Archive for the ‘the Arts’

  • Latin Jazz Connection
    The Nevada Jazz Society presents the Nevada Jazz Orchestra Latin Jazz Connection with 18-pieces and arrangements by director Barry Ross. Musical selections will include new as well as straight-ahead. Ross is an internationally known trombonist, composer and educator who spent many years in New York and Berlin before becomoing music director of the Nevada Jazz Orchestra...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Winchester Theater Boot Camp
    Founded by Broadway performer Susan Swanson, the Winchester Players are an amateur theater group spanning all ages centered in the Winchester Cultural Center. This summer is the second Winchester Theater Boot Camp for youth ages 5-18 who have the serious desire to hone their skills in drama, voice and dance. The camp is from Mon-Fri, all day for two months, so it is...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 06:06 am
  • Ball4Real – Streetball World Tour
    The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Jun 6 @ 7:30pm is the place to catch the sizzle and excitement of Streetball. Part of a 30-city Ball4Real Streetball Tour sponsored by Mountain Dew, you can watch the court action with the many of the top stars from ESPN’s “Streetball” – certainly the best streetball players in the world. The tour starts in Seattle...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 04:06 am
  • Father & Son Night Out
    June 17 is Father’s Day and to get ready for that day of appreciation, the City of Las Vegas is hosting a Father & Son Night Out on Fri Jun 8 from 6:30p-8:30p. Fathers and sons can get together to compete for prizes in root beer guzzling, tie tying, squirt gun and tug-o-war contests and lots more wholesome fun activities. The evening includes pizza and a movie....
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 06:05 am
  • Free “Urban Renewal” Concert & Art Show
    In celebration of First Friday and warm summer evenings, The Clark County Amphitheater will host a free concert with “Urban Renewal,” a new band that mixes jazz and hi-hop (call that nu-jazz.) The concert begins at 7pm with lawn seating – blankets and low back chairs welcome. Pls no pets. Part of Jazz in the Park Series. Kevin M Bays, a local artist,...
    by at May 30th, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • Free Movie Matinee “Dreamgirls” @ Library
    Clark County Library presents Saturday (Sunday) Movie Matinee the 2nd Sat of the month with a showing of “Dreamgirls” @ 2pm in the Jewel Box Theater. This film from 2006 is a musical based loosely on the story of a “Supremes-like” group. Recommended for adult audiences. Note: The website shows this film also screening at 1pm on Jun 10. Call 702-507-3400....
    by at May 29th, 2007 at 04:05 am
  • Tropicana Cinemas is re-opened
    This probably is not all that news-worthy for most of you, but I felt especially saddened by the closure of Las Vegas’ only independent movie theatre a couple of months ago. It happened in the midst of the CineVegas Art House Screening Series, who had to hustle to find a new venue at Neonopolis literally from one day to the next. But it looks like the Tropicana...
    by at May 28th, 2007 at 02:05 pm
  • LA Times Pagel speaks on Gaikotsu art
    The Las Vegas Art Museum is hosting an exhibit by Sush Machia Gaikotsu thru Jul 8 and have invited Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel to comment on Gaikotsu’s work, which is described as playful pop paintings. May 30 at 6pm. Tickets for the talk are $10 non-members/$7 members & students. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Call 702-360-8000....
    by at May 28th, 2007 at 11:05 am
  • FDA and Drugs That Kill
    I took a lot of flack about my article on the FDA and drugs. The book I recommended by Kevin Trudeau, I was told, was written by a charlatan with no credentials other than he had made bucketsful of money selling himself as one of the gurus of the self-improvement age. Having made lots of dough promoting yourself, to my mind, demonstrates having a real good sense of what...
    by at May 27th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Karin Denise at Elvis’
    Elvis has closed. See related Elvis’ Restaurant & Lounge has closed I’m the kind of person who likes to have a good time and I don’t have a lot of hang-ups about the kinds or types of people to help me achieve that. I figure there are good people everywhere and they come in all shapes, sizes and life-style preferences. So I don’t like...
