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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.

  • Lorde has the pipes to carry her performance, but the singer could use a full band.

  • The west side water park turns the H2O on this weekend.

  • From UNLVino’s 40th anniversary to a hotly contested fight night at MGM Grand Garden Arena — a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley — ’tis indeed a weekend to eat, drink and be merry in Las Vegas.

  • Residency lineup for upcoming party spot favors artists on the rise over expensive DJ superstars.

  • A big fan of the UNLV team who won the 1989-90 NCAA national championship, Brandon Flowers of The Killers wore Rebel red during a performance Saturday at Reunion Park at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • One guy has a Stone Cold Steve Austin shirt on. I believe in fashion terms that’s called “sad vintage."

  • The weekend ahead is packed with star power, from the Academy of Country Music’s five days of celebration starting tonight with Hunter Hayes to sports champions teeing up for a cause in the annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at Shadow Creek.

  • Just months ahead of its Labor Day Weekend debut, the new north-Strip resort announces a 20,000-square-foot party venue.

  • The weekend ahead is laid back and locals-friendly, with a number of concerts, plays and even a chili cook-off to keep the whole family entertained. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • Kirn's new memoir focuses on the killer, as well as his own desire to be near him.

  • This month is Self-Injury Awareness Month, a grassroots event focused on bringing attention to self-harm and self-injury — commonly in the form of cutting — and combating stereotypes surrounding the condition.

  • The weekend ahead is one of signature Las Vegas entertainment, ranging from a revamped Strip classic to a new take on Cirque du Soleil for charity to community art for locals downtown. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

  • If you’re still struggling with the right way to pop the question — or with the right ring to choose — Las Vegas-based nonprofit the American Gem Society has got you covered with their Perfect Proposal Toolkit.

  • The Henderson waterpark opens May 24. Get your passes now!

  • St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is upon us with plenty of festivities and food and drink specials across the Strip. But if green isn’t your color — or you’re looking for something a little different — there’s still plenty else to keep you entertained. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • The Pinball Hall of Fame has a whole lot more than just the standard arcade game—Just take a spin on the "Relax-a-lator."

  • The new face of burlesque in Las Vegas is unpredictable, fun and downright sexy!

  • NCT went with a modern take on a classic tale to create a production for the ages.