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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.

‘Ragtime’ strikes a familiar chord

“Ragtime: The Musical,” which kicks off its national tour at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall through Sunday.

County TV station to air poet laureate program

Last month, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera gave a reading at Nevada State College. Starting next week, those who missed the presentation will be able to catch it on Clark County TV throughout November.

String quartet bringing classical-pop mash-ups

The members of the string quartet launching UNLV’s annual Charles Vanda Master Series on Saturday plan to catch Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood during their Vegas visit. But first, they have to play a piece of Britney’s.

New outdoor amphitheater previewing bigger things to come

The new Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater continues its soft opening this weekend with a pair of concerts, but the venue inside the park is likely to steal the show, based on opening-weekend turnout.

Director of Smith Center PBS special dies in California

Multiple Emmy-winner Michael Stevens, who directed the PBS special that introduced The Smith Center to a national TV audience, died last week while undergoing cancer treatment in Los Angeles. He was 48.

Get a taste of tyranny with ‘Miss Margarida’s Way’

“Miss Margarida’s Way” transports audiences back to eighth grade, where the tyrannical title character resorts to charm, intimidation and manipulation to assert her power over her unsuspecting “students.”

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