One for the Ages
The rise of The Smith Center, frame by frame
October 7th, 2010
Touring The Smith Center for the Performing Arts as it’s being built in Symphony Park is the best way to appreciate what goes into a facility whose purpose is to elevate the arts. While the scaffolding is still up and the walls are unfinished, details are evident that no patron will ever see. Read more »
What drives a mere mortal to become a pickup artist?
September 30th, 2010
Ryan Jaunzemis is having a good night. He’s broke, sporadically employed, and his car has been repossessed. But tonight he’s looking sharp and feeling good. One friend loaned him her car for the night, another bought him a beer, and most importantly, he’s looking forward to an evening of his favorite pastime. “If you’re broke,” he says, “the only thing you can do is pick up chicks.” Read more »
An exotic journey through the textures and colors of fall
September 23rd, 2010
Photos by Jana Cruder, JanaCruderPhoto.comAssistant: Jennifer JanePhoto retouching by Ara KotchianMakeup by Whitney Urichuk, oneluvagency.com, using Obsessive Compulsive CosmeticsHair extensions by SinprettyStyling by Kate Riney, Kate-Riney.comModel: Anna Didenko with Pinkerton Model & Talent in Los AngelesShot on location at Studio 9 in Los AngelesSpecial thanks to Joseph Morelli, Sharon Taylor and Ali Lazar Read more »
Modern saint or clever fame seeker? Either way, Robin Hood 702 is a man of mystery.
September 16th, 2010
Robin Hood 702 is a self-proclaimed professional gambler who is making a name for himself without giving his name. His mission: turning his skills at the blackjack table into financial salvation for those in need. Read more »
Fall Arts Preview
September 9th, 2010
• Performing Arts: Dance Theater director driven to build an arts legacy in Las Vegas • Art: Las Vegas artist finally gets a solo showing of the latest—and perhaps greatest—of his luxurious cross-cultural works • Literature: Autumn brings a bounty of fresh Las Vegas literary efforts • Music: From the bands to the vibe, our homegrown music festival just keeps getting better Read more »
Can anybody turn around UNLV football? Perennial winner Bobby Hauck gets the chance to find out.
September 2nd, 2010
As the crowd files into the UNLV football auditorium, Bobby Hauck assumes his position at the front of the room. Some 24 hours from now, when he officially kicks off his first fall camp as the Rebels’ 10th head coach, Hauck’s audience in this building will consist of college football players squeezed into the seats to hear the marching orders from their new general. Read more »
With the Sun in Our Hands
Solar energy is the power of tomorrow. Can we afford it today?
August 26th, 2010
I have not seen this bumper sticker, but surely it exists somewhere, uniting the environmentalist and the evangelist: God wants you to have solar energy. A solid pitch. And it’s hard to argue with the supposition, given the empirical evidence that there is indeed a gleaming ball of fire in the sky. Read more »
Meet seven of the key characters who lend extraordinary support, as well as some extra color, to AFAN’s annual Black & White bash
August 19th, 2010
The colors may be stark, but the Black & White Party is never boring. Instead, this major fundraiser for Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) remains—even after 24 years—one of the hottest events on the Las Vegas social calendar. And the 2010 version (9 p.m. Aug. 21 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, $35, afanlv.org) looks to be another spectacle of fashion and frolicking. From DJs to bankers to self-described “winos,” partygoers can expect to see the unexpected, with a diverse array of characters coming out to support one of the city’s most beloved organizations. Read more »
Hear no evil. See no evil. Film no evil.
Rewinding to the front-page days of Bobby Berosini, his orangutans and the dancer who made them infamous
August 12th, 2010
It began 22 years ago when Ottavio Gesmundo was a dancer in Lido de Paris, the headlining show at the Stardust. One night when he was onstage, Gesmundo saw headliner Bobby Berosini beat one his orangutans. Back then, Berosini was a star in Las Vegas and around the world, famous for his ability to coax tender, humorous performances out of his orangs. Gesmundo, on the other hand, was an anonymous dancer facing a difficult choice: Should he say something about what he saw, or just keep quiet? Read more »
Best of the City
From art galleries to dog parks, foot rubs to food on a stick, we bring you a celebration of the things that make Las Vegas great.
July 29th, 2010
From art galleries to dog parks, foot rubs to food on a stick, we bring you a celebration of the things that make Las Vegas great. Read more »