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DINING: Boxing Day and last-minute gifts

Boxing Day — a traditional English holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas — will be marked with a special dinner on Sunday (Dec. 26) at the Crown & Anchor British Pub, 1350 E. Tropicana Ave., and the Little Crown & Anchor, 4755 W...

DINING: Buying locally, learning and eating

“A Handmade Shopping Event” is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at fresh52 Artisans & Farmers Market in Sansone Park Place, 9480 S. Eastern Ave. The event, which will focus on buying local, will include holiday wreaths, holiday gift...

ENTERTAINMENT: Smithson to join 'Viva Elvis'

“American Idol” contestant Carly Smithson will join the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis,” perhaps as early as Saturday. The Irish singer was a sixth-place finalist on the show’s spring of 2008 season, won by David Cook. She has since been...

ENTERTAINMENT: Cirque to be filmed in 3-D

James Cameron is turning his 3-D cameras on Cirque du Soleil, executive-producing a film that will collectively promote the company's resident titles on the Strip. The theatrical feature will be directed by Andrew Adamson, whose credits include “...

ENTERTAINMENT: Caliendo to wrap Monte Carlo run

Comic impressionist Frank Caliendo will pull the plug on his Monte Carlo residency next spring, cutting short what originally was touted as a 10-year deal after about 17 months. “(T)he demands of traveling from Phoenix and away from my family have...

DINING: This is Back-Up Friday for plumbers

It may be Black Friday to retailers, but the day after Thanksgiving is Back-Up Friday to plumbers, because it's one of the busiest days of the year for them, according to the wags at ARS/Rescue Rooter. And why would that be, you may ask? Because...