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I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning for You

I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning for You

March's First Friday event in Downtown Las Vegas featured a replica of the annual Burning Man festivities in northern Nevada. "Lucky Lady Lucy" is shown here ready for the evening and then later as she is set ablaze.

Seven Authors on the Schedule for Book Festival

The free event will feature readings.

Light some candles and get in the mood as the Vegas Valley Book Festival celebrates romance writing in America with seven best-selling romance authors.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

1 Dead in Shooting in West Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a murder that happened just before 11 a.m.

Police say they got reports of shots fired near Vegas Drive and Simmons Street. When police arrived, the found a man shot to death in the area.

Police say the victim may have been robbed before being shot. Metro has no description of the suspect and there are no witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Las Vegas' Homage to Burning Man Set for Friday

Las Vegas' Homage to Burning Man Set for Friday

Borrowing a northern Nevada tradition, First Friday brings the blaze downtown.

Starting at 6:15 p.m. Friday, fire dancers, fire handlers and other fire-related performers will start the final countdown for the burning of Lucky Lady Lucy, a giant wooden showgirl.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Summer Camp Registration Opens Early at Lied Museum

Summer Camp Registration Opens Early at Lied Museum

 

It’s never too early to think about how to entertain the kids during the summer.

Registration recently opened for summer camps at Lied Discovery Children’s Museum. The museum has expanded its summer programming offerings in 2012 to include a variety of interactive weekly summer camps for local families. Campers will investigate, invent, experiment, interpret, strategize, discover and share what they’ve learned.

Weekly camps sessions begin the week of June 11 and run through the week of August 13. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children ages 6-9 and 10-12. A wide variety of camp themes are available, including Living and Working in Space, Science Detective, Amazing Animals, Mystery of Puppetry, Grossology and many more.

Smith Center the Latest Piece in Downtown's Renaissance

LAS VEGAS - The Lady Silvia is a new downtown lounge, a hidden gem at Soho Lofts. Lady Silvia co-owner Grant Garcia has been active in downtown revitalization for ten years.

"Business has been great. We've been open for about six months. People are slowly starting to find out about our bar. Our weekends have been our busiest times. We just started a brand new jazz happy hour," he said. "We're finally starting to see the fruits of our labor."

The downtown energy is becoming more powerful with the Smith Center for the Performing Arts opening March 10. The art deco-inspired building is downtown's latest addition and could usher in a big business boom.

"I think the Smith Center represents an opportunity to have a real epicenter where we can just bring energy and commerce into the center of town for some hopefully positive changes," said Desert Companion Magazine Editor Andrew Kiraly.