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May 23, 2015

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U.S. can learn from its Iraq War mistake
Saturday, May 23, 2015
guest column:
If you could go back to 1889 and strangle Adolf Hitler in his crib, would you do it? At one level, the answer is obvious. Of course, you should. If there had been no Hitler, presumably the Nazi Party would have lacked the charismatic leader it needed to rise to power. Presumably, there would have been no World War II, no Holocaust, no millions dead on the Eastern and Western fronts.
What will happen after ISIS falls?
Saturday, May 23, 2015
guest column:
It’s easy to adopt a ho-hum attitude about the Middle East at times. To see it as the place where, as comedian Louis C.K. recently said on “Saturday Night Live,” they’ve been having the same fights for hundreds of years, so “it’s boring now.”
‘Wild’ helps call masses to Pacific Crest Trail
Saturday, May 23, 2015
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This is arguably America’s greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexico border to the Canada border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers and snowfields, rattlesnakes and bears.
Photo: Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno performs at the
Celine reminds: ‘I live here’; Moreno toggles Cabaret Jazz, Kennedy Center; Santana in tune with Isley
Friday, May 22, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is The Beatles Revolution Lounge at the Mirage, an uncommon posting station, but it’s not exceptionally busy right now as it is about eight hours before the club opens ...
Popularity among white fans surprised, delighted B.B. King
Friday, May 22, 2015
guest column:
News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story.
Photo: The Eagles, with Timothy B. Smit, Don Henley, Glen
A frothy Eagles remembrance featuring beer, JuneFest and ‘Love’ seating chart
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A long spell ago, I recall it being in 1984, Glenn Frey was a guest on “Late Night With David Letterman.” The charter member of The Eagles had just released “The Allnighter.”
Photo: James Byous as Romeo from Romeo & Juliet in For th
Light to be turned on with ‘Baz,’ a full-sensory experience
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The 90-minute “Baz” is a partnership of the production company For the Record and Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical division headed up by former Base Entertainment exec Scott Zeiger.
Candidates for GOP aid Clinton, not themselves
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
At this point in the campaign, do you see the Republican presidential hopeful who’s going to beat Hillary Clinton? I didn’t think so. Not if what we’re watching now is the best they can do. Maybe a thoroughbred will emerge from …
Photo: Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., left, and Rep. Dan New
Conservation a conservative value; Hardy’s kneejerk opposition is not
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Guest column:
Almost as soon as 4th District U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-Nev.) learned that the White House was considering a new national monument in Nevada, he put out a news release …
Iraq question isn’t just for Bush
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Am I am the only person outside the Bush family who has a smidgen of empathy for Jeb Bush’s roller-coaster ride in trying to answer a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do? It’s hard to go much beyond “smidgen” because …
Bush opens door to other hopefuls
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Let’s discuss Jeb Bush’s terrible week. I’m really troubled by his awful performances, and I’m generally a person who takes bad news about politicians pretty well. For instance …
Photo: Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani during Week 5 of
Suzanne Somers sizzles; ‘Alice’ at Vinyl in benefit; Michael Grimm also turning up at HRH
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Wednesday’s latest performance of “Alice: A Steampunk Rock Concert Fantasy” at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel is a benefit for “Vegas! The Show” dancer Lauren Clark.
Photo: Performers Imagine Dragons at the 2015 Billboard M
Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Duran Duran, Kendrick Lamar confirmed at 2015 Life Is Beautiful
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
In keeping with its tradition of throwing a wide net over its music programming, Life Is Beautiful has announced its lineup of acts for this fall’s festival.
Protect Nevada utility customers’ freedom to choose rooftop solar
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Guest Column:
Rooftop solar’s popularity in Nevada is growing because it’s a reliable way for families to reduce utility costs while taking their energy production into their own hands. Unfortunately, our access to increased energy independence may soon be …
Photo: 2015 Rock in Rio USA Day 4 featured Bruno Mars, Jo
Rock in Rio USA says expect a bigger, better Las Vegas event in 2017
Monday, May 18, 2015
As it was, Rock in Rio USA’s success is measured by the fact that what was presented on that parcel matched the detailed model unveiled publicly for the first time in September.

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