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By the numbers: SEMA and AAPEX

It SEMA like a big deal — and it is. The SEMA Convention and AAPEX event are in town. Here’s a quick primer.

What: SEMA 2019 (Acronym stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association) and AAPEX (Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo)

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center (SEMA) and Sands Expo and Convention Center (AAPEX).

When: Nov. 5-8

Collectively Known As: AAIW (Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week)

SEMA Description: Trade show of the automobile aftermarket, highlighting nearly 3,000 newly introduced automotive specialty products, plus educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events and networking opportunities.

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SLIDESHOW: Mexican Independence weekend

SLIDESHOW: Throughout the weekend, revelers enjoyed concerts and performances in celebration of Mexican Independence. Here’s a look at some of the performances, including: Luis Miguel at Caesars Palace, Alejandro Fernández at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Café Tacvba at Mandalay Bay Beach, Gloria Trevi with Karol G at Zappos Theater in the Planet Hollywood, Olmeca at The LINQ Promenade, and the Rancho High School Mariachi Oro de Rancho and Ballet Folklorico Sol de Rancho at McCarran International Airport.

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Imagine Dragons gala raises funds to combat pediatric cancer

SLIDESHOW: Las Vegas-based band, Imagine Dragons, raised $3.2 million at its sixth annual Tyler Robinson Foundation event on Sept. 6 at Wynn Las Vegas. Dubbed the Rise Up Gala, the sold-out event drew more than 850 guests and featured a performance by the Imagine Dragons. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman declared Sept. 6 as Imagine Dragons Day in Las Vegas.

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