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New Year's Eve 2011

Dave Rice, UNLV's new head basketball coach, speaks during an introductory news conference Monday, April 11, 2011.
The top local sports story of 2011: Hiring Rice to run the Rebels
Dec. 28, 2011
From Dave Rice putting UNLV basketball firmly back on the national spotlight, to IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dying after crashing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Bishop Gorman High football dominating again, it's been a memorable 2011 on the Las Vegas Valley sports scene. Here's a look at the top 10 moments.

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Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses sings during a 2010 concert in Abu Dhabi. The band will close out its 2011 U.S. tour with a Dec. 31 show at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
New Year's timing could be better, but 'powerful' weekend is expected
Dec. 28, 2011
If Las Vegas casino bosses could pick the perfect day for New Year’s, it wouldn’t be a Saturday. A Thursday would fit the bill, laying the foundation for a four-day party weekend. A Monday would be almost as good, with a long weekend run-up the festivities. To be sure, no one’s complaining about this year’s turn of the calendar, as a record 314,000 visitors are expected New Year’s weekend to spend $192.6 million on non-gaming items.
Bon Appetit's Uncork'd "Sparkling Brunch with Guy Savoy" event at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace on May 5, 2011.
The most expensive New Year's Eve dinners in Las Vegas
Dec. 27, 2011
New Year’s Eve is often a night of excess, and Las Vegas corners the market on indulgence. Some people might go overboard with drinks on the Strip. Others will dance the night away in clubs.

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The Black Eyed Peas -- Will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo and Apl.De.Ap -- at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 23, 2011. On New Year's Eve, Fergie will host the grand opening of 1 OAK Nightclub at the Mirage, while Will.i.am will spin at Surrender at two of the many Las Vegas NYE celeb-studded parties.
Guide to New Year's Eve in Las Vegas
Dec. 26, 2011
This New Year’s Weekend you can choose to party with three-quarters of the Kardashians, one-half of the Black Eyed Peas, or two one-quarter of the Jersey Shore cast. Those are just a handful of the celeb hosts in town for what has become one of the biggest nights in the world of Las Vegas nightlife.
Las Vegas city and tourism officials, at Fashion Show on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, announce details of the citywide 2011 New Year's Eve party.
Eighth fireworks show added to New Year's Eve celebration on Strip
Dec. 14, 2011
Revelers heading to the Strip this New Year’s Eve will have even more opportunity to watch fireworks than last year. Las Vegas tourism officials have added an eighth pyrotechnics display to the lineup.
Fergie and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas perform at Haze in Aria on May 20, 2011.
From Fergie to Snooki to Britney, celebs earn top dollars for Las Vegas New Year's Eve appearances
Dec. 14, 2011
For some celebrities, sipping champagne and being seen at a Las Vegas club this New Year’s Eve will earn them a larger paycheck than their actual jobs headlining TV series, reality shows and concert tours.
Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses sings during a 2010 concert in Abu Dhabi. The band will close out its 2011 U.S. tour with a Dec. 31 show at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Guns N’ Roses to play New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas
Nov. 15, 2011
Las Vegas' upcoming New Year's Eve celebration just got a lot louder. Veteran hard rock band Guns N' Roses has announced it will close out its 2011 U.S. tour with a Dec. 31 show at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Metro says 227 arrests made during New Year's in Las Vegas
Jan. 5, 2011
Metro Police said today they arrested 227 people during New Year's Eve celebrations and booked them into the Clark County Detention Center for a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses, including 68 for drunken driving.

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Workers clean up in front of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on the Strip early on New Year's Day.
On the morning after, Las Vegas Strip recovers from New Year’s Eve festivities
Jan. 1, 2011
As the sun rose over Las Vegas for the first time in 2011, the Strip was quiet and cold despite the rowdy party it hosted a few hours earlier.
Metro makes 107 arrests during 'relatively quiet' New Year's Eve
Dec. 31, 2010
The biggest night of the year in Las Vegas didn't lead to any major problems for Las Vegas police, but a number of people were arrested for drunken driving, law enforcement officials said.

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Authorities keep watchful eye over New Year's festivities
Dec. 31, 2010
As an isolated event, it might not raise many eyebrows — the theft of a propane tank. But when law enforcement officials at the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center noticed an increase of propane tank thefts across the valley prior to New Year’s Eve last year, they did what they are trained to do. They put smaller pieces of information together to form the bigger picture.

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Stephanie Wilcox and John Schenk of Washington, D.C., laugh while looking at a photo just taken of them during the New Year's Eve Tribute Palooza at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.
Revelers celebrate new year with downtown rock festival
Dec. 31, 2010
The lights went dark, the first lines of the Zombies’ “Time of the Season” blared from the speakers and the psychedelic light show began overhead to kick off New Year’s Eve at the Fremont Street Experience.

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Fireworks explode over the Las Vegas Strip just after midnight Jan. 1, 2011. This photo was taken from Mix atop The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.
Las Vegas Strip crowds brave winter's chill for New Year's Eve celebration
Dec. 31, 2010
As yellows, purples and reds burst through the night sky, more than 300,000 New Year’s revelers packed Las Vegas to usher in a year many hope will be better than the last. Partiers stood jammed together along the Strip at midnight, eyes gazing up to watch the fireworks.

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Notable Nevadans share New Year's resolutions, hopes for a brighter 2011
Dec. 31, 2010
New Year’s Eve is about looking forward to the new year and making a few self-improvements along the way. And like many others in the Las Vegas Valley, notable residents have their own set of changes they hope to achieve in 2011.

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Pyrotechnicians with Fireworks by Grucci set up the New Year's Eve fireworks and covers them with plastic on the roof of Treasure Island Thursday, December 30, 2010.
Vegas fireworks must compete with glitz of the Strip
Dec. 31, 2010
Shiny green comets, red peonies with white pistils, silver palm trees and a barrage of other fireworks will burst, boom and pop over the Las Vegas Strip tonight to ring in 2011. “Probably the part with the most excitement is after you give the fire cue,” said Felix Grucci, executive producer of pyrotechnics for the show.

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