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Top high schoolers flock to Las Vegas for annual volleyball classic
Several of the nation's top female high school volleyball players will be in Southern Nevada Feb. 13 to 16 for the 23rd Annual Las Vegas Volleyball Classic.
11:59 p.m.
Meadows' brothers win wrestling championship
Pat Kenny's fourth 2A Southern League wrestling championship ended up being the sweetest yet. That is because The Meadows senior was able to win it along with his younger brother Mike Kenny, a freshman at ...
11:30 p.m.
Local bowler heading to hall of fame
Photo: Linda Sterner pauses for a photo while bowling at Linda Sterner is gearing up for another tour of Las Vegas's bowling alleys. For the past 25 years, the Northwest Las Vegas resident has spent March and April volunteering for the United States Bowling Congress' ...
11:00 p.m.
Eva Longoria, Mario Lopez add star power to spa opening
It was a case of old and new Hollywood glamour on a collision course to perfection at last night’s gala grand opening of the lavish and luxurious Eleven Spa.
10:48 p.m.
Truck hits boy, 15, crossing street near Boulevard Mall
A 15-year-old North Las Vegas boy was critically injured Thursday when he was struck by a pickup truck while trying to cross Maryland Parkway, Metro Police said.
9:02 p.m.
Director steps down from gaming supply company
Las Vegas-based gaming supply company Shuffle Master added to its list of changes in corporate leadership roles on Thursday. The company announced that Chris Philibbosian will step down as director of the company, effective immediately.
7:29 p.m.
Dry economy could wither turf conversion program
With its busiest time of the year fast approaching, the Southern Nevada Water Authority is hoping that its popular turf conversion program won't wilt in the withering economy.
6:45 p.m.
2009 Nissan Maxima
Photo: This photo released by Nissan shows the 2009 Nissa Nissan's new, seventh-generation Maxima looks great and rides well. It has a V-6 tuned for 35 more horses than last year and new options, including the automaker's Music Box audio system that can store up ...
6:41 p.m.
Ballots due next week for Sun City fire station
Ballots are due on Feb. 18 regarding a proposed Sun City Summerlin fire station.
6:41 p.m.
Lawsuit threat shies tour company away from airport
The Boulder City Airport won’t see another helicopter tour operation move in anytime soon.
6:32 p.m.
Western artist drawn to Henderson
Photo: Watercolor Cowboys have always been an inspiration for Henderson artist Charmé Curtin.
6:26 p.m.
In BC, stimulus money targeted for road repairs
Federal stimulus money coming to Boulder City will likely go toward road repair, so residents can expect to see more orange cones soon, city officials said.
6:25 p.m.
Ethics Commission rejects Loux's settlement offer
The state Ethics Commission has rejected a settlement offer from Bob Loux, who is accused of improperly raising his salary while he was director of the state Nuclear Projects Office.
6:23 p.m.
Henderson to get more solar-powered trash cans
As part of its growing sustainability efforts, Henderson is expanding its collection of solar-powered trash compactors to six after receiving a $15,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
6:04 p.m.
Mayor's brother sworn in as Justice of the Peace
Photo: Standing beside his wife Teresa, Judge David Gibso A large crowd filled the council chambers at Henderson City Hall Thursday for the swearing in of Judge David Gibson to the Henderson Justice Court.
5:58 p.m.
Basic baseball coach released
David Gallegos was released as head coach of the Basic baseball team this week, just a month before the high school season begins. Gallegos said Basic administrators let him go Feb. 9 as the result ...
5:53 p.m.
Man gets life in prison on child porn conviction
A Las Vegas man convicted on child pornography-related charges has been sentenced to life in prison – the first such case in Nevada, U.S. attorney Greg Brower announced Thursday.
5:43 p.m.
Summerlin deaths
Obituaries from the Summerlin area.
5:25 p.m.
Meadows School team wins Nevada Regional Science Bowl
Photo: The Meadows team captain Tyler Fitzgerald and Jiem The Meadows School defended its title in the Nevada Regional Science Bowl and won for the third time in four years.
5:21 p.m.
Summerlin education in brief
News from Summerlin area schools.
5:15 p.m.
Summerlin births
Birth notices from Summerlin area hospitals.
5:12 p.m.
Summerlin community in brief
News from the Summerlin area.
5:07 p.m.
Labor of love pays off for Sun City Model Building Club
Photo: With a finished model boat on display in front of Members of the Sun City Summerlin Model Building Club showed off their skills and sold their miniature replicas for the first time at an open house on Saturday.
