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Burlesque experts to open new show

Burlesque experts to open new show

The minds behind the popular topless revues “X Burlesque” and “Raack ‘N’ Roll” are unveiling a new sexy show. “X Rocks” will premier at the Rio on Thursday, Aug. 29. Husband-and-wife team Matt and Angela Stabile have created and produced striptease spectaculars on the Strip and downtown ever since Angela retired from 10 years as [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Marie Osmond

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Marie Osmond

During the month of July, this series has introduced you to five incredible artists who represent the women who perform in theaters and showrooms in Las Vegas every night. From the comic to the showgirl, these women have given you a window on their lives on-stage and off. The series closes today with a look [...]

Auditions are a way of life for artists in the Entertainment Capital of the World

Auditions are a way of life for artists in the Entertainment Capital of the World

Several years ago, I auditioned for a Vegas run of “STOMP” — a show that featured dancer-percussionists making music with their bodies and everyday objects like pipes and brooms. Dozens of 20- and 30-somethings lined up outside a warehouse-style strip mall unit in Las Vegas’ Chinatown, some carrying manila folders containing resumes and head shots, [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Showgirl Kat Day

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Showgirl Kat Day

Kat Day is a living testament to the glamour that built the Las Vegas Strip and to the power and perfection that allowed Vegas showgirls to become icons of feminine strength and beauty. “When they opened the El Rancho, they really didn’t have anything but a dirt road to pull people down here (to the [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Le Rêve’s’ Colby Lemmo

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Le Rêve’s’ Colby Lemmo

“The character who I portray in the show is not who I am in real life,” says Colby Lemmo. She doesn’t just mean that she’s acting when she plays the Dreamer in “Le Rêve – The Dream.” “Le Rêve” opens with a proposal, and the entire production is devoted to exploring the Dreamer’s imagination as she [...]

‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ ‘Smallville’ star to sub for Donny Osmond

‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ ‘Smallville’ star to sub for Donny Osmond

John Schneider will join his long-time friend Marie Osmond on stage at the Flamingo this month, filling in for Donny Osmond, who is recovering from an injury. Marie and John will perform Tuesday, July 23 — Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. Best known for his role as Bo Duke in the TV series “The [...]

Kid Rock to headline The D’s birthday celebration

Kid Rock to headline The D’s birthday celebration

Five-time Grammy nominee Kid Rock will take a short hiatus from his summer tour to headline The D Las Vegas‘ anniversary celebration in September. The D in downtown Vegas will celebrate its first birthday with a three-concert series at the Third Street Stage. Country rocker Uncle Kracker, who recorded hits like “Smile” and “Follow Me” [...]

Spinning a spectacle: Gen Cleary designs dreams for DJs

Spinning a spectacle: Gen Cleary designs dreams for DJs

When Calvin Harris performed at Hakkasan on May 4, he was backed by a crew of dancers wearing TVs on their heads. “I don’t know what I did there,” said production designer Gen Cleary,” but I really created a monster.” Cleary’s company, Belluscious, creates stage performance spectacles for everything from corporate events to concerts to [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Jersey Girls’

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Jersey Girls’

Like all professional musical theater performers, the actors in the Las Vegas production of “Jersey Boys” spend their lives becoming lots of different people on stage. But the changes come faster for the four women in this show than for most. “Within the first act, I get shot out of a cannon and I don’t [...]

Rock star tell-all show to replace ‘Peepshow’ at Planet Hollywood

Rock star tell-all show to replace ‘Peepshow’ at Planet Hollywood

An intimate, interactive show that features true stories from rock ‘n’ roll stars will replace “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood beginning in September. “RockTellz & CockTails” will deconstruct the lives and careers of some of the world’s greatest musicians, in a stripped-down setting. The show will include live performances, and the debut headliner will be announced [...]

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