Mercedes Martinez is impossible to ignore—and many of us have tried. If she’s not on your radio (Mix 94.1-FM) the day after your wife has borrowed your car, she’s being voted Most Popular Las Vegan in a contest run by your favorite magazine (see WeeklySeven.com/64). Why have we (or at least our women) loved her so on the No. 1-rated Mark and Mercedes in the Morning show for more than 14 years? Is she super smart? Is she super funny? No and no. She’s simply super when it comes to discussing stuff that Americans deeply care about: pop sociology and interpersonal relationships. The show falls somewhere between a hair salon and Facebook, and if you care about such things as “first-tier friends vs. second-tier friends” or the latest celebrity nonsense, then Mercedes—who, we admit, does have an affable, everyday charm—is your perfect hostess.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.