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Review: Las Vegas Philharmonic Pops Concert Lacks Sizzle

Review: Las Vegas Philharmonic Pops Concert Lacks Sizzle

Reviewer: show lacked stage presence, but was OK.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra presented a pops concert on Saturday, but there didn't seem to be much "pop."

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Touring Company Presents Children's Musical

Touring Company Presents Children's Musical

 

A national touring company will offer a new musical version of a children’s favorite next month.

The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle will be presented by the city of Las Vegas at 10:30 a.m. March 9 at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. All tickets are $3.

Visit www.artslasvegas.org, or call 229-3515 or 229-6469 for more information.

Musicians Channel Mardi Gras with New Orleans Jazz Tunes

Musicians Channel Mardi Gras with New Orleans Jazz Tunes

Reviewer: a fine job of replicating the music of New Orleans.

Mardi Gras occurred in New Orleans four days earlier, but the Las Vegas Philharmonic's Pops program Saturday came as close as one could expect, at least musically, to replicating the real thing, regardless of the calendar.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Young Poets Compete for Scholarship

Young Poets Compete for Scholarship

 

Some of Clark County’s finest young poets will square off Tuesday for the chance to win a scholarship.

Thirty students selected from more than 1,000 entries across Clark County will perform their finest poetry recitations in the Poetry Out Loud semi-finals. The participants represent 15 local schools, and the winners will advance to the Nevada finals in Reno on March 16 to compete for a $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 for their school’s literary programs.

Poetry Out Loud encourages kids to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation. The state winner will compete at the national level in Washington D.C. for $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes.

The event takes from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Charleston Library Theater, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.

Lied Discovery Children's Museum Closing Sunday

Lied Discovery Children's Museum Closing Sunday

 

The Lied Discovery Children's Museum will close its doors at 5 p.m. Sunday and reopen as the Discovery Children's Museum in March.

The museum has served as the place for families to explore science, arts and culture for the past 22 years.

The new museum, which is part of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts campus, is nearly twice the size of the old museum, featuring 58,000 square feet of space and three stories. The extra room will allow for expanded educational programs and more room for traveling exhibitions. It set to open March 9.  

"What will be in the new museum are nine interactive exhibit halls. So, it is all brand new exhibits and all brand new programming," said Denyce Tuller Director of Marketing, Discovery Children's Museum.

"Shrek" Tickets Go On Sale Soon

"Shrek" Tickets Go On Sale Soon

 

Tickets for “Shrek the Musical” at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will go on sale Feb. 1.

The show will be performed eight times from March 19 to 24. Tickets go on sale at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com.

Patrons are encouraged to get their seats quickly, as most of the Broadway Las Vegas series at the center has sold out.

For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 749-2348.

Tickets On Sale Next Week for Spring Season at the Smith Center

Tickets On Sale Next Week for Spring Season at the Smith Center

 

Tickets will go on sale next Friday for the spring season at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The season includes classical concerts, lectures, dance and plays in all of the venues at the center from Reynolds Hall to Troesh Studio Theater.

The schedule includes special performances from well-known artists, including Burt Bacharach, Chick Corea, Bela Fleck and Bobby McFerrin.

Tickets for individual shows start at $24 and will be on sale starting January 25. For a complete look at the spring schedule or to buy tickets, go to thesmithcenter.com.