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Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Announces Lineup

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Announces Lineup

 

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will celebrate three theatrical classics during the 2011-2012 season, as well as its 35th anniversary of providing theatre training classes to youth as a program of the city of Las Vegas.

Rainbow Company has relocated to a new home — the Charleston Heights Arts Center, located at 800 S. Brush St. — where all three of the classic productions will be performed.

Downtown Artists Persevere Without Official First Friday

Downtown Artists Persevere Without Official First Friday

While the official First Friday takes August and September off to regroup, downtown artists will continue their culture celebration during the first weekend of August.

Following is a partial list of what you can see and do in and around the Arts Factory during August's Culture Weekend:

Smith Center and Culinary Academy Announce Partnership

Smith Center and Culinary Academy Announce Partnership

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas announced Thursday they will partner when the center opens in March.

The academy will provide food and beverage services to the center when it opens. The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas is a non-profit school that provides culinary, beverage and customer service training. It is a partnership of Culinary Union Local 226, the Bartenders Union Local 165 and private sector employers.

Under the agreement the academy will provide food for performances and events at the center along with catering services for meetings, seminars, conferences, weddings and outside events.

Artist Brings His Work to Apartment Building

Artist Brings His Work to Apartment Building

Downtown Las Vegas has been home to a burgeoning art scene for years. Galleries and studios have been springing up making the neighborhood very different from what it was just a few years ago.

Now that art is coming to long-time residents. Tuesday morning local artist Alexander Huerta started work on a mural for inside an apartment complex in the heart of downtown. The complex at Bridger Avenue and 8th Street is home to many elderly and disabled who can't always get out to enjoy the art in the area. The piece will feature lively colors. Huerta says he wants it to pop off the wall at viewers.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Turns 20 with Party Saturday

Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

You'd think that being a museum director would be a fun gig. And, except for the snake story, Marilyn Gillespie would agree.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tickets On Sale July 26 for Smith Center Season

The opening season at the center will feature a number of traveling companies of smash-hit shows.

First you pay. Then see plays.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

Girl Scouts Depart for 19-Day Journey to India

What will you do this summer? Seventeen Girl Scouts departed July 6 for a 19-day journey to India. Before taking off on their international adventure, the girls participated in some local Las Vegas fun with Comedy Magician Mac King and Sumita Beauty.

On Tuesday, July 5, the girls enjoyed some laughter and magic at the Mac King Comedy-Magic Show at Harrah's Las Vegas. King is partnering with the Girl Scouts to help spread his literacy initiative, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, overseas. During their visit, King presented the girls with plaid suitcases full of books.  On behalf of Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, the girls will distribute the books to children in India during their journey and spread the love of reading overseas.