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Performing Arts Center News

The Performing Arts Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has long been the home of arts and cultural programming in Southern Nevada. Located on the northeast corner of the university campus, the center is bustling with activity nearly every day of the year.

Current Performing Arts Center News

portrait of woman
Arts and Culture | April 12, 2019

Based on the blockbuster movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this fabulously fun musical adaptation follows the adventures of West Coast sorority girl Elle Woods.

Arts and Culture | April 8, 2019

"Gramophone" calls Vieaux "among the elite of today's classical guitarists" and NPR describes him as "precise and soulful."

Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore gives a speech.
Campus News | April 3, 2019

Nobel Laureate, former U.S. vice president, and author of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ visits UNLV at 3 p.m. April 30; tickets are free

illustration of Dvorak
Arts and Culture | April 3, 2019

The concert is presented In conjunction with the “Music Unwound: Dvořák in America” project.

Group photo of musicians with instruments
Arts and Culture | April 2, 2019

The festival will be held April 5-7 in Monterey, California.

Annie Leibovitz seated on floor
Arts and Culture | March 13, 2019

Renowned photographer's large and distinguished body of work encompasses some of the most well-known portraits of our time; tickets are free and are available to the public starting March 16.

Performing Arts Center In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
April 8, 2019

She’s one of the most famous photographers of all time, and on April 3, Annie Leibovitz spoke to a packed theater inside Artemus Ham Hall at UNLV. The talk was the final installment of the current season of the Barrick Lecture Series, which kicked off with Oscar-winning film director Guillermo del Toro last October.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 23, 2015

The members of the string quartet launching UNLV's annual Charles Vanda Master Series on Saturday plan to catch Britney Spears' "Piece of Me" at Planet Hollywood during their Vegas visit.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 28, 2015

From classical musicians to circus acrobats, performers from around the world will take the stage(s) during UNLV's 2015-16 Performing Arts Center season.

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Recent Performing Arts Center Accomplishments

November 20, 2018
Dave Loeb (Music) and the UNLV School of Music, Division of Jazz and Commercial Music, received another outstanding review for its latest release, Fascinating Rhythm/Latin Journey IV on Vegas Records, in the  November Education issue of Jazz Times. "There’s an abundance of riches on this two CD-set from UNLV’s jazz program. It includes six...
September 20, 2018
Jazz Honors Trio (Music) has won the honor of playing at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival in California on Sept. 22 and 23. The trio was invited to play because it took first place at the 2018 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival College Combo Division this past spring where they competed against some of the top university combos in the...
April 27, 2018
UNLV Jazz Studies (Music) and its students were honored in the 41st annual DownBeat Student Music Awards, which each year recognizes the top collegiate jazz musicians in the country. The UNLV Honors Quartet won in the Graduate College Small Ensemble Category and pianist Patrick Hogan was the co-winner in the Graduate College Soloist category. The...
March 21, 2018
Ricardo Cobo (Music) and Lori Pullen (Performing Arts Center) recently helped stage a very successful inaugural guitar competition. Ten students registered from schools including Sierra Vista High School, CSN High School, New Horizons High School, Clark High School, Leavitt Middle School, and Las Vegas Academy. Grade levels included 8 - 12. The...
March 19, 2018
The UNLV Jazz Honors Trio, (Music) made up of Patrick Hogan (piano), Ruben Van-Gundy (bass), and Michael Hoffman (drums) and directed by professor Dave Loeb won first place in the College Combo Division at the prestigious and highly competitive 2018 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival n Monterey, California, earlier this month. The other...
March 14, 2018
Jennifer Grim (Music) and Michael Genova (Entertainment Engineering & Design) recently received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the College of Fine Arts.