4:50 p.m.
Silverado education in brief
News from Silverado area schools.
4:42 p.m.
Nevada could get nearly $1.5 billion from stimulus plan
Preliminary details on a $789 billion national stimulus plan show that Nevada is in line for $1.46 billion, a third of that for Medicaid and other human services programs and another third for education.
4:40 p.m.
Virtual Academy gets OK to expand
Whether students are of the age to learn their ABCs or to start prepping for their SATs, they will soon all be welcome to gain their education from the Nevada Virtual Academy.
4:37 p.m.
Silverado community in brief
News from the Silverado area.
4:27 p.m.
Cheese still with KTNV Channel 13, but Futrell wasn't so lucky
Rikki Cheese's arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence has not led to her dismissal at KTNV. Longtime KTNV reporter and anchor Ron Futrell, who was let go in August, says that is only ...
4:24 p.m.
3 tour bus passengers still hospitalized in Las Vegas
Photo: Zhu Cheng Rong, left, assistant chairman of the Sh One of 10 Chinese bus passengers who survived a tour bus crash last month is in critical condition and two others are still hospitalized in Las Vegas. The seven people who died in the crash ...
Updated 7:12 p.m.
Plane lands safely at McCarran after engine fire
A Southwest Airlines plane en route to New York was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing in Las Vegas today after an engine caught fire, officials said.
Updated 6:09 p.m.
Education funding waiver will be in Obama’s plan
Nevada and other states will be allowed to apply for a waiver from the federal government if they cannot meet a matching fund requirement to access education money in President Barack Obama’s $789 billion economic ...
Updated 6:11 p.m.
Embarq says profits steady despite losing customers
EMBARQ, the main local telephone company in Las Vegas, today said its quarterly profit remained steady even as it continued to lose landline customers.
2:55 p.m.
Gibbons’ adviser trying to broker truce between governor, chancellor
Gibbons’ adviser trying to broker truce between governor, chancellor A close adviser to Gov. Jim Gibbons reached out to a senior deputy to Jim Rogers, chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, and proposed working together to craft a new proposal for funding ...
2:43 p.m.
Lawmakers consider bill to protect tethered dogs
Keeping pets on too short a leash or tethered for too long would be a misdemeanor under a bill being considered by the Legislature.
2:13 p.m.
Golf pro honored for his teaching
Photo: DragonRidge Country Club professional Matthew Grob Growing up a football coach's son has left a lasting impression on Matthew Grobe, even if he has focused on golf for the last two decades. Grobe, the head golf professional at DragonRidge Country Club, ...
2:04 p.m.
Cops clam up
New information in the controversial SWAT raid of a Seven Hills home is raising more questions about the manner in which Metro executed the narcotics search warrant that resulted in the resident firing shots at ...
1:59 p.m.
Police identify man killed in Wal-Mart shopping cart stabbing
Authorities today identified a man who died from stabbing wounds he received during a dispute with another man about a shopping cart striking a vehicle Wednesday afternoon in a Walmart parking lot.
1:12 p.m.
Harrah's makes cost-cutting moves
Following similar cost-cutting moves by other casino giants, Harrah's Entertainment has ended company contributions to employee 401(k) plans and is trimming managers' salaries by 5 percent.
12:46 p.m.
Punchless hockey team wins title
12:27 p.m.
Unemployment office to be open Monday
Because of the increasing demand on unemployment benefits, the state's unemployment call center will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m Monday, Feb. 16, although it is Presidents Day, a federal holiday.
12:18 p.m.
Man who fell to death from 8th floor window of Circus Circus identified
Metro Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Seattle, Wash., man who apparently fell out of an eighth-floor balcony window at Circus Circus Hotel-Casino about 3 a.m. Thursday.
10:59 a.m.
Man killed while running across Sahara Ave. identified
The pedestrian who was killed Monday night after he ran in front of a pickup truck in the eastern Las Vegas Valley has been identified as 32-year-old Marcus Delon Harris of Las Vegas, the Clark ...
10:38 a.m.
The Kats Report: Phoenix takes Vegas-launched act to Letterman, and results are predictable
Photo: Joaquin Phoenix on the stage at Lavo. Joaquin Phoenix continued the persona he debuted at Lavo in Vegas, and David Letterman made short work of the burgeoning hip-hop star.
10:19 a.m.
Officer injured in crash with suspected drunken driver
Officer injured in crash with suspected drunken driver A 69-year-old Henderson man was charged Wednesday night with felony driving under the influence after colliding with a Henderson Police Department patrol car and injuring an officer, police said.
