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Clint Holmes = next Wayne Newton (And it's a good thing.)

You'll be rubbing your eyes in childish, am-I-dreaming? wonder when you read this New York Times review of Clint Holmes. Then you'll say, "They like us! THEY REALLY LIKE US!" 

Mr. Holmes, fortunately, has more talent than Mr. Newton. And on Tuesday evening at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, his aggressive, sweaty showmanship had the opening-night crowd on its feet. His high-energy singing is a friendly frontal assault whose sheer enthusiasm softens your resistance. He was backed by a trio that included Jeff Neiman on keyboard, Steve Beskrone on bass and Jess Gopen slam-banging the drums.

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.