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Neil Armstrong souvenirs brings $7.5 million at auction

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Associated Press Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David R. Scott show up March 16, 1966, at Complex 19 for a simulated test in preparation for flight.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018|10:06 a.m.

DALLAS– Souvenirs that belonged to the very first guy to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has actually brought more than $7.4 million at auction.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the item that cost the highest price, $468,500, at Saturday’s auctionwas Armstrong’s spacecraft ID plate from Apollo 11’s lunar module Eagle. Likewise offered were a piece from the propeller and a section of the wing from the Wright bros’ Flyer, the very first heavier-than-air self-powered aircraft, which each sold for $275,000.

The flight fit Armstrong used aboard Gemini 8, the 1966 mission that performed the very first docking of two spacecraft in flight, brought the astronaut’s household $109,375.

On the other hand, in a different auction, a gold-colored Navy aviator’s helmet when owned by John Glenn, the very first American to orbit the earth, cost $46,250.

Deorro brings his celebration mix to Marquee Dayclub for Mexican Self-reliance Day weekend

Las Vegas is a perfect musical suitable for Erick Orrosquieta, aka Deorro. The LA-born DJ and producer flourishes versus the background of the Strip clubscape, particularly during a big Vegas weekend like the upcoming Mexican Self-reliance Day holiday when he’s starring at Marquee Dayclub hours prior to the substantial Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch at T-Mobile Arena.

If just his international audience might be as accepting and party-ready as the Vegas crowd. We signed in with Deorro to discuss his ever-evolving noise and the significance of maintaining imagination in the dance music world.

How long have you been playing Vegas clubs? I think it’s been practically four years currently. I started at Wynn, did a couple of shows with Steve [Aoki] at Hakkasan and after that Marquee picked me up, and it’s been extraordinary. I’ve had more radio-ish releases lately, and that’s assisted a lot with the Vegas crowd, which is a little more on the pop side however also really varied when it comes to EDM. It’s getting blended increasingly more.

You have actually developed so many different type of tracks that you have actually varied audiences with their own expectations. How does that influence your imaginative process? Prior to any song exploded or got any huge acknowledgment, I always tried to do whatever so when it came down to it, I would have more practice and laid the ground to follow up into something that was working. But it type of bit me in the ass, because I was doing Latin stuff, more commercial stuff, bounce tracks and all kinds of things and each track collected its own audience. So that audience is asking for another “Five Hours” or another “Bailar.” But it’s in fact a good problem, because it’s dope to have individuals making requests like that. Now that I have actually ended up being more busy it’s a little tough to keep up, and there are some songs I want to come out before others. However ultimately, I respect the labels and the strategies, and I’m just watching out for exactly what individuals are requesting for. If the audience enjoys, I’m likewise happy. It’s about discovering the balance in that relationship, however actually just to have an audience is the greatest blessing.

Your new single “DFTF” is definitely a crowd-pleaser– a huge fun bounce track. Yeah. I’m just a guy making music and finishing whatever I’m having an enjoyable time making. You cannot call me a hitmaker, and I do not know the formula to a hit. I offer mad props to individuals that know they can go into the studio like, “I’m gon na make a hit today”– people like Calvin Harris and Marshmello who know exactly what it takes. I haven’t been focused on that. However I’ve always played bounce music, and “DFTF” absolutely strikes home more than any other release recently.

What’s following? It looks like I’m putting another album together. I do not like to state I’m making an album, because I don’t want to be working on it and lose my circulation, but that’s what it appears like. No pledges. In the meantime I have a few Latin tracks, one with Elvis Crespo and one with Henry Fong that I’m stired about. Things are coming; it’s simply a matter of time.

DEORRO September 15, 11 a.m., $30-$50. Marquee Dayclub, 702-333-9000.

Portland chef Andy Ricker brings Pok Wing to Las Vegas

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Richard Vogel/AP Andy Ricker, envisioned here in Los Angeles in 2015, is opening Pok Wing as part of the Cosmopolitan’s Block 16 Urban Food Hall.

