Heavy Metal

Leave it to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to turn architecture into music: The centerpiece of the complex, which will open in March, is a 17-story carillon tower. Here, Phil Dravage, a technician for bell manufacturer Verdin, helps hoist one of the center’s 47 cast bronze bells up the tower. It’s heavy labor—the bells weigh a total of 29,500 pounds. But come March, when they ring out over the Valley, our battered civic hopes will soar.

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I’ve always wanted to have a say in how a big poker tournament is structured. I got my chance when the new professional poker league, Epic Poker, asked me to get involved in a tournament it’s running this weekend at the Palms. It’s a satellite to win a seat in a nationally televised $1,500 buy-in Pro/Am event in August that could lead to a $20,000 seat in a main event that will also air nationally. Making that final TV tourney is a long shot, so what’s important now is getting a fair return on the money you pay to enter the satellite, and that’s where “the deal” comes in.



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