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Casino, with David Schwartz and Oscar Goodman

Showgirls, with Dayvid Figler and Kalani Kokonuts

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, with Lissa Townsend Rodgers and Scott Dickensheets

Diamonds Are Forever, with James Reza

Behind the Candelabra, with Brian Paco Alvarez

The Las Vegas Story, with P Moss

Showgirls

Vegas Movies

To say Inspire will operate in renovated space of the former 7-Eleven at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard is to undersell the word “renovated.”

It’s a more than $5.5 million rebuild of a structure that has long been a blight at the intersection that connects the Fremont Street Experience casino corridor to the quirky bars of the Fremont East Entertainment District.

Not only did business partners Future Restaurant Group and the Downtown Project completely gut and replace the interior of the building, they rebuilt the exterior, adding a third level complete with rooftop bar and patio with panoramic downtown views.

Future Restaurant Group, owned by Michael Cornthwaite, includes the Beat Coffeehouse, Downtown Cocktail Room and several other bars and restaurants. Downtown Project is the business entity Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and his investment partners are using to invest about $350 million in everything from real estate development to technology start-ups. (Continue Reading)

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Las Vegas Review–Journal

Change is inevitable. But how do we choose to honor our cultural heritage for the next generation? Internationally recognized tap artist Andrew Nemr grappled with this question with the passing of his mentor, Gregory Hines. http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/andrew-nemr/ http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/andrew-nemr/ http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/andrew-nemr/ http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/andrew-nemr/ http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/andrew-nemr/ http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/andrew-nemr/In an evening of storytelling, music, and dance, Andrew reveals the choices he faced to resurrect the art of jazz tap, or risk letting it dwindle away. Featuring never-before-seen clips from the upcoming documentary film Midnight Muse, Andrew and the big bandmasters of Las Vegas share their vision for the future of their craft: a new home.

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Andrew Nemr

“He’s very nice, dresses in sharp suits, is super-duper British, was recently called a “superb showman” by Time Out London …. and if all that’s not enough for you, know that this man—this chaaaaaarming man—also does what could be the best damned R-rated shadow puppet show you’ve ever seen…”  – dtlv.com

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This Chaaaaaarming Man

Kyle Kesterson creator of the iOS apps, ‘YAKiT’ and ‘YAKiT Kids’; a dead simple and fun utility that allows anyone to bring any photo to life as an animated video, just by speaking, talks to us about his process and his insanely fun app.http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/kyle-kesterson-of-freakn-genius/http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/kyle-kesterson-of-freakn-genius/http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/kyle-kesterson-of-freakn-genius/http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/kyle-kesterson-of-freakn-genius/http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/kyle-kesterson-of-freakn-genius/http://inspiredtlv.wpengine.com/venues/inspire-theater/kyle-kesterson-of-freakn-genius/

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Freak’n Genius

One of our very first events, Dr. Z gets to chat with the legendary documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, along with the guys from Priceline, Indiegogo, Project 100, and Change.org. All in front of an environmentally friendly virtual fireplace! Click here for a video of the chat!

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Fireside Chat with Morgan Spurlock