The Daily Frame Archive – 2020

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More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of days of that include the devastating Covid-19 pandemic – linked collapse of the local economy and the tragic murder of George Floyd and many others, we wish all health and well-being to those sheltered at home. And we extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to  the Valley’s doctors, nurses and medical staff, and to all essential workers.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask. We can all help save lives/

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December 31, 2018-December 31, 2020jhenry_party_570

“#TBT 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” and “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Editor’s notes: As we do on occasion, we are featuring an earlier same-day-as-different year edition of The Daily Frame, pulled from the Archive.This one from 2018 includes a trio of updates.

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. [2020 addition: Check out her IG!]

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. [2020 Addition: more on LinkedIn.]

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

[2020 update: at the time we wrote: “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.” 
To this we add that we hope you’ll stay safe, take care and be well.  And we’re sticking with the ‘Buckle up’ suggestion.]

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December 30, 2020

“Hopeful Holidays“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
December 2019
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Not quite Wednesday Las Vegas Pets series-worthy, but we do note that these noble horses are back at the Conservatory for at least a second year running. The photographer adds: “The Conservatory is open 24 hrs, but people may have to wait in line, due to the ]ovid social distancing and occupancy rules.“]

“Hopeful Holidays“

“Capturing the spirit of the season, the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites visitors to explore the majestic, imaginary world of Her Majesty Queen Bellissima. Decked in holiday-trimmed botanical elements, the Conservatory features a 42-foot-tall silver tip fir tree sparkling with thousands of lights, a beautiful oversized ornamental egg, four majestic horses pulling a lavishly decorated carriage and bustling elves preparing the Queen’s quarters for the season.

“Guests will discover four scenes set in the wondrous garden beds at Bellagio’s Conservatory, each representing a holiday tradition or magical moment in the Queen’s enchanting wonderland.“

Text from Bellagio website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

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December 29, 2020

“Oakey Avenue in Season”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

We suspect holiday decorations will soon be going back into storage in garages, spare rooms and under beds across the Valley until next November rolls along, but in the meantime we invite you to enjoy the display.

Backstory: “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner occasionally uses Christmas lights to create some of her studio abstract photographic art works

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December 28, 2020

“Vegas Vickie Kickin’ at 40 at the Cerca”
Photograph by Lissa Townsend Rodgers
December 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Vegas Vickie, Sin City’s iconic kicking neon cowgirl sign, was named “Sassy Sally” when she first hung over the entrance to the Glitter Gulch casino in 1980. Then in 1994 she “married” a neighboring neon sign cowboy, Vegas Vic, and acquired her current name.

“Time took its toll on Vegas Vickie, as it does to all Las Vegas showgirls. Her makeovers grew increasingly involved and expensive, and when Glitter Gulch closed in June 2017, Vickie was taken down and hauled away, her future uncertain.

“The vintage neon sign was rescued by the owner of a new casino, the Circa, which opened only a few feet away from the old Glitter Gulch. Vickie was repaired by YESCO, the same sign company that had built her.”

Text excerpted from an undated and anonymous RoadsideAmerica story “Vegas Vickie Neon Sign.”


MORE: LVRJ YouTube video featuring YESCO VP of Business Development Rick Juleen:
“Vegas Vickie Finds a New Home.”

In a section titled “Freelance Writer” on Lissa Townsend Rodgers‘ LinkedIn page, we read:
“1994 – Present”
“New York City & Las Vegas:”

“Freelance writer in many styles for a variety of publications, including Desert Companion, Dope, Extra Crispy, Esquire online, Elevate NV, New York magazine, Tribeca Shortlist, David Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, Black Book, Time Out New York, New York Observer, Details, Village Voice, FHM online, MTV online and a variety of trade publications and now-defunct magazines and websites.

“Also the writer and editor of the ‘2008 Black Book guide to Las Vegas‘ and a contributor to ‘Wish You Were Here: Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards’ and ‘Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.’”

To which she adds: “She is currently at work on a book on gangster women to come out with Huntington Press in 2021“

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December 27, 2020

“Neon Boneyard Dusk”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The Neon Museum National Artist Residency

This vital program of the museum is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the museum collection while providing artists the opportunity to create new work in an unconventional setting. The residency includes a public program to engage the community and museum visitors, while providing exposure to new artists and a fresh perspective on the collection. The selected artist, working in the fields of digital, performance or visual arts, will be sponsored and supported by the Neon Museum and will reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, for eight weeks over the summer.

Victor Ehikhamenor was the Neon Museum‘s 2020 National Artist in Residence, Below is a link to a 360 degree tour of his body of work “What You Mean To Me,” that was created in the Juhl Las Vegas studio and installed in The Neon Museum’s Ne10 Studio.

360 Tour

As much as “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner appreciates the artistry of the LED displays that dominate Las Vegas’ contemporary electric signage, she celebrates the Radiant City’s  Neon Age.

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December 25-26, 2020

“Behold Gimpy, The Christmas Bunny!”
Photography and text by Ginger Bruner
December 24, 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Editor notes: In response to a request for an appropriately festive photo, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer wrote: Ok! Gotcha covered! Behold, Gimpy the Christmas Bunny! She adds: “He’s the eldest of the indoor bunnies. His caregivers, the lovely and talented Suzanne and Mark, also care for kitties, including some that have appeared in past editions of The Daily Frame.

Our Las Vegas,”  a project in its eighth year is led by Ginger Bruner and Jon Winet. It includes dozens of contributors. We wish all of you safe and merry holidays. 

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December 24, 2020

“Christmas Dance”
Photographer Unknown
n.d. #tbt
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Editor’s note: We can only hope this snapshot was taken in Las Vegas.

Stay safe. Take care. Be well.

Our Las Vegas” is a cultural animation public art project that celebrates the fierce and passionate connection that local and out-of-town artists, fiction writers, photographers, musicians, journalists, dancers, designers and other creatives make with “The Radiant City.”

The project is led by Jon Winet and Ginger Bruner and includes dozens of contributors.

Conceived  as an online public art work, commissioned by the Las Vegas Arts Commission, “Our Las Vegas” launched on May 1, 2012 as a mobile web app. Arts Commission support continued through November 2014. DowntownProject provided additional support in 2013 and 2014.

Prior to her retirement “Our Las Vegas” was honored to work with students and alumni of Professor Mary Hausch‘s classes in the UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies

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December 22-23, 2020

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“Downtown Steve & Big Bertha”
Photography and text by Alison Chambers
December 22, 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets

“And love will steer the stars!”

“The Age of Aquarius“ from Hair

“Yeah, that’s what came to mind as we drove north in the desert and he set up Big Bertha to check out the thing that happened tonight.”

“It was so cool to see the texture of the moon. And we saw Saturn and Jupiter and 3 moons.”

Alison Chambers’ passion is supporting and being an integral part of the Trauma Recovery Yoga team, a nonprofit organization which brings healing in the form of self regulation techniques, breathing and specific approved yoga poses in what is called The TRY Method. She is TRY’s documentarian and training website manager. Her blog is dtlvdocumentarian.com.

She and her fiancé, Downtown Steve Franklin, live and play in downtown Las Vegas, where pre-pandemic lockdown, their interests have included group bike rides, live music, exploring food, and travel.

It was Downtown Steve’s real estate expertise which facilitated her purchase of the aging VFW property on Las Vegas Blvd. She renamed it The 705, and over the past 4 years it has become an experimental arts incubator.”

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December 21, 2020

“Monorail. Palms. Sahara.”
Photographed by Sallie Douglas
November 20, 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Text below excerpted from December 21, 2020 TSNN News story “LVCVA finalizes purchase to keep Las Vegas Monorail on track.”

“The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has acquired the assets of the Las Vegas Monorail Company to preserve an important transportation option along the Las Vegas Strip. The transaction was finalized on Dec. 9, following approval of the sale by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Nov. 24.

“The company was purchased for more than $24 million, according to LVCVA officials.

The transaction also allows for other transportation options on the east side of Las Vegas Boulevard by eliminating the non-compete area around the monorail system while also paving the way for the Boring Company’s underground tunnel, the Vegas Loop, to be constructed throughout the desert destination. Approval to waive the monorail’s non-compete zone was granted by the LVCVA board of directors on Dec. 10.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

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December 20, 2020

“Cats. Wall. Tower”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner finds comfort in small pleasures in these challenging times. Stay safe. Be well. Take care.

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December 19, 2020

“The Alley Behind The Majestic Theatre”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Majestic Repertory Theatre was established in the fall of 2016 at ALIOS, an arts space in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District. The ‘Majestic’ name was chosen in honor of one of the first theatre’s in Las Vegas that was located on Fremont Street. Active in the early 1900s, it was a vaudeville house and cinema.

​“Our vision is to find in Las Vegas the voices that will change American Theatre. We are pursuing this with a dedication to combining traditional storytelling with cutting edge immersive and interactive technologies.”

Text from Theatre website.

“Our Las Vegas“ and its lead Photographer Ginger Bruner support local artists in all media to the utmost.

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December 17-18, 2020

“Dad & Pixie”
Text by Alyson Anderson. Photographer Unknown from her collection.
c. 1963
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“ #TBT

[Editors’ note: Photography has the powerful ability to shift us in time and space. While this photograph did not originate in Las Vegas, viewing it there allows us to be both “here” and “there,” “then” and “now.” Our thanks to Alyson for sharing this family memory.]

“The photo with the little dog is of my dad Wayne Proctor. He lives in South Carolina. He was in several Florida garage-indie bands in the ‘60s, the most famous of which was called ‘We the People.’

“When I was around 10 years old, back in 1984, two gentlemen from France came over to the United States to meet my dad and get him to autograph a bunch of copies of an album that they released all the ‘We The People’s singles. That was pretty crazy. A couple of French dudes in Central Florida Hicksville. LOL We were all astonished that the band had made a ‘come-back’ in another country 15 years after they actually played and recorded music together.

“That band was played a good bit on Tom Petty’s Sirius radio station since they were both from central Florida and playing music in the same area during the same timeframe.

The instrument he is holding is an octacord, and it was made by the grandfather of a guy my dad knew. They were only 50 made, although there are other similar octachords out there.

“Here is the song that he played that instrument on: ‘In the Past.’

“The little dog in the picture is named Pixie. She was my dad’s dog growing up in middle and high school.”

MORE: March 2015 50thirdand3rd interview by Duygu S. with Wayne Proctor

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Alyson Anderson was a freelance event professional with a background in food & beverage, hospitality – and art. Like so many during this time, her future is unknown at this point.

She remains an avid amateur desert gardener who is passionate about the Las Vegas arts & culture scenes.

Alyson lives in Las Vegas with her two dogs, Uno and Daisy; two cats, Turtle and Patches; and one husband, Charlee Anderson. Her eldest son Ethan lives in New York and attends and goes to Cooper Union. His younger brother Elliot loves his job at The Cheba Hut.

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December 16, 2020

“Jammin On Vegas”
Photographed by Sallie Douglas
December 12, 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The artists at the Jammin on Vegas Tie Dye Studio [map] are responsible for creating some of the worlds most amazing dyes that have been enjoyed by people all over the world for over 30 years. Countless musicians have donned a custom Jammin Dye on stage and continue to rock out in full color with some of the worlds most recognized and unique looks available.”

Text from Studio website.

Sallie adds: “Jammin on Vegas Tie Dye is such an awesome store! Everything is hand made, and classes are available.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

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December 15, 2020

“Area 15 Characters of Interest no. 1”
Photographed by Diana Perez
December 6, 2020
Area 15
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Our contributing photographer recently visited Area 15. We’re feature documentation of her “out of this world“ holiday excursion in the days ahead. The first appeared on November 14.]

“A WEIRD WONDERLAND OF HOLIDAY SURPRISES“

“Step outside and into Wanderland, an outdoor holiday experience for the entire family. AREA15’s A-Lot is transformed into a wonderland of out-of-this-world seasonal surprises. Take a socially distanced stroll through a festive path illuminated with dozens of twinkling trees and Insta-worthy holiday vignettes. Dine and drink from a curated menu from The Winter Beast by Todd English inside private (and safe) snow globes or cozied up outside next to crackling fire pits. Shop for unique gifts from pop-up retailers Kappa Toys and Wild Muse Boutique. Enjoy other-worldly holiday photo-ops from inside Henry Chang’s Mad Max-esque kinetic art car, Mister Fusion, or in front of Balanceville, a 30-foot intergalactic art sleigh illuminated with hundreds of holiday lights.

“Ticket includes general admission to AREA15, access to Wanderland outside in A-Lot, a printed and digital holiday photos, and a cup of Emack + Bolio’s hot chocolate or a complimentary beer or wine.

“Food & Beverage from The Winter Beast by Todd English and items from the retail pop-ups are not included in the ticket price.

“Tickets available through December 27. Book now, space is limited.“

Text excerpted from Area 15 website.

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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December 14, 2020

“A WEIRD WONDERLAND OF HOLIDAY SURPRISES”
Photographed by Diana Perez
December 6, 2020
Area 15
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Our contributing photographer recently visited Area 15. We’ll feature documentation of her “out of this world“ holiday excursion in the days ahead.]

“A WEIRD WONDERLAND OF HOLIDAY SURPRISES“

“Step outside and into Wanderland, an outdoor holiday experience for the entire family. AREA15’s A-Lot is transformed into a wonderland of out-of-this-world seasonal surprises. Take a socially distanced stroll through a festive path illuminated with dozens of twinkling trees and Insta-worthy holiday vignettes. Dine and drink from a curated menu from The Winter Beast by Todd English inside private (and safe) snow globes or cozied up outside next to crackling fire pits. Shop for unique gifts from pop-up retailers Kappa Toys and Wild Muse Boutique. Enjoy other-worldly holiday photo-ops from inside Henry Chang’s Mad Max-esque kinetic art car, Mister Fusion, or in front of Balanceville, a 30-foot intergalactic art sleigh illuminated with hundreds of holiday lights.

“Ticket includes general admission to AREA15, access to Wanderland outside in A-Lot, a printed and digital holiday photos, and a cup of Emack + Bolio’s hot chocolate or a complimentary beer or wine.

“Food & Beverage from The Winter Beast by Todd English and items from the retail pop-ups are not included in the ticket price.

“Tickets available through December 27. Book now, space is limited.“

Text excerpted from Area 15 website.

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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December 13, 2020

“Deer in Seasonal Fashion”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Deer have been an integral part of fables and other literary works since the inception of writing. Stags were used as symbols in the latter Sumerian writings. There are several mentions of the animal in the Rigveda as well as the Bible. In the Indian epic Ramayana, Sita is lured by a golden deer which Rama tries to catch. In the absence of both Rama and Lakshman, Ravana kidnaps Sita. Many of the allegorical Aesop’s fables, such as “The Stag at the Pool”, “The One-Eyed Doe” and “The Stag and a Lion”, personify deer to give moral lessons. For instance, “The Sick Stag” gives the message that uncaring friends can do more harm than good. The Yaqui deer song accompanies the deer dance which is performed by a pascola [from the Spanish ‘pascua’, Easter] dancer (also known as a deer dancer). Pascolas would perform at religious and social functions many times of the year, especially during Lent and Easter.”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner may well have more information about this deer sighting. We’ll check with her.

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December 12, 2020

“National Poinsettia Day”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s Notes: Not only is today Virgin of Guadalupe Day in Mexico and worldwide, stateside it is National Poinsettia Day. The alway festive Ginger Bruner found her favorite gnomes – the brilliant creations of local sculptor Jesse Smigel, clearly getting in the spirit, all the while remaining sheltered in place.]

“Each year on the 12th of December, people across the United States celebrate one of the most recognizable plants of the holidays on National Poinsettia Day.

“In 16th-century Mexico, the connection between the poinsettia plant and the Christmas season begins. According to legend, a girl wanted desperately to celebrate Jesus’s birthday. Worried, the girl feared she would have no gift to offer because she was so poor. An angel tells her to give any gift with love. After gathering weeds from alongside the road, the young girl placed them in the manger. Miraculously the weeds bloomed into beautiful red stars.

“The poinsettia initially came to the United States with Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist and the first U.S. Minister to Mexico. In 1825, he sent cuttings home to Charleston, South Carolina.

“However, it wasn’t until the early 1920s that the poinsettia started taking root in American culture. Paul Ecke, a second-generation farmer in California, discovered a grafting technique that caused the seedlings to branch. Hawking their Christmas flower at a roadside stands, Paul Ecke Jr. later advanced sales of the poinsettia through shipping and marketing.”

Text from National Calenar Day website.

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December 11, 2020

“The Flame”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
Neon Boneyard Neon Museum
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Say goodbye to locals’ favorite The Flame Steakhouse at El Cortez. The restaurant shutters on Aug. 31 to make way for Siegel’s 1941, a new 24-hour restaurant.

“The new concept plans to have an historic look decked out in archival artwork.

“Some items from the Flame, such as the roasted prime rib and seasonal stone crab will remain on the menu, but expect what Siegel’s is calling “Morning. Noon. Night.” menus.

“The name is a tip of the hat to Bugsy Siegel, who bought the resort from J. Kel Houssels with fellow mobsters Meyer Lansky, Gus Greenbaum and Moe Sedway in 1945 for $600,000. El Cortez was originally built in 1941.”

Text from July 18, 2014 VegasEater story by Bradley Martin, “The Flame Steakhouse OUT; Siegel’s 1941 IN at El Cortez.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has a history of stopping by the El Cortez with frequently, and never fails to mention “the old lady perfume“ smell that is a charming characteristic of the casino.

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December 9-10, 2020

“Harry and Stinky, sleeping kitties”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
November 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Wednesday Pets” series.

Harry and Stinky have both been featured on the Daily Frame, but never together. It seems that cold weather, and having their monkeys around more during the pandemic, have softened their mutual dislike. Do you have a pet that likes to “help” you work from home? Please send us a photo at ourlasvegas@gmail.com!

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is auntie to these, and other kitties. Harry even “helped” make this post!

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December 8, 2020

“Jenny Wong, Masked Las Vegan”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
November 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Jenny Wong, Managing Partner of Every Grain  is a graduate of UC Berkeley, earning a bachelors degree in linguistics. Prior to her hospitality career, she managed English language schools and taught at the College of Southern Nevada. She has been a part of over 20 restaurant openings. In 2017, Jenny, along with Chef Sheridan Su, were recognized by KNPR’s Desert Companion with the distinguished honor of ‘Restauranteurs of the Year’”

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner was among the first to recognize the Jenny and Sheridan’s restaurant brilliance.

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December 7, 2020

“Spanish Oaks Fall Colors “
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The timing of color changes and the onset of falling leaves is primarily regulated by the calendar as nights become longer. None of the other environmental influences – such as temperature, rainfall, food supply – are as unvarying as the steadily increasing length of night during autumn. As days grow shorter, and nights grow longer and cooler, biochemical processes in the leaf begin to paint the landscape with Nature’s autumn palette.”

From USDA Forrest Service website “The Science of  Fall Colors.”

While walking the occasional dog these days, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner never fails to take in the seasonal colors.

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December 6, 2020

“Spanish Oaks Walk”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has been reliably known to get up early to walk one or another furry four-legged friend.

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December 5, 2020

“Sergio the Tree Man”
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
December 5, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Ginger Bruner is the lead photographer and associate producer of “Our Las Vegas.” The photographer notes that Sergio has a job where masks are only appropriate at ground level.

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December 3, 2014 & 2020

“Luxor Exterior no 1.”
Photographed by Jon Winet
March 2014
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s Note: As we occasionally throw back on Thursdays , we present same day-different years Daily Frames from our project’s archives.]

“How many times in your life will you be able to say you stayed and played in a pyramid?” Curiously, the Luxor website barely makes mention of its fantastical design, and fails to mention, unlike Wikipedia that the “hotel is named after the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt.”

Jon Winet is the director of “Our Las Vegas.” He misses the Aladdin and the days when all respectable Las Vegas casinos were themed-up.

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December 2, 202

“Rabbits“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series
November 2020

Rabbits make great pets. In general rabbits need appropriate housing, exercise, socialisation and a specific diet for good welfare. Some breeds of rabbits, particularly the longer haired rabbits, may require daily grooming. It is important that you understand all the requirements for caring for a rabbit before you buy one.

“Rabbits generally live for 5 to 8 years depending on their environment and breed, but they can live for as long as 12 years. If you decide to purchase a rabbit, make sure you are prepared to care for them that long.“

Text excerpted from Agriculture Victoria, a highly informative Australian government website.

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“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a student and friend of many rabbits.

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November 30-December 1, 2020

“The Dice Girls “
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
November 2020

The photographer notes: This mural is on the south side of the now-closed historic Williams Costume Company building. Recently deceased owner, Nancy Williams was a member of the review.

MORE:

“Nancy Williams Baker has been bringing color to Downtown for decades”
June 20, 2012 Las Vegas Weekly story by J. Patrick Coolican

“Williams Costume Co. in downtown Las Vegas has uncertain future after owner’s death”
February, 2017 story by F. Andrew Taylor in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

“Williams Costume closure in Las Vegas will be felt for years”
April 17, 2017 story by F. Andrew Taylor

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Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

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November 28-29, 2020

“Tony Hsieh – a life over but unfinished.”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
November 20, 2020

Tony Hsieh‘s untimely death on Friday robs him – and us – of the opportunity to see how he would evolve over time. His impact on the development of Las Vegas’ downtown, local hip and entrepreneurial cultures in the early part of this century was seismic, We are quite sure his life had many more twists and turns in store. He was a fascinating, complex, multifaceted, and fundamentally soul-searching person. 

More: There have been and there will be many more obituaries of Tony Hsieh. We find the one below to be the most insightful of those we’ve read to date:

Tech Crunch
“Tony Hsieh, iconic Las Vegas tech entrepreneur, dies aged 46”
November 28, 2020 obituary by Ingrid Lunden. @ingridlunden

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“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and  Director Jon Winet are greatly saddened to learn of the death of Tony Hsieh. Our most tender thoughts go out to his family, colleagues and friends. We are also forever grateful to The Downtown Project for their early financial support of our community-based project.

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November 27, 2020

“Purple Potato Harvest”
Photograph and text by Jon Winet
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
November 26, 2020

As part of our meal preparations we harvested our potato crop, the planting of which (two potatoes) was inspired by a recipe from our favorite hilarious 21 y.o. Oakland-based Vegan Feminst TikTok chef Kate Godell.

Take care. Be safe, and if you can, avoid the malls. It’s Black Friday!

Kate Godell
“Purple Potato Salad with Crunchy Boys”
Note: (We think you may actually need to have the TikTok app to view it, in which case, our apologies.)

Editor’s notes: We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. 

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“Our Las Vegas“ Director Jon Winet is currently sheltered in place in Berkeley, California. He longs for the time he’ll be able to return to The Radiant City.

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November 26, 2015 & 2020

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“HELP HQ #TBT”
Photograph and text by Bianca Cseke
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s Note: In this strangest and most challenging of times, we repost 2015’s Daily Frame – Thanksgiving edition. This is a tough year for many Las Vegans and we encourage those who can to help make better the days and months ahead for those in need. HELP is one of a number of food pantries that work to mitigate families’ food insecurities.  

