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Dynamic Trombone Quartet sets concert

The Dynamic Trombone Quartet will perform an afternoon of easy listening music at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Reed Whipple Cultural Center’s studio theater, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call 229-6211 for reservations and more information.

The four longtime, professional musicians play a wide-ranging repertoire that covers classical compositions, show tunes, big band standards from the 1930s and ’40s, marches and more.

Walter Boenig began his career with the Glenn Miller and Harry James orchestras and has spent more than 30 years playing Las Vegas showrooms. He formed his own band 25 years ago and is also a member of the Brass Roots Quintet.

Hiroshi Suzuki has performed with numerous entertainers and on more than 100 recordings.

Dan Trinter has played in virtually all of the Strip casinos and Dan Uhrich has also spent many years playing in local orchestras, quintets and jazz bands.

The concert is presented by the Arts & Community Events Division of the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services. The music is provided, in part, by a grant from the Music Performance Fund and obtained with the cooperation of the Musicians Union of Las Vegas, Local No. 369 of the American Federation of Musicians.

Reed Whipple Cultural Center hosts numerous programs throughout the year in both its intimate studio theater and on its main stage.

The "Night Groovin Series" at 7 p.m. Fridays in the studio theater will feature poet Keith Brantley, "The Modern Griot," in a spoken-word performance on Feb. 1 and jazz and rhythm and blues guitarist Calvin Brooks on Feb. 22.

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre’s production of "Kit Carson’s Frontier Adventure" begins a two-week run at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the main theater. The rousing tale is based on Silver State history.

Tickets for "Night Groovin" and "Kit Carson" are on sale and cost $7 for adults, $5 for teens and seniors, and $3 for children age 12 and under.


Festival highlights Brazilian filmmaker

The monthly film series "Cine en el Centro" continues Thursday with "Homen Que Copiava (The Man Who Copied)" at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 North Eastern Ave.

Series curator Luis Bonilla will introduce the film at 6 p.m. and lead a discussion in Spanish following the screening. Admission is free. Call 229-1515 for information.

"Homen Que Copiava," which is in Portuguese with English subtitles, was the directorial debut of Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Furtado.

Andre (Lazaro Ramos) is a young man who likes to draw comics, but works at a bookstore making copies. Infatuated with a neighbor who works in a clothing store, he concocts a counterfeiting scheme to enable him to get close to her.

The film was released in 2003 and carries an R rating.

"Cine en el Centro" is presented by the Arts & Community Events Division of the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services with support from La Preciosa 101.9 FM, El Tiempo, Tortillas Los Arco and El Mercadito.


Summer jobs open to area students

Clark County has begun recruiting for the 2008 Clark County Summer Business Institute Program.

There are 100 jobs for qualifying Clark County high school students who will be juniors, seniors, or college freshmen by the fall of 2008.

This is the 13th year that Clark County has sponsored the SBI Program offering teens employment opportunities in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, architecture, education and communication.

The program is a partnership among Clark County, Clark County School District and more than 80 area businesses.

The SBI Program serves as to expose inner-city and suburban youth to career fields that they might otherwise not access or envision. This year’s institute will take place from mid-June through mid-August. The program strives to team selected applicants with professionals in their field of choice. It also assists youth with college preparation and teaches money management, life skills and civic engagement.

Those selected for the program will be required to meet certain criteria determined by Clark County and the Clark County School District.

Applications are available at the Clark County government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, 5th Floor; KCEP Radio Station, 330 W. Washington Ave.; and through the high school job banks.

The application deadline is Feb. 22.

For more information, contact Maurice L. Reid, SBI coordinator or Kaveida Allen, SBI Assistant Coordinator at 455-2426 or 455-3036.


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