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The Little Church of the West, the Old Mormon Fort and more.

Five historic spots to visit in Las Vegas

January 4th, 2018

The Little Church of the West, the Old Mormon Fort and more.

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    The local historian discusses his exhaustively researched account of the queer experience in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the state.

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    By financing casinos at a time when other banks refused to consider making loans to them, visionary banker E. Parry Thomas helped build the foundation ...

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    It’s hard to comprehend now what Caesars palace meant to Las Vegas when it first opened in 1966. It had just 680 rooms (today: 4,610) ...

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    More than 1,700 CCSD students have participated in the museum's Investigating History program.

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    The Historic Westside destination was a boarding house that became a safe haven for black Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) construction workers.

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    “I will miss it very much,” says Cindy Slight, who’d been the owner of the local pub since 2010. “But I look forward to the ...

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    "Perhaps the most fitting celebration of her life is to embrace the history of the amazing place she helped to memorialize."

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    They are performers, ambassadors, archetypes. The Las Vegas Showgirls are Vegas' favorite mascots: elegant and alluring, strong and sophisticated.

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    Happy birthday, Ol' Blue Eyes, from famous friends whose memories make us miss you even more.

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    Raise a glass to the local institution at its birthday bash this weekend.

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    KNPR reported last week that the efforts of Huntridge Revival LLC to buy and restore the theater have officially ceased.

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    Thanks to materials from UNLV’s Special Collections and costumes from the Nevada State Museum, the exhibit celebrates the era appropriately.

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    The museum just received two costume sketch books from the vintage Vegas show's 1981 launch.

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    Documenting the African-American Experience at UNLV's Center for Oral History Research follows the Valley’s black community from its beginning in the early 1900s.

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    It’s still one of our favorite Strip hideaways, and those floor-to-ceiling windows remain the stars.

  • Music

    Recently she’s been singing with longtime Las Vegas lounge favorite Pop Rebels, formerly known as Generation.

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    Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch should all be with the team through at least the 2024-25 season.

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    Spend enough time on the streets today, and you’ll see some of the most impressive cars prowling in any city.

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    With so many of us constantly on the go, it’s easy to let your purse or wallet overflow with important information and sensitive items, such ...

  • A&E

    I Love the’90s: The Vegas Show is being billed as the first hip-hop residency on the Strip.

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    The 2018 edition is already topping years past with new viral menu items and more to keep the crowds moving.

  • Music

    “I went through 15 cervical spinal surgeries at the height of my music career, and then came back seven years later on American Idol.”

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    It’s a pressed and toasted hoagie bun filled with cut noodles, meat sauce, mozzarella cheese and a scattering of parsley.

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    The “street fries” are a buffet-in-a-box, especially the savory “mess” variety, covered in smoked brisket chili, cheese, green onions and bacon.

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    One-fourth of 98 Degrees, singer Jeff Timmons, has lived in Las Vegas for almost seven years.

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    Chinese food, Mexican food and some stuff in between.

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    The spot offers an elevated food and beverage menu, plus dining tables on some nights.

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    The dancer, singer, burlesque performer and former Jubilee! showgirl has worked toward becoming a top-tier entertainer since she was a little kid.

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    “I think this has been one of the worst years for club music I’ve experienced.”

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    “We’re here to support gay, straight, blue, green—it doesn’t matter what color you are. Music is music, people are people.”

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    Scheduled to appear are teacher/author Ruby Cooper; “disease detective” Vikram Krishnasamy; journalist/artist Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika; and professional skeptic Teller.

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    Made from the same cannabis sativa plant as many marijuana products, industrial hemp has myriad uses beyond oral consumption.

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    Engelland and his family created the Engelland's Vegas Born Heroes Foundation this year.