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  • Jazz Camp Recital
    The grand finale performance of the 10th Annual Las Vegas Jazz Combo Camp at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is on July 20 @ 1pm in the June Whitley Student Lounge. Admission is free and open to the public. Visit csn.edu/performingarts. CSN 3200 E Cheyenne Ave Las Vegas NV (1 mile east of I-15 North) Related Jazz Combo Camp at CSN
    by at June 15th, 2007 at 06:06 am
  • Free Father’s Day Outdoor Concert
    Join the Woody Woods Orchestra on Sun Jun 17 @ 7pm for a free family concert to celebrate the Dads of Las Vegas. Bring picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs to listen to classic jazz and blues with original compositions by Woods and performed by his 18-piece orchestra with vocalists Sophia Lelis and Melanie Moore. There will be hot dogs, chips and sodas available until...
    by at June 14th, 2007 at 08:06 pm
  • Free Writer’s Workshop w/ Adam Henry Carriere
    The Nevada Arts Council and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts makes Tumblewords, a free writer’s workshop possible on Jun 15 & 16. Local poet/writer Adam Henry Carriere will present an evening of readings @ 7pm and a Saturday workshop @ 2pm for aspiring writers. Carriere studied film and video and holds a masters degree in writing from USC....
    by at June 14th, 2007 at 08:06 pm
  • Free Juneteenth Festival
    The 7th annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival will be held June 15 & 16 from 4p-9p at Sammy Davis Jr. Plaza. Admission is free. Look for educational activities, guest speakers, live entertainment, and food and beverages. R&B singer Howard Hewitt will be the headliner Friday night, with R&B soul legend Freddie Jackson Saturday night. Stand-up comedian LJ...
    by at June 12th, 2007 at 09:06 am
  • Free “Nothin But the Blues” @ Crossroads
    I know a lot of people who love blues and love free. This should be a successful combo on Wednesday nights inside Crossroads, House of Blues. For more info, call 702-632-7607. The show is FREE for all ages. Crossroads Mandalay Bay Resort 3950 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas NV Visit www.myspace.com/nothingbuttheblues2007 or hob.com/lasvegas. Schedule: Jun 06 Stoney Curtis Band Jun...
    by at June 12th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Update on CineVegas (La Proxima Ola)
    I’ve viewed five films so far at the 2007 CineVegas Film Festival happening at Brendan Theatres at the Palms, and have been concentrating on films by directors making their debuts with either first or second releases, especially foreign language. Part of the mission of CineVegas is to provide the opportunity to experience film you would not otherwise see in Las...
    by at June 10th, 2007 at 10:06 am
  • ABA Las Vegas Nationals of BMX
    The American Bicycle Association (ABA) Las Vegas Nationals of Bicycle Motocross (BMX) are Jul 13 – 15 at the South Point Events Arena with free entry. BMX Racing is the newest event added to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Top professional BMX riders from all over the world, as well as 3,000 top amateur will compete in the SouthWest Nationals with over 15,000 spectators....
    by at June 9th, 2007 at 03:06 pm
  • Weird Al Yankovic @ Henderson Pavilion
    Jun 14 @ 8pm the Henderson Pavilion presents “Wierd Al” Yankovic, the king of pop parody. His concert comes “Straight Outta Lynwood,” his current tour. He is best known for parodies of Eminem, Nirvana, Madoona, Michael Jackson and others. Call 702-267-4849 for tickets. website: visithenderson.com. Henderson Pavilion 250 So Green Valley Pkwy Henderson...
    by at June 9th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Hudson Vagabond Puppet Show
    The Children’s Summer Concert Series presents the Hudson Vagabond Puppets in “Under the Sea with Silly Jelly Fish.” Larger-than-life-sized puppets tell the story of Jelly on a quest to help a dragon. He encounters several creatures from the deep. Tickets are $3 and go fast. Call specific venue. July 11 at 10:30 am & 2pm: 702-229-6383. Charleston...
    by at June 9th, 2007 at 02:06 am
  • Reggae in the Desert
    Jun 16 from 2pm -10pm is the biggest Reggae event in Las Vegas – not only will you groove to great music and performances, but you will have a chance to savor the true flavors of the Caribbean lifestyle – food, drink and Island arts and crafts. And definitely lots of dancing. Seating is first come-first serve on the lawn. Bring a blanket and only one water...
    by at June 6th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • Free Brass Roots Quintet Concert
    The City of Las Vegas presents Walter Boenig and the Brass Roots Quintet on Jun 16 @ 3pm in a wide-range of music from classical to contemporary. This free-to-the-public afternoon is provided in part by a grant from the Music Performance Fund, obtained with cooperation of the Musicians Union of Las Vegas Local No. 369. Call 702-229-6383. Charleston Heights Arts Center...
    by at June 6th, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • CineVegas Film Festival # 9
    This little film festival in Las Vegas is finally getting respect, and judging by the schedule of films, is screening a wide spectrum which should meet the taste and interests of just about any movie fan. You start with the glitz of the Opening of “Ocean’s Thirteen” and the super-cool George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon gracing the Red Carpet on...
    by at June 5th, 2007 at 09:06 am
  • Daddy/Daughter Baile
    Univision Radio co-sponsors this 3rd annual Father’s Day Daddy/Daughter Dance with the City of Las Vegas. The whole family is invited to DJ music in English and Spanish with contests, prizes and refreshments. There will be a professional photographer on hand to capture the special moment. The Dance goes from 7p-10p on Sat Jun 16. Tickets $3. Call 702-229-1515....
