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Boulder City Library Brings Unique Presentation of 'A Christmas Carol' to the Stage


The Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" is an integral part of the holiday season.

Now, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation is coming to a Boulder City stage in a unique way.

Actor Duffy Hudson, who has performed in New York City for the past 14 years, will bring to life all the characters from the immortal tale at 10:30 a.m. December 28 at the Boulder City Library's Community Room.

Hudson will perform the piece without props or costumes. He will also play all 46 characters. The 75-minute show is designed for the whole family.

Admission to the show is free.

Crazy Musicians Celebrate the End of Hannukkah

Crazy Musicians Celebrate the End of Hannukkah


A local band is celebrating the final day of Hannukkah with a concert at the Winchester Cultural Center.

Meshugginah Klezmorim, which means crazy musicians in Yiddish, play klezmer music or Jewish jazz. The group is made of up of local musicians who have played with some of the best artists in the country, including Celine Dion, Tim McGraw and Andrea Bocelli.

The band was brought together by violinist Lee Schreiber, who is a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Chamber Symphony.

Meshugginah Klezmorim has played locally at festivities for Israeli Independence Day, the Menorah lighting on Fremont Street and the Folk Life Festival.


The show starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 16. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. The cultural center advises that people pre-purchase tickets because the same concert was sold out last year.  

'Tree House' Rooted in Lessons About Ecosystem

'Tree House' Rooted in Lessons About Ecosystem

The museum offers kids a chance to experience what's happening far above their eyes.

Fresh educational experiences generally don't grow on trees, but one at Lied Discovery Children's Museum did just that.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

African Music Featured in Weekend Concert

The music of Africa will be featured in a weekend performance at the Winchester Cultural Center,3130 S. McLeod Drive.

Boutaloo, which means black scorpion, is a music and dance ensemble headed by Senegalese musician Toumany Kouyate. Kouyate has been the principal male singer, guitarist and kora player for Cirque du Soleil's show "O." A kora is a traditional stringed instrument made from a dried calabash.

During the performance, Boutaloo will perform traditional African songs along with original compositions. The musicians will be accompanied by dancers in authentic costumes. The event is at 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at the center or through its website.

Kouyate is from Dakar, Senegal. He's performed at several music festivals around the world.

Reviewer: 'Sweeney Todd' Scary, Funny, Surprisingly Tender

Theater reviewer says new production of Sondheim classic is all that it should be and more.

Off-Strip Productions' "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," now at the Onyx Theatre, begins on a nightmarish note and never lets up. Under Brandon Burk's direction, Stephen Sondheim's Grand Guignol musical thriller about a barber who slits the throats of his customers is scary, funny and surprisingly tender.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Traditional Mexican Dances Featured in Weekend Performance


A well-known dance team from Las Vegas will partner with a dance group from Los Angeles to perform a dance concert in honor of the people of Mexico.

Ballet Folklorico Izel and Ballet Folklorico Mixteco will perform Saturday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

The performance will highlight folk dances from nine different states in Mexico. The piece is titled "Tierra, Mestiza y Bravia," which loosely translate to diverse and courageous land.  

The concert will feature traditional dances from Baja Sur, Colima, Vera Cruz, San Luis Potosi, Chihuahua, Campeche, Sinaloa, Guerrero, and Zacatecas.

The performance is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 on the day of the show. The concert is part of Clark County's World Steps dance series. 

Taiko Drumming Ensemble Performing at Cultural Center

Taiko Drumming Ensemble Performing at Cultural Center


The powerful sounds of taiko drumming will fill the Winchester Cultural Center Tuesday.

The drumming will be led by Shuichiro Ueda, a musician known around the world for his skills and dynamic stage presence. Ueda will lead a 13-piece taiko drum ensemble known as Nioh/Nobushi. The ensemble is from Fukuoka, Japan.

Ueda started learning the art of taiko drumming after witnessing first hand its healing power when he was a teenager. The unique art form was used to help the people of his hometown of Kobe, following the devastating earthquake in 1995. Just last year, he used his talent to help console the people impacted by the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe.

The concert is from 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show.