The Daily Frame Archive – 2018

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December 31, 2018

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“Winner Winner – Jennifer Henry + April Teixera”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Performance still from “Winner Winner (you gotta play to win),” a one-night performance created for UNLV’s MFA Open Studios.
December 7, 2018
From the “Las Vegas Artists Series”

Artist Jennifer Henry comments: “During the performance April Teixeira, dressed in a rainbow cellophane fringe gown, a holographic paper and tape cone hat threw red foam clown noses through the center of glittery evil eye vaginas as part of a kind of carnival game in which where the audience was often collateral damage.” She further notes that audience members were rewarded with handmade paper flower pins in their choice of color that read: YOU WIN.

Prior to going independent, interdisciplinary artist April Teixeira – featured in the still, served for five years as Art Director for the Zappos Photography Studio, She currently works on projects in a variety of media including tattoos, painting and fiber arts.

Jennifer Henry is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in site-specific performance. She is also the Creative Director for Brian Henry Design, a multidisciplinary design firm with a focus on 3D motion graphics, LED signage and lighting design.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner says you hadda be there.

“Our Las Vegas” hopes all of you will show up strong for the 2019 New Year. To paraphrase the universe: “Buckle up. It’s likely to be a wild ride.”

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December 30, 2018

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“The Rexford – Holiday View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018

Text below excepted from “A look inside The Rexford — a quintessential midcentury modern Las Vegas apartment complex” on the Retro Renovation website.

Nevada Preservation Foundation explained the historical significance of The Rexford:

“This condo-like apartment complex was the first, and one of only three co-op ownership buildings in the state of Nevada. Built in 1958, privately owned aprtments were a new concept in home ownership and advertised a ‘a truly luxurious home of your own without the cost or responsibility.’ Liberace’s mother resided in the Rexford as did several other prominent Las Vegans. When originally built, two-bedroom, two-bath apartments started as low as $15,000.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is an ardent fan of – and frequent visitor of to The Rexford.

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December 29, 2018

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“The Good Life – Mark Barcelo”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018
From the “Las Vegas Artists Series”

The artist notes: “I am a fashion stylist at Stella McCartney! I moved to Las Vegas from Hawaii and graduated from Pearl City High School. My favorite food is Japanese food (major weakness) and I enjoy meeting interesting and passionate people from all walks of life”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner highly recommends the sushi at Osaka on West Sahara.

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December 28, 2018

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“Glen Heather Sunset – Holiday View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 20, 2018

[Editor’s note: bookend to December 21 Daily Frame, both now in the 2018 Archive.]

Glen Heather Estates map

As noted earlier this month, Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has friends in neighborhoods across the Valley.

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December 27, 2018

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“#tbt McCarran May 2014”
Photograph by Jon Winet

Ian Ziering (born March 30, 1964) is an American actor, most notably remembered for his role as Steve Sanders on the Fox television show, Beverly Hills, 90210 and most recently, as Finn in Sharknado.”

Text excerpted from Fandom website.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet watched more than his share of the original run of the television series Beverly Hills 90210.

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December 26, 2018

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“Palm Sunset”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 23, 2018

“It sometimes takes a foreigner to come and see a place and paint it. I remember someone saying they had never really noticed the palm trees here until I painted them.”

David Hockney

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner notices stuff.

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December 25, 2018

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“El Cortez Tree”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018

“A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine, or fir or an artificial tree of similar appearance, associated with the celebration of Christmas, originating in Northern Europe. The custom was developed in medieval Livonia (present-day Estonia and Latvia), and in early modern Germany where Protestant Germans brought decorated trees into their homes. It acquired popularity beyond the Lutheran areas of Germany and the Baltic countries during the second half of the 19th century, at first among the upper classes.

“The tree was traditionally decorated with ‘roses made of colored paper, apples, wafers, tinsel, [and] sweetmeats.’ In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which were ultimately replaced by Christmas lights after the advent of electrification. Today, there is a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garlands, baubles, tinsel, and candy canes.”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

Editor’s note: an earlier view of the El Cortez tree was featured on the December 13 edition of the ‘Frame’. Both views are included in the 2018 Archive.

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is joined by the entire “Our Las Vegas” team in wishing all happy holidays.

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December 24, 2018

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“Xmas ‘Round the Corner – A Wider View”
Photograph by Kristin Cichoski
December 2018

Editor’s note: follow-up to yesterday’s view of of a neighborhood Las Vegas-worthy display of holiday spirit – now both in the 2018 Archive.

First time contributor Kristin Cichoski is a born and raised Las Vegan. She notes that her love for her hometown stretches from Frenchman’s Mountain to Lee Canyon. She currently works in the service industry but you’ll most likely find her riding bikes with Hammer & Cycle, and/or taking pictures of a good time.

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December 23, 2018

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“Xmas ‘Round the Corner”
Photograph by Kristin Cichoski
December 2018

Editor’s note: first of a limited series of views of a neighborhood Las Vegas-worthy display of holiday spirit.

First time contributor Kristin Cichoski is a born and raised Las Vegan. She notes that her love for her hometown stretches from Frenchman’s Mountain to Lee Canyon. She currently works in the service industry but you’ll most likely find her riding bikes with Hammer & Cycle, and/or taking pictures of a good time.

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December 22, 2018

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“McCarran International Airport Terminal 1 Passenger Pick-up”
Photograph by Jon Winet
November 2017

2018 Statistics – Enplaned and Deplaned Passengers

Spoiler Alert: Total through October = 41,728,325

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet looks forward to a trip through McCarran in the near future.

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December 21, 2018

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“Glen Heather Sunset”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 20, 2018

“One of the great little neighborhoods in Vintage Vegas is Glen Heather. It’s located in the Southeast corner of Rancho Drive and Oakey Avenue, just west of the I-15 freeway. Glen Heather can be accessed via side streets off of both Rancho and Oakey.

“It’s a charming neighborhood with a mixture of ‘Desert Modern’ and ‘Ranch Modern’ homes. All are on large lots and the entire neighborhood is dominated by huge trees.“

Text excerpted from an undated, likely 2010 story on Uncle Jack’s VeryVintageVegas website.

As mentioned in yesterday’s Daily Frame, “Spanish Oaks Fall Colors” – now in the 2018 Archive, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has friends in neighborhoods across the Valley.

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December 20, 2018

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“Spanish Oaks Fall Colors”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018

“Spanish Oaks is located off of west Sahara, just east of Valley View. It is guard gated community with many common area amenities including 6 pools, 6 tennis courts, 2 story clubhouse, tree lined walkways and park benches. The homes here were built primarily from the mid 1970’s to the mid 1980’s and range from 1,414 sq. ft. to 4,778 sq. ft. 383 homes were built in all. It is unique in that I can think of no other guard gated community this close in to the center of the city that has the common area amenities of Spanish Oaks. It has a secluded feel to it even though it is very close to the strip. The guard gated entrance is off of Sahara, but is easy to miss as it is well off the street.“

Text from Millie Fine Realtor website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has friends in neighborhoods across the Valley.

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December 19, 2018

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“Bob Morrison”
Photograph by Dean Burton
UNR Sculpture Studio
July 2007

Text below adapted from a statement by the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts.

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Robert “Bob” Morrison, Professor Emeritus of Art. In addition to heading the University of Nevada, Reno’s sculpture program for a number of decades, Bob instructed advanced students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree programs.

Bob taught and mentored many student artists during his time at the University from 1968 until 2015. He was instrumental in building the University foundry, where many learned the basics of lost wax bronze casting. He taught students to embrace labor, patience, and the critical engagement necessary to produce art. He inspired many to go on to endeavor professional careers in the visual arts. His impact on the local and regional arts scenes of northern Nevada cannot be measured.

His work was featured in exhibitions in San Francisco, Dallas and New York, with a major retrospective exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art in 2004.

His sculptures provided a sensory experience beyond the steel, wires and mixed media he used.

His presence in northern Nevada will be greatly missed, and his spirit long remembered.

“Our Las Vegas” joins UNR in extending heartfelt condolences to Robert’s family, friends, colleagues and former students.

Dean Burton is a Professor of Art/Photography at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. Burton’s artwork is in the collections of the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, and the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.

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December 18, 2018

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“Brooklyn Bowl”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018

“The LINQ Promenade’s 80,000-square-foot Brooklyn Bowl features 32 bowling lanes and a gigantic music venue.”

UPCOMING SHOWS

One can guest that given her Bocce chops “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is an excellent bowler.

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December 17, 2018

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“House on 15th Street”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner notes: “this home, has a nickname – ‘The Jersey House’.”

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December 16, 2018

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“The Bonneville Salt Flats”
Photograph by Jon Winet
December 15, 2018

“The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 30,000 acre expanse of hard, white salt crust on the western edge of the Great Salt Lake basin in Utah. The salt flats are about 12 miles long and 5 miles wide with total area coverage of just over 46 square miles.”

Text excerpted from U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management website.

“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet recommends a stop at the I-80 rest area 10 miles east of Wendover.

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December 15, 2018

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“Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
December 2018

“Is your dream wedding in Las Vegas romantic and tastefully traditional, or are you looking for a unique, fantasy- themed ceremony that expresses who you are as a couple? Maybe your idea of the perfect Vegas wedding is one that includes fun-filled vows with Elvis. No matter how you choose to tie the knot, Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel has the perfect wedding package for you!

“Besides offering the most popular, creative, and affordable wedding ceremonies in Las Vegas, our wedding couples receive a free Wedding Website, including a free digital Wedding Invitation. Live Video Web Stream of your ceremony is also available. State-of-the-art technology throughout our chapels allows your family and friends back home to view your Las Vegas wedding in real time on the Internet. That means no one needs to miss out on your beautiful wedding! Visit our Wedding Website page for complete details.”

Text from Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers

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December 13-14, 2018

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El Cortez Festive Decor 2018”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018

Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner will climb the steps to get the shot.

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December 12, 2018

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“Casino Carpet Square: Circus Circus #2”
Photograph by Jon Winet
March 2014

As mentioned previously – see the November 19 edition of The Daily Frame in the 2018 Archive, somewhere in the back of his mind, “Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet is always thinking about Las Vegas casino carpets.

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December 11, 2018

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“Bagelmania Baker Dan MacInstosh”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018
From the “Las Vegas Artists Series”

Bagelmania
855 E Twain Ave # 120 Las Vegas

Text below from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Bagel, doughnut-shaped yeast-leavened roll that is characterized by a crisp, shiny crust and a dense interior. Long regarded as a Jewish specialty item, the bagel is commonly eaten as a breakfast food or snack, often with toppings such as cream cheese and lox (smoked salmon).

“Bagels are made from the basic bread ingredients of flour, yeast, salt, and sweetening. High-gluten flour gives the roll its spongy, chewy texture, which can be lightened by the addition of eggs, milk, and butter. As traditionally made, the dough is shaped by hand into a ring, boiled for a short time in water to seal the dough to ensure a compact texture, and then baked. In modern mass production, the rings are machine-made, and steaming may be substituted for boiling. In either process, a glaze of egg yolk or milk applied before baking produces a shiny crust. Seeds and spices may be added before baking; bagels also are made with flavourings, vegetables, nuts, or fruits mixed into the dough, although purists scorn such innovations. There are also whole-grain and rye versions.

“The origin of the bagel is not known, but it seems to have its roots in central Europe. A widely repeated legend traces its history to Vienna in 1683, when John III Sobieski, king of Poland, successfully defended the city from a Turkish invasion. A local baker, wishing to commemorate the victory of this accomplished horseman, fashioned his bread in the shape of a stirrup (the present-day German word for which is Bügel). In the late 19th century, European Jewish immigrants introduced the bagel to the United States, where it gained a popular association with New York City. The American bagel industry expanded rapidly in the late 20th century; bagel bakeries and frozen-food distributors created numerous variations on the traditional form and texture.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner
enjoys her bagel with a side of scrambled eggs topped with ketchup.

She notes: “Dan is the new baker at Bagelmania. I discovered him found in the midst of baking cookies.”

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December 10, 2018

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“Temple Beth Shalom Stained Glass Windows”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018

Editor’s note: the windows were created by UNLV Emeritus Professor Rita Deanin Abbey. Below are biographical notes from the UNLV Library Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project.

“Artist Rita Deanin Abbey lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and is an Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She works in the areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, porcelain enamel fired on steel, stained glass, and computer art. Abbey moved to Las Vegas in 1965 and was hired as a teacher in the art department of Nevada Southern University, now known as UNLV, and taught there until 1987. Abbey taught classes in drawing, painting, and color theory, and also developed interdisciplinary classes with the science department. Her works on display in Las Vegas include: Spirit Tower, a 20-foot tall cor-ten steel sculpture at the Summerlin Library; the sixteen Isaiah Stained-Glass Windows in the main sanctuary of Temple Beth Sholom; the bust of Flora Dungan in the Humanities building at UNLV; and a plexiglass mural in one of the University Medical Center buildings on Charleston Boulevard. Abbey also made Wall of Creation, a twenty by forty foot mural made of polyester resin and fiberglass, for Temple Beth Sholom’s former synagogue on Oakey Boulevard.

“Born in 1930, Abbey grew up in Passaic, New Jersey. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1952 and a Master of Arts degree in 1954 from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. She also studied at Goddard College, Plainfield, VT; the Art Student’s League, Woodstock, NY; the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA; and the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. She has been an artist in residence at the studios of many internationally renowned artists and institutions, and has had over 60 individual exhibitions and participated in over 160 national and international group exhibitions. She has received many awards, grants, and commissions, including the Governor’s Seventh Annual Visual Arts Award for the State of Nevada in 1986, and the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Las Vegas Arts Commission’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2012. She continues to work on new sculptures, paintings, and enamels.

“Rita Deanin Abbey has two sons, Joshua (founder of the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival) and Aaron. She is married to Robert Belliveau.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner celebrates all holidays. (Today is the eighth and final day of Hanukkah.

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December 9, 2018

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“Somewhere Between Las Vegas and Tonopah”
Photograph by JOn Miller
October 2018

With a high of 62 degrees and mostly clear skies in the forecast, today may not a bad one for a road trip and the possibility of unexpected discoveries.

Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. Over the years he has been a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Connection and Magical Unicorn at McCarran.

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December 8, 2018

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“I Slowly Melt Into Eternity”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 29, 2018

[Editor’s note: second in a limited series, “After the Rain Last Week.”]

“[“I Slowly Melt Into Eternity”] artist Egle Zvirblyte is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator based in London. Originally from Lithuania, she studied Film and then Interior & Spatial Design in University of the Arts London, continuing to work in set design and later focusing on illustration.

“Egle has lived in Melbourne, Tokyo, Bali and Barcelona, working for clients worldwide in advertising, publishing, product design, event design and editorial. Her work is bright, punchy and irreverent. …

“… In her personal practice she explores themes of consciousness, identity, female power and pop culture.”

Text from artist’s website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner chronicles the changes in architecture, design and weather across the Valley.

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December 7, 2018

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“Ambling (After the Rain Last Week)”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 29, 2018

[Editor’s note: first in a series.]

Despite some impressions to the contrary, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner asserts that she does not melt in the rain, and manages to navigate the City safely with grace and elegance.

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December 5-6, 2018

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“Temple Beth Shalom”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2018

Text below excerpted from temple Mission and History area of temple website.

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

Our mission is to promote the role of the synagogue in Jewish life, to encourage the performing of acts of kindness, charitable assistance, Judaic learning, ritual observance, synagogue skills, community involvement, ethical behavior and support for the State of Israel.

Temple Beth Sholom was the first Jewish congregation to be established in Southern Nevada. Its members and programs have played, and continue to play, an integral part in the development of Las Vegas. No sturdier population has grown from such small beginnings as has the Jewish community in Las Vegas.

Old timers recall the days when there were only two members of the Jewish faith here – Eddie Blum (a part-time newsboy for the old Las Vegas Review) and Abe Abrams, known all over town as “Abe the tailor.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner notes that the doors of the Temple were moved when the Temple moved from a previous location on Oakey.

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December 4, 2018

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“Looking over the grounds of the former Showboat Hotel from Atlantic Avenue”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 2018

“The Showboat Hotel & Casino opened on September 3, 1954, the hotel and casino was located at the north end of the Boulder Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. Orginally opened as the showboat (1954–2000). It was the first resort within Las Vegas city limits, it had 100 rooms on two floors.

“In 1998, Harrah’s Entertainment bought Showboat, Inc. for $1.15 billion. Harrah’s interests were primarily in the Atlantic City and Chicago markets, however; the Las Vegas property did not fit with the company’s strategy. They sold the Showboat in 2000 for $23.5 million.
Castaways (2000–2004)

“Harrah’s refused to sell the Showboat name, not wanting the Las Vegas property to be confused with Showboat Atlantic City, so they renamed it as the Castaways. The hotel consisted of a 19 story tower containing 445 rooms, a 80,000-square-foot casino and an adjacent RV park. Demolition began in July 2005, and the hotel tower was imploded on January 11, 2006.”

Text from Las Vegas 360.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is up and about at all times of day.

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December 3, 2018

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“Las Vegas Casino Carpet: Aria”
Photograph by Brad Zucroff

Aria Resort and Casino is a luxury resort and casino, part of the CityCenter complex on the Las Vegas Strip. Aria consists of two curved glass and steel highrise towers adjoined at the center. It opened on December 16, 2009 as a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Infinity World Development. At 4,000,000 sq ft and 600 ft in height, it is the largest and tallest structure at CityCenter.

“The resort’s 61 and 51-story towers contain a hotel with 4,004 guest rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, 10 bars and nightclubs, and a casino with 150,000 sq ft of gaming space. It also has a 215,000 sq ft pool area with 34 cabanas, an 80,000 sq ft salon and spa, a 300,000 sq ft convention center and a 1,800-seat theater.”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

Freelance creative director, photojournalist, professional high performance driving, racing instructor, and coach Brad Zucroff is a former UPI staff photographer, art director of National Geographic Traveler and Sunset magazines, and management consultant.

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December 2, 2018

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“Old Tonopah Cemetery”
Photograph by JOn Miller

“Old Tonopah Cemetery was founded May 7, 1901 with the burial of John Randel Weeks, and was active until April 1911 when the number of dead outgrew the tiny plot, and the growing town required a new cemetery. Some three hundred people are interred at the old location, including many of Tonopah’s pioneer residents, many of whom fell victim to the mysterious 1902 “Tonopah Plague”, the cause of which still remains a mystery. Other eternal residents include some fourteen miners who fell victim to the Tonopah-Belmont Mine Fire of February 23, 1911, among them Big Bill Murphy who died saving miners at age 28, and Nye County Sheriff Thomas Logan, killed in a shoot-out in a Manhattan bordello.”

Text excerpted from Atlas Obscura.

Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. Over the years he has been a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Connection and Magical Unicorn at McCarran.

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December 1, 2018

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“DAY WITHOUT ART – an International Day of Action and Mourning in Response to the AIDS Crisis”
Graphic by “Our Las Vegas” Staff

To mark World AIDS Day and in observance of Day Without Art, our screen is dark.

“In 1989 in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day on December 1, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art. A Visual AIDS committee of art workers (curators, writers, and art professionals) sent out a call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis” that would celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourage caring for all people with AIDS; educating diverse publics about HIV infection; and finding a cure. More than 800 arts organizations, museums and galleries throughout the U.S. participated by shrouding artworks and replacing them with information about HIV and safer sex, locking their doors or dimming their lights, and producing exhibitions, programs, readings, memorials, rituals, and performances.”

Text below excerpted from the Day Without Art website.

More:
•   Positive Spin – Know your status
•   UN AIDS

The staff of “Our Las Vegas” mourns the friends and colleagues lost to the pandemic.

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November 30, 2018

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“DTLV after the Rain”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
from the “Fremont Street Series”
November 29, 2018

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner does not melt when it rains (that she knows of).

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November 29, 2018

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“Thanksgiving Day Raiders Construction Site Visual”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Drive-by Series
November 22, 2018

Raiders Live Stadium Cam

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner keeps track of cranes across the Valley.

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November 28, 2018

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“Cat Pal Stinky”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner, included in the frame.
Latest addition to the “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

“Foundling Stinky‘s first sighting was while sitting in in the feral cats’ communal dry food bowl in the yard of Suzanne Scott and Mark Baxter’s home. (Suzy and Mark are staunch supporters of felines and care for a largish household of cats. Stinky is the eldest.)

“Stinky‘s former passions included painting (with his tail) and creating cat litter angels. He is currently maximizing his lounging potential.”

Text from Stinky’s first appearance on the ‘Frame’ on February 18, 2015. [see 2015 Archive] Update: Stinky turned 12 in July.

While championing all cats, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has a special fondness for Stinky.

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November 27, 2018

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“Professor Rex Dart & Jenn O. Cide”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner at a recent Double Down
Punk Rock Bingo event.
From the “Las Vegas Artists Series”

Bios below excerpted from the artists’ websites

“There are few figures in the colorful lexicon of Vegas legends as iconic and imposing as self-proclaimed ‘Professional Weirdo’ Jenn O. Cide. Her very presence – towering, tattooed, pierced and sweetly menacing – commands your attention and her amazing array of unique talents make her impossible to ignore.

“She can breathe fire, belly dance and eat broken glass. She has a degree in audio production, has MC’d for Mötley Crüe and has broken her back … twice. …

If it’s shocking, if it’s compelling, if it’s ENTERTAINING Jenn O. Cide is all in. When she enters a room, it’s hers, and if you’re lucky you’ll see things you’ll remember for the rest of your life.”

“Hello, Professor Rex Dart here. I live in Las Vegas where I collect records and play them for people at parties both big and small. I’ve opened for such acts such as…(short list version) The Suicide Girls, James Brown, Seal, Black Flag, DEVO, Snoop Dogg, … Wanda Jackson, MDC, Guttermouth, The Gears, LL Cool J, Chaka Kahn, De La Soul, The Butthole Surfers, Hanson and many more.

“What kind of music do I play you ask? How about funk, punk, soul, ska, new wave, old wave, mod, indie rock, brit-pop, doo-wop, be-bop, trip-hop, old school hip-hop, Robot beeping, trash, thrash, metal, dark metal, swing, gangsta rap, politcal speeches, communist propaganda, read-along storybooks, sounds from haunted houses, exotica and so much more. Currently, I host several events thru out the Las Vegas Valley… such as weekly Monday Nights at the Double Down Saloon (15 years strong).…”

Bassist, Tubaist and “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has played her share of shows at the Double Down.

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November 26, 2018

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“Cosmopolitan Lobby Video Columns”
Photograph by Jon Winet
July 2014

Text below from Cosmopolitan website.

LOBBY DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

The Cosmopolitan lobby digital art installation combines architecture, contemporary art and technology to create an unexpected and dynamic experience. Eight 15′ digital columns and a panel spanning the length of the front desk continuously display a curated library of digital art, transforming the space into an immersive living narrative that incorporates elegant, fantastical and often poetic interpretations of life’s travels.

believes we’ve only just begun to explore the creative potential of digital screens.
“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet

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November 25, 2018

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“Our Savior’s Lutheran Church”
Photograph by Glenn Elliott
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Text below from Church website.

Upcoming Events
Our Savior’s Lutheran Ladies Guild Annual Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Saturday, December 8 at 11:30AM

Golden Corral Buffet
1445 W. Sunset Rd.
Henderson

$9.49 or $8.89 Senior

Note: soft drinks, coffee, etc. are not included in this price.

Drinks are not included. If you want a drink take a cup when you enter the line. There is an additional $2.49 charge. After you pay head to the banquet room where they will hold the luncheon. Water and cups will be provided at the table.

Las Vegan Glenn Elliott was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in art, and for the past eight years has pursued his photography practice. He is the director of Generator Photography and esteemed contributor to the Daily Frame.

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November 24, 2018

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“Brian and Marcie”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner on October 31, 2018 at the Huntridge Tavern.
From the “Las Vegas Musicians” series.

The photographer notes: “It’s Brian Weiss, professional nerd, and Tippy Elvis guitarist, and Marcie Ley, Diva, and performer at the Venetian, formerly of European opera houses. With Joan DuKore and me, they are members of the Bocce team ‘Hello Dali’ part of the Italian American Club of Southern Nevada.“

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a deft Bocce player.

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November 23, 2018

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“Santa on KUNV – Back in the Day”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
2012

Editor’s note: With Thanksgiving dinner leftovers now safely in the fridge with plans for turkey sandwiches and hash in the works, attention turns to Xmas. For those of you braving Black Friday, we hope you’ll be safe.

Additional note: today’s Daily Frame is from the 2012 Archive, with an aside: what is happening over at KUNV? We miss its former eclectic format and local feel.

Excerpts from November 19 Las Vegas Sun story, “Black Friday: Should consumers shop it or skip it?” by Associate Press journalist Courtney Jespersen below.

“A solid 70 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday this year, according to a recent NerdWallet study conducted by The Harris Poll.

“But the nature of a day centered on shopping can almost inevitably lead to overspending.

“Of those who plan to shop in stores this Black Friday, 42 percent said they plan to do so because they enjoy the in-store hype (e.g., doorbuster deals, camping outside of stores the night before), according to the NerdWallet study.

“Enjoying this annual tradition is one thing, but going shopping “just because” isn’t always a good idea. Even if you’ve set a budget before putting on your comfiest sneakers and standing in the cold, you may be susceptible to making additional purchases once you’re among the merchandise.

“Think about why you want to shop on Black Friday, and whether you’re financially prepared. If you’re not sure you can resist the temptation to overshoot your budget, consider skipping.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner’s is more about experiences than things.”

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November 22, 2018

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“Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Editor’s note: Today’s Daily Frame is an encore performance of last yesr’s Thanksgiving offering.

“Our Las Vegas” wishes all a safe and lively holiday – with a special shout-out to the thousands of Las Vegas casino, restaurant and all workers keeping the City radiant – today and every day!

Recipe below from allrecipes.com.  We wish everyone – including those who are working today to keep the city going, a great day. 
“Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ginger and Honey”

Recipe By:Christine L.

“Fresh ginger, cardamom, and sweet potatoes will fill your house with a fall fragrance as well as call your family to the table.”
Ingredients
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a large bowl, toss together the sweet potatoes, honey, ginger, walnut oil, cardamom, and pepper. Transfer to a large cast iron frying pan.
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Stir the potatoes to expose the pieces from the bottom of the pan. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender and caramelized on the outside.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner’s recipe for sweet potatoes calls for “tons of butter, brown sugar and whiskey.”

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November 21, 2018

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“Thanksgiving Pie”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Fall 2018

“During the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age period, the use of stone tools shaped by polishing or grinding, the domestication of plants and animals, the establishment of permanent villages, and the practice of crafts such as pottery and weaving became common. Early pies were in the form of flat, round or freeform crusty cakes called galettes consisting of a crust of ground oats, wheat, rye, or barley containing honey inside. These galettes developed into a form of early sweet pastry or desserts, evidence of which can be found on the tomb walls of the Pharaoh Ramesses II, who ruled from 1304 to 1237 BC, located in the Valley of the Kings. Sometime before 2000 BC, a recipe for chicken pie was written on a tablet in Sumer.”

Excerpt from the History section of the Wikipedia entry for pie.

MORE: 1993 Bon Apétit recipe for “The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie”

Rumor has it “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner can whip up a killer appetizer dip.

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November 20, 2018

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“McCarran at Dawn – Awaiting The Inter-Terminal Train”
Photography and text by Gabrielle Lindsley
Fall 2018

“It was a dash to catch an early morning flight to San Diego for an Acupuncture conference. Various delays due to wrong turns as a result of airport chaos and sleep deprivation had me on that interterminal shuttle sweating bullets about whether or not I’d make the flight. But that view from the tram window was too irresistible to avoid capture, I had to take a split second and get it. Promenade, cat walk, exit to the heavens, road to a new day, the image conjured an array of thoughts in my early morning fog brain.”

Born and raised in Detroit, contributor Gabrielle Lindsley landed full time in the Radiant City on April Fool’s Day 2016 to be closer to her son and his young and growing family. After a decade in the Los Angeles area, the tranquility of the desert mountains combined with the laughter of grandbabies was irresistible.

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November 19, 2018

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“Casino Carpet Square: Circus Circus”
Photograph by Jon Winet
March 2014

Somewhere in the back of his mind, “Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet is always thinking about Las Vegas casino carpets.

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November 18, 2018

“Sunset Park Dusk”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

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Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers

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November 17, 2018

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“View of the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens #7”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

“Easily recognized by its coat of reddish-orange with dark stripes, the tiger is the largest wild cat in the world. The big cat’s tail is three feet long. On average the big cat weighs 450 pounds, about the same as eight ten-year-old kids. It stands three feet tall with teeth four inches long and claws as long as house keys.

Text from National Geographic Kids

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers

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November 16, 2018

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“Dusk at the Draft House”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 27, 2018

“About Big Dog’s Brewing Company”

“Our first batches of beer started in a modest brewhouse located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Dubbed the name ‘Holy Cow!’ in 1993, it wasn’t until 2003 that we relocated the brewery to its current location just 8 miles northwest of downtown Las Vegas. Today our brewery team works in unison to develop some of the most unique and flavorful beers in Las Vegas. With an emphasis on consistent core brews and exciting seasonal/reserve beers, our brewers continue to put our spin on original, local beer flavor.”