On behalf of the staff and contributors to The Daily Frame, we wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Text below from the 2015 post.]

HELP of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit organization providing human services to low-income families and individuals in the Las Vegas valley.

The organization, started by the Junior League of Las Vegas and incorporated in 1970,  just completed its annual turkey and grocery drive. The results of the drive help 1,200 families have a dinner on Thanksgiving they would not have been able to afford otherwise.

Bianca Cseke is in her second year at UNLV, where she is a Journalism and English dual major with a minor in management. She plans to have a career in investigative journalism. When she isn’t busy writing, Bianca enjoys attending concerts.

“Our Las Vegas” is delighted to work with students and alumni of Professor Mary Hausch‘s classes in the UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies.

• • •
November 25, 2020

“Sheridan Su, Masked Las Vegan” 
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series.

Every Grain and Fat Choy Chef Sheridan Su has been a pioneer in the Las Vegas off strip dining scene since opening Great Bao in 2011. He went on to open Every Grain and Fat Choy, Flock & Fowl and Flock Downtown. These restaurants have captured national attention from Food & Wine, NY Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Las Vegas Weekly, The Review Journal, NPR, Food Arts and The Food Network. Also in 2018 and 2019, Sheridan was nominated for “Best Chef: West” by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.

Bio notes from Every Grain website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner takes credit for coaching Chef Su on the fine art of ‘smizing.‘

• • •
November 24, 2020

“East on East Charleston 11:15 a.m.” 
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
November 4, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The photographer writes: “Where have all the people gone? Photo taken on November 4, 2020 at 11:15 am, heading east on East Charleston Blvd after a long night awaiting election results, with no end in sight…“

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

• • •
November 22-23, 2020

“Desert National Wildlife Refuge” 
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge is a protected wildlife refuge, administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, located north of Las Vegas, Nevada, in northwestern Clark and southwestern Lincoln counties, with much of its land area lying within the southeastern section of the Nevada Test and Training Range. The Desert NWR, created on May 20, 1936, is the largest wildlife refuge in the lower 48 states of the United States, encompassing 1.615 million acres of the Mojave Desert in the southern part of Nevada.

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is an enthusiastic proponent of the idea of getting out into nature as a means to clear one’s head.

• • •
November 21, 2020

“Venko, Masked Las Vegan, Caesar Salad Artiste” 
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 20202
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series.

Bookend to yesterday’s Daily Frame, again celebrating The Golden Steer Steakhouse and its staff. The photographer comments: Venko has been at the Golden Steer for 35 years, and at Frank Sinatra’s behest only uses lemon, no vinegar in his Caesar salad. . My dining companions have enjoyed his salads for over 20 years.“

MORE:
April 14, 2017 Las Vegas Review Journal story by Heidi Knapp Rinella
“Old Vegas lives on at Golden Steer Steakhouse”

Inquiring minds wanted to know! As part of a celebratory meal marking the birthday of an esteemed friend and colleague, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner dined on an end cut of prime rib and creamed spinach along with the Caesar salad and Bananas Foster, which were both table-side preparations.

• • •
November 20, 2020

“Alex, Masked Las Vegan, Preparing Bananas Foster” 
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 20202
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series.

The Golden Steer Steakhouse was founded in 1958. In our infancy, we were a small restaurant with a bar and dining room. Over the years, we have expanded by annexing the neighboring shops and in the ’70s by adding in a larger bar with an old Victorian ambiance reminiscent of the Gold Rush era of San Francisco while retaining the ambiance of the ‘Old Las Vegas’ days when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. were but a few of our regular customers that included many famous and infamous customers such as Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, Natalie Wood, Al Hirt, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Joe DiMaggio, Elvis Presley, and Mario Andretti, just to name a few.”

Text adapted from the Golden Steer website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner can hip you to some fabulous old school Vegas eateries.

• • •
November 19, 2020

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“From the Vault – Casino Carpet Square: Circus Circus” 
Photograph by Jon Winet
March 2014

#TBT published November 19, 2018 – pulled from the Archive

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

• • •
November 18, 2020

“Flower Pot Floof“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

The photographer and unabashed fan of oryctolagi cuniculi notes: Flowerpot Floof is one of the backyard bunnies of Bonnie Brae. The Glenn Heather neighborhood is known for a large-ish population of domestic rabbits who roam in packs, marauding with an overdose of cute. (Floof is the designation for albino bunnies.)”

Lagniappe: “How To Pet Rabbits in a Way They Love” by The Bunny Lady

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner finds comfort – and experiences a higher level of oxytocin in the company of loved and loving animals. 

• • ¨•
November 16-17, 2020

“Cone Zone“
Photograph by Jenny Wong
November 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The editor notes: No words. (But if this route is part of your commute, we feel your pain.)

Jenny Wong, Managing Partner of Every Grain  is a graduate of UC Berkeley, earning a bachelors degree in linguistics. Prior to her hospitality career, she managed English language schools and taught at the College of Southern Nevada. She has been a part of over 20 restaurant openings. In 2017, Jenny, along with Sheridan, were recognized by KNPR’s Desert Companion with the distinguished honor of ‘Restauranteurs of the Year’”

This is Jenny’s first of what we hope will be many contributions to The Daily Frame.

• • •
November 15, 2020

“Délices Gourmands“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Tired of your own excellent sourdough baked goods? Our Lead Photographer recently dropped by a French Bakery and swears the bread is as good as it looks.

Délics Gourmands

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys a torn off piece of baguette with unsalted butter and apricot jam.

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November 14, 2020

“Stronger Together“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
November 12, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The photographer notes: I think our city is paying attention to our Governor’s warnings to stay home. This is the intersection of Spring Mountain and Las Vegas Blvd. at 10:30 a.m.”

Google Maps Street View – February 2020

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

• • •
November 13, 2020

“Monorail“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
November 6, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“As the Las Vegas Monorail lurches through a second bankruptcy and sale to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, many might not realize that the current system is very different that the one first developed almost three decades ago.

“The original system was a modest, one-mile route connecting just the MGM Grand and Bally’s, though developers touted the benefits for neighboring properties as well.

“‘If you have someone at Luxor who wants to see the fantastic Mirage, this provides a way for them to travel that mile in a very expedient manner,’ said MGM Chief Executive Officer Bob Maxey in May 1993. ‘So we think there’s something in it for the Strip at large.’”

Text from VIDEO VAULT | All aboard the original Las Vegas monorail, Channel 3 News Las Vegas November 4, 2020 story by Tom Hawley.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

• • •
November 12, 2020

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Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 19, 2012

Daily Frame Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and Our Las Vegas miss The Beat.

• • •
November 10, 2020

“Bellagio Fountains Rainbow
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The Fountains of Bellagio is a daily show in Las Vegas. The show is every 30 minutes from 3pm to 8pm Monday through Friday and every 15 minutes from 8 pm to midnight. On Weekends and Holidays the shows start at noon every 30 minutes and change to every 15 minutes from 8pm to midnight.” (The Bellagio does not guarantee a rainbow in every show.)

(text courtesy of the Bellagio website)

Daily Frame lead photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of rainbows in the wild, or even partially domesticated ones.

• • •
November 8-9, 2020

“The Statue of Liberty, Masked Las Vegan (Monument Division)“
Photograph and text by Sallie Douglas
November 2, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series.

We hope The Statue of Liberty is in a celebratory mood as each vote is counted, the Covid-19 pandemic notwithstanding.

By wearing a mask she – and the management of New York New York are doing their part, leading by example to save lives and the economy for all Las Vegans. As the pandemic nationwide reaches its highest number of daily of infections, accompanied by a spike in hospitalizations and deaths. and as the holiday season of family gatherings and parties approaches, we hope everyone will remain healthy – and vigilant.

And the black and silver Raiders’ jersey? Here’s the 411 on that.

MORE:
The Nevada Independent
“Coronavirus Contextualized, 29th edition: Exploring, through data, COVID-19 in Nevada and beyond,” November 6 story by Megan Messerly.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

• • •
November 7 2020

“Break out the Bubbly! – Ross McMullan, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph and text by Ginger Bruner
November 6, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19,“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series.

Ross McMullan didi his part to celebrate McMullan’s Irish Pub‘s 18th birthday. He was 11 when the venerable Las Vegas establishment bearing his family name opened its doors. He is (at least) a seventh generation publican, an honorable profession. 

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, has an deep respect for the McMullan family, and counts their pub among her favorite places to perform as part of Killian’s Angels  and to enjoy a pint and a meal. Sláinte!

• • •
November 5-6, 2020

“HUDL – Election Night“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
November 3, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19

[Editor’s Note: We might categorize this as a #TBT Daily Frame, but somehow it’s still Election Day with Nevada’s Electoral College votes perhaps deciding the fate of country for the next few years. Is it just us, or is the suspense excruciating?]

HUDL opened in late October in the Arts District. Text below excerpted from the HUDL Brewery Company website.

“There is no greater pleasure when your buddy says “Where have you been all my life?” as he is referring to the craft beer you placed in his hands.

“When we set out on this journey two plus years ago, we wanted to recreate a place where we could have a great craft beer experience every day, just like we did in our backyards. A place where everyone was invited, where you can come together, forget about the problems of the outside world, meet new people and drink great craft beer. A place where you put down your cell phones and use your spoken words with friends and family.“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, a diehard Guinness fan is also adventurous and will likely try one of the new establishment’s craft beers.

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November 3-4, 2020

“Election Day“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19

[Editor’s Note: Not unlike the election itself, we’re extending Tuesday’s Daily Frame into Wednesday. In addition to the original text below we add a link to “Biden narrowly leads Trump, but major Nevada races too close to call after Election Day,” a story by the staff of The Nevada Independent, last updated November 4 at 3:23 a.m.

As the purported Chinese curse goes: “May you live in interesting times.“]

We here at Our Las Vegas hope you have exercised your right to vote. You have until 7 pm today to vote, and you can even register on site. You may vote at ANY voting center, not just the one assigned to you in the past.

Election Day Vote Centers Have Replaced Assigned Polling Places
You may now vote on Election Day at any “Vote Centers” throughout Clark County. You no longer have to go to one specific “assigned” Election Day polling place. Instead, you may choose the most convenient Vote Center for you.

Election Day Vote Centers are like early voting sites in key respects:

  • You choose where to vote, regardless of your address or precinct.
  • All Vote Centers have an electronic poll book system that securely connects to the county registration database to access real-time voter records.
  • Election staff can process anyone registered to vote anywhere in Clark County.

Vote Center sites maximize convenience. You may find at least one Vote Center within a 2-mile radius of any location within the metropolitan area. Bunkerville, Indian Springs, Laughlin, Mesquite, Moapa, Moapa Valley, Sandy Valley, and Searchlight will also have Vote Centers. Addresses and maps are in your sample ballot.

How to Find Where to Vote on Election Day (Voting Is 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Choose an Election Day Vote Center that is most convenient for you, to vote between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Two options can help you do this: (1) In your sample ballot, use the Vote Center listing, and when available the foldout map; or (2) Online, use the interactive, mobile device enabled “Vote Center Locator” map tool at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/vote that will be available on voting days.

(Text courtesy www.clarkcounty.gov)

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner voted early.

• • •
November 2, 2020

Little Church of the West
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19

Little Church of the West is a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, NevadaNevada[1] that is listed on the United StatesNational Register of Historic Places. Built of redwood, it was intended to be a replica of a typical pioneer town church. It is the oldest building on the Las Vegas Strip.[2]

The Little Church of the West opened in 1942 on what would become the Las Vegas Strip. The chapel was originally built as part of the Hotel Last Frontier complex on the Las Vegas Strip. The chapel was moved from the north side of the hotel to the south side in 1954. In 1979, to make way for the Fashion Show Mall, the chapel was moved onto the grounds of the Hacienda hotel-casino. In 1996, when the Hacienda was closed and demolished, the chapel was moved again to its current location on the east side of the strip south of the Mandalay Bay.

Noted as a wedding chapel in a 1959 Perry Mason season 3-5 The Case of the Startled Stallion.

The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 1992.

In 2017, the Little Church of the West celebrated its 75th anniversary and remains the oldest building on the Las Vegas Strip.[2]

(Text courtesy of Wikipedia.)

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner has attended a wedding at the Little Church of the West.

• • •
November 1, 2020

“Gnomes by the Full Moon“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19

Editor’s note: The Gnomes’ big night is now behind them, as is the Halloween Blue Moon. They now await the results of the election. If you haven’t yet be sure to vote, Your vote is your voice!

Artist Jesse Carson Smigel — who in a 2017 story by Carol J. Cling describes himself as “a Battle Born sculptor with plenty of Nevadatude –” is a local artist worthy of your attention.

More: Las Vegas Review-Journal May 20, 2017 by Carol Cling
“Artist adds aliens to UFO as part of Clark County art program”

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner is a big fan of Mr. Smigel – and his creations. 

• • •
October 31, 2020

“Andrea Lipomi – Halloween 2018 | 2020“
Photograph by Andrea Lipomi
October 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19

Editor’s note: No one misses the pre-pandemic celebrations of Halloween more than the talented director of Feetish Spa. We trust she will keep the spirits alive until we can gather again together. Stay safe!

P.S. Come for the still photograph, stay for the video!

Daily Frame contributor Andrea Lipomi is the director | owner of Feetish Spa Parlor, now in its new location on the courtyard of Orleans Square. She is an alumna of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY; and the Esthetics and Nail Technology programs at Destination Academy in Las Vegas.

In the Time of COVID-19 she has been certified in Trauma Recovery Yoga, and is currently taking a grief coaching course.

She adds: “I am educating myself every day on how to provide the safest spa services for my beloved Feetish clients.”

You can follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/feetishspa/

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October 30, 2020

“When Your Friends in the Hearse Club Hang Out Where You Work“
Photograph by Andrea Lipomi
October 11, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19

Editor’s note: From the Sin City Coffin Dancers‘ Facebook page we learn on the about section that “The family that stays together… Decays Together.“  

 

It’s getting to seem a lot like Halloween. Have fun but be safe!

Daily Frame contributor Andrea Lipomi is the director | owner of Feetish Spa Parlor, now in its new location on the courtyard of Orleans Square. She is an alumna of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY; and the Esthetics and Nail Technology programs at Destination Academy in Las Vegas.

In the Time of COVID-19 she has been certified in Trauma Recovery Yoga, and is currently taking a grief coaching course.

She adds: “I am educating myself every day on how to provide the safest spa services for my beloved Feetish clients.”

You can follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/feetishspa/

• • •
October 29, 2020

“Stinky After a Nap“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 29, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19,“ and a rare Thursday edition of “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets”

Editor’s note: Stinky has a way of showing up on The Daily Frame. You may remember him from his appearance on February 19 of this year. Not a lot has changed in his life since then so we are bringing back his bio from that innocent time before the Pandemic.

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.”

Update: Stinky turned 14 in July.

Is it his name, good looks, charm or loungeability? In all events, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner does have a think for has a special thing for Stinky.

• • •
October 28, 2020

“Poe, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Max Spector
October 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19,“ “Masked Las Vegans” and “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series.

Meet POE!

Poe was rescued from “A Home 4 Spot” just prior to the pandemic and rapidly became an emancipated dog in full. He’s discovered the joys of family, abundant love and a warm bed. Poe enjoys running freely in the dog parks of Clark County (Barking Basin is his favorite), hiking the trails in Red Rock Canyon & Calico Basin, chasing seagulls on the beaches of CA. And as of the morning of October 26, 2020, the joy of a cushy dog bed in front of the gas fireplace.

Max Spector transplanted from New York City during the Fall of 2015 in search of warm weather and continued prosperity. Found the warmth in abundance & prosperity now slowly reawakening as this great city shakes off the effects of the pandemic. Veteran mobile television audio technician by trade, dabbler of spice powders and repurposed musical gear. Happy to be a member of the “Our Las Vegas” Community.

• • •
October 27, 2020

“New York New York from Frank Sinatra Drive“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Text below from May 16, 1998 New York Times obituary “Frank Sinatra Dies at 82; Matchless Stylist of Pop,” by Stephen Holden

Frank Sinatra, the singer and actor whose extraordinary voice elevated popular song into an art, died on Thursday night in Los Angeles. He was 82.

“Widely held to be the greatest singer in American pop history and one of the most successful entertainers of the 20th century, Sinatra was also the first modern pop superstar. He defined that role in the early 1940’s when his first solo appearances provoked the kind of mass pandemonium that later greeted Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

“During a show business career that spanned more than 50 years and comprised recordings, film and television as well as countless performances in nightclubs, concert halls and sports arenas, Sinatra stood as a singular mirror of the American psyche.

MORE: Frank Sinatra performs “New York New York.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has a soft spot in her heart for  Ol’ Blue Eyes.

• • •
October 26, 2020

“Eastern Sahara“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 25, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Using a new generation of laser particle counters to provide real-time measurement of PM1.0, PM2.5 and PM10. PurpleAir sensors are easy to install and only require a power outlet and WiFi. They use WiFi to report in real time to the PurpleAir map.”

From “Purple Air website.”

We’ve mentioned this before: “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner may well know every inch of Saraha Avenue.

• • •
October 25, 2020

“3000 Miles to Graceland Movie Set“
Photograph by Diana Perez
2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Las Vegas is a gold mine of places to snap some amazing photographs. In this blog though I want to feature a place built around an actual, real, gold mine though. The location is directly adjacent to a small town near Lake Mojave, Nelson, Nevada. Once you drive past Nelson you will come across a location that looks as if you’ve just stepped back in time. A private property owned by Tony and Bobbie Werly is a historical landmark nestled within the Eldorado Canyon area. Here you will see old buildings, amazing rusted-out and antique cars, amazing old road and gas station signs, and even old mining equipment used back when the local Techatticup gold mine was in full swing. Truly, this place is a photographer’s dream location to get some amazing photos and many famous music videos, and movies have been filmed here including 3000 Miles To Graceland.”

From “Nelson Nevada Ghost Town at Eldorado Canyon, Vegas Photography Blog story by Adam Steinberg.

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.

• • •
October 24, 2020

“Westgate Reflection“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
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From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is a hotel, casino, and timeshare resort in Winchester, Nevada. Located near the northern end of the Las Vegas Strip, it is owned by Westgate Resorts and operated by Paragon Gaming. It opened in 1969 as the International Hotel, and was known for many years as the Las Vegas Hilton, then briefly as the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, until taking its current name in 2014. From 1981 to 1990, it was the largest hotel in the world.

“On July 31, 1969 Elvis Presley performed the first show of what would become a seven-year run at the hotel, encompassing 636 consecutive sold-out shows. Presley’s appearances became a major part of the hotel’s identity, and an iconic chapter in the history of Las Vegas entertainment.”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

• • •
October 23, 2020

ReflectionPool
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

There’s a difference between a “Reflecting Pool” and the image above.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner was enlightened when delving into the intricacies of reflections and pools.

• • •
October 21-22, 2020

“3 Cats in Waiting – Perhaps for the Return of their Guardian“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

l-r: Watson, Bon Scott, and Wendy

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s love of felines has been mentioned often over the eight years of this project. With three in her frame we are guessing she is in heaven.

• • •
October 20, 2020

“The Front Yard“
Ellis Island Casino
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 17, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Text below excerpted from The Front Yard website.

​​The Front Yard is a two-story indoor/outdoor venue with a casual brewpub atmosphere with a premium bar and full-service restaurant.

“The beer garden features a second-floor atrium with unobstructed views of the Las Vegas Strip. Retractable ceiling shades, expansive windows, rich wood fixtures, exposed steel, low lighting, and Instagram-worthy garden walls present a lush outdoor atmosphere.
COVID-19 Updates:

“We’re so excited to have The Front Yard reopen! We are open every day at 4pm-midnight.

Extended hours coming soon. You will notice some changes during this reopening in order to keep our patrons safe, and to comply with the city’s mandates

• No more than 6 guests will be allowed at a table (this includes people standing around a table

• 50% occupancy: We removed some of our tables so that all our seating complies with the 50% occupancy rule

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and musician Ginger Bruner‘s oompah band The Gingersnaps performed at The Front Yard’s Saturday’s Octoberfest party. While the Beer Barrel Polka was on their playlist, the close contact-encouraged Chicken Dance will await post Covid-19 times.

• • •
October 19, 2020

“Beer Stein Holding Contest“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 17, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

While on break as leader or The Gingersnaps, our photographer captured men at work in a contest of will and muscle at the first-ever Oktoberfest party in The Front Yard of the Ellis Island Casino. Tickets included unlimited beer for three hours. No word on whether ice-bags or aspirin were provided for the morning after.

You might not want to challenge “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and tuba-toting musician Ginger Bruner to a stein holding contest..

• • •
October 18, 2020

“Spring Mountain Ranch State Park – Red Rock Canyon“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Follow up to “On the Road from Las Vegas to Pahrump,“ last Sunday’s October 18 Daily Frame. part of our weekly-ish reminder that some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet are just minutes away from the metropolis. Drive safe.

“Sprawling and splendid, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is adjacent to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and has been used historically as a working ranch and a luxury retreat by a string of colorful owners, including German actress Vera Krupp* and millionaire Howard Hughes. Today visitors can explore some of the oldest buildings in Nevada, a 1860s blacksmith shop, the Sandstone Cabin that was home to the founding family and the ranch house. Hiking trails throughout the park, in addition to tree-shaded picnic sites with tables and grills, make day trips to the park a fmily favorite.”

Texst Nevada State Parks website.

* MORE: “How a German film start with a 33-karat diamond became a Las Vegas Rancher,“ May 11, 2017 Las Vegas Weekly story by C. Moon Reed

“Like many of us, Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner might just a have a wee bit of cabin fever.

• • •
October 16-17, 2020

“Gnomes and Friend“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Fall 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The Gnomes are no strangers to The Daily Frame, even if their “friend” is new to the platform. They originally came into being at the behest of the City Of Las VegasArts Commission back in 2012. Their creator is the artist Jesse Smigel, and OLV lead photographer Ginger Bruner was on the scene to document their making. You can see images from that time, and other images in the Gnomes history in our archive.

The Gnomes currently reside at the home of Todd Von Bastiens and Bryan McCarthy, who delight in making the Gnomes part of the family.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner has a long association with the Gnomes, and is proud to have documented their creation.

• • •
October 15, 2020

“Downtown Alley“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Fall 2013
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ {memory series]

#TBT to 2013, an early Daily Frame

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner is a fan of dive bars, honkytonks, and photogenic alleyways.

• • •

October 14, 2020

“Chico“
Photograph by Diana Perez
Fall 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

“The photographer comments: That is my pitbull Chico. He is 5 years old and thinks he’s a chihuahua! He so sweet and calm. Not what a person would expect from a pitbull. They have such a bad reputation but I feel they are the best dogs and strongly believe it’s all in how you raise them. If you raise them to be mean, they will be mean.“

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.

• • •
October 13, 2020

“St. Louis near Baker Park Heading West“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 12, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

In these challenging days “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner still finds moments of inspiration. 

