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Monday, July 28, 2014

August First Friday is going to be a Wonderland!!!

OMG! I haven't posted in close to a month! I truly and sincerely apologize to all of you! This is the longest I haven't posted in years and I do not want anyone to think that I have forgotten them. All of my readers have been loyal and I do not want to disappoint.

The good news is First Friday has arrived and we are gearing up for a great event. This months event will celebrate Wonderland and yours truly will be dressed and ready for the tea party (not the right-wing tea party but rather Lewis Carroll's one). I have been working on the outfit for several weeks now and I am ready to party! Even though it may be a little warm outside First Friday is ready and I hope you are too.

First Friday Art Walk
August 1,2014 - 5 to 11pm
Charleston and Casino Center
ALL AGES - FREE!!!
http://www.firstfridaylasvegas.com/









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Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Stratosphere teams up with Fireworks by Grucci for a Fabulous Las Vegas 4th of July!!!

Photo Courtesy of Fireworks by Grucci

Usually the Las Vegas Strip is ablaze with fireworks during New Years but the 4th of July has always played second fiddle. Well that is about to change with the Stratosphere Resort teaming up with Fireworks by Grucci to put on a spectacular display worthy of the nations Independence Day.

I am personally really excited about this because this display will be happening during First Friday which means there will be thousands of people just North of the resort to witness the event. Kudos to the hotel and Grucci for bringing this to our city. Honestly there is no better resort to host such a display. After all the Stratosphere is the tallest building West of the Mississippi!

Fun Facts about the Firework Display
  • Fireworks by Grucci Chief Pyrotechnician: Paul Ferry
  • Number of days to set-up- 4
  • Number of hours to choreograph – 11
  • Number of pyrotechnicians- 6
  • Number of man hours to set-up- 288
  • Largest firing Mortar – 4 inch
  • Number of firing cues – 1,603
Music
  • America the Beautiful - Jennifer Hudson & Sandy Hook Choir
  • Made In America - Toby Keith
  • Happy - Pharell Williams
  • Counting Stars – OneRepublic
  • Armed Service Medley - St. Louis Orchestra
  • Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
  • Treasure - Bruno Mars
  • America's Song - Faith Hill & Company
  • Stars and Stripes - Sousa (with vocals)
About Fireworks by Grucci: 

Holders of the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Fireworks Display" ever recorded, Fireworks by Grucci is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated company. They are world-renowned for pyrotechnic artistry, scientific innovation and old-fashioned values. Known as "America's First Family of Fireworks", the Gruccis have transformed the night skies to the delight of millions across the globe since 1850. Among their signature performances are seven consecutive U.S. Presidential Inaugurations; the Olympic Games in Beijing, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Lake Placid; commemorations such as the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty and star-studded extravaganzas including the grand opening of the Atlantis Dubai and the Palm Jumeirah Island in the United Arab Emirates. On New Year’s Eve 2013, a stunning performance displaying 479, 651 fireworks made its debut above Dubai’s iconic skyline. The Gruccis achieved their “Largest Fireworks Display” title with this performance and smashed the Guinness Book of World Record’s preceding mark. Phil Grucci currently serves as President/CEO of Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. and Pyrotechnique by Grucci, Inc., the manufacturing entity of the Grucci group of companies. For more information, please visit: www.grucci.com

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Attention all artists!


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL- First Friday Las Vegas

Issuing group: First Friday Las Vegas, LLC (hereinafter “FFLV”).

Project: for August First Friday Las Vegas event entitled "Wonderland" (hereinafter “Event”).... exploring scope, fantasy, surrealism. All things which inspire awe and wonder.

Description: FFLV is calling artists (groups & individuals), performers & sound artists (hereinafter “Proposers”) to help bring “Wonderland” to life this August.

We are looking for whimsical, magical, & wondrous installations that nod to surrealism (reference Salvador Dali, Rene Magrite, Joan Miro, Grave, Man Ray, Henri Rousseu, Frida Kahlo, Mark Ryden, David Stoupakis, Lewis Carroll)

All submissions must be about wonder in its many forms. A nod to Alice in Wonderland is NOT a requirement (but is welcome).

The Event is attended by people of all ages and proposals should keep this in mind.

Timetable:
Deadline for Submission: Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Selections made, submitters informed no later than: Monday, July 14th, 2014 via email and their designated preferred method of communication.
Deadline for final specifications, plans, requirements, etc. will be Friday, July 25th, 2014. Note, FFLV reserves the right to relocate, modify, or adjust the final installment should event circumstances require. Every effort will be made to maintain the artistic values and integrity of the installation.
Approved submissions must be executed, built, delivered, and installed by 3:30 PM Friday, August 1st and must have the ability to be broken down and removed by no later than 8AM the following morning, Saturday August 2nd.

Submissions should generally fit onto a 20’x20’ paved space on Casino Center Drive.

Submissions must include:
-Proposer’s full Name of main contact and a secondary contact
-Contacts’ Phone Numbers
-Contacts’ E-mails
-Preferred method of communication
-Full written description of your concept accompanied by sketches, illustrations, dimensions, description of materials, ALL operating requirements including power specifications, etc should be included. The more descriptive your submission, the better. (FFLV will provide a reasonable amount of power on site.)

Submissions to be submitted to FFLV:
In person at the First Friday offices above The Beat coffee shop at 520 Freemont St. Las Vegas, 89101;
By mail at 520 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, 89101;
or electronically to FFLV at submissions@firstfridaylasvegas.com with a file size limit of approximately 7MB.

