John Katsilometes, Las Vegas Review-Journal

John Katsilometes

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Henderson, NV, United States

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Recent articles by John:

‘Pawn Stars’ to be back up and running early

Rick Harrison is not ruling out a run for governor of Nevada. “I’ve made no decision yet. I’m leaning towards no.” → Read More

‘Wow,’ a model Las Vegas COVID-19 show in Israel, shuts down again

Producer Hanoch Rosenn says, “Most of the cases we have had are not from theaters, but mainly from buses and parties, wedding ceremonies where people are dancing with each other.” → Read More

‘Hamilton’ stream hits its mark in Las Vegas

Smith Center President Myron Martin says, “The whole experience was very emotional to me, because it is so, so perfect, in every way.” → Read More

Lennon, Hendrix, Jagger shown pregnant in Las Vegas couple’s maternity pics

Bella Electric Strings founder Nina DiGregorio says, “We didn’t have the luxury of a traditional maternity shoot because of the quarantine, so we decided to do our own maternity photos.... → Read More

Brad Garrett revisits Jerry Seinfeld ‘Tinkerbell’ moment

Brad Garrett teasing Jerry Seinfeld at the MGM Grand: “I don’t think I’m his thing.” → Read More

Blue Man Group not in Cirque’s reopening plans

Blue Man Group’s cast and crew at Luxor were informed Monday they were being terminated. → Read More

Blue Man Group cast, crew laid off by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

Blue Man Group’s cast and crew at Luxor were informed Monday they were being terminated, but told to be ready for the show to be back onstage eventually. → Read More

Cirque drops tours, focuses on Vegas, MGM Resorts

For a quarter century, Cirque du Soleil has been a Las Vegas Strip phenomenon. That bond is never more apparent than today, as the company leans on Vegas for support. → Read More

Downtown Las Vegas comedy show returns amid COVID

Club operator and comedian Don Barnhart says, “We’re ready for every curveball and contingency.” → Read More

Mask up: State issues protocols for Las Vegas entertainers

Singers are required to wear masks down under their chins, or loop them over an ear, while singing, then pull them back up. → Read More

‘Absinthe’ producer Ross Mollison says ‘scaled-back’ production will work

“Absinthe” producer Ross Mollison says, “Ultimately we think we can get 222 people in there, and that would be a third of our current capacity and it’s just a question of ma... → Read More

Las Vegas entertainers say the time is now to mask up

Organizer Greg Chase says, “We are here to remind everyone that if we wear masks, we can come back quicker.” → Read More

The Vegas Room is the city’s next Cool Hang

The Vegas Room was such a throwback vibe it could have played out in black and white, except for Eric Jordan Young’s lemon-yellow suit. → Read More

Laliberté accepts Dragone’s support — but not financially

Belgium’s prosecutor’s office has brought tax-fraud charges against famed Vegas visionary Franco Dragone. → Read More

Elvis leads Las Vegas’ masked message during pandemic

Impressively, a few well-known Vegas figures in town are masked up, 24/7 — Elvis and Caesar among them. → Read More

Mayfair Supper Club restarts after COVID test

The positive test at Mayfair was from a single staffer. The club’s cast and crew are tested weekly. → Read More

A heart and a horn trumpet Westgate Las Vegas reopening

Westgate Las Vegas GM Cami Christensen talked of what makes the hotel special. “It is, without a doubt, our team members. You are the heartbeat of this property.” → Read More

Santana might be sidelined for the rest of 2020

Carlos Santana says he’s prepped to sit out this year, adding, “But we are hopeful, it might be November, it might be September. It is out of our hands.” → Read More

Hard Rock Hotel memorabilia hauled away for another day

Hard Rock Hotel International CEO Jim Allen says, “We look forward to bringing the exciting Hard Rock atmosphere back to Las Vegas.” → Read More

Las Vegas headliner Hans Klok resets his timeline

Excalibur magician Hans Klok says, “I cannot play to 20 people — I will be bankrupt by the end of the year.” → Read More