• • •

October 12, 2020

“Jerry Schefcik, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Text below from UNLV website.

Jerry Schefcik has been a Las Vegan since 1961. His college career took him to Brigham Young University where he earned his BA in Art and Design and on to the University of Denver for a MA in Art History and Museum Training, where he interned with the Denver Art Museum. He worked as Curator of Visual Arts for the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, CO, and then moved to the Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX as Curator of Art.

From Amarillo he returned to Las Vegas to join the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in 1989 as Curator of the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery.

He concurrently served as Exhibitions Curator for Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art for over a decade, and Curator for the McCarran International Airport Arts Advisory Sub-Committee for five years.

Now as UNLV Director of Galleries, Schefcik oversees the Donna Beam Gallery and six satellite galleries throughout the UNLV campus. He also teaches the three-part Gallery Practices series and supervises the gallery internship program.

In addition to his responsibilities at UNLV, he currently serves on the Board of the Nevada Arts Council, as a Commissioner for the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission, and as a board member of the North Las Vegas Arts and Culture Commission, and he is a member of the RTC Arts in Transit Advisory Council.

A central figure within the ever-growing Las Vegas art scene, Schefcik demonstrates his dedication to the past, present and future art endeavors of this city by contributing much of his time as an advisor, juror, and mentor to numerous arts organizations in Las Vegas and the Western Region.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner is chuffed to be included in the current Donna Beam exhibition, “Les Femmes Fortes.“

• • •
October 11, 2020

“On the Road from Las Vegas to Pahrump“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“State Route 160 is a state highway in southern Nevada, United States. It connects the southern Las Vegas Valley to U.S. Route 95. The southern part of the route sees heavy traffic, mostly due to Pahrump’s continued growth as a Las Vegas bedroom community.

“The route is known as Blue Diamond Road within the Las Vegas area, with the remainder referred to as the Pahrump Valley Highway.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Even “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner sometimes need to get out of town and out on the road.

• • •
October 10, 2020

“Sean Patrick Atkinson, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
October 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

After many months of planning, construction and preparation, today is the opening of Golden Fog Coffee, downtown in the Arts District at 1300 S. Casino Center near Colorado.

Lead Barista Sean Patrick Atkinson is ready to take your order!

More:
Oct 2, 2020 Las Vegas Eater story by Susan Stapleton: “Local Artists and Vegan Pastries Highlight a New Coffee Shop Near the Arts District“

Artist and Daily Frame Contributing Photographer Sallie Douglas is very proud of her son Derek and wife Juliet, owners of Las Vegas’ newest coffee house.

• • •
October 9, 2020

Blue Angel and the Car Wash
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 22, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The Blue Angel is a cherished part of our history. She was a waypoint for years and now she will now be a permanent fixture near the five points area of the eastside near where Charleston/Fremont/Eastern intersect. It was the marker for the turnaround point near Charleston and Fremont when young people would cruise Fremont before it was closed to vehicle traffic in the 1990s.”

Text courtesy of the City of Las Vegas.

Our Las Vegas Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner remembers cruising Fremont Street.

• • •
October 8, 2020

#tbt “Eiffel Tower and Bellagio Fountains“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 22, 2020
From “BEFORE – Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Daily Frame lead photographer and associate producer Ginger Bruner remembers the before times.

• • • 
October 6-7, 2020

My Guys – Glae and Derek Douglas Masked Las Vegans“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
September 25, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The photographer comments: “My guys…husband, Glae (Doug) and son, Derek Douglas. You may know Derek by his artist name…@snipt. They are seen here checking out the progress being made at Golden Fog Coffee for the grand opening on October 10, 2020. {Note: free drip coffee on that day.] By the way, Derek and his wife, Juliet are the owners!!!“ 

Daily Frame Contributing Photographer and artist Sallie Douglas is justifiably very proud of her ‘guys’ – and entire family.

• • •
October 5, 2020

JK Russ at Les Femmes Fortes UNLV Donna Beam Gallery Exhibition“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Originally from Nelson, New Zealand, JK Russ received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland’s MIT in 2001. The relationship of humans with the environment is an ongoing theme in her work and concerns with the impact of climate change and the destruction of natural resources are evident. Her work has been described as ‘absorbing the awe of the desert and its sculptural rock formations and creatures, along with her observations of the sexually charged casino culture, built on fantasy and illusion’.
Based in Las Vegas, NV, since 2010, Russ has developed large-scale collage installations where visitors contribute to the completed work. As a residency artist with Art Production Fund, she worked with visitors to P3Studio at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and created an installation for the Delano Hotel Art Series.

“Represented by PAULNACHE gallery, her collage work has been shown at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui, the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art in Las Vegas, NV. Russ worked with the City of Las Vegas to collate cards and notes for the touring Hearts4Vegas installation, taught drawing at UNLV College of Fine Arts, and is currently the Arts Programs Manager at the Las Vegas Neon Museum.

Text from artist’s website.

See additional information on Les Femmes Fortes in the October 2 edition of The Daily Fame, now in the 2020 Archive.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner is a femme forte and is delighted to be included in the exhibition.

• • •
October 4, 2020

Moon from Boulder Station Parking Garage“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 3, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Boulder Station opened on August 23, 1994, with a fireworks show. It was the first new hotel-casino to open on the east side of Las Vegas since 1979. Boulder Station included 300 hotel rooms and a 75,000 sq ft casino with 2,200 slot and video poker machines, 44 table games, and a 10-table poker room. The casino also included a 70-seat keno lounge and a 240-seat race and sportsbook. The 44 table games were located in a casino pit accompanied by stained glass murals depicting 19th century trains.”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner prides herself on her knowledge of the range of Valley parking situations.

• • •
October 3, 2020

Liberace in Neon“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 14, 2020
Neon Museum
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Liberace’s florid signature included at times a stylishly line-drawn piano and candelabra. The scripted ornate logo appeared on autographs, documents, coffee cups and also his grave.

“The signature also appeared in neon at the former Liberace Museum, before winding up in the Neon Museum’s Boneyard among the other iconic artifacts.”

Bears repeating, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner at the Neon Boneyard is like a kid in a candy store.

• • •
October 2, 2020

Les Femmes Fortes
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 30, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The Donna Beam Gallery at UNLV presents the exhibition, “Les Femmes Fortes,” a unique assembly of women artists who call the Las Vegas valley their home.  With this exhibition we celebrate the talent and the contributions that each of these artists is making to our ever-developing art world.  The artists are participating with artwork that speaks to their passion whether it be their individual research or the astonishing times in which we’re living. These are confident and independent artists who are well practiced in their art and regularly deliver salient observations of who we are and what we’re about. Exhibiting artists include:

Linda Alterwitz
Ginger Bruner
Diane Bush
Adriana Chavez
Yasmina Chavez
Clarice Cuda
Nancy Deaner
Shereene Fogenay
Suzanne Hackett-Morgan
Bobbie Ann Howell
Kim Johnson
Jung Min
Heidi Rider
JK Russ
DK Sole
Jeanne Voltura

“In keeping with UNLV COVID 19 protocol, we are asking guests to set an appointment to visit Les Femmes Fortes through Eventbrite.  There is no charge.

Text from Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery.

“Our Las Vegas“ Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is honored to be included in “Les Femmes Fortes.“

• • •

October 1, 2020

Mandalay Bay – Vegas Stronger Day
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 6, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Gov. Steve Sisolak has recognized October 1 as “Vegas Strong Day in Nevada” and ordered Nevada State flags be flown at half-staff at all State public buildings in tribute to the victims of the October 1, 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas.

“The proclamation also recognizes the first responders, law enforcement officers, faith-based organizations, counselors and volunteers who provided support during and after the attack in which 58 people were killed and hundreds more injured.“

Text excerpted from KTVN story “Oct. 1 declared Vegas Strong Day in Nevada by Nevada governor“

“Our Las Vegas“ Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has not been to the namesake of the image above.

• • •
September 30, 2020

Las Vegas Monorail, etc.“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 30, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The idled Las Vegas Monorail is being bought by the local tourism authority, which plans to arrange the system’s second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 16 years.

“The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday approved, by a series of 12-1 votes, spending $24.26 million to acquire the 3.9-mile elevated train system from the not-for-profit Las Vegas Monorail Co., the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman voted no.

“The elected Clark County Commission also approved the move.

“The system, which cost $650 million to build, shut down in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It makes six north-south stops, including at the Las Vegas Convention Center and several hotel-casinos east of the Las Vegas Strip.”

Text excerpted from “Idled Las Vegas Monorail to be bought by city’s tourist authority, ”September 3 AP story in the Los Angeles Times.

“Our Las Vegas“ Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner believes the monorail to be a large sculpture.

• • •
September 29, 2020
updated daily – by noon (usually)

“Strat Dusk“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 26, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I ‘listen’ to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quiet, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening – a time for making photographs.”

— John Sexton

“Our Las Vegas“ Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner believes all times are right for making photographs.

• • •
September 28, 2020

“Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Drive-in“
Photograph by Lissa Townsend Rodgers
September 26, 2020
Westwind Drive-in
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Ms. Rodgers notes: “Not the same as a theater but you get to click on your headlights during “There’s a Light” and do the Time Warp next to your car.

#rockyhorrorpictureshow #driveinmovie

In a section titled “Freelance Writer” on Lissa Townsend Rodgers‘ LinkedIn page, we read:
“1994 – Present”
“New York City & Las Vegas:”

“Freelance writer in many styles for a variety of publications, including Desert Companion, Dope, Extra Crispy, Esquire online, Elevate NV, New York magazine, Tribeca Shortlist, David Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, Black Book, Time Out New York, New York Observer, Details, Village Voice, FHM online, MTV online and a variety of trade publications and now-defunct magazines and websites.

“Also the writer and editor of the ‘2008 Black Book guide to Las Vegas‘ and a contributor to ‘Wish You Were Here: Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards’ and ‘Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.’”

To which she adds: “She is currently at work on a book on gangster women to come out with Huntington Press in late 2020.“

• • •
September 27, 2020

“On the road to Mesquite from the Passenger Side Window“
Photograph by Diana Perez
June 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“History of Mesquite since the 1984 Incorporation“

“Since incorporation Mesquite has experienced rapid growth, at one time being named ‘The fastest growing city in America’ for it’s [sic] size. The population stands at over 17,000 . With this growth has come an increase of businesses and services never before enjoyed by residents of the area. A new hospital, medical and dental clinics brought care that had only been possible by traveling outside the valley. Stores, restaurants, movie theaters, art galleries, golf courses, hotels and casinos are providing employment and services for the life style that has become a trademark of Mesquite.

“The construction of a new high school, a new middle school and two new elementary schools reflect the increase of young families in the population. Housing developments are creating beautiful neighborhoods for residents of all ages. Access to newly opened land west of Mesquite has been made possible by the addition of a new I-15 interchange encouraging the construction of new light industry. Mesquite has long been a stop on a busy western highway but now it is a destination!”

Text from the about page of the City of Mesquite website.

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.

• • •
September 27, 2020

“The Garden“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
September 24, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The Garden, the new gay bar from Eduardo Cordova in the Arts District, planned to open on March 20. Then along came the coronavirus pandemic. Three months later, Cordova, who opened Santos Guisados Tacos & Beer in Fremont East in February 2019, quietly debuted with a menu of small bites, sharable dishes, and a cocktail menu in the former Mingo Kitchen & Lounge space on First Street.

“Outside, the bar features a garden patio, water fountains, and flowers. A wraparound bar with a white stone countertop creates the centerpiece for the bar, while overhead, crystal chandeliers accented with gold hang over brass and green velvet booths and bar stools, paying tribute to Mid-Century decor. In the center of the lounge area is a custom-made ornate fireplace that also serves as the DJ booth.”

Text excerpted from “Meet the New LGBTQ Bar That Opened in the Arts District,” June 17, 2020 story by Susan Stapleton in Eater Las Vegas.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening, she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

• • •
September 25, 2020

Dino’s
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 16, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Once voted Best Dive by Playboy, Dino’s is one of the oldest bars in downtown Las Vegas, NV. Dubbing itself ‘The Last Neighborhood Bar in Las Vegas,’ Dino’s was originally called Ringside Liquors and owned by mobster Eddie Trascher. The bar was renamed Dino’s Lounge after it was purchased by a new owner, Rinaldo Dean (‘Dino’) Bartolomucci, in 1962.

“With a classic old school Vegas vibe complete with low ceilings, a smoky atmosphere, dark amber lights, and pool tables, Dino’s has long established itself as not only a locals’ favorite but also a fun dive experience for tourists.

“Currently owned by Dino’s granddaughters Kristin and Casey, the bar offers a rich history, affordable drinks, and a karaoke venue so spectacular that it was also voted Best Karaoke in Las Vegas and has countless reviews raving about its karaoke experience.

“In addition to hosting unforgettable karaoke nights that bring complete strangers together and make singers feel like superstars, Dino’s is also home to the first ceiling art gallery in Las Vegas where artists paint a single tile that is unveiled on the last Friday of each month.”

Text excerpted from Nevada Film Office website.

MORE September 21 Associated Press story on Fox5 KVUU website: “Las Vegas area bars reopen after 10-week shutdown.”

“Our Las Vegas“Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner does her part to support local watering holes.

• • •
September 24, 2020

Hard Rock Cafe – Las Vegas
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Hard Rock Cafe, Inc. is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007, Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and was headquartered in Orlando, Florida, until April 2018, when the corporate offices were relocated to Davie, Florida.[2][3] As of July 2018, Hard Rock International has venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 25 hotels, and 12 casinos.

Text courtesy of Wikipedia.

See the now re-homed sign at the Neon Museum.

“Our Las Vegas“ Associate Producer and Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has eaten at Hard Rock Cafes on two continents.

• • •
September 22, 2020

Megan Linney-Masked Las Vegan
Photograph by Sallie Douglla
September 12, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Megan Linney is a life-long professional in the beauty and wellness industry. As a licensed Esthetician and Massage Therapist, she has been a member of several esteemed spa teams. She has worked in many different capacities of the industry, from performing and developing spa services to building internationally recognized spas. Traveling around the world and working on both coasts have exposed her to many different cultures and beauty rituals. Through this journey, she learned first-hand how powerful transformation is when touch, education, and self-care merge in one’s life resulting in confidence, self-acceptance and living your best life.

“As her career grew so did the opportunities to travel and relocate around the country. Landing in Las Vegas in 2017, for a second time, she began to feel like she had found more of a home than another temporary post. She quickly learned how much the local community craved a great skin care option that was not priced exclusively for those on vacation. She set out to deliver something needed to the Las Vegas Locals and be part of the creative flow of downtown.  In May 2020, she opened The Layer Lounge bringing approachable, affordable results-oriented skincare services and lifestyle events to the Arts District of DTLV. ”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Sallie is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild and is a passionate supporter of artists and the arts in southern Nevada.

• • •
September 20-21, 2020

“Spanish Oaks – Tennis“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as lawn tennis. It had close connections both to various field (lawn) games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport today called real tennis.”

Text from Wikipedia

[More: Encyclopedia Britannica entry for tennis.]

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner is a follower of professional tennis.

• • •
September 18-19, 2020

“The Red Barn – Neon Boneyard”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 14 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

As posted to on September 28, 2018 to the Neon Museum Facebook page:

The Red Barn sign is now in the #NeonBoneyard!

History: The Red Barn opened in 1958 as an antique store on Tropicana Avenue near Maryland Parkway and was converted into a bar in the early 1960s. By day, the bar catered to straight customers but served a largely gay clientele at night. By the early 1970s, it had evolved into one of the few openly gay bars in Las Vegas. The bar offered drag shows like the popular RB Follies and published the “RB Bag,” one of the earliest gay magazines in Southern Nevada. The Red Barn closed in March 1988 and the building burned down several months later.”

[More: excerpted from VintageVegas.com]

“Built in the late 50s as an antique store at 1317 Bond Rd (Tropicana Ave), it was converted into a cocktail lounge by new owners in the early 60s, and operated as one of Las Vegas’ best-known gay bars. From ‘72 to its closing in Mar. ‘88 it was leased and operated by Albert “Bert” Hood.

Bert Hood: “The Organization [Mob] kept us in the boondocks. My Red Barn was the boondocks. ‘Stay away from us and we’ll stay away from you.’ It was that simple.“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner at the Neon Boneyard is like a kid in a candy store.

• • •
September 17, 2020

“Mickey & Minnie Las Vegas Boulevard Stroll”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
September 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Minnie Mouse is one of the anthropomorphic cartoon characters created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney. She and Mickey Mouse were first drawn by Iwerks in 1928. The Mickey Mouse comic strip story “The Gleam” (published January 19 – May 2, 1942) by Merrill De Maris and Floyd Gottfredson first gave her full name as Minerva Mouse, although this is seldom used.”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio.

 She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
September 15-16, 2020

“Area15”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

IT BEGINS [9.17.20]
ENTER THE EXTRAORDINARY

“Secure your (free) spot to lose yourself in the immersive art installations, find your zen in the center of a bamboo forest, ride on a comet and fly like a bird, and eat & drink like you mean it on underneath the desert skies or the glow of a digital forest.

“And this is just the beginning. Over the next few months we will be unveiling a wondrous mashup of tenant experiences, events, art and entertainment. But for now, you’re invited to wonder, wander and gawk at everything that has just come alive inside – and outside – of AREA15.“

[Additional notes:]

• Due to capacity restrictions, space is limited.
• Doors will open at 6 p.m. on 9.17.20. No entries allowed before that time.
• Reservation does not guarantee immediate entry.
• All ages, 21+ to consume alcohol
• Face masks are required for all employees and guests (it’s not political. It’s practical)
• AREA15’s anchor tenant Meow Wolf will officially open in early 2021.
• Maximum of 6 tickets per customer

Text from Area 15 website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner lives in the glow of a digital forest

• • •
September 14, 2020

“DMV”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Use Our Online Services
We are limiting the number of customers in our buildings to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Check Online Services and Kiosks first to see if you can complete your transaction without coming to the DMV. Renew your vehicle registration online.

Make an Appointment (Metropolitan Areas)
Most transactions at DMV offices in Henderson and Las Vegas require an appointment. Walk-in customers will be directed to online services, kiosks or scheduled for an appointment as appropriate.

Text from NV DMV website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner’s favorite adult chores do not include visits to the DMV.

• • •
September 13, 2020

“Spanish Oaks Resting Spot ”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[As noted in the August 13 edition of The Daily Frame:]
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.”

map

Text from Elite Realty website.

There’s a very soft spot in “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner’s heart for the Valley’s historic neighborhoods.

• • •
September 12, 2020

“Sign of the Times”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
18b
September 11, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio.

 She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
September 11, 2020

“California Fires | Nevada Air Quality Impact”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Spanish Oaks
September 11, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Clark and Washoe Counties warn of wildfire smoke danger”

“Carson City (AP) — Advisories issued Friday by health and air quality agencies in southern and northern Nevada warn of elevated and unhealthy levels of smoke from wildfires in the West.

“Health officials suggested staying indoors, limiting outdoor activity and keeping windows closed.

“Clark Count officials issued a smoke advisory for Friday through Sunday and said the small dust particles and other pollutants in the smoke can aggravate respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma or heart disease.“

From AP story posted to News3LV website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner is doing her best to stay indoors. “Our Las Vegas“ Director Jon Winet comments: “To paraphrase Dorothy Parker’s greeting whenever she answered her front door: ‘What fresh horror will 2020 bring?‘ (She actually said: ‘What fresh hell is this?‘)“

• • •
September 10, 2020

“California Smoke, Las Vegas Sky – Take 2”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 7, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

#tbt to earlier this week, when Las Vegas skies were darkened by smoke from California wildfires. We at Our Las Vegas are hoping for cooler, more moist weather in the west, in hopes of helping the front line firefighters.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associates Producer Ginger Bruner looks forward to Golden Hour daily, but is unnerved by the sun when it’s enveloped in smoke.

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September 8, 2020

“California Smoke, Las Vegas Sky”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 7, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Monday was a very hazy Labor Day for residents in the Las Vegas valley. The sky looked anything but sunny and clear as a September haze filled the skies because of several wildfires in California, including the Creek Fire in Bishop, California.

“8 News NOW Weather Authority Sally Jaramillo says high pressure to the left of Nevada is what is causing the smoke from the wildfires to move into our area and create the haze.“

Text from KLAS TV

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associates Producer Ginger Bruner looks forward to Golden Hour daily, but is unnerved by the sun when it’s enveloped in smoke. 

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September 7, 2020

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“Riegal Golden Hour”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
September 4, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is owned and operated by Endeavor Group Holdings along with Silver Lake Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and MSD Capital via Zuffa, LLC.“

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associates Producer Ginger Bruner looks forward to Golden Hour daily. .

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September 6, 2020

“Casa Blanca”
Photograph and text by Diana Perez
June 2020
Mesquite, Nevada
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The Casa Blanca Resort opened as Players Island Resort in 1995 with the name Players Island Resort by American television show host and producer Merv Griffith and Players International. Black Gaming acquired it and renamed it in February 1997. By 2007, the resort was the largest employer in Mesquite according to Wikipedia.

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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September 5, 2020

St. Louis | Las Vegas”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 28, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[With gateway arches on the brain, we include below information adapted from Wikipedia on the 630 feet high and wide St. Louis, MO monument.]

Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, the Gateway Arch is the world’s tallest arch, the tallest human-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri’s tallest accessible building.

Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, and officially dedicated to “the American people,” the Arch, commonly referred to as “The Gateway to the West” is the centerpiece of Gateway Arch National Park and has become an internationally recognized symbol of St. Louis, as well as a popular tourist destination.

The Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947; construction began on February 12, 1963 and was completed on October 28, 1965.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner is planning a crosscounty road trip in her dreams.

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September 3-4, 2020

*as *ega*”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
August 30, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[“New gateway arch almost complete on Las Vegas Boulevard,“ KTVN September 1 story by Jordan Gartner below.]

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Construction crews are almost complete with the new gateway arch on Las Vegas Boulevard near The STRAT hotel-casino.

When it’s finished, the 80-foot structure will hold a City of Las Vegas sign marking where the city limits officially start on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The arch has a price tag of $6.5 million dollars and it should be completed later this month.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. Through August of 2020, and since its opening,  she served as an aesthetician at Spa Bellagio.

 She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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September 2, 2020

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Rabbit
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

Rabbit, Rabbit Rabbit – a day late and a bunny short
(This one is so large we figure it counts for at least two)

“Rabbit rabbit rabbit” is a superstition found in Britain and North America wherein a person says or repeats the words “rabbit“, “rabbits” and/or “white rabbits” aloud upon waking on the first day of a month, to ensure good luck for the rest of it.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Ginger Bruner‘s is “Our Las Vegas“ associate producer and lead photographer, and likes bunnies.

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September 1, 2020

We Will Not Be Undersold”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Carpets Galore
East Wyoming just south Casino Center

“We have taken additional precautions to safeguard the health of our customers and employees. Our showroom has been completely disinfected and we will be frequently sanitizing common surfaces. We are also offering in-home service, where we will bring carpet and waterproof LVT samples to you.”

