedy-magic show and the Sin City Comedy showcase.
– My recent interview with SLS Las Vegas President and COO Scott Kreeger exposed that the brand-new Bonkers comedy lineup at the Sayers Club is simply the beginning of the hotel’s investigation of live entertainment.
And not just at the Sayers Club.
Kreeger talked of bands and funny being reserved at Life nightclub, which has all but dropped its star-DJ strategy and moved much of the EDM purpose to Foxtail Swimming pool and bar. Life was built into the original theater area at the Sahara, and Kreeger states he imagines, eventually, a regular rotation of live performances by bands and comics because space.
“We’re currently discussing a funny series in there, in Life,” Kreeger stated throughout the interview in his SLS office a number of weeks earlier. “… It’s a fantastic place, not programmed all the time, so why not early on before we put a live band in there in the evening, early in the evening, put a funny act in there?
“The nice aspect of the home is we have some great parts.”
Bonkerz runs Thursdays through Saturdays, simply $10 a pop for shows that begin at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.). The Sayers Club currently offers live music on Friday and Saturdays at 10 p.m.
. One quibble about SLS since its opening– and we’re showing up on a year, in August, to mark the anniversary– is its absence of live entertainment to stimulate the building. Another quibble as the hotel moves on is I can not discover the Bonkers lineup on the SLS Las Vegas site.
I’m drilling. No can discover. Let’s promote this series, eh?
Planet Hollywood Resort and Gambling establishment
Catering to the young and contemporary crowd, World Hollywood is a one-stop purchase entertainment with its enormous mall, variety of dining establishments, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the gambling establishment is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the area. The style carries into the 100,000 square-foot gambling establishment with 250 flat screens rounding off fruit machine. The gambling establishment is likewise home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker space.
There’s also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas’ largest shopping centers, with 140 shops consisting of BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Shop.
Following an afternoon of shopping, visitors can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet dining establishments in World Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip Home or check out the exotic Far East theme at KOI dining establishment and lounge. And if guests are still trying to find more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave clubs.
Possibly one of the resorts most significant tourist attractions came in March with the addition of “Peepshow.” The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The “Peepshow” phase has seen going to celebrities like Terrifying Spice Mel B, “Dancing with the Stars” Kelly Monaco and Playboy’s Holly Madison.
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Smith Center for the Performing Arts The Smith Center for the Carrying out Arts offers a blend of efficiencies by resident business and touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus features three performance spaces, that includes a major performance area with more than 2,000 seats. This downtown cultural center of Las Vegas aims to educate, amuse and excite neighborhood members.
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