Las Vegas city streets will turn into a blowout celebration of music, arts and food for a three-day stretch starting Friday, but the scene Life is Beautiful revelers will see is in stark contrast to the lives of those who dwell on the city’s streets.
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The 44th Annual Greek Food Festival, hosted by St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Las Vegas, served up baklava, spanakopita and more authentic Greek cuisine during its three-day run, which ended Sunday.
The park, named in recognition of Paiute ancestors, includes a multi-use field, turf volleyball field, a tot lot and basketball courts, is located at 9347 Cimarron Road, south of Blue Diamond Road.
Those who made the 12-mile trip outside Las Vegas to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on Saturday also took a step about 140 years into the past.
After a calm, clear day, the night’s wind and thick dust turned Black Rock City into an otherworldly post-apocalyptic scenescape in Northern Nevada.
At his camp, called “The Outback,” at the outer edge of Black Rock City, Michael Mikel cradles his plastic yellow mug on an overcast morning at this year’s festival and reflected on how it all began.
At less than eight feet tall, the Jedi Dog Temple is pint-sized compared to the other installations dotting Burning Man’s playa, and so is its creator.
Burners are causing a stir in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for a few more days at Burning Man .
Along a narrow two-lane highway, a week before the counterculture colossus known as Burning Man would ignite for another year, the faithful were already arriving; howling out of car windows at the midday sun, getting stoked for that Mother of all Parties in the desert.
About 500 miles from Las Vegas, a blank stretch of desert has been transformed into a functioning city for just more than a week through the efforts of both organizers and the attendees themselves.
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