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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

wind orchestra performing on stage
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The concert celebrates the military heroes, first responders, and public servants who help keep our nation safe.

empty performance stage with background that reads the composers room
Arts and Culture |

The series, 'Arts in the Center,' will run Feb. 28 to June 5 at Historic Commercial Center and will highlight works from CFA schools and departments.

two people in uniform playing a trumpet and trombone
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The 7 p.m. concert is free and open to the public.

shorts hanging on a clothes line
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The campus community can enjoy this special performance at 3 p.m. before heading into the weekend!

two drawn figures dancing where one is holding the other bridal style
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The concert features works by faculty and guest artists, including a classic work by Erick Hawkins, a significant 20th century choreographer.

orchestra group with instruments
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The concert, in honor of Black History Month, also pays tribute to the late Marlena Shaw.

Performing Arts Center In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3

The UNLV Performing Arts Center (PAC) is kicking off its 47th season with a local guitar duo.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

The UNLV Performing Arts Center new season begins September 2023 and continues through April 2024. 

PBS

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.

Desert Companion

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.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

The sculptor who created “The Flashlight” on the UNLV campus died Monday at his home in Manhattan at 93.

PBS

One-on-one interview with the executive director of the UNLV Performing Arts Center, Lori Cobo.

Recent Performing Arts Center Accomplishments

Director Shaun Franklin-Sewell (Marketing & Patron Services in the Performing Arts Center) received a scholarship to attend the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Management School (VMS). The VMS first-year curriculum covers topics such as event management, life safety, marketing and advertising, crowd management and the…
Today the London Indie Short Festival announced  that the winner for the Best Documentary Short category went to the interdisciplinary project known as The UNLV Shoah Survivors Project. Congratulations to all of the film's collaborators!  About the film The UNLV College of Liberal Arts religious studies program and UNLV…
UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher has begun her term as president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of deans and associate deans, provosts and associate provosts, university presidents and other arts…
Kimberly James (Music) participated in authoring a historic position paper in the field of voice pedagogy.  This position paper was authored by the Voice Pedagogy Interest Group’s Writers Group: Amelia Rollings Bigler and Katherine Osborne, co-chairs, with Chadley Ballantyne, Brian Horne, Brian Manternach, Yvonne Redman,…
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…
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…