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August 30, 2014

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When mistakes become deadly
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
other voices:
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
other voices:
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
other voices:
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. ...
Photo: Mario Lopez attends Vegas Nocturne at Rose. Rabbit
On tap for ‘Absinthe’: Twin dancing tandem of Sean & John
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sean and John Scott, more famously known as Sean & John, are premiering in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on Thursday night. The duo has most recently performed in “Vegas Nocturne” at the Cosmopolitan’s Rose. Rabbit. Lie. but were left without a stage ...
Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend
Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend
Monday, August 25, 2014
The hotel opened by film legend Debbie Reynolds on Convention Center Drive seems to be fading to black. The Clarion Hotel Casino has reportedly announced ...
Photo: Arash Azarbarzin, president, SBE Hotel Group; Rob
SLS opening draws some real players; Jewelers of Las Vegas accessorizes Fred Segal
Monday, August 25, 2014
The fury of Friday night’s grand opening at SLS Las Vegas has subsided, when guests began waiting in line for as long as 4 hours before the requisite fireworks, ribbon cutting and flooding of the casino floor at midnight. ...
As 2016 presidential hopefuls surface, foreign-policy debate gets murkier on left, right
Monday, August 25, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
For several years, debate over President Barack Obama’s international policies has followed a simple partisan pattern. Obama’s top aides and most fellow Democrats, hailing the end of the Iraq war, supported his goal of lowering the U.S. profile abroad.
Are police departments in America overmilitarized and underaccountable?
Monday, August 25, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Americans have been transfixed for more than a week now by the protests in Ferguson, Mo., sparked when an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a police officer.
Arts feed curiosity, creativity, connection
Monday, August 25, 2014
Other Voices:
We need to keep teaching the arts in our schools. Classes in the arts are where kids learn that they can improvise and by making something up, make something new and better.
‘Every student in every classroom’
Monday, August 25, 2014
Where I Stand:
A friend of mine who owns a technology company recently told me, “In my line of business, if you’re doing something the same way you did it six months ago, you’re doing it wrong.” I don’t know if change is happening that rapidly in education, but sometimes it sure feels like it.
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Tier One status vital for UNLV
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Where I Stand:
As UNLV starts a new academic year Monday by welcoming nearly 30,000 students to campus, it is evident the university is evolving. Yes, there is enormous change occurring at UNLV, and there is also excitement as we …
Photo: Sam Nazarian, CEO at SBE Entertainment, speaks dur
As it reignites north end of the Strip, SLS means Seeking Local Support
Friday, August 22, 2014
It’s difficult not to feel melancholy as SLS Las Vegas resurrects this famous parcel at the corner of Sahara and the Strip. It’s been the zombie apocalypse on this corner long enough, three years and change since the closing of ...
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Cirque plans to spin ‘Zumanity’ and ‘Love’ anew
Friday, August 22, 2014
Cirque du Soleil put on quite a scene Thursday afternoon at McCarran International Airport, as artists from “Love” at the Mirage bounded about the baggage claim area to celebrate The Beatles’ performances at the Las Vegas Convention Center 50 years ago this week. ...

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