10:18 a.m.
Cash Farrar back in Las Vegas
Saxophonist Cash Farrar, whose roots go back to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury District, is back in Vegas after a long hiatus.
10:16 a.m.
The Kats Report: Alicia Jacobs defends Star treatment at Danny Gans opener
Photo: Alicia Jacobs Alicia Jacobs' dog, Star, is a constant companion at Vegas events, and the Channel 3 entertainment reporter has been criticized for toting her puppy to shows and parties.
9:31 a.m.
Marriott International reports fourth-quarter loss
Marriott International Inc., a big player in the Las Vegas hotel and timeshare resort industries, today reported a quarterly loss as the national recession weakened the travel industry and reduced occupancy and rates at Marriott ...
8:50 a.m.
Snow falling in Spring Mountains
Shortly after noon today snow began falling in the Spring Mountains, west of the Las Vegas Valley, the National Weather Service says.
Updated 12:39 p.m.
Phoenix takes new Vegas-launched persona to a bemused Letterman
Photo: Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin Phoenix was not too terribly chatty, or too terribly responsive, during an appearance with David Letterman last night.
8:32 a.m.
The mayor’s overreaction
Adverse publicity last week caused Wells Fargo, which received a $25 billion bailout from the federal government, to cancel a “recognition event” for its top mortgage officers this month, an event that was going to ...
2:10 a.m.
Nevada's foreclosure rate tops nation once again
A second report issued this week on foreclosure trends shows foreclosure filings declined nationwide and in Nevada last month, but offered little optimism for a quick turnaround in the housing market.
Updated 6:16 p.m.
Findlay a man of few words with a large footprint
Photo: Cliff Findlay watches a recent UNLV game at the Th In a rare display of emotion, Cliff Findlay reads a letter over the phone from his office. A guardian of one of the basketball players on the prep team that bears his name wrote to ...
2:10 a.m.
A success story
Common sense dictates that if a state program must be cut to save money, the best choice would be something that isn’t serving the public well. Don’t eliminate a program that has been a success.
2:09 a.m.
Producing ‘green jobs’
Nevada boasts a mother lode of wind, solar and geothermal resources, which makes the state an ideal place not only to produce alternative power for residents and businesses, but also to test and manufacture renewable ...
2:08 a.m.
Goodman has no reason to be so sensitive
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman’s sensitivities about President Barack Obama’s statement this week are absolutely absurd. Obama doesn’t owe anyone, especially not Las Vegas or Goodman, an apology for his comment.
2:07 a.m.
Chief execs’ bonuses counterproductive
Steven Hayes’ Monday letter to the editor, headlined “All in the same boat, but some don’t row,” failed to mention those who row in the opposite direction.
2:06 a.m.
Think anew about higher education
As a former part-time business instructor at UNLV for five years with a stepson attending college at UNR, I know all too well the budget predicament the Nevada higher education system faces.
2:05 a.m.
First-time buyers already benefiting
I am writing to protest a credit for first-time homebuyers in the proposed stimulus package that Congress is considering. Such a credit may sound good on paper, but maybe there should be a dialogue about ...
2:04 a.m.
Conservatives decide to speak up now?
I won’t even pretend to guess whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus package is going to get us out of the terrible mess he inherited.
2:03 a.m.
GOP did lower taxes by lowering incomes
Mike Smith’s cartoon in Tuesday’s edition (seen above) highlighted a thought I have had during the debates over the stimulus package: The Republicans have not been given enough credit for the tax cuts that have ...
2:02 a.m.
Rebate checks sent to untaxed aren’t cuts
It seems that editorial cartoonist Mike Smith doesn’t know an important political fact. The Smith’s World cartoon Tuesday included the comment “You can’t cut what I’m not paying.”
2:01 a.m.
NLV councilman says son earned campaign pay
Photo: North Las Vegas City Councilman William Robinson, North Las Vegas City Councilman William Robinson has paid his son -- a UNLV student and onetime baggage handler -- nearly $90,000 out of his campaign coffers over the past six years, according to campaign ...
2:00 a.m.
Reno is beneficiary of Las Vegas’ loss
Photo: Art collector and Las Vegas resident Robert Deiro Imagine the delight that rippled through the art community when European art collectors Pujo and Anita Zabludowicz proposed building a museum of contemporary art in the Las Vegas Entertainment District.
2:00 a.m.