Text from Company website.

MORE: Info on Thanksgiving 1-10 p.m. Feast special.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner doesn’t have a big dog, but enjoys spending time with this one.

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November 15, 2018

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“Incredible Antman”
Photograph by Glenn Elliott
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“A Truly American Phenomenon”

“The drive-in theatre experience first came to light on June 6, 1933. That was the day Mr. Richard Hollingshead, opened the first drive-in theater in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey. A few others quickly followed but the trend only truly took off with the advent of in-car speakers in the 1940s.Families still flock to our drive-ins for great entertainment at an incredible value. But when you come to a West Wind Drive-In you’ll experience more than just a great movie. You’ll experience the drive-in – a unique and historic slice of Americana.

About West Wind

West Wind has been family owned and operated from day one. We opened our first drive-in theatre in 1952 and today we own and operate the largest drive-in theatre chain in the world with four in California, one in Arizona and two in Nevada. In fact, we have recently reopened two drive-ins that had been shuttered for years: Solano Drive-In in Concord, California and the Santa Barbara Drive-In in Goleta, California. The atmosphere at West Wind is best described as relaxed family fun with a mix of old-school drive-in vibe combined with the latest technology. Toss a Frisbee or football around before the show or bring the wee ones to our play structure near the snack bar before you settle back for a one of a kind movie presentation.

The Modern Drive-In

We were one of the first drive-in theatres to fully embrace technology with the installation of the largest digital projectors available. Now all West Wind Drive-Ins project a crystal-clear digital image on screens so big they dwarf the ones you’ll find in a typical walk-in theatre. Even before digital projectors, we invested in new technology to beam audio straight to your car stereo. Gone are the days of dim screens and the old “squawk boxes” that hung on your car door.

Text from Westwind website.

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Las Vegan Glenn Elliott was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in art, and for the past eight years has pursued his photography practice. He is the director of Generator Photography and esteemed contributor to the Daily Frame.

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November 14, 2018

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“From the Roof of the Venetian Parking Garage no. 4”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 30, 2018

Last of four images captured during Ginger’s recent Venetian parking experience. Check the 2018 Archive to see them all.

The Venetian [continued, part 3]

Attractions

“In October 2001, the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum opened within the resort, featuring its first collection. On June 27, 2003, the Venezia tower opened, adding 1,013 suites and a new wedding chapel. In October 2005, Blue Man Group officially opened at the Blue Man Theatre. On June 24, 2006, the show, Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, opened at a new Paris Opera House styled theatre at The Venetian.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner takes a short and long view of what Las Vegas has to offer.

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November 13, 2018

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“From the Roof of the Venetian Parking Garage no. 3”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 30, 2018

The Venetian [continued]

“The hotel uses Venice, Italy, as its design inspiration and features architectural replicas of various Venetian landmarks, including the Palazzo Ducale, Piazza San Marco, Piazzetta di San Marco, the Lion of Venice Column and the Column of Saint Theodore, St Mark’s Campanile, and the Rialto Bridge.”

The design architects for this project were The Stubbins Associates and WAT&G. Interior design was provided by Wilson Associates and Dougall Associates for the casino.

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is an occasional guest at The Venetian’s Carnevale.

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November 12, 2018

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“From the Roof of the Venetian Parking Garage no. 1”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 30, 2018

The Venetian

“In April 1996, Sheldon Adelson announced plans to create on the property the largest resort on the Strip. This project would be situated on the former Sands property. On November 26, 1996, eight years after it was purchased by the owners of The Interface Group—Adelson, Richard Katzeff, Ted Cutler, Irwin Chafetz and Jordan Shapiro, the Sands Hotel was imploded to make way for The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

“The resort opened on May 3, 1999, with flutter of white doves, sounding trumpets and singing gondoliers, with actress Sophia Loren joining The Venetian Chairman and Owner, Sheldon G. Adelson, in dedicating the first motorized gondola. Built at a cost of $1.5 billion, it was one of the most expensive resorts of its kind when it opened.”

Text from Wikipedia.

There is no incontrovertible evidence that “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has ridden in motorized gondola.

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November 11, 2018

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“View from The Regency Clubhouse Parking Area”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Late October 2018

“Experience life at its finest at Regency at Summerlin! This fun-filled, 55+ active adult, gated, community offers the best of everything: from luxurious homes with majestic city views to spectacular amenities including an onsite lifestyle director. This fabulous master-planned community features three impressive home collections plus exciting resort-style amenities.”

Text from Toll Brothers Regency Summerlin website.
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“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner travels the length and width of the Valley.

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November 10, 2018

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“Russ Bert”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Today’s Daily Frame is debuts our “Las Vegas Musicians” series.

Russ Burt has been a professional musician in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas since 1985, performing alongside legendary entertainers such as the Righteous Brothers, the Platters, the 5th Dimension, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Wayne Newton, Jerry Van Dyke, the Marty Allen & Steve Rossi show, and many more. He has also performed in productions of Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Fiddler On The Roof, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Producers, 5 Guys Named Moe, Oklahoma, Peter Pan, Memphis, and West Side Story. In addition to performing Russ is an elementary school music teacher.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner knows a lot of great musicians.

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November 9, 2018

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“Venetian Parking“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

The Venetian parking garage can be accessed by Las Vegas Boulevard or by a shared access road off Koval Lane behind the hotel.

•  Cost: Free
•  Height Limit: 6’8″
•  Levels: 14, with some oversized parking on Level 1
•  Valet: 3rd Floor
•  Poker Room Parking: 5th Floor
•  Electric Vehicle Charging / Parking: 3rd (valet only), 6th, 9th Floors
•  Hertz: 10th Floor

Text from Venetian parking webpage

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has serious parking chops.

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November 8, 2018

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“From The Balcony at The Hard Rock Cafe“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“Coca-Cola“ is a carbonated soft drink[1] manufactured by The Coca-Cola Company. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented in the late 19th century by John Pemberton and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The drink’s name refers to two of its original ingredients: coca leaves, and kola nuts (a source of caffeine). The current formula of Coca-Cola remains a trade secret.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is not much of a consumer of soft drinks.

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November 7, 2018

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“Balloon over the Southwest”
Photograph and text by Brad Zucroff

The photographer notes: “I was fixing breakfast this morning, and heard a loud, strange sound from the backyard… kind of like the rushing of compressed air or something. I went out to take a look, and there was a hot air balloon floating by about 30 ft. above the house. I grabbed a shot as it passed by. The Southwest area of the valley is still developing, and there’s a lot of large vacant lots for the tourist balloon launches. And while not a rare sight in our part of town, they rarely fly this low.”

Freelance creative director, photojournalist, professional high performance driving, racing instructor, and coach Brad Zucroff is a former UPI staff photographer, art director of National Geographic Traveler and Sunset magazines, and management consultant.

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November 6, 2018

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“Voting – Today!”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

NB: Today’s Daily Frame photograph was originally published on February 26, 2018

GET OUT THE VOTE!
REMIND your neighbors, friends and workmates that today is Election Day!
IF you’ve got wheels, offer to drive your neighbors, friends and workmates to the polls. And if you need a ride, don’t be shy about asking for an assist. Friends don’t let friends miss the opportunity to vote!
AND remind your millennial pals to exercise their democratic right and responsibility go vote!

“In Nevada, millennials are surpassing Baby Boomers as America’s biggest and most diverse voting block. The question is, will they go to the polls?

“Young voters have been unreliable in the past, but early voting in states like Nevada seem to be getting more out to the polls. Organizers say the top issues young people care about include college costs, healthcare, equality, immigration and gun control.”

Text in quotes from November 5 CBS News story by Jamie Yuccas.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner votes.

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November 5, 2018

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“Layers of Las Vegas”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 2018

These days there are many things to do in Las Vegas, and this image tells the story. Take a quick trip to NYNY, a castle, the tropics, and even Egypt.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner notes that in this image, three hotels and a roller coaster are visible. She’d have killed for a roller coaster in her hometown when she was a kid.

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November 4, 2018

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“6th and Fremont”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October, 2018

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner likes a good puddle.

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November 3, 2018

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“Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 3, 2018

Comics, artists, music and more, and the event is free

The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival is a free, one-day event celebrating the illustrated word that takes place annually on the first Saturday in November. The Comic Book Festival features publishers, vendors, film screenings, panels, special guests and much more. The next event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. inside and around the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road).

This year’s event will feature the return of our popular Artist Alley, live music by The PDX Broadsides, live podcast recordings, meet-and-greets and panels with guests such as Jeff Parker (X-Men: First Class), Amy Chu (Poison Ivy), Gene Ha (Top 10), Taneka Stotts (Déjà Brew), Steve Horton (Amala’s Blade), and much more — all for free.

Text from the VVCBF website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner dubs this festival “the kinder, gentler comic book festival,” and notes that it’s a great place to meet artists and writers up close and personal, without giant crowds and best of all, it’s free.

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November 2, 2018

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“It’s What’s Inside”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Promotional text below from the recently concluded AAPEX 2018 Convention

IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE

“You put your heart and soul into your work every day. But the automotive aftermarket moves fast, and staying competitive means keeping your finger on the pulse of the industry. At AAPEX, you’ll see the new-to-market products, emerging technology, and will get practical training to handle whatever rolls into your shop. Whether you sell or distribute auto parts or are responsible for the maintenance of vehicles, you need AAPEX – the lifeline of the automotive aftermarket.“

AAPEX

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is suddenly now even more informed when it comes to the automotive aftermarket.

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November 1, 2018

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“Summerlin Hospital Medical Center Office Building Hallway”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, a 454-bed, Joint Commission-accredited hospital located in a premier master-planned community, is one of the most comprehensive healthcare facilities in southern Nevada. Summerlin Hospital provides residents with the services of the Children’s Medical Center, the Cancer Center, Heart Institute, Primary Stroke Center, extensive women’s services and many other services. The Children’s Medical Center is affiliated with Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s Hospital and provides access to advanced tertiary services and physicians, new protocols and a coordinated process to transfer to and from Salt Lake City, Utah. Summerlin’s 12-room Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the only one of its kind along the western beltway in Las Vegas.”

Text from Hospital website.

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“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner does her best to limit her trips to hospitals to providing care and comfort to friends in need.

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October 31, 2018

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“Halloween Car Service”
Photograph by JOn Miller
2015 Circus Circus Haunted Hearse Show.

Editor’s Note: Follow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame from the irrespressible team of Artist-Photographer JOn Miller and Feetish Spa Director Andrea Lipomi.

“A hearse is a vehicle used to carry the dead in a coffin/casket. They range from deliberately anonymous vehicles to very formal heavily decorated vehicles.

“In the funeral trade of some countries hearses are called funeral coaches.”

Text from Wikipedia.

MORE – from HowStuffWorks: How Hearses Work, story by Christopher Lampton.

Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. Over the years he has been a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Connection and Magical Unicorn at McCarran.

Mr. Miller and Andrea Lipomi are frequent collaborators on a range of creative projects.

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October 30, 2018

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“Peppermill Apparition”
Photograph by JOn Miller

Editor’s Note: This Daily Frame was originally published three years ago to the day on October 30, 2015. Our continuing thanks to Andrea and JOn for adding their spirits into the mix of the Radiant City.

“Halloween, a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening” is a a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day.

Typical contemporary festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.”

Text excerpted and adapted from Wikipedia.

In case there were any doubt, Halloween is upon us.

Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. He is a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Expert and Man at McCarran.

He and fellow Daily Frame contributor and Peppermill patron Andrea Lipomi are co-conspirators in fun and adventure.

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October 29, 2018

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“Pre Halloween Alley Shot With a Dirty Lens”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2018

“An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passageway, often reserved for pedestrians, which usually runs between, behind, or within buildings in the older parts of towns and cities. It is also a rear access or service road (back lane), or a path or walk in a park or garden.

“The origin of the word alley is late Middle English, from Old French: alee ‘walking or passage,’ from aler ‘go,’ from Latin: ambulare ‘to walk.’”

Text excerpted Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner can get you from a to b via a near-infinite number of routes.

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October 28, 2018

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“Main Street Facing North”
Photograph by Jon Winet
May 2018
Winnemucca, Nevada

“The town was named for the 19th-century Chief Winnemucca of the local Northern Paiute tribe, who traditionally lived in this area. He and his band had a camp near here. Winnemucca, loosely translated, means “one moccasin.” The chief’s daughter, Sarah Winnemucca, was an advocate for education and fair treatment of the Paiute and Shoshone tribes in the area. Their family all learned to speak English, and Sarah worked as an interpreter, scout and messenger for the United States Army during the Bannock War of 1878. In 1883 Sarah Winnemucca published the first autobiography written by a Native American woman, based on hundreds of lectures she’d given in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. It has been described as ‘one of the most enduring ethno-historical books written by an American Indian.’

“On September 16, 1868, the Central Pacific Railroad reached Winnemucca, and was officially opened on October 1 of that year. It was on the First Transcontinental Railroad. It was part of the transcontinental line.

“Basque immigrants worked as sheep-herders starting in the mid-19th century. In honor of this heritage, Winnemucca hosts an annual Basque Festival.

“On September 19, 1900, Butch Cassidy’s gang robbed the First National Bank of Winnemucca of $32,640.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet learned a lot of what he knows in Winnemucca as a participant in the Nevada Arts Council Artists in Schools + Communities program.

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October 27, 2018

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“Ginger Bruner – Alpine Horn Dogtoberfest Tune-up”
Photograph by Rachel Julian
October 2018

Today! 3-9 pm Dogtoberfest 2018 featuring Killian’s Angels! At Big Dog’s Brewing Company | THE DRAFT HOUSE
4543 N. Rancho Drive.

Rachel Julian is a freelance percussionist. Her performance credits include the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Pops, Vegas! The Show, Don Rickles, Hugh Jackman, Clint Holmes, Celtic Woman, The Lion King – Las Vegas, Hairspray, Opera Las Vegas, Newsies, Nevada Opera Theatre, Luciano Pavarotti’s Farewell Tour, and Killian’s Angels.

She appears on the DVD Andrea Bocelli – Amore Under the Desert Sky, and has performed internationally in Mexico, Canada, England, China, Austria, Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

Rachel teaches Percussion, Keyboard, and Guitar at Becker Middle School, and also serves as Percussion Specialist with the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras and the Clark County School District. She instructs camps, adjudicates, gives clinics, and maintains a private studio.

To her professional bio notes she adds: “I am from Wisconsin, a Packers fan, and I and eat cheese every day. I have been taking photos as a hobby since high school.”

Editor’s note: this is Ms. Julian’s first of what we hope will be many contributions to The Daily Frame.

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October 26, 2018

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“James Turrell at Crystals”
Photograph by Gabrielle Lindsley
Crystals
October 2018

“For decades [James] Turrell has created meticulous environments where the interplay of light and space renders basic perception a transcendental experience. Monumentalized as a master of quietude and subtlety, his work is surprisingly at home in Sin City. As a neon playground awash in a sea of nothingness, the extreme juxtaposition of barren beauty and unchecked consumerism affords his destabilizing projects maximum impact on over-stimulated tourists.”

— From June 26, 2013 story, “James Turrell Brings New Glow to Las Vegas” by Kevin McGarry in W.

MORE: Blouin Art Info July 1, 2013 story “James Turrell Doubles Down in Las Vegas” by Benjamin Sutton.

Born and raised in Detroit, contributor Gabrielle Lindsley
landed full time in the Radiant City on April Fool’s Day 2016 to be closer to her son and his young and growing family. After a decade in the Los Angeles area, the tranquility of the desert mountains combined with the laughter of grandbabies was irresistible.

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October 25, 2018

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“Dead Sled”
Photograph by Glenn Elliott
n.d.

The photographer notes that the photograph is from a Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly show a few years back.

He further notes that he doesn’t have any information on the car. Viewer comments welcome.

More: Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Face Book page.

Las Vegan Glenn Elliott was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in art, and for the past eight years has pursued his photography practice. He is the director of Generator Photography and esteemed contributor to the Daily Frame.

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October 24, 2018

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“Bellagio Fall Display #5”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Third in a series of views of the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens‘ Arcadia fall display, “Falling Asleep.” Through November 24.

Pomegranates have been cherished for their exquisite beauty, flavor, color, and health benefits for centuries. From their distinctive crown to their ruby red arils, pomegranates are royalty amongst fruit.

“They are symbolic of prosperity and abundance in virtually every civilization. Fortunately, this treasure’s versatility and possibilities are as abundant as the juicy arils bursting forth from within.”

Text from the Pomegranate Council website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers

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October 23, 2018

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“Stadium Construction Dusk”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Drive-by Series

September 28, 2018 Las Vegas Review Journal story below by Richard N. Velotta.

“Construction of Las Vegas Raiders stadium starts going vertical”

Stadium builders reached a critical stage in the construction of Las Vegas’ 65,000-seat, $1.8 billion indoor football stadium this week as they took the first step toward going vertical.

Contractors Mortenson Construction Co. and McCarthy Builders this week began installing the first of 52 truss columns, the steel beams that will frame the exterior wall of the stadium and ultimately hold up the high-strength translucent polymer roof.

“It’s a big milestone for us,” said Don Webb, chief operating officer of StadCo, the Oakland Raiders’ stadium construction subsidiary. “The installation will go slowly at first, but more efficiently as crews gain more experience” moving the columns into place.

Heavy truss columns

Installing the truss columns is one of the first processes in which stadium construction will go vertical. The truss column assemblies, which weigh about 65 tons each, must be carefully placed so that the roof 220 feet above the ground can be properly assembled.

“In order for it to hold up the roof and hold up the enormous ring beam that ties those stainless steel cables that support the ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, a fluorine-based polymer) roof, all of that is highly, highly precise,” Webb said.

The angle of the truss has to be precise as well. A placement at ground level that is a quarter-inch off could result in the top being a foot or more out of alignment. The work is further complicated by the expansion and contraction of the materials in the summer heat.

Webb said the trusses would be installed over the next two months with concrete pours of ramps and concourses occurring as the work progresses.

While construction moves forward, Clark County officials have begun looking at what the neighborhood around the stadium could look like.

Planners had their first public meeting Friday to develop a stadium district in the vicinity of the project. The district initially has been identified as a 1.23-square-mile zone bordered by Tropicana Avenue to the north, Interstate 15 to the east and railroad line right-of-ways to the south and west.

Robert Fielden of Rafi Architecture and Design is coordinating the effort with Clark County’s advanced planning department. The objective is to develop a community-driven employment and entertainment district plan to be presented in about a year to the Clark County Commission for consideration.

The plan will address land use, transportation and the anticipated evolution of the neighborhood surrounding the stadium.

Inaugural district meeting

In the inaugural meeting, about 50 people, mostly landholders from the neighborhood, heard a presentation from Fielden.

Meeting attendees were asked what they wanted to preserve in the area, what their vision of the area’s future would be and any other ideas they wanted to present.

The roughly 787 acres in the proposed stadium district mostly have industrial and warehousing uses with a smattering of small retail outlets.

The county reviewed entertainment districts surrounding stadiums in 10 other cities, including Sacramento, California’s Golden 1; AT&T Stadium and Texas Live! in Arlington, Texas; St. Louis Ballpark Village in St. Louis; and the LoDo District in downtown Denver.

Stadium District contact

Persons interested in participating in Clark County’s planning for a stadium district around the 65,000-seat indoor stadium being built by the Oakland Raiders have been asked to contact Jared Tasko, the county’s principal planner on the project at jtasko@clarkcountynv.gov.

Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner ocasionally watches the last five minutes of the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

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October 22, 2018

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“Simple Minds at the Pearl”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

October 21, 2018 Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas, NV

Text below excerpted from Wikipedia.

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band. They formed in Glasgow in 1977 and became the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s. They achieved five UK Albums chart number one albums during their career and have sold an estimated 70 million albums.[5] Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour.

The band scored a string of hit singles, becoming best known internationally for their 1985 hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, from the soundtrack of the film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include “Alive and Kicking” and “Belfast Child” (UK #1).

The core of the band is the two remaining founding members, Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting).”

Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has eclectic and ecumenical musical tastes.

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October 21, 2018

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“Summerlin Gardens Park”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“Summerlin is an affluent master-planned community in the Las Vegas Valley of Southern Nevada. It lies at the edge of the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon to the west; partly within the official city limits of Las Vegas and partly within unincorporated Clark County. This rapidly growing community occupies over 22,500 acres and according to its developers, ‘has grown to encompass more than 230 parks, more than two dozen public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, three resort hotels, world-class recreational facilities, retail and entertainment centers, well-established office parks, a state-of-the-art medical center, and more.’

Text from Wikipedia.

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Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a frequent visitor to Summerlin. We suspect this is related to dog walking tasks.

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October 20, 2018

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“Gregory Crosby”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Writers Series

Writer | Poet | Cultural Critic | Journalist | Professor and Las Vegas ex-pat Gregory Crosby will be appearing at this year’s Vegas Valley Book Festival – today, Saturday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the Poetry Pavillion, spotlit in “A Conversation and Poetry: Gregory Crosby Back in Town” with moderator writer, journalist and editor Geoff Carter.

Mr Crosby is the “author of Walking Away from Explosions in Slow Motion (2018, The Operating System), and the chapbooks Spooky Action at a Distance (2014, The Operating System) and The Book of Thirteen (2016, Yes Poetry); his poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Court Green, Epiphany, Copper Nickel, Leveler, Sink Review, Ping Pong, & Hyperallergic. In 2002, he was instrumental in the creation of the Lewis Avenue Poets Bridge, a public art project in downtown Las Vegas. His dedicatory poem for the project, “The Long Shot,” was reproduced in bronze and installed in the park, and was included in the 2008 anthology Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State (University of Nevada Press). He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and teaches creative writing in the College Now program at Lehman College, City University of New York.”

Text from Festival website.

Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys curling up with a good book. Better even if an affectionate feline companion is part of the deal.

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October 19, 2018

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“Casino Carpet Square: Jerry’s Nugget Casino”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 2018

Jerry’s Nugget Casino

Text below from Wikipedia entry for carpet.

Carpet is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but, since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester are often used, as these fibers are less expensive than wool. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts which are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term “carpet” is often used interchangeably with the term “rug”, although the term “carpet” can be applied to a floor covering that covers an entire house, whereas a “rug” is generally no bigger than a single room, and traditionally does not even span from one wall to another, and is typically not even attached as part of the floor.

Carpets are used for a variety of purposes, including insulating a person’s feet from a cold tile or concrete floor, making a room more comfortable as a place to sit on the floor (e.g., when playing with children or as a prayer rug), reducing sound from walking (particularly in apartment buildings) and adding decoration or colour to a room. Carpets can be made in any colour by using differently dyed fibers. Carpets can have many different types of patterns and motifs used to decorate the surface. In the 2000s, carpets are used in industrial and commercial establishments such as retail stores and hotels and in private homes. In the 2010s, a huge range of carpets and rugs are available at many price and quality levels, ranging from inexpensive, synthetic carpets that are mass-produced in factories and used in commercial buildings to costly hand-knotted wool rugs which are used in private homes of wealthy families.

Carpets can be produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric, made using needle felts, knotted by hand (in oriental rugs), made with their pile injected into a backing material (called tufting), flatwoven, made by hooking wool or cotton through the meshes of a sturdy fabric or embroidered. Carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 feet and 15 feet in the USA, 4 m and 5 m in Europe. Since the 20th century, where necessary for wall-to-wall carpet, different widths of carpet can be seamed together with a seaming iron and seam tape (formerly it was sewn together) and fixed to a floor over a cushioned underlay (pad) using nails, tack strips (known in the UK as gripper rods), adhesives, or occasionally decorative metal stair rods. Wall-to-wall carpet is distinguished from rugs or mats, which are loose-laid floor coverings, as wall-to-wall carpet is fixed to the floor and covers a much larger area.

Our Las Vegas director Jon Winet once again has casino carpets on his mind.

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October 18, 2018

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“Milk”
Photograph by Gabrielle Lindsley
October 2018

“’Cosmopolitan is young and hip and curious, constantly pushing. We’re two doors down from Eggslut. They want to disrupt what folks have come to know on the Strip, she [Milk Principal Christina Tosi] says. ‘They get who we are. They have always been hellbent on the Milk Bar swagger and Milk Bar pride.…That was essential for us.’”

Text from Jan 10, 2017 Vegas Eater story “Your First Look Inside Milk Bar Plus some of the treats” by Susan Stapleton.

Born and raised in Detroit, contributor Gabrielle Lindsley landed full time in the Radiant City on April Fool’s Day 2016 to be closer to her son and his young and growing family. After a decade in the Los Angeles area, the tranquility of the desert mountains combined with the laughter of grandbabies was irresistible.

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October 17, 2018

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“The Stratosphere from the Parking Lot at Vicki’s Diner”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2018

•     The Stratosphere

•     The stratosphere

•     Vickie’s Diner

Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a big fan of The Stratosphere, the stratosphere and Vickie’s Diner.

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October 16, 2018

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“’64 Cadillac”
Photograph by Glenn Elliott
n.d.

Text below from Wikipedia.

Cadillac /ˈkædɪlæk/, formally the Cadillac Motor Car Division, is a division of the U.S.-based General Motors (GM) that markets luxury vehicles worldwide. Its primary markets are the United States, Canada, and China, but Cadillac-branded vehicles are distributed in 34 additional markets worldwide. Historically, Cadillac automobiles have always held a place at the top of the luxury field within the United States. In 2017, Cadillac’s U.S. sales were 156,440 vehicles and its global sales were 356,467 vehicles.

Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in the United States only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902. It was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms.

By the time General Motors purchased the company in 1909, Cadillac had already established itself as one of America’s premier luxury carmakers. The complete interchangeability of its precision parts had allowed it to lay the foundation for the modern mass production of automobiles. It was at the forefront of technological advances, introducing full electrical systems, the clashless manual transmission and the steel roof. The brand developed three engines, with its V8 setting the standard for the American automotive industry.

Cadillac was the first American car to win the Royal Automobile Club of the United Kingdom’s Dewar Trophy by successfully demonstrating the interchangeability of its component parts during a reliability test in 1908; this spawned the firm’s slogan “Standard of the World”. It won the trophy again in 1912 for incorporating electric starting and lighting in a production automobile.

The photographer provides the following location information: “parked near the Antique Mall, near the South Point.”

Las Vegan Glenn Elliott was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in art, and for the past eight years has pursued his photography practice. He is the director of Generator Photography and esteemed contributor to the Daily Frame.

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October 15, 2018

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“Summerlin Fall Sunset”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2018

The photographer writes: “We are coming into fabulous cloud/sunset season.”

Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is no stranger to Summerlin – or fabulous sunsets and clouds.

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October 14, 2018

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“McCarran View no. 15”
Photograph by Jon Winet
n.d.

According to the McCarran International Airport, through August there have been 33,234,978 enplanded and deplaned passengers this year.

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Our Las Vegas director Jon Winet is rarely bored while waiting at McCarran.

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October 12-13, 2018

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“Midway Detail no. 17”
Photograph by Jon Winet
n.d.

“We truly mean it when we say, ‘Act your age somewhere else!1 This Las Vegas hotel casino is all about having fun. Step right up at Circus Circus‘ famous Carnival Midway, designed for kids and adults of all ages! If you’re game, we’ve got plenty to keep you entertained with our huge selection of games and premium prizes for winners. Also on the Midway is our pulse-pounding Arcade energizing players with 200 of today’s most popular and yesterday’s most classic games. The midway surrounds the circus stage which showcases free world class circus acts daily starting at 11:30 AM.”

Text from casino website.

Our Las Vegas director Jon Winet has never watched a full episode of South Park.

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October 11, 2018

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“#TBT 18b: Road Work Ahead”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018

The Nevada Department of Transportation provides online information on road construction: Las Vegas.

The information is refreshed every two minutes.

Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner could tell you stories of Las Vegas traffic snarls.

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October 10, 2018

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El Cortez, Roulette  #34
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2018

Roulette is a casino game named after the French word meaning little wheel. In the game, players may choose to place bets on either a single number, various groupings of numbers, the colors red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high (19–36) or low (1–18).

To determine the winning number and color, a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular track running around the outer edge of the wheel. The ball eventually loses momentum, passes through an area of deflectors, and falls onto the wheel and into one of 37 (in French/European style roulette) or 38 (in American style roulette) colored and numbered pockets on the wheel. In 2016, the first triple-zero roulette wheel was introduced in Las Vegas with 39 pockets.”

Text from Wikipedia)

Our Las Vegas lead photographer Ginger Bruner is not much of a gambler.

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October 9, 2018

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“Outdoor World Vista no. 3”
Photograph by Jon Winet
Bass Pro Shops | Silverton Casino
November 2017

Our Las Vegas director Jon Winet is in awe of Bass Pro Shops’ design.

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October 8, 2018

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“Ellen’s Multiplier”
Photograph by Jon Winet
McCarran Airport
June 2018

“While slot machines based on a daytime TV talk show may seem like a strange concept to some, IGT officials knew this one would be a slam-dunk, thanks to DeGeneres herself.

