Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Raise a Glass at The Mob Museum's Repeal Day Party

Guests to Celebrate Our Constitutional Right to Drink with Live Music, Vintage
Costumes and—of Course—Lots of Alcohol

WHAT: Step back in time and raise a glass Raise a Glass at The Mob Museum's Repeal Day Partyat The Mob Museum as it celebrates our nation’s constitutional right to imbibe at its Repeal Day Party. Explore both sides of the story in this unique historical setting with live music, vintage costumes, classic cocktails and other surprises.  For only a few “clams,” guests can throw down cocktails at a Roaring 20s after-hours party that is guaranteed to be the  “bee’s knees.”

WHY: On Dec. 5, 1933, Prohibition was lifted and Americans could once again legally drink. Resulting from a major reform govement in the United States, on Jan. 16, 1920, the 18th amendment was added to the constitution prohibiting the “manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors…within the United States.” Although alcohol consumption declined as a result, crime dramatically rose and the Great Depression hit. In December of 1933, the 21st amendment was drafted allowing states to create their own laws for alcohol and with that, the bars were open!

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: The Mob Museum
300 East Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

TICKETS: A special price of $19.33 (signifying 1933, the year prohibition was lifted) and $15 for museum members. Admission to Repeal Day includes:                                                            

  •     Full access to The Mob Museum
  •     Prohibition-era cocktail samplings and libations
  •     Hosted by the “Big Cheese,” former Mayor Oscar Goodman
  •     1920’s fashion contest, costumed characters and prizes
  •     Live hot jazz music

Tickets available by calling the box office at 702-229-2743 or online at www.themobmuseum.org.

ABOUT MOB MUSEUM: A 501 (c) 3 non-profit, The Mob Museum is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas that tells the compelling story of organized crime  and law enforcement in Las Vegas and throughout America. Opened in February in the former federal courthouse and U.S. Post Office in downtown Las Vegas, this interactive Museum presents a bold and authentic view of organized crime’s impact on Las Vegas history, as well as its unique imprint on America and the world. For more information, visit www.themobmuseum.org.

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  1. Southwest Side cocaine crew member sentenced to 60 years

    BY KIM JANSSEN Federal Courts Reporter kjanssen@suntimes.com November 27, 2012 2:18PM
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    Updated: November 27, 2012 6:37PM



    A member of a brutal Southwest Side cocaine crew that murdered rivals and teamed up with a corrupt cop was sentenced to 60 years in prison Tuesday.

    Jorge Uriarte — one of three brothers who prosecutors said worked for admitted drug kingpin Saul Rodriguez — was handed the sentence by Federal Court Judge Joan Gotschall, almost a year after he was convicted on racketeering, gun and drug charges alongside five co-defendants.





    The crew kidnapped, robbed and killed rivals as well as sold drugs. Former Chicago cop Glen Lewellen — a onetime narcotics officer — was part of their drug conspiracy, a jury found.

    Uriarte is the third member of Rodriguez’s crew to be sentenced.

    His brother Hector and Lewellen are due to be sentenced in January. Rodriguez, who pleaded guilty and testified against his former buddies to avoid the death penalty, faces 40 years behind bars under a plea deal.

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