April 14, 2014 |
Comedian George Wallace is about to end his 10-year run on the Las Vegas Strip. He has announced that his show will go dark later this month. Wallace , who celebrated his show's 10th anniversary during a star-studded performance in March, said his last 10 p.m. show at the Flamingo will be April 26. "I've been headlining longer than any other African American comedian, and that includes Redd Foxx and Sammy Davis Jr.," he said. "[Jerry] Seinfeld wants me to go back on the road with him," Wallace said of his longtime friend.
February 2, 1989 |
Grace Hayes, legendary Las Vegas and Hollywood nightclub hostess of the 1940s and 1950s, died Wednesday at a convalescent home. She was 93. Forty years ago, Hayes operated the Las Vegas Strip's most chic nightclub, The Red Rooster. In its day, the nightclub catered to customers such as Howard Hughes, Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel and a host of Hollywood movie stars. Before that, she owned and operated a movie stars' nightclub hangout called Grace Hayes' Lodge in the San Fernando Valley.
June 4, 2008 |
Construction workers building a massive casino complex on the Las Vegas Strip were expected to return to work after a one-day walkout over safety concerns at the site where six workers have died since 2006. The general contractor of MGM Mirage Inc.'s CityCenter project will arrange for worker safety training and allow union and business leaders full access to the site at all times, union officials said.
February 24, 2009 |
MGM Mirage and Dubai World are in talks with Deutsche Bank for the $1.2-billion loan they need to complete their CityCenter project on the Las Vegas Strip, according to three people with knowledge of the discussions. Deutsche Bank may merge its Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino tower with the CityCenter project, and provide the loan in return for an equity and debt stake in the venture, the people said.
May 19, 2010 |
Frank Gehry's buildings can look unfinished or unruly — even a bit chaotic. But they often have surprisingly direct metaphorical stories to tell. Walt Disney Concert Hall is a joyously informal ship of state for a city keen to come together, if only for a few hours, in a collective experience. Gehry's own house in Santa Monica, a modest pink bungalow the architect wrapped in colliding layers of corrugated metal and chain link, is an unabashed affirmation of the workaday, un-pretty built landscape of Southern California.
January 23, 1989 |
Irving (Ash) Resnick, a longtime gaming figure credited with luring high rollers to the Las Vegas Strip, died Wednesday. He was 72. Resnick died of heart failure at Humana Hospital Sunrise after being hospitalized after a long bout with cancer. His forte was bringing gamblers to Las Vegas casinos for high-stakes gambling, and he organized the first junkets that later became a fixture of the casinos.
February 22, 2006 |
Police blasted out a 20th-story window and stormed a room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino, arresting a gunman who authorities say killed a man and shot at police and a security guard during a six-hour standoff. Police would not say how they shattered the window in the 35-story Harrah's Carnaval Tower, describing it only as a tactical diversion. The alleged gunman was uninjured.
June 29, 2001 |
An explosion on the roof of Caesars Palace hotel-casino Thursday injured three people and sent black smoke billowing over the Las Vegas Strip. Clark County Fire Department spokesman Bob Leinbach said a propane tank on a third-floor roof exploded at 11:24 a.m., igniting a brief two-alarm fire . A construction worker was burned on 20% of his body and received shrapnel-type injuries, and two guests received burns and concussion-related injuries.