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
The coordinator of percussion studies and History of Rock ‘n’ Roll at UNLV since 2003 will begin his new position July 1.
Brandt is currently associate chair and artistic director of the department of theater and film at San Jose State University.
The show, which premiered at the PAC in September 2022, is nominated for a Drama Desk Award.
The tour includes masterclasses and collaborations with students from prestigious Italian conservatories.
The UNLV Division of Jazz & Commercial Music received five prestigious awards that will be publicized in DownBeat magazine’s June issue.
UNLV Virtuosi Strings, composed of both faculty and students, will perform works from J.S. Bach, Purcell, Telemann, and Robert Fuchs.
Performing Arts Center In The News
Las Vegas history was made when the Las Vegas Aces defeated the Connecticut Sun 78 to 71 in game four of the WNBA finals, winning Las Vegas its first-ever major league professional sports championship.
The story of Lori Cobo’s 30-year career at UNLV’s Performing Arts Center is a romance. A classically trained pianist who started playing at 7, Cobo was raised by parents who took her to the opera and symphony. But she truly fell in love with theater in 1983, the year after graduating from high school. While working as a PAC usher, she stood in the balcony one night listening to the National Symphony Orchestra and was completely transported. Marked by the experience, she tried to study nursing but, after barely a year, switched her major to theater. She worked at Bally’s for a few years after college before making her way back to the PAC. Like that rare couple who gets married right out of high school and stays together till old age, Cobo rose through the center’s ranks from the box office to the executive suite. Now executive director, she’s still moved to tears by a symphony. Just after announcing the PAC’s 46th season, Cobo shared her passion for the job with Desert Companion. An edited excerpt of the conversation follows.
The sculptor who created “The Flashlight” on the UNLV campus died Monday at his home in Manhattan at 93.
One-on-one interview with the executive director of the UNLV Performing Arts Center, Lori Cobo.
Those looking for employment are getting many opportunities to do so in recent weeks.
On Dec. 11, the UNLV Performing Arts Center will host a special Zoom concert featuring world-class guitarist Ricardo Cobo. It’s part of UNLV’s part of its “Live from” series.