Jamal Norris gave thanks to the city of Henderson for his 15-year employment with a mural for the teen lounge at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. “I was almost like the resident artist for the city,” Norris said of his history. “I did any artwork for any event. I created backdrops, built parade floats and painted murals. That was kind of my forte.”
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Many Las Vegans think of downtown and First Friday when talking about the local art scene. But now, a new venue for artists has opened on the west side of town.
The Annual Quiche Breakfast of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is back in the Fischer Black Box at Las Vegas Little Theatre by popular demand for a limited encore presentation. After winning the Best of the Las Vegas Fringe Festival last month, the hilarious Poor Richard’s Players’ production of “Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood (men, it must be duly noted), it’s easy to see why.
The Onyx Theatre’s underground atmosphere should provide the perfect setting for a musical about moral decay, but this production of “Cabaret” directed by Brandon Burk for Off-Strip Productions lacks luster. The scenes are disjointed, and the pacing is slow.
The chance to see how far technology has taken Nevada — from petroglyphs to the Pony Express to smartphones — is as close as the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, at Springs Preserve.
Check out six things to do this weekend to get your entertainment fix.
Air Force veteran James Champlin’s artwork ranges from ocean scenery to a portrait of musician Pink, and he’s experimented with watercolor, oil paint, acrylic paint and photoshop.
Pose. Point. Smile. Snap. Though the basics have stayed the same, the art of taking a photo ready to share with friends and family has evolved over the decades and become more popular.
A future Maryland Parkway facelift received a $50,000 grant Wednesday from the National Endowment for the Arts to bankroll public art. The Maryland Parkway project — which stretches from McCarran International Airport to downtown Las Vegas — is one of 66 projects nationwide receiving “Our Town” grants.
Branford Marsalis with an orchestra, saxophonist Paul Taylor, the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, Tango Buenos Aires and the “Jersey Boys” alumni Midtown Men lead the lineup for the 2014-15 season at UNLV’s Performing Arts Center.
Single tickets for Nevada Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” and the rest of the company’s fall season go on sale Tuesday.
Las Vegas Little Theatre’s show “Really Rosie” is really wonderful.
The Nevada Arts Council recently awarded fellowships to 15 Nevada artists, including four from the Las Vegas Valley: Shana Tucker, Pasha Rafat, Antwan Davis and Matthew Couper.
Into the words. And what words they are. William Shakespeare’s, of course — which makes perfect sense at the 53rd annual Utah Shakespeare Festival, now underway in Cedar City.
Be careful what you wish for. Unless, of course, you wish for a wish-come-true production of “Into the Woods.” In that case, all you need to do is venture forth to Cedar City, where the Utah Shakespeare Festival is staging the Tony-winning Stephen Sondheim musical.
Like father, like son. Ah, but which father — and which son? That is the question haunting “Henry IV Part One,” the gripping third chapter in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ambitious history cycle, which launched last year with “King John” and “Richard II.”
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the book is always better than the play (or movie) based upon it. Yet Jane Austen’s literary classics remain so beguiling — and insightful — that people keep right on trying to adapt them, despite the many impediments.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s rip-snortin’, gut-bustin’ production of “The Comedy of Errors” has undergone a major — and, as it turns out, majorly effective — change of scene.
“Twelfth Night” is never less than a delight. But the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s current production is so much more.
Shakespeare never knew his “problem plays” were a problem. That description didn’t come along until the 19th century, courtesy of (who else?) a pesky theater critic responding to Henrik Ibsen’s searing depictions of characters beset by moral dilemmas.
Kids and pirates should be a good combination when “Story Pirates” make their way to Las Vegas. That’s just one of the weekend highlights if you’re looking for something to do this weekend.
Super Summer Theatre has always been a pleasant experience, and the quality of the productions has increased dramatically.
They say every picture is worth a thousand words. For Henderson artist Eileen Raucher-Sutton, her job is to share these words through paintings. She is set to display about 15 paintings through Sept. 30 at the Sun City MacDonald Ranch Community Center.
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