Ordinance banning stopping on Las Vegas Strip pedestrian bridges raises questions about public safety and personal rights

Ordinance banning stopping on Las Vegas Strip pedestrian bridges raises questions about public safety and personal rights

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Weekly
  • Shannon Miller, Las Vegas Weekly
January 18, 2024 8:16 PM
  • Shannon Miller, Las Vegas Weekly

Walking out onto the pedestrian bridge that connects the Cosmopolitan with the Shops at Crystals, the sound of Felicia Zaharoff’s violin soars above the crowds of tourists, conventioneers and the din of traffic below.

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With accompaniment playing on a speaker, she’s performing a dubstep version of Pachelbel’s Canon, commanding the attention of a few onlookers as she sways her body and flicks her hair with each musical phrase.

“I come up here for the acoustics. And there’s less crime and no other entertainment,” she tells the Weekly. “Down there, there’s a lot of attractions.”

For Zaharoff, performing is about freedom.