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Lopez announces residency at AXIS Theater during 2016

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    Jennifer Lopez will be performing at the AXIS Theater in Las Vegas starting in January. Lopez greeted fans at the “American Idol XIV” finale at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

One week after Mariah Carey’s debut at Caesars Palace, Jennifer Lopez has confirmed that she’ll become the next big-name headliner on the Strip. Beginning Jan. 20, JLo will play 20 dates in the AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood through June 12, 2016, with tickets starting at $59. As of now the new residency isn’t expected to affect the schedule for Britney Spears, whose show is staged in the same theater.

Railroad Pass: Improvements have been announced for the little casino located just outside Las Vegas on the way to Boulder Dam. The initial work will concentrate on sprucing up the exterior, including replacing an aging roof that has leaked badly during rainstorms for years.

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