Text from store website.

Ginger Bruner‘s “Our Las Vegas“ colleague would like nothing better than to recover his entire home with casino carpeting. And hers. And yours.

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August 31, 2020

High Roller
Photograph by Eric Travis Wilson
January 2018
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

On a day marking another trip around the sun for our esteemed contributor, we wish him and all safe and well.

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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August 30, 2020

Mesquite Road Trip Passenger Window View no. 1”
Photograph by Diana Perez
June 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Mesquite was settled by Mormon pioneers in 1880, who called it Mesquite Flat. The community was finally established on the third attempt after having been flooded out from the waters of the Virgin River. The name was later shortened to Mesquite, and the city was incorporated 1984. Mesquite, like nearby Bunkerville, had its origins in farming. The Peppermill Mesquite casino, which opened in the 1970s, drove Mesquite’s diversified economy.”

Text excerpted from Wikepedia.

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, 2020

“Table Games Hot Seat”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August 28, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

”Hot Seat Drawings every Saturday”
”Win $200 in Play-Til-You-Lose Promotional Chips”

“Qualify simply by playing your favorite table games. Participants must have an active Table Games rating on the main casino floor or in Infinity Room at the time of the drawings.

“Up to three (3) winners will be drawn each hour for to a total of twelve (12) winners from 8:00 p.m. – midnight. One (1) bonus Baccarat or Pai Gow winner will be drawn each hour for a total of four (4) bonus Baccarat or Pai Gow Winners.”

Text from Sahara website.

The odds of “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Associate Producer Ginger Bruner qualifying for a chance in the Hot Seat drawing are zero.

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August 28, 2020

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Mt. Charleston HikersCathedral Rock Trail
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Cathedral Rock Trail

More Difficult, 2.8 miles.(This trailhead is closed during winter months)The trail begins in Mazie Canyon with ponderosa and white fir, but soon nears aspen. In the summer, this is one of the most colorful areas when the wildflowers are blooming and the butterflies are fluttering. It is a major avalanche path in the winter. About halfway up the trail is a waterfall just off the trail with is a short, old road leading to it. As the trail goes up out of the canyon toward the back of Cathedral Rock one gets a view of the avalanche chute below. The trail climbs a few short, steep switchbacks before reaching the summit, with a spectacular view of Kyle Canyon.(copy courtesy

Text from GoMtCharleston.

Our Las Vegas associate producer and lead photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of Mt. Charleston, and the wind in the trees.

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August 27, 2020

“Lissa’s Last Club”
Photograph by Lissa Townsend Rodgers
August, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s note: it’s been less than two weeks, but the closing of Vickie’s Diner at Oakey and Las Vegas Boulevard is already most #tbt-worthy. Below is LIssa Townsend Rodgers’ tribute, posted on August 18 to the KNPR DC Blog.]

A Farewell to Vickie’s Diner

The heart of many a small town can be found in its diner, where old friends meet and strangers stop by, where pie and gossip are served with a smile. Whenever people tell me that Las Vegas is, at heart, a small town, I imagine that heart beating somewhere between the grill top and the coffee urn at Vickie’s Diner.

For 65 years — most of them 24 hours a day, seven days a week — Vickie’s was where tourists at the end of a bender crossed paths with locals at the start of a workday, where boisterous family brunches took place next to subdued post-one-night-stand breakfasts, all of it held together by the soothing goodwill of grilled cheese, turkey club, and two eggs any style. But the beloved local institution flipped its last burger on August 16 and is now seeking a new home.

I made my first visit to Vickie’s on my second Vegas vacation, and it became a requirement of every trip thereafter. Back then, it was known as Tiffany’s Café, a bland white room, save for the always-entertaining view of Strip foot traffic, the enormous collage of snapshots of regulars, and an artwork known as “That Painting” that would develop its own fan base, its own Facebook page, and its own writeup in The Wall Street Journal. A piece of outsider art created long ago by a now-forgotten patron, it was a conventional, above-the-sofa landscape painting … with the crudely rendered addition of a long-haired, narrow-eyed Western gunman looming up in one corner. Some thought it was Clint Eastwood, others thought it resembled John Travolta, but everyone took their picture with it.

But not even “That Painting” could outshine what was on those sturdy white diner plates. The omelets were plump and fluffy, finished off with a neat orange square of just-melted cheese applied with as much care and flair as any shaved truffle or drizzled coulis. The patty melt became my go-to meal in times of trouble, the comfort and cure for my intense hangover, ravenous hunger, or abysmal despair — the grill-top burger coated lightly in grease, topped by a pillow of grilled onions and smothered in gooey cheese, all of it held fast and firm by two slices of whole wheat. There was no liquor license, but one of my party would slip into the adjacent White Cross market for a pint of whiskey to spike our coffee — the waitresses had finely tuned radar for topping off any cup that dropped to two-thirds full, but they also knew when to look the other way.

Opened in 1955, the White Cross was a drugstore/liquor store/post office/mini mart/souvenir stand. Combined with a ’round-the-clock diner, it was basically a village unto itself. Tom Wolfe dropped into the White Cross during a mid-’60s visit to Vegas and wrote of the pregnant customers with “buttocked decollete aft and illusion-of-cloth lingerie hanging fore” and “old mom’s-pie pensioners” cranking away at slot machines, finding here the serene acceptance of the outrageous that would come to characterize Las Vegas. Did I mention that it was where Elvis used to get his prescriptions filled?

The White Cross closed and reopened as a more upscale market, which itself closed after a year or two, but Tiffany’s Café held strong. In 2014, longtime waitress Vickie Kelesis bought Tiffany’s, renaming it Vickie’s Diner; her uncle, Pete Kelesis, had run the café for years. A TV show redecorated the place in retro pink and the hours shortened to focus on breakfast and lunch, but the food and the clientele remained unchanged.

After 65 years, it’s not coronavirus that has taken down Vickie’s Diner, but gentrification. The building itself will disappear soon, yet another distinctive piece of Downtown bought up and torn down by bros from L.A. — no doubt sushi chefs or baristas will ply their trade where ham steaks once sizzled, and the groovy, mid-mod script and bubble bulbs of the White Cross sign that has ridden high over Las Vegas Boulevard since Little Richard topped the charts will be another pile of plastic and glass in a dumpster. During the final weekend, dozens of people began lining up shortly after sunrise, eager to grab a last ham-and-pepper bite of Denver omelet, a final bounce on the pink vinyl window seats, a farewell selfie with Clint/John, a big tip, and heartfelt goodbye for their favorite waitress.

Sure, Las Vegas has plenty of other all-night kitchens, loads of other establishments dishing out French toast and meatloaf, but Vickie’s was the original to which all Peppermills and Hash Houses aspire. With the bubblegum chairs and the family photos and “That Painting” stored away, the diner is now seeking a new home, hopefully still Downtown. Until then, there’ll be an empty space in my stomach for a patty melt and a place in my heart for Vickie’s.

In a section titled “Freelance Writer” on Lissa Townsend Rodgers’ LinkedIn page, we read:
“1994 – Present”
“New York City & Las Vegas:”

“Freelance writer in many styles for a variety of publications, including Desert Companion, Dope, Extra Crispy, Esquire online, Elevate NV, New York magazine, Tribeca Shortlist, David Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, Black Book, Time Out New York, New York Observer, Details, Village Voice, FHM online, MTV online and a variety of trade publications and now-defunct magazines and websites.

“Also the writer and editor of the ‘2008 Black Book guide to Las Vegas‘ and a contributor to ‘Wish You Were Here: Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards’ and ‘Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.’”

To which she adds: “She is currently at work on a book on gangster women to come out with Huntington Press in late 2020.“

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August 26, 2020

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National Dog Day – Lindi, in the manner of Veronica Lake
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
August, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Founded in 2004 by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert,
Colleen Paige, National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.
National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – protecting our families and homes, for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and helping to locate and rescue victims of accidents and tragedy.Today’s model is Lindi, a rescue who is the companion of Las Vegan and retired nursing educator Sue Deaner, loves walks, cuddles, and the companionship of her daughter Poppy, and doggy pal Willow. Lindi is doing her best Veronica Lake impression, and is ready for her spotlight Mr. DeMille.

“Our Las Vegas“ associate producer and lead photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of pups.

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August 25, 2020

“Council Member Michele Fiore at the GOP National Convention
Photograph by Jon Winet
August 25, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Las Vegas City Council Member and former Mayor Protem Michele Fiore took center stage, however briefly, on Day 1 of the 2020 GOP National Convention. Firebrand Fiore is perhaps best known for her gun-toting family Christmas cards.

“Our Las Vegas“ director Jon Winet has been glued to multiple screens this week and last while not listening to talk radio.

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August 24, 2020

“Peaches Costello-Carvalho, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by John Carvahlo
Summer 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Peaches Costello-Carvalho has lived in Las Vegas since she was 3 months old. In addition to being the mother of two small children she has several modeling contracts with lingerie manufacturers and designers of wholesale catalogs and point of sales posters. She also does live product presentation modeling for conventions and trade meetings.

John Carvalho is the former head photographer for Cover Girl Magazine. A native of New England, he came to Vegas for training at Nellis Air Force Base, loved the desert, and settled here after completing his duties as a pilot and Intel Analyst with Special Operations.

Today he’s an engineer. His wife Peaches adds: “He’s my own personal Godzilla, ready to take on all the monsters life throws at us.“

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August 23, 2020

“Spanish Oaks PathPhotograph by Ginger Bruner
August 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

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.”

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Text from Elite Realty website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, not surprisingly is an excellent dog walker.

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August 22, 2020

“Circa Golden Gate“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
August 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Time. There’s simply nothing more valuable. This is the truth that drives us to make the most of every moment. Rooted in the neon glow of the past, we celebrate living large in the now, and keep our eyes wide open to the future. Drawing on the best that has come before us, we are building a new legacy: one that turns the good times up to eleven and burns bright with the original spirit of Vegas. In a city where time disappears, we are the masters of these fleeting moments, creating experiences that electrify the soul and memories that will last forever. We go big. We go all night. And here, everyone is on the guest list. So get loose and get loud. This is Circa. The time of your life.”

Text from Circa website.

The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is located at One Fremont Street in Las Vegas. A part of the Fremont Street Experience, it is the oldest and smallest hotel within the Fremont Street Experience.
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John F. Miller initially opened a temporary tent hotel – the Miller Hotel – on the property in 1905, while he planned to construct a permanent hotel structure, which opened as the Hotel Nevada on January 13, 1906. A casino operated within the hotel until a statewide gambling ban took effect in 1909. In 1931, the property was expanded and renamed as Sal Sagev (‘Las Vegas’ spelled backwards). The casino reopened that year when gambling in Nevada was legalized again. In 1955, the casino was renamed as the Golden Gate The Golden Gate was known for its cheap shrimp cocktails, served from 1959 to 2017.

Text adabted from Wikipedia.

More“The History Of The Shrimp Cocktail And How To Make The Perfect One From Scratch”

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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August 21, 2020

Las Vegas and Oakey 5:30 p.m.
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
August 19, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

KNTV Video: “New gateway arch is taking shape on the Las Vegas Strip”

“[Viickie’s] diner, which for years was called Tiffany’s Café, served its final meals before closing the location for good Sunday.

“It opened in the 1950s and for years served comfort food to Las Vegas locals and tourists alike.

“Owner Vickie Kelesis, its namesake, said the owners of the old White Cross Drugs strip mall where the diner was located — it sports a blue-and-white façade that makes it look like it’s right out of the 1950s — plan to tear the complex down.

“Kelesis said she’s in the process of locking down a new property to reopen the diner, which she said will likely be in the downtown area.

“Kelesis, whose uncle Pete Kelesis ran Tiffany’s for many years, used to waitress at the original café, which has long been known for its homemade food and large portions. She bought the diner in 2014.

“As customers arrived and departed over the lunch hour Sunday, Kelesis greeted many by name while fighting back tears and offering hugs.

Text excer

“You drink the place in right along with your booze and neither is meant to go down too smoothly.

“Homemade signs scrawled out in magic marker advertise drink specials involving Twinkies and Slim Jims and, it only follows, $20 puke insurance.

The bathrooms look like graffitied subway stops, tattooed with the signatures of hundreds of patrons past.”

Text excerpted from “Double Down Saloon still serving Las Vegas’ wild side,” November 30, 2019 Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Jason Bracelin.

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has spent many bright moments at what its outdoor sign proclaims to be “The Happiest Place on Earth.“

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August 13, 2020

“A Second Shot: Double Down Interior Study no. 8
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
August 2020

[Editor’s notes: Follow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame, now joining two others featuring the watering hole in the 2020 Archive.
Since at least 2013, our Lead Photographer has found beauty and inspiration in Las Vegas’ quintessential punk dive bar. Long live her ongoing project and the Double Down!]

As noted on their website:
“DUE TO COVID-19, DOUBLE DOWN SALOON HAS BEEN CLOSED BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR. WE WILL REOPEN, ADHERING TO ALL NECESSARY SAFETY PROTOCOLS, AS SOON AS WE ARE LEGALLY ALLOWED.”

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner looks forward to the establishment’s reopening and may right well order a pint of Guinness on her next visit.

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August 12, 2020

“Double Down Interior Study no. 7
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
August 2020

[Editor’s notes: Since at least 2013, our Lead Photographer has found beauty abd inspiration in Las Vegas’ quintessential punk dive bar. Long live her ongoing project and the Double Down!]

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner looks forward to the establishment’s reopening and may right well order a pint of Guinness on her next visit.

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August 11, 2020
updated daily – by noon (usually)

“Backyard Decor at Ronnie & Steve’s (Detail)
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
August 2020

“Ronnie Fabre, known from Las Vegas to New York as the “Little Girl with the Big Voice,“ began her professional career when in 1968, as a teenager, she traveled to Vietnam with the “Safaris”- of Wipeout fame, and was also the playoff band for the Bob Hope Show for 68′ 69′. She returned to the states, and sang backup for the Righteous Bros and Bill Medley. Ronnie moved to Las Vegas in 1970 and has proceeded to sing every major strip hotel.”

Text from Las Vegas Vocal Lessons website.

Steve Golden is a native Bostonian who graduated from the Berklee College of Music with his degree in music composition. He went on to perform with the Glen Miller Orchestra led by Buddy Defranco. He has since played with the Jimmy Dorsey Band, the Tommy Dorsey Band, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Si Zentner, the Aladdin House Orchestra, the Riviera House Orchestra, Caesars House Band, the Sands Hotel House Band and Harrah’s in Atlantic City & was the band leader at the Sands Hotel from 94-96.”

Text from musician’s website.

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, wants to photograph your garden.

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August 10, 2020

“Happy Shark Week (from an undisclosed location in the Valley)
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
August 2020

Shark Week! [Discovery Channel website]

“Everything you need to know about Shark Week 2020“
August 9 story by Alaa Elassar, CNN

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, includes sharks on her long list of fauna she admires..

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August 9, 2020

“The Pride of Barbados at the Rexford
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
August 2020

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. It could be native to the West Indies, but its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include poinciana, peacock flower, red bird of paradise, Mexican bird of paradise, dwarf poinciana, pride of Barbados, flos pavonis, and flamboyant-de-jardin. The Hawaiian name for this plant is ʻohai ali.ʻ”

Text from Wikipedia.

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, as is the case with Ferdinand, likes to smell the flowers.

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August 8, 2020

“Las Vegas Golf Club (View from the Vets
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
August 8, 2020

“Las Vegas Golf Club’s beautiful par-72, 6,319-yard championship layout was designed in 1938 by golf course architect William P. Bell in the old style, featuring wide emerald fairways and generous greens. Numerous doglegs, picturesque water features, and unique bunkering create both strategic diversity and a stunning backdrop for golf, while multiple tees on each hole enable golfers of all ages and abilities an opportunity to enjoy this picturesque Las Vegas golf gem.”

COURSE TOUR

The first three holes at Las Vegas Golf Club offer a great chance to come out scoring.

•     No. 1 is a drivable, 311-yard par-4 with three bunkers long and right of the green.

•     No. 2 is a slight dogleg, reachable par-5 playing to 503-yards. Some trees guard the turn, but the fairway is wide while the green is guarded by a single bunker left.

•     At 98 yards, the par-3 No. 3 is the course’s shortest, but it demands a solid wedge shot. The kidney-shaped green is fronted by a pond and backed by four bunkers.

•     Four short par-5’s ranging from 458 to 503 yards give everyone a chance to score.

•     The 458-yard No. 9 plays to a narrow green well-bunkered in front, but a big drive can set up a realistic eagle chance.

•     The dogleg-left, 461-yard, par-5 No. 13 plays to a broad fairway and then to a green sandwiched between a pair of bunkers.
The 460-yard, par-5 No. 15 plays straight away to an unprotected green.

•     Six par-4’s play less than 380 yards, and three more than 400 yards.

•     The longest, and No. 1 handicap hole, is the 438-yard, dogleg-left No. 8. A few pine trees stand along the fairway, which is otherwise naked and inviting, as is the bunkerless green.

•    Two other par-3’s will keep players honest.

•     No. 6 plays 189 yards, with two large bunkers in front; while No. 17 plays 211 yards, with two prominent front bunkers guarding a smallish green.

Please join Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and the entire “Our Las Vegas” team in wishing Harry The Cat health, happiness and nine lives. (Harry was last featured on the March 18, 2018 edition of The Daily Frame.)

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August 7, 2020

“An Aesthetic Infusion at 4th and Charleston
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
July 2020

The photographer notes on the Instagram feed:

“A new @snipt mural at the @siegelsuites on 4th Street and Charleston Blvd
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“Assisting SNIPT were @tonecastle and members of @cultthirtythree@theresheisart @youkilledmefirst and @xdan45x

“lvartists #lvmuralartists #dtlvart #dtlvstreetart #dtlvmuralart #dtlvmuralartists #dtlvlife #salliedouglasphotography #photobysalliedouglas”

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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August 5-6, 2020

“A New Use for Key Bars
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
July 2020

“The vastest mistake that most people do when they lose their keys is to get angry with themselves and panic. This leads to unfocused searching which can make it extremely difficult to find them. Stay calm, and keep searching. Engrave it in your mind that what you have done is not an unforgivable mistake, but something that others do every now and then. Try to relax and remember all the places you have been to, and narrow down to the places you might have emptied your pockets and dropped the keys. Make non-distress phone calls. If you are calm, you will be surprised to find your keys in the funniest of all places such as in your handbag, or in your trousers’ back pocket.”

Text from “How to Efficiently Find Lost Keys” April 20, 2018 story Brian Jones on the Locksmith Secrets website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner often knows where her keys are.

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August 3-4, 2020

“Mirage
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
March 2020

Our contributing photographer captured this unprecedented moment of calm in the earliest days of the pandemic and shutdown. She wrote “No lights, no crowds, just silence.”

[definition below excerpted from Dictionary.com]

mirage [ mi-rahzh

noun

            •   an optical phenomenon, especially in the desert or at sea, by which the image of some object appears displaced above, below, or to one side of its true position as a result of spatial variations of the index of refraction of air.

            •   something illusory, without substance or reality.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
August 1-2, 2020

“Andrea & Ginger
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

As noted on the May 13, 2020 edition of the Daily Frame when we first featured in our series:

Daily Frame contributor Andrea Lipomi is the director | owner of Feetish Spa Parlo, now in its new location on the courtyard of Orleans Square. She is an alumna of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY; and the Esthetics and Nail Technology programs at Destination Academy in Las Vegas.

In the Time of COVID-19 she became certified in Trauma Recovery Yoga, and is currently taking a grief coaching course.

She adds: “I am educating myself every day on how to provide the safest spa services for my beloved Feetish clients.”

You can follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/feetishspa/

And “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is, well, she just is!

And we add: #wearamask like the lives of your loved ones and the economy depend on it!

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July 31, 2020

“Poolside
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.”

                           — Sigmund Freud

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner appreciates the power of reflection.

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July 30, 2020

“Double Down Chair Upgrade
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

As part of our ongoing appreciation of the Double Down’s inimitable interior design aesthetiics, our Lead Photographer recently noted the significant upgrade to the chair in the ladies loo. For a look at earlier model, check the September 1, 2018 edition of The Daily Frame. {a vigorous scroll or search for the date will get you there. And while you’re there, we recommend a read Jon Savage’s  Encyclopaedia Britanica entry for Punk.

As noted in 2018: “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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July 29, 2020

Market and Sahara Facing NW
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, aṣ-ṣaḥrāʼ al-kubrá, ‘the Greatest Desert’) is a desert located on the African continent. With an area of 3,600,000 sq mi, it is the largest hot desert in the world and the third largest desert overall after Antarctica and the Arctic. The name ‘Sahara’ is derived from the Arabic word for ‘desert,’ ṣaḥra (صحرا /ˈsˤaħra/).”

[Text from Wikipedia.]

“The road was originally called San Francisco Avenue and served as the southern city limit for Las Vegas.

“The road was then named after the Sahara Hotel and Casino which is located on Las Vegas Boulevard where it intersects with Sahara Avenue.

“In the 1960s, city planners envisioned construction of an expressway along Sahara to Rainbow Boulevard.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Lagniappe: “Sahara Las Vegas through the years since opening in 1952” LVRJ picture story.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner may well know every inch of Saraha
Avenue.

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July 27-28, 2020

Brian Paco Alvarez, Masked Las Vegan
Selfie by Brian Paco Alvarez
July 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Las Vegas Native Brian Paco Alvarez is a museum curator, urban historian and thought leader in the arts. Thanks to his Argentinian parents who instilled a deep appreciation for art and culture he has dedicated his life and career to these endeavors and the deep cultural history of his beloved hometown.

[Editor’s Notes: Paco is an essential part of the Las Vegas arts ecosystem. Here’s a link to “Coronavirus leaves Las Vegas tour guides with empty pockets,,” a March 21, 2020 Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Subrina Hudson.

We encourage all to support your local artists – and advocate for them to city and county, state and national leaders ]

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July 26, 2020

“Corn Creek, Desert National Wildlife Range – Waiting for the Comet
Photography by Ginger Bruner
July 23, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Desert National Wildlife Range“
[map]

“Encompassing six major mountain ranges and seven distinct life zones, Desert NWR showcases the abundance and variety of nature that can be found in Southern Nevada, all just a short drive from Las Vegas.

“Created in 1936 to provide habitat and protection for desert bighorn sheep, Desert NWR is the largest wildlife refuge outside of Alaska. At 1.6 million acres (643,000 hectares), the refuge can cover Rhode Island twice – and still have enough room left over for a quarter of a million football fields. Teeming with diversity over a vast landscape, Desert NWR boasts over 500 plant species as it transitions from the Mojave to the Great Basin Desert.

“While Desert NWR has been home to people for thousands of years, from Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) to ranch homesteaders, the refuge still remains largely unchanged by human hands. Over 1.3 million acres (536,000 hectares) of the refuge is proposed wilderness, and has been managed as de facto wilderness since 1974. See collared lizards sunning on rocks, hunt for tracks of elusive mountain lions, or grab your binoculars for a better look at our 320 bird species. A unique and solitary experience awaits you at Desert NWR.”

