They swap instruments, they swap jokes, and they always, always have a good time. The Good Lovelies are a Canadian folk trio known for their three-part harmonies, chiming in with their banjo, keyboard, and mandolin.
David Sanchez Burr wants to kill the radio. Well, not really. But "Somebody Kill the Radio" is the title of his latest art exhibit: a collection of radios, guitars, and other instruments that encourage the audience to participate and make sound. The Spanish-born artist talks about what inspires his creations, why audience participation is so key, and about the time he made a pop-up radio station in the Sequoia Mountains.
With the weather getting warmer and the wind dying down, it's time to throw your camping gear into the car and head out to the great outdoors! LVRJ's hiking columnist Deborah Wall shares tips from her new book, Base Camp Las Vegas, on the best hiking and camping in Nevada, Utah, California, and Arizona. Where can you take the kids? Where can you find wildlife, a ghost town, or the best narrows? Our hiking experts weigh in.
Richard Boorman died after reportedly using cocaine during a Las Vegas bachelor party. But when his body was repatriated back to England, his family got an even bigger shock: all his organs were missing.
What degree of protection should neighborhood watch groups have? How have local watch groups changed their policies since the Treyvon Martin incident? To what degree can we protect our homes and families? Are we allowed to shoot first, and ask questions later? What laws apply in Nevada? A police official and neighborhood watch captains join us to discuss. And we want to hear from you.
The city's master singers ring in a new chapter of Las Vegas history by performing at the Smith Center. We talk with LV Philharmonic conductor David Itkin, soprano Marie Plette, and the Smith Center's 'acoustic architect' Paul Scarborough about the magic of sound inside the new center.
Well, the grades are in for Most Corruptible State, and Nevada placed ninth. We didn't flunk, but we also got a "D-." So what makes us so corruptible? Is it all the gambling? The mortgage fraud? Or, as the study's investigator put it, the "part-time lawmakers [who]... all face potential conflicts." What were the judging criteria for Nevada? Which states got an "A," and which states got an "F"? And what can we do to improve?
In this brave new world of iPads, gaming, and the Internet, kids have plenty of new ways to take in information. But how is this changing how they learn? And are video games more beneficial than we think? Cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito talks about parenting strategies, in-school and out-of-school strategies, and how kids can maximize their learning with new technology.
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley is challenging Senator Dean Heller to go without super PAC funding. How effective is money from the super PACs? It helped Newt Gingrich win a caucus powered by ads. But how much do voters take these ads into consideration when they cast their ballots? And do voters care whether or not a candidate uses super PAC money? We want to hear from you.