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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

Members of the quartet pose outdoors with their instruments.
Arts and Culture | February 19, 2019

The New York Times recently lauded the ensemble for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more.”

two female dancers
Arts and Culture | February 19, 2019

The concert features choreography and design by dance faculty Richard Havey, James Jeon, Dolly Kelepecz-Momot, and renowned modern dance guest artists Jeanine Tegano Collins, Andy Lott, and Ari Mayzick.

female and male actor in costume
Arts and Culture | February 12, 2019

This Carlyle Brown play, based on real-life events, runs through Feb. 24 in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

male guitarist pictured outdoors
Arts and Culture | January 24, 2019

Zhang is the 2017 first-prize winner at the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition.

four ballet dancers on stage
Arts and Culture | January 22, 2019

Legendary Bolshoi principal dancer Elena Radchenko directs in this production of the Marius Petipa classic.

Dancers perform on stage
Arts and Culture | January 17, 2019

College Magazine ranks UNLV Dance eighth in the top 10 of nationwide, four-year dance programs.

Performing Arts Center In The News

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.