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August 27, 2016

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Museums

Group suing to stop Lucas museum outlines settlement options
Sunday, June 19, 2016
group suing to block construction of "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas' museum on Chicago's lakefront is willing to negotiate a settlement to allow the project to proceed, but only under several conditions ...
Photo: Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition, The Show
Elvis Presley Estate wants memorabilia at Westgate returned to Graceland
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Music:
A continuing feud between Westgate Las Vegas executives and its tenants who are licensees of Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland has put Priscilla Presley and daughter Lisa Marie Presley unknowingly slap center in the midst of a messy business tangle.
Photo: A wax figure of Justin Bieber is unveiled at Madam
Photos: Madame Tussauds unveils shirtless Justin Bieber with 50 tattoos
Monday, February 29, 2016
The Venetian:
Madame Tussauds at the Venetian today unveiled a new wax figure of Justin Bieber in celebration of his 22nd birthday Tuesday. The Biebs is shirtless and styled in black-and-gold attire with replica Day-Date gold Rolex, black Calvin Klein boxers and black leather pants.
Photo: Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman drinks a toas
Mob Museum greets millionth visitor with confetti, champagne
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas has welcomed its millionth visitor. The museum celebrated the milestone Tuesday by greeting visitor Billy Tveitnes with confetti and champagne as he ...
Audit: State museum gift shops need to up their game
Monday, December 7, 2015
A legislative audit released last month found several problems with how gift shops at state-run museums are keeping records on the souvenirs they stock.
Old mobster is at peace with his past
Old mobster is at peace with his past
Monday, November 23, 2015
Frank Cullotta was a famous hit man for the Chicago Outfit, a self-described former “gangster, burglar, murderer, extortionist, arsonist” who admitted to the 1979 killing of con man Sherwin “Jerry” Lisner in Las Vegas. Today, the 76-year-old Cullotta earns a legal living as an expert in the culture that led him underground ...
Photo: Wayne Newton at his home Casa de Shenandoah on Tue
Casa de Shenandoah shines amid stars; Piff parlays ‘AGT’ run into headlining gig
Friday, September 18, 2015
The Wayne Newton museum is now open, and the VIP party Thursday drew an impressive and wide-ranging collection of Las Vegas name-checks. Carrot Top; Lance Burton; Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton-Holmes; Sabrina Bryan; Melody Sweets of “Absinthe”; Mark Shunock, Troy Burgess and Robert Torti of “Rock of Ages”; Jennifer Cox; Chippendales guest host Tyson Beckford; and ...
Photo: Beth Wilson of Houston and Mark Perino of Modesto,
FIFA scandal becomes exhibit at Mob Museum in Las Vegas
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Al Capone, with raised eyebrows, appeared to be taking a curious sideways glance at the two-minute video of soccer playing and talk about corruption and crooks. The same Las Vegas museum that has chronicled Sin City's mob beginnings led by ...
Elaine Wynn eyes the bigger picture
Elaine Wynn eyes the bigger picture
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
LA County Art Museum benefiting from her expertise
Known for being more even-keeled than her headline-grabbing former husband, Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino mogul and blue-chip art collector, Elaine Wynn is now ...
Photo: A view of the Mob Museum, the National Museum of O
Mob Museum in Las Vegas to open soccer scandal exhibit
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal. The permanent display entitled "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly" will open at ...
Photo: Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, left, tells
Mob stories never get old for Goodman — or audiences
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Up next for Goodman on his mini-tour of Vegas speaking engagements is a discussion about Chagra’s fanciful life as a high-stakes gambler and his highly theatrical legal battles. “Oscar’s Case of the Century: The Life and Crimes of Jimmy Chagra,” which also might be the case of this century, is set for May 28 at the Mob Museum ...
Handcuff can boost Mob Museum, CSI attraction
Handcuff can boost Mob Museum, CSI attraction
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Five years ago, there was a question of whether the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas would agree to enter into a cross-promotional partnership with the in-development Mob Experience being planned at the Tropicana. The concept was that a single ticket might be offered to both attractions, given they were exhibiting such similar subject matter ...
Gun owned by agent who toppled Al Capone headed to Las Vegas museum
Gun owned by agent who toppled Al Capone headed to Las Vegas museum
Friday, March 27, 2015
The gun is a triumph of American craftsmanship from the early 20th century, its sleek barrel familiar to anyone raised on the movies of Bogart and Cagney, "Scarface" and "Little Caesar." Except this Smith & Wesson .38 special has real-life stories to tell, stories of ...
Photo: The body of Benjamin Bugsy Siegel is placed in a h
Fascination with old Vegas mob tales endures
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Notes compiled, and now imparted, from across the urban landscape we call VegasVille ...
Photo: History concealed? The greatness of the Nevada Sta
The Nevada State Museum fights for visibility at Springs Preserve
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The institution is located in the opposite direction of many popular Springs Preserve attractions.