In The News: College of Fine Arts

Las Vegas Review Journal

The song’s opening line tells the story of Las Vegas — then and today. “Bright light city, gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire.” “It showed you there was more to Las Vegas than mobsters and the Rat Pack. That message had value,” Las Vegas historian Michael Greene says of the titular tune from the 1964 film “Viva Las Vegas.”

Fast Company

From tennis ball studded stilettos to a custom Celia Kritharioti minidress emblazoned with a movie poster, Zendaya has gone all-in on the theme for her promotion of the new tennis flick Challengers.


The Beverly Theater is branching out and launching a movie distribution company called Ink Films. On Friday, theater officials said film consultant Mike Plante as Head of Distribution for the company.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Las Vegas based International Conductor, Maestro Taras Krysa returns from Ukraine Concert Tour inspiring and bringing a sense of normalcy to life during war time.

ARC Las Vegas

Interview Channel 3 Las Vegas: April 16, 2024.

KSNV-TV: News 3

New film studios in the southwest Las Vegas valley have received a green light from UNLV. The university announced that the UNLV Research Foundation last week approved an agreement to develop a 34-acre media production complex at the Harry Reid Research & Technology Park.

Architecture & Design

Have you ever seen a building that looks from another planet? If not, you’re in for a treat. There’s a fascinating collection of 50 out-of-this-world alien-like buildings designed by architects that will leave you in awe. From surreal-looking museums to futuristic skyscrapers, these structures push the boundaries of what we consider to be typical architecture. Each building is unique and showcases the creativity and imagination of its designer. These architects were unafraid to think outside the box when creating these architectural wonders.

Las Vegas Sun

The Comprehensive Digestive Institute of Nevada’s location in the southeast Las Vegas Valley boasts nearly a dozen exam rooms, a collaborative office space for physicians, an open-concept nursing station and a slew of other amenities to benefit patients and providers alike. It’s almost impossible to tell that, in a former life, the building was not equipped for medical use at all. In fact, it was a financial-services firm.

Grist Magazine

Rolling up to a Tesla charging port, Illinois Republican state Senator Dan McConchie grimaced that wheelchair users like him couldn’t use it — or any of the others at the gas station where he filmed his Instagram reel. They’d all been placed on a raised surface that he couldn’t readily reach. McConchie introduced a state bill to improve relevant accessibility standards, including electric car chargers. But it’s a national problem: Electric vehicle charging stations are often inaccessible, despite being designed and built decades after the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA, became law.

Broadway World

FOLLIES, Stephen Sondheim, and James Goldman’s legendary production will be brought to life in a spectacular performance featuring a 45-person cast, including 12 of Las Vegas’s original showgirls. The limited-run engagement will be a star-studded affair at Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, April 11-14.


Let the competition begin! On Tuesday, Sphere officials held kick-off training events for students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Clark County School District as they begin designing art submissions, which could be featured on the Exosphere.

Desert Companion

Director L. Frances Henderson’s documentary This Much We Know (available now on VOD platforms) explores the topics of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and the suicide rate in Las Vegas, filtered through Henderson’s own personal perspective. It’s an often-impressionistic essay film, spending time with the family of Levi Presley, the 16-year-old who jumped to his death from the Stratosphere Tower in 2002, as well as with various experts on both Yucca Mountain and suicide. Henderson frames the movie as a way to process her own friend’s Las Vegas suicide, although the tone is more open-ended than definitive. Henderson spoke with Desert Companion about the process of making a film on such difficult subjects.