Text from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service website. Note: for more on the comet see the July 25 edition of the Daily Frame in the 2020 Archive.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘ is no stranger to Las Vegas’ surrounding landscape.

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July 25, 2020

“Comet NEOWISE from Duck Creek Road
Photography by Ginger Bruner
July 23, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[This week, a mere 64 millions miles away, the cosmos is providing a visual reprieve from our earthbound problems on the Pale Blue Dot. We are grateful.]

“We still have to wait for another very bright comet, what astronomers call a great comet. But a wonderful binocular comet graced our early morning skies beginning in early July, and now it’s visible in the evening. It’s called C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE). We’ve been hearing from people throughout the Northern Hemisphere who’ve seen this comet. The comet was closest to Earth on July 23, passing some 64 million miles (103 million km) from our planet. On the nights around its closest approach – although you’ll probably still need binoculars to spot this celestial visitor – the comet will be visible at the same time we see a beautiful waxing crescent moon in the western twilight sky.”

Text from Earthsky July 24 story How to see Comet NEOWISE” by Eddie Irizarry.

This week “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘ is our eye on the night sky.

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July 24, 2020

“Resorts World Las Vegas – Signed“
Photography by Sallie Douglas
July 17 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[The installation of an identifying sign atop the resort”s tower is yet another indication that the project is on track to make its projected summer 2021 opening..]

“About Resorts World Las Vegas”

“Resorts World Las Vegas is being developed by Genting Berhad, a Malaysian corporation registered as a publicly traded corporation by the Nevada Gaming Commission. Resorts World Las Vegas has affiliated operations in the Americas, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas. Resorts World Las Vegas, one of the largest hotel construction sites in the U.S., is rapidly moving forward with approximately 2,200 construction workers on-site each day at the 88-acre site. The property will be a tech-forward, innovative, and inclusive resort which will stand on the pillars of elevated service, harmony, loyalty and luxury. Weaving traditions of Resorts World into the fabric of Las Vegas, the 3,500-room casino-resort will introduce a bold, fresh take on hospitality to the Las Vegas market with exciting new experiences, one-of-a-kind culture and seamless guest service.”

“About Genting Group”

“Genting Group comprises Genting Berhad (KLSE: GENTING), the holding company, and its listed companies Genting Malaysia Berhad (KLSE: GENM), Genting Plantations Berhad (KLSE: GENP) and Genting Singapore Limited (SGX: G13). Genting Group collectively employs approximately 56,000 people and is involved in leisure and hospitality, palm oil plantations, power generation, oil and gas, property development, life sciences and biotechnology activities, with operations spanning across the globe, including in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, China, the United States of America, Bahamas and the United Kingdom. Genting Group is a leader in the global gaming and hospitality industry. Founded in 1965, Genting Group has more than 50 years of experience in developing and operating destination resorts in the Americas, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas, offering an unparalleled resort experience and iconic entertainment attractions to over 50 million visitors a year. For more information, visit www.genting.com.”

Text excerpted from Resorts World 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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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July 23, 2020

“Convention Center Expansion Visual Update 2“
Photography by Sallie Douglas
July 17 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Second of two looks at LVCC’s close to one billion dollar project.]

“The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Expansion is a vital expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The LVCVA will reinvent the convention center as a state-of-the art facility featuring the latest technology.“

“The state-of-the-art Las Vegas Convention Center expansion project offers a distinct area designed to do business and ensure our economic future by continuing to provide the unparalleled experience our guests and clients have come to expect. Las Vegas thrives on evolution, and the LVCC project will give us additional convention center space fit for one of the world’s most iconic and vibrant cities.

“The expansion project will add 1.4 million square feet to the current convention center facility, including at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space. The expansion will also feature a main entrance and grand lobby off Convention Center Drive, meeting rooms, pre-function space and service and support areas.”

Text from Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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July 22, 2020

“Convention Center Expansion Visual Update I“
Photography by Sallie Douglas
July 17 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The photographer adds : “Convention Center Expansion facing south on Convention Center Drive as seen driving east on Convention Center Drive.”

“The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Expansion is a vital expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The LVCVA will reinvent the convention center as a state-of-the art facility featuring the latest technology.“

“The state-of-the-art Las Vegas Convention Center expansion project offers a distinct area designed to do business and ensure our economic future by continuing to provide the unparalleled experience our guests and clients have come to expect. Las Vegas thrives on evolution, and the LVCC project will give us additional convention center space fit for one of the world’s most iconic and vibrant cities.

“The expansion project will add 1.4 million square feet to the current convention center facility, including at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space. The expansion will also feature a main entrance and grand lobby off Convention Center Drive, meeting rooms, pre-function space and service and support areas.”

Text from Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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July 21, 2020

“Lower 1/2 Bookend to Yesterday’s Daily Frame (Minus the SLURPEE®)“
Photography by Ginger Bruner
July 19, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“ELEVATE YOUR LAS VEGAS EXPERIENCE”

“Visible throughout the city, dominating the Las Vegas skyline – the iconic STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod is where the Las Vegas Strip begins and ends. We’ve reimagined your experience from top to bottom, offering renovated hotel rooms, refreshed casino floor, all-new dining options, award-winning entertainment, and an exhilarating SkyPod experience.”

Promotional text excerpted from the Strat website.

The Strat Tower is “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s guide star.

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July 20, 2020

“Strat 7-Eleven“
Photography by Ginger Bruner
July 19, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Nonstop Innovation & Customer Obsession”

7‑Eleven has a legacy of innovation. We were the first to provide to-go coffee cups, offer a self-serve soda fountain, operate for 24 hours a day, and yes, we even coined the phrase “BrainFreeze®” in honor of the world’s favorite frozen drink. Then came the innovation of some of our most popular menu items: the SLURPEE® drink, the BIG GULP® and then the BIG BITE®.”

Text excerpted from the 7-Eleven website about page “We Did” section.

Truth be told, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is actually a Sonic devotee.

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July 19, 2020

“Coming Home“
Photography by Ginger Bruner
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home.”

            Pam Brown

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July 17-18, 2020

“Tammi Jo Fisher, Masked Las Vegan“
Photography and text by Ginger Bruner
July 15, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

For the last 13 years Tammi Jo Fisher has worked a the Eureka Casino, and has been a key member of the Fat Choy staff since its opening 7 years ago.

She enjoys bingo, and the occasional visit home to Minnesota.

She is working on her “smizing*” in the Time of Covid-19.

* MORE
“How to Smize“ – a two-part nine=step tutorial from WikiHow.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner considers Fat Choy her second kitchen..

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July 16, 2020

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“Las Vegas City Hall South Garden“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 13, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

[Third in a series from City Hall]

“City Hall is an energy-efficient structure that is built to LEED® standards, reducing energy costs by more than $500,000 annually. In addition, the construction helped to avoid a $1.5 million new equipment investment at the previous City Hall to improve energy efficiency. City Hall also reduces CO2 emissions by 2,348 metric tons from the current facility’s emissions level.”

Text from LasVegasNevada.gov webpage.

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July 15, 2020

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“City Hall Grand Gallery“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 13, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

[Follow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame featuring Gallery Director Jeanne Voltura]

“Exhibits at the Grand Gallery feature three-dimensional artwork by local and national artists. Work is chosen by proposals submitted for single artists work or group exhibits. The exhibits are scheduled to run approx. 12 weeks. It is a gallery program goal to show the public what is being made both in and out of state. Additionally, work chosen for exhibit is done so to show the community something they have not seen before either in the use of the medium or a new approach to a traditional subject.”

Text from Gallery webpage.

As noted yesterday, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has missed visiting galleries in the last four months.

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July 14, 2020

“Jeanne Voltura, Masked Vegan“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 13, 2020
Grand Gallery, Las Vegas City Hall
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Jeanne Voltura received her MFA in Printmaking in 1996 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her BFA in Drawing in 1993 from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since completing her education, she has taught fine art classes at University of Tennessee, the University of Colorado, UNLV and the College of Southern Nevada. She worked for five years while teaching at CSN as the Arts and Humanities Program Developer and Education Director at the Las Vega Lied Discovery Children’s Museum. She currently serves as Gallery Director for the City of Las Vegas coordinating four gallery spaces that provide art exhibit opportunities to all ages to both local and national artists.

“In order to question traditional ideas about masculinity and the issues that arise relative to the traditional gender pressures within relationships, Jeanne Voltura continues the use of needlepoint/cross-stitch in her artwork. The work turns the tables on the use of the nude. Instead of using the typical approach idealizing the female nude, she turns the gaze to the male. Because vulnerability is not traditionally a masculine trait (unless the male is gay), the work is humorous at first, but eventually can cause A male viewer to become uncomfortable.

“The artist is studying the body scientifically at times and with desire at others.”

Text adapted from the artist’s Settlers + Nomads webpage.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has missed visiting galleries in the last four months.

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July 13, 2020

“3 Story Dennis Hopper Mural (Detail)“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
June 2020
Share Downtown
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s note: First in a limited series featuring works by the prolific Las Vegas Artist SNIPT.]

“WHO IS SNIPT?”
“Derek Douglas, known professionally as SNIPT, is a Las Vegas based artist who has become best known for creating mixed media Pop Art mashups. Having showcased his artwork across the United States since 2013, the body of work created by SNIPT has included mural installations for corporate clients, convention exhibits, interactive music festival installations, and inclusion in several gallery exhibits in both solo and group formats.”

Text from artist’s 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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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July 12, 2020

“The #1 Haunted House In America“
Photograph by Andrea Lipomi
July 2020
Tonopah, Nevada
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s note Second in a limited series featuring Daily Frame Contributor Andrea Lipomi’s documentation of her recent foray into the heart of Nevada.]

“Originally opened in 1907, The Mizpah Hotel was one of the first luxury hotels in all of Nevada serving as a social hub for the booming mining town. With the ebb and flow of population, The Mizpah Hotel closed its doors in 1999. In 2011, Fred and Nancy Cline of Sonoma, purchased the hotel and began renovations that returned this historic property to its former glory. The hotel reopened in 2011 with 52 luxury rooms, period appointments, full bar and gaming in the lobby, and award winning dining.”

Text and #1 claim from the Hotel website.

Daily Frame contributor Andrea Lipomi is the director | owner of Feetish Spa Parlor, now in its new location on the courtyard of Orleans Square. She is an alumna of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY; and the Esthetics and Nail Technology programs at Destination Academy in Las Vegas.

In the Time of COVID-19 she has been certified in Trauma Recovery Yoga, and is currently taking a grief coaching course.

She adds: “I am educating myself every day on how to provide the safest spa services for my beloved Feetish clients.”

You can follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/feetishspa/

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July 11, 2020

“Last Call (for now) at the Double Down
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Bars not serving food in the Las Vegas and Reno areas will be ordered to temporarily shutter at 11:59 p.m. Friday as the state rolls back its reopening plan amid spikes in coronavirus cases, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced tonight.

“There’s been a gradual increase in COVID-19 cases since bars and other businesses such as gyms and water parks reopened about a month ago in the second phase of bringing the economy back after more than 80 days of closures. The positivity test rate is 7.5%.

• • •

“[Governor Steve]Sisolak said he came to the decision to close the bars after discussions with officials from the federal Department of Health and Human Services. They warned that the state could see such a surge of cases that the hospital system would be overwhelmed if something wasn’t done.”

From “Sisolak orders bars in Las Vegas, Reno to close Friday amid virus surge” July 9 Las Vegas Sun story by John Sadler.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner ventured out  last night with co-conspirator LTR for a sentimental au revoir visit to a few of their favorite dive bars. We are confident they practiced social distancing.

• • •
July 10, 2020

“Clown Motel“
Photograph by Andrea Lipomi
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s Note: Itching to hit the road? Dailly Frame Contributor Andrea Lipomi recently, packed her car with a full compliment of sanitizer, masks, other Covid-19 items, SP-45 and a cooler jammed with healthy snacks and headed north to Tonopah. This is the first of her remarkable photographic documentation.]

“The Clown Motel has become quite the Tonopah landmark!”

“It was named “America’s Scariest Motel” due to its clown theme and proximity to the Old Tonopah Cemetery. Many people are terrified of the Clown Motel, even though, according to former owner Bob Perchetti, they only have ‘happy clowns.’ People from all over the world send clowns to the Clown Motel, and the collection now numbers over 600.”

Text from TonopahNevada.com website.

Daily Frame contributor Andrea Lipomi is the director | owner of Feetish Spa Parlor, now in its new location on the courtyard of Orleans Square. She is an alumna of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY; and the Esthetics and Nail Technology programs at Destination Academy in Las Vegas.

In the Time of COVID-19 she has been certified in Trauma Recovery Yoga, and is currently taking a grief coaching course.

She adds: “I am educating myself every day on how to provide the safest spa services for my beloved Feetish clients.”

You can follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/feetishspa/

• • •
July 9, 2020

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“7th Street Downtown(From the El Cortez Garage)“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner.
July 8, 2014.

Throwback Thursday #tbt – featuring an encore presentation of the July 9, 2014 edition of The Daily Frame.

At the time we wrote: “Ginger Bruner isOur Las Vegas Lead Photographer. She has photogenic vision.“ Six years later we’re all the more sure of that.

Editor’s Note: Coincidentally: April 2014 Google Maps Street View.

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July 8, 2020

“M Hotel Room View“
Photograph by Diana Perez
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

M Resort

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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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July 6-7, 2020

“April and Michael Luna, Masked Las Vegans“
Photograph by Levi Walker
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series
April 25, 2020

April Luna graduated from th eUniversity of Nevada-Las Vegas with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications 2010 and was a student of Emerita Associate Professor Mary Hausch, former Las Vegas Review-Journal Managing Editor. Michael Luna attended Purdue University studying in Business in Sales and Marketing.

The dynamic couple adds: “We are a Las Vegas-based world traveling couple that is always looking for our next adventure. Due to the current pandemic we are finding new safe and socially distant ways to explore our Las Vegas backyard. We decided to participate in this once in a lifetime empty Vegas Strip photo series with photographer Levi Walker to have a fond memory to look back on one day. Even though we have been home safe in our own city, we haven’t been short on these masked adventures.“

Levi Walker is the principle of Levi Walker Studios, based in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Seattle and Atlanta.

• • •
July 5, 2020

“July 4, 2020“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Let us labor continually to keep the advance in civilization as it becomes us to do after the struggles of the past, so that the rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which we have honorably secured, may be firmly entailed upon the ever enlarging generations of [hu]mankind.”

— Charles Francis Adams, July 4, 1876

— from “The July 4 speeches that helped define what America is — or what it should be,” July 3, 2020 Los Angeles Times story by David M. Shribman

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner celebrated the Fourth of July hyper-locally.

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July 4, 2019 | July 4, 2020

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“The Statue of Liberty“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“
June 2019

In celebration of the 4th of July holiday we feature an encore publication of last year’s Independence Day Daily Frame.

As noted on Wikipedia: “The title of the poem [below] and the first two lines refer to the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, sometimes described as standing astride the harbor; contrasted with the ‘New‘ Colossus (the Statue of Liberty, described in the poem).“

The New Colossus
by Emma Lazarus

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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is joined by the entire “Our Las Vegas“ team in wishing everyone in the United States a safe and happy Fourth of July with the hope of continuing efforts to create a more perfect union in America.

• • •
July 3, 2020

“Bathe
Photograph by Diana Perez
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

M Resort

“Anthony Marnell III is the son of Tony Marnell (owner of Marnell Corrao Associates), who has developed resorts such as Caesars Palace, Wynn Las Vegas, and the Bellagio. Anthony Marnell III acquired the land for the resort for $240 million. MGM Mirage announced a $160 million investment in the resort on April 26, 2006. The total cost of the completed project was $1 billion. Marnell Corrao Associates was responsible for development, master-planning, interior design, construction/design/program management, FFE procurement, property management, as well as being the executive design architect, architect of record, and general contractor.

“The resort opened to the public on March 1, 2009.

“In October 2010, Penn National Gaming bought the resort’s $860 million in debt from the Bank of Scotland for $231 million. They then acquired the property the following June, in exchange for canceling the debt. Marnell remained as president, but with no ownership.”

Text from Wikipedia.

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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July 2, 2020

“Circa, ‘An adults-only casino resort,‘ Under Construction“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Not only will guests be able to play to their heart’s desire in the resort’s two-story casino, Circa will be home to the world’s largest sportsbook, a three-story stadium with a 78-million-pixel high-definition screen that can be seen on multiple floors of the casino.

“Guests can watch major televised events while relaxing in the pool. Circa
Plus, Circa Resort & Casino will house a truly unique pool amphitheater.

“All year long, guests will be able to catch the biggest games and major televised events broadcast on the 14-million-pixel screen while relaxing in Circa’s six temperature-controlled pools and two spas.”

Text from “An adults-only casino resort is set to open in Las Vegas with America’s largest pool amphitheater June 30 Insider story by Andrea Romano

We’re not sure how much time “Our Las Vegas“ Ginger Bruner will spend in the pool watching t.v. once the Circa opens for business.

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July 1, 2020

“Downtown Steve Franklin, Masked Las Vegan
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

From Steve’s Facebook page, we learn that he is a “realtor who enjoys live music, live theater, art, culture, swimming, hiking, biking, and cross country skiing.” If you’re lucky enough you’ll see him cycling around town, spreading good will and civic pride.

Ginger Bruner counts Downtown Steve as someone who keeps the history of Las Vegas in mind.

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June 30, 020

“The Mahogany Fire – a second View of the Atmosphere
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 28, 2020 – From US 95
From the “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“The Mahogany Fire burning in the Spring Mountains northwest of Las Vegas is now 10% contained, per an update Tuesday.

“Officials now estimate the fire has reached 2,794 acres in size, according to the incident management page.

“The fire sparked on Sunday near the Mahogany Grove campground off of Deer Creek Road.

“More than 200 people have been involved in the response to the fire, which has prompted evacuations and power outages in the Mt. Charleston area.

“Officials previously estimated the fire had reached 5,000 acres before revising that number on Monday, citing more accurate mapping.

“In a statement released Tuesday morning, the Forest Service Intermountain Region said more crews and resources will be helping with both sides of the fire.

“The fire itself has some isolated torching but its behavior “has moderated” Tuesday morning, which would give firefighters better access.

“State Routes 156 and 157 are open, but 158 is still closed.”

From Channel 3 news staff story, “Mahogany Fire estimated at 2,794 acres, 10% containment”

Ginger Bruner spent many happy summers in her youth as a camper and camp counselor in Lee Canyon at the Nevada School of the Arts.

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June 28, 2020

The Mahogany Fire
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 28, 2020 – From US 95
From the “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“The fire did not grow overnight but remains at zero percent containment, [U.S. Forest Service a fire prevention officer Ray] Johnson said. However, there were positive developments Monday with the weather.

“Firefighters started their air assault on the Mahogany Fire on Monday morning as they simultaneously investigated a report of another fire from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.”

Text from “Mount Charleston wildfire likely caused by humans, official says,” June 29 Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Glenn Puit and Marvin Clemons.

Ginger Bruner spent many happy summers in her youth as a camper and camp counselor in Lee Canyon at the Nevada School of the Arts.

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June 28, 2020

From The Vault: Princess Anne After Pride Parade“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
n.d circa 2012

Editor’s Note: Months in advance of the 2020 edition of the Las Vegas Pride Parade in solidarity and celebration with Pride events across the world and nation.

Excerpt below from “Embracing the Rainbow: A Look Back on 30 Years of Las Vegas Pride”, September 5, 2013 Las Vegas Weekly story by Mark Adams.

“The first Pride celebration was a weeklong affair put on by UNLV’s Gay Academic Union, the Metropolitan Community Church and Nevadans for Human Rights. In the weeks leading up to the event, McBride remembers, two members of the GAU, president Will Collins and straight activist Christie Young, were interviewed on local television. At a time when sodomy laws were on the books, gay bars were being raided by police and members of the community could be arrested simply for being themselves, those interviews were significant.”

Ginger Bruner is the lead photographer and associate producer of Our Las Vegas has been documenting the best of the Valley for decades..

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June 23-24, 2020

“Montana Gothic: Douglas E. Taylor & Lisa Cuglietta Taylor, Masked (Ex-pat) Las Vegans“
Photograph by Douglas E. Taylor
June 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Daily Frame Contributor and Las Vegas ex-pat Lisa Cuglietta Taylor 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.

She is currently cultivating her own garden in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.

Douglas E. Taylor is an artist and writer. He was born in Oregon in 1956.

After stints in Baltimore, Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, he moved to Hamilton, Montana in 2010. He shares his life and studio with his wife and artist, Lisa Cuglietta Taylor.

Text excerpted from the artist’s website.

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June 22, 2020

Evening Walk“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 2020
From “The Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“in the street of the sky night walks scattering poems“

E. E. Cummings, Sonnet IX from Tulip

 “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner sings the body electric.

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June 21, 2020

“Nelson Views no. 1: Downtown“
Photograph by Diana Perez
May 10, 2020
From “The Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note: First in a series of photographs from Nelson, Nevada, a spot well worth a Sunday visit.

Text below excerpted from a May 14, 2020 story in the Gaston Gazette, “Really get away from it all in Nelson, Nevada”

“This ghost town is off the beaten path, and while standing among its historic buildings one would not think they were just a 45-minute drive from the bright lights of Las Vegas. Those traveling from Vegas on Route 95 will also pass Eldorado Canyon and ‘the monument,’ Nevada Historical Marker 9.

“Originally, Nelson was called Eldorado, named by the Spaniards. They were the first to find gold in the mountains. About 100 years later the miners and prospectors developed the Techatticup Mine, which stands today in Nelson. The mine has a clouded reputation of killings that resulted from labor and management disputes. … The mine, a short distance from the Colorado River, was served by steamboats. The name Techatticup came from two Paiute words meaning ‘hungry’ and ‘bread.’

“This now ghost of a town produced millions of dollars of copper, silver and gold until the mine closed in 1945.

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We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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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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June 20, 2020

“From Saturday Night: Not One More“
Photograph by Brent Holmes
June 13, 2020
From “The Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note: Was it just one week ago? Third and final photograph in a series by the artist, activist and cultural animator documenting Saturday’s protest in support of Black Lives Matter.

Text below from June 13-14 KTNV story by Joyce Lupiani reported by Sean Delancy

“Protesters gather on Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night”

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Hundreds gathered on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night to protest police brutality and treatment of African Americans.

The protest began in front of the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

The protesters then marched down the Las Vegas Boulevard towards the world-famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Police were able to turn the protesters away from the Strip at Russell Road. They are currently attempting to head back to where they started. Motorists in the area can expect delays.

“Until there’s change, that’s how it’s going to be,” says Chris Watson, protester. “I hope across the nation everyone continues to take the streets until we get justice, until we get equality, until the playing field is even for everybody.”

There have been multiple protests in the Las Vegas valley since a man named George Floyd died during an encounter with police in Minneapolis.

