The Daily Frame Archive – 2021

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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.

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June 7, 2021

“MSG Sphere Taking Shape”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 22, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

‘The company building the MSG Sphere at The Venetian on Friday said the cost of the 17,000-seat performance venue is likely to climb by 10 percent to $1.826 billion.

“The possibility of a higher price tag was no surprise, and company officials had noted the possibility in recent calls.”

— From “New cost estimate for MSG Sphere at The Venetian: $1.826B,” May 8 LVRJ story by Richard N. Velotta.

Born and bred Las Vegan Sallie Douglas is an artist, and social justice and arts activist. 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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June 6, 2021

“Sloan. Nevada”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Sloan is an unincorporated community with a population of 105 in Clark County, situated 18 miles southwest of Las Vegas. It is named for its limestone dolomite carnotite and was first settled in 1912. It is known for its canyon and its Sloan Canyon Petroglyph Site, Petroglyph Canyon and Black Mountain. It is mostly located within the North McCullough Wilderness Area and is adjacent to the McCullough Range. It contains well-preserved petroglyphs and several hiking trails that allow visitors to photograph the petroglyphs.”

Text excerpted and adapted from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner loves the indisputable fact that Las Vegas’ backyard features some of the most spectacular landscapes on the globe.

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June 4-5, 2021

“Sergio Meza, Chef de Cusine”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Chef Meza recently celebrated his 30th anniversary bringing his culinary skills to Big Dog’s Draft House. Congratulations Chef and the House!

On her next visit, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner will likely swing with the SMOKEY BRAT MAC & CHEESE (Cavatapi pasta, Wisconsin cheese, smoked bratwurst, smoked chipotles, topped with bread crumbs) but pass on the Ghost Pepper Jack enhancement.

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June 3, 2021

“#TBT – Summer Garden: Work in Progress”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 25, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

A perhaps out-of-order follow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame, but appropriate to the #ThrowBackThursday concept: “Summer Garden” under construction at the Bellagio Conservatory early last week. Kudos again to the engineers and crew that make this quarterly wonder happen!

Born and bred Las Vegan Sallie Douglas is an artist, and social justice and arts activist. 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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June 2, 2021

“Summer Garden: First Look”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 29, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Summer has arrived at the Bellagio Conservatory. Through August 28. Sights to be seen,

Born and bred Las Vegan Sallie Douglas is an artist, and social justice and arts activist. 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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June 1, 2021

Memorial Day Jog
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 31, 2021

“If you’re planning a getaway this season, there will come a time when you need to decide whether or not to pack those running shoes. The are several reasons to run while on vacation, but there might be just as many reasons for why you shouldn’t. Decide before you leave so that your expectations are set and you can share them with your travel partners.”

Paragraph above from womensrunning.com.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner used to run, but gave it up for photography.

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Veterans Day May 31, 2021

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“Veterans Cemetery”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 7, 2020

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.”

Jimmy Carter

“The Southern Nevada State Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada is located on 79 acres of land owned and maintained by the State of Nevada. The grounds are serene, peaceful and immaculately maintained. The cemetery serves as a place of rest and reflection where eligible veterans, their spouses and eligible dependents are remembered and honored in perpetuum.”

Paragraph above from Cemetery website.

Editor’s Note: this photograph and part of the text were originally published on January 8, 2020.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner takes time to reflect on lives lost in peace and war.

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May 30, 2021

“LVCC Vax Up Music Track”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 30, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner was present at yesterday’s Las Vegas Convention Center Vaccination Clinic that featured musical accompaniment by prominent Las Vegas groups. The ubiquitous Henderson Symphony Orchestra Executive Director and Eat More Art principal Sarah O‘Connell (left) was there as well to document the proceedings.

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer and Bassist | Tubist Ginger Bruner was at the event with Killian’s Angels which performed live for the first time since March 2020.

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May 29, 2021

“Las Vegas Works! – Bellagio Conservatory Crew”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 25, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Editor’s Note: today’s edition of The Daily Frame highlights the Valley’s workforce – from resort staff to construction crews to artists and musicians.Their time and dedication are what makes Las Vegas work! (Second in a ongoing series.)

Our contributor notes: “Teamwork! Bellagio engineers work tirelessly to get the ‘Summer Gardens’ display ready for guests to visit the Conservatory.” 

The display opens today and continues through August 28.

Born and bred Las Vegan Sallie Douglas is an artist, and social justice and arts activist. 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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May 28, 2021

“Elvis Chapel”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Editor’s note: today’s edition of The Daily Frame is published in honor of Randy – celebrating a birthday this week – & Tracy who were married a few decades ago in Las Vegas, and whose love and friendship, and bright spirits are an inspiration every day.

“A wedding is one of the most beautiful and memorable events in a couple’s life. It symbolizes a change, a new union, and two people coming together to form a family. Most couples want their weddings to be perfect. They spend several months to plan every detail, reserve good venues and make sure they have all aspects of it in place.

“Even with all the meticulous planning, regular weddings can turn out to be bland and dull, which is why it’s a good idea to consider something different. Why have a generic ceremony when you can have fun? At Elvis Chapel, we encourage people to consider carefree Elvis weddings in Las Vegas.

“Most people become bogged down with wedding planning and take the entire process a little too seriously. That can suck the joy right out of a very special event, which is why a more carefree approach is ideal. Our Elvis weddings are the perfect fit because they are fun, spontaneous, and definitely memorable. You can tie the knot in bright and beautiful Las Vegas with a memorable and elegant ceremony. Here’s a look at what you get from our Elvis wedding packages:

“ A Great Elvis – Our Elvis is a very skilled performer with a lively sense of humor. He has a great singing voice and will keep everyone entertained with his endless charm. He has a wealth of experience in this field and has hosted several events over the years, which makes him the ideal fit for your special ceremony.” …

Text from Chapel website.

MORE: One of two current specials

Elvis Memories Package – $195. [reduced from $239.
(Taxes/Fees May Apply)

• Elvis will Sing 2 Songs of his choice

• 10 high resolution digital candid photos (Taken during the ceremony)

• Elvis will walk the bride down the aisle. (If you wish)

• Ceremony performed by Elvis

• Special “Elvis Vows” will be included

• Elegant silk bridal bouquet to use

• Silk boutonniere to use.

• Copy of the original Elvis and Priscilla’s marriage license certificate.

•  Renewal of Vows or Commitment Certificate (For Renewal or Commitment Ceremony)

• 15 Minutes On-Site Posed Photo Shoot (Photos available to Purchase)

• Up to 4 guests + Bride and Groom (Included in the package price)

• Required Non-Refundable Deposit $100

• Balance is Due 7 Days prior to the ceremony. Deposit is subtracted from Total.

• $50 per additional guest.

• Minister’s Fee of $60 is not Included ($60 fee or Minister is not required for renewal or commitment ceremony, it is only required for a legal wedding)

• Must Obtain a Nevada Marriage license ONLY if you are Getting Married.

Lead Photographer & Associate Producer Ginger Bruner – and the entire “Our Las Vegas” do their utmost to embrace all the wonders and complexities The Radiant City has to offer.

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May 27, 2021

“After The Show Hot Trash Mingle”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 26, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

After the show, actors, crew, and audience mingle after having experienced Hot Trash at the Majestic Repertory Theater

Lead Photographer & Associate Producer Ginger Bruner – and the entire “Our Las Vegas” team encourages you to support local theater and avant-garde artists.

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May 25-26, 2021

“Las Vegas Works! – Hanging Banners in the 18b”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 20, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Editor’s Note: With today’s edition of The Daily Frame, we resolve to redouble our resolve to highlight the Valley’s workforce – from resort staff to construction crews to artists and musicians.Their time and dedication are what makes Las Vegas work!

Our photographer notes: “Hanging banners is no easy task in 50 mph wind gusts!”

MORE: From the College of Southern Nevada’s Division of Workforce & Economic Development, “established in 2005 to meet the training needs of Southern Nevada’s workforce and employers. The Division is an entrepreneurial and self-supporting arm of CSN that works with the region’s business and key industry sectors in the assessment, design and implementation of customized curricula and training programs. It also provides services to students, employers, employees and adult learners seeking education opportunities, new skills and career advancement.”

Born and bred Las Vegan Sallie Douglas is an artist, and social justice and arts activist. 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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May 24, 2021

Planet Hollywood
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“Enjoy lunch or dinner at the top of the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. We’ve fully redesigned our restaurant to provide an extraordinary dining experience. What’s more, you’ll love the outdoor patio seating overlooking the action along the Vegas Strip.”

Text from Planet Hollywood website

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer Ginger Bruner has an affinity for globes, especially ones on tall plinths.

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May 23, 2021

“Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 22, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

The festival lineup this year featured some of the best bluegrass and Americana bands in the nation, including Out of the Desert, Fog Holler, Never Come Down, Nu Blu, The Marty Warburton Band and The Po’ Ramblin Boys.

Children will be able to enjoy a festival area designed just for them, with games and activities programmed for youth throughout the festival.

In addition to music, the festival included food and alcohol vendors, as well as an artisan market. Some of the participating artisan vendors are Momper Romper, Sew Devine Custom Jackets and Tea Bath Products. A variety of food trucks will sell everything from fresh, healthy organic food to burgers, hot dogs, shaved ice treats and churros.

We salute all participating in yesterday’s Las Vegas Blues Festival, ominous skies not withstanding! She encourages all to keep an eye out for next year’s festival!

Principle text adapted from Festival website

Bluegrass is one of the many musical styles that bassist, tubs, bass ukulele and trombone player and “Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer Ginger Bruner enjoys.

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May 22, 2021

“#BossyYoLifeUp”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Our itinerant photographer partially explains: “Road smoker, as seen today on Eastern at Fremont”

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer Ginger Bruner prefers a Memphis-style dry rub.

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May 21, 2021

“Love at The Mirage”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 21, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Love is a 2006 theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil which combines the re-produced and re-imagined music of the Beatles with an interpretive, circus-based artistic and athletic stage performance. The show plays at a specially built theatre at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

“A joint venture between Cirque and the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd, it is the first theatrical production that Apple Corps Ltd. has partnered in. Love is written and directed by Dominic Champagne. Music directors are George Martin, producer of nearly all of the Beatles’ records, and his son, record producer Giles Martin.

“In attendance at the gala opening on June 30 were [Paul] McCartney, [Rinto] Starr,[Yoko] Ono, Cynthia Lennon, Julian Lennon, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, and George Martin. It was the biggest reunion of the Beatles’ ‘family’ since the band’s breakup. At the end of the show, McCartney, Starr, Olivia, Ono and Martin went on stage. McCartney requested the crowd, ‘Just one special round of applause, for John and George!’”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer Ginger Bruner was recently hipped to a fascinating musicological breakdown of the Fab Four’s b side “Rain.”

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May 20, 2014 & 2021

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“Vins de Table”
Photograph by Adam Yurkunas.
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Editor’s note – in keeping with our occasional observance of #TBT, and for those with wanderlust, we republish Adam’s Daily Frame from 2014. We’re not quite ready for travel across the pond, but will happily settle for the moment with Las Vegas’ imagined foreign lands. As noted seven years ago:]

Paris Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The property is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp. As its name suggests, its theme is the city of Paris, France; it includes a half scale, 541-foot tall replica of the Eiffel Tower, a two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe, a replica of La Fontaine des Mers, and a 1,200-seat theatre called Le Théâtre des Arts. The front of the hotel suggests the Paris Opera House and the Louvre.

The Paris is linked via a promenade to its sister property, Bally’s Las Vegas.”

Text from Wikipedia.

Adam Yurkunas was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. He joined the Marine Corps after high school then moved to Las Vegas in 1999. He notes: “Although I’ve always been interested in photography, I only started shooting last January when I bought my first DSLR camera. Since then the lens has opened my eyes to an entirely new view of our city and its surrounding areas.”