Proposer must certify that the work you are submitting is original or a work that may be derivative from work in the public domain or is allowed under US Copyright law (refer to the Unites States Patent & Trademark Office for more information); if performing, that you have or have obtained the legal right to perform your work.

If selected, your work will be displayed in a public art festival...and although attendees are generally respectful of works, participants assume all risks for their projects. FFLV will not provide protection, insurance or guarantee against damage or destruction, nor any indemnification for you, or your collaborators. By activating at the festival, proposer agrees to indemnify and hold FFLV and its agents harmless against any and all claims, demands, damages, liabilities and costs incurred at the festival, which directly or indirectly result from, or arise in connection with the project or proposer’s intentional or negligent acts related to activities at the festival, including the building and managing of Proposer’s project.

Ownership of work: Submitter will retain ownership of any work displayed or performed at First Friday under the terms of this RFP. By participating in the Event you acknowledge and agree to grant FFLV the right to record, film, photograph, or capture your likeness and images of your project in any media now available or hereinafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any further payment to you. This grant to FFLV includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use or disseminate the media.

Award: First Friday Las Vegas, LLC will judge all the works awarding one Grand Prize of a $10,000 commission for a subsequent work or performance to be completed which will become the property of FFLV and will be displayed at another FFLV event. Theme, parameters, and completion deadline for this subsequent commissioned work to be mutually agreed upon. Proposer understands that the selection process and decision of FFLV as to the winner is final and at their sole and absolute discretion. This award will be made and the winner informed no later than Friday, August 8th, 2014.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

The Historic Huntridge Neighborhood hosts the movie "Hairspray" - TONIGHT!



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of June 23...

Saturday June 28th 6:30
Traditional Mexican Dance presented by Ballet Folklorico Izel
program is called "Cronica La Revolucion Mexicana"
Winchester Community Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
$12 at the door, $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday June 28th 7:15
Opera Scenes from Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro," Puccini's "La Fanciulla del West,"
Verdi's "Il Trovatore," and more performed by vocalists participating in La Voce Totale including
Ediana Nieves, Dan Dziedziak, Gloria Grev, Eliso Zari, Victor Romero, Valeria Ore, Albert Lee
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
2 South Pecos
Henderson NV 89074
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-263-0802

Sunday June 29th 7:00
Piano recital by Las Vegas native: Sherry Kim who has just completed four years at Northwestern
University, program includes Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F Major Op. 10 No. 2, Granados "Maiden and the Nightengale" from Goyescas Scriabin's Preludes and a Fantasie
in B minor and Dorman's Sonata No. 2, program is 45 minutes long, no intermission
free refreshments
UNLV Doc Rando Hall (Beam Music Center)
Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-895-3332


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Artist Jeff Fulmer takes on the Charleston Heights Arts Center

Jeff Fulmer set to amaze with his latest exhibition at the Charleston Heights Arts Center. Opening reception will be held Thursday, June 26 at 5:30. 

Charleston Heights Arts Center 
800 South Brush Street 
Just west of Decatur


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Friday, June 20, 2014

Under the Lights TONIGHT @ The Downtown Container Park!!!

Tonight Live at the Downtown Container Park Off Sixth presents Under the Lights with performances by The Cults, American Cream, Technicolor, Overjoy. This will be an amazing event no one should miss! Downtown Culture at its best!

For more information - 

See you TONIGHT!!!
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of June 9...

Thursday June 12th 6:00-8:00
Las Vegas Philharmonic Guild welcomes potential new members
to their meeting featuring a performance by LVP young artists' concerto competition winner violinist: Liam Mansfield, you must RSVP ASAP-it is a catered event with free food and refreshments, (non-members may not vote on any issues)
Tuscany Room
Las Ventanas Retirement Community
10401 W. Charleston Blvd (near town center)
Las Vegas NV
Free and open to potential members
RSVP Juliana: 702-767-9204 
jbmcrae@aol.com

Saturday June 21st 2:00pm
Traditional Chinese and Western Classical intertwine in "a Leaf in the Wind:" Li Lin Hong, pipa Zhang Hai Yue, ruan and Chinese leaf flute along with the "Firenze Strings:" Rebecca Ramsey, violin Moonlight Tran, cello and Kim Glennie, harp
Winchester Community Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89121
$12 at the door, $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday June 21st 5:00pm
Gypsy Jazz ("Django Vegas!") festival featuring several bands including "Icy Hot Club", Robin Nolan, our very own "Hot Club of Las Vegas" featuring Mundo Juillerat guitar, Chris Davis bass, Gabriel Falcoln percussion, Marlow Valentin guitar, Noybel Gorgoy vocals, and Adrianna Thurber jazz violin, food and drink available, cocktails start at 5:00pm
Historic Fifth Street School
401 S. Fourth St.
Las Vegas NV 89101
$15 at the door, $10 in advance
more info: 702-299-3515

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Friday, June 06, 2014

First Friday in June is gearing up to be a HOT with ART!

First Friday has finally arrived and after what I saw last night at Preview Thursday I can only encourage my readers to come Downtown and see the amazing collections that the galleries have curated. An amazing array of art awaits all!

First Friday begins at 5pm and continues through 11pm.
FREE! 
For more information - https://www.firstfridaylasvegas.com/


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Las Vegas Natural History Museum - A Hot Latin Party!

Who doesn't like a cool party! Especially one Downtown and at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum! It has been several years since the LVNHM has been throwing this party and it has been a pretty fun fete. Here is all the information you need. Hope to see you at the party! 

Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 Las Vegas Blvd N.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 384-3466
http://www.lvnhm.org/


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Ode to Revitalization

Dr. Laura Henkel proprietor of
Sin City Gallery & ArtCulturePR
http://www.artculturepr.com/
Las Vegas 
By Dr. Laura Henkel, contributing writer

Since I was born, I would go to Miami every summer to visit family. My family were early settlers of the city and I would always hear about 27th Avenue being the edge of town whereby the 'Everglades' began.  As a kid, I would fish with my Grandfather off The Rickenbacker Causeway wearing a big straw hat and one of his button down long-sleeve shirts so I wouldn't fry in the sun.  I heard about the glamour of Miami Beach in the 50's and 60's, The Fontainebleau's elegance, the celebrities, the mob, and so on.  In the late 80s, I moved to Miami.  Moving from Dallas, I quickly segued into snorkeling in the Florida Keys, power boating, and sun bathing on Miami Beach. (yes, completely negating what my elders tried to instill in me as a kid regarding the sun, yet persistently lathering up with baby oil and iodine so that I might be the living incarnate of the Coppertone kid in pigtails.)  

South Beach in the early 90's wasn't what it is today.  It was forgotten, old and decrepit. Being in my 20's, it was a little depressing to see so many elderly staring at the beach from their perches on Ocean Drive.  Unbeknownst to me when I arrived, I did not know that developers had already seen the future and entrepreneurs began to breathe new life into the area.  I found myself at the right place at the right time.

Romero Britto opened a gallery and The Van Dyke, a beer pub, literally set the stage for revitalization on Lincoln Road.  Lincoln Road, an outdoor shopping center, similar to Commercial Center, was all but abandoned.  There were quirky businesses in there; a dance studio and the best vintage clothing stores (thank you Miami glamour of the 50/60's).  Soon, fabulous nightclubs full of imagination on and off of Collins Avenue began to take hold between Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive.  After a night of dancing, I could go to Wolfie's, have a delightful breakfast, and imagine Meyer Lansky walking through the front door.

I remember the Cleveland Hotel as one of the first of the Art-Deco hotels to have a complete makeover.  It was fun to sunbath on the beach and see the renovations of those old grand deco hotels revamped one by one.  The elderly slowly disappeared to make way for Cafe News and other yummy eateries.   Versace came to town and designed an incredible private villa from one of the coolest apartment buildings on Ocean Drive. It was exciting to be part of that synergy of creativity and development by supporting those new businesses.  Twenty years later, Art Basel and those old grand homes by the Miami Herald have once again become posh and an art/design district was born.   (I gotta say that I got a little teary eyed when I heard that the old Sears Tower would serve as the new opera house/concert hall for the City of Miami.  http://learningfrommiami.org/?p=1555)

And now, here I am in Las Vegas.  I'm feeling the same creative and synergistic vibe in DTLV (Downtown Las Vegas) as I did in South Beach.   It's pretty amazing to be a part of change that supports a community at large.  It is a very special moment in time and I enjoy supporting the local businesses, artists and art establishments.   It's pretty damn cool to know someone by their first name and it is even cooler to recognize that everyone in this town knows everyone by one degree of separation.  

So while fondly remembering the growth and changes of South Beach, while recognizing the importance of what is happening around me today in DTLV, I am inspired by the forward-thinking entrepreneurs that make this place so special.  While I follow on the heels of Miami, I would really like to see Las Vegas become the West Coast epicenter for the arts.  Those white tents at the World Market would make an exceptional spot to host an international art fair.   There are plenty of hotel rooms to accommodate the mecca of artists and patrons that would come from all over the world.  And, talk about easy access!  Hell, you can catch transportation directly from the airport to the World Market.  Look at Miami's model, refine it, make it work for LV... more tourism... more dollars... from Strip to Streets of DTLV... from Venice to Vegas (hello Anthony Bondi)... so many bright and talented creatives in this town alone, such an untapped market, and a destination that everyone would enjoy.  Planting seeds, planting seeds.  A Vegas Biennale, collaborating with Venice, would be simply amazing!

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Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of May 26th...

Tuesday May 27th 6:30pm
Traditional music and dance of Kerala (southwest region of
India) directed by G. S. Vijayan
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
$40-$150
more info: 702-853-0701

Saturday May 31st 3:00pm
Young violinists' recital by "FAYM" (Foundation to Assist
Young Musicians) includes a performance by talented young
violinist: Liam Mansfield
East Las Vegas Community Center
250 N. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89101
Free and Open to the Public, donations accepted to provide free violin
lessons to 'inner city youngsters'
more info: 702-972-6858

upcoming

Friday June 6th 7:30pm and
Sunday June 8th 2:00pm

Opera Las Vegas presents: Rossini's "Barber of Seville" -fully staged
costumed and supported by a full orchestra, performers include Stephanie Weiss as Berta,
Renee Tatum as Rosina, Philip Cokorinos Basilio, Peter Strummer and Dr. Bartolo, Robert
McPherson as Almaviva and Daniel Sutin as Figaro
Judy Bayley Theater
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
55$-95$
more info: 702-895-2787



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Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Soul of Downtown: Soulful House DJ Lenny “Love” Alfonzo

"It's not about what the equipment does, it's about what 
you can do through that equipment. 
That's where the soul is." 
- Ritchie Hawtin

By Onnoleigh Sweetman, contributing writer and editor

Downtown Las Vegas has finally made its mark with the explosion of arts, lounges and restaurants that have popped up in such a short time, making splashes and waves across the 18 blocks of our arts district. People from all over the country are flocking to DTLV to get in, cash in, and engage in the hottest trend of Urban living that Las Vegas has probably ever seen. But with all the newbies flocking to what is now considered the hippest place to work and live, who are the people behind the scenes that have been supporting, living, and giving to this arts scene years before the sudden burst? One such notable mention would be 30 year electronic music veteran, house music fundamentalist and downtown denizen DJ Lenny “Love” Alfonzo.

