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East valley New Year’s Eve happenings

Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve with special guests Laura Osnes and Jessica Sanchez is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave. Tickets are $49 to $199. Visit thesmithcenter.com or call 702-749-2012.

Grant helps expand childhood cancer follow-up care at clinic

The Children’s Specialty Center provides treatment to children with blood disorders and cancer regardless of their ability to pay for services. A recent grant from the nonprofit St. Baldrick’s Foundation awarded $245,000 to the center to expand its Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic, which provides follow-up care for childhood cancer survivors up to age 40.

Literary Las Vegas: Stephen Murray

Las Vegas author Stephen Murray was born in England, raised in Southern Africa and has travelled throughout the world. The software company owner shares fictional stories of couples who tie the knot in a Las Vegas wedding chapel in his novel “The Chapel of Eternal Love: Wedding Stories from Las Vegas.”