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Weekend Rewind: Sarah Jessica Parker, Penn & & Teller, Ryan Lochte, Taste Flav and more


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Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018|2 a.m.

Starlet and designer Sarah Jessica Parker dropped into her SJP store at Bellagio on Thursday to share some shopping pointers and suggestions with her visitors, even signing the bottom of a newly acquired set of shoes for one consumer. The “Sex and the City” icon reportedly enjoys to play individual shopper and after fulfilling her at the SJP opening last year, I think it.

The Las Vegas Aces may have narrowly missed the WNBA playoffs in their inaugural season however the team and its owners, MGM Resorts International, built a rock-solid foundation for the future of expert basketball in the city and on the Strip. The Aces capped their year Sunday with a loss to the Atlanta Dream although the Mandalay Bay Events Center crowd (reported at 5,737) was loud and proud the whole method through. Among the hoops fans taking in the season ending were Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and hip-hop buzz male extraordinaire Flavor Flav.

Mentioning MGM Resorts, the hospitality giant just recently revealed a full-on culinary extravaganza to be held in October, seeming developed around the previously revealed Martha Stewart Wine & & Food Experience concerning the Las Vegas Festival Premises on Oct. 13. The new plans run throughout the weekend of Oct. 12-14 with several ticketed dinners and unique food events at Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas and Luxor. The “Dine Under the (Michelin) Stars” six-course banquet includes a menu created by superstar chefs Alain Ducasse, Michael Mina, Charlie Palmer, Shawn McClain, Hubert Keller and Susan Feniger at the regal Rivea restaurant. Have A Look At Mandalay Bay’s site for tickets to that a person.

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Ryan Lochte at Marquee.

Even more on the food front, Park MGM has unveiled yet another new idea coming soon to fill out its dining establishment lineup. La Noodle, featuring authentic Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai food in a casual atmosphere with an outside covered patio area and a 1980s soundtrack, will show up in November. Likewise en route to the refurbished previous Monte Carlo resort are New York City’s award-winning Wanderer Restaurant, the Italian market Eataly and an unnamed Korean restaurant from Los Angeles chef Roy Choi.

Penn & & Teller are back onstage at the Rio. The magic and comedy duo took a break to allow Teller to recuperate from back surgery and made their victorious return on Saturday night. Their one-of-a-kind show has actually been extended for three more years at the Rio, where they initially opened in January 2001. It’s unlike other program on or off the Strip, so if you have not seen them yet, consider yourself fortunate to get a lot more opportunities.

Did you become aware of Ryan Lochte? The 12-time Olympic swimming medalist was indeed making the Vegas rounds last weekend for a late birthday celebration, consisting of celebrations at XS Nightclub Friday night and from a grand cabana at Marquee Dayclub Saturday. Another sports name took over a stage-side booth at XS Friday for his own b-day party: Former L.A. Lakers player and New york city Knicks coach Derek Fisher.

At Drai’s Friday night, Atlanta rap artist and manufacturer Clifford Harris– who is formally going by SUGGESTION instead of the more familiar T.I.– was honored onstage after his efficiency at the Cromwell bar in acknowledgment of the 15-year anniversary of his genre-defining album “Trap Muzik.” TIP is just one of the big names in hip-hop who call Drai’s house when in Vegas.

Penn & & Teller are still crucial Vegas performers


Eric Jamison/AP Penn & & Teller, carrying out here at the Vegas Strong Advantage Concert in December, are constantly making changes to their program at the Rio.

Monday, May 28, 2018|2 a.m.

Penn & & Teller have been performing at the Rio because 2001 and still the veteran duo’s program remains an utterly special offering in the Las Vegas entertainment landscape. It’s too sharp and funny to compare to any other magic-based production, too intellectual and good-hearted to be thought about amongst comedy shows. It runs like a well-oiled machine yet feels spontaneous and packed with potential surprises, most likely due to the fact that it’s constantly being fine-tuned and fine-tuned if not completely upgraded.

