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December 2, 2015

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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.
Photo: Benjamin
Experts to discuss Bugsy Siegel at the Mob Museum on March 24
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Who killed Mob legend Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel at age 41 with an assassin’s bullet in Beverly Hills, Calif., after he opened the Flamingo here in 1947? No suspects were ever arrested, and to this day it remains an unsolved mystery.
Photo: Oscar Goodman's
Strip Scribbles: Downtown tourist scams warning; Andre Rochat’s 35th anniversary; Oscar chefs
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Las Vegas:
Operators of The Haunted Vegas Tours, The Vegas Mob Tours, The Haunted Mob Tour and The Goodsprings Ghost Hunt are warning tourists that unscrupulous people have been ripping off their names to sell low-cost downtown copycat tours.
Photo: Nicky Hilton x Linea Pelle.
Strip Scribbles: Nicky Hilton at Magic; ‘Sexxy’ injuries; Mob daughter; LFL drama
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Las Vegas:
The twice-annual Magic fashion show every February and August is underway with hundreds of designers and manufacturers showcasing wares. One of the first style influencers to arrive is designer and author Nicky Hilton with a new, posh handbag collection.
Photo: South African players celebrate after defeating Ne
Weekend best bets: USA Sevens Rugby, ‘For the Love of Cocktails,’ Mob Museum anniversary
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Las Vegas:
With Valentine’s Day and President’s Day bookending the weekend ahead, there’s plenty to celebrate — and plenty to do. From live music to free museums, here’s a look at our weekend best bets:
Photo: Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson rides the
Strip Scribbles: Sleeping with the Mob; $450 million Powerball; Jimmie Johnson at High Roller
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Las Vegas:
It has to be one of the most unusual Las Vegas experiences ever created. You know that it’s very easy to get married in Las Vegas. In fact, tens of thousands of couples will wed Valentine’s Day Weekend alone.

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