Jasmine May performs in "Inferno." (Erik Kabik Photography) Photo Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ erikkabik.com Photo Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ erikkabik.com Photo Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ erikkabik.com Photo Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ erikkabik.com Photo Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ erikkabik.com Photo Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ erikkabik.com ‘Inferno — The Fire Spectacular’ Spinning fire cubes, pyro rings and flaming swords and whips are all part of the explosive new show at Paris Las Vegas. European illusionist Joe Labero and the Fuel Girls perform floor and aerial acts surrounded by fire props in “Inferno.” Showtime is 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in the Theater. Tickets are $49 to $129; call 702-777-2782. Jazz Funk Soul Jazz fans can groove to the smooth sounds of pianist Jeff Lorber, guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. and saxophonist Everette Harp on Saturday at SLS Las Vegas. … [Read more...] about Explore ‘Inferno,’ Jazz Funk Soul in Las Vegas this week
Jeff Foxworthy (The Venetian) Jeff Foxworthy (The Venetian) Norm Macdonald (Casey Flanigan) Jeff Foxworthy He’s hosted game shows, told redneck jokes and is the best-selling author of 11 books. Comedian and actor Jeff Foxworthy brings his comedic observations on everyday family interactions and human nature to The Venetian Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $75.21 to $118.81; call 702-414-9000. Gilberto Santa Rosa “El Caballero de la Salsa” is on tour celebrating his 40-year musical career. See Puerto Rican bandleader Gilberto Santa Rosa at the House of Blues on Thursday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are $45 to $75; call 702-632-7600. Cher Legendary entertainer Cher returns to the big screen this summer in the “Mamma Mia!” sequel. Through Feb. 3, you can catch her residency show on Fridays, Saturdays and Wednesdays at Monte Carlo. Showtime is 8 p.m. in Park Theater. Tickets are $60 to … [Read more...] about 5 shows to see in Las Vegas this week
Deon Cole. BET Deon Cole. BET Deon Cole. BET Count ‘em: One, two, three, FOUR series? Plus stand-up gigs? That’s crazy-ish. “I don’t sleep much,” admits actor/comedian/writer Deon Cole. You know him as exceedingly eccentric breakout character Charlie Telphy on ABC’s hit “Black-ish” and now its newly debuted, Freeform channel spinoff, “Grown-ish.” Toss in a few more steady paychecks — as Detective DJ Tanner on TBS’ spoofy “Angie Tribeca,” co-host of the BET channel game show “Face Value” (produced by Wanda Sykes), and occasional returns to Conan O’Brien’s late-night roost where he was a writer and comic player — and you’ve got a performer whose tax returns must leave CPAs cross-eyed. Don’t forget that stand-up side work, which he will ply Saturday at the Cannery, his laconic stage manner paired with a sharp observational eye. “I wrote some jokes. … [Read more...] about ‘Black-ish’ star brings stand-up gig to Las Vegas
Penny "Cuddles" Wiggins of Las Vegas, 56, left, leads a group down Fremont Street during the Alibi Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Joel Angel Juarez Las Vegas Review-Journal @jajuarezphoto The group must decipher clues to successive locations using a map and faux newspaper. This card is among the hand-held clues that guide the ‘Alibi’ group on its tour. The group must decipher clues to successive locations using a map and faux newspaper. Penny "Cuddles" Wiggins of Las Vegas, 56, left, walks down Fremont Street with Bill Farkaly, 46, center, and George Bidwell, 61, right, both of Scranton, Pa., during the Alibi Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Joel Angel Juarez Las Vegas Review-Journal @jajuarezphoto Dave Allen of Las Vegas, 68, center, holds a newspaper prop as George Bidwell, 61, left, and Marie Bidwell, 54, right, both of Scranton, Pa., scan it for clues during the Alibi Las Vegas in Las Vegas, … [Read more...] about Clue-driven treasure hunt leads you through downtown Las Vegas
Tracy Morgan (Credit: Paul Mobley) Courtesy of BET Courtesy of BET Tracy Morgan Soon to be seen in the new TBS comedy series “The Last OG,” co-starring Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live” vet Tracy Morgan brings the laughs to the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday. Showtime is 9 p.m. in The Joint. Tickets are $69.95 to $109.95; call 888-929-7849. Deon Cole He’s done stand-up on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and Comedy Central’s “Laffapalooza,” written for “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” acted in the “Barbershop” film series and guest stars as Dre’s friend Charlie on “Black-ish.” See Deon Cole at 9 p.m. Saturday in The Club at the Cannery. Tickets are $29.95 to $39.95; call 800-745-3000. Adam London The all-ages comedy-magic show “Laughternoon” celebrates its fifth anniversary this month at the D Las Vegas. To celebrate, Adam London hosts the “I Give a … [Read more...] about This week’s 5 best bets for shows in Las Vegas
