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Jazz Quintet Plans Show at Cultural Center


Top jazz artists are bringing New Orleans jazz to the Winchester Cultural Center.

The show is at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 29. The band Mardi Gras Mambo will play jazz standards along with contemporary pieces. The quintet features: Michael Ray Tyler, trumpet; Dave Poe, clarinet; Gary Queen, guitar; Bill Bailey, bass; and Alfredo Alvarenga, drums.

“In the end, blues and early jazz are the fountainhead of American music, so in many ways we have lived this music our whole careers,” Queen said.

Tickets are $12. Seniors and members of the Jazz Society and Guitar Society are $10. 

Vince Neil Rocking Eastside Cannery

The 80's hitmaker stops on Boulder Highway.

East side, west side. You know how locals like to stereotype: West side's got the fancy new houses, east side's got the old ones. West side had the whole Motley Crue in a big outdoor show, East side's got Vince Neil by himself.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Day of the Dead Preparations Underway

Day of the Dead Preparations Underway


Clark County is looking for artists, performers, crafts people and food vendors for this year’s celebration of the Mexican holiday El Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.

The two-day festival will be November 1 and 2 at the Winchester Cultural Center. The festival will feature art exhibits, performances, children’s activities and food.

Festival organizers are looking for people to create altars known as ofredas. The altars are created in memory of deceased loved ones. In past celebrations, ofredas were large enough to be displayed in nearby Winchester Park. The displays will be judged and prizes awarded in three categories. The deadline to reserve space for ofredas is October 15.  

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

Performances for Kids Hit Downtown This Summer

A number of exciting children’s performances will take place downtown this summer.

The city of Las Vegas will present concerts and theatre especially for children of all ages this July at the Charleston Heights Arts Center and at the downtown Historic Fifth Street School.

Tickets are priced at $3 per person or $10 for a family four-pack for each of the four events. Large group discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at www.artslasvegas.org. For more information or to purchase tickets by telephone, call 229-6383 or 229-3515.

  • Leland Faulkner will perform his “World of Wonder” show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Charleston Heights Arts Center at 800 S. Brush St. The “World of Wonder” is theatre designed for the whole family — a show that combines the amazing and lost art of shadowgraphs (hand shadows), comedy, a mime's skill, an actor’s imagination and the conjuror's craft.

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.

Rainbow Theatre Holds Auditions for Adults, Children

Rainbow Theatre Holds Auditions for Adults, Children

The City of Las Vegas Rainbow Company Youth Theatre will hold auditions for the musical production, "How I Became a Pirate" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North.

Roles are available for adults and young people ages 9 and up. Comfortable clothing that allows for movement should be worn, and a prepared song is strongly recommended.

The show is scheduled to run June 3-12 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. For more information, call 229-6553.

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local Music Students Compete for $36,000 in Prizes

Local middle school and high school students will compete Saturday for $36,000 in cash prizes for their music programs in the “Notes to Grow” music contest.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Myron Leavitt Middle School, 4701 Quadrel St., and admission is free.

Middle school and high school musical groups submitted applications and performance video for the contest for online evaluation and public voting. The four middle school and four high school groups receiving the most votes were invited to perform on Saturday.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low folding chairs to be more comfortable during the event. Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores sponsored the prize money for the competition.

Call 229-2524 or visit http://bbgilv.com/hsnotes/jump.html online for more information.