Lenny’s first stint was at The Lip Stick Lounge in Las Vegas at the ripe age of 18. First spinning classic soul-disco and R&B-style dance music, Lenny soon found house music which led him onto DJ ventures in LA and Phoenix and then a five year house music residency in Manhattan, New York. From there, Lenny “Love” hit the house music circuit of the birth of house, none other than the infamous city of Chicago. With numerous years and numerous cities under his belt, Lenny “Love” found himself back at his roots of Las Vegas and settled in the very core of Downtown.

Anyone that knows Downtown knows that Thursday nights at DCR (Downtown Cocktail Room) is the place to be for not just underground lounge vibes, but for pure, authentic house beats which is becoming a lost art in Las Vegas. Guest DJ’s can be seen all over facebook giving their props to a night savored and respected by the community. Emanuel Skinner writes on May 8th: Tonight catch me playing with Lenny Alfonzo at one of the only venues staying true to #deep #underground #house in this over saturated commercial EDM city! #downtownsoulLV #undergroundLV

DJ Lenny Alfonzo spinning @
Atomic Liquors on Fremont
A well deserved and true example of what Lenny is bringing to the table in our community. But it even goes further than that. Not only does Lenny host, spin and collaborate to bring the DTLV community “Downtown Soul” he immerses himself with true “soul” an passion to create and even better downtown to live in. The heart of “Downtown Soul” is “Bringing music to the community and community to the music”. This is evident with an array of projects that Lenny immerses himself into. Whether it is vinyl DJ and beat matching lessons, to setting up his DJ gear for Burners without Borders projects at L’Octaine Urban Apartments, to feeding the homeless, Lenny can be found gifting his time and talents all over DTLV.

As a part of the community integration of music and culture of Downtown Soul, Lenny offers three unique projects in conjunction with its unique mission of inclusion. Lenny offers dancing lessons for The Spanish Hustle every Thursday at DCR, private and group DJ lessons in the art of mixing and beat matching on vinyl, and most honorably a weekly gathering to feed the homeless.

With all the splashes and glamour that is making up downtown Las Vegas, Lenny keeps the scene grounded, true to style, and authentic with the sounds of soulful house and with the heart of a community driven activist. Catch Lenny live, every Thursday with guests at DCR 10pm to 2am, 111 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Currently a resident DJ at the Downtown Cocktail Room, he is also active in the East Fremont Entertainment and Arts Districts’ house music scenes, and collaborates with other members of the DCR DJ Collective and Edgar Reyes of SoulKitchen. Thankful, inspired, and with a strong desire to promote and teach the history of house and its culture to the next generation of househeads, DJ Lenny launched DownTownSoul in 2013.

For more information on Lenny or to get involved with any of his projects, please visit www.downtownsoullv.com or www.djlennyalfonzo.com


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Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of May 12th...


Monday May 12th 5:30pm
Guitar Ensemble Recital directed by Ricardo Cobo, with guest violinist Dmytro
Nehrych perform works including Paganini's Sonata Concertante, Piazzolla's "L'Histoire
du Tango," and Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusic" (arranged by Hirsh)
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Tuesday May 13th 7:30pm
Chamber Music Recital featuring UNLV students; Sammi Ciarlo and Tammy Hung violins, John Pollack and David Chavez violas, Eddie Yue, Jeremy Russo and Maren Quanbeck celli and Daniel Nunez, flute program includes Tchaikovsky's Sextet, Mozart's Flute Quartet No. 3, Boccherini's Quintet in G Major, and Joan Tower's "Rising"
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday May 15th 7:30pm
Vocal recital by baritone Tod Fitzpatrick and guest artists; soprano Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, guitarist Martha Masters, and pianist Kosta Popvic, program includes three Americana themed works by Celius Dougherty
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Friday May 16th 7:00pm
Traditional music and dance of Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Central Asia presented by
"Eastern Arts"
West Charleston Library
6301 W. Charleston Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89146
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3964

Saturday May 17th 7:00pm
Traditional dance and music of Peru and Mexico as performed by dance troupes: "Xochipilli Macuilxochitl" and "La Acociacion Cultural Peruvana"
Winchester Community Center
3130 South McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89119
$12, $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday May 17th 7:30pm
Desert Winds Ensemble performs Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with pianist Tania M. L. Cancado, directed by Steven Trinkle
Community Lutheran Church
3720 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89121$15
http://www.thedesertwinds.org/index.html

Saturday May 17th 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic performs tangos with violin soloist and concertmaster: De Ann Letrouneau, accordion soloist Patrick Harison and guest conductor Sarah Hicks, program also includes hits from "Les Miserables"
and "Phantom of the Opera" and Ravel's "American in Paris"
The Smith Center
361 Symphony Park
Las Vegas NV 89106
702-749-2000

Sunday May 18th 1:30pm
Latin Jazz Sextet performs compositions of the pianist and leader: Alex Clements, other performers include Eric Tewalt; flute/saxophone, Laraine Kaizer-V; violin, Jeff Davis; bass, Kurt Rasmussen; percussion, Pepe Jimenez; drums
Starbright Theatre
2215 Thomas W. Ryan Blvd.
Las Vegas NV 89134$15 (cash check only), $12 for sun city residents
more info: 702-255-0695




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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of May 7th...


