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September 2, 2014

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‘O’ artist released from hospital after suffering injury during Russian Swing act
‘O’ artist released from hospital after suffering injury during Russian Swing act
Thursday, August 28, 2014
An artist in Cirque du Soleil’s production of “O” at Bellagio was injured Wednesday night after hitting the stage while dismounting from the show’s Russian Swing act. Cirque officials have ...
The making of a global disaster
Thursday, August 28, 2014
other voices:
Almost 13 years after 9/11, a jihadi organization with a murderous anti-Western ideology controls territory in Iraq and Syria, which are closer to Europe and the United States than Afghanistan is. It commands resources and camps and even a Syrian military base. It spreads its propaganda through social media. It has set the West on edge through the recorded beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley — with the promise of more to come.
Gift horses gone wild
Thursday, August 28, 2014
other voices:
It’s a tribute to the level of terrible news we’ve been inundated with this summer that the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may qualify as a feel-good story. Unless, of course, you are McDonnell.
The president’s golf address
Thursday, August 28, 2014
other voices:
Fore! Score? And 7 trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State.
Photo: Las Vegas lounge legend Cook E. Jarr performs his
Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
What is to become of Cook E. Jarr, whose name brings to mind the heyday of Las Vegas lounge schmaltz? He arrived more than 30 years ago toting the act Cook E. Jarr & The Krums, ...
Photo: Melody Sweets, Ross Mollison, The Gazillionaire an
‘Absinthe’ is setting up for second, touring production
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
“Given the ever-growing demand for the production and its lauded reputation globally, we decided to engage in discussions with promoters in Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan about the ‘Absinthe’ tour,” Spiegelworld founder ...
When mistakes become deadly
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
other voices:
To be young, male and black in America means not being allowed to make mistakes. Forgetting this, as we’ve seen so many times, can be fatal.
America’s war game
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
other voices:
The NFL will be visiting London this year. Three regular-season games are set for Wembley Stadium, where the NFL has touched down annually since 2007.
Israel and the US might want to rethink Iron Dome’s usefulness
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
other voices:
Strategically speaking, the Iron Dome antimissile shield, precisely because of its effectiveness, has been disastrous for Israel: It has saved Hamas from destruction and has helped to seriously undermine Israel’s image as a civilized state in the eyes of many in the West.
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Add The Wayner to the Nevada 150 all-star show; Cook E. Jarr closes run at Harrah’s
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin landed Mr. Las Vegas for the upcoming sesquicentennial all-star show Sept. 22 at Reynolds Hall: Wayne Newton has agreed to ...
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From downtown to Sunset Station, the creative among us are cranking it up this evening
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Rare is it in VegasVille that we are treated to such a spate of groovy events on a Tuesday night. Tonight is one of those rare nights, as some hyper-creative artists are performing downtown, in Green Valley and on the Strip. ...
Photo: Mario Lopez attends Vegas Nocturne at Rose. Rabbit
On tap for ‘Absinthe’: Twin dancing tandem of Sean & John
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sean and John Scott, more famously known as Sean & John, are premiering in “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace on Thursday night. The duo has most recently performed in “Vegas Nocturne” at the Cosmopolitan’s Rose. Rabbit. Lie. but were left without a stage ...
Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend
Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend
Monday, August 25, 2014
The hotel opened by film legend Debbie Reynolds on Convention Center Drive seems to be fading to black. The Clarion Hotel Casino has reportedly announced ...
Photo: Arash Azarbarzin, president, SBE Hotel Group; Rob
SLS opening draws some real players; Jewelers of Las Vegas accessorizes Fred Segal
Monday, August 25, 2014
The fury of Friday night’s grand opening at SLS Las Vegas has subsided, when guests began waiting in line for as long as 4 hours before the requisite fireworks, ribbon cutting and flooding of the casino floor at midnight. ...
‘Every student in every classroom’
Monday, August 25, 2014
Where I Stand:
A friend of mine who owns a technology company recently told me, “In my line of business, if you’re doing something the same way you did it six months ago, you’re doing it wrong.” I don’t know if change is happening that rapidly in education, but sometimes it sure feels like it.

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