Painting full-time in her own studio, Nikki Danby donates portions of her commissions to charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and World Wildlife Foundation.
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Never underestimate the potential of a good workplace conversation. Gaile Ferguson, Brenda Dumas and Carolyn Hurst are artists who work in the media of, respectively, photography, fused glass art and quilts. But, like many artists, they pay the bills by working 9-to-5 jobs, in education.
From pop to punk to Pink Martini and “Rock Star: Supernova,” singer Storm Large has followed a circuitous path to make her Las Vegas debut Friday at Cabaret Jazz.
The Contemporary Arts Center is going into dormancy, reversing a decision made last month to shut down one of Southern Nevada’s oldest arts groups. On Tuesday, the center’s board of directors rescinded its previous decision to dissolve.
Nevada Ballet Theatre received a $10,000 grant Wednesday from the National Endowment for the Arts, part of more than $750,000 in grants awarded to Nevada arts organizations. The Nevada Arts Council was awarded $663,500 for the third year of its partnership grants program, which supports the council’s programs, outreach activities and various grant categories.
This touring version demonstrates why “Porgy and Bess” remains an imperishable treasure — with its emotional power and some changes to make the opera more accessible to contemporary audiences.
“Song-Poems Wanted! The Musical” made its Las Vegas debut last week at the Onyx Theatre.
International couple Behzad Dowlatshahi and Samira Nozari are published poets and painters known in Iran. To know their art is to know them, they said. That art is on display through June 21 in the exhibit “Fusionaroma” at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive.
An acknowledged American masterwork, “Porgy and Bess” goes from opera to Tony-winning musical revival in its latest incarnation, opening an eight-performance run Tuesday at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Henderson’s free Stroll ’n’ Roll on Saturday, and the Smith Center performance of “Women Fully Clothed: Older and Hotter,” on Friday are two of the many events in the valley this weekend.