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T.G.I. MAN FRIDAY: The Palms’ Joe Yalda is a new breed of butler catering to the rich, famous and royal

For many, the word “butler” evokes the image of a formal older fellow with a British accent, perhaps wearing a waistcoat. Think Batman’s Alfred Pennyworth or Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey.

But this is Las Vegas, and Joe Yalda is a new breed of butler.

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MENTORSHIP SHAPE-UP:  Students meet their instructors for new class of college mentorship program

When UNLV student Meredith Hall missed the deadline by one day to apply for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s (LVCVA) inaugural College Mentorship Program last year, she couldn’t wait to apply for the second class, which got underway earlier this month.

Hall and 30 other students will be mentored by local sports marketing leaders and other special events and tourism experts in the six-month program. Students met their mentors during a luncheon Oct. 16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center — the first of several networking events planned.

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ENTIRELY NEW CIRQUE-CUMSTANCES: Action thriller ‘R.U.N.’ at Luxor a departure from Cirque du Soleil norm

They said it would be high-octane, and they weren’t kidding.

Based on a sneak peek at a couple of “chapters” from R.U.N, Cirque du Soleil’s new live-action thriller opening Oct. 24 at Luxor, audiences can expect an adrenaline-soaked, fist-throwing romp through a decidedly dark version of Las Vegas and its desert environs. The show promises nonstop, pulse-elevating action in the form of stage combat, death-defying motorcycle stunts, car chases, special effects and pyrotechnics.

So, you know, don’t forget your heart medication — because this isn’t your typical, dreamy Cirque show.

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