    by at June 4th, 2007 at 05:06 am
  • Bellydance Classes with BB
    BB, the blonde from Barcelona, is teaching bellydance at the European Weight-loss Center Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri from 7:10p-8:10p. Classes are $12 or $49 for one month of unlimited classes. Belly dance is a very effective way to exercise – not to mention the fun you have with the other ladies. myspace.com/bbberg. Call Annie 702-491-4481 for more info. European...
    by at June 4th, 2007 at 01:06 am
  • Just Another Man – that’s Clint Holmes
    I didn’t have any particular expectations when I went to see Clint Holmes and "Just Another Man" last night at Bayley Theatre. I’d seen Clint perform; he’s a great singer and entertainer and that’s what I thought I would get out of the show – hear good music and be entertained. I was not prepared to be seized and drawn into a...
    by at June 3rd, 2007 at 10:06 am
  • Free Movie Matinee “Borat” @ Library
    Clark County Library presents Saturday Movie Matinee the 2nd Sat of the month with a showing of “Borat” @ 2pm in the Jewel Box Theater. This film from 2006 is a bizarre comedy/satire about a Kazakh journalist’s experiences in the USA. Well described as shockumentary, Sacha Baron Cohen is brilliant. Recommended for adult audiences. Call 702-507-3400. Clark...
    by at June 3rd, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • No more Jazz @ 3rd & Bridger (“the Church”)?
    “Look for changes at the site of the oldest church in Vegas – we hope for the good.” When I wrote that a few short months ago, little did I know that changes were coming that were huge – like Bobby Morris and group quitting – and now I hear that the place is being sold. I also heard that there was no jazz last night (Fri Jun 01), so I apologize...
    by at June 2nd, 2007 at 05:06 am
  • Opera Don Pasquale in English
    The Whitney Theatre is the venue for the non-profit Academy for the Performing Artist performance of the Opera “Don Pasquale“. Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, the work is an opera buffa, or comic opera, presented Jun 13 in English @ 7pm. Cast includes Walter Hartman, Patricia Vital, Jorge Alexis Ortiz and Daniel Quintana. The music has been described as bright...
    by at June 2nd, 2007 at 04:06 am
  • Opening @ The Gallery Summerlin
    Thurs Jun 07 from 6-9 pm is the opening reception for artists Sharon Gainsburg and Wendy Westover. Gainsburg’s media is stone and Westover‘s is charcoals and pastels. Both artists are centered in the area, with Gainsburg making her home in Utah and Westover here in Las Vegas. For more info on their fascinating lives and the creative expression they have...
    by at June 2nd, 2007 at 04:06 am
  • 2007 Epicurean Delight Day After
    We arrived late so the phenomenal ice sculptures were losing their battle with the 90+ heat of a perfect Vegas summer night by the Flamingo Pool, but not enough that you couldn’t see the imagination and artistry of the craft. The sculptures were everywhere, carved into intricate shapes with commercial logos imbedded in their majestic forms. To say that there was...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 10:06 am
  • Fathom’s 1 Nite Premiere “Naruto” Film
    If you love anime then you don’t want to miss the Jun 06 premiere of “NARUTO The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow” on the big screen for only one night! See exclusive footage and a look at behind the scenes production that bring the SHONEN JUMP properties to life. Only at ONE NIGHT 7pm @ Red Rock Station 16 Theatres Red Rock Casino Resort Spa 11011...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 09:06 am
  • LVWAC USA-China Military Relations
    By guest contributor Dr. Jesper Nielsen Last night Ben Duchek, the force behind the Las Vegas World Affairs Council (LVWAC), put together another powerful program to support his vision of connecting Las Vegans interested in foreign affairs with knowledgeable speakers and creating a forum of vibrant and relevant dialogue. The guest commentator was Dr. Phillip C. Saunders,...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • USA National Wrestling Championships
    The 2007 U.S. World Team Trials will determine who will represent the USA at the 2007 World Wrestling Chamionships in Baku, Azerbaijan. The competitions will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center Jun 9 & 10 with three Olympic wrestling styles: men’s freestyle, men’s Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle. Past World and Olympic medalists will be...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 07:06 am
  • 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
  • “Right Gin” Tasting @ Lee’s
    Fri Jun 08 & Sat Jun 09 is “Right Gin” tasting at several of Lee’s Discount Liquor Store locatiions around town, including one in Mesquite. The Swedish “Right Gin” is truly international in source and flavor – Swedish water, Australian juniper, Indian coriander, Russian cardamon, Sicilian and West Indian citrus and Sarawak Black...
    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
  • Jewel in Concert Springs Amphitheater
    In celebration of the grand opening of the Springs Preserve, the Springs Amphiteater showcases vocalist and environmentalist Jewel with a solo and acoustic concert Sat Jun 9 @ 8pm. You can find out more about Jewel at jeweljk.com. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling 702-474-4000 or ordering online at ticketmaster.com. Rain or shine. No reserved seating....
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 05:06 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
  • Boulder Heritage Days
    Boulder Heritage Days will be held July 12-14 at Anasazi State Park, in Boulder Utah. There will be a Dutch oven cook-off, a saddle display, a silent auction, and rodeo events with songs and stories for kids. This year’s theme is “Remembering the Boulder Rodeos.” Looks for lots of live country music. For more info and schedule of events for the whole...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 03:06 am
  • Revolution Church comes to Vegas
    While waiting for the film “Pan’s Labyrinth” to start at the Monday film screening in the Whiskey Attic upstairs from Freaking Frog, we struck up a conversation with a clear-eyed, handsome young man on a mission. Seems that Pastor Ralph is concerned about the dwindling numbers of young people who attend church, so he’s hooked up with Jay Bakker...
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 08:05 am