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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Arts Digest for January 2010

January is already proving to be a busy month culturally in the Radiant City. Here is a small list of events coming up and as always we are prepping for First Friday in February. Remember to support your arts organizations for they enrich the community in fabulous ways...

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum brings Little Builders to Las Vegas

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum invites young children to become real movers and shakers when they explore Little Builders, an interactive exhibition based on the concepts of construction, motion and simple machines. Created and toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Little Builders will open in the Donor Gallery at Lied Discovery Children’s Museum on January 30, 2010.

Donning little hard hats and construction vests, children ages 2-7 will be able to create, play and learn with Little Builders. They can hand-operate a pulley and conveyor belt to explore cause and effect, turn the wheels of a crane to hook, lift and move objects and materials, or build with Duplo® blocks and gears.

“The nature of the Little Builders exhibition really allows creativity to flourish,” museum Deputy Director Tifferney White said. “Children are encouraged to use the activities in their own ways. That personalized learning experience is why this exhibition is such a perfect fit at Lied Discovery Children’s Museum.”

Little Builders will be on display January 30 through May 9. The museum’s renovated Donor Gallery is located just inside the new private museum entrance, west of the cone in the front of the building.

Lied Discovery Children's Museum is located at 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North in downtown Las Vegas and features over 100 interactive exhibits based on science, art and culture for children and families. For more information, visit www.ldcm.org or call (702) 382-3445.
media contact: Brock Radke / bradke@ldcm.org / (702) 382-3445 ext. 107

Afternoon Delight Titillates Audiences at the Erotic Heritage Museum

Theater Showcases Naughty and Nice Acts Every Third Saturday.
Las Vegas: Afternoon Delight comes to The EROTIC HERITAGE MUSEUM (EHM). Booked as “An Afternoon of Love, Laughter and Music!,” this variety show brings in talented acts from spoken word to music and shadow mastery. Naughty and nice, each act adds that Las Vegas flair to this exciting show.

Amanda Morgan, Graduate student and Events Director created the monthly feature in keeping with the museum known to promote sexuality through the arts. A gleeful Amanda told us; “The EHM is part of the community and we are opening it up for people to come and express their talents.” When asked how to be a part of Afternoon Delight Amanda, with a mischievous glint in her eye, said; “Any talented performer can contact me. If your performance is original and exciting I’ll want you featured on our stage.”

The museum is striving on being a hub of artistic creativity in Las Vegas, NV. The curator, Dr. Laura Henkel is proud to showcase local talent said; “The EHM is proud to offer Las Vegas talent a home for original expression. She continued saying; “We offer a space for freedom of expression which allows performers to push the envelope on their own artistic power.” Laura ended with; “With the freedom this show offers makes it even more fun for performers & audiences alike.”

This month’s featured performers include: Amanda Morgan- MC & Original Local Musician, Rudy Urseti- Shadow Master, Jessica Morgan-Original Local Musician, Joe Lawless- Original Local Musician, Dynamite Blaze-Local Spoken Word Artist, Andy a.k.a \"SIX PAK\" - Local Performance Artist, Kevin Kennedy- Original Local Musician and more Local Talent.

The next Afternoon Delight experience is Sunday January 16, 2010 at 3:00pm. Come enjoy Afternoon Delight for just $10.00 which includes admission to the non-profit museum’s cost. The variety show plays every third Saturday at the EROTIC HERITAGE MUSEUM located at 3275 Industrial Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89109.

For more information please contact Amanda Morgan, Events Director 702.369.6442

Las Vegas Wind Quintet Concert at Charleston Heights Arts Center January 16

Everyone is invited to enjoy a 2 p.m. concert by the Las Vegas Wind Quintet on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are priced at $5. For tickets and information, call (702) 229-6383.

The Las Vegas Wind Quintet members for this performance include flautist Bonnie Buhler-Tanouye, oboist Lisa Smolen, clarinetist Dave Hawley, bassoonist Sam Pisciotta and Doug Beasley on horn.

The program is expected to include “Aubade en Quintette” by Émile Pessard, “Variations Sur Un Thème Libre” by Eugène Bozza, “Partita for Wind Quintet” by Irving Fine, “Quintet for Winds” by Robert Muczynski, “Sinfonia for Woodwind Quintet” by Bernhard Heiden, and “Roaring Fork” by Eric Ewazen.

Buhler-Tanouye is a founding member of Duo Mystique Flute and Harp, and is an active freelance performer in the Las Vegas area. She regularly plays with the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a regular substitute flautist for “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” and many other pit orchestras and ensembles.

Smolen is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music College Preparatory Program, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Oboe Performance from Ithaca College.

Hawley is a former music professor at the University of New Mexico. He taught clarinet and saxophone as a part-time instructor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Hawley plays in shows on the Las Vegas Strip and in professional groups, such as the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Pisciotta has been a Las Vegas musician since 1967. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in music education with a major in bassoon. Pisciotta is a freelance musician, playing single reeds and bassoon in local bands and orchestras.

Beasley is the band director at Greenspun Junior High School in Henderson. In 2007, Beasley was named Music Educator of the Year by the Nevada Music Educators Association. He also enjoys an active life as a professional horn player. He is a member of the Brass Roots Quintet, the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Las Vegas Wind Quintet, and has played many shows in Las Vegas. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music education from UNLV.

Left of Center Art Gallery and Studio Presents “Heritage Translated”
Featuring: Jack Wilson & Mario Smith

January 18, 2010 - March 19, 2010
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, January 30, 2010 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Las Vegas Alumni Chapter

Artists’ Talk: Saturday, February 27, 2010
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Gallery Location: 2207 W. Gowan Rd. N. Las Vegas, NV 89032
For further information, call: (702)647-7378 or email us at: leftofcentergallery@gmail.com

Visit us at our website Left of Center

Nevada Public Radio

For more information on the Cultural Arts in Las Vegas please visit Nevada Public Radio. NPR has detailed listings of many cultural and civic events hosted by area non-profits here http://www.knpr.org/common/psa/listNEW.cfm and if you are planning an event in the next few months, be sure to get your free listing in NvPR's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here - http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm

posted by Brian Paco Alvarez, Curator and Chronicler of Culture at


Blogger Superchibisan said...

like how the first post is a children's event, the second is the erotic heritage event... lol

4:29 PM


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