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R.I.P. Anthony Del Valle, former CityLife stage critic

You can champion blunt honesty all you want, but you'll never gauge the true thickness of your skin until you've been evaluated by Anthony Del Valle. Local entertainment figures — and theater...

Tags: stage
"The Three Graces," by Robert Beckmann

Beckmann, Unger get intellectual about Las Vegas

Last night, Vast Space Projects held a cross-discipline dialogue between artist Robert Beckmann and author Douglas Unger about the elusive and enigmatic identity of Las Vegas. The event coincided...

Tags: art

Review: J.J. Abrams goes Michael Bay in new 'Star Trek' flick

The title Star Trek Into Darkness sounds a little like a Calvin Klein fragrance. Into Darkness? What the hell does that mean? Maybe that’s appropriate, though, since this film has subtle hints of...

Tags: film
Singer Benwood of Slow to Surface (FILE PHOTO: BILL HUGHES)

Veteran local band Slow to Surface calls it a day

We had Slow to Surface pegged to survive the apocalypse. Sadly, the local rock warhorse ended its 13-year run today. 
The quintet, which last released music in 2012, transitioned from its...
Tags: music

The Rolling Stones: Not sucking at 50

The Rolling Stones, as a band, are 50 years old. They've earned the right to do whatever they want. They can swarm around Katy Perry on stage because they're our favorite dirty old men. They're...

Tags: Live Music
Bacon-wrapped dates from Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar

Firefly Paradise to reopen in new location by month's end

According to a statement by owner John Simmons, the original Firefly location on Paradise Road, which was shuttered by the Southern Nevada Health District two weeks ago after diners became sick,...

Tags: dining
Firefly's bacon-wrapped dates (FILE PHOTO: TODD LUSSIER)

Someone's already suing Firefly for getting sick

Here’s one for your “Well That Didn’t Take Long” file: The first lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the recent Firefly food-poisoning flap.

Sari F. Utschen claims in a proposed class...

Tags: dining
EDC 2013 poster

Lineup announced for Electric Daisy Carnival

Last year, Pasquale Rotella, founder and CEO of Insomniac, promised to de-emphasize headliners when programming the Las Vegas edition of Electric Daisy Carnival, 2012's most-attended American...

Tags: nightlife
Firefly owner John Simmons (FILE PHOTO: BILL HUGHES)

Firefly diners sickened by salmonella

At first glance, it seems the recent closure of the original Firefly restaurant by the Southern Nevada Health District was just the latest in a rash of closings of prominent restaurants. But on...

Tags: dining
Prince at The Joint (COURTESY: KEVIN MAZUR)

Prince, downsized: April 26, The Joint

"Las Vegas, you mind if I play some guitar?"

As if Prince had to ask. Even fairweather fans of the Purple One — though, mysteriously, not the stodgy compilers of best-guitarist magazine...

Tags: Live Music


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