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September 25, 2012
'Vegas' Where: CBS When: 10 p.m. Tuesday Rating: TV-14-V (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with an advisory for violence)
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April 24, 2014 | By Jay Jones, reporting from Las Vegas, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
Those instant cameras that Polaroid popularized in the mid-20th century (“Meet the Swinger! The Polaroid Swinger!”) are now right where they belong: in a museum in Las Vegas. You'll find the museum in the two-story Polaroid Fotobar shop at the Linq, the new entertainment and retail complex along the Strip. The Fotobar stores - there are four in Florida besides the Vegas location - offer photo gifts created from your own photography. Polaroid, its museum website says, was the Apple of its day. Its foldable SX-70, the low-cost Swinger ($19.95)
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NEWS
August 22, 2011
Caltrans has opened two northbound lanes of Interstate 15 through the Cajon Pass as fire crews battled two blazes along the well-traveled highway. Lanes have remained opened on the southbound side, but traffic in both directions is jammed. Kevin Forrester, superintendent of the Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area in the San Bernardino Mountains, said the fires are at least five miles away but he decided to evacuate campers. “We see smoke, so we're just trying to do it as a precaution," Forrester said.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Jay Jones
The colorful characters from a world-famous Sin City pawn shop take center stage in a new show at a Strip resort. The cast of "Pawn Shop Live! " lampoons the quirky members of the Harrison family, owners of Gold & Silver Pawn and stars of the History Channel's popular “ Pawn Stars ” show. The clan has endorsed the show. Some of the Harrisons have said they will make surprise appearances on stage as their schedules allow. The show, which originally opened downtown at the Golden Nugget , has relocated to the Riviera on Las Vegas Boulevard, just a couple of miles south of the real-life pawn shop.
TRAVEL
January 3, 2010 | From The Los Angeles Times
Through April 30 The King's Ransom Where: Imperial Palace Highlights: Observe the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth (Jan. 8) by visiting this collection of movie costumes, personal artifacts from Graceland and more. Info: (866) 523-5660, www.imperialpalace.com Jan. 15-17 International Sporting Arms Show Where: Riviera Hotel Highlights: Dozens of vendors will display their wares. The Las Vegas Antique Arms Winter Show runs concurrently.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Michael Phillips
A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set, "Last Vegas" is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better. The four stars of the thing, born between 1937 and 1947, are Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The set-up: Lifelong Flatbush-born pals reunite for the bachelor party of the Douglas character, a Malibu slicko marrying a much younger woman. Old grudges reignite; new hijinks (bikini-contest judging, fistfights with twerps one-third their age) ensue; a tax attorney turned Vegas lounge singer (?
NEWS
June 2, 2011
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2009
Richard Abowitz asks, "What makes Vegas so special?" since gambling is virtually everywhere these days ("Get Rid of the Ho-Hum Headliners," Jan. 18). He goes on to say that nice hotel rooms are prevalent, fine dining is not limited to Vegas, and shopping is everywhere. What's left is the claim of Vegas being the Entertainment Capital of the World, but is it? Big names come and go as do good and bad times. Unfortunately, the bad times are with us right now. According to Abowitz, the way to draw people back to Vegas is to bring back big-name headliners that appear only in Vegas.
NEWS
February 5, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Has it come to this? Nobu Matsuhisa has a new hotel with 24-hour sushi service. Sushi fanciers can hole up in Vegas at the new Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and “get into bed with Nobu for breakfast, lunch and dinner” per the breathless prose of a news release. Nobu is such a global brand now. Sometimes it's hard to remember that Nobu Matsuhisa the sushi chef who turned the genre on end started out in L.A. via Peru at Matsuhisa on La Cienega Boulevard. Now like Cher and Madonna and Beyoncé, he goes by one just one name: Nobu.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas -- but it doesn't stay on Tuesday nights. CBS announced it is moving freshman drama "Vegas" to Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT -- the slot that the network had previously announced "Golden Boy" would take up. Though a new episode of "Golden Boy" will air this Friday in that slot as scheduled (hey, why not make use of those ads while they can?), that's where its end-of-the-week airings stop. PHOTOS: It's going to be a long, dull summer without Jon Stewart Instead, "Golden Boy," the new cop drama created by Greg Berlanti , will stay put on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, after performing well in the "Vegas" slot during its preview airings on Feb. 26 and March 3. It won its time period in total viewers and key demos, with each episode averaging 10 million viewers, a  2.6 in adults 25-54, and 1.7 in adults 18-49.
