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October 1, 2014

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Photo: Musical director Richard Oberacker.
Can a musical from Las Vegas make it in New York? Richard Oberacker is finding out with ‘Bandstand’
Friday, August 8, 2014
Maybe the most apt way to describe Richard Oberacker’s emotions at the moment are “mitigated excitement.” His new musical “Bandstand: A Musical,” co-created with lyrics-writing partner Robert Taylor, could become "something extraordinary." ...
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.
Photo: Film-Into the Storm
Disaster flick 'Into the Storm' is no whirlwind
Thursday, August 7, 2014
For a superstorm, this tornado underwhelms.
Photo: Leonardo and Donatello (below) fight evil in the n
Film review: New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is too chaotic to be entertaining
Thursday, August 7, 2014
But it's got Megan Fox, so there's that.
Photo: JK Russ at Sin Gallery
Walking on the wild side with JK Russ
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Russ’ works are often sexy and fun robust creation.
Photo: Its characters may cook up dishes that are vibrant
Meager meal: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' is a little too tasteful
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Its characters may cook up dishes that are vibrant and daring, but this food flick is strictly bland comfort food.
Photo: Su Limbert is at Trifecta Gallery through August 2
Revisiting narrative in Su Limbert’s ‘Forevermore’ at Trifecta Gallery
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Forevermore engages the theme of death without becoming creepy.
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: Trifecta Gallery owner Marty Walsh and Spud, surro
End of an era: Trifecta Gallery is closing
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Trifecta Gallery in the Arts District is closing in January. Owner Marty Walsh and her husband Pete plan to move back to Ireland.
Philharmonic conductor Donato Cabrera brings a contemporary edge to orchestral music
Philharmonic conductor Donato Cabrera brings a contemporary edge to orchestral music
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Weekly Q&A:
Weekly Q&A: The new conductor discusses exposing audiences to new music, his background in opera and more.
Photo: Tom Zaller at
Tom Zaller: Las Vegas wants daytime cultural entertainment and great event spaces
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Seeing the success of Las Vegas exhibitions, it is clear that locals and tourists in Las Vegas want more access to arts and culture. To meet their demand, I opened Imagine Exhibitions Gallery in June 2012 in partnership with the Venetian.
A Time to Tango
A Time to Tango
Friday, August 1, 2014
Mojitos and cigars abound
Transport yourself back to a time when the sultry island was a spicy playground.
Photo: Michael Godard and
Michael Godard: Las Vegas pop artist witnesses McCarran’s midnight circus
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Guest Columnist:
Once again I find myself at one of the greatest locations for people watching: McCarran Airport here in Las Vegas. Usually I’m rushing through the terminal placing mental bets on whether I’ll make my flight. Well tonight’s a different story.
Photo: Robin Barcus Slonina, owner of Skin City Body Pain
‘Skin Wars’: Las Vegas entrepreneur talks body paint, RuPaul and reality TV
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Robin Barcus Slonina, owner of Skin City Body Painting is a producer and judge on Skin Wars premiering August 6.

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