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Photo: Former mobster Michael Franzese poses for a portra
Former Colombo family capo to visit Mob Museum and tell how he left the mafia but lived to talk about it
Friday, April 12, 2013
Q&A: Michael Franzese:
Michael Franzese knows he’s lucky to be alive. More than 30 years ago, he was one of the most powerful mobsters in America. In 1980, he rose to the ranks of caporegime, a “capo” or captain, in the Colombo crime family in New York. There he masterminded scams in the auto industry, on union kickbacks and gasoline taxes. He escaped several indictments and earned millions in cash every week.
Photo: Signs from Las Vegas's past are seen during the gr
Joe Downtown: Neon Museum extending weekend hours
Friday, April 5, 2013
Downtown Las Vegas’ popular neon sign graveyard, The Neon Museum, is extending weekend hours to meet demand. Tours will now be offered Sundays, every half hour, beginning at 10 a.m.
Director has no beef with Mob Museum's first year in business
Director has no beef with Mob Museum's first year in business
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A year ago, a day after a Valentine’s Day grand opening celebration that featured 1930s-era gangsters, flappers and the happiest former mayor in the universe, Jonathan Ullman of the Mob Museum arrived at work to confront a stark reality.
Photo: Amari Hall blows bubbles at Lied Discovery Childre
Children's Museum to close Sunday; new location opens in March
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Youth:
After serving more than 2 million visitors over 22 years, the Lied Children’s Discovery Museum on Las Vegas Boulevard North closes Sunday. ...
Fun with science and history
Monday, January 28, 2013
Museum exhibits, popular with locals, keep children as well as adults entertained
Museums and tourists typically go hand in hand, but here in Las Vegas, the Natural History Museum is busier with locals than out-of-town visitors.
Joe Downtown: ShoeZeum's short stint at Neonopolis was plan all along, building owner says
Joe Downtown: ShoeZeum's short stint at Neonopolis was plan all along, building owner says
Friday, January 4, 2013
The ShoeZeum's run in Las Vegas' Neonopolis was more of a sprint than a marathon. But Neonopolis’ owner says the departure of the shoe museum after only three months was according to plan.
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Pop quiz: How well do you know the classic neon signs of Vegas?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
LAS VEGAS HISTORY:
It’s time for a Las Vegas history test, presented one letter at a time. We picture letters from seven signs on display at the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The museum is home to more than 150 signs from Las Vegas casinos and other businesses, including hotels, restaurants and wedding chapels. Scroll through these photos to see if you can tell which casinos or hotels these letters came from.
Photo: Roxie Jekosz reacts after firing a machine gun at
Firing range teams with Mob Museum for new experience
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Business:
Mark Cole greets visitors to his Guns and Ammo Garage, a shooting range where they can travel back to a world of Prohibition-era weapons by firing the classics in a full mob-related experience.
Las Vegas celebrates 79th anniversary of 'Repeal Day'
Las Vegas celebrates 79th anniversary of 'Repeal Day'
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Mob Museum to mark day with party featuring cocktails from era
When the country outlawed alcohol in 1920, millions of Americans turned to a clandestine network of speakeasies and bootleggers in search of a stiff drink.
On anniversary of JFK assassination, investigator looks back
On anniversary of JFK assassination, investigator looks back
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Q&A with Robert Blakey, former chief counsel of House Select Committee on Assassinations
Forty-nine years ago today, on Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza. The assassination and subsequent slaying of shooter Lee Harvey Oswald shocked the country.
Photo: The work of Andy Warhol, such as
Viva Andy: 'Warhol Out West' exhibition to open at Bellagio
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Comprehensive show marks new partnership with Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum
Mover over, Monet: The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is getting a pop art makeover. The Bellagio announced plans this week to bring ...
Photo: G. Robert Blakey speaks in the courtroom at the Mo
Mob Museum marks anniversary of hearings that introduced much of the U.S. to organized crime
Thursday, November 15, 2012
History: Government lawyer who authored RICO anti-corruption law speaks at museum
On Nov. 15, 1950 — 62 years ago to the day — the Kefauver committee stopped in Las Vegas for one of its several hearings exploring organized crime in America.
Photo: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, right, speaks at the dedicat
Nevada's nuclear workers praised at dedication of National Atomic Testing Museum
Friday, October 26, 2012
For decades, Nevada served as the epicenter for the nation’s nuclear arms testing program, hosting more than 1,000 nuclear detonations since 1951 at the test site north of Las Vegas. The state also serves as the central repository for all the information and artifacts related to the country’s nuclear testing program after the Atomic Testing Museum on the UNLV campus was designated a national museum at the end of 2011. On Friday, the museum celebrated its new status with a dedication ceremony featuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other federal officials.
Neon Museum opens its doors with powerful stories and spellbinding artifacts
Neon Museum opens its doors with powerful stories and spellbinding artifacts
Thursday, October 18, 2012
It’s a lovely Saturday morning in Downtown Las Vegas, and we’re in the Neon Museum’s Boneyard, standing before the Moulin Rouge sign’s beautifully scripted font as our tour guide discusses the racial segregation of Las Vegas’ past. We’ve already learned about the 1905 land auction that gave birth to Downtown Las Vegas, and that a mere 90 years later, the fantastic lighted and neon signs that came to define the city were being collected by a local arts organization as the only souvenirs of a quickly vanishing past.
Photo: Laura Henkel, former assistant curator of the Erot
Former erotic museum consultant sues founder, citing affair gone bad
Friday, October 5, 2012
Lawsuits:
The former assistant curator of the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas has filed a suit against the museum's founder, who she says fired her then defamed and banned her from the museum after she ended an alleged three-year affair with him and then refused his advances.

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