Magic Mike

(R) ★★★★☆

Director Steven Soderbergh’s film, which is loosely based on producer/star Channing Tatum’s own experience as a male stripper, is actually a nimble, enjoyable and well put-together workplace comedy. Mike (Tatum) works construction by day and strips by night at Club Xquisite, run by ex-stripper Dallas (a devilish Matthew McConaughey). When Mike befriends The Kid (Alex Pettyfer), he reveals the strip world to him, while also taking a liking to his older sister (Cody Horn). For what it is, it is great.

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Jazz aficionados descended on downtown Vegas to hear groups play tribute to the music of legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt—the world’s first iconic sex-string shredder. As expected, there were plenty of instrumental pyrotechnics, but there was some dazzling singing, too, thanks to opening act Hot Club of Las Vegas and its extraordinary vocalist Noybel Gorgoy. Hot Club heated up a packed hall with the strongest cuts from their new Django-inspired CD Summer Score—including a struttin’ take on Amy Winehouse’s pop number “You Know I’m No Good.”

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