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Monday, May 18, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of April 18

Monday May 18th 7:00pm
Flute recital by Young Artist Competition Winner: Emily Osborne, program includes
Mozart's Flute Concerto in G Major, Faure's "Morceau de Concours," Tournier's "Promenade a l'automne for Flute and Harp," Burton's Sonatina for Flute and Piano, and more, other performers include competition finalist Jacob Cannon, harpist Elisabeth Osborne and pianist Jae Ahn-Benton
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Tuesday May 19th 5:30pm
Doctoral vocal recital by baritone Jonathan Baltera, program includes Verdi, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and more, other performers include pianist Jae Ahn-Benton
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Tuesday May 19th 10:00pm
Salsa music by Michito Sanchez Salsa band complete with dance floor, this 10 piece band will be performing favorites including music by Ray Barretto, Richie Ray, Bobby Cruz, Tito Rodriguez and more
Artifice
1025 First St. suite #100
Las Vegas NV 89101
$10
more info: Facebook 

Friday May 22nd 7:00pm
Nevada School of the Arts chamber concert featuring NSA and UNLV collaborative ensembles, NSA Seniors cello choir and soprano Isabella Ivy
Nevada School of the Arts Auditorium
401 S. Fourth St.
Las Vegas NV 89101
$5
more info: 702-384-2787

Friday May 22nd 7:00pm
Saturday May 23rd 7:00pm
Sunday May 24th 2:00pm
Opera by Humperdinck: "Hansel and Gretel" performed by Sin City Opera, arranged by Skip Galla and
Jack Gaughan, (closed captioning available on Sunday)
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod
Las Vegas NV 89121
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
more info: 702-455-7340




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Friday, May 15, 2015

ARTrageous Vegas Returns!!!

For 11 years the LGBT Center of Southern Nevada has been celebrating the arts with its annual fete Artrageous. The celebration continues this year with art, fashion, entertainment and a bit of history as the event is held at the historic Tropicana Resort. The Tropicana was once called the Tiffany of the Strip because of its progressive design and unrivaled class. Today the newly remodeled resort will beckon the Las Vegas Arts Intelligentsia for an evening that celebrates the arts. Of course I am very excited to be returning to co-curate the event with my friend and fellow arts cohort Melissa Petersen, President of the Contemporary Arts Center of Las Vegas.

So come out and get your ART ON at Artrageous this Saturday Night! 7pm!

For more information - http://artrageousvegas.org/




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JP Rakehorn at Sin City Gallery


By Dr. Laura Henkel,
Contributing Writer

Sin City Gallery is delighted to debut a curated collection of the erotic drawings and paintings of British artist Jp Rakehorn, Best in Show Awardee, 2014, 12 Inches of Sin on view from April 30th – May 31st, 2015. 12" of Sin is an international juried exhibition attracting submissions from allover the world, and as such, the show is recognized as one of the key venues for the erotic art genre.

Known for showcasing daring artwork of all types, Dr. Laura Henkel, Director, Sin City Gallery says: “It’s so exciting to debut JP’s work. I cannot wait to share his work with Las Vegas and beyond. We were delighted when he was awarded best in show for the 12 Inches of Sin exhibition and it’s truly an honor to show case his work which has among many remarkable qualities beauty, mystery and skill. Evocative, subtle and yet also sometimes thrillingly shall we say unambiguous, these contrasts mean he is a master of his genre.”

Clearly imbued with a sense of handwork and craft, and often drawn on non-traditional perishable materials, the works are intensely erotic. Titillating, daring, and intoxicating, a visit to a gallery of his works drives the visitor from one picture to the next to see what intense sexual encounter is captured. Some pictures are overt, graphic and undeniably sexy, while others are subtler –the use of negative space punctuated by a hand, a mouth, and the tilt of a brow or the costume floating fay-like in the sky of the paper.

The play of light and shadow, the sensual line drawing highlighted by white, or black recalls instantly the intimate erotic sketches of the famous artist Gustav Klimt. Like Klimt’s portraits of women in erotic bliss, Rakehorn captures the immediacy, ardor, and moment of erotic encounters. We feel as if we have come upon a series of wonderful secrets, a treasure trove of hidden desires.

Using ordinary people as his subjects, Rakehorn places a heavy emphasis on the process, drawing, filling in, taking away, and this practice is visible in the finished image. This technique makes the artist’s work all the more engrossing, and often deceptive, one stares into a network of seemingly industriously sketched darkness, to see a face emerge, and then the rest of the body clearly engaged in a sexual encounter. Through all the shadow, lines, sfumato, it is as if one can hear breathlessness or a heart beating.

Other pictures are tributes to sexual expression, such as the couple in movement, two becoming three with an intriguing sense of otherworldliness, heat, and passion.

There is an intrinsic naturalism to the artist’s work, not only in the sense that his works are realistic, but his attitude to human sexuality is not isolated, pulled apart from real living in a fetishlike way, but rather runs through themes of the lifecycle experienced by all people, life, creation, death and decay. Blue is like a ghostly memory, a remnant of a dream, an anonymous woman, nude from the waist up, her body disappearing into the wall. Moving beyond sublimation and allegory, Rakehorn’s work is a masterly dance between lascivious views of the most amatory of embraces and an understated grace. One lovely picture shows the movement of hands forming illusory wings from a smoky background and a classical nude. Of his noteworthy practice, the artist says “I try to make pictures that stand up as objects in themselves, without needing lengthy or esoteric explanations. However, that is not to say that they are all surface. I like unfinished work, too. For me, a highly finished picture or sculpture is somehow dead. Sketches, workings, they retain a sense of potential, of life.”