Monday May 5th 5:30pm
UNLV Tuba and Euphonium studio recital, program includes original and arranged works by Alec Wilder, Richard Wagner, Percy Grainger and Andrea Catozzi, performers include Keoni Sailer, Tony Hart, and Shawn Schwerdtfeger: tuba/euphonium and Jae Ahn-Benton: Piano
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Tuesday May 6th 5:30pm
Chamber Music Recital featuring UNLV string students, program includes Beethoven's String Quartet in C minor op. 18 No. 4 (the complete work)
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Tuesday May 6th 7:30pm
CSN Concert Band directed by Dr. Richard McGee and Mariachi Band directed by Albert Garcia
Horn Theater
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas NV $8 adults-$5 seniors/students
more info: 702-651-5483

Friday May 9th 7:00pm
Bluegrass music by the Red Rock Ramblers: Jim Damele: guitar lead vocals, Joel Ferguson: banjo, Jimmy Schruppel: bass, Dave Carroll: mandolin/guitar, Laraine Kaizer-V: fiddle
Bruce Trent Park
8851 S. Vegas Dr.
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-229-3514

Friday May 9th 8:00pm
Henderson Symphony directed by Taras Krysa performs Brahms' "German Requiem," soloists include soprano Cecilia Lopez and baritone Tod Fitzpatrick
Henderson Pavilion
200 S. Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson NV 89012
Free and Open to the Public $10 donation suggested
more info: 702-267-2171

Saturday May 10th 3:30pm
Guitar recital by doctoral student Hugo Nogueira, program includes Bach, Piazzolla, Paganini, and Nogueria, guest performers include: guitarist Emanuel Schmidt and violinist Dmytro Nehrych
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday May 10th 7:30pm
Voice recital by doctoral student; soprano Carrie Wachsberger, program includes "Duex Melodies Hebraiques" by Ravel, "Three Yiddish Songs" by Ulmann, and "Piccola Serenata" by Berstein
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Friday May 9th 8:00pm
Saturday May 10th 8:00pm
One Act Operas "The Telephone" by Menoti and "The Human Voice" by Poulenc performed by
Sin City Opera
Onyx Theater
953 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89104$15 (portion of proceeds goes to Childrens' Charity of Southern Nevada)
more info: 702-732-7225

Sunday May 11th 1:30pm
Cello recital by Anthony Rodriguez, program includes Brahms and Messiaen, performers include
pianist Jae-Ahn Benton, violinist Dmytro Nehrych and violist Valerie Reives, free reception following the concert
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Sunday May 11th 5:30pm
Chamber music recital featuring the Sin City Winds: Jamie Leigh O' Neil: flute, Christopher Fujiwara: oboe, Erin Vander Wyst: clarinet, Kevin Eberle: bassoon, Jon Holloway: horn, Jonathan Cannon: clarinet, program includes "Three Sea Shanties" by Sir Malcom Arnold, "Woodwind Quintet Op. 56" by Franz Danzi and "Mladi" by Leos Janacek
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332






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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of April 21st...

Monday April 21st 5:30pm
Piano recital by Jae Ahn-Benton, program includes Sonata no. 1 by Brahms, "Eine Kline Mitternachtmusick" by George Crumb and Jae's own original composition "Remember my
Pain" a short opera for soprano, piano and off stage baritone, other performers include Cassandra O' Toole and Xavier Brown
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Monday April 21st 6:00pm
Horn recital by "High Desert Horns" directed by Bill Bernatis, program includes the music of
Borodin, Oldberg, Texidor and Gabrieli
room 160 (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Tuesday April 22nd 7:30pm
UNLV Concerto competition winners: Micah Holt, trumpet; Erin Vander Wyst, clarinet; and Jeremy Russo, cello, perform with the UNLV Symphonic Orchestra
directed by Taras Krysa, program includes Bohme, Mozart and Elgar
Ham Hall 4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119$10 adults, $8 military/disabled/seniors and 1 free ticket for faculty/students with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Wednesday April 23rd 7:00pm
Chamber music recital featuring the music of women composers: Amanda Maier,
Mel Bonis, Amy Beach and Elfrida Andree, performers include mezzo soprano Lilian Roberts and violinist Maria Bessmeltseva, cellist Elizabeth Marshall and pianists Ekaterina Bessmeltseva, and Maria KolesnykChrist the King Catholic Community Church
4925 S. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89118
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-871-1904

Friday April 25th 7:30pm
Vocal recital featuring 'male roles' traditionally sung by women in Opera including excerpts from "The Marriage of Figaro, Les Huguenots, Tales of Hoffman, Orpheus and Eurydice" and more
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119$10 adults, $8 military/disabled/seniors and 1 free ticket for faculty/students with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Friday April 25th 7:30pm and
Saturday April 26th 7:30pm

Percussion and lighting recital by UNLV percussion ensemble and 'Moving Light Lab,'
they will perform cutting edge works including "Sextet" by Steve Reich, "Dream of Leaves"
by Caleb Pickering, "Lift Off!" by Russel Peck and much more: full program: http://www.unlv.edu/sites/default/files/Percussion%2004.25.14.pdf
UNLV Black Box Theater (HFA)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119
$10 adults, $8 military/disabled/seniors and 1 free ticket for faculty/students with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Saturday April 26th 5:30pm
Doctoral chamber music recital by pianist: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
featuring the music of women composers: Amanda Maier
Mel Bonis, Amy Beach and Elfrida Andree, performers include mezzo soprano Lilian Roberts and violinist Maria Bessmeltseva, cellist Elizabeth Marshall and pianist Maria Kolesnyk
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday April 26th 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic with guest conductor Alondra de la
Parra performs works including "Sheherazade" by Rimsky Korsakov
and the famous "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo with
guitar soloist Pablo Sainz
Smith Center
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$25-$94
more info: 702-749-2000

