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Rendering of the proposed 23-story hotel at 4th Street and Bridger Avenue downtown.

NEW DOWNTOWN HIGH-RISE HOTEL PROPOSED

3 months 3 days ago
A downtown property owner is proposing a 23-story, 300-room "boutique hotel" near the corner of Bridger Avenue and Fourth Street."It is a project for a boutique hotel focusing on people who come to...
Tags: downtown
A new clinic - and model of health-care delivery - promises to be affordable.

DOWNTOWN CLINIC PROMISES "NEW MODEL" OF HEALTH CARE

3 months 3 weeks ago
In what proponents are calling "a new model for health care delivery," as well as, repeatedly, "amazing," a new clinic opened up downtown Monday that offers a flat rate for health maintenance.Dr....
Workmen install signage Wednesday at the Inspire Theater.

Inspire Theater schedules first event Dec. 27

4 months 19 hours ago

The long-ish-ly awaited Inspire Theater at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard has an opening date.

In the bygone days of a couple of years ago, there was a 7-11 at the downtown...

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The original release to the universe from the Washoe GOP.

MEDIA - FAIL?

4 months 2 weeks ago

The Washoe County Republican Party "Media Team" sent this out to the media/public. Although we at CityLife are responsible for any number of grammatical infractions, this one takes the cake....

Tags: Grammar
This is not a toy.

RADIOACTIVE EQUIPMENT LOST OFF TRUCK

4 months 3 weeks ago

Update: Metro Police said Friday afternoon that Geo Tek, the engineering company that lost the nuclear density gauge, has recovered the instrument, apparently without harm to the public. 

So...

Skaters at the new Craig Ranch Regional Park on Oct. 25, the day it opened.

NLV shutting down Craig Ranch skate park for graffiti cleanup

5 months 4 days ago

Well, that didn't take long.

North Las Vegas officials announced today they will close the skate park at the newly opened Craig Ranch Regional Park from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday for...

Cheers!    Photo by Launce Rake

VEGAS' BOSTON FANS CELEBRATE SERIES VICTORY

5 months 1 week ago


"I'll have some chowder."
"You have to say it right."
Wednesday night, anyway, it was chow-DUH at Hammer & Ales and the bar's World Series party. Expat Bostonians and those who...

Tags: BASEBALL
PHOTO BY WESLEY JUHL

Las Vegas celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day

6 months 1 day ago

Representatives from Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada and Metropolitan Community Church helped UNLV’s LGBT students set up tables outside the student union Thursday afternoon to...

A woman sits in the Healing Garden at the Shade Tree shelter in this undated file photo. The shelter is having to layoff 10 percent of its staff and trim services due to the federal shutdown. FILE PHOTO

SHADE TREE CUTTING EMPLOYEES, SERVICES DUE TO GOV'T SHUTDOWN

6 months 2 days ago

One of the Las Vegas Valley's critical service providers is scaling back operations because of lost funding from the federal government shutdown.

Shade Tree Women and Children's Shelter has...

Peggy Pierce, courtesy ACLU of Nevada

PEGGY PIERCE: A WARRIOR FOR THE PEOPLE

6 months 2 days ago

My friend Peggy Pierce, a stalwart defender of the environment and a champion for social justice, died today.

I met her almost 15 years ago, when I arrived to be a...

Tags: ASSEMBLY

THE HAPPY SIDE OF THE SHUTDOWN

6 months 4 days ago

Nevada Governor Sandoval warned this week that the federal government shutdown, beyond putting thousands of people out of work, could lead to an end to food stamps for more than 390,000 and the...

Tags: Politics
State parks such as Floyd Lamb State Park remain open so little kids like this can feed the ducks.

STATE WANTS TO LET YOU KNOW ITS PARKS REMAIN OPEN, BECAUSE THEY AREN'T FEDERAL

6 months 1 week ago

People obviously need to pay better attention in history class, or watch some more Schoolhouse Rock.

The state government and the federal government are two separate entities, but some...

Metro police confiscate alcohol on Fremont Street

LAS VEGAS IMPOSES DOWNTOWN CURFEW

6 months 1 week ago

The message from the city is clear: Downtown Las Vegas, or at least the Fremont Street corridor, is no place for kids on weekend nights.

The Las Vegas City Council voted...

Tags: downtown

OBAMACARE'S BRUTAL REIGN OVER NEVADA... APPARENTLY NOT SO BRUTAL AFTER ALL

6 months 1 week ago

The first day of the new state health insurance exchange - the state-level imposition of the harsh new Obamacare regime - ran into a few glitches, but there were due to people trying to...

Tags: health
First Friday - no drunken chaos

Fremont Street chaos v. First Friday: Not the same thing!

6 months 1 week ago

Two things happen on the first Friday of the month in Las Vegas. There is chaos on Fremont Street, with unruly crowds, a heavy police presence, reports of underage drinking, fighting and even a...

Tags: first friday

WHERE'S THE LOVE? UFC/CULINARY/THE LGBT CENTER

6 months 3 weeks ago

The Ultimate Fighting Championship franchise has a 20-year history of its fighters saying some amazingly stupid things about women, rape, gays and lesbians, and minorities.

...
Tags: UFC

COUNCIL TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADVOCATES: DON'T SPEAK!

6 months 3 weeks ago

The Las Vegas City Council cut off public speakers at its regular meeting Tuesday and unanimously passed a moratorium halting the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries.