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May 19, 2021

“Misha The Dog”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 2021
From our “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” series
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Misha graces our project for the first time since October 10. His #1 photographer notes that he’s always been something of an ambler. These days he clearly enjoys the rest stops as much as the walks at Summerlin’s Gardens Park. Back in 2018 we reported that:

Misha currently resides at the home of Andy and Kim following many days in shelters and an earlier tenure with guardians now living in Finland.

Following a period of tense, enforced  détente, Misha’s favorite pal is now Oliver, a handsome feline.

Misha is sweet, calm, and bearlike, and yes, those things can exist in the same being.

“Our Las Vegas” Associate Producer Ginger Bruner loves all animals, but one has more than a sneaking suspicion that there’s a special place in her heart for her canine pal Misha.

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May 18, 2021

“Are You Ready To Fly?”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 12, 2021 4:30 pm
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Promo language below from Vegas Indoor Skydiving website.

Indoor Skydiving – #1 Activity on the Strip!

Looking for an exciting indoor Las Vegas activity that you can enjoy with family and friends? Look no further!
Flying at Vegas Indoor Skydiving gives you a taste of the rush that skydivers enjoy during the freefall portion of their skydiving jump. All this in a safe and supervised environment!
✓ All Ages Welcome
✓ Safe Skydiving Simulation
✓ Classes Every 30 Minutes
✓ Professional Hand-on Training
✓ Videos & Photos Available
✓ FREE Observation Gallery!

Born and bred Las Vegan Sallie Douglas is an artist, and social justice and arts activist. 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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May 17, 2021

“Las Vegas Works no. 3”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 13, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
Las Vegas South at St. Louis
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Editor’s Note: We salute Las Vegas’ workforce for its efforts, and the brave souls who meet the challenge of negotiating the current construction along Las Vegas Boulevard.

MORE: February 2020 Google Street View

Born and bred Las Vegan Sallie Douglas is an artist, and social justice and arts activist. 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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May 16, 2021

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“The Frequent Flyers Play Mt. Charleston”
Photograph by Marcie Ley
May 15, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

The Frequent Flyers are “Bluegrass and more, featuring Vera Van Wilson – banjo/vocals, Kay Sanderson – fiddle, Roger Ogden – guitar/mandolin/vocals, Brian Weiss – guitar, and Ginger Bruner – bass.

[l-r] Kay, Vera, Ginger, Brian and Roger]

First time contributor opera singer Marcie Ley has received critical acclaim for her performances across the United States and Europe, her soprano hailed as a “warm and supple sound, with ample size and superb technique, all put to exquisite phrasing.”

She recently appeared as Sieglinde in the Vegas City Opera production of “Das Rheingold: The Ring Vegas.”

Bio excepted from Opera Las Vegas website.

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May 15, 2021

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“The Gardens Park”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“The Gardens is a mixed-use village in Summerlin with offices, restaurants and coffee shops located within the community. The highlight of this village is the popular Gardens Park, which hosts a Farmers Maket. The Park also has many different recreational facilities including two tennis courts, two basketball courts, roller hockey, volleyball, horseshoes, shuffleboard… even bocce! There is also a Gardens Community Center that has its own programs for residents.”

Text from Real Estate website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner comments: “Whaddya mean ‘even bocce!‘“

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May 13-14, 2021

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“The Return of Panther Kitty”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
May 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

As noted on the March 10, 2021 edition of the Daily Frame: “Panther hangs in the backyard of UNLV Art Professor Pasha Rafat‘s home. Panther likes to watch the artist practice his tennis strokes with skill and determination, volleying with the back wall of his garage.”

MORE: April 9, 2020 Sharp Story, “How pets help people cope during a pandemic”


“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner may in fact have a trace of feline in her DNA.

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May 12, 2021

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“Bike Ride Beverage Stop”
Photograph and text by Alison Chambers
April 29, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Our contributor writes: “Last night was wonderful. Our people. Vaccinated hugs. Hanging in the liquor store parking lot. Drinking out of paper bags. No wind. A lovely, slow roll around downtown. A delicious slice at Pizza Rock. Oh man, it feels like we’re back. Almost.”

She adds:
#Fridaybikeshot
#ThursdayThrowbackRide
#ilovedowntownsteve
#myunexpectedlife
#myperfectlife
#dtlv
#clubvaxx
#happypeacefulgrateful

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.

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May 11, 2021

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Baker Park and the Tower
Photographed by Ginger Bruner
February, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“Our Las Vegas” associate producer/lead photographer Ginger Bruner attended swim lessons at Baker Park pool as a small child.

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Mother’s Day 9 | May 10, 2021

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“Derek & Sallie”
Photographer unknown (but likely Sallie’s husband & Derek’s father.0)
circa early 1980s
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Editor’s note: Our contributing photographer writes: “This was taken at a Riviera Hotel KENO department picnic…I’m thinking it was at Lorenzi Park, but I’m not sure.

On behalf of the entire “Our Las Vegas” team we wish all mothers and their offspring a safe and happy Mother’s Day – with a special shout-out to those working today to keep the Radiant City booming.

Former Keno runner Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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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May 8, 2021

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“Buttery Carper Palo Verde Petals”
Photograph and haiku by Ginger Bruner
May 7, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

The Palo Verde
In springtime rains its petals
Buttery carpet

Daily Frame lead photographer and associate producer Ginger Bruner loves a good haiku.

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May 6-7, 2021

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“Signs of the Times”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
April 14, 2021
5 Below | map
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Editor’s note: As we begin to imagine the end of pandemic and lockdown we’re particularly keen to document this extraordinary time. We welcome your photographs for inclusion in The Daily Frame. Contact us at ourlasvegas at gmail dot com.]

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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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May 5, 2021

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“Golden Goose”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“The classic Golden Goose statue, which once ruled the roost over the seedy Glitter Gulch strip club, has been returned to its former glory and can again be viewed on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

“The sign was donated to the Downtown Project by Derek and Greg Stevens, owners of The D and Golden Gate. The Stevens acquired the Golden Goose, along with Glitter Gulch, in 2016.”

Text from “Restored Golden Goose Returns to Fremont Street” Vital Vegas November 21, 2019 story.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner may actually never been inside the Golden Goose. We’ll check with her.

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May 4, 2021

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“Bobby Morris R.I.P.”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
May 2, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“… Morris became friends with, and accompanied, some of the Strip’s most famous entertainers, including Presley, whom he conducted for starting with Presley’s opening night at the International Hotel on Aug. 31, 1969 at the. Morris also conducted for Streisand and Danny Kaye, and accompanied the likes of Frank Sinatra, Newton, Ella Fitzgerald, Danny Thomas, Liberace, Peggy, Lee, Judy Garland, Sarah Vaughan, Robert Goulet, Bobby Darin and Eddie Fisher. When drumming legend Buddy Rich needed a second drummer, he summoned Morris.”

“Morris went on to establish his own talent agency from his office on East Sahara. He was instrumental in management, booking and entertainment direction for many entertainers on and off the Strip.”

From “Bobby Morris, drummer to the Vegas greats, dies at 93,” Pahrump Valley Times story by John Katsilometes.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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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May 3, 2021

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“Winter Reflections”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Seventh in our series “Through Ginger’s Telephoto Lens“ launched on January 4 of the new year. All photographs are now in the 2021 Archive. Promotional language below from Venetian website.]

“The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort: LUXURY BEYOND MEASURE”

“LUXURY LIGHTENED UP.”

Refinement doesn’t mean having less, it means having more of the things you want. The Palazzo tower is classic Italian luxury, refined for your modern tastes.

Treat Yourself to a Suite
Our suites have enough room to feel like home and enough luxury to remind you you’re not.

Stretch out with 650 square feet in a Luxury King Suite. Nearly double the size of standard rooms offered on the Las Vegas Strip, this suite comes complete with one pillow-top king bed. Relax or entertain in your sunken living room. With a Roman tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower, a tranquil soak is never far away. Getting ready is easy with a makeup mirror and vanity. When business matters need your attention, use the dedicated work desk. Choose to stay in and order from the in-suite dining menu to enjoy at your dining table.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner hasn’t seen the inside of a hotel room since March 2020.

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May 2, 2021

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“Skye Canyon”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2020
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“The next generation master-planned community.”

“Perfectly positioned between the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and the tall timbers of Mt. Charleston you’ll discover a new epicenter of vibrant living. A collection of inspired neighborhoods dedicated to vitality, relaxation, adventure, balance, and beauty. Here, state-of-the-art amenities share the landscape with neighborhood parks, dedicated trails, open space, and the expansive wilderness that awaits nearby.”

Promotional text from Skye Canyon website.

map

A year later, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is planning a return visit to the real estate development to document its evolution.

• • •
May 1, 2021

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“Able Baking Brewing 2nd View”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”sd

[bookend to yesterday’s view]

ARTS DISTRICT KITCHEN

“Located inside of Able Baker Brewing, AD Kitchen serves amazing scratch culinary creations including craft burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, fish tacos, various Banh Mi sandwiches, salads, vegan burgers, nachos, crispy cauliflower, and so much more!”

Menu

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and the entire crew that makes The Daily Palette possible wishes local restaurants, bars, dog groomers, bookstores, bakeries and all local businesses all the best in these challenging times, and encourages everyone to support their efforts!

• • •
April 30, 2021

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“DoTheDuck”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“At Able Baker Brewing, we take pride in creating unique, finely-crafted, premium quality beer with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and bold flavor profiles, while using the Atomic Age as inspiration to showcase Nevada’s resourcefulness and cast a respectful nod towards our unique state history. Our taproom and brewery is located in Downtown Las Vegas and features over 30 craft beers on tap and an in-house scratch kitchen that is #riduckulous! We’re family friendly and all ages – stop by and #DoTheDuck!

“Legend has it, that a duck was the only animal to survive the Atomic tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site. That duck, bested the blasts, wandered off and waddled into history, becoming forever known as … the ‘Atomic Duck.’”

-Text from the brewpub’s website

In an effort to venture outside of her Guinness comfort zone, “Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner plans to sample the “Excited State Unfiltered Pilsner” on her next visit.

• • •
April 29, 2021

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“OMG”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Our mostly imperturbable photographer captured this scene nine days ago, and the situation may have since improved, but according to Waze, as of 5 days ago Oakey just west of the Strip was still closed. For those drivers whose travel necessitates negotiating this area of town we wish you serenity against the odds and an excellent audio system.

We are saddened to learn from Yelp that Puerto Rico Express has closed permanently, despite overwhelmingly enthusiastic reviews. ¡Mofongo!

We encourage all to support local restaurants.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner thinks of Las Vegas’ restaurants as an extension of her kitchen.

• • •
April 28, 2021

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“Wiseguys Other Side”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

{Editor’s note: yesterday’s Daily Frame, now in the 2021 Archive, featured the opposite side of the soon-to-open Wiseguys Comedy Club building. In a Facebook post, we confessed to not knowing the identity of the person depicted. Iowa State Art History instructor Wendy Parker thought it might be George Carlin. Our photographer Sallie Douglas suggested everyone’s favorite drunk this side of Arthur, Foster Brooks. Writer of April 15 story John Katsilometes in the LVRJ, “New downtown Las Vegas comedy club to feature Pauly Shore’s face,” went with Don Rickles and we suspect he’s right. (He knows his celebrities, often on a first-name basis.) We’re reasonably confident that in this three shot we’re pretty sure we’re looking at Pauly Shore, Joan Rivers and Richard Prior. More from Mr. Katsilometes’ story below.]

“A Las Vegas resident since August, the comic [Pauly Shore] has headlined several times at [Wiseguys owner and veteran stand-up comic Keith] Stubbs’ Utah clubs over the years

“[Shore] is a member of entertainment royalty, of course. Shore’s mother, the late club operator Mitzi Shore, turned the Comedy Store in Hollywood into a legendary comedy haven. His father, Sammy Shore, opened for Elvis at the International and was a beloved stand-up in Vegas and on tour up until his death in May 2019.”

