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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.

'' Drunk Killed Papa' ' message left after deadly east Las Vegas bicycle crash

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

For many individuals, the intersection of Indios Avenue and Mountain Vista Street is simply part of their day-to-day commute, however for one valley family, it’s a place they will never forget.

On Monday, medical inspectors determined the bicyclist killed in a crash in the east Las Vegas community April 28.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said 44-year-old Jason Eckert died from numerous blunt force injuries. He was noticable dead on April 29 at Dawn Healthcare facility.

On Monday, motorists passing that intersection saw an effective message sprayed on the wall with a gaping hole that reads: “Drunk Killed Father.”

“(My grandson) stated ‘We were having a lot enjoyable today, and whatever was ideal till this happened,'” Robert Steffan, the victim’s father-in-law said. “Then he goes ‘I desire my daddy.'”

Steffan kept back tears as he kept in mind soothing his eight-year-old grand son, who stood feet away on his bike with a front row seat to the DUI crash that eliminated his father Jason Eckert.

“That was a key part of his life … preparing for when his father came, and they would go out and do something. So they took a 20-mike bike flight that day.”

Eckert’s kid Avaram rode along with his moms and dads on Mountain Vista that night, when a car sped towards them, seemingly out of control.

“Way drunk,” Steffan said. “He began to skid 20 feet before the stop sign.”

An examination into the crash is continuous, cops stated.

“Jason’s body was crushed onto the hood of the car,” Steffan stated. “Then he was hurled through the street.”

Steffan stated Eckert’s helmet split in 2, and believed he died instantly. The chauffeur, Danesmin Solis-Cortez was taken to the hospital with small injuries and was detained.

“We put the graffiti up for him [Avaram]” “I’m all right with that.”

Next-door neighbors were alright with it too, and stated they hoped the writing has a deep impact in the community.

“Individuals have been stopping all afternoon,” stated one neighbor. “They slow down and look at that wall. It’s just awful, it makes you scared to go anywhere.”

Through their mourning, Eckert’s family took solace in knowing Eckert’s final minutes cause conserving other lives through organ contribution.

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Message from President Len Jessup, Oct. 24, 2017

I’ve invested a great deal of time contemplating and talking with people around campus about the events of October 1st. As you are aware, what took place that night was unprecedented and horrific, not simply for our community, but for any city in the modern history of the U.S. I also understand the profound impact this event had on Las Vegas and the UNLV community, and it is clear we are all still in numerous phases of grieving. While it is tough to take into words the immense grief such a catastrophe produces, I am so extremely happy with the people of Las Vegas and the members of the UNLV community for their empathy and determination to assist complete strangers throughout a terrible and unsure time. From tragedy came love, empathy, unity, and caring. Thank you to everyone who assisted that night and in the days and weeks after.

As the healing process starts and after taking some time to pause and reflect, we felt it was very important to discuss what occurred with students, professors, staff, and other groups, and look at methods to even more boost our processes and readiness.

First and foremost, we acknowledge the significance of interaction and the flow of details and have recognized methods to enhance outreach to our neighborhood. While details was disseminated on the UNLV site, social media, and e-mail, some stakeholders did not see it. For that reason, we are broadening our existing alert of mobile text informs for significant occasions that happen near school, not simply on campus. Further, we are improving our email system to increase awareness among students. We also acknowledge that when we sent information indicating the choice to keep campus open on Monday– a decision shared by CCSD and our sister NSHE organizations– we might have done more to explain that, while it would be far from a regular day, we would be here to invite those who wanted to share in a common profusion of grief which regular activities would be optional. In addition, school police inspected all our campus centers however we might have provided extra peace of mind to our internal community — particularly our trainees in the dormitory — that campus itself was secure.

The occurrence also enhanced that security training is crucial, and we will continue to check out best practices and share that details with essential stakeholder groups. We appreciate the recent work of CSUN for developing a new active shooter training video.

The events of October 1st on the Las Vegas Strip provide us a chance to stop briefly and advise ourselves about exactly what is very important in our lives. It is in that spirit, that we are hosting a UNLV Remembrance Event on Thurs., Nov. 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Amphitheater, next to the Student Union.

The entire UNLV family is welcomed, and we are asking professors who teach from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. to please join us, and/or to excuse trainees who participate in. The occasion will be streamed live over the UNLV site for our satellite campuses and for others who are not able to join us personally. In closing, I wish to repeat that each of you– trainees, personnel, and professors– is a valuable member of the UNLV household. We were all terrified that night and many are still harming. This is a time to listen to each other’s thoughts and fears, and to acknowledge that we can gain from catastrophe. My heart heads out to each of you and to all those affected by events that horrible night. As a tip, Trainee Counseling and Psychological Solutions (CAPS) is available to any member of the campus community.

As we moved on, we will continue to learn and grow together to enhance our UNLV community.

Message from President Len Jessup

Remarks on the school neighborhood’s action to the Las Vegas shooting.

School News| Oct 3, 2017|By
students holding candles at vigil

UNLV News Centerstudents holding candle lights at vigil A candlelight vigil Oct. 2 helped students deal with the mass shooting that occurred on the Las Vegas Strip less than 24 Hr earlier. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Solutions)

Oct. 3, 2017

Members of our UNLV household came together for a student arranged candlelight vigil last night to honor the victims of Sunday’s tragic shooting. This is a tough and agonizing time for everybody.

Our ideas continue to be with everyone affected by this disaster. We share a deep sense of loss that has actually rippled through our campus, neighborhood, and country.

Having a place where we come together and talk, in classes, during the vigil, and in gathering areas throughout school, offers us all an opportunity to start to recover as a neighborhood.

We are discovering through media reports and through family and friends of UNLV trainees, alumni, and staff members who were directly affected by the shooting. Regional authorities will launch names of victims as their examination enables.

In such tough times, we are heartened by– and grateful for– the numerous ways in which we collaborate to support one another. UNLV Police and Thomas & & Mack Center personnel rapidly set in motion to take in evacuees. Generous people generated blankets, water, food, and offered totally free transport to those in requirement. Our counselors offered support for evacuees, and continue to provide resources for our trainees, faculty, and personnel. CSUN and the Residence Hall Association swiftly organized the candlelight vigil that was gone to by more than 800 hundred people.

UNLV and Las Vegas is our home, and it is made up of exceptional people– individuals who don’t hesitate to come to the help of those in need. We will move forward together, and continue to demonstrate our unwavering strength in this time of hardship.

Thank you for being a part of this university and neighborhood. Together we are #VegasStrong.

School Message About DACA

President Jessup reaffirms UNLV’s core worths of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

School News| Sep 5, 2017|By Len Jessup Dear School Neighborhood:

The Trump administration revealed today coming modifications to the Deferred Action for Youth Arrivals (DACA) policy. The administration announced it would no longer accept brand-new applications for the DACA program, and will phase it out in 6 months unless Congress takes legislative action. Plainly, this announcement and its application extend far beyond UNLV and we are following it closely, as are campuses and neighborhoods across the nation.

We continue to be strong advocates of DACA and of our DACA trainees. We acknowledge modifications to DACA will have an unfavorable influence on a few of our students and we will continue to communicate details as they become available. We are devoted to being responsive and encouraging of the emotional wellness of the campus neighborhood and encourage people to use services offered through the Workplace of Therapy and Psychological Providers. Resources also are available through the Immigrant Legal Resource Center website.

We are proud of our students and the passion they need to pursue efficient lives and careers– which is the extremely mission of college. Many are first-generation college students and trying to create a much better course for their households and themselves.

We will continue to do everything in our power to offer all of our students a safe, encouraging environment conducive to their success while following the law. It remained in this spirit that we signed up with more than 600 college institutions across the country to supporter for continuation of the DACA program at the end of in 2015.

Even with today’s announcement, we will continue to champion the importance of education and the success of all our students. Citizenship is not a prerequisite for admission at UNLV, and our doors remain open up to all trainees who seek education and the chances it supplies.

As I have stated prior to, inclusiveness is at the core of a different, bold, and varied UNLV. Nothing will change that position.

Cordially,

Len Jessup
UNLV President

'' He dead babe ': Suspect sent message from shooting victim'' s phone, authorities state

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Then came a phone call from the victim’s Facebook account where an unknown male voice told the female that her ex-boyfriend was shot only due to the fact that he remained in the same cars and truck as another among the victims, who he stated had set him up to rob him, according to apprehend warrant affidavits.

Besides providing the area of the shooting, the man informed the woman that the occurrence was “going to be all over the news,” cops said.

The female’s ex-boyfriend– the only victim who endured the shooting– suffered a traumatic injury to the head that left bullet and bone fragments in his skull that could “result in additional issues,” cops stated.

Tory Barnett, a 31-year-old female, and Jason Harvey, 36, died at the scene from numerous gunshot injuries to the head, police stated.

Delon Holston, 29, was later on recognized as the suspect and jailed on June 17 in Inglewood, Calif., 4 days after the shooting, police said. He was wanted on 2 counts of murder with a fatal weapon and one count each of tried murder and break-in with a fatal weapon.

Holston, who was partly linked to the slayings by prescription drug documents left in the vehicle where the shooting occurred, is waiting for extradition to Clark County.

Officers were dispatched about 3:30 a.m. to a street of an apartment complex in the 4100 block of Silver Dollar Avenue, near Pennwood Avenue and Arville Street, police stated. There they found a rental car that had actually rolled into an energy pole after the gunshots.

In the cars and truck were the driver, Barnett, and her two travelers, Harvey and the enduring man, police stated. Holston apparently fired at least five rounds while he beinged in the back.

Barnett and Harvey died at the scene.

Details on a certain intention for the shooting hasn’t been released, cops stated. No weapons were discovered in the car.

Going off the prescription files, detectives linked Holston to a police-documented Henderson event hours prior to the shooting where he apparently commandeered an automobile from a female with whom he shares kids. A second lady saw the attack.

The ladies recognized Holston off security images from the homicides scene, in which the shooter was seen strolling from the vehicle, cops said.

The suspect also matched security images from when Holston sought medical treatment at a health center, cops said. Two witnesses at the scene weren’t able to link Holston with a previous image of him they were revealed by investigators.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Holston has spoken to City investigators.