“’When it became possible for us to license this brand, we knew that it was obviously a great match with our core demographic, but equally important, we also knew how current Ellen is, how hot she is, how really successful her show continues to be,’ says Joe Sigrist, senior vice president of global product development and operations for IGT [International Game Technology]. ‘It is really important to have brands that are current, and it’s been great timing for us to launch these games at the height of her popularity.’”

Text excerpted from CasinoCenter.com story “Ellen’s Slots: IGT forges a partnership with talk and comic superstar Ellen DeGeneres for a hot new slot series” by by Frank Legato. Based on the reference to Ellen’s social media game-changing Oscar selfie, we are guessing the article dates back to 2013 or early 2014.

Our Las Vegas director Jon Winet is not a slot player and needs a tutorial.

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October 7, 2018

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“7 Magic Mountains Team Pictures”
Photograph by Jon Winet

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“The exhibition opened May 11, 2016 and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. Due to the incredible success of Seven Magic Mountains since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to explore ways to keep the artwork on view at its current site. The Producers are currently working on an extension plan that would enable Seven Magic Mountains to remain on view for several years into the future. While the plan progresses, we can state with certainty that, at a minimum, the installation will remain on view through the end of 2018.”

Text from project website.

While you can, Our Las Vegas director Jon Winet unconditionally recommends the short field trip, five miles north of Jean.

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October 6, 2018

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“Fremont Street Neon – Detail no. 11”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Text excerpt below from Wikipedia.

Neon (Greek νέον (néon), neuter singular form of νέος meaning “new”), was discovered in 1898 by the British chemists Sir William Ramsay (1852–1916) and Morris W. Travers (1872–1961) in London. Neon was discovered when Ramsay chilled a sample of air until it became a liquid, then warmed the liquid and captured the gases as they boiled off. The gases nitrogen, oxygen, and argon had been identified, but the remaining gases were isolated in roughly their order of abundance, in a six-week period beginning at the end of May 1898. First to be identified was krypton. The next, after krypton had been removed, was a gas which gave a brilliant red light under spectroscopic discharge. This gas, identified in June, was named neon, the Greek analogue of “novum,” (new), suggested by Ramsay’s son. The characteristic brilliant red-orange color emitted by gaseous neon when excited electrically was noted immediately; Travers later wrote, “the blaze of crimson light from the tube told its own story and was a sight to dwell upon and never forget.

Our Las Vegas lead photographer Ginger Bruner is drawn to interesting light.

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October 5, 2018

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“The Big Bronze Cat”
Photograph by Gabrielle Lindsley

“When the latest MGM Grand opened on December 18, 1993, it was owned by MGM Grand Inc. At that time it had an extensive Wizard of Oz theme, including the green “Emerald City” color of the building and the decorative use of Wizard of Oz memorabilia. After entering the casino’s main entrance, one would find themselves in the Oz Casino facing Emerald City. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion were seen in front of the city. The Emerald City attraction featured an elaborate yellow brick road walk-through, complete with the cornfield, apple orchard, and haunted forest, as well as audio-animatronic figures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West. It would end at the door of the city, leading inside for a performance of “The Wizard’s Secrets”. When MGM Grand began its extensive refurbishment in 1996, the Oz Casino was the first to go. The Emerald City was completely demolished, and the Emerald City Gift Shop was moved to a new shopping section of the casino. The store remained open until early 2003.

“Originally, the main entrance on the Strip was under the head of a giant cartoon-like version of MGM’s logo, Leo the Lion, but this entrance feature was changed to a more traditional entrance. In 1998, a large bronze statue of Leo was added above the entrance to keep with the MGM Lion theme, while not scaring away guests. The statue weighs 50 tons, and at 45 feet tall, on a 25-foot pedestal, is the largest bronze statue in the U.S.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Born and raised in Detroit, contributor Gabrielle Lindsley landed full time in the Radiant City on April Fool’s Day 2016 to be closer to her son and his young and growing family. After a decade in the Los Angeles area, the tranquility of the desert mountains combined with the laughter of grandbabies was irresistible.

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October 4, 2018

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“The Park – Sculptural Details no. 3”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“Explore The Park, an immersive outdoor dining and entertainment district, and discover an unrivaled sports and entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena.

“Throughout the world, beautiful and engaging public spaces have become a trademark of the finest cities and Las Vegas is no exception. MGM Resorts has re-imagined the traditional pedestrian experience by creating a dynamic destination located just off the famed Las Vegas Strip. Whether you’re looking for a spot to gather with friends or to grab a quick bite before an epic show, The Park and T-Mobile Arena offer something for everyone. Discover the energy and excitement of Las Vegas’ newest must-see neighborhood.”

Text from The Park’s website.

Text from Wikipedia.

Our Las Vegas lead photographer Ginger Bruner is in favor of sculptural additions to public spaces.

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October 3, 2018

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“Oktoberfest at The Park no. 1”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 29, 2018

“Oktoberfest (German pronunciation: [ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst]) is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresa’s meadows (Theresienwiese). The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.

During the event, large quantities of Oktoberfest Beer are consumed: during the 16-day festival in 2013, for example, 7.7 million litres were served. Visitors also enjoy numerous attractions, such as amusement rides, sidestalls, and games. There is also a wide variety of traditional foods available.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Our Las Vegas lead photographer Ginger Bruner often sports a dirndl during her many Oktoberfest performances.

The editor notes: We’ll keep you posted on her upcoming shows.

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October 1-2, 2018

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“Oct. 1 Remembrance: Memorial at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
September 30, 2018

“One year ago, a city known for its revelry and neon charm was wounded in a way that has become all too familiar in this country – a mass shooting left 58 dead and hundreds more wounded.

“’I don’t care how many you’ve done. These are kind of a different dynamic,’ [Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg] said, ‘It’s one thing to do one or two during a shift but when you’re doing three or four even five an hour that’s a whole different dynamic. It’s just emotionally exhausting.’

“‘It has kind of changed the face of Las Vegas. It has become more of a community to me at least and I think a lot of people that I talk to share that sentiment.’”

From KNPR State of Nevada September 29 interview “Clark County Coroner Remembers Oct. 1 Mass Shooting” by Rachel Christiansen

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Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers

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September 30, 2018

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“Exploration Park”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 2018

“Just south of the entrance to the Mountain’s Edge master planned community, Exploration Park packs a lot of activity within its nearly 80 acres. Presently there are 24 developed park acres with the remaining acreage dedicated to open space and trails. The park’s focal point is the 2,846-foot-high Exploration Peak with walking and bike trails leading to the top for great views of the Las Vegas Valley and Mountain’s Edge community. Another unique element in the park is the custom Old West setting which blends the natural elements of the area’s geography and history. It includes a western town with building replicas and a covered wagon play structure, an Indian village with web teepee climber, and archaeology dig site. Other park amenities include playground equipment, water play area with spray jets, horseshoe pit, outdoor amphitheater and more walking trails. Picnic areas are available on a first come, first serve basis.”

Text from Clark County Government website.

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Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers

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September 29, 2018

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“View from the Island Bar & Lounge”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 4, 2018

“A PLACE FOR LOCALS!”

​“For over 30 years, The Island Bar & Grill has been a neighborhood landmark, and a favorite among locals – a place to kick back and have a good time. We are family-owned and operated, and love the variety of people that live here in Las Vegas!”

Additional note: “No Pint over $4.50”

Text from bar’s website.

Our Las Vegas’ über busy lead photographer Ginger Bruner has been known to lounge.”

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September 28, 2018

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“Skyline no. 3”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Daily Frame series “Las Vegas Strip by Night”

“The Chrysler Building is one of the most beloved of New York City’s skyscrapers, an architectural manifestation of both the Art Deco era and the automobile age.

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco–style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. At 1,046 feet, the structure was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is the tallest brick building in the world with a steel framework. As of 2018, the Chrysler is the eighth-tallest building in the city, tied with The New York Times Building.”

Text from Wikipedia and from a February 3, 2015 Untapped Cities story “Top 10 Secrets of the Chrysler Building in NYC” by Michelle Young

Our Las Vegas lead photographer Ginger Bruner has not spent enough time in New York City.”

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September 27, 2018

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“Still Life [Hahn’s World of Surplus]”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Hahn’s World of Surplus provides great deals on the following retail products: 1) Military Surplus (New & Used), 2) Survival Gear (Preppers, including books on how to survive), 3) Tactical Gear (including Knives but not including Guns), 4) Camping Gear (sleeping bags, tents, duffle bags, Lodge products, etc.), 5) Netting, 6) Work wear (Carhartt), 7) Boots, and so much more.”

Text from store website.

2908 E Lake Mead Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 [map]

Our Las Vegas lead photographer Ginger Bruner notes: “Still life in my favorite store. First went there when I was about 8 years old with my dad.”

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September 26, 2018

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Gucci at Crystals Mall(one of 3 on the LV Strip)
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 7, 2018

Our Las Vegas lead photographer Ginger Bruner has never, and will likely never own an item from Gucci.

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September 25, 2018

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“Kisses”
Photograph by Gabrielle Lindsley
September 21, 2018

“HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Las Vegas is a unique and delicious retail experience that offers more than 800 Hershey’s chocolates and candies in the famous New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

“Stop by to see a famous American icon in chocolate. The store features a sculpture of the Statue of Liberty made out of almost 800 lbs. of HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate.”

Text from Hershey’s Chocolate World website.

Born and raised in Detroit, Gabrielle Lindsley landed full time in the Radiant City on April Fool’s Day 2016 to be closer to her son and his young and growing family. After a decade in the Los Angeles area, the tranquility of the desert mountains combined with the laughter of grandbabies was irresistible.

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September 24, 2018

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“Bliss Dance”
Photograph by Gabrielle Lindsley

Bliss Dance, a 40 foot high sculpture by artist Marco Cochrane, debuted at Burning Man in 2010 and was located on Treasure Island in San Francisco before finding a permanent home at The Park in early 2016. First sculpture in his Bliss Project series, the artist states: “these sculptures are intended to demand a change in perspective… to be catalysts for social change. They are intended to challenge the viewer to see past the sexual charge that has developed around the female body to the human being. They are intended to de-objectify women and inspire men and women to take action to end violence against women, thus allowing both women and men to live fully and thrive.”

The sculpture is constructed of steel rod and tubing utilizing two layers of geodesic triangles, covered by a skin of stainless steel mesh.

MORE:
Marco Cochrane website
• Model Deja Solis website

Born and raised in Detroit, Gabrielle Lindsley landed full time in the Radiant City on April Fool’s Day 2016 to be closer to her son and his young and growing family. After a decade in the Los Angeles area, the tranquility of the desert mountains combined with the laughter of grandbabies was irresistible.

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September 23, 2018

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“Bellagio Fall Display #3”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Second in a series of views of the Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens‘ Arcadia fall display, “Falling Asleep.” Through November 24.

“A horticulture staff of 120 maintains the Botanical Gardens and the entire grounds of Bellagio. The staff has the ability to achieve seasonal designs by selecting flowers that complement the trees, gazebos, bridges and ponds,and can add or remove water features to enhance the seasonal effect.

The Conservatory season starts with Chinese New Year and features traditional designs of the celebration. Spring brings cherry blossoms, while the summer offers flora equally as fragrant. Orange and yellow, brown and gold are used to match the fall foliage. Following Thanksgiving weekend, the gardens are transformed for the Christmas season. Bellagio’s holiday display is one of extraordinary beauty. The wonderful fragrances and magnificent colors of the seasons take over the entire arrival experience. This ever-changing natural display is the single most significant component of Bellagio’s design, fulfilling the promise of creating the most extraordinary hotel in the world.”

Text below from Bellagio website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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September 22, 2018

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“Disney Flies to Vegas”
Photograph by JOn Miller

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Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. Over the years he has been a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Connection and Magical Unicorn at McCarran.

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September 20-21, 2018

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“Falling Asleep”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Text below from Bellagio website.

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcomes guests to embark on a serene journey through its new fall display. The seasonal exhibit, titled “Falling Asleep,” is inspired by the mythology of the goddess of harvest. In the south bed, we bring back Bellagio’s favorite Enchnated talking tree, welcoming and greeting guests as they walk in. In the north bed, guests will find two stunning tigers, each adorned with over 290 pounds of seeds, standing 10’ tall. The west bed features the sleeping goddess, which is 38’ in height and 28’ in length. Made of many natural materials like Hydrangeas and Oak leaves, the goddess is a sight to behold.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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September 19, 2018

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“Momo’s Auto Glass & Tinting On the Road – and Inadvertent Selfie”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Drive-by Series
September 18, 2018

Occasional appearances to the contrary, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner gets extra points for being a safe driver.

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September 17-18, 2018

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“Social Service”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Text below from Clark County “website.

“The Social Service Department provides a variety of services for needy residents of Clark County who are not assisted by other state, federal or local programs. Social Service is responsible for ensuring that the County meets its health, welfare and community responsibilities as set forth in the Nevada Revised Statutes and County Ordinances. Our services are primarily targeted for childless adults. The primary mandates are to provide financial and protective services for seniors. Social Service is also responsible for other programs and duties assigned by the Board of County Commissioners.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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September 16, 2018

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“Sunset Park by Night”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Text below from Wikipedia entry for “duck.

The word duck comes from Old English *dūce “diver”, a derivative of the verb *dūcan “to duck, bend down low as if to get under something, or dive”, because of the way many species in the dabbling duck group feed by upending; compare with Dutch duiken and German tauchen “to dive”.

This word replaced Old English ened/ænid “duck”, possibly to avoid confusion with other Old English words, like ende “end” with similar forms. Other Germanic languages still have similar words for “duck”, for example, Dutch eend “duck”, German Ente “duck” and Norwegian and “duck”. The word ened/ænid was inherited from Proto-Indo-European; compare: Latin anas “duck”, Lithuanian ántis “duck”, Ancient Greek nēssa/nētta (νῆσσα, νῆττα) “duck”, and Sanskrit ātí “water bird”, among others.

Sunset Park
2601 E. Sunset Rd. [map]
Park Hours: Daily 6am- 11pm

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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September 15, 2018

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“Spirit | Luxor”
Photograph by JOn Miller

Text below from Wikipedia entry for “Luxor las Vegas.”.

Ground breaking for the Luxor occurred in March 1992 and the resort officially opened at 4 AM on October 13, 1993, to a crowd of 10,000 people. When it opened, the pyramid, which cost $375 million to build, was the tallest building on the strip and contained 2,526 rooms and a 100,000 sq ft casino. The resort was financed by “petty cash” earned from other Circus Circus Enterprises properties and did not include any outside financial investors. The hotel’s pyramid is similar in size to the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid of Egypt.

Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. Over the years he has been a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Connection and Magical Unicorn at McCarran.

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September 14

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“Ladies’ Loo (Detail no. 5)”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 18, 2018

As noted on the September 1 Daily Frame, the Double Down Saloon is the aesthetic gift that keeps on giving.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner seizes the moment.

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September 13, 2018

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“It’s Bocce Season Again!”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Text from the Las Vegas Italian American Club website, included previously on the September 25, 2014 Daily Frame “Bocce Anyone?” safely stored in the 2014 Archive.

Bocce ball is played with one small ball and eight big balls. Players throw the small ball first, and it becomes the target. Then, the larger balls are thrown, with players trying to get their balls as close to the smaller ball as possible. The history of Bocce ball has roots in ancient times.

United States
In the 1700s, the first remnants of Bocce ball appeared in the United States. One of the first Bocce ball fields was at Green in Manhattan, and George Washington had a court at his Mount Vernon home.

Italian Immigrants
At the turn of the 20th century, Italian immigrants help the game spread in the United States. In 1947, the first Italian League was created and the game flourished in every city were large number of Italians lived.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has been known to toss a pallino.

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September 11-12, 2018

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“Plane | Club | Flag”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

From the “Our Las Vegas” vault, a fall 2012 moment captured from the Italian-American Club of Southern Nevada.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has been documenting the sights, people and atmosphere of Las Vegas for years.

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September 10, 2018

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“Wynn Water Feature (while we wait for the opening of the Lagoon”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 2018

Another treasure from the trove resulting from the photographer’s outing to a recent Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Wynn.

Text below from Wikipedia.

A fountain (from the Latin “fons” (genitive “fontis”), a source or spring) is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air to supply drinking water and/or for a decorative or dramatic effect.

Fountains were originally purely functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and used to provide drinking water and water for bathing and washing to the residents of cities, towns and villages. Until the late 19th century most fountains operated by gravity, and needed a source of water higher than the fountain, such as a reservoir or aqueduct, to make the water flow or jet into the air.

In addition to providing drinking water, fountains were used for decoration and to celebrate their builders. Roman fountains were decorated with bronze or stone masks of animals or heroes. In the Middle Ages, Moorish and Muslim garden designers used fountains to create miniature versions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France used fountains in the Gardens of Versailles to illustrate his power over nature. The baroque decorative fountains of Rome in the 17th and 18th centuries marked the arrival point of restored Roman aqueducts and glorified the Popes who built them.

By the end of the 19th century, as indoor plumbing became the main source of drinking water, urban fountains became purely decorative. Mechanical pumps replaced gravity and allowed fountains to recycle water and to force it high into the air. The Jet d’Eau in Lake Geneva, built in 1951, shoots water metres 460 ft in the air. The highest such fountain in the world is King Fahd’s Fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which spouts water 850 ft above the Red Sea.

Fountains are used today to decorate city parks and squares; to honor individuals or events; for recreation and for entertainment. A Splash pad or spray pool allows city residents to enter, get wet and cool off in summer. The musical fountain combines moving jets of water, colored lights and recorded music, controlled by a computer, for dramatic effects. Fountains can themselves also be musical instruments played by obstruction of one or more of their water jets. Drinking fountains provide clean drinking water in public buildings,

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is also a fan of the flashier Bellagio Fountain Show.

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September 9, 2018

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“Spring Mountains Desert Foreground”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 2018

Text below from excerpted from Wikipedia entry for Spring Mountains.

The Spring Mountains are a mountain range of southern Nevada in the United States, running generally northwest-southeast along the west side of Las Vegas and south to the border with California. Most land in the mountains is owned by the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and managed as the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

The Spring Mountains range is named for the number of springs to be found, many of them in the recesses of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which is on the eastern side of the mountains.

The highest point is Mount Charleston (officially Charleston Peak), at 11,918 ft.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner deeply appreciates the Great Outdoors.

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September 8, 2018

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“Golden Frontier”
Photograph by Ellie Mendré
August 2018

Text below from history section of Wikipedia entry for “slot machine.”

Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn, New York, U.S. developed a gambling machine in 1891 which was a precursor to the modern slot machine. It contained five drums holding a total of 50 card faces and was based on poker. This machine proved extremely popular and soon many bars in the city had one or more of the machines. Players would insert a nickel and pull a lever, which would spin the drums and the cards they held, the player hoping for a good poker hand. There was no direct payout mechanism, so a pair of kings might get the player a free beer, whereas a royal flush could pay out cigars or drinks, the prizes wholly dependent on what was on offer at the local establishment. To make the odds better for the house, two cards were typically removed from the deck: the ten of spades and the jack of hearts, which doubles the odds against winning a royal flush. The drums could also be rearranged to further reduce a player’s chance of winning.

Due to the vast number of possible wins with the original poker card-based game, it proved practically impossible to come up with a way to make a machine capable of making an automatic payout for all possible winning combinations. Somewhere between 1887 and 1895, Charles Fey of San Francisco devised a much simpler automatic mechanism with three spinning reels containing a total of five symbols – horseshoes, diamonds, spades, hearts, and a Liberty Bell. The bell gave the machine its name. By replacing ten cards with five symbols and using three reels instead of five drums, the complexity of reading a win was considerably reduced, allowing Fey to devise an effective automatic payout mechanism. Three bells in a row produced the biggest payoff, ten nickels. Liberty Bell was a huge success and spawned a thriving mechanical gaming device industry. Even when the use of these gambling devices was banned in his home state after a few years, Fey still couldn’t keep up with demand for the game elsewhere. The Liberty Bell machine was so popular that it was copied by many slot machine manufacturers. Thus in 1907, manufacturer Herbert Mills from Chicago produced a slot machine called the Operator Bell. By 1908 lots of “bell” machines were installed in most cigar stores, saloons, bowling alleys, brothels and barber shops. Early machines, including an 1899 “Liberty Bell”, are now part of the Nevada State Museum’s Fey Collection.

Contributor Ellie Mendré is a massage therapist with interests in photography, sculpture & drawing. When not fearlessly exploring southern Nevada on her days off, she enjoys bocce, cats, antiquing & a good latte.

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September 6-7, 2018

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“That’s Amoré”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Summer 2018

Final days of the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Summer display, closing September 8 to make way for the installation of the casino’s next floral marvel.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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September 5, 2018

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“Wynn View no. 3”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 2, 2018

Wynn Las Vegas opened on April 28, 2005, the same day as Steve Wynn’s wife, Elaine Wynn’s birthday, the 55th anniversary of the original Desert Inn opening, and five years from the day Wynn purchased the Desert Inn site. Early advertising for the resort featured exterior images of the hotel tower, with Wynn standing on the roof, just above his signature logo. The initial commercial aired in local markets during the 2005 Super Bowl, eventually being nationally broadcast as opening drew near.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Pictures from “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s visit to the Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Wynn keep turning up.

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September 4, 2018

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“The Tam O’ Shanter & Palazzo”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 2, 2018

Text below excerpted from Wikipedia

The Tam O’Shanter motel was built and opened in 1959, on 1.5 acres of the land.[8] The motel was owned by Bernie Zeldin, and was named after Illinois’ Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, where Zeldin frequently played. The motel had 100 rooms, and featured a distinctive neon sign resembling a tam o’ shanter cap. The sign was later donated to the city’s Neon Museum.

Zeldin declined numerous offers to purchase the Tam O’Shanter. [Billionare Howard Hughes attempted to purchase the Tam O’Shanter at some point, initially offering $3 million. However, Hughes was late in delivering the money, and Zeldin subsequently raised the price to $6 million. When Hughes was late again in delivering the money, Zeldin called off negotiations.

Before his death in June 1997,[13] Zeldin finalized a $12.5 million deal to sell the Tam O’Shanter to Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands, which later opened the adjacent Venetian resort in 1999. Adelson was a friend of Zeldin. Venetian officials purchased 11.4 acres of land, including the Tam O’Shanter, in October 1998

Bernie Zeldin’s daughter, Leah Zeldin, operated the Tam O’Shanter until its closure. In December 2003, the Zeldin family was informed of the Venetian’s plans to demolish the motel for a future resort.While there were no specific plans for the new resort’s theme or construction date, company officials wanted the motel demolished so the land could be prepared for the future project, known as The Venetian Phase II, which would consist of a $1 billion resort with 3,000 rooms.

Tam O’Shanter closed on January 12, 2004. An asbestos-removal project for the motel took 19 days to complete. Tam O’Shanter was subsequently demolished on February 6, 2004, to make room for The Palazzo.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner attended the Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Wynn, from where she photographed The Palazzo [/pəˈlɑːtsoʊ/] Resort Hotel Casino, the tallest completed building in Nevada.

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September 3, 2018

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“Smiling King Bear”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 2, 2018

Label text:
“Smiling King Bear”
2017
Okuda San Miguel, Spain. b. 1980
Fiberglass, stainless steel structure, and synthetic enamel.

Pricing upon request.

Text below from March 13, 2018 Press Release

Wynn Resorts adds a new level of modern vigor to its world-class art collection with the acquisition of Smiling King Bear, a pop-surreal sculpture created by the famed Spanish contemporary artist Okuda San Miguel. At a towering 16-feet tall and executed in the artist’s signature prismatic style, the sculpture is a multicolored geometric masterpiece featuring a whimsical bear with a spiked crown, holding an equally imposing smiling ball.

“We are delighted to include Okuda’s Smiling King Bear in the Wynn Resorts Collection of Fine Art. It is an exuberant, sophisticated and original statement of joy, and a colorful reference to a cherished childhood toy or the memory of a fictional character of benevolent protection,” said Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President of Design for Wynn Resorts. “Steve Wynn established the first important art collection in Las Vegas, and has continued to add significant examples of 20th and 21st century art in each Wynn resort. The most delightful and rewarding aspect of designing our iconic destinations has been the selection and installation of these wonderful creations. Each work is selected for its beauty, joyous expression, and distinctive relevance to the art of its time.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner attended yesterday’s Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Wynn.

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September 2, 2018

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“Flamingo Gardens”
Photograph by Jon Winet
May 2014

“Touted as one of the most unique and beloved attractions in Las Vegas, Flamingo’s Wildlife Habitat is a serene paradise. It is conveniently free of charge and open to the public daily. Nestled on the Flamingo hotel’s lush 15-acre grounds, the habitat is filled with exotic birds, fish and turtles.”

Text from Flamingo Las Vegas website.

In the aughts, “Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet was co-guardian of Mr. Fish, a goldfish with personality to spare.

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September 1, 2018

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“Double Down Saloon – Ladies’ Loo (Detail no. 7)”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 18, 2018

It’s the aesthetic gift that keeps on giving. Our most recent view of the Hall of Fame-worthy Double Down Saloon washroom.

Text below, the Encyclopaedia Britanica entry for Punk, written by Jon Savage.

Punk

Punk, also known as punk rock, aggressive form of rock music that coalesced into an international (though predominantly Anglo-American) movement in 1975–80. Often politicized and full of vital energy beneath a sarcastic, hostile facade, punk spread as an ideology and an aesthetic approach, becoming an archetype of teen rebellion and alienation.

Borrowed from prison slang, the word punk was first used in a musical context during the early 1970s, when compilation albums such as Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets (1972) created a vogue for simple mid-1960s garage rock by groups such as the Seeds, the 13th Floor Elevators, and ? (Question Mark) and the Mysterians. Meanwhile, other American groups such as the MC5, Iggy and the Stooges, and the New York Dolls had begun to use hard rock to reflect and define youthful angst. By 1975 punk had come to describe the minimalist, literary rock scene based around CBGB, the New York City club where the Patti Smith Group and Television performed. The Ramones also performed there, and their self-titled 1976 debut album became the blueprint for punk: guitar as white noise, drums as texture, and vocals as hostile slogans.

After the pastoral concerns of the hippies, punk was a celebration of urbanism, a reclaiming of the inner city. The term spread to Britain, where the Sex Pistols were packaged by Malcolm McLaren to promote his London store, Sex, which sold fetishistic clothing daubed with slogans from the farthest reaches of 1960s radical politics—e.g., the Paris-based Situationist International. Announced by their manifesto, the single “Anarchy in the U.K.,” the Sex Pistols established punk as a national style that combined confrontational fashions with sped-up hard rock and allusive, socially aware lyrics that addressed the reduced expectations of 1970s teens. Armed with a critique of the music industry and consumerism—embodied in songs such as the Sex Pistols’ “EMI” and X-Ray Spex’s “Identity”—early British punk spawned a resurgence of interest in rock. Mirroring social upheaval with a series of visionary songs couched in black humour, groups such as the Buzzcocks (“Orgasm Addict”), the Clash (“Complete Control”), and Siouxsie and the Banshees (“Hong Kong Garden”) scored hits in 1977–78. Anarchist, decentralizing, and libertarian, U.K. punk was drawn into the polarized politics of British society and by 1979 had self-destructed as a pop style. Postpunk groups such as Public Image Ltd. and Joy Division replaced punk’s worldliness with inner concerns, matching rock with the technological rhythms of disco. Nevertheless, punk’s influence could be seen throughout British society, notably in mass media shock tactics, the confrontational strategies of environmentalists, and the proliferation of independent record labels.

Although the Sex Pistols’ 1977 chart successes (principally “God Save the Queen” and “Pretty Vacant”) made Britain the hotbed of the new youth movement, similar developments had occurred in France, Australia, and the United States (notably in Cleveland, Ohio, where the band Pere Ubu played a prominent role). Visits by British groups such as the Damned and the Sex Pistols later fueled prominent regional punk scenes in Seattle, Washington; San Francisco (the Dead Kennedys); and Los Angeles (X and Black Flag). In the late 1970s, however, punk in the United States was eclipsed by disco and went underground in movements such as hardcore, which flourished from the early to mid-1980s and further accelerated punk’s breakneck tempo. Punk’s full impact came only after the success of Nirvana in 1991, coinciding with the ascendance of Generation X—a new, disaffected generation born in the 1960s, many members of which identified with punk’s charged, often contradictory mix of intelligence, simplicity, anger, and powerlessness.

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“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner always makes a rest stop while visiting the Radiant City’s glorious punk dive bar.

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August 31, 2018

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“Departing Mermaid Sighting”
Photograph by Diana Perez
Mermaid Bar & Lounge
August 2018

Follow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame, both now in the 2018 Archive.

Text below excerpted from Wikipedia entry for Mermaid.

“In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.[1] Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks, and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.”

Silverton Casino

Daily Frame contributor Diana Perez serves as the ELL (English Language Learners) Program Assistant for the CCSD’s Department of Adult Education. She is concurrently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at UNLV.

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August 29-30, 2018

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“Mermaid Encounter Of the Third Kind”
Photograph by Diana Perez
August 2018

Text below from Siverton Casino website.