MORE: Utah-based Wiseguys website | MAP

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •
April 27, 2021

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“Wiseguys”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Text from “New downtown Las Vegas comedy club to feature Pauly Shore’s face,” April 15 story John Katsilometes in the LVRJ.

“You walk in and you feel like you could be in a club in Peoria or Rockford, Illinois,” [comedian and Las Vegas resident Pauly] Shore said. “You look at it and it’s like, ‘Holy hell, this is a comedy club.’ The ceilings are low, it has about 180 seats, and it’s a great building and great for comedy.”

MORE: Utah-based Wiseguys website | MAP

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •
April 26, 2021

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“Rexford View x 2”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner loves a good framed view.

• • •
April 25, 2021

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“Desert for Sale”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Editor’s note: the land described in the text below is not a match with the land represented in the photograph. Caveat emptor.]

.46 ACRE LOT IN PAHRUMP NEVADA

“This flat lot is located on a dirt/gravel mix road on the outskirts of Pahrump, NV. Pahrump is about an hour west of Las Vegas and truly is in the heart of the desert. Pahrump is also a growing community and is known as a thrill seeker’s paradise, Pahrump has high-speed racing, off-road trails, and even a contemporary wine culture. Pahrump also offers golfing along with several RV resorts. If you’re looking for a temporary escape or a great investment property to diversify your portfolio, then this southern Nevada property may be just the perfect one for you.”

Text from Landflip website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner claims all the land in Nevada as her own – at least photographically.

• • •
April 24, 2021

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“Big Rig Jig”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 22, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Editor’s Note: Our Lead photographer recently ventured out to East Fremont Street a few days ago. This is the second of her visual findings. Text from artist Mike Ross’ website.]

Mike Ross
Big Rig Jig
2007
18-wheeler tanker trucks, steel
42′ x 29′ x 11′
11th and East Fremont East [map]

Big Rig Jig is constructed from two discarded tanker trucks. The work serves both as a sculpture and an architectural space: visitors may enter the lower truck, climb through the tankers, and emerge to a viewing platform between the rear axles, forty-two feet in the air. Most recently exhibited in the U.K. for Banksy’s Dismaland show, it is now permanently installed in Las Vegas by Tony Hsieh. The work was made possible by a grant from Burning Man, as well as generous gifts from Peter and Gwen Norton, Todd Koons, and numerous donations through the Internet.

More: March 2019 Google Street View.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner admires art and the craft that often fuels artworks.

• • •
April 23, 2021

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“Very Slow For Those Who Wait”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Editor’s Note: Our Lead photographer recently ventured out to East Fremont Street and captured this image en route to Ferguson’s. Research has yet to confirm whether the four lines below are more accurately attributed to William Shakespeare or Henry Van Dyke. Stay tuned – we’re checking with our more erudite literature scholars. ]

Very slow for those who wait
Very fast for those who are scared
Very long for those who lament
Very short for those who celebrate

More: establishing shot

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is (mostly) patiently waiting for the all clear, but does exhibit occasional symptoms of Cabin Fever.

• • •
April 22, 2021

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“I ❤ Sugar”
Photograph by Diana Perez
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Editor’s Note: Follow-up to the preceding Daily Frame: mystery solved! Our undauntable contributor has hipped us to I Love Sugar. Deets from the business’ website on the sweets below.]

“A CANDY WONDERLAND”

“A trip to the candy store is one thing. A trip to the 14,000 square-foot I Love Sugar is so next level. Save room for dessert for the next decade because you’ll fulfill your sweet tooth and then some here. There’s even a whole section dedicated to chocolate on this Las Vegas attraction’s second floor. You can also get candy sushi, giant candy boxes and gummy candy pizza.

“CANDY MARTINI BAR, SAY WHAT?!”

“Let’s get to the good stuff. Candy stores aren’t just for kiddos anymore. At least not this one. Get your sugar fix with a kick and order one of the many candy-infused martinis at I Love Sugar’s Candy Martini Bar. We’ll toast to that!”

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.

She assures us that your visit today to The Daily Frame will not cause a spike in your A1C.

• • •
Four Twenty – April 21, 2021

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“420 Daily Frame”
Photograph by Diana Perez
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Editor’s Note: We’re not actually quite sure what we we’re looking at here, but trust that our esteemed contributing photographer will give us the lowdown – soon. Stay tuned.

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 19, 2021

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Vickie’s Diner, Returning Soon”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

We at Our Las Vegas are inveterate fans of comfort food and diners, especially Vickie’s Diner. We look forward to the return of Vickie, her Diner, and especially “That Painting“. Look for it to open soon in Commercial Center, near Lotus of Siam.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner appreciates Nevada’s cultural and natural landscapes.

• • •
April 18, 2021

“En Route to Goodsprings no. 2: Seven Magic Mountains”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Our Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner recently took a Thelma & Louise + one and minus the the dramatic ending) day trip to Goodsprings. This is the second of a limited series of documentary traces of the adventure, follow-up to Monday’s “Sunday Road Trip with the Rodgers Ladies” Daily Frame.

Ugo Rondinone • Seven Magic Mountains

“Seven Magic Mountains is open. No reservations are necessary. Please continue to exercise an abundance of caution and practice social distancing and other healthy habits when visiting any public place. Masks are required. Be well and stay safe.

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

S”even Magic Mountains was produced by the Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016, and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. Due to the incredible success of Seven Magic Mountains since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to explore ways to keep the artwork on view at its current site. The Producers continue to work on an extension plan that would enable Seven Magic Mountains to remain on view for several years into the future. At the end of 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a three-year permit extension for the artwork, allowing the installation to remain on view through the end of 2021.”

Text from project website.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner appreciates Nevada’s cultural and natural landscapes.

• • •
April 17, 2021

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“High Roller”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Text below from LINQ website.

“Soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the world’s tallest observation wheel. Get ready to be wowed when you take a spin 550 feet above the Strip. With sweeping 360-degree views, the wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one revolution and features 28 spacious cabins to accommodate guests.”

And then there’s “Happy Half Hour:”

“A one-of-a-kind cocktail experience, Happy Half Hour cabins aboard the High Roller Observation Wheel include an open bar and bartender for one full 30-minute rotation of the wheel. Happy Half Hour cabins can accommodate up to 10 guests aged 21 and over. Masks must be worn when not actively eating or drinking.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s has a wait and see attitude when it comes to circular travel by High Roller cabin, but admires the view from ground level.

• • •
April 16, 2021

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“Resorts World Las Vegas Workforce-Ground Level ”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
April 13, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Bookend to yesterday’s Daily Frame, both now the 2021 Archive]

“How much does a Construction Worker make in Las Vegas?”

According to Indeed.com, the average base salary, based on
54 salaries reported–updated at April 12- is $15.93 per hour with $4,875 overtime per year.

MORE: Indeed.com currently has 8 “urgently hiring” job postings for Resorts World Las Vegas.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •
April 15, 2021

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“Resorts World Las Vegas Workforce”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
April 13, 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“How much does a Construction Worker make in Las Vegas?”

According to Indeed.com, the average base salary, based on
54 salaries reported–updated at April 12- is $15.93 per hour with $4,875 overtime per year.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •


April 13-14 , 2021

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“Black Bear Sunset”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
Henderson
April 11, 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Black bears are the only type of bears that naturally live in Nevada. Black bears live in Nevada’s mountains and forests near Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and other close-by mountain ranges in western Nevada.

“Male black bears can weigh up to 450 pounds and stand four feet tall with all four feet on the ground. Female bears usually are shorter and can weigh up to 100 pounds less than a male bear.”

Text from Nevada Department of Wildlife website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •
April 12, 2021

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“Sunday Road Trip with the Rodgers Ladies”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 11, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Ginger Bruner is Our Las Vegas’ lead photographer and friend to the Rodgers family, mom Reenie, and daughter Lissa. All three like a good jaunt in the desert. Expect more images from said road trip to pop up soon.

• • •

April 11, 2021

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“First Show in Forever”
Photograph by Rachel Julian
April 10, 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Ginger Bruner notes: “Copa Room at the Bootlegger. Windjammers (Yacht Rock)’s first live show with an audience in over a year.

“The band – and the audience were so excited!”

Rachel Julian is a freelance percussionist in Las Vegas. Her performance credits include the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Pops, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Vegas! The Show, Latin Grammys, Andrea Bocelli, Don Rickles, Hugh Jackman, Luciano Pavarotti, David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra, Celtic Woman, Lion King, Hairspray, Newsies, Pan Rocks, and Killian’s Angels, among others. She has also performed in Mexico, Canada, England, China, Austria, Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

Rachel teaches percussion and keyboard at Becker Middle School, and also serves as Director of Percussion for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra.

• • •
April 10, 2021

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“Dream Big”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“’Las Vegas has become a massive part of my life. Having the opportunity to play so many shows there throughout the years has made it like a second home to me,’ the 31-year-old, Russian-born musician and producer (real name: Anton Zaslavski) said in a statement. ‘My Vegas shows have become a central hub to connect with fans, friends and artists from all over the world. I couldn’t be more excited to create a brand new and exciting show at my new home at Resorts World Las Vegas with Zouk Group.’

“The Singapore-based lifestyle and entertainment company Zouk Group is the nightlife and daylife partner for Resorts World and will operate the nightclub and dayclub as well as several other food and beverage and entertainment venues at the property, the first brand-new major resort to open on the Strip in a decade.”

From “Zedd becomes the first resident DJ at Resorts World Las Vegas,” April 7 story by Brock Radke in the Las Vegas Weekly.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •
April 9, 2021

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“Roaming Headless Dino”
Photograph by Brian Weiss
April 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

The photographer notes:  “Not something you see every day. Headless Dino On Charleston.”

We add this, text from “Fossils Around Las Vegas” on birdandhike website.

“Fossils are a record of the history of life on Earth captured in stone. The breadth of time recorded in the rocks around Las Vegas spans almost half of the history of the Earth, and nearly the entire fossil record can be found here in sedimentary rocks. Around Las Vegas, fossils are most often found in carbonate rocks (e.g., corals, shells), but sometimes are found in sandstone (dinosaur and early mammal tracks), mudstone (petrified wood, animal tracks), and shale (trilobites).

“Invertebrate fossils (e.g., corals, brachiopods, crinoids, and sponges) are common in the sedimentary rocks that make up the mountains around Las Vegas, and trilobites and gastropods can be found in a few places in these mountains too. Tracks of dinosaurs are recorded in the Jurassic sandstones of Red Rock Canyon, and the tracks of extinct birds and mammals can be seen in Cenozoic mudstones near Lake Mead. Petrified Wood is common at Valley of Fire and can be found at Red Rock Canyon. Even the bones of extinct ice-age mammals can be seen in the hills around town.”

In response to a request in January 2018 for bio notes, Brian Weiss wrote:

“Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Gave up on rock star or hollywood celebrity, still considering bar owner, novelist, expatriat, and/or poker champion. Will change mind for 100k per annum plus benefits.

“Was a musician, journalist, media whore and purveyor of Las Vegas Kultur for well over 23 years, never did learn a damned thing, so I gave up and moved back to my childhood home of Colorado. Another five years later, I learned that I still have a lot to learn here, so I moved back. Thought I found my soulmate a few times, but still seeking a good pastrami on rye. Meanwhile, just playin guitar, poker, drinkin, smokin, thinkin. Trying to take over the world, pinky…”

• • •
April 8, 2021

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“View from the Far East”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Spring 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is destined to visit every square inch of the Valley.

• • •
April 6-7, 2021

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“Encore with Sky and Resorts World Las Vegas Reflections”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Text below from Miriam-Webster online dictionary

reflection

re·​flec·​tion |  \ ri-ˈflek-shən   \

Definition of reflection

1: an instance of reflecting especiallythe return of light or sound waves from a surface
2: the production of an image by or as if by a mirror
3a: the action of bending or folding back
b: reflected part FOLD
4: something produced by reflecting: such as
a: an image given back by a reflecting surface
b: an effect produced by an influence the high crime rate is a reflection of our violent society
5: an often obscure or indirect criticism REPROACHreflection on his character
6: a thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation
7: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose
8obsolete turning back RETURN
9a: a transformation of a figure in which each point is replaced by a point symmetric with respect to a line or plane
b: a transformation that involves reflection in more than one axis of a rectangular coordinate system

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s and the entire “Our Las Vegas” staff are word nerds.

