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Photo: Imagine Dragons, left to right, Wayne Sermon, Dani
Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons can’t wait to share famous ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Imagine Dragons make their first appearance on “Saturday Night Live” tonight, and bassist Ben McKee is eager to perform on the same stage where Sean Connery (played famously by Darrel Hammond) chided Alex Trebek (in one of Will Ferrell’s great roles on the show).
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Elton John’s ‘The Million Dollar Piano’ is coming to a theater near you in March
Thursday, January 30, 2014
If you can’t make it to the Colosseum to catch Elton John’s “The Million Dollar Piano” performances this spring, you can still catch him at the movies: For two nights in March, the singer’s resident show will be screened in cinemas across the world.
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Cockroach Theatre splits with artistic director Erik Amblad
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
“Opening the theater and getting our first season on its feet presented a lot more challenges than any of us could have ever anticipated.”
Photo: Chris Ramirez, left, founder, and and Mark Balint,
Joe Downtown: Downtown Project backing independent film project
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Downtown Project will invest in an independent film starring 19-year-old Dakota Fanning. Chris Ramirez, owner/partner of Downtown Films and founder of Silver State Production Services and Lola Pictures, is listed as a producer on the movie. He said the project’s investment constitutes almost the entire budget of the film, directed and written by Gerardo Naranjo.
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Does Elaine Wynn’s reported $142.4 million Francis Bacon art purchase set a new benchmark?
Monday, January 27, 2014
Hotel director and Las Vegas socialite Elaine Wynn surprised and stunned guests with her $1 million donation at the 30th Anniversary Nevada Ballet Theater Black & White Ball at Aria on Saturday night. Two months ago, there was an even bigger shocker.
Photo: Barry Williams, Florence Henderson and Christopher
Florence Henderson splashes color over NBT’s Black & White Ball
Monday, January 27, 2014
Florence Henderson joked about Viagra, dusted off a joke about George Burns and sang a cappella at Saturday's NBT fundraising gala at Aria.
Photo: Barry Williams, Florence Henderson and Christopher
Photos: Florence Henderson honored as NBT Woman of the Year; Elaine Wynn donates $1 million
Sunday, January 26, 2014
It was a glittering 30th anniversary celebration, a night of glamorous legends topped off with a $1 million donation from our leading lady Elaine Wynn. The annual Black & White Ball for our Nevada Ballet Theater at Aria sparkled from start to finish.
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Three new series highlight independent and classic films at Galaxy Green Valley
Friday, January 24, 2014
First up is the debut of the Cinema Society of Las Vegas series.
Photo: Florence Henderson.
For a night, it’s ‘The Ballet Bunch’ as Florence Henderson is honored by NBT
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Nevada Ballet Theater’s 2014 Woman of the Year has taken many voyages on “The Love Boat,” played at every famous Strip hotel and even worked with Shecky Greene.
Photo: Charlotte Dutoit, curator of the Life Is Beautiful
Joe Downtown: Walls scouted for next Life Is Beautiful murals
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Planning for the next Life Is Beautiful festival began almost as soon as the two-day festival ended in October. But one of the most visible and unexpectedly controversial parts of the festival — its street art program — really got rolling this week.
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.
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‘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."
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Celebrity preview: Porn stars, Ne-Yo, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Styx
Friday, January 17, 2014
In a weekend in which porn princesses dominate (pun intended) the scene with their annual fan expo, awards and parties galore, it seems the joke is on … four comics who go head-to-head in different ways trying to compete. Call it contradictory comedy!
Photo: Life Cube, a Burning Man art piece, is burned at t
Joe Downtown: Artist's burning desire coming closer to reality
Friday, January 17, 2014
Scott Cohen just received a shipment of 22,000 pounds of wood. Now the real work begins on Life Cube, Cohen’s vision-turned-reality to build a 24-by-24-foot cube, and dozens more 8-by-8-foot cubes, fill them with the wishes of thousands of people, then burn them in a downtown parking lot.
Photo: A view of one of the two Dennis Oppenheim paintbru
Joe Downtown: Arts Commission considers bringing 'Paintbrushes' together
Friday, January 17, 2014
Las Vegas Arts Commission members are considering moving one of two massive metallic paintbrushes situated downtown to create a more visible gateway to area’s Arts District.

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