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5 things you didn’t know about The Smith Center

Since opening its doors in 2012, The Smith Center has welcomed the community to experience all that they have to offer from Broadway plays and weddings, to special events, educational programs and everything in between.

 
Vegas Stripped: Balancing chaos with art — VIDEO

Between the ages of eight and 14, Clarice Tara lived under an umbrella of mental abuse from her mother’s boyfriend. At 14, she left to live with her father, whose abuse of drugs drove Clarice to forms of self-abuse herself.

 
Tap legend Prince Spencer dead at 98

Prince Spencer, who tap-danced his way across color barriers as a member of the Four Step Brothers, died Thursday, weeks after celebrating his 98th birthday Oct. 3.

 
Vegas Stripped: Bone-breaking improv — VIDEO

The group BARS, or “Brothers Are Radically Superb,” combine turfing, bone breaking, popping, and anything that inspires them to put on a improv-based theatrical show of raw self-expression.

 
You can finally see the inside of Wayne Newton’s estate — PHOTOS

Casa de Shenandoah? More like Casa de Wow. And for anybody who’s driven past the gates of Wayne Newton’s estate near the corner of Sunset and Pecos roads and wondered what lay behind, finding out firsthand now is possible.

 
Today would have been Roald Dahl’s 99th birthday

There are many ways to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. You can suck on an Everlasting Gobstopper. Walk across a carpet seething with snakes. Or you can simply read some Roald Dahl.

 
$15 million stolen Picasso painting found after 14 years

The painting, “La Coiffeusse” (“The Hairdresser”) was found in a shipping container labeled a “low-value handicraft” and valued at $33.42 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 
‘Star Wars’ steals the show at Comic-Con Day Two

Day two of Comic-Con was filled with fan-favorite properties from the very first panel in the morning with “The Big Bang Theory” until the sun set in San Diego, as “Star Wars” took over downtown.

 
Valley artist’s work requires active viewing for different perspective

Inside the recently opened Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Center is a frosty white mural that holds hidden secrets to the naked eye. It’s only when seen with a polarized viewer that a new colorful world greets the eyes.

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