More: Black Lives Matter website.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

Biographical notes from the artist’s website

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Brent Holmes is a multi-disciplinary artist with a deep affinity to words- historical, epistemological and ontologically themed creative projects. His primary objective is to nudge others in to a conversation he finds interesting and then become distracted and walk away. His most recent work has centered around the philosophical, and cultural consequences of Hellenistic hegemony, and representations of antiquity within the modern era.

Holmes also has sought to create a dialogue through several culinary projects, on the nature of communication, morality and identity, and would love to have you for dinner some time. He holds no degrees and most likely never will.

Being the son of an entertainer, he is thoroughly traveled but has never completely identified any one place as his home until moving to Las Vegas. Having exhibited both nationally, and internationally on occasion, but primarily within southern Nevada where he has claimed residence for over a decade at this point.

Next time you see him he will staring off in to the middle distance trying to “figure out what that was all about” as usual.

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June 19, 2020

“Caesar, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
June 13, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Julius Caesar (12 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general and statesman who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

Caesars Palace was founded in 1966 by Jay Sarno and Stanley Mallin, who sought to create an opulent facility that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire. It contains many statues, columns and iconography typical of Hollywood Roman period productions including a 20-foot (6.1 m) statue of Augustus Caesar near the entrance. Caesars Palace is now owned by Vici Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment. As of July 2016, the hotel has 3,960 rooms and suites in six towers and a convention facility of over 300,000 square feet

Text from Wikipedia

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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June 18, 2020

“From Saturday Night: No Justice No Peace“
Photograph by Brent Holmes
June 13, 2020
From “The Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note: Something of a #TBT Daily Frame as news moves at warp speed, follow-up to our Tuesday, June 16 edition and second in a series by the artist, activist and cultural animator documenting Saturday’s protest in support of Black Lives Matter.

Text below from June 13-14 KTNV story by Joyce Lupiani reported by Sean Delancy

“Protesters gather on Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night”

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Hundreds gathered on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night to protest police brutality and treatment of African Americans.

The protest began in front of the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

The protesters then marched down the Las Vegas Boulevard towards the world-famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Police were able to turn the protesters away from the Strip at Russell Road. They are currently attempting to head back to where they started. Motorists in the area can expect delays.

“Until there’s change, that’s how it’s going to be,” says Chris Watson, protester. “I hope across the nation everyone continues to take the streets until we get justice, until we get equality, until the playing field is even for everybody.”

There have been multiple protests in the Las Vegas valley since a man named George Floyd died during an encounter with police in Minneapolis.

More: Black Lives Matter website.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

Biographical notes from the artist’s website

• • •

Brent Holmes is a multi-disciplinary artist with a deep affinity to words- historical, epistemological and ontologically themed creative projects. His primary objective is to nudge others in to a conversation he finds interesting and then become distracted and walk away. His most recent work has centered around the philosophical, and cultural consequences of Hellenistic hegemony, and representations of antiquity within the modern era.

Holmes also has sought to create a dialogue through several culinary projects, on the nature of communication, morality and identity, and would love to have you for dinner some time. He holds no degrees and most likely never will.

Being the son of an entertainer, he is thoroughly traveled but has never completely identified any one place as his home until moving to Las Vegas. Having exhibited both nationally, and internationally on occasion, but primarily within southern Nevada where he has claimed residence for over a decade at this point.

Next time you see him he will staring off in to the middle distance trying to “figure out what that was all about” as usual.

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June 17, 2020

“Jorge Rodriguez, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 13, 2020
From the “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Jorge Rodriguez is creative director at Hue Salon and Spa. He’s a long-time Las Vegan, arriving in 1974. Originally from El Salvador, he spent some time in Europe, including studies at Vidal Sassoon in London.

He’s has volunteered and is a longtime supporter and of the Animal Foundation, and loves fostering dogs. 

He is essential.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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 “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s swears by Jorge’s tonsorial artistry.

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“Our Las Vegas“ enthusiastically welcomes submissions of photography and accompanying text to The Daily Frame.

Please contact us for details at ourlasvegas at gmail dot com or visit here.

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The Daily Frame Archive – 2020

nb: The Archive is currently in semi-permanent beta and more or less up-to-date from April 1, 2014 to the present.

Bug reports welcome – ourlasvegas at gmail dot com.

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June 16, 2020

“From Saturday Night
Photograph by Brent Holmes
June 13, 2020
From “The Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note: first in a series by the artist, activist and cultural animator documenting Saturday’s protest in support of Black Lives Matter.

Text below from June 13-14 KTNV story by Joyce Lupiani reported by Sean Delancy

Protesters gather on Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night”

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Hundreds gathered on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night to protest police brutality and treatment of African Americans.

The protest began in front of the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

The protesters then marched down the Las Vegas Boulevard towards the world-famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Police were able to turn the protesters away from the Strip at Russell Road. They are currently attempting to head back to where they started. Motorists in the area can expect delays.

“Until there’s change, that’s how it’s going to be,” says Chris Watson, protester. “I hope across the nation everyone continues to take the streets until we get justice, until we get equality, until the playing field is even for everybody.”

There have been multiple protests in the Las Vegas valley since a man named George Floyd died during an encounter with police in Minneapolis.

More: Black Lives Matter website.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

• • •

Biographical notes from the artist’s website

Brent Holmes is a multi-disciplinary artist with a deep affinity to words- historical, epistemological and ontologically themed creative projects. His primary objective is to nudge others in to a conversation he finds interesting and then become distracted and walk away. His most recent work has centered around the philosophical, and cultural consequences of Hellenistic hegemony, and representations of antiquity within the modern era.

Holmes also has sought to create a dialogue through several culinary projects, on the nature of communication, morality and identity, and would love to have you for dinner some time. He holds no degrees and most likely never will.

Being the son of an entertainer, he is thoroughly traveled but has never completely identified any one place as his home until moving to Las Vegas. Having exhibited both nationally, and internationally on occasion, but primarily within southern Nevada where he has claimed residence for over a decade at this point.

Next time you see him he will staring off in to the middle distance trying to “figure out what that was all about” as usual.

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June 14-15, 2020st_anne_s_570“St. Anne’s
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 5, 2020
From “The Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“We are broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our eyes. The senseless taking of life defies the fundamental principles of justice and respect for human life. We must recognize the fact that all lives are sacred. As Catholics, it is not enough to relegate our concern to only thoughts and prayers. Our Church, at every level, must speak out unequivocally and work against the sin of racism.”

“Estamos con los corazones destrozados, enfermos e indignados de ver otro video de un hombre afroamericano asesinado ante nuestros ojos. La toma sin sentido de la vida desafía los principios fundamentales de la justicia y el respeto por la vida humana. Debemos reconocer el hecho de que todas las vidas son sagradas. Como católicos, no basta con relegar nuestra preocupación sólo con pensamientos y oraciones. Nuestra Iglesia, en todos los niveles, debe hablar inequívocamente y trabajar contra el pecado del racismo.”

        From Bishop George Leo Thomas’ Statement on the Killing of George Floyd.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

• • •

 “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s grandfather Elmer C. Bruner designed St. Anne’s in 1963.
More:  UNLV Special Collections and Archive Guide to the Elmo C. Bruner Architectural and
Real Estate Appraisal Records

Created by Angela Moore.

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“Our Las Vegas“ enthusiastically welcomes submissions of photography and accompanying text to The Daily Frame.

Please contact us for details at ourlasvegas at gmail dot com or visit here.

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June 13, 2020

“Reopening: The New Norm“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Vesta Coffee Roasters
June 10, 2020 – 2:11 p.m.
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Vesta Coffee Roasters – “Downtown Cafe location is now open 7 Days a week for Pickup, Delivery, and limited Dine-in. We can’t wait to see you!”

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

• • •

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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June 12, 2020

Reopening: And 4ever Under Construction
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Las Vegas Boulevard at St. Louis
June 11, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Dropped locally on June 9, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s 30 second promotional spot.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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As always, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is carefully monitoring the Valley’s progress.

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June 11, 2020

Reopening: Tan Lines Alert
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Mandalay Bay
June 6, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

From MGM website – Introduction to 7 Point Safety Plan

“Preparing for the moment when we can re-open our doors, the MGM Resorts team has been working with medical experts to develop a plan that will allow us to welcome you back. Our “Seven-Point Safety Plan,” puts your health and safety at the center of all we do. It is a comprehensive, multi-layered approach with guidance from public health experts.”

Full plan [pdf]

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, a natural redhead, has no tanning plans at present.

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June 10, 2020

Diana, Jorge and Maria, Masked Las Vegans
Photograph by Diana Perez
May 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Editor’s note: bookend to the June 4 edition of The Daily Frame, “On the Eve of Reopening,“ both

Daily Frame Contributor comments: “Here’s me, my Dad (Jorge Perez, 63) and my mom (Maria Perez, 60) at Seven Magic Mountains,

“Both my parents are retired/disabled employees of the Clark County School District. Dad was a custodian and mom was an office manager.”

“Our Las Vegas“ wishes all three safe and in good health and good spirits!

Editor’s Notes:
This is the twelfth  in “Our Las Vegas’” Daily Frame “Masked Las Vegans” series. It’s part of our efforts to encourage safety and to make a difference during this wretched Time of Covid-19.

And YES!, we welcome your participation. If interested, send ourlasvegas@gmail.com your favorite picture of your favorite masked Las Vegan.

Selfies are absolutely welcome. (And we bet you look super cute in a mask!) Your family and friends are totally eligible! If photographing others we appreciate you including their name, and brief bio notes. And let us know they are o.k. with being featured on The Daily Frame when you send us their picture.

Let us know if you have questions. We would be honored by your participation.

And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

P.S. Note: we work with a square format, but will go with whatever you send us!

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

• • •

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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June 9, 2020

Reopened: Circus Circus
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 8, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note: bookend to the June 4 edition of The Daily Frame, “On the Eve of Reopening,“ both now in the 2020 Archive.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

• • •

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is keeping an eye on things as enter the next chapter in the Time of Covid-19.

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June 8, 2020

Tanya Kolosiej, Essential Worker
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 5, 2020
From our “Masked Las Vegans“ and “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Tanya Kolosiej has been in Las Vegas for four years, and part of the Fat Choy staff for that entire timd.

When not serving up dishes that range from hamburgers to sesame noodles, she loves visiting other family-owned restaurants – and “hanging with her baby.“

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

Fat Choy was “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s first stop on the reopening of Las Vegas

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June 7, 2020

“Reopening – Steps toward ‘Normalcy‘“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 6, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“Like much of the country, the city effectively has been shut down to visitors since mid-March, an effort on the part of casino companies and local officials to slow the spread of Covid-19.

“Now, after more than 70 days of locked resorts, shuttered restaurants, lap-less lap dances and a deserted Las Vegas Boulevard, Sin City is gearing up to lean into sin again — at least, as much debauchery as one can experience wearing a face mask, sanitizing hands regularly and standing or sitting six feet from everyone else.”

— From June 5 CNN story “A changed Las Vegas is now open” by Matt Villano.

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We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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June 6, 2020

“Stand In Honor“
Photograph by Brian Erle
June 4, 2020
From our “Masked Las Vegans“ and “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

KLAS 8 News Now June 5 story below by Joe Moeller.

“Thousands gather for ‘We Deserve to Live’ rally, with focus on conversation, solutions”

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As protests continue across the nation, thousands of people made their way to historic West Las Vegas for a different sort of event tonight. The “We Deserve to Live” rally happened at Kianga Isoke Palacio Park, which used to be known as Doolittle Park.

The event organizer said this was not a protest, instead it revolved around conversation and finding solutions.

The rally’s goal? To stand up against police brutality and systemic racism in our country.

Reverend Stretch Sanders, who created the event, even talked about possible legislation to help hold law enforcement accountable when it comes to the use of force. He said this wasn’t the first step in finding solutions, and it won’t be the last.

“Today’s time and place is about us coming together, hearing some messages that are going to wake us up,” said Sanders. “I don’t know about you all, I am tired of being scared and being asleep not really understanding what it is going to take for us to come together as a people, and as people, to change our community and conditions.”

Speakers talked for a few hours, and some petitions were circulating. A vigil was also held for George Floyd and others who have lost their lives.

One speaker 8 News Now talked to said George Floyd changed the world and has a lot more people noticing the problems our country faces.

The event was peaceful, and the organizer said he hopes this will help unify the community.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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Brian Erle moved to Las Vegas in 1991 after working for Utah Shakespearean Festival as Music Director. He performed at Excalibur hotel for many years as a musician, juggler and puppeteer. JH transferred to teaching in 2005.

He notes: “By studying music children work on the essential 21st century skills of listening, working together while building to a performance.”

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June 5, 2020

“Reopening: Roya, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 4, 2020
From our “Masked Las Vegans“ and “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Employee Roya was one of the many staff at the Eureka Casino working diligenty to ensure the safety its customers.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people, businesses, institutions and government navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner was overjoyed to visit hidden culinary gem Fat Choy at the Eureka, all the while exercising all safety precautions as the City reopens.

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June 4, 2020

“On the Eve of Reopening“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 3, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“Properties have been working hard to create as safe an environment as possible, leading Gov. Steve Sisolak to proclaim, ‘I don’t think you’re going to find a safer place to visit than Las Vegas by June 4.’ Expect limits on the number of players at table games, thermal checks for patrons upon entering properties, plentiful sanitation stations and more. Some resorts are even offering touchless arrivals—curbside check-in for hotel guests, with doors that automatically open and lead to the rooms.”

Text from June 4 Las Vegas Sun story, ‘Welcome back, casinos: Your guide to the reopening of Las Vegas resorts” credited to Las Vegas Weekly Staff and Sun Staff.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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June 3, 2020

“One Love“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
June 1, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

The photographer notes:Bob Marley on the wall of Raw Remedies
Casino Center near Colorado.

Google Street View
February 2019 screen shot

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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June 2, 2020

“Alison Chambers, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph and bio notes by Alison Chambers
From our “Masked Las Vegans“ and “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Alison Chambers’ passion is supporting and being an integral part of the Trauma Recovery Yoga team, a nonprofit organization which brings healing in the form of self regulation techniques, breathing and specific approved yoga poses in what is called The TRY Method. She is TRY’s documentarian and training website manager. Her blog is dtlvdocumentarian.com.

She and her fiancé, Downtown Steve Franklin, live and play in downtown Las Vegas, where pre-pandemic lockdown, their interests have included group bike rides, live music, exploring food, and travel.

It was Downtown Steve’s real estate expertise which facilitated her purchase of the aging VFW property on Las Vegas Blvd. She renamed it The 705, and over the past 4 years it has become an experimental arts incubator.”

Editor’s Notes: this is the eighth in “Our Las Vegas’” The Daily Frame new “Masked Las Vegans” series. It’s part of our efforts to encourage safety and to make a difference during this wretched Time of Covid-19.

And YES!, we welcome your participation. If interested, send ourlasvegas@gmail.com your favorite picture of your favorite masked Las Vegan.

Selfies are absolutely welcome. (And we bet you look super cute in a mask!) Your family and friends are totally eligible! If photographing others we appreciate you including their name, and brief bio notes. And let us know they are o.k. with being featured on The Daily Frame when you send us their picture.

Let us know if you have questions. We would be honored by your participation.

P.S. Note: we work with a square format, but will go with whatever you send us!

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors, urban landscapes and entertainment, social and news events of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see The Daily Frame as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we wish all health and well-being, to those at home, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Take care. Be safe. Be present. And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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May 31-June 1, 2020

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“Somewhere In Nevada“
Photograph by Andrea Lipomi
c. December 2013
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
           ― Søren Kierkegaard

Editor’s note: given the events of the last week that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, for the second day running, we opted to search our archives for an appropriate image.

Take care. Be safe. Be present.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

Daily Frame contributor Andrea Lipomi is the director | owner of Feetish Spa Parlo, now in its new location on the courtyard of Orleans Square. She is an alumna of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY; and the Esthetics and Nail Technology programs at Destination Academy in Las Vegas.

In the Time of COVID-19 she has been certified in Trauma Recovery Yoga, and is currently taking a grief coaching course.

She adds: “I am educating myself every day on how to provide the safest spa services for my beloved Feetish clients.”

You can follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/feetishspa/

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May 30, 2020

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“May 30, 2020 Atmosphere“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 23, 2013 (original publication date)
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note: given the events of the last three days that include the tragic murder of George Floyd, and reactions across the country and from the White House, we opted to search our archives for an appropriate image.

Take care.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a founding member of “Our Las Vegas“ .

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May 29, 2020

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“Max Spector & Gabrielle Lindsley, Masked Las Vegans“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Max and Gabrielle contributed the following bio notes:

Max Spector transplanted from New York four years ago in search of warm weather and prosperity. Found the warmth in abundance, prosperity not so much in these pandemic days. Veteran mobile television audio technician by trade, dabbler of spice powders and repurposed musical gear. Happy to be friends with the “Our Las Vegas“ Community.

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.

Editor’s Notes:
This is the seventh in “Our Las Vegas’” The Daily Frame new “Masked Las Vegans” series. It’s part of our efforts to encourage safety and to make a difference during this wretched Time of Covid-19.

And YES!, we welcome your participation. If interested, send ourlasvegas@gmail.com your favorite picture of your favorite masked Las Vegan.

Selfies are absolutely welcome. (And we bet you look super cute in a mask!) Your family and friends are totally eligible! If photographing others we appreciate you including their name, and brief bio notes. And let us know they are o.k. with being featured on The Daily Frame when you send us their picture.

Let us know if you have questions. We would be honored by your participation.

And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

P.S. Note: we work with a square format, but will go with whatever you send us!

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has great friends across the Valley.

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May 28, 2020

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“Resorts World Building Progress“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Sallie has conscientiously documented the construction of Resorts World, with her first Daily Frame featuring the project on February 25, 2019. Thank you!

For the latest shot, she notes: “image captured from LV Blvd. heading north toward Resorts World. May 23, 2020 at 2:00.“

Additional note: the resort is scheduled to open in 2021. It is hard at this point to imagine what the social, economic and health landscape of the city, country and globe will look like at that point.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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May 27, 2020

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“Andrea Lipomi, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Andrea Lipomi
May 13, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Daily Frame contributor Andrea Lipomi is the director | owner of Feetish Spa Parlo, now in its new location on the courtyard of Orleans Square. She is an alumna of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester, NY; and the Esthetics and Nail Technology programs at Destination Academy in Las Vegas.

In the Time of COVID-19 she became certified in Trauma Recovery Yoga, and is currently taking a grief coaching course.

She adds: “I am educating myself every day on how to provide the safest spa services for my beloved Feetish clients.”

You can follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/feetishspa/

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

And don’t forget to wear a mask! We can all help save lives!

• • •
May 26, 2020

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“Michelle Garcia, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 25, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

The photographer puts it succinctly:

Michelle Garcia
Sonic worker
Slinger of sodas
18 year old student
Native Las Vegan
Stellar human

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and Sonic’s Route 44 Unsweetened Iced Tea are BFF’s.

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May 25, 2020

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“Construction on the Site of the Old Showboat“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 17, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note: Something is going on on the site of the old Showboat Hotel and Casino. We’re just not sure. Hive mind, can you help fill in our knowledge gap?

Check back for updates.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has had her eye on this plot of land for years.

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May 24, 2020

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“En Route to Nelson’s Landing“
Photograph by Jay Atwood
April 11, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

The photographer notes: “Tried to go down to Nelson’s Landing, but the road is blocked off just past Techatticup Mine due to Covid-19 stuff. Got some pretty views anyway. At first I thought it odd that the Lake Mead Rec. folks would block that particular road – but as I took photos, I saw at least 20 cars trying to head in the same direction. It’s usually rare to see more than two or three during the week. If it had been open, it would have been packed with cars and people, and that is no good these days.“

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

First-time contributor Piano Tuner Jay Atwood notes on his Vegas Valley Piano Tuning & Repair website:

“I am a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and have worked continuously as a performer, composer, and conductor.

“In 2005, I moved to Las Vegas to play piano on The Strip. My shows here have included Disney’s The Lion King, The Venetian’s Phantom… and Ka by Cirque du Soleil.

“Recent Tuning clients include Nevada School of the Arts, Family Music Centers, The Liberace Mansion, and the Clark County School District. I have done concert tunings for Bob Dylan and John Legend.”

He adds in the Time of Covid-19: “Yes, we are carefully and mindfully back in business as of May 1, 2020.

“This means that when we visit your home, we will be taking every precaution to insure your safety and ours. There will be more details about what to expect in your appointment confirmation letter.

“Wishing everyone good health and good music.”

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May 22-23, 2020

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“Departing Flights“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 20, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Text below from McCarran website:

“COVID-19 Information for Travelers”

“We know our passengers have questions about how COVID-19 is affecting the airport and what the airport is doing to help protect passengers and employees. The safety and wellbeing of our customers and workforce is our top priority. McCarran is working closely with public health officials at the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the status of COVID-19 in our region and support a coordinated response. Below is information on what the airport is doing, operational updates, traveler advice and travel impacts. This page is updated as new information becomes available.”

Operational Updates
The following facilities are closed until further notice:

•   B Concourse
•   C Annex Security Checkpoint
•   E Gates
•   Terminal 1 Economy Parking
•   Terminal 3 Valet Parking
•   Currency Exchange
•   Global Entry Application Office
•   Airport Slots
•   Kids Play Area
•   Terminal 3 Lost and Found
•   Terminal 3 Metro Police Substation
•   All Indoor Smoking Lounges
•   Sunset Viewing Area
•   The Centurion Lounge
•   The Club at LAS
•   United Club
•   USO Lounges
•   Wells Fargo Bank
•   ZeroLevel Fitness

[May 22 screen grab for future archival research]

Bonus 35 second Video Clip On YouTube

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Currently, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner does not have any air travel plans.

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 updated in the early morning (usually)
May 21, 2020

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“Sallie Douglas, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Glae “Doug“ Douglas
May 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

“Our Las Vegas” Contributor Ms. Douglas comments: “Elmo and I are ready for cleaning day…which is almost everyday during this time of Covid-19!!!“

And as noted in the bio notes included in her frequent contributions: Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social activist and native of Las Vegas. She has been an aesthetician at Bellagio Spa & Salon since its opening. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

Editor’s Notes: this is the fourth in “Our Las Vegas’” The Daily Frame new “Masked Las Vegans” series. It’s part of our efforts to encourage safety and make a difference during this wretched Time of Covid-19.

And YES!, we welcome your participation. If interested, send ourlasvegas@gmail.com your favorite picture of your favorite masked Las Vegan.

Selfies are absolutely welcome. (And we bet you look super cute in a mask!) Your family and friends are totally eligible! If photographing others we appreciate you including their name, and brief bio notes. And let us know they are o.k. with being featured on The Daily Frame when you send us their picture.

Let us know if you have questions. We would be honored by your participation.

P.S. Note: we work with a square format, but will go with whatever you send us!
More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Sallie provides bio information for the photographer: “He is my husband, Glae (aka Doug) Douglas. He actually used to be a portrait photographer many years ago! When he saw me in this ‘fashionable‘ attire, he said, ‘Stay right there…I have to get a picture!!!‘“

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May 20, 2020

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“Smith’s One Way“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Sahara and Maryland Parkway
May 15, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Second in a limited series documenting Smith’s safety efforts, folow up to the April 20 edition of The Daily Frame.

