What will go in Trop's fresh new space?

Tropicana Las Vegas President Alex Yemenidjian says he was “not proud” of his hotel’s vintage showroom, which perhaps had a subconscious effect on how it underperformed in recent years.

'Full Chicken Poetry Slam' back at Double Down

The “Full Chicken Poetry Slam” returns to the Double Down. The winner gets $100 and The People’s Whiskey will perform. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the saloon at 4640 Paradise Road. The show is free; call 791-5775.

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.

Same Sex Mary reflects its earthy Boulder City roots

It's a bright, crisp Wednesday afternoon, and Elvis' voice floats on the breeze that intermittently blows by. "This is probably the most modern music you'll hear at this place," notes James Adams, singer-guitarist for Same Sex Mary, sitting at a...

Act and success go on for magical duo

Penn & Teller are bumping up there with Vegas greats such as Tom Jones and Siegfried & Roy in the number of shows they have logged on the Strip. But next month, it's all about Busey.