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Neon by night, museum puts signs in a new light

Neon Museum programs include special one-night events, such as an upcoming free stargazing night and monthlong celebrations of culture, such as February’s Black History Month, when the museum is set to highlight the work of Paul Revere Williams, the creator of many works of classic googie architecture, a style typified by strong curves and geometric shapes and a dramatic use of steel and glass. Williams designed the building that serves as the museum’s lobby, the restored and relocated lobby of the La Concha Motel.

Chenoweth bringing variety of music to Smith center

It’s 12 o’clock somewhere. Somewhere other than Las Vegas, that is. That’s the idea behind The Smith Center’s first foray into New Year’s Eve entertainment, as Tony- and Emmy-winner Kristin Chenoweth headlines a considerably before-midnight 7:30 p.m. concert at Reynolds Hall.

Arts briefs, Dec. 27-Jan. 2

Artist visits local gallery: See the art and watch the artist in action. That’s the attraction this weekend when artist Michael Flohr visits the Exclusive Collections Gallery in the Forum Shops at Caesars.

WinterFest lights up Water Street

The weather wasn’t too frightful for the city of Henderson’s WinterFest Dec. 12-14 in the city’s Water Street District. The theme of this year’s festival was “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Delight.”

Briefs: Theater, music and family fun, Dec. 20-26

Two ballet troupes stage ‘Nutcracker’: If there’s never enough “Nutcracker” to satisfying your holiday ballet cravings, take heart — because two local troupes contribute their interpretations of the fanciful Tchaikovsky classic this weekend.

 
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.

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