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Runnin' Rebels Take Over Fremont Street Experience

Runnin' Rebels Take Over Fremont Street Experience

 

The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels want to give fans a whole new experience. The athletic department is teaming up with Fremont Street Experience for The Runnin’ Rebel Experience.

The event starts at 6 p.m., Friday at the 3rd Street Stage next to Fitzgeralds Casino. A short program to introduce the team starts at 7 p.m. The festivities are free and open to the public. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the evening.  

Due Forni's Pizza Innovative, But Don't Pass Up the Appetizers

Critic: a solid all-around experience at Due Forni.

Due Forni's name is a literal one; it translates from the Italian to "two ovens," and the restaurant does indeed have two pizza ovens, one heated to 500 degrees and one heated to 900 degrees, to turn out two different styles of pizza.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Theater Starts Casting 'Oliver!'

Theater Starts Casting 'Oliver!'

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theater will hold auditions for the musical “Oliver!” on Saturday, October 22.

The auditions start at 1 p.m., at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. The group is looking for adults and children as young as 10 to fill roles in the production. The theater company encourages those auditioning to prepare a song and be in clothing that will let them dance. There are a few non-singing roles for adults.

The music will be performed December 9 through 18 at Charleston Heights Arts Center. The Rainbow Company Youth Theater is a nationally-recognized theater group. It performs four shows a year. It also offers workshops and classes for children of all ages.

Former Las Vegas Mayor Appears on "CSI"

LAS VEGAS -- He starred as Las Vegas mayor for 12-years, but Wednesday night, Oscar Goodman takes on a new role on the CBS show CSI. His character is gunned down inside Downtown's Mob Museum -- a scene that's already proving to be a shot in the arm for tourism.

Word has been spreading fast about Goodman's guest appearance. The long-time champion for Las Vegas says he did it for the experience, but more importantly the exposure.

"Some 12 million people, I understand, will be looking at this particular episode and that will show time and time again. So the exposure that Las Vegas is getting, that the Mob Museum is getting is extraordinary. I mean as far as advertising dollars is just monumental," said Goodman.

Rates Drop at Neonopolis Parking Garage

Rates Drop at Neonopolis Parking Garage

The city of Las Vegas has lowered the price at the parking garage at Neonopolis.

Under the new rates, the first hour of parking is free. After that, it is $1 per hour with a daily maximum charge of $5. People also have the option of paying $35 for monthly parking. Previously, the parking at the garage cost $1.50 an hour with a maximum charge of $36 in a 24-hour period.

The city changed the rates in an effort to bring more locals and tourists to Neonopolis and to the nearby Fremont East Entertainment District. The rate change is part of an overall effort to make downtown parking more convenient and cheaper. 

State Museum Will Feature New Exhibits

State Museum Will Feature New Exhibits

Officials with the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas announced it will have fresh exhibits when it opens its new facility at the end of the month.

The museum is moving to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. The move will double the size of the museum from its current location at Lorenzi Park. The new exhibits will include a video detailing behavior of some of Nevada’s wildlife. The video will be projected on a huge screen using multi-projection technology. There will also be a display of some of the small specimens of dinosaur fossils found in the state and an interactive display about the Comstock Lode.

“With this larger museum, we are able to create visitor experiences that focus on the entire state — something we were not always able to offer in our former, smaller space,” said Peter Barton, administrator for the Nevada Division of Museums and History. “Before, we focused on southern Nevada, but now we’re trying to interpret the whole state.”

Legal Aid Center Breaks Ground on Expanded Facility

Legal Aid Center Breaks Ground on Expanded Facility

Officials broke ground Monday on a $13 million expansion of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s downtown offices.

A new 35,000-square-foot facility will house the organization’s programs serving low-income residents with civil legal issues.

The groundbreaking took place on the site of the future building, located adjacent to Legal Aid Center’s current offices at 800 South 8th Street and Charleston Blvd.

“Over the last five years, our growth has been exponential and the economic downturn only accelerated the need for our services,” said Barbara Buckley, executive director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. “Some mornings we unlock our doors to find a line of people waiting.