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Commemorating Ol' Blue Eyes

On May 13, 2008, Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina, joined the United States Postal Service in dedicating the new stamp featuring the legendary entertainer. May 14, 2008 marks a decade since the beloved singer passed away.Watch »


From starting the Las Vegas Sun in July 1950 to his multiple purchases of barren desert that would later become parts of Henderson and Green Valley, Brian Greenspun talks about the visionary that was his dad, Hank Greenspun and specifically, the vision that he had for Las Vegas as a community. Watch »


As the highest paid entertainer in 1955 making $50,000 a week at the Riviera, Liberace paved the way for a generation of marquee entertainers who would draw thousands of people to the Strip with just a mere flashing of their names in lights. Watch »

Elvis Tribute Artists

"The King" of Rock and Roll has been gone for more than 30 years, but on any given night in Las Vegas the spirit of Elvis Presley lives on. For Elvis tribute artists like Trent Carlini, Jesse Garon, Darren Lee and Pete "Big Elvis" Vallee, the message they try to relate on stage is one of fun energy and high intensity, a routine that Elvis himself would be proud of. "It's almost like you're on autopilot," Garon said, of drifting into the Presley persona. "You're no longer the other guy, you're the 'King.' It's almost like being in your zen, your spot."Watch »

New Vegas

Las Vegas' shift from a tumbleweed boomtown into the jewel of the desert has given way to its transformation into the party in the desert. With countless night clubs that host world class deejays, "New Vegas" is not as much a place for sight seeing as it is a place to be seen. Watch »

Jimmy Jazz

Longtime Las Vegas jazz musician Jimmy Mulidore reflects on the city's rhythm and blues hey days, but also how corporate casinos, an ever-increasing amount of entertainment options, and lack of local support has stripped the Strip of one its greatest genres.Watch »

Las Vegas Sign

Legendary Las Vegas neon sign designer Betty Willis, known for her world-famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, talks about how she created her illustrious masterpiece and the significance of each of the sign's various symbols.Watch »

Boomtown: The Story Behind Sin City

Boomtown:  Part Two

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  • Boomtown:  Part Two
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  • Boomtown:  Part One
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How did an old-west outpost on Nevada’s last frontier become both the largest city founded in the 20th century and the number one destination spot in the world? Take a journey through Sin City’s history to see the people, politics, entertainment, and events that helped Las Vegas explode into the global phenomenon it is today.

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