What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin launched in 2009, after the global credit crisis, when many people lost faith in the government and in the financial systems. From a practical stand-point, Bitcoin is a digital currency; there is no government guaranteeing it, there is no central bank printing it. It is a peer-to-peer soft-ware system that mimics what cash does in the physical world. Every Bitcoin bought and sold is recorded in an open ledger and constantly updated across every participating computer's program, in a public spreadsheet that is maintained by its users. This is called the block-chain. As for Bitcoin safety, and whether you should buy it, most experts say "not without a strong stomach.” There are few vendors that accept Bitcoin in exchange for a physical good, such as a slice of pizza. Even Bitcoin experts say they are not sure the day will ever come that Americans use Bitcoin instead of dollars; it is too early to tell. The people who are jumping on the bit-coin … [Read more...] about What is Bitcoin?
Protests over Trump's Jerusalem move Reporting by David Lee Miller On the street of Bethlehem, and other parts of the West Bank, thousands of Palestinians again demonstrated in protest against President Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration. In Gaza, two demonstrators were killed by live ammunition. Nearly 700 Palestinians were wounded. Israeli authorities, anticipating even larger crowds following Friday prayers, beefed up troop deployments, but the size of the protests were about the same as the last two days. Palestinian extremists fired rockets from Gaza into Israel, but they were either intercepted or landed in unpopulated areas causing no injuries. Israel retaliated with air strikes. Meanwhile, other anti-US, anti-Israel demonstrations took place throughout the Muslim world including Jordan, Indonesia and Pakistan. Al Qaeda called for a holy war targeting what the United States called its Zionist and crusader allies. At the UN Security Council, US allies, the UK, France and other … [Read more...] about Protests over Trump’s Jerusalem move
Add another footnote to the problems with US military aviation…. Reporting by Lucas Tomlinson The Air Force announced Wednesday it had relieved the commander of the service’s flight demonstration team following two crashes since the summer of 2016. The first crash occurred during the Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony and the traditional fly-by from the Thunderbirds F-16 jets, not long after passing over then-President Obama and the graduating cadets and their families. One of the F-16s crashed after the single engine on the jet shut down (not ran out of fuel as many speculated at the time). A year later, a Thunderbirds pilot and passenger were hospitalized following a crash while landing at the Dayton International Airport. The US Air Force today is smaller than it has ever been in its history. In 1991, the service had 8,600 aircraft in 134 squadrons. Today, 5,500 aircraft in 55 squadrons. The average age of an Air Force plane is 27 years … [Read more...] about Add another footnote to the problems with US military aviation….
Roy Moore Fights On Reporting by Jonathan Serrie With no signs of quitting, Roy Moore’s Senate campaign released a new ad fighting back against allegations of sexual impropriety. Basketball legend Charles Barkley, back home in Alabama for the Iron Bowl, said he’s disturbed by Moore’s association with former White House strategist Steve Bannon. “We have a lot of black people in this state who are amazing people but to run a campaign with a guy as your chief advocate who is a white nationalist, a white separatist. That should have disqualified Roy Moore way before this women stuff came up,” Barkley said. In order to beat Moore, Democrat Doug Jones needs to mobilize African-American voters, who make up about a quarter of Alabama’s electorate, but a Washington Post article suggests black voters may not be energized by the senate race. On the Sunday morning talk shows, three more additional GOP senators dropped their support for Moore—Ohio Senator … [Read more...] about Roy Moore Fights On