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Debriefing

Say goodbye to Trader Vic's

June 6th, 2009

Raise your mai tais in memory of Trader Vic's inside the Miracle Mile Shops.

  • A flash knockout, questionable reffing decisions and a new champ: UFC 98 was anything but boring.

  • Chocolate and peanut butter aren't the only things that taste great in tandem. How about badass b-boys Super Cr3w and locally-designed label Billionaire Mafia?

  • Company buys rights to add Rogue name to the concert venue’s logo.

  • The Hard Rock wants to hook you up with the stars and stripes, but only if you're old enough to play some blackjack on the way out.

  • Denny’s isn’t just marketing to the blue-haired breakfast set anymore. Some absolute genius at corporate finally understands the true demographic that frequents its establishment before the sun comes up: drunks and stoners.

  • Beloved professor Pablo Medina offers advice to a city at a cultural crossroads then bids adieu.

  • You don’t need to head Downtown on First Fridays to find art in the Valley. Aspiring artist “Jak B.” spends hours with his sketchbook at one Green Valley Starbucks, finding inspiration in those around him and trading drawings for coffee.

  • The Weekly took home top honors at the annual EPpy awards today in New Orleans.

  • Who wants some Kentucky UNfried Chicken? ‘Cause Oprah’s buying! Print out your coupon today.

  • Of all the visually arresting images that paraded down 4th Street from Coolidge Avenue to Ogden Avenue for the 11th annual Las Vegas Pride Parade, a pair of loving lesbians may be the hardest to forget.

  • Just a few months after Danny Gans moved to a new residency at the Encore Theater in February, the entertainer has reportedly died in his sleep.

  • The 25-year-old talks his climb to the top (hat), Alice Cooper and ... dinosaurs?

  • Read it with Spotify open, so you can hear the past come alive.

  • O'Malley's followup is just as inventive as Scott Pilgrim.

  • Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.

  • Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • MGM Resorts International and Live Nation announced this morning their new music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music extravaganza takes its name from Las Vegas Boulevard.

  • The new Downtown hot spot's menu was a collective effort among Andrews, Kerry Simon and Cory Harwell.

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue is dull, predictable and flat, with decent animation but lifeless characters.

  • If any reviewer ever deserved to have a documentary made about his life, it’s Roger Ebert.

  • Timing and characterization are critical—but both are lacking across the board.

  • The Sheffield singer and bassist talks playing the U.S., comparisons to The Smiths and more.

  • Don't let your fine mind become a liability, Virgo.

  • Made official this morning with a release from the show’s host hotel, the Cosmopolitan, is that “Vegas Nocturne” indeed played its last shows Saturday night at the restaurant, lounge and entertainment fortress Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ...

  • Considering Las Vegas' sexy Sin City image, how provocative can performance be on Las Vegas Boulevard?

  • As great nights with old friends tend to, it flew by, leaving the audience buzzing but also a bit bummed.

  • Amid chatter about the unsteady future of “Vegas Nocturne” at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan, an online report posted today says the show is effectively being put to sleep. The same story said the show might surface at the soon-to-open SLS. ...

  • The Weekly's Spencer Patterson points you to Carla Bozulich, Morgan Delt, Innercity Ensemble and more.