• • •
Monday, April 5, 2021

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Love MCC Easter Service, Band View, 2021”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
April 4, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19”

Pastor Robert Fleming addresses the Love MCC congregation, in person, at their first live service in 13 months, at their new (to them) location, which is still undergoing renovation.

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s plays bass in the MCC band, and is glad to be back in the saddle, no matter the dust.

• • •
Sunday, April 4, 2021

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“Baby Bunnies”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

“Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae (along with the hare) of the order Lagomorpha (along with the pika). Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world’s 305 breeds of domestic rabbit. Sylvilagus includes 13 wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail. The European rabbit, which has been introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet. With its widespread effect on ecologies and cultures, the rabbit (or bunny) is, in many areas of the world, a part of daily life—as food, clothing, a companion, and a source of artistic inspiration.”

“The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide. The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children.

“The custom was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Franckenau’s ‘De ovis paschalibus’ (‘About Easter Eggs’) in 1682, referring to a German tradition of an Easter Hare bringing Easter eggs for the children.”

Text from Wikipedia entry for “Easter Bunny” and “Rabbits.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s time spent with bunnies has increased noticeably during the pandemic. She doesn’t mind that at all.

• • •
April 3, 2021

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“The Gold Key Shops”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 22, 2021
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

The Gold Key Shops are located at the intersection of Convention Center Drive and South Las Vegas Boulevard, in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. The shopping center is situated right next door to the Encore Hotel, and benefits from the around-the-clock foot traffic from visitors who come from all over the world to walk the Las Vegas strip.”

Text from GWP Real Estate website to which our photographer adds: “and is directly across from the soon-to-open Resorts World Las Vegas.”

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •


April 2, 2021

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“From the Eastern Edge of the Valley”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner.
 “Life in the Time of Covid-19”

[Text below of the Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 feature in the Las Vegas Sun, “ASK MR. SUN.”]

“Q: Is the Las Vegas Valley really a valley?”

“I’ve heard some people claim the Las Vegas Valley isn’t a valley. Is that true? Also, as a new resident I’m in need of a little geography lesson. Please give me the names of the mountain ranges that ring the valley.”

A: Mr. Sun has run across Internet sites making this claim, that the Las Vegas Valley isn’t a true valley but rather a ‘bowl’

“The city may be full of fakery, but its valley is as real as they come.

“Here’s the expert: ‘It’s certainly a valley in that all the drainage flows to the center … the ground water coming off the Spring mountains and Frenchman or Sunrise mountain to the east,’ said Mike Wells, chairman of UNLV’s geoscience department. ‘It’s not a valley like the valleys that are formed by stream erosion. This is a valley that was formed by faults associated with the stretching of the Earth’s crust. It’s a tectonic valley.’

“The most prominent evidence of this stretching is Frenchman Mountain, which used to stand on the far side of what is now Lake Mead, some 40 miles away.

“For those who argue the valley is really a bowl, Wells said that’s not even a term commonly used in geology.

“Now, a quick primer on the mountain ranges that circle Las Vegas: to the north is the Sheep range; to the south the McCulloughs; Frenchman is to the east; and Spring to the west.

“There also used to be tall mountains of cash on the Strip. But the recession has eroded them somewhat.”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a tireless, albeit occasionally impatient road warrior.

• • •
April 1, 2015 – April 1, 2021 (no foolin’)

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“Put a bird on it.”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner.
From the “Drive-By” Series.

[Editor Notes: In observance of #TBT Throwback Thursday, we occasionally feature previous Daily Frames from the Archive. This one if from six years ago.]

“A bit outside the lines of our ususual “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets Series” but something we thought appropriate for the day.

“Stay tuned for details on the location of this smart artwork in public.

“Enjoy the day.

“Additional notes: Polly Weinstein provided the following information on Facebook: ‘Commercial Center! A tribute to the old Wharf bar perhaps?’”

“Our Las Vegas” Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner gets around town with acute creative peripheral vision.

• • •
March 30-31, 2021

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“Brian and Marcie – Passover Seder 2021”
March 27. 2021
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our “Las Vegas Artists” and “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Marcie Ley, formerly of European opera houses and the Venetian, is pursuing new and fresh opera projects, and has started teaching voice lessons, which she has taken to like a duck to water, much to her own surprise.

In response to a request in January 2018 for bio notes, Brian Weiss wrote:

“Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Gave up on rock star or hollywood celebrity, still considering bar owner, novelist, expatriat, and/or poker champion. Will change mind for 100k per annum plus benefits.

“Was a musician, journalist, media whore and purveyor of Las Vegas Kultur for well over 23 years, never did learn a damned thing, so I gave up and moved back to my childhood home of Colorado. Another five years later, I learned that I still have a lot to learn here, so I moved back. Thought I found my soulmate a few times, but still seeking a good pastrami on rye. Meanwhile, just playin guitar, poker, drinkin, smokin, thinkin. Trying to take over the world, pinky…”

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner reports that a delicious seder meal included Lamb, matzo ball soup, haroset, and even matzah made from scratch by Marcie.

• • •
March 29, 2021

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“Summerlin Wires”
March 2021
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Sixth in our series “Through Ginger’s Telephoto Lens“ launched on January 4 of the new year. All photographs are now in the 2021 Archive.]

Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is thankful for cameras with interchangeable lenses.

• • •
March 28, 2021

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“Siegfried & Roy Park”
March 2021
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[follow-up to yesterday’s view of Wayne Littlejohn’s Dream Machine sculpture located at the park. Both Daily Frames now in the 2021 Archive.]

“Kimley-Horn designed the 20-acre Siegfried and Roy Park located in the northwest corner of East Russell Road and South Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The Siegfried and Roy Park park includes vehicular entrances from E. Russell Road and Lady Marlene Avenue that lead to separate parking lots. Structures for the park include two restroom buildings, two trash enclosures, ten small picnic shelters, one medium picnic structure, one large picnic structure, six steel shade trellises, and ten fabric shade elements.

“The park’s amenities include playground equipment on a rubberized play surface, a splash pad, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and horseshoe pits. Our landscape architects included lawn areas and rolling desert covered in granite mulch which also incorporate trees, shrubs, and ground covers irrigated by drip and spray. Additionally, the site includes amenities include benches, trash receptacles, grills, signage, lighting, and exercise stations.

Text adapted from Kimley-Horn website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •
March 27, 2021

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“Dream Machine”
March 2021
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Dream Machine”
Siegfried & Roy Park, 5525 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89119

“The sculptural is the creation of local artist Wayne Littlejohn, who was selected in July 2015 by a panel of five citizens from among 33 applicants who responded to a call to artists to create the work for Siegfried & Roy Park, located near the cross streets of Russell Road and Maryland Parkway at 5590 Wilbur St.

“’This is a captivating work of art,’ said County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow, who represents the area where it is located. ’We believe it is one of the most important pieces of public art in Las Vegas in years. It’s the kind of work that generates buzz, given its high-profile prominence along a busy thoroughfare. A lot of tourists coming from the airport are going to drive by and see that we’re a real community that appreciates public art. And I believe it’ll become a source of pride to locals. It’s very exciting.’ About 30,000 vehicles per day pass by the park.

“‘It is a fusion of light and movement,’ Littlejohn said of his work, “and is inspired by the geological and technological forces that shape the Southwest. It arises from the earth like some mysterious atomic love child of dust devils and drones.

“Illusionists Siegfried & Roy Horn are highly supportive of the work, saying in a statement,’We have always had a larger than life’ vision – whether for our show or our dreams — and now it is beautifully represented in this stunning piece of art. We are proud to have it in our park and glad to share it with everybody, especially the people of Las Vegas. We hope it will become the most desired newphoto op’ in town. To us, it represents a new dimension of passion – it will be the symbol of our new year – happy, but aloof – floating like a feather. Can you just imagine what this will look like at sundown? One of the wonders of the world – Magic and Hallucination at the same time.’”

Text from Clark County Government website.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •
March 26, 2021

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“Crimson Bloom” 
March 2021
Photograph by Diana Perez
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Spring is in the air and the drinks will soon be flowing Crimson in Bloom, a garden-inspired indoor and outdoor terrace lounge full of beautiful hand-crafted cocktails, extravagant floral décor, and an energetic atmosphere. Bask in the greenery while enjoying eclectic music and sensational service in the vibrant space that left no leaf unturned when it comes to attention to detail. From garden gnomes to a tableside Rosé cart, shake off the embrace of the winter months and flourish at the all-new enchanting popup bar at Crimson where high tea meets whimsical garden and budding vibe this spring.”

Text from Red Rock Resort 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.

• • •
March 24-25, 2021

“Two of the Bunnies” 
March 2018
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
From our “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” and “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Editor’s note; With the nation going through more tragic days of senseless murders, in Atlanta and Boulder this time, we take a moment to breathe and enjoy some rabbits snacking, wishing you safe and well – and braced with a dozen or more good ideas to lean into in these challenging times.

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

John Steinbeck

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner knows more than her share of bunnies and has a lot of good ideas.

• • •
March 23, 2021

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“Temple Beth Shalom Stained Glass Windows” 
December 2018
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Follow-up to yesterday’s edition of The Daily Frame, we feature an image of Professor Abbey’s work in stained glass at Temple Beth Shalom . Below we again include biographicalnotes from UNLV Libraries Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project.

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

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

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

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and the entire “Our Las Vegas“ team extend deepest sympathies to Professor Abbey’s family and her many friends. She will be missed and forever remembered for her many contributions to the visual arts and education in Las Vegas.

• • •
March 22, 2021

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“Spirit Tower – Rita Deanin Abbey“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

It is with great sadness that we report the news of Professor Abbey’s death. Below is bio from UNLV Libraries Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project.

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

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

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

Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and the entire “Our Las Vegas“ team extend deepest sympathies to Professor Abbey’s family and her many friends. She will be missed and forever remembered for her many contributions to the visual arts and education in Las Vegas.

• • •
March 20-21, 2021

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“Michelle Garcia, Masked Las Vegan and Essential Worker“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
From our “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Masked Las Vegans“ series

Michelle Garcia was last featured in the May 20, 2020 edition of The Daily Frame sporting a fabulous Flintstones mask. To her previous bio – “Sonic worker, slinger of sodas, native Las Vegan and stellar human we add “19 y.o. Nursing student.“

MORE: 2020 Daily Frame Archive [note currently with glitchy spacing issues, soon to be resolved.]

“Our Las Vegas“Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner joins Michelle in encouraging all to stay safe and observe CDC Covid-19 guidelines to help get the Cityl back to work.

• • •
March 18-19, 2021

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“Short term #TBT: Lunar New Year“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 1, 2021
“Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Our contributing photographer comments: A view from above the Bellagio Conservatory. The Chinese Lunar New Year display is always a treat for the senses. The year of the Ox has brought together an incredible design team consisting of the conceptual designer, working with the engineering and horticulture departments.

Note: the current Springtime exhibition is on view through May 22.

Daily Frame Contributor Sallie Douglas is an artist, social justice and arts activist. She is a 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.

• • •
March 17, 2021

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“Baxter“
Photograph by Jorge Rodriguez
n.d.
From our “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets,”  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ and “Jorge’s Pups“ series

Baxter’s guardian and photographer Jorge Rodriguez recounts: “I fostered this rascally bundle of joy for three month before helping find him a perfect forever home.“ He adds: “note that he’s wearing Louis Vuitton.“

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 is a proud las Vegas High School. After some local training, he spent some time in Europe, furthering his studies at Vidal Sassoon in London.

Jorge is a volunteer and longtime supporter and of the Animal Foundation. He loves dogs and loves fostering them. He rejoices when they are able to find great forever homes.

