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Downtown Las Vegas

The awards recognize and celebrate projects that enhance Las Vegans' quality of life.

City of Las Vegas reveals 2016 Mayor’s Urban Design Award winners

February 8th, 2016

The awards recognize and celebrate projects that enhance Las Vegans' quality of life.

  • As We See It

    The 17-member First Friday Foundation is now tasked with making the operation solvent and spurring engagement.

  • As We See It

    After three months without a First Friday festival, Las Vegas will see the return of the monthly arts and culture celebration in February.

  • Dining News

    Chef Justin Kingsley Hall is set to bring his SLO-Boy concept to the popular shack in Dino's parking lot.

  • As We See It

    Keep calm and have a beer—the bar is open.

  • As We See It

    Downtown, patios are the new brunch, or something like that.

  • As We See It

    Mark Rowland compares Fremont Street’s growth to that of children: When you see them every day you don’t notice the changes; it’s only when you’ve ...

  • Music

    The Long Beach musician talks growing up with his bandmates, New Year's resolutions and more.

  • Dining

    The Downtown doughnut shop will be closing before the end of the year.

  • As We See It

    Merchandise is being liquidated in the space that's been around since the 1950s.

  • A&E

    Rehabilitation of the center is possible, but it may depend on the rest of the Cultural Corridor.

  • Fine Art

    After two years in Downtown Spaces, the grassroots gallery is changing hands.

  • Music

    “Neon Reverb has always been about our bands and our venues, and there’s something special about a truly Vegas festival.”

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  • Kats Report

    John Katsilometes relays a message from CEO Jim Murren about why SpongeBob SquarePants will not be welcome at the new entertainment …

  • Incidental Tourist

    We look at the Strip's forthcoming pedestrian retail development by comparing it to the one open across the Boulevard.

  • Kats Report

    Sometimes you don’t see the busy weeks coming. The week just passed was one of those in VegasVille, a weeklong rollout of parties, performances and ...

  • A&E

    Where to get your grub and buzz on while watching the Big Game.

  • Kats Report

    To the millions who have seen “Jubilee” over its 34-year history, the costumes have been as much a part of the show as the performers. ...

  • Dining News

    Plus, Burger Lounge is coming to Aria, February is super-sweet at Hexx, and Via Brasil is doing Carnival.

  • Kats Report

    During the past two days, we’ve hit Brody Dolyniuk’s orchestral production at the Smith Center, visited Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 at Hard Rock Hotel, met up ...

  • Kats Report

    This week, Monday By the Numbers focuses on Super Bowl 50, where we finally drop the Roman numerals and ask the question, “In how many ...

  • Kats Report

    If “Twisted Vegas” is beguiling, “Spoofical” is just brutal. That’s how that show feels even in rehearsals, and by David Saxe’s description. ...

  • Kats Report

    One performer who will not rock in Rio for long is Mark Shunock, the magnanimous actor who portrays Lonny who has announced on his Facebook ...

  • AP

    People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time ...

  • Kats Report

    Paul Johnson can at once rock, and build, the house. A man who hammers it down on and off the stage, Johnson has ascended the ...

  • Dining

    The pan roast has reached local icon status, a true must-eat. Now there’s another place to get it.

  • Nightlife

    With more than 100 beers to choose from, giant versions of Jenga and Connect Four and a menu of tasty bar bites, Beer Park is ...

  • As We See It

    The 17-member First Friday Foundation is now tasked with making the operation solvent and spurring engagement.

  • Industry Weekly

    It’s been riding high for almost 16 years, since the resort opened, more than a lifetime in Vegas club years.

  • As We See It

    "It’s so beautiful to be able to stress the body in a certain way and watch it adapt, down to a cellular level."

  • As We See It

    Soon, you won’t have to “like” your friends’ bad news on Facebook.

  • Industry Weekly

    His stylish success makes his new performing residency at Light Nightclub one of the most interesting Vegas bookings of the new year.

  • Kats Report

    No one is spared in Spoofical. Magicians. Dance troupes. Casino moguls. Superstar headliners. Smut-pamphlet passers on the Strip.