Las Vegas’ Neon Museum Expanding With Grant From City of Las Vegas

Feb 17, 2017  Joe Kleiman

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For the first time since opening, the Neon Museum has purchased additional land to allow for its first significant expansion. The purchase of the parcel, which occupies .27 acres adjacent to the existing Neon Boneyard and La Concha visitor’s center, was made possible thanks in part to a $425,000 grant from the City of Las Vegas. Once construction is complete later this year, the new outdoor exhibit area and events center will host a variety of private events and public programs.

The expanded Neon Museum space will house 30 signs not currently on view, including those from the Las Vegas Club, Spearmint Rhino, Longhorn Casino, Sahara Saloon, Opera House Saloon and Riviera. Many of these signs have been held in the museum’s storage facility due to lack of available space at the existing Neon Boneyard.

SH Architecture designed the new enclosed, open-air exhibit and events space to be constructed on the new parcel. Incorporating Midcentury Modern design motifs such as a cantilevered roof, decorative concrete block and stacked stone, the space will integrate seamlessly with the adjacent Googie architecture of the La Concha motel lobby, which houses the museum’s visitor’s center and store. In addition to a space to display additional signs, the new construction will add a large covered patio canopied by a modern, solar-paneled shade structure.

READ MORE: http://www.inparkmagazine.com/neon-museum-expansion/

Gadget Show: Annual CES Tech Show Opens in Las Vegas

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TVs, drones, robots and a slew of other gadgets will showcase the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week.

CES is one of the world’s largest trade shows and is the forum for many tech companies and startups to unveil their plans for the year. Its influence has waned over the years, given that many leading companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft hold their own events. But the CES show still draws a lot of attention.

The event starts Tuesday with two days of company announcements on new products and services. The show floor itself opens on Thursday.

READ MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/gadget-show-annual-ces-tech-show-opens-las-44526252

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What you need to know for New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

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Here’s a list of some of the most common questions about New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas.

When will the fireworks on Las Vegas Strip start: 11:59:50
How long will the show last: 8 minutes and 11 seconds
How many fireworks: More than 80,000
Where will the fireworks be set off: Aria, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Stratosphere, Treasure Island, The Venetian
Is there a theme for the show: The theme is “Vegas Rocks” and will feature songs by Lionel Richie, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Luke Bryan, Earth, Wind & Fire, David Bowie, Clint Holmes, Prince and Celine Dion.
Who is it produced by: New York-based Fireworks by Grucci
How many people will be in town: Approximately 320,000
How many police officers will be on duty New Year’s Eve: Almost all of them. The National Guard will also be stationed at the airport.
What if I see something suspicious: Call 702-828-7777
What is banned on the Las Vegas Strip: Backpacks, large bags and purses, luggage, coolers, glass bottles (6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday). Masks and weapons are also banned, obviously.
What should I wear: Warm clothing and comfortable shoes
How cold will it be: Mid 40s
Will it rain: There is a very small chance of rain. Winds between 5 and 10 mph are expected.
When will the road closures begin: Approximately 4 p.m. for downtown area and 5 p.m. for Strip area. More info here.
Where should I park if I go to Strip: Try to get into a hotel garage closest to your destination. They will fill up fast though. You need to get there early. Or, choose alternative transportation.
When will Las Vegas Strip be open to foot traffic: Approximately 6:45 p.m.
Can I take a break inside of a hotel while on the Strip: Not necessarily. Many of the hotels limit access to guests on New Year’s Eve.
When will roads reopen near Strip: Scheduled to reopen around 3:30 a.m.
What if I don’t want to drive on NYE: All buses on all routes around the valley are free.

READ MORE: http://www.ktnv.com/positivelylv/dining-and-entertainment/what-you-need-to-know-for-new-years-eve-in-las-vegas

 

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Peacocks are terrorizing Wayne Newton’s Vegas neighborhood

Feathers are flying in the neighborhood around Wayne Newton‘s estate, where residents are complaining that peafowl like the ones on the Las Vegas showman’s 40-acre ranch have become roosting, roaming pests.

