Entertainment tidbits from Las Vegas

ollowing is a bit of what's happening on the Las Vegas entertainment scene:

"Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance," which opened in July 1998 at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino, extended its run through December.

The show is performed in the 1,000-seat Broadway Theater at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets cost $59 Tuesdays through Thursdays, $68 Fridays and Saturdays and $50 for the Saturday afternoon matinee.

To purchase tickets, call the New York-New York Broadway Theater Box Office at (800) 693-6763 or (702) 740-6815.

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"The Rat Pack is Back!" is extending its run -- through March 31 -- in the 550-seat Congo Room at the Sahara Hotel and Casino.

Show times are 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Ticket prices are $34.95 and $40.95 for Golden Circle seating plus tax and service charge.

Reservations and ticket purchases can be made through the Sahara Box Office at (702) 737-2515.

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The Paris-Las Vegas Resort opened a nightclub, Vamp, within Napoleons, a cigar and pipe lounge on Le Boulevard.

Napoleons will continue to operate as a cigar lounge featuring live entertainment from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., except on Fridays and Saturdays, when the venue reopens as Vamp from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

During Vamp's operating hours, there will be a $15 per person cover charge.

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Illusionist David Darkstone and entertainer Will Roya have teamed up to create "The Magic of David Darkstone: Illusions & Beyond," which is at the New Frontier Hotel & Casino for an indefinite time.

The show is performed at noon and 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays in the New Frontier Showroom.

Tickets cost $12.95 per person, which includes two drinks, and can be purchased at the New Frontier Box Office.

To contact the box office, call (702) 794-8200.

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The MGM Grand welcomed a new act to its Studio 54 nightclub, which is transformed every Tuesday into Erotically Delicious Entertainers Night.

The Wall Walking Duo climb up two pillars that serve as the framework for the main dance floor and then head back down, all the while performing flips and turns.

The Wall Walkers perform at 2:45 a.m., right after The Living Art of Armando and Stephanie, an adagio act that starts at 2 a.m.

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Through Sept. 16, the Las Vegas Art Museum will feature "Rodin's Obsession: The Gates of Hell, Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection."

"The Gates of Hell" originally was conceived as the entrance portal for a never-realized museum of decorative arts in Paris. Although "The Gates of Hell" was never cast in bronze during sculptor Auguste Rodin's lifetime, several casts were made after his death.

As part of the exhibition, the museum will display 30 studies for the "Gates," including some of the sculptor's most famous images -- "The Kiss," "The Thinker" and "The Three Shades."

The museum also will install a special education area in an adjacent gallery during the exhibition that will include books and materials about Rodin, "The Gates of Hell" and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection.

Hands-on activities for children, large photomurals of Rodin at work and illustrations of the "lost wax" process used in creating the sculptures also are planned.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for students.

For more information, contact the museum at (702) 360-8000.

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