An excerpt from this month's new Vegas-set novel, Gangsterland The setup: It’s 1998 and Sal Cupertine, hitman for the Chicago mob, has been dispatched to Las Vegas after a botched job ends with three FBI agents dead. Six months of surgeries and rabbinical studies have turned him into another person altogether: Rabbi David Cohen, youth rabbi at a thriving Summerlin temple run by Rabbi Cy Kales, father-in-law of local gangster Bennie Savone.
1 “Downtown Summerlin, for all its aesthetic and commercial comforts, will lack the essential ingredients for an actual downtown,” Geoff Schumacher declared in our July issue. Summerlin Senior Vice President Tom Warden replies: Downtown Summerlin is much more than a glorified mall.
A passionate populist, Donato Cabrera brings a teaching spirit —and a fervent musical gusto — to his new role at the philharmonic
Donato Cabrera’s resumé is impressive, to be sure. Where to start? A University of Nevada-Reno music graduate, he also holds an artist’s diploma in conducting from the Manhattan School of Music, and he’s guest conducted for everyone from the Vienna Philharmonic’s International Orchestra Institute Attergau to the Woodstock Mozart Festival in Illinois.
The choice between education and violence sits at the heart of this Athol Fugard drama about South African apartheid, as a “humble and humane” black teacher tries to convince a student to make the right decision. Through Sept.