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Report: Local economy gets sunnier

For the first time in more than three years, all of the major monthly indicators tracked by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority came in positive.

Lennon’s ‘lost’ Las Vegas weekends recalled

His musical presence still quakes the Strip, from The Mirage production bearing his rock band’s name to the revolving fab faux’s “woooh!”-ing smaller venues. But John Lennon, slain 30 years ago Wednesday, once had a physical presence in Las Vegas, too. It’s well-documented that the Beatles played in Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 1964, and stayed that night at the Sahara. But few fans realize that Lennon returned twice more to Las Vegas, during his mid-’70s separation from wife Yoko Ono.