Lawmaker: Local money in play for state budget
Shots across the bow have become shots to the stomach as state lawmakers look at local government coffers to help balance the budget.
2:00 a.m.
Coronado grad hopes hard work pays off at UNLV
Photo: UNLV pitcher Stephen Singer focuses on his catcher Stephen Singer could have easily thrown in the towel on his baseball career three years ago. But the 2006 Coronado graduate knew he had the potential to be a top performer. Singer, a pitcher, missed ...
2:00 a.m.
Prop payoff is in the details
Photo: Betting lines are displayed at the Las Vegas Hilto When the Arizona Cardinals scored two points on a safety in the Super Bowl, the play figured to resonate with gamblers, especially bettors who focus on propositions, or “props” — the sometimes offbeat wagers on ...
2:00 a.m.
Billy Joel: Everyman or nobody?
Photo: Billy Joel Illustration Brian Eckhouse loves Joel; Michael Mishak, he’s a Springsteen man.
2:00 a.m.
As need mounted, money was misspent
The North Las Vegas Housing Authority failed to spend up to $2 million on federal housing programs even as thousands of people were on lists awaiting that help, a recent audit has found.
2:00 a.m.
They did what in the ’07 legislative session?
The Nevada Legislature follows a tradition when it meets every two years: Cleaning up the messes it made in the previous session.
2:00 a.m.
Cupid’s arrow can strike lovers of any age
Photo: Maxine Apparently age doesn’t matter in love, or dating. Just ask 72-year-old Maxine “Mickie” Hollander and 80-year-old Gene Adler.
2:00 a.m.
Light heavyweight champ enjoys a break
Photo: Rashad Evans raises his hand in victory after defe Rashad Evans shared stories with UFC Fight Club members before UFC 94 of his bout against Forrest Griffin, why he hates to diet and how he can tell whether he’s winning a fight or losing ...
2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas chapel a must for many on Valentine's Day
Photo: Charolette Richards, the owner of Little White Wed Seventy-one-year-old Charolette Richards is ready. After decades of weddings and vow renewals, she’s had plenty of practice: The ardent minister has performed thousands of marriage ceremonies over the years – “too many to mention, hundreds ...
2:00 a.m.
Legislature will pass on legalizing prostitution in Las Vegas
The debate over legalizing prostitution in Las Vegas will have to continue on Internet message boards and around office water coolers. The 2009 Legislature won’t be taking it up.
2:00 a.m.
Good stop, bad stop
Photo: 0212Strictly OK, Nevada, we see you winking. President Barack Obama took a swipe at Las Vegas this week as an inappropriate place for corporate execs to meet. Now the president is talking about it. So are ...
Updated 1:25 p.m.
President Barack Obamas' first sleepless night
From what I hear, President Barack Obama had the first sleepless night of his young administration Wednesday.
2:00 a.m.
Wranglers reign over Pacific Division
The ECHL's Pacific Division has a new leader -- the Las Vegas Wranglers. The Wranglers claimed sole possession of first place in the division by routing the Ontario Reign 5-1 on Wednesday night for their ...
1:30 a.m.
Converted goalie leads Foothill's offense
Photo: Kim Callen, a freshman on Foothill's girls' soccer No one has been more surprised at Kim Callen's success as a midfielder for Foothill's girls soccer team than Callen herself. For the last five years, the 15-year-old freshman has played exclusively as a goalkeeper ...
1:00 a.m.
Terry Fator prepares for Valentine's Day opening
This Saturday -- on Valentine’s Day -- Terry Fator begins preview performances in advance of the March 14 star-studded gala opening.
12:45 a.m.
Durango pulls out overtime thriller
Durango's boys' basketball team defeated Sierra Vista 88-84 in overtime Wednesday night, finishing in second place in the Southwest Division behind Bishop Gorman to earn a home game in the first round of the Sunset ...
12:36 a.m.
Bishop Gorman grad making immediate impact at Texas
Photo: Ashley Gayle, a 2008 Bishop Gorman graduate, avera When she steps on the court for home games, there are a minimum of 4,000 fans in the stands — sometimes double that for rivalry games. But the pressure of major college basketball has not ...
12:30 a.m.
Boomer bust
Photo: The Great Indoors In 2001 tons of rock, a scattering of rabbit brush and a few dozen yucca, some as tall as 12 feet, populated the undisturbed acreage on the southeast corner of Alta and Rampart.
12:00 a.m.
But what are you guys gonna do, Maynard?
