What is the Los Angeles Times’ obsession with our city? This story about Lisa Medford, who claims to be the first topless showgirl on the Strip, appeared on the front page of the Times’ website. We were about to dismiss it as just another regurgitation of Vegas stereotype, but then—maybe it was the photo of Medford, now 74, standing beside a life-size cutout of herself at 19 that grabbed our attention—we started reading and couldn’t stop. Medford, who still resides here, dishes about her wild past, including the time she declined Cary Grant’s request to bear the Hollywood legend’s child. OK, Times, you win this one.
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.