When they’re onstage, it’s difficult to think Penn is 63 and Teller is 70 as they separately and collectively discharge the same robust energy that made their act a Broadway phenomenon in the 1980s: Mr. Jillette as the limitless raconteur and Mr. Teller as a smirking, solemn wizard. They’ve been carrying out together for 43 years now, developed as pop-culture icons through three various decades. They have actually guested in music videos by Run DMC in 1987 (” It’s Difficult”) and Katy Perry in 2009 (” Waking Up In Vegas”). That’s remaining power.

But their restless imagination keeps the modifications consistent in their Vegas show. Days after I captured the act, they revamped the entryway series. Unlike other magicians, illusionists and mentalists, Penn & & Teller have actually embraced big swings in technology and enormous quantities of online content and how those things impact the experience of their audience. The opening technique declares a worried volunteer’s phone, vanishes it several times and transports it to an extremely unexpected final destination, all while the phone’s video recorder is on. That way the volunteer gets to discover how the technique is done once it’s over. Another difficult task utilizes numerous audience members to produce the ultimate, unbreakable password for our many online accounts, randomly created by various choices however magically thought by Penn & & Teller, obviously. Along the method, we find out the most used and most easily hacked actual passwords, one of which is “Password.” What other Vegas program offers such important life lessons?

The grand ending welcomes a large group of showgoers onstage to witness the close-up disappearing of Elsie, the African Spotted Pigmy Elephant, and it’s as excellent an impression as you’ll discover in Las Vegas. If it’s not the most whimsical moment of the program, that would have to be Teller’s analysis of a traditional sleight-of-hand regular originated by The Fantastic Tomsoni, longtime Las Vegas illusionist and comedian Johnny Thompson, a fantastic impact on Penn & & Teller who works with them behind the scenes today. This program is essential Vegas, two performers at the top of their video game who continue to challenge themselves.

Penn & & Teller perform at 9 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday at the Penn & & Teller Theater at the Rio (3700 W. Flamingo Road, 702-777-2782) and more information can be discovered at caesars.com.

The Killers, Picture Dragons, Penn & & Teller will team for Vegas Strong Benefit concert

Some of Las Vegas’ best-known entertainers will collaborate for a December 1 performance at T-Mobile Arena to benefit victims of the October 1 Route 91 Harvest celebration mass shooting.

The Killers, Think Of Dragons, Penn & & Teller, Cirque Du Soleil, David Copperfield and Boyz II Men will all take part in the Vegas Strong Benefit Show, in addition to others yet to be announced, today’s news release suggested.

Tickets, ranging in price from $75 to $125, will go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 8 through AXS.com and by phone at 888-929-7849 and 10 a.m. Thursday, November 9 in-person at MGM Resorts ticket office and concierge desks. Profits will go to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund.

Penn & & Teller making revenues magically appear; David Perrico clears the wall at Rocks Lounge


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Penn Jillette and Teller carry out in “Penn & & Teller on Broadway,” a six-week engagement playing at Marquis Theater in New York through Aug. 16, 2015.

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015|7:06 p.m.

Penn & & Teller on Broadway
Penn Jillette, right, and Teller perform in Introduce slideshow “

The Kats Report Bureau over the weekend was consulted with information that we are now in “Venus Retrograde.”

Uncertain what that means, but, dang, I miss Bananarama.

As we remember the goddess on the mountaintop, we impart exactly what we have actually unearthed on Planet Vegas:

– Penn & & Teller are leaving them desiring more in their run at Marquis Theater in New york city. The most recent “financials” are the most outstanding yet for the duo’s first Broadway run in almost 25 years.

Figures released by Broadway League and reported today by The New york city Times show that Penn & & Teller kipped down a $1.4 million gross recently, a number exceeded by only “Aladdin,” “The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked.” P&T have actually regularly sold more tickets considering that opening July 7 than any non-musical on Broadway.

The most recent audience counts, from recently, are 12,145 in eight programs, or 1,518 tickets sold per show in a 1,611-capacity theater. More crucial, the show’s manufacturers have recouped their $2.85 million financial investment in the program (revealing that benchmark Friday), definition shows now are turning pure profit.

The run ends Saturday, about the time Penn & & Teller celebrate their 40th anniversary of their performing collaboration. The most recent name-checks to see the production consist of Neil Patrick Harris, Julia Roberts, Joel Grey and Bernadette Peters. The Las Vegas show, which will certainly integrate numerous of the recently refined acts in the Broadway production, is back Aug. 22.