While much of the erotic art is sensational or sometimes delightful to enjoy in a gallery, artists like Rakehorn are universally appealing to the novice art collector, the amorous gift giver and have course, the serious collector of erotica.






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Monday, May 04, 2015

Las Vegas Academy art students take over Zappos Lobby!

Zappos is excited to announce the opening art reception for the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts this Thursday at 2:30pm inside the Zappos lobby. The exhibition will feature LVA artists Reina Dalton, Abbigail Breen, Jennfer Kong, Sophia Arredondo and Emika Hughes. With a special exhibition by internationally acclaimed Irish Artist Graham Knuttle and local artist F. Andrew Tayor. In addition, featuring a Guerrilla Kage by LVA artists. Special thanks to Ruzo Logic for making art magic happen. The event is free and open to the public.
 

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Its May Day First Friday!!! TONIGHT!

The fun and zany monthly fete known as First Friday has arrived! So get out and get your Art On!!! 

Location - Charleston and Art Way! FREE all are welcome! 


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Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of April 27

Monday April 27th 6:00pm
Horn ensemble concert by "High Desert Horns," program includes Gabrielli, Byrd, Ewazen, Alford and more
Room 160
UNLV Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Monday April 27th 7:00pm
Piano recital by UNLV piano professor Mykola Suk and pianists Maria Kolesnyk and Haeun Kim, program includes J. S., C. P. E and J. C. Bach, Ignaz Moscheles, and Mozart
Christ the King Catholic Community
4925 Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89118
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-876-1904

Tuesday April 28th 7:30pm
UNLV Symphony orchestra concert featuring the winners of the concerto competition, program includes F. S. Kelly's Elegy for Strings, Ibert's Flute Concert, Rodrigo Corral soloist, Bartok's Viola Concerto, David Chavez
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegs NV 89154
$10, $8 discounts available, 1 free ticket per student with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Wednesday April 29th 5:30pm
Saxophone Studio at UNLV performs a concert including Bozza, Bach, Tanak, Chan and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday April 30th 7:00
Guitar Studio of UNLV performs a concert
Beam Music Center room 160 - UNLV
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday April 30th 7:30pm
Doctoral Clarinet recital by Ivan Ivanov, along with pianist Jae Ahn-Benton they will perform
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major K. 622, Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du temps," Brahms'
Sonata for Clarinet in Eb No. 2, and Widor's "Introduction and Rondo Op. 72"
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-2787 
 
Thursday April 30th 7:30pm
Band concert by UNLV Symphonic Winds, program includes Husa, Grieg, Broughton, and more
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10, $8 discounts available, 1 free ticket per student with ID
more info: 702-895-2787 
 
Friday May 1st 5:00pm
Doctoral Piano recital by Zheni Atanasova, along with pianist En-Zu Anais,
they will perform works by Messiaen, Frank, Vladigerov, Liszt and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Friday May 1st 5:00pm
Masters Horn recital by Thomas Frauenshuh
Room 159
UNLV Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info; 702-895-3332

Friday May 1st 7:30pm
Piano recital by Sasha Kassman with reception to follow
Christ Church Episcopal
2000 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89104
Free and Open to the Public, donations accepted for musician
more info: 702-735-7655

Friday May 1st 8:00pm
Henderson Symphony directed by Taras Krysa performs Beethoven's 9th Symphony (the one with
"Ode to Joy" in it), featuring soprano Helen Lyon, mezzo soprano Stephanie Weiss, tenor Mark Thomsen,
baritone Tod Fitzpatrick
Henderson Pavilion
200 S. Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson NV 89012
Free and Open to the Public, $10 suggested donation
more info: 702-267-2171

Saturday May 2nd 1:30pm
Doctoral Bassoon recital by Kevin Eberle, along with violinists Lisa Ratigan and Samantha Ciarlo, David Chavez viola, Maren Quanbeck cello, Albina Asryan piano they will perform Vivaldi, Saint-Saens, Gershwin and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday May 2nd 3:00pm
UNLV Trombone Choir, program includes Dukas, Bach, Korsakov and more
UNLV Beam Music Center - room 160
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday May 2nd 5:00pm
Chamber music recital featuring Sarah Walton horn, Stephanie Redman soprano, Bill McCullough tenor and Jae Ahn-Benton
piano, program includes Bernhard Krol's "Horati de Vino Carmina, Op. 30," Benjamin Britten's "Serenade Op. 31"
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday May 2nd 7:30pm
Doctoral vocal recital by baritone Jonathan Baitera, program includes Verdi, Debussy, Mahler, and Rachmaninoff he is joined
by Jae Ahn-Benton on piano
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Sunday May 3rd 2:00pm
Traditional Music of China performed by the Li Ling Hong Chinese
Music Ensemble including pipa, erhu, ceramic flute and more
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Library
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-507-3459

Sunday May 3rd 3:00pm
Chamber Orchestra concert featuring the music of Aaron Ramsey, guest cellist is Andrew Smith, refreshments available
Auditorium
Nevada School of Arts
401 S. Fourth St.
Las Vegas NV
$20 at the door $15
VIP table $150




