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Winchester Players take on musicals

The Winchester Players present their interpretation of “Grease” and the new musical “The Young Rascals” at 7 p.m. today and noon Saturday during the annual Clark County Children’s Festival at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

“The Young Rascals” was produced by and stars the youngest members of the Winchester Players. The young thespians, from 6 to 8 years old, learned dance, songs and blocking to bring this new musical to life. “Greasie,” the troupe’s adaptation of the classic musical “Grease,” stars actors ranging in age from 9 to 17.

Tickets are $2 for children, $5 for adults. For more information, call 455-7340.

‘Manhole’ artist at reception, lecture

A reception and free lecture by artist Ralph Brancaccio will take place at 6:30 p.m. today at the Reed Whipple Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

The lecture is in conjunction with “Manhole Cover Monoprints” on exhibit in the cultural center’s gallery. Brancaccio uses manhole covers as a printing plate to create colorful imagery that often goes beyond the representation of the manhole cover.

The exhibition consists of various sized manhole monoprints from many places around the world, such as Paris, New York, Chicago, Taiwan, London and Hamburg, Germany.

“Manhole Cover Monoprints” runs through June 21. The cultural center’s regular hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, call 229-1012.

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