But what are you guys gonna do, Maynard? Sometime Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has been cagey regarding three upcoming Vegas shows by his latest project, Puscifer—the band’s first-ever stage appearances.
12:00 a.m.
Following up on fame
Reportedly, Lily Allen has said she’ll quit music if her sophomore album flops. Here’s a look at how a few of history’s notable second acts played out.
12:00 a.m.
Unplanned reunion
Photo: Original Hemlock mates (from left) Mike Johns, Cha It was supposed to be a one-off thing: guitarists Mike Johns and Richard Burnett and drummer Brian Smith—one-time members of Vegas metal band-made-good Hemlock —joining bassist/vocalist Chad Smith onstage at Henderson’s JJ’s Bar for a ...
12:00 a.m.
Anarchy on the AM
Photo: Co-host Zak Farrell. Steve Fodor and Zak Farrell look about like anyone else does on a Friday night at the dingy punk haven that is the Double Down Saloon. Farrell is sporting a reddish mohawk and black T-shirt ...
12:00 a.m.
Bun and games
Bun and games Perhaps you just have to be French, like star chef Laurent Tourondel, to get this wacky with burgers.
12:00 a.m.
We’re telling
Photo: Just wait till the paper comes down! When New York’s famed piano bar Don’t Tell Mama (DTM) opens up a Vegas outpost on Fremont East in the next week, it will bring with it a glorious tradition of crooning off-duty actors, singing ...
12:00 a.m.
Lily Allen
Photo: Lily Allen This might be the worst time in history to brag about bling, but it’s still a cool novelty when a potty-mouthed, 5-foot-2 Brit does it. Yeah, Lily Allen still doesn’t give a fuck.
12:00 a.m.
How Danny got his groove back
How Danny got his groove back Something very odd happened at Wynn. Danny Gans, the brunt of my jokes and my ire for several years now, made me laugh. A lot.
12:00 a.m.
Learning with less
Through it all, there is math. He’s good at math. Five is the number of months since his dad lost his job as a warehouse worker. Three is the number of places his family has ...
12:00 a.m.
Canoodling with Tchaikovsky
From its passionate opening symphony to its romantic finish, the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s All-Tchaikovsky Program is the perfect choice for a Valentine’s Day date.
12:00 a.m.
Top teams nearly even heading into tournament
Does anyone have a coin? Flipping it might be the best way to predict winners in next week's Sunrise Regional basketball tournament. The eight-school event, which sends its winner to the large-school state tournament, is ...
12:00 a.m.
A shaky foundation
Photo: Joss Whedon is one of the few TV creators with nam In a surprising move, fans of TV writer-producer Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly) have already mounted a campaign to save his new show Dollhouse before it’s even premiered.
12:00 a.m.
Peggy plots your planets
Mars teams up with Jupiter on Tuesday, providing plenty of action and energy from other people. The sun moves to Pisces, which puts a glow on your house of knowledge.
12:00 a.m.
Boulder City sports recap
Photo: Boulder City sophomore Jesse Fickas, 16, throws hi Boulder City High's girls bowling team is back in the playoffs. The Eagles finished the season in third place in the Northeast Division to earn a berth in the postseason. They will take on the ...
12:00 a.m.
Robyn Hitchcock
Photo: Robyn Hitchcock Anyone familiar with Robyn Hitchcock’s ear-catchingly eccentric pop has probably wondered if he’s an inhabitant of—or at least a frequent visitor to—a parallel universe.
12:00 a.m.
Fishing fans catching up on lake's shore
Photo: Boulder City resident, Tony Haller, spends a relax It is a rare sight to travel past the fishing pond at Veterans Memorial Park and not find someone along the shore hoping to get a bite. The lake is stocked with everything from a ...
12:00 a.m.
Chocolate-covered cherry
Chocolate-covered cherry There’s a holiday coming up?! Time to visit Noir Bar’s Ken Hall, the holiday-cocktail go-to-guy who created this drinkable dessert.
12:00 a.m.
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Photo: shopaholic Hollywood’s legion of flighty, pseudo-independent urban “career” women gets another shameful addition in Rebecca Bloomwood, heroine of the deeply conflicted romantic comedy/cautionary tale Confessions of a Shopaholic.
12:00 a.m.
He can do fun, too
Photo: Kurt Kuenne Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne has garnered plenty of attention recently for his documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, a very personal and intense account of the aftermath of the murder of ...
12:00 a.m.
Hothouse romance
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a couple of plays about the claustrophobic effects of relationships?
12:00 a.m.