    by at May 27th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • Fourplay at Lake Las Vegas
    Cool Smooth Jazz Oasis 105.7 presents Fourplay at the Montelago Village at Lake Las Vegas Resort Jun 9 @ 7pm. The group stars Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East and Harvey Mason. Tickets are $54.85/$100 VIP. Call UNLV Box Office 702-739-3267 or go online Monte Lago Village 1600 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy Henderson NV.
    by at May 26th, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • Festival Anual del Memorial Day
    27 Mayo domingo de 11a-5p est 9th Festival Anual del Memorial Day por La Asociacion Boricua de Las Vegas y El Tiempo. DJ Jose, Baile, Comida avec presentacion en vivo de El Trio Richard Goboy y Sons de Vegas, David Romero, Mario Arseno de Vegas Sabor Orchestra, Rick Arroyo, Joseph Santiago (de Latin Breeze) y mucho mas. Entradas: Adultos $5, ninos menores de 10 anos entran...
    by at May 25th, 2007 at 02:05 pm
  • Free Family Outdoor Movies in Henderson
    The City of Henderson periodically hosts a free family movie event with a 40 foot screen. These are outdoor summer events with lawn seating so bring your blanket and picnic basket. Pls no glass containers. The gates usually open at 7:30pm with movie at 8 or 8:30 pm. Call 702-267-4849 for more info or check Henderson Pavilion 200 S Green Valley Pky...
    by at May 25th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • George Foreman Book Signing
    Fri May 25 from 4p-6p you can meet George Foreman, buy a copy of his book “God in My Corner – A Spritual Memoir,” and get it signed. He’ll be at Sam’s Club 8080 W Tropical Parkway Las Vegas NV. Call 702-515-7200 for more info.
    by at May 24th, 2007 at 05:05 pm
  • The Grand Art Competition – Opening Reception
    The Cultural Division of Clark County Parks & Rec is sponsoring “The Grand,” a non-themed art competition open to all media and all artists over 18 years old who live in Clark County. There is a cash award of $1000 for the “Best of Show.” Stephen Bendee will select 15-25 pieces for exhibit, as well as the cash prize winner. The exhibit will...
    by at May 24th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Free Jazz @ Rampart Happy Hour
    Addison’s Lounge at the Rampart Casino is the place to unwind with your favorite martini and the smooth sounds of live jazz. Sponsored by Smooth Jazz 105.7, this Wednesday night Smooth Jazz series hopes to become a tradition in your life. 6p-8p Visit smoothjazz1057 for more on guest artists. The Rampart Hotel & Casino 221 N. Rampart Blvd Las Vegas NV. Related...
    by at May 23rd, 2007 at 03:05 pm
  • LV Valley Writer’s Group meets
    Published and non-published writers of all skill levels are invited to attend the Las Vegas Valley Writers Group at their monthly breakfast meeting the 4th Saturday from 8:30a-10:30a. This is a great opportunity to meet with other local writers and share resources about publishing and all things relating to this complicated and difficult industry. Call 702-255-9528. Venue...
    by at May 23rd, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Zion Canyon Art & Flute Festival
    The 3rd Annual Zion Canyon Art & Flute Festival is a world event. Starting at 9:30a on Fri June 8 and continuing the weekend til 5pm on Sun Jun 10, enthusiasts and friends of the Native American Flute gather in Springdale Utah for workshops, concerts and sharing of the passion for this special art form. Evening concerts on Fri & Sat begin at 6:30p and end at about...
    by at May 23rd, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Snow Mountain Pow Wow
    This Memorial Day Weekend is the 19th annual Snow Mountain Pow Wow hosted by the Las Vegas Paiute tribe with artisans, singers and dancers from around the country. May 26 is a contest pow wow with 2 sessions 11am and 7pm. May 27 is a cultural celebration with starting at 11am. Tribes from the Torres Martinez and Pala reservations in CA and the Mojave tribe bordering...
