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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Neon Museum Getting Mobbed! TONIGHT!!!

After years of anticipation two of the most significant museum developments in Las Vegas's history are rising from the ground and getting ready to welcome the world. The Neon and MOB Museums will open their doors within one year and welcome visitors to this communities unique history. These two projects are benchmark to the continued growth of Las Vegas's Cultural Arts scene. As we continue our march forward as a community the only way that Las Vegas will grow into a prosperous and vibrant city that is rich in the arts is by continuing to invest in an infrastructure that will greatly enhance our economic vitality. If Las Vegas is going to become part of the great league of cities we must diversify and invest in the arts.

I know that I have become a bit of a cheerleader in regards to economic diversification through the arts but I see no other way  that Las Vegas will grow and prosper if we do not sit down and start getting serious about our future. My new mantra and for some a great platform...

"Economic diversification through investment in cultural arts infrastructure to attract innovative, creative businesses and visitors to Las Vegas" - BPA

This Wednesday Newland Communities in cooperation with the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs and in sponsorship with Nevada Public Radio and Las Vegas City Life Presents Symphony Park Lecture Series - FREE!!!

Preserving Our City's Colorful Past
An inside look at the Mob and Neon Museums

The lecture will take place Wednesday, April 7 at inside the Historic 5th Street School in Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas at 401 South 4th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Doors open at 5 PM and lecture begins promptly at 5:30 PM

The Lecture will feature -

Dr. Dennis Barrie, Creative Director, The MOB Museum, co-creator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the International Spy Museum

Ellen Knowlton, President of the 300 Stewart Avenue Corporation and former FBI Speccial Agent in Charge, Las Vegas Division

Nancy Deaner, Manager, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Las Vegas

For more information on -
The MOB Museum - http://www.themobmuseum.org/
Neon Museum - http://www.neonmuseum.org/
Symphony Park - http://www.symphonypark.com/
Newland Communities - http://www.newlandcommunities.com/

Email - info@symphonypark.com

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 click on this link 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 Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion magazine by submitting the information here at http://www.knpr.org/culture/eventaddnew.cfm  

HAVE YOU DONATED TO KNPR? DONATE NOW! http://www.knpr.org/index.cfm

Brian Paco Alvarez enculturating Las Vegas into the millennium...

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