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This final concert of the dance season wraps-up the glowing year of dance.

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Students will perform a live, one-night-only show of both works-in-progress written sketches and entirely improvised long-form comedy.

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The May 1 concert features legendary jazz drummer Tommu Igoe.

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This Jane Austen classic, adapted by Kate Hamill, runs through May 5 in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

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College of Fine Arts, Clark County Announce New Arts Innovation Project Series: Arts in the Center. Performances and refreshments in the Composers Room are free and open to the public. Show proof of your RSVP for access.  You can read the February 11 press release in the news center, or find RSVP links in the list below. March 20 at The Composers Room — The UNLV Joe…
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Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery: BFA Talks and Exhibition Reception Details Artist Talks take place 5 - 7 p.m., April 26 at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium, with an opening reception sponsored by SanCus from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery. This exhibition presents the final artworks in the BFA students' year-long culminating experience. With input from faculty…
From the left: Dr. Dawid Mzyk, Dr. Marta Plominska, Dr. John McMurtery
UNLV Faculty Dr. John McMurtery, Postdoctoral Scholars Dr. Marta Plominska and Dr. Dawid Mzyk, and Doctoral Students Lauren Zwonik and Sam Wetzel performed at the 3rd International Low Flutes Festival in Washington D.C. Dr. McMurtery, Plominska and Mzyk performed works by Laurence Dresner and Ali Ryerson for two low flutes, as well as "Waha'yoo Winds: Nevadian Images" for alto flute and trombone…
UNLV Jazz on stage at Fountainebleu Las Vegas, behind them the words: Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary
The UNLV College of Fine Arts' very special 20th Annual College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame gala celebration was held on Tuesday, April 2 at Fontainebleau Las Vegas. Below is the complete video which includes all of the speeches and performances. To find the 5 minute recap, watch this video.  
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Each spring for over 25 years, UNLV Film has sponsored an annual festival to celebrate and showcase the art of short films.  The 2024 Spring Flicks festival films will be screened in FDH 109 (in the Flora Dungan Humanities Building) on UNLV's main campus at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2024. Films will also be available for remote viewing by all participants.…
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The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) just announced the winners of their national Student Portfolio Competition, and two of our talented students, Han Bui (third year student) and Catherine Douglas (fourth year student), are among the nine finalists this year. Selected from a highly competitive pool of over 200 applicants nationwide, their achievement is a tremendous honor for both…

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