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3-D painting recreates world’s largest candy wall on Las Vegas Strip

Renowned 3-D street painter Melanie Stimmel Van Latum and two other artists recreated the world’s largest candy wall in a 3-D painting outside the M&M’s World store on the Las Vegas Strip last week.

Sunset Park is the place for inaugural Sunset Wonderland

“Sunset Wonderland is like Central Park meets Sunset Park,” said Kim Ehler, recreation specialist for Clark County Parks and Recreation. The first-year holiday attraction packs Sunset Park with lights, activities and an ice skating rink.

‘Yarnstormers’ beautify valley with knitting creations

A knitting a crocheting group at the West Flamingo Senior Center hosted a “Yarn-a-Thon” event this month, creating yarn flower murals. The group plans more meetings throughout the year.

With tiny exception, ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’ outshines movie

My theater snobbery against Broadway musicals adapted from Hollywood movies was dealt a serious blow by “Legally Blonde, The Musical,” produced and directed by Philip Shelburne at Super Summer Theatre. The 2007 Broadway show is not only funnier than the original 2001 film comedy with Reese Witherspoon, but, thanks to the music, it also has more heart — except for one little part.

For these skaters, art imitates art

Kick. Push. Coast. Turn. Heels down. Chest up. Jump. Hands out. Bend knees. Land. Hands down. Kick. Push. Coast.

Piano prodigy, 13, hopes to make mark on music

Victoria Young takes her seat at a modest upright Sohmer piano in the small Green Valley rental condominium she and her mother call home. After an hour of conversation that has gone from Teletubbies to virtual high school and a hectic piano practice schedule, Victoria is ready to shine, playing Frederic Chopin’s “Winter Wind.”

‘Menagerie’ nearly captures delicacy, desperation in Williams’ classic drama

Tennessee Williams’ classic play “The Glass Menagerie” is filled with drama and it’s easy to guide with a heavy hand. Happily, this production at the Onyx Theatre, directed by Ernie Curcio, manages to bring a lightness that deftly counterbalances the desperation that simmers beneath the surface of the characters.

Apt cast, clever staging help ‘Business’ succeed

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” the 1961 hit musical comedy by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows, offers a parallax view of the business world that continually causes us to shift our viewpoint between modern and postmodern perspectives.

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