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SENSE OF CONCIERGE-NCY: From safety pins to marriage proposals, this concierge (and Hospitality Hero) happily fulfills any (legal) request

Any concierge can help you land a table at the trendiest restaurant in town or score tickets to the hottest new show. But if you’re looking to rent a stripper pole? For your hotel room?
That might require the particular talents of a Las Vegas concierge.

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AMIGOS & BUDDIES & PALS, OH MY!: Interactive art project at Delano invites us, via Post-it Note, to answer one question: What is a real friend?

“It’s a really simple question,” says Tanja Hollander, the artistic inquisitor behind the Post-it Note-slathered art installation, Are You Really My Friend? at Delano Las Vegas through Sept. 22. “But there are so many emotions and values and it really makes you think, even if it’s just for a minute, of what a person means to you.”

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Hit the ‘paws’ button and visit Park MGM’s new pet boutique

If you’ve ever longed to outfit your beloved pooch in a tie-dyed T-shirt or fancy rain jacket — and who hasn’t? — Park MGM has the perfect new place for you. In response to an increase in guests traveling with pets, the Las Vegas Strip property has opened a boutique especially for puppy people and their four-legged pals, just in time for the dog days of summer.

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PUFF DADDIES & MOMMIES: Trade show creates community for hookah enthusiasts

The Hookah Worldwide trade show, in its third year, is all about showcasing the latest hookah trends and innovations and providing a lounge-like atmosphere where hookah producers and consumers celebrate their shared passion for the product with Middle Eastern roots.

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BUILT BY ASSOCIATION: Nevada Film Office helps keep Vegas on screens large and small

Before Las Vegas’ neon can glitter and glow on screens large (movies) or small (television, tablet computer, smartphone), the Las Vegas-based Nevada Film Office — which was created as the state’s Motion Picture Division in 1983 — and its director, Eric Preiss, are working to get contracts signed, regulatory hurdles cleared and local personnel hired and involved. Judging by the numbers, they’re pretty good at it. Since 2013, there have been more than 2,700 productions welcomed to the state, raking in nearly $355 million in revenue, based on local spending figures reported to the film office. And of the last seven years in which numbers have been tracked for film permits, 2018 reached a high of 782 permits granted.  

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Groups release calendar for 1 October remembrance

Local government agencies, nonprofit organizations and the resort industry have collaborated on the #VegasStronger Community Calendar with events and activities planned in Las Vegas to observe the two-year anniversary of the 1 October tragedy.

Groups organizing memorial activities or volunteer events should fill out an online form to have their event considered for posting on the The #VegasStronger Community Calendar. The calendar will continue to highlight events being held on October 1 and in the days surrounding.

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Aviators land for visit with kids at Summerlin Hospital

VIDEO: Patients at the Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital were flying high on July 24 when players from the Las Vegas Aviators swooped in to cheer them. Joined by Spruce, the new team mascot, the players gave the kids gifts, snapped photos with them and signed autographs as they also spread baseball fever among the pediatric patients.

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THE EMERALD ISLANDER: Many bartenders are characters, but few have the character of Cyril Kenny at Rí Rá Irish pub

Cue the cutest lilting giggle this side of Kilkenny, Ireland. Which is fitting because, respectfully, we’ll call him Cyril Francis Martin Kenny — from, yes, Kilkenny, Ireland. We go beyond the awards ceremony to hang out and spend time with the feel-good bartender from Rí Rá at Mandalay Place.

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