June 5, 2011 |
Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone - the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names. "It was better in the old days when the mob was still here," said Aiko Shono, a 35-year resident of Sin City. "Everyone had a job, everyone was friendly [and] people were not rude. " Over big, juicy steaks and tender lyonnaise potatoes, Shono and her dining companion, Iris Buck, sighed as they reminisced.
April 29, 2011 |
"Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil" is all-sugar rush, its potential to charm adults and their young charges routinely drowned out by a bigger/faster/jokier ethos. Directed by Mike Disa and scripted by the same team behind 2005's cheeky "Hoodwinked," the film sees Red (Hayden Panettiere, taking over for Anne Hathaway) now training ninja-style with an elite female goodies-making squad called the Sisters of the Hood. Fighting techniques include a flipping maneuver called the Spatula. The Happily Ever After agency, meanwhile, run by British-accented frog crime solver Nicky Flippers (David Ogden Stiers)
October 30, 2009 |
Wayne Newton is telling fans "Danke schoen" after 50 years in Las Vegas and hinting that his latest run could be his last. But the singer synonymous with Sin City says he's leaving himself an opening in case he wants to perform after April. The man known throughout the world as "Mr. Las Vegas" says retirement is possible, but that decision won't hinge on the success of his new show that opened Wednesday night at the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Instead, he says, it depends on whether his itch to keep working conflicts with his desire to spend more time with his 7-year-old daughter.
September 23, 2007 |
You'll talk about: "Heroes." It may not have won big (or at all) at the Emmys, but "Heroes" can boast of being one of the few shows last season that was a commercial success while racking up critical acclaim ("Ugly Betty," we haven't forgotten you!). This week, the show that turned Hayden Panettiere into a tabloid star returns. (Monday) You should already be talking about: "Dancing With the Stars." It's an awesome lineup this year!
November 26, 2006
Cole Porter may have written "I Get a Kick Out of You" in 1934, but in 2006 I got a kick out of your excellent Vegas coverage that entailed many different facets of Vegas life (The Vegas Issue, Nov. 5). I especially enjoyed the article by Mark Childress ("His Mission: Blow $1,000"), which described how he continually failed to lose the allotted $1,000 given to him to gamble away, but finally decided to give it away to homeless people on Fremont Street. I also discovered that Mr. Las Vegas, a.k.a.
November 5, 2006 |
Wayne Newton arrived in Las Vegas as a fresh-faced 17-year-old singing sensation, looking like the result of a science experiment involving Brylcreem and estrogen. It was 1959, and to put his Las Vegas tenure into perspective, that was the year that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died, that Fidel Castro first took command of Cuba and that American Airlines scheduled its first transcontinental jet flight from Los Angeles to New York.