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Fossil find is a horse, of course

The extinct horse, known as Equus scotti, has been definitively identified from bones recovered from a northwest Las Vegas hillside

The Smith Center to Host Mariachi Festival

Students from the Clark County School District’s mariachi and ballet folklorico programs are slated to participate in the 2012 Latin Chamber of Commerce Mariachi Festival starting May 22.

Residents eager for new facility to open

Cornerstone Park hasn’t officially opened yet, but that hasn’t stopped Hender­son resident Terrell Chandler and others from using it.

Movement and drums meld in Rhythm Dance In-Fusion

It starts with the rhythm. Fingers tap on a tightly stretched drum skin. Heads sway in a larger pattern. The dancers don’t come out on stage so much as they sashay gently out of the wings dressed mostly in white, festooned with beads and jiggling jewelry. The outfits seem calculated to enhance the notion of motion, to amplify each sway of their bodies.

Literary Las Vegas: Oscar Goodman

Among messages from “Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas — Only In America,” written by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman with George Anastasia, are: Everyone has the right to the protections of the Constitution; and the courts, the FBI and the police were not opposed to “allowing abuses to take place in the ‘interest of justice.’ “

Book Briefs for May 21-27, 2013

This week’s literary events include a signing by former Gov. Bob Miller and an appearance by author/tattoo artist Kat Von D.

Cowboy out, Silver Sevens on the way

The signs at Terrible’s Hotel & Casino are changing as the property shifts directions to go with a new identity.

Muay Thai throw down: Promoter wants share of fighting limelight

It’s not easy launching a new combat sport organization in a town that’s already home to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the king of all mixed martial arts promotion companies.