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Friday, April 24, 2015

First Friday Art Walk Preview Party TONIGHT


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of April 20

Monday April 20th 7:30pm
Piano recital by UNLV artist in residence Jerome Lowenthal who has served as piano professor at Julliard
School of Music, and Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, and has recently been awarded an 'honorary doctorate' from the Cleveland Institute of Music, his program includes works by Chopin, Faure, Webern and more including
an arrangement of Frank's Violin Sonata in A Major for solo piano and Beethoven's Sonata No. 29 in Bb Major, "Hammerklavier"
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday April 23rd 7:30pm
UNLV Wind Orchestra directed by Thomas Leslie perform a concert including works
by Korngold, Williams, Rozsa and more
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV
$10, $8 military/seniors/disabled, 1free ticket per student with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Friday April 24th 7:30pm
Opera scenes performed by UNLV Opera Theater, program includes excerpts from Bernstein's
"West Side Story," Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate," Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet," Otto Nicolai's "Merry Wives of Windsor,"
and much more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10, $8 military/senior/disabled, 1 free ticket per student with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Saturday April 25th 1:00pm
Violin recital by Sammi Ciarlo, program includes Pagaini's Caprice No. 5,
Wieniawski's Polonaise Brilliante Op. 4, and String Quartet No. 12 "American," other performers include
pianist Maria Kolesnyk, violinist Sara Wright, violist David Chavez, and cellist Maren Quanbeck
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday April 25th 2:00pm
Traditional music of Italy by "Trio de Amici:" Joe Cairo accordion, Gary Queen mandolin, John Falbo guitar and voice
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 McLeod
Las Vegas NV
$12 at the door, $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday April 25th 3:30pm
Wind ensemble 'Ventuex Quintet" performs a concert......group includes flute, horn, bassoon, oboe and clarinet......
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday April 25th 5:30pm
Chamber Music recital by doctoral piano student; Ryan Kelly, program includes pieces with piano, flute cello and voice
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-895-3332

Saturday April 25th 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic directed by Donato Cabrera performs a program including John Adams'
"Chairman Dances," Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, and Rachmaninov's "Variations on a Theme by Paganini" featuring
piano soloist Joyce Yang
Reynolds Hall
Smith Center
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV
$26-94
more info:702-749-2000

Sunday April 26th 1:00pm
Doctoral tuba recital featuring Stephen Turner, program includes works by Broughton, DiLorenzo, Ewazen and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Sunday April 26th 3:30pm
Las Vegas Guitar Quartet: Eddie Carcamo, Rese Comas, Julien D'Ottavio, and Daniel Munoz perform a concert including J. S. Bach, Bellianti, de Falla and much more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702-895-3332






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Monday, April 13, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of April 13

Monday April 13th 7:30pm
Contemporary classical music including works by UNLV composer in residence Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, G. Liu, Theo Musgrave, Takemitsu and more, performers include flutists Anastasia Petanova and Martha Barth (of Eighth Blackbird), guitarist Dieter Hennings, violinist Sammi Ciarlo, pianist Jae Ahn and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Tuesday April 14th 7:30pm
Doctoral Vocal Lecture recital by Stephanie Weiss, program focuses on the voice type
required for works by Wagner and Strauss, along with pianist Jae Ahn-Benton, she will
perform excerpts from "Tannhauser, Der Rosenkavalier, Parsifal" and more
UNLV HFA buidling - Room 147
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday April 15th 8:00pm
Guitar Concert by "Brasil Guitar Duo:" Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora,
program includes classical and Brazilian works
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$40, discounts available, students with ID 1 $13 rush ticket, 1 hour before concert
more info: 702-895-2787

Friday April 17th 7:30pm
Saturday April 18th 7:30pm

Experimental percussion and lighting concert featuring the UNLV percussion and
moving light groups
UNLV Black Box Theater
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10, $8 discounts, students with ID 1 free ticket 1 hour before concert
more info: 702-895-2787

Saturday April 18th 7:00pm
Middle Eastern/Flamenco/Jazz fusion concert featuring Flamenco guitarist R.J. Fox, Arabic Nay player Bishr Hijazi and Arabic Keyboardist James Yousef, they will present a unique concert with jazz and arabic improvisational styles
Police Memorial Park (on the lawn, bring chairs/blankets)
3250 Metro Academy Way
Las Vegas NV 89129
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-229-2787

Saturday April 18th 7:30pm
Vocal recital featuring tenors Alfredo Martirena and Tianci Jay Zheng, and soprano Cheyna Simone Alexandra along with cellist Eddie Yu and pianist Albina Asryan, they will perform works by Gounod, Faure, Massenet, Shoenberg, and much more
Green Valley Presbyterian Church
1798 Wigwam Pkwy
Henderson Nv 89074
Free and Open to the Public, donations accepted for the musicians
more info: 702-454-8484

Sunday April 19th 2:00pm
Henderson Symphony directed by Taras Krysa presents a concert featuring the young artist competition winners
Henderson Pavilion
200 S. Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson NV 89012
Free and Open to the public, $10 donation suggested
more info: 702-267-2171

Sunday April 19th 3:30pm
Doctoral Vocal recital by tenor William McCullough, along with pianist Jae Ahn-Benton they will perform Schumann's "Liederkreis" and Mahler's "Ruckert Lieder"
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Sunday April 19th 25th 5:30pm
Vocal Recital by Chapman University Voice professor and UNLV Artist in Residence; soprano Rebecca Sherburn, along with UNLV Voice professor Tod Fitzpatrick
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

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Monday, April 06, 2015

Nancy Good, Photography: A Collage Made of Secrets

Dr. Laura Henkel,
Contributing Writer

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
Diane Arbus (1923-1971)

Renown for her mosaic like compositions that suggest metamorphism, hybridity, and transformation, Nancy Good’s striking work addresses thematics such as landscape, identity, as well as ideas of purification, gender, beauty, and concealment.