Residents who live near Casa de Shenandoah claim peafowl from the ranch wander the neighborhood — squawking, scratching family cars and creating a traffic hazard.

“We heard something on our roof that scared us to death,” April Juelke told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We thought a burglar was breaking in, but it was a bunch of peacocks.”

The Juelkes and others say the birds roost at the ranch. The couple say their Labrador retriever, Reginald Winthorp, has twice had intestinal illnesses that they blame on bird droppings.

Newton’s lawyer, Jay Brown, said the birds aren’t Newton’s.

“We’ve never bought a peacock. We’ve never brought in a peacock,” Brown said.

Sure, peacocks and hens were among the exotic menagerie the iconic “Mr. Las Vegas” headliner kept when he lived at the ranch southeast of the Las Vegas Strip. Among them were Arabian horses, penguins, a Capuchin monkey named Boo, and wallabies.

Brown said peafowl were already at the ranch when Newton bought the property in the ’60s.

Casa de Shenandoah is officially home to about 25 peafowl that are tagged and live in an enclosure, Brown said.

Newton no longer lives at the estate, which today is a tourist museum focused on Newton’s life and career.

Brown said the Newtons are willing to help remove the wild birds, but it wasn’t their responsibility.

“These are feral peacocks,” he said. “It’s a neighborhood problem, not a Newton problem, in fairness.”

READ MORE: http://pagesix.com/2016/11/14/peacocks-are-terrorizing-wayne-newtons-vegas-neighborhood/

 

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Jerry Jones says it’s ‘pretty definitive’ that the Raiders will move to Las Vegas

There’s a bit of stop-and-go when it comes to the Las Vegas Raiders. Lots of progress is made but then an obstacle like a really rich billionaire or a slowed-down relocation vote pops up.

If you want to read the tea leaves on how a possible relocation to Vegas will go down, there is one owner who might be smart to listen to, and that’s Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He’s one of the most powerful owners in the league, and if you believe the stories of back-room dealings, he helped shepherd the Rams to Los Angeles.

And Jones, while speaking on CBS Sports Radio affiliate 105.3 the Fan in Dallas Tuesday morning, says he sees the Raiders to Vegas as almost a sure thing. He called it “pretty definitive” and said it could be “as strong” as the Los Angeles situation.

“Really if you look at the history of teams moving, this is pretty definitive. There’s a pretty bright line right there. They’ve provided for a team, the most funding that’s ever been funded from third parties,” Jones said. “So that’s about as strong, L.A. never really had that powerful of influence, I’ll put it that way. Which is over $700 million of initial contribution from the state of Nevada and the city of Las Vegas. That’s pretty strong. Vegas has a lot going for it. I think it’s going to really have, a real, if you will, strong case to get an NFL football team. I know that Oakland, certainly, was approved to move earlier this year.

“And you put all of that together and that’s pretty confluence of things coming together. I call that the crosshair theory when things get in the crosshair, you better recognize it most of the time.”

Now, Jones isn’t the end-all, be-all of decisions when it comes to moving a franchise. The NFL owners still have to vote on the Raiders going to Vegas, with the Raiders needing 24 votes to make the move.

Roger Goodell would prefer to keep an NFL team in the Bay Area TV market, however, and it’s entirely possible the Raiders don’t get to hold a relocation vote in January. That would make things interesting if the Chargers pass on their opportunity to move to Los Angeles, as the Raiders would get an option to join the Rams at that point.

READ MORE: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jerry-jones-says-its-pretty-definitive-that-the-raiders-will-move-to-las-vegas/

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MLG Vegas is hosting $100,000 ‘Overwatch’ and ‘Call of Duty’ tournaments

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One of the year’s last big Overwatch tournaments is going down in Sin City.

MLG Vegas will host a $100,000 invitational December Overwatch tournament in the gambling capital along with a $100,000 open Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare tournament to kick off the 2017 World League season.