David Perrico’s Pop Development
David Perrico and vocalist Naomi Mauro perform in Pop Evolution, an 18-piece band featuring musicians from various Las Vegas productions, inside the showroom at the Stratosphere, July 2, 2013.Launch slideshow “

– The recent adjustments at Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort have actually led to the departure of one of the lounge’s two acts– and among the more creatively advanced shows in any place in the city. David Perrico’s Pop Strings band has actually climbed up the wall, as it were, by providing its one-month notice today (that would put the final date at Sept. 5, however Station Casinos might cut the band loose earlier).

The step was a cumulative band decision, and Pop Strings has a date at Cabaret Jazz on Sept. 25. Perrico was dissatisfied about the new glass wall that separates the efficiency venue from bench and cut off visibility to the stage from those outside the freshly erected partition. Perrico and atrioventricular bundle whined about the glass structure from the moment that they first saw it on Aug. 1.

Perrico described the brand-new obstacle as a “vibe killer” and had asked for the black drape covering the glass to be taken down for a minimum of a tune to check how the room felt throughout a live performance– one of the long-proven architectural benefits of Rocks has actually been the visibility of the acts from bench and gambling establishment. However Perrico’s demand for that trial run went unheeded.

To remind: Station officials said the modifications at the lounge were enacted to enhance the quality of the sound in the space, as sound from the bar and gambling establishment floor permeated into the club. Rocks now seems like a more irreversible, appropriate bar than a lounge.

Perrico’s band was among the last acts to be signed by previous Station Casinos home entertainment exec Judy Alberti, who left the company in January to open her own home entertainment speaking with business (Alberti is now dealing with Dollar Loan Center founder Chuck Brennan, who has actually taken over Badlands Entertainment Group in Sioux Falls, S.D., and reservation programs at his places).

Including a seven-piece string section and some of the leading artists and vocalists in the city, Pop Strings had carried out at Rocks Lounge for eight months through last Saturday. They developed a strong following at Rocks Lounge in a weekend lineup piloted by Zowie Bowie’s Top 40 dance amazing on Fridays (and Z.B. is staying put, though that act has actually dropped its intermission for issues over losing its audience).

None of the entertainers were spoken with or notified of the modifications at Rocks Lounge until the nights they appeared; no one understands that room much better than Z.B. frontman Chris Phillips, who has performed their on Fridays considering that the hotel opened 9 years earlier. The construction of that glass building may make good sense on some level, however, through the big, black drape, I can’t see it.

– There’s been a shakeup in the lineup at “X Comedy,” the brand-new production at Bugsy’s Cabaret at Flamingo Las Vegas. Announced over the weekend is that Joe Trammel, the prop-wielding “TV Individual” understood primarily for his long term in “V– The Ultimate Range Program,” is out. He reportedly carried out at Sin City Comedy at Planet Hollywood on Sunday.

The factor provided by “X” co-producer Angela Stabile was that Trammel was let go for “personal factors,” which is different than “workers reasons” and “impersonal factors.”

Likewise uninhabited from the show at the moment is Piff the Magic Dragon, but his departure is at once planned and short-term. Having made a go through to the finals on “America’s Got Talent,” Piff is appearing at the Edinburgh Celebration Fringe from Friday through Aug. 29 and back at Flamingo on Sept. 3. Comic Todd Paul, a very tall and funny man, is subbing through this month.

Remaining in the show are Dennis Blair (and his guitar), for 20 years the opening substitute George Carlin; and co-hosts Nancy Ryan and John Bizarre. These 2 are married, and one of them (John) is a very good baker.

Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar and Twins
Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar and his Sylvia pose with their 10-month-old twin daughters Nahla, left, and Leelah at their home Thursday, March 12, 2015. Nahla moves in for a closer look at the camera. Mukhtar is director of this year's Introduce slideshow “

– Worth more than a note (and we’ll capture up for an interview aye-sap) is the departure from Las Vegas of Mukhtar Omar Sharif Mukhtar. “M-Squared” as I prefer to call him, was the director of the 2 newest Cirque du Soleil “One Night For One Drop” charity programs, a long time Cirque artist and choreographer and one of the fantastic people I’ve satisfied in Las Vegas. He’s now taken his household– better half Sylvia and twin children Leelah and Nahla– to Montreal, where he has actually been designated a new role with Cirque’s corporate office. M-Squared’s brand-new position is director of the company’s special events department, 45 Degrees. As he states,”I will take it a year at a time.

