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December 21, 2014

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Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs dur
Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
Friday, December 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the most of the peace because next weekend it all explodes again in preparation for New Year’s Eve.
Photo: Steve Wynns Showstoppers at Encore Theater in Wynn
Q+A: Steve Wynn talks ‘Showstoppers’ ahead of Saturday grand opening
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Encore Theater:
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn is the most excited he’s ever been in his life with the creation of his “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” spectacular that after previews has its official opening gala Saturday night at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
Photo: Architect work stations of the past, present and f
‘Twenty Years of Design Excellence’ at Barrick highlights Nevada’s award-winning architecture
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Reflecting and Projecting is as much about the process as it is about the end result.
Photo: New work by David Ryan on display at MCQ in Las Ve
Pushing color to the cusp of recognition: Three questions with David Ryan
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Balancing discrete shapes with analog sensibility.
Photo: Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform during a Ne
Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by NBT offers adventure, invention and imagination
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Smith Center:
Betsy Lucas performs Clara’s innocence and exuberance with perfection. Alissa Dale (The Winter Fairy) and Steven Goforth (The Snow Prince) soar in their snow scene — the classic winter scene is their scene.
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Weekend best bets: Brian Wilson, Smashing Pumpkins and ‘The Nutcracker’
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from The Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to ’90s icons The Smashing Pumpkins to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Here are our weekend best bets:
Photo: A detail from
Depicting death: Artists take on the great inevitable
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
In our leftovers we all look the same.
Photo: Wendy Kveck's 'Stanley Hall' exhibit at Trifecta G
Wendy Kveck’s hard-hitting ‘Stanley Hall’ brings Trifecta to stunning close
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Kveck’s fascination with the grotesque surrenders to the sensuality of the beautiful.
Photo: Nevada Ballet Theater's
A show in motion: Something old and new in NBT’s ‘The Nutcracker’
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Smith Center:
“Some of these kids have been with the production for three years now, and we want to keep them interested,” says James Canfield, artistic director. “As the show is evolving, so is the dancing.”
Photo: Peter Lik's photograph
Strip Scribbles: Peter Lik photo sells for $6.5 million; ‘Ink Master’s’ Final Four
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Las Vegas:
Landscape photographer Peter Lik, who has several galleries on the Strip, today sold the most expensive photograph in history. An anonymous L.A. collector shelled out $6.5 million for “Phantom,” then snapped up two other photos.
Spa opens to the public; eateries debut in Arts District, Downtown Summerlin
Spa opens to the public; eateries debut in Arts District, Downtown Summerlin
Monday, December 8, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A renovated spa at Tahiti Village is open to the public after having previously been a guests-only retreat, and it’s celebrating the holidays with a discount for locals. Also, a coffee bar and restaurant opens in ...
Photo: Field of flowers, Javier Sanchez installation
43 Days: Artist Javier Sanchez in solidarity with Mexico’s missing students
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
“In Mexico every day is the day of the dead, and the day of the disappeared, and the day of the mutilated, and the day of the bereaved. "
Photo: Work by Lisa Fields Clarke
Smoke my hookah, caterpillar -- more tales to live out at Skin City
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Las Vegas artists take on the nonsensical underworld of Lewis Carroll.
Photo: A composite image of two of the subjects on a stat
Treasure chest: Secret artwork hidden behind breasts at the Venetian revealed
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
"They were trying to re-create Renaissance Venice, and I was giving them contemporary art.” --Toland Grinnell
Photo: Kyle Dean Massey stars as Pippin in the American R
Review: I love Lucie in ‘Pippin’ revival at the Smith Center
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Lucie Arnaz is absolutely breathtaking as Pippin’s grandmother, Berthe, with her comedic timing — from whom did she inherit that? — and acting chops and at age 63 defies gravity (in body and skills) singing and performing acrobatic moves on a trapeze swing above the stage.

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