OPINION
April 23, 2014
Re "Vegas' water drying up," April 21 "Future droughts and a warming climate … could spell trouble for the city's 2 million residents" - that strikes me as a monumental understatement about what lies ahead for Las Vegas. Climate forecasts published years ago in respected scientific journals clearly predicted increasing dryness over the next several decades, a pattern that will eventually become devastatingly severe. Long-lasting drought has been predicted for most of Africa, southern Europe, the Middle East, most of the Americas, Australia and Southeast Asia.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. For six years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been building an intake straw below the reservoir's two existing pipes. Due for completion in fall 2015, critics say it may not provide a long-term solution. An ongoing drought and the Colorado River's stunted flow have shrunk Lake Mead to its lowest level in generations.
NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Chef Guy Fieri returned to Las Vegas to open his newest restaurant on Thursday, 24 years after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The new 200-seat Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar is the first he has launched since the creation two years ago of Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Manhattan, which received a memorably scathing review in the New York Times. "Why is one of the few things on your menu that can be eaten without fear or regret -- a lunch-only sandwich of chopped soy-glazed pork with coleslaw and cucumbers -- called a Roasted Pork Bahn Mi, when it resembles that item about as much as you resemble Emily Dickinson?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
A pair of registered sex offenders now accused in a string of Orange County slayings had cut off their electronic monitoring devices in 2012 and fled to Nevada, where they stayed at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, court records show. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 46, both had served prison time on sex crimes and pleaded guilty to failing to register as sex offenders when they were picked up two weeks later in Las Vegas, according to authorities and court records.
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Terry Gardner
If you love being the first to sleep in a new hotel, this deal checks you into a hot new hotel as Las Vegas temperatures start to cool. SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is scheduled to open on Aug. 25 and has an opening offer  for a discounted stay in a superior king room when you book a minimum two-night stay by April 30. The deal offers a Sunday-Thursday rate of $109 and a weekend rate of $139 for stays Sept. 1-Dec. 27. The rate doesn't include taxes or the $25 daily resort fee. Blackout dates are Nov. 3-6. SLS Las Vegas will have three towers and more than 1,600 rooms.
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Jay Jones
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2008
Steve Friess' article on gays and lesbians in Vegas was right on ["Come as You Are, the Party Is a la Carte," June 19]. It quoted a study stating Sin City was the No. 2 most popular travel destination for gays and lesbians before Vegas even made an attempt for the gay dollar. So, no matter what your sexual orientation is, Vegas welcomes all of it with open arms and hungry pockets, which is a good thing. Where else on this planet can you find a venue that loves everybody not for what they are, but for how much money they are willing to lose, while at the same time having fun doing it?
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Here's what to do when you win big in Vegas: reserve the new Krug Chef's Table at Michelin two-star Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace. For two to six guests, the multiple-starred French chef will  create a menu of up to 13 courses paired with Krug Grande Cuvée and Krug Rosé. Guests watch their meal being prepared in the kitchen via a live video feed and "enjoy the company of" Olivier Krug and Guy Savoy via an iPad application. The surroundings are certainly first class.
TRAVEL
April 13, 2014
Vincent Bevins wrote that, "São Paulo was built by immigrants from Italy, Japan, Portugal and Lebanon, among others... " ["Culture by Day, Partying by Night," March 30]. That is quite an interesting tidbit about the place that received the majority of the slaves shipped to the Americas. I suppose they are the "among others. " John Anderson Chicago Airlines horror story We recently returned from Amman, Jordan, using Air France business class to Paris, and experienced a new level of disservice.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
- On a night when the toll of a lengthy boxing career was going to be tested in another multimillion-dollar world-title fight, the promise of a limitless future in the sport was also displayed. Oscar Valdez, a 23-year-old two-time Olympian from Nogales, Mexico, who trains in Santa Fe Springs, won his first belt, the North American Boxing Federation super-featherweight title, with a fourth-round knockout of Florida's Adrian Perez, 33, on Saturday. "Everything we practiced in the gym we showed in the ring today," Valdez (10-0, 10 knockouts)
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