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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May 19, 2020

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“Worldwide Safety“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
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May 17, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

More: Jan 13, 2020 Fox 5 KVVU news story by Enzo Marino.
“New downtown Las Vegas apartments focus on healthy living”

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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May 18, 2020

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“Paul and Lynn McMullan, Masked Las Vegans“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 16, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

As noted yesterday, McMullan’s Irish Pub reopened Friday to the relief and delight of its devoted customers. The traditional Irish spot is co-owned by Paul and Lynn McMullan. The pub’s conscientious masked and gloved staff are exercising diligent safety and cleaning protocols, while practicing social distancing. A maximum of 50% occupancy and required reservations are among the new guidelines in place.

Editor’s Notes: this is the third in “Our Las Vegas’” The Daily Frame new “Masked Las Vegans” series. It’s part of our efforts to encourage safety and to make a difference during this wretched Time of Covid-19.

And YES!, we welcome your participation. If interested, send ourlasvegas@gmail.com your favorite picture of your favorite masked Las Vegan.

Selfies are absolutely welcome. (And we bet you look super cute in a mask!) Your family and friends are totally eligible! If photographing others we appreciate you including their name, and brief bio notes. And let us know they are o.k. with being featured on The Daily Frame when you send us their picture.

Let us know if you have questions. We would be honored by your participation.

P.S. Note: we work with a square format, but will go with whatever you send us!

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is both a regular on stage and at the bar of McMullan’s.

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May 17, 2020

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“Shepherd’s Pie at McMullan’s“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 16, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ a series

Exercising diligent safety protocols, McMullan’s Irish Pub reopened yesterday to the relief and delight of its devoted customers. The traditional Irish spot is practicing social distancing with a conscientious masked and gloved staff, a maximum of 50% occupancy, and required reservations. Sláinte!

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner was delighted to be back at the pub, supporting a local business and relishing the luxury of a fine restaurant meal on site.

• • •
May 16, 2020

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“Tough Times Don’t Last – Tough People Do“
Photograph by Lissa Townsend Rodgers
April 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ a series

Wishing everyone safe, sheltered in place or social distanced up!

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.


In a section titled “Freelance Writer” on Lissa Townsend Rodgers‘ LinkedIn page, we read:

“1994 – Present”
“New York City & Las Vegas:”

“Freelance writer in many styles for a variety of publications, including Desert Companion, Dope, Extra Crispy, Esquire online, Elevate NV, New York magazine, Tribeca Shortlist, David Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, Black Book, Time Out New York, New York Observer, Details, Village Voice, FHM online, MTV online and a variety of trade publications and now-defunct magazines and websites.

“Also the writer and editor of the ‘2008 Black Book guide to Las Vegas‘ and a contributor to ‘Wish You Were Here: Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards’ and ‘Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.’”

To which she adds: “She is currently at work on a book on gangster women to come out with Huntington Press in late 2020.“

• • •
May 15, 2020

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“Heather Clayton Elkins, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Heather Clayton Elkins Text by Diana Perez
May 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” series

Heather Clayton Elkins was a nurse for 3 years before pivoting becoming the owner four years ago of Color Me Glam Hair Salon.

She took this selfie as she arrived to work, dubbing it “Chic Corona Carol Baskins.” She notes: “I’m working to keep all my clients safe and beautiful”

Editor’s Notes: this is the second in “Our Las Vegas’” The Daily Frame new “Masked Las Vegans” series. It’s part of our efforts to encourage safety and to make a difference during this wretched Time of Covid-19.

And YES!, we welcome your participation. If interested, send ourlasvegas@gmail.com your favorite picture of your favorite masked Las Vegan.

Selfies are absolutely welcome. (And we bet you look super cute in a mask!) Your family and friends are totally eligible! If photographing others we appreciate you including their name, and brief bio notes. And let us know they are o.k. with being featured on The Daily Frame when you send us their picture.

Let us know if you have questions. We would be honored by your participation.

P.S. Note: we work with a square format, but will go with whatever you send us!

More: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

• • •
May 13-14, 2020

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“Series Launch! Lissa Townsend Rodgers, Masked Las Vegan“
Photograph by Lissa Townsend Rodgers
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans” (working title) series

“Our Las Vegas’” The Daily Frame is excited to launch our new “Masked Las Vegans” series. It’s part of our efforts to encourage safety and to make a difference during this wretched Time of Covid-19. We’re honored to debut the series with a selfie by writer Lissa Townsend Rodgers!

And YES!, we welcome your participation. If interested, send ourlasvegas@gmail.com your favorite picture of your favorite masked Las Vegan.

Selfies are absolutely welcome. (And we bet you look super cute in a mask!) Your family and friends are totally eligible! If photographing others we appreciate you including their name, and brief bio notes. And let us know they are o.k. with being featured on The Daily Frame when you send us your picture.

Let us know if you have questions. We will be honored by your participation.

P.S. Reminder: we work with a square format, but will go with whatever you send us!

In a section titled “Freelance Writer” on Lissa Townsend Rodgers‘ LinkedIn page, we read:

“1994 – Present”
“New York City & Las Vegas:”

“Freelance writer in many styles for a variety of publications, including Desert Companion, Dope, Extra Crispy, Esquire online, Elevate NV, New York magazine, Tribeca Shortlist, David Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, Black Book, Time Out New York, New York Observer, Details, Village Voice, FHM online, MTV online and a variety of trade publications and now-defunct magazines and websites.

“Also the writer and editor of the ‘2008 Black Book guide to Las Vegas‘ and a contributor to ‘Wish You Were Here: Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards’ and ‘Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.’”

To which she adds: “She is currently at work on a book on gangster women to come out with Huntington Press in late 2020.“

• • •
May 12, 2020

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“Wendy O.“
Photograph and text by Lissa Townsend Rodgers
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets (Tuesday Edition)” series

Wendy O. is a little girl who came in from the mean streets of Vegas. She has a loud meow and loves to lie on leather jackets. Her favorite hobbies are peek-a-boo, cuddling and lying on top of books.

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

In a section titled “Freelance Writer” on Lissa Townsend Rodgers‘ LinkedIn page, we read:

“1994 – Present”
“New York City & Las Vegas:”

“Freelance writer in many styles for a variety of publications, including Desert Companion, Dope, Extra Crispy, Esquire online, Elevate NV, New York magazine, Tribeca Shortlist, David Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, Black Book, Time Out New York, New York Observer, Details, Village Voice, FHM online, MTV online and a variety of trade publications and now-defunct magazines and websites.

“Also the writer and editor of the ‘2008 Black Book guide to Las Vegas‘ and a contributor to ‘Wish You Were Here: Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards’ and ‘Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.’”

To which she adds: “She is currently at work on a book on gangster women to come out with Huntington Press in late 2020.“

• • •
May 11, 2020

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“Backyard socially distanced viewing party, UFC 249
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 9, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner makes the most of her rare masked outings while sheltered in place.

• • •
May 9, 2020

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“Lucky The Clown“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 19, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Circus Circus is the largest permanent big top in the world. The Lucky The Clown marquee at the entrance was provided by Young Electric Sign Company and was constructed in 1976.”

Text from Wikipedia.

More – from the UNLV Center for Gaming Research

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner hopes to return to public clowning in the Time After Covid-19.

• • •
May 8, 2020

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“World Premiere: Rabitssss!
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Editor’s note:

Welcome to the World Premiere of Ginger Bruner’s “Rabbitsss.” The critics have not yet weighed in, but with the help of the ever-amusing Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator – an essential tool for MFA students in Studio Art programs worldwide, an initial observation set to make the rounds of cinematic arts circles. With a little additional wordsmithing from your editor, the Generator states:

“Although I am not a filmmaker, I think that the subaqueous qualities of the purity of line in ‘Rabbitsss’ is what makes dialectically resonant its distinctive formal juxtapositions.”

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In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Like the rest of us “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is looking for new and innovative ways to keep herself amused while sheltered in place.

• • •
May 7, 2020

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Fremont Street Experience #tbt“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series
October 2, 2018

Here’s a look back to October of 2018 at the Fremont Street Experience, in the time before Covid-19, with an excerpt from the FSE website today…

“It has never happened before, but Fremont Street Experience is pressing “pause” on the party. As mandated by Nevada Governor Sisolak and medical authorities, we’re temporarily pausing our live entertainment, Viva Vision light shows and SlotZilla zipline attraction until further notice. We are all in this together. When the time is right for you, Fremont Street Experience will be here to deliver epic, memorable experiences we all can revel in once again. Until then, be safe, vigilant and responsible and remember to tell those closest to you that you love them. We love you!”

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner observes social distancing while celebrating the sites and people of Las Vegas.

• • •
May 6, 2020

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“Azia Skeen in the 18b“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 and Las Vegas Artists series
April 13, 2020

Excerpt from the New York Times Feb. 14, 2019 story, regrettably titled “The Least Vegas Neighborhood in Vegas,” by Mike Seely.

Azia Skeen discovered Las Vegas’s little-known (to tourists, anyway) Arts District by chance. Her plane home to San Diego was delayed, and at 19, she was too young to gamble in the casinos.

“With 12 hours to kill, she wandered into the Arts District, an 18-square-block area of low-slung commercial properties and current and former auto-repair shops that’s hidden between the towering Stratosphere and the faded glory of Fremont Street. On Ms. Skeen’s first visit, the neighborhood was in the throes of First Friday, a monthly event that attracts thousands of visitors to venues such as the Arts Factory, home to the studios and small galleries of some two dozen local artists.

“‘We were accepted immediately, and I hadn’t experienced that,’ Ms. Skeen, now 22, said.

“She soon moved to Las Vegas, where she lives within walking distance of the Arts District on East Fremont Street, and works as a visual artist and curator for small-business owners like Derek Stonebarger, the Arts District Neighborhood Association’s president and the proprietor of ReBar, a drinks joint, which serves local butcher John Mull’s hot links on pretzel buns and doubles as a vintage-goods store.”

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner observes social distancing while celebrating the sites and people of Las Vegas.

• • •
May 5, 2020

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“Welderdup | Encore“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series
April 6, 2020 – 5:15 pm

From the Welderup website:

“COVID-19 UPDATE“
“Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are postponing all shop tours until further notice. We are working on other ways for you to experience shop tours so please check back as we hope to be able to offer them soon. Thank you.“

MORE: Not to be missed (seriously!) Builds

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

To the best of our knowledge welding is not one “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s skills but as an audio engineer we suspect she wields a soldering iron with grace and elegance, likely with a profanity-laced voiceover!

• • •
May 3-4, 2020

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“Birds on the Links – April 14, 3:30 pm“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

At the time the photographer noted: “Since the golf course inside the Las Vegas Country Club is closed, the birds are having a feast!!!“ A call to the Club this morning confirmed that the course reopened on May 1.

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
May 1-2, 2020

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“Family on Bikes, Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 18, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner grew up in Las Vegas, and has never biked on the Strip.

• • •
April 30, 2020

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“Family on Bikes, Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 19, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

As the photographer puts it, “You don’t see that every day.“

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner grew up in Las Vegas, and has never biked on the Strip.

• • •
April 29, 2020

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“The Dude Abides“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 13, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

“The Dude Abides“

REBAR

        “I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that.“

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner can channel her inner dudeness.

• • •
April 27-28, 2020

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“Jesse Hudson at Work on Main Street in the 18b“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 13, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 and Las Vegas Artists series

Jesse Hudson is a photographer and multidisciplinary artist. He uses prop, scenic and costume design to create conceptual works of art. His work explores the development and long term impact of innovation, technology and human behavior. Hudson currently lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada as the gallery manger at Recycled Propaganda and lead photographer for corner bar management.”

Bio notes from artist-photographer’s website.

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner makes the most of her rare outings into town.

• • •
April 26, 2020

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“Paris on the Left“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 19, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Screenshot of current Paris Las Vegas website.

Sixth in a series of images captured by the photographer on a rare outing Downtown and along the Strip.

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner continues to marvel at the lack of cars and ncrowds on the Strip.

• • •
April 25, 2020

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“Strip Real Estate by the Peppermill“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 19, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Fifth in a series of images captured by the photographer on a rare outing Downtown and along the Strip.

On an upbeat: Santana – ““Feel It Coming Back“ (featuring Diego Torres and The Peppermill and Las Vegas. (But let’s all be patient. Stay home | save lives!)

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

In the future when we get by this thing “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner will once again be a great dining companion at the Peppermill.

• • •
April 24, 2020

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“Circus Circus Clown Statue“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 19, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

“The earliest ancestors of the clown flourished in ancient Greece—bald-headed, padded buffoons who performed as secondary figures in farces and mime, parodying the actions of more serious characters and sometimes pelting the spectators with nuts. The same clown appeared in the Roman mime, wearing a pointed hat and a motley patchwork robe and serving as the butt for all the tricks and abuse of his fellow actors.”

Excerpt from Encyclopaedia Entry for ‘clown.’

More: Screenshot of current Circus Circus website.

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Ginger Bruner is also a certified clown. No. Really

• • •
April 23, 2020

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“Stay Fresh | Wash Your Hands“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 13, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

From Theatre website:

Majestic Repertory Theatre was established in the fall of 2016 at ALIOS, an arts space in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District. The “Majestic” name was chosen in honor of one of the first theatre’s in Las Vegas, the Majestic Theatre which was located on Fremont Street. Active in the early 1900s, it was a vaudeville house and cinema.

“Our vision is to find in Las Vegas the voices that will change American Theatre. We are pursuing this with a dedication to combining traditional storytelling with cutting edge immersive and interactive technologies.“

More: Screengrab of current Theatre website splash page.

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a closet theater maven and leads the entire “Our Las Vegas“ team in encouraging you to support local business.

• • •
April 22, 2020

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“Beer Wine & Hotdogs“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 19, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

From the enterprise’s website:

“WELCOME TO BOARDWALK LIQUORS: A COVID-19 BATTLEBORN BUSINESS!“

“Boardwalk Liquors & BoardwalkLiquors.com was created by the Owner and the Staff of Downtown’s Community Based Bar: ReBAR & Davy’s on Main Street – in order to help Southern Nevadans looking for Alcoholic beverages and Bodega items that they can’t get anywhere else.

Thank you for supporting our small, independently owned, Main Street businesses.”

        – Derek Stonebarger – Owner / Operator

****    CURRENT “DRIVE-THRU” PICKUP HOURS:

– Thursdays / Fridays / Saturdays from 2-7PM + Tuesdays – 4-7PM (Just Added)

STAFF TIPS:

All tips received through this temporary website and pop-up ‘Drive Thru’ liquor store will be divided equally by all ReBAR beverage and food staff to help pay personal bills and rent.

HOT DOG MEAL OFFER: All thirty dollar orders ($30+) come with our award winning All Beef Hot Dog or Vegan Sausage meal.

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner leads the entire “Our Las Vegas“ team in encouraging you to support local business.

• • •
April 21, 2020

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“Vickie’s Diner“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 19, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Editor’s notes: We can’t imagine a small business more worthy of public bailout funds than the legendary Vickie’s Diner. We wish Vickie and her staff well – and hope to visit her establishment once safe and reopened.

In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has shared many a comforting meal with colleagues, friends and loved ones at the diner.

• • •
April 20, 2020

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“Smith’s Safeguards“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
April 17, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Editor’s notes: First in a limited series documenting Smith’s safety efforts. The photographer comments:
“Smith’s is doing their part to protect its employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic by using clear protective shields at each checkout stand. This location is on Sahara and Maryland Pkwy.“

More: “A Message from Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen 4/17/2020“ (Smith’s is part of the Kroger Company)

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
April 19, 2020

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“The Northwestern Edge of Civilization (in the Valley)“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 19, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Skye Village Road and West Skye Canyon Park Road.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner ventured out earlier today in search inspiring vistas.

• • •
April 18, 2020

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“TRUMP® INTERNATIONAL HOTEL LAS VEGAS™“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 6, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

TRUMP® INTERNATIONAL HOTEL LAS VEGAS™

Screen shot of hotel’s Guest Notice webpage.

On the occasion of a rare outing, Sheltered in Place “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner captured some views from Highland Drive. Fourth in a limited series.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

As noted yesterday, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, an indefatigable chronicler of her home town is longing for a restart to a new normal, all the while fully supporting the State’s shelter-in-place order.

• • •
April 17, 2020

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“Strat | Circus“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 6, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

On the occasion of a rare outing, Sheltered in Place “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner captured some views from Highland Drive. Third in a limited series.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, to those sheltered in place, or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, an indefatigable chronicler of her home town is longing for a restart to a new normal, all the while fully supporting the State’s shelter-in-place order.

• • •
April 16, 2020

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“Construction Interruptus“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
April 8, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

The photographer adds: “Roadwork on Karen and Maryland Pkwy. heading west. I think it’s on hold during these times of isolation.”

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, sheltered in place or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
April 14-15, 2020

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“Orleans Hotel, sans people“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 12, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, sheltered in place or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

Daily Frame lead photographer Ginger Bruner has performed at the Orleans much of the time since 2003, and still cannot get over the empty parking lot, and ALL the other empty hotels in Las Vegas.

• • •
April 13, 2020

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“Social Distancing at Home Depot“
Photograph by Diana Perez
April 4, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Home Depot Centennial Parkway

From the Help and Customer Service Center webpage:
TEMPORARY STORE HOURS & OTHER ACTIONS TO PRIORITIZE OUR CUSTOMERS, ASSOCIATES & COMMUNITY

April 12 Website screen grab [for future archival research]

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, sheltered in place or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

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.

• • •
April 12, 2020

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“Spring (A Bunny of Bonnie Brae)“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 3, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

                  “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”

                            ― – Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina“

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.




In these strangest of tragic days, we wish all health and well-being, sheltered in place or performing essential work for which we are tremendously grateful.

We imagine that on more than one occasion “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and musician Ginger Bruner has performed in bands exhorting audiences to do the Bunny Hop.

• • •
April 11, 2020

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“Rent Me“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 6, 2020 – 5 p.m.
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

On the occasion of a rare outing, Sheltered in Place “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner captured some views from Highland Drive. Second in a limited series.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Las Vegas native Ginger Bruner is doing her best to keep tabs on the city during Life in the Time of Covid-19

• • •
April 10, 2020

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“Bags are on us!!“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
April 3, 2020 – 5 p.m.
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Second of two Daily Frames focussing on Trader Joe’s efforts to combat the spread of the virus.

The Henderson market notes: “8AM – 9AM: Open to our senior customers (age 60 and over) and customers with disabilities who may need extra assistance.”

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
April 9, 2020

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“Social distancing at Trader Joe’s“
Photograph and Text by Sallie Douglas
April 3, 2020 – 5 p.m.
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

The photographer comments:
“Social distancing at Trader Joe’s Green Valley Parkway and Sunset location. As one person leaves the store, another is allowed inside. Each customer is provided with a pump of hand sanitizer and a sanitized cart upon entering. Additional wipes are provided inside. When leaving, a person at the door offers another pump of hand sanitizer.“

The market notes: “8AM – 9AM: Open to our senior customers (age 60 and over) and customers with disabilities who may need extra assistance.”

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
April 8, 2020

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“Pink Moon in Glen Heather“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 7, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

“The Full Moon in April is the Pink Moon, from the pink flowers – phlox – that bloom in the early spring. Other names for this Full Moon include Sprouting Grass Moon, Fish Moon, Hare Moon, and the Old English/Anglo-Saxon name is Egg Moon. It is also known as the Paschal Moon because it is used to calculate the date for Easter.”

Text from TimeandDate website.

More: “Glen Heather – A Vintage Las Vegas Neighborhood That You Should Know About”, a 2008 story on realtor Jack Levine’s website, ”Uncle Jack’s Very Vintage Vegas.”

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Las Vegas native Ginger Bruner keeps tabs on her friends and favorite neighborhoods – these days from a safe physical distance.

• • •
April 7, 2020

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“Along Highland Drive – 5:15 pm“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 6, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

On the occasion of a rare outing, Sheltered in Place “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner captured some views from Highland Drive. First in a limited series.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.




We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

• • •
April 6, 2020

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“In This Together“
Photograph by Diana Perez
April 5, 2020
“A driveway in my neighborhood – Ann and Rancho area.“
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 series

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

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.

• • •
April 5, 2020

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“Stay Healthy | Stay Strong“
Photograph by Diana Perez
March 26, 2020
From our Life in the Time of Covid-19 and Drive-by series

April 5 LVAC website screengrab.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

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.

• • •
April 4, 2020

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“Scene from Oakey Boulevard“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 29, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

According to a post by “michael t stirling” in a thread accompanying a Nevada Preservation October 2015 story, “Las Vegas Street Names – the History Behind the Signs You See Every Day,” [Oakey Boulevard] was named after Jack Oakey, an American movie actor and one of the developers of Huntridge. Unfortunately, a search of the IMDB doesn’t yield any results for that name.

We’ve contacted the Nevada Preservation Association in the hopes of getting more information on the name.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

As noted yesterday “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer and Las Vegas native Ginger Bruner has not been getting out much, and when she has, she is amazed at the unprecedented change in the city.

• • •
April 2-3, 2020

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“Paradise and St. Louis, take 2“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 30, 2020 5:33pm
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

The photographer notes: “The entire time I sat through the red light, only one car passed through the intersection.“

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate uncharted waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

Our Las Vegas lead photographer and Las Vegas native Ginger Bruner has not been getting out much, and when she has, she is amazed at the unprecedented change in the city.

• • •
April 1, 2020

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“Bunny With Large Pink Friend“
Photograph by Mark Baxter
March 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series and Latest addition to the “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

“The pink lawn flamingo was designed in 1957 by Don Featherstone of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The first pink flamingo’s name was Diego, and has become an icon of pop culture that won him the Ig Nobel Prize for Art in 1996. It has even spawned a lawn greeting industry where flocks of pink flamingos are installed on a victim’s lawn in the dark of night. After the release of John Waters’s 1972 movie Pink Flamingos, plastic flamingos came to be the stereotypical example of lawn kitsch.

“Many imitation products have found their way onto front lawns and store shelves since then. Genuine pink flamingos made by Union Products from 1987 (the 30th anniversary of the plastic flamingo) until 2001 can be identified by the signature of Don Featherstone located on the rear underside. These official flamingos were sold in pairs, with one standing upright and the other with its head low to the ground, “feeding”. Sometime after Featherstone’s retirement in 2000, Union Products began producing birds without the signature. In December 2001, the Annals of Improbable Research (bestowers of the Ig Nobel prize) teamed up with the Museum of Bad Art to protest this omission in the form of a boycott. Union Products, of Leominster, Massachusetts, stopped production of pink flamingos on November 1, 2006.

