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September 2, 2014

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Real rockers Arsenal fuel ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Venetian
Saturday, August 30, 2014
“Rock of Ages,” which is deep into its second year at the Venetian, features a dynamite cast of Broadway-caliber performers but leans heavily on a live band at the back of the stage. ...
Why Obama won’t abandon Israel
Friday, August 29, 2014
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The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Black, white and baseball in Philadelphia
Friday, August 29, 2014
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If you were looking last week for a thread of hope amid all the hurt in America and savagery abroad, for something to thrill to and cheer about, this is where you found it, on a baseball diamond in central Pennsylvania that really did amount to a field of dreams.
Our thoroughly modern enemies
Friday, August 29, 2014
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In his remarks on the murder of James Foley, the American journalist decapitated by the terrorists of the Islamic State, President Barack Obama condemned Foley’s killers, appropriately, as a “cancer” on the Middle East and the world. But he also found room for the most Obama-ish of condemnations: “One thing we can all agree on,” he insisted, is that the would-be caliphate’s murderous vision has “no place in the 21st century.”
‘O’ artist released from hospital after suffering injury during Russian Swing act
‘O’ artist released from hospital after suffering injury during Russian Swing act
Thursday, August 28, 2014
An artist in Cirque du Soleil’s production of “O” at Bellagio was injured Wednesday night after hitting the stage while dismounting from the show’s Russian Swing act. Cirque officials have ...
The making of a global disaster
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Almost 13 years after 9/11, a jihadi organization with a murderous anti-Western ideology controls territory in Iraq and Syria, which are closer to Europe and the United States than Afghanistan is. It commands resources and camps and even a Syrian military base. It spreads its propaganda through social media. It has set the West on edge through the recorded beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley — with the promise of more to come.
Gift horses gone wild
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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It’s a tribute to the level of terrible news we’ve been inundated with this summer that the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may qualify as a feel-good story. Unless, of course, you are McDonnell.
The president’s golf address
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Fore! Score? And 7 trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State.
Photo: Las Vegas lounge legend Cook E. Jarr performs his
Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
What is to become of Cook E. Jarr, whose name brings to mind the heyday of Las Vegas lounge schmaltz? He arrived more than 30 years ago toting the act Cook E. Jarr & The Krums, ...
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‘Absinthe’ is setting up for second, touring production
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
“Given the ever-growing demand for the production and its lauded reputation globally, we decided to engage in discussions with promoters in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan about the ‘Absinthe’ tour,” Spiegelworld founder ...
When mistakes become deadly
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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To be young, male and black in America means not being allowed to make mistakes. Forgetting this, as we’ve seen so many times, can be fatal.
America’s war game
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The NFL will be visiting London this year. Three regular-season games are set for Wembley Stadium, where the NFL has touched down annually since 2007.
Israel and the US might want to rethink Iron Dome’s usefulness
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Strategically speaking, the Iron Dome antimissile shield, precisely because of its effectiveness, has been disastrous for Israel: It has saved Hamas from destruction and has helped to seriously undermine Israel’s image as a civilized state in the eyes of many in the West.
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Add The Wayner to the Nevada 150 all-star show; Cook E. Jarr closes run at Harrah’s
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin landed Mr. Las Vegas for the upcoming sesquicentennial all-star show Sept. 22 at Reynolds Hall: Wayne Newton has agreed to ...
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From downtown to Sunset Station, the creative among us are cranking it up this evening
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rare is it in VegasVille that we are treated to such a spate of groovy events on a Tuesday night. Tonight is one of those rare nights, as some hyper-creative artists are performing downtown, in Green Valley and on the Strip. ...

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