Chuck Maguire also leads The Desert Winds ensemble, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
I refer to Dave Loeb’s performances on “Family Guy” as, “The Bait.” It’s what we put on the hook to to remind Las Vegas music fans of Loeb’s true passion — his UNLV Jazz Studies program at UNLV.
Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons joined several organizations in presenting three Clark County schools with music education grants in a special ceremony at Clark High School in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Jonathan Cain and Ross Valory — members of the legendary rock band Journey — inspired students to pursue their musical dreams and played the well-known hit “Don’t Stop Believin” at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts on Wednesday.
Armando Christian Perez, the pop star known globally as Pitbull, attended the groundbreaking ceremony in Henderson Friday morning for SLAM! Academy, the local expansion of Sports Leadership & Management, the Miami-based charter school he helped launch.
“It’s a real music school,” said Teddi Tarnoff, head of Las Vegas Valley School of Rock locations. “We’re teaching them songs, and they’re learning how to play in a band, but they’re getting as close to a real rock experience as humanly possible.”
If it weren’t for the Clark County School District’s mariachi music program, Krystal Reyes would have never considered college. Her professional aspirations would have tapped out with a front desk position at the casino where she now works. And, her musical interests would have never surpassed the tween tingles she got while listening to a Britney Spears album.
Brian Howerton sighed as the judges named the bronze medalist at the Percussion World Championships late Friday night.
The campus is quiet, deserted, as you would expect of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on an eventless Friday evening.
Presidio Brass, a San Diego-based quintet, recently stopped by Rancho High School, 1900 E. Searles Ave., to perform and give music lessons to students.