Mermaid Bar & Lounge

“Come on in – the water’s more than fine. This is a dining and drinking experience like no other, right next to our beautiful 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium – home to 4,000 mesmerizing tropical fish and beautiful mermaids. Enjoy the view while you sample sumptuous fish & chips, sandwiches, salads and wraps. With exotic ocean life as your dining companions, Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge is among the most unique restaurants off the Las Vegas Strip.”

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Daily Frame contributor Diana Perez serves as the ELL (English Language Learners) Program Assistant for the CCSD’s Department of Adult Education. She is concurrently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at UNLV.

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August 28, 2018

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“Sahara Wellness”
Photograph by Ginger Brunner
August 2018

Text below from dispensary website.

“From the soothing sounds of a water wall to the warmth of a wood interior and beautiful artwork, as soon as you enter Sahara Wellness you are welcomed into a relaxing space where we strive to provide our patients with a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit. That balance is achieved through a compassionate and knowledgeable staff who possess both a passion for the medical cannabis industry as well as an unrivaled dedication to assisting those in need of a natural method for pain relief.

If this is your first dispensary visit, we are happy to provide you with a consultation in our private patient consulting room. We can also arrange for a specialized Cannabis Nurse to answer any questions you may have. For everyone who visits our dispensary, it is our intention and desire to have you leave Sahara Wellness with the best experience the industry can provide.

Our budtenders are available to assist patients in selecting cannabis-based medicine that best suits their needs from our selection of flower, waxes, CBD lotions, and delicious edibles including cookies and brownies. For the traditional user, we also offer paraphernalia including pipes of all sizes and types, as well as various vape pens.

Because Sahara Wellness is committed to “patients before profits,” we offer counseling, educational seminars, cannabis usage classes, and continuing care to support our patients. The team at Sahara Wellness is dedicated to assisting each patient with information and research so they can make the most informed decision possible as to what type of cannabis product best fits their needs to treat their condition.

Sahara Wellness’ mission and reason for being is all about the patient. We care about the miraculous benefits cannabis provides to patients in desperate need of a natural remedy for their pain and suffering and we want to, above all else, provide a healing experience.”

420 E Sahara Avenue

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner keeps track of time.

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August 27, 2018

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“Fresh Baked Pizza”
Photograph by Ginger Brunner
August 2018

Text below from History section of Pizza entry on Wikipedia.

“Foods similar to pizza have been made since the neolithic age. Records of people adding other ingredients to bread to make it more flavorful can be found throughout ancient history. The ancient Greeks supplemented their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese, and in the 6th century BC, the Persian soldiers of Achaemenid Empire during the rule King Darius I baked flatbreads with cheese and dates on top of their battle shields.

An early reference to a pizza-like food occurs in the Aeneid, when Celaeno, queen of the Harpies, foretells that the Trojans would not find peace until they are forced by hunger to eat their tables (Book III). In Book VII, Aeneas and his men are served a meal that includes round cakes (like pita bread) topped with cooked vegetables. When they eat the bread, they realize that these are the “tables” prophesied by Celaeno.

Modern pizza evolved from similar flatbread dishes in Naples in the 18th or early 19th century. Prior to that time, flatbread was often topped with ingredients such as garlic, salt, lard, cheese, and basil. It is uncertain when tomatoes were first added and there are many conflicting claims. Until about 1830, pizza was sold from open-air stands and out of pizza bakeries, and pizzerias keep this old tradition alive today.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys a good slice.

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August 26, 2018

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“Red Rock Canyon”
Photograph by Ellie Mendré
July 2018

Text below from History section of Red Rock Canyon entry on Wikipedia.

Native Americans

The first humans were attracted to the Red Rock area due to its resources of water, plant, and animal life that could not be easily found in the surrounding desert. Hunters and gatherers such as the historical Southern Paiute and the much older Archaic, or Desert Culture Native Americans, have successively occupied this area.

As many as six different Native American cultures may have been present at Red Rock over the millennia. The following chronology is an approximation, from the present to ancient pre-history:

Southern Paiute– 900 to modern times
• Patayan Culture – 900 to early historic times in the 1800s
• Anasazi – 1 AD to 1150.
• Pinto/Gypsum- (Archaic) 3500 BC to 1 AD.
• San Dieguito – 7000 to 5500 BC.
• Paleo-Indians (Tule Springs)- 11,000 to 8000 BC.

Numerous petroglyphs, as well as pottery fragments, remain today throughout the area. In addition, several roasting pits used by the early Native Americans at Red Rock provide further evidence of human activity in the past.

Contributor Ellie Mendré is a massage therapist with interests in photography, sculpture & drawing. When not fearlessly exploring southern Nevada on her days off, she enjoys bocce, cats, antiquing & a good latte.

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August 25, 2018

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“Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort”
Photograph by Ellie Mendré
May 2018

“About the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe”

“The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, located in both the downtown corridor and in northwest Las Vegas, became recognized as a Sovereign Nation through the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934, in conjunction with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Constitution, approved on July 22, 1970. The Tudinu (or Desert People), ancestors of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, occupied the territory encompassing part of the Colorado River, most of southeastern Nevada and parts of both Southern California and Utah. The tribe operates and owns the 54-championship-hole Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, which was also the first master-planned, multi-course facility of its kind built on Native American land.”

Text from golf resort website.

Contributor Ellie Mendré is a massage therapist with interests in photography, sculpture & drawing. When not fearlessly exploring southern Nevada on her days off, she enjoys bocce, cats, antiquing & a good latte.

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August 23, 2018

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Photograph by Brian Paco Alvarez
August 2018

Second in a series of photographs documenting the installation downtown of “Radial Symmetry” by Luis Varela Rico.

Save the date! Text below from City website.

“RADIAL SYMMETRY UNVEILING & RECEPTION”

Sept. 6, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
702.229.ARTS (2787)
Main St. & Commerce intersect
710 S. Main St.

Admission: Free

“The Office of Cultural Affairs and City leaders invite the public to the unveiling of a new significant piece of public art sited on Main Street as part of the ongoing Main Street improvement project. A Reception from 7:30-8:30 p.m. will follow the unveiling at the Artifice Bar, located at 1025 S. First St.

The sculpture, Radial Symmetry, references the indigenous people of the region, the Southern Nevada Paiutes, and is an exploration of pre-Las Vegas art, particularly the craft of basket weaving. This project serves to expand on a cultural identity for the city enhancing an intersection with a significant work of art to enrich diversity and cultural identity.

On November 18, 2015, after a Request for Statement of Qualifications, multiple meetings and review processes, an evaluation committee selected Luis Varela-Rico as the artist to commission the sculpture.

Luis was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but has been a resident of Las Vegas for over twenty years. His long-standing interest in learning “how things work” has led him to be mechanically oriented in his art practice. He is a certified welder and possesses a high degree of skill in several crafts, which is evident in his sculpture. Varela-Rico’s main artistic influences are the Minimalist and Bauhaus movements, but he often draws inspiration from native cultures and the natural world. Luis has an associate’s degree in art and completed additional studies in art at UNLV. He is a welder by trade. For more information on this artist, visit www.varelarico.com/

Brian Paco Alvarez is a professional curator, urban historian and native Las Vegan. He has dedicated his life and career to the cultural arts and historic preservation in the Las Vegas area and throughout the state.

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August 22, 2018

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“Double Down Saloon – Ladies’ Loo (Detail no. 5)”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 18, 2018

Two days running, we feature the wonder that is the Double Down Saloon with yet another view of the dive bar’s fauvist punk washroom, most recently featured on April 7, 2018. Both archived in the 2018 Daily Frame Archive.

Loo

“1940s: many theories have been put forward about the word’s origin: one suggests the source is Waterloo, a trade name for iron cisterns in the early part of the century; the evidence remains inconclusive.”

Text from Oxford Dictionaries website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner finds beauty wherever she goes.

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August 21, 2018

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“Dirk Vermin and the Hostile Talent”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 18, 2018
Double Down CD Release Show
From the Las Vegas Artists Series

Dirk Vermin & the Hostile Talent bring you the next level of high-octane, whiskey-fueled guitar-driven Punk-Rock ‘N’ F&$#in’ Roll! DIRK’s catchy-as-hell choruses boosted by ADAM BOMB’s screaming lead guitar with a thundering rhythm brought by PAOLO and punishing tribal beats from TURBO! This is your daddy’s punk rock… that’s why it’s better!

Catch us Live! You will not be disappointed…”

Text from band’s Facebook page.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner goes to eleven.

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August 20, 2018

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“Public Art on the Move”
Photograph by Brian Paco Alvarez
August 2018

First in a series of photographs documenting the installation downtown of “Radial Symmetry” by Luis Varela Rico.

“Designed by Las Vegas artist Luis Varela-Rico, who desired to see a sculpture in the area that wouldn’t fall into the same Vegas themes or recurring Downtown motifs, the piece titled “Radial Symmetry” was approved by the Arts Commission after Varela-Rico and two other artists/groups presented proposals for the $246,000 art project that folds into the $40 million Main Street Improvement Project.”

— From November 24, 2015 Las Vegas Weekly story, “Luis Varela-Rico Sculpture Honoring Native Culture Approved for Main Street,” by Kristen Peterson.

Brian Paco Alvarez is a professional curator, urban historian and native Las Vegan. He has dedicated his life and career to the cultural arts and historic preservation in the Las Vegas area and throughout the state.

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August 19, 2018

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“Herber City Truck Stop”
Photograph by Jon Winet
August 2018

Not quite a day-trip outing, Heber City, just east of Salt Lake City is just one of many scenic points on the Western map that is photographer’s dream.

Text from Herber City website:

DISCOVERY
“The Heber Valley / Wasatch County area was originally discovered by Native Americans; the Timpanogos Utes being the most recent. The area was used primarily as a summer hunting ground and as an area where materials for hunting tools could be found and produced. ‘Wasatch’ in the Uto-Aztecan language means ‘mountain pass’ or ‘low pass over high range.’”

PARADISE LAND
“On a summer morning in 1857 workers employed at a sawmill in Big Cottonwood Canyon hiked to the summit of the Wasatch Range and viewed a high mountain valley to the southeast that had been reputed as a ‘paradise land.’ Hearing promising reports from the sawmill workers and others, a group of cattlemen left Provo in the Spring of 1858 and drove their herds up Provo Canyon to establish ranches in the south end of the valley while others during the spring and summer of 1858 explored the area with an eye toward future settlement.”

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet never tires of the West’s physical and cultural landscape

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August 18, 2018

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“Italy Service, Inc. Interior”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Italy Service, Inc.

“Founded in 1975, we specializein imported automobiles. Italy Service has been servicing and maintaining all types of Italian, foreign and other high performance and speciality vehicles for over thirty years.”

2411 So Highland Drive

Text from business website.

In her mind’s eye “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is driving a late model high performance five-speed import.

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August 17, 2018

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“Commercial Center Sky”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 2017

“Welcome to the Historic Commercial Center District ‘World Village.’ What happens in Las Vegas Happens at the Commercial Center! Established in 1960, this landmark has been home to many original Las Vegas small businesses. From the days of the Rat Pack Dining at Commercial Center Deli, Elvis Presley Shopping at John Fish Jewelers in the 60’s, Led Zeppelin playing at the Ice Palace in 1969 to Drew Carey performing Stand up at the Mine Shaft in the 80’s, today it is a spicy cultural affair boasting over 150 shops & restaurants! Featuring the best off the strip unique shopping, dining, and excitement in Las Vegas. This Las Vegas shopping mall offers a unique blend of businesses in an expansive outdoor open air setting, with ample parking, over 1000 free spaces, and plenty of curbside shopping, dining, & business services. The center serves thousands of satisfied locals and tourists daily. We are located only 1 mile east of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip, minutes from Downtown and walking distance to the Las Vegas convention center, Las Vegas Hilton and Turnberry Towers, and across the street from The presitgous Las Vegas Country Club and private Golf Course. Come by today to sample the offerings of the most unique shopping center in All of Las Vegas. The World Famous Commercial Center!”

Text from Center website

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a loyal visito to the mall.

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August 16, 2018

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“Huntridge Burger King Nightfall”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 14, 2018

According to Wikipedia: “As of September 30, 2016, Burger King reported it had 15,243 outlets in 100 countries. Of these, nearly half are located in the United States, and 99.5% are privately owned and operated.

2201 E Sahara Ave

2018 3-D Google Maps View

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is generally an advocate of slow food.

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August 15, 2018

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“Park Theater”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Image from the August 3-11, 2018 run of “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music”

Text from the MGM|Theater website:

“You’re looking for the kind of performance that feels more serendipitous than scripted: where there’s that special kind of magic that passes between performers and the audience—where the set list is never the same, but you can always count on an encore. At Park Theater, you’re never far from the action in one of the theater’s 5,200 seats. Concerts, sports, awards shows, conventions—all kinds of events feel more intimate and immersive here. Come and see a show worth canceling your other plans for.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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August 14, 2018

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“Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Text from establishment website:

“We are located in the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas and operated by two craft beer nerds who share a passion for craft beer sparked at Bay Area breweries and honed through extensive travels to try local craft beers from all across the country.

We have 30 taps! That gives us the ability to offer a wide variety of unique craft beer from our local Las Vegas area breweries and across America. Come explore with us!”

more: “DICE NIGHT”
Every Thursday 6-10pm

“Buy a pint…roll the dice…if you roll EVEN your pint is 50% off. If you roll ODD, better luck next time. Buy another pint and try again.”

1115 S Casino Center Blvd

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has yet to sample all 30 taps.

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August 13, 2018

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“The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 2018

“The Mob Museum is a nonprofit organization with a mission to advance the public understanding of organized crime’s history and impact on American society.

The Mob Museum offers a bold and authentic view of organized crime from vintage Las Vegas to the back alleys of American cities and—increasingly—across the borders and networks of the entire world. Explore the real stories and actual events of Mob history through interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind Mob and law enforcement artifacts found inside our restored 1933 former courthouse and post office building located just minutes from Fremont Street.”

Text from Museum website.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet once had a mailbox in post office that is now home to the Museum.

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August 12, 2018

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“West Winnemucca”
Photograph by Jon Winet
August 12, 2018

“Winnemucca is a jewel found in the very center of Northern Nevada. Known for outstanding hospitality, Winnemucca has often been referred to as the ‘friendliest town in Nevada.’ With 24-hour gaming action, endless recreational opportunities, rich community history, quality accommodations, and great dining options, Winnemucca is the place to be.”

Upcoming:
Saturday, August 18
National Horseshoe Tour

Text and information from Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority website.”

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet learned most of what he knows in Winnemucca.

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August 10-11, 2018

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“Friday”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
East Sahara just north of Maryland Parkway.

“The word for Friday in most Romance languages is derived from Latin dies Veneris or ‘day of Venus’ – (a translation of Greek Aphrodī́tēs hēméra, Ἀφροδῑ́της Ἡμέρα).”

Text from Wikipedia.

In her role as tubaist-basist “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is often hard at work on Friday nights.

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August 9, 2018

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“Another Day of Sun at the Summer Garden”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Follow-up to the August 6 Daily Frame, both now in the 2018 Archive.

The Sun

“The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, with internal convective motion that generates a magnetic field via a dynamo process. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Its diameter is about 1.39 million kilometers, i.e. 109 times that of Earth, and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth, accounting for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. About three quarters of the Sun’s mass consists of hydrogen (~73%); the rest is mostly helium (~25%), with much smaller quantities of heavier elements, including oxygen, carbon, neon, and iron.

The Sun is roughly middle-aged; it has not changed dramatically for more than four billion[a] years, and will remain fairly stable for more than another five billion years. It currently fuses about 600 million tons of hydrogen into helium every second, converting 4 million tons of matter into energy every second as a result. This energy, which can take between 10,000 and 170,000 years to escape from its core, is the source of the Sun’s light and heat. In about 5 billion years, when hydrogen fusion in its core has diminished to the point at which the Sun is no longer in hydrostatic equilibrium, the core of the Sun will experience a marked increase in density and temperature while its outer layers expand to eventually become a red giant. It is calculated that the Sun will become sufficiently large to engulf the current orbits of Mercury and Venus, and render Earth uninhabitable. After this, it will shed its outer layers and become a dense type of cooling star known as a white dwarf, which no longer produces energy by fusion, but still glows and gives off heat from its previous fusion.

The enormous effect of the Sun on Earth has been recognized since prehistoric times, and the Sun has been regarded by some cultures as a deity. The synodic rotation of Earth and its orbit around the Sun are the basis of solar calendars, one of which is the predominant calendar in use today.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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August 8, 2018

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“Lucy is Going to a Party”
Photograph and text by Susan Boskoff
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Latest addition to the “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series.

Susan writes: “About seven years ago, [Honorary Las Vegas Pet] Lucy arrived on the back porch and asked to join the family. A very charming and feisty Tortie, Lucy enjoys hunting grasshoppers, voles and other creatures living in bushes and ground cover. She adores eating, pampering and being Princess of The House.

In this portrait, Lucy is dressed up for her first Salt Lake City garden party. Oh yes, she thanks her human Susan Boskoff for assisting with the cat couture.”

Honorary Las Vegas Artist Susan Boskoff served as Executive Director of the Nevada Arts Council for 24 years, stepping down on March 31, 2017.

She and Lucy have now headed east one state over to Utah to rejoin family and life-long friends, engage in some consulting – and as always, to advocate for the arts. From Salt Lake City Susan notes: “The primary cultural or natural resource in the Silver State? The artists, of course… and these magnificent humans live everywhere. They are forever in my heart.”

Susan is deeply missed in Nevada – and will be forever appreciated for her inestimable contributions to the health and vitality of the arts in the state.

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August 7, 2018

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“Golden Hour Pool”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 2018

“According to the Guinness World Records, the largest swimming pool in the world is San Alfonso del Mar Seawater pool in Algarrobo, Chile. It is 3,323 ft long and has an area of 20 acres. At its deepest, it is 11 ft deep. It was completed in December 2006.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Globetrotter and “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has not been to Algarrobo, Chile.

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August 6, 2018

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“Summer Garden at the Conservatory”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
August 2018

“Inspired by the beautiful landscapes and romantic visions of Italy, Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens welcomes guests to embark on a serene journey through its new summer display. The seasonal exhibit takes visitors on a tour of Italy with elaborate fountains, ornate crystal chandeliers and trees overflowing with lemons. Titled ‘That’s Amoré,’ the display evokes romance at every turn by paying homage to the captivating beauty that can be found throughout Italy. A massive 22-foot, vine-covered fountain overflowing with water captures visitors’ attention as they walk through the entryway. The fountain pays tribute to The Fontana dell’Ovato, a stunning installation located in Villa d’Este, a 16th century residence in Tivoli. The Villa, fountains and its manicured gardens are the site of many wedding celebrations and a favorite destination for wedding photographers worldwide. Evoking their Venetian roots, three Murano-inspired crystal chandeliers spread a dreamy glow above the West Garden.”

On display through September 8. Text from Bellagio website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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August 5, 2018

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“Honey Bees Watering Hole”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018

Excerpt below from Seedles July 07, 2015 story, “Why Honey Bees Need Water”

Bees Use Water For:

Cooling – In the heat of summer it is used for evaporative cooling. Similar to human-designed air conditions, the bees spread a thin film of water atop sealed brood(baby bee cells) or on the rims of cells containing larvae and eggs. The workers inside the hive then fan vigorously, setting up air flow which evaporated the water and cools the interior of the hive.
Humidity – Worker bees use water to control the humidity of the colony, not just the temperature.
Utilize Stored Food – Bees need water to dilute stored honey that has crystallized (become too high in glucose) or in the case where beekeeper feeds them dried sugar crystals, they need water to dissolve the sugar. Without water, they can’t access these food sources.
Larvae Food – Another type of bee in the hive is the nurse bee, who feeds the developing larvae. They consume large amounts of pollen, nectar, and water so that their hypopharyngeal glands can produce the jelly that is used to feed the larvae. A larvae diet can consist of water up to 80 percent the first day of larval growth and about 55 percent on the sixth day. [1]
Digestion – They need it in the digestion and metabolization of their food, as do most organisms.

MORE:

May 28, 2018 Countryside story be Rusty Burlew
“Creating the Best Water Sources for Bees: How to Make a Safe and Effective Bee Waterer”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a pal to creatures large and small.

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August 3-4, 2018

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“Pooltime in the Valley”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 2018

[August 3 Fox 5 story by Les Krifaton posted in its entirety below.]

“Monsoon storms pummel parts of Las Vegas, heat incoming”

“Drier air is beginning to set up over Las Vegas as the monsoon moisture is being pushed out by high pressure, FOX5 Meteorologist Les Krifaton said.

According to Krifaton, Thursday’s rainfall for the Las Vegas valley was centered on the north and east side where rainfall totals ranged from 0.04 inches to 0.50 inches.

Rain and thunderstorm chances are still possible over our local mountains, as well as for Lincoln County in Nevada and Mohave County in Arizona, Krifaton said. The valley would be relatively dry.

Daytime temperatures remain hot for Friday at 107 degrees and will continue to get hotter heading into the weekend and next week, according to Krifaton. Excessive heat could return by Tuesday. Air quality remains as issues for the valley due to smoke and ozone from the fires in California and Arizona.

The UV Index for Friday is 10 or very high.*”

MORE: Text from EPA website:

* 8 to 10: Very High

UV Index Very High – Red

A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 means very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly.

• Minimize sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
• Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
• Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner wears a hat when weather-appropriate and stays out of the sun when she can.

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August 2, 2018

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“Courthouse – 5th Street School View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018

Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse
333 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

“The Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse creates a symbolic corner within downtown Las Vegas. Its giant articulated column is a powerful totem that will no doubt become a signature in a city of signs and symbols. In addition to symbolizing a federal presence, the building responds to its urban surroundings, establishing a design precedent for large-scale public buildings.”

Text from US Government Services Agency website.
View from 5th Street School

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Tubaist Ginger Bruner has performed at the 5th Street School and Courthouse.

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August 1, 2018

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“Nevada Taste Site Bar”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2015

“The newest museum in Las Vegas doesn’t charge admission. But they do accept tips.

It’s the Nevada Taste Site, owner Derek Stonebarger’s latest venture: a bar that’s filled with pieces of Nevada history from his personal collection. It’s on Main Street in the heart of the Arts District, two doors down from ReBar, which Stonebarger also owns — a wacky dive filled with knick-knacks and funky furniture, all for sale.

But here, nothing is up for grabs. That’s because Stonebarger doesn’t want any of it to sit in the dark again.”

— From “New downtown bar Nevada Taste Site celebrates state’s history,” July 24 Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Rachel Crosby.

Trail Blazer “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner was among the first to check out the Site.

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July 31, 2018

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“Buy. Sell. Trade.”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2015

Buffalo Exchange

“Nestled perfectly downtown in the Arts District, just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. This area is known as “Antique Alley” for good reason – it’s chock-full of vintage clothing and furniture stores. Neighbors like Makers & Finders coffee shop and eateries like Rock’N’oodles or The Goodwich provide great local eats after a long day of shopping and First Fridays happen right in our backyard! Come down the first Friday of every month for awesome local artist vendors and food trucks galore.”

Text from store website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a strong advocate of recycled clothing.

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July 30, 2018

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“Storm Cloud Above The Cosmpolitan”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
July 2015

Text below excerpted from a lengthy history of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas in Wikipedia.

“Plans for the [Cosmopolitan Las Vegas] property were first announced in April 2004. The developer, 3700 Associates, was a joint venture formed by David Friedman (a former Las Vegas Sands executive), Ian Bruce Eichner (a real estate developer), and Soros Fund Management.

The hotel was originally planned to open and be operated by Hyatt as the Grand Hyatt Las Vegas.

The resort was built on what used to be the parking lot for the Jockey Club.

In June 2008, Hearst Corp filed a trademark suit against the owners of the casino. Hearst owns the trademark to Cosmopolitan magazine. In March 2010, the suit was settled, and the resort was renamed Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

In April 2010, it was announced that the Cosmopolitan would open in stages, beginning in December and ending in July 2011. It was the only hotel-casino to open on the Strip in 2010. The project officially opened on December 15, 2010, and became part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, a collection of independent hotels with access to Marriott’s reservation and rewards system. In January 2014, the Cosmopolitan announced that points through their Identity rewards program could be redeemed at 3,800 of Marriott’s properties. Cosmopolitan is also partnered with the Ritz-Carlton, which is Ritz’s first presence on the Las Vegas Strip and their second property in the Las Vegas area.

In May 2014, the Cosmopolitan was sold by Deutsche Bank to Blackstone Group for $1.73 billion.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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July 29, 2018

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“Wolf Moon”
Photograph by JOn Miller
January 2015

With the recent total lunar eclipse, longest of the century – although not visible in the Western Hemisphere, our thoughts and eyes turn to the night skies. We’re delighted to feature JOn Miller’s January 2015 “Wolf Moon.”

More on the eclipse: “The blood moon lunar eclipse offers thrilling views” CNN July 27 story by Ashley Strickland.

Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. Over the years he has been a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Connection and Magical Unicorn at McCarran.

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July 28, 2018

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“Summer Storm Cloud with Ed Ruscha-worthy Gas Station”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
July 2018

Durango heading south toward Sunset.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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July 27, 2018

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“Dew & Brew”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018

From Main Street’s ReBar: a pre-action shot of their $5. “Dew & Brew” – a shot of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and a glass of Warsteiner Lager.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner recommends a Dew & Brew at the end of a long work week.

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July 26, 2018

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“View from the 5th Street School Facing North by Northeast”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018

Bank of America

“The history of Bank of America dates back to October 17, 1904, when Amadeo Pietro Giannini [son of Italian immigrant parents] founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco. The Bank of Italy served the needs of many immigrants settling in the United States at that time, providing services denied to them by the existing American banks which typically discriminated against them and often denied service to all but the wealthiest. Giannini was raised by his mother and stepfather Lorenzo Scatena, as his father was fatally shot over a pay dispute with an employee. When the 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck, Giannini was able to save all deposits out of the bank building and away from the fires. Because San Francisco’s banks were in smoldering ruins and unable to open their vaults, Giannini was able to use the rescued funds to commence lending within a few days of the disaster. From a makeshift desk consisting of a few planks over two barrels, he lent money to those who wished to rebuild. In 1922, Giannini established Bank of America and Italy.”

Text from Wikipedia.

In a parallel universe, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner might well be an alum of the 5th Street School.

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July 25, 2018

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“Manor Street (detail)”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018
From the Las Vegas Neighborhoods Series

Follow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame, “Manor Street – near Alta and Rainbow.” Both now in the 2018 Archive. [map]

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is scenic detour-ready. She also pays attention to landscape architectural details.

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July 24, 2018

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“Manor Street”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018
From the Las Vegas Neighborhoods Series

“Manor Street – near Alta and Rainbow.” [map]

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is scenic detour-ready.

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July 23, 2018

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“Versace”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018

Versaceis one of the leading international fashion design houses and a symbol of Italian luxury world-wide. It designs, manufactures, distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including haute couture, prèt-à-porter, accessories, jewelry, watches, eyewear, fragrances, and home furnishings all bearing the distinctive Medusa logo.”

Text from the Forum Shops website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has a personal style.

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July 22, 2018

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“One Magic Mountain Outlier”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 2017

UGO RONDINONE
SEVEN MAGIC MOUNTAINS
A LARGE SCALE DESERT ARTWORK
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

“Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately ten miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is situated within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and Goodsprings ranges of mountains. A creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color.

The exhibition opened May 11, 2016 and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. Due to the incredible success of Seven Magic Mountains since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to explore ways to keep the artwork on view at its current site. The Producers are currently working on an extension plan that would enable Seven Magic Mountains to remain on view for several years into the future. While the plan progresses, we can state with certainty that, at a minimum, the installation will remain on view through the end of 2018.”

Text from project website.

Despite our current triple digit temps “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner recommends the brief trip south of the city to view 7MM while you can.

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July 21, 2018

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“House of Blues – Soundman’s View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2018

House of Blues is a chain of live music concert halls and restaurants in major markets throughout the United States. House of Blues’ first location, in Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Harvard Square, was opened in 1992 by Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, and Dan Aykroyd, co-star of the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.”

“The first House of Blues opened on November 26, 1992, in the Harvard Square commercial district and retail area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was originally financed by Dan Aykroyd, Aerosmith, Paul Shaffer, River Phoenix, James Belushi, and Harvard University, among others.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner knows a thing or two about engineering sound for live performances.

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July 19-20, 2018

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“Chicago Joe’s”
Photograph by Jon Winet
February 2012

#tbt? Now in business for over 30 years, Chicago Joe’s to this day is a classic spot that will remind many of east coast neighborhood Italian restaurants. [map]

“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet recommends the Sausage & Peppers with pasta on the lunch menu.

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July 18, 2018

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“Robin & Nate – Raiding the Rock Vault”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Artists Series
July 2018

Recently connecting: Rock veteran Robin McCauley, star of Raiding the Rock Vault and local media celebrity Nate Tannebaum. The result: what promises to be an hour of face-melting radio, sometime soon on KUNV 91.5‘s “Playing Favorites” .

