Two dining trends that started gradually in Las Vegas during the past couple of years picked up speed in 2013.
So while Las Vegas’ 2013 arts-and-culture scene lacked the lightning-bolt impact of The Smith Center’s 2012 arrival, there were plenty of signs of life — and growth.
At the height of triumph, a tragedy.
Historians may look back on 2013 as the year of “blockbuster fatigue,” as an unprecedented number of big event movies tanked this summer.
Original, buzzworthy scripted dramas turned up in some of the most unexpected places in 2013.
If these are the songs you grew up with, and Britney Spears is an emotional touchstone in your life? Welcome to Las Vegas!
It was the end of the sad reign of the Seattle-soggy concert french fry.
Documentary filmmakers A.J. Schnack and David Wilson knew it would be easy to make fun of Branson, middle America’s flag-waving, family-friendly celebration of musical variety shows and early-bird dinner specials.
Despite summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to coming in just shy of $11 billion at the box office for 2013, the largest take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline.
Even as new filmmaking centers help spread Hollywood’s wealth around the world, the boost to local economies comes at a personal cost to the specialists who must follow the work. As movie production migrates from place to place, friendships get left behind and raising a family can be difficult.