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10 ways music brought people together in 2017 in Las Vegas

It’s a truism, a cliche and a thing of real beauty all at once. Music brings people together. A sentiment like that can border on the trite at times. But 2017 was not among them.

 
Mel Brooks plans encore at Encore in April

Mel Brooks twice filled Encore Theater on June 30-July 1. He had just turned 91 when he made his Strip debut.

 
Las Vegas musician recounts leading group to safety during shooting

Las Vegas musician Bryan Hopkins tells how he and others eluded the shooter’s bullets during the Route 91 Harvest music festival Oct. 1, including taking refuge in a refrigerated compartment and later making dash to safety.

 
Back on tour, Jason Aldean honors Las Vegas shooting victims

Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

 
Musicians on Call offers healing respite for Las Vegas hospital staff and patients

For a brief but welcome 90 minutes Wednesday, the hospital’s usual sounds were replaced by the sweet, soulful, moving, rocking notes of country music during a concert at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center for staff and patients recovering from the festival shooting.

 
Life is Beautiful goes ape in incendiary finale — VIDEO

“Virtual band” Gorillaz didnt play so much as detonated on the Downtown Stage on Sunday as the three-day Life is Beautiful music and arts festival came to an incendiary close.

 
Imagine Dragons glows at Clark High in Las Vegas — VIDEO

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.

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