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Tourism group turned to world-class composer with Nevada roots

Eric Whitacre is a world-class, Grammy Award-winning music composer who grew up in rural Nevada, went to school at UNLV and makes about a dozen speaking appearances a year. He also recently appeared before the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

Coalition opposes R. Kelly’s concert on the Strip

Dozens of New Year’s 2015 events are scheduled to take place this week on the Strip, but one, featuring a three-time Grammy award winner, is getting extra attention.

Rock band Kiss arrives in Vegas, begins residency

Members of the rock band Kiss arrived in Las Vegas via helicopter at the Hard Rock hotel-casino for the start of their residency Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Rock in Rio performers give sneak peek

Entertainers performed during the Rock in Rio USA Rock Street sneak-peek event at the site of the former Circus Circus RV Park on Monday.

Online Vegas PBS show to feature local performers

A new Web series created by Vegas PBS plans to bring local music to your computer. “Backyard Sessions” is scheduled to premiere Oct. 1 at vegaspbs.org and other sites.

Suncoast variety show shines spotlight on Summerlin brothers

Patrons at the Suncoast got a treat July 10 — young talent in the form of brothers Diego and Santiago LaRochelle, who performed in the “Suncoast Variety Show.”

Pop star’s donation seeds multiple sclerosis program

A donation from popular music star Gloria Estefan and her husband is bringing a new program to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health for people living with multiple sclerosis.

Rapper Flavor Flav runs afoul of Las Vegas fireworks law

Flavor Flav’s yearslong battle with neighbors over his annual Fourth of July fireworks show might be at an end after Las Vegas police slapped the rapper with two citations Friday night.

EDC ends peacefully with a few arrests, medical calls

The last night of Electric Daisy Carnival came to a close Monday morning. The event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway drew in crowds by the thousands, each night seeing about 134,000 attendees, according to Insomniac Events.