Good uses images of masks, and portraiture as a means of telling a story and like the contemporary photographer Cindy Sherman, Good is her own primary model, and the result is enigmatic, suggesting disguise, secrecy, façade, and veiling. Of this essence Good says: “The unseen (shadow) is as crucial as the visible, and quite often far more powerful.”

Good’s newest series of multi-media works are intricately assembled from photography, digital techniques, including postproduction digital manipulation, with striking additions of paint and ink. The titles as well call to mind inner struggles, and as such are deeply emotive. Works like Draped in Unmasked Secrets of Masked Thoughts (2014) use the combination of natural texture − earthy sand, stone and wood surface, juxtaposed with the ominous patterned skin of a snake, human eyes staring out, echoing a sense of entrapment.

Yet, like most of Good’s work this picture is not easily interpreted, for the serpent can also refer to fertility and feminine power. Similarly, Emerging from Palette Strokes of My Own Doing (2014) is a haunting and perplexing picture. There is a cracked surface encasing a woman, the bright colors are refracting against what seems like a forest scene, reminding one of the transformative Greek myth of Daphne who finds herself turned to a tree. Good’s piercing eyes make the work at once compelling and ethereal, teaching us about the power of hidden and multifaceted symbolism.

The idea of masks and identity is taken further in her series eARThen (2014-15) a group of images showing her visage shot in contrast light, echoing the famous Richard Avedon photos of the West. Good has adorned her face in clay, reflecting on her relationship to the natural landscape and the idea of purification, and models of womanly beauty, particularly the often-exhausting extent of beauty rituals and models of perfection.

Good has been honored with solo exhibition at The Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas; The Gallery @ 417 Union, Nashville; The Gallery@theatre7, Las Vegas; Tepoca Artists Group; Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, as well as the Nashville International Airport among many others.

She has also participated in numerous group exhibits, a selection of which includes Las Vegas City Hall (2014-2014); The Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas (2014); The Mayor's Gallery, Historic Fifth Street School, Las Vegas (2014); Charleston Heights Arts Center, Las Vegas (2013/ 2014); The Nevada Arts Commission and the Goldwell Open Air Museum.

Good is the recipient of various awards including Best in Show and the Inspire Award, Juried Exhibition, Think & Wonder, Inc. Las Vegas (2014); Nevada Arts Commission, Las Vegas, The Office of Cultural Affairs (2014); and from the Professional Women Photographers Spring 2013 Competition, New York. In addition to expansive commercial success, the artist’s work has been featured in a wide array of print publications including Nevada Magazine and the book Life Cube (2014). As well, Good leads workshops and teaches photography and is a member of the Las Vegas Photography Collective. Good lives and works in her ateliers in Southern California and Nevada.

THE UNMASKING | March 5 - May 14, 2014
Closing Reception and Artist Talk | May 14, 2014 @ 6:30 PM


R. Cline Arts
8 E. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103




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Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of April 6

Monday April 6th 7:30pm
Classical music concert featuring pianist Raja Rahman, violinist and
concertmaster of the Las Vegas Philharmonic DeAnn Letourneau, cellist
from the Cirque show "O" Dena Massaro, violist from Broadway's "The Lion
King" Ralph Farris, program includes Chopin, Hindemith, Dvorak and Beethoven
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
$15 adults, $10 children
more info: 702-507-3459

Tuesday April 7th 7:30pm
Piano recital by Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, program includes the US premiere of Ukrainian Composer Yuri Ischenko's Sonata No. 6, along with works by American composers James Matheson and Tom Flaherty that call for toy piano and electronics
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday April 8th 7:30pm
UNLV community concert band directed by Anthony LaBounty, program of patriotic music including works by Leroy Anderson, John Philip Sousa, novel works including "Concerto for Cell Phone" by Stephenson, the traditional "Taps," and more, this concert benefits "T.A.P.P.S." an organization promoting the performance of "Taps" at Las Vegas military funerals by quality live musicians (they are being replaced by recordings)
UNLV Ham Hall Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10, $8 discounts available, 1 free ticket per student with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Thursday April 9th 1:00pm
Doctoral Conducting Lecture Recital by Rachel Waddell, focusing on the "Gap Between University Training and Professional Experience of Orchestral Conductors," and will include a performance of F. S. Kelly's "Elegy for Strings"
Room 160
UNLV Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday April 9th 5:00pm
Doctoral Clarinet Lecture Recital by Jennifer Iles, considering Mercadante's scenes from "Emma d'Antiochia Atto II," Schoenberg's "Pierre Lunaire" and Dolphy's "God Bless the Child"
Room 147
UNLV Ham Fine Arts Building
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday April 9th 6:30pm
Las Vegas Youth Orchestra and Band Concert presents a program featuring their concerto competition winners
Smith Center Reynolds Hall
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$10-$40
more info:702-749-2000

Friday April 10th 7:30pm
Organ recital by Dr. Angela Kraft Cross, program includes works by Cross (the organist her self,) Langlais, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
more info: 702-898-5455

Saturday April 11th 12:00pm-5:00pm
International cultures' dance, music, food and more presented at UNLV's "Festival of Communities" there will be performances all day along with art, food and more for sale
"Alumni Walk" (big green lawn behind and south of the music alumni and student union buildings)
UNLV
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-895-5607

