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January 23, 2018

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20/20 Vision: As a new decade begins, the Sun looks 10 years ahead


Mike Smith

Nevadans can accept status quo, or we can learn, innovate, change
2020 Vision:
Dec. 27, 2009
We can’t start 2010 soon enough. It’s the year, we’re told, when we can begin to pull ourselves up, dust ourselves off and begin our recovery from a terrible few years that brought us to our knees.


Photo: Starcrawler set to play Novembers Emerge conferenc
Glam-punk band Starcrawler stands on the verge
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Arrow de Wild and her LA group are set to play November’s Emerge conference.
Photo: Dont be fooled by the rocks that she got.
The JLo show brings more hip-hop than the Strip has ever seen
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Jennifer Lopez returns to her All I Have production at Planet Hollywood this month.
Photo: Hubert Keller
Dining news & notes: Epicurean honors Hubert Keller, and Downtown spots expand
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Also, which Vegas favorite is headed to Taiwan?
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Jjanga’s new “burgers” embrace the sushi-shaping trend
Thursday, August 24, 2017
The bun’s molded out of sushi rice, and fillings include spicy tuna and crab with seaweed salad, eel with avocado or cucumber, or a cooked option of Korean-style bulgogi beef slathered in yum-yum and eel sauces.
Photo: The retro style at the Aquatic Club is a nice matc
The Aquatic Club’s Tory Sport uniforms inspire vintage visions
Thursday, June 29, 2017
“The Aquatic Club woman is timelessly cool with a smidge of irreverence.”
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike craft big songs for big sets
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike craft big songs for big sets
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The Belgian brothers return to their Wynn Nightlife residency this month at XS and Encore Beach Club.
Photo: Tara Reid on the set.
Upcoming Tara Reid film ‘Party Bus to Hell’ was made by Nevadans in Nevada
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Don’t you hate it when your bus to Burning Man breaks down in the middle of a murderous satanic cult ritual, and suddenly you’re fighting for your life?
Photo: Pete Kaufman has evolved the concept at Whist Stov
District Tavern Group’s Pete Kaufman keeps everybody happy
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Balboa Pizza, Whist Stove & Spirits and Due & Proper bar are all neighborhood favorites.
Photo: Bryson Tiller dropped his sophomore album a month
Bryson Tiller delves deeper into his sound with ‘True to Self’
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Fresh Spin:
The rising R&B star dropped his sophomore album a month early.
Photo: TV favorite Graham Elliot will open Coast, a Calif
MGM Cotai rolls out its chef and restaurant lineup
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Industry Beyond:
The new resort is set to debut in Macau later this year.
Photo: The restaurant atop Mandalay Bay is just as excell
Don’t miss out on dining at the Foundation Room
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Night Bites:
The restaurant atop Mandalay Bay is just as excellent as the nightclub.
Photo: DJ Hollywood has seen the Vegas clubscape evolve t
DJ Hollywood goes next level with SKAM Artists
Thursday, June 1, 2017
One of Las Vegas’ pioneering DJs is focused on producing his own tracks.
Photo: You never really know until you drop it in the clu
Sian experiments with new sounds and equipment
Thursday, June 1, 2017
The Octopus label boss brings his techno prowess to After this weekend.
Photo: NYX has skyrocketed to cult-like status among beau
NYX makes its Vegas debut at the Miracle Mile Shops
Thursday, June 1, 2017
NYX has skyrocketed to cult-like status among beauty devotees.
Try the famously meatless option at Bobby’s Burger Palace
Try the famously meatless option at Bobby’s Burger Palace
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay took the title on his Beat Bobby Flay show with the original version of this veggie burger.
Photo: Rao's e. 114th cocktail
Rao’s E. 114th cocktail always hits the spot
Thursday, May 25, 2017
First Sip:
It’s a celebration in a glass, or it’ll give you the reason you need to celebrate.
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Swing into summer at Topgolf’s Hideaway Pool
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Stay cool, have a cocktail, enjoy music and even movies: Topgolf does it all.
Photo: K-pop sensation BTS won the Billboard Top Social A
The Billboard Music Awards dazzle at T-Mobile Arena
