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Council OKs up to $100 million in redevelopment bonds
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
With an eye to job creation from several downtown development projects that will spur the local economy, the Las Vegas City Council decided today to sell $80 million to $100 million in redevelopment bonds.
Students at The Meadows School raise money for Make-A-Wish
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Senior students at The Meadows School will use the movie "Wall-E" as an educational tool for the lower-school students at their annual Make-A-Wish fundraiser.
Gospel Fest rattles the rafters for Black History Month
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Gospel voices raised the roof in the Black Mountain Recreation Center at the fifth annual Henderson Gospel Fest.
Council votes to keep questions off June ballot
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Las Vegas city voters might not be asked to decide on future redevelopment agency projects, such as the controversial new city hall, on the June ballot.
Artist airs political views with show
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
For all those Americans who want to stick it to the Man, the financial institutions and all those systems that put into play one of the most devastating recessions in modern American history, there's Danny Roberts.
Jonas Brothers make surprise appearance at Town Square
Sunday, March 1, 2009
From the first row of Rave Motion Pictures theater five at Town Square, Heather Slaughter reached out and touched 19-year-old Joe Jonas.
Collector has big plans for old newspapers
Sunday, March 1, 2009
As crunchy chips of yellowed, historic newspapers flake off onto the table, Gordon Grove, of Seven Hills, talked about his hopes for a future newspaper exhibit.
Bands losing a venue, owner losing a dream
Canvas Cafe to close its doors tonight after one final performance
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009
When Canvas Cafe closes its doors Saturday night after a final fete of more than 20 local indie bands and live art demonstrations, the patrons will be looking off into a suburban Las Vegas neighborhood that, once again, is like any other suburban neighborhood: strip malls anchored by big-box grocery stores, chain restaurants and banks.
New manager at home at Sun City Anthem
Friday, Feb. 27, 2009
Caren Carrero naturally transitioned into her new role as the Sun City Anthem association community manager.
Sun City Anthem author's life an epic story
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
Author Georgia Hubley speaks in anecdotes — much like her "Chicken Soup for the Soul" stories.
Celebrities help raise money for St. Rose pediatric centers
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
Despite economic conditions that have cut budgets at most nonprofit agencies, the 52nd Children's Miracle Mardi Gras Ball had a night to remember for its attendance and the amount of money raised.
Juried fine art show includes work from local art groups
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
If City Lights Gallery's first juried fine art show is an indication of the Las Vegas Valley's artistic future, then it might be a conservative future.
Zombies an inspiration for local band
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009
It all started with their love of killing zombies. Las Vegas alternative rock bank Searchlight found international recognition on the soundtrack of "Resident Evil: Extinction."
Gospel Fest celebrates Black History Month
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
The fifth annual Henderson Gospel Fest will be a two-night event with an evening of urban poetry from the heart of a young man who lost his brother to a violent crime, and a gospel concert featuring two local choirs.
Band keeps the sound alive at the Suncoast
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009
The Buckinghams had that Fab Five look and a name that could skirt them alongside other great bands of the British invasion. Songs like "Kind of a Drag" earned the Chicago-born band top stages and national attention.
Cashman dedicates campus, expects tough year ahead
Company recently laid off workers, citing difficult economic conditions
Monday, Feb. 16, 2009
With a yellow and black banner hoisted high Monday on an aerial platform in front of its environmentally friendly building, Cashman Equipment dedicated its new 53-acre industrial campus on St. Rose Parkway. Hopes were as high as a 50-foot boom lift, but reality is keeping them firmly on the ground.
Valentine's Day weddings a dearly beloved economic boost
Couples in Las Vegas are in the mood for love over holiday weekend
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009
The economic stimulus package for the Las Vegas wedding industry: Put Valentine's Day on a Saturday, over a long holiday weekend, during a recession.
Love-struck couples lined up outside the Clark County Marriage Bureau, where a handful of tuxedoed promoters of local wedding chapels waved them over, two-by-two, to a curbside taxi service that resembled an airport terminal.
Last day of traffic amnesty could yield $1 million
At least 2,000 waited in line; midnight is deadline for online payments
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
It's the last day for amnesty. And today Christina Torres was set free from her outstanding traffic tickets.
British folk musician comes to Santa Fe Station
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
If Al Stewart had to pick the single he would best be known for, it wouldn't have been "Year of the Cat," the 6 1/2 minute love ballad that he plays these days like it's his business card.
Hypnotist promises guests an "exotic journey"
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
Become a kung-fu fighter. Or your favorite celebrity. Or go on an exotic vacation — in your mind, anyway.
Hospital offers free screenings at Heart Health Fair
Friday, Feb. 13, 2009
The heart doctor will be in for the fourth annual free community Heart Health Fair Feb. 19 at the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-San Martin Campus.
Western artist drawn to Henderson
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Cowboys have always been an inspiration for Henderson artist Charmé Curtin.
Henderson metal band back together
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009
They've come a long way since playing in the Basic High School auditorium, causing what the band's lead singer, Chad Smith, described as an "almost riot."
Seven compete for four Sun City Anthem board seats
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
Seven candidates, ranging from a retired criminal prosecutor to the founder of a Washington, D.C., think tank, will be vying for four seats on the Sun City Anthem Board of Directors.
