It remains the most renowned bomb to explode in the Silver State since the Nevada Test Site stopped atmospheric nuclear testing in 1962. Of course, we’re talking about the car bomb that nearly killed Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal outside Tony Roma’s restaurant on Sahara Avenue. Oct. 4 marked the 30th anniversary of that infamous incident, memorialized in Martin Scorsese’s Casino. In recognition of Lefty, here is a YouTube video from a 1977 episode of The Frank Rosenthal Show, taped at the Stardust hotel-casino. Rosenthal is joined by Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles in this clip, which shows that Rosenthal, who died in 2008, might have been the worst TV talk-show host ever. Yes, even worse than Chevy Chase.
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.