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January 27, 2015

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Q+A: Father-figure comedian Rob Schneider brings the laughs to South Point
Friday, January 16, 2015
Comedy:
Forget “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.” It should be “Deuce Bigalow: Father of the Year, Yo.” When I hopped on the phone Wednesday to chat with longtime comedian and actor Rob Schneider, I apologized in advance for my coughing from a cold.
Photo: Predestination is now available on Video
Film review: 'Predestination' is a twisty but emotional sci-fi story
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
And it's a reminder that sci-fi doesn’t need overblown action to keep audiences intrigued.
Photo: Bradley Cooper perfects the thousand-yard stare.
'American Sniper' offers a superficial look at the life of Chris Kyle
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The film focuses on a streamlined, crowd-pleasing story that celebrates Kyle’s life while failing to offer any insight about it.
Photo: Aerial view of Heizer's 'City' under construction
Will artist Michael Heizer’s ‘City’ become a national monument?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
A push to have “City” designated as a national monument has begun.
Paint-your-own-pottery studio opens, art gallery relocates in Las Vegas
Paint-your-own-pottery studio opens, art gallery relocates in Las Vegas
Monday, January 12, 2015
Openings & Closings:
Art enthusiasts in the Las Vegas Valley received a couple extra gifts this holiday season in the form of business openings. Also around the valley, plans are in the works for Rainforest Café to eventually move ...
Photo: New work by David Ryan on display at MCQ in Las Ve
Sculptor David Ryan makes a stirring shift on canvas at MCQ Fine Art
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Known for large, hard-edged wall constructions, Ryan reveals a softer, more intimate side at the Downtown space.
Photo: Re-Animator: The Musical is at the Smith Center th
‘Re-Animator’ makes a splash, but volume needs to be brought to life
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The show that just opened at the Smith Center is where we watch Norm from “Cheers” spit blood into the audience. But that is not the whole story, just the start, of “Re-Animator: The Musical” at Troesh Studio Theater.
Photo: End of an era: Marty Walsh's Trifecta Gallery has
Trifecta owner Marty Walsh reflects on her gallery and the local arts scene
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Weekly Q&A:
Trifecta owner Marty Walsh closes her Arts Factory space, which became a staple of the arts scene for its consistency and quality, at the end of January.
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Preview: ‘Re-Animator’ is a bloody good time bringing the dead back to life
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Smith Center:
It didn’t just win a Best Musical Award but also Best Blood Effects, and theatergoers in the first three rows watching “Re-Animator: The Musical” at tonight’s premiere (16 performances through Jan. 18) at the Smith Center are right in the Splatter Zone.
Photo: The Jeff Koons statue of Popeye the Sailor Man, wh
Strong to the finish on the Strip, Steve Wynn’s Popeye moving to Massachusetts
Monday, January 5, 2015
This Popeye sculpture is no ordinary statue. It is made of stainless steel, weighs 2,000 pounds and stands 6-feet-5 inches. And last spring, Steve Wynn paid $28.2 million for the gleaming piece of pop art by Jeff Koons.
Photo: Rehearsals for Jennifer Romas'
Review: Stripper pole, bathtub dancing win raves in ‘Sexxy’s’ first night
Monday, January 5, 2015
Westgate Las Vegas:
Westgate Las Vegas CEO David Siegel was first to his feet Sunday night to lead the midnight standing ovation for dancer Jennifer Romas and the cast of her new adult burlesque “Sexxy” at his hotel. “Bravo,” he told me.
Photo: The first Woman in Black was a familiar h
‘The Woman in Black 2’ is a redundant horror sequel
Friday, January 2, 2015
The spooky original boasted an impressive cast and a simple but effective story, but the sequel features a B-level cast, a recycled story and a relative lack of scares.
New Year brings new look to the Buffet at Excalibur
New Year brings new look to the Buffet at Excalibur
Monday, December 29, 2014
Openings & Closings:
The Buffet at Excalibur reopened Dec. 23 after a remodeling effort that began in the fall. Also in the valley, a luxury boutique expands at the Bellagio, a cosmetics retailer enters the fold of the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and ...
Photo: The second anniversary of Rock of Ages on Thursday
‘Rock of Ages’ at Venetian toasts two years, is better than ever
Friday, December 26, 2014
Theater:
There was a standing ovation from the crowd, and raucous narrator Mark Shunock, who portrays Lonny, thanked the audience and Las Vegas community for their continued support of the production.
Q+A: Art collector Patrick Duffy, philanthropist and president of Las Vegas Art Museum Board
Q+A: Art collector Patrick Duffy, philanthropist and president of Las Vegas Art Museum Board
Thursday, December 25, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words ...

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