Las Vegas fighter Diego Magdaleno gets title shot in Macau

Diego Magdaleno finally got his wish. The unbeaten Las Vegan will get to fight for a world title, and he doesn’t mind going halfway around the world for the opportunity. Magdaleno will fight WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez in a 12-round bout April 6 at The Venetian Macau Resort.

Las Vegas home prices jump 27 percent in January

Home prices in Las Vegas jumped 27.1 percent in January compared with January 2012, picking up where they left off last year as the inventory of homes available for sale remains tight, the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported Friday.

Reduced-price run-throughs could benefit casts, audiences

One of the unfortunate realities of local theater is that shows often open before the cast has had a chance to perform in front of a live audience. It’s the nature of the beast; community theater productions have short runs (as little as one weekend, or, for the fortunate, a couple of months).

Catholic center offering Lenten fish fry

A Lenten fish fry will be offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and every Friday throughout Lent at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center, 4765 Brussels St. It’s $7, and all proceeds will go to the St. Therese Center, which serves people affected by HIV/AIDS. Call 736-0887. ...

Dining Guide: New American

Each week Neon spotlights a different cuisine in the Dining Guide, with New American restaurants this week. Restaurants are rated on a letter-grade scale, from A to F. Opinions by R-J critic Heidi Knapp Rinella (H.K.R.) are indicated by initials. Price symbols are based on the cost of an average entree: $ = entrees less than $10; $$ = entrees $10 to $20; $$$ = entrees $20 to $30; and $$$$ = entrees more than $30.

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