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Downtown Las Vegas

This wasn’t a concert. It was a history lesson.

A rare Rakim drop-in gets the legendary MC’s Vegas fans frenzied

January 30th, 2015

This wasn’t a concert. It was a history lesson.

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    New noodles at the California are a good start.

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    "You made it possible for me to buy a real piece of art, because you saw the look in my eyes and wanted me to ...

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    The brewery features a well-rounded menu for craft-beer lovers, as well as newbie hopheads.

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    Where to start at the Arts District brewpub.

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    There’s no science here. Just silliness. But tell us we’re wrong about the mantis.

  • A&E

    The King or Costello? You don't have to choose at the Bunkhouse this weekend.

  • Fine Art

    The immersive exhibition at Brett Wesley modulates light and space before the eyes.

  • Stage

    And with a sly sense of humor even in its darkest moments, the show isn't all horror.

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    Downtown's newest coffee shop features cups brewed fresh to order and Latin comfort foods.

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    Flockflockflock looks have been wrought from business cards, origami cranes, Post-its, lights strands, picnic-table covers and confetti. If it’s pliable, designer Jennifer Henry can probably ...

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    His 11th Street Records—and his faith that an old-fashioned vinyl store can thrive here—has music fans talking.

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    Two years after a crowdfunding campaign raised more than $250,000 for a renovation, the project's prospects seem as uncertain as ever.

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    Known for large, hard-edged wall constructions, Ryan reveals a softer, more intimate side at the Downtown space.

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    Trifecta owner Marty Walsh closes her Arts Factory space, which became a staple of the arts scene for its consistency and quality, at the end ...

  • A&E

    Galleries and neighborhood venues hold down the festival fort on January 2.

  • As We See It

    Keep your eyes peeled for 1,000 brown-paper boxes meant to "spread a little cheer and #LocalLove around town."

  • Hot Spots

    Plus, an Ugly Sweater Party at Ghostbar and a toy drive at a hookah lounge.

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  • Dining

    From Shake Shack to Guy Fieri and hangover burgers to jerk turkey burgers, let the battle for the best commence!

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    In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed the ...

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    Bar bite buffets, open bars and butler-style service. Where are you watching this Super Sunday?

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    Soccer moms in Summerlin? Too easy. Henderson residents watching the DIY Network and eating at Panera? Zip Code Lookup is kinda creepy ...

  • As We See It

    There’s no science here. Just silliness. But tell us we’re wrong about the mantis.

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    The brewery features a well-rounded menu for craft-beer lovers, as well as newbie hopheads.

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    Porn stars and pinot noir—because why not, right?

  • Incidental Tourist

    New noodles at the California are a good start.

  • Weekly Q&A

    "Flying used to be this fantasy. We’ve realized it. Going to the moon. Going underwater in the deep. But people have yet to get the ...

  • Dining

    We’ll mention these tasty legends even though we don’t have to.

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    The empire-building chef and restaurateur just opened his new classic French brasserie at Aria.

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    The annual porn convention returned this year with more space to explore and an expanded seminar series for fans.

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    Few changes to four-venue roster, which includes Diplo, Zedd and Avicii.

  • Dining

    With the right embellishments, meat-free burgers can be great.

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    White Castle sliders resemble burgers about as much as a Velveeta-Rotel dip resembles Mexican food. Which is to say: There’s very little in common, but ...