Sunday April 27th 1:30pm
Doctoral tuba recital by doctoral student: Stephen Turner, program includes:
Koetsier, Penderecki and Schumann, other performers include:
Jae Ahn-Benton, piano; Leanne Stamp and K. C. Singer, euphonium; Dean Snavely, tuba
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Beam Music Center)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Sunday April 27th 4:00pm
Traditional music of India featuring vocalists Sunil and Vibhavari accompanied by
melody synthesizer, tabla, dholak, drums and octopad
Clark County Library
1401 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV $25 adults, $15 children regular tickets/ $50 adults, $25 children for VIP tickets
more info: 702-274-0583

upcoming!

Monday April 28th 10:30pm
Musical/comedic improv by "the Janes" (Zoe Kohen-Ley, cello/cajon/vocals/loop pedal and
vocalist Savannah Smith) and "Celloprov" (Zoe and comedian Matt Donnelly) along with guest performers: (comics/clowns/dancers): Paul Mattingly, Kasey Wilson, Spencer Novich, and Brett Alters from "Iprov Kingdom, Rose.Rabbit.Lie and La Reve" event is titled "Zoe's Little Playthings"
"The Scullery" (bar/black box theater) in the Ogden Tower downtown
150 Las Vegas Blvd
North Suite #190
Las Vegas NV 89101$5
more info: 702-910-2396 (the Scullery)
or facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377132142569335/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming









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Thursday, April 03, 2014

First Friday is nothing to Fool Around About... Or is it...

The crazy and zany monthly fete has arrived! First Friday in April should be fun and exciting as the weather is finally beginning to feel like Vegas. The event begins at 5pm. All are welcome even tourists!

First Friday takes place in Las Vegas' 18b Arts District off of Charleston and Main.


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Essence of Ailey

Onnoleigh
Sweetman
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
― Martha Graham


My first introduction to modern dance was at 15 years of age. For an hour every day, for six months, I learned a form so uniquely different than the strictness of ballet that I was mesmerized. There seemed to be an unrestricted free flowing attitude in regards to the movement of modern dance. That if there was a boundary or certain technique you were able to push it with great fortitude and explore other mediums of movement through avant-garde styles of music and multi-media. I recall being gifted the freedom to choreograph with no judgment on the movement, just a pure, selfless expression of who I was emanating through me into boundless turns, free flowing arms, stretches and leaps. A new love of dance awakened inside of me and my love and admiration for forms of modern dance have remained fervent in my heart ever since.

On Sunday afternoon, I and four other artists made the trek to the ever so luxurious Smith Center for the Performing Arts. I had the innate pleasure of experiencing for the first time one of the most famous modern dance companies of all time the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1958 (former director of The Lester Horton Dance Theater), the founding mission with a dedication to enriching the American modern dance heritage and preserving the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience, still exists in full force today.

The dancers took the stage in a commanding and authentic stance. At first glance I was in awe at the muscles that lined the bodies of these dancers. With each controlled movement, and contractions of the upper body, I basked in appreciation of athleticism at its finest that can be righteously assumed, comes from years of hard work and dedication. A dedication that emerges with an un-rippled discipline conjured by an intense love for this technique and form of dance. In the act “Pilgrim of Sorrow” a strong duet performed to “Fix me Jesus” was bridled with strong lines, strict extensions and endearing interaction between dancers. It brought me back to my days in my twenties when I really started to study modern dance. I had the opportunity to study under Tracilyn Tasch of Philadelphia, PA. A graduate with a masters in Peace and Conflict resolution, Tracilyn had also studied for years in the technique of Lester Horton/ Martha Graham. I remember her always speaking of Alvin Ailey and the infamous 1960 Choreographic work “Revelations” which I now was experiencing first hand. She would speak of Alvin Ailey and point to him for inspiration in my artistic work. Tracilyn would explain the tradition, the history of modern dance to me and in effect, exposing me to an in depth knowledge of modern dance I had never really experienced before. As I continued to watch and admire the skilled dancers of Alvin Ailey, these memories continued to flood my senses. I remember how I relished what it felt like to move within the lines of that particular technique, to reach out with those particular extensions. My heart began to yearn again for those movements. I wanted to kick of my stilettos and feel my bare feet on the stage again, my body stretching, reaching, contracting, and most importantly “being” one with the movement. And once again, as in years past, another awakening of love for modern dance rushed through my soul.

Experiencing Alvin Ailey, in my opinion, is experiencing the history of modern dance. As the performance continued, tears of inspiration flowed down my face as the most memorable of acts was “Take Me to the Water”. This piece of choreographic symbolism was met with an array of flowing blue and white fabric to represent the water with reverent dancers almost alluring to a baptism and rebirth of sorts. You could see the dedication and love for this dance pouring out of the performing company members with a sincere glow of authenticity and ritualism. The entire production had an essence of the old south or rather referred to as “blood memories” by the late Alvin Ailey. One can full-heartedly admire the directors and dancers of the 2014 Alvin Ailey whom are keeping his vision alive and well..I almost felt as those I was watching a ballet of Gone with the Wind, complete with his inspirations of the blues, spiritualism and gospel music.

Over all, Alvin Ailey was a spectacular showcase of athleticism, tradition, and pure joy of modern dance with an effect of an honorable admiration for the company, and inspiration of ones own continued journey of movement.