Chubby Checker brings his classic show to the Silverton
Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
It's not that Chubby Checker is over confident. He's just secure in his position as a rock icon who will never fade.
Couples get pre-Valentine's Day advice on the art of massage
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Greg and Yolanda Moix decided to spend an hour getting in touch with one another at Lake Las Vegas.
County's first 100 years on display
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
One of the most interesting artifacts in the new "Clark County 1909-2009 A Destination's Century" exhibit almost didn't make it into the Clark County Museum.
Valley romance writer penning her last book
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
The beginning of Mary Schramski's first book was set in Las Vegas.
Now she is ending her last book here, which she's writing in her Sun City Anthem home.
Boulder City Circle puts on charity Valentine concert
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
Phil Esser is combining his love for assisting the less fortunate with his love for love in an upcoming Boulder City Valentine's Day concert.
Heavy metal band is big on love
SteelHeart to perform on Valentine's Day
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
If Valentine's Day is the perfect time to take in the frenetic energy of a heavy metal band, why not one with a name like "SteelHeart"?
Economy claims Henderson's last independent bookseller
Despite efforts of patrons and employees, downturn forcing business to close
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
Facing economic collapse in the new year and no cash for payroll, independent bookseller Cheesecake and Crime did what the world’s largest banks, car dealers and financial services institutions have done: The owners asked for a bailout. But unlike most of those S&P 500 companies, they won’t be reorganizing with federal money. In fact, they won’t be reorganizing at all.
Wandering theater group pins hopes on newest performance
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009
The show will go on for Theatre in the Valley. Just not in one place.
The Henderson-based theater group is staging the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Crimes of the Heart" in three locations -- ranging from community centers to the Henderson Convention Center.
Sun City Anthem's Trumpets could reopen soon
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009
Vacant for more than a year, the Sun City Anthem community-owned Trumpets restaurant in the Anthem Center may soon be serving international cuisine.
Film festival a big draw for Boulder City
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
Short films are a big lure for a small city.
Orchestra to perform music about Las Vegas
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
The Henderson Symphony Orchestra will premiere commissioned work by UNLV professor and composer Virko Baley, who was inspired by desert sunsets and the beauty of the Las Vegas Valley.
Ballet presents work of famous choreographer
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
The romantic moonlit ballet "Serenade," performed famously by dancers in blue against a blue background, will premiere in Las Vegas alongside two other great Balanchine ballets performed by the Nevada Ballet Theatre.
Group performs old favorites in a new way
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
Bill Fayne, Bobby Black and Teddy Davey call themselves the Las Vegas Tenors, a trio who perform through the encyclopedia of the American musical experience.
Sinners get new venue
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
The Ovation room will soon be the place for Sinners.
Nevada Guard soldiers return home from Iraq
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009
Children grew and graduated. One soldier missed his son's wedding. Great economic troubles plagued their families, just as small problems frustrated them. The Nevada Army National Guard's 140th Military Police Brigade Liaison Detachment was in Iraq, but life at home continued without them.
Performer finds inspiration from the stars and cancer
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009
Pam Matteson is the "Wacky Paki" who wears a scarf like a religious burka. She also impersonates Stevie Nicks, the ethereal songstress.
London cover band brings '60s sound to Las Vegas
Friday, Jan. 23, 2009
A 1960s cover band known for its ripping renditions of Beatles pop and rock songs will debut at the Suncoast Casino & Hotel Friday to Sunday.
A long, melodious career
South Valley resident still composing after 60 years
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
Inside a home studio in the Sun City Anthem community, an award-winning composer is arranging orchestra music for legends Frankie Valli and Kenny Loggins.
Artist's work a look at western life
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
She hasn't spent an eternity on it, but Judy Barton's newest exhibit "From Here to There" is a visual recollection of western travels from Montana's big sky to the rugged northeastern coast.
A fitting dress
Students design wedding dress for former Army nurse whose fiance is stationed in Iraq
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
Riane Nelson and Alastair Addie aren't famous. "We're not anyone important," Nelson insists.
But the couple has made a difference to hundreds of wounded soldiers they've cared for during the Iraq War.
Entries sought for art show
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
Southern Nevada artists are invited to submit their works to City Lights Gallery's first juried fine art show.
New Town Square theater almost ready for opening night
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
"Shear Madness," the scissor-stabbing murder mystery and improvised comedy, is set to open in early February at Town Square's first live theatrical venue.
Expo to cater to women's needs, wants, desires
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
Despite the fact that it's a fair for women, there will be few men trolling the crowds Jan. 31 at the South Point exhibit halls. The only ones there may be working the stage, undressing.
Name for new Sun City Anthem rec center up in the air
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009
Sun City Anthem residents will see the first beams of a new $8 million recreation center rise later this month, but they won't know what to call the complex.
Yoga Day activities to help charity
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
Leave your canned food donation at the door before you do your downward-facing dog.
Art Institute students show their creations
Monday, Jan. 19, 2009
Art Institute of Las Vegas students now have their recognition and gallery time at the school’s annual juried student show. It features works in design, media arts, culinary arts and fashion.

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