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
I Was There:
Nicki, Celine, Drake and Cher … we caught every minute of one of music’s biggest nights.
Photo: In this Aug. 3, 2016 file photo, Harry Connick Jr.
Connick looks to Dean Martin for inspiration on new show
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Odd as it seems to take inspiration from a television host legendary for his lack of preparation, Harry Connick, Jr. and the team making his new daytime talk show all cite Dean Martin as ...
Man seriously hurt, another arrested in hit-and-run near UNLV, police say
Saturday, May 23, 2015
A pedestrian was hospitalized with serious injuries and a driver was arrested on felony counts after a hit-and-run crash involving eight cars Saturday morning near UNLV, Metro Police said.
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Cocktail of the Week: Blood Orange Margarita
Sunday, February 22, 2015
An update on the classic.
Photo: Trey Smith, with stepmother Jada Pinkett-Smith and
Trey Smith toasts 22nd birthday at Palms with Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Ghostbar Dayclub:
Trey Smith, aka DJ Ace, celebrated his 22nd birthday at Ghostbar Dayclub on Saturday, and it was a family affair, as actor father Will Smith, actress stepmother Jada Pinkett-Smith and mother Sheree Fletcher of VH1’s “Hollywood Exes” joined him.
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Sweet charity: How giving back is helping business' bottom line
Monday, July 11, 2011
Cover Story: Hey, big spenders: Corporate giving in Las Vegas got hit particularly hard in the Great Recession. But giving back is actually helping Las Vegas businesses.
Darcy Neighbors knows first hand that philanthropy is not only good for the soul, but great for the bottom line. In business, giving back is a selfish act—and that’s OK. All credible studies show that businesses that actively donate to charitable causes increase their brand awareness, boost employee morale and fatten their balance sheets.
Where I Stand: Today, a forum for visionaries
Sunday, December 27, 2009
2020 Vision:
Visionaries are only as good as the people who pay attention to them. As we look to 2010 — that in itself is a mouthful to a fellow who, as a very young man, used to wonder what kind of spaceships we would use to take us to the moon in the 21st century — it is helpful to pay attention to what our community leaders think will happen in the next 10 years.
Still the destination resort of the world
Sunday, December 27, 2009
2020 Vision:
I think that Nevada is going to remain — Las Vegas is going to remain — the destination resort of the world. There will be new transportation measures to get people to Las Vegas — by then we’ll have a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California.
To predict 2020, hindsight from 2010
Sunday, December 27, 2009
2020 Vision:
It is hard to imagine in these heady days as we enter the third decade of the 21st century how grim conditions in Las Vegas were just a decade ago. After a half-century boom, the region found itself in its biggest bust. Sure Las Vegas had seen bad times before, but this downturn seemed to challenge its whole business model.
State of water depends on the Colorado River
State of water depends on the Colorado River
Sunday, December 27, 2009
2020 Vision:
In the coming decade our primary water source, the Colorado River, will have more years with less water than years with more water. Still, I’m optimistic that Las Vegas will be ready for whatever nature throws our way. If the drought gets very severe in the Colorado River Basin, water should become a national topic, and we’ll be talking about retooling the nation’s water supply as a whole.
Thom Reilly: With less growth, decisions must be more selective, efficient
Thom Reilly: With less growth, decisions must be more selective, efficient
Sunday, December 27, 2009
2020 Vision:
My concern is that a lot of people still think we’re just going to rebound and do it all over again in the next 10 years. But we’re going to have to adjust because population growth is going to be flat or negative. That means weaning ourselves off this growth, off this need for mass-production suburban homes and big-box stores.
Smith Center board chairman: Arts and culture will change us
Smith Center board chairman: Arts and culture will change us
Sunday, December 27, 2009
2020 Vision:
One of downtown’s highlights will be the Smith Center. History tells us how important world-class facilities like these have on the culture of the city’s residents. So it’s not just going to be a fabulous building, it’s going to change lives. Culture and the arts change lives. What’s happening here will forever change our children.