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The Future Stars Showcase, featuring young performers from around the Las Vegas Valley, will showcase their skills at 1 p.m. May 1 at Cadillac Ranch in Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

The performers range in age from 9 to 20 and have experience working with Las Vegas showroom acts such as Clint Holmes, Kelly Clinton and Shades of Sinatra.

The group is directed by Fortgang Music Productions. The performance is free.

Latin Taste Festival to feature international food, music and more

Latin flavors come alive during the International Latin Taste Festival planned from noon to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Town Square Las Vegas, 6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Enjoy traditional Latin favorites and contemporary dishes from around the world during the three-day festival that includes live music and entertainment, a fun zone for kids, amusement rides and more. Admission is $5 for the festival, which will take place in the southwest parking lot of Town Square behind H&M.

Nevada pops to recognize music
from brazil, cuba and mexico

Nevada Pops will join pay homage to music from Brazil to Cuba and Mexico during “Fiesta” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on the UNLV campus, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Special guest Jose Hernandez, director of Mariachi Sol de Mexico, will assist on arrangements of “South of the Border” and “Maleguena,” a salute to bossa nova king Antonio Carlos Jobim, and other mariachi music.

Tickets are $18 and $14 for students, seniors and military with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at nevadapops.org.

FORMER HEARTTHROB David cassidy
to play THE ORLEANS SHOWROOM

Singer, producer, actor and recent “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant David Cassidy is scheduled to perform his hits at 8 p.m. May 7-8 at The Orleans Showroom. Tickets start at $39.95 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 365-7075 or visiting orleanscasino.com.

Jazz in the Park series returns

Clark County’s Jazz in the Park series is back with free concerts through June at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Doors open at 7 p.m., and concerts are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The lineup includes saxophonist Paul Taylor on Saturday , Tony and Grammy award-winner Brenda Russell on May 7, perennial favorite Spyro Gyra on May 14, Jeff Lorber Fusion on May 21, and saxophone group The Sax Pack on June 4. Picnics, blankets and low-back chairs are welcome. Food and drink are available for purchase on site. No pets are allowed. For more information, call 455-8200.

Henderson REVEALS May ARTBEAT LINEUP

The city of Henderson announced its May lineup for ArtBeat performances.

Free performances include Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand on May 6, the Nevada Chamber Symphony on May 13 and Crossin Dixin on May 20.

ArtBeat performances start at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.

For more information, visit Hendersonlive.com.

Clark county MUSEUM exhibit
SHOWCASES PUEBLO INDIAN CULTURE

From now until June 2, the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway, is hosting a new exhibit, “Pueblo Indian Art: Ongoing Traditions.”

Guests can enjoy 150 years of Pueblo Indian culture, including jewelry, pottery, baskets, textiles and artifacts.

Admission to the exhibit is $2. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. daily.

For more information, call 455-7955.

Sun City Summerlin Musicmakers
to present ‘They Wrote The Songs’

The Sun City Summerlin Musicmakers are set to perform “They Wrote The Songs” in May at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd.

The show will feature selections written by some of the 20th century’s most talented composers, including Berlin, Porter, Rodgers, Hammerstein, Gershwin and Ellington, and will feature dancers, percussion and woodwind instruments.

Shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. May 6-7 and 2 p.m. May 8. Tickets are $8.

For tickets, call 228-8671, 685-6364 or 255-4738.

Sun City Dance Company
to perform at Starbright theatre

Sun City Dance Company Las Vegas plans to present “Showtime 2011” at 7 p.m. May 13-14 and May 20-21, with a 2 p.m. Sunday show May 15 and 22 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd. Tickets are $11. For ticket information, contact Joelene Carter at 341-9813.

Cowboy Mouth to rock at Red Rock

Party on the Rocks plans to host Cowboy Mouth at 9 p.m. Saturday at Red Rock Resort’s Rocks Lounge, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.

Based in New Orleans, Cowboy Mouth has released 11 albums. Some of the band’s biggest hits include “Jenny Says” and “This Much Fun,” which was used in the trailer for the 2007 animated film “Meet the Robinsons.”

Ticket are $20, plus tax and applicable fees. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by calling 547-5300 or at stationcasinos.com. .

‘COME FLY AWAY’ WITH the Silvertones

The Silvertones plan to perform “Come Fly Away” at 7 p.m. April 30 and 2:30 p.m. May 1 at the Starbright Theatre, 2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd.

Take a musical journey around the world with tunes such as “Twenty-Six Miles,” “South of the Border,” “Bali Ha’i,” “South America,” “Take It Away” and “Slow Boat to China.” The concert includes a salute to the United States. All songs are arranged and scored by George Pucine with accompaniment by Martha Olson.

Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased from any member or by calling Don Paretto at 256-6220, Jeanne Ebner at 838-2908 or Kay Cosgrove at 254-3427.

las vegas city of lights jazz and r&b festival planned for april 30

The 19th annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival is scheduled for April 30 and May 1 at the Clark County Government Building Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Tickets are $20 at the door, but other ticket packages are available at yourjazz.com.

rainbow company youth theatre
to perform as part of drama workshop

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is scheduled to host a final staged presentation on stage to finish up a drama workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. For more information or to register, call 229-6553 or 229-6383 or visit artslasvegas.org.

artist’s cubism exhibit to be displayed at west las vegas arts center

Artist Dayo Adelaja’s “Cubism Juxtaposed” will be on display from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through April 30 at the West Las Vegas Arts Center Community Gallery, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is closed Sunday through Tuesday. Adelaja is originally from Nigeria, but his murals and sculptures decorate public spaces in West Las Vegas.

For more information about the artist, visit adelajaart.com.

caldwell’s exhibit at trifecta gallery

Artist J.W. Caldwell’s “Shut Up” exhibit is featured at Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. The exhibit runs through April 29. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 366-7001, email ask.trifecta@gmail.com or visit trifectagallery.com.

Opening reception for ‘high noon’ exhibit set for kleven contemporary

The opening reception of the exhibit “High Noon” by artist Brian Henry is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Kleven Contemporary, 520 E. Fremont St. The exhibit will run through May 28. For more information about the show or gallery hours call 501-9030.

‘It’s All A Blur’ exhibit featured
at contemporary arts center

The “It’s All A Blur” exhibit will be featured until Saturday at the Contemporary Arts Center, 107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 120, in the Arts Factory. The featured artists are Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dale Hoyt and Tony Labat.

For more information, call 382-3886 or email info@lasvegascac.org.

melodious jones trio to perform
at italian american social club

The Melodious Jones Trio is scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. every Friday at the Italian American Social Club, 2333 E. Sahara Ave. The concerts coincide with the Nostalgic Dance Society.

For more information about the trio’s performances, visit melodiousjones.com. For more information about the dance society, visit meetup.com/nostalgicdance or nostaglicdance.com.

rock the block music festival
set for east fremont street

Rock the Block presents the Ganja Daze 420 Celebration with Kottonmouth Kings, Everlast, Big B and Ekoh at 5 p.m. Saturday on East Fremont Street. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show, plus any service charges. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketfly.com. For more information about the music festival, visit rocktheblockvegas.com.

MR. HA’JEE SET TO PERFORM
AT SAM’S TOWN LIVE

Mr. Ha’Jee is scheduled to perform from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Sam’s Town Live at Sam’s Town, 5111 Boulder Highway. The singer/songwriter/producer first made his mark in the entertainment world by winning on “Star Search.”

For more information, call 456-7777 or go to samstown.com.

Camerata Orchestra concert set

The Las Vegas Camerata Orchestra is set to perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The group will celebrate its 25th anniversary season with a retrospective of its many classical Argentinean works and original pieces. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

For more information, call 455-7340.

Arab ensemble set to perform

The Bishr Hijazi Arab Ensemble is set to perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. The concert is set to feature classical and contemporary music from many parts of the Arab world. The performance is part of the World Vibration Series. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, call 455-7340.

Mexican children’s day
to be celebrated at Sunrise Library

El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros Storytime is scheduled from 11 to 11:30 a.m. April 30 at the Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave. The special story time for children 11 or younger is set to celebrate the Mexican Day of Children and the love of books with music, stories and craft making. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 507-3900.

Eric Burden and the Animals set to play at the Railhead at Boulder Station

Eric Burden and the Animals are set to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Railhead at Boulder Station at 4111 Boulder Highway. The band is best known for several hits from the 1960s, including “The House of the Rising Sun,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” and “Don’t Let me Be Misunderstood.” Tickets are $25 to $54.50.

For more information, call 432-7777 or go to boulderstation.com.

Perfect Choice to perform
at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder

Perfect Choice is set to perform today through Sunday in the Las Vegas Lounge at Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, 4575 Boulder Highway. The band is set to play classic rock, lounge and pop music from 8 p.m. to midnight tonight though Thursday and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free and open to adults 21 or older. For more information, call 888-236-9066.

lion king performers to showcase dance at college of southern nevada

Dancers from Disney’s “The Lion King” at Mandalay Bay are scheduled to present their choreography at 7 p.m. Friday at the College of Southern Nevada’s Nicholas J. Horn Theater at the Cheyenne campus, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., in a showcase titled “Live. Love. Dance!”

Dance styles will include contemporary ballet, burlesque, tap, modern, gospel, jazz and hip-hop fusion.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and $10 for children younger than 12 and CSN students with a valid ID.

For reservations and information, call 651-5483 or email pactickets@csn.edu.

former review-journal editor’s exhibit now open at left of center art gallery

A tribute to the photography of the late Las Vegas Review-Journal assistant city editor Warren Bates is on display at Left of Center Art Gallery, 2207 W. Gowan Road.

The exhibit is called “Road to Zzyzx.” Its images document deserted areas in and around the desert settlement. It is scheduled to run through June 4.

Bates died in April 2010 seven miles outside of the California ghost town of Amboy, more than 130 miles from Las Vegas, when a train broadsided his car. He was 49.

For more information about the show, go to warrenbatesphoto.com. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment Saturday.

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