MORE:
 Robin McAuley
 Robin McAuley – The Beginning

 Nate Tannenbaum
 “Bow tie man” June 9, 1997 Las Vegas Sun story by Scott Dickensheets

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and the ever bowtied Nate Tannenbaurm have worked together for decades.

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July 17, 2018

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“On Ashby”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Neighborhoods Series
July 2018

The photographer notes: “Ashby is an interesting street that I must take you down. It’s all custom homes, they refuse lights and sidewalks.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is our resident neighborhood expert.

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July 16, 2018

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“Gold Spike”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 2018

THIS IS HOW WE BOND – 20,000 SQFT. ONE OF A KIND NIGHTLIFE & BAR VENUE LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN, LAS VEGAS.”

“ABOUT”

“Gold Spike is a one-of-a-kind bar and nightlife venue. Featuring over-sized interactive games, special events, and great music. Formerly a hotel and casino, the historic Gold Spike has been re-imagined as Downtown Las Vegas’ premier adult playground. Open 24/7, Gold Spike offers ’round-the-clock drinking and dining options.”

“Downtown Science”

“Take a look around: Every single thing you see is made up of elements in the periodic table of fun. Discover a place where protons and neutrons play together nicely, making for a more stable downtown nucleus … #ThisIsHowWeBond”

217 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV 89101 | TEL. (702) 476-1082

Text from Gold Spike website.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet frequently walks by the Gold Spike and needs to wander in sometime soon.

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July 15, 2018

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“Westleigh Sky”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 12, 2018
From the Las Vegas Neighborhoods Series

[note: an even more atmospheric follow up to Friday’s Daily Frame – both now in the 2018 Archive.]

“Just east of Valley View between Oakey and Charleston, you’ll find a delightful neighborhood of 288 cottage and bungalow style homes. Westleigh was built between 1952 and 1957 on 8 to 11,000 sf lots.

Mostly they were 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, but many have been expanded (some nicely, and some horribly). Some of the expanded ones appear more as ranch style now. Some have detached garages, some have guest houses, some are original.

All of the Westleigh homes were built with crawl spaces and real hardwood floors. Peek under the carpet and you’ll find a little treasure waiting for restoration. “Original” real hardwood floors is one of the most sought after features that I’m asked for in Vintage Vegas. Westleigh’s a great neighborhood in which to find them. By the 1960’s concrete slab became the common method for building, and generally the crawlspaces and hardwood went away.

Another of Westleigh’s unique features is that there are alleys running between the homes, and therefore have backyard access from the alley. Most of the alleys in Vintage Vegas have been closed off but you can still access them in Westleigh. There’s very very few shabby homes left, as it’s been a real popular starter neighborhood for several years, and the majority of the homes are now owner occupied.”

Text from a page on Uncle Jack’s Very Vintage Vegas website dated November 14, 2007.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is sky-conscious.

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July 14, 2018

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“The New Waves”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 13, 2018
From our Las Vegas Artists Series – Musical Groups Division

“In 2013, ex-Apollo 14 members, Ben Dubler and Eric Chamberlain got together to start playing surf again. But this time, playing New Wave all instrumental surf style! The New Waves are rounded out by guitarist Darin Cox (ex-Fueled By Failure/Exit One Eighty) and bass player extraordinaire Eddie Schaller (Durango 66).”

Text from the band’s Facebook page.

The photographer notes “The New Waves at their cd release party at Golden Tiki, hot off the presses.”

We add: see them tonight at the Double Down as part of the Sex & Sin Reunion Event. The show begins at 10 pm.

To the best for our knowledge “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has not been in an official surf band, but we suspect she is open to the concept.

• • •
July 13, 2018

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“Westleigh”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 12, 2018
From the Las Vegas Neighborhoods Series

“Just east of Valley View between Oakey and Charleston, you’ll find a delightful neighborhood of 288 cottage and bungalow style homes. Westleigh was built between 1952 and 1957 on 8 to 11,000 sf lots.

Mostly they were 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, but many have been expanded (some nicely, and some horribly). Some of the expanded ones appear more as ranch style now. Some have detached garages, some have guest houses, some are original.

All of the Westleigh homes were built with crawl spaces and real hardwood floors. Peek under the carpet and you’ll find a little treasure waiting for restoration. “Original” real hardwood floors is one of the most sought after features that I’m asked for in Vintage Vegas. Westleigh’s a great neighborhood in which to find them. By the 1960’s concrete slab became the common method for building, and generally the crawlspaces and hardwood went away.

Another of Westleigh’s unique features is that there are alleys running between the homes, and therefore have backyard access from the alley. Most of the alleys in Vintage Vegas have been closed off but you can still access them in Westleigh. There’s very very few shabby homes left, as it’s been a real popular starter neighborhood for several years, and the majority of the homes are now owner occupied.”

Text from a page on Uncle Jack’s Very Vintage Vegas website dated November 14, 2007.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is generally game to take a detour to enjoy the sights of a favorite neighborhood.

• • •
July 12, 2018

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“Emergency Arts – January 2014”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 2018

[A second, oblique #tbt follow-up to Monday’s “Jerry Misko | Jammyland Mural (detail)” Daily Frame by Ginger Bruner. A mural by Mr. Misko, covered-over at least twice, is visible on the front of the building.]

Emergency Arts website.

Google Street View

Screen grab of June 2017 Google Street View for future archival reference.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet has been hanging out on Fremont Street for parts of two centuries.

• • •
July 10-11, 2018

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“Jammyland Mural – South”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 2018

[Follow-up to yesterday’s “Jerry Misko | Jammyland Mural (detail)” Daily Frame by Ginger Bruner.]

Jammyland is named after our favorite bygone NYC record shop where incredible bands practiced and recorded in the basement. When it closed in 2008, we vowed to one day create a worthy homage. Nobody knew as much about reggae as Ira, Malcolm, and their crew. Yet they never condescended to a customer. Every guest had their taste assessed and left with a record they were sure to love. It inspired the way we work. Via our #genuinehospitality ethos, we aim to do the same with drinking and dining.”

— From the Jammyland Kitchen Job Application web page.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet will gladly join Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner for a Jimmyland daiquiri.

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July 9, 2018

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“Jerry Misko | Jammyland Mural (detail)”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 2018

Jerry Misko | Jammyland Mural

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has enjoyed a Jimmyland daiquiri.

• • •
July 8, 2018

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“Gardens Park Walkway View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Third in a series of views of Summerlin’s Garden Parks.

“A multi-sports facility, the Gardens Park is an 18-acre park that features lighted basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball court, lighted bocce, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts, children’s play area, large open festival lawn area and picnic pavilions. Also located in the park is the Gardens Community Center that hosts a variety of classes and programs for residents.”

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Text from Summer Link website.

In the right weather at the right time of day “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys an outing to a park, especially if accompanied by a canine companion.

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July 7, 2018

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“The Batmobile – Rear Passenger Side Detail”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Jean, Nevada

“The original Batmobile was a modified 1955 Lincoln Futura. The batmobile was completed in 1965 and made its first debut on TV on January 1966 – it overheated, the battery went dead, and the expensive Mickey Thompson tires kept blowing. It was sold in an auction in 2013 for $4.2 million.”

Text from Trover website.

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer | Director Ginger Bruner thinks Adam West may be the best Batman ever.

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July 6, 2018

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“The Batmobile”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Jean, Nevada

“The original Batmobile was a modified 1955 Lincoln Futura. The batmobile was completed in 1965 and made its first debut on TV on January 1966 – it overheated, the battery went dead, and the expensive Mickey Thompson tires kept blowing. It was sold in an auction in 2013 for $4.2 million.”

Text from Trover website.

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer | Director Ginger Bruner thinks Adam West may be the best Batman ever.

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July 5, 2018

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“From Glen Heather Estates”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 4, 2018

“Fireworks are a class of low explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic and entertainment purposes. The most common use of a firework is as part of a fireworks display (also called a fireworks show or pyrotechnics), a display of the effects produced by firework devices. Fireworks competitions are also regularly held at a number of places.

Fireworks take many forms to produce the four primary effects: noise, light, smoke, and floating materials (confetti for example). They may be designed to burn with colored flames and sparks. Displays are common throughout the world and are the focal point of many cultural and religious celebrations.

Fireworks are generally classified as to where they perform, either as a ground or aerial firework. In the latter case they may provide their own propulsion (skyrocket) or be shot into the air by a mortar (aerial shell).”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer | Director Ginger Bruner is dazzled by interesting light.

• • •
July 4, 2018

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“The New Colossus”
Photograph by Jon Winet
[published previously as the January 15, 2015 Daily Frame, now in 2015 Archive.]
4205 West Sahara

The New Colossus
[Sonnet inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty]

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. ”Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus 1849 – 1887

The majority of “Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet‘s ancestors entered the United States through Ellis Island.

On this anniversary of the Declaration of Independence – and everyday – “Our Las Vegas’” staff and contributors wish everyone “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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July 3, 2018

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“Baz”

Photograph and text by Diana Perez

After its two year run, BAZ is ending its residency at the Venetian on July 29.

The show is a musical mash-up from the world’s greatest love stories directed by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony award nominee Baz Luhrmann. Love stories from Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and The Great Gatsby are brought to life in an intimate, modern day cabaret setting. The show’s website states: “If you love Baz Luhrmann’s romantic masterpieces, BAZ is a Las Vegas musical show that you can’t afford to miss.”

Daily Frame Contributor Diana Perez serves as the ELL (English Language Learners) Program Assistant for the CCSD’s Department of Adult Education. She is concurrently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at UNLV.

• • •
July 2, 2018

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“The Doyle”

Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 2018

“Experience a vintage 1949 gem in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. Filled with beautiful natural light, this rustic, industrial space has a barrel ceiling, original period wood trusses, white washed walls and a large courtyard.”

Text from The Doyle website.

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer | Director Ginger Bruner has played The Doyle.

• • •
July 1, 2018

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“5 Lakes Loop Vista”

Photograph by Jon Winet
From the Our Las Vegas “On the Road” Series
June 2018

With the “Our Las Vegas” now fully back to civilization, we feature one last view from our recently concluded off site and off the beaten track adventures.

Plumas National Forest

“The Forest has been used by humans for at least 8,000 years, and has an interesting history. It was the homeland of the Mountain and Konkow Maidu Indians. Washo and Paiute also lived along the Forest’s current eastern boundaries. The ruggedness of the area discouraged exploration until the Gold Rush. Spanish exploration in the early 1800’s was limited to the Sacramento Valley. The Hudson Bay Fur Company, however, had entered the Plumas Region by the early 1830’s.

Gold miners spread into the area by 1850. Although Indians had known about the Sierra’s lowest pass for centuries, James Beckwourth, an African American mountain man, did not formally “discover” it until 1851. Immigrants and miners soon began moving through the pass and into the area. Gold camps and towns sprang up almost overnight as miners searched for that elusive metal.”

Text from National Forest Foundation website.

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June 30, 2018

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“From the Future Home of the Raiders”

Photograph by Sallie Douglas
June 2018

“NEAR THE AIRPORT AND ADJACENT TO THE LAS VEGAS STRIP, THE LOCATION OF LAS VEGAS STADIUM IS OPTIMAL FOR BOTH LOCAL AND VISITING GUESTS. STATE-OF-THE-ART RETRACTABLE DOORS AND A GLASS-DOMED ROOF OFFER THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS – AN OUTDOOR FEEL WITH A NATURAL-GRASS PLAYING FIELD AND A COMFORTABLE CLIMATE – NOTE TO MENTION A STUNNING VIEW. A SLEEK AND SEAMLESS CONCEPTS BRINGS ALL TOGETHER FEATURING A PERFECT DESIGN FOR CROWD FLOW DURING GAME DAY AND LARGE-SCALE EVENTS.”

From the Raiders website.

MORE: June 30 12:14pm still from Live Stadium Cam

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

• • •
June 29, 2018

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“Desert Road View #2”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Our Las Vegas “On the Road” Series
June 2018

Our Las Vegas has been on the road in Nevada, and the Sierra Nevada foothills. The fires in California give Nevada a sunsets a bit of a color boost.

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner  loves the starkness of the Nevada desert.

• • •
June 27, 2018

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“Mountain Pool Dusk”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Our Las Vegas on the Road Series
June 2018

The swimming pool at Shady Creek Camp is one of the many amenities there. The camp hosts the Sierra Fiddle Camp, among others, and come midsummer, the pool is a favorite gathering spot.

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of fiddles, and fiddle camp. She has not yet embraced the fiddle herself, but you never know.

• • •
June 25-26, 2018

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“Monday and Tuesday are for the Birds
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 2018

Geese at Tule Springs

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of geese.

• • •
June 24, 2018

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“Near Hoover Dam Near Dusk 2”
Photograph by Jon Winet
December 2016

“Hydropower at Hoover Dam”

Hoover Dam generates, on average, about 4 billion kilowatt-hours of hydroelectric power each year for use in Nevada, Arizona, and California – enough to serve 1.3 million people. From 1939 to 1949, Hoover Powerplant was the world’s largest hydroelectric installation; today, it is still one of the country’s largest.

“How does a generator produce electricity?”

Water flows through large pipes inside a dam and turns a large wheel called a turbine. The turbine turns a shaft which rotates a series of magnets past copper coils and a generator to produce electricity. This converts the energy of falling water into mechanical energy to drive the generator.

Text excerpted from U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation website FAQ.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet  is in awe of the dam.

• • •
June 22-23, 2018

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“Zappos HQ (Former City Hall)”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 2018

“Our Zappos Tour Experience is a 90-minute guided tour that tells the story of Zappos.com and our unique culture. Learn about our company’s history, culture, and campus complete with a ball pit, product photo studio, and virtual reality customer service experience.

*Please note, this tour does not deep dive into business related specifics of the company nor travel throughout the employee workspace.*

Guest registration for the tour is required as we are not able to accommodate walk-in requests.

At this time tour groups are limited to 8 people.

Price: $10 per person.”

Text from company website page “Register for the Zappos Tour Experience.”

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet  owns four functional pairs of shoes.

• • •
June 21, 2018

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“Retro Vegas”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 2018

“Welcome to the Retro Vegas homepage. This is the home of mid-century modern history, style and all that’s fabulous about Las Vegas. Retro Vegas is full of vintage art, lighting and mid-mod furnishings and accessories. There are treasures and objet d’art [sic] to fit every budget and space. We have many pieces that are full of historical significance from some of the most spectacular homes in town. From Danish Modern to Hollywood Regency, our inventory changes all the time. For glitz, glamour and fun, check out Retro Vegas. Also, you’ll want to check out The Red Kat – a store within our store – featuring vintage clothing and accessories.

Ask about using our Pink Kitchen for your next Photo Shoot!!!!!”

Text from company website.

1131 S Main, Las Vegas, NV 89104 [map]

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner  is rarely seen wearing pink.

• • •
June 20, 2018

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“Stratosphere Sunset from Atlantic and St. Louis”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 2018

Southwest DMV Services Inc
2219 Fremont St
(702) 678-1888
[map]

Google Street View

Screen grab of June 2017 Google Street View for future archival reference.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner  keeps an eye on the Stratosphere.

• • •
June 19, 2018

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“DMV Services”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 2018

Southwest DMV Services Inc
2219 Fremont St
(702) 678-1888
[map]

Google Street View

Screen grab of January 2017 Google Street View for future archival reference.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner recommends cruising the entire length of Fremont Street.

• • •
June 18, 2018

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“Hogs & Heifers”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 2018

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“The idea for opening a bar and calling it Hogs & Heifers was conceived in, of all places, a bar. Allan Dell was a self-proclaimed functioning alcoholic and figured he spent enough time sitting at a bar and that he might as well make some money while he sat there. Allan’s two friends and drinking buddies were a Master Carpenter and a Graphic Design Artist and he talked them into helping him build a bar. They would all drink for free and get laid regularly and for three broke guys in their early to mid twenties, who could ask for anything more. Allan’s father agreed to finance his project if he could find an experienced bar owner to “father” him in the business. Enter Tom McNeil, legend in the Dive Bar business. McNeil owned the Village Idiot in Manhattan’s East Side, which was the Boys’ favorite watering hole, where they could sit for hours drinking ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon for a $1.75 a can. Allan knew that he wanted to open a bar that had to do with motorcycles and women and the original logo did, in fact, include an illustration of a chopper. The Boys were trying to come up with a name, while sitting in the Village Idiot one afternoon…”Hogs & something”. On the wall above the bar was a sign for a Heifer Auction, and a heifer being a cow that has not yet been bred, is essentially a virgin cow. The name Hogs & Heifers was born. The fact that the bar ended up being in a real meat market was simply due to the affordable rent at the time, but it was a perfect match and had a great deal to do with the success of the business.

Hogs & Heifers Saloon was to be an all American classic country and southern rock-n-roll dive bar. Allan knew he wanted it to have the look and feel of a gin mill and that he wanted to hang “stuff” all over the walls. Other than that, there was little else that he had thought about. He had a lot of friends who liked to drink and planned on throwing a party for them every night. Allan may never have imagined that it would turn into the famous bar it is today, but it was absolutely his pride and joy and he considered it his greatest achievement and reveled in its quick success.

Having entered the picture prior to its opening, Michelle Dell was the first bartender to be hired. The routine performed and style of dress worn by the bartenders behind the bar, which has made Hogs & Heifers famous, was born from Michelle’s heart. Hogs & Heifers opened in November of 1992 during an unseasonably cold winter. There was literally no heat source of any kind in the bar and it was so cold you could often see your own breath. Both Allan and Michelle believed in the notion of less is more when it came to dressing behind the bar and it was always freezing; did we mention the bar had no heat? Finally, Allan bought these little space heaters that did next to nothing to provide heat and with Necessity being the Mother of all Invention, Michelle began dancing on the bar–in the empty bar–as a means to keep warm. She would throw a few dollars in the jukebox and just get up on the bar and dance. Little did she know it would become the trademark theme of Hogs & Heifers and lead to countless celebrities dancing on the bar and donating their bras. The Julia Roberts photo was seen around the world and her bra still hangs there today, albeit hidden beneath some 18,000 bras! Michelle’s famous routine has inspired a Major Motion Picture and a league of copy cat Bars.

Essentially, Allan and Michelle, and their friends, were just a bunch of kids with nothing to lose and they threw a party that they enjoyed. They were fortunate and blessed that so many others would love to come to their party and would do so repeatedly. The two were married in Reno, Nevada, on November 16th, 1993. Allan Dell passed away on June 7, 1997. Hogs & Heifers continues to be run by Michelle Dell who was the sole proprietor of the New York City location. She now lives in Las Vegas, close to her favorite saloon!”

Text from company website.

“Our Las Vegas” project director Jon Winet always enjoys walking by this watering hole.

• • •
June 17, 2018

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“Tule Springs Fauna no. 5”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 2018

“This area once was a desert oasis far beyond the edge of town, but urban sprawl has swallow it up, and Floyd Lamb is now an urban park near the edge of town. However, the park still protects open space, four small lakes, groves of trees, and typical grassy urban-park-type areas. As town grows, this area (perhaps like Central Park in New York City) will become increasingly valuable as a place for people and wildlife to seek refuge from urban life.”

Text from “Birding Around Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs” on the birdandhike website.

Update: P. G., birding consultant, provides the following I.D. information: “The bird in the distance is a Great Blue Heron. The duck is a domestic duck – some kind of mix of white barnyard ducks and various other breeds. The bird standing on the rock is probably an immature Black-crowned Night Heron, though it could be an immature Green Heron.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a culture and nature enthusiast.

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June 16, 2018

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“McCarran Baggage Claim”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 2018

McCarran International Airport

Enplaned and Deplaned Passengers

2018 Statistics – Jan-April

2017 Statistics- Complete

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet relishes the rush of the arrival.

• • •
June 14-15, 2018

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“Plaza Royale Wedding Chapel Entry”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

“Plaza Royale Wedding Chapel and Florist is conveniently located in the Vegas Plaza Hotel. We provide several Las Vegas Wedding Packages set in a beautiful, relaxed and romantic wedding venue for exchanging your Marriage Vows. To make your Special Wedding Day perfect in every way, our professional wedding coordinators help you plan each step of your commitment ceremony with a complete range of services from pre-planning through the honeymoon. We have several Vegas wedding Packages to choose from so you get the wedding you have always envisioned, a ceremony fit for ROYALTY!”

Text from Chapel website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

• • •
June 13, 2018

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“Barrick Summer Show view 2”
Photograph by Jon Winet

[Second of two views from the Barrick]

Andrew Schoultz: In Process: Every Movement Counts
through September 15, 2018

“Fusing museum space with the dynamic energy of streets and skate parks, Andrew Schoultz makes art that asks questions about the reality of contemporary life and global power. His installations and murals juxtapose ideas from illuminated manuscripts, ancient cartography, and the flattened space of Persian miniatures. Images of beasts, bricks, trees, and eyes surge across the walls, bringing different elements of the artist’s mark-making vocabulary into play as he charts a struggle between visual clarity and complex truth. Experience new work and a museum-wide installation by this Los Angeles artist at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.”

Text from Museum website.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet counts the Barrick as one of her favorite spots on the UNLV campus.

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June 12, 2018

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“Vote”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

JUNE 12, 2018, PRIMARY ELECTION (STATE/FEDERAL)”
Vote 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day at any Vote Center of your choice in Clark County, all voters registered in Clark County  

“A Primary Election is a preliminary (nominating) election to select, when necessary, Democratic, Republican, and nonpartisan candidates who will run in the General Election contests.  The exception is candidates for special district offices because they will only appear in the General Election, and only if there are more candidates than seats up for election in the Special District (Special Acts Chap. 100, §5(2); Special Acts Chap. 477, §5(1)). The direct vote of the people selects the candidates, rather than votes of convention delegates. In State/Federal Elections, Nevada has CLOSED Primary Elections (NRS 293.257). The Primary Election must be held on the second Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year (NRS 293.175(1)).

Text from Clark County Government Election Department website.

Ginger Bruner will make her way to the polls today. “Our Las Vegas” emphatically encourages everyone to exercise their right to vote.

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June 11, 2018

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“Barrick Summer Show view 1”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Andrew Schoultz: In Process: Every Movement Counts
through September 15, 2018

“Fusing museum space with the dynamic energy of streets and skate parks, Andrew Schoultz makes art that asks questions about the reality of contemporary life and global power. His installations and murals juxtapose ideas from illuminated manuscripts, ancient cartography, and the flattened space of Persian miniatures. Images of beasts, bricks, trees, and eyes surge across the walls, bringing different elements of the artist’s mark-making vocabulary into play as he charts a struggle between visual clarity and complex truth. Experience new work and a museum-wide installation by this Los Angeles artist at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.”

Text from Museum website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner counts the Barrick as one of her favorite spots on the UNLV campus.

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June 10, 2018

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“Las Vegas Garden no. 1”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials. The most common form today is known as a residential garden, but the term garden has traditionally been a more general one. Zoos, which display wild animals in simulated natural habitats, were formerly called zoological gardens. Western gardens are almost universally based on plants, with garden often signifying a shortened form of botanical garden. Some traditional types of eastern gardens, such as Zen gardens, use plants sparsely or not at all.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner appreciates a good garden and garden view.

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June 9, 2018

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“Jerry’s Fountain”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 6, 2018

Jerry’s Nugget is a casino in North Las Vegas, Nevada, privately owned and operated by the Stamis family,with 24,000 square feet of gaming space.

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[The Casino] was founded in 1964 by Jerry Lodge and Jerry Stamis and was originally the site of the Town House Bar. In 1968, Lodge and Stamis bought the Bonanza Club, located across the street. The acquisition meant moving the casino to its new location with 10,000 square feet of added space.

Lender U.S. Bank filed a lawsuit in March 2012 asking for a receiver to be installed after Jerry’s Nugget defaulted on payments on a $3.6 million loan. After months of talks failed to produce an agreement, the casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August. In September 2013, the casino received a loan that allowed it to win approval for a reorganization plan.

Jerry’s Nugget Casino emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in March 2014. Third generation operators Jeremy and Joseph Stamis acquired the company and continue to operate it. The company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014.

Future developments for Jerry’s Nugget include building a hotel on site.”

Text adapted from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet recommends Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop for the view of its bakery goods alone.

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June 7-8, 2018

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“Ultra HD Infocomm”
Photograph by Jon Winet
June 6, 2018

“Our Las Vegas” was among the 44,000 attendees at InfoComm, which according to its website is “the largest, most exciting event in North America focused on the pro-AV industry.”  Sony was among the most prominent of the 1,000 exhibitors at the Las Vegas Convention Center, sporting a stunning Crystal LED display.

Sadly, “Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet didn’t find the perfect headphones at Infocomm.

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June 6, 2018

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“Bruce the Gecko”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Latest addition to the “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets”

Guardian and photographer Ginger Bruner notes: “Bruce and his preceding relatives have lived in my front planter for several generations. Bruce enjoys warm, dark nights, juicy insects, and hanging out and on walls.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner takes care not to slam Bruce in the front door.

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June 5, 2018

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“Downtown Grand Hallway”
Photograph by Jon Winet
March 2014

Downtown Grand

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“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet is on the 17th floor of the Grand’s Casino Tower.

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June 4, 2018

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“Knight Fever 2”
Photograph by Jon Winet
Silver Sevens Casino
From the Las Vegas Drive-by Series, from the back seat of a Bell Trans Shuttle.
June 3, 2018

“Do I think Vegas is going to get buried because they lost two games? Absolutely not. If they win this game, they regain home-ice advantage and that’s all they can ask for,” [Handicapper Dana] Lane said. “This figures to be their best effort. It is a do-or-die situation for them. You’ll get an effort of desperation out of them and it’s worth it to try to get some plus-money out of it.”

From “Golden Knights expected to bring best effort to even series,” June 3 RJ story by Todd Dewey.

“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet hasn’t been out on the ice recently.

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June 3, 2018

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“Winnemucca Visitors Center”
Photograph by Jon Winet
300 South Bridge Street, Winnemucca.

“The Visitors Center is located in the East Hall of the Winnemucca Convention Center. Venture through the antique wooden doors of the newly-improved Humboldt County Visitors Center and you will find a wealth of information about the area and you will be welcomed by the Humboldt County Chamber of Commerce. This group has mastered the “art of the welcome,” and the staff there is a treasurer-trove of knowledge about Winnemucca and the surrounding areas.

A major display in the Visitors Center is the William Humphreys Big Game Collection. This is a collection of more than 53 big game specimens representing more than four continents. Visitors are also treated to the Buckaroo Hall of Fame, a display of authentic buckaroo life from those who helped tame the Great Basin. For more information, please visit www.BuckarooHallofFame.com.”

Text from Visitors Center website.

“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet spent many happy months last century in Winnemucca.

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June 2, 2018

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“Fashion Show”
Photograph by Jon Winet
From the Las Vegas Drive-by Series

“The Fashion Show Mall opened on February 14, 1981, anchored by Diamond’s, Bullock’s, Goldwaters, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Diamond’s was converted to a Dillard’s store in 1986, Goldwaters became a May Company in 1989 and then a Robinsons-May in 1993, while Bullock’s was converted to Macy’s in 1996.

In 2003, a major expansion of the mall was completed. 200,000 square feet of retail space was built, extending out of the backside of the mall between Robinsons-May and Macy’s. Dillard’s and Saks Fifth Avenue moved to new, larger locations in this new wing, alongside a Bloomingdale’s Home store and Nordstrom. Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, and Robinsons-May expanded their stores; and the former Saks Fifth Avenue was razed and replaced by several restaurants, a food court, and a strip-facing plaza called “The Cloud”.

The former Dillard’s store, previously meant to house Lord & Taylor, sat empty until Forever 21 moved into the building in 2010.

The mall’s parent company Rouse was purchased by General Growth Properties in 2004.

On September 9, 2006, following Federated’s purchase of May Department Stores, Robinsons-May was converted to a second Macy’s store. The store was shuttered in 2008 and remained empty until 2013, when it was converted into a wing of shops and a separate Macy’s Men store.

In January 2013, Macy’s announced it would close the Bloomingdale’s Home store. That building remained empty until 2015, when Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it would take over the building.”

Text from Wikipedia.

MORE: Current list of stores.

“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet is not a big shopper.

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May 31 – June 1, 2018

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“Backstage at ‘O’”
Photograph by Jon Winet
May 2014 #tbt

‘O’ has been in permanent residence at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, since October 1998. ’O’ is inspired by the ‘infinity and elegance of water’s pure form.’ ‘O,’ whose name is pronounced the same way as eau, the French word for “water”, takes place in, around and above a 1.5-million-US-gallon pool of water, featuring water acts such as synchronized swimming as well as aerial and ground acts.

A group of 150 stage technicians assist in the production of the show, the cast of which is 85 performers: international acrobats, synchronized swimmers, and divers. Some of them are former Olympic athletes.

The O theatre, which is designed to resemble a 14th-century European opera house, has 1,800 seats.

‘O’ had its 8,000th performance on 20 July 2015.

As of early 2011, ‘O’ has grossed over a billion dollars since the show opening in 1998.”

Text excerpted and adapted from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Director  Jon Winet  is a mediocre swimmer.

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May 30, 2018

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“New York New York Statue of Liberty Knight”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
From the Las Vegas Drive-by Series
April 2018

“Whether they win or lose the Cup, the Golden Knights are already, by any measure, the most successful and memorable first-year expansion team in the history of North American sports, known not only for their surprising potency with the puck but for their pregame theatrics, which have shed the sombre deference to first responders in favor of performances by the Cirque du Soleil and a mode of Medieval Times-inflected camp: there’s a castle, a StubHub-branded catapult, a sword-wielding knight on skates.”

Text from “The Pure Delight of the Vegas Golden Knights, the Most Successful Expansion Team Ever,” April 29 New Yorker story by Ben McGrath.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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May 29, 2018

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“Gardens Park Walkway”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Second in a series of views of Summerlin’s Garden Parks.

“A multi-sports facility, the Gardens Park is an 18-acre park that features lighted basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball court, lighted bocce, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts, children’s play area, large open festival lawn area and picnic pavilions. Also located in the park is the Gardens Community Center that hosts a variety of classes and programs for residents.”

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Text from Summer Link website.

In the right weather at the right time of day “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys an outing to a park.

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May 28, 2018

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“Gardens Park”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“A multi-sports facility, the Gardens Park is an 18-acre park that features lighted basketball courts, two lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball court, lighted bocce, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts, children’s play area, large open festival lawn area and picnic pavilions. Also located in the park is the Gardens Community Center that hosts a variety of classes and programs for residents.”

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Text from Summer Link website.

Based on her Bocce abilities, one suspects that “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has the potential to be a fierce Shuffleboard competitor.

The entire “Our Las Vegas” team wishes all a restful and peaceful Memorial Day – with a shoutout to the workers who keep the city going 24/7 365 days a year.

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May 27, 2018

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“I-80 East of Fernley”
Photograph by D. L. Pughe
May 25, 2018

Interstate 80 is an east–west transcontinental limited-access highway in the United States that runs from downtown San Francisco, California, to Teaneck, New Jersey, in the New York City Metropolitan Area. The highway was designated in 1956 as one of the original routes of the Interstate Highway System. Its final segment was opened to traffic in 1986. It is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States, following I-90. The Interstate runs through many major cities including Oakland, Sacramento, Reno, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Des Moines, and Toledo, and passes within 10 miles of Chicago, Cleveland, and New York City.

I-80 is the Interstate Highway that most closely approximates the route of the historic Lincoln Highway, the first road across the United States. The highway roughly traces other historically significant travel routes in the Western United States: the Oregon Trail across Wyoming and Nebraska, the California Trail across most of Nevada and California, the first transcontinental airmail route, and except in the Great Salt Lake area, the entire route of the First Transcontinental Railroad.”

Text from Wikipedia.

First-time contributor D.L. Pughe is a writer, artist and urban scout leader.

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May 26, 2018

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“Maifest Maypole Dance”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
German American Social Club of Las Vegas
May 19, 2018

On the Maifest menu:
Haxen (by reservation), brat platter, potato pancakes, strudel – and music by the Ginger Snaps”

Information from Club website

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is perhaps not so surprisingly,  the leader of the Gingersnaps, a spirited polka combo.

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May 25, 2018

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“Fifth Street School Facing West
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Third in a series of views from the Fifth Street School.

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Note: Regional Justice Center & Marriage License Bureau in the background.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner occasionally is pressed into duty as a wedding photographer.

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May 24, 2018

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“Desert Willow”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Second in a series of views from the Fifth Street School.

Desert Willow is a 15-40 ft., slender-twigged, small tree or large shrub, often with leaning, twisting trunk and open, spreading crown. Leaves are deciduous, willow-like, light green, both opposite and alternate, 4-12 inches long and 1/3 inch wide. The blossom is funnel-shaped, 1-1 1/2 inches long, spreading at the opening into 5 ruffled, petal-like lobes. The flower is dark pink or purple, often with white or yellow and purple streaks within the throat. The catalpa-like flowers are borne in terminal racemes. By early autumn, the violet-scented flowers, which appear after summer rains, are replaced by slender seedpods, 6-10 inches long, which remain dangling from the branches and serve to identify the tree after the flowers are gone.

Named for its resemblance to willows, this popular ornamental tree is actually related to catalpa trees, Yellowbells (Tecoma stans), and Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans). Its exotic-looking blooms, rapid growth, drought tolerance, and ease of maintenance have made it a sought-after plant within its range, which in nature is from south-central Texas south to Nuevo Leon and Zacatecas in Mexico and west all the way to southern California and Baja California. Adapted to desert washes, it does best with just enough water to keep it blooming and healthily green through the warm months. Many cultivars have been selected, with varying flower colors, leaf sizes, and amounts of seed pods.”

Text from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer  Ginger Bruner knows a surprising amount about the Valley’s flora.

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May 22-23, 2018

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“Vegas Golden Knight”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Bellagio Patisserie

“In honor of Vegas Golden Knights”
Marc-André Fleury

“Crafted by our Master Chocolatier, this sculpture took over 5 weeks to construct and consists of:

• 20 pounds of Rice Krispy
• 90 pounds of Chocolate
• 20 pounds of Fondant
• 5 pounds of sugar paper”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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May 21, 2018

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“Fifth Street School”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“Formerly called the Las Vegas Grammar School, the complex is now known as the Historic Fifth Street School, due to its location on Fifth Street (renamed Las Vegas Boulevard in 1959) in downtown Las Vegas.

A cultural oasis in the midst of downtown Las Vegas’ office and legal corridors, the revitalized building is home to an assortment of local arts and architectural organizations. The primary tenants are the University of Nevada Las Vegas Fine Arts Program, including the Downtown Design Center for the School of Architecture; the Nevada School of the Arts (a music education organization); the American Institute of Architects; and the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs.”

Text from lasvegasnevada.gov website

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer  Ginger Bruner frequently attends and occasionally performs at events at the School.

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May 20, 2018

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“Leaving Las Vegas – Terminal 3”
Photograph by Jon Winet

Which Terminal

“McCarran International Airport consists of 110 aircraft gates at two separate terminal buildings T1 – Terminal 1 & T3 – Terminal 3, each with its own parking garage, ticketing/check-in area, baggage claim, and shopping and dining options. Because the two facilities are not physically connected, it’s important that you know which airline operates at which terminal building before coming to the airport.”

Text from Terminal Menu website.

“Our Las Vegas” Director  Jon Winet  generally prefers Terminal 1.

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May 19, 2018

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“Right turn only”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

4th in a series from the Commercial Center

Pictured left center is the Cue Club, a venerable billiards hall with an iconic Googie roofline.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner first visited the Cue Club with her dad when she was still in single digits.

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updated in the early morning (usually)
May 17-18, 2018

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Kebabs lying in wait”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

‘Tis the season for kebabs and the like.

What with summer just around the corner, springtime is the best time for al freso dining in Las Vegas.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of good grill food.

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updated in the early morning (usually)
May 15, 2018
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New Orleans Square – View #2″
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

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May 14, 2018

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New Orleans Square – View #1″
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Commercial Center, Las Vegas.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has been closely following the fortunes of Commercial Center.

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May 13, 2018

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“Osaka Liberty – Alternate View #3”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Follow-up to September 5, 2015 Daily Frame

4205 West Sahara Ave

May 2015 Google Street View

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s Day, Siblings Day, and Grandparents Day.

The modern Mother’s day began in the United States, at the initiative of Ann Reeves Jarvis in the early 20th century. This is not (directly) related to the many traditional celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have existed throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood). However, in some countries, Mother’s Day is still synonymous with these older traditions.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner  and Director Jon Winet wish all mothers the happiest of days.

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May 11-12, 2018

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“Dad’s Bail Bonds By Day”
Photograph by Jon Winet
From the “Las Vegas Bail Bonds Series.”

Bonneville and 3rd Streets

Follow up to February 17, 2017 Daily Frame, now in the 2017 Archive

Text from Dad’s Bail Bonds FAQ “Who’s Your Daddy”

If a person is arrested, what happens?
A. When a person is arrested and taken to jail on a warrant or capias, a monetary bail amount is usually set, and attached to the arrest warrant. Bail is to give the person arrested the eligibility to get out of jail very quickly, once a bail bond is posted.

B. If a police officer arrests someone and takes them to jail, that person may or may not be able to post bond and get out of jail quickly, it depends on the charges. The arrested person will be required to attend a proceeding known as the “First Appearance” where a judge decides if the arrested person can be released on bail. The “First Appearance” takes place 24 hours of the arrest, and the judge may take one of the following steps:

The person is allowed to be released on his or her own recognizance if they sign a written promise to be present at any subsequent hearings for their case.
A “No bond” decision means the person arrested will not be released from jail.
Determine what monetary bail amount will be for each charge, and allow the person to be released on bond.

“Our Las Vegas” Director  Jon Winet has yet to visit the inside of a Bail Bonds establishment.

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May 10, 2018

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“Dusty Butter Duo”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Artists Series
March 23, 2018 – closing reception of Ed Fuentes’ MFA Exhibition Fauxism

“Crunchy Acoustic” Dusty Butter Duo, Paul Barnes and Nancy Good, follow the musical philosophy of “more is always better” and definitely a heck of a lot more fun, too. Disciples of Psychedelicsoulrockfreakfunkcountrypunkjazzyblues, which includes everything from Native American flute cantatas to hard driving rock n’ roll, these lifelong musicians have jammed with or shared the stage with legends as diverse as Jack Tempchin, Bernie Taupin, Joan Jett, Nazareth, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, Leon Russell, Little River Band, R. Carlos Nakai, Night Ranger, and more. Any given week may find them in a remote desert enclave, leading tortoises and scorpions in a chorus of “Horse With No Name.”

MORE: Facebook Page

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Tubaist Ginger Bruner enjoys the company of artists and musicians.

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May 9, 2018

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“The Stakeout”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

800 S Maryland Pkwy  Las Vegas

Stakeout Bar & Grill

Wednesday’s specials include Chicken Parmesan with a side of Spaghetti and Meat Balls. [$7.79]
menu

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner had The Stakeout’s meatloaf special earlier this week.

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May 8, 2018

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“Susan & Suzanne”
Photograph by Unknown Photographer
From the Las Vegas Artists Series

Honorary Las Vegas Artist Susan Boskoff served as the Nevada Arts Council executive director for 24 years, stepping down on March 31, 2017. Today is her birthday.
She and Lucy The Cat – to be featured in a future Wednesday Las Vegas Pets Daily Frame – have headed east one state over to Utah to visit family and friends, some consulting opportunities and as always, to advocate for the arts. From Salt Lake City she notes: “The primary cultural or natural resource in the Silver State? The artists, of course… and these magnificent humans live everywhere. They are forever in my heart.”

Susan will be deeply missed in Nevada – and appreciated forever for her inestimable contributions to the health and vitality of the arts in the state. Au revoir Susan!

Suzanne Hackett-Morgan earned a Master’s Degree in Art (Painting) at California State University Northridge in 2003 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Western Washington University. She received recognition in 2006 from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program. She is a founding director of the Goldwell Open Air Museum and Artist Residency. A leader in the Nevada arts community, she is a consultant to other arts organizations through the Nevada Circuit Rider program.

Her landscape paintings have been exhibited in Montana, Nevada, Wisconsin and California, and she has completed several public art commissions in Clark County. Her downtown mural, “Here it is,” was featured in The Killers’ CD, “Sam’s Town.”

Text adapted from a4n site.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Salt Lake City Jon Winet and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner invite you to join us in wishing Susan and Suzanne a brilliant year ahead.

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May 7, 2018

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“Huntridge Dusk”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

By the #’s: 2015 statistical overview of Huntridge

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a frequent visitor to Huntridge – and admires the neighborhood’s character and architecture.

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May 6, 2018

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“TPC Vista”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

TPC Summerlin was the first golf course in Nevada to be certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System by Audubon International. Great care was taken during the construction of TPC Summerlin to preserve and protect natural wildlife habitats.

The golf course meanders through arroyos and canyons. Lush bentgrass greens, striking flora, numerous water features and an abundance of honey mesquite and pine trees all contrast dramatically with undisturbed desert washes and other raw landscape features. The result is one of the most visually stunning tests of golf in Nevada.”

Text from course website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner knows her way around the links.

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May 5, 2018

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“Palace Station Marquee”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 3, 2018

April 30 Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Richard N. Velotta reprinted below in its entirety

“Palace Station starts to dismantle iconic train marquee”

“The first piece of the 126-by-126-foot Palace Station train marquee has left the Station.

“After a four-hour delay resulting from the need to sever unforeseen connections within the sign, YESCO crews brought down the sign top’s smokestack piece at around 3 p.m., Monday. Within 16 days, the entire marquee as well as Station Casinos’ 35-year-old train theme will be gone.

The locals casino company began “detraining” the Palace Station last year by removing eight trains from the exterior that were 8 feet wide and 17 feet tall, weighing about 1,800 pounds. The company also donated the Nevada Southern No. 9 train and a 50-foot neon sign to the Neon Museum.

The Palace marquee has 11,442 linear feet of neon and 9,280 individual lamps.
The train theme is giving way to a more modern look that began in fall 2016 with a $192 million renovation. The renovation includes a new bingo room, a revamped sports book and poker room, two new restaurants, a new Feast Buffet, a food court, two new bars, remade hotel rooms and suites, a new pool, a low-rise exterior facade, and a new porte-cochere with a valet area as well as 300 additional parking spaces.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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May 3-4, 2018

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“The Coin Castle King”
Photograph and text by Jennifer Kleven

The Coin Castle King who once reigned over Fremont Street regally watches over the Neon Boneyard now, slyly glancing at all who pass. He greets the morning sun face first and rests his head each night on the Riviera. His Highness is indefatigable.”

Las Vegan Jennifer Kleven is an artist and cultural animator. By day she serves as Grants & Memberships Coordinator at the Neon Museum. Earlier this decade she directed Kleven Contemporary, an art gallery at Emergency Arts downtown.

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May 2, 2018

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“DTLV Nightfall”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Ogden  and 6th Street.

We strongly suspect this view was captured shortly before or after a dining experience at “Flock & Fowl” by “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner.

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May 1, 2018

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“Clark County Library Cupola”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Text below from Library website:

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Mission Statement

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District nurtures the social, economic, and educational well-being of people and communities. The District is committed to
building communities of people who can come together to pursue their individual and group aspirations.

Values and Operating Principles

The District is guided by the principles of Public Librarianship and First Amendment Rights. The District protects library materials from censorship.

We seek innovative ways to:

• Respond and reach out to serve the current and evolving information needs of our diverse community.
• Create a sense of community by providing a welcoming, inviting, secure environment for our public and staff.
• Provide excellent customer service that is both timely and confidential.
• Develop a well-trained, knowledgeable, courteous and professional staff.
• Communicate with our public and staff to ensure vital, relevant and effective library services.
• Manage our resources effectively and be accountable to our funding sources.

We celebrate our accomplishments, learn from our mistakes and take pride in serving our community.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner somehow manages to get in more than her share of reading.

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April 30, 2018

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“Bermuda Sunset”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
From the Las Vegas Drive-by Series

Bermuda & Sunset.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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April 29, 2018

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“Hubba Ledges and Pump Bumps”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“[The Justice Myron E. Leavitt Park Skate] Park is an approximate 10,000 square feet, warped, rectangular shape framed with painted red curbs that range from ankle to knee high with slight level changes by way of elongated stair sets, stretched handrails, and smooth, mellow hubba ledges. Connecting the upper and lower level is a perfect bank to ledge to help broaden creative line options. In addition, there’s a taco quarterpipe equipped with brand new Golden State Pool Coping, a floating corner bowl, pump bump, and an array of banks to keep you moving throughout the park. Other key features include a hipped bank, Pier 7 ledges, curved ledge, flat ledges, and split A-Frame kickers with center rail and hubba ledges on both sides.”

Text from 2014 story, “Las Vegas Skate Park Grand Opening March 22nd!” on the California Skateparks website.

Daily Frame Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner helps broaden creative options.

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April 28, 2018

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“Lady Liberty – Vegas Golden Knight”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
New York New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
April 27, 2018

“The most successful expansion team in NHL history is now the only undefeated team in this season’s playoffs. A 7-0 thumping of the San Jose Sharks in the opening game of the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal Thursday gives the Golden Knights a 5-0 post-season record.”

From April 27 USA Today story by Kevin Allen, “Five reasons the Vegas Golden Knights continue to thrive as NHL’s most-successful expansion team.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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April 27, 2018

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“McCarran Welcome – D 55”
Photograph by Jon Winet
September 2015

McCarran International Airport

Enplaned and Deplaned Passengers

2018 Statistics – Jan-Feb

2017 Statistics- Complete

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet is seriously due for a visit to McCarran.

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April 26, 2018

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“Winchester Cultural Center”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2018

“Sin City Opera: Pagliacci”

April 27-29, 2018
“Ruffiero Leoncavallo’s play “Pagliacci” has been re-imagined as a 1950’s TV; come see this classic play performed as a cross between Mad Men and the Dick Van Dyke Show!”

Ticket Information | MORE 

Winchester Cultural Center
3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a fierce advocate for community arts.

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April 24-25, 2018

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“Lissa + Jabba”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Artists Series

According to her bio on Vegas Seven, “Lissa Townsend Rodgers preferred New York City when it had subway tokens instead of Uber Black and Las Vegas when it had more neon and less LED.”

Earlier this month, Lissa and Ginger visited the 2018 Nightclub & Bar Show resulting “Seven Swigs …” a richly illustrated account for Vegas Seven. Hanging with Jabba The Hutt added unexpected value to the experience.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner routinely joins Lissa on cultural expeditions.

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April 23, 2018

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“7th & Stewart”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

7th & Stewart DTLV

Google Street View Reverse Angle

Screen grab of January 2017 street view for future archival reference.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is also a Downtown Las Vegas landmark.

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April 22, 2018

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“Tule Springs Foliage”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Earth Day 2018 | Earth Day Network

Vox

April 22, 2020
“7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day:
Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.”
By Umair Irfan and Eliza Barclay

When presented with the opportunity, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner communes with nature.

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April 21, 2018

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“420 Baked Goods”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 20, 2018

The photographer explains:
“Baked goods from Flourish Cannabis Dispensary house chef Payton Curry, part of the 420 celebration there. Many, if not most dispensaries, had parties and celebrations on this first-ever legal ‘holiday.’

Paton Curry is a CIA grad, bringing high end chef skills to infused food.”

Daily Frame Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner rarely misses a good time.

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4 20 • 2018

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“Oasis Cell Tower”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Oasis Cannabis: Medical & Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Parking Area

“A cell site or cell tower is a cellular-enabled mobile device site where antennae and electronic communications equipment are placed — typically on a radio mast, tower, or other raised structure — to create a cell (or adjacent cells) in a cellular network. The raised structure typically supports antennae and one or more sets of transmitter/receivers transceivers, digital signal processors, control electronics, a GPS receiver for timing (for CDMA2000/IS-95 or GSM systems), primary and backup electrical power sources, and sheltering.

In Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks, the correct term is Base Transceiver Station (BTS), and colloquial synonyms are “mobile phone mast” or “base station”. The term “base station site” might better reflect the increasing co-location of multiple mobile operators, and therefore multiple base stations, at a single site. Depending on an operator’s technology, even a site hosting just a single mobile operator may house multiple base stations, each to serve a different air interface technology (CDMA2000 or GSM, for example).

Some cities require that cell sites be inconspicuous; they can be blended with the surrounding area or mounted on buildings or advertising towers. Preserved treescapes can often hide cell towers inside an artificial tree or preserved tree. These installations are generally referred to as concealed cell sites or stealth cell sites.”

Text adapted from Wikipedia.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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April 19, 2018

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“#tbt: Giant Turkey at Container Park”
Photograph by Jon Winet
January 2014

“What’s with the Giant Turkey at the Container Park”
December 18, 2013 Las Vegas Weekly story by Kristen Peterson posted below in its entirety.

“When you combine the sci-fi movie Mysterious Island with a high-end architectural lighting store and artist Justin Favela, there’s bound to be a giant cooked turkey in the makings. Not just an exaggerated turkey, but one closer in size to a Smart Car than a kitchen oven, garnished with papier-mâché vegetables and then placed on an equally enormous plate.

Such is the well-lit bird in the window of Alios at the new Container Park. The sculpture—made of cotton sheets, dipped in glue, painted brown and lit from above by an elegant chandelier made of silverware—is one of several works created by Favela to define areas of a home, or in this case, a 500-square-foot urban loft.

‘There is this push to live smaller and live Downtown that we keep hearing about, so we picked lighting fixtures that would be beautiful in a 500-square-foot space,’ says Alios owner Todd VonBastiaans, an art collector whose company’s Main Street location has doubled as a gallery for exhibits.

VonBastiaans’ collaboration with artists at the Container Park is designed to showcase art and sophisticated lighting. That Favela was the first to be featured should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the artist’s full-size 1964 lowrider Impala piñata made for a group show or his crude cardboard-and-glue appropriations of CityCenter’s art collection for a 2012 solo exhibit. A fan of Claes Oldenburg, Favela also created a version of the artist’s “The Store” at his uncle’s market, a performance installation he titled “The Mini Mart.”

But it’s his papier-mâché turkey currently grabbing all the attention. It came as a request by VonBastiaans, who was inspired by the giant chicken from Mysterious Island. It serves to reference a dining area. Favela’s cardboard urinal, attached to the wall next to a Philips Living Shapes interactive lighted mirror, serves as a nod to Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain,” while representing the bathroom area. Cardboard Bert and Ernie beds flank an eco-friendly Cerno LED-lit wall lamp with an extending arm.

In the “living area” VonBastiaans uses an iPad to change the hue of the LED lights above the Favela-fabricated Simpsons couch—a continuation of the TV and movie theme. As for Duchamp’s “Fountain,” Favela points to the artwork’s pop-culture crossover and ability to hold its own.”

Text adapted from Wikipedia

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet is among the countless fans of Justin Favela – and of  Ocean Spray canned cranberry sauce.

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April 17-18, 2018

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“Everlast”
Photograph by Jon Winet
Johnny Tocco’s Boxing Gym (Southside Alley Entrance)

“Boxing in the Ancient World”

“The earliest known depiction of boxing comes from a Sumerian relief in Iraq from the 3rd millennium BCE. Depictions are found in reliefs from the Mesopotamian nations of Assyria and Babylonia, and in Hittite art from Asia Minor. The earliest evidence for fist fighting with any kind of gloves can be found on Minoan Crete (c.1650–1400 BCE).

In Ancient Greece boxing was a well developed sport and enjoyed consistent popularity. It was first introduced in the 23rd Olympiad, 688 BC. The boxers would wind leather thongs around their hands in order to protect themselves. There were no rounds and boxers fought until one of them acknowledged defeat or could not continue. Weight categories were not used, which meant heavyweights had a tendency to dominate.”

Text adapted from Wikipedia

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet photographed his fair share of boxing matches last century.

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April 16, 2018

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“T”
Photograph by Jon Winet

“Trump® International Hotel Las Vegas™”

““Our 64-story tower of golden glass soars above The Strip and each of our 1,282 exquisitely appointed non-smoking guest rooms, inclusive of 352 suites and 46 luxurious Las Vegas penthouses, boast floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. Our luxury suites in Vegas also feature state-of-the-art kitchens that can be custom stocked through our Trump Attaché service. The Attaché team is available for a variety of others personalized services including providing plush, pet-friendly amenities through our Trump Pets program. The perfect setting for your next Las Vegas meeting or event, we have enough rooms for your entire party and sophisticated Las Vegas meeting space for every occasion.”

Text from Hotel website.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet is in awe of most of Las Vegas’ sights.

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April 15, 2018

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“Las Vegas Highland Games”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 14, 2018

Right Now!

“THE MOST FUN YOU’VE EVER HAD WITH BAGPIPES”

“One weekend each April the Las Vegas Celtic Society throws the Las Vegas Highland Games, a massive festival for the community featuring Celtic music, food, vendors, and athletics.”

Schedule

Text and information from Society website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner will be performing on Hennessy’s Main Stage at 1 pm today as part of Las Vegas’ irrepressible Celtic band Killian’s Angels.

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April 14, 2018

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“Smith Center at Dusk”
Photograph by Ellie Mendré
The Smith Center

Tonight!
CARMINA BURANA – LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM
TICKET PRICES: $30 – $109
Reynolds Hall

Wednesday!
DAVID BYRNE – AMERICAN UTOPIA TOUR
Wed, April 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM
TICKET PRICES: $59 – $184
VENUE: Reynolds Hall

Contributor Ellie Mendré is a massage therapist with interests in photography, sculpture & drawing. When not fearlessly exploring southern Nevada on her days off, she enjoys bocce, cats, antiquing & a good latte.

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April 13, 2018

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“World of Wonder”
Photograph by Diana Perez
Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

“Prepare to be transported into a world of water, wonder and fantasy. Experience the internationally-acclaimed production, seen by more than 2.5 million people, that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. More than 30 artists fly, flip, fold, dance and defy the imagination in a 180 degree theatrical setting that engages the audience from beginning to end with 3D multi-media projections, water walls, and holograms. Add breathtaking acrobatics, dazzling choreography, thrilling theatrical lighting, magnificent music and even finalists from America’s Got Talent, and you are sure to be wowed!”

Text from World of Wonder website.

The photographer adds: “This show really does make you say its name, Wow! And is the perfect fit for Las Vegas which is a world of wonder in itself.”

Diana Perez serves as the ELL (English Language Learners) Program Assistant for the CCSD’s Department of Adult Education. She is concurrently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at UNLV.

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April 12, 2018

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“Bellagio Chandelier View”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

“The word chandelier [ʃæn.dəlˈɪər/]was first known in the English language in the 1736, borrowed from the Old French word chandelier, which comes from the Latin candelabrum.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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April 11, 2018
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“Pool Duck”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Flower petals in the pool are a far better harbinger of spring than a rodent.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys pools in a visual rather than visceral way.

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April 9-10, 2018

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“Bike Lane | Tower”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“Bike Route & Trails Map”

“Riding your bicycle to work improves your health, reduces congestion, and is good for the environment. (Read more about the concept of biking instead of driving in this NPR blog “Secret to a Long, Healthy Life: Bike to the Store.”) The RTC is working on linking bicycle facilities to transit service and providing bike routes along transit corridors. The RTC’s transit system supports more than 50,000 bike trips every month.”

RTC Bike Map Brochure (May 2014)

Text from Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys experiencing the road on two wheels.

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April 8, 2018

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“Early Morning Desert View”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

“The Desert Biome”

“Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth’s surface and occur where rainfall is less than 50 cm/year. Although most deserts, such as the Sahara of North Africa and the deserts of the southwestern U.S., Mexico, and Australia, occur at low latitudes, another kind of desert, cold deserts, occur in the basin and range area of Utah and Nevada and in parts of western Asia. Most deserts have a considerable amount of specialized vegetation, as well as specialized vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Soils often have abundant nutrients because they need only water to become very productive and have little or no organic matter. Disturbances are common in the form of occasional fires or cold weather, and sudden, infrequent, but intense rains that cause flooding.

There are relatively few large mammals in deserts because most are not capable of storing sufficient water and withstanding the heat. Deserts often provide little shelter from the sun for large animals. The dominant animals of warm deserts are nonmammalian vertebrates, such as reptiles. Mammals are usually small, like the kangaroo mice of North American deserts.”

Text from the University of California Museum of Paleontology website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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April 7, 2018

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“Double Down Saloon – Ladies’ Loo (Detail no. 4)”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
c. September 2017

Reaching back, follow-up to the September 18 and 25 Daily Frames, both in the 2017 Archive.

Upcoming Events:
Sunday, April 8: The Critical Shake’s “I’m sure the Van is Fine” West Coast[ish] Tour

Prof. Rex Dart & The Bargain DJ Collective in: I used to Be Punk Rock (and other lies)

“Want to know more? Don’t bust our balls. All you need to know is that we are at 4640 Paradise Road, one block south of the Hard Rock Hotel.”

Text from bar website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner takes time in her busy life to get over to the Double Down every so once in a while.

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April 6, 2018

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“Japanese Spring no. 3”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Follow-up to our yesterday’s and the March 16 Daily Frame, all now in the 2018 Archive.

“A horticulture staff of 120 maintains the Botanical Gardens and the entire grounds of Bellagio. The staff has the ability to achieve seasonal designs by selecting flowers that complement the trees, gazebos, bridges and ponds,and can add or remove water features to enhance the seasonal effect.

The Conservatory season starts with Chinese New Year and features traditional designs of the celebration. Spring brings cherry blossoms, while the summer offers flora equally as fragrant. Orange and yellow, brown and gold are used to match the fall foliage. Following Thanksgiving weekend, the gardens are transformed for the Christmas season. Bellagio’s holiday display is one of extraordinary beauty. The wonderful fragrances and magnificent colors of the seasons take over the entire arrival experience. This ever-changing natural display is the single most significant component of Bellagio’s design, fulfilling the promise of creating the most extraordinary hotel in the world.””

Text from Conservatory  website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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April 5, 2018

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“Japanese Spring”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Follow-up to our March 16 Daily Frame, now in the 2018 Archive.