He is an essential worker.

We add: welcome contributor Jorge. We look forward to future ‘Frames’ featuring your foster and forever dogs.

And to all: Érinn go brách!

• • •
March 16, 2021

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“Disassembly“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
March 7, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The lunar new year display at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is now receding in the rearview mirror. Now open through May 22 is a new display celebrating the arrival of Spring that includes among other delights, a Dutch windmill and a decidedly golden Thai Buddhist shrine.

More: “Springtime arrives on Las Vegas Strip at Bellagio conservatory” Las Vegas Review Journal March 15 story by Bailey Schulz.

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.

• • •
March 15, 2021

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“The End of the Road“

Washington Ave. and Los Feliz St.
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner likes seeing the valley from its extremes.

• • •
March 14, 2021

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“The Underground at The Mob Museum“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
 The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement
March 12, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“THE SPEAKEASY”

“Travel back in time to the Prohibition era, when thousands of speakeasies operating in hard-to-find places satisfied the nation’s thirst for forbidden spirits.

“Informative and entertaining exhibits, videos and artifacts tell the stories of the Roaring Twenties, which saw the rise of flappers, jazz and the Mob. The speakeasy exhibit is built around a well-stocked bar and a stage for evening entertainment, creating a lively environment inspired by that bygone age.”

Open noon to 10 p.m.

Text from the Mob Museum website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner may well try a “The Bee’s Knees” on her next visit: “The Bee’s Knees was a popular Prohibition-era drink. Its name is an homage to dancer Bee Jackson, who is credited with popularizing the Charleston. Jackson’s exposed knees were the talk of Broadway and beyond. Our twist on the classic cocktail adds jalapeno for a little kick that’s sure to make you dance.”

Informative 40 second ‘how to’ recipe-video.

• • •
March 13, 2021

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“Stormy Weather“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 12, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

In lieu of accompanying text we present a link to Lena Horne’s jaw-droppingly beautiful performance of “Stormy Weather“ in the 1943 film of the same name.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner celebrates the Stratosphere Tower in all weathers.

• • •
March 11-12, 2021

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“Essential Workers Ginger Bruner & Jorge Rodriguez, Masked Las Vegans“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
From our “Masked Las Vegans” &  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

[Editior’s note: Something of a #TBT – we featured Jorge in the June 17, 2020 Daily Frame.]

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 is a proud las Vegas High School. After some local training, he spent some time in Europe, furthering his studies at Vidal Sassoon in London.

Jorge is a volunteer and longtime supporter and of the Animal Foundation. He loves dogs and loves fostering them. He rejoices when they are able to find great forever homes.

He is an essential worker.

MORE/FYI – Before Color Photo

In a parallel universe, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner, an essential worker in our estimation, is adopting Ronald from the Animal Foundation, smitten as she is by his good looks and name. His brother Fred is part of the deal. Since she can’t, she hopes you will consider adding this lovable pair to your household.

• • •
March 10 2021

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“Panther Kitty”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
From our “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” &  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Panther hangs in the backyard of UNLV Art Professor Pasha Rafat‘s home. Panther likes to watch the artist practice his tennis strokes with skill and determination, volleying with the back wall of his garage.

More: Wikipedia entry for “Bombay Cat.“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner has never met a cat she didn’t like.

• • •
March 9, 2021

Flora Dungan Humanities Building
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Fourth in a series of views of the UNLV campus]

Flora Dungan Humanities

“The tallest structure on campus, the humanities building contains auditoriums, classrooms, and lecture halls on the first two floors. On the upper five floors, the building houses the offices of the president, provost, other administrative offices and departments.”

Text from UNLV website.

UNLV alum “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner thinks is architecture-curious.

• • •
March 8, 2021

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“Alison and the Blue Angel, for International Women’s Day
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
June 30, 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equalityreproductive rights, and violence against women.

IWD originated from labor movements in North America and Europe during the early 20th century. The earliest version was purportedly a “Women’s Day” organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City February 28, 1909. This inspired German delegates at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference to propose “a special Women’s Day” be organized annually, albeit with no set date; the following year saw the first demonstrations and commemorations of International Women’s Day across Europe. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917 (the beginning of the February Revolution), IWD was made a national holiday on March 8; it was subsequently celebrated on that date by the socialist movement and communist countries. The holiday was associated with far-left movements and governments until its adoption by the global feminist movement in the late 1960s. IWD became a mainstream global holiday following its adoption by the United Nations in 1977.

(text courtesy of Wikipedia)

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.”

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner fondly remembers the 705 and its previous incarnation as the VFW. She is sad to see it go.

• • •
March 7, 2021

“Frank & Estella Beam Hall”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Third in a series of views of the UNLV campus]

Lee Business School

“Our mission is also our ethos: we cultivate leaders who transform business. While our teaching is the most evident means through which we accomplish this mission, our research and service are also foundational to our teaching and our ability to foster such transformational change. Through our teaching, research and service, we transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve— Las Vegas, the state of Nevada, the United States and the world.”

Text from School website.

UNLV alum “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner thinks the campus is a great place to enjoy a nice afternoon stroll.

• • •
March 6, 2021

“Student Union”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Second in a series of views of the UNLV campus]

“UNLV students have always needed a place to study, organize student events, and house Student Life’s administrative offices. So in the 1960s, students got together and, for a $27-per-semester fee decided to fund their own union. Named after UNLV’s second president, Donald C. Moyer, the Moyer Student Union (MSU) opened in 1968.”

Through the Years

“The MSU played host to celebrities, including Carrot Top and Margaret Cho, world-renowned artists such as Denny Dent, and national dignitaries such as Ralph Nader and Barack Obama. At times, the building was a center of political controversy — the year the union opened, students hung Gov. Paul Laxalt in effigy when he announced a budget that didn’t accommodate the growth of the fledgling university. In 1983, Las Vegas’ first gay-pride celebration kicked off at the MSU.”

Text from MSU website.

UNLV alum “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner knows all the best parking spaces on and nearby the campus.

• • •
March 5, 2021

“Rebels Make It Happen”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[First in a series of views of the UNLV campus]

“UNLV’s current campaign — ‘Rebels Make It Happen’ — draws its messaging from our core messaging.”

— From Division of Integrated Marketing & Branding website

MORE: Core Messaging

UNLV alum “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner does her best to promote the best of the Valley’s public university.

• • •
March 4, 2021

“Silver Stamp Beer Bar Now Open”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
March 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

The Sliver Stamp is a new watering hole in DTLV at 222 Imperial featuring 20 beers on tap and an equal or greater number in cans or bottles. Our intrepid associate producer and lead photographer, following her first visit declares it “refreshingly pretense-free with 70s wood paneling without a hint of postmodern irony,” great drinks and a welcoming neighborhood bar feel to it.

In addition to a local CraftHaus Dunkel Ginger Bruner treated herself to “a delicious dark cherry mead” on the first of what she plans to be many visits to a new favorite

• • •
March 2-3, 2021

“Resorts World Progress Report”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
February 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

“For nearly two decades, a trip to Las Vegas simply wasn’t complete without going to Caesars Palace to see Celine. ‘A New Day…’ remains Las Vegas’ most successful residency ever, the show grossing more than $385 million during its run from 2003 to 2007.

“After departing Las Vegas in 2019, Dion is set to return to the Strip, but in a new home. The $4.3 billion Resorts World, which is the most expensive casino hotel to ever be built on the Strip, is planning to open this summer. Dion is slated to headline the property’s entertainment, but that won’t begin until at least late 2022.”

Text from “Celine Dion Resorts World Las Vegas Residency Delayed Until Late 2022” February 21 story by Devin O’Connor in Casino.org.

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.

• • •
March 1, 2021

“Rabbit, rabbit”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Winter 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

Rabbit, rabbit

Chapter 1 of the Trixie Belden story The Mystery of the Emeralds (1962) is titled “Rabbit! Rabbit!” and discusses the tradition:

Trixie Belden awoke slowly, with the sound of a summer rain beating against her window. She half-opened her eyes, stretched her arms above her head, and then, catching sight of a large sign tied to the foot of her bed, yelled out, “Rabbit! Rabbit!” She bounced out of bed and ran out of her room and down the hall. “I’ve finally done it!” she cried […] “Well, ever since I was Bobby’s age I’ve been trying to remember to say ‘Rabbit! Rabbit!’ and make a wish just before going to sleep on the last night of the month. If you say it again in the morning, before you’ve said another word, your wish comes true.” Trixie laughed.”

Text courtesy of Wikipedia

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner think bunnies are like vitamins (or Valium) for the soul.

• • •
February 28, 2021

“From the Old Mount Charleston Lodge Looking Towards Cathedral Rock”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Winter 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

“Basics For Hiking Cathedral Rock on Mt. Charleston“

“Cathedral Rock on Mt. Charleston is a 2.7-mile trail that is ranked as moderately intense.

“The location of the trailhead is approximately 7,600 feet above sea level and is physically located at 1208 Cathedral Picnic Area, Mt Charleston which is approximately an hour drive from the Las Vegas strip.

“When you drive to the trailhead, there is a clear sign on the road that indicates it is Cathedral Rock. The trailhead is well-marked and is adjacent to a parking lot. The parking lot has bathroom access and a water faucet.

“There are a couple of places on the bottom of the trail where the path splits. However, there are well-marked arrows that point to the Cathedral Rock trail. Follow the trail up the mountain. There are several benches along the way where you can sit and relax and enjoy beautiful views as you go up the trail.

“The trail starts with a steady grade incline and then flattens out a bit towards the middle of the hike. The very end of the trail is a series of switchbacks that take you to the summit.

“It takes most hikers about 40-60 minutes to make it to the top of Cathedral Rock and less time to descend.

“Recommended spending at least 20 minutes at the top to check out the views and giving yourself around 2 hours to do the trail if you are a moderate hiker.“

Excerpts from “How To Hike Cathedral Rock On Mt. Charleston” from the Traveling Traveler website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a seasoned hiker. She takes only photographs, and leaves only footprints.

• • •
February 27, 2021

“Two or Three Things I Know About 12 Artists”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

Artist and UNLV professor Pasha Rafat brings together other artists for a contemporary, abstract-sculpture group exhibit.

He writes: I have worked closely with the artists in this exhibition. Most are former Master of Fine Arts students from the UNLV studio art program and all have a diverse approach to contemporary practice.  A few of the participating artists are working in traditional painting, design and fiber, some with interest in digital and time-based imagery, and others have interest in sculpture in an expanded field.  I was curious to see, while organizing the exhibit, how the ideas/objects would come together and hope for further conversations to take place amongst the artists and the Las Vegas community.

Text from Las Vegas Clark County Library District blog.

Participating artists:
Nima Abkenar
Ali Fathollahi
Scott Grow
Christopher Jones
Maureen Halligan
Brian Henry
Jennifer Henry
Homero Hidalgo
Holly Lay
Cory McMahon
Lisa Rock
Nanda Sharif-pour


NB: The works visible in this photograph:

Holly Lay
“Pink Dragons Den“
Acrylic yarn on burlap
58” x 58”
2020

Lisa Rock
“Untitled (collage quilt)“
Silk, dye, cotton batting, thread
30” x 30”
2020

Christopher Jones
“Seeping summer“
Vinyl & tempera
4’ x 4’ x 6’
n.d.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner recommends a trip to the Summerlin Library to see the show, and in support of local artists.

• • •
February 26, 2021

“Lunar New Year of the Ox”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

“A Season Of Love”

“The Lunar New Year exhibit for the Bellagio Conservatory was designed with the Year of the Ox in mind to bring a representation of the promising time to come. Each element of the new display is designed to represent prosperity, strength and tenacity in the new year, taking inspiration from Asian art, architecture and culture in order to honor the Year of the Ox.”

“The intricate display features four scenes layered with meaningful floral creations that convey messages of love for nature, commitment, tradition, children and travel. Each of the four beds were carefully detailed and designed with Feng Shui, the art of using surroundings to attract harmony, balance and positive life energy.”

