Only a woman of genuine modesty would be asked to speak about women who made a difference in the arts in Nevada and fail to mention herself. Angie Wallin is that woman.
When I attended my first Las Vegas Philharmonic concert Feb. 4, I was surprised that so many applauded after movements, the separate parts of a musical composition. This seemed like a serious music crowd. Didn’t they know better?
John Bonaventura and Lou Toomin were freshmen legislators when I first met the less-than-dynamic duo during the 1993 Legislature. My impression then: losers
Alumni of the old Las Vegas High School worry that its historic buildings will be torn down or fall down from benign neglect.
Nonstop flights are the best, and I am particularly fond of Ireland. So the news that Aer Lingus wants direct flights between Dublin and Las Vegas sparked my pitiful rendition of “Molly Malone.”
I sometimes write about things that are expected to happen. Then they don’t. Here are three recent examples.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. recently announced it is placing an Amazon Echo in every Las Vegas guest room. How many visitors know that their requests could be stored and retrieved, not by the hotel, but by Amazon?
Dario Herrera says he has turned his life around. Again. “As long as you align your actions with what is right, honest and kind, you’ll be OK,” he said at a mentoring session. Good advice. If only he had followed it when he was younger.
The days of wine and roses, when lobbyists courted Nevada legislators with lavish meals and gifts, have ended.
During her State of the City speech when Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman stressed cooperation among government entities, she mentioned the city may leave the county’s Regional Justice Center and build its own municipal courthouse.