Robert Plant at the Brooklyn Bowl, May 28. Time to show a whole lotta love — that’s right, stamp our passports because we went there! — for this rock god turned frontman for the Sensational Space Shifters. Their spacey, jammy, folky blues are a great base for Plant’s late-career voice, brined in five lifetimes of hard-rockin’ experience. 8p, $76.50, vegas.brooklynbowl.com
One of the best selling and most loved genres in the literary world is Romance. Whether it's the traditional knight in shining armor falling in love with a fair maiden, or a mix with science fiction or horror, Romance novels span a great number of settings.
Las Vegas entertainment icon Louis Prima would have turned 100 on December 7.
Author Tom Clavin chronicles Louis Prima's success and life along with his wife Keely Smith's in Las Vegas and how the couple influenced entertainment on the strip in his book That Old Black Magic: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas.
Annie Duke is one of the most notable names in the game of poker. A veteran of the game, Duke thought it was time to separate the pros from the thousands of amateurs flooding big time poker tournaments like the World Series of Poker.
When Rick Harrison was a kid he suffered epileptic seizures so bad he was convinced he wouldn't live to be an adult. After overcoming his ailment he went on to become a successful pawnshop owner with his father and son.
When Sugar Ray Leonard won the gold medal in boxing at the 1976 Olympic Games he said he had fulfilled his dream and his boxing career was over with. That didn't happen and Sugar Ray went on to become one of the greatest boxers in history. Leonard has just penned an autobiography called The Big Fight: My Life in and Out of The Ring. In the book he details his struggles with addiction as well as his struggles as a father. Leonard also reveals in the book he was the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of one of his Olympic boxing coached. Sugar Ray Leonard joins us to discuss his life and career in and out of the ring.
Sally Wade was married to comedy legend George Carlin for ten years until he died in 2008. She's just penned a book telling the story of their relationships through a series of images of handwritten letters and postcards from George Carlin over the course of their relationship.
Charles Fishman's new book, The Big Thirst: the secret life and turbulent future of water, examines how water is impacting cities and countries around the globe. Las Vegas is used as a prime example of how a community is dealing with huge water shortages, but also has a good attitude toward water and what it means for the community.
Are you still looking for a Christmas gift for your brother-in-law or that special present for a child in your life? How about a book? You could walk the shelves at Borders or surf Amazon for hours without finding something that's just right. But help is at hand.
KNPR food critics Max Jacobson and John Curtas along with food writer Al Mancini have published a guide to the 50 essential restaurants in Las Vegas. All three writers give their take on restaurants ranging from high-end selections like Alex at Wynn and Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand to noodle houses in Chinatown.