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  • Milken Dances Into Bid for Nationals

    By Carin Davis

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jews can dance a mean hora, but when it comes to hip-hop, they aren't known to hold their own -- until now. The Milken Community High School Dance Team swept the open regional Dance Team Competition in Las Vegas and earned a bid to the 2004 National Dance Team Competition of the High...

  • Kramer Wins With a Vegas Loser

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Wayne Kramer identifies with the karmically challenged hero of his sleek new movie, "The Cooler." Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) has bad luck so contagious, a Las Vegas casino employs him to cool down high rollers.

    Kramer -- who is hoarse as luck would have it, in an interview --...

  • Gambling Goodman

    By Amy Klein

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Oscar Goodman sure likes his Beefeater.

    So much so that this Las Vegas mayor had proposed to become a spokesman for the gin company for $100,000. The money, Goodman promised, would go to the city coffers.

    On a November Friday afternoon, just a day after news of the Beefeater...

  • Red Like Me

    By Teresa Strasser

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As I write this, I look like James Coburn eating a lemon in a windstorm. Drunk. Not only does my face look red and crackly, it must be covered at all times with a Vaseline-like lotion, thick and greasy, giving me the appearance of someone who has just eaten a pork chop with no hands....

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  • Jewish Boomtown

    By Adam Wills

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Las Vegas isn't exactly the holiest place on earth. Hotels on the Strip have dumped the family-friendly approach in favor of European-style topless shows, and much of the praying takes place at craps tables and roulette wheels. But in this decadent city, synagogues, kosher...

  • Former Synagogue President (and Mob Lawyer) Elected Mayor of Las Vegas

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A flamboyant underworld attorney and former synagogue president was elected mayor of Las Vegas by a landslide, according to the final results from last Tuesday's vote.

    Oscar Goodman, 59, gained fame and considerable wealth representing top mobsters, as well as such celebrities as...

  • Pitch-Black

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Peter Berg's "Very Bad Things," the tale of a Las Vegas bachelor party gone terribly wrong, is the season's most twisted black comedy: What else can you say about a film in which a boychik cites Jewish law to justify unscrambling hacked-up corpse parts?

    Edgy, intense Berg, 34, who...

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