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Diva Las Vegas

Celine Dion was first offered her own Las Vegas show by none other than Colonel Tom Parker. In 1987 Dion's husband and manager Rene Angelil was in Las Vegas to...

Spotlight On...: Las Vegas

MAIN EVENT Notre Dame de Paris, a splashy, messy spectacle for a town that's desperate to outgrow its tacky past SIDESHOW Josh and his chimp Tarzan, street...

Viva Las Vegas

RICHARD CORLISS Las VegasLet's just say it: Las Vegas is the great American fictional city. It's a page-turning novel told in a million lives and 100,000 hotel...

Las Vegas--Over The Top: Wynn Win?

There it is, on a billboard outside Steve Wynn's Mirage Hotel, on the Las Vegas Strip--the triumph of culture as American spectacle: COMING SOON Van Gogh, Monet,...

Las Vegas--Over The Top: In With The New

Sheldon Adelson, son of a Boston cabbie, is strolling down the loggia of the Doges Palace, Venice's famous landmark. Across the way he can see the city's other...

Architecture: JUST WHAT LAS VEGAS NEEDED

Bob Stupak surveys his realm, the $550 million Stratosphere Tower, Hotel and Casino that rises 1,149 ft. above Las Vegas like a gleaming blue syringe in the neon...

VIVA LAS VEGAS!

There's sorcery everywhere on the vast stage of EFX. Merlin does battle with Morgana--she with her six-ton mechanical dragon, he with an even more gigantic fire...

Las Vegas: Tonight! Miracles, Live!

With Siegfried and Roy pulling down eight figures a year, David Copperfield levitating on the cover of Forbes (I'm guessing camera trick), and Vegas competing...

Las Vegas, U.S.A.

How can a large-spirited American not like Las Vegas, or at least smile at the notion of it? On the other hand, how can any civilized person not loathe Las...

Las Vegas, Nevada The Big Poker Freeze-Out

Players and rubberneckers are four hours into the big, no-limit World Series of Poker freeze-out here at Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas. Maybe 170 players are...

Las Vegas, Nevada Stock Tips and Slot Machines

Outside the meeting rooms of the Las Vegas Hilton, where 2,000 well-heeled stock-market investors prowl for new ideas, the pay phones are not sweaty with fevered...

In Las Vegas: Hibbing on a Hot Streak

In the waiting room of the airport in Hibbing, Minn., Jim Shaw drops a quarter into a newspaper machine and gets back 30 cents. "I'm on a roll," he declares, and...

In Las Vegas: Working Hard for the Money

Eight o'clock in the evening is a slow, sullen hour in Sin City, a.k.a. Lost Wages. "I'm tired," whines a member of the United States Twirling Association...

Nation: Sifting the Ashes in Las Vegas

MGM Grand Hotel disaster kindles nationwide concerns Tired and dazed, the guests waited to be escorted to their smoke-blackened rooms to retrieve belongings...

Nation: Trouble in Las Vegas East

Fear of the mob delays casino gambling in Atlantic City The seagulls have Atlantic City's famous Boardwalk almost to themselves these days. Icy winds and...

Nation: LAS VEGAS: THE GAME IS ILLUSION

ALREADY the Land of Plethora, Las Vegas last week reached a new pinnacle of preposterousness. Two huge new hotels flung open their doors within the space of 24...

Tycoons: Action in Las Vegas

By his own account, Frank Sinatra has "admired and respected Howard Hughes for many years." But last week his feelings became less felicitous. While Recluse...

National Affairs: New Tests at Las Vegas

With its customary air of guarded caution, the Atomic Energy Commission last week announced that it would begin a new series of tests "in the near future" at the...