* Presented to Don Featherstone for his ornamentally evolutionary invention, the plastic pink flamingo. Featherstone was the first Ig Nobel Prize winner to appear in person at the awards ceremony to accept the award.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ig_Nobel_Prize_winners

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

First time contributor Mark Baxter is an import from New Zealand and has claimed local Las Vegan status after 20 years of watching the city grow as an environmental project manager. He is coparent to Stinky, Davros and Harry, all of whom have been featured in The Daily Frame “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets Series.“

• • •
March 31, 2020

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“DTLV Construction – Binion’s“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 26, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Bookend to yesterday’s Daily Frame – both now in the 2020 Archive

Binion’s Gaming Hall

March 31 website screen grab

MORE:
“Nevada regulators are warning the state’s construction industry to follow social distancing guidelines at active construction sites, stating that it is ‘visibly obvious’ many employees are working together in close proximity.

“The letter, sent Thursday by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NVOSHA), comes as positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported at construction sites for Allegiant Stadium and Resorts World in Las Vegas.

“The construction industry was notably exempted from Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order to shut down all nonessential businesses in the state for a period of at least 30 days to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. As a condition of staying open, state regulators mandated that “essential” businesses abide by strict social distancing requirements, including keeping workers and customers at least six feet apart whenever possible.”

From “Nevada regulators say many construction work sites ‘visibly’ not following social distancing rules.” March 27 story by Riley Snyder and Daniel Rothberg in The Nevada Independent.

We thank and wish all the best to those working during this challenging time – and we sincerely hope contractors are directing their crews to observe social distancing to keep them and the population safe.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
March 30, 2020

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“DTLV Construction“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 26, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“Nevada regulators are warning the state’s construction industry to follow social distancing guidelines at active construction sites, stating that it is ‘visibly obvious’ many employees are working together in close proximity.

“The letter, sent Thursday by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NVOSHA), comes as positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported at construction sites for Allegiant Stadium and Resorts World in Las Vegas.

“The construction industry was notably exempted from Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order to shut down all nonessential businesses in the state for a period of at least 30 days to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. As a condition of staying open, state regulators mandated that “essential” businesses abide by strict social distancing requirements, including keeping workers and customers at least six feet apart whenever possible.”

From “Nevada regulators say many construction work sites ‘visibly’ not following social distancing rules.” March 27 story by Riley Snyder and Daniel Rothberg in The Nevada Independent.

We thank and wish all the best to those working during this challenging time – and we sincerely hope contractors are directing their crews to observe social distancing to keep them and the population safe.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
March 29, 2020

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“Christ Church Episcopal“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 24, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

March 29 website screen grab

“Welcome to Christ Church Episcopal –The open church – open hearts, open minds, open arms.“

“We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, partnered, straight, gay, confused, well-heeled or down-at-heel. Especially welcome are wailing babies and excited toddlers. We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury or haven’t been to church since Christmas 10 years ago. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60, but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.

“We welcome keep-fit moms, football dads, starving artists, tree huggers, latte sippers, vegetarians, junk food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like organized religion (we’re not that keen on it either). We offer welcome to those who think the Earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell or are here because Granny is visiting and wanted to go to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither.

“We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the way to the buffet and wound up here by mistake.

“We welcome pilgrims, tourists, conventioneers, seekers, doubters and YOU.”

Text from Church’s splash page.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner keeps the faith in her own special way.

• • •
March 28, 2020

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“Then Now – #VegasStronger“
Photograph by Diana Perez
March 26, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Red Rock Casino

March 28 website screen grab

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

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.

• • •
March 26-27, 2020

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“Lonely Tower“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 19, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

The Strat

March 26 website screen grab

“A unique fixture in the Vegas skyline, our 1,149 foot tall Vegas resort Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and one of the most exciting attractions among Las Vegas resorts.“

Text from Casino’s OBSERVATION DECKS • LEVELS 109 & 108 webpage.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner celebrates the Strat Tower.

• • •
March 25, 2020

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“Happy Birthday ‘Our Las Vegas‘ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 22, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Please join us in celebrating the anniversary of the birth of “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner. She makes Las Vegas and the world a better place to live in each and every day and we are forever grateful for her spirit.

Sheltered in place we wish her the happiest of birthdays.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

As we like to say, if “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner hadn’t been born, we would have had to somehow create a version of her.

• • •
March 24, 2020

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“La Bonita“
Photograph by Diana Perez
March 16, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

La Bonita Supermarket
Cheyenne Plaza on West Cheyenne

As noted on the supermarket chain’s website today:
“Compra|order online, recíbelo en tu carro Curbside pick-up“

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

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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March 23, 2020

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“The Blue Angel“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Fremont and Charleston
March 20, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Betty Willis’ parents were true Las Vegas pioneers, arriving in the city in 1905, the year it was founded. Willis was born in 1924, the youngest of eight children. At a young age, she showed a talent for art and design, so as a young adult she went to Los Angeles to enroll in art school in 1942. When she returned to her hometown a few years later, she found work creating advertisements for local casinos. In the 1950s she made the transition to designing neon signs, working for Western Neon.

“Almost all sign designers at the time were men, but Betty quickly made a name for herself in that male-dominated world by creating beautiful, memorable designs. She designed the swooping Moulin Rouge sign and the iconic Blue Angel sign at the Blue Angel Motel, but by far her most famous design is the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign that still stands at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.”

Text from the The Women in Nevada History Legacy Digital Project

Additional note: We are approaching the five-year anniversary of Betty’s death.

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

Sheltered in place, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner made a slight detour during a rare outing on Friday to photograph Betty’s and the City’s Angel.

• • •
March 22, 2020

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“The New Normal in the Time of Covid-19“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 19, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a tireless and passionate artist dedicated to documenting the social and urban landscape of the Valley.

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March 21, 2020

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“Station Casinos | Three Square Help“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 18, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Three Square Food Bank’s Agency and Community Partners’ emergency food distribution< during the coronavirus outbreak – MAP

LIST

The digital sign also displays:
“Please “We love the community
Drive Thru Food
Distribution Point!

“Every Wednesday 11am – 2pm
In the Parking Lot“

Given the breakneck speed at which the panedemic crisis is evolving, we strongly recommend calling in advance and checking the web for updated information.

[Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years, ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.]

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

• • •
March 20, 2020

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“LVMPD | Tacos El Gordo on the Strip – 11:51 p.m.“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Tacos del Gordo de Tijuana
March 19, 2020
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“The pace for patrol officers has remain unchanged as they continue to respond to calls for service in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has reinforced hygiene protocols to ensure their safety as well as that of the community.

“LVMPD Sheriff Joe Lombardo has canceled all non-essential community events that are not critical to operations until further notice. That includes First Tuesday meetings, commendations ceremonies and several community outreach events planned by area command Community Oriented Policing units.

Text from press release, “LVMPD Cancels Community Events and Implements New Officer Protocols in Response to COVID-19”

[Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years, ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.]

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner , with the assistance of a driver, conducted some documentary reconnaissance lat night.

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March 18-19, 2020

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“Circus Circus Casino Floor“
Photograph and Text by Lissa Townsend Rodgers
March 16, 2020
From our newly launched “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

“The writer | photographer comments: Circus Circus casino floor at 8:30 pm. I had to use the bathroom on the evening g walk and, for some reason, chose the casino that makes me feel slightly contaminated even in normal times…

“#thestrip #ghosttown #circuscircus #washyourhands #washyourhandsagain

“Good news, though: It seems the Horse-A-Round carousel bar has been turned back into a bar, complete with taps and jello shots and ‘21 and Over‘ signs. Once this ends–and it will end–we need to drink there…“

[Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years, ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.]

In a section titled “Freelance Writer” on Lissa Townsend Rodgers‘ LinkedIn page, we read:

“1994 – Present”
“New York City & Las Vegas:”

“Freelance writer in many styles for a variety of publications, including Desert Companion, Dope, Extra Crispy, Esquire online, Elevate NV, New York magazine, Tribeca Shortlist, David Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, Black Book, Time Out New York, New York Observer, Details, Village Voice, FHM online, MTV online and a variety of trade publications and now-defunct magazines and websites.

“Also the writer and editor of the ‘2008 Black Book guide to Las Vegas‘ and a contributor to ‘Wish You Were Here: Stories and Essays Inspired by Fabulous Las Vegas Postcards’ and ‘Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State.’”

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March 16-17, 2020

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“Last Night at Huntridge Tavern for a While?“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 13, 2020
From our newly launched “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

[Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years, ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your photographic views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.]

“Twitchy yet swaggering, atmospherically weird yet rooted in delightful melody, Niantic are some of LA’s most fun and well traveled indie rockers. We grew up in the valleys and streets and hills of Los Angeles. Between blowing off school and anything resembling responsibility, we learned the subtle twists of songwriting and arranging, and how to play loud. We grew into a raw, musical dynamism that buzzbands.la called rip-roaring bombast.‘“

Text from band website.

MORE – March 16 Associated Press story on the U.S. News & World Report website: “Closures Starting to Hit Las Vegas Strip, Campuses:
Closures over the new coronavirus are starting to hit the Las Vegas Strip and many schools.”

Final note: we hope this is sufficiently green to warrant its running a second day. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner writes: “LTR and I went out for a drink at the Huntridge Tavern on Friday night, thinking it would be the last opportunity for a while.“

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March 15, 2020

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“From Trader Joe’s Frozen Food Aisle“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
7 p.m., March 14, 2020
From our newly launched “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

[Editor’s note: In addition to providing a daily view capturing the people, pets, interiors and urban landscapes of Las Vegas and the Valley, we also see “The Daily Frame“ as a postcard to the future for scholars and visitors in the years, ahead. With the launch of “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series we plan to document these uncertain times as people navigate unchartered waters.

We welcome your views and thoughts and encourage you as always to contribute to this project.]

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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March 14, 2020

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“New York New York Statue of Liberty“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 13, 2020

“It’s not enough for the torch of liberty to be held up high only by one woman, every human must hold the torch up high in every corner of the world.”

            ― Abhijit Naskar

In the Time of Covid-19</strong Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas notes: “The streets were free of traffic and pedestrians today…very strange.“

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March 13, 2020

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“Clouds and Light“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2020

“The cancellation of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Championships on Thursday – better known as March Madness – added to the financial burden heaped onto the state’s resort industry by the coronavirus outbreak. Domestic and international travel to Las Vegas has diminished and large conventions have been canceled.

“Without the busy four [sic] days of March Madness, coronavirus will take another big chunk out of the state’s $5 billion a year sports betting industry.

“Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball put their seasons on hold for indefinite periods as concerns over the spread of the virus made large-scale events a potential hazard. Late Thursday afternoon, the upstart XFL, which gave football bettors a reason to visit the sportsbooks, suspended the remainder of its inaugural season.”

— From “Coronavirus outbreak causes empty Nevada sportsbooks, reduced gaming and hotel revenues,” March 13 story by Howard Stutz in The Nevada Independent.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner washes her hands with soap and water now more frequently than ever.

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March 11-12, 2020

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“Little Dog“
Photograph by Jon Winet
c. December 2017
Latest addition to the “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

Little Dog is a 7 y.o. rescue dog, proud to be one of the canine mascots of “Our Las Vegas.“ A rescue dog through and through, L.D., as he is also known joined Jon & Debra’s family following a car accident that left him battered and bruised, and subsequently sedated, treated and neutered. “Our initial impression was that Tiny (as he is also known) was a calm, old soul,” comments the photographer and co-guardian. “Once the sedatives wore off, we discovered his rascally, adorable personality.“

“Our Las Vegas“ Director Jon Winet has a deep and abiding love for Little Dog.

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March 10, 2020

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“Cranes“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 22, 2020

Text from Wikipedia:

crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist ropewire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy things and transporting them to other places. The device uses one or more simple machines to create mechanical advantage and thus move loads beyond the normal capability of a human. Cranes are commonly employed in the transport industry for the loading and unloading of freight, in the construction industry for the movement of materials, and in the manufacturing industry for the assembling of heavy equipment.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner notes that when the International Builder’s Show is in town, there are many extra cranes in Las Vegas.

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March 8-9, 2020

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“Clouds Over The Blind Center“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2020

Text from Center website:

The Blind Center of Nevada assists people who are blind or visually impaired in reaching their highest physical, social, intellectual, and economic potential.

To achieve these objectives we pursue three focus areas: personal development, social interaction, and provident living.

‍•     Finding Hope: Life doesn’t stop at blindness, but for many, the hopelessness runs deep. We uplift people by providing emotional rescue, a caring shelter, a welcoming community, and counseling to help members see beyond their visual impairment. Through the Blind Center of Nevada, people find a loving, social refuge—a place that understands and truly cares.

‍•     Learning Independence: Within our encouraging family environment, we help members see beyond their visual limits and learn to live an independent life. Our skills training, educational resources, and ongoing assistance all work together to ignite a can-do-spirit that defies boundaries and fuels personal growth.

‍•     ‍Pursuing Greatness: Best of all, our center helps members visualize their true potential and work toward achieving great things. Through a wide range of programs—including music, art, fitness, education, and vocational mentorship—we help people reach goals they can be proud of. Greatness isn’t limited to those with sight. We help members achieve great things while living lives that are unbound—and unlimited.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner shares her vision.

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March 7, 2020

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“East Sahara & Market“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2020
From the Drive-by Series

East Sahara & Market

Bank of America

Las Vegas Tactical

City Impact Center

April 2019 Google Street View

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner finds things of interest in and on all corners of the city.

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March 6, 2020

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“Resorts World International Construction Progress-By Night“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 5, 2020
From the Drive-by Series

Follow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame, six days later, an even more recent view by our construction chronicler specialist.

As noted on the corporation website: “Construction for Resorts World Las Vegas, one of the largest hotel construction sites currently in the U.S., is steadily moving forward with approximately 1,500 construction workers on-site each day at the 88-acre parcel of land.“

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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March 5, 2020

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“Resorts World International Construction Progress“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
February 29, 2020

Latest view by our construction chronicler specialist. As noted on the corporation website: “Construction for Resorts World Las Vegas, one of the largest hotel construction sites currently in the U.S., is steadily moving forward with approximately 1,500 construction workers on-site each day at the 88-acre parcel of land.“

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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March 4, 2020

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“Max“
Photograph and Text by Mark Lanning, Jr.
c. February 2010
Latest addition to the “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

In the introduction to Mark Lanning, Jr.‘s 2014 photo book “Vegas 2010,“ he writes: ‘Las Vegas the suburb city of over two million residents was down and quiet in 2010, displaying with a depressing clarity that even a uniquely labor-strong town was just as vulnerable to disaster when overcome by finance and development. I expect that by now, four years later and DOW +16,000, all the levers are moving once again.‘”

For this photograph he writes: “My parents moved to Las Vegas from the Bay Area after losing their home in the 2008 financial crisis. This is Max, enjoying some sun somewhere around February, 2010. Max passed a couple years ago now. They now own another Jack Russel named Peach.”

Mark Lanning, Jr. is a photographer currently living and working in Iowa City, Iowa, where will complete his MFA graduate studies at the University of Iowa in May. Recent works include “Sentinels” and “30 Motels on West Capitol Avenue,” which can be seen on his website: marklanningjr.com.

This is the photographer’s fifth contribution to The Daily Frame. We wish him, family and Peach all the best.

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March 2-3, 2020

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“Journalist Geoff Carter’s Hands – Chef Sheridan Su’s Sesame Noodles“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2020

From Fat Choy’s online menu:

Sesame Noodles

Roasted Wild Mushrooms,Cucumbers, Carrots, Peanuts, Sesame Vinaigrette, Cilantro and Spicy Sriracha with Black Bean Curd… 8.99

Editor’s note: we plan on running another Daily Frame soon featuring Geoff – at which time we’ll provide more information on the journalist.

If you’re looking for “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner you might very well want to start with a check of Fat Choy’s.

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March 1, 2020

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“Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit – Glen Heather Dusk“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2020

‘Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit’ is a superstition found in Britain and North America wherein a person says or repeats the words ‘rabbit,’ ‘rabbits’ and/or ‘white rabbits’ aloud upon waking on the first day of a month, to ensure good luck for the rest of it.“

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

Additional note: superstition also has it that if you missed the upon-waking opportunity, you can also utter “Tibbar, Tibbar, Tibbar“ before going to sleep at the end of the first day of the month to achieve the same month-long good fortune.

We are all lucky to have “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner animating the Valley.

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February 29, 2020

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“Vincent Rotolo“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 27, 2020
From the Las Vegas Artists Series.

Ginger explains: “Vincent Rotollo, owner/chef of Good Pie, checking his ’road oven’ at the book signing of John Curtas’ new edition of Eating Las Vegas at The Writer’s Block tonight.“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner looks forward to trying Vincent’s “Good Shrooms“ pie.

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February 28, 2020

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“Sallie, SNIPT and Glae Douglas“
Photograph by MRKR
Anja Whitemyer Gallery
February 2020
From the Las Vegas Artists Series.

Daily Frame contributor notes: “We are all standing in front of the SNIPT artwork on exhibit with Anja Whitemyer Gallery inside the entrance to The Arts Factory at February’s Preview Thursday.”

From artist’s Instagram page we learn that MRKR is a 9 year-old artist based in Las Vegas. MRKR’s preferred mediums include collage, acrylic painting and marker art.

This is MRKR’s first of what we hope is many contributions to The Daily Frame.

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February 27, 2020

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“The Physics of these Giant Billboards“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
circa mid 2019

Oakey & Decatur

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner makes the most of extended waits at stoplights, marveling at the world around her.

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February 26, 2020

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“The Arts Factory Rabbit“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
February 2020
Latest adition to our occasional Wednesday Las Vegas Pets Series?

Text below from The Arts Factory website.

“Established in 1991, The Arts Factory is home to art galleries, dining, boutique shops, creative services, and the largest, most colorful city pride mural in Las Vegas!“

Directory

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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February 25, 2020

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Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayRichard Petty Plaza“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 23, 2020

Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series (now called the NASCAR Cup Series). He was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times (Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat),[1] winning a record 200 races during his career,[1] winning the Daytona 500 a record seven times, and winning a record 27 races[1] (10 of them consecutively) in the 1967 season alone.[2] Statistically, he is the most accomplished driver in the history of the sport, and is one of the most respected figures in motorsports as a whole. He collected a record number of poles (127) and over 700 Top 10 finishes in his record 1,184 starts, including 513 consecutive starts from 1971–1989. Petty was the only driver to ever win in his 500th race start, until Matt Kenseth joined him in 2013. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010.[3] Petty remains very active, as both a NASCAR team owner (Richard Petty Motorsports) in the Cup Series and owner of Petty’s Garage (car restoration and modification shop) in Level Cross, North Carolina.

Petty is a second generation driver. His father, Lee Petty, won the first Daytona 500 in 1959 and was also a three-time NASCAR champion. His son Kyle was also a NASCAR driver. His grandson, Adam (Kyle’s son), was killed in a practice crash at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on May 12, 2000, five weeks after Lee’s death. Adam’s brother Austin works on day-to-day operations of the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Hole in the Wall Gang Camp established by the Pettys after Adam’s death. Petty married Lynda Owens in 1958. She died on March 25, 2014 at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina at age 72, after a long battle with cancer.[4][5] They had four children—Kyle Petty, Sharon Petty-Farlow, Lisa Petty-Luck, and Rebecca Petty-Moffit.[6] The family resides in Petty’s home town of Level Cross, North Carolina and operates Richard Petty Motorsports. The Richard Petty Museum was formerly in nearby Randleman, North Carolina but moved back to its original location in March 2014. He has also made an appearance in Cars.

Text from Wikipedia website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner hadn’t been to a racetrack for a very long time, and is looking forward to another visit.

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February 23-24, 2020

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“Keeping the memory of Alexander P. Huerta alive inside The Arts Factory – and across the Valley.“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
February 22, 2020

“A former casino worker, the self-taught mixed-media artist and painter didn’t turn to canvas until late in life. Huerta dedicated his life to art, spending about 10 hours a day in the studio and making a living from his creations. Yet Huerta still found time for friendships with all who passed through the Arts Factory and beyond. ‘He influenced pretty much the whole art community,’ [Co-member of 3 Baaad Sheep Eddie] Canumay says, recalling the ways Huerta encouraged and supported both new and established artists.”

— From “Las Vegas‘ art community mourns the death of Alex Huerta,“ January 23, 2020 story by C. Moon Reed in the Las Vegas Weekly.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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February 22, 2020

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“Summerlin Pool Sculpture”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 19, 2020

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s work at times has a distinctly classical side.

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February 21, 2020

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“Resorts World Construction – Visual Progress Report”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
February 19, 2020

“Hilton is partnering with Resorts World to connect three of its premium brands — Hilton Hotels & Resorts, LXR and Conrad — to the $4.3 billion Resorts World property.

“The partnership takes effect immediately and Hilton can begin selling rooms at the resort, marketing to the company’s 100 million Hilton Honors loyalty club members.”

From “Hilton partners with Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas,” February 19,2020 Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Richard N. Velotta.

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.

She is the current Vice President of the Las Vegas Artists Guild. She is a passionate supporter of artists.

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February 20, 2020

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“City Reflections”
Photograph by Jason Schwartz
February 2020

Jason Schwartz is Director of Community Support Services Mojave Adult Child and Family Services, great dad of three smart and sassy children, boyfriend to his wife of 30 years, Deadhead, lover of jam bands, long time Las Vegas resident, and all around great guy.

This is his first contribution to The Daily Frame.

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February 19, 2020

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“The Return of Stinky – to The Daily Frame”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2020
Latest addition to the “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series

[Editor’s note: we are delighted to feature Stinky, last seen on the Daily Frame on November 28, 2018, following his debut on February 18, 2015. As the previous accompanying information remains true to today, we include it below with a two-year adjustment to his age.]

“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.”

Update: Stinky turned 14 in July.

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

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February 18, 2020

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“Event Parking”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2020

Las Vegas is home to more events than most places.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has been known to attend and event or two.

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February 17, 2020

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“St. Anne’s – Digital Tintype”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2020

“As the first cameras were created, a primary issue was how to make photography accessible, portable, and affordable. Daguerreotype and other early forms of photography had drawbacks due to long exposure times (which required sitters to remain completely still) and complex developing methods. The invention of tintype in 1853 by a Frenchman named Adolphe-Alexandre Martin changed all that.

“Suddenly, exposure times were shortened and materials dropped dramatically in price. For the first time, photographers could take a photo and hand the image to a client in just 10 to 15 minutes. This opened the door for new types of photography. The name tintype comes from the fact that the images were processed on thin sheets of metal rather than glass.

“Though the resulting images were less crisp than a daguerreotype, tintype became popular with itinerant photographers. The quick processing made them a new ‘instant photo’ and photographers would sell tintype portraits at fairs and carnivals. The invention of tintype allowed Civil War photographers like Mathew Brady to take photos out in the field. The lightweight and unbreakable nature of the photographs meant that soldiers were also able to mail portraits back to their loved ones.”

Text from “Tintype Photography: The Vintage Photo Technique That’s Making a Comeback,” By December 31, 2018 story in My Modern Met by Jessica Stewart.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner might well make her way back into the darkroom one of these days.

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February 15-16, 2020

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“Ack-Ack-Ack”
Photograph by Lissa Townsend Rodgers
October 2019

‘Lost Vegas,’ an exhibition at the Neon Museum of scul