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April 27, 2015

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The lost language of privacy
Friday, April 24, 2015
As the debate over cop cams has unfolded, I’ve been surprised by how many people don’t see the downside to this policy. Most people don’t even …
Photo: Aerial views of the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, Mar
Cirque du Soleil is ready for some ‘multisensory’ action at Rock in Rio USA
Thursday, April 23, 2015
From the moment Rock in Rio USA was announced for Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has been listed solely as an equity partner in the music festival. But what about an artistic partner?
Photo: Veronic performs during The NF Hope Concert on Sun
Her voice is heard: Veronic set for May 14 return to Bally’s
Thursday, April 23, 2015
There’s been a lot of talk about Veronic’s band at Bally’s. At least, we’ve talked about it, because she doesn’t have a band. Unless you consider all those voices she uses in her act.
President certainly is not ‘leading from behind’ on Iran or Cuba
Thursday, April 23, 2015
In the weeks since a U.S.-led coalition agreed on a surprisingly detailed outline for curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, hardline elements on both sides have dominated the public debate, giving a false impression …
Starving for wisdom
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Among college graduates in 1971, there were about two business majors for each English major. Now there are seven times as many. (I was a political science major; if I were doing it over, I’d be …
Don’t seize the raisins
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government’s reason for …
What happens when the rich try to eat like they’re poor
Thursday, April 23, 2015
It’s not enough that Middle America is squeezed with higher taxes and food costs; the culinary elite wants to serve up a side dish of guilt for even the …
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Cirque du Yankovic: Weird Al readies for May’s Planet Hollywood run
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Kats Report:
“What could be a better Vegas show than this? It’s family-friendly, it’s funny, it’s musical and my audience spans every demographic imaginable."
Making sense of water
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Almost every number used to analyze California’s drought can be debated, but this can be safely said: No level of restrictions on residential use can …
Can the GOP learn from California?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Jim Brulte, California’s Republican chairman, has sobering but useful words for his party’s leaders and 2016 candidates: If they don’t learn from what happened to the GOP here, they may …
For Earth Day, let’s diversify the environmental movement
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Environmental justice work is too often seen as merely hiring one or two people of color to do community organizing. Many times, this work is …
Confirm Loretta Lynch now
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
In a sane world, the Republican-led Senate would have confirmed Loretta Lynch as attorney general months ago. But sanity hasn’t …
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Priscilla Presley ready to return Elvis — for real — to Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The core question for fans of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll has long been: “How can we bring Elvis back to Las Vegas?” Priscilla Presley has long asked that herself.
Photo: Betty Willis at the
To Betty Willis, Las Vegas was forever ‘Fabulous’
Monday, April 20, 2015
The word “fabulous” was chosen because it was the one word Betty Willis always used to describe Las Vegas. “It was just a word a whole lot of people liked, and we liked it, too,” Willis said. “We really thought Las Vegas was a fabulous place.”
Photo: Actor David Hasselhoff speaks to a reporter as WBC
Monday By the Numbers: 1 dominates Pacquiao conference call; 0 prevails at Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket office
Monday, April 20, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers collects statistics from AFAN’s AIDS Walk, “Marvel Universe Live!” at the Thomas & Mack Center and the sale of Cirque du Soleil.

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