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Tourism group turned to world-class composer with Nevada roots

Eric Whitacre is a world-class, Grammy Award-winning music composer who grew up in rural Nevada, went to school at UNLV and makes about a dozen speaking appearances a year. He also recently appeared before the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

Looking back on 2014 music moments

Multiday festivals and some new venues highlighted the year in live music in Las Vegas.

Coalition opposes R. Kelly’s concert on the Strip

Dozens of New Year’s 2015 events are scheduled to take place this week on the Strip, but one, featuring a three-time Grammy award winner, is getting extra attention.

5 free shows for cheap-os

See surf rock stand-outs The Boss Martians and others for free.

Hazy shade of winter

Vegas indie rockers Black Camaro drop surprise new record.

Gaga, Bennett playing Vegas for New Year’s

Tony Bennett’s “Duets II” pairing with Lady Gaga on “The Lady is a Tramp” led to September’s “Cheek to Cheek” album, a TV special and select live dates, including the two tightest tickets in Las Vegas next week: Tuesday and New Year’s Eve’s sold-out shows at The Cosmopolitan.

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