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July 5, 2015

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'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office
Sunday, July 5, 2015
July 4 went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.
Photo: Kenny Chesney's
Celebrity preview: Kenny Chesney, 311, Paris Hilton, Ke$ha, ‘DWTS,’ DJs galore
Friday, July 3, 2015
Fourth of July Weekend:
There will be fireworks and festivities and pyrotechnics and parades up and down the Strip and across the valley from east to west. Temperatures for America’s 239th birthday will remain near 110 for the three-day holiday weekend, so stay cool and enjoy the pool.
Photo: Richard Oberacker, conductor of Cirque du Soleil's
‘Ace,’ an original musical, cleared for takeoff at UNLV
Thursday, July 2, 2015
In Las Vegas, Richard Oberacker is known principally as the music director of the band in “Ka” at MGM Grand, among the most widely respected production ensembles in the city.
Photo: Channing Tatums Madame Tussauds wax figure on disp
Photos: Channing Tatum (wax figure) makes appearance at Town Square
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Film:
The sexy male stripper sequel “Magic Mike XXL” with heartthrob Channing Tatum is one of the hotly anticipated summer box office movies, and it had a sneak preview at Town Square in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.
Photo: Justin Favela's 'Chop Shop' on June 27, 2015.
Selena pizzas and mini Impalas: Justin Favela reassembles his art in 'Chop Shop'
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The local artist pieces together paper creations made from past works.
Photo: Is the magic gone from the Magic Mike fra
'Magic Mike XXL' is a dreadful sequel
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
XXL has about as much dramatic complexity as Thunder From Down Under, turning Magic Mike into a franchise that shamelessly caters to fans who crave only a parade of beefcake.
Photo: Opening night of For the Record: Baz at Light on F
Review: Extraordinary ‘Baz’ shines bright at Light in Mandalay Bay
Monday, June 29, 2015
Photos:
What an extraordinary production. It isn’t theater, yet it’s the best spectacular you might ever sit down two hours for to watch. Call it the ultimate cabaret-style musical. Call it the party before the nightclub-DJ parties. The music, dancing and energy are frenzied.
Photo: Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original Le Reve
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 3: The aquatic spectacular’s secrets, obstacles and required skills
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Wynn Las Vegas:
The astounding athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas are celebrating a decade of thrilling global audiences with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill on the Strip.
Photo: Robin Leach interviews 10 of the original Le Reve
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 2: The most magical moments of 10 successful years
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wynn Las Vegas:
For 10 years, the amazing athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas have thrilled audiences from around the world with their daring dives, synchronized swimming and fabulous feats of skill in, out of and under the water.
Photo: Le Reve  The Dream at Le Reve Theater in Wynn Las
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 1: Ten remarkable performers from Day 1
Friday, June 26, 2015
Wynn Las Vegas:
They are the nightly warriors of the water: fearless, brave and filled with unique courage. For 10 years, the stars of Steve Wynn’s aquatic masterpiece “Le Reve — The Dream” have thrilled more than 5.2 million people from around the world.
Photo: The Beatles LOVE
Learning from The Beatles Love
Friday, June 26, 2015
After nine years, Cirque du Soleil production retains magic and vitality for artists and audiences.
Photo: Creative differences: David Sanchez Burr says his
Intellectual property: A local artist's accusation highlights the debate on originality
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Some argue that in a work by an artist using an idea presented by another artist, only the intention needs to be different—not the art itself, particularly when it comes to appropriation.
Photo: A look at the Basin and Range exhibit on display a
Mixed media: Artists take on the expanse of Basin and Range
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Shows dedicated to cultural touchstones often succumb to fawning and cliché. Not so here.
Photo: A piece by Brian Zimmerman, featured in Barrick's
Barrick’s 'Recent Acquisitions' highlights contemporary art in Las Vegas
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The new exhibit is dedicated to the creative force and pursuits in and around Las Vegas.
Photo: Jeff Leibow, Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton and Deven
‘Jersey’ father Travis Cloer and ‘Million Dollar’ dad Benjamin Hale talk fatherhood
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Father’s Day:
In advance of this Sunday’s special day, I talked with four stars on the Strip about how they see and tackle their own duties as fathers, while juggling their nighttime schedule of performances, and their favorite memories of their own dads.

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