These days drummer Sandy Nelson qualifies as an All-American oldie but goodie. At 76, Nelson moves with a little less pep than in his prime as a versatile drummer in Los Angeles for three decades before moving to Boulder City, where he's resided the past 27 years and remains a treat to watch play.
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Casino king Sheldon Adelson probably wouldn't mind stacking the deck in the Republican presidential primary — it might save him a few million in campaign contributions — but would he be willing to pack the house at an upcoming debate at The Venetian?
I'm not sure even the gutsiest bookmaker would take a bet on it, but the current bad news for daily fantasy sports companies could eventually be very good news for Las Vegas and the rest of the gaming industry.
In a gaming pantheon bejeweled with mega-resorts, the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino won't set records. But it remains an important development for the city of Las Vegas.
The man without a country came to Las Vegas the other day and checked into one of the Strip's better resorts. He gambled with two fists, as is his habit, and ate a nice steak.
Nevada's budding reputation as an arid wonderland of renewable energy has taken some hits lately.
After many years and countless hours of investigation, this week we learned that federal prosecutors in the massive HOA fraud case are more than vouching for the character of the multimillion-dollar scheme's No. 2 defendant, Ralph Priola.
A playful photo of the Container Park's smoking praying mantis was depicted in the latest Las Vegas 360 Equities Research newsletter from Wells Fargo Securities near a summary headlined, "Downtown Vegas is coming back strongly!"
Here's a little tip: If you raise the subject of tipping in Las Vegas, you're asking for a reaction.
Gerald Denono, aging killer and former Las Vegas wiseguy, has always been the creative type. In a Florida state prison for the 1973 murders of an elderly woman and a criminal partner, Denono learned the barbering trade and in 2010 completed two drawing classes.
Danny Meyer might need to hire a food taster the next time he visits Las Vegas. The New York restaurateur and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group has a juicy presence in Las Vegas.
Independent filmmaker Stan Armstrong is once again telling an intriguing story from the heart of the real Las Vegas. His latest effort is "City Within a City," which focuses on the century-old Las Vegas Paiute Tribe and its diminutive reservation not far from Fremont Street.
North Las Vegas is a nice place to visit, but would you want to live there? When it comes to a majority of the city's firefighters and police, the answer is no.
The business pages are filled with the high-rolling decisions of Nevada's corporate casino giants, but it's a strategy emerging from the diminutive Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite that has me intrigued.
Take a drive through North Las Vegas, and witness a tale of two towns. There's the tough, careworn afterthought of a burg that grew up outside the prosperous city lights of Las Vegas.
Maybe there's something in the water. Perhaps it's the blistering heat of the summer sun or the bone-numbing cold of the winter wind across the Great Basin.
Nevada Day is officially Oct. 31, but that's not the only scary coincidence on the calendar where the Silver State is concerned, UNLV associate history professor Michael Green says.
The hair that hits the floor at West Hill Barber Shop these days is grayer than it once was. Customers don't crowd into the friendly confines of Jerry Stump's clip joint as they did a generation ago.
State Attorney General Adam Laxalt makes a zealous argument for his decision to contradict Gov. Brian Sandoval and pull Nevada into a lawsuit aimed at knocking down new regulations that will restrict development of sage grouse habitat on public lands.
Ben Kim, the crooked ex-cop, wants an early release from probation. Frankly, I can't blame him a bit.
Its feathers are positively cerulean. Its morning chirrup and late-day warble are music to the wanderer's ears. As Nevada's official state bird, it holds an honored rank befitting its beauty and song.
It's not my job to plug other publications, but you have to love USA Today's "Back to the Future" commemorative edition Thursday. It was over the top and an absolute hoot.
It's safe to say any motion before the court that begins with a quote from Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" is designed to confront the issue of race in the legal justice system.
Visitors to the Saturday session of the 2015 Vegas Valley Book Festival at Historic Fifth Street School had the opportunity to meet a wide variety of wonderful authors. They also saw a long line that flowed from the courtyard, down a hall and into the middle of the poetry jams. Who was this literary rock star?
Talk about a bad beat and a headache straight out of "The Hangover." Las Vegas publisher Anthony Curtis' latest offering, "Fantasy Sports, Real Money," goes to press next week.