As the closing of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas on Sept. 18 has been announced, Travis Cloer is already prepping for life beyond the show. His “With a Twist” show, a collaboration with Chris Lash, is set to debut July 25 at 7:30 p.m. At Grandview Lounge at South Point.
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Las Vegas vocalist Michelle Johnson has quickly put together a powerhouse lineup of Vegas entertainers for the June 7 “Forever Purple” tribute to Prince at Cabaret Jazz, on what would have been his 58th birthday. Johnson talks of that effort, and of her years in town as Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz.
This week, Kats is joined by Las Vegas Weekly film critic Josh Bell of Josh Bell Hates Everything, who talks of the summer movie releases, led by “Captain America: Civil War.”
Jason Tenner has been the front man for the Prince tribute band Purple Reign since the late-1990s, performing at several Las Vegas clubs and lounges. His world turned upside down on the morning of April 21, when Prince died and the attention on Purple Reign’s show at Westgate Cabaret erupted. The show has since moved into the larger International Theater at Westgate Cabaret, and Tenner talks of what the artist’s death meant to him and the act.
Clint Holmes reunites with Santa Fe. The resident headliner at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center recalls his days at Harrah’s, from 2000-2006. His backing band in those days was Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns, and he reunites with Jerry Lopez and “the guys” on Saturday night at M Resort.