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  • UNLV Goes to Sweet 16 Against Oregon!
    The Runnin Rebels are on a roll! In one of the biggest upsets in the Chicago NCAA men’s basketball tournament, UNLV beat second-seeded Wisconsin 74-68. Moving to the third round for the first time since 1991, we are proud of the grit this team is displaying. From...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Tickets for So African de Klerk
    The Barrick Lecture Series will be featuring former South African President and promoter of peace and democracy, Frederik Willem de Klerk at the next event of this season. De Klerk will speak on “Bridging the Gap: Globalization without Isolation” on April 17...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • Spring Equinox Celebration
    This Tuesday, March 20 is the spring equinox, or first day of spring. Days and nights are exactly equal in length (equi equal, nox night), the sun’s path (sic) is directly over the equator, the moon is new and it will all be celebrated at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality....
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • A Wild Celtic Night
    We had a late start on St. Pat’s Day celebration. A day long seminar at the Las Vegas branch of the National Speaker’s Association and the election for the Board of Directors of our high rise kept me busy until evening. By the time we got to McMullan’s...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Numerology Class
    There is a numerology workshop being offered Sat Mar 17 with Virginia Wade. What is Your Life Purpose? Learn to understand your significant other. What career is right for you? $35. Transformations, a Healing Place. Call 702-252-3502 1725 Rainblow Blvd, Ste 25 Las Vegas...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 07:03 pm
  • Steel Drumming from the Virgin Islands
    There are few musical sounds more thrilling than the powerful reverberations of steel drumming. The World Vibration Concert Series presents the music of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on Sun Mar 18 @ 2pm. The event is sponsored by Clark Country Parks and Rec. Call 702-455-7340...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 04:03 pm
  • Lawry’s Hosts Benefit for Rainbow Company
    The Rainbow Company has terrific programs that expose children and youth through high school to drama, by giving the opportunity not only to view live theatre, but to participate in the production. It is run by the City of Las Vegas and has been honored with national awards...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Henderson St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    If you are looking for an old-fashioned parade to celebrate St. Pat’s Day, then head down to Water Street in Henderson from 11a-1p. The parade will have 125 entries, with marching bands, bagpipes, “special interest vehicles” and the USAF Honor Guard from...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • The Electric Car Association
    Remember the film, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Well, the Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association is still here and meets the 3rd Sat each month at the Clark County Library, 10:15 am. Their talk centers on electric cars naturally, and they usually have a couple...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Dam Short Film Society Family Films
    The third Saturday of each month, the Dam Short Film Society screens generally PG rated films, with some adult themes and some adult language. The showing is from 6:30p-8:30p and they ask for a $4 donation. Viewing is at the Boulder Dam Hotel, 1305 Arizona Street, Boulder...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • Spanish-speaking Theatre
    The Tayrona Theater Company performs plays in Spanish and has two performances this weekend. The first play “La Institutriz“, by Russian Anton Chekov is a classic about dignity and respect in an abusive world. “Se Busca” by Salvador Enriquez, deals...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • The Gazillionaire Show
    The New American Theatre Project is presenting for one weekend only “The Gazillionaire Show.” It promises live music, dancing girls, special guests and cheap booze! “Money can’t buy happiness…oh wait, yes it can.” That quote reminds me...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Great Party for Debut of Verge
    The upcoming mid-rise condo project in uptown-downtown Las Vegas held a party last night to celebrate the Grand Opening of Verge’s Lifestyle Center. With police directing traffic on Main Street and the huge parking lots full, you knew the minute you arrived that something...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • ex Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka to be Les’ Guest
    Les’s Wines & Vines is the primo wine-tasting event of each week. Les takes his radio show around town each Thursday, rotating venues from the Strip to Off the Strip. The tasting usually includes three varietals and appetizers served by the hosting restaurant....