Saturday April 11th 2:00pm
Jazz and Contemporary music by Firenze Strings, Vertex 3 and friends: violinists Rebecca Sabine, DeAnn Letourneau, Geri Thompson, cellist Moonlight Tran, bassist Geoff Neumann, and pianist Otto Ehling and composer/percussionist Aaron Ramsey, they will perform the music of Chick Corea including "Miniatures for Bass and String Quartet and Piano" arranged by Aaron Ramsey along with the music of Aaron Ramsey himself
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89121
$10 in advance $12 at the door
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday April 11th 3:00pm
Popular, folk, 'easy listening' styles and more performed by violinist Jennifer Argenti, she played with Willie Nelson...........
"Hattie's House"
9109 Lazy Hill Circle
Las Vegas NV 89117
$15, (cash/check only)
more info: 702-255-0695

Saturday April 11th 6:30pm
Traditional music of India performed by vocalists Rana Chatterjee and Sangeeta Melekar, along with keyboardist Piyush, and percussionists Daxesh and Jaykumar
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
$25-$50 adults, $15-$25 children (tickets include traditional Indian dinner)
Bharti Sharma: 702-339-2688
Saturday April 11th 7:30pm
Wind ensemble concert by Desert Winds......program includes music that makes you think of the color green....
Congregation Ner Tamid
55 N. Valley Verde Dr.
Henderson NV 89074
$15
more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorations-in-emerald-tickets-13566488733

Sunday April 12th 3:00pm
Handel's famous oratorio "Messiah" (Parts 2 and 3) presented by Musical Arts Chorus and 22 piece orchestra with guest soloists
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$18, $15, $8 discounts available
more info: 702-895-2787








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Friday, April 03, 2015

April First Friday Has Arrived! Its no joke! TONIGHT! Seriously.

The zany and fun monthly fete has arrived and with the weather feeling ever so perfect on this April 2015 it makes for an event that should not be missed. So get out of the house and come Downtown to celebrate Las Vegas Arts and Culture at its best!

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cass Fuller to open at Sin City Gallery

Sin City Gallery in Las Vegas is delighted to present Incognito a show of the electrifying work of Cass Fuller. The show will open on April 2 through the 26th of April 2015. Incognito represents the fact that Fuller’s work is seen in the most popular venues in Las Vegas, and yet, no one knows who Cass Fuller is.

Glamorously bright arresting compositions link his work to the legacy of American Pop Art and Fuller has become very popular for a signature style that is truly of his time: ambitious, epic, engaged with contemporary culture and new techniques in the arts.

Building on the culture wide permeation of imagery from street art, as well as its way of inscribing large expanses of space, Fuller’s work takes Pop to another level. Fuller presents images from popular culture, and advertising, with large rhythmic swashes of color, often custom made for the space. The artist reimagines the paradigm of Andy Warhol’s silkscreen portraits of Hollywood stars to present a fashionable style, erotic, flashy, often developed in flat constellations of color that recall the majestic work of the iconic American Pop artist James Rosenquist. What ties Fuller to artists like Rosenquist is his command of formal elements, the adroit mastery of composition, color, the impactful use of text and collage, and areas of rich color offset by expanses of white space.

Many of the images are super real and have a delightful tromp l’oeil effect. Fuller’s work takes well to large scale sites and he uses a series of remarkable devices to compose his work, such as the recombination of images from print or advertising interrupted by expanses of color, and inscribed with graffiti like marks. His ability to render an almost photographic image is well regarded and seen in murals such as Lavo and Whist Stove and Spirits. While the artist has earned a reputation for his grand murals, his rare small works are equally remarkable and much sought after.

Fuller travels nationally for special commissions and his work includes installation art, large-scale murals in private homes and public spaces, as well as commissioned works. The artist’s projects may be seen at Commonwealth, Park on Fremont, Allure, Rumors and many high-end private residences in Las Vegas.

Sin City Gallery
http://sincitygallery.com/
107 East Charleston Blvd., Studio 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104 USA
In The Arts Factory, 18B Arts District
702.608.2461



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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


Tuesday March 24th 7:30pm
Contemporary classical music featuring UNLV composer in residence
and pulitzer prize winner Bernard Rands, other compositions on the program include
Lafontant, Baley, Crumb and more, performers include flute professor Dr.
Jennifer Grim, violin professor Weiwei Le, violist Hanna Suk, cellist Lindsay Johnson,
clarinetist Erin Wyst, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley and harpist Emily Montoya
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday March 25th 4:00pm
Percussion recital featuring UNLV students performing on marimba, program includes
Gronemeier, Sejourne, Koshinski, Pickering and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday March 25th 7:30pm
Piano recital by UNLV artist in residence Nadejda Vlaeva, she will be performing a program
of compositions by composer Sergei Bortkiewicz including "Espana, Lyrica Nova, 3 Mazurkas,
Jugoslav Suite" and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332 
 
Thursday March 26th 7:00pm
Wind Quintet recital by the "Fantastique 5 Quintet:" Patience Randall flute, Erika Hill oboe,
Jason Burchette clarinet, Trevor Stojanovich french horn, Jesse Edge bassoon, program includes
"Passacaille" by Barthe, Quintet by Haydn and "Renaissance Suite" by Roseman
UNLV Beam Music Center - Room 160
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
More info: 702-895-3332

Friday March 27th 7:30pm
String Quartet concert by "Moscato Quartet:" Sammi Ciarlo and Tammy Hung violins, David Chavez violin and Maren Quanbeck cello, program includes Kostors' "5 Variations on Loss and
Isolations," Dvorak's "American Quartet" and Schuberts "Death and the Maiden"
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday March 28th 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic directed by Donato Cabrera presents a concert full of the most well known selections from the classical symphonic repertoire, hear favorites such as Rossini's Overture to "The Barber of Seville," Dances from Bernstein's "On the Town," Copland's "Rodeo" and much more!
Smith Center
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$26-$94
more info: 702-749-2000







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Sin City Gallery continues Kickstarter campaign!


