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THE MOB MUSEUM Bullet hole from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre A mob mentality The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, chronicles more than 100 years of organized crime in America. “The Mob Museum provides an engaging and immersive experience through the stories of mobsters and the lawmen pursuing them,” says Ashley Miller, the museum’s senior director of marketing and sales. “Stories are told through high-tech theater presentations, hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and interactive exhibits.” According to Miller, the museum covers provocative topics, including bootlegging, betting, drug trafficking and racketeering. “Visiting the meticulously restored courtroom, which is the centerpiece of the Mob Museum’s historic building, is a must for every visitor,” says Miller. In 1950, the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce conducted hearings in the room. “The courtroom’s interactive presentation explores the history and drama behind these public hearings, which changed the way Americans thought about the Mob and led to the development of Las Vegas as a gaming and entertainment mecca.” In 2018 the museum will debut several new exhibits and experiences. The Underground exhibit will capture life during the Prohibition era, and guests will be able to make cocktails and moonshine. The Use of Force Experience will look at the challenges law enforcement officers face when responding to emergencies, and a multi-sensory crime lab will provide handson activities to simulate forensic crime scene investigation. To learn more, contact Sabine von Henning, director of sales for the museum, at svonhenning@themobmuseum.org or go to themobmuseum.org. BASE is wild BASE Entertainment specializes in inventive live productions, and its current offerings include four Las Vegas shows at three venues: “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, “Magic Mike Live” and “The Voice: Neon Dreams” at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and magician Mat Franco at the Linq. “The Voice: Neon Dreams,” the company’s newest production, features performances of popular music by former contestants from the hit NBC singing competition, and the live show will star a rotating cast of fan favorites from the series. For more, contact Lindsey Hull at lindsey@baseentertainment.com or go to baseentertainmentsales.com. CC FLICKR/PAUL HUDSON: bit.ly/2AxJGy0 “Absinthe,” a BASE Entertainment show, at Caesars Palace NTAonline.com 33