Milestones

Timeline

February milestones

Travel in time from 1954 to 2019 through the milestone events in February that shaped Las Vegas.

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You Say It's Your Birthday!

February celebrity celebrations

Feb. 7: County kingpin and Vegas regular Garth Brooks rings up birthday No. 58. When it comes to Garth on the Strip, tomorrow always comes.

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Sports Rewind

Sports Rewind

VEGAS OUTLAWS’ X-CELLENT ADVENTURE: On the cusp of the league’s return (minus Vegas) this month, remembering our XFL debut

Super Bowl XXXV ended around about 10 minutes to 7 in Las Vegas on the night of Jan. 28, 2001, as the Ray Lewis-led Baltimore Ravens slowly smothered the New York Giants over the course of three-plus hours at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.

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Sports Rewind

THEY JUMPED (FOR OUR LOVE): Over the years, daredevils have been drawn to Vegas for New Year’s Eve stunts, with mixed results    

Boxing. Mixed martial arts. Desert rally racing. Wildly ill-advised motorcycle jumps over notable civic landmarks. Don’t let anyone ever say that Las Vegas doesn’t own its weird sports niches — some staged as New Year’s Eve stunt spectaculars.

Evel Knievel, of course, got the ball (and the bike, and several bones) rolling in 1967 with his New Year’s Eve jump over the Caesars Palace fountains that ended spectacularly poorly if you’re a stunt cyclist, but fantastic if you’re a TV producer. The allure of horsepower-plus-hang time-plus-Las Vegas would prove irresistible over the years, with Gary Wells trying (and failing) to conquer the Caesars fountains in September 1980 and Knievel’s son, Robbie, exorcising the fountains in April 1989 with a 170-footer that stuck the landing his father couldn’t.

And on New Year’s Eve 2008, things got weird.

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Behind the Camera

Behind the Camera

DIARY OF A MAD MOVIE: Was Vegas-centric ‘Showgirls’ a camp disaster or a cult classic? Or both?

Was it merely bad? Or was it so epically awful … so stupendously stupid … so breathtakingly bizarre …  so toweringly terrible … that it deserves a kind of twisted cinematic canonization?
That debate over Showgirls will never die, and we thank the movie gods for it — because that’s why everything about this landmark stinker is so much fun.

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Behind the Camera

Behind the Camera: Leaving Las Vegas

Film: Leaving Las Vegas (Drama, 1995, Rated: R, 112 minutes) Airdates (PDT) April 27 @ 12:35 a.m. on SHO; and May 2 @ 11:30 p.m. on …

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Vegas on TV

Vegas on TV

Where to find Vegas on your TV, Feb. 28 – March 5

In the spotlight: Race to Witch Mountain. Can you resist a flick that gives you both Red Rock and The Rock — with the Vegas Strip generously tossed in?

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Vegas on TV

Where to find Vegas on your TV, Feb. 21-27

Heat up the chicken wings, refrigerate the brewskies and get comfy and cozy in your man caves or she sheds as sports — in Vegas, or involving Vegas teams, all on TV — cast a big shadow over the listings this week.

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