-Onnoleigh Sweetman

About - Onnoleigh

Originally from Rochester, New York Onnoleigh began performing at the tender age of three. Tap dancing on tables at relative's homes, to making makeshift stages out of toy blocks in nursery school, Onnoleigh knew the performing arts would ultimately be a lifelong companion.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of March 17...

Tuesday March 18th 7:30pm
Joshua Bell with Academy of St. Martin in the Field perform pieces including
Saint Saens' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso" and Schubert's "Death and
the Maiden" arranged for chamber orchestra
Smith Center
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV
$39-$150
more info:702-749-2000

Tuesday March 18th 7:00pm
Guitar recital by the Vanguard Guitar Ensemble, they will perform arrangements
of modern compositions and ethnic folk music for an "orchestra of guitars"
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

Friday March 21st 12:00pm
Finnish folk music and original compositions performed by "Aallotar":
Accordion player Teija Niku and Violinist Sara Pajunen
Lloyd D. George Courthouse; Jury Room
333 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas NV 89101
Free and Open to the Public, must have ID
more info 702-229-6511, 229-6383

Friday March 21st 7:00pm
Traditional Music of Senegal by Toumany Kouyate and fellow Cirque Du Soleil musicians from the
"O" show including saxophonist and pianist Eric Plante, erhu player Lei Qiang, guitarist Ibou Ba, and Peter Fand bass, guitar, kora and drummer John Abraham
Winchester Community Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV
$10 in advance $15 at the door
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday March 22nd 7:00pm
Arabic music and dance by the Bishr Hijazi Arab Ensemble featuring
Bishr Hijazi; Oud and Ney, Laraine Kaizer-V; Violin, Charles and Charbel Azzi
percussion, Belly Dancer tba
Winchester Community Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
more info: 702-455-7340

Sunday March 23rd 5:00pm
Chamber Music recital featuring Las Vegas Philharmonic
concertmaster: De Ann Letourneau, principal cellist: Andy Smith, principal violist: Jason Bonham
and special guest Steinway Artist, Pianist: Sandra Rivers, program includes Piano Quartets by
Turina and Mozart, and a Duo for Violin and Cello by Kodaly
Green Valley Presbyterian Church
1798 Wigwam Pkwy
Henderson NV 89074Free Admission, voluntary donations accepted
more info: 702-454-8484

Sunday March 23rd 7:00pm
Guitar recital by the Vanguard Guitar Ensemble, they will perform arrangements
of modern compositions and ethnic folk music for an "orchestra of guitars"
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

Upcoming

Monday March 24th 5:00pm
Trombone recital by Nathan Tanouye, with guest flutist
Bonnie Buhler-Tanouye, program includes Ewazen, Peaslee, Bach
and Schumann, they are joined by pianist Otto Ehling
Doc Rando Hall (UNLV Campus)
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-895-3332

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Photographer Chris Jones exhibits his latest collection at Tasty Space Gallery

Open now at Emergency Arts in the heart of Las Vegas' Downtown.

For more information please visit -http://tastyspacelv.com/

520 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
On the corner of Fremont and 6th

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Inspire Theater in Fabulous Downtown brings out the best! Selene Luna's Dog and Pony Show!!!


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of February 17...

Wednesday February 19th 7:30pm
UNLV Symphony Orchestra directed by Taras Krysa along with special guest
violinist Oleh Krysa (violin professor at Eastman School of Music) present a concert dedicated
"in loving memory of Tatiana" the program includes:
Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 and
Rimsky Korsakov's "Scheherezade" Ham Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10, $8 seniors/staff/military/faculty, students with ID receive 1 free ticket
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday February 20th 7:30pm
Chamber Music concert featuring Las Vegas Philharmonic Concertmaster De Ann Letourneau, UNLV professors of piano: Timothy Hoft, cello: Andrew Smith, viola: Jason Bonham and clarinet: Marina Sturm; program includes Haydn's Piano Trio No. 39, Brahms' Clarinet Trio in a minor, Turina's Piano Quartet in a minor, and Diego Vega's Piano QuartetDoc Rando Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$25, discounted senior/military/staff/faculty and student rush tickets available
more info: 702-895-2787

Friday February 21st 12:00pm
Cello/Vocal recital by Shana Tucker, she performs jazz/folk standards and her own original works on cello while singing. "You rarely see Joni Mitchell invoked as a reference point because her music is so uniquely individual. In Shana Tucker, we have a worth successor." -David Menconi, News and Observer, Raleigh, NC
Lloyd D. George US Courthouse - Jury Room
333 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public,
must have ID for entry
more info: 702-388-6355

Sunday February 23rd 4:00pm and 6:00pm
The Winners of next weekend's Bolognini competition for Young Classical Musicians 9-18 years of age,
will display their prize winning talents
Green Valley Presbyterian Church
1798 Wigwam Pkwy
Henderson NV 89074
Free and Open to the Public a voluntary donation will be received
more info: 702-454-8484

Sunday February 23rd 4:00pm 
Organ/Strings/Flute/and Voice Chamber Music recital featuring
organist Dr. Dorothy Young Riess, cellist Jeremy Woolstenhulme, bassist Bill Bailey, vocalists Kelly Bailey-Martinez, Kristi Bailey, Jonathan Mancheni, Nathan Van Arsdale, and Isabella Ivy and flutist Julie Ivy. The program includes Handel, Bach, Saint-Saens, and Wagner
First Christian Church
101 S. Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89106
Free and Open to the Public,  voluntary donation to benefit the Alzheimer's Association will be received
more info: 702-384-1544

Friday February 21st 7:30pm
Saturday February 22nd 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday February 23rd 2:00pm

Traditional Chinese Music, Dance and Costumes performed by the amazing Shen Yun performing group
Smith Center for the Performing Arts
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$53-183
more info: 702-749-2000

Sunday February 23rd 8:30am-7:00pm
Flute recital, and masterclasses hosted by the Las Vegas Flute Club featuring guest artist Alexa Still
9:00am Technique class with Anastasia Petanova (room 160), 10:00am Masterclass with Alexa Still(Doc Rando Hall) 1:00pm Improvisation workshop with Miguel Rodriguez (room 160)
Beam Music Center (BMC) room 160 
&Doc Rando Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$25 for non-members $15 for members
more info: 702-895-2787

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of February 10...

