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Return of the Blue Angel

If you’re a certain kind of Las Vegan, you feel an absence in the sky where the Blue Angel used to hover, above Fremont and Charleston, keeping watch. Which is why it’s such a genuine Vegas moment that she’s back. Taken down in March 2017, she’ll return for an extended encore beginning May 24 in the Neon Museum’s new warehouse space. The statue, designed by the legendary Betty Willis (and modeled on the Blue Fairy from Disney’s Pinocchio), will be complemented by projections of work by many artists who’ve depicted her, as well as a video profile of Willis. Brought to you by the Desert Space Foundation, the Neon Museum, and the City of Las Vegas. Opening reception 5p, May 24, neonmuseum.org

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