The livelihood of Las Vegas has been wounded before, and it might be again, but the idea of Vegas is forever.

Las Vegas is more than a place, and it can’t be taken from us

October 12th, 2017

The livelihood of Las Vegas has been wounded before, and it might be again, but the idea of Vegas is forever.

  • Our team. That sounds good. Especially right now.

    Our team. That sounds good. Especially right now.

  • Great things are happening here daily, in galleries like Random Alchemy.

    Great things are happening here daily, in galleries like Random Alchemy.

  • Fun fact: the work is 48 percent completed.

    Fun fact: the work is 48 percent completed.

  • The pop icon plays Mandalay Bay Events Center October 14.

    The pop icon plays Mandalay Bay Events Center October 14.

  • Chuckie plays what appears to be the last daytime set of the season at Encore Beach Club Saturday.

    Chuckie plays what appears to be the last daytime set of the season at Encore Beach Club Saturday.

  • Abel Tesfaye remains one of modern music's most intriguing figures.

    Abel Tesfaye remains one of modern music's most intriguing figures.

  • The LA-based electronic pop trio plays Intrigue at Wynn Thursday night.

    The LA-based electronic pop trio plays Intrigue at Wynn Thursday night.

  • Terrell’s music explores the middle ground between country and rock ‘n’ roll.

    Terrell’s music explores the middle ground between country and rock ‘n’ roll.

  • His savvy isn’t limited to basketball and business.

    His savvy isn’t limited to basketball and business.

  • We’re particularly looking forward to the Greg Norman burger with buttermilk-dill dressing, blue cheese and arugula.

    We’re particularly looking forward to the Greg Norman burger with buttermilk-dill dressing, blue cheese and arugula.

  • The new facility offers classes in contortion, hand-balancing, pilates and yoga.

    The new facility offers classes in contortion, hand-balancing, pilates and yoga.

  • “This could’ve been any one of us. We all go to concerts.”

    “This could’ve been any one of us. We all go to concerts.”

  • “Consider that a hug from your grandma,” she said as she wrapped her arms around me.

    “Consider that a hug from your grandma,” she said as she wrapped her arms around me.

  • Also, Vegas rapper Ekoh and local band The Rhyolite Sound celebrate their new music releases.

    Also, Vegas rapper Ekoh and local band The Rhyolite Sound celebrate their new music releases.

  • It plays out as the most perfunctory, least personal disco to which he has ever put his name.

    It plays out as the most perfunctory, least personal disco to which he has ever put his name.

  • It sounds sleepier and more contemplative than 2014’s Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar.

    It sounds sleepier and more contemplative than 2014’s Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar.

  • It’s an improvement over 2005’s muddied, electronic-heavy solo debut, at least.

    It’s an improvement over 2005’s muddied, electronic-heavy solo debut, at least.

  • Meet the new Wolf Parade … even better than the old Wolf Parade?

    Meet the new Wolf Parade … even better than the old Wolf Parade?

  • It aims to promote the great American art form through education, live performance and advocacy.

    It aims to promote the great American art form through education, live performance and advocacy.

  • Uli Geissendoerfer wants it to serve as a go-to hub shining a spotlight on the recent surge of local jazz talent.

    Uli Geissendoerfer wants it to serve as a go-to hub shining a spotlight on the recent surge of local jazz talent.

  • The times I’ve had in Vegas have been very memorable and very strange. I find it to be a kind of hyper-reality city.

    The times I’ve had in Vegas have been very memorable and very strange. I find it to be a kind of hyper-reality city.

  • Cockroach, LVLT, Majestic Repertory and more.

    Cockroach, LVLT, Majestic Repertory and more.

  • The entire arc of Marshall’s life probably deserves a lengthier and more sophisticated treatment, but this minor episode still makes for an appealing primer.

    The entire arc of Marshall’s life probably deserves a lengthier and more sophisticated treatment, but this minor episode still makes for an appealing primer.

  • Wonder Woman is a bondage fantasy of sorts, but Robinson depicts the characters’ interest in BDSM in a positive, understanding way.

    Wonder Woman is a bondage fantasy of sorts, but Robinson depicts the characters’ interest in BDSM in a positive, understanding way.

  • It could have been one of the great “man they did not expect” roles, like Bruce Willis in Die Hard or Harrison Ford in The Fugitive.

    It could have been one of the great “man they did not expect” roles, like Bruce Willis in Die Hard or Harrison Ford in The Fugitive.

  • They’re doing what they always do: take care of people.

    They’re doing what they always do: take care of people.

  • Sharing a seafood tower in the “treehouse” is a rite of passage.

    Sharing a seafood tower in the “treehouse” is a rite of passage.