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New ownership fuels optimism for First Friday

Even the new owners of First Friday Las Vegas aren’t sure what the future holds for the downtown arts district. But at least the organization behind the monthly street festivals has a future after investors plunked down $50,000 to buy the name, mailing lists and web addresses associated with the event.

Henderson Symphony Orchestra celebrates 25 years

Members of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra share a lot, including a love for classical music, a deep respect for their conductor, and that need to perform before live audiences.

Zap! 4 planned in Paradise-area neighborhood

Seven artists have been selected to participate in the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department’s Zap! 4, a community art project in which utility boxes are designed to reflect and enhance a local neighborhood.

Famed DJ seeks a home for African-American artifacts

Nathaniel Montague, a former disc jockey known as “Magnificent Montague,” owns a collection of rare African-American artifacts that has drawn the interest of the Smithsonian Institution.

Dennis Oppenheim, artist behind downtown neon paintbrushes, dies

Dennis Oppenheim, the artist behind the neon paintbrushes downtown, died Saturday. He was 72. The Las Vegas paintbrushes sit unlit on Charleston Boulevard at the intersections of Casino Center Boulevard and Fourth Street. They were one of Oppenheim’s final projects but went unfinished as he quietly battled liver cancer.

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