From the first time she dusted a museum artifact Dawna Joliff knew she wanted to spend her career studying history. The Clark County Heritage Museum turned out to be the perfect place for it as she worked on everything from display cases to an entire street of historic buildings.
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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.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre’s academy is now offering a pre-professional dance program to help those looking for instruction in styles of dance other than ballet.
More than 35 artists from around the world — and around Las Vegas — will converge on downtown Las Vegas to create works during October’s second annual Life Is Beautiful Festival.
There’s travel. There’s time travel. And there’s the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, where you can do both — in one trip.
Arts events around town include “Mrs. Mannerly” at Las Vegas Little Theatre, Arturo Sandoval at The Smith Center, chamber music at UNLV, “9 to 5” in Summerlin, and more.
Valley residents are set to receive a taste of the island life while living in the desert.
The Palms discovered last week it is easy to attract attention hosting the Pole Expo. Women spun, slid and twirled on poles, dazzling crowds flocking to see the spectacle.
The Neon Museum hosts “Unsigned Heroes: Sign Painters’ Art and Stories” Tuesday; the panel discussion focuses on painted signs and the often overlooked role they play in showcasing fanciful neon designs. People “think of the neon and gas tubes” when they consider neon signs, acknowledges Rob McCoy, who chairs the Neon Museum’s board of directors. “But painting is an integral part of neon signage.”
It’s amazing to see how much a child changes — in size, personality, temperament — from age 3 to age 4. And it’s no different for the Fiesta Las Vegas Latino Parade and Festival, which celebrates its fourth year this weekend showing a few changes from years past.
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David Mamet channels Henry James in “Boston Marriage,” a fascinating play about women that is being presented at Las Vegas Little Theatre’s Black Box under the direction of David McKee.
What better way to herald the fall weather than with the cool sounds of jazz? The outdoor Las Vegas Jazz Festival is planned for Sept. 19-21 on the grounds of the JW Marriott.
The Tony-winning musical “Kinky Boots” — kicking off its year-long national tour through Sunday at The Smith Center — struts its stuff with irresistible, pump-you-up energy, demonstrating that a show cobbled together from the most familiar elements can display exemplary craftsmanship.
In the play “California Suite” it’s love 1970s style in the signature Neil Simon way, and in a solid presentation by Off Strip Productions in association with Chaos Theatre Co. and Olde English Productions, it starts with solemn wordplay and ends in frenzied mayhem.
On Tuesday, hundreds of items producer David O. Selznick saved, including dresses worn in the film, scripts, story boards and other things, will go on display at the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center as part of a 75th anniversary tribute, “The Making of Gone With the Wind.”
“Arsenic and Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesselring, is an old milquetoast comedy that was a community theater staple for years. What seemed risque in 1941 is so mild by today’s standards, you would expect it to have been abandoned, even by high school theaters.
A vibrant mural from the Rainbow Club reflects off a window of the Encounter Community Church at 133 S. Water Street in Henderson on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.
The Tony-winning musical “Kinky Boots,” which began a 10-day run Thursday night at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, launches its yearlong national tour from Vegas.
Mike Miller has drawn his last cartoon for View. He spoke recently from a hospice in Southern California and was in good spirits.
This year’s Burning Man festival attracts a peak crowd of almost 66,000 on its final day. Only about half of whom now remember being there at all.
The stages may be different sizes. The plays may be from different decades. But a laugh’s a laugh. And the two vintage comedies opening this weekend — “Arsenic and Old Lace” at Spring Mountain Ranch and Neil Simon’s “California Suite” at the Onyx Theatre — are poised to generate plenty of them.