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In brief: Guy Fieri’s son decides on UNLV, National Poetry Month and more

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Flavortown, the sequel Of course Guy Fieri celebrated the first anniversary of his first Vegas restaurant by riding the High Roller with some fans (including New England Patriots star Julian Edelman) and serving up slider versions of the Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger on the Linq’s patio. But he also announced his son, Hunter, would be following in his footsteps and attending UNLV, planning to pursue a career in food and beverage. Translation: Be ready for another generation of frosted-tipped off-the-hookness. —Brock Radke

Urban casinoization There’s no question that casinos bring jobs, entertainment and even culture to an area, but now there’s a research paper asserting they can play key roles in urban revitalization. International consulting firm Global Market Advisors presented the findings of “Casinos and the City” on April 14 at a commercial gaming conference in Beijing. The full report is at globalmarketadvisors.com/white-papers, offering suggestions on developing casinos that not only provide jobs and tax revenue, “but stimulate commercial activity around the casino and enhance the quality of the communities in which they are located.” —Erin Ryan

Poetry in motion April is National Poetry Month, so maybe it’s time to consider if you or someone you know might be the right wordsmith to succeed inaugural Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna. The county is seeking new candidates to serve in the honorary position, someone to promote the art form locally for a two-year term beginning June 1. The candidate must be at least 18 and available for lots of public activities. Nominations are due May 1. For nomination requirements and other information, visit clarkcountynv.gov. —BR

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Brock Radke has been writing about Las Vegas for almost two decades. He currently serves as editor-at-large covering entertainment and ...

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