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Federal grant will bring public art to Maryland Parkway Project

Federal grant will bring public art to Maryland Parkway Project

The plan to improve Maryland Parkway from McCarran Airport to downtown will now include public art thanks to a federal grant.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the project a $50,000 grant. It is one of 66 projects around the country to get money from the $5 million “Our Town” grants.

The money from the NEA is only the beginning. Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and UNLV will all contribute $10,000 to the art project. Plus, the Urban Land Institute will give in-kind support so that all together more than $100,000 will be available for public art along Maryland Parkway.

Those involved in the project say the money will allow planners to create a cohesive and creative design along the length of the Maryland Parkway Project.

Russian Ballet Coming to UNLV

Russian Ballet Coming to UNLV

The art of Russia's famous ballets is coming to UNLV in February.

The Moscow Festival Ballet will be performing at the UNLV Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. It is part of the Charles Vanda Master Series.

The company will perform the classic "Cinderella." The Moscow Festival Ballet was created in 1989 by a principal dancer from the legendary Bolshoi Ballet. Sergei Radchenko wanted to focus on the classic elements from the Bolshoi and the Kirov Ballets.

Tickets range in price from $25 to $75 and can be purchased at the center's box office or online at pac.unlv.edu. There are discounted tickets available for students, faculty and staff. 

Wetlands Park to Host Water Color Painting Show

People in Las Vegas will get a chance to enjoy the beauty of art and the beauty of nature in one spot for the next month.

The Clark County Wetlands Park will be hosting the Nevada Water Color Society's 2014 Signature Member Show starting this Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 16. at the Nature Center Exhibit Hall.

The artwork is based on the theme: water brings life. All the artwork is inspired by the beauty of the Clark County Wetlands Park and the surrounding desert areas.

To open the show, there will be a public reception Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. During the reception, the artists will be awarded prizes for best of show, most creative, first, second and third place.

The water color society is made up of 100 professional, local artists, who use water colors as their main medium. The group's signature show features 30 to 40 paintings submitted by members, reflecting a specific theme.

A Cappella Groups Planning Holiday Concert

A Cappella Groups Planning Holiday Concert

Two a cappella groups are joining forces for a series of holiday concerts around southern Nevada.

The Silver Statesmen Chorus, which is the largest men's a cappella singing group in the sate, and the Celebrity City Chorus will perform a joint show titled "A Holiday Extravaganza" at three locations around the Las Vegas valley.

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 10 at the Summerlin Library Theater, 1771 Inner Circle Dr.
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec 12, at the Flamingo Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec 14 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 1401 McLeod Dr.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids 6 years old and younger are free. Tickets can be bought in advance by calling (702) 480-9183 or (702) 612-7631.

"American Idiot" Coming to Judy Bayley Theatre

"American Idiot" Coming to Judy Bayley Theatre

A Tony-award winning musical "American Idiot" will start a residence at the Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV starting Oct. 21 through Nov. 9.

The critical and popular hit musical tells the story of three friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of their suburban lives. It is based on the music and lyrics of Green Day's Grammy-Award winning album of the same name.

There will be two special performances, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, to benefit the Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

Tickets are $30 and $35 for students, seniors and military.

For show times and tickets, go to pac.unlv.edu or call 895-ARTS (2787). 

Digital Exhibits from UNLV Enable Virtual Tours of Collections

Digital Exhibits from UNLV Enable Virtual Tours of Collections

Tour some fantastic works without leaving the couch.

Feel like visiting a museum this weekend to, maybe, see a collection of showgirl costume drawings, or a photographic retrospective of Howard Hughes' accomplishments in aviation, or some casino architectural sketches?

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal