In The News: Performing Arts Center

Desert Companion
July 28, 2022

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
July 19, 2022

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

PBS
May 6, 2022

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

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 23, 2021

Those looking for employment are getting many opportunities to do so in recent weeks.

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.

November 6, 2014
July 15, 2014