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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

The Flashlight is seen from a distance with a UNLV sign in the foreground
Arts and Culture | May 11, 2021

The concert features numerous styles of dance by 13 choreographers.

UNLV Jazz Ensemble I
Arts and Culture | May 6, 2021

Established in 1976, the DownBeat Student Music Awards are considered the most prestigious awards in jazz education, and UNLV Jazz has garnered 33 DownBeat Student Music Awards since 2010.

The Judy Bayley Theatre seen from above
Arts and Culture | May 4, 2021

The season is a joyous celebration of theatre with a hopeful return to in-person audiences.

A man holds a guitar
Arts and Culture | April 29, 2021

The concert is the fifth and final of the spring 2021 live-streamed student performances.

A woman stands in front of a pond
Arts and Culture | April 23, 2021

Senior Melissa Del Rosario produced and sold "Take Out Girl" — a huge achievement and a first for a UNLV Film student.

The Performing Arts Center
Arts and Culture | April 22, 2021

UNLV Opera Theatre collaborated with Nevada Conservatory Theatre and UNLV Film to produce "Sur la Table."

Performing Arts Center In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 4, 2020

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.

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 28, 2019

Acclaimed filmmaker Ryan Coogler will be the featured speaker at next month's installment of UNLV's lecture series.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 5, 2019

School is back in session.

And for students at UNLV, that means so are the arts.

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.

Recent Performing Arts Center Accomplishments

December 10, 2020
Adam Schroeder (Music) is nominated for two 2021 Grammy Awards as part of John Beasley’s MONK’estra for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, and for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. This is the eighth nomination the jazz saxophone professor has received since joining the music faculty four and half years ago. The 63rd Grammy Awards show is...
October 26, 2020
Yvonne Houy (Fine Arts) will lead College of Fine Arts faculty in presenting an online design charette at the a2ru 2020 National Conference this month. The presentation, Transforming Online Learning Tools through the Arts: A Transdisciplinary Charette, also has been accepted for the Association of American Colleges & Universities  annual...
October 19, 2020
The UNLV Wind Orchestra, directed by Thomas Leslie (Music), received two 5-star reviews in the October issue of Fanfare Magazine for its latest CD Quaternity, published by Klavier Music Productions. The CD also has been listed for Grammy consideration, a major achievement for a collegiate wind orchestra.
October 6, 2020
Francisco Menendez (Film) recently won the CILECT Teaching Award for 2020. The inauguration will be held online at the organization's general assembly Nov. 13. The non-profit association known as the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) was formed at Cannes in May 1955, with the participation of...
August 13, 2020
Judy Ryerson (Theatre),  resident costume designer for Nevada Conservatory Theatre, recently collaborated on the book Introduction to Theatrical Design and Production: A Collaborative Journey published by Waveland Press.  "UNLV developed an Intro to Design and Production class for all majors about 11 years ago," Ryerson said....
February 25, 2020
UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, UNLV Honors Jazz Trio, and director Dave Loeb (all Music) have been invited to perform in the 63rd Monterey Jazz Festival in California in September. The Monterey Jazz Festival is the oldest consecutive running jazz festival and one of the most prestigious jazz events in the world. This will be the third appearance...