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Lee’s Beer Experience coming
    Look for details on a great concept promoted by Lee’s Discount Liquors. They will be hosting an tasting event with all domestic hand-crafted beers, tentatively scheduled for May 12. I wil definitely give you all the details as soon as I hear. But if you love brew...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • UNLV beats Georgia Tech at NCAA
    UNLV 67 Georgia Tech 63! I’m sure this is no news to you basketball fans. You undoubtably listened to every minute of the game. Like I said before, I’m not a big sports fan, but even I get excited when the hometown does good. And it’s especially sweet...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Free Las Vegas Wind Quartet Concert
    The Performing Arts Division of the City of Las Vegas certainly does it part to bring diversified cultural events to the public. It is sponsoring the Las Vegas Wind Quartet on two Sundays, Mar 25 and Apr 22 at 3 pm. Funding is by grant from the Music Performance Fund with...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • CCSN Jazz Singers
    The Community College of Southern Nevada will feature a vocal jazz solo night with each student individually highlighted. There will also be with ensemble performances. The musical selections will range from jazz standards to Broadway tunes. Tues, Mar 27, 7:30 pm. Tickets...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • UNLV Wind Orchestra Concert
    The Quest is a performance of the UNLV Wind Orchestra on Sun Mar 25. The cost of tickets is only $8, and UNLV Faculty & Staff can get two free tickets. There are some additional small service and handling fees. Call 702-895-2787 to purchase or go online to pac.unlv.edu....
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Tropicana Theatres, independent movie house closes
    When I started doing this blog about events in Las Vegas, I had NO idea how quickly things change in this town. I should have guessed that if buildings can go up and down in a matter of months, that events on the human scale would be measured in hours. I am sorry to report...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Chicago Blues Busters @ Rocco Capozzoli’s
    Larry “Wild” Wrice has put together a new sound for Friday nights. The Chicago Blues Busters features Larry on double bass drums, Bruce Harris on keyboard and Gary Sprewell on upright bass. You will have an evening of oldies but goodies, R&B and soul. ...
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Fiesta Latina de la primavera
    Lest we forget that not everyone is Irish, or wanna be Irish, I want to give a mention to the Spring Festival happening this Sunday, Mar 18 at Freedom Park. This is going to be an all day celebration of Hispanic culture with exhibits, food, and of course, music. What is...
    by at March 15th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Verge Grand Opening Tonight with Mayor Goodman
    There is yet another Downtown Grand Opening in the mix. The Verge is having its coming out party in true Vegas style. Anytime you have Mayor Oscar Goodman, you have a good show. With the promise of food, drink and celebrating with “key players of old and new Las...
    by at March 15th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Photos of Stardust Implosion on the Web
    If you’re interested in viewing a sequence of photos of the Stardust Implosion, taken from my balcony at the Regency Towers, starting at about 2 1/2 hours before the final collapse, go to picasaweb. I did not have the benefit of tripod or telephoto lens, but used the...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • 300 the Film
    This is a fun film, if you don’t mind a lot of gory battle scenes. The cinematography is amazing; you are left in a nowhere land between reality and comic book animation. It’s really very well done. Gerard Butler is marvelous as King Leonidas. That Scottish...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Democrat Presidential Candidates on Health Care
    I received a comment from the SEIU clarifying some incomplete information published in the R-J. The moderator for the event will be Karen Tumulty, political correspondent for Time magazine. The priviliged audience for the Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum on Health...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dance
    If guzzling green beer doesn’t fit your idea of a St. Pat celebration, you might try the St. Patrick’s Day Dance at the Charleston Height Arts Center. With the Don Burke Orchestra, it definitely looks to be a tamer and more civilized party than in other spots...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at UNLV PAC
    Part of the series the New York Stage & Beyond, UNLV is presenting the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The dance company of eleven, all classically trained, perform an eclectic repertoire. Choreography includes creative works by Twyla Tharp and David Parsons. Tickets range...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Cirque du Soleil Auditions 2007
    I saw The Beatles “Love” at the Mirage Sunday night and was wondering again where Cirque du Soleil finds their incredible dancers and acrobats, not to mention where they get their ideas. One answer is recruitment by email to participate in artistic auditions...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 06:03 am
  • Stardust Goes Down in a Blaze of Glory
    Either someone read my article or I was expressing a very common sentiment, cause the powers that be not only removed the implosion from the cloud of secrecy (albeit with only 12 hours notice), but arranged a phenomenol light show worthy of the demise of the grand dame....
    by at March 13th, 2007 at 08:03 pm