A few weeks ago, BARGE was held at Binion’s Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. This marked my 22nd consecutive year to attend the annual poker and social gathering, which is a week-long festival of fun. This year might have been the last such event at Binion’s. We’ll see about that. However, BARGE is certain to continue being held somewhere in Las Vegas. Visit www.barge.org for more information.
I fall in love every day. Not with people, but with situations.
— Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse’s stratospheric talent as a singer-songwriter-performer was overshadowed by her often scandalous behavior and trainwreck of a personal life, which led to her untimely death at age 27. Drug abuse had been an ongoing problem for Winehouse, but her official cause of death in 2011 was alcohol poisoning. Some contend the constant 24/7 paparazzi harassment and tabloid-inflamed tensions really killed her.