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    Rebels Make Short Work of Sacred Heart in 82-50 Win

    No, UNLV’s 82-50 win over Sacred Heart on Friday probably isn’t going to move the needle much for the Rebels in the long run. They came into the game with a vast and obvious talent advantage, a massive size advantage, and home-court advantage. So even though the Rebels’ 32-point margin of victory was their Read […]

  • Music

    Blues Fusion, Funk-Rock and Synth-Pop

    By Jarret Keene

    Imagine Dragons’ music is played everywhere these days, but the reason you’ll find me at their 8 p.m. December 30 homecoming show at The Joint in the Hard Rock is because of opening act Parade of Lights.

  • Music

    Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds Reflects on 2013

    By Camille Cannon

    Dan Reynolds is on tour in Italy when he picks up the phone. As the frontman for Las Vegas breakout act Imagine Dragons, he’s traveled the world and ascended the charts. The band’s full-length debut, Night Visions, has sold 1.7 million copies since its 2012 release, and the band was named Billboard’s Top Rock Artist of 2013.

  • With the DJ

    Aoki New Year!

    By George Peele

    Being Steve Aoki is a dangerous job. But paparazzi and stalkers are the least of the music celebrity’s worries. The Japanese-American DJ is the Evel Knievel of the EDM world, stage diving and crowd surfing on the regular. A trampoline leap gone wrong in Puerto Rico earned him a trip to the emergency room.

  • Nightlife

    The Death of the Auto-Gratuity?

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    Every Las Vegas nightclub server knows the beauty of the automatic gratuity. That $500 bottle of Grey Goose that gets a 20 percent auto-grat is the key to a far better living than pushing crab specials at Red Lobster. But an IRS ruling going into effect January 1 may have some nightclubs considering doing away with auto-grats altogether.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Wolfgang Gartner

    By Sam Glaser

    Six years after releasing his first single, Wolfgang Gartner is at once a house-music veteran, one of its freshest innovators and one of its most outspoken critics. The Grammy-nominated American producer with eight Beatport Top 10s now shuns the chart’s redundancy. The DJ commonly credited with helping to create the “complextro” genre now rejects the pigeonholing of genres. The prolific festival headliner also denounces the prevailing monotony in his peers’ festival sets. Good thing Gartner, who returns to town January 4 to spin at XS, is a change catalyst who leads the industry by example.

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