Stick It Places. Hand Job. Clothing Optional. Popping Cherries, Cuddle Party, Foursome With Benefits, Bukake.…Got your attention?  These are just some of the smartly designed Rewards that are intended to stimulate support, if not conversation, for Sin City Gallery’s crowd-funding campaign for its publication and printing of a hardcover book series from four years of the annual renown international juried art exhibition 12 Inches of Sin: So Much Art You Can Barely Fit It All In.  Sin City Gallery is excited to launch its innovative Kickstarter campaign to melt the hearts of the most ardent critics of art.

Sin City Gallery is dedicated to providing a serious professional forum, exhibit space, and series of publications for practitioners of erotic art who have too long been marginalized or excluded from so much of the art world. The gallery has put together an amazing series of four books with color illustrations, critical text, and incredible design. Throughout its history, the groundbreaking exhibit 12 Inches of Sin has featured the most innovative, daring, and beautiful examples of erotic art. Gallery founder Dr. Laura Henkel says:

“For the inaugural call for art four years ago, the competition received forty submissions from artists from five different countries. As the exhibition has grown and become more established, more competitive, and increasingly international in scope, we have achieved a record of three hundred submissions from twenty countries. Imagine a glossy, color illustrated collection of contemporary erotica all yours to browse at your leisure, a treasure trove of sexiness and gorgeousness. There’s a little something for everyone.  I hope everyone shares the Kickstarter campaign because the Rewards are so well conceived and designed to de-stigmatize the general assumption that all erotic art is porn.  Art is art and good art should ignite the senses.”

Please share this FUN Kickstarter with your friends.  It will certainly bring a smile to your face and theirs! To learn more about the most memorable and humorous Kickstarter campaign ever...

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Monday, March 09, 2015

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

Tuesday March 10th 7:30pmOrchestral concert by UNLV Chamber Symphony, directed by Taras Krysa, program includes Wagner's instrumental piece "Siegfried Idyll" and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante K. 297b featuring soloists Daniel Nunez oboe, Erin Vander Wyst clarinet, Kevin Eberle bassoon, Linnie Hostetler horn
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more inf: 702-895-3332 

Wednesday March 11th 7:30pm
Horn recital by UNLV horn professor and Las Vegas Philharmonic principal horn player:
Bill Bernatis, along with pianist Albina Asryan, performs works including Schumann's
Adagio and Allegro, Richard Strauss' Andante, Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2
and much more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday March 12th 8:00pm
Montreal GuitareTrio, high level classical guitarists perform their original arrangements of traditional, jazz, and contemporary works
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$40, discounts available military/differently abled/UNLV faculty staff/
students with ID-limit 1 $13 "rush ticket" 1 hour before the concert
more info: 702-895-2787

Friday March 13th 7:00pm
Violin recital featuring Gabe Bolkosky, program includes Mozart
and the tango music of Argentina including Piazzolla's "Nuevo Tango"
other performers include bassist Abe Gumroyan, pianist Jae Ahn-Benton and some other
surprise guests followed by reception (for $50 ticket holders see below)
Auditorium
Historic Fifth St. School
401 S. Fourth St.
Las Vegas NV
$20, $10 students, $50 VIP Wine Reception, RSVP asap!
more info: 702-384-2787

Friday March 13th 7:00pm
Acoustic cello and double neck guitar concert by "Acoustic Eidolon,"
they perform original compositions in pop, celtic, and latin styles
West Charleston Library
6301 W. Charleston Library
Las Vegas NV 89146
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3964

Friday March 13th 7:00pm
Saturday March 14th 7:00pm
Sunday March 15th 2:00pm

Opera in one act by Bernstein performed by Sin City Opera
along with a 5 piece instrumental ensemble
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV 89
$15 at door $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Friday March 13th 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday March 14th 12:00-9:00pm
Sunday March 15th 12:00-6:00pm

Traditional Music and Dance of Ireland including Killian's Angels,
Carrolier's Academy of Irish Dance, Bogtrotter's Union and much more
Amphitheater stage between Basic, Water, Atlantic and Lead Streets in Henderson
Events Water Plaza
200 Water St.
Henderson NV 89015
more info and: full schedule

Sunday March 15th 3:00pm
Nevada Chamber Symphony performs classical and pop
music along with a guest artist;with the winner of
their "4+1" competition for young local musicians
Clark County Theater
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

Sunday March 15th 3:30pm
Horn recital by UNLV student Danny Layher, program includes
Rossini, Rosetti, Ewald and Vinter, other performers include
Albina Asryan piano, Michael Weber and Bronson Pascual trumpet, Chandler Sison
trombone, and Troy Hart tuba
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-895-3332




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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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

Tuesday February 24th 7:30pm
Chamber music recital by the Horszowski Trio; hailed by The New Yorker
as "Destined for great things," and each member: violinist Jesse Mills, Cellist Raman
Ramakrishnan and pianist Reiko Aizawa, teaches at both Columbia
and Bard Universities in New York City, program includes Ravel, Faure, and Saint-Saens
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$25, discounts available, $5 students with ID 1 hour before concert
more info: 702-895-2787