Eight Overwatch teams will be invited to compete against each other Dec. 16-18 while 12 North American Call of Duty teams will be invited to compete against 96 other teams over the weekend. Details on which teams will be invited have not been released.

MLG is owned by Activision Blizzard, the pair of companies behind Overwatch and Call of Duty. Not only is MLG Vegas the first big Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare tournament, it is also MLG’s first Overwatch tournament and Blizzard’s first time being involved with a professional Overwatch tournament outside of the Overwatch World Cup.

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick recently mentioned in an interview that there will be an Overwatch league, The Street reported.

“What we’re doing is creating professional content. So we’re organizing around teams and leagues,” Kotick said. “You will have the Overwatch league which will have a certain number of teams. Those teams will be a combination of professional…and endemic sports teams as owners.”

That vague mention of an Overwatch league led many to believe that Activision Blizzard is creating the Overwatch League, although at this point the exact details of such a league are unclear. Whether MLG Vegas is a part of this league is unclear.

READ MORE: http://mashable.com/2016/10/25/mlg-vegas-overwatch/#pwjN1PJ33Oqo

 

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Mandarin Oriental residents form exotic car club

Luxury communities in Southern Nevada offer a lot of things — golf, country clubs and family outings and activities. The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas at CityCenter stands out with its exotic car club.

The cars range from Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces and restored classic vehicles, some redesigned with a modern twist, “that are just as valuable as a new Lamborghini,” according to the group’s organizer, resident Frank Napoli.

Any resident or their guests can participate in periodic activities put on by the community’s car club, Mandarin Auto Club; some of which include a monthly coffee meet-up and a cruise to different places.

Napoli, who professes a love of fast cars, moved into the building this spring and noticed several beautiful, high-end cars in the valet area.

“A lot of them were sitting under covers, covered in dust,” he recalled. “They weren’t being driven. So I thought, clearly there’s a lot of car enthusiasts here, and I want to meet my neighbors, so we need to get these cars out and have a good time. So I thought up Cars and Coffee, and the Mandarin supported that. So did the residents. We’re on our third event. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger.”

In August, club members met at a restaurant owned by of one of the residents, the Eldorado Cantina.

In September, members gathered on a Sunday afternoon at the Chicago Motor Cars Las Vegas’ showroom that keeps an inventory of expensive, rare autos, which are mainly traded online, and occasionally loaned out for film and video shoots.

Napoli is a local luxury Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. He says he’s “always been a car guy,” who had coveted his New York cousin’s Chevy Camaro Z28 from a young age. “Since I was a little kid, I was infatuated and wanted to have one, but they’re hard to find and I’m very picky. I finally found one this year, and had it restored.”

He can be seen cruising in his Z28 up the Strip on weekends.

READ MORE: http://www.reviewjournal.com/real-estate-millions/mandarin-oriental-residents-form-exotic-car-club

 

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New path to stardom: promoting Las Vegas slot machines

Trend alert: Both Vanna White and “Seinfeld’s” “Soup Nazi” actor made celebrity appearances for Vegas slot machines on Tuesday.

At the Global Gaming Expo, Mayor Carolyn Goodman presented a key to the city to White on the 20th anniversary of the ubiquitous “Wheel of Fortune” slots, which have taken in $3 billion and paid out 1,000 millionaire jackpots, says slot maker IGT.

Meanwhile, actor Larry “Soup Nazi” Thomas did the “ta-da” reveal for new “Seinfeld” slots at the Scientific Games booth in the Global Gaming Expo.

For years, the Strip has launched slot machines with slight celebrity appearances, but this marketing plan seems to be ramping up lately.

“Party girl”/actress Tara Reid helped get press for TMZ’s interactive slots at the Hard Rock Hotel on Aug. 29.

If stars do red carpets at nightclubs and restaurant events, why couldn’t the next place red carpets roll out regularly be casino floor slot machines?

 

READ MORE: http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/doug-elfman/new-path-stardom-promoting-las-vegas-slot-machines

 

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Rick Moonen Shares His Favorite Restaurants in Las Vegas

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The chef behind RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room has some fun places to dine

 

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