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Curator Alvarez passionate about Las Vegas history and culture
Curator Alvarez passionate about Las Vegas history and culture
Saturday, May 19, 2012
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 ...
Disputes heat up over Mob Attraction artifacts
Disputes heat up over Mob Attraction artifacts
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Guns. Knives. Brass knuckles. Decades after they were used as tools in deadly games of profit and control, pieces of the nation’s mobster past are once again involved in a heated dispute — this time in court.
Photo: A pedestrian passes by tree guards outside the His
A look at 6 renowned projects, features that beautify Las Vegas
Friday, April 13, 2012
City Government:
Several projects designed to enhance the appearance of Las Vegas were recognized this week by Mayor Carolyn Goodman as part of the annual Mayor’s Urban Design Awards. Goodman announced the winners on Wednesday night, during her first State of the City address inside the new City Hall.
Nine family-friendly spring break activities in and around Las Vegas
Nine family-friendly spring break activities in and around Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
School’s out in Las Vegas, at least for the week. With spring break in full effect, students and families may have some extra free time on their hands this week.
Are the Beatles out of order at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian?
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Since the unveiling of the “Abbey Road Traveling Experience” at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at the Venetian on Monday, Beatles fans have ...
Photo: An artist's rendering depicts the outdoor exhibits
Henderson backs off $21 million pledge for Space and Science Center
Thursday, March 22, 2012
City Government:
The city of Henderson is pulling the plug on a $21 million promise to help fund the proposed Henderson Space and Science Center. Tuesday night, the city council unanimously voted to remove money designated for the science center from the city’s land fund and use it for other capital projects.
Photo: Rita Rudner with her husband Martin Bergman and da
Exclusive: Sale of 5,500 Titanic artifacts, including those at Luxor, expected to fetch $180 million-plus
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
If you have a spare $189 million and want to own the entire collection of Titanic memorabilia in time for the 100th anniversary of the ...
Photos: The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road Traveling Experience’ arrives at Madame Tussauds
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
It’s another British invasion, except this time at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at the Venetian. The Beatles’ “Abbey Road Traveling Experience,” ...
Photo: Tom Zaller, new manager of the Mob Attraction Las
Tropicana mob exhibit consultant: 'Nobody has an attraction like this'
Monday, March 5, 2012
Can the Mob Attraction Las Vegas — previously known as the Mob Experience — compete with the newly opened Mob Museum? That's one of the questions we posed to Tom Zaller, consultant for the Tropicana attraction, during a recent interview.
Vegas friends remember former mob prosecutor, casino exec Dennis Gomes
Friday, February 24, 2012
He may have spent the latter part of his career in Atlantic City, but Dennis Gomes will always be remembered as a true “only-in-Las Vegas”-type character.
Las Vegas Art Museum's collection finds new place to hang, at Smith Center
Friday, February 24, 2012
Art works out of storage:
The Las Vegas Art Museum’s collection of contemporary works, which fell out of public view three years ago when the museum closed its doors, is now being loaned to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and being hung in executive offices, corridors and conference rooms in advance of the center’s opening next month.
'Face to Face' poll: Is downtown redevelopment worth the cost?
'Face to Face' poll: Is downtown redevelopment worth the cost?
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will be on "Face to Face With Jon Ralston" tonight to talk about the Mob Museum, City Hall and the open seat on the City Council.
Photo: Andrew De Maio listens to virtual guide James Caan
Tropicana's Mob Attraction to reopen its interactive displays March 1
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana resort, formerly called the Las Vegas Mob Experience, says its interactive portion will reopen on March 1.
Photo: A conceptual model of the Henderson Space and Scie
Henderson puts hold on funding for science museum
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Henderson Space and Science Center is going to have to wait for its next piece of funding from the city.

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