    by at May 22nd, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • Broadway tunes en espanol
    May 25 & May 26 Memorial Day Weekend @ 7pm is the performance of popular Broadway show tunes in Spanish. This is an 80-minutes show with songs like “New York New York“, and “Singin in the Rain” with selections from “Evita,” “West Side Story,” “Chorus Line” and “Chicago.” The production is the...
    by at May 22nd, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • Great Books Discussion Group
    Looking for “spirited and stimulating discussion” on classic and modern literature? Meet with other readers and thinkers at the “Great Books Reading and Discussion Group” on the 2nd and 4th Tues @ 7pm. Newcomers are always welcome. Call for more info 702-507-3427. Venue is the Clark County Library 1401 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas NV. Related Clubs...
    by at May 21st, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • Opera Las Vegas Luncheon
    Support the fledgling culture in our city and attend this fundraising luncheon on May 27 12:30 for the Opera Las Vegas. The non-profit promotes the Young Artist Program which encourages and educates young artists while giving them opportunities to perform. Tickets to the luncheon are $85 and must be reserved by May 24. Call 702-878-5340. Venue is the Four Seasons Hotel...
    by at May 21st, 2007 at 05:05 pm
  • Dr Phil’s Personality Test
    This personality test is circulating the internet. The claim is that the test was devised by Dr. Phil. Just in case you are interested, the story that goes along with this is that Oprah scored a 38. Truth? Relevance? Importance? 1. When do you feel your best? a) in the morning b) during the afternoon and early evening c) late at night 2. You usually walk… a)...
    by at May 20th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Rainbow Co Theatre “The Land of the Dragon”
    Youth Theatre by the Rainbow Company presents a Chinese-inspired play “The Land of the Dragon” with Eastern intrigue and a pet dragon. This play was first produced in 1946 and continues its popular family appeal today. Performances are Jun 1-10. Tickets are $7 adults/$5 teens & seniors/ $3 children 12 & under. Call 702-229-6383. Charleston Heights...
    by at May 20th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Mercedes on Main St @ The District
    The new models of Mercedes CLK, SLK, E350 and more will be on exhibit on the Main Street at the District @ Green Valley Sun May 20 from 11a-4p. You can also meet Mercedes from Mix 94.1 FM “Mark & Mercedes in the Morning” as she broadcasts live from Main Street noon – 3pm.
    by at May 19th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • Free Poetry & Jazz in the Park
    Combine jazz and poetry on Sat May 26 Memorial Day Weekend 6p-10p with readings by local and regional poets featuring Phil Wigfall‘s Urban Renewal, a nu-jazz projects combining jazz and club beats. The evening is MC’ed by Keith Brantley. Free admission. Call 702-229-1087. Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza 720 Twin Lakes Dr Las Vegas NV (Lorenzi Park). Related...
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 09:05 pm
  • Las Vegas Master Singers
    The final concert of the season for the Las Vegas Master Singers is 4 pm Sun May 20 with “A Festival of New Composers” featuring the Las Vegas premiere of “Mass for a New Millennium” by Richard Nance. This final show celebrates the 14th season for the group directd by Dr. Jocelyn K. Jensen. Tickets are $15/$10 seniors, military, students. Purchase...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 05:05 pm
  • Fox’s “24” Finale Night
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council schedules many events with serious international portent, but they also know how to have fun. “24” & Terrorism: A Discussion” is one of those occasions that the LVWAC combines head with heart for an evening of discussion on the popular Fox TV Show “24” and international terrorism. The two-hour season...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  • The Monodrama Project by NCT UNLV
    Billed as part of a series of productions by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, The Monodrama Project is posted on the Performing Arts Website but without any specifics other than dates and times. Go to for pdf brochure and for info on the Project which started in the fall semester of 2006. This year’s presentation by the...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Valley of Fire Day Trip
    You can begin to feel the heat of summer building, so now is the time to take that day trip out to Valley of Fire before the name takes on a new dimension other than just color. Check out the new article with photos, both on the page and available at Picasa on the web. Valley of Fire State Park, Archaeology/Historic Awareness Month Events
    by at May 16th, 2007 at 07:05 am