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.
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If art can heal, then Lois Greer has to be the healthiest person at Tivoli Village. As owner and curator of Collective Souls Fine Art & More, she is surrounded by the beauty of art every day. The gallery is in the Market LV and attracts all types of people who peruse the art and comment on it.
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Some artists live for their art. Brian Gonzalez (or, to use his artistic alias, Taxiplasm) and Renzo Vitale live their art at “Tell Me Your Secrets,” a multisensory interactive art project now at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ P3Studio.
Arts events around town include theater (“Sister’s Summer School Catechism” at Smith Center), music (New West guitar group, Red Rock Ramblers at Winchester), family fun (a magic party at Container Park) and art (various galleries).
Tucked inside Dr. Gomesindo Hendricks’ family-owned optometry office lies one of Henderson’s best-kept secrets. Glasses once owned by celebrities such as Bing Crosby, Walter Cronkite, Col. Harland Sanders and President Ronald Reagan make up the Famous People’s Eyeglasses Museum.
It’s not a subway train car, but artist Erni Vales — credited with developing the 3-D style of graffiti art — revels in the chance to transform the walls of a new restaurant at Red Rock Resort.
First-time business owners Reed and Judy Alewel aren’t taking any shortcuts as they prepare to open Pinot’s Palette, a paint and sip studio, on Thursday at The District at Green Valley Ranch.
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Cletus Kassady performed for about 30 minutes and then took a break. Parks and Recreation officials told Kassady that he wouldn’t return to the stage because some audience members, including police officers, were offended by some of his jokes.
Las Vegas residents who were present during the Beatles’ trip to town in 1964 all have memories of what they saw. Here are a few accounts:
When The Beatles came to Las Vegas on Aug. 20, 1964, to play the Las Vegas Convention Center, it was an epic event, both for those lucky enough to be there and those who just happened to be close enough to experience a bit of history.
The Theatre Wit of Chicago’s production of “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” explores the inevitable aging and changing of relationships.
Plays by great writers, from William Shakespeare to Athol Fugard, join musicals and more during UNLV-based Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s upcoming season.
Arts events around town include theater (the local debut of Chicago play “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England”), art (everywhere from downtown to the Strip), music and more.
Pop culture tidbits on Peter Frampton, Henry Rollins and the Binion saga
Dom the Bom’s Triple Threat — made up of 8-year-old Henderson triplets Dominic, Lyric and Phoenix Evans — is set to perform Aug. 19 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City as competitors in the ABC television show “America’s Got Talent.”
When you go to a musical — a good one, anyway — you leave the theater whistling the score. But if you see “Ghost the Musical” — which concludes its first and, we presume, only national tour at The Smith Center through Sunday — you leave whistling the set. And the special effects.
Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it’s all about nails. Rhinestones, 3-D designs, textured topcoats and new offerings from fashion royalty have upped the ante on fingertips, said Kahlana Barfield, beauty director for InStyle magazine.
Event highlights this week include a Chillin’ with Santa Hawaiian Luau luncheon, a concert by the Barry Ross Quartet and an open house at the Landero Learning Center.
Las Vegas Little Theatre will present free previews of its 2014-15 season — including selections from the Tony-winning “Amadeus” and “Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike” — this weekend.
The proposed Cultural Corridor Theatre Center is dropping its downtown location — at the former Reed Whipple Cultural Center — for Town Square, where a new Clark County Theatre Center will be built.
I once saw an actress who played Martha in Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in an actual black fright wig.