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It’s not too hot in Las Vegas for Andy Ricker. In reality, the weather is ideal for any checking out chef, even one from Portland, Oregon.

” The funny feature of Las Vegas is that I never ever go outside,” states the James Beard Award winner who’s been investing a great deal of time at the Cosmopolitan getting ready to open his Pok Wing idea. “As far as I know the environment is best all the time.”

Ricker’s Pok in Portland was named among GQ publication’s Leading 10 Best Brand-new Dining Establishments in America in 2009. His genuine southeast Asian fare has actually won numerous cooking awards and foodie fans, consisting of a Michelin star for his New York area in 2014.

A chef of his caliber opening his very first Las Vegas location is a big offer for the Strip, however Ricker’s outlet is only one of six new offerings at the Cosmopolitan’s ingenious Block 16 Urban Food Hall, opening today on the resort’s 2nd floor. New Orleans’ District Donuts, New York City’s Ghost Donkey, Nashville’s Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Portland’s Lardo and Vegas’ own Tekka Bar will likewise be serving diverse offerings at Block 16.

Here’s my complete discussion with Ricker:

Had you been approached earlier about doing a dining establishment in Las Vegas?

This is not the first time I’ve been approached throughout the years, there’s been some chatter a couple times, however nothing like, “Hey, here’s the space, come and do it.” This is the very first time it was something real and also the very first time something sounded intriguing and manageable and likely to prosper.

How does this food hall format advantage your Pok Wing idea?

Pok Pok Wing is the counter-service model of Pok and it’s custom-made for this sort of thing. This was the very first thing I opened in New york city City in 2011 in a tiny space on the lower eastside and it didn’t last long for logistical reasons. Doing wings in fact takes a big amount of space and we were working out of essentially a basement, without any storage. It paid however we deserted that concept to do noodles. And after that we did it once again at the airport at Portland. The concept is truly based upon the concept of quicker service in a smaller sized space so it’s an ideal fit for Block 16, where each space is smaller. And we have the Portland connection with Lardo. We huge fans of each other. Lardo catered our vacation celebration this year. It’s really a terrific combination of different concepts, type of a greatest hits, not the typical suspects you see in a food court. This is intriguing and I believe the dining public is a lot more interested in this kind of stuff nowadays, rather than searching for the most familiar thing.

It’s nothing like the typical Vegas gambling establishment food court.

The method all of it works is reminiscent to me of the way the southeast Asian night market deals with a bunch of suppliers and you pick exactly what you desire and consume at a central place. You can get a plate of wings and a sushi roll and your pal can get a hot chicken sandwich, and then a Mezcal when you’re done. It’s an enjoyable experience and grounded in something genuine.

Could this lead you to doing a full-service restaurant in Las Vegas?

The answer to that is no. I don’t actually have any interest in growing in full-service at the moment, however never ever state never ever. It’s not on my mind.

Are you aiming to expand Pok Wing in other cities?

Hopefully we will learn enough here to assist us find out and if Pok were to broaden, this is the most likely car. There’s a sense of mystery to it. Fish sauce sings and khao soi and pad Thai and papaya salad are engaging [meals] for people that [dine at Pok Pok] so if this format works, it could be a great growth lorry.

Where are you going to consume in Las Vegas when you lastly leave the structure?

Certainly Lotus of Siam. And I know there’s been a substantial growth in the Chinatown area and there’s a lot more I want to get out to see there.

'' Ant-Man ' sequel brings female characters to the leading edge

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Joran Strauss/ AP In this Sunday, June 24, 2018 image, Starlet Evangeline Lilly poses for a portrait throughout press day for “Ant-Man and The Wasp” at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. Lilly plays The Wasp, the first female superhero to obtain title billing in a Marvel movie based on its vast universe that includes “Iron Male,” “The Avengers” and “Black Panther.” The film will be launched on Friday, July 6, 2018, in North America.

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LOS ANGELES– The “Ant-Man” follow up might have to do with small superheroes, but the film is making a big statement about female empowerment by including Evangeline Lilly’s The Wasp not just in the title, however giving her a larger stake in Marvel’s vast motion picture franchise.

” Ant-Man and The Wasp,” the 20th film in the Marvel cinematic universe that includes “Black Panther,”” Iron Male “and” Avengers: Infinity War,” is the very first one in the series to include a female character in a title function. The prominence of The Wasp, a character who has significant functions in the “Ant-Man” and “Avengers” comics, comes after years of fan anticipation for a female Marvel superhero to obtain her own film. Scarlett Johansson has actually revealed her desire to see her character, Black Widow, get a standalone movie, but Marvel Studios has actually kept her mainly in its marquee “Avengers” films.

” You understand, I’ve asked myself the very same question: Are we making a mountain from a molehill?” Lilly said during a current interview when inquired about being featured in a Marvel movie’s title. She stated after considering it more closely, “‘ No, in fact, this is kind of a huge offer, and this is about time.'”

The movie is the sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man,” which introduced Paul Rudd as a thief gotten by Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym to end up being a do-gooder. The original earned more than $180 million in The United States and Canada and $500 million at the global ticket office. The sequel is the 3rd Marvel Movies launch this year, but it largely stays away from the developments in the blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War.”

The Wasp was a comic book favorite of director Peyton Reed, who teased her appearance in future Marvel films with a cameo of her supersuit at the end of “Ant-Man.”

He said it was very important that The Wasp be a fully-formed hero and not bound by stereotypes.

” I worked truly carefully with Evangeline, and we spoke about, ‘Now we’re going to have a chance to make a completely formed hero, and we want her to be as dimensional as possible. And we do not desire her to be a hero who is always glammed up with hair and makeup. We wanted her to be a little sweaty. And we desire her, like, when that helmet comes off, her hair is in a ponytail, because that’s the practical thing you would do,'” Reed stated.

Lilly’s function isn’t really the only prominent female character in the film. Hannah John-Kamen plays Ghost, a bad guy bent on sowing discord amongst effective organizations, in a function that was at first written for a man.

” It’s amazing, as a female, to play such a strong character … so that individuals can admire that and see that, ‘Yeah, this is a development,'” stated John-Kamen, who remains in her most significant function yet after starring in the Canadian sci-fi series “Killjoys” and having small roles in “Prepared Player One” and “Tomb Raider.”

” There is so much more going on in this film that represents female energy, that represents female stories, that represents female battle and that represents female power,” Lilly said. “In this movie, I’m very proud to state I acknowledge authentic female power in that it’s effective to be vulnerable, it’s powerful to be stylish, it’s powerful to be graceful and nurturing and kind and flexible and compassionate and generous … things that tend to be typically categorized as weak points.”

Marvel’s very first movie based entirely on a female superhero will be the 1990s’ set “Captain Marvel,” which stars Brie Larson in the title role and is slated for release next year.

” Ant-Man and The Wasp” is the very first Marvel movie to be launched after April’s “Infinity War,” which upended the franchise and established a 4th “Avengers” movie that will be launched next summertime.

The “Ant-Man and The Wasp” cast are keeping any tricks about that film closely secured. Throughout a recent interview, Rudd started to address a concern about his character’s function going forward in Marvels films. “A funny story, because, you know, in ‘Avengers 4,'” he said, prior to pretending to be hit in the neck with a dart and falling out of his chair.

Douglas stated prior to his first Comic-Con panel about the original “Ant-Man,” he underwent secrecy tests– and believed he may need to give blood– to show that he might avoid ruining that film’s tricks. While he believed it was a bit much at the time, Douglas said he’s grown to value what Marvel Films has actually done and the care they take to avoid spoilers for fans.

” Marvel has actually done this fantastic job of developing buzz just for individuals unknowning what exactly is going to happen,” Douglas stated.

” We do not wish to spoil things for people. There are individuals out there hired to attempt and discover things out,” Rudd said. “It’s an incredible, intense thing to be a part of.”

Sheila E. brings her musical message to the Golden Nugget

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Discover Sheila E. at the Golden

1980s hits”Attractive Life”and” A Love Bizarre” and for her long time connection and cooperations with Prince. However the Oakland-born artist has also worked with legends like Ringo Starr, Marvin Gaye, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gloria Estefan and more and she truly does it all as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. She added another impressive achievement in September when she released”

Iconic: Message 4 America,”a musical call to action that landed her back on the Signboard Albums chart for the very first time given that 1991. Since she’s performing at the Golden Nugget this weekend, I took the opportunity to talk with Sheila E. about the album and how essential it is to her, and how her fans are responding to such a politically charged piece of work. We simply saw you on “American Idol “for the program’s Prince episode. How much fun was that? It was a great deal of fun and it was an important thing to do, too. Everybody wants to do Prince songs and is motivated by him and no one is trying to replace him– because you can’t– however we need to keep taking the chances to continue his tradition and commemorate it, to teach the next generation what that is. I’m really thankful” American Idol” did that. If we do not educate about him and continue to commemorate him, then individuals will forget and everything goes away. He’s done so much. It would be a pity for people to not keep in mind all the great things he left us. And you were in Las Vegas right before you did”Idol. “Did you capture a program last time you were in town? I enjoy Vegas. I have household there and I like to obtain in and out and see programs, from Cirque do Soleil to more recent ones. I saw Earth, Wind & Fire [at Venetian] however before that I saw Ricky Martin, who places on a great program. I love his songs which theater he’s performing in, & you do not even realize it’s a theater since he turns it into one enormous club. Everyone is partying, singing and dancing which’s exactly what you want music to do. Is it true that you were dealing with the”Renowned “album before the 2016 election? It was a couple years prior that I began a job called”Political correctness.”I knew the record I wanted to compose several years ago however I believed it would take at least six months to put it together due to the fact that the lyrical content needed to be quite deep. But then whatever happened so quickly. I was grieving Prince and after that I was mourning our country, with the method the election was going, so I recognized I needed to put something out right now. And so I started considering the tunes I grew up listening to in the ’60s and ’70s, terrific songs that were so relevant for that time and again today with exactly what’s taking place now. And so”Iconic”is a collection of curated covers of songs like “Come Together”with Ringo Starr and “Everyday People” with Freddie Stone from

Sly & The Household Stone and”Pusherman “by Curtis Mayfield. Right. “Pusherman,” today, that pusherman is the drug administration. We are resolving things that are taking place right away with these tunes and paying tribute to those artists. We did”One Country Under a Groove”with George Clinton. It’s time to come together through peace and love, so we picked that due to the fact that we need to unify, even though there’s so much hatred and division and even though the lyrical material can be crazy, the property is bringing individuals together. All of it suggests something. Existed any apprehension for you when you were making the album, considering this is not something your fans would necessarily expect from you? My fans are not used to me speaking about these kinds of things.

That’s why I knew it would take a while to compose it. However these songs deal with the issues I would have written about, issues like hardship and all the things about the National Anthem. And it’s going terrific when we’re playing these tunes. We open up with a funky variation of the National Anthem, our variation, and if they’re sitting they begin standing and singing and we love that. When you go to our programs, you see variety in the audience. Music brings individuals together. It does not matter what does it cost? cash you make or exactly what your status is or who you like or if you’re Republican or Democrat. Our audience is exactly what America looks like, all individuals, all of the above. Sheila E. takes the stage at 8 p.m. on May 18 at the Golden Nugget Display Room(129 E. Fremont St., 800-745-3000) and more info can be discovered at goldennugget.com.