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Modernized 'Streetcar' Makes for Enjoyable Evening

Theater reviewer says modern touches work in a new production of an American classic.

Theater purists might not like Naked Navigation Theatre Collective’s touring production of Tennessee Williams’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” playing at the Onyx Theatre. While the risks that director Dana Martin takes in adapting Williams’ text don’t always play out, they make for an enjoyable evening of theater.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Dances of Mexico Featured in Performance at Cultural Center

Dances of Mexico Featured in Performance at Cultural Center

Two dance troops will highlight the colorful dance traditions of Mexico with a performance at the Winchester Cultural Center.

Ballet Folklorico Izel, a dance troop based in Las Vegas and Wa-Kushma, from Chula Vista, California, will be working together on Herencias Mexicanas.

The show set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 will feature dance traditions from around Mexico.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. Tickets are available at the center's front desk and online at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration.

 

Winchester Cultural Center to Host Skate Team Art Show

The Winchester Cultural Center will feature a unique art installation starting in July and running through August.

The Winchester Skate Team will present its artwork in a exhibition titled "Backside/Frontside: An Exploration of Style and Form." The exhibit will open Tuesday, July 23 in the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery, and it will last through August 2.

The skate team was created by writer and professional skateboarder Hektor Esparza. Each year, Esparza selects 12 skaters between the ages of 12 and 19 to be part of the team.

The team members participate in skateboarding activities and get skate products and accessories through Esparza's nonprofit organization; however, in return, the skaters must keep up their grades, stay on track to graduate from high school, and volunteer at the Winchester Cultural Center.

The skaters must also either study a musical instrument or a visual art form. Those efforts are then put on display at the cultural center.

Latin Jazz Legend to Play Winchester Cultural Center

A legend in Latin jazz will be playing at the Winchester Cultural Center this month.

Joe Torres will be at the center at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Torres will be joined by six friends for a concert featuring some of his greatest songs.

Torres first made a name for himself with the first hit record in the Latin jazz genre in 1967. Since then, he has worked towering figures in the jazz world, including Celia Cruz and Dizzy Gillespie.

Torres has also spent several years teaching in the UNLV music department.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. They can be purchased at the cultural center or online at clarkcountynv.gov/parksregistration

Classical Musicians and Hotel Headliner Combine for Upcoming Performance

Classical Musicians and Hotel Headliner Combine for Upcoming Performance

Some of the finest classical musicians in southern Nevada will join Stratosphere Hotel headliner Frankie Moreno for a show at the Winchester Cultural Center in June.

The Firenze String Ensemble is an all-female sextet that features some of the best musicians in Las Vegas.

Moreno is best known for his high-energy performances of current music and original songs; however, he is also a classical music fan, who composed and recorded music in the style of Mozart. His collaboration with concert violinist Joshua Bell reached No. 1 on the Billboard classic charts.

The group will perform some of the best known works from the classical catalogue, along with original compositions from Moreno and violinist Rebecca Ramsey.

The show at the center will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show.  For more information, call the center at (702) 455-7340. 

Winchester Cultural Center Hosts 20th Anniversary Children's Festival

Winchester Cultural Center Hosts 20th Anniversary Children's Festival

 

This year the Children's Festival returns to the park at the Winchester Cultural Center for its 20th anniversary.

The festival offers all kinds of activities designed just for children. There will be areas where kids can create their own art and craft projects, along with rides, exotic animals, storytelling, face painting, magic shows and carnival games.

There will also be live entertainment designed for kids, including dance performances and music.

Kids can also be part of historical re-enactments everything from knights in battles to churning butter.

Admission to the event is free; however, some of the rides and vendors will charge a small fee. Food and drinks will be available to purchase.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

 

Jazz Performance Planned for Winchester Cultural Center

Jazz Performance Planned for Winchester Cultural Center

 

The golden era of jazz will be the focus of a performance to be held at the Winchester Cultural Center in March.

Jazzin' Jeannne Brei and the Speakeasy Swingers will perform their take on classic jazz during their show which starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9.

The band includes 91-year-old saxophonist Don Hill, who has played in Las Vegas for years.

Jeanne Brei is lead vocals for the group. She has performed in several off-Broadway productions and even performed at the legendary Moulin Rouge Casino in Las Vegas.

Tickets are on sale now through the box office at the cultural center or online at clarkcountynv.gov/parks.