In The News: School of Music
When Clinton Williams took over as band director at Rancho High School in Las Vegas in 2013, it had almost nothing.
The School of Music at UNLV is among the top in the nation for bachelor's degrees in music, according to a new study.
Clark County Public Arts’ recent open call for abstract art produced more than 42 works by local artists. Judged by guest curator and artist Valentin Yordanov, the pieces can be viewed in “Existing in Thought” through March 4 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.
Showing that the classic Las Vegas variety extravaganza maintains a heartbeat, a show with that very title is moving into the old Jubilee Theater.
As a senior at UNLV, Christina Castellanos earned a chair in the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
The artistic connection between the Neon Museum’s Boneyard Ball at Wynn Las Vegas and “Very Vegas Showcase” at the Smith Center was, oddly enough, The Killers.
Jess here. It's GRAMMY season and I just had the pleasure of listening to LAS VEGAS SUITE, an absolutely amazing album representing a collection of original compositions by Nathan Tanouye. Clint Holmes supplies the lyrics and vocals, and the entire recording is backed by the Las Vegas Jazz Connection; an orchestra comprised of 33 of Las Vegas' finest musicians.
UNLV music students will ring a set of chimes 58 times in honor of the victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
Vinny Adinolfi plays a game called, “What would Wayne do?” It’s a reference to big decisions, with Wayne Newton in the pivotal role.
Lady Gaga’s big-band performances at the Park Theater are called, “Jazz & Piano,” but they could be called, “UNLV Jazz & Piano.”
The sound of music — and the sound of musicals.
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.