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Music and Dance Performance Honor Dr. King

Music and Dance Performance Honor Dr. King

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life will be celebrated with the “Living the Dream” Young Choreographer’s Showcase Sunday.

The free showcase starts at 3 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The music and dance presentation will feature members of the Las Vegas Youth Council and Trinity Dance Academy. The performance is appropriate for all ages. The doors to the theatre will open at 2 p.m. Video of some of Dr. King’s speeches will be played while people are being seated. While the event is free and open to the public, seating and parking are limited. Those interested are encouraged to arrive early to secure a parking spot and seat in the theatre.

Special guest choreographer Monica Armstrong of the Trinity Dance Academy will direct a tribute to celebrate the life, legacy and contributions of Dr. King. The musical tribute will also recognize the contributions of the Las Vegas community’s young leaders.

Insurgo's 'Nutcracker' Never Loses Sense of Whimsy

Reviewer: this show's worth some holiday time.

It might be misleading to call "Insurgo: The Nutcracker," now at The Plaza, an adaptation of the ballet. Director/writer/designer John Beane has come up with a 40-minute fantasy that has a sweetness all its own. It's rich in childlike glee and surprise.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Bored Kids Have Plenty of Choices in Southern Nevada

Throughout the valley, kids with time on their hands during winter break can find fun.

"I'm bored. What are we doing today?"

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Rainbow Company Tunes Up for 'Oliver'

Local theater takes on a classic musical with a cast of kids and adults.

The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will present the musical "Oliver" as a special holiday treat for Southern Nevadans from Friday through Dec.18 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Hanukkah Songs at the Magical Forest

Hanukkah Songs at the Magical Forest

 

A choir from the Adelson Educational Campus will be performing Hanukkah songs Wednesday night at the Opportunity Village Magical Forest.

The show starts at 6 p.m., at the holiday display on West Oakey Boulevard between Rainbow and Jones Boulevards. The All School Choir is made up of students from kindergarten through 12th grade. They will be singing classic Hanukkah songs. This year the Jewish holiday starts on December 20. 

Fifth Graders Win RTC Art Contest

Fifth Graders Win RTC Art Contest

 

Two area fifth-grade students took top honors in a recent anti-graffiti art contest.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) honored Carlos Gonzalez of Ruby Thomas Elementary School and Ashtyn Fink of the Meadows School as the grand prize winners of the Anti-Graffiti Art Contest at a special D.A.R.E. event hosted by the RTC Thursday night.

Their winning artwork was unveiled on a 40-foot RTC vehicle before an audience of friends and family.

All of the artwork was created by local fifth-grade students. More than 20 local elementary schools participated in this year’s contest, submitting more than 475 entries. The entries were narrowed down to 10, and the winners were selected by an online community poll.

New Twist on Old Masters

New Twist on Old Masters

 

A new art exhibit has opened featuring a new take on Old World masters.

Canadian artist Andrzej Maciejewski now has a show at The Contemporary Arts Center, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. The show titled “Garden of Eden” features recreations of master art works from Dutch, French and Italian painters of the 17th and 18th century. The works have a unique and modern twist.

The show is open through January 21. This is the second solo presentation of the series. It was first featured at a gallery in Portland. After being on display in Las Vegas, the works will also visit galleries in Texas, Florida, California, and New Jersey.

The Contemporary Arts Center is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.