After two years of searching, the Las Vegas Philharmonic season got off to a strong start Saturday with its new music director Donato Cabrera at the helm.
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“How did you get to be here?” is the question that “Merrily We Roll Along” explores as it follows the life of everyman Frank Shepard backward from the despair of his empty success to a time when his heart was still full of youthful hope.
Like racehorses in the starting gate, chomping at the bit. That’s how Las Vegas Philharmonic concertmaster De Ann Letourneau characterizes the orchestra’s mood as new music director Donato Cabrera takes the reins Saturday at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall for the Philharmonic’s 16th-season opener.
Arts events around town, including theater (“Merrily We Roll Along” at the Onyx), family fun (Asian Heritage Festival at the Springs Preserve), music (Musical Arts Singers and Lon Bronson Band) and more.
The smell of gasoline, exhaust and rubber is set to return to downtown Henderson as an armada of classic cars fills the Water Street District for the 15th annual Super Run Classic Car Show at noon Sept. 25 at the Fiesta Henderson, 777 W. Lake Mead Parkway.
The Sun City Summerlin Stained Glass Club has been around since 1991, when it had so many members, its crafts room workspace couldn’t accommodate everyone. Now the club has 53 members but is still going strong. Its works were on display during August at the Mountain Shadows Community Center, 9107 Del Webb Blvd.
Owned by Las Vegas couple Mitch Hanson and Amy Pienta, Somersault Letterpress has been supplying the community with handcrafted paper products using antiquated techniques for three years.
Just months after a summer bonfire severely injured seven students, Basic High School principal David Bechtel said some good is finally coming out of the tragedy.
Memorizing scripts and rehearsals are usually a given for putting on a show. However, when it comes to improvisational theater, there is no preparation.
From Elvis Presley to Marlon Brando, pop art legend Andy Warhol captured the greats on canvas — and now they’re hitting the auction block November 12.
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Athol Fugard’s powerful work “My Children! My Africa!,” delving into South Africa’s legislature enforced Apartheid, is currently being presented in a top-notch production by Nevada Conservatory Theater.
My magical journey to see the Zappos-sponsored production of Sin City Opera’s “The Magic Flute on Fremont Street” in downtown Las Vegas began when I arrived beneath the giant mechanical praying mantis at the entry to Downtown Container Park. I was swept up into a warm-up session of aerobics with Mission: I’m Possible, an evangelical runners group that meets there each Thursday before a run to The Smith Center and back. We stretched our limbs to the booming spouts of flame from the monster mantis.
’Tis the season. Make that seasons, as Nevada Ballet Theatre launches its 2014-15 season this weekend at The Smith Center with Act One of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Seasons.”
Arts events around town include the Las Vegas Jazz Festival, American String Quartet, “My Children! My Africa!” at UNLV, a reading of “Rabbit Hole,” a new butterfly habitat at Springs Preserve and more.
Here are a few pop culture tidbits that caught our eye this week.
They say that “if you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life.” Such is the life of Henderson resident Christina Jones. Through her love for swimming, her career in broadcast journalism blossomed.
Brian Jones, a photographer with the Las Vegas News Bureau, is taking iconic Las Vegas photos and giving them a new perspective in an exhibit called “Re-Visualizing Las Vegas.”
The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is set to kick off its 2014-15 season with a diverse collection of performances.
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It didn’t take long for Arturo Sandoval and his five colleagues to stake out their musical territory on Saturday at The Smith Center’s intimate Cabaret Jazz.
Las Vegas Little Theatre’s tender presentation of Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Mrs. Mannerly” is like a sweet little ditty about an era gone by, like a fleeting memory of a childhood moment filtered affectionately through the eyes of a man long grown.
It’s easy to see why “9 to 5: The Musical” ran for only four months on Broadway. Because the book is based on the runaway hit film playwright Patricia Resnick co-authored, and with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, you expect more. Then, you wish for less.
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