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Savannah Prenger and Ellie Forche, 17-year-old juniors at Bishop Gorman High School, held a drive at their school to collect sunscreen, refillable water bottles and flip-flops to benefit the organization Teens Helping Teens, which was founded in 2012 by Prenger and her sister, Siena Prenger, 13.
Students from the Clark County School District’s mariachi and ballet folklorico programs are slated to participate in the 2012 Latin Chamber of Commerce Mariachi Festival starting May 22.
It starts with the rhythm. Fingers tap on a tightly stretched drum skin. Heads sway in a larger pattern. The dancers don’t come out on stage so much as they sashay gently out of the wings dressed mostly in white, festooned with beads and jiggling jewelry. The outfits seem calculated to enhance the notion of motion, to amplify each sway of their bodies.
Though the valley’s newest water parks’ openings may be slightly delayed, the county and city pools are set to go for the season.
Among messages from “Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas — Only In America,” written by former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman with George Anastasia, are: Everyone has the right to the protections of the Constitution; and the courts, the FBI and the police were not opposed to “allowing abuses to take place in the ‘interest of justice.’ “
This week’s literary events include a signing by former Gov. Bob Miller and an appearance by author/tattoo artist Kat Von D.
Honor Flight Nevada recently provided a free trip to Washington, D.C., for Summerlin resident Hank Gargano, who served in the First Allied Airborne Army in World War II.
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