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May 29, 2018

The sound of music — and the sound of musicals.

May 21, 2018

The University of Nevada Las Vegas announced that interdisciplinary artist, critic, and educator Marcus Civin has been named chair of the department of art at the College of Fine Arts effective July 15.

May 17, 2018

Young artists have it tough. If they work in classic genres, like landscape and portraiture, they risk appearing quaint. Traditional art objects, like painting and sculpture, are usually suspect, since conceptual art, performance art and installation art replaced objects with ideas long ago. Then digital media jacked what was left of handmade work, and originality took a nosedive. Nowadays, even the artist’s sincere need for personal expression seems so 20th century. How then, as a member of the 2018 UNLV Bachelor of Fine Arts cohort, do you make meaningful art?

Apr 30, 2018

Like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Pippin is a prince — the son of the medieval king Charlemagne.

Apr 27, 2018

It’s a puzzle that government officials and professionals in the architecture and engineering fields are trying to solve: gameday parking at the future site of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium.

Apr 2, 2018

They did it again. The students of UNLV’s Jazz Studies program not only were invited back to the Monterey Next Generation Jazz competition, staged March 9-11, but saw their Honors Combo win first place in the College Jazz Combo category. It’s the second victory in as many years by UNLV’s jazz musicians, as Jazz Ensemble I tied for first last year in the College Big Band category (it placed as a finalist during this month’s contest, which also saw Las Vegas Academy of the Arts’ big band compete in the high school division). The Honors trio, meanwhile, has already been asked to return to Northern California to perform during the revered Monterey Jazz Festival in September.

Mar 26, 2018

In his legendary career, Leonard Bernstein played many roles: conductor, pianist, TV star, cultural ambassador.

Mar 15, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce the results of the annual Next Generation Jazz Festival. A full list of top groups, scholarship and award winners can be found on the Festival's Web site at montereyjazzfestival.org.

Mar 13, 2018

The 4th annual Nevada Women’s Film Festival (NWFFest) will be held March 22–25 at the Eclipse Theaters at 814 S. Third Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Mar 12, 2018

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Feb 9, 2018

For some, it’s their first turn at bat. Other players have been in the game for some time.

Feb 7, 2018

Should builders view net zero energy as a standard instead of an aspiration? As populations age, will future homeowners rely more on voice-controlled devices to manage systems like heating, cooling, and lighting? Can modular, flexible design and construction provide answers to suburban neighborhoods that are facing growing densities? Will precast concrete emerge as the building material of choice for housing construction in a world increasingly threatened by the ravages of climate change?

Feb 6, 2018

“Ujima, Ujamaa, Kuumba: Education, Business & The Arts: A 21st Century Black History Discussion” will air on Clark County Television throughout the month of February. It also is available for viewing on-demand online.

Feb 6, 2018

“Ujima, Ujamaa, Kuumba: Education, Business & The Arts: A 21st Century Black History Discussion” will air on Clark County Television throughout the month of February. It also is available for viewing on-demand online.

Jan 29, 2018

Last year, UNLV's Jazz Studies program won bragging rights for life when its Jazz Ensemble 1 big band tied for first place in the highly regarded Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival.

Dec 14, 2017

Even if you don’t follow art, you probably know the work of Tim Bavington. “Pipe Dream,” his colorful tube sculpture outside the Smith Center, has become a Downtown icon since it made its debut in 2012—not to mention the background of countless selfies.

Dec 7, 2017

Beyond the tourist corridor’s fl ash, Las Vegas’ art community has been making, collecting and showing great art for years. From established organizations to those in the making, from the Downtown gallery scene to blue-chip public art all over the city, art in Las Vegas is fascinating, varied and defi nitely on the rise. Of course, the excitement is fueled by people, and here we profi le the local art world’s most pivotal players, from its public faces to those moving the needle behind the scenes.

Oct 31, 2017

When Vikki Baltimore-Dale moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in the early 1980s, the black dance scene was much different.