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Surf and Turf at Joel's Chophouse Las Vegas
Bob Barnes

Joel’s Chophouse

Joel’s Chophouse is the epitome of elegance and sophistication, offering a lively atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

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SOMM Cup Of Salvation movie poster
A.D. Cook

SOMM Cup Of Salvation

Sommelier Matthew-Lorèn Lindsey and HireASommelier.com present the Las Vegas movie Premiere of Somm — Cup of Salvation.

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Chef Luke Palladino with noodles
Bob Barnes

The Chefs Who Cook Las Vegas ~ Luke Palladino

Luke Palladino has spent much of his life on the road, cooking in various locales for the experience and to learn and refine his cooking skills. Fortunately for us, he has landed in Las Vegas where hopefully he will continue to share with us his expertise and talents for many years to come.

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Serving Industries Worldwide mural by A.D. Cook, 1981
A.D. Cook

Serving Industries Worldwide – Mural Flashback

Finding these photos brought back some great memories. I was surprised at the time even to get this project. I was only twenty years old when a representative from an art gallery in Scottsdale saw a couple of murals I had painted for a tanning salon and asked me to paint one for the National Pump Company in Glendale, Arizona. This was one of my first professional airbrushed murals, painted about seven years before Hollywood Video was even a thing, and paved the way for many great mural projects to follow.

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Laurel and Hardy airbrushed mural by A.D. Cook
A.D. Cook

Rediscovered Hollywood Video Mural Pics 1989-1990

A few months back, I shared a story about my forgotten art and memories. I mentioned that I had recovered my large rolling flat file with 17 drawers full of who-knows-what and a whole lot of whatnot. Recently, I tripped across some old portfolio pages in a large envelope with a few photos from some Hollywood Video murals from 1989-1990.

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Setting and hitting goals
A.D. Cook

Of Dreams and Goals

I’ve often read that a goal is a dream with a deadline. Or, a goal without a plan is just a wish. I imagine we’ve all heard those thoughts or variations at one time or another. This past year, I had a couple of concrete goals, one regarding my physical well-being and another for my art creation and writing, along with smaller goals within each of the larger goals.

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Happy New Year 2024!
A.D. Cook

2024

This is my first post for the 2024 new year for an eventful year ahead!

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