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Example 1: First-world problems

Man Against the Machine

7 months 1 day ago

Rage.
That was my first overreaction to getting an unjustified parking ticket, in the legal district downtown. Not only did I pay the electronic kiosk for the right to park on Sixth Street, I...

Tags: Parking

Culture Alert

Coachella has balloons

COACHELLA LINEUP RELEASED

3 months 1 day ago

Coachella, the annual music festival in the desert kingdom of Indio, near Palm Springs and 250 miles from Las Vegas, announced its lineup for April 11-13 and April 18-20. As with last year and in...

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The People's Whiskey at the Double Down.

SQUIDHAT FOLKS BOOK TWO-DAY DOUBLE-DOWN FESTIVAL OF PUNK

3 months 1 week ago
SquidHat Records, the Las Vegas-based record lable with a dozen punk and indie bands on its roster, announced this week that the label will be celebrating its second year in the rock and roll...
You know it's a big deal when the Rolls Royce is parked on the former swimming pool.

The Return of Liberace's Mansion

4 months 2 days ago

The owner of Liberace's mansion, with the new nonprofit Nevada Preservation Foundation, unveiled plans for the restoration of the nearly 15,000-square-foot edifice Monday night.

Entrepreneur...

Ringo Starr, a Beatle, with his new book.

THOMAS AND FRIENDS' NARRATOR AT PALMS

4 months 2 weeks ago

Ringo Starr, a narrator of animated television shows featuring anthropomorphic train engines and other entertainment pursuits, kicked off a photographic expo at the Palms Casino this week. 

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Tags: Beatles
Noms.

CENTER HOSTS T-DAY FEAST

4 months 3 weeks ago

The Center had a few hundred of its best friends over for dinner Monday night.

The Center, which serves the LGBT community of Nevada and provides a bono fide community center, library and...

Tags: Thanks
A representation of the proposed Modern: The Modern Contemporary Museum of Art

MAJOR ARTS MUSEUM SLATED FOR DOWNTOWN

4 months 3 weeks ago

Las Vegas city government officials and members of the city’s art community unveiled a $29 million effort to build a modern arts museum, creativity and design laboratory and outdoor...

Tags: art
CityLife's Sarah Jane Woodall as Bride of Photobomb

GOOLIES, GHOSTIES AND SHOWGIRLS PARADE ON FREMONT

5 months 1 week ago
There were at least two Charlie Browns. There were two very large boxes of walking, talking Franzia box wines. There was a suspiciously sober-looking Keith Richards. Mariachi performers who had lost...
Tags: Halloween

Atomic Liquors to host 'Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown' finale

5 months 1 week ago

Chef and travel writer Anthony Bourdain will wrap up the second season of his CNN series with a live remote Nov. 10 from Atomic Liquors, the cable news company announced today.

Anthony...

Mac and cheese and barbecue sauce and fried chicken and bacon...

ROCK 'N'OODLES OPENING IN ARTS DISTRICT

5 months 1 week ago

Rock "N"Oodles, featuring "eclectic noodle creations and rock music from the decades," is opening to the public Monday, according to co-owners Susan Kordt and Brien McEahern.

The varied menu...

Tags: Food

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Atlas Genius

5 months 2 weeks ago

CityLife will be giving away a pair of tickets today to the Atlas Genius show Thursday (Halloween night) at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay. This is an all-ages show. The contest will run...

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Alkaline Trio (All Ages Show)

5 months 2 weeks ago

CityLife will be giving away a pair of tickets to the Alkaline Trio show Friday at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay. The contest will run through our Twitter account @lvcitylife Thursday...

Miyuki Yokomizo's "Please Wash Away," 2004. Soap, plastic, vinyl.

Traveling exhibition of modern Japanese art opens Friday at UNLV

6 months 3 days ago

A new exhibition looking at the new art of Japan will open Friday on the UNLV campus.

Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan will feature 42 works from 11 Japanese artists...

Jacco Gardner's Cabinet of Curiosities

WARM, FUZZY, FOLK FOR DESERT... FOLK

6 months 3 days ago

It’s sensitive music weekend in Las Vegas.

We’re all feeling sensitive too, especially under these gray skies, a sure sign of the winter to come. Time to huddle under...

Tags: Live Music
PHOTO BY MARY KAY GAYDOS

Chicago's Fry Street Quartet to play UNLV on Oct. 22

6 months 4 days ago

The UNLV Performing Arts Center and the department of music announced today the Fry Street Quarter will peform at the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22.

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PHOTOS BY JOHN LOCHER. A new free app for the iPhone called Lux Delux allows users to make takeout and delivery orders at various Las Vegas restaurants. An Android app is in the works.

New app just for those both hungry and downtown

6 months 5 days ago

Lux Delux, a free iPhone app that accepts takeout and delivery orders for mostly downtown restaurants, has launched.

An Android version is in the works.

The company has partnered with...

PHOTOS BY CHECKO SALGADO

ART APP GUIDES DOWNTOWN TOUR

6 months 6 days ago

“You’ll be with me. Blue group heads out at 6:15,” says David Hardy, Creative Director at ArtsVegas and field trip guide, as he straps a blue paper bracelet onto their wrist.

It's 5:45 p.m....

Rake talks to French people

NOW I'M AN EXPERT ON FORMER TEEN POP STARS

6 months 1 week ago

There’s an old joke among reporters: “What will I be an expert on today?”

Most of us are asked to learn about, understand and comment on a lot of stuff.

...

Tags: music