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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.
Las Vegas Mob Museum sees its 100,000th visitor
Las Vegas Mob Museum sees its 100,000th visitor
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Attractions:
The Las Vegas Mob Museum recently recorded its 100,000th visitor and is on track to reach 200,000 by the end of the year, Executive Director Jonathan Ullman said.
Photo: Moderator Allan Palmer, CEO and executive director
UFO military secrets revealed, but revelations spark more questions
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The U.S. government has been accused of a long-running, massive cover-up of a secret agency that solely deals with evidence and information ...
Photo: A view of a pedestrian bridge over las Vegas Boule
Cultural Corridor 2.0: no longer the forgotten hub
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
What had been envisioned—promised, even—by city leaders two decades ago fell by the wayside.
Attorneys use ruling from 1601 in fight about mob artifacts
Attorneys use ruling from 1601 in fight about mob artifacts
Monday, September 17, 2012
courts:
Attorneys for the opposition to Las Vegas Mob Experience developer Jay Bloom are using an English court ruling from centuries ago to try to disprove what they call nonsensical and fraudulent legal claims he has made in a case about mob artifacts.
Photo: Nike shoes are displayed during the grand opening
ShoeZeum, with 2,500 pairs of Nikes, opens in downtown Neonopolis
Friday, August 31, 2012
Entertainment:
The owner of the world's largest collection of Nikes is named Jordan Michael Geller. Steve Geller named his son after the legendary Chicago Bulls player ...
Famed casino signs will be stars of the show when Neon Museum opens in October
Famed casino signs will be stars of the show when Neon Museum opens in October
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A fenced-in lot near Las Vegas Boulevard in downtown Las Vegas has for years been the final resting place for some of the city’s historic neon signs, drawing only the occasional tourist, local or history buff inside for a tour. But come October, the sign graveyard will spring back to life.
Photo: Wayne Newton speaks to reporters after a court hea
Judge's decision keeps Wayne Newton museum project intact
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Estranged partners want to dissolve project management company
Wayne Newton’s wealthy Texas business partners told a Clark County District Court judge today that they no longer can have a working relationship with the longtime Las Vegas entertainer.
Former mobster goes from robbing to writing
Former mobster goes from robbing to writing
Sunday, July 22, 2012
'Sinatra Club' author recounts working with John Gotti
It all began with the Hershey’s kisses. As a young boy, Salvatore “Sal” Polisi would steal pieces of chocolate for his sister. As he grew older, he graduated to stealing cars, robbing banks and running gambling operations.
‘Pawn Stars’ regular loans McCarran chair to museum
‘Pawn Stars’ regular loans McCarran chair to museum
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
‘The Old Man’ accepts honor from Clark County Commission
Wearing sunglasses and a no-nonsense air of authority, Richard “The Old Man” Harrison from TV’s “Pawn Stars” made his way Tuesday morning into the Clark County Commission chambers to be honored — and to leave behind a couple of gifts.
Natural History Museum celebrates 21 years of learning
Natural History Museum celebrates 21 years of learning
Saturday, July 14, 2012
For a brief moment Saturday, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum aquarium room was particularly festive. It was because of the museum's 21st anniversary ...
Have you seen this sign? Las Vegas Strip landmark missing
Have you seen this sign? Las Vegas Strip landmark missing
Friday, June 8, 2012
A favorite Las Vegas landmark is missing, and the Neon Museum is on the hunt for answers via Facebook. The Neon Museum and Boneyard posted a photo of the Glass Pool Inn sign on its social media page Thursday, accompanied by the words “Have you seen this sign?”
Curator Alvarez passionate about Las Vegas history and culture
Curator Alvarez passionate about Las Vegas history and culture
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Q&A:
It’s not unusual to hear Brian “Paco” Alvarez on KNPR one day, run into him at the Beat the next and then find him at a Fremont East watering hole later that week or at a Fifth Street School forum or lecture.
Photo: Retired Army Col. John Alexander.
National Atomic Testing Museum unveils Area 51 exhibit
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
It was once one of the most secret places in America, so secret that the U.S. government denied it even existed. Maps were altered so that its ...

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