Sept. 30 marks the 77th anniversary of the dedication of Hoover Dam, which remains one of the architectural wonders of the world. The Denver Post ran a photo gallery commemorating last year’s anniversary, posting 54 shots that date from 1930, before construction of the dam began, to a 2010 aerial view of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. The photos are spectacular in scope, including shots of the desert landscape that would eventually become Lake Mead, a 1932 photo of downtown Boulder City and dozens more that capture the innovative engineering techniques that went into creating the man-made marvel. Even today, the dam retains its iconic status, and these photos only serve to remind us why that is.
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.