People have scheduled all kinds of September festivities to celebrate National Preparedness Month, showing FEMA they’re ready for any eventuality. On September 10, local chefs used ingredients from nonperishable emergency kits to create gourmet bites at Las Vegas City Hall.
The opening scene in our Ones to Watch profile of Brittany McKay is taken from this YouTube video, in which McKay’s steamy alto stuns an audience gathered to watch Frankie Moreno perform at the Stratosphere..
There was a time, not so long ago, when renewable energy, particularly solar power, was considered the realm of the granola and Birkenstock set. Kind of cute, perhaps, if one had a taste for the Whole Earth Catalog and hemp-based textiles.
“Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted,” Percy Bysshe Shelley once said. But did he ever read his poetry in the Double Down Saloon? Imagine the mirror he’d have to lug into that distortion field!
We knew Perris Aquino was a go for our Ones to Watch feature when we couldn’t take our eyes off his YouTube channel. There are more than 50 videos on it showcasing his various interests and talents, from break dancing to parcours.
As Wednesday afternoon dumped what seemed like 73 inches of rain on my Henderson nabe — bonus weather anomaly: hail! — I pulled over long enough to snap this, and to thank karma for not steering this storm in from Lake Mead. Last thing I need on my commute home is a carpnado.
Start where Nancy Houssels spoke to Desert Companion for our August feature, “We just had to ask.” Then rewind some three decades to when she helped found the dance company that would eventually become Nevada Ballet Theater.
For the August issue of Desert Companion, I checked in with the state’s higher ed officials to find out where they are in the ever-evolving effort to get a new public medical school in Southern Nevada. (Check back for that story, coming any moment to this very page.
You might have noticed the occasional slanted, mirror-like roof over a community center or government office parking lot, but the fact that they’re solar panels — or the sheer number of them popping up around town — likely hasn’t registered.
If most nonprofits saw an 8 percent drop in donations over a quarter, they’d be a little concerned. But for the American Red Cross, not having blood for even one patient in need of a transfusion is a crisis.
This morning, the City of Las Vegas, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada and UNLV publicly celebrated a partnership that has resulted in both personal development and for-credit classes being offered at the Center.