Kats! on the Radio is an entertainment radio show hosted by John Katsilometes, senior editor and columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal that airs on Wednesdays at 8:00pm on KUNV 91.5 The Source. Each week Kats interviews Las Vegas celebrities, performers and executives, and sheds a little light on the always changing and ever exciting entertainment capital of the world.
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Comic magician Piff the Magic Dragon (aka John Van der Put) and his showgirl sidekick, Jade Simone, talk of their new TV project being taped at Bugsy’s Cabaret at the Flamingo. The act continues to perform nightly at 8 o’clock at the venue, as Piff plays off his status as “The Loser of America’s Got Talent.”
Andy Wright is Director of Entertainment for House Seats Presents. Sunday night, he’s directing “Rocky Horror Picture Show — Live!” at House of Blues. An all-star cast of Vegas performers are set to appear in a live performance of the legendary cult movie, with the film playing on the HoB big screen. Wright talks of why he left Cirque to join House Seats, a ticket-broker agency that also puts on recurring performances, all for charity.
Human Nature enters the holidays having performed a PBS special and appeared on the “Today” show and “The Chew.” At home in Vegas, they continue to evolve their “Jukebox” show at the Sands Showroom at The Venetian, with an acoustic “Jukejoint” set and a some holiday numbers. We catch up with Andrew and Mike Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen as they recount their 28-year career together, including their run that started in Las Vegas at Imperial Palace in 2009.
Melody Sweets spent 6 1/2 years as the Green Fairy in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace. She left the show in October to pursue a solo career. Forging a name for herself on the Strip, Sweets’ latest production is “The Sweets’ Spot: Holiday Spectacular” at 10 p.m. Dec. 19 at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center. The show features Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns, past members of “Jubilee” and the great vocalist Jassen Allen.
Jerry Lopez and Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns are returning to weekly shows at the Copa Room at the Bootlegger Bistro beginning 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Santa Fe has not performed a weekly residency since the end of June, and is booked Dec. 11, Dec. 18 and Jan. 1. The long-running Las Vegas band has performed in myriad Vegas venues — including the Mint hotel, Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace, Tropicana and the Palms — since 1976.