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The performances, along with the lighting, sound system and the gorgeous Vegas Skyline mural that’s often used as the stage’s backdrop all help make Myron’s Jazz Cabaret exude nothing but top-notch class. During the shows you can dine on light fare–various veggie, fruit, meat and cheese plates are offered, along with sandwiches and desserts–courtesy of Culinary Arts Catering. There’s a well-rounded menu of liba- tions and the pricing for all of the above is very reasonable when compared to a night of noshing on LVB! Ticket prices vary by show but usually range from $15-$65 depending on seating choice, and there’s not a bad table in the house! Bebop over to TheSmithCenter.com to make your reservations. Kelly Clinton’s Open Mic Cabaret – The Bootlegger Italian Bistro As any “Born and Raised” Las Vegan will tell you, “The Bootlegger” is a Las Vegas institution where memories are created and re-lived. The family owned and operated 24-hour lounge and restaurant boasts some of the finest Italian dishes in the Valley along with old- school entertainment that will have you missing the days of The Rat Pack, Steve and Eydie and yes, even Charo, too! Thanks to the affable hostess Kelly Clinton-Holmes, Open Mic Cabaret has enjoyed enthusiastic crowds every Monday night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.-ish since 2009. This is Kelly’s second tour of duty at the bistro, as she had a similar show that ended in 2007 before pop- ular demand brought her return. The showcase allows talented patrons to sign up and perform a song or two backed by a very tal- ented three-piece ensemble (bring your sheet music!). One can also opt to give the band a cocktail break by bringing their own instru- mental music on CD. American Standards, Jazz, Contemporary and an occasional pop hit are the music of choice, although occasionally some comedy finds its way into the mix.