Voice Of Vegas—The Cowboys Ride Again
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Returns to Las Vegas
Crowds of cowboys and cowgirls will be decked out in western wear for the NFR competition at the Thomas & Mack Center Dec. 4-13. A majority of Strip resorts will be holding nightly functions, such as live television coverage of each day’s action, concerts, autograph signings and even free line dance lessons. For a “shop ’til you drop” experience, the 2014 NFR Cowboy Christmas Show at the Convention Center will be open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Another hidden, gift-buying gem is the Roper Cowboy Market Place set up at Mandalay Bay with more than 300 vendors showing off their wares. Hours are also 10 a.m-5 p.m. During NFR, Silverton’s Veil Pavilion will be showcasing a couple of big-name country-western stars in free concerts. Mark Chestnut performs Dec. 5 and Little Texas takes over Dec. 12. Both shows begin at 10 p.m.
Burt Reynolds Selling his Prized Possessions to the Highest Bidder
Julien’s Auctions will be holding a two-day public auction at Palms Casino Resort Dec. 11-12 at 10 a.m., An amazing collection of personal effects, career memorabilia and fine art work, all belonging to actor Burt Reynolds, will be up for sale. A free exhibition will be held Dec. 8-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the property as well. Anyone is invited to attend, but interested collectors must register for the live auction in person at the Palms, by visiting julienauctions.com or by calling 310-836-1818.
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