June 28, 2013 |
Country music singers and songwriters Aaron Benward and Brian McComas on Friday begin the fifth year of “Nashville Unplugged,” their weekly Las Vegas show. The duo will celebrate the show's anniversary at the Red Rock resort with special guest Rivers Rutherford , who has written songs for such Nashville stars as Faith Hill, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban. “Nashville Unplugged” goes beyond a concert performance. Guests share the stories behind their lyrics before performing the songs with Benward and McComas.
July 17, 2013 |
One of the world's most celebrated pizza makers will bring his talents to Las Vegas with the September opening of Pizza Rock. Pizza Rock , 201 N. 3rd St. in Las Vegas' Downtown3rd neighborhood, won't be just another pizza parlor. It's headed by Tony Gemignani , an 11-time World Pizza Champion who has several times defeated Italians on their home turf. Italian and American-style pizzas will be served. They include the Napoletana-style Margherita, a crust topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and sea salt that won the World Pizza Cup in Naples, and the Cal Italia, a pie featuring various cheeses, prosciutto and fig preserves.
April 15, 2011 |
Lady Luck or Lady Liberty? Las Vegas edged out the Big Apple on a postage stamp that bears the likeness of Sin City's diminutive replica of the New York City landmark instead of the original. It wasn't intentional, U.S. Postal Service officials said, but there are no plans to correct the mistake. Though 2 billion of the stamps were issued Dec. 1 -- and 3 billion were printed -- the agency learned of the discrepancy only last month. "A stamp collector looked at the image and noticed that's not the original, that's the replica, the Las Vegas version," said Roy Betts, manager of community relations for the Postal Service in Washington.
March 18, 2007 |
IT'S a dark and crowded theater in New York. The curtain has only been up five minutes, and Steve Wynn, the billionaire owner of the Wynn Las Vegas hotel, leans in, grips my knee and whispers in my ear: "Eric," he says, "this will be great in Las Vegas. " "Yes," I say, "it will. " Then I realize, slightly disappointedly, he means "Spamalot. " My future as a billionaire's date is still up for grabs. "Can I give you a ride home?" he asks nicely. I'm thinking 6th Avenue, but he means L.A. Well, OK. He flies us home in a plane bigger than my boarding school.
September 7, 1991 |
After an intense public outcry, Las Vegas officials are shying away from plans to kill desert tortoises not adopted or relocated within five days after being found on properties slated for development. Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury said Friday he will introduce a resolution at the next Board of Commissioners meeting to scrap the option of euthanizing tortoises. The board is likely to approve the proposal at its Sept. 17 meeting, commissioners said.
November 28, 2012 |
It's back. Megabus , which offered low-cost bus service to Las Vegas from L.A. in 2007 and then withdrew from the market, will begin service between the two cities on Dec. 12, it announced Wednesday. Like Greyhound , which also has recently introduced low-cost service to Las Vegas from L.A., Megabus hopes to lure Vegas-bound Angelenos out of their cars and onto modern coaches with one-way fares starting at just $1. “We've seen impressive growth throughout North America and are confident that our 21st century double-decker buses with Wi-Fi and power outlets combined with our outstanding prices will be a success among California and Nevada residents,” said Mike Alvich, Megabus.com's vice president of marketing and public relations.