“Each season, the enormously talented horticulturalists and designers who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform this 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the distinctive sights and colors of spring, summer, fall and winter—along with a special display for Chinese New Year. When the seasons turn and the displays rotate, 90 percent of the trees, flowers and plants in the conservatory are recycled, to further celebrate our commitment to the earth.”

Text from Bellagio website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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April 4, 2018

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“St. Louis and Maryland, Tower view”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2, 2018
From the Las Vegas Drive-by Series

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner sees this view often, and in all weather.

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April 3, 2018

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“Reverend Robert Fleming on Easter Sunday ”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 1, 2018
From the Las Vegas Artists Series

Ginger notes: “Rev. Robert Fleming, senior pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of Las Vegas, rocking a fab Easter bonnet creations, made  at an Easter Eve picnic.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner gets up early most Sunday mornings to play in the LVMMC house band.

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April 1-2, 2018

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“Needles Train Crossing”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2018

“Needles (Mojave: ʼAha Kuloh) is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. It lies on the western banks of the Colorado River in the Mohave Valley subregion of the Mojave Desert, near the borders of Arizona and Nevada and roughly 110 miles (180 km) from the Las Vegas Strip. The city is accessible via Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 95. The population was 4,844 at the 2010 census, up from 4,830 at the 2000 census.

Needles was named after ‘The Needles,’ a group of pinnacles, mountain peaks in the Mohave Mountains on the Arizona side of the river to the south of the city. The large Mohave Native American community shares the nearby Fort Mojave Indian Reservation and the town. Needles is a gateway to the Mojave National Preserve.”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a semi-closeted nature enthusiast. In a parallel universe she works for the National Parks Service.

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March 31, 2018

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“Stratosphere View from Oasis”

Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Oasis Cannabis is a premier 24-hour dispensary and cannabis destination in Downtown Las Vegas. Behind the Stratosphere Hotel, our dispensary is less than a mile from the Las Vegas Strip. Oasis is elevating the cannabis industry to a higher standard through our dedication to quality, convenience and providing a first-rate experience customized to the recreational and medical needs of each and every visitor.”

Text from Oasis website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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March 30, 2018

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“Bacardi”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

First of a few actions shots from the recently concluded “Nightclub & Bar 2018,” “THE BAR & NIGHTLIFE INDUSTRY’S BIGGEST EXPO AND CONFERENCE.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys the occasional Mojito Perfecto.

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March 29, 2018

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“Museum View: 100 Made Men: Big Al”
Photograph by Jon Winet

First of a long overdue series on the remarkable Mob Museum: National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement

Al Capone
January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947

“Alphonse Capone may be the most celebrated, or infamous, mobster in American history. His story has been told in dozens of fictionalized and true-to-life movies, television shows, books and other media. It’s an impressive collection for a man whose success and indeed whose life were relatively brief.

Growing up in New York City, Capone was active in the Five Points gang, a criminal enterprise of mostly younger Italian-Americans in Manhattan that also graduated such well-known mobsters as Charlie “Lucky” Luciano and Johnny Torrio. It was in New York that Capone suffered a facial wound in a fight at a brothel, earning him the nickname ‘Scarface.’”

Excerpt from Museum website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has juice in the Radiant City.

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March 28, 2018

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“Art Motel Aerial View ”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2018

Editor’s Note: see March 24 and 27 Daily Frame in the 2018 Archive for earlier views of the Art Motel.

7th Street between Stewart and Ogden
Formerly the Town Lodge Motel

Additional Backstory, for your consideration: February 10, 20178 PBS News Hour segment – on Meow Wolf the enterprise that produced the 2017 Life Is Beautiful Art Motel: “How this artist fantasyland became a New Mexico moneymaker”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner covers the angles – near and far.

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March 27, 2018

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“Art Motel Courtyard View no.2”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2018

Editor’s Note: see March 24 Daily Frame in the 2018 Archive for an earlier view of the Art Motel.

7th Street between Stewart and Ogden
Formerly the Town Lodge Motel

Additional Backstory: Sep 17, 2017 KNTV Channel 13 story, “Meow Wolf: The art collective behind Life is Beautiful’s Art Motel,” by Bryce Riley

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner covers the angles.

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March 25-26, 2018

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“On the Road with Killian’s Angels”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2018

Somewhere between Lake Havasu and Las Vegas.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner celebrates every day – whether it’s her birthday or not.

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March 24, 2018

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“Art Motel Courtyard View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2018

7th Street between Stewart and Ogden
Formerly the Town Lodge Motel

Backstory: Las Vegas Weekly September 5, 2013 story Kristen Peterson:
“Life is Beautiful ‘Odyssey’ Turns the Town Lodge Motel into an Art Hive”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner keeps an eye on the present with the past in mind.

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March 23, 2018

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“Fauxism”
Photograph by Laura Henkel
March 2018

Closing Reception Tonight!

Friday March 23 • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
UNLV MFA Thesis Exhibition: Fauxism
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery

“In March, 2018, the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery will be a temporary warehouse for BUNKO, a company in process of being set up as an LLC, and undergoing research and development for street art swag. To mark this landmark event, the newly formed BUNKO board will host a group show titled FAUXISM. It is curated by Ed Fuentes.

A reception on Friday, March 23, will feature performances by blues duel, Pablo and Dusty; and spoken word by poet Bruce Isaacson.”

Text from Press Release.

MORE: “Ed Fuentes And The Artist Known As ‘Bunko’” KNPR State of the Union Oct 20, 2016 interview in conjunction with Ed Fuentes’ MA exhibition.

Laura Henkel is a gallerist. She is best known for her work with museum curation and for her Downtown Las Vegas arts venues.

Born in Miami, Florida, Henkel spent her formative years in Irving, Texas. She later attended John F. Kennedy University where she earned her B.A., Liberal Arts. She continued her studies at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, and was awarded a Doctorate in Human Sexuality and a PhD in Erotology.

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March 22, 2018

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Cosmopolitan Cycle Alcoves
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2018

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner appreciates safe parking for motorcycles.

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March 21, 2018

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“St. Louis Avenue Hill”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2018

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner knows this hill as only a cyclist can.

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March 20, 2018

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“Binion’s”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2018

“When Benny [Binion], a gambler and racketeer with few peers in Texas or anyplace else, left Dallas in 1946 for the more forgiving atmosphere of Sin City, he couldn’t have envisioned the multi-million-dollar legacy he would one day leave his children. And he couldn’t have imagined what a mess they’d make of it.”

Excerpt from “Forget the Sopranos. Meet the Binions” by Gary Cartwright, an in-depth article from the November 1999 edition of Texas Monthly.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner knows where lots of the bodies are buried.

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March 19, 2018

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“Ed Fuentes”
Photograph by Jon Winet
July 2017

Ed Fuentes is a cultural journalist who covers regional art, including murals and street art, in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For Southern Nevada, he produces paintthisdesert.com, with support from a 2013 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation for Arts Writers Grant.

He is in his final semester at UNLV where he us a for an MFA candidate in Studio Art . He is researching text image based works, and applying it as a practice through contemporary Chicano Art.

Stay tuned for additional information on a 6-9 p.m. closing reception this Friday for his MFA Thesis show at UNLV’s Donna Beam Gallery.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet  frequently visits paintthisdesert.com and recommends you do the same.

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March 18, 2018

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“Cathedral Rock”
Photograph by Ellie Mendré
March 12, 2018

“This is a moderately strenuous, 1.5-mile hike to the top of Cathedral Rock, a rocky promontory with great views overlooking Kyle Canyon. Much of the trail follows an old road up an avalanche chute along the east side of Cathedral Rock to a saddle behind the summit. From there, the trail climbs a few short switchbacks to the summit overlook. Views from the top are spectacular: you can see straight down to the trailhead and the lodge, and you can see off to the other peaks in the area.”

Text from birdandhike.com.

Contributor Ellie Mendré is a massage therapist with interests in photography, sculpture & drawing. When not fearlessly exploring southern Nevada on her days off, she enjoys bocce, cats, antiquing & a good latte.

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March 17, 2018

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“2014 St. Patrick’s Day at The D”
Photograph by Jon Winet

“The D Las Vegas Casino Hotel is a 34-story, 638-room hotel and casino in Downtown Las Vegas Nevada, owned and operated by Greg and Derek  Stevens.

The D is located at the eastern end of the Fremont Street Experience. It has a 42,000-square-foot casino, several restaurants, a business center, and a pool. The casino now has more than 1,000 slot machines and 22 table games located on two floors. It is the tallest building in downtown Las Vegas and the second-tallest inside the city limits, having been surpassed by Allure Las Vegas in 2007.

As Fitzgeralds, it had a ‘luck of the Irish’ theme, with shamrocks and a leprechaun. In fall 2012, The D completed a property-wide renovation and rebranding to replace the Irish theme with a more contemporary feel.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner wish all Beannachtaí na Féile Padraig Ort.

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March 16, 2018

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“Above ‘Japanese Spring’”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

“Gracefully fashioned in a pool of water sits the newest addition to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. This radiant garden sculpted female character reaches its peak at 26’ in height and approximately 48’ in length. The outer layer is covered in approximately 5000 square feet of moss and natural materials. These materials are 100 percent recycle Alderwood fiber. The extraordinary water feature portrays a woman rising up from the pond while gazing into a pearl held in the palms of her hands. The sculpted pearl is 12’ in diameter and is fabricated of eps foam and hard coat with an artisticfinish to resemble the true pearl. Her hair is cascading downward creating a water curtain that encompasses the perimeter of the back and sides of her head.”

Text from Bellagio website.

The photographer adds: “Bird created by Chilean artist, Evelyn Angy Astudillo.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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March 15, 2018

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“Marlo Zemartis in the Big Searchlight Chair”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Artists series

Marlo Zemartis is a violinist and composer in Las Vegas, NV. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in violin performance and music composition. Currently, Marlo is involved in multiple music projects that span over a plethora of music genres. She has opened for artists such as Bon Jovi and Kelly Clarkson, performed at music festivals including Rock n Rio and Life is Beautiful, and has entertained crowds at Comicon, Renaissance Fairs, and Steampunk events.”

Text from Killian’s Angels website.

The artist adds: “Violinist, Violist, Cellist, Composer, Performer.
Projects:Mt/Mz • Deus Ex Vapore Machina • Bella Electric Strings • Gregory Michael Davis.”

Musician and “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner plays in town and goes on the road with Killian’s Angels.

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March 14, 2018

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“Dupars at the Golden Gate”
Photograph by Jon Winet
October 2014

In honor of Pi Day and a day early for #tbt – the Dupars at the Golden Gate closed in September 2017*.

“π is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

π has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.”

Text from Pi Day website.

*  Feb. 7, 2017 Story by Ricardo Torres-Cortez: Du-Par’s restaurant closes at the Golden Gate

“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet used to be good at math.

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March 12-13, 2018

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“LLantera”
Photograph by Ed Fuentes

The artist’s MFA Thesis Exhibition, “Fauvism” opens today at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery on the UNLV campus. He writes:

“Part of my research is surveying letterform in public space, and how repeated forms become a style. This sign for tires, or lantera, in downtown Las Vegas is a great example of Latino business signage; handmade red letters on bright yellow. I began noticing that this use of color and type has become a universal signifier for different businesses that reach for the Latino male looking to repair, restore, or recycle. One piece in my show responds to this form of typography.”

Ed Fuentes is a cultural journalist who covers regional art, including murals and street art in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. For Southern Nevada, He publishes and edits produces Paint This Desert, with the support of a 2013 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant awardee. He is in his final semester at UNLV in MFA Studio Art Program . His research explores text-image based works, its practice in contemporary Chicano Art.

This is his first of what we hope will be many contributions to The Daily Frame.

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March 11, 2018

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“Sunset Park Hike”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2018

Follow-up to last Sunday’s “Dune.” the second of three views from a spirited hike on a trail at  Sunset Park. Both photographs are in the 2018 Daily Frame archive.

“Picnic areas, 9 softball fields, 2 Little League fields, 8 basketball courts, 5 playgrounds, several miles of walk paths, fitness course, splash pad, disc golf course, dog park, pond, RC boat ramp, 7 sand volleyball courts, 8 tennis courts & restrooms.

The land for Sunset Park was acquired in 1967 and contains the last remaining dunes of what once covered most of Paradise Valley. Sunset Park was once home to early ranchers. The Paiute Indian Tribe inhabited the site a thousand years ago and greeted visitors who sought to trade seeds, nuts and turquoise. Water continues to flow under the park and surfaces to provide irrigation to the entire west end of Sunset Park.”

Text from Park website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and tuba & bass player Ginger Bruner is spending the weekend at Lake Havasu, performing on the Grande Stage with Killian’s Angels at the London Bridge Renaissance Faire.

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March 10, 2018

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“Sunset Over Sam Ash Music”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Sam Ash Music has been serving musicians since 1924, proudly offering the best service, selection and guaranteed lowest prices on all of your musical needs. Our selection of top-brand music and sound is second to none. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro, our musician sales associates will make sure you get the gear you need at a price you’ll love. There’s always something happening at a Sam Ash Music store – come in and play!”

Text from company website.

Google Street View
Screen grab of January 2017 street view for future archival reference.

Text adapted from Wikipedia.  

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner can find beauty at a strip mall.

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March 9, 2018

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“Mint 400 DTLV Invasion”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 8, 2018

“In 1967, Norm Johnson organized the first ever “Mint 400 Off-Road Rally” to promote and publicize The Mint Hotel. Norm sent two matching dune buggies across 600 miles (970 km) of desert, from The Mint Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, to the Sahara Hotel in Lake Tahoe, California. The coverage by the national media caught the attention of race teams and off-road enthusiasts everywhere and the endurance race became famous overnight.

The annual road race resumed in 2008 after a 20-year hiatus.”

Text adapted from Wikipedia

MORE: Mint 400 website 

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is somehow managing to navigate Downtown Las Vegas this week.

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March 8, 2018

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“Italian American Social Club Frenchman Mountain Dusk”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2018

“The Italian American Club of Southern Nevada is a non-profit social club that remains the hub of Italian-American community in Las Vegas for more than 50 years.”

“Frenchman Mountain is made up of rocks similar to those found on the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Frenchman Mountain formed when faulting elevated and tilted the rocks followed by erosion, giving it its sharp triangular profile.”

Text from Wikipedia and the Club.

In no small part due to the Club’s support of the sport, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has become a fierce Bocce competitor.

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March 7, 2018

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“Harry the Cat”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Harry the Cat lives lives in Glenn Heather Estates with his two monkeys, Suzy and Mark, and his cat siblings Davros, Calico, and Stinky. He enjoys watching the birds and bunnies out of the back window, and lap time in front of the heater. His dislikes are cold weather, taking pills, and getting in trouble.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a friend to pets everywhere.

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March 6, 2018

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“Spa Bellagio View no. 5”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

The Photographer adds: “one of the newly remodeled lounges in #spabellagio

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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March 4-5, 2018

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“Dune”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Sunset Park
March 2018

“In physical geography, a dune is a hill of loose sand built by aeolian processes (wind) or the flow of water.[1] Dunes occur in different shapes and sizes, formed by interaction with the flow of air or water. Most kinds of dunes are longer on the stoss (upflow) side, where the sand is pushed up the dune, and have a shorter “slip face” in the lee side. The valley or trough between dunes is called a slack. A “dune field” or erg is an area covered by extensive dunes.

Dunes occur in some deserts and along some coasts. Some coastal areas have one or more sets of dunes running parallel to the shoreline directly inland from the beach. In most cases, the dunes are important in protecting the land against potential ravages by storm waves from the sea. Although the most widely distributed dunes are those associated with coastal regions, the largest complexes of dunes are found inland in dry regions and associated with ancient lake or sea beds. Dunes can form under the action of water flow (fluvial processes), and on sand or gravel beds of rivers, estuaries and the sea-bed.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner occasionally wanders off the trail.

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March 3, 2018

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“Teller”
Photograph by Jon Winet
McCarran International Airport
November 2017

Teller (born Raymond Joseph Teller; February 14, 1948) is an American magician, illusionist, writer, actor, painter, and film director. He is best known as half of the comedy magic duo Penn & Teller , along with Penn Jillette. Teller usually does not speak during performances. He is an atheist, debunker, skeptic, and a fellow of the Cato Institute (a free market libertarian think tank that also lists Jillette as a fellow), an organization which is featured prominently in the duo’s Showtime series ‘Bullshit!’”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” director Jon Winet deeply regrets missing Teller’s staging of The Tempest.

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March 2, 2018

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“Beverly Green Cactus Garden”
Photograph by Ellie Mendré

“A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales. The word “cactus” derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος, kaktos, a name originally used by Theophrastus for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain. Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremely dry environments, even being found in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth. Cacti show many adaptations to conserve water. Almost all cacti are succulents, meaning they have thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water. Unlike many other succulents, the stem is the only part of most cacti where this vital process takes place. Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves. As well as defending against herbivores, spines help prevent water loss by reducing air flow close to the cactus and providing some shade. In the absence of leaves, enlarged stems carry out photosynthesis. Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north—except for Rhipsalis baccifera, which also grows in Africa and Sri Lanka.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Contributor Ellie Mendré is a massage therapist with interests in photography, sculpture & drawing. When not fearlessly exploring southern Nevada on her days off, she enjoys bocce, cats, antiquing & a good latte.

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March 1, 2018

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“Vincent Rotolo – Owner of Good Pie”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Artists series

Second day running we’re back at Good Pie. About Mr. Rotolo our photographer comments: “Brooklyn through and through.”

– “We honor the Old NY traditions and tell the story of the Grandma Pizza.”

Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner has now confirmed that pineapple is not among her favorite pizza toppings.

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February 28, 2018

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“Rachel Taylor – Good Pie Pizza Chef at Good Pie”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From the Las Vegas Artists series

Our gastronomy-curious photographer adds: “ FYI –  punk music after 9 pm 

– serving Brooklyn-style round slices and pies, Detroit-style Sicilian square and Award-Winning Gluten-free & Vegan pizzas.

We strongly suspect that “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner does not include pineapple among her favorite pizza toppings.

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February 26-27, 2018

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“Voting”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

El Cortez is one of the only casinos in Las Vegas to offer coin-operated slot machines and it has become renowned for its “loose” slots, $1 roulette bets and full-pay, 3-to-2 single- and double-deck blackjack tables. “

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner never tires of photographing the “longest continuously running hotel and casino in Las Vegas.”

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February 25, 2018

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“Snow Clouds over Frenchman Mountain – Second Variation”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 23, 2018

Follow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame – featuring, in the foreground,  the El Cortez Parking Garage and Australian artist Mark Drew‘s mural created for the 2016 edition of the “Life is Beautiful festival.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner has well-developed parking chops.

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February 24, 2018

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“Snow Clouds over Frenchman Mountain”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 23, 2018

Las Vegas Review Journal February 23 story “Las Vegas Valley gets first touch of white winter” by Max Michor reprinted below in its entirety.

“The Las Vegas Valley on Friday experienced its first “widespread” snowfall of the winter season, the National Weather Service said.

Although there wasn’t enough snow to accumulate, trace amounts of snow dusted parts of the valley, particularly in the west and southwest.

‘Even that’s probably generous,’ meteorologist Chris Outler quipped.

To the west, Red Rock Canyon saw about an inch or two of snow, and Mount Charleston likely received a similar amount, Outler said. About 2 or 3 inches of snow fell at Lee Canyon.

Friday’s flakes didn’t fall at McCarran International Airport, so the snow won’t count in the record books, the weather service said. The last time snow fell at the airport was Dec. 25, 2015, and the last measurable snowfall at the airport dates back to Dec. 17, 2008.

Friday’s high peaked at 50 degrees, 15 degrees below normal, Outler said.

Things are going to warm up, but not a whole lot, over the weekend. High temperatures on Saturday are expected to top out at 54 degrees. Sunday’s expected high is pegged at 57.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner is also our resident storm tracker.

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February 23, 2018

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“Kathleen Nathan”
From the Las Vegas Artists series
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 22, 2018

Kathleen Nathan was born in Utica, NY. She began her study of photography in 1973 at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. It was here where she began to develop her style and skills in black and white photography. Kathleen obtained her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1991. For more than 30 years her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States. During her career, Nathan’s work has evolved with time and experience – from taking photographs to making photographs, from darkroom to digital. She continues to pursue her devotion to capturing the passage of time through the photograph. Currently Nathan lives in Las Vegas and teaches in the Department of Fine Arts at the College of Southern Nevada.

“Moments are fleeting and memories are never quite literal. Instead, they flicker as sensory recollections, lurking but never fully present as we carry them internally throughout our lives. It’s these inner worlds that intrigue photographer Kathleen Nathan. Rather than focusing solely on the physical, she aims to make visible that which isn’t.

In her exhibit Introspective / Retrospectiveat The Studio at Sahara West Library, Nathan’s explorations of time, memory, and internal spaces are presented in works created over the past three decades, in which she used photography to prolong the ephemeral, reconstruct internal imagery, and capture fading presence.”

(from Kristen Peterson’s entry in the Desert Companion blog at KNPR.org)

Kathleen Nathan’s exhibition, “Introspective / Retrospective” is on view through April 21st at The Studio at Sahara West Library.

Ginger Bruner is lead photographer and associate producer for Our Las Vegas, and hopes more people will go out and photograph their surroundings.

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February 22, 2018

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“Downtown Lion Dancers”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Downtown Flock and Fowl – Downtown Las Vegas’ newest restaurant, celebrated their grand opening recently with a mayoral ribbon-cutting and a performance of the traditional Lion Dance.

Lion dance (simplified Chinese舞狮traditional Chinese舞獅pinyinwǔshī) is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be performed at important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be used to honour special guests by the Chinese communities.

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Ginger Bruner is lead photographer and associate producer for Our Las Vegas, and wishes everyone a happy Year of the Dog.

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February 20-21, 2018

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“Starbucks Stratosphere Replica”
Photograph by Eric Wilson

Casino Center and Clark – Downtown Las Vegas.

Editor’s Note: The map identifying DTLV Starbucks locations brings to mind a favorite story in the Onion from June 1998 – “New Starbucks Opens In Rest Room Of Existing Starbucks.”

Eric “Travis” Wilson has been playing music for money since age 14 and has spent a lifetime coloring outside the lines. You can learn about this multi-talented mash-up artist-musician in his online bio which concludes: “… he has been known to appear as a Burlesque performer when the mood strikes, in “Live Burlesque In Las Vegas.”

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February 19, 2018

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“Monday”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Monday is the day of the week between Sunday and Tuesday. According to the international standard ISO 8601 it is the first day of the week. The name of Monday is derived from Old English Mōnandæg and Middle English Monenday, originally a translation of Latin dies lunae ‘day of the Moon’.”

Text from Wikipedia

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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February 18, 2018

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“Bitterroot Valley ”
Photograph by Lisa Stamanis

Editor’s note: not quite a day trip from the city, but today’s Daily Frame is a reminder that Las Vegas is part of the glorious and vast West. 

“The Bitterroot Valley is located in southwestern Montana, along the Bitterroot River between the Bitterroot Range and Sapphire Mountains.

The valley was the ancestral home of the Salish tribe of the Flathead nation.

The Valley offers many recreational activities, including: hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and rock climbing in the surrounding mountains; and birding and fishing along the Bitterroot River.”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia

Daily Frame Contributor Lisa Stamanis served as Cultural Programming Urban Arts | Special Projects staff for the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs for over twenty years.

Her vital role in the development of arts and culture can be felt and seen across the Radiant City.

Her project, “Lucky to Be Alive” was recently presented at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery.

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February 17, 2018

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“Wynn – Strip Level”
Photograph by Jon Winet

Wynn Resorts has a problem beyond just the resignation of founder Steve Wynn [resulting from the sexual misconduct situation]: a $5 billion problem. That’s how much could be on the line in the lawsuit with his co-founder and former partner Kazuo Okada.”

From February 16 CNBC story by Contessa Brewer.

“Our Las Vegas”  director  Jon Winet continues to track the seemingly ever evolving Wynn story.

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February 16, 2018

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High Roller
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

February 14 is not only Valentine’s Day, it’s also National Ferris Wheel Day, and here in Las Vegas, we have the world’s largest, the High Roller.

This unofficial national holiday is held on this day to honor the birth of the inventor of the Ferris Wheel, George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.

Preparations for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition began in earnest in 1891. Director of works for the fair, Daniel H. Burnham, laid out the challenge: create a centerpiece to the show that will rival the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Erected the year before, the Eiffel Tower was quickly becoming a world attraction.  Ideas were tossed about, plans presented and plans rejected.

George Washington Gale Ferris was inspired.  He contemplated several ideas, but it wasn’t until one evening in a Chicago chophouse that he struck on an idea that could fit the challenge.  After sketching out the design on napkins, he proceeded to develop his plans.

When presented with the concept Burnham balked, doubting it could safely carry people to such heights.  Ferris persisted.  Spending $25,000 of his own money, he paid for safety studies, obtained $600,000 more from investors, hired engineers and built the 250-foot diameter wheel and hoisted it up between 140-foot twin towers.

It was a colossal success at 26 stories tall and making a whopping $726,805.50.  In 1893, that was a hefty profit for the fair.

Despite the wheel’s success, Ferris struggled after the fair.  Lawsuits over who owed who bankrupt him.  His wife left him.  Then in 1896, a few short years after the fair, he died at the age of 37 of typhoid fever.

The original wheel suffered a similar fate.  In 1906, it was destroyed with dynamite for scrap metal.  The idea has lived on, and wheels continue to be enjoyed around the world.

Text from NationalDayCalendar.com.

High Roller is a 550-foot tall (167.6 m),520-foot (158.5 m) diameter giant Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States of America. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. It opened to the public on March 31, 2014 and is currently the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. It is 9 ft (2.7 m) taller than its predecessor, the 541-foot (165 m) Singapore Flyer, which had held the record since 2008.

Text from Wikipedia

Daily Frame Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is also a musician and world traveller. In her past, she has lived and worked in amusement parks that had the then-largest Ferris Wheels (3 of them) and is gratified to have the world’s largest wheel in Las Vegas.

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February 15, 2018

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“The Beat – #tbt”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
September 2016

“Eureka! opens on Fremont”

“An outlet of the Eureka! chain has opened at 520 E. Fremont St., [former site of The Beat] adjacent to the El Cortez. Specialties include osso buco riblets, the Fresno fig burger, bread pudding French toast and off-the-menu choices like loco moco.”

Text from February 13 Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Heidi Knapp Rinella.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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February 13-14, 2018

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“Get Bent for Lent 2: Nickole Muse on Parade”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Latest addition to the  Las Vegas Creatives Series

Las Vegan Nicole Muse is a distinctly multi-talented Model – Hoopdancer – GoGo dancer – Stiltwalker and “Twirling Pixie” in the inimitable Franks & Deans.

You can see her tonight at the Mardi Gras Parade at the LINQ Pomenade.

MORE: Text below from KNTV February 9 story “Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Las Vegas | 2018”

“Beginning at 6 p.m., crowds will roll into the LINQ Promenade to enjoy a night of New Orleans-style fun including festive pop-up parades featuring a live brass band. Guests will enjoy live entertainment throughout the night. Parades featuring a live LED brass band will march through the LINQ Promenade every hour from 6 to 10 p.m. – synching with a High Roller light show emanating purple, gold and green.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Tubaist and Clowning Enthusiast Ginger Bruner is a parade – and will also be performing in one at the LINQ tonight.

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February 12, 2018

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“Get Bent for Lent 1: Ginger Bruner on Sousaphone”
Photograph by Jenni Lee Kearns

From an early manifestation in Las Vegas of Mardi Gras, a Feb 9 parade at the LINQ featuring a pick-up band and “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner on sousaphone for the first time in decades.

Jenni Lee Kearns is a classically trained French hornist. In a September 1, 2016, Las Vegas Review Journal interview with the incomparable Robin Leach she notes: “There has always been a special something in how the French horn spoke to me. It’s uncanny how my 11-year-old soul recognized it upon hearing that first note. I knew then that I was going to be a professional French horn performer, and I’ve spent the last 20-plus years honing that gift studying, practicing, exploring and developing it to my current level of expertise.”

This is her first contribution to The Daily Frame.

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February 12, 2018

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“Get Bent for Lent 1: Ginger Bruner on Sousaphone”
Photograph by Jenni Lee Kearns

From an early manifestation in Las Vegas of Mardi Gras, a Feb 9 parade at the LINQ featuring a pick-up band and “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner on sousaphone for the first time in decades.

Jenni Lee Kearns is a classically trained French hornist. In an interview with the incomparable Robin Leach she notes: “There has always been a special something in how the French horn spoke to me. It’s uncanny how my 11-year-old soul recognized it upon hearing that first note. I knew then that I was going to be a professional French horn performer, and I’ve spent the last 20-plus years honing that gift studying, practicing, exploring and developing it to my current level of expertise.”

This is her first contribution to The Daily Frame.

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February 11, 2018

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“Balloons Over Fort Apache and Sunset”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas

Fort Apache and Sunset at the south western side of town,

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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February 10, 2018

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“Knock ’em Down”
Photograph by Jon Winet

“2-lane mini alley located inside an Airstream trailer at the Shady Grove Bar in the Silverton Casino & Hotel.”