Wednesday February 25th 4:00pm-5:30pm
Masterclass with the Horszowski Trio, watch them work with UNLV chamber groups on
standard repertoire including Beethoven's Piano Quartet in Eb Major and Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday February 25th 7:30pm
Piano recital by UNLV Artist in Residence Pedro Carbone, former pupil of Istomen,
Fleisher and Pommier and leading authority on the Spanish piano repertoire, program includes
"Suite Iberia, Books I-II" by Albeniz, "Sonata Espanola, Op. 53" by Espla, and "Fantasia Baetica" by De Falla
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Thursday February 26th 7:30pm
UNLV Wind Orchestra concert, program includes works by McAllister, Nelson, Saint-Saens, and features Respighi's "Queen of Sheba," guest conductors include Cody Birdwell, Gary Smith, Zane Douglass
UNLV Ham Concert Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
$10, discounts available, 1 free ticket per student with ID
more info: 702-895-2787

Friday February 27th 5:30pm
UNLV Flute Studio recital featuring the students of Dr. Jennifer Grim, program includes
works by Debussy, Schubert, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Mozart and more, they are joined by pianist
Jae Ahn-Benton
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday February 28th 2:00pm
Brass band concert by Brass Roots Quintet, performing a wide variety of music
from classical to contemporary
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 Brush St.
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-229-6383

Saturday February 28th 5:30pm
Flute recital by UNLV flute professor Dr. Jennifer Grim and Las Vegas Philharmonic's
principal flutist Alexander Viazovtsev, program includes Poulenc's Sonata, Bach's Chaconne, Saint-Saens' "Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso," and Doppler's "Hungarian Phantasy" for two flutes and piano they are joined by pianist Albina Asryan, concert is presented by the Las Vegas Flute Club
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday February 28th 7:30pm
Desert Winds directed by David Irish along with guest choral group: Desert Voices presents a program including the world premiere of "Forgotten Children" by Peter Meechan
Nicholas J. Horn Theatre
CSN Cheyenne Campus
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
North Las Vegas NV 89030
$15
more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorations-in-purple-tickets-13559784681

Saturday February 28th 8:00pm
Trombone ensemble recital by the Texas Tech Graduate Trombone Quartet, program includes works by Bruckner, Debussy, Piazzolla, Bozza and more
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the public
more info: 702-895-3332

Saturday February 28th 10:00pm
Opera Las Vegas presents a night of tribute to Liberace including performances by pianists: Philip Thortenberry, resident pianist of the former Liberace Museum; Martin Kaye, "Million Dollar Quartet's" Jerry Lee Leewis; Danny Wright, American pianist and composer; Spencer Baker, Liberace Scholar; Jacob Tolliver of "American Idol," along with some Opera Las Vegas Singers, tickets include a tour of the mansion including special items from the Liberace Collection and the Cadillac Collectors Club, and refreshments prepared from Liberace's own recipes
Liberace's Las Vegas Villa (newly restored)
4982 Shirley St.
Las Vegas NV 89119
RSVP, limited seating for tickets and more information
contact: Nancy Dailey 702-629-4165 or 702-374-3423




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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

S.P. Grogan's "Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge" Debut Release and Book Signing at the Writers Block Downtown Las Vegas

Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge

Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Writers Block - 1020 Fremont Street 6-9 pm

Literary Friends are cordially invited to the Debut Release and Book Signing Event of S. P. Grogan’s new novel, “Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge” to be held on February 19, 2015, 6-9 p.m. at the newest book seller in Las Vegas, The Writer’s Block at 1020 Fremont Street.

Grogan, who is also Chairman of the Las Vegas Arts Commission, incorporated the illustrations of Hawaiian pop surrealist artist, Brad ‘Tiki Shark’ Parker, into what he describes as a ‘tiki noir’ genre, with the plot set in 1946 Honolulu.

Grogan is noted for his two previous award-winning novels, local mob-mayor plot, Vegas Die and art-centric/culinary Captain Cooked. www.spgrogan.com

Since part of the 1946 plot includes spies trying to steal an atomic bomb at the Bikini Atoll, both the National Atomic Testing Museum and Atomic Liquors in Las Vegas are giving sponsorship to the event, with that weekend February 19-22, Atomic Liquors, across the street, 917 Fremont, will be hosting a 9-11 after book signing event serving two of the retro cocktails found in Grogan’s novel. And the National Atomic Testing Museum will provide discount tickets to the museum, available at the bookstore.

Addison & Highsmith Publishers

For further information contact: 702.303.5915

Book is available at the Writer’s Block, at The National Atomic Testing Museum and on Amazon and as ebook at all digital stores



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Friday, February 06, 2015

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The sensually delicious art of Las Vegas artist Marshall Bradford @ Sin City Gallery


By Dr. Laura Henkel,

The art of Las Vegas artist Marshall Bradford is alternately alluring, shocking, deeply suggestive and subversive. Bradford’s work has a magnetic power. Decadent and masterfully staged photographs belong to the narrative pictorial language of cinema, the contrast of skin, rope, cloth, and light making for an orchestrated mise-en-scène.

Bradford’s masterly admixture of haute couture photography and sexuality is the thrill of the illicit paired with an admiration and hunger for so much splendor. This engenders an irrepressible desire to see more, provoking an admiration and hunger for so many splendors. Bradford’s exhibition, Desert Bound, at Sin City gallery includes twenty photographs that offers a unique view into the artistic oeuvre of this esteemed photographer.

