Category Archives: Showcase

FALL IS IN THE AIR

PLANE FLYING OVER MANDALAY BAY The view from the third story terrace of the Hard Rock Cafe Restaurant. Looking south on Las Vegas Boulevard. The backdrop of one of my two weddings this week. FALL IS IN THE AIR Neighbors around Reflections are starting to decorate for Halloween. The cool temperatures have returned and I […]

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NEVADA WEEPS

NEVADA WEEPS As the longest member of the Nevada Homeland Security Commission, when it came to a potential attack, I always felt that the question was not IF, because the answer was WHEN. The night of this week’s tragedy, I was officiating at a wedding at the Four Seasons, which is part of the Mandalay […]

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A COUNTRY WEDDING

If you are looking for a casual outdoor Vegas wedding on a cool late Saturday afternoon, there is nothing as much fun than a Country Wedding. Be sure to include a great country band. Don’t forget to have a great country bar. Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Alan and Toni Gettel from Lake Havasu, Arizona. Can […]

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MIKE BALLARD AND THE MORMON CHURCH

The end of an era. For nearly 20 years my backyard swimming pool was graced with a very HUGE umbrella which shielded the sun for 1/4 of the pool. Due to an overnight wind storm, the umbrella, ballast and base were lifted into the pool, apparently sinking slowly. Despite the sand-base weight at over 100 […]

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THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS AUG 16 – AUG 22 2017

I first met Jerry Lewis in 1957 at the Radio City Theater in Downtown Minneapolis. The Radio City Theater was the “Grand Dame” movie palace that was redesigned by Liebenberg and Kaplan — the same architects who redesigned my grandfather’s three Minneapolis movie theaters. The movie showing was “THE DELICATE DELINQUENT”, Jerry’s first film without […]

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