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet seriously needs to brush up on his bowling skills.

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February 8-9, 2018

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“Wynn”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“As the chief architect of modern Las Vegas, and a visionary who didn’t understand the meaning of subdued, Steve Wynn spent more than three decades luring visitors to the Strip with his opulent hotels, fantasy-filled casinos, fine dining experiences and luxe shopping.

But now, the question on everyone’s mind is: What is the $18 billion Wynn Resorts casino and hotel empire without Steve Wynn?

Hours after an unscheduled meeting of Wynn Resorts’ board of directors on Tuesday, Mr. Wynn, a 76-year-old billionaire, suddenly resigned as the chairman and chief executive of a casino conglomerate that stretches from Las Vegas to Boston to Macau.”

From February 7 New York Times story by Julie Creswell, “Without Steve Wynn, Casino Empire Risks Losing More Than a Name.”

Like the rest of the “Our Las Vegas” team, Lead Photographer Ginger Bruneris is contemplating the future of Las Vegas without Steve Wynn in a central role.

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February 7, 2018

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“Kalbi”
Photograph by Jennifer Kleven
Latest addition to the “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” and “Las Vegas Creative” series.

The photographer writes: “Kalbi is the newest addition to the McDonald-Kleven household coming to us March 2016 from the NVSPCA. Her favorite things are sitting in the courtyard, laying in the sun, cleaning herself, eating and waking Jen up in the middle of the night. She is the queen of the house!”

Las Vegan Jennifer Kleven is an artist and cultural animator. By day she serves as Grants & Memberships Coordinator at the Neon Museum. Earlier this decade she directed Kleven Contemporary at Emergency Arts downtown.

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February 6, 2018

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“Sock and Buskin”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
El Cortez Casino neon on Fremont Street East.

“The sock and buskin are two ancient symbols of comedy and tragedy. In Greek theatre, actors in tragic roles wore a boot called a buskin (Latin cothurnus) that elevated them above the other actors. The actors with comedic roles only wore a thin soled shoe called a sock (Latin soccus).

Melpomene, the muse of tragedy, is often depicted holding the tragic mask and wearing buskins. Thalia, the muse of comedy, is similarly associated with the mask of comedy and comic’s socks. Some people refer to the masks themselves as ‘Sock and Buskin.’”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer Ginger Bruneris an avid fan of the El Cortez – and a card-carrying member of Club Cortez.”

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February 5, 2018

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“Eureka! at Emergency Arts”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

From The Beat to Eureka!: the continuing evolution of Emergency Arts and DTLV: excerpt from December 13, 2017 Eater Las Vegas story by Susan Stapleton“Eureka! Sets an Opening Date in Downtown Las Vegas”

“Dishes include mac n’ cheese balls made beer cheese sauce and Fresno chilis; a cowboy burger topped with shoestring onions, bacon, cheddar cheese, and finished with beer barbecue sauce; a bone marrow burger with bone marrow shiitake butter, charbroiled onion, horseradish mustard aioli, roasted tomato, and grilled onions; skirt steak with grilled broccolini, red chimichurri, chili flakes, Parmesan, and lemon zest; and a bourbon barrel cake finished with pecans, caramel, and vanilla bean ice cream.”

Daily Frame Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner may very well sample the cowboy burger, all the while missing The Beat.

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February 4, 2018

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“Red Rock Canyon – January 20, 2018”
Photograph by Lisa Stamanis

Artists Take Note!

“BRING TOGETHER YOUR CREATIVE SIDE WITH NATURE!”

‘The Red Rock Canyon Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program promotes the understanding and appreciation of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area through the world of art. Artists reflect on scenic beauty, cultural history, and community engagement.”

$1,000. Stipend for two-week residency plus exhibition. Applications due February 7 – with notification by February 28.

Daily Frame Contributor Lisa Stamanis served as Cultural Programming Urban Arts | Special Projects staff for the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs for over twenty years.

Her vital role in the development of arts and culture can be felt and seen across the Radiant City.

Her exhibition, Lucky to Be Alive” is currently at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery.

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February 3, 2018

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“T-Mobile Arena | Lady Gaga Show”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
T-Mobile Arena
December 17, 2017

Third of three consecutive Daily Frames focusing on theatrical lighting – all now in the 2018 Archive.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta(born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as experimenting with new images.

Gaga began her musical career performing songs at open mic nights and school plays. She studied at CAP21 through New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to become a professional musician. After Def Jam Recordings cancelled her contract, Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where Akon helped her sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own label KonLive Distribution in 2007. She rose to prominence the following year with her debut album, a dance-pop and electropop record titled The Fame, and its chart-topping singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”. A follow-up EP, The Fame Monster (2009), featuring the singles “Bad Romance”, “Telephone”, and “Alejandro”, also proved successful.

Having sold 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of January 2016, Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Her achievements include several Guinness World Records, three Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards, and awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Gaga has been declared Billboard’s Artist of the Year and included among Forbes’s power and earnings rankings. She was ranked at number four on VH1’s Greatest Women in Music in 2012, finished second on Time’s 2011 readers’ poll of the most influential people of the past ten years, and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2015. She is known for her philanthropic work and social activism, including LGBT rights, and for her non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, which focuses on promoting youth empowerment and combating bullying.”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has seen some big shows in her time.

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February 2, 2018

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“Cher”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Park Theatre at the Montecarlo
January 31, 2018

“Cher (/ʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer and actress. Sometimes called the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her six-decade-long career.

Cher gained popularity in 1965 as one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher after their song “I Got You Babe” reached number one on the American and British charts. By the end of 1967, they had sold 40 million records worldwide and had become, according to Time magazine, rock’s “it” couple. She began her solo career simultaneously, releasing in 1966 her first million-seller song, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”. She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by over 30 million viewers weekly during its three-year run, and Cher. She emerged as a fashion trendsetter by wearing elaborate outfits on her television shows.

While working on television, she established herself as a solo artist with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”, “Half-Breed”, and “Dark Lady”. After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, Cher launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980–82 concert residency in Las Vegas.

In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in its film adaptation. She subsequently earned critical acclaim for her performances in films such as Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985), and Moonstruck (1987), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She then revived her musical career by recording the rock-inflected albums Cher (1987), Heart of Stone (1989), and Love Hurts (1991), all of which yielded several successful singles. She reached a new commercial peak in 1998 with the album Believe, whose title track became the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist in the UK. It also features the pioneering use of Auto-Tune, also known as the “Cher effect”. Her 2002–2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour became one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time, earning $250 million.

In 2008, she signed a $180 million deal to headline the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for three years. After seven years of absence, she returned to film in the 2010 musical Burlesque. Cher’s first studio album in 12 years, Closer to the Truth (2013), became her highest-charting solo album in the U.S. when it debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.

Cher has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and a special CFDA Fashion Award, among several other honors. She has sold 100 million records worldwide to date, becoming one of the best-selling music artists in history. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each decade from the 1960s to the 2010s. Outside of her music and acting, she is noted for her political views, philanthropic endeavors, and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner was in the house and reports that Believe closed the set to wild applause.

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February 1, 2018

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“Brooklyn Bowl”
Photograph by Jennifer Kleven
September 15, 2017

About the one in New York City:

Brooklyn Bowl is a music venue, bowling alley and restaurant in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It is known for its high-tech green construction and variety of musical acts. In 2013 Rolling Stone named Brooklyn Bowl the 20th best music club in America.

Originally an ironworks-foundry building in the 1880s, Brooklyn Bowl was opened by Peter Shapiro on July 7, 2009. It took over two years to construct and cost millions.Upon opening, it became the first bowling alley in the country, and possibly the world, to be LEED certified, with its pinspotter machines using 75% less energy than typical pinspotters.

The concert stage floor was built using recycled truck tires, and is lit entirely by LEDs. Much of the rest of the establishment was constructed using recycled materials, including glass reclaimed from the Brooklyn Navy Yard and custody-controlled wooden floor boards reclaimed from the original ironworks building in which it now stands.

In 2010 former President Bill Clinton held a benefit at Brooklyn Bowl for the Clinton Foundation Millennium Network.

Brooklyn Bowl has opened a location in London and another in Las Vegas (2014).”

Text from Wikipedia.

Las Vegan Jennifer Kleven is an artist and cultural animator. By day she serves as Grants & Memberships Coordinator at the Neon Museum. Earlier this decade she directed Kleven Contemporary at Emergency Arts downtown.

About her photograph she notes:  “… shot is from the front lobby after the Glass Pools show. They are a local band who opened for Catfish and the Bottlemen.”

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January 30-31, 2018

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“Razor Wire – Jet – Moon”
Photograph by JOn Miller

Second day in a row, we are delighted to feature the work of Daily Frame Contributor JOn Miller. He notes: “The Plane tail and full moon was taken thru the fence at the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign.”

“Razor wire is used to top security fences. An individual attempting to get into or out of a secured area will have difficulties in getting through without adequate tools. On the other hand, barbed wire is usually used to restrain cattle and as inexpensive fencing.

Razor wire has been used by the military over the barbed wire in the recent past as the former is slightly lighter for the same effective coverage and occupies less space in storage. Compared to barbed wire, a razor wire can be more injurious and hard to pass. Instances where cattle and people have toppled over barbed wire have been common. It is very difficult to get across a razor wire without being seriously cut.”

Text from doityourself.com web page “Razor Wire vs Classic Barbed Wire.”

Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. Over the years he has been a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Connection and Magical Unicorn at McCarran.

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January 29, 2018

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“Flamingo”
Photograph by JOn Miller

“The name had to be eye-catching. It had to be glamorous. It had to be exotic. Billy Wilkerson, founder of the Hollywood Reporter and gambling addict, knew his audience.

So he picked the Flamingo, naming his improbable postwar venture after a gaudy bird that doesn’t spend time in the Nevada desert. Wilkerson’s idea was an unprecedented development that helped to shape Las Vegas and the model that modern casinos operate under. With mobster Bugsy Siegel as a silent backer, he built a casino and hotel that would suck gamblers in and retain them, setting the stage for Las Vegas’s midcentury casino boom.”

Excerpt from June 23, 2017 Smithsonian Magazine story, “The Stylish Flamingo Hotel Shaped the Las Vegas Strip: The Flamingo, still operating today, is the oldest hotel on the Strip“ by Kat Eschner.

Photographer and artist JOn Miller has lived in Las Vegas since February 2011. Over the years he has been a frequent contributor to The Daily Frame, serving as our Lunar Connection and Magical Unicorn at McCarran.

This is his first contribution to the 2018 edition of the project.

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January 28, 2018

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“Night Vision: La Siesta Plaza”
Photograph by Jennifer Kleven

Editor’s Note: Every feel like you seriously need to get out of town and out into nature or on the road? On Sundays, “The Daily Frame” often features images from the surrounding area – or locations within a day’s day trip or a bit further.

Got some road trip  pictures you’d like to share? Contact us at ourlasvegas at gmail dot com.

Wickenburg, Arizona – about an hour north x northeast from downtown Phoenix.

Google Street View
Screen grab of December 2016 Google Street view for future archival reference.

Las Vegan Jennifer Kleven is an artist and cultural animator. By day she serves as Grants & Memberships Coordinator at the Neon Museum. Earlier this decade she directed Kleven Contemporary at Emergency Arts downtown.

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January 27, 2018

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“Wynn in the National Spotlight and Under a Cloud”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 25, 2017

Editor’s Note: “Our Las Vegas” for the most part is committed to documenting Las Vegas’ ever changing cityscape. With increasing frequency, the city is dominates one or more news cycles. In what we internally refer to as “postcards to the future,” we also strive to mark these important moments.

We of course don’t know the ultimate outcome of what is still breaking news – a pivotal moment for Wynn Resorts and Steve Wynn, or just a hiccup in the company and CEO’s role in the city’s and gaming industry’s history.

“The company’s stock [WYNN] plunged more than 10 percent Friday as shock waves reverberated through Southern Nevada and nationwide over the multiple allegations of sexual impropriety involving the man who built The Mirage, Bellagio and the international resort company that bears his name.

The allegations were first reported Friday by The Wall Street Journal, which said it contacted more than 150 people for the story. The story included several graphic accounts of alleged interactions between Wynn and employees, including one case that led to a $7.5 million settlement with a manicurist.”

— From LVRJ January 26 story, “Sexual misconduct claims against Steve Wynn draw call for his ouster.”  by Richard N. Velotta.

MORE: Wall Street Journal story by story by Alexandra Berzon, Chris Kirkham, Elizabeth Bernstein and Kate O’Keeffe, updated Jan. 27, 2018 1:02 a.m. ET
“Dozens of People Recount Pattern of Sexual Misconduct by Las Vegas Mogul Steve Wynn”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner keeps a watchful eye on the Radiant City.

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January 26, 2018

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“Late Night at the Peppermill #1”
Photograph by Jon Winet
November 2017

2:27 a.m. On the big screen in front of me and my wings, Gloria Estefan is riding across the stage on a giant alligator.

Becky, who’s been here 15 years, is in a weekly cycle of three swingshifts and two graveyards. She likes the latter, because a lot of industry people come in. Amazingly, she’s already prepping for the morning rush, making sure Bloody Mary stuff is stocked.”

Text excerpt from Brock Radke’s brilliant project  “24 Hours Inside the Peppermill – Big Food, Crazy Cocktails and Undeniable Warmth: A Day in the Life of a Strip Institution.” – 

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet counts the Peppermill among his favorite dining spots  – and immersive experiences – on the Strip.

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January 25, 2018

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“Prime Rib Dinner”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Fremont Street • DTLV

“Prime rib, also known as a standing rib roast, is the undisputed king when it comes to a large cut of beef. I remember going to the steakhouse with my family on prime rib night for special occasions and celebrations, savoring every bite of a slice of rosy, juicy meat with some tasty jus.

Prime rib is cut from the primal rib section of the animal. Ribeyes are actually steaks cut from the prime rib. A whole prime rib is composed of 6 ribs (ribs 6 to 12), which can weigh anywhere from 12 to 16 pounds.”

Text excerpted from “Prime Rib, the King of Roasts” on the kitchn website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner</b enjoys the Siegel’s 1941‘s 24/7 Prime Rib special.

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January 23-24,2018

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“Winners! Winners!”
Photograph by Diane Bush

The artist notes: Photographed at E. Sahara and Boulder Hwy. The sign has since been removed and is now in the Neon Boneyard of the Neon Museum.

Diane Bush is an artist and public servant living in Las Vegas for the past 20 years, with her husband, Steven Baskin, and current cat, Mookie Stinks. She is a recipient of a Nevada Arts Council Jackpot Grant to support an ongoing series of photographs, “Googie, Googie, Gone.”

This is her second contribution to the Daily Frame and first of 2018.

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January 21, 2018

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“New York New York Interior no. 3”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“The idea of a casino modeled after the New York skyline was conceived by Sig Rogich (a former White House staffer and United States Ambassador to Iceland) and Mark Advent. Rogich brought the idea to his friend, Gary Primm, head of Primadonna Resorts. Primm approached MGM president Bob Maxey in 1994 with the idea for MGM’s prime Strip location, and a joint venture was formed between the two companies. Construction began in March 1995.

Completed at a cost of $460 million, New York-New York opened on January 3, 1997.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner  has some thoughts about the use of perspective in the sculpture featured in this New York New York detail.

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January 20, 2018

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“#TBT – Sunday Edition – Women’s March 2017”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
January 21, 2017

Text below excerpted from January 19, 2018 Thrilllist story Everything You Need to Know about [Sunday, March 21, 2018] Women’s March Power to the Polls Rally by Nicole Rupersburg.

“The organizers see this year’s rally as a continuation of last year’s historic Women’s March. ‘We’ve marched before and we will march again,’ they say. ‘But we’ve chosen to make the Vegas anniversary even a rally and literal call to action that will kick-off not simply a march but a national tour: the #PowerToThePolls campaign.’

There are a few reasons the organizers chose Nevada. Part of it has to do with the fact that Nevada is an important swing state — one that went to Hillary Clinton in 2016. That same year, Nevada also elected its first female Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto.

But Nevada is also a state that has recently had experience with some of the most pressing issues facing women in America today, from gun violence to politicians accused of sexual assault. Last year, sitting Nevada Congressman Ruben Kihuen was accused of sexually inappropriate behavior and has since said he will not seek reelection after his two-year term ends.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

You can find her artwork exhibited at a number of DTLV galleries including Art House City of The World and Sin City Pickers.

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January 20, 2018

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“Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino – Casino Floor  – Balcony View”
Photograph by Jon Winet
November 2017

Bookend to yesterday’s Daily Frame: January 17. 2018 Fox 5 story by Eric Hill posted below in it entirety. 

“Las Vegas’ Lucky Dragon Casino facing foreclosure”

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
Documents from the Clark County Recorder’s office show the Lucky Dragon Casino, which opened in late 2016, is now facing foreclosure. The update comes just weeks after the off-strip property celebrated its one-year anniversary.

Financial troubles were first made public in early January when the casino posted a sign on its door reading “Casino Temporarily Closed.” Lucky Dragon management told FOX5 the casino was ‘reorganizing,’ and that meant less gaming and dining options and layoffs for casino workers.

“The fact that the Lucky Dragon went belly-up or had financial problems is a bit of a surprise,” Stephen Miller said. Miller is a professor at UNLV and said the property faced an uphill battle from the beginning

“When I first heard about the location I’m wondering, it’s up in the north end of the strip, it’s not on the strip and the north end has some vacant land that maybe doesn’t make it the best location,” Miller said.

Miller added that there are likely other factors that led to the financial issues. He speculated the casino’s extreme focus on Asian tourists could have had an impact.

“The real issue here is does an Asian or Chinese person come to Vegas to have a Chinese experience? That’s maybe not the case,” Miller said.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet spent some time last year at the Lucky Dragon.

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January 19, 2018

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“Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino – Casino Interior 1”
Photograph by Jon Winet
November 2017

January 17 Eater Las Vegas story by Susan Stapleton posted below in it entirety. 

“Lucky Dragon Heads to the Auction Block: The Chinese-themed resort that closed its restaurants and casino now faces foreclosure”

“In the market for a Chinese-themed resort? Lucky Dragon, which closed its restaurants and casino earlier this month, heads into foreclosure after just over a year in business. The resort received a default notice in September for a $90 million loan and goes on the auction block on Feb. 6, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The first resort built from the ground up since Cosmopolitan in 2010 allegedly owes millions to its lead building contractor, while staff was laid off.

The resort’s developer, Andrew Fonfa, borrowed $90 million to complete construction on the 2.5-acre resort that features a nine-story hotel and a 27,500-square-foot casino as well as Dragon’s Alley, the night market at the resort, Pearl Ocean with its dim sum menu for lunch and dinner, Phoenix with a focus on modern Chinese fare, and Bao Now with its casual dishes. Fonfa, who also owns neighboring Allure residential building, also used the EB-5 foreign investor program that promises green cards for investors to finance the project.”

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet spent some time last year at the Lucky Dragon.

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January 18, 2018

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“Lisa Stamanis – Lucky to Be Alive – Detail”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Exhibition Reception Tonight!
Thursday, January 18 • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Winchester Cultural Center 
3130 McLeod Dr, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

“Lucky to be Alive”

“”Lucky To Be Alive” is inspired by a traumatic health scare experienced by artist Lisa Stamanis and her story of survival.

Lisa Stamanis moved to Las Vegas from Southern California in 1974 and attended Clark High School. She was one of the first DeVos Scholarship high school recipients in 1976. She earned a BFA in fine art at UNLV in 1993 and a Master of Public Administration in 2011. Lisa is proud to have been one of the founding members of the Contemporary Arts Collective – an artist run, non-profit arts organization.

Lisa worked in arts administration in both the gallery and public art programs for the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs from 1994 until her sudden retirement in 2014 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. During her 20-plus years in public service, she continued to make and exhibit her artwork. Once a skilled draftsman, Lisa is now exploring her “new normal” and new forms of artistic expression.

Join Lisa and friends on Thursday at the Winchester Cultural Center.”

Text adapted from Facebook event page.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner has your back.

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January 17, 2018

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“Arts District Apartments”
Photograph by Jon Winet
Latest addition to the “Around the 18b” Series.

“Studio and One Bedroom apartments in the downtown Arts District. All utilities cable and internet included in rent. Full security and gated parking.”

Text from Las Vegas Apartments website.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet continues to recommend Casino Center South to urban hiking enthusiasts.

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January 16, 2018
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“Hazy Dusk”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

The winter skies of Las Vegas are home to many beautiful sunsets. “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner  is mesmerized by them and hopes you are too. .

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January 15, 2018

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“Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, ‘My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.’

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’”

Excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s August 28, 1963 “I have a dream” speech.”

“Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  (paraphrasing Theodore Parker)

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner takes the long view.

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January 14, 2018

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“Route 66 | I-40 Newberry Springs Rest Area East of Barstow”
Photograph by Jon Winet
January 12, 2018

“U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles.It was recognized in popular culture by both the hit song “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.

US 66 served as a major path for those who migrated west, especially during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and the road supported the economies of the communities through which it passed. People doing business along the route became prosperous due to the growing popularity of the highway, and those same people later fought to keep the highway alive in the face of the growing threat of being bypassed by the new Interstate Highway System.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet is fan of Googie architecture in all its expressions.

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January 13, 2018

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“Firefighters on the Move”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

You never know when the need for a fireman will arise. Here in Southern Nevada, we are served by the Clark County Fire Department, a stalwart lot indeed.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner believes that where there’s smoke, they may be a gal/guy in a fireproof suit.

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January 12, 2018

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Big O TiresGolden Hour
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Big O Tires, LLC. is North America‘s second largest franchiser of tire retailers and was founded in 1962, when it split from OK Tires. It is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and has more than 380 franchises in 19 U.S. states. It sells its own Big O private brand tires and other brands. In addition to selling and servicing tires, wheels, and alignments, Big O Tires provides basic maintenance and replacement services such as lube, oil, and filter changes, including engine and cabin air filters, battery and lamp replacement, strut installation, and brake service.

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner believes in checking tire pressure often. Proper tire pressure can save gas, wear and tear. Most cars require approximately 33 psi.

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January 11, 2018

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“The Cosmopolitan – Aria Valet View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“EXPERIENCE THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS”

“THE COSMOPOLITAN IS A UNIQUE LUXURY RESORT HOTEL AND CASINO IN THE HEART OF THE LAS VEGAS STRIP LIKE NONE OTHER”

“Book your stay to enjoy residential-styled living spaces with private terraces and breathtaking skyline views. Explore our one-of-a-kind restaurant collection featuring the Las Vegas debuts of world-class chefs. Let our stylish art and design exhilarate your cultural sensibilities and our vibrant nightlife capture your imagination. Our eclectic mix of hand-selected boutiques, an unrivaled Pool District, 100,000 square-foot casino, and serene Sahra Spa & Hammam complete an unforgettable luxury experience.”

Text from Cosmopolitan website.

While on a mission, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has been known to valet her ride.

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January 10, 2018

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“Collide – Detail”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

Follow-up to yesterday’s “Collide – Installation View.” Both images are now in the newly launched 2018 Daily Frame Archive.

“[Holly Rae Vaughn‘s] ‘Collide’ adds the often overlooked aspects of light and color to the center of a public space. It is intended to elicit a playful yet meditative experience within the formal atmosphere of a government building. Visitors to the rotunda are greeted by a large kaleidoscope sculpture, designed to be viewed with the help of a stranger or friend.”

Text from County press release, Artist Holly Rae Vaughn Presents “Collide”

Clark County Government Center
Through Jan. 19, 2018,
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner rarely overlooks light and color.

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January 9, 2018

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“Collide – Installation View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner

“[Holly Rae Vaughn‘s] ‘Collide’ adds the often overlooked aspects of light and color to the center of a public space. It is intended to elicit a playful yet meditative experience within the formal atmosphere of a government building. Visitors to the rotunda are greeted by a large kaleidoscope sculpture, designed to be viewed with the help of a stranger or friend.”

Text from County press release, Artist Holly Rae Vaughn Presents “Collide”

Clark County Government Center
Through Jan. 19, 2018,
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner rarely overlooks light and color.

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January 8, 2018

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“Lucky Dragon Interior no. 1”
Photograph by Jon Winet

Text below from January 4, 2018 LasVegasNow.com Channel 8 “Lucky Dragon closes gaming, restaurant operations” story by Caroline Bleakley. Reprinted in its entirety.

Lucky Dragon has announced in a news release that it has closed all of its gaming and restaurant operations and will have a reduction in staff.

The release says the company is in the process of reorganization and this will pave the way for it to establish new partnerships.

All gaming and chip redemptions can be done through the front desk at the hotel. All previous gaming, food and beverage promotions are no longer valid, according to the release.

The hotel and gift shop will remain open as will room service and the Cha Garden.

This is a developing story. 8 News NOW will have more at noon.”

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet admires the visual impact of the Lucky Dragon’s striking red-filmed windows.

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January 7, 2018

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“Valley of Fire State Park”
Photographed by Ellie Mendré

Valley of Fire consists of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone mountains. The sandstone is from the Jurassic period and is the remnant of the sand left behind by the wind after inland seas subsided and the land rose. Early man moved into southern Nevada as far back as 11,000 years ago. The most obvious evidence of occupation is the petroglyphs carved into the rocks by the Basketmaker culture about 2,500 years ago, followed later by the Early Pueblo culture. Paiutes were living in this area in 1865 when Mormons settled at nearby St. Thomas at the south end of the Moapa Valley. Farming, ranching and mining occurred in the region along a narrow stretch of water.”

Text from Nevada State Parks website.

A Texas transplant and resident of Las Vegas since 2002, Daily Frame contributor Ellie Mendré is a massage therapist with interests in photography, sculpture & drawing. When not fearlessly exploring southern Nevada on her days off, she enjoys bocce, cats, antiquing & a good latte.

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January 6, 2018

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“Brian Weiss”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 31, 2017
Latest addition to the  Las Vegas Creatives Series

In response to a request for bio notes, Brian Weiss forwards the following:

“Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Gave up on rock star or hollywood celebrity, still considering bar owner, novelist, expatriat, and/or poker champion. Will change mind for 100k per annum plus benefits.

Was a musician, journalist, media whore and purveyor of Las Vegas Kultur for well over 23 years, never did learn a damned thing, so I gave up and moved back to my childhood home of Colorado. Another five years later, I learned that I still have a lot to learn here, so I moved back. Thought I found my soulmate a few times, but still seeking a good pastrami on rye. Meanwhile, just playin guitar, poker, drinkin, smokin, thinkin. Trying to take over the world, pinky…”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is an excellent listener.

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January 5, 2018

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“New – Good Deals – Furniture”
Photograph by Jennifer Kleven

2007 E Charleston Blvd

Google Street View
Screen grab of April 2017 Google Street view for future archival reference.

Las Vegan Jennifer Kleven is an artist and cultural animator. By day she serves as Grants & Memberships Coordinator at the Neon Museum. Earlier this decade she directed Kleven Contemporary at Emergency Arts downtown.

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January 4, 2018

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“#tbt: Future site of the Raiders”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Circa 2015

Las Vegas Stadium is the working name for a domed stadium under construction in Paradise, Nevada for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) and the team from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). It is located on about 62 acres west of Mandalay Bay at Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue and between Polaris Avenue and Dean Martin Drive, just west of Interstate 15. Construction of the $1.9 billion stadium began in September 2017 and is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 NFL season.

Text from Wikipedia.

On some matters “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a skeptic.

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January 3, 2018

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“Nancy Good”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2017

Although official releases state the closing of this show as January 1, we have it on good authority that Nancy Good’s exhibition “See, Touch, and Go Dream: The Burning Man Tapestries” is still up on display.

Artist | Writer | Cultural Animator Ed Fuentes writes: “The hardest workin’ woman in art biz, it seems. Nancy Good is working the room on this January 2. She will be kicking off the new year at Winchester Cultural Center Gallery by holding court in the early afternoons until Thursday.

Winchester Cultural Center Gallery
3130 McLeod Drive,
Las Vegas, NV 89121

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a Gallery veteran.

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January 2, 2018

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“2017 Thanks & Appreciations”
Detail of photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2, 2018

As we dive into 2018 and all its creative possibilities, we take a moment to thank all of the contributors to the 2017 edition of The Daily Frame. We’re honored to have worked with all of you, and hope to in the year ahead1

Jon Winet & Ginger Bruner

Sallie Douglas • Lisa Stamanis • Ashanti McGee • Glenn Elliott • Andrea Lipomi • Stephanie Helms • JOn Miller • Jennifer Kleven • Katie Grace McGowan • Kristen Peterson • Jeff Fulmer • Alisha Kerlin • Brian Weiss • Terrien Hale • Sam Morris • Amy Yvonne Yu • Mikayla Whitmore • Bambi Nicklen • Kelly Stamanis • Ellie Mendré • Diana Perez • Diane Bush • Eric Wilson • Gabrielle Lindsley

“Our Las Vegas” wishes everyone a happy, healthy and creatively adventurous New Year.

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January 1, 2018

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“The New Year”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 1, 2018

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

We wish everyone a very happy 2018.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is ready for the New Year.

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