“Owing to some shtick, we anticipate that he’s already making a splash. Red Rock Gambling establishment Resort Spa Situated at the entrance to Red Rock Canyon and minutes from the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Gambling establishment, Resort & Spa

provides first-class luxury in a modern-day property, integrateded 2006. The casino includes features 3,000 slot and video poker devices, 60 table video games consisting of blackjack, baccarat, craps, poker, live roulette, a 206-seat Race and Sports Book with a 96-foot video wall a 20-table smoke-free poker space open 24 hours a day, a 600-seat bingo hall with separate smoking cigarettes and non-smoking sections, open 7 days a week with sessions running every other hour from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., a 20-seat keno lounge and a private high-limit room. A recipient of the AAA 4 Diamond Award because opening and called one of the world’s best brand-new hotels by Conde Nast Tourist magazine, Red Rock redefines casino resort architecture by incorporating natural light, a convenient layout and the conveniences of a modern-day way of life. The focal point of the building is the three-acre pool complex with 19 cabanas and swim-up gaming. Its area allows for balcony views from numerous of the property’s dining establishments

and Cherry Club. Aside from Cherry, guests can get a drink at Onyx or Lucky or listen to live music in Rocks Lounge. Dining periods the world at Red Rock with more than 10 dining establishments, including the Italian food of Terra Rossa, the Japanese blend of Hachi, the Mexican spices at Cabo Cantina or a little bit of everything at the Feast Buffet. Unlike some resorts in town, Red Rock has activities for the entire family, such as a 16-screen movie theater and a game. The 72-lane bowling center includes a VIP area and carpeting that glows in the dark for after hours

at Cosmic Bowling. 11011 W. Charleston Las Vegas, NV 89135 702-797-7777 Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float sometimes passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the bettors listed below, the Rio attempts
to keep its 120,000-square foot gambling establishment jumping with enjoyment

. Special Brazilian mixed-drinks are

likewise served throughout the gambling establishment. The hotel suites have the tendency to be larger than comparable priced rooms on the Strip and numerous offer excellent views with floor to ceiling windows. The Rio provides some quality shows like”Penn & Teller”and “Chippendales. “Lots of come to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, situated on the 51st floor, or McFadden’s Irish Pub on the gambling establishment level. Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Health club or swimming pool location and still others come to patronize the hotel’s

60,000 square feet of shops. In each of these endeavors, the Rio attempts making the experience a bit more fun and spontaneous. The Rio likewise provides visitors a variety of dining options from all-American food at the All-American Bar & Grille to Gaylord India Restaurant for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive. 3700 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-777-7634 Follow John Katsilometes on Twitter at twitter.com/JohnnyKats.

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‘Vegas Nocturne’ still alive– in New york city; Mac King faces down Penn & & Teller on ‘Fool United states’.


Jenna Dosch

Mario Lopez participates in “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Bunny. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015|10:23 a.m.

Last Cantos of ‘Vegas Nocturne’
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The Kats Report Bureau has yet to set up at Eastside Lounge in Repetition Las Vegas, but possibly it’s time to discover a station there over the next couple of weeks.

An explanation follows in this newest raking of the scene:

– The Spiegelworld Production “Vegas Nocturne” lives on, if in a scaled-back kind. The show that closed a year ago at Rose. Bunny. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is set for a one-off Thursday night at the Slipper Room in New York. The production also played, in a reduced capability, at that club in October.

This is “VN3,” as Spiegelworld creator Ross Mollison explains, and the program is a brief series of sketch-comedy-based acts designed to keep the “Vegas Nocturne” production afloat as a show and brand. The difference between now and then, Mollison states, exists will certainly be “41 fewer cast members” in the show in New York.

