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March 28, 2015

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Photo: Simon Morley and David Friend of Puppetry of the P
Q+A: Simon Morley of ‘Puppetry of the Penis’ talks path to Las Vegas
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Adult Entertainment:
It’s one of the most unique and unusual shows ever brought to Las Vegas, and because it involves male nudity, it won’t be staged in a Strip casino hotel. Vegas DeLuxe has the “below the belt” exclusive.
Photo: No stranger to Broadway or Hollywood, choreographe
From ‘Austin Powers’ to Gap ads and ‘ShowStoppers,’ choreographer Marguerite Derricks has done it all
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Weekly Q&A:
The choreographer extraordinaire talks working on Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers, researching for Showgirls and teaching Tom Cruise to spank some air booty in Tropic Thunder.
Photo: Artwork by Jerry Kearns, far left, and Ann Hamilto
Art exhibit: Satellite Contemporary’s ‘Heroes’ taps into art mentors from around the world
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Artistic affinity remains at the secret center of most art making.
Photo: The Rewrite
Film review: ‘The Rewrite’ avoids typical rom-com pitfalls
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hugh Grant and Marc Lawrence team up for something that's actually enjoyable.
Photo: Paintbrush illo
A recent arts study shows Las Vegas has some work to do
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
SMU's Arts Vibrancy Index aimed to determine the "hotbeds of America's arts and culture."
Photo: Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Brode
Review: Brilliant, laugh-out-loud ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Smith Center:
What a joyous comedic romp with the George and Ira Gershwin musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” at the Smith Center on Tuesday night. I’ve never seen or heard the normally staid main hall come alive with so much out-loud laughter.
Photo: Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keyn
New PBS doc features Meryl Streep, Steve Wynn’s collection of Monet
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
TV viewers will get an intimate look at Steve Wynn’s extraordinary art collection when PBS has its national pledge campaign this spring. The ”Monet’s Palate” documentary features hotel mogul Steve with its opening narration by actress Meryl Streep.
Photo: Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Brode
Preview: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ at the Smith Center
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
It’s the madcap and riotous song-and-dance spectacular with a cast of outrageous characters. It begins with a birthday celebration for a wealthy playboy who meets and falls in love with a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart.
Photo: The Book of Mormon.
Smith Center’s new Broadway Season 3 includes ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Book of Mormon’
Monday, February 23, 2015
It will be another blockbuster year for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts with its third Broadway season of timeless classics, contemporary musicals and the launch of an all-new, Las Vegas-conceived production.
Photo: Myron Martin during ENTSpeaks at Inspire Theater o
Q+A: Myron Martin — Broadway season at Smith Center ‘a win, win, win’ for everybody
Monday, February 23, 2015
I talked at length with the Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin as he was about to announce the new 2015-16 Broadway Season 3 today in downtown Las Vegas.
Photo: Director Philip William McKinley, Andrea Wynn, Ste
A ‘proponent of spectacle,’ director Philip William McKinley goes organic in ‘Showstoppers’
Monday, February 23, 2015
The vast majority of audience members who file out of Encore Theater say that they would recommend “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” to their family and friends, and the recommendation here, too, is to check out this talent-laden effort.
Photo: Eddie Redmayne accepts the award for best actor fo
‘Birdman,’ Inarritu, Redmayne, Moore, Simmons and Arquette win top Oscars
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris wasted no time kicking off a stormy 87th Academy Awards and conceding the ceremony's much-discussed lack of diversity. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest — I mean brightest," said Harris in a Dolby Theater introduction Sunday.
Photo: Bellagio
9 places to re-create your favorite Vegas movies
Friday, February 20, 2015
Some of the most famous sites in Sin City films can be found all over town.
Photo: Nice Work If You Can Get It
Touring hit brings Gershwins’ musical magic to Vegas
Friday, February 20, 2015
'Nice Work If You Can Get It' introduces Smith Center's modern audiences to classic hits.
Photo: alisha kerlin field guide
'Roll' translates roller-rink memories into art
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
"This is about people at different stages in their lives reflecting on a sentimental shared experience."

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