Text from the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a New Year’s celebration.

• • •
February 24-25, 2021

“Daily Double #TBT: From the Olden Times – Oktoberfest Live Gig”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
October 22, 2015
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

“While the pandemic has impacted pretty much every industry worldwide, the music business has been dealt a particularly savage blow. Concerts and festivals have largely been canceled across the board for the past 10 months, impacting musicians, promoters, venue owners and the support staff that make shows happen, from sound engineers to stage hands to security guards.

“According to industry trade publication Pollstar, the global concert business lost $9.7 billion in ticket sales in 2020 in addition to $30 billion in sponsorships, food and beverage, merchandise sales and other revenue streams.

“Impacting things further in Nevada are the state’s capacity restrictions, which limit public gatherings to a maximum of 250 people or 50 percent of a venue’s capacity, largely making concerts financially untenable with such limited audiences.

“With no work for nearly a year now, numerous local music industry professionals have been forced to relocate to other cities or switch careers to make ends meet.”

From “Sour notes: How the Las Vegas music scene is surviving the pandemic” LVRJ January 21, 2021 story by Jason Bracelin.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and the entire staff encourage you to support your local musicians!

• • •


February 23, 2021

“Palm Trees Follow-up – Frenchman’s Mountain from 16th Street”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Folllow-up to yesterday’s Daily Frame, both now in 2021 Archive.]

“Palms are an integral part of the Las Vegas landscape. In the summer, palm trees and swimming pools are a match made in heaven. When you’re cruising the Las Vegas strip, you can’t help but notice the majestic palms lined up along the median. Palms are a welcoming sight in our arid environment no matter where we plant them!

“Did you know that some palms are cold hardy enough to grow in places such as Portland, Seattle, and Denver? Yep, even though most palm trees are subtropical or tropical, they can grow in unexpected places such as those we mentioned. In Las Vegas, we can grow many different types of palm trees – from Date Palms to Mexican Fan Palms and Mediterranean Fan Palms.”

Text from June, 21 2018 story “5 Tips for Caring for Palm Trees in Las Vegas”
by Felipe Benavides on the Moon Valley Nurseries website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is an amateur horticulturist.

• • •
February 22, 2021

“Palm Trees”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

The Arecaceae is a family of perennial flowering plants in the monocot order Arecales. Their growth form can be climbers, shrubs, tree-like and stemless plants, all commonly known as palms. Those having a tree-like form are called palm trees.[3] Currently 181 genera with around 2,600 species are known,[4] most of them restricted to tropical and subtropical climates. Most palms are distinguished by their large, compound, evergreen leaves, known as fronds, arranged at the top of an unbranched stem. However, palms exhibit an enormous diversity in physical characteristics and inhabit nearly every type of habitat within their range, from rainforests to deserts.

Palms are among the best known and most extensively cultivated plant families. They have been important to humans throughout much of history. Many common products and foods are derived from palms. In contemporary times, palms are also widely used in landscaping, making them one of the most economically important plants. In many historical cultures, because of their importance as food, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, and fertility. For inhabitants of cooler climates today, palms symbolize the tropics and vacations.[5]

(Text courtesy of Wikipedia)

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner likes palms, but not their fruit..

• • •
February 21, 2021

“Waiting for the Comet”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
July 2020
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

“Encompassing six major mountain ranges and seven distinct life zones, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge 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, 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 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 the United States Government Department of the Interior U.S. Fish and Game Desert National Wildlife Refuge website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner recommends the Desert NWR by night and day.

• • •
February 20, 2021

“Hail Caesars”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 13, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Excerpts below from Forbes Magazine August 3, 2016 story “Luxury Lineage: A Brief History of Caesars Palace at 50” by Michael Solomon]

“Jay Sarno changed Las Vegas forever in August 1966 when he opened its first themed resort: Caesars Palace. Borrowing elements from the Roman Empire, Sarno followed the principle that no amount of excess was enough. In its first 50 years Caesars Palace has expanded from an opulent 14-story hotel with 700 rooms to a small city with six towers, 4,000 rooms and a 636,000-square-foot shopping mall. You can also still do a little gambling there.

1964

“Using a $10.6 million loan from the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund, Atlanta hotelier Jay Sarno leased land on the Las Vegas Strip owned by Kirk Kerkorian to build his new hotel, originally called the Desert Cabana. Four years later, with Caesars Palace a success, he purchased the plot from Kerkorian for $5 million.

August 5, 1966

“Even though rooms were still being built, Caesars Palace opened its doors on Aug. 5 with a lavish $1 million party attended by guests such as Johnny Carson and Jimmy Hoffa. The Teamsters boss didn’t stay long. The next day Hoffa’s suite, the new resort’s best, was given to a 24-year-old up-and-comer who would later become an emperor of Las Vegas: Steve Wynn.”

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner hails Caesars whenever she gets a chance.

• • •
February 19, 2021

“T-Mobile Arena – Frank Sinatra Drive View”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
February 17, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

Text below from “Golden Knights to submit plan to bring fans back to T-Mobile Arena next month” February 15 Las Vegas Sun story by Justin Emerson

“Following the announcement from Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak last week that large gatherings can be expanded to include sporting events, a Golden Knights spokesman confirmed Monday that the team will submit a plan for government approval to welcome back spectators for home games.

“If approved, the Golden Knights could host up to 20% capacity (about 3,500 fans) as soon as March 1.

“Under previous state restrictions, large gatherings like sporting events were capped at 50, too small a number for the Golden Knights to consider.

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.

• • •
February 18, 2016 & 2021

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“Vdara View – #tbt”
Photograph and text by Brytnee Avery-Randell
c. 2016
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Part of our ongoing series at looking back at The Daily Frame’s archives.]

The Vdara provides locals a little escape from their everyday lives while staying close to home. The Vdara Hotel & Spa is in the midst of Las Vegas with condominium, luxury style suites. The 20th floor offers spectacular views of the surrounding Las Vegas hotels that you know and love.

Hotel website

2016 bio notes: Brytnee Avery is a junior at UNLV, majoring in Journalism & Media Studies while minoring in communication. She is involved with organizations outside of the university including the off-road associations  Best In The Desert and SNORE.  She is currently an associate producer for the morning talk show at Channel 13 and is training in radio broadcasting.

“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.

2021 update: Brytnee is now a teacher of Video Production Teacher at Green Valley High School in Henderson. Her students are fortunate to work with an accomplished media professional.

• • •
February 17, 2021

“Circa at Night”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
February 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

“It’s been over three decades since Downtown Las Vegas welcomed a brand-new casino resort to its Fremont Street Experience district. However, following the demolition of Mermaids, Glitter Gulch and the Las Vegas Club, construction work began on the new 512-room Circa Resort & Casino in February 2019. Just over 18 months later, the resort opened its doors on October 28, 2020 to casino-goers, with its hotel rooms made available some two months later.

“Usually, the Las Vegas Boulevard “Strip” is the hub of investment and construction activity for new resorts and experiences. It’s refreshing to see a new, ambitious development make waves off-Strip in ‘Sin City,‘ becoming the tallest building in the district, looming large.“

From “A first look at Circa, Downtown Las Vegas’s first new hotel-casino resort since 1980” February 16 Conan Daily story by Orion Estevez.

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.

• • •
February 15-16, 2021

“Caesars at Dusk”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 13, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Fifth in our series “Through Ginger’s Telephoto Lens“ launched on January 4 of the new year. All photographs are now in the 2021 Archive.]

Daily Frame lead photographer Ginger Bruner chases storms just for the clouds.

• • •
February 14, 2021

“Storm-uprooted Trees on Maryland Parkway”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
February 13, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

Text below excerpted from February 13 Las Vegas Review Journal story by Katelyn Newber

“Storm blows through Las Vegas, thousands lose power“

A fast-moving storm with strong winds hit the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday afternoon, toppling trees and traffic lights and causing outages from downed power lines.

The National Weather Service briefly issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Clark County, and urged people to take shelter, as the second of two cold fronts moved through the valley. The thunderstorm warning ended by 2:15 p.m. as the system moved out of the area, but a wind advisory will remain in effect until 4 a.m. Sunday.

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.

• • •
February 13, 2021

“Tower Light Show”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 12, 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

“NEW EIFFEL TOWER LIGHT SHOW – NIGHTLY ON THE HOUR & HALF HOUR”

“Inspired by the Eiffel Tower’s illuminations in France, the enhanced lighting at the Paris Las Vegas attraction will offer a free, recurring light show every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from sunset to midnight. The show features synchronized and choreographed twinkling and colored lights for visitors to enjoy nightly on The Strip. With approximately 300 color washing light fixtures and more than 800 white strobe lights on the tower’s exterior, the new Eiffel Tower Light Show will change the Las Vegas skyline forever.”

Text from Paris, Las Vegas Casino & Resort attraction website.

More: information on that other Eiffel Tower 5,421 miles away.

“Our Las Vegas“ photographe en chef Ginger Bruner aime les sons et lumières.
[“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner loves sounds and lights.]

• • •
February 12, 2021

“牛年 | Year of the Ox”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Editor’s Note: This photograph is included in a Year of the Ox exhibition at the City of Las Vegas’ Mayor’s Gallery.]

“The Ox is the second of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox was about to be the first to arrive, but Rat tricked Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox. Thus, Ox became the second animal.

“The Ox is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支 / dì zhī) Chǒu (丑) and the hours 1–3 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳 / yīn yáng), the Ox is Yang.

“Oxen are the hard workers in the background, intelligent and reliable, but never demanding praise.

“In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal. Because of its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to it.”

Text from Chinese New Year website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is game to celebrate all occasions, although this year she’ll be celebrating Chinese New Year in socially-distanced, masked fashion.

• • •
February 11, 2016 & 2021

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“#tbt: Construction Site – T-Mobile Arena”
Photograph and text by Michael Palmer
December 2015
From the New York-New York parking garage.
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ 

[Text and image from the 2016 Daily Frame Archive with links updated as needed.]

T-Mobile Arena is slated to open on April 6 of this year. The first event will be The Killers on April 6 followed by  Guns N’ Roses April 8-9. Other Events to be held at the Arena include concerts, UFC fights, boxing, college basketball games, and NHL preseason games. It is also in consideration for a future NHL franchise.

Editor’s Note: a December 2015 photograph of the arena under construction, shot from the same spot, will be featured as tomorrow’s Daily Frame.

24 year-old Michael Palmer has lived in Las Vegas since the age of  3. He is an intern for UNLV’s Athletic Media Relations Department. He comments: “Sports is my life and I hope to one day work as a Sports Information Director.

On a related side note he adds: “My father played high school football with Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway.”

“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.

• • •
February 10, 2021

“Sunset Dunes View of Development in the Henderson Hills”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2021
From “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Fourth in our series “Through Ginger’s Telephoto Lens“ launched on January 4 of the new year. All photographs are now in the 2021 Archive.]

“Over half a century ago during a visit to Southern Nevada, President John F. Kennedy predicted that the then fledgling City of Henderson was a ‘city of destiny.’ Little could he have known just how accurate a prediction he was making.

“Henderson was actually ‘born in America’s defense’ ten years prior to its incorporation during World War II with the building of the Basic Magnesium Plant. The plant supplied the US War Department with magnesium for munitions and airplane parts. Former Mayor Jim Gibson’s own grandfather, Fred Gibson, was one of the original engineers sent to Great Britain to learn the secret of creating the ‘miracle metal’ which would eventually help the United States and the allies win the war.”

Text from City of Henderson website.

Google Street View

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner tirelessly seeks out new Valley vistas.

• • •
February 9, 2021

“Vote For Foxy!”
Photography and text by Sallie Douglas
February 2021
From our “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” &  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series (the former, a day early)

[Editor’s Note: Esteemed Daily Frame Contributing Photographer Sallie Douglas’ dog Foxy is no stranger to our project. She is now in first place in a “America’s Favorite Pet” contest. Please learn more about her below – and consider casting your vote for a deserving candidate!]

