Enjoy a Prohibition-era classic with modern art at the Palms

The Palms’ new center bar Unknown features the work of bad-boy modern artist Damien Hirst, including three shark segments in formaldehyde suspended above the bar. The Bee’s Knees cocktail, however, is a flashback to the Prohibition-era, tweaking a classic combination of gin, lemon and honey with the acidity of hibiscus and a savory touch of sage.

Olympian Kerri Strug headlines Best of Nevada Preps Awards banquet

None of the high school athletes being honored Sunday was alive in 1996 when Kerri Strug propelled the U.S. gymnastics team to Olympic gold. But Strug has plenty of experience that will resonate with young athletes regardless.

Survival movie ‘Adrift’ is hopelessly lost at sea

The lost-at-sea survival tale “Adrift” is based on a true story, but it plays out like mediocre “Life of Pi” fan fiction that started with the premise “What if Pi were a young woman wearing short shorts and bikinis and the tiger in the boat was an older, hunky Brit?”

Ducati to auction custom Scrambler motorcycle for charity

On Saturday, a custom Scrambler build will cross the auction block at Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction at the South Point, with full proceeds going to Shriners Hospital for Children. The one-of-a-kind motorcycle was customized as part of Ducati’s Maverick program by prolific celebrity tattoo artist Grime.

Mecum Motorcycle Auction returns to South Point

Following the success of the inaugural summer Mecum Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction last June, which achieved $4.4 million in sales with an 80 percent sell-through rate, Mecum will again return to the South Point this Friday and Saturday with an estimated 600 vintage and collectible motorcycles on offer.

Texas Roadhouse to open first Southern Nevada location

Texas Roadhouse, a steakhouse chain known for bread baked on site and buckets of peanuts at every table, will open its first southern Nevada location Oct. 1.

$11M UNLV grant could change how medicine is practiced

With a new $11.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, UNLV wants to help the country move to a more data-driven approach to medicine.

Mormons struggle with racism 40 years after ban was lifted

The Mormon church on Friday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith’s most sensitive topics.

Aces announce TV, radio deals for WNBA home games

ATT SportsNet will broadcast 15 of the team’s 17 home games, and all 17 regular-season home games and playoff games will air live on Las Vegas ESPN radio affiliates KWWN-AM (1100) and KWWN-FM (100.9).

Strong hiring in May cuts unemployment rate to 18-year low

U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April.

 
The summit’s back on: Trump and North Korea’s Kim to meet June 12

A top aide to Kim Jong Un visited the Oval Office on Friday, ready to hand off a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump amid talks between the two sides aimed at reviving an on-again, off-again nuclear summit.

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