Shutting the doors
Nevada State Prison in Carson City, which dates back to the 19th century, is the oldest prison in the state, and one of the oldest in the country. But its long history may be over.
12:00 a.m.
Mad man
Photo: christian bale If you’ve listened to the audio clip of Christian Bale's eruption on the set of Terminator: Salvation, then you know that Bale understands that a movie star’s job isn’t just about acting, but also about ...
12:00 a.m.
Utopia at 13: Remembered and celebrated
Photo: If it's 1997 -- and in this photo, it is! -- the p Utopia is long gone, but the party lives on. While most of Team Hangover is too young to have experienced partying (legally) at the legendary Vegas nightclub, we have to wonder, why does the industry ...
12:00 a.m.
Let's make a deal!
Photo: gibbons Real people who have bills and not enough money might put their useless stuff up for sale on eBay, the contemporary take on a garage sale. If desperate, they might sell stuff they care about/
12:00 a.m.
Photo: Thursday The Jersey sextet that helped establish the screamo movement ultimately valued artistic merit over creative compromise, allowing scores of also-rans’ careers to rise and fall around them.
12:00 a.m.
Don’t bank on it
Photo: the international Action thrillers are inherently preposterous, of course, but there’s a limit to what we’ll swallow.
12:00 a.m.
No crapping birds, please
Photo: Tiny Bubbles, a Cher impersonator, magician and co Tiny Bubbles isn’t your average 450-pound Cher impersonator; he’s also a magician, a comedian and most of all, a mentor.
12:00 a.m.
Friday the 13th
Photo: friday the 13th The original 1980 Friday the 13th achieved massive success by ripping off elements from Halloween, Psycho and Carrie. The new Friday the 13th seems content to merely cannibalize itself.
12:00 a.m.
Hey, DJ: (Don’t) play that song!
Photo: Paul Oakenfold 1. Robin S., “Show Me Love,” (Show Me Love, 1993) No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play list … over 15 years ago. Yet it’s still played multiple times in the course ...
12:00 a.m.
‘Dominic sent me’
Photo: Xania wants to live in Capo's secret Al Capone roo Though the details of the era when speakeasies ruled have faded into history,l the more romantic notions of illicit tipples, flappers and bathtub gin continue to ignite the fires of our imaginations.
12:00 a.m.
60-second grocery shopper
60-second  grocery shopper One of the most popular protein sources in the American diet, not all tuna is created equal.
12:00 a.m.
Top 10 reasons a "Friday the 13th" remake is necessary
As far as we’re concerned, asking why the producers of Friday the 13th keep remaking their movie is like asking why McDonald’s keeps remaking Big Macs—they taste great, and we keep getting hungry.
12:00 a.m.
Four’s company
Photo: Curtis M. Fairman's Group invitationals typically don’t imply a shared theme or artistic concern, but the Clark County Rotunda’s current exhibit is so coherent, you’d swear the four artists colluded.
12:00 a.m.
Suggestion Box: Oscar, stop cutting off your nose
Photo: Oscar Head We’re as fascinated by our mayor as the rest of the free world, but we really feel the need to call him on his latest comment on the arts, specifically that he doesn’t see an ...
12:00 a.m.
The Help Desk
Las Vegas’s traffic-ticket amnesty program extended after collecting at least $4 million in unpaid tickets. So when do we start the amnesty program for CEOs to pay back all the money they didn’t really earn? ...
12:00 a.m.
Farewell to a friend
Photo: Fast food you don't regret, that's what we'll miss Like a lighthouse in a storm, it beckoned weary travelers off the interstate en route from Las Vegas to Phoenix and vice versa.
12:00 a.m.
A party bestiary
Photo: pole Understanding the many species of parties is essential to arriving prepared to party and, most importantly, not showing up at a celeb-studded red-carpet grand opening gussied up for a “Golf Pros and Tennis Hos”-themed party. ...
12:00 a.m.
La Cage slams shut
Photo: The cast of Evening at La Cage. After 23 years at the Riviera, Frank Marino has joined Las Vegas’ many laid-off workers.
12:00 a.m.
Dream zone
"I was lying on a couch with snakes slithering all over my body, biting me. This woman assured me that it was okay ..."
12:00 a.m.
Successful signs
Photo: Rocking out at last year's Neon Reverb festival. Experimental folksters Akron/Family, indie popsters Say Hi and SoCal rockers The Shys will anchor the out-of-town lineup for next month’s Neon Reverb festival, co-organizer James Woodbridge has revealed.
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