Absolutely Fabulous

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‘ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS’: Remembering Betty Willis on 60th anniversary of her iconic Vegas greeting

Across the street from this cozy homestead in Overton, nearly a century ago, an artistic trailblazer came into the world. Ironically, she would weave her singular magic in service of a wildly different, pleasure-seeking aesthetic — in our neon nirvana, where razzle met dazzle and glitz hooked up with glamour — that she immortalized in six words she encased in lights. And in legacy. “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada.” You’ve seen the sign. Now know the trailblazer: Betty Willis.

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Inside CES 2019

CES 2019

A CES rundown from A to Z

Four decades of partnership between the show and the city have made it one of our longest-lasting relationships, its run far exceeding any hit shows on the Strip. Following is a primer on the history and highlights of CES.

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CES 2019

Strolling luggage, singing robots, smart tractors — just another day at CES

At CES 2019, all things are possible, even probable, and someday soon (if not already), available.

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CES 2019

Chatting up Consumer Technology Association head honcho Gary Shapiro

Before the mega-confab pulled into our midst, Las Vegas Newswire had the opportunity to chat with Gary Shapiro (author of the new book, Ninja Future), who is president/chief executive officer of the show’s producer, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

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Voices of Vegas

Guest Columnist

Hospitality is not rocket science … or is it?

Hospitality is the engine of Las Vegas tourism. And Stowe Shoemaker is the man who revs that engine until it’s ready to roar.

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News

Briefs

Caesars creates initiative to aid human trafficking victims

In an effort to provide “long-term positive change” for adult and child victims of human trafficking, Caesars Entertainment has created an investment initiative called the …

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Sports Rewind

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FeaturesSports Rewind

AIN’T NO FOUNTAINS HIGH ENOUGH: A daunting jump over Caesars Palace waterworks couldn’t deter Evel Knievel — but the water won, Dec. 31, 1967

Jump-suited fountain-jumper (well, almost-jumper) Evel Knievel’s crazy-man stunt over the Caesars Palace fountains still stands as an extreme sports milestone 51 years later, even though Knievel, his bike and the pavement had an unfortunate rendezvous.

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Picture Yourself

Picture Yourself

Show of Strength

Super Lightweight boxer Cesar Valenzuela grabs a photo with the crowd behind him during the weigh-in for his fight with Vergil Ortiz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in September 2017.

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