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TIME’S UP: Wynn Art Gallery closes

If you have a Rolex, it’s time to check it and note the passing of the Wynn Art Gallery. If you don’t have a Rolex, you’ll be able to purchase one at the Wynn Las Vegas Rolex store on the site of the closed Wynn Art Gallery. Turns out casino boss...

Danny Gans: A ballplayer at heart

Being a ballplayer at heart, the start of May would have set Strip star Danny Gans’ competitive juices flowing. For ballplayers, this time of year brims with great promise. Gans, who died early Friday morning at age 52 , was once a ballplayer with a...

Gans gave back to Las Vegas

Danny Gans, who died of unknown causes at his home early Friday at age 52, liked to talk about how good Las Vegas was to him. Whenever he was in public, he rarely passed up a chance to thank the town that helped make him a star as an impersonator...

Hickey gives UNLV a thumb in the eye

Art critic guru and author David Hickey was his usually reserved self in an interview with Dave Berns Monday morning on “ KNPR ’s State of Nevada.” With Las Vegas art scene insider Libby Lumpkin at his side, Hickey clobbered much of the local scene...

Tropicana’s woes continue

The beleaguered Tropicana, one of the few Las Vegas casinos that disproves the adage “location, location, location,” continues to fade like a cheap suit on the Strip. Mired in bankruptcy, its management seemingly bereft of innovative ideas, the Trop...

Place your banner here

The responses continue to pour in after a recent column calling for new themes for the banner that now hangs above the office door of Gov. Jim Gibbons. Of course, not all the responses will fit on a banner. Some wouldn't fit on 10. A nerve has been...