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After putting heads on notice with 2010’s Therapy Sessions, Radio Ramone’s 2011 project, Blind Man’s Dream, landed on prominent hip-hop blogs, including and, and catapulted the Vegas native from being another local talent to an MC who could quite possibly find his way to a record label. With a new album, Abstract Radio, on the horizon, the MC whose name pays homage to the boombox-carrying character in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing will be taking his craft to the Vegas StrEATS Festival stage on May 12 (600 E. Fremont St., 6 p.m.-1 a.m., free, If the DJ Finyl-produced lead single “Don’t Love Me” is any indication, Ramone will open his soul for your consumption.

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Open letter  to Mitt: Embrace Donny & Marie


Open letter to Mitt: Embrace Donny & Marie

By Steve Bornfeld

Yo, Mitt—over here. Acting as your (apolitical) adviser, may I suggest a campaign stop? Our bastion of fulsome wholesomeness: Flamingo’s Donny & Marie show. Why: The M Word. Rightly or wrongly, the Mormonism of Mitt is in play. (Politically indifferent readers, we’re addressing the Mittster, a.k.a. Mr. Romney, presumptive Republican presidential nominee.) Portrayed as so colorless you’d lose a personality contest to a coatrack, you’ve made some voters and pundits uneasy as the enigmatic face of a religion many don’t understand and some fear.