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UNLV's Performing Arts Center Should Build Expectations

UNLV's Performing Arts Center Should Build Expectations

Columnist: former home to city's performing arts must find a new niche with emergence of Smith Center.

Ever since there was even talk of a possible Smith Center for the Performing Arts, folks have been wondering what the fate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Performing Arts Center program at Artemus Ham Hall would be.

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Book Groups Provide 'Instantaneous Opportunity' for Passionate Discussion

Groups at two libraries get into the thick of it.

Forget whatever it is that Democrats and Republicans are arguing about these days, and toss this one around for a while ...

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Crystal Bookmark Awards Seek Nominees

Crystal Bookmark Awards Seek Nominees

Nominees are being accepted for awards honoring those who champion literature in southern Nevada.

Nominations are open for the 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival Crystal Bookmark Awards Southern Nevada recognizing an individual and an organization advancing the cause of literature. The submission form can be accessed at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/crystal-bookmark/. You also can call 229-5431 for a nomination form.

Nominees must live in southern Nevada, and the call is open until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The two awards will be presented at the Vegas Valley Book Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the auditorium of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Barrick Museum Has New Life, New Art

Barrick Museum Has New Life, New Art

Another chance is on the way for a reputed museum at the university.

Aurore Giguet wasn't worried when funding cuts last year threatened to turn the Marjorie Barrick Museum on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus into an endangered species.

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Philharmonic Ends Ham Hall Era on High Note

Philharmonic Ends Ham Hall Era on High Note

Reviewer: a talented soloist leads to a climactic conclusion.

The Las Vegas Philharmonic bid farewell to Artemus Ham Hall on Saturday, and it did not go quietly.

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Local Teaching Artists Boost Arts Education

Local Teaching Artists Boost Arts Education

Artists look to support themselves by teaching what they do best.

Forgive the alteration of an old expression:

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Casting Call For Season 4 of "Rehab: Party At The Hard Rock Hotel"

Casting Call For Season 4 of "Rehab: Party At The Hard Rock Hotel"

Think you've got what it takes to be a reality show regular? From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Season 4 of "Rehab: Party At The Hard Rock Hotel" will be holding an open casting call inside the Body English nightclub.

The show will hold auditions for model cocktail servers, VIP hosts, bartenders, lifeguards, food runners, cabana attendants, barbacks and seasonal security officers. You'll want to bring your resume and come dressed in your best beach attire for audition photos.