When the Mountain West Conference tournament takes over the Thomas & Mack Center March 8-10, several teams have a legitimate shot at cutting down the nets. Stars such as San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin and New Mexico’s Drew Gordon should make their usual big contributions, but tournaments like this aren’t always decided by the brightest name on the marquee. Here’s a look at seven of the tournament’s X-factors.
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.