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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

Arts and Culture | October 19, 2020

The live Zoom chat with Huertas, who plays Miguel Rivas on the hit NBC series, is open to the UNLV community.

Arts and Culture | October 14, 2020

The concert opens a series of student performances live-streamed from the Performing Arts Center.

Arts and Culture | October 14, 2020

This dance department season opener will be live-streamed on YouTube.

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Arts and Culture | October 14, 2020

NCT season made possible by an interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the UNLV Department of Film.

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Arts and Culture | October 6, 2020

The recording, available for download on BandCamp, receives a rave review from Jazz Times Magazine in its upcoming November issue.

Arts and Culture | October 5, 2020

UNLV Dance presents two outdoor, socially distanced performances at 11:20 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 on the UNLV mall, near the Lee Pascal Rose Garden and stairs to the Performing Arts Center.

Performing Arts Center In The News

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.

November 6, 2014

Recent Performing Arts Center Accomplishments

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...
November 12, 2019
Jennifer Bellor (Music) releases her new album, Reflections at Dusk, on Nov. 15. This album of six chamber works emphasizes shining sonorities — think vibraphones, harp, and wind chimes. Words like cerulean, amethyst, and indigo infuse the works’ titles. Most of the pieces are performed by Las Vegas-based musicians, both...
October 29, 2019
Michael Jarett (Dance) received the Richmond Theater Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design - Musical for his design of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, produced by TheatreLAB in Richmond, Virginia, earlier this year. This was the second time Jarett has received the award, although he has been nominated...