Monday February 10th 7:30pm
Classical Guitar recital featuring Nicholas Goluses, program includes Villa-lobos, Manuel deFalla and
Benjamin Britten Doc Rando Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Friday February 14th 7:00pm
Pianist/filmmaker Ophra Yerhushalmi will present and discuss her film "Liszt's Dance with the Devil" an exploration of the life and music of Franz Liszt
Christ Episcopal Church (homepage has the wrong date):
http://www.christepiscopallv.org/
2000 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89104
$15
more info: 702-735-7655

Saturday February 15th 6:00pm
Cellist Elizabeth Marshall performs her own arrangements that accompnay screenings of various movies dealing with love including: "Beyond the Rocks," "One Week," and "A Woman" (starring Charlie Chaplin as you've never seen HER before!) the whole show is entitled "Cinema L'Amour"
The Artifice
1025 First St.
Las Vegas NV 89101
$20
more info:
http://amour.brownpapertickets.com/

Saturday February 15th 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic performs the musical score in real time for "Casablanca"
as this iconic film is shown on a large screen on stage with guest conductor
Francesco-Lecce Chong; Associate Conductor of MilwaukeeSmith Center
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$25-$94
more info: 702-749-2000

Saturday February 15th 7:30pm
Wind Ensemble concert by "Desert Winds" 
Community Lutheran Church
3720 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89121
$15
more info: http://www.thedesertwinds.org/index.html

Saturday February 15th 8:00pm
Classical Guitar recital by "Duo Siqueira Lima:" Uruguayan Guitarist Cecelia Siqueira and Brazilian
Guitarist Fernando Lima 
Doc Rando Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$41.50, $37.50 military/senior/students, student rush tickets available one hour prior to concert
more info: 702-895-2787

Sunday February 16th 2:00pm
Nevada Opera Presents a reception and concert, performers include Eduardo Villa; frequent guest artist with the Metropolitan Opera and Demetra George; two-time Grammy Nominee
Doc Rando Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$40- $75-(VIP Champagne Reception ticket)
more info: 702-895-2787



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Friday, February 07, 2014

First Friday in February will be filled with Poetry! TONIGHT!

The monthly Fete is expected to be an exciting one especially since it will be filled with lots and lots of poetry! In any case here is the monthly flier for this evenings art festival in Fabulous Downtown. So come down and get your Art On!!!

First Friday February 2014
Located on Art Way between Las Vegas Boulevard and Main
5pm till...

Also the after party will be starting at 10PM as DJ Jesse Saunders rocks the night away with some amazing House Music. Jesse will be set up on the patio of Bar Bistro at the World Famous Arts Factory!


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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of February 3...

Monday February 3th 7:30pm
Flute recital by masters student Jamie Leigh O'Neil, program includes Elliott Carter's "8 Etudes and a Fantasy for Woodwind Quartet," Jolivet's "Chant de Linos," performers include Albina Asryan, piano, Chris Fujiwara, oboe, Vander Wyst, clarinet, and Ashlea Sheridan, bassoon
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Tuesday February 4th 7:30pm
Chamber music recital by "Trio Southwest:" UNLV flute professor Jennifer Grim, UNLV viola professor Jason Bonham and harpist Kristie Smith, program includes Arnold Bax's "Elegiac Trio," Sofia Gubaidulina's "Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten," Milton Barnes' "Tango 99," and Claude Debussy's Sonata for flute, viola and harp
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3322

Thursday February 6th 7:30pm
Contemporary classical music concert entitled "Nextet" featuring composer-in-residence Daniel Asia along with the music of composers: Elliot Carter, Alvin Etler, Anthony Pateras; performers include Timothy Hoft, piano, Janis McKay, bassoon, Anastasia Petanova, flute, Maren Quanbeck, cello, Samantha Ciarlo, violin and Mark McArthur saxophone
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-895-3332

Friday February 7th 7:00pm
Pianist/filmmaker Ophra Yerhushalmi will present and discuss her film "Liszt's Dance with the Devil"
an exploration of the life and music of Franz LisztChrist Episcopal Church
2000 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89104
15$ 
more info: 702-735-7655

Sunday February 9th 3:00pm
Nevada Chamber Symphony performs a children's concert, introducing young people to the world of
symphonic musicClark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

Sunday February 9th 6:30pm
Lecture recital by doctoral trumpet student Justin Bland; program examines Philipp Jakob Rittler's (c.1637-c.1690) Sonatas a 18, and 17; performers include Jae Ahn Benton, piano, Micah Holt, Hazen Mayo, Allison McSwain, Kyle Overlay, and Kevin Tague, trumpets
UNLV HFA buidling
room 147
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3322
upcoming

Saturday February 15th 
2:00pm and 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic performs the musical score in real time for "Casablanca"
as this iconic film is shown on a large screen on stage with guest conductor
Francesco-Lecce ChongSmith Center
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
25$-94$
more info: 702-749-2000



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