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December 18, 2014

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Photo: Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform during a Ne
Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by NBT offers adventure, invention and imagination
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Smith Center:
Betsy Lucas performs Clara’s innocence and exuberance with perfection. Alissa Dale (The Winter Fairy) and Steven Goforth (The Snow Prince) soar in their snow scene — the classic winter scene is their scene.
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to ’90s icons The Smashing Pumpkins to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Here are our weekend best bets:
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A show in motion: Something old and new in NBT’s ‘The Nutcracker’
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Smith Center:
“Some of these kids have been with the production for three years now, and we want to keep them interested,” says James Canfield, artistic director. “As the show is evolving, so is the dancing.”
Photo: CEO Seth Schorr, right, gives Steve and Andrea Wyn
Strip Scribbles: Steve Wynn, Burlesque Festival, Soul Train Awards, Roseanne, Penn
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Las Vegas:
Tickets go on sale today for the Dec. 16 premiere of “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” with 34 singers and dancers performing Broadway’s biggest hit songs with a 30-piece orchestra.
Photo: Creative director Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar gives a thu
Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar talks ‘One Night for One Drop’ at Mirage in March
Friday, October 24, 2014
Cirque du Soleil:
Cirque du Soleil’s ambitious voluntary cast effort for the annual, one-night-only “One Night for Drop” benefit performance is underway for the third consecutive year, and at the helm again for the second time is “The Beatles Love” performer Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar.
Photo: The grand opening of Eric Jordan Youngs Shakin  in
Four new shows in only 48 hours on the Las Vegas Strip, downtown
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Theater:
I was emotionally moved and drained by the heart-wrenching play “Henri” at the Smith Center that dealt with elderly patients battling dementia. The production by former Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid’s daughter Ryan Elisabeth Reid stars actor James Williams.
Photo: Author James Frey talks with Larry King on CNN.
Strip Scribbles: $500K in gold at Caesars for James Frey’s ‘Endgame’; Eric Trump; Burlesque Festival
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Las Vegas:
A $500,000 gold coin display will be unveiled at Caesars Palace on Friday by international bestselling author James Frey. His new book “Endgame” is more than an adventure tale.
Photo: Myron Martin, president and CEO of the Smith Cente
Preview: Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert is tonight at the Smith Center
Monday, September 22, 2014
Culture:
For two hours tonight, a star-studded cast of 250 will celebrate Nevada’s cultural heritage with more than 25 acts at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts produced by its president and CEO, Myron Martin.
Photo: Jodie McDonald, Kevin Burke, Sabina Kelley and Dan
High-octane ‘Limelight’ at the Plaza captures spirit of The Roaring ’20s
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Review:
“Limelight” is a high-octane, frenzied entertainment package with some of the most dynamic dancing seen in Las Vegas. Some of its excitement is right in your face as the gorgeous glamor girls dance among the audience and their legs barely miss your head.
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New burlesque musical cast is ready for ‘Limelight’ at Plaza
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Preview:
In “Limelight,” black-and-white magic movie days are transformed into blazing Technicolor songs-and-dances with six female dancers and singer Felice Garcia, who has double-duty also performing in “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s.
Photo: Event winner Victor competes in the Red Bull BC On
10 thoughts from the Red Bull BC One North American Final
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Power moves, crotch grabs and crazy acrobatics at Brooklyn Bowl.
Photo: Justin Timberlake performs at MGM Grand Garden Are
Celebrity preview: Will.I.Am, Justin Timberlake, Jake Owen, Mario, Counting Crows, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Friday, August 8, 2014
If laughter is the best medicine, we’ll have a lot of very healthy people on and off the Strip this weekend. The kings and queens of comedy are reigning along with crown prince of pop Justin Timberlake, who leads a music invasion that includes a two-day ukulele festival.
Photo: Militia of New Zealand performs during the prelimi
Weekend best bets: Kathy Griffin, Nick Waterhouse and World Hip-Hop Dance Championships
Thursday, August 7, 2014
There’s good reason to step out and enjoy the mild August weather this weekend, with a colorful variety of music offerings and more highlighting the days ahead. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
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Jennifer Aleman, company manager of ‘Crazy Girls’ at the Riviera: What is a dancer?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Guest Columnist:
The first type of Las Vegas dancer who comes to mind for most is the classic showgirl. These are the girls who wear elaborate costumes with feathers and rhinestones weighing as much as 40 pounds! Imagine gliding elegantly down a set of stairs in these costumes.
Photo: Tania Reis and Vartan Zakhariants dance together a
Dance studio steps in to help local schools fill budget holes
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
When Nessa Apostol first started dancing, it was to escape the monotony that came with being a full-time college student, working two jobs and mending a newly broken heart.

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