In The News: School of Music
2017 was in just its second day, but Foothill High School’s marching band and color guard were making a memory to last all year, and maybe many more.
Sitting on her father’s lap while he played the piano is a fond memory for Algonquin Regional High School alumna Cynthia Lee Wong. Although her dad wasn’t a professional pianist, his love of filling their home with his renditions of Chopin pieces made it natural for her to take to playing the instrument. She developed a lifelong passion for playing and composing music and has gained international acclaim for her works.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic is gearing up for another season of fantastic orchestral performances and smaller chamber-music concerts. It all kicks off September 10, when music director Donato Cabrera conducts the full symphony through some Mozart, some Mahler and a West Coast premiere by living composer Kevin Beavers.
When you think of symphonic music, the human voice may not be the first instrument that comes to mind.
More than 100 people attended the 2nd Annual VIVA Awards presented by the Forgotten Song Foundation recently at the Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas.
Who has better Las Vegas entertainment stories than the people who were backstage, and even onstage, with the stars?
A couple of recent books remind us of the big role supporting musicians played in the city’s show business history. Admittedly, I’m a little partial to both.
You try to cross this bridge with Seth MacFarlane, linking his affection for the crude/brilliant humor in “Family Guy” — where the highbrow canine Brian will talk of his in-progress novel and suddenly scratch at his fleas with his hind leg — and love of big-band standards.
Six nights a week, Dave Loeb, UNLV professor of music and director of jazz studies, takes to the stage of Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for the spectacular “Showstoppers” with its talented cast of 66 singers and dancers and full orchestra.
Virko Baley began teaching at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1970.
In a moment of solidarity, there was a moment of silence.
The Las Vegas Master Singers, part of the UNLV School of Music, was recently named the official Chorus-In-Residence of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
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