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Marriage, Mobsters and Mayhem: Las Vegas Style

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

The House Always Wins: A Vegas Ghost Story If only sand dunes could talk. As a long-time Sin City resident, I’ve heard more rumors about bodies in the nearby desert than I’ve hit four-of-a-kinds in casinos. In The House Always Wins, author Brian Rouff adroitly avoids the cookie cutter mob boneyard of dust and cacti. Instead he unearths a ghostly, …

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Marine’s Tenacity Outs Inner Corruption

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

From Corruption to Cancer with Doses of Courage Las Vegas business entrepreneur, Ron Coury, dishes out doses of courage throughout his nearly tell-all personal handbook, “Tenacity.” His mentions of the vanquished Mob might make you, like many Sin City townies, wish for their continued presence in the city. Rather than engage in bloody retribution, Coury takes the high and extremely …

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Rockin’ Vegas and Europe: The Diva Balladeer

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Seasons come, and seasons go. But in one entertainer’s heart it’s always Christmas. Singer, author and entertainer, Linda Suzanne, has written, produced and starred in seven big-scale musical productions over the past two decades.  While each show boasts an original theme, one thing remains the same: most of the proceeds from a Linda Suzanne production benefit children or animal nonprofit …

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A Rock’In Vegas Christmas Sizzles With Linda Suzanne

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Pop diva Linda Suzanne is literally married to music. Her husband is famed drummer and musical director John Wackerman. (Their darling labradoodle is named Wacky, of course!)  An international recording artist, author, and entertainer, Suzanne has toured the world since age 15. Last year, the multi-talented performer adeptly covered over 30 pop hits from six decades of divas at a …

TBT: Feather Your Tree or Flock A Fir?

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Environmentally Friendly Feather Firs (Legal) German immigrants may have been the first American environmentalists in the early years of the 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 …

TBT: Cabbage Patch Kids-Love to Hate Them

In Christine on The Scene by Christine McKellar

Throwback Thursday: 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 …