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"Blues River" Concert Planned for Winchester Cultural Center

Three artists will use song, stories, music and poetry to tell the story of America in a concert titled "Blues River" at the Winchester Cultural Center.

The concert will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

It will feature Ellis "Blusoul" Rice who will cover blues, jazz and soul standards by great artists from Joe Williams to Stevie Wonder.

Also performing, poet Keith "The Modern Griot" Brantley. He has presenting his poetry for more than 15 years and hosted the West Las Vegas Arts Center's Poets' Corner.

Pianist and composer Michael Shane will also perform. Shane was the in-house entertainer at the Wynn Resort and has performed with dozens of legendary musicians.

The lineup will be rounded out by Beverly "Chocolate" Williams, who is a long-time performer in Las Vegas.

Spanish Play with Fashion Flair Coming to Winchester Cultural Center

A Spanish play with a fashion twist is coming to the Winchester Cultural Center Theater.

Inarte, a theater company that performs in Spanish, will present "El Loco de Moda" by playwright Luis Enrique Osorio at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The play translates to "The Fashion Nut" and focuses on the madness of fashion during the tumultuous 1960s.

The same company has presented other plays entirely in Spanish at the cultural center last year.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. They can be purchased at the front desk or at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.


Russian Dance and Music Troupe Performing at Cultural Center

The culture of Russia will be highlighted during a performance at the Winchester Cultural Center Saturday, Jan. 18.

Golden Gates, a Russian music and dance ensemble, will perform at 6 p.m. The performance will feature dancing and singing, plus music by the band Moscow Nights.

Moscow Nights is made up three talented musicians who play some of the folk instruments of Russia.

Golden Gates will show of the regions most lively and gravity-defying dance moves. They also work to get the audience involved with rousing song and lessons in Russian.

The group first formed and performed in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1993.

Tickets are $10 or $12 the day of the show. 

A Cappella Groups Planning Holiday Concert

A Cappella Groups Planning Holiday Concert

Two a cappella groups are joining forces for a series of holiday concerts around southern Nevada.

The Silver Statesmen Chorus, which is the largest men's a cappella singing group in the sate, and the Celebrity City Chorus will perform a joint show titled "A Holiday Extravaganza" at three locations around the Las Vegas valley.

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 10 at the Summerlin Library Theater, 1771 Inner Circle Dr.
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec 12, at the Flamingo Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec 14 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 1401 McLeod Dr.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids 6 years old and younger are free. Tickets can be bought in advance by calling (702) 480-9183 or (702) 612-7631.

Railroad Cottage On Display at County Museum

Railroad Cottage On Display at County Museum

A historic railroad cottage from the early 1900s has been moved, restored, and will soon be ready for its first visitors. 

The newest addition to the Clark County Museum, 1830 South Boulder Highway, has been fully furnished complete with a small stove, built in cabinets and a pie stove. 

Clark County Commissioner Mary Beth Scow and museum administrator Mark Hall- Patton gave a media tour Thursday before the display's dedication ceremony on Saturday.

Museum staff say the concrete building was part of Las Vegas's first subdivision built for railroad workers between 1909 and 1911.

Rent was $18 a month, and they were in high demand.  

"You were not living in a tent. You didn't have to build your own place. These were available and there were 64 of them. So, this was a lot of housing for a brand new little town in the desert," Hall-Patton said.

Day of Dead Festival at Winchester Cultural Center

Day of Dead Festival at Winchester Cultural Center

Winchester Cultural Center will host the 13th annual Day of the Dead Festival.

The two-day festival will feature workshops, art exhibits and live entertainment from some of Las Vegas valley's best known mariachi bands and folk dance troupes.

There will also be a display of ofrendas, or altars, which are built by families and other groups in memory of someone who has died.

Artisans will be showing people how to create traditional crafts associated with the celebration, including sugar skulls, basket weaving and Mexican flowers.

There will also be food and art vendors offering their wares for sale. Admission to the festival is free; however, some workshops will require a small fee.

The festival starts at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  For more information, go to clarkcountynv.gov

American Music Concert Sunday at Winchester Cultural Center

An afternoon of American song is planned for this weekend at the Winchester Cultural Center.

The Musical Arts Singers will celebrate its 50th season with a concert of American music, including hymns, folk songs, sea shanties, spirituals and Broadway hits. The show is 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. They can be purchased at the box office or at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.