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Feather Your Tree Or Flock A Fir?

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Environmentally Friendly Feather Firs German immigrants may have been the first American environmentalists.  In early 20th century one of the many delightful traditions they brought overseas was the feather Christmas tree. Interestingly enough, the original feather tree was created in response to a growing concern with the deforestation associated with the harvesting of Christmas trees in Germany circa the 1880s …

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Inside Purple Reign’s Jason Tenner: Solid and Soulful

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Modest and unassuming, Jason Tenner, lead singer of the Prince Tribute band, “Purple Reign”, brings his raw interpretation of Prince to the Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas each Thursday through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Lauded time and again as the best tribute act in Vegas, “Purple Reign” became the first tribute/impersonator act to appear as a musical guest on the Late …

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Hard Rock International Year-long 50th Anni Celebration

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Soccer Legend Signs Five-Year Worldwide Deal as Hard Rock International Ambassador   Since opening the doors of the first Hard Rock Cafe in London in 1971, Hard Rock International has established itself as one of the most globally recognized companies in the world. The brand is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebrations this month by unveiling a new partnership with …

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27- A Musical Adventure and A Time Capsule

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

27 – A Musical Adventure has debuted at the 24  Oxford showroom at the reimagined Virgin Hotels Las Vegas: formerly the Hard Rock Hotel. For a baby boomer like me, the show is a much appreciated, deeply nostalgic series of musical flashbacks to the magical late 60s and early 70s as legendary rock artists Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis …

Cabbage Patch Kids-Love to Hate Them

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Dolls from Hell? Or Cabbage Patches? Cabbage Patch Kids: I hated em. The vacuous round-faced dolls were a phenomenon in the late 70s and early 80s. Millions of little girls (and adults) clamored for the ugly, soft fabric figures. Parents flocked to department stores, stood in line for hours, and even got into physical altercations to “adopt” the product for …

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A Brother Lost: A Daughter Found

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

(This post is the original essay that was  published in Las Vegas CityLife February 5, 2004.)   Baby Girl Wiley A Brother Lost: A Daughter Found Baby Girl Wiley was interred at Palm Mortuary-Eastern in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 23, of 1977. No one knew her true birth date or her full name, but one can surmise that she …