WHY SHOULD THEY BE THE FAVORITE DOG?
Foxy is a senior rescue that I found at Petsmart, when I was dropping off treats for their adoption days event, benefitting The Animal Foundation of Southern Nevada. I was looking for a dog who would be a companion for my other dog, who was five years older. Long story short, she is everything anyone could hope for in a dog. She is good-natured, playful, affectionate, alert to intruders, and empathetic to others when they’re sick or feeling down. In other words, she’s a love!

WHAT’S FOXY’S FAVORITE TOY?
Foxy has eleven toys, at the moment, and she plays with all of them on a rotating basis. The one prerequisite is that they must squeak, crackle, or grunt!

WHAT’S FOXY’S GO-TO TREAT?
Apples, pears, avocado, cucumbers, carrots, celery, and green beans. I guess you can say she’s primarily Vegan!!!

Vote for Foxy!

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.

• • •

February 8, 2021

Power Station
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 28, 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of sunsets, overhead wires, and forced perspective. She may or may not be a fan of the band The Power Station.

• • •
February 7, 2021

“Dunes at Sunset Park”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Dunes like those at Dunes Discovery Area in Sunset Park once covered much of Paradise Valley. They formed when wind-blown sand fell at the base of mesquite trees. Wind direction creates dunce of particular shapes. The half-moon shaped dunes, like those in Sunset Park, are called ‘barchans.’ The two ‘horns’ of the half-moon, point away from the prevailing wind.

“Over thousands of years, wind, sand, and mesquites created the dune landscape of Paradise Valley. With the coming of the railroad in the early 1930s, the dunes were leveled and sand was used for landscaping and construction. The only remaining dune filed in Paradise Valley is at Sunset Park.

“The Dunes Discovery Area in Sunset Park provides essential habitat for various animals and birds, such as the Phainopepla. This bird eats insects and the berries on the mistletoe that grows on the mesquite branches. As mesquite has disappeared from the valley, the birds’ numbers have decreased.”

Text from Travelivery Las Vegas website.

MORE: Take a hike!

“Sunset Lake and Dunes Loop is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.”

Text with map from Alltrails website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is remarkably good at sleuthing out nature in the Valley’s urban landscape.

• • •
February 6, 2021

“Strat Framed by Mismatched Towers”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
February 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Third in our series “Through Ginger’s Telephoto Lens“ launched on January 4 of the new year. All photographs are now in the 2021 Archive.]

Additional note: We failed to update The Daily Frame on Friday, February 5, We apologize for any confusion this may have caused those relying on our project to keep them informed of the day of the month.]

The Strat Hotel, Casino and SkyPod (formerly the Stratosphere) includes a 1,149 ft observation tower, the tallest in the United States. The tower is topped by a pod which includes a revolving restaurant, lounges, and observation decks. The top of the tower also has several thrill rides.

A decade after opening the casino, then dubbed Vegas World, owner Bob Stupak announced plans for a giant neon sign to be built on adjacent property. The idea soon evolved into an observation tower with a rooftop restaurant. Construction of the Stratosphere Tower began in February 1992.

The tower was originally proposed with a height of 1,012 ft. However, in 1994, Stupak considered extending the height to 1,825 ft, seeking the title of tallest structure in the world. The Federal Aviation Administration opposed the new height, and the city ultimately rejected it, while allowing Stupak to build it to its existing height.

Text adapted from Wikipedia website for The Strat.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner deeply appreciates The Strat and the stratosphere. 

• • •
#TBT February 4, 2018 & 2021

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“Red Rock Canyon – January 20, 2018”
Photograph by Lisa Cuglietta-Taylor [formerly known as Lisa Stamanis]
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s note: below is the text of the 2018 Daily Frame. As noted, Lisa has since changed her name – and her surroundings. As always we wish her well!]

Artists Take Note!

“BRING TOGETHER YOUR CREATIVE SIDE WITH NATURE!”

‘The Red Rock Canyon Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program promotes the understanding and appreciation of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area through the world of art. Artists reflect on scenic beauty, cultural history, and community engagement.”

$1,000. Stipend for two-week residency plus exhibition.

[2021 update: the website for the residency now states: “Due to public health concerns and recommended guidelines, the Artist-in-Residence spring program has been postponed in 2020. We will update this information when new residency dates are determined.”]

Daily Frame Contributor Lisa Stamanis served as Cultural Programming Urban Arts | Special Projects staff for the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs for over twenty years.

Her vital role in the development of arts and culture can be felt and seen across the Radiant City.

Her exhibition, Lucky to Be Alive” was at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery in 2018.

• • •
February 3, 2021

“Snowball“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From our “Wednesday Las Vegas Pets” &  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“ series

Text below from City of Las Vegas website.

Meet Snowball

“As part of the city’s public art project, Snowball has called the Arts District home since 2014. He recently underwent refurbishment.

“Located at the corner of First and Coolidge, the 10-foot sculpture welcomes visitors to the Arts District and the First Street Art Trail. He was designed and sculpted by Jesse Carson Smigel.”

Additional note: The hard-shelled styrofoam sculpture was voted 2015 ”Best public art that licks you” by the staff of the Las Vegas Weekly.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is proud to call Jesse Carson Smigel a friend and fellow Las Vegas artist. She likes Snowball too. 

• • •
February 2, 2021

Park at Symphony Park
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 31, 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Daily Frame associate producer and lead photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of covered parking, especially in the molten Las Vegas summer.

• • •
January 31-February 1, 2021

“Snowy Day at Red Rock“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
January 28, 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

HIKES & TRAILS

“There are 26 numbered hikes and trails on our website that correspond to the numbers on this downloadable map. Please reference the map and then match the numbers with the trails on our website to learn more about each hike.

“The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area [RRCNCA] is located just a few miles west of Las Vegas and encompasses 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert. Red Rock Canyon is an area of worldwide geologic interest and beauty.”

Text from redrockcanyonlv.org 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.

• • •
January 30, 2021

“Artifact no. 1 from Life in the Time of Covid-19“
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. The guidance for effective handwashing and use of hand sanitizer in community settings was developed based on data from a number of studies.”

— Except from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage “Show Me the Science – When & How to Use Hand Sanitizer in Community Settings”

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.

• • •

January 29, 2021

“In Flight“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport saw passenger volume plummet 56.9 percent in 2020 compared to 2019 amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Last year McCarran saw 22.2 million travelers pass through its gates, ending three consecutive years of record passenger numbers, data released Thursday by the Clark County Department of Aviation revealed.

“McCarran was tracking to surpass 2019’s record 51.5 million passengers through February, with traffic up 6.5 percent through the first two months of 2020. That momentum ended when the coronavirus impacts were felt in the U.S., including Las Vegas where a 78-day shutdown of nonessential business, including casino resorts, was implemented.

“The shutdown resulted in McCarran seeing 152,716 travelers in April, the lowest monthly passenger total in recent history, according to spokesman Joe Rajchel. That month Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air saw only 199 passengers.”

Text from LVRJ January 29, 2021 story by Mike Akers.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s misses picking up and dropping off pals at the airport.

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January 28, 2021

“Iron Works“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Artistic Iron Works“

“Powder Coating offers a sturdy alternative to paint…

“Powder coating is a baked on plastic based finish that is far more rugged and resilient than paint. Because powder coating does not have a liquid carrier, it can produce thicker coatings than paint without running or sagging. In addition, several colors can be applied before curing them all together, allowing color blending and special effects in a single layer. It resists scratching and won’t peel or flake, and with annual waxing, it’s color will remain rich and full for decades.

“For more information and/or a free estimate, email dwayne@artisticpowdercoat.com, or call 702-387-8688, or visit our showroom located at 105 W. Charleston Blvd, near the I15 and Commerce Blvd.

“…that can add a new dimension to your iron!”

Text from Artistic Iron Works website.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s ride is road warrior and may not be in the queue for a powder coating.

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 January 27, 2021

“Red Light – Strat“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Second in our series “Through Ginger’s Telephoto Lens“ launched on January 4 of the new year. Both photographs are now in the 2021 Archive.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner would prefer not to calculate the amount of time she has spent waiting at red lights. Fortunately she is often able to find visual distractions.

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January 26, 2021

“Seen Around Town (outside the Discovery Children’s Museum)“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Text below from the “Our Story” section of the Oscar Mayer website.

“The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

1936 During the height of the Great Depression, we created the first ever WIENERMOBILE. It was driven by “Little Oscar” and went around parades, grocery store openings and even hospitals!

1986 After nine years off the road, the WIENERMOBILE was brought back out for a 50th birthday celebration. Huge crowds of people showed up for its appearance. Cards and letters came pouring in requesting to see the famed two-ton hot dog. A decision was made then to build a new fleet and start touring again.

1988 Six new 23-foot-long fiberglass WIENERMOBILES began touring the U.S., fully equipped with microwave ovens, refrigerators, cell phones, and stereo systems that played 21 different versions of the iconic “OSCARMAYER” Wiener Jingle.

More: The Discovery Children’s Museum.

Despite being the daughter of dedicated, brilliant, health-conscious nurse, it’s highly likely, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner consumed one or two Oscar Mayer wieners in her youth..

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January 24-25, 2021

“LVF&R – Truck Detail“
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Mission Statement

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is an all-hazards agency that reduces risk, protects life, prevents loss, and serves our community proudly.

Values

Honor: We take pride in our profession. It is a privilege to serve our community and each other. Duty: We are dedicated to excellence and teamwork. We treat people right, give an all-out effort, and have an all-in attitude.
Trust: We are honest, transparent and reliable.
Integrity: We are accountable for our actions in both character and competency.
Leadership: We engage through collaborative partnerships to empower and advocate for our community.

Text from LVRFD General Info page.

Once, “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner was transported by the LVRFD to the hospital.

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January 23, 2021

“Postcard to the Future: Bernie at the Double Down“
Photo-collage  by Ginger Bruner
January 23, 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Editor’s note: In some ways all of the Daily Frames are postcards to the future, a record of what Las Vegas looked like and what we were paying attention to for use by future scholars, researchers and the general public.

This week will of course be best remembered for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, the post-insurrection impeachment process of Donald Trump, and the first days of the Biden Presidency and the new president’s initial efforts to address the Covid-19 pandemic, systematic racism, wealth inequality, immigration, and climate change as he overturns President Trump’s rule-by- decree actions with his own set of decrees. In a lighter moment we think it will also be remembered for the moments of levity of the Bernie Sanders in sensible winter coat and hand-knit mittens memes that have gone viral.

We wish everyone safe and well in the days ahead.

More: “Bemittened Bernie: The meme that resonated around the world,” January 22, 2021 Washington Post story by Miriam Berger.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner champions the ladies’ loo at the DoubleDown.

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January 21-22, 2021

“Traffic Works“
Photograph  by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

As the country turns the page and a new chapter in the American story begins, we are hopeful, all the while realizing that there are obstacles and challenges ahead, and that some things promise to remain the same.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is patient – to a point.

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January 20, 2021
Inauguration Day

“The Hill We Climb“
Photograph  by Ginger Bruner
November 2012 [A day early #TBT in conjunction with the Presidential Inauguration.]
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old Los Angeles-born writer and performer and America’s youth poet laureate, recited her poem The Hill We Climb at Joe Biden’s inauguration, becoming the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration.“

Text from The Guardian.

“The Hill We Climb” Video from PBS Newshour

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner and Director Jon Winet celebrate the optimism of the new presidential administration while recognizing the challenges and hard work ahead.

