Gangsters, Gambling and Corruption
Newport: Sin City
NKY History Hour - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Before there was Las Vegas, there was Newport, KY. A young Frank Sinatra performed here and celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Bob Hope frequented. Known as "Hollywood East" with its slot machines, restaurants, and brothels, Newport was a very desirable yet dangerous place. Richard Challis of Fort Thomas, KY recalls catching the Greenline bus to Dixie Chili, where he could get a nice meal with his high school buddies amid the excitement and live entertainment that was part of Newport, KY.
Behringer-Crawford Museum Rolls out the Red Carpet to Debut Dual Art Exhibits
Behringer-Crawford Museum is stepping into spring in style with the introduction of two brand-new exhibits. One tells the story of a NKY fashion plate artist determined to establish financial independence through her art and the other showcases vibrant, creative arts by the commonwealth's most recognized craft artists. Together, they make a dynamic and unique collaboration.