Penn & & Teller on Broadway
Penn Jillette, right, and Teller perform in Introduce slideshow “

– Years ago, Teller stated that Mac King, in his 15 years as a headliner at Harrah’s, was the only sleight-of-hand magician who might regularly deceive him. That quality would appear to provide King a likelihood to trick Rio headliners Penn & & Teller in Monday night’s edition of “Fool Us,” the contest show on the CW. The program airs at 8 p.m.

. The trick itself is to be a surprise to audiences as well as Penn & & Teller. As King stated in a statement, “This was such an amazing opportunity to deal with Penn & & Teller given that we have actually understood each other for so long.

“We have actually seen each other’s programs in Las Vegas a variety of times, so picking a technique that they had not seen before shown to be a challenge. The one that I wound up choosing was one that I understood they would take pleasure in attempting to figure out.”

– One of the excellent images taken down prior to the closing of the Riviera was a shot of Elvis and Engelbert Humperdinck at the hotel after one of Humperdinck’s shows in 1972. The two were excellent pals, and Humperdinck was back in the area recently to visit Elvis’ old haunt, Westgate Las Vegas (formerly Global and Las Vegas Hilton), while submitting a documentary about his life and 50-year career.

Humperdinck carried out at the Hilton theater for almost a decade and recorded scenes from the stage because since-renovated showroom. He also saw “Elvis: The Exhibition” at the Westgate and reportedly took pleasure in the traipse down memory lane.

– An act whose heart is in the best place and who has sufficient rock ‘n’ roll chops, Careless in Vegas, is now established in Las Vegas, and frontman Michael Shapiro is taking on Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center for the Carrying out Arts. Shapiro has booked 8 p.m. Aug. 14 for a full-blown production of his rock trio playing such timeless ’60s Las Vegas remakes of “Luck Be a Woman Tonight,” “My Method,” “Danke Shoen,” “Everybody Enjoys Somebody At some time” and “Mr. Bojangles.”

It’s Vintage Vegas, run through an Eco-friendly Day filter, and, as the band showed in previous appearances at Downtown Grand, a great deal of enjoyable. Those who acquire tickets by Aug. 1 are in line to win a brand-new Apple Watch (instead of an antique Apple Watch, I suppose), so struck the Smith Center website at TheSmithCenter.com or call -LRB-702-RRB- 749-2000.

– Janien Valentine, understood for her recent role in Frankie Scinta’s stage show and, formerly, as a vocalist in Clint Holmes’ program at Harrah’s, is performing three shows at Eastside Lounge. Her dates are Aug. 3-4. Valentine likewise has appeared onstage in “Notre Dame de Paris” and “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.”

Terrific talent, and these shows at Eastside are complimentary for residents.

Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float occasionally passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the gamblers below, the Rio attempts to keep its 120,000-square foot gambling establishment jumping with excitement. Unique Brazilian mixed-drinks are also served throughout the gambling establishment. The hotel suites tend to be larger than similar priced spaces on the Strip and many offer outstanding views with floor to ceiling windows.

The Rio offers some quality reveals like “Penn & & Teller” and “Chippendales.” Lots of pertained to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, located on the 51st floor, or McFadden’s Irish Club on the casino level.

Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Health spa or pool location and still others concern patronize the hotel’s 60,000 square feet of stores. In each of these ventures, the Rio tries making the experience a bit more enjoyable and spontaneous.

The Rio also offers visitors a variety of dining choices from all-American food at the All-American Bar & & Grille to Gaylord India Dining establishment for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive.

3700 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be various. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own course on the Las Vegas Strip.

Upon getting in the resort, you’re welcomed by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio specifically produced for The Cosmopolitan. Simply beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino video games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot gambling establishment floor.

The Cosmopolitan’s spaces standout as the resort’s most distinct feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 spaces have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the space, a first at a contemporary Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities consist of soaking tubs, kitchen spaces and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.

The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll discover at other Strip resorts, either. All The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll discover American steakhouse fare in a contemporary setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Bow Sushi Bar & & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.

Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Bar & & Dayclub is the place to find the celebration at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, full with a pool and cabanas outdoors and 3 different spaces with three various vibes inside.

If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can get a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is enclosed in 2 million dripping crystals.

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

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