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Monday, July 30, 2012

The Kaiser Report... Musical happenings for the week of July 30...

Ah the week has begun and we are about to start celebrating Hot August Nights in Las Vegas. With Preview Thursday and First Friday happening in the Arts District at the end of the week, not to mention tons of musical happenings, there is definitely a lot to do culturally in this fabulous city we call home. So take a look at what Laraine Kaiser is reporting below, and as I always say, have an amazing and culturally filled week!

Paco : )

Classical and Jazz Guitarists Everyday 
5:00pm-6:00pm now through September 6th

Including Classical Guitarist Ricardo Cobo! enjoy the beautiful
Bellagio Conservatory (large beautiful garden near the front desk, and self parking)
Bellagio Hotel Resort
3600 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89109Free and Open to the Public
http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/botanical-garden.aspxMonday July 30th, 2012, 7:00pm

Flute, piano and voice recital: performers include flutists
Jennifer Grim, Jennifer Kuk, Megan Lanz and the rest of the Las Vegas Flute Club
Spencer Baker, piano; Martha Banks and Angela Taverner, Soprano. Composers include
Virko Baley, Vega, Bachicha, Zhou Long, Liszt, Puccini, Donizetti, and
Nathan Tanouye Starbright Theater
2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Free and Open to the Public, donations will be accepted
more info: 702-895-5849
(see flyer below)

Wednesday August 1st, 2012 6:30pm
Guitar Society of Las Vegas meeting, public is welcome

Clark County Library
Jewel Box Theater
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV
Free and Open to the Public

Upcoming live classical music!

"Green Valley Chamber Music Fest"
Monday August 6th 7:00pm Faculty Recital
Tuesday August 7th 7:00pm Chamber Orchestra Concert
Friday August 10th 7:00pm Faculty Recital
Saturday August 11th 5:00 and 7:00pm Youth Chamber Orchestra Concerts

Sunday August 12th 3:00pm 
Chamber Orchestra Concert
live classical string music! (and one soprano) Guest artists include a violinist and soprano more info at website - all concerts at:
UNLV Doc Rando Hall
Beam Music Center
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702 283-0334

August 9-12th
the National Flute Association is holding their annual convention in Vegas at Caesars!
it's serious! over 3,000 flutists and the people who compose for, create instruments for, and study their habits will attend, amazing concert artists and groups will be performing but...............
fees to attend are complicated copy and paste this link to learn more:

other events going on this week:

Thursday August 2nd, 2012 6:00pm
Reception for Jana's new gallery opening at the arts factory, artists also include Jasper and Barreras 
Arts Factory, first floor
107 E. Charleston suite 125
Las Vegas NV 89104
Free and Open to the Public
more info 702- 454-3709

Thursday August 2nd, 2012 7:00pm
Barber Shop Vocal Group open rehearsal
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church
8425 W. Windmill LaneLas Vegas NV 89113
Free and Open to the Public

Friday August 3rd, 2012 6-10:00pm
First Friday Las Vegas arts district down town,
art, music, food and more shuttles available maps at the heart of the festival: the Funk House 1228
S. Casino Center Las Vegasfree and open to the public!
more info : 384-0092http://www.firstfridaylasvegas.com/
(very cool website!)

Friday-Sunday August 3-5th 8:30pm;8:30pm; 2:00pm (Sunday) 2012
Singer Clint Homes performers from the Modern American Songbook including songs written by
Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder
Smith Center Cabaret Jazz
361 Symphony Park Ave. Las Vegas NV 89106
more info 702-749-2000
Sunday August 5th 2:00pm 2012
Canadian Tenors, (male vocalists), light classical, opera, pop.......this concert will be
filmed as their PBS special 
Smith Center Reynolds Hall
361 Symphony Park Ave.Las Vegas NV 89106
more info 702-749-2000

Sunday August 5th afternoon (call for exact time) 2012
B3 Conspiracy performs, Thom Pastor: sax/flute
Bill Callanan; Hammond B3 Organ
Hap Smith: guitar, Paul Testa: drumsE string
2031 w. Sunset Rd.
Henderson, NV 89014
$5 to benefit Musicians Union Emergency Relief Fund
more info 702-437-8764

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 linkhttp://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
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