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Six gems among the Oscar nominations
Six gems among the Oscar nominations
Friday, January 17, 2014
With much ado about nomination snubs, film editor Josh Bell focuses on the positive.
Photo: Taras Krysa conducts the Las Vegas Philharmonic du
Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates 150 years of Nevada with homegrown talent
Friday, January 17, 2014
The concert also marks a few firsts for the orchestra.
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: A rendering of the exterior of the 54,000-square-f
Joe Downtown: With influx of residents, can a downtown theater thrive?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Here is more evidence that downtown's redevelopment has taken off: Ideas once merely discussed are becoming a reality. One of those is an eight-screen movie house, tentatively called Eclipse Theater, that would include bar service and a restaurant. Plans will go before the city Planning Commission next week, when the developer will seek a special-use permit for the property. Sharet Holdings II LLC is the developer of the 53,855-square-foot project on 0.80 acre on the southwest corner of Gass Avenue and 3rd Street, on the same block as Newport Lofts, a downtown high-rise.
Photo: Uncle Kracker at the D Hotel (owner Derek Stevens
The 2014 Three to Watch: a downtown trailblazer, an accomplished AD and a legendary showman
Monday, January 6, 2014
Those on the 2013 Three to Watch list had wildly divergent years. The 2014 list is similarly diverse. First, let’s take a look at the three newsmakers who were the focus of the 2013 Three to Watch list.
Photo: Zarkana cast members perform on Fremont Street dur
As 2014 begins, what’s next for downtown Las Vegas?
Monday, January 6, 2014
By the end of 2014, parts of downtown Las Vegas will look much different than they do now. Old motels and hotels will be refurbished and transformed for new uses. Ground is expected to be broken on much needed mid- and high-rise residential projects. On the flip side, while redevelopment will continue, it might not come as quickly as some might expect.
Artist Robert Beckmann: 'It's beginning to work!'
Artist Robert Beckmann: 'It's beginning to work!'
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Thirteen days. Thirteen personalities. Thirteen questions. As 2013 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun questions.
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: The Skateboard Project at City of the World
Local artists help fundraise for autism with painted skateboards
Monday, December 16, 2013
Local kids' passion for skating gets turned into one-of-a-kind artwork at the City of the World gallery.
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: A mural for the 'Life is Beautiful' festival in mi
Joe Downtown Show: Art is starting to cover downtown walls, but one mural is already gone
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Murals, several stories high, courtesy of artists commissioned by organizers of October's Life Is Beautiful festival, transformed some of the ugliest, most base parts of the city's urban core into must-see works.
Photo: Welthy Silva with her young students at Las Vegas
Joe Downtown: Ballet teacher's relocation sparks bigger issue with downtown redevelopment
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Welthy Silva, a ballet teacher with about 30 students in a small studio downtown, is 95 percent sure she will be moving out in a few months. But not because she wants to.
Photo: Andrea Bocelli's
Q+A: Andrea Bocelli talks Las Vegas, touring, Celine Dion and the importance of opera
Monday, December 2, 2013
The 55-year-old tenor went back to school and received his master’s in vocal performance at Pucci Conservatory of Music in La Spezia this fall. His 70-page thesis about the value and meaning of opera included a contribution from fellow tenor Placido Domingo.
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.
Joe Downtown: Mural removed because it ‘didn’t reflect the spirit’ of downtown, but at least people noticed
Joe Downtown: Mural removed because it ‘didn’t reflect the spirit’ of downtown, but at least people noticed
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Joe Downtown:
A piece of the Life is Beautiful festival disappeared Tuesday. One of several murals created on downtown buildings for the October festival that celebrated art, music, food and learning was painted over.

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