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December 22, 2014

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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.
Photo: Wassa Coulibalys Tribal Night at Baobab Stage in T
Ex-‘Zumanity’ star Wassa Coulibaly takes on the world with ‘Tribal Night’ at Baobab Stage
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wassa Coulibaly was one of the standout performers in “Zumanity” at New York-New York until leaving in October at the peak of her acrobatic acumen to focus full time on her true passion, Baobab Stage at Town Square.
Photo: Wassa Coulibalys Tribal Night at Baobab Stage in T
Ex-‘Zumanity’ artist Wassa Coulibaly takes on the world with ‘Tribal Night’
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wassa Coulibaly was one of the standout performers in “Zumanity” at New York-New York until leaving in October at the peak of her acrobatic acumen to focus full time on her true passion, Baobab Stage at Town Square. ...
Photo: The world premiere of William Shakespeare's
Photos: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ premiere is ‘pure brilliance’ and Broadway bound; more Shakespeare to come?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When our silent Rio headliner magician Teller decided to produce his vision of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” you knew that there’d be magic — and what incredible illusions he has created to weave naturally into the story that England’s preeminent dramatist envisioned in the 1600s.
Photo: Cirque du Soleil's
Photos: Cirque du Soleil looks ahead to third ‘One Night for One Drop’ benefit
Monday, March 24, 2014
I MC’d the first “One Drop” onstage auction. Criss Angel placed a winning bid of $80,000 for a week with 30 guests at Guy Laliberte’s Hawaii estate; a high-tech racecar watch raised $150,000; and two lovely ladies battled to $100,000 for Lady Kenilworth jewelry.
Photo: Jubilee! at Bally's photographed by Denis
Q+A: Frank Gatson Jr., the man behind the makeover of 32-year-old ‘Jubilee!’ at Bally’s
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Before the final performance of “Jubilee!” at Bally’s last Thursday night, I sat with Frank Gatson Jr., who has been charged with transforming the legendary 32-year-old spectacular and bringing it up to date for a new generation of fans.
Photo: Corky Ballas and Florence Henderson rehearse for S
Q+A: Florence Henderson, Nevada Ballet Theater’s Woman of the Year — her lifelong love of dance
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Growing up in a small Midwest town, poverty prevented actress Florence Henderson from fulfilling her dream to become a dancer. On Saturday, she will be honored as Woman of the Year by Nevada Ballet Theater celebrating the 30th anniversary of its glittering Black & White Ball.
Photo: In this theater image released by Disney Theatrica
‘Newsies’ is hosting Las Vegas casting call Jan. 31 for Broadway and North American tour
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Dreaming of Disney? The company’s theatrical-production wing will hold an open-call audition in Las Vegas this month for male dancers to join the upcoming Broadway and North American touring production of "Newsies."
Photo: The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
Smith Center chief Myron Martin reveals Spring 2014 lineup of musical and theatrical superstars
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The celebrated and award-winning roster includes Renee Fleming, Patti LuPone, Diana Krall, Chris Botti, John Legend, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” produced by Teller of Penn & Teller. And there is so much more.
Photo: Nevada Ballet Theaters The Nutcracker at the Smith
Review + photos: NBT’s reimagined ‘Nutcracker’ an exquisite, colorful holiday gem
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Nevada Ballet Theater’s 2013 reimagination of “The Nutcracker” is the most visually beautiful production ever staged in Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center. The high praise is not bestowed lightly, as Reynolds Hall has been home to some stellar productions.
Photo: Toy soldier Paris Harman, 15, watches rehearsal fo
Photos: Nevada Ballet Theater ‘tightens the magic’ for second year of ‘Nutcracker’ at Smith Center
Friday, December 13, 2013
From planning to redesigns to marketing to fundraising, the elaborate holiday production is a daunting undertaking for any dance company, but Nevada Ballet Theater hopes to raise the bar in the production’s second year at Smith Center that opens Saturday.
Photo: The 2014 One Night for One Drop workshop led by sh
Preview photos: Cirque du Soleil hosts first workshop for 2014 One Night for One Drop show
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The first workshop for the new One Night for One Drop show for Cirque du Soleil’s world water charity is underway, and Vegas DeLuxe has the first photos.
Photo: Dance fever: Performers rehearse for last years <e
When dancers collide: NBT and Cirque team up for 'A Choreographers' Showcase'
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Artists from Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque production shows present their sixth annual collaboration show this month.
Photo: Couples compete during the 2013 NV Star Ball Dance
Kick. Turn. Tango: Ballroom dance competition in town this weekend
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Grace, talent and exhaustive practice are requirements for keeping up in the fiercely competitive world of dance, but it takes more than proper posture and rhythm to take home top titles. Ballroom is about overall presentation, and from the bedazzled fringe of a short salsa dress to the flowing ruffles of a waltz gown, the right dress can be essential to giving a performance that extra flair to impress the judges.
Photo: Contributing photographer Erik Kabik's best, favor
Celebrity preview: Alternatives to EDC, a 'Mob Wives' wedding, Buckcherry and Paul Revere and the Raiders
Friday, June 21, 2013
It's hard to believe, with hundreds of the world’s most famous DJ’s here for the Electric Daisy Carnival, that anything else could possibly be going on -- however, this is Vegas and there are plenty of other choices.

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