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January 19, 2021

Desert Inn | Silver Slipper”
Photograph  by Ginger Bruner
September, 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The Desert Inn opened with 300 rooms and the Sky Room restaurant, headed by a chef formerly of the Ritz Paris, which once had the highest vantage point on the Las Vegas Strip. The casino, at 2,400 square feet (220 m2), was one of the largest in Nevada at the time. The nine-story St. Andrews Tower was completed during the first renovation in 1963, and the 14-story Augusta Tower became the Desert Inn’s main tower when it was completed in 1978 along with the seven-story Wimbledon Tower. The Palms Tower was completed in 1997 with the second and final renovation. The Desert Inn was the first hotel in Las Vegas to feature a fountain at the entrance. In 1997, the Desert Inn underwent a $200 million renovation and expansion, but after it was purchased for $270 million by Steve Wynn in 2000, he decided to demolish it and build a new hotel and resort and casino. The remaining towers of the Desert Inn were imploded in 2004. Today, the Wynn and Encore are now where the Desert Inn once stood.

The original performance venue at the Desert Inn was the Painted Desert Room, later the Crystal Room, which opened in 1950 with 450 seats. Frank Sinatra made his Las Vegas debut there on September 13, 1951 and became a regular performer. The property included an 18-hole golf course which hosted the PGA Tour Tournament of Champions from 1953 to 1966. The golf course is now a part of the Wynn resort.[2]

(Text courtesy of Wikipedia)

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoyed seeing the D.I. featured in many episode of the the show Vegas

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January 18, 2021

“MLK & Oakey”
Photograph  by Ginger Bruner
January 11, 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Text below excerpted from “How MLK Boulevard in Las Vegas got its name,”
February 6, 2019 KSNV Channel 3 story by by Tom Hawley.”]

“The door to the Martin Luther King Boulevard we know today was opened after the 1986 elections ushered in a new mayor and city council members who proved more open to a wide-ranging change.

“‘The motion is approved,’ said Mayor Ron Lurie in 1987, banging the gavel. ‘We’ll be in recess.’

“For those who spent a couple of years fighting for the name change, it was a proud moment.

“‘I believe in the American system,’ said Elliot. ‘I believe America works. And I believe that Dr. King was one man who reiterated to the world and to this country, that the American system works.’”

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner generally knows the quickest way to get from any point a to point b in the Valley. 

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January 17, 2021

“Strat Nightfall Vista”
Photograph  by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“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.”

Text from hotel casino website.

The Strat is “Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner‘s terrestrial North Star. 

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January 16, 2021

“Convention Center West Hall”
Photograph  by Sallie Douglas
8 p.m. December 24, 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“The few finishing touches that remain for completion include carpet installation at the atrium grand staircase and Level 2 west concourse; the installation of a video wall in the atrium lobby as well as a video-wall chiller to keep the 10,000-square-foot screen cool; electrical vehicle charging stations in the facility’s Diamond Parking Lot; surface-to-tunnel ramps leading to Stations 1 and 3 of the facility’s people-mover developed by Elon Musk’s Boring Co.; and bollards protecting station entrances.”

From “Convention Center West Hall 99% completed with $6.75M overrun,” January 12, 2021 Las Vegas Review-Journal story by Richard N. Velotta.

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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January 15, 2021

“McDonald’s | Strat”
Photograph  by Sallie Douglas
November 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

The photographer notes: It appears that these pedestrians are perfectly color coordinated with their destination.”

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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January 14, 2017 | January 14, 2021

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“Building [TBT]”
Photograph  by Jon Winet
December 2016
6th Street just south of Fremont Street East
Google Street View [April 2019]
Screen grab of June 2016 Google Street view for future archival reference.
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s Note: In concert with #Throw Back Thursdays practice, we feature a Daily Frame published four years ago to the day. To our surprise little had changed to this bit of Las Vegas landscape as of April 2019. We do some futher research to update our findings.]

Red is the color at the longer-wavelengths end of the spectrum of visible light next to orange, at the opposite end from violet.[3] Red color has a predominant light wavelength of roughly 620–740 nanometers. Light with a longer wavelength than red but shorter than terahertz radiation and microwave is called infrared.

Red is one of the additive primary colors of visible light, along with green and blue, which in Red Green Blue (RGB) color systems are combined to create all the colors on a computer monitor or television screen. Red is one of the subtractive secondary colors, resulting from the combination of yellow and magenta (see CMYK color model).”

Text from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas” Director Jon Winet‘s second favorite photographer is Google Street View.

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January 12-13, 2021

“Chef Natalie Young at AUthENTiK
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 7, 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Just as the heart of every home is its kitchen, the heart of eat is its chef/owner, Natalie Young. St. Louis-born, Denver-bred, and a Las Vegan first by chance then by choice, Young’s culinary career has been driven by three things: a lifelong passion for food, relentless pursuit of excellence and a deep desire to give back to her community.” (text courtesy https://chefnatalieyoung.com/)

Chef Natalie is branching out of the kitchen and into the rest of the house with her new venture, AUthENTiK, a vintage furniture (and more) shop that she has personally curated. There are many vintage cameras, both for sale and not, as she has opined that the beautiful old cameras are “almost like jewelry”. The shop is currently only open by appointment.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a fan of antique cameras and glassware.

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January 10-11, 2021

“Majestic Alley, Moon and Stars”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December, 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner enjoys star gazing, theaters, alleys, and the Great Conjunction.

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January 9, 2021

“Irish Whiskey”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
McMullan’s Irish Pub
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Irish Whiskey

“The word ‘whiskey’ (or whisky) comes from the Irish (or ‘Gaelic’) uisce beatha, meaning water of life. Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world …

“Irish whiskey was one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe, arising around the 12th century. It is believed that Irish monks brought the technique of distilling perfumes back to Ireland from their travels to southern Europe around 1000 AD. The Irish then modified this technique to obtain a drinkable spirit.

“The oldest known written record of whiskey comes from Ireland in 1405 in the Annals of Clonmacnoise, where it was written that the head of a clan died after ‘taking a surfeit of aqua vitae’ at Christmas. Its first known mention in Scotland dates from 1494. However, it is known that by 1556 whiskey was widespread, as an Act passed by the English Parliament declared whiskey to be ‘a drink nothing profitable to be drunken daily and used is now universally through the realm of Ireland.’”

Text excerpted from Wikipedia.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner consider’s McMullan’s her home away from home, both as performer and customer.

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January 8, 2021

“Art in Public Places”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
January 2021
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Our always-on-the-lookout photographer Ginger Bruner discovered this installation on the UNLV campus near Alta Ham Hall. With a bit of sleuthing we are able to confirm, via UNLV Galleries Director Jerry Shefcik, that this work-in-progress is a team project by students in Art Department Professor Pasha Rafat’s Art In Public Places class

We plan to check back in the weeks to come.

“Our Las Vegas“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner is a proud graduate of the UNLV School of Music. 

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January 6-7, 2021

“Mount Charleston (Lodge)”
Photograph by Diana Perez
November 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Mount Charleston has over 50 miles of marked trails over the rocky terrain. Some of these trails are paved and handicap accessible. There are also strenuous climbs to the top of the mountain. The tougher hikes offer rewards of scenic vistas and unique geology and flora. But hikers of all ages and abilities will find something to enjoy while visiting Mount Charleston, including picnics and camping. Bicycles are permitted on some trails.”

Text from Mount Charleston Lodge 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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January 5, 2021

“Circa”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
December 27, 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

Text below excerpted from “A gambler at heart: Derek Stevens opening first all-new resort in four decades in downtown Las Vegas,” October 25, 2020 story by Howard Stutz in The Nevada Independent.

“On Wednesday, [Derek] Stevens opens Circa Resort Casino at the corner of Main Street and the Fremont Street Experience. The project, the first all-new built-from-the-ground-up hotel-casino in downtown since 1980, will be unveiled more than two months ahead of schedule.

“Circa encompasses a full city block – 2.78 acres – with a striking 44-story hotel structure that is second only to the Strat Tower in height among downtown buildings.

“Stevens is opening the casino and its three-level sportsbook, restaurants, massive roof-top swimming pool attraction and other public portions just after midnight. He’s holding back on the initial 512 hotel rooms until late December.

“In true gambler’s style, he’s wagering that interest in Circa will be a welcome relief in the face of a global pandemic that has diminished visitation to Las Vegas and led many analysts to predict a lengthy financial recovery that could leave scars until 2024.

“Circa is the first Las Vegas resort that requires guests to be age 21 and over, a move Stevens said will enhance the guest experience.

“A Detroit native, Stevens, 53, has been enamored with Las Vegas since the 1980s when he first visited the Rat Pack-era Dunes on the Strip while on a break from his studies as a University of Michigan student.

“He has been active in downtown Las Vegas since 2006. Stevens, in partnership with his brother Greg, owns the Golden Gate and the D 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.

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January 4, 2021

“Palace”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
Inaugural photograph of series “Through Ginger’s Telephoto Lens“
December 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s notes: Ginger and many on the “Our Las Vegas” team remember when high quality cameras were significantly bigger than a Virginia Slims cigaret pack and when carrying big glass was both a badge of honor and a pain in the back. Today we inaugurate a new series highlighting the optics and wonder of telephoto lenses. AND we invite other photographers to join in the fun and pain! See below on how to contribute to our project as it enters its tenth year.]

“What Is the Purpose of a Telephoto Lens?”

“In a nutshell, a telephoto lens makes a photographic subject appear closer than it actually is. This can be ideal for photographers who are unable to be close to their subjects—either due to physical constraints or out of concern for safety. These lenses also serve an artistic purpose, and are remarkable at creating contrasting focuses between foreground and background.”

Text excerpted from Master Class website.

The entire “Our Las Vegas” team extends heartfelt thanks to all for your interest and support, with best wishes for the happiest of new years.

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January 3, 2021

“Return to Redrock”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 31, 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s notes: Our brilliant, dedicated, and as she says of her many friends, “lovely and talented“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner drove out to Red Rock on New Year’s Eve for a moment to reflect on a year to both remember and get behind us. This is a follow-up to her first view, both now published in the 2021 Archive.]

In 1990, special legislation supported by the Nevada congressional delegation, changed the status of the Red Rock Recreation Lands to a National Conservation Area, the seventh to be designated nationally. This legislation provides the funding to protect and improve the area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is enjoyed by the local population as well as visitors from the United States and many foreign countries. Two million visitors each year enjoy the spectacular desert landscape, climbing and hiking opportunities, and interpretive programs sponsored by the BLM.

Text from United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management website.

The entire “Our Las Vegas” team extends heartfelt thanks to all for your interest and support, with best wishes for the happiest of new years.

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January 2, 2021

“The D (from Carson & 4th – 4:30 pm)”
Photograph by Sallie Douglas
December 27, 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

THE D LAS VEGAS

“Since the Fall of 2012, the D Las Vegas has helped revitalize the Downtown area to bring the ultimate Downtown Las Vegas experience. Today, we bring the modern-day casino and a hotel experience with touches of vintage Las Vegas throughout. From comfortable rooms in the heart of the city, to blackjack tables and slots old and new, to bars that provide entertainment with specialty drinks, come stay at the D.

DANCING DEALERS

“The table games you know and love are about to get a whole lot hotter! The D Casino is creating a sultry new gaming experience with gorgeous Dancing Dealers®. While providing you with high-energy casino action, these sexy girls will take your game to the next level with their incredible skills.”

Text from Casino 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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January 1, 2021
[updated frequently – but not always – by noon]

“Red Rock – Last Day of 2020”
Photograph by Ginger Bruner
December 31, 2020
From  “Life in the Time of Covid-19“

[Editor’s notes: Our brilliant, dedicated, and as she says of her many friends, “lovely and talented“ Lead Photographer Ginger Bruner drove out to Red Rock yesterday for a moment to reflect on a year to both remember and get behind us.]

In 1990, special legislation supported by the Nevada congressional delegation, changed the status of the Red Rock Recreation Lands to a National Conservation Area, the seventh to be designated nationally. This legislation provides the funding to protect and improve the area. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is enjoyed by the local population as well as visitors from the United States and many foreign countries. Two million visitors each year enjoy the spectacular desert landscape, climbing and hiking opportunities, and interpretive programs sponsored by the BLM.

Text from United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management website.

The entire “Our Las Vegas” team extends heartfelt thanks to all for your interest and support, with best wishes for the happiest of new years.

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