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Trumpeter, singer and Lady Gaga band leader Brian Newman will step out on his own stage soon with a new late-night lounge show that promises nods to vintage Las Vegas, the big band era and modern rock. "Brian Newman After Dark" will run Thursday through June 15 at the NoMad Restaurant at Park MGM. After dinner service each night, the restaurant will be reset as a classic Vegas lounge with a band stage and cocktail service. Performances begin at 11 p.m.

Newman is well known for his modern approach of blending jazz and rock, weaving influences of Miles Davis and Chet Baker with Nirvana, Beck and Thin Lizzy. It's a modern style he showcases on his new album, "Showboat," and plans to expand in "After Dark." His act dovetails with Gaga's "Jazz & Piano" shows, the second half of her "Enigma Las Vegas" residency at Park MGM's Park Theater, where Newman performs and serves as her bandleader.  PHOTO: Edward Daniel 

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