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January 25, 2015

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Photo: New work by David Ryan on display at MCQ in Las Ve
Sculptor David Ryan makes a stirring shift on canvas at MCQ Fine Art
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Known for large, hard-edged wall constructions, Ryan reveals a softer, more intimate side at the Downtown space.
Photo: Re-Animator: The Musical is at the Smith Center th
‘Re-Animator’ makes a splash, but volume needs to be brought to life
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The show that just opened at the Smith Center is where we watch Norm from “Cheers” spit blood into the audience. But that is not the whole story, just the start, of “Re-Animator: The Musical” at Troesh Studio Theater.
Photo: End of an era: Marty Walsh's Trifecta Gallery has
Trifecta owner Marty Walsh reflects on her gallery and the local arts scene
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Weekly Q&A:
Trifecta owner Marty Walsh closes her Arts Factory space, which became a staple of the arts scene for its consistency and quality, at the end of January.
Photo: Re-Animator: The Musical is at the Smith Center th
Preview: ‘Re-Animator’ is a bloody good time bringing the dead back to life
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Smith Center:
It didn’t just win a Best Musical Award but also Best Blood Effects, and theatergoers in the first three rows watching “Re-Animator: The Musical” at tonight’s premiere (16 performances through Jan. 18) at the Smith Center are right in the Splatter Zone.
Photo: The Jeff Koons statue of Popeye the Sailor Man, wh
Strong to the finish on the Strip, Steve Wynn’s Popeye moving to Massachusetts
Monday, January 5, 2015
This Popeye sculpture is no ordinary statue. It is made of stainless steel, weighs 2,000 pounds and stands 6-feet-5 inches. And last spring, Steve Wynn paid $28.2 million for the gleaming piece of pop art by Jeff Koons.
Photo: Rehearsals for Jennifer Romas'
Review: Stripper pole, bathtub dancing win raves in ‘Sexxy’s’ first night
Monday, January 5, 2015
Westgate Las Vegas:
Westgate Las Vegas CEO David Siegel was first to his feet Sunday night to lead the midnight standing ovation for dancer Jennifer Romas and the cast of her new adult burlesque “Sexxy” at his hotel. “Bravo,” he told me.
Photo: The first Woman in Black was a familiar h
‘The Woman in Black 2’ is a redundant horror sequel
Friday, January 2, 2015
The spooky original boasted an impressive cast and a simple but effective story, but the sequel features a B-level cast, a recycled story and a relative lack of scares.
New Year brings new look to the Buffet at Excalibur
New Year brings new look to the Buffet at Excalibur
Monday, December 29, 2014
Openings & Closings:
The Buffet at Excalibur reopened Dec. 23 after a remodeling effort that began in the fall. Also in the valley, a luxury boutique expands at the Bellagio, a cosmetics retailer enters the fold of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and ...
Photo: The second anniversary of Rock of Ages on Thursday
‘Rock of Ages’ at Venetian toasts two years, is better than ever
Friday, December 26, 2014
Theater:
There was a standing ovation from the crowd, and raucous narrator Mark Shunock, who portrays Lonny, thanked the audience and Las Vegas community for their continued support of the production.
Q+A: Art collector Patrick Duffy, philanthropist and president of Las Vegas Art Museum Board
Q+A: Art collector Patrick Duffy, philanthropist and president of Las Vegas Art Museum Board
Thursday, December 25, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words ...
Photo: Spies like us: Franco and Rogen are in over their
‘The Interview’ is a dumb comedy that became an international incident
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
No movie could live up to the amount of controversy that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s dopey comedy has been subject to recently.
Photo: Artist JK Russ lays atop part of her installation/
Artist JK Russ and the bird women of Cosmo’s P3Studio
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Leggy and feathered bird women, chic and defiant on the harsh landscape.
Photo: Ali Fathollahi places the Blue Angel sculpture
Celebrating Christmas, Vintage Vegas style: The Blue Angel of Glen Heather
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
“We wanted to do a Las Vegas Christmas."
Photo: Justin Favela's nativity scene on display at the M
Artist Justin Favela’s piñata-inspired Nativity—Vegas, Mexico and Bethlehem
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Justin Favela at the Mexican Consulate
Photo: Vocalists Kerry OMalley, Lindsay Roginski, Nicole
Q+A: Steve Wynn reveals secrets at ‘Showstoppers’ premiere
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Encore Theater:
Everybody in Saturday’s premiere audience had been singing, some even dancing while standing, as the 31-strong orchestra and 35 singers and dancers closed the show with two ultimate, show-stopping numbers.

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