The works are all brilliantly composed and have a cinematic quality. Many of the images are connected to archetype of the vamp, the femme fatal so often seen in fashion, film, theater and art. While an undisputed sexiness is present in all the works, Bradford’s mastery over his medium is the cornerstone of his work. In works like Ecstasy at Mojave Lake, taken outdoors, Bradford combines the thoughtful and clean use of light, magnification, focus, reflection of texture, and a sensual game of veiling, and exposure, creating a series of works that have at their core, a sense of theatric.

Bradford’s stunning photos are part of the colliding worlds of fashion and sexuality, and as such are part of the tradition of the great fashion photographer Helmut Newton, in the sense that Bradford builds on Newton’s precepts for a new vision and constructs stylish, posed and iconic pictures of bondage, sexual subjection and fantasy. Bradford is fully engaged with the provocative image of a beautiful woman, her accessories and props highlighting her sexuality, her power, or the power of the voyeur over her, something Newton was unabashed about, this pleasure of looking, this need for beauty, and sexual experience.

Bradford’s black and white work Sex and the Maiden, is a supple photo of a nude, classical illuminated, her arched body resembling the tradition of a figurehead or wooden lady at the stern of a boat. The pattern of the ropes are like ornate carving, and scrollwork, and function as a fetishistic form of clothing. These are exquisitely constructed spectacles, at times purely about lust, and at other times, more complex and fetishistic. For example in many works, there is an intrusion of the strange. The picture Beautiful Monster I (from the Genki Series) shows a voluptuously lovely nude with a squid, in her mouth, a portrait of submission. In Beautiful Monster II, the creature is worn as a boa, an outlandish marriage of aquatic monsters, food, and sensuality provokes questions about taste, fetish and power.

More than a collection of images from a sexual subculture, Bradford’s work meets at intersection of erotica, burlesque and performance art and as such is multifaceted, masterly and unerring beautiful. The artist’s ability to engage in contemporary leitmotifs, and transform his images of sex into distinctive portrayals of explosive beauty makes his work stand apart.

Desert Bound will be on exhibition from February 2 to March 22, 2015. There will be a closing Artist Talk with Marshall Bradford at Cockroach Theater on March 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Sin City Gallery and The Las Vegas Rope Social will be hosting Rope 101 Classes throughout February and March. If you are new to rope and would like to learn about the types of rope, safety, negotiation and a few ties, come join these instructional workshops.

Tuesday, February 10 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, February 24 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 7 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 14 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Classes will be donation based $5-$20. The exhibition at Sin City Gallery is free.

Sin City Gallery is located off the Strip in the famous Arts Factory, situated in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas’ Arts District, at 107 E. Charleston Boulevard, Suite 100. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. For information, updates and exhibition calendar, call 702-608-2461 or visit www.sincitygallery.com.

The art of Marshall Bradford @ Sin City Gallery

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of January 19

Tuesday January 20th 7:30pm
Piano recital by UNLV professor Timothy Hoft
featuring the music of Ukrainian composers including
UNLV's professor of composition Virko Baley, also included in
the program are Ukrainian composers: Bibik, Godzyatsky and Silvestrov
other performers include pianists Jae Ahn-Benton and Otto Ehling
this concert is part of the "Nextet" concert series for contemporary music
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Wednesday January 21st 7:30pm
Vocal recital featuring the 1923 song cycle by Paul Hindemith called "Das Marienleben"
which he based on 15 poems by Rainer Maria Rilke about the life of the virgin Mary, performers include
sopranos Eliysheba Anderson, Pier Porter, Sheronda McKee and Stephanie Redman, all accompanied
by pianist Jae Ahn-Benton
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-895-3332

Friday January 23rd 7:30pm
Wind recital featuring the sonatas by Hindemith written for
flute, for oboe, for bassoon, and for clarinet with piano accompaniment,
performers include Brandon Denman, Sharon Nakama, Bronson Foster,
Erin Vander Wyst and Jae Ahn-Benton
UNLV Doc Rando Hall - Beam Music Center
4505 Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-994-0568


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Monday, January 05, 2015

Coffee with Kaizer... Musical happenings for the week of January 5

Friday January 9th 7:00pm
Traditional music and dance of Russia by "Moscow Nights and Golden Gates"
including Vitaliy Bezrodnov, Bayan; Sergey Pudov, Balalaika Prima; Anton Fadeev,
Contra Bass Balalaika
Clark County Las Vegas Library
1401 East Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

Friday January 9th 7:30pm
Organ recital by Las Vegas Native, award winning and current organist of St. John
Vianney Catholic Church in Houston TX: Clayton Roberts
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-898-5455

Saturday January 10th 2:00pm
Wind Ensemble performance featuring the Las Vegas Wind Quintet
Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush St.
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public
more info: 702-229-6383

Saturday January 10th 2:00pm
Paraguayan Harp Music by Mariano Gonzalez and Christina Cabrera
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas NV
$12 at door, $10 in advance
more info: 702-455-7340

Saturday January 10th 7:30pm
Las Vegas Philharmonic concert led by guest conductor Rei Hotoda performs a program
including the "Mother Goose Suite" by Ravel, Dvorak's Symphony No. 8
and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring violin soloist Bella Hristova
The Smith Center - Reynolds Hall
361 Symphony Park Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89106
$26-$94
more info: 702-749-2000

Sunday January 11th 3:00pm
Nevada Chamber Symphony performs a concert of Classical and Popular music arranged for
orchestra
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Free and open to the Public
more info: 702-507-3459

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