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Reel meets real at Nevada State Museum screening Saturday

Reel life meets real life when “The Las Vegas Story” — and the Howard Hughes story — share the spotlight at the Nevada State Museum at 4 p.m. Saturday. A screening of the Hughes-produced 1952 movie (starring Victor Mature, Jane Russell and Vincent Price) will be followed by a discussion of Hughes, his anti-Communist stance and the House Un-American Activities Committee.

‘Jonestown’ gives crowd up-close view of insanity

A unique theatrical experience unfolds. Table 8 Productions’ presentation of “Jonestown” puts us into the story as members of the megalomaniac Rev. Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple congregation, famous for committing mass suicide in 1978 by drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid at its compound in Guyana.