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Would-Be Survivors Lined Up for Casting Call

Would-Be Survivors Lined Up for Casting Call

 

Anyone who thought they could “outwit, outplay, and outlast” lined up at the Survivor casting call at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The casting call was held as part of the Sportsman Expo. Castaway wannabes got a chance to make a one minute video explaining why they should get a chance at the $1 million prize.

The casting call is open until 6 p.m. Thursday. Anyone interested must be 18 years or older, be a U.S citizen and be prepared to sign consent form. Contestants should also have a photo i.d.

Bieber Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

Bieber Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds

 

The wax figure of one of the biggest pop stars on the world is now on display at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian.

The figure of Justin Bieber was unveiled Wednesday. Also unveiled was a winning T-shirt designed by kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. The figure and T-shirt will be on display through March 4. The wax Bieber will then be returned to its home at Madame Tussauds New York.

The Bieber figure features the teen pop sensation’s signature look. Like most of the celebrities and notable figures at Madame Tussauds, Bieber was an active participant in the creation of his figure. He spent four months with the Tussauds team to get the life-like figure as close to perfect as possible.

The winning T-shirt design came from kids at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Clubhouse. At the unveiling of the figure, dancers wore the winning shirt during a performance. 

Bricks Piled High for Cash and Prizes

Bricks Piled High for Cash and Prizes

 

The world's best bricklayer was crowned during a competition Wednesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The contest was part of the 2012 World of Concrete trade show. Contestants had to set up and lay bricks as if they were working on a real construction site. The only difference was they had to finish their jobs as fast as possible. The fastest bricklayer was Ray Robinson from Gainsville, Florida. He walked away with $100,000 in cash and prizes plus the keys to a new truck.

More than 20 teams from around the world competed for the title.

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

Police Focusing on Intersections This Week

 

Another round of heavy enforcement for intersection safety takes place this week in southern Nevada.

A report released this week by the Alliance for Biking and Walking rated Las Vegas 32nd out of 51 major cities for safety.

Local jurisdictions have “safety events” planned throughout the valley this week, including the following:

Volunteer Opportunity for MLK Jr. Day

Volunteer Opportunity for MLK Jr. Day

 

United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center encourages Las Vegans to make a difference in the community and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Day ON, not a Day OFF.”

The nonprofit is seeking volunteers to assist with clean up, landscaping and mural painting at City Impact Center, 950 E. Sahara Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16.

All attendees must register online in order to participate. Volunteers are asked to check in at the City Impact gymnasium at 8 a.m. and dress accordingly, as some projects may occur outdoors. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to sign up, please visit the event page.

Indie Rock Bands Headline at Winchester Cultural Center

Indie Rock Bands Headline at Winchester Cultural Center

 

Las Vegas indie rock comes to the Winchester Cultural Center with performances by Twin Brother with Most Thieves at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 the day of the show and can be purchased at the Winchester Cultural Center front desk or online. The concert is a part of Winchester’s Young Originals Concert Series. 

Estate Planning Seminar Set for Wednesday

 

Vegas PBS and St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation are hosting an estate planning seminar on Wednesday.

The seminar will cover wills, trusts and financial documents. It is set for 1 to 3 p.m. at Vegas PBS, 3050 E. Flamingo Road. The workshop will feature a catered lunch and presentations from two attorneys who are experts in estate planning.

The seminar is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. People interested in going should call Kelly McCarthy at 702-799-1010, ext. 5319 to reserve a space.