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Debriefing

Another loss in the nightlife community: Steve Baach

April 29th, 2009

Local liquor representative and DJ manager Steve Baach was killed in a car accident on April 17.

  • Las Vegas finance executive Alicia Taylor recently dropped what she was doing – and her clothes – to pose for Playboy.

  • Starting today, your Nevada driver's license is the only VIP card you'll need to cash in on locals deals on show tickets, restaurant meals, nightclub admissions, spa treatments and hotel rooms.

  • A glimpse of a rock star's hotel suite used to require posing as a maid or seducing said rock star from the front row. Now, all you need is Twitter

  • The devoted saw a different kind of holy vision when a Girls Gone Wild ad interrupted a live broadcast of Good Friday Mass at the Vatican late on Friday night.

  • Last Saturday over a thousand New Yorkers gathered on Wall Street to let feathers fly for World Pillow Fight Day.

  • New bills in the Florida House and Senate could turn Florida into a “mini-Las Vegas,” though it's hard to imagine why at this particular moment they would call that a good thing.

  • Legendary coach Bobby Knight and long-time sports broadcaster Billy Packer teamed up this week at the Wynn to film Billy Packer’s Survive and Advance March Madness show.

  • It takes a lot of star power to upstage Frank Sinatra, Liberace and The Divine Miss M, but last night at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, Mayor Oscar Goodman had more than enough.

  • In the wake of actress Natasha Richardson's untimely death after a skiing accident, helmets sales were up and prices down at Brian Head Resort this past weekend.

  • What if you want to watch Duke sink shots alongside other Blue Devil faithful without worrying about UNC fans harassing you? The FanFinder Mobile iPhone app groups sports bars by team affiliation, so you can watch games with like-minded fans.

  • This is a note for all the single ladies out there were feeling sorry for their solo selves on Valentine’s Day: Stop your pouting.

  • Just in time for Halloween! Grab your audio recorders and UMF readers, it's time to contact the dead.

  • Need a ticket for Friday's sold-out, three-set show? You'll need about $500—or a miracle.

  • Either way, this band was a festival highlight.

  • The former space of Ming’s and the 24-hour cafe features sit-down breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. (other sections are open 24/7); late-night and gourmet pizzas; soup station; create-your-own salad bar; sandwich station; sushi bar; and noodle bar.

  • Lots of good local bands and a drawing for a PBR guitar. Good times.

  • The "best band in late night" was also one of the best bands of this festival.

  • This was one act that truly left everyone wanting more.

  • Will people stand for 10 hours in the sun just to see Kanye West? Yes.

  • Start planning your festival experience around these dozen acts.

  • LIB's learning element is stacked with inspirational speakers.

  • Orchestral renditions of "Eleanor Rigby" and professional aerialists? You won't want to miss this.

  • One of the things setting Life Is Beautiful apart from other festivals is its impressive culinary component. Try these five bites!

  • It's renditions of well-known songs, but she makes them her own.

  • One writer's reasons for sticking with the social media website.

  • A nine-piece band and dancers in industrial-inspired costuming take Vegas down the rabbit hole once again.

  • “Life is sh*t for a lot of people. And sometimes you gotta embrace that.”

  • “Las Vegas has truly become the world’s restaurant capital